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OnTheHORN: From the Basement to the Big Time

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OnTheHORN, the Hartford Online Radio Network, began, “with little direction in my basement,” founder Brian Parker says. Parker and a tight-knit group of colleagues felt confident that, given the proper tools, they could cover Connecticut government and business better than their AM talk radio counterparts. “We knew we liked to talk about social, political and [...]

Rhode Island College Professor Pens ‘Pyg,’ the Fictional Memoir of an 18th-Century Swine


For the better part of 20 years, somewhere between theory and practice, Dr. Russell Potter has been unveiling media culture and theory, Victorian literature, the history of Arctic exploration, hip-hop culture, linguistics and literary theory to his Rhode Island College students. He can now add “novelist” to his impressive, if unpredictable, curriculum vitae.  Pyg, Dr. [...]

Filmmaker Michael Jacoby Talks To New England Post About ‘The Undesirable’


Two weeks ago, the official end to the policy known as Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), which banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, was perhaps seen by some gay rights supporters as too little too late. For those supporters, however, it was a victory nonetheless.  Others, specifically the current field of [...]

Fertile Underground Opens Community Grocery on West Side of Providence

Fertile Underground, a new community grocery in Providence’s West Broadway Neighborhood, will hold a “Soft-Boiled Opening Celebration” on Friday, January 6. For some residents of this eternally up-and-coming ‘hood, it seemed as if the ground floor at 1577 Westminster Street would remain unoccupied forever. Across the street from the space’s owner, the West Broadway Neighborhood [...]

Occupy Providence Heads Into Third Month In Burnside Park; No Plans on Shutting Down

Despite a string of frigid nights and talk of massive eviction of their Boston counterparts, members of the Occupy Providence movement say they’re not going anywhere. The mood in Burnside Park Sunday afternoon was tranquil yet festive as DJ Autonomous, armed with a generator, filled Kennedy Plaza with reggae. From her point of view, she [...]

29 Years Later: An In-Depth Look at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This Sunday, November 13, 2011, marks the 29th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Today, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Veterans Day Webcast, which began at 10 a.m., will be raising money to build an Education Center at the Wall. With time, additions and changes to the National Mall in [...]

Big Train Farm Might Be Rhode Island’s Favorite Little CSA


You’d be forgiven for wondering what is going on behind West Providence’s Bell Street Chapel on Friday afternoons between the hours of 3:30 and 7 p.m. Starting November 4th, Friday afternoons are Big Train Farm’s Fall/Early Winter Community Sponsored Agriculture pickup days. Participants in the sold out Fall/Early Winter CSA can look forward to root [...]

Rhode Island-based Family Communication Startup Urges Parents to Trust, Not Track


Robert Sanchez wasn’t an average teenager.  While some of Mr. Sanchez’s Florida classmates were no doubt hatching schemes that allowed them to communicate less with their families, Mr. Sanchez figured that the more he checked in, the more freedom his parents might grant him. Taking the pain and frustration out of logistical exchanges between parents [...]

Federal Vs. State Marijuana Laws: The Battle Over Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Rhode Island

According to a new Gallup survey, 50 percent of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana.  In Rhode Island, even though medical marijuana is legal, Governor Lincoln Chafee recently said that the state wouldn’t be licensing medical marijuana dispensaries, also known as “compassion centers.” Governor Chafee, who says he supports medical marijuana, has said that [...]

Occupy Providence Activists Brave the Elements In First Week of Demonstration

It was business as usual in downtown Providence this week, with one notable twist: a village of tents, tarps and makeshift shelters throughout Burnside Park.  The park, which flanks Kennedy Plaza, was named for Ambrose Burnside, a Civil War general from Rhode Island. Strolling through Kennedy Plaza as the Peter Pan and city buses come [...]

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