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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

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English


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Inside the Admissions Process - Owen Bligh '10, '14G

3/19/2024
Providence College Dean of Admission Owen Bligh ’10, ’14G pulls back the curtain on the extensive process of recruiting and enrolling students – a virtually year-round enterprise that reached an important milestone this week when PC issued Class of 2028 admission decisions to regular-admission applicants. In this interview, Dean Bligh shares insights about the attributes that PC looks for in prospective students, key indicators of likely success, and the reasons behind growing student interest in what Providence College has to offer. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:25:02

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A Look Back with Wanda Ingram, Ed.D. '75

3/12/2024
During Women's History Month, we revisit our conversation with Wanda Ingram, Ed.D. '75, who will receive an honorary degree at Providence College’s 106th Commencement Exercises in May. Ingram, who retired in 2023 after three decades as academic advisor and undergraduate dean at the college, discusses her experience as a member of Providence College's inaugural class of women — and as one of the few women of color in that group. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:16:16

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Elizabeth Ward ’15 and Michael Splann ’19 – Insights from the PC Office of Admission

12/18/2023
What does test-optional mean for the application review process? How are families navigating financial aid this year? Where should you really make dinner reservations when you visit campus? As students receive notifications of their early admission to Providence College, Assistant Dean of Admission Elizabeth Ward '15 and Senior Admission Counselor Michael Splann '19 share answers to these questions and more about enrolling the class of 2028. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:25:16

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A Conversation with Ernie D

11/27/2023
Friar basketball icon Ernie DiGregorio ’73 discusses his life in basketball and Star with a Broken Heart, the paperback reprint of his 2020 memoir. The stories from that book come to life in his own words during this conversation, with a focus on the book’s primary theme — the relationship among DiGregorio, teammate Marvin Barnes ’74, and Coach Dave Gavitt ’89Hon. As the surviving member of that group, DiGregorio pays heartfelt tribute to Barnes and Gavitt and shares perspectives on teammates and how they become lifelong friends. To facilitate book sales and distribution, DiGregorio has entered a marketing partnership with the college and Barnes and Noble Book Sellers. Books are available online and at the retail store in Slavin Center. Online orders placed by December 18 can be filled in time for Christmas. https://providence.bncollege.com/search/?text=%22Star+with+a+Broken+Heart%22 DiGregorio will also participate in book signings at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence before and during Friar home games on Sunday, December 10 (vs. Brown) and Saturday, December 16 (vs. Sacred Heart), and at the campus bookstore on Friday, December 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from book sales after expenses will provide financial support to PC students from Rhode Island, with a preference for those from Providence or North Providence.

Duration:00:41:25

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Delbanco's Deliberations

9/6/2023
The start of the semester is a time to reflect on the question: What is this all about? What are we up to at Providence College and in higher education in general? What do we seek and why? Renowned social critic Andrew Delbanco, keynote speaker at this year’s Academic Convocation, joined the Providence College Podcast to discuss these and other questions. Andrew Delbanco, Ph.D., is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University and president of the Teagle Foundation, which advocates for education in the liberal arts. He recently delivered the 2022 Jefferson Lecture, considered the highest honor the federal government confers for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. A National Humanities Medal winner, Delbanco’s scholarship confronts existential questions posed in classic American literature and lived in the American experience. He studies the forces that, in their convergence, created and continue to create America as we know it: morality, economics, law, race, spirituality, hope, and more. His work bridges past and present, showing the genesis of present realities taken for granted and probing those realities with voices and ideas from the American literary tradition. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:37:54

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Border Reflections: Unaccompanied Children, Immigration, and Mental Health

8/7/2023
Sometimes, faculty research mirrors the headlines. Robert Hasson III, assistant professor of social work, studies immigration and mental health. On this episode of the podcast, he reflected on recent visits to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, including a research trip to evaluate services provided to unaccompanied children. He was joined by his research assistants, Bianca LaBella ’23 and Clara Oliva ’23. They discussed how they benefited from authoring scholarly articles and presenting at national conferences. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:48:24

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Sean Duggan '93 — The secret of Irish surfing

6/12/2023
With International Surfing Day on June 17, it's the perfect time to learn more about Keep It a Secret, a documentary produced and directed by Sean Duggan '93. The film explores the birth of surfing in Ireland against the backdrop of the Troubles, the decades-long period of conflict along religious lines. Duggan shares the inspiration for the film as a longtime surfer and how he balanced the film production with his day job in advertising. Watch the film on PBS and on World Channel's YouTube channel. pbs link: https://www.pbs.org/video/keep-it-a-secret-bpeuui/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2JBhBMtn6c

Duration:00:43:05

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Friartown Royalty: Lenny Wilkens ’60, ’80Hon. (Re-Broadcast)

6/5/2023
With the start of the NBA Finals last week, we revisit our conversation with basketball legend Lenny Wilkens ’60, ’80Hon. A Hall of Fame player and coach, Wilkens shared stories from his NBA career, his time as a PC student-athlete, and his laudable community service work in his adopted hometown of Seattle. He also discussed his relationships with Providence College icons Joe Mullaney ’65Hon., ’98Hon., Rev. Robert Morris, O.P. '46, and Joe Hassett '77, in addition to Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell and many others who can be counted among the greats of the game. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:51:18

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Providing Leadership on Beacon Hill - Lauren Jones ’05

5/29/2023
Lauren Jones ’05, the Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, discusses her pathway from PC to a leadership role in Gov. Maura Healey’s cabinet. Secretary Jones shares her insights related to the challenges and opportunities related to addressing workforce shortage challenges in the Commonwealth, and she offers advice for students considering careers in public service. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:25:07

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2023 Commencement Weekend

5/22/2023
In this week’s podcast, we celebrate the Providence College Class of 2023 with a selection of remarks and addresses from a weekend series of events on May 19, 20, and 21. Speakers include Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., the college’s president; baccalaureate commencement speaker Hill Harper '23Hon., a humanitarian, actor, author, and philanthropist; and Sheila Harrity ’87, ’23Hon., a Massachusetts educator – and former National High School Principal of the Year -- who addressed graduate program and School of Continuing Education graduates. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:01:11:11

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Catching up with Happiness Expert Laurie Santos, Ph.D. ’21Hon.

