This I Believe - Rhode Island

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

Credit Scott Indermaur

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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Arts & Culture
12:10 pm
Wed March 11, 2009

This I Believe: Mystery

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Arts & Culture
12:11 pm
Wed March 4, 2009

This I Believe: A Better Day

Providence, RI – Many people who are remarkably successful in their public lives find themselves tormented by some kind of intense, nagging, private agony. Some succumb to this inner turmoil; others thrive as they discover a resolve they didn't know they had. Jeffrey Sparr tells us about his deeply personal struggles, and his inspiring triumph. Years ago Sparr started a textile business in Rhode Island, which he travels all over the world to run.

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Arts & Culture
12:12 pm
Wed February 25, 2009

This I Believe: Evolution

Providence, RI – Most of us have spent some time thinking about the origin of life as we've come to know it, the beauty of the forest, and the mysteries of the ocean. For some, a higher power explains it all - for others, evolution holds the key that unlocks the door. Kenneth Miller shares his passionate beliefs about how life unfolds. Miller is professor of biology at Brown University.

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Arts & Culture
12:13 pm
Wed February 18, 2009

This I Believe: Smallness

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Arts & Culture
12:15 pm
Wed February 11, 2009

This I Believe: What's in a name?

Providence, RI – Many of us obsess about what we'll name our children, our beloved pets, or perhaps a boat that's moored in Narragansett Bay. Anne Grant explores the profound meaning of the names in our lives, especially when we have a choice about them. The Reverend Anne Grant of Providence is a retired United Methodist minister whose denomination, she notes, restricts her from performing weddings for same-sex couples.

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Wed February 4, 2009

This I Believe: Making Pizza

Providence, RI – Throughout our lives, many of us have encountered rude awakenings - those sudden, sometimes tragic, events that throw us for a loop, take the wind out of our sails, and turn our worlds upside down. Fritz Lanz found himself in the middle of one of these life crises; he reflects on the lessons he learned about how to cope with unexpected trauma. Lanz teaches math at Riverside Middle School in East Providence, RI.

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Arts & Culture
12:18 pm
Wed January 28, 2009

This I Believe: Acceptance

Providence, RI – All of us have encountered that painful moment in life when we realize, perhaps for the first time, that something precious to us - really precious to us - is drifting away. Gayle Goldin reflects on that challenging moment in her life, and on the path she has traveled since then. Goldin is a consultant in the nonprofit sector and the board president of Adoption Rhode Island. She lives with her husband and two young sons in Providence.

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Arts & Culture
12:20 pm
Wed January 21, 2009

This I Believe: Truth

Providence, RI – Sadly, many of us have experienced profound trauma in our lives - trauma that, over time, has a great deal to do with the people we become, the struggles we face, our triumphs in life, and our passions. Kim Baker tells us about trauma in her life that, until very recently, was a deep, dark secret. Today, she is empowered by her past. Baker has been teaching writing in academe and business for 16 years.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:03 am
Wed January 14, 2009

This I Believe: Hospital Visits

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:02 am
Wed January 7, 2009

This I Believe: Singing Together

Providence, RI – Many of us spend years in search of community, yearning for deep connection with other people. We search for connection in our families, in our neighborhoods, and in our own backyards. This week's essayist, Ruth Marris-Macaulay, reflects on a time in her life when she found that connection far from home.

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