This I Believe - Rhode Island

Wednesday at 6:35 AM, 8:35 AM and 5:45 PM

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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
8:51 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Enough

RIPR – Living in a world of plenty, many of us struggle to temper our wish for an ever increasing supply of material possessions, our tendency to acquire more, and bigger, and better. In our more thoughtful moments, we try hard to figure out what we really need in this life, what's truly enough. In this encore essay, Jerry Landay reflects on the lessons he has learned about keeping our acquisitive instincts in check.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:01 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Finding One's Voice

RIPR – All of us can recall the angst of adolescence, those days when we yearned to be invisible, those moments when our self-consciousness was completely overwhelming and, too often, embarrassing. For some of us, finding our voice and the courage to use it came rather easily as we matured into adulthood. For others, as we hear from Jessica Briggs, the process has been much more incremental. Whichever path we take, there's no doubt that learning to speak up is so wonderfully fulfilling.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:18 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Families Can Help

RIPR – No one escapes having moments in life when we hear bad news -- sometimes very bad news. A loved one has been in a terrible accident, a relative's house burned down, or a dear friend lets us know she is getting divorced. Whatever the news, we hope we have the wherewithal to make it through the day and endure the challenging long haul. Fifteen-year-old Megan Mowry tells us what helped her weather the tough news that came her way.

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Top Stories
5:09 am
Tue May 17, 2011

This I Believe Rhode Island: Tall Treasure

WRNI – Even for the most seasoned Rhode Islanders, the Ocean State harbors lots of savory secrets, some tucked away in the folds of South County's farmland and others in Woonsocket's triple deckers. This week we feature a poem by Rhode Island's poet laureate emeritus, Tom Chandler, about a tall treasure in Foster that is part of who we are.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:50 am
Wed May 4, 2011

This I Believe Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – In this week's essay, Audry Kupchan talks about coping with adversity.

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Top Stories
8:00 am
Wed April 27, 2011

This I Believe Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – You know that expression, "You never know what you have 'til it's gone"?

This is far more than an overused cliche. It's an aphorism that comes to mind so often when something precious in our lives disappears, especially when we had a tendency to take that special something for granted.

And isn't it inspiring that 12-year-old, Joceyln Mora, has already figured this out?

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This I Believe Rhode Island
3:05 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Chess

Adults tend to think that life lessons must be learned through decades' worth of experience, complex study, rigorous analysis, and, perhaps, therapy. But the truth is, children sometimes are able to reach astonishingly profound insights about life simply by doing what children are supposed to do, playing games with one another. And that's certainly the case with 13-year-old Raghu Nimmagadda.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
12:41 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Running

Providence, RI – You know those moments in life when you're staring at such daunting, overwhelming challenges that you wonder whether you're going to make it through the day, whether you have what it takes to climb the mountain or keep your head above water? Fifteen-year-old Morgan Quinley has wondered just that, and she has discovered internal fortitude, not in the proverbial intestines, but in her feet.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:03 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Faith and Compassion

Providence, RI – September 11, 2001. The intense, traumatic images are seared into our collective memory. Now fast forward and grapple with the aftermath, the divisive, often painful debate about plans to construct an Islamic center in the World Trade Center neighborhood. As Bill Miles reflects, we've learned much as a nation since 9-11, but not nearly enough.

Miles, a resident of Seekonk, Massachusetts, is professor of political science at Northeastern University. His two most recent books are Zion in the Desert and My African Horse Problem.

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Arts & Culture
6:35 am
Thu October 14, 2010

This I Believe: Skepticism

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Doctor Stanley Aronson is dean of medicine emeritus at Brown University. He warns us against un-due devotion to our beliefs.

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