English Protestant theologian and founder of the colony of Providence Plantation
Ernie Brown sits in for Rick Roberts and with all the happenings in school boards Ernie has a question for you: would you serve on your local school board? Plus, Congressman Roger Williams and the latest on the Brian Laundrie case. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are you guilty of using common sense? If you think it's not smart to put workers on the street during a pandemic and a labor shortage, you're making the mistake of using common sense! But it makes perfect sense to socialists.Ernie Brown sits in for Rick Roberts and talks to Congressman Roger Williams, who says between defunding police, making us less safe, mandating vaccines, and making people more dependent on government, socialists are dumbing down our communities. And the Congressman has a few things to say about the border, too! The Rick Roberts Show is on NewsTalk 820 WBAP ... (Photo Courtesy of WFAA) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that Rhode Island native, Allen Michael Doyle was a professional golfer who played on the Nike Tour, PGA Tour, and Champions Tour? Despite winning numerous amateur titles, he did not turn professional until he was 46. In 1995, his first full professional season, he won three times on the Nike Tour. From 1996 to 1998 Doyle competed in 58 PGA Tour events, making the cut in 31, including two top-10 finishes. Doyle joined the Senior PGA Tour when he turned 50 and became the oldest US Senior Open Champion at nearly 58 years old, his fourth senior major championship win. Now for our feature story: The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame recently announced nine inductees for 2021. The Hall of Fame is composed of illustrious Rhode Islanders, from Roger Williams and the chief sachems of the Narragansett and the Wampanoag tribes to those of the present day. The Hall was created in 1965 to honor “any individual who has brought credit to Rhode Island, brought Rhode Island into prominence, and contributed to the history and heritage of the state.” Inductees, according to board of trustees President Patrick Conley, must have been born in Rhode Island, lived, studied or worked in Rhode Island for a significant time, or made his or her reputation here. The 56th induction ceremony will take place on Oct. 23 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. The following are the inductees: Charles Butler is a Pioneering Black athlete who starred on several local integrated amateur and semi-professional championship baseball teams in the late 1940s. Timothy “Tim” Gray is A national award-winning documentary film director, producer and writer, especially for PBS, and founder of the prestigious World War II Foundation. James H. Leach is a Major real estate developer and chairman of numerous public and private boards, including the Rhode Island PBS Foundation. William P. McCormick was U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and co-founder of the 93-restaurant chain McCormick & Schmick's. John M. Murphy Sr. is a Leader of the Home Loan Investment Bank, financier, public official, civic leader, philanthropist and humanitarian. Elizabeth Morancy is a Strong advocate for social change and justice, first as a religious sister, then as a state representative and finally as a director of several important humanitarian organizations. Dr. William Oh is a Nationally prominent pioneer and researcher in the field of neonatal medicine, teacher and author of 443 peer-reviewed studies in pediatrics, most in his specialty — neonatal intensive care. William “Bill” Reynolds is a Prolific columnist and sports writer for the Providence Journal, star athlete and author of several highly regarded books on local sports, especially basketball. Louis Yip is a Major Blackstone Valley real estate developer, prominent restaurateur, humanitarian and philanthropist. For more about the coronavirus pandemic, the recovery, and the latest on all things in and around Westerly, head over to westerlysun.com. There are a lot of businesses in our community that are hiring right now, so we're excited to tell you about some new job listings. Today's Job posting comes from Crimmins Residential Staffing in Westerly. A couple in Watch Hill is looking for a part-time housekeeper. Pay is $35 per hour and you'll work there 3 days per week in season and one day per week during the off-season. For more job requirements, check out the link in the description: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=028da372fc87d663 Today we're remembering the life of John Czerkiewicz, Sr., of Rockville. Born in West Warwick, John was a loving devoted father. John also leaves his loving partner, Maureen Power of Chepachet. He is survived by his brother, sister along with all his loving nieces and nephews, 7 grandchildren who he cherished and enjoyed taking them for hikes, ATV rides and teaching them his love for animals and his land. John worked at