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Tomaquag Museum: Rhode Island's Only Indigenous Museum
Lorén Spears, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, talks about the tours, programs, classes, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and more offered by the vibrant and dynamic cultural institution in Exeter, Rhode Island. Lorén M. Spears, Executive Director Lorén is not only the executive director of Tomaquag Museum, she is also an educator, activist, author, and Indigenous artist. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1989 and master’s degree from the University of New England with a focus on elementary education. She founded the Nuweetooun School affiliated with the Tomaquag Museum (closed in 2010 due to flooding) and was a teacher in Newport public schools for 12 years. A 2017 winner of the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities from the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, she was honored for her “compelling work as an advocate of Indigenous People’s history and cultural heritage in preservation, the arts, and education.” In 2010, Spears was named as one of 11 Extraordinary Women honorees for teaching and education. Mission Statement The Mission of Tomaquag Museum is to educate the public and promote thoughtful dialogue regarding Indigenous history, culture, arts, and Mother Earth and connect to Native issues of today. Vision Statement Tomaquag Museum envisions its future as an Indigenous Cultural Education destination that engages visitors in thoughtful dialogue that promotes understanding and strives to create experiences that transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of Indigenous Cultures and the interrelationship with the wider world. Core Values Tomaquag Museum's Core Values are rooted in our traditional values and philosophy.  They inspire our actions and guide our decisions as we continue to grow and develop our organization. 1. Respect: Fostering trust, collaboration, appreciation, diversity, honor, spirit path 2. Leadership: Promoting integrity, initiative, high standards, self-motivation, inner journey 3. Inclusiveness: Furthering service, sharing resources, flexibility, accessibility, responsiveness, community 4. Knowledge: Promoting curiosity, discovery, teaching, life-long learning, empowerment. Encouraging creativity, rigorous inquiry, analysis, documentation, communication, and upholding ethical standards and Indigenous principles 5. Responsibility: Encouraging legal, ethical and fiscal responsibility; stewardship, accountability, organizational and cultural continuity Visit Tomaquag Museum at tomaquagmuseum.org.
19:37
January 19, 2021
New & Notable Books: Thrilling Page-Turners
New & Notable Books brings you book recommendations from Rhode Island Librarians. Listen to new reviews every week, and find something wonderful to read. Thrilling Page-Turners with Jen • The Guest List by Lucy Foley • Survival Instincts by Jen Waite • The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
02:59
January 15, 2021
The Celebrity Club: The Story of New England’s First Integrated Nightclub
Discover the story of Providence’s legendary Celebrity Club, New England’s first integrated nightclub, with Tom Shaker, co-author of A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing Musicians. Find out about the famous jazz and R&B musicians who played there, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Fats Domino, and hear tales from local musicians and club-goers who saw remarkable shows and became part of the story. Dr. Tom Shaker is a college professor, a radio DJ, a documentary filmmaker, and an expert on Rhode Island jazz. His radio show The Soul Serenade, featuring classic soul music from the 1960s and 1970s, airs on WICN on Mondays at 7 p.m. His award-winning film with Norm Grant Do It, Man! The Story of The Celebrity Club tells the story of the legendary Celebrity Club, the integrated 1950s nightclub in Providence’s Randall Square neighborhood. His book with Dennis Pratt A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing Musicians is a biographical collection of jazz and swing musicians who have played in Rhode Island and a sequel to Who's Who in Rhode Island Jazz: c. 1925-1988 by Rhode Island musicians and historians Lloyd Kaplan and Robert Petteruti.
