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12:22 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Urban Schools

Providence, RI – Imagine a news story about the daily goings-on at a typical large, urban high school. What images come to mind? Do you picture academic success stories spinning out of a maturing student body, or does your mind run toward more dismal scenarios? As Fred Silva, notes, urban education is filled with remarkable triumphs, even miracles.

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RIPR News
5:04 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Political Roundtable: March 26, 2010

Providence, RI – Democrats succeed in enacting healthcare reform. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

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Arts & Culture
10:43 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Local band draws on sound of American, eastern European folk music

Providence, RI – Brown Bird is a locally-based folk, Americana band. Their sound draws on influences from Appalachian, gypsy and shanty music, and features the sometimes somber lyrics of lead singer David Lamb. Lamb, joined by cellist MorganEve Swain and steel guitarist Mike Samos, recently sat down with Morning Edition host Bob Seay to discuss their music.

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Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Experiments with Truth

Providence, RI – It sounds a little too much like a question on a college application: "Please identify a book that has changed your life. Discuss." The truth is, most of us can identify a book that has changed our lives in profound ways, and that's certainly the case for Jan Keough.

Keough is co-founder of the Origami Poems Project, an experiment to provide free poetry to enthusiastic readers. She lives in Cumberland with her musician husband, Kevin, and two mini-schnauzers.

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RIPR News
12:48 pm
Fri March 19, 2010

Political Roundtable: March 19, 2010

Providence, RI – This week on Political Roundtable: national health care reform, the firing of teachers in Central Falls and Mayor Cicilline's campaign for Congress hits a bump.

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Arts & Culture
12:27 pm
Wed March 17, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Health Care

Providence, RI – If we have learned anything as a nation in recent years, it's that we cannot afford to take basic health care for granted. The issue dominates political debate and media headlines, and with good reason. As Dr. Annie De Groot reminds us, health care is a vital issue, not only for our nation, but for our world.

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RIPR News
12:51 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

Political Roundtable: March 12, 2010

Providence, RI – This week on Political Roundtable, Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri talks about the budget, renewable energy, and his biggest regret in his seven years in office.

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Arts & Culture
12:30 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Toilets

Providence, RI – In our more thoughtful moments, we stop to appreciate - really appreciate - some of life's most common comforts, say, the food we eat throughout the day, the water we drink, and the roof that's over our head. Sunil Bhatia reminds us that we ought to keep one other of life's most basic comforts on that list.

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RIPR News
4:08 pm
Fri March 5, 2010

Political Roundtable: March 5, 2010

Providence, RI – Central Falls school Superintendent Fran Gallo is now willing to restart talks with the teachers' union over the future of that city's high school. Where is this confrontation headed, and what's the likely impact for statewide education reform?

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Fool for Love

Providence, RI – Ah, love. When it works out, the sun shines on our soul, our hearts spill over, and life is good. But there are those times in our lives when love seems out of reach or, even worse, the source of unspeakable pain. Shanna Wells tells us that love, in all of its stunningly complicated forms, is essential in our lives.

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