Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Lively Experiment, week of July 25

Dyana Koelsch – moderator
Scott MacKay – Rhode Island Public Radio political reporter
Maureen Moakley – political science professor, University of Rhode Island
Kate Nagle –
Dave Layman – corporate communications consultant

  • Child Immigration Issue: if feds ask, should Gov. Chafee allow immigrant children to be housed in RI?
  • New Media purchases Providence Journal
  • 2014 Election developments: 
    • Dem gubernatorial candidates start to go negative   
    • Ken Block: DMV highest priority; Fung: no free health care for legislators
  • Mollis hearings: who is a lobbyist? Distinction between a lobbyist and a PR person

A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Fridays at 8:30 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.

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League of Women Voters Candidates Debates

On Thursdays in August, the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island will host a series of 30-minute debates among Democratic primary candidates for Secretary of State, Lieutenant Governor and General Treasurer. The debates will air live from Rhode Island PBS studios beginning at 8 P.M. Format will consist of three to four questions to each candidate posed by a panel of two, plus a 'lightning round' moderated by Margie O'Brien. Due to space considerations, the debates are not open to the public.

Panelists will be Ian Donnis, RI Public Radio; Maureen Moakley, URI political science; Sheila Mullowney, Newport Daily News; Tim Murphy, Providence Journal; Ted Nesi, WPRI; Scott MacKay, RI Public Radio.

August 14, 2014
Guillaume deRamel and Nellie Gorbea

WSBE Rhode Island PBS
Aug. 16 at 12:30 a.m. (half after midnight)

WSBE Learn
Aug. 17 at 9 p.m.
Aug. 18 at 4 a.m.
Aug. 19 at 1 a.m.

August 21, 2014
Frank Caprio and Seth Magaziner

WSBE Rhode Island PBS
Aug. 23 at 12:30 a.m. (half after midnight)

WSBE Learn 
Aug. 24 at 9 p.m.
Aug. 25 at 4 a.m.
Aug. 26 at 1 a.m.

August 28, 2014
Frank Ferri, Daniel McKee, Ralph Mollis

WSBE Rhode Island PBS
Aug. 30 at 12:30 a.m. (half after midnight)

WSBE Learn
Aug. 31 at 9 p.m.
Sept. 1 at 4 a.m.
Sept. 2 at 1 a.m.

Endless Abilities: The Power of Persistence

In the spring of 2012, four best friends drove from Rhode Island across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals with physical disabilities, and lived to tell the story in a feature documentary film.

From rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes, their cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active. They went rock climbing with the blind, played soccer with quadriplegics, and swam with those with muscular dystrophy.

Through their journey, they learned that sports really are the great equalizer, unifying people of all abilities on a level playing field.

Rhode Island PBS is pleased to present the television debut of Endless Abilities on Thursday, August 7 at 9:30 p.m. Be sure to tune in and watch the remarkable story of their adventure to build understanding, bridge worlds, and change lives.

Blood + Food Drive in August - These Needs Never Take a Vacation

 Because these needs never take a vacation! 

Please join us for the

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank Parking Lot
200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI

Rhode Island PBS, the Rhode Island Blood Center, and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank are proud to partner to create this special summertime giving opportunity to enable us all to better serve our communities.

With two ways to give, please come donate a pint of blood and bring a non-perishable food item. And even if you can’t give blood, your food donation is most welcome!

Rhode Island Community Food Bank staff will be on hand to give tours of the Food Bank and gratefully accept canned goods and other non-perishable food to help feed the 63,000 Rhode Islanders who visit various food pantries across the state every month. Your gift of a food item will help the Food Bank reach their Summer Food Drive goal to collect 150,000 pounds of food by August 31.

In 2014, the Rhode Island Blood Center celebrates 35 years of supplying hospitals and patients in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut with lifesaving blood components. Over the past 35 years, much has changed in blood banking and transfusion medicine, but the fundamental concept of volunteer blood donors providing the gift of life for patients in need is as important as ever.

Besides feeling great about your donations on August 27, you’ll also receive organic, fair trade chocolate courtesy of the local Equal Exchange Cooperative.

We appreciate and welcome participation by employees of local establishments in the Cranston Business Park and in the greater Dupont Drive area, and encourage you to promote this event to your patrons. Please contact us for a simple 8.5" x 11" paper poster to display in your business. Thank you!

So give the gifts of life 
give blood give food
because these needs never take a vacation.

The Fine Print:

• Blood donors must be at least 16 years old.
• Parental consent is required for blood donors age 16.
• Minimum weight for donors 17 years and older is 110 lbs.
   Minimum weight for 16 year olds is 130 lbs.
• Photo ID required for ALL blood donors.
• For questions about eligibility or medical requirements, please call Rhode Island Blood
  Center confidential nurse’s line at (401)-453-8307