32:52
January 12, 2021
New & Notable Books: Locked Room Mysteries
New & Notable Books brings you book recommendations from Rhode Island Librarians. Listen to new reviews every week, and find something wonderful to read. Locked Room Mysteries with Mary Anne • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie • One by One by Ruth Ware • The Guest List by Lucy Foley • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
05:06
January 8, 2021
Finding Mindfulness in the New Year
2020 was a year that brought on the automatic physiological reaction of the fight or flight response in our bodies. This accumulated stress has affected all of us. Patricia McLaughlin is a mindfulness instructor and talks with librarian Jessica D’Avanza about how we can combat this stressor and calm the nervous system through mindfulness. Patricia answers the questions, “What is mindfulness” and “How can it help me?” She shares tips for ways you can find ease in the world and discover the possibilities that 2021 can offer. At the end of their conversation, Patricia offers listeners a guided mindfulness exercise. You are invited to stick around and practice what you learn in this episode or come back to the mindfulness exercise at any time you feel it could be helpful. Patricia McLaughlin, Esq., a professor of law, has been a member of the RI Bar for over 30 years and has held various leadership positions in education. She is a certified yoga teacher and mindfulness instructor who teaches a variety of offerings of in-person classes and online courses in workplace sessions and community settings. She is also a facilitator for Meditate Together, hosted by Mindful Leader, a worldwide program that offers free live group meditation sessions, 24 hours a day, five days a week in an effort to help as many people as possible during these challenging times. You can contact Patricia at patriciamclaughlin4@gmail.com or visit her website at amindfulnessjourney.com. Patricia’s Recommended Books on Mindful Living Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn Full-Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn Coming to Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn (for those looking to go deeper)
28:12
January 5, 2021
NEW ON FRIDAYS! New & Notable Books: Books You Can't Put Down
New & Notable Books brings you book recommendations from Rhode Island Librarians. Listen to new reviews every week, and find something wonderful to read. Books You Can’t Put Down with Jen • More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood by Natasha Gregson Wagner • Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu Miller • Troop 6000 : The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World by Nikita Stewart
02:50
January 1, 2021
Cranston Public Library 2020 Photoessay Project
Looking for a little positivity to take from 2020? Sarah Bouvier, Communication Manager at the Cranston Public Library, has you covered with the CPL Photoessay, pairing portraits of Cranston community members with something positive that came out of 2020 for them. In this interview, Sarah gives a behind-the-scenes look at the project. You'll also hear the voices of community members sharing their best parts of the past year. You can see the full CPL 2020 Project on Cranston Public Library's Facebook, Instagram, or by visiting our website at https://cranstonlibrary.org/2020-project. Special thanks to Avery B, Avery N, Beatrice, Dave, Ed, Jessica, Meri, Robin, and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for lending their voices to this episode! Theme music for this episode is Get Happy Now by Podington Bear. Rhody Radio is a project of the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
14:24
December 29, 2020
NEW ON FRIDAYS! New & Notable Books: The Natural World
New & Notable Books brings you book recommendations from Rhode Island Librarians. Listen to new reviews every week, and find something wonderful to read. The Natural World with Jessica • Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World by Kathryn Aalto • We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer • A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet • Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
05:03
December 25, 2020
Explore Rhode Island through Art with the Boston Athenaeum
We talk with Boston Athenaeum’s Assistant Curator, Virginia “Ginny” Badgett. She gives us a look at a day in the life of a curator, and she interprets and shares some special pieces from their collection related to Rhode Island’s robust history. Follow along with the links below: Piece 1: Gilbert Stuart's 1826 portrait of William Smith Shaw Piece 2: Diary of Kate Birckhead, 1865 August 5-1873 October 8 Piece 3: Elizabeth Goddard's 2006 monotype A Playful Sea II -- Music by vikassinghchhonker from Pixabay and NadiaCripps from Pixabay
32:11
December 22, 2020
NEW ON FRIDAYS! New & Notable Books: The Mysterious World of Anthony Horowitz
New & Notable Books brings you book recommendations from Rhode Island Librarians. Listen to new reviews every week, and find something wonderful to read. The Mysterious World of Anthony Horowitz with Mary Anne • Magpie Murders • The Word Is Murder • The Sentence Is Death • Moonflower Murders
05:07
December 18, 2020
Choral Music in a Parking Garage with Opera Singer Christopher Lowrey and Ensemble Altera