Arnold's Motorcycles in Providence as their Service Manager from the 1960's till the close of business. He was a member of Arnold's Harley-Davidson Racing team and personally drag raced for Harley-Davidson, where he won and set numerous International and National records. John also would periodically assist Harley-Davidson with product design. John then continued his love for motorcycles and opened his own shop on his farm, where riding enthusiasts would come from all over the country for his expertise and knowledge of the Harley-Davidsons. For many years, John worked with the Rhode Island State Police Motorcycle Division as one of their instructors. John was an avid woodsman who enjoyed countless days with his friends hunting, hiking, ATV riding and beekeeping. His farm consisted of many animals throughout the years. His compassion to nurse and care for injured deer was witnessed by all who knew him. One of his greatest pleasures in life was having his family and friends around to share his passion. If you were John's friend, you knew you were always welcome to stop by, hang at the garage and share some stories with all the guys. The echoes of laughter from John, Randy, Mikey, Sal, CJ, Pete, and his countless other best friends (too many to name) can be heard the minute you drive up to the farm. These memories will always be treasured by all who knew him. This is just a short story of his life. John was truly a unique and amazing man, but always humble. He accomplished so much yet he lived life simply. He had so much more to teach everyone, and his Spirit will live on in the woods he loved so much. Thank you for taking a moment with us today to remember and celebrate John's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“Historians point to the year 1648 as a watershed moment in the development of religious tolerance in Europe. In that year, the Peace of Westphalia brought an end to the Thirty Year's War—one of Europe's grimmest chapters of religiously-inflected violence…”So begins today's story from Dr. Sky Michael Johnston.For further reading:Michael Warren Murphy, “‘No Beggars amongst Them': Primitive Accumulation, Settler Colonialism, and the Dispossession of Narragansett Indian Land,” Humanity & Society 42 (2018).John M. Barry, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty, New York: Penguin Books, 2012.
Horror fans rejoice, because this week we're talking about The Witch! Join us to learn more about what you had to do to get expelled from Puritan communities, ritual uses of baby blood, apples, the Song of Songs, and more! Content warning: Infanticide Sources: Film Background: Stephen Saito, "Persistence of Vision: Inside the Making of the Witch, a Horror Classic for the Ages," MovieMaker, available at https://www.moviemaker.com/persistence-of-vision-the-witch-robert-eggers/ Kevin Fallon, "The Witch: The Making of the Year's Scariest Movie," Daily Beast, available at https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-witch-the-making-of-the-years-scariest-movie Simon Abrams, "The Witch," Rogerebert.com, available at https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-witch-2016 Song of Songs: NIV Study Bible William Phipps, "The Plight of the Song of Songs," Journal of the American Academy of Religion 42, 1 (1974) Belden C. Lane, "Two Schools of Desire: Nature and Marriage in Seventeenth-Century Puritanism," Church History 69, 2 (2000) Julie Sievers, "Refiguring the Song of Songs: John Cotton's 1655 Sermon and the Antinomian Controversy," New England Quarterly 76, 1 (2003) Expulsion from Puritan Communities: Transcript of the Trial of Anne Hutchinson, 1637: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/WebPub/history/mckayunderstanding1e/0312668872/Primary_Documents/US_History/Transcript%20of%20the%20Trial%20of%20Anne%20Hutchinson.pdf Nan Goodman, "Banishment, Jurisdiction, and Identity in Seventeenth-Century New England: The Case of Roger Williams," Early American Studies 7, 1 (2009) Ben Barker-Benfield, "Anne Hutchinson and the Puritan Attitude Toward Women," Feminist Studies 1, 2 (1972) James F. Cooper Jr. "Anne Hutchinson and the 'Lay Rebellion' Against Clergy," New England Quarterly 61, 3 (1988) Richard J. Ross, "The Career of Puritan Jurisprudence," Law and History Review 26, 2 (2008) Witchcraft and Baby Blood: Lyndal Roper, Witch Craze Lindemann, Anti-Semitism Before the Holocaust Bucholz and Key, Early Modern England David D. Hall, Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England: A Documentary History 1638-1693, second edition (Duke University Press, 1999). https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv11hph70.6 Lyndal Roper, "'Evil Imaginings and Fantasies': Child-Witches and the End of the Witch Craze," Past & Present 167 (May 2000): 107-139. https://www.jstor.org/stable/651255 Robert Blair St. George (ed.), Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America (Cornell University Press, 2000). https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctv1fxmmf.11 Deborah Kelly Kloepfer, "Cotton Mather's "Dora": The Case History of Mercy Short," Early American Literature 44:1 (2009): 3-38. https://www.jstor.org/stable/27750112 Aviva Briefel, "Devil in the Details: The Uncanny History of The Witch (2015)," Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal 49:1 (Summer 2019). Mary Beth Norton, "Witchcraft in the Anglo-American Colonies," OAH Magazine of History 17:4 (July 2003): 5-10. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25163614 Apples: "9 Things You Didn't Know About New England's Favorite Autumn Fruit," NPR (19 September 2014). https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2014/09/18/apples-boston Rowan Jacobsen, "Apples: A New England History," Harvard Museum of Natural History, YouTube (16 January 2019). https://youtu.be/9C4yTA_hUmE https://www.beaconhillhousehistories.org/blog/blacksstone David Shulman, "Apples in America," American Speech 29:1 (1954): 77-79. https://www.jstor.org/stable/453602 https://www.newportthisweek.com/articles/a-century-of-bountiful-fruit/
This week, Arden, Nate and Special Guest Colson correct a mistake from last week when they said Texas Senate Bill 29 was passed into law (it wasn't but Governor Abbott called a third special session of the TX Leg to correct that “error”) discuss vaccine passports, share their thoughts on Harvard's new atheist chaplain, Greg Epstein, look back to Roger Williams and his early call for church state separation, and they round that episode off with “Chicken Little” preacherman Mat Staver who warns that the Covid-19 vaccine will make planes fall from the SKY!
In the era of misinformation, should a seminal case that provided sweeping protections to a free press be revisited? Roger Williams University Law School Prof. David Logan's recent law review article arguing it should be was cited multiple times in a dissent by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, and explains why New York Times v. Sullivan may doing more harm than good. Then, author Maureen Boyle takes viewers through the findings of her new book “The Ghost” that relives one of the most notorious mysteries in Southern New England.
Congressman Roger Williams says that the January 6 Commission is a joke, and that the witnesses that testified on Tuesday seemed to be hand-picked by Pelosi, and that she "wrote their script for them." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week Tayla is joined by Shareen Knowlton and Jen Rudolph from the Roger Williams Park Zoo to talk about all the exciting goings-on at the zoo this summer. They also talk about the importance of love and compassion for others, starter graphic novels, and TV the whole family can enjoy. During The Last Chapter they discuss: What is a book you recommend to everyone? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you'd like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Love is the Way by Bishop Michael Curry with Sara Grace Coltan by Michael Nast See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal by by Clint McElroy and Carey Pietsch Fun Home by Alison Bechdel The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel Dare to Lead by Brené Brown The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee AV Gavin & Stacey (2007-2019) The Mysterious Benedict Society (2021- ) Sweet Tooth (2021- ) WandaVision (2020) Queer Eye (2018- ) Other Valarie Kaur (author website) Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI Gorillas on the Line Cell Phone Recycling at Roger Williams Park Zoo Museum Passes at the Cranston Public Library Office of Sustainability, Providence, RI
With crime happening at an old Cranston mausoleum, Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins joined Gene to discuss what's happening, and what the city plans to do about it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With the success of Roger Williams, the magistrates of Massachusetts Bay took the lead role in securing not just the neutrality of the Narragansetts in the coming war with the Pequots. They took the lead in securing Narragansett support. Full support on both offensive and defensive actions. Thus securing not only a powerful ally in the war to come, but also ensuring Boston and Plymouth were well protected. The war would be fought in distant Connecticut and not where the agitators lived. In this episode we'll find out how this change of heart occurred within the Narragansett camp? Audio Production by Podsworth Media.
After the failed Saybrook Conference and expedition of John Endecott the English concern was growing. That concern was quelled from an unlikely source: Roger Williams. The recently exiled preacher would help to set the course for Puritan dominance for generations. Williams skillfully navigated the tough waters of both the current controversy revolving around the Pequots but also the persistent reputation of the English in general. Williams was masterful! Audio Production by Podsworth Media.
