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Sometimes, on a slow news day, reporters desperately look for stories. Sometimes they can’t find any, sometimes they just fall into your lap, like this email that was forwarded to us: “Our … more
PERSONAL REFERENCES: AskRI's day to day …
Shane Sher and his AskRI.org program have been around since 2006, which is, in the world of digital technology, several generations. In spite of that, Sher and his colleagues are amazed at how … more
YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE: When Bill Healey of …
When I first heard that my niece planned to give one of her kidneys to a man in her parish, a man she never met, I anxiously wondered, “Why?” Michaelynn has two children of her own, Liam and … more
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN: Freda Kelly, pictured with …
Nobody expects to be a successful Hollywood music composer within four years of graduation but Paul Koch Jr. seems to be well on his way, well enough on his way for his father to start boasting about … more
You’d hardly expect a 23-year-old actor from Johnston to be familiar with a 1960s rock and roll band, but Ryan Boudreau was a little taken aback when he learned that so many of the songs that are … more
You don’t have to be a rock ‘n’ roll historian to understand the importance of Sam Phillips and Sun Records in the history of modern American culture. Sun Records was where the super-segregated … more
A SAILOR'S ADVICE: Joseph Beaulieu gives his son, …
When Kevin Beaulieu bought a Sealegs boat a few years ago, his kids were really impressed. “My kids love it,” he said. “They were telling their friends, ‘We’ve got the coolest boat,’ … more
JOHN SANTILLI
“Missing William,” a motion picture written and produced by Dan McKinnon from Pawtucket and co-produced by John Santilli of Johnston, will be released nationwide in theaters this Friday, March 7. … more
CAPTIVATING TALE: Cranston resident Frank Benassi …
At the outset of World War II, there were very few Italians who were trying to come to the United States. Mussolini was the fascist dictator of Italy and an ally of the Nazis and the Japanese in the … more
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, who …
With her seventh album, “Traces of You,” sitar player Anoushka Shankar set out to explore a journey through life experiences. She started working on the album in summer 2012, and completed it … more
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