Looking for safe ways to perform music for their audience, Providence-based chamber choir Ensemble Altera developed a pandemic-approved series of recorded video performances in a parking garage in downtown Providence.  Christopher Lowrey, opera singer and Director of Ensemble Altera, sat down with Rhody Radio to talk about his history with music, what it's like to be an opera singer, and the exciting projects that Ensemble Altera has been working on to bring choral music to audiences during COVID-19.  He also answers the question on everyone's mind: why a parking garage? Check out all four episodes of the summer parking garage series and new Christmas episodes at Ensemble Altera's YouTube Channel.  If you would like to support this project, visit Ensemble Altera's GoFundMe Campaign.  Visit ChristopherLowrey.com to learn more about Chris's career as an opera and choral singer. Skip ahead to  31:43 to hear the full version of Ensemble Altera's Shendoah and to 35:46 for Danny Boy. Finally, here are some quick links to clips inspired by Chris's favorites for anyone who wants to explore more:  Mozart - The Magic Flute, "Queen of the Night Aria" Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier, "Final Scene" Wagner - The Ring, "Ride of the Valkyries" Handel - Serse, "Ombra mai fu" 
40:59
December 15, 2020
NEW ON FRIDAYS! New & Notable Books: Unforgettable Historical Fiction
New & Notable Books brings you book recommendations from Rhode Island Librarians. Listen to new reviews every week, and find something wonderful to read. Unforgettable Historical Fiction with Jennifer • Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix • The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
04:42
December 11, 2020
katrinkles: The Story of a Rhode Island Female Manufacturer
Katy Westcott tells the story of katrinkles, her independent, female-owned and operated manufacturing company in Providence, RI. katrinkles makes wooden buttons and tools for knitters and fiber artists. A small team of women who are crafters and artisans themselves cut and hand-finish katrinkles products. katrinkles sells to crafters and craft stores across the U.S. and throughout the world. Hear how Katy started and grew her business, and find out what it’s like to be a businesswoman in manufacturing. To learn more about katrinkles and to see their work visit katrinkles.com.
13:24
December 8, 2020
NEW ON FRIDAYS! New & Notable Books: Uplifting Christmas Fiction
New & Notable Books brings you book recommendations from Rhode Island Librarians. Listen to new reviews every week, and find something wonderful to read. Uplifting Christmas Fiction with Mary Anne • The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans • Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella • The Gift of the Magpie: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews
04:05
December 4, 2020
Saving Narragansett Bay: How People, Passion and Perseverance Made All the Difference
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Save the Bay has published a book!  Saving  Narragansett Bay: How People Passion and Perseverance Made All the Difference chronicles the history of the environmental movement in Rhode Island along with beautiful photographs and shares the stories of the many passionate people who worked tirelessly to protect Rhode Island's greatest natural resource.  Jonathan Stone, Executive Director at Save the Bay and Todd McLeish, the author of the book, sat down with Rhody Radio to discuss Saving Narragansett Bay and the way that grassroots environmental support has been, and continues to be, pivotal in shaping Rhode Island's coastline.  Visit Save the Bay to learn more about getting involved, to become a member and to access educational resources like the Breakfast by the Bay series mentioned in the episode.   If you would like to get your hands on a copy of Saving Narragansett Bay: How People, Passion and Perseverance Made All the Difference, you can purchase the book at Save the Bay's website or borrow a copy from one of several RI libraries.  Special thanks to Katy Dorchies, Director of Marketing at Save the Bay for helping libraries get copies of the book onto their shelves.  The music heard in this episode is Waves by Mindseye. 
34:31
December 1, 2020
NEW ON FRIDAYS! New & Notable Books: Excellent Reads for Foodies
New & Notable Books brings you book recommendations from Rhode Island Librarians. Listen to new reviews every week, and find something wonderful to read. Excellent Reads for Foodies with Jen • Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters by Dominique Crenn with Emma Brockes • Eat a Peach by David Chang with Gabe Ulla
02:49
November 27, 2020
New & Notable Books: Best of 2020
Discover outstanding books to read or give as gifts.  Hear Warwick librarians give their picks for some of the best kids, teen, and adult titles from this year. For Adults with Mary Anne • Transcendent Kingdom • Anxious People • Winter in Paradise • What Happens in Paradise • Troubles in Paradise For Kids with Christine • Snail Crossing • The Old Truck • Fire Truck vs. Dragon • The Three Billy Goats Buenos   For Teens with Jennifer • Watch Over Me • They Wish They Were Us • You Should See Me in a Crown   For Adults with Jen • How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth • Humans • Fortune Favors the Dead • In a Holidaze
19:28
November 24, 2020
November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance
