Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Health of the RI's Healthcare System on the next A Lively Experiment (week of July 22 and 24, 2016)



Panel 
Dyana Koelsch – moderator
Sandra Coletta – Chief Operating Officer, Care New England
Elizabeth Roberts – Secretary, Rhode Island Health and Human Services
Dr. Paco Trilla – Chief Medical Officer, Neighborhood Health Plan RI

Topics
  • The Health of Rhode Island Hospitals
o   Possible mergers
o   Closing of obstetrics
o   Assessment of how we are doing
  •            New Health Care Models

o   Cost cutting
o   Patient medical home care
o   Improving the quality of care
  •           Governor Raimondo’s reinvention of Medicaid

o   What is the status of the program?
o   What are the outcomes
o   Has it been successful?
o   What else needs to be done?
  •           Governor Opiate legislation

o   Opioid prescription parameters
o   Hospital requirements to connect patient to treatment
o   What else can be done?
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.

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.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Lively Experiment, week of July 15 and 17, 2016



Panel 
Dyana Koelsch – moderator
Wendy Schiller – Political Science Professor, Brown University
Dave Layman – Corporate Communications Consultant
Pablo Rodriguez – President, Latino Radio
James Vincent – President, Providence NAACP


Topics
  • TBA after taping
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.

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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

doubleFEATURE films for July 15 and 22


In partnership with Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, Rhode Island PBS proudly presents doubleFEATURE, an exceptional opportunity for our viewers to see artistic, original, award-winning short films from a collection of animation, foreign language, documentary, or fiction films each week.

doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and the artists who make them. Each week, in addition to presenting a selection of two or more short films, between the short films, Steve Feinberg, director of the RI Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at RIIFF, interview filmmakers and industry professionals

Main features coming up July 15:

Mia | Wouter Bongaerts, Director | 9 min. Animated Short | Belgium, 2013


Seven-year-old Mia tries to liberate her overworked mother from the clutches of an overpopulated metropolis. In her quest, she unlocks the hidden secrets that make the world turn.


Hostility and Hospitality | Bronte Stahl, Director | 24 min. Documentary Short | USA, 2015

Many residents of Acri, a hill town in Calabria, have sought refuge, opportunity, or just a new perspective in the seaside town of Westerly, RI. Now an influx of desperate African migrants has given Acri a way to pay forward its debts to the world of immigration.


The Showreel | Keir Burrows, Director | 16 min. Narrative Short | United Kingdom, 2014


Nasreen is an immigrant office cleaner, working in London, who dreams of being a screen actor. Lacking the contacts or support to realize her ambitions, she creates extravagant characters for herself to play - zombie hunters, punk rockers, high-powered bankers - and imagines film crews are on every street corner and real people are just extras, and heads off on an action adventure with the most extraordinary results.


Coming July 22:

Bunion | Jessica Sanders* Director | 8 min. Narrative Short, | USA, 2014


The story of a man, his foot, and finding happiness. This short romantic comedy stars Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Michaela Watkins (SNL, Casual) and Avi Rothman.


Even The Walls | **Saman Maydani and Sarah Kuck, Directors | 28 min. Documentary Short | USA, 2014

Even the Walls documents the unique connectedness of a public-housing development on the eve of its destruction. For more than 70 years, Yesler Terrace has been home to thousands of Seattle's low-income residents and international refugees. Conceived as the nation's first racially-integrated, public-housing development, Yesler now stands on the edge of a new social experiment: mixed-income, mixed-use housing. In 2014, the Seattle Housing Authority began selling off pieces of the 30-acre property to being the transition.


The Secret World of Foley | Daniel Jewel, Director | 12 min. Documentary Short | United Kingdom, 2014

The Secret World of Foley takes us on a journey into the little known world of Foley Artists, who bring films to life by adding sound effects in post-production. We follow a multi-award-winning two person team of Foley Artists and watch as they work together to bring to life a film about one morning in the life of a fishing village on the English coast. With their perfectly timed and precisely judged sound effects they transform the film as they interpret every sound detail, using props from their vast props store. This film shines a light on a little known film art form and is a testament to magic and wonder of cinema itself.


About Some of the Featured Filmmakers 
*Jessica Sanders is an Academy Award–nominated, Sundance and Cannes Award–winning director and producer of narrative and documentary films and commercials. Jessica’s commercial career was launched when Steve Jobs handpicked her to direct Apple’s iPad launch campaign.

**Saman Maydani is a filmmaker and creative educator. Her work explores oppression and freedom through the personal narrative, with special focus on the voice and representation of women and other non-dominant cultures. Sarah Kuck is a filmmaker and journalist, with nearly a decade of multimedia storytelling and editing experience. She is greatly interested in the idea of culture and place, global mobility and community. Saman and Sarah met during graduate school and were drawn together to make Even the Walls to explore ideas of home and belonging.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Newport Antiques Show Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Special Appraisal Event


The Newport Antiques Show marks its 10th anniversary this year! Founded in 2007, the Newport Antiques Show is one of the country's leading antiques and decorative arts shows. This year's show will feature exhibit vignettes entitled Curating the Future: Trends in Collecting Today, presented by the Newport Historical Society. 

The 2016 Newport Antiques Show takes place July 22-24 at the St. George's School Ice Rink in Middletown, RI. The show opens with the July 21st Gala Preview Party. As a special attraction this year on Sunday, July 24, the Newport Antiques Show features an antiques appraisal event called, "What's It Worth?" with specialists from Freeman's. A separate admission ticket is required for the appraisal event.

For additional details about the Show, the expertise of the Freeman's specialists and to purchase gala, admission, and appraisal tickets, visit NewportAntiquesShow.com.

Proceeds benefit both the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.
 

Rhode Island PBS is proud to be a media supporter of the 2016 Newport Antiques Show.