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Inside Story: Emmy winning NBC Sports anchor Trenni Kusnierek

8/24/2018
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Trenni Kusnierek, Emmy-winning NBC Sports Boston anchor/reporter, discusses taking a knee, racism, the status of girls & women, mental health... and whether Tom Brady can get The Pats back to the Super Bowl.

Duration:00:27:16

Rhody at the bat: A poem about the future and the past of the PawSox by Gerry Goldstein

8/20/2018
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Rhody at the bat By Gerry Goldstein The outlook wasn’t brilliant for Pawtucket’s nine that day; The owners said in Worcester that the team would move away! From Slater Mill to Weekapaug the faithful fans were miffed; ’Twas as if, with bases loaded, all our leadership had whiffed. The first pitch came from ownership, and it was high and tight, An ugly curve that missed the mark so bad no one would bite. Then came several change-ups, and as time began to fly Worcester tossed a...

Duration:00:04:50

Inside Story: Can the south stay red?

7/19/2018
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist and blogger Jay Bookman discusses southern and national politics -- and President Trump’s interactions with Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un -- this week on Story in the Public Square.

Duration:00:26:58

Yellow Submarine animator recalls what it was like working on the film 50 years later

7/6/2018
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"Yellow Submarine," the Beatles animated film that celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. It's coming to the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport for a screening on Wednesday, July 11. Also coming to the Jane Pickens next week is Ron Campbell, one of the last living animators of "Yellow Submarine." Campbell will be in the Jane Pickens lobby Monday through Wednesday, where he will display and sell his artwork. He will also participate in a Q&A following the Wednesday evening showing of...

Duration:00:05:09

"I fell in love with these kids, with this school. Talking about it brings tears to my eyes," said Zac Pinto

7/3/2018
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What makes this moment precious is the teenagers who make up this team, including Cazz Johnson, captain of the varsity football team at Mount Pleasant High School and an honor roll student; Raymond Arciliares, the muscle of the team who loves fishing and dancing; Jaylayah Murray, who plays on the unified volleyball team and has been accepted into a hospital internship program; and Charles Fontes, who plays guard and manages the varsity boys basketball team.

Duration:00:08:50

Dima Amso discusses the developing young brain, the impact of social media, resilience among Syrian refugee children, and more on Story in the Public Square.

6/14/2018
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Distinguished Brown University neuroscientist Dima Amso discusses the developing young brain, the impact of social media, resilience among Syrian refugee children, and more on Story in the Public Square.

Duration:00:27:40

Author and physician at Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital, Daniela Lamas discusses the heartbreaking life-or-death decisions desperately sick patients face

6/7/2018
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Dr, Daniela Lamas, critically acclaimed author and physician at Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital, discusses the heartbreaking life-or-death decisions desperately sick patients face when placed on advanced medical machines.

Duration:00:24:59

Janice Sarafian: "It's hard not to just spend time playing."

5/31/2018
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R.I. Spotlight: A Refuge For Everyone For more than a decade, eight acres in the southern part of Tiverton have been a refuge for abused and neglected animals, along with the volunteers who help care for them. This month’s Rhode Island Spotlight takes a look at the West Place Animal Sanctuary - how it began and why it has been a go-to place for wildlife rehabilitation and a destination for unwanted animals.

Duration:00:00:55

John Butler: "When I come here, I realize there is so much more to life. These little things make a big difference."

5/31/2018
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R.I. Spotlight: A Refuge For Everyone For more than a decade, eight acres in the southern part of Tiverton have been a refuge for abused and neglected animals, along with the volunteers who help care for them. This month’s Rhode Island Spotlight takes a look at the West Place Animal Sanctuary - how it began and why it has been a go-to place for wildlife rehabilitation and a destination for unwanted animals. John Butler, who lives in Providence and commutes to Boston for a sales job the...

Duration:00:01:34

Elaina Alzaibak: "It's like a little animal family here, learning the names, learning the backstory for them..."

5/31/2018
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R.I. Spotlight: A Refuge For Everyone Jim Hummel introduces us to West Place Animal Sanctuary, a refuge for abused and neglected animals in Tiverton R.I. Elaina Alzaibak grew up 10 minutes from West Place, but for years had no idea it existed until she began volunteering at the sanctuary last summer. This year she is returning as the supervisor of interns.