The Conservative Political Action Conference is being held in Dallas this year, with many big names in attendance, including former President Donald Trump. Congressman Roger Williams is also speaking at the event, and he joined the show to discuss it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The voting bill that seeks to federalize elections was up for vote in the Senate, but was blocked by GOP members. Congressman Roger Williams joined the WBAP Morning News to discuss the bill his colleagues blocked, as well as the NCAA payment dispute. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week we feature The Roger Williams Park Zoo, Asian Lantern Spectacular, as we talk to Jeremy Goodman, Executive Director about the amazing project. We'll listen to some of the music that is played in the background of the exhibit and talk about all that's new at the Zoo. For more information you can go to www.rwpzoo.org
Today, the Safari stays in Providence, RI, for a second keeper chat at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Today, I bring you Lauren Puccia, a swing keeper! Along with being a keeper, she's also a fan and a friend, which leads to a really fun discussion of all kinds of random stuff. Lauren is also very interested in using her presence online to bring joy and encouragement to others, and we discuss that a lot! Stay tuned at the end for a very special bonus segment that happened after the interview! EPISODE LINKS: Lauren on Instagram: @lulu_zoo_fit @rwpzoo on Insta and Facebook www.rwpzoo.org SHOW LINKS: patreon.com/rossifari @rossifari on Facebook and Insta and Twitter @rossifaripod on TikTok www.rossifari.com
Today ,the Safari heads to Providence, RI, to visit Roger Williams Park Zoo! Today I interview Laura Isaacs, a keeper in the Africa region! We talk all about watusi, zebras, cranes, and cheetahs! The episode ends with around 10 minutes spent hanging out with the cheetahs at their exhibit! And let me tell you, those cats were excited to share their thoughts as I recorded the encounter! EPISODE LINKS: www.rwpzoo.org @rwpzoo on Insta and Facebook SHOW LINKS: @rossifari on Insta and Facebook @rossifaripod on TikTok patreon.com/rossifari to support the pod www.rossifari.com
Six trillion dollars. That's how big Joe Biden's budget proposal is. Congressman Roger Williams can't even fathom the need for that much money. He joined the WBAP Morning News to discuss it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Marcela Betancur, Director of The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University for a robust discussion on her work, immigration, equity and undoing stereotypes. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)
Congressman Roger Williams joined the WBAP Morning News to discuss infrastructure issues across the country, as well as a new bill he's introduced call the "Safer Schools" act. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, you’ll hear Providence-based author and storyteller Mark Binder share two of his favorite tall tales. Roger Williams vs. The Big Blue Bugs explains the origin of not one but two famous statues. The Great Rhode Island Clam Shake describes Mark’s first weeks as a resident of Rhode Island, battling hurricanes, seagulls, and the infamous New York System These two live performances give a humorous and alternative facts view of life in the Ocean State. Roger Williams was recorded at the Coventry Public Library in 2017. The Clam Shake was recorded at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick during Sharing the Fire in 2009. Music by George Dussault, used with permission. Stories and program copyright 2021 by Mark Binder, all rights reserved. You can find many of Mark Binder’s books and audio recordings at your local public library. For more information on what Mark is doing now, and to links for his latest work, follow him on social media @markbinderbooks or visit his website at https://markbinderbooks.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rhodyradio/message
You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that the remains of Roger Williams were allegedly consumed by an apple tree root? Back in 1683, he was buried in an unmarked grave and when dug up again in 1860, they found a tree root where they supposed the body to be. Now, this may be classic New England Myth making in process but the Rhode Island Historical Society has kept the root and has it on display at the John Brown House in Providence. Now, here are a few events today that we're looking forward to. At 10 am this morning join Miss Chamoni at the Clark Memorial Library for a virtual story hour for kids. Head over to clarklib.org to register and receive your invite. The Groton Public library is hosting an opportunity for you or your loved ones to get tech support in their virtual Book-a-tech event. Having trouble setting up an email account, downloading e-books, or using your smartphone or tablet? Book a Zoom or phone appointment with our technology librarian and receive one-on-one help with all of your technology related questions. Reserve your spot at the library's website, or by emailing email@example.com to set up an appointment. Looking for a new role? We're here to help. Today's Job posting comes from the The Wine Store in Westerly. They're looking for a part-time cashier. Experience and a high school degree are preferred. Pay starts at $12.00 per hour and must be great with customers. If you'd like to learn more or apply, you can do so by using the link in our episode