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12:05 pm
Wed April 28, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Tenacity

Providence, RI – Wake-up calls in life come from many sources, and usually not from hotel operators. For all of us, life is full of unpredictable and unexpected, often unbidden, events that teach us enduring lessons. That was certainly the case for Jack Galvin.

Galvin, a retired teacher and tennis pro, is a writer living in Middletown. He and Vinny Integlia, the subject of Galvin's essay, have been collaborating on a written account of Integlia's first ten years as a quadriplegic.

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3:12 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

Newsmakers make news in Rhode Island

David Lamb of Brown Bird.
Alex Nunes

Providence, R.I. – Providence will shutter two schools to address a drop in enrollment and the high cost of maintaining facilities.

The school board voted last night to close Feinstein High School and Perry Middle School over the objections of students, parents and teachers.

Students and teachers have pleaded with the Providence School Board not to close Perry Middle School, which takes up two city blocks in a tough neighborhood in South Providence.

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7:47 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Journalist talks about grappling with our racial past

Providence, RI – Today, Blackmon will give a talk at Brown University on grappling with our racial history in the age of Obama. He joins Bob Seay to discuss his lecture and his work.

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8:10 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Scott MacKay on the Tea Party

Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Tea Party held another rally on the State House steps recently. Among those addressing the crowd was Governor Don Carcieri and three local talk radio hosts. The basic message was a call for less government intrusion in the lives of ordinary Americans. WRNI political analyst Scott Mackay says we know what the Tea Party movement doesn't like, even if it's difficult to figure out what it actually supports.

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8:09 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Advocates fear effect from loss of welfare benefits

Providence, RI – Advocates for low-income families in Rhode Island say a new wave of homeless could soon be forced into the state's homeless shelters, many of which are already full. That's because close to 1,000 families and individuals --- 12 percent of the total -- will lose their welfare benefits in June. WRNI's Flo Jonic reports.

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4:50 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Political Roundtable: April 23, 2010

Providence, RI – The debate over pensions. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

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8:08 am
Fri April 23, 2010

The cost of state pensions and more on this week's Roundtable

Providence, RI – The debate over pensions. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, Ian Donnis.

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8:15 am
Thu April 22, 2010

Bill Gale reviews 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Perishable

Providence, RI – I know. You're saying, "Hey, Mr. big shot critic: What about 'Rent?'" Well, yes. But that show is based on an opera, for goodness sake.

Now, courtesy of Providence's resurgent Perishable Theatre, along comes a slug- fest of a rocking show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." It is a startlingly loud and hard work, filled with raw emotion, great needs flamboyantly displayed, and rock, rock, rock.

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8:13 am
Thu April 22, 2010

RI prepares for round two of Race to the Top

Providence, RI – And this time they'd like to have teachers on board - the biggest loss of points in round one came from a lack of teacher support.

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Arts & Culture
12:07 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Railroads

Providence, RI – Many of us have experienced poignant moments during our long-distance travels, those times when we're airborne or riding the rails for hours and stop to think about where we're headed, not just geographically, but, as well, in a more existential, perhaps even spiritual sense. Joanne Perella, has had many such moments in her life.

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