5/15/2023
What’s the secret to happiness? Cognitive scientist and Yale professor Laurie Santos, Ph.D. ’21Hon. will tell you it’s no secret — it’s science. Two years after she first visited Providence College, as the Class of 2021 Commencement speaker and an honorary degree recipient, Santos returns to the PC Podcast to share what’s new in the world of well-being studies. She also talks about her favorite happiness-building strategies and lessons learned from her wildly popular podcast, The Happiness Lab. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:26:29

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Hashim Hassan '23 — Musically inclined

5/8/2023
Music technology and production major Hashim Hassan '23, who was born in New York but grew up in Qatar, began studying violin at the age of five. On the Providence College Podcast, Hassan discusses what inspired his love of the instrument, why he chose to attend Friartown, and his post-graduate ambitions. He also shares recordings from his senior violin recital as well as samples of some original compositions created as part of his major. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:26:21

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Timothy P. Flanigan, M.D. ’16Hon., ’18G — The humanities and health crises

5/1/2023
Timothy P. Flanigan, M.D. '16Hon., '18G, the former chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School, presented this year's Fiondella Lecture. He shared stories from the front lines of the HIV, Ebola, and COVID health crises, describing how the humanities helped him through these challenging experiences. In 2016, Flanigan received an honorary degree from Providence College for his efforts in public health and service to the Diocese of Providence. In 2018, he completed a graduate degree in theology from PC, which he started while studying to become a deacon. The Fiondella Lecture was made possible by the generosity of Robert W. Fiondella '64, '16Hon. and Carolyn Fiondella. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:27:18

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Lifelong learner — Brenda Chapman McGill, Ph.D. '75

4/24/2023
Brenda Chapman McGill, Ph.D. '75 shares stories about her experience as one of the first women — and very few women of color — to enroll at Providence College in 1971 as well as her return to the classroom for her doctorate in behavioral sciences, which she completed in 2016. She discussed the administrators that supported Black students when she was a student as well as interracial dating and her subsequent marriage to her husband of more than 40 years, Patrick Joseph McGill '72. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:32:38

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Friartown Royalty: Lenny Wilkens ’60, ’80Hon.

4/17/2023
A conversation with basketball legend Lenny Wilkens ’60, ’80Hon. A Hall of Fame player and coach, Wilkens shared stories from his NBA career, his time as a PC student-athlete, and his laudable community service work in his adopted hometown of Seattle. He also discussed his relationships with Providence College icons Joe Mullaney ’65Hon., ’98Hon., Rev. Robert Morris, O.P. '46, and Joe Hassett '77, in addition to Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell and many others who can be counted among the greats of the game. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:51:18

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Anna E. Lavoie Memorial Lecture — Brianna Abbott ’17 and Mallary Tenore ’07

4/10/2023
If you missed this year’s Anna E. Levoie Memorial Lecture, catch up on the Providence College Podcast. Hear Brianna Abbott ’17 and Mallary Tenore ’07 discuss science and health communication in the era of COVID-19. Abbott, who majored in chemistry and creative writing, is a health reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Tenore majored in English and Spanish at PC and teaches journalism at the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:01:12:42

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On the air - Sean Dufresne ’23

4/3/2023
Sean Dufresne ’23 leads a group of students expanding sports play-by-play opportunities on WDOM radio. A psychology major who is among the first students in PC’s communication minor, Dufresne is working to follow in the footsteps of PC alums such as Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, ’05Hon., Sean McAdam '81, and Cayleigh Griffin '14, who have established successful careers in sports media. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:29:19

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Kelly Roosa Cohen '00 — Finding a home in real estate

3/27/2023
On this episode of the Providence College Podcast, Kelly Roosa Cohen '00 of Cohen Closing & Title describes the evolution of her business from its founding in 2015 to now, with five locations in southern New Hampshire and Maine. She also discusses challenges posed by the current housing market and shares advice for both new homebuyers as well as Friars considering careers in real estate themselves. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:27:35

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When dreams come true: Abby Mansolillo '21

3/20/2023
2022 was a busy year for Abby Mansolillo '21, because she was crowned Miss Rhode Island in May and competed in the Miss America pageant in December — all while attending law school. We discuss what inspired her pageant pursuits, how she reflects on the pageant experience as a women's and gender studies major, and her ambition to become the second female attorney general of Rhode Island. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:28:51

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Transitions — Danika Bebe '23

3/7/2023
Danika Bebe '23, a former head dream coach for the Transitions Program, joins us on the Providence College Podcast to discuss how the pre-orientation program for multicultural and first-generation families helped her grow as both a participant and a student leader. Bebe, who grew up in Tiverton, Rhode Island, is a public and community service studies and global studies double major and business and innovation minor. She is a member of the Honors Program and serves as president of the Board of Multicultural Student Affairs. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Duration:00:18:01