This week Rhody Radio is observing Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which takes place on Friday, November 20. TDOR honors the memory of those murdered in acts of anti-transgender violence. We are taking this opportunity to present an excerpt from a recent episode of Down Time with Cranston Public Library, featuring the voices of local transgender library workers and students. Drawing from their personal experiences, Derrick, Erin, and Jo discuss the positive and negative aspects of their transition journeys so far, normalizing the sharing of pronouns, how libraries and other public spaces can make their spaces more welcoming to Trans and non-binary individuals, and much more. To learn more about Transgender Day of Remembrance please visit tdor.translivesmatter.info. Down Time theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa. Rhody Radio is a project of the Office of Library and Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Books and movies mentioned in this episode Disclosure (2020) Redefining Realness by Janet Mock A Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon Luna by Julie Anne Peters I Am J by Cris Beam Books by Julia Serano Nevada by Imogen Binnie https://tdor.translivesmatter.info/ https://pflag.org/blog/transgender-day-remembrance-2020
37:07
November 17, 2020
Rhode Island Jazz: A Short History
Discover the big noise made by a small state. Explore Rhode Island Jazz: A Short History with Tom Shaker, co-author of A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing Musicians. Learn how the Rhode Island jazz scene evolved from the days of Dixieland to today. Explore why Rhode Island produced so many jazz musicians, and find out which Rhode Island musicians made their mark on jazz history. Dr. Tom Shaker is a college professor, a radio DJ, a documentary filmmaker, and an expert on Rhode Island jazz. His radio show The Soul Serenade, featuring classic soul music from the 1960s and 1970s, airs on WICN on Mondays at 7 p.m. His award-winning film with Norm Grant Do It, Man! The Story of The Celebrity Club tells the story of the legendary Celebrity Club, the integrated 1950s nightclub in Providence’s Randall Square neighborhood. His book with Dennis Pratt A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing Musicians is a biographical collection of jazz and swing musicians who have played in Rhode Island and a sequel to Who's Who in Rhode Island Jazz: c. 1925-1988 by Rhode Island musicians and historians Lloyd Kaplan and Robert Petteruti.
36:49
November 10, 2020
Fake News: Why It Matters and How to Spot It
Kiki Butler, Head of Adult Services and Lauren  Walker, Assistant Director at the Coventry Public Library sat down to discuss the issue of fake news,  why it’s important, and how to tell whether or not a source is reliable.   For a full list of works cited and links to all the mentioned articles, studies, and websites, please visit the Coventry Public Library. Music courtesy of YouTube Audio Library – Lilac Skies by Corbyn Kites
36:17
November 3, 2020
The American Civil War 1864-1865 (Part 4)
The American Civil War 1864-1865: War Is Hell Explore the American Civil War in a four-part series by Dr. Stanley Carpenter, Professor Emeritus of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. Dr. Carpenter is Naval War College Command Historian, a United States Naval Officer, Active and Reserve, Retired as Captain, 1979-2009, a widely-published expert on British Military and Naval History, and the author three of WWII spy novels. Included with the lectures are slides. Click on the links in the show notes to open the slides, and move to the next image when Dr. Carpenter says “slide.” Slide Show: The American Civil War 1864-1865: War Is Hell If you have questions for Dr. Carpenter about the American Civil War, send them to RhodyRadioOnline@gmail.com, and we will pass them on.
1:07:31
October 27, 2020
The American Civil War 1863 (Part 3)
The American Civil War 1863: Hallowed Ground Explore the American Civil War in a four-part series by Dr. Stanley Carpenter, Professor Emeritus of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. Dr. Carpenter is Naval War College Command Historian, a United States Naval Officer, Active and Reserve, Retired as Captain, 1979-2009, a widely-published expert on British Military and Naval History, and the author three of WWII spy novels. Included with the lectures are slides. Click on the links in the show notes to open the slides, and move to the next image when Dr. Carpenter says “slide.” Slide Show: The American Civil War 1863: Hallowed Ground If you have questions for Dr. Carpenter about the American Civil War, send them to RhodyRadioOnline@gmail.com, and we will pass them on.
1:18:46
October 27, 2020
The American Civil War 1862 (Part 2)
The American Civil War 1862: The Grand Design Explore the American Civil War in a four-part series by Dr. Stanley Carpenter, Professor Emeritus of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. Dr. Carpenter is Naval War College Command Historian, a United States Naval Officer, Active and Reserve, Retired as Captain, 1979-2009, a widely-published expert on British Military and Naval History, and the author three of WWII spy novels. Included with the lectures are slides. Click on the links in the show notes to open the slides, and move to the next image when Dr. Carpenter says “slide.” Slide Show: The American Civil War 1862: The Grand Design If you have questions for Dr. Carpenter about the American Civil War, send them to RhodyRadioOnline@gmail.com, and we will pass them on.
