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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!

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!

Language:

English


Episodes

Natalie Silverstein '91 — Why a Friar gives back

5/16/2022
Natalie Silverstein '91, the author of Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, was the keynote speaker at the PC Women Light the Way Conference in April, part of the college's celebration of 50 years of women at PC. Hear how her experience at PC impacted her approach to gratitude, service, and philanthropy, and how these values inform the way she lives and the work she does. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and...

Duration:00:19:26

A Friar Family with Maryanne Knott ’76 and Maura Scarboro ’11

5/7/2022
For Maryanne Knott ’76, vice president of tax for Inspire Brands, and daughter Maura Scarboro ’11, a licensed mental health counselor and board-certified behavior analyst, their connection to Providence College is a family affair. They are among 14 family members who have graduated from PC, a legacy started by Knott’s father, Capt. Robert O. Doherty ’51 of the U.S. Naval Reserves. Although the mother-daughter pair have their alma mater in common, they share how each generation has found its...

Duration:00:31:40

Songs of the Winged Soul — Grace Maffucci '22 and Michael Kregler

5/2/2022
Grace Maffucci ’22 and Michael Kregler, PC’s resident accompanist and faculty member in the Department of Music, entertain and delight in this episode of the Providence College Podcast, performing Latin American poems they set to original music. Maffucci, a music and Spanish major, sings accompanied by Kregler on piano. Between songs, they discuss the art of setting verse to song and studying music at Providence College. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:35:18

Christie Miranne '04 — The Family Business

4/25/2022
Christie Miranne ’04 was an executive at The Home Shopping Network before she co-founded The Joy Company in 2019 with family members including her mother, the entrepreneur and inventor Joy Mangano. We talk with Miranne, one of the presenters at the Women Light the Way Conference, about lessons she learned from Mangano, a single mother who invented products such as the Miracle Mop, and what it was like to watch the major motion picture Joy, which was inspired by her family’s story. Subscribe...

Duration:00:04:02

Eight Voices: The Arrest and Trial of Jesus

4/15/2022
Reflect on the passion of Jesus with the latest episode of Wordplay: Theater for the Ear and the Imagination. Rev. Matthew Powell, O.P., associate professor emeritus of theatre, directed this audio production of Eight Voices: The Arrest and Trial of Jesus, a series of monologues performed by Providence College alumni and instructors in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film. Subscribe to Wordplay: Theater for the Ear and the Imagination Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on...

Duration:00:19:01

PC Women in Political Science - Dr. Kelly Branham Smith '12 & Dr. Laura Bucci '10

4/11/2022
Science has had many terrific women students and our women graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in a wide variety of professions. Some have even pleased their political science professors immensely by going on to become political scientists themselves. In recognition of PC’s 50 years of women, this episode of the Department of Political Science's podcast, Beyond Your Newsfeed, is a conversation with two of our relatively recent graduates who have earned doctorates in political...

Duration:00:53:41

Andrea Keefe ‘03 — How giving back propels PC forward

4/4/2022
Andrea (Ricci) Keefe '03, assistant vice president for development at Providence College, joins the podcast to talk about performing with and coaching the PC Dance Team, the impact of fundraising, 50 years of women at PC, and what it was like be in the stands during the Friars March Madness run. 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:00:30:58

Dr. Richard Grace '62, '17Hon. — “Refugees: The Humanitarian Crisis After World War II and Similar Crises Since."

3/28/2022
Dr. Richard Grace '62, '17Hon., professor of history emeritus, presents “Refugees: The Humanitarian Crisis After World War II and Similar Crises Since." This is the first lecture in a new series, “The War in Ukraine in Historical Context.” Coming up: Dr. Doug Blum, Dr. Casey Stevens, and Dr. Ruth Ben-Artzi of the Department of Political Science will present “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and the Paradox of Global Security” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Ruane 105. Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:39:26

Insight and Impact: A Conversation with Joe Small ’74

3/21/2022
In this episode, we share the remarkable life story of Joe Small ’74, a distinguished alum who has had a successful career in software publishing, technology-based education, and – currently – acting, producing, and voice-over work. A 2022 recipient of Providence College’s Martin Luther King Vision Award, Joe describes life as a Black Providence College student in the early 1970s, and the PC people and experiences that helped define his future. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast...

Duration:00:44:08

Hannah Valente '20 - Friar Representation

3/14/2022
In this episode, Hannah Valente '20 describes her path to becoming a lawyer and the youngest woman certified to be an NBA agent. Valente did a little bit of everything at Providence College, including four years as a manager of the men's basketball team, two trips abroad, two majors, and more. A second-year law student at Elon University, she tells us about her love of writing and sports and her hopes for her future as professional sports agent. Follow Hannah on Instagram and...

