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Arts & Culture
9:33 am
Tue April 14, 2015

National Endowment For The Humanities Chairman, On RI Roots, And Preserving Culture

National Endowment for the Humanities chairman William Adams at RIPR's Providence studios.
Credit John Bender / RIPR

The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities visited Rhode Island Monday. 

The agency has invested millions of dollars in Rhode Island cultural institutions including the Rhode Island Historical Society and Brown University. NEH also has roots in Rhode Island. It was created thanks in part to a bill sponsored by the late Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell. NEH Chair William Adams spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio Political Analyst Scott MacKay about that history and why he thinks the federal government should continue funding for the humanities.
 

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On Politics
5:13 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

RI National Guard Leader Major General McBride Retiring

Major Gen. Kevin R. McBride, adjutant general of Rhode Island, is retiring in June, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced in a news release.

McBride has served as adjutant general since his appointment by then-Gov. Lincoln Chafee in 2010, and took over command of the 3,300 member Rhode Island National Guard.

On Politics
1:59 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Chafee's Long-Shot Presidential Quest

Credit Cade Tompkins Projects

Lincoln Chafee’s announcement that he is seriously considering a campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential  nomination brings to mind sports broadcaster Al Michaels’ famous call from the USA hockey team’s upset victory over the USSR in the 1980 winter Olympics: Do you Believe in Miracles?

That’s pretty much what is would take for Chafee to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January 2017.

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On Politics
9:44 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Lincoln Chafee Considers Run For 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination

Lincoln Chafee in his campaign announcement video

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced that he is considering a campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.

The 62-year old former U.S. Senator and governor said in an interview that he wants to give Democratic voters a choice for president. ``The Republicans have lots of choices, I feel that Democratic voters deserve choices too.’’

Chafee said the launch of his exploratory committee will be made via videos posted on his website, Chafee2016.com

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On Politics
2:09 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Armenian Genocide Ceremony Today at Statehouse

Rhode Island’s General Assembly today will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Rep. Katherine Kazarian, D-East Providence, will introduce a resolution calling on President Obama to formally recognize the genocide.

In a joint ceremony with the Armenian National Committee of Rhode Island, the ceremony will feature clergy from the state’s three Armenian churches, followed by the presentation of colors and the singing of Mer Hairenick, the Armenian national anthem. A speaking program is also planned.

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