Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Lively Experiment: Year in Review (Best & Worst of 2010) and Predictions for 2011





A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Thursdays at 7 PM, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 PM on WSBE Learn (36.2) and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1).

This week's show is the annual year-in-review and predictions program. Panelists will share their thoughts on last year's biggest news stories, the year's winners and losers, and the best and worst in politics. The panel will also look ahead with their predictions for 2011 and the people to watch in the coming year...


Panel
Jim Hagan – moderator
Ian Donnis – political reporter, WRNI public radio
Jim Hummel – executive director, The Hummel Report
Bernard Jackvony – attorney, former Lieutenant Governor and former chair of the R.I. Republican Party
Maureen Moakley – URI political science professor

Topics
  • Top Local Story of 2010
  • Top National Story of 2010
  • Biggest Winner (2010)
  • Biggest Loser (2010)
  • Best Political Moment (2010)
  • Worst Political Moment (2010)
  • Only in Rhode Island Moment (2010)
  • People to Watch in 2011
  • Predictions for 2011
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WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; Full Channel 109; ComCast 294.

Viewers with high definition (HD) capability can receive WSBE Rhode Island PBS HD programming over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 708, Verizon 508, ComCast 819.

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 afternoon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and YouTube will notify you when a new episode is uploaded.

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Lively Experiment on WSBE Rhode Island PBS on Thu., 12/23 at 7 P.M. (Sun., 12/26 at noon)


A Lively Experiment airs on Thursdays at 7 P.M. on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1), with re-broadcast on Saturdays at 7 P.M. on WSBE Learn (digital 36.2) and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS. Here's this week's panel and the topics:

Panel
Jim Hummel – moderator
Maureen Moakley – URI political science professor
Joseph Paolino – former mayor of Providence and former U.S. ambassador to Malta
Robert Weygand – URI vice president; former Lieutenant Governor and former U.S. Congressman
Bernard Jackvony – attorney, former Lieutenant Governor and former R.I. Republican Party chair

Topics
Governor-elect Chafee’s cabinet appointments
Governor Carcieri’s legacy
Expectations of the Taveras administration
Bringing the America’s Cup back to Newport

*NEWS* YouTube now permits videos longer than 15 minutes in duration. That means we can upload the entire episode of "A Lively Experiment" in just one video, rather than breaking up the show into segments. Thanks, YouTube!





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WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; Full Channel 109; ComCast 294.

Viewers with high definition (HD) capability can receive WSBE Rhode Island PBS HD programming over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 708, Verizon 508, ComCast 819.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Our Best Wishes to You

At the end of the day,
lose the stress of
the pushy crowds,
the hectic rush,
the biting cold,
and the frantic search
for that elusive parking spot.

Come home.
Kick off your shoes. Relax.
You provide the need;
we provide the quiet.
For you. For your family.

After the day you had,
you deserve a little pampering.
Where else but here?

Welcome home to
Rhode Island PBS.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Drinking, Driving, Lethal Choices" on WSBE Rhode Island PBS

Just in time for holiday parties and New Year's Eve toasts, WSBE Rhode Island PBS airs Drinking, Driving, Lethal Choices. The subject of the film's title is explored through powerful stories told by family members, victims and offenders, and those who have survived catastrophic crashes with debilitating brain and spinal cord injuries. The film will air on WSBE Rhode Island PBS on Sunday, December 26 at 11:30 P.M. and Wednesday, December 29 at 10:30 P.M.

Drinking, Driving, Lethal Choices is the second in a drunken driving educational series targeting youth by award-winning producer and director Deborah A. Hoch of Seekonk, Massachusetts. Her first documentary, The Impact of Your Choice: Underage Drinking and Reckless Driving, won a New England Emmy award and was honored with four Bronze Telly Awards for outstanding achievement in Film and Video in the categories: Education, Social Issues, Documentary and Education (for academic use). For more information about Drinking, Driving, Lethal Choices, visit www.megastarproductionsinc.com.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS Joins Effort to Harness Grassroots Enthusiasm of 170 Million Americans


WSBE Rhode Island PBS has joined with public television and public radio stations across the country in an unprecedented effort to harness the enthusiasm of the 170 million Americans who watch, listen to or use the services and programming of public media each month.1 The centerpiece of the campaign is a web site – 170MillionAmericans.org – that represents the beginning of a grassroots effort to engage the support and energy of viewers and listeners in local communities in all 50 states.

The 170 Million Americans campaign was founded on the belief that now, more than ever, the country needs a strong public media system as a source of non-partisan news, local cultural programming, and non-commercial educational programs. Public funding ensures that public media will continue to enhance the quality of life of local communities through its offerings of children’s programming, news and public affairs, music and culture, and more.

"Rhode Island PBS is proud to participate in the national 170 Million Americans campaign," said David Piccerelli, WSBE Rhode Island PBS president and chief executive officer. "WSBE has a strong local focus, and a national campaign such as 170 Million Americans gives our viewers a chance to express on a national level their enthusiasm for local public television."

Piccerelli said the station will include on-air and online efforts that urge members, viewers and supporters of public media to visit 170MillionAmericans.org and join the movement. The 170 Million Americans is not a fund raising campaign.