Duration:00:01:00

Wendy Taylor closed her law practice to devote her time to the animals

5/31/2018
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R.I. Spotlight: Jim Hummel introduces us to Wendy Taylor who left a job in the corporate world to focus full-time on West Place Animal Sanctuary, a refuge for abused and neglected animals in Tiverton R.I.

Duration:00:03:13

'Protegee of Mccarthy to an icon of liberalism,' sitting down with Bobby Kennedy's biographer

5/30/2018
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Larry Tye, author of "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon," the definitive biography of Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated on June 6, 1968.

Duration:00:26:39

Sexual assault survivor Sofie Karasek, co-founder of the End Rape on Campus movement

5/24/2018
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Sexual assault survivor Sofie Karasek, co-founder of the End Rape on Campus movement and now a national organizer for the #InMyWords campaign, talks about a new approach to justice and healing.

Duration:00:27:47

Mary McDonnell, 2018 Pell Award recipient, talks about her career

5/18/2018
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She was Stands With A Fist in "Dances with Wolves," President Laura Roslin in "Battlestar Galactica," Captain Sharon Raydor in "The Closer" and then "Major Crimes." Mary McDonnell, a two-time Oscar nominee — for "Dances with Wolves" and "Passion Fish" — is also winner of the 2018 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, presented each year by Trinity Repertory Company. Her career "exemplifies the artist as a socially responsible citizen."

Duration:00:27:57

Pauly D: 'I'll always be a Rhode Islander'

5/17/2018
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Pauly D talks with Andy Smith of the Providence Journal about his Jersey Shore reboot, his Rhode Island connections, and his upcoming performance at Foxwoods

Duration:00:11:41

"Hon, I was shouting all over the place! Yes, I will adopt him, I've been waiting for this day for too long!" says Freida Adams-Hughes who has fostered 27 children.

5/11/2018
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I decided to write about a single foster mom for Mother’s Day and I was told there aren't many but one stood out. Freida Adams-Hughes is 66 and in the last nine years has fostered 27 children. “All nationalities,” said Freida. “And I loved ‘em all.” I met her at her home on Providence’s south side and asked how she had time. “Because I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I just go to church and go shopping,” she said. She meant for her kids and she has a theory on that. “You dress children...

Duration:00:06:51

Dan Barry, celebrated author and reporter, speaks about school shootings, getting his start at the Providence Journal, and the death of hundreds of Irish children

5/2/2018
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We have been graced with appearances by several Pulitzer Prize winners since we launched our weekly Story in the Public Square TV and radio program in January 2017. Welcome the latest: The New York Times’ Dan Barry, who was part of a Pulitzer team while a staff writer at The Journal in the 1990s, and a Pulitzer finalist twice since at The Times. Dan discusses his award-winning work and his critically acclaimed Times’ stories in this weekend’s broadcasts.

Duration:00:25:04

Brown University freshman, winner of "Jeopardy" College Championship and $100,000 grand prize

4/25/2018
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Journal Arts Writer Andy Smith talks with Dhruv Gaur, winner of this year's "Jeopardy" College Championship. When he saw the venerable quiz show's College Championship last year, he had a feeling he could do pretty well. The 19-year-old Brown University freshman from Gainesville, Ga., turned out to be right. When this year's "Jeopardy" College Championship aired on April 21, Gaur walked away with the $100,000 grand prize.

Duration:00:12:50

Bestselling author, media mogul, motivational speaker and Cuban immigrant Nely Galan spoke at Bryant University's 2018 Women's Summit.

3/21/2018
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Bestselling author, media mogul, motivational speaker and Cuban immigrant Nely Galan spoke at Bryant University's 2018 Women's Summit. “The greatest thing that happened to me is that I am an immigrant," she told The Providence Journal in an interview. "That’s why I value immigrants in this country more than anything. We really know that no matter how bad things are here, we’ve been in worse places. ... We come here with gratitude, a work ethic and a desire to succeed.” Asked about...

Duration:00:10:43

Tattoos, blue hair or beards in the military? U.S. Naval War College professor challenges conventional thinking

2/23/2018
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With her ground-breaking research and published articles, U.S. Naval War College assistant professor Jacquelyn Schneider, 33, challenges conventional military thinking. If the best young technology minds can't serve because they dye their hair, have tattoos or wear beards, why not change that? Meet this emerging and sometimes controversial Ivy League-educated scholar and Air Force intelligence and cybersecurity veteran with the controversial -- and perhaps necessary -- ideas as modern...

Duration:00:04:26