Providence, RI – Illinois senator Barack Obama is now the only major candidate from either party, who has not made a direct appeal for support from Rhode Island voters ahead of the primary here one week from now. Even conservative republican Mike Huckabee is trying to drum up support in Rhode Island. WRNI's Megan Hall reports that despite the enormous lead of John McCain, Huckabee and his Rhode Island supporters are not ready to give up.
Providence, RI – Nudity is one thing for adults. But when children are involved there's a difference. At the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence a strong production takes on the issue. Bill Gale has a review. Some Things are Private continues at Trinity Rep through March 23. Bill Gale reviews the performing arts for WRNI.
Providence, RI – One way Governor Carcieri hopes to help balance the state budget is by sending fewer Rhode Island seniors to nursing homes. He's not the first person to make that proposal. Some advocates for seniors have long pushed for more community based services. And although they are excited to see the Governor on board, they're nervous about the details. WRNI's Megan Hall reports.
Providence, RI – Governor Carcieri's budget proposal to rely less on nursing homes for elderly care reflects a national movement away from institutional care. WRNI's Bob Seay talks with Professor Larry Polifka. Polifka is the associate director of the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida, and the director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Warren, RI – In between revivals of classics, 2nd Story Theater in Warren sometimes digs up some obscure plays as well. Now on stage is a little known play called Red Scare. Theater critic Bill Gale finds it well worth seeing.
Providence, RI – Presidential candidate John McCain made a brief campaign stop in Rhode Island yesterday before racing up to Boston to receive the endorsement of vanquished former rival Mitt Romney. Governor Carcieri, who until last week was Romney's Rhode Island campaign chair, also endorsed the Arizona senator. WRNI's Flo Jonic was there.
Providence, RI – With Valentine's Day upon us, Festival Ballet Providence is offering a mid-winter bill of three ballets noted for their emotional qualities. Masters of Motion is at the VMA February 8, 9 and 10. Bill Gale has a review.
Pawtucket, RI – Playwright Martin McDonagh lists Harold Pinter and David Mamet as two of his favorite writers. Their influence is obvious in a McDonagh play now on stage at the Sandra Feinstein Gamm theater in Pawtucket. Bill Gale has this review.
Providence, RI – Some sports fans in this area are still searching for words to describe their disappointment in the New England Patriots' narrow loss in super-bowl 42 on Sunday. Some say they're in pain. But commentator Frederick Reamer found himself in tears on Sunday for a far different reason.