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Today is World Ocean Day and there's no better place to celebrate our wonderful waters than right here in the Ocean Stat...
06/08/2024

Today is World Ocean Day and there's no better place to celebrate our wonderful waters than right here in the Ocean State! 🌊

Rhode Island PBS covers many stories regarding our famous coastlines, swipe to see some of our staff picks for our favorite ocean stories:

🐋 Wind, Whales, and AI: https://youtu.be/6zQS5lF_07M?si=VM3vxuw84PRwLyRz

🧂 Sea Salt, See Salt: https://youtu.be/gmp0NuqHM44?si=g9VVvANwK-Y4wO4C

🦈 Shark Trackers: https://youtu.be/5-qVyjNQQck?si=WkldcHyXXWtwOI7B

🏄🏼‍♂️ One Last Wave: https://youtu.be/W0rqeHGKKuE?si=-fAGS1OX3wxIhYSY

🐙 Spy in the Ocean: https://watch.ripbs.org/show/nature/collections/spy-in-the-ocean/

06/07/2024

It's been 40 years since Rhode Island held a constitutional convention. The topic still sparks controversy today, but is it time for the Ocean State to hold one again?

A Lively Experiment's Jim Hummel, WPRI 12's Raymond Baccari, Jr., University of Rhode Island's Emily Lynch, and WatchDog RI's Ken Block discuss this and more. Watch here: https://youtu.be/mHglzR5EPd8

Dressed as colorful, tartan-clad warriors in what is known as Highland dress, the image of the Scotsman is instantly rec...
06/07/2024

Dressed as colorful, tartan-clad warriors in what is known as Highland dress, the image of the Scotsman is instantly recognizable, often depicted in films, paintings, songs, and poems. But what are the origins and the real history of the Highlands of Scotland? Why has the Highlander become the image for the whole of Scotland? And what is the appeal of the Scotsman for many Americans, whether of Scottish descent or not?

Uncover the real stories behind the kilts and bagpipes in the documentary Voices Over the Water. Plus, see featured scenes filmed right here in Rhode Island! Watch the full film today (June 7) at noon on Rhode Island PBS.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Click here to livestream: https://watch.ripbs.org/livestream/

06/06/2024

Thrift shopping is back in style, especially among young, environmentally-conscious Americans. Reporter Isabella Jibilian goes behind the scenes at a textile recycling facility to reveal the harsh truths behind fast fashion and meets with unique individuals looking to make green the new black.

Watch the full Rhode Island PBS Weekly- Green Seekers story now: https://youtu.be/0aOcbYzR62w?si=9C4Uh2tEnNqSEJhz

06/05/2024

Lincoln aka Marshmallow is a “smooshy” sweet boy! He is almost 5 and is a handsome mixed breed. He is super playful, sits like a perfect gentleman for treats, and would love to be your lovable, loyal companion! For more information please visit the Hotel for Homeless Dogs Humane Society website at: www.newenglandhumanesociety.com
Adopt Lincoln/Marshmallow and fill your home with his sweetness!

Can’t get enough of these adorable animals? Check out Rhode Island PBS’ Animal Talk, available to watch on our website and YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3IxwZYd

🩵Please make sure to like, share, & follow so we can find every animal in Rhode Island a forever home! 🩵

Summer's coming! Comment your favorite Rhode Island summer activity below 🏖️ Rhode Island is New England's hit summer sp...
06/04/2024

Summer's coming! Comment your favorite Rhode Island summer activity below 🏖️

Rhode Island is New England's hit summer spot, with gorgeous beaches and great food, what's not to love about RI in the summer? To discover more about the Ocean State visit ripbs.org to watch local stories about this summer oasis ☀️

Watch some of our summer favorites here:

🍻 Hi- Neighbor! The Story of the Narragansett Brewing Company: https://watch.ripbs.org/video/hi-neighbor-the-story-of-the-narragansett-brewing-company-qgexgz/

🏄🏼‍♂️ Wonders on the Waves: https://watch.ripbs.org/video/wonders-on-the-waves-lsdaqf/

⛵️ Second Wind- The Tale of a Sailor: https://watch.ripbs.org/show/second-wind-snoek-refit-onne-van-der-wal/

🐒 Paws for a Minute: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhrMrqYW9MQPk8c4qcsW9_0yc21_vI3Mh&si=_EMGIyK_82LZrWZD