1:18:53
October 27, 2020
The American Civil War 1861 (Part 1)
The American Civil War 1861: A House Divided Explore the American Civil War in a four-part series by Dr. Stanley Carpenter, Professor Emeritus of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. Dr. Carpenter is Naval War College Command Historian, a United States Naval Officer, Active and Reserve, Retired as Captain, 1979-2009, a widely-published expert on British Military and Naval History, and the author three of WWII spy novels. Included with the lectures are slides. Click on the links in the show notes to open the slides, and move to the next image when Dr. Carpenter says “slide.” Slide Show: The American Civil War 1861: A House Divided If you have questions for Dr. Carpenter about the American Civil War, send them to RhodyRadioOnline@gmail.com, and we will pass them on.
1:12:50
October 27, 2020
Going Low-Waste in Rhode Island with Green TenderFoot
North Kingstown Free Library’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Emily, interviews Ana, owner and operator of Green TenderFoot, Rhode Island’s only low waste refill shop located in Pawtucket Rhode Island. They discuss how Green TenderFoot got started, and all about the low waste movement, sustainability, and environmental racism. Want to learn more about these topics? Download our reader’s guide with titles you can find at your local library! Visit Green TenderFoot online here.  UPDATE: Green TenderFoot is launching a new project called The Healing Room, coming soon to Pawtucket. Learn more and support the project here. 
29:24
October 20, 2020
Go on a StoryWalk with a Land Conservation Trust
In today’s episode we are headed outside to set up a StoryWalk® at Sowams Woods, a property managed by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. We will also hear from a few board members of the Trust to learn a bit about what they do to conserve open space in town and how you can enjoy a land trust property near you. Discover your RI land trust through the RI Land Trust Council's website. A StoryWalk® is an innovative way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to signposts along this one-mile loop trail where you can walk along this woodland path and read The Belonging Tree by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. StoryWalks® were created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson in Montpelier, Vermont and have been installed in all 50 states and 12 countries. Learn more about our StoryWalk® at Sowams Woods in Barrington, which is happening 10/9/20 to 10/30/20. Register for our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt at Barrington Public Library on 10/27/20 at 4 pm. Reading Recommendations about the natural world from out BLCT guests include: Melissa’s Pick: Watership Down by Richard Adams Victor’s Picks: Night of the Spadefoot Toads by Bill Harley ; The Overstory by Richard Powers (Cindy also recommended!) ; The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau ; A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold ; and any of John Muir’s writings Cindy's Picks: Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush (Victor also recommended!) ; Casting Deep Shade by C.D. Wright 
30:59
October 13, 2020
Your Guide to Voting with RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea
RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins Rhody Radio to guide listeners through all the ways they can vote safely and securely in the upcoming presidential election. Secretary Gorbea also shares about the other initiatives happening through the Secretary of State's Office and talks about what it has meant to her to be the first Hispanic holder of statewide office in New England. Visit vote.ri.gov or call 2-1-1- to find the information you need to vote on November 3, including your polling place, sample ballot and all the important dates you need to know to vote by mail or early in person.  Learn more about the Secretary of State's other initiatives, including the Small Business Portal, civic education resources and the RI State Archives, at sos.ri.gov.  The music in this episode is The President's March by the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps accessed through Pixabay Music.  Rhody Radio is a project of the Office of Library & Information Services and is made possible through funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
17:36
October 6, 2020
100 Years of Women's Suffrage
Excerpts Providence Evening Telegram: He wanted the Apple, 1887 Women's Suffrage Scrapbook, page 19: Women's Suffrage: More ways than one, 1887 The Rhode Island Women's Suffrage Association Constitution, 1892 The Rhode Island Equal  Suffrage Association Constitution, 1915 Browse the entire RI State Archives digital collection here. Attributions Rhody Radio is a project of the Office of Library and Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. A special thank you to Ashely Selima, Nellie Gorbea, and the entire State Archives staff for making this episode possible. The Rhode Island State Archives is located at 33 Broad Street in Providence, RI. Visit them online at https://www.sos.ri.gov/divisions/state-archives. To request research assistance, call (401) 222-2353 or by email statearchives@sos.ri.gov. ♫ Introductory and end music from Pixabay ♫ Transitional music from Pixabay Episode cover art courtesy of RI State Archives. View the full image here.
