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GWM: Mike, let’s start with today. You live in Rhode Island and are a journalism professor at the University of Connecticut.   Tell us about your responsibilities and the courses you … more
Alex Snow loomed large in the prison yard. On a recent Friday morning, he looked even bigger in the Johnston High School auditorium. In prison, Snow cultivated the friends he needed to watch his … more
Helen O. Larson scrawled her first poem on the schoolhouse chalkboard as the building was dismantled. About a century ago, someone bought Rockland’s school for $12, Larson told her son. It … more
I’ve been funny my whole life,” said Warwick native Bill Silas. For Silas, who has been a comedian for 16 years, March 23 will be a “huge night:” a sold out celebration … more
After morning chores at Hurricane Hill Farm, owner Drake Patten took a moment to appreciate her surroundings. “What draws the eye is the sheer beauty of the place — its woodlands and … more
It is often said that history repeats itself. I respectfully suggest that history has a little fun doing it sometimes. In June of 1772, when John Brown and Abraham Whipple and the boys met … more
Whereas many of the traditions upheld by the wedding industry can be stilted and old-fashioned, a young Rhode Islander is working to change the definition of what wedding jewelry can be. Lincoln … more
Reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent William J. Kole has long been fascinated with the prospect of people living past 100 years of age. His own grandmother lived to be 104. “Her life … more
Jason Cabral was named executive director of The Gamm last August. Since then, as he put it Monday,” my job is like keeping all the balls in the air.”  His focus has been on the … more
It was a few weeks after Thanksgiving in 1968. Joe McNamara was a Pilgrim High senior who had just completed what he felt was a good season as a member of the Pilgrim High football team. He was about … more
Earlier this month, Governor Dan McKee stood at the head of the State House chambers to give an optimistic address to all of Rhode Island and, while it was his speech, he was not the only one who … more
For three weeks out of the year, Rhode Islanders are afforded the opportunity to celebrate an art so fundamental to the human experience that one might forget it’s an art at all: storytelling. … more
You certainly need no introduction to the radio and online audiences of NewsTalk 99.7 & AM 630 WPRO. Still, how about giving us an overview of your responsibilities? Primarily, I report … more
After a combined 104 years serving customers, two managers at Twin Oaks Restaurant are finally retiring. Managers Joe Ferro and Mike Regine worked their last shifts in December before both … more
Bruce Cousineau’s special sauce, which he has heard described as “marinara meets Mexico,” was first created because he didn’t want to throw away extra árbol peppers … more
You are the Target 12 investigative reporter and managing editor. Give us an overview of your responsibilities. I wear two hats at WPRI. As an investigative reporter my role is to bring things … more
It all seems so plausible. Rhode Island is a small state geographically and in terms of its population. For years the Ocean State has been the testing ground for new products and with a once … more
You could hear the buzz and see the second look of someone trying to think of where they knew him from. Yes “that guy” was in the line waiting to purchase his normal coffee-to-go at … more
Johnston-based Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) has more than doubled its capacity to help former servicewomen in need of a helping hand and a warm, safe bed. Last Monday, their newly … more
Rhode Island’s pirates have evolved, crawling from the sea onto land and up your front porch steps. More than 300 years ago pirates spent their summers trolling the shores of New England, … more
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