🏛️ Treasures Inside the Museum- The Elms: https://watch.ripbs.org/video/the-elms-the-westerly-armory-museum-lqum2t/

Potbelly pigs are cute...but are they the right pet for you? A local landmark in North Kingstown is home to a potbelly s...
06/03/2024

Potbelly pigs are cute...but are they the right pet for you? A local landmark in North Kingstown is home to a potbelly sanctuary run by two women who have come to the rescue of pet pigs for decades. Discover the hard truths about keeping pigs as pets on this all-new episode of Animal Talk! 🐷

Watch now: https://youtu.be/qMaAKp31Ofo?si=0i2Ntw3xtpiubigo

Did a daring nighttime raid in the waters off Narragansett Bay launch the American Revolution? Pamela Watts has the stor...
06/03/2024

Did a daring nighttime raid in the waters off Narragansett Bay launch the American Revolution? Pamela Watts has the story. Then, Ian Donnis from The Public's Radio 89.3FM covers why financial stability has proved elusive for Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and what’s being done to get them on stronger footing. Finally, on this episode of Weekly Insight, Michelle San Miguel - Reporter and Ted Nesi - WPRI will continue to focus on health care in Rhode Island and the long-awaited appointment of a permanent state health director.

Watch an all-new Rhode Island PBS Weekly episode now: http://watch.ripbs.org/video/rhode-island-pbs-weekly-622024-oatx3q

06/02/2024

The Public's Radio 89.3FM and Rhode Island PBS team up this week to cover a Rhode Island Hospital crisis that is causing statewide concern.

Financial stability has proved elusive for Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. But it’s unclear if returning the hospitals to non-profit ownership will put them on a stronger footing. As Ian Donnis reports, state regulators appear skeptical about a prospective buyer, the ripple effects would be significant if the hospitals were to close.

Watch the full story now: https://youtu.be/GIDWuOGxgEE

Racism is often described as an individual failing, but author Dr. Tricia Rose explains that racism is better understood...
06/02/2024

Racism is often described as an individual failing, but author Dr. Tricia Rose explains that racism is better understood as the result of a system built over generations—and perpetuated by the stories we tell about it today. Rose distinguishes between structures versus systems and the ways discrimination manifests itself in each.

Watch Story in the Public Square now: http://watch.ripbs.org/video/story-in-the-public-square-622024-7ifq3r

05/31/2024

This week on Lively, the local take on the Trump verdicts: what happens next? Weighing in this week are Republican strategist Lisa Pelosi, Bill Bartholomew of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, and Harrison Tuggle of Black Lives Matter RI PAC. Plus, a late snag in the police reform bill over the release of body cam video evidence.

Watch A Lively Experiment now: https://youtu.be/rOOZrlPcD7E

05/29/2024

Peaches and Ginger make a delicious pair! This bonded pair of two-year-old sisters complement each other perfectly! They have always been together and they are affectionately known as “the sisters!” They love to play together, snuggle together, and together they would love to be with you! For more information about how you can meet this beautiful duo please contact the hotel for homeless dogs via their website!

For more information on Peaches & Ginger contact:
🐾 Hotel for Homeless Dogs Humane Society
📲[email protected]

Can’t get enough of these adorable animals? Check out the NEW SEASON of Rhode Island PBS’ Animal Talk, available to watch on our website and YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhrMrqYW9MQMU5S3YyXEEaP0HUfpWBE75&si=VDYCOF-if9nCAkO2

🩵Please make sure to like, share, & follow so we can find every animal in Rhode Island a forever home! 🩵

05/28/2024

Anaridis Rodriguez sits down with Harold Starks and Kate McNamara from My HomeCourt, a nonprofit organization with the mission to engage the community through revitalizing public basketball and city parks facilitated by beautiful contemporary art. Watch the full episode now: https://youtu.be/ooJSCOyEigs

Reel by Rhode Island PBS Intern Nyjaeh Deburgo

A determined pet owner struggled to find a natural way to better the health of her beloved dog, Diego. That journey insp...
05/27/2024

A determined pet owner struggled to find a natural way to better the health of her beloved dog, Diego. That journey inspired her to build a new career as a Pet Nutritionist and herbalist and to share her knowledge with the rest of us.