“2011 will be the year when a vigorous debate over the importance of public media will take place,” Piccerelli said. “We’re proud to be a driver in this coordinated grassroots efforts to harness the support and energy of public media supporters in America.”

1 Source: http://170millionamericans.org/numbers

A Lively Experiment 12/16 at 7PM (12/19 at noon) on WSBE Rhode Island PBS



Panel

Jim Hagan – moderator
Denise Aiken – attorney, former (D) state reperesentative 
Representative Joseph Trillo – (R) state representative, Warwick 
Louis Pulner –  attorney 
Jim Hummel – executive director, The Hummel Report

Topics
  • Judge Pfeiffer’s recommendations to fix the Central Falls budget deficit 
  • Rising tensions at Central Falls High School 
  • Should Rhode Island institute a runoff election system?







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A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Thursdays at 7 PM, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 PM on WSBE Learn (36.2) and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1).

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; Full Channel 109; ComCast 294.

Viewers with high definition (HD) capability can receive WSBE Rhode Island PBS HD programming over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 708, Verizon 508, ComCast 819.

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 afternoon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and YouTube will notify you when a new episode is uploaded.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cook Political Report's Jennifer Duffy is on this week's A Lively Experiment, Thu 12/9 at 7


This week's panel on A Lively Experiment includes Jennifer Duffy of the highly regarded Cook Political ReportWendy Schiller, political science professor at Brown University; Maureen Moakley, political science professor at URI; and Scott MacKay, political reporter for WRNI. Jim Hagan will host. Tune in on Thursday, December 9 at 7 P.M. We rebroadcast this episode on Saturday night, December 11 at 7 P.M. on WSBE Learn (36.2) and Sunday December 12 at noon.

The Cook Political Report is a nonpartisan online newsletter that analyzes congressional, gubernatorial and presidential races. It is one of the most respected political handicappers in the business.

The Cook Political Report is "... a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative."
—The New York Times

(This has all the makings of being another great show!)

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 afternoon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and YouTube will notify you when a new episode is uploaded.

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A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Thursdays at 7 PM, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 PM on WSBE Learn (36.2) and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1).

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; Full Channel 109; ComCast 294.

Viewers with high definition (HD) capability can receive WSBE Rhode Island PBS HD programming over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 708, Verizon 508, ComCast 819.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Lively Experiment Line-up for Thu. 12/2 at 7PM (and Sun. 12/5 at noon)



Panel
Jim Hagan – moderator
Maureen Moakley – political science professor, URI
Representative John Loughlin – (R) Tiverton, former congressional candidate
Representative Deborah Ruggiero – (D) Jamestown, Middletown
Dennis Langley – executive director, Urban League of Rhode Island

Topics
  • State Representative John Loughlin’s recent run for Congress
  • The state budget
  • NEA teachers union official charged with impersonating a state representative
  • The agenda for the upcoming General Assembly session
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A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Thursdays at 7 PM, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 PM on WSBE Learn (36.2) and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1).

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; Full Channel 109; ComCast 294.

Viewers with high definition (HD) capability can receive WSBE Rhode Island PBS HD programming over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 708, Verizon 508, ComCast 819.

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 afternoon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and YouTube will notify you when a new episode is uploaded.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

RI Stories: Old House Soul on December 18


This month, even with all the seasonal specials we are airing, we've managed to tuck in one installment of Rhode Island Stories. And if you love old architecture and the importance of preserving our past, you'll love Old House Soul. It airs on Saturday, December 18 at 7 P.M. (rebroadcast at 11 PM Sunday, December 19).

Don Manley and Michel Schtakleff’s documentary, Old House Soul, examines the life and work of Steve Tyson, Sr. (1942-2008), a Rhode Island preservationist whose company has restored and preserved hundreds of historic buildings and houses across Rhode Island, including such Rhode Island landmarks as Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Smith's Castle, the Towers in Narragansett, and several buildings in Rogers Williams Park. The documentary pays tribute to Tyson, his legacy and the tradition of architectural preservation in Rhode Island.

View a raw-footage video clip from the documentary, and learn more about Steve Tyson and the filmmakers at oldhousesoul.org. There's even a video journal of filmmaker Don Manley's own old house move. Fascinating!

Traditional Italian Cooking in the Electronic Age - Ciao Italia's new Web site


Wow! That's all I can say about the new Web site rolled out by Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito.

Looking for a recipe for one of Mary Ann's traditional and authentic Italian dishes? Click the electronic recipe file and browse by category - very easy navigation. Many of the recipes have video in addition to the text recipe.

Missed an episode? Want to see one again? Or maybe you've just discovered Ciao Italia and want to catch up on previous shows? There are 18 - yes, eighteen - seasons of episodes online.

Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito is the longest running cooking show on television. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is proud co-produce the series, and to be the location of Mary Ann's Ciao Italia cucina (kitchen) every summer. Each year for two weeks in June,  the crew rolls in from New Hampshire to tape a new season of shows. I'll tell you, those are the two most aromatic weeks of the year at the station!