This I Believe - Rhode Island

Wednesday at 6:45 AM, 8:45 AM and 5:45 PM

This I Believe RI with Frederic Reamer
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Hosted by Frederic Reamer

Modeled on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow, This I Believe - Rhode Island, hosted by Frederic Reamer, is an effort to share the many stories of people of Rhode Island... the personal experiences that have helped form the opinions of your neighbors. This I Believe - Rhode Island is also an opportunity for you to share your own beliefs and experiences.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:13 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

This I Believe Rhode Island: Books

Imagine the excitement when you get an electronically breathless Twitter message from a dear friend announcing that she just posted a link on Facebook to a stunningly engaging novel she just listened to wirelessly on her electronic tablet.  Does this make you feel warm and fuzzy all over, and just desperate to curl up all nice and cozy with your Kindle?  Or, as we hear in Eileen Landay's encore essay, does this all-too-common scenario lead you to wonder where we're headed as a literate society?

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Local Features
6:05 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Water

Have you noticed how a bit of travel can do so much to help us gain perspective on our lives?  Stepping into another culture teaches us about our own, which all of a sudden appears in sharp contrast.  Even traveling across the U.S. can help us view our day-to-day lives through a very different lens, where what was once routine and prosaic now seems much more profound.  As we hear in this encore essay, Daniel Combs discovered this during his own travels, drip by drip.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:11 am
Wed January 2, 2013

This I Believe RI: Midlife Motherhood

Women over 40 come into motherhood in several different ways. What they share is a fierceness of spirit, perseverance and a host of other qualities. Cyma Shapiro, in her work with midlife mothers, aims to dispel myths about this group; redefine women and middle age; and provide these mothers with a voice, face and forum. Her essay about her own midlife-motherhood journey also speaks to this group’s singular truths about the breakdown of all relational obstacles, and love and life choices.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
2:09 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Learning from Past Mistakes

RIPR – William Cullen Bryant -- the 19th century American poet and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post -- once said, "remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are roots of innocence and blessedness." Surely, all of us can recall misdeeds from our youth, those painful memories of our missteps and insensitivities toward others. True maturation, it seems, occurs when we are able to acknowledge our blunders and learn from them. And this is the stuff of Brian Shanley's poignant reflections.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
2:33 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Stories

RIPR – Every one of us has a story - make that lots of stories - that define who we are. There are those life-altering events during childhood, perhaps our first love or our first heartbreak, or the stories that come out of our adult lives that are so very complex. Some of us are eager to share our stories with anyone who will listen, but as Bill Harley reflects in this encore essay, others of us are much more quiet about the stories that shape our lives.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
9:33 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

A Poem Remembering the Station Fire

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:49 am
Wed November 14, 2012

How Children Succeed

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This I Believe Rhode Island
6:45 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ukulele Power

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This I Believe Rhode Island
5:58 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Mindfulness

RIPR – Mindfulness. For some this is a cliche designed for the modern age, bandied about much too casually. Perhaps the word mindfulness conjures up images of pensive acquaintances, eyes closed, sitting in yoga poses. For others mindfulness has much broader meaning, including paying close, moment-to-moment attention, with real intention, to our daily tasks and interactions with others. For Jan Keough mindfulness has come into her life in ways that are not at all trite and that are deeply, deeply personal.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
11:39 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Bullying

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