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
8:21 am
Wed July 4, 2012

This I Believe: Being mindful of others

PROVIDENCE, RI – In this week's This I Believe--Rhode Island essay, Rabbi Alan Flam reminds us to be mindful of the challenges faced by our nation's most vulnerable citizens.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
3:20 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Toilets

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This I Believe Rhode Island
3:19 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Hospice

RIPR – Often our instinct is to think of death as dark, macabre, even sinister. After all, death means loss and saying goodbye to the most precious people in our lives. But as Ed Martin notes in this encore essay, being intimately involved as a loved one departs from life as we know it can be a privilege as well, one that enriches our lives in ways we might not have imagined.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
9:09 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Hope and Redemption

RIPR – During our lifetimes, many of us have known true horror, whether the result of personal tragedy, such as the untimely death of a loved one, or worldwide disaster, such as a world war or the attack of 9-11. Betty Adler had her own brush with calamity, and during her 86 years has learned to still believe in the possibilities of hope and redemption, as we hear in this encore essay.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:36 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Growing Up On One's Own

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:56 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Making Things

RIPR – One of the joys of living in the Ocean State is that we're surrounded by a critical mass of remarkably creative people. With good reason, Rhode Island is known for its rich collection of painters, jewelry designers, sculptors, potters, and weavers. At their foundation, these forms of art are a profound act of creation. For Naomi Herzfeld, such handwork is deeply personal, even spiritual, as we hear in this encore essay.

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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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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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