29:23
September 29, 2020
Enjoy a Family Outing with a Scavenger Hunt at Brayton Cemetery
Discover how you and your family can enjoy a family outing with a scavenger hunt at Brayton Cemetery in Apponaug Village in Warwick, Rhode Island. Pegee Malcolm, chair of the Warwick Historic Cemeteries Commission, walks us through people and monuments to search for in a safe activity during the coronavirus pandemic. Go to: Scavenger Hunt Checklist Warwick Historic Cemetery Commission Facebook Explore Warwick's historic cemeteries with more episodes of 166 Historic Cemeteries.
08:19
September 22, 2020
Living Literature Performs Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
This is a special bonus episode to accompany our earlier author interview and reading of the 2020 Reading Across Rhode Island selection Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush. We are excited to present Living Literature - a collective of Rhode Island-based artists and educators - as they present a dramatic performance of Rising. If you haven't already, you can find the author interview and reading in your podcast feed. They were both released on 9/15/2020 (episodes 5 & 6). Our thanks to the Rhode Island Center for the Book and Director Kate Lentz, Elizabeth Rush, Ocean State Libraries, the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, and the Pawtucket Credit Union for making this presentation possible! Our theme music is Pure Water by Meydän and Rhody Radio is a project of the Office of Library & Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
1:05:16
September 15, 2020
Rising as Read by Elizabeth Rush - The Password
This episode is a special bonus episode to our earlier interview with the 2020 Reading Across Rhode Island author Elizabeth Rush of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.  What you are about to hear is a reading by Elizabeth of the opening chapter of Rising titled The Password. In addition, we have a second bonus episode recorded by Cranston Public Library and Living Literature, a Rhode Island based collective of artists and educators performing Rising in the form of readers theatre. You can find the author interview and the episode featuring Living Literature’s performance of Rising in your podcast feed. They were both released on 9/15/2020 (episodes 5 & 7). This podcast is a project of the Office of Library & Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
25:27
September 15, 2020
Elizabeth Rush Author Interview for RARI 2020
Book Recommendations from Elizabeth Rush: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains by Kerri Arsenault Getting Involved with Climate Activism: Surging Seas mapping tools Anthropocene Alliance & Higher Ground flood survivor network Nationalize Grid  Sunrise Movement  This episode was originally planned as a live in-person event on March 12, 2020. It was canceled due to COVID-19. You can learn about the original partner organizations that were working with the library to bring Elizabeth Rush to Barrington. Barrington Land Conservation Trust  Change for the Better  Friends of Barrington Public Library  Ink Fish Books Reading Across Rhode Island & Center for the Book  This podcast is a project of the Office of Library & Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
56:00
September 15, 2020
An Interview with Rhode Island Jazz Musician Greg Abate
Greg Abate is an internationally-acclaimed jazz  musician and composer who’s regarded by many as one of the best  post-bebop alto saxophone players in the world today. Hear Greg play original compositions from his album Road to Forever, and learn how he got started, what life on the road is like, and how it feels to play around the world. Listen the interview along with four of Greg's tunes: • Interview • Road to Forever • Seasons • Red Fish Boulevard • Take the Crowell Train Greg  was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and grew up in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, he started his career as lead alto saxophone with the Ray Charles Orchestra and later played tenor saxophone with the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Greg  is an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College, a  Conn-Selmer Instrument Company jazz clinician, and a 2016 inductee into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. Discover more at Greg Abate.