Watch episode 2 of the new season of Animal Talk now: https://youtu.be/2L1lIL3GaAM

05/27/2024

Happy Memorial Day from Rhode Island PBS! Today we honor all those who have passed away while serving in the United States Armed Forces, your bravery and dedication to this country are greatly admired and appreciated.

Celebrate the memories of our fallen soldiers and tune into this year's PBS National Memorial Day Concert tonight at 9:30 on Rhode Island PBS! 🇺🇸

Click here to live stream: https://watch.ripbs.org/livestream/

Weekly's Pamela Watts goes hiking around the state with former Providence Journal reporter, John Kostrzewa, and talks ab...
05/26/2024

Weekly's Pamela Watts goes hiking around the state with former Providence Journal reporter, John Kostrzewa, and talks about his book "Walking Rhode Island."

Then, we revisit producer Isabella Jibilian’s story about the hidden history of Martha's Vineyard Sign Language.

Finally, we take another look at contributor David Wright’s piece on tagging sharks off the coast of Cape Cod. Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Watch an all-new Rhode Island PBS Weekly now: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhrMrqYW9MQP620D5vNyZIHi9AhvNoh8f

At the height of World War II, American military commanders created a unit dedicated to deception to give Allied forces ...
05/26/2024

At the height of World War II, American military commanders created a unit dedicated to deception to give Allied forces an advantage on the battlefield. The artists, sound technicians, and radio operators of the so-called Ghost Army remained hidden for decades, but filmmaker Rick Beyer is making sure their stories are told.

Watch Story in the Public Square now: https://watch.ripbs.org/video/story-in-the-public-square-5262024-ppamsg/

📷️: Timothy John Smith

05/24/2024

Big decisions loom over Rhode Island lawmakers as they're faced with bills surrounding payday lending, public records, gun legislation, and more. What should their priorities be? What do you think will pass?

Watch an all-new A Lively Experiment with moderator Jim Hummel, former Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, attorney Lou Pulner, and Paige Clausius-Parks from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT now: https://youtu.be/upYtxz-3g18

05/23/2024

Rhode Island PBS Weekly is a Newsmagazine anchored in journalism that searches for truth and examines today's most important regional and local issues. Viewers are introduced to individuals, ideas, and places in Rhode Island and beyond that they won't see anywhere else. Get to Know the show with our co-hosts, Pamela Watts and Michelle San Miguel - Reporter!

Watch Rhode Island PBS Weekly now on ripbs.org or on our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhrMrqYW9MQP620D5vNyZIHi9AhvNoh8f&si=cVHnTunoJIE77D5N

Rhode Island PBS' very own Pamela Watts guest starred on our joint podcast with The Boston Globe, The Rhode Island Repor...
05/23/2024

Rhode Island PBS' very own Pamela Watts guest starred on our joint podcast with The Boston Globe, The Rhode Island Report! Pamela discussed our new Rhode Island PBS Weekly segment, "Eroding History," which uncovers how climate change has greatly impacted some of New England’s famed historical coastal properties. Listen to the Rhode Island Report now: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/new-england/rhode-island/podcast/

Watch Rhode Island PBS Weekly's "Eroding History" here: https://youtu.be/iAp0iOc8Zpk?si=NTbdVcjqatRMYv-A

We're thrilled to announce that Rhode Island PBS, including our partnered productions Maria Lawton of Maria's Portuguese...
05/22/2024

We're thrilled to announce that Rhode Island PBS, including our partnered productions Maria Lawton of Maria's Portuguese Table, Story in the Public Square, and Pollywog Pond, has won a total of 18 Telly Awards! 🏆️

A huge congratulations to our production teams and partners for this exciting achievement. You can watch our award-winning pieces here: https://www.ripbs.org/blogs/bird-wire/tellyawards2024/

05/22/2024

My name is Autumn but I love every season! I’ll be your four-season girl if you’ll be my number one every day! I’m a happy girl, my tail never stops wagging! My heart is filled with love and I want to share it with you! My dream home is one that I have all to myself because I want to be spoiled with all the toys & treats that a girl could ever dream of! I’m a young Lab mixed breed, only a year and a half old so I like to play like a puppy & then snuggle with you!

