Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Lively Experiment tonight 5/28 at 7 and 5/31 at noon



Panel

DAVE LAYMAN – Moderator – Former TV News Anchor
JIM HUMMEL – Investigative Reporter
ARLENE VIOLET – Former R.I. Attorney General
ROBERT WALSH – Executive Director, NEA / RI
DAVID CICILLINE – Mayor, Providence



Topics

PAUL SUTTELL NOMINATED FOR CHIEF JUSTICE R.I. SUPREME COURT

CITY OF PROVIDENCE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE

RUNWAY EXTENSION AT T.F. GREEN AIRPORT

TIME FOR AN INCINERATOR AT THE STATE LANDFILL?

GAY MARRIAGE

SONIA SOTOMAYOR NOMINATED FOR U.S. SUPREME COURT

Mark 20 Years of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito

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Ciao Italia
is television's longest-running cooking show. Ever. In 2009, the show celebrates its 20th continuous year on the air. That's TV history.

Chef Mary Ann Esposito and her crew are back in Rhode Island to tape a new season of shows at the Rhode Island PBS studios in Providence. Mary Ann invites the public nella cucina - into her kitchen – for an up close and personal visit on Sunday, June 7, 2009, from 4 - 5:30 PM. The drop in “meet and greet” will be at WSBE Rhode Island PBS, 50 Park Lane, Providence, RI.

In addition to meeting Mary Ann, guests will tour the studio kitchen – the first new set in 19 years. The kitchen was first unveiled last summer during a great "sneak-peek" party during taping of the 19th season. The new kitchen was made possible by the vision and generosity of four Rhode Island companies: HSI Construction, Kenneth Castellucci and Associates, Douglas Lumber and Home Center, and Ann Huntoon Design. The kitchen made its national debute on TV earlier this spring when the shows taped last summer began airing on PBS stations nationwide.

Touring the set is always a favorite among visitors because they get to see the television magic that is usually hidden behind the scenes - stove powered by propane, not unlike the tanks attached to outdoor gas grills! And water piped in through a garden hose. True! (But think about it - how often would you need running water in a typical television studio anyway?)

Light refreshments – including an anniversary cake courtesy of Scialo Brothers Bakery on Federal Hill – will be served. There is no charge for the drop in meet and greet, but space is limited, and advance registration is required. Please make reservations no later than June 3 by calling 401-222-3636 x0, or online at www.ripbs.org.

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Lively Experiment on Rhode Island PBS May 17









Here is what's up on A Lively Experiment, Sunday, May 17 at noon.

Panel

JIM HAGAN – Moderator
DAVE LAYMAN – Former TV News Anchor
DENISE AIKEN – Former State Rep. / R.I. Legal Services
Rep. ROBERT WATSON – ( R ) East Greenwich


Topics

Legislative Bills:

  • Text Messaging while driving
  • E-Verification
  • The Master Lever
  • Medical Marijuana
Chief Justice Appointment

R.I. Ethics Commission and Legislative Votes

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Boston Red Sox v. NY Yankees on June 9th

It is THE ultimate sports rivalry in this region. Most of you love one team and hate the other, right? Fierce loyalty and bitter battles. Even casual followers of our local baseball team report feeling the pulse race a bit at the mention of Sox versus Yankees.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS snagged 4 field box seats first base side to the June 9th game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. All Occasion Transportation provides a chauffeur-driven luxury SUV ride to and from Fenway.

You could be there with three friends and your rally towels.

Make a $150 pledge donation to WSBE Rhode Island PBS by MAY 21ST and be entered into a random drawing on May 22 for the 4 field box tickets for Tuesday, June 9 at 7 PM.

Even more amazing than a chance for 4 premium Red Sox tickets is that your $150 donation is rewarded in other, guaranteed ways:

  • a one-year membership to Rhode Island PBS, with a member card good for discounts at more than 80 regional merchants and attractions;
  • a 12 month subscription (6 issues) to Yankee magazine (the fun and informative New England lifestyle publication - nothing to do with that NY team by the same name...) ;
  • plus, another gift of your choice - just check the drop down menu on the registration page.
What are you waiting for? You want those ball game tickets! Register here.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS will have tickets to other Boston Red Sox games this season, too. Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Lively Experiment (5/7 at 7 and 5/10 at noon)

Panel

JIM HAGAN – Moderator
JIM HUMMEL – Former TV News Reporter
MAUREEN MOAKLEY – Political Science Dept. – U R I
LOUIS PULNER – Legal Analyst
Rep JOSEPH TRILLO – ( R ) Warwick


Topics

Twin Rivers

Campaign 2010

Is the R.I. Republican Party Conservative?

Municipal Pensions