50:02
September 8, 2020
On the Power of Poetry: A Conversation with Prof. Kara Provost
Barrington Public Library's Community Engagement Librarian, Jessica D'Avanza is joined by Kara Provost, a professor who teaches in the writing program at Curry College. Kara shares with us the many ways that poetry is used to process difficult emotions, pain, times of uncertainty and of course—joy! She shares two haiku she wrote while teaching a socially distant haiku writing workshop for the library on Zoom. Here are links to many of the poets and poetry resources mentioned in this episode: Naomi Shihab Nye - contemporary American poet  Joy Harjo - contemporary Muscogee (Creek) poet, playwright, and musician who was appointed US poet laureate in 2019  Li-Young Lee - contemporary Chinese-American poet. Kara loves his poem "Word for Worry" from Book of My Nights.  Kay Ryan: former US poet laureate and LGBTQ writer  Ocean Vuong - young gay Vietnamese-American poet and novelist whose most recent book is Night Sky with Exit Wounds  Tracy K. Smith - contemporary African American poet and another former US poet laureate whose most recent book is Life on Mars  Rigoberto Gonzales - contemporary gay Latino poet   Quincy Troupe - African American poet influenced by jazz and blues and is a great reader of his work  Phil Levine - working-class poet from Detroit  Mark Doty - contemporary gay poet whose poems range from humorous to lyrical to intensely emotional  Mary Oliver - writes about the natural world and animals and lived for many years on Cape Cod  Dorianne Laux - contemporary American poet who grew up in Maine  Lucille Clifton - African American poet from New York who is also a wonderful reader of her work  Jericho Brown - contemporary African American LGBTQ poet from Louisiana whose book The Tradition won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for poetry Tina Chang - contemporary Chinese-American poet who was named the first women poet laureate of Brooklyn in 2010  Claudia Rankine - contemporary African American author whose recent work Citizen is a series of prose poems exploring race in America  Bob Hicok and Billy Collins are two of Kara's favorite writers who often use humor to get a serious subject in their poems  Andrea Gibson - contemporary American lesbian poet who is big on the spoken word scene  Sign up for Poem-A-Day in your inbox by the Academy of American Poets   Poetry Dose podcast by RI poet laureate Tina Cane, features interviews, discussions, and readings of poetry by current writes, often with a RI connection Kara Provost has published two chapbooks, Topless (Main Street Rag, 2011) and Nests (Finishing Line Press, 2006), in addition to six microchapbooks with the Origami Poems project (origamipoems.com). Her poems have appeared in the Skinny Poetry Journal, Connecticut Review, Ocean State Review, Main Street Rag, The Newport Review, Ibbetson Street, New Verse News, and other journals. Kara’s work can also be found in a number of anthologies, including Credo: Manifestos and Sourcebook for Creative Writing (Cambridge Writers’ Workshop 2018); Nuclear Impact: Shattered Atoms in Our Hands (Shabda Press 2017); Shifts: Women’s Growth through Change (MuseWrite Press 2016); the Wickford Art Association 2013 exhibit catalog, Poetry and Art; Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art; and In Praise of Pedagogy: Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Essays on Composing, edited by David Starkey and Wendy Bishop.
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September 1, 2020
August is Read a Romance Novel Month!
This week we have an excerpt from the Cranston Public Library's podcast Down Time with Cranston Public Library. Our host, Tayla, chats with Rebecca from the Tiverton Public Library and Alyssa from the Cranston Central Library about all things romance novels, with a quick introduction to the genre and their top ten picks for some steamy summer reading. If you’d like to hear more, search for Down Time with Cranston Public Library in your podcast player of choice or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for full episodes. Enjoy!
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August 25, 2020
An Interview with Celtic Harpist Mary King
Hear Rhode Island Celtic harpist Mary King play the  traditional Irish tunes she grew up with. Learn about her family in  Ireland, and find out about the musicians she’s worked with and known. Listen to the interview along with traditional songs and original tunes by Mary: • Interview • Aran Boat Song/Sally Gardens/Hard Times • Carrickfergus/The Women of Ireland • Ned of the Hill/Inisheer/Southwind • The Foggy Dew/The Minstrel Boy • Have You Seen My Brother Tommy? • Sheskinarone/Brigid-Mary & Mick Mary  King studied with New England harpists Terry Coe, Soranna Rus, and Bob Coletta. She is a Master Celtic harpist with the Southern New England  Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. She is a founding member of the  touring show Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song. She lives in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Her parents are both Irish. Discover more at Mary King Harpist and Facebook.
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August 18, 2020
Trailer - Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online
Rhody Radio is a new podcast bringing you voices from your neighbors around the Ocean State. Enjoy lectures, stories and conversations with local artists, performers, experts, and scholars selected for you by Rhode Island librarians, and stay tuned for weekly episodes starting in August 2020! Rhody Radio is a project of the Office of Library and Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
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July 21, 2020