Duration:00:37:04

Her Honor, Our Guest: Judge Melissa DuBose ’90

3/7/2022
Judge Melissa DuBose ’90 is a product of Providence in every sense. She grew up in the Mount Hope section of Providence, R.I., before attending Providence College. She taught history in Providence Public Schools before turning to a career in law. She is an associate judge on the Rhode Island District Court, a member of Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation, and a National Alumni Association award recipient. In this episode, DuBose weighs in on important questions like...

Duration:00:40:42

2022 African American Read-In

2/28/2022
As Black History Month winds down, we share the college’s second African-American Read-In. This effort, spearheaded by Stephanie Mireku from the Office of Alumni Relations, is modeled on the National African American Read-in created in 1990 by the National Council of Teachers of English. Members of the Friar community were invited to read excerpts from African American literature, poetry, and songs. Due to the audio nature of a podcast, we removed a dance performance by Sokeo Ross ’20G,...

Duration:00:40:21

Dr. Eric Lebel '15 — Fired up about gas stoves

2/21/2022
You may have read recent stories about research by Dr. Eric Lebel '15 in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other national media. He and his colleagues measured the amount of methane and other gases that leak from gas stoves, even when turned off. On this episode of the podcast, we discuss his findings, his doctorate in Earth system science at Stanford, and his biochemistry and music majors at PC. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google...

Duration:00:25:38

Dr. Alyssa Lopez and Angie Pierre ’25 - Black Moviegoing as Empowerment

2/14/2022
Two newer members of the Friar family join the PC podcast to talk about how research is central to the Providence College experience. Dr. Alyssa Lopez, who joined the faculty as an assistant professor of history in 2020, and her research assistant, Angie Pierre ’25, share details about their investigation into black film culture in pre-WWII New York City. In preparation for a book Dr. Lopez is developing, the research centers on how Black communities used theaters and cinema to practice and...

Duration:00:36:25

Dr. Aishah Scott — Black health during a pandemic

2/7/2022
This year's theme for Black History Month is Black health and wellness, so it's a perfect time to talk with Dr. Aishah Scott, a historian of race and medicine jointly appointed to the Black Studies Program and the Department of Health Policy and Management. Scott researches the impact of long-term healthcare disparities on the HIV/AIDS crisis in the Black community; she has expanded her focus to examine how these disparities have fueled the COVID pandemic as well. Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:25:17

Civ in London - Dr. Stephanie Boeninger & Dr. Margaret Manchester '83G

1/31/2022
Civ’s gone to London! Dr. Stephanie Boeninger, associate professor of English, and Dr. Margaret Manchester, associate professor of history, are faculty-in-residence for Providence College’s new Civ in London study abroad program. Civ in London brings lessons from the Development of Western Civilization to life, exposing students to the rich history and cultural heritage of the United Kingdom as well as perspectives of those marginalized in Britain’s industrial and imperial history. Learn...

Duration:00:34:54

Alex DeMars '22 — Caring for healthcare facilities

1/24/2022
The COVID pandemic made us all aware of how critical healthcare facilities are to the overall health of our communities. Alex DeMars '22, a health policy and management major from Brunswick, Maine, got to see this lesson firsthand as a facilities management intern at Maine Medical Center in Portland last summer and while working remotely during the school year. In this episode, DeMars discussed some of his responsibilities and how his HPM courses and two years working for PC's Physical Plant...

Duration:00:21:04

Dr. Wanda Ingram '75 — MLK Convocation

1/17/2022
On Martin Luther King Day, reflect with Dr. Wanda Ingram '75, PC's senior associate dean of undergraduate students and freshman and sophomore dean, on 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. As co-chair of the MLK Convocation Committee, she also discussed plans for this year's celebration on Thursday, Jan. 20, featuring Dr. Bernice A. King and Professor Ilyasah Shabazz. Subscribe to the Providence...

Duration:00:01:56

Blockchain? Bitcoin? NFTs? - Nicholas Espinal '23

1/10/2022
This week’s episode of the Providence College Podcast discusses basic terms and principles of cryptocurrency with Nick Espinal ’23, a finance major and philosophy and creative writing double minor who studied cryptocurrency through his internship at EY last summer. Nick believes that “philosophy is everywhere” and discusses the way that Civ and philosophy courses inform his perspective as a finance student and consultant studying cryptocurrency. No background in finance is required to enjoy...

Duration:00:54:36

Gratitude to start the new year — Dr. Laurie Santos '21Hon.

1/3/2022
Kick off 2022 with an important reminder from Dr. Laurie Santos '21Hon., the Commencement speaker for the Class of 2021. The Yale University psychology professor and host of the "The Happiness Lab" podcast discussed how gratitude can help us weather the most difficult challenges. If you missed it in May, hear her address now on the Providence College Podcast. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube. Visit Providence College...

Duration:00:13:48