description. https://www.indeed.com/l-Westerly,-RI-jobs.html?advn=2763303157644200&vjk=d249143ca2a13f8d Today we're remembering the life of Bartolo Matise of Brass Ring Rd passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Born in West New York, NJ, he was the son of the late Bartolomeo and Giovanna Matise. After serving in the Korean War, Bartolo became the owner of B&B Market in Leonia, NJ where he worked for over 40 years employing many relatives and friends. He will be missed by his three children, his sister and grandson as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Thank you for taking a moment today to remember and celebrate Bartolo's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This month on The 95.9 Company Break we talk to Roger Williams Park Zoo Executive Director Jeremy Goodman! They discuss the zoo and everything going on there now along with the new Asian Lantern Spectacular. Roger Williams Park Zoo strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. They contribute significantly to the conservation of our earth’s animals, plants and other natural resources by challenging themselves and their audience to act as responsible environmental stewards. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence. For more information please visit www.rwpzoo.org
Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) has an overall higher level of visibility and credibility with business leaders than it has ever had before. In this Gartner ThinkCast episode, Roger Williams, VP Analyst, joins ThinkCast Host Kasey Panetta to discuss the new position I&O leaders are in today, how they forge ahead and the importance of infrastructure- led Innovation. Related Links Gartner’s Top Insights for IT Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference
Ariel talks with Lee Haven Jones and Roger Williams, creators of The Feast, a new Welsh-language horror film that had its premiere at SXSW 2021. It's a story rooted in lore and legend, with a deeply embedded message about what we owe to the land from which we come.Support the show (https://lovethepodcast.com/omnibusride)
Congressman Roger Williams joined the WBAP Morning News to discuss the issues at the border, and the lack of effort from the White House to fix it. He also had a lot to say about baseball, and how politics are playing a part where they shouldn't be. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Here we explore the Native American influence on the founding of the United States and how putting our country back together in full integrity requires us to remember and respect the living roots of our nation. Parry states that the ultimate reason he is interested in politics is so that we can get to more kindness, compassion, and respect for Mother Earth. Glenn Aparicio Parry, Ph.D. is an educator, international speaker, entrepreneur, and visionary whose life-long passion is to re-form thinking and education into a coherent, cohesive whole. He's the founder and past president of the SEED Institute, and is currently the president of the think tank The Circle for Original Thinking. Parry organized and participated in the groundbreaking Language of Spirit Conferences from 1999 - 2011 that brought together Indigenous Native Elders and Western scientists in dialogue. This series of conferences was moderated by Leroy Little Bear. Parry is an avid outdoorsman and makes his home in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, NM, with his wife, dog, and cat. He is the author of Original Thinking: A Radical ReVisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature (North Atlantic Books 2015) and Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again (Select Books 2020)Interview Date: 2/19/2021 Tags: Glenn Aparicio Parry, Paula Gunn Allen, sacred, genocide, Pilgrims, Plymonth Rock, Haudenosaunee, The Peacemaker, Roger Williams, Benjamin Franklin, Chief Canasatego, caucus, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Matilda Gage, Women’s movement, suffragists, Vandana Shiva, Turtle Island Renaissance, Leroy Little Bear, reconstruction, Van Jones, John McCain, Ramana Maharshi, Know-Nothing Party, Social Change/Politics, History, Indigenous Wisdom
You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that America's first Baptist church was founded by Roger Williams in Providence in 1638—and it's still there today? Even still, 54% of the state identifies as being Catholic which makes it the most Catholic state in the US. Now, for our feature story: Film lovers will soon be able to sit comfortably in one of the United Theatre's three state-of-the-art movie houses and enjoy first-run art-house movies every day of the year. "Three hundred and sixty-five days a year," said a smiling Lisa Utman Randall, the theater's executive director one afternoon last week as she led a group of people on a tour of the building, which is near completion and on track to open in June. "It's going to be amazing." Amazing is certainly one way to describe the $12 million renovation of the Canal Street property, which includes not only the original United Theatre — which opened as a Vaudeville theater in January 1926 — but the adjacent former Montgomery Ward building. From the beginning of the renovation, which started when The Westerly Land Trust purchased the theater as part of the Urban Program in the winter of 2006, plans have called to develop the property into somewhat of a "mini Lincoln Center" for the region. And now, as opening day inches closer, and The United Theatre makes plans to