Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Lively Experiment, week of January 23, 2015



Panel
Dyana Koelsch – moderator
Tony Affigne - Political Science Professor, Providence College
Jim Hummel - Lead Investigator, The Hummel Report
Scott Mackay - Political Reporter, RIPR
Rep. Joe McNamara - Chair, RI Democratic Party

Topics
Local Issues:
  • Gist departing for new opportunity 
  • Raimondo’s department head choices
    National Issues:
    • Obama’s State of the Union
    • “Deflategate”
    A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Fridays at 7 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 P.M. on WSBE Learn (36.2), and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

    WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36 / 7776.

    WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; in Rhode Island on Cox 808; Verizon FiOS 478; Full Channel 89; and in Massachusetts on Comcast 294 or 312.

    Can't get to the TV? Watch the episode online anytime and anywhere on our YouTube channel. Episodes of A Lively Experiment are generally available to watch on the next business day. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and YouTube will notify you when a new episode is uploaded.

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    Out of Prison and Back to Life - The Blessing Way


    A Way Back

    More than a third of the men and women released from prison in Rhode Island return to the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) within a year - nearly half within three years - often because they have no support system when they get out. 

    This month, Jim Hummel takes a look at a decade-old program, run by a non-profit organization, that has reduced the recidivism rate of its participants dramatically, laying the groundwork for employment and sobriety.

    The Blessing Way may be seen on Rhode Island PBS on the following dates and times this next week:


    Rhode Island PBS
    Fri 1/23 at 2:16 am
    Fri 1/23 at 11:22 pm
    Sat 1/24 at 6:45 pm
    Sat 1/24 at 11:45 pm
    Sun 1/25 at 2:18 am
    Mon 1/26 at 2:16 am
    Mon 1/26 at 12:23 pm
    Tue 1/27 at 12:21 pm


    For more information about this segment and to see other Rhode Island Spotlight segments, visit the Rhode Island Spotlight Web site.  

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    A Lively Experiment, week of January 16, 2015



    Panel
    Dyana Koelsch – moderator
    Philip Eil -  Freelance writer and contributor to 630WPRO.com
    Scott Mackay - Political Reporter, RIPR
    Kate Nagle - News Editor, GoLocal.com
    Wendy Schiller - Political Science Professor, Brown University

    Topics
    Local Issues:
    • Mattielo’s tax cut plan
    • Keeping the Paw Sox
    • Pension deal before a jury trial?

    National Issues:
    • Potential clout of RI Congressional delegation in GOP Congress
    • Obama’s State of the Union – help or hinder Gina Raimondo’s national profile?
    • GOP Presidential race shaping up early
    • Obama, Biden absent from Paris Solidarity March



    A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Fridays at 7 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 P.M. on WSBE Learn (36.2), and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

    WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36 / 7776.

    WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; in Rhode Island on Cox 808; Verizon FiOS 478; Full Channel 89; and in Massachusetts on Comcast 294 or 312.

    Can't get to the TV? Watch the episode online anytime and anywhere on our YouTube channel. Episodes of A Lively Experiment are generally available to watch on the next business day. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and YouTube will notify you when a new episode is uploaded.

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    Why Should Your Town be "Our Town"?


    After the warm and friendly reception for its first Our Town film project with residents and friends of Glocester, Rhode Island PBS now launches a search for the next Our Town location.

    Our Town is a community project where neighbors become filmmakers to tell the stories of Our Town. Rhode Island PBS invites residents to nominate their town by January 31. The town with the highest number of nominations will be the next location for filming in March.

    “Everyone has something they love about their town - and they are happy to talk about it, given the chance,” said David Piccerelli, president of Rhode Island PBS. “Our Town taps into that town pride, giving people the opportunity to tell those stories now on television and preserve the stories for future generations to enjoy.”

    The Our Town series shares with viewers the local legends, historical happenings, and backyard secrets of Rhode Island towns and villages – those untold or uncelebrated stories that capture the essence of the town. Using a simple online survey form, town residents are especially urged to participate, but one need not be a resident of the particular town - just have a great town story to tell. The nomination form is also available as a PDF to download, complete, and mail-in. Even without the official form, nominations will be accepted by email or regular post if accompanied by an essay that answers in 100 words or less, “Why should your town be Our Town?”

    Deadline for submission of nominations is January 31. The winning town will be announced on February 16. Entries are available online at www.ripbs.org

    For information about the Rhode Island PBS Our Town project, visit www.ripbs.org/ourtown.