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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

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times staff writer C.J. Chivers, one of the leading war correspondents of our time, discusses his new book "The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq"

8/16/2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times staff writer C.J. Chivers, one of the leading war correspondents of our time, discusses his new book "The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq" on this weekend's broadcast of Story in the Public Square.

Duration:00:26:40

Eleanor Spears Dove: Rhode Island oldest living Native American

8/16/2018
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On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Eleanor Spears Dove, believed to be Rhode Island's oldest living Native American, reflects with her daughter Dawn Dove on longevity, happiness and Narragansett Indian culture, values and history.

Duration:00:23:33

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

Conservative NY Times columnist Ross Douthat discusses the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church on Story in the Public Square

6/21/2018
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Ross Douthat, conservative New York Times columnist, discusses Pope Francis and the state of the Roman Catholic Church today on Story in the Public Square.

Duration:00:26:39

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

“The fountain, per se, is a structure, but the water itself is a reflection of the Italian lifestyle, to the sitting outdoors, the romance of being Italian," Walter Potenza.

6/6/2018
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Maybe it’s not like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa, but it’s pretty close, say some on Federal Hill, who are indignant that the famous fountain in DePasquale Square is flowing with more flowers this week than rivulets. The plantings of ferns and other flora Tuesday — hours before the annual Federal Hill Stroll of area restaurants — was an apparent attempt by the city to put the best face on a scum-filled and partially inoperable icon. City officials didn’t immediately return phone...

Duration:00:01:46

Readers share their stories | Stolen cars in Providence

6/1/2018
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During the 1970s and early 1980s, Rhode Island had the dubious distinction of holding the second-highest car-theft rate in the nation. In Providence, the number of cars reported stolen plunged from a height of 4,539 vehicles in 1990 to only 584 in 2015 — a decrease of 87 percent. Our recent story by Amanda Milkovits chronicled this impressive shift. There, we asked readers to call in and reminisce about their stolen cars. These are their stories

Duration:00:15:07

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

'From protege 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, Pell Award winner, talks about "Battlestar Galactica" and other career choices

5/18/2018
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Mary McDonnell talks with Andy Smith of the Providence Journal. 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." 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...

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 May 18th performance at Foxwoods

Duration:00:11:41