officially open its doors as the region's premier arts complex, the breadth, depth and scope of the project is there for all to see. While no official opening date has been set, there are a number of films and live events planned for the summer, Utman Randall said, and an upcoming events calendar will be published next month. "It's just so exciting to be at this point," Utman Randall said as she led the group from the back-door entrance — where she envisions a sculpture pad where local artists and "artists from afar" can share works — through the downstairs area where the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School will be located with its soundproof classrooms, past the elevator, and up the stairs to the main entrance, pausing here and there to point out the green room, the concession area, the art house cinema and finally to main stage. "There's lots of red," she said with a flourish, motioning toward a brightly crimson-colored wall behind her. "It's all very theatrical ... very dramatic." The main section — the black box theater area — also includes the 100-plus-seat balcony, which can turn into its own cinema with a series of curtains and a drop-down screen. Utman Randall said much of the space has been left "intentionally flexible" so people or organizations renting space inside the theater can design it to their liking. As she walked from the main entrance to the restaurant — which runs alongside the theater, in a space once occupied by the Twisted Vine — Utman Randall stopped at a small glassed-in storefront area facing Canal Street. "This is the Public's Radio space," she said. "They'll broadcast live from here." Utman Randall, who has been giving small, COVID-19-appropriate tours of the space, said the fact that the United's opening will occur during a pandemic, makes it all the more remarkable, exciting and experimental. "A lot has changed in the world of the performing arts during COVID," she said. "It's a changing landscape." Lisa Konicki, president of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, summed up many residents' hopes… “The theater will also be a destination one that will draw from neighboring communities and allow visitors to discover our charming and thriving downtown business district." Remember to check out www.westerlysun.com for the latest news, education, and COVID updates. Are you interested in a new opportunity? You're in luck! Today's Job posting comes from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. They're looking for a full-time fiscal clerk. Bookkeeping experience is preferred. Pay starts at $21.00 per hour. If you're interested and think you'd be a good fit for the role you can apply using the link in our episode description. https://www.indeed.com/l-Westerly,-RI-jobs.html?vjk=c833267992db5c1a Today we're remembering the life of Susannah Cox Tiley Latham. She Graduated from Pratt High School, became a Member of ST. John Episcopal, and attended and the University of Connecticut before leaving to marry Waldo Charles Latham Jr. of Lyme. While in Lyme she was a Teachers Aid at Lyme Elementary School and worked as a Salesman for Fuller Brush Company. She was on the Building Committee for Lyme Congregational Church and a Cub Scout Den Mother. In 1963 she designed & built a new house on a private horse farm on Blood Street in Lyme. In 1973 she moved to East Lyme and worked for Storybook Stables Inc. eventually becoming their Corporate Secretary. In 1987, she moved to Westerly RI to work for United Builder Supply Co. Inc and Later became a Board Member and Director for Crestview Village Condo Association. She is survived by two sons, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Thank you for taking the time today to remember and celebrate Susannah's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Congressman Roger Williams joined the WBAP Morning News, and says that the crisis at the border is the "worst we've ever seen". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) explains the Save Our Stages Act, which was signed into law by President Trump, but the Small Business Administration still has yet to make the funds available to the music industry.
03/04/21 - Dan Interviews West Virginia Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, Rep. for Texas's 25th District, Roger Williams, Founder of 'Truth In Energy and Climate', Frank Lasee, Dog Mom & Hero, Jennie Tatum, Dallas, Texas Salon Owner, Shelly Luther & Former Administrator for the EPA, Andrew Wheeler
Natasha Espada, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C is the founder and Principal of STUDIO ENÉE Architects. She has over 25 years of design and construction expertise in both renovation and new construction for institutional, civic, and commercial clients. Natasha served as the 2020 President of the Boston Society for Architecture. Her platform focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice in the profession, as well as working to make Boston a Design City by bringing art and design to all neighborhoods in Boston. She has been a speaker on Equity and Practice at the AIA Grassroots Conference in Washington, D.C., AIA Connecticut’s Equity Summit, and AIA New Hampshire’s The Future of Practice Conference. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University and has been a design critic and lecturer at Harvard GSD, MIT, Yale, Wentworth, Roger Williams, and the BAC. Since 2012, she has served on the Committee for Green Communities and the board of the Permanent Public Building Committee in Needham, MA. Natasha is a graduate of University of Florida and holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia with a certificate in American Urbanism. In this episode you’ll hear: When Natasha decided she was ready to start her own firm The prep that went into it before she made the jump The biggest challenge of starting the practice On forming a new, collaborating type of design practice Her goals for the firm, and what the ideal size is Natasha’s experience as an adjunct professor The idea of code switching and feeling like you need to hide your true self at work When Natasha realized she could be herself Advice for emerging professionals who feel like they still have to mask themselves at work Natasha’s work as the 2020 President of BSA, and what she plans to do next -- LEARN more at www.designvoicepodcast.com FOLLOW the show on Instagram @designvoicepodcast EMAIL us at firstname.lastname@example.org
03/02/21 - Dan Interviews W/ Former Acting U.S Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, 'DC Draino' & Political Activist, Rogan O'Handley, Goya Owner, Robert Unanue, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Rep. Roger Williams, Rep. Mike Johnson, Rep. Greg Steube, Rep. Darrell Issa & Rep. Madison Cawthorn
You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about news, the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Did you know that The earliest documented use of the name "Rhode Island" was in 1637 by Roger Williams? The name was officially applied to the island in 1644 with these words: "Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island." Now, we turn our feature story…. The Recreation Department says it's time to get a move on. With that advice in mind, the department has organized a March Move-A-Thon. The March 7 event will include both outdoor and indoor activities at the Bradford School. Planned activities include jump rope challenges, basketball skills sessions, pickleball, ping pong and open gym time. Relays on eight ergometer rowing machines the department acquired recently are also scheduled. A $31,000 Take It Outside Grant from the state, which the department applied for in January, will be used to help pay for the event, the rowing machines and other equipment, including a few 10-foot-by-20-foot tents. Julia Beasley, interim director of the Recreation Department and former olympic rower, told us that "We've been encouraging people to stay outdoors despite the winter. It's safer to be outside during COVID," "Hopefully the ergometers will allow people to feel what it's like to row, and then hopefully in the summer they will have a chance to get out on the water," she said. The grant is also being used to purchase seven kayak racks that the department plans to deploy at shoreline access points throughout the town including the town beach parking lots on the Winnapuag Pond side of Atlantic Avenue. "I've been trying to promote access to the water and more public use of facilities to allow for recreation along shores of ponds, rivers and Westerly's beaches," The March Move-A-Thon is scheduled for March 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $10 per person or $20 per family. The event is for all ages. Registration and face masks are required. To register, go to westerlyrec.com. Those who bring a canned food item for those in need will qualify for a prize. The Recreation Department can be reached at email@example.com or 401-322-0110. To read the latest on this story and for more ideas to get moving, head over to westerleysun.com. There are a lot of businesses in our community that are hiring right now, so we're excited to tell you about some new job listings. Today's Job posting comes from the Ocean House in Westerly. They're looking for a floor sommelier. Ideally, you have experience and a sommelier certification and are great with people, and can be an ambassador for the club's standards. Pay is up $11.50-$30.00 per hour with tips. If you're interested and think you'd be a good fit for the role you can apply using the link in our episode description. https://www.indeed.com/l-Westerly,-RI-jobs.html?advn=9173240314393757&vjk=f736966246302b21 Today we're remembering the life of Cleo Julia Carsten of Charlestown. She married her husband, John, in 1969 at Saint Joseph's Church in Richmond. She loved being Grammie to her 4 grandchildren, traveling with her family, especially to Disney World, and was known to bake and gift amazing cookie trays every Christmas. Cleo was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will always be remembered for her kind spirit, strength and bravery in life, and her amazing dedication to her friends and family. Thank you for taking a moment today to remember and celebrate Cleo's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about news, the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Did you know that Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano explored the Rhode Island coast line in 1524? That was 112 years before Roger Williams arrived. If you feel inclined, you can still visit Verrazzano's family home in Tuscany. Now, we turn our feature story A pelican that got blown off course and was rescued in chilly Connecticut has been flown to Florida, where he is recovering from pneumonia and frostbite. The brown pelican, nicknamed Arvy, was rescued from the icy Connecticut River on Jan. 27. The bird, whose species is not typically seen in the Northeast, was taken to a bird rehabilitation facility in Killingworth, Connecticut, suffering from