For more information contact:
🐾 Hotel for Homeless Dogs Humane Society
📲 [email protected]

Can’t get enough of these adorable animals? Check out Rhode Island PBS’ Animal Talk, available to watch on our website and YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3IxwZYd

🩵Please make sure to like, share, & follow so we can find every animal in Rhode Island a forever home! 🩵

Another great day of filming Ocean State Sessions! We had an amazing time working with The Same Thing Project and Rhode ...
05/21/2024

Another great day of filming Ocean State Sessions! We had an amazing time working with The Same Thing Project and Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, Mok Music Mark Cutler. Hearing such a wonderful musical community come together was truly inspiring. We can't wait to share this impactful episode with you this July!

Featured bands: The Same Thing Project
Location: Big Nice Studios
📸 Allison Magnus (Rhode Island PBS)

🎸 To watch previous seasons of Ocean State Sessions, click here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhrMrqYW9MQNVTAIFnANdohs_eo03qh1v&si=aRDAZ1sVZA861qn0

What do you do when the most difficult decision you can make about your pets is also the most loving?  A Rhode Island co...
05/20/2024

What do you do when the most difficult decision you can make about your pets is also the most loving? A Rhode Island couple facing a dire medical crisis must find a new home for their beloved and bonded dogs. In the process, they make two new, human friends!

Watch the first episode of the new season of Animal Talk now: https://youtu.be/CnppFvtAxaA?si=Rq4J3BEZG6KR3Eor

Michelle San Miguel has an in-depth report on what’s behind the rise of parents home-schooling their children in Rhode I...
05/19/2024

Michelle San Miguel has an in-depth report on what’s behind the rise of parents home-schooling their children in Rhode Island. Then, Pamela Watts introduces us to Rhode Island’s new Poet Laureate, Colin Channer. Finally, on this episode of Weekly Insight, Michelle San Miguel and WPRI 12’s politics editor Ted Nesi discuss the state budget and they unpack what a federal investigation exposed about the state’s most vulnerable children.

Watch an all-new Rhode Island PBS Weekly now: http://watch.ripbs.org/video/rhode-island-pbs-weekly-5192024-bdf0yr

Are younger generations less inclined to have children because of the world's unpredictable future? With the growing cli...
05/19/2024

Are younger generations less inclined to have children because of the world's unpredictable future? With the growing climate crisis, author Jade Sasser examines how this shapes our emotions about—and the ways we create—the future.

Watch Story in the Public Square now: http://watch.ripbs.org/video/story-in-the-public-square-5192024-i0q1e8

In response to French Resistance activities in the area and the D-Day landing of June 6, 1944, a German SS (Schutzstaffe...
05/19/2024

In response to French Resistance activities in the area and the D-Day landing of June 6, 1944, a German SS (Schutzstaffel, or "Protection Squads") division arrived in the small French village of Oradour-sur-Glane on June 10, 1944, and massacred 643 innocent civilians. It was one of the worst atrocities of World War II. Four hundred women and children were taken into the village church and murdered. The men were shot. Only seven people managed to escape. Oradour remains a monument to the brutality of war and how civilians paid the price in WWII when the battle passed through their town, city, or village. Narrated by actor Jeff Daniels, VILLAGE OF DEATH: ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE 1944 captures the lasting impact that this atrocity had on the region and the world at large.

📺 Watch the full documentary tonight on Rhode Island PBS at 10:00 pm *only on broadcast*

We are looking for a Video Producer for our Arts & Culture department! If you are highly creative, value collaborative w...
05/16/2024

We are looking for a Video Producer for our Arts & Culture department! If you are highly creative, value collaborative work, and have a background in video production, then this might be the job for you!

The Video Producer will create television, broadcast, digital, and podcast content, coordinate assigned productions, conduct in-depth research, and arrange and conduct interviews. This role requires effective communication with production crews throughout assigned productions, including in the field (electronic field productions). Powerful content creation is a significant part of this role.

If you are interested, apply now here: https://www.ripbs.org/about/careers/

05/16/2024

Tour America with renowned actor, dancer, and singer, Dulé Hill, as he captures diverse artists’ stories, celebrating community, humanity, and the transformative potential of creative expression. Don't miss out on this exciting new PBS documentary, "The Express Way with Dulé Hill," available to stream now on ripbs.org!

Click here to watch now: https://watch.ripbs.org/show/the-express-way-with-dule-hill/

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