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12:06 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

This I Believe: Fall Apples

Providence, RI – One of the joys of living in Rhode Island and in New England is that we get to experience the poignant changes in the seasons, the shift from summer's sweetness to the bucolic fall, and from winter's chill to spring's bountiful beauty. Yet, as Henri Flikier notes, shifting seasons - in New England and in our own lives - are filled with complexity.

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

This I Believe: Rooster

Providence, RI – For what seems like an eternity, we've been overwhelmed by a spate of bad news, what with a disastrous economy, terrifying terrorist attacks, swine flu, and sordid political scandals. Through it all, many of us struggle to find a reason to smile, to laugh out loud. Karen Lee Ziner wisely reminds us of the profound importance of humor in our lives.

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Trinity Rep Radio Theater
7:39 am
Sun November 1, 2009

John Cheever and the American Dream (Encore)

Providence, RI – Trinity Rep company members Janice Duclos, Fred Sullivan, Jr., and Rachael Warren read and discuss three stories with artistic director Curt Columbus and host Bob Seay.

* "The Enormous Radio"
* "The Worm in the Apple"
* "The Autobiography of a Drummer"

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Arts & Culture
12:03 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

This I Believe: Bravery

Providence, RI – All of us have had terrifyingly stressful moments in our lives when we were not sure we had the strength, the intestinal fortitude to survive the crisis. Perhaps it was a genuine health scare, or receiving dreadful news about a loved one or a terrorist attack. Whatever the daunting challenge, what all of us hope, and want to believe, is that we have the courage to survive. Peter Mandel reflects on his very personal brush with bravery.

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RIPR News
3:19 pm
Mon October 26, 2009

Newport Town Meeting

Newport, RI – Listen to a Newport Town Meeting, "Reinvention & Renewal," a panel discussion about Newport's journey from Naval town to thriving tourist destination, moderated by WRNI News Director and former NPR News correspondent Anthony Brooks. This program was recorded live Thursday, October 22nd at the Jane Pickens Theatre and Event Center in Newport and originally broadcast on October 23.

Local Features
11:56 am
Thu October 22, 2009

Newport's homeless students

Newport, R.I. – Newport may be known as a tourist destination - for its large mansions and yachts. But it's also home to a large working class population. And like many cities, to a growing number of homeless. That poses a big challenge for the city's schools, which last year saw a significant increase in one of its neediest populations: homeless children. WRNI's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison visited an elementary school to assess the challenge.

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Arts & Culture
10:51 am
Thu October 22, 2009

Newport Artist John LaFarge

Providence, RI – As part of our One Square Mile: Focus on Newport reporting series, Bob Seay spends some time with Newport gallery owner William Vareika.

Vareika has a story to tell about John LaFarge, the multi-talented and influential artist based in Newport in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 pm
Tue October 20, 2009

This I Believe: September

Providence, RI – Try to imagine Rhode Island without Newport. It seems unthinkable, as if Juliet had no Romeo, or Fred Astaire had no Ginger Rogers. Newport is quintessential Rhode Island, vital threads in the Ocean State's rich fabric. Many of us know Newport best through the lens of summer, as we amble along the tranquil Cliff Walk or stroll through the vibrant harbor. But as Liz Doucette tells us, Newport's seasons have their own special rhythm.

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Arts & Culture
12:22 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

This I Believe: Books

Providence, RI – Stop for a moment and think about the books you've read that have changed your life - those remarkably compelling passages that stopped you in your tracks, the literary images that changed the way you understand the world, the thought-provoking dialogue that altered how you view yourself. I suspect that every one of us has at least a short list of life-changing books on that imaginary shelf. And that's especially true for Lisa Van Allsburg.

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Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

This I Believe: A Century of Living

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