severe hypothermia. Christine Cummings, president of A Place Called Hope, told TV station WTNH: 'when Arvy first arrived, this poor bird couldn't even stand, couldn't lift his head,”. Cummings cared for the wayward bird nearly around the clock for about a week, feeding him fluids and food every three hours. The shorebird consumed some 4 pounds of fish daily with its 11-inch bill. Then on Thursday, volunteer pilots flew Arvy to his new home at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, Florida, where he will continue recuperating until he is well enough to be released into the wild. Stephanie Franczak, the sanctuary's hospital director said that “Arvy looks good!” “His frostbite is minimal, but he has some wicked pneumonia from the cold. We will be providing fluid therapy, nebulizing treatments and supportive care while he is with us." His rescuers believe Arvy was blown north from Virginia Beach during a storm at sea. Carolina Young, spokesperson for the Florida sanctuary provided her assessment: “He is a Southern bird, he is not supposed to be north of the Carolinas and Virginia,” “I'm sure he was in shock when he was in that river.” To read the latest on this story and to see pictures of Arvy, head over to westerleysun.com. There are a lot of businesses in our community that are hiring right now, so we're excited to tell you about some new job listings. Today's Job posting comes from the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly. They're looking for fine dining servers. Ideally, you have experience, are great with people, and can adhere to the Weekapaug Inn's Forbes five star standards. Pay is up $11.50-$20.00 per hour. If you're interested and think you'd be a good fit for the role you can apply using the link in our episode description. https://www.indeed.com/l-Westerly,-RI-jobs.html?advn=9173240314393757&vjk=da2b53289ff3e59d Today we're remembering the life of Giemma M. Bauerle, 104, of Westerly. She was George's beloved wife for 57 years. Born here, Giemma was a lifelong resident of Westerly, a faithful communicant of St. Pius X Catholic Church and a member of the Calabrese Women's Auxiliary. Giemma was devoted to her faith and her family and also a wonderful cook and homemaker. As her husband always said she was ""the best little wife in the world"". The family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses, friends, and religious personnel who attended to her care. Thank you for taking a moment today to remember and celebrate Giemma's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The year was 1677. We remember Ludovick Muggleton. The reading is "If Birds that neither Sow nor reap" by Roger Williams. — FULL TRANSCRIPTS available: https://www.1517.org/podcasts/the-christian-history-almanac GIVE BACK: Support the work of 1517 today CONTACT: CHA@1517.org SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Overcast Google Play FOLLOW US: Facebook Twitter Audio production by Christopher Gillespie (gillespie.media).
Social Justice Lessons from Roger Williams by Dr. Lisa VanHoose Keynote Presentation at the Northeast Regional Virtual Annual Conference Michelle Collie is CEO of Performance Physical Therapy and APTA President of Rhode Island introduces keynote speaker Lisa VanHoose. During the conference, Michelle will be speaking on the “Telehealth Panel: The Role of Telehealth in the Future of Our Profession.” Lisa VanHoose is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She speaks on “Social Injustice Lessons We Learn from Roger Williams.” She focuses on the “Five Principles of Social Injustice” by Roger Williams AccessEquityDiversity ParticipationHuman Rights Mic Drop “If you know better, do better.” – Lisa VanHoose
Social Justice Lessons from Roger Williams by Dr. Lisa VanHoose Keynote Presentation at the Northeast Regional Virtual Annual Conference Michelle Collie is CEO of Performance Physical Therapy and APTA President of Rhode Island introduces keynote speaker Lisa VanHoose. During the conference, Michelle will be speaking on the “Telehealth Panel: The Role of Telehealth in the Future of Our Profession.” Lisa VanHoose is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She speaks on “Social Injustice Lessons We Learn from Roger Williams.” She focuses on the “Five Principles of Social Injustice” by Roger Williams * Access* Equity* Diversity * Participation* Human Rights Mic Drop “If you know better, do better.” – Lisa VanHoose
The boys are back! After a two-week break for the holidays, the boys welcome Cam Francis to the show. He's joined by a former guest of the show, South Carolina's own, Ben Smith. Cam explains what it is like playing club hockey in the Northeast at Roger Williams.
What does the Puritan founder of both the state of Rhode Island and the Baptist Church have to say about modern evangelicals? Roger Williams had certain ideas that didn't fit into 17th century England or its American colonies. Freedom of conscience, separation of church and crown, fair treatment of indigenous peoples, and supporting the rights of women were all a tough sell in the 1600s. But sell he did, and though Roger Williams is far from a household name in 2020, some of his ideas still reverberate through our country and our world. In this episode, Jim Underdown speaks to Roger Williams' 12th great-granddaughter, Becky Garrison, about her book, Roger Williams's Little Book of Virtues. They speak about and his legacy, dive into his beliefs and their context in the 1600s, and how much of Williams' legacy impacts us today.