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‘Indigenous intelligence ... goes back thousands of years’: Listening to ancient Native voices in modern times

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, producer Gary Glassman and director Daniel Golding talk about “Language is Life,” an Rhode Island PBS episode about the value of Native American languages.


From Johnston to Hollywood: R.I.’s Aria Mia Loberti stars in Netflix’s ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

On the R.I. Report podcast, Loberti explains why she auditioned with no acting experience, and shares the childhood ordeal that compels her to advocate for the blind community.


Podcast: A big win for Gabe Amo, mixed results for local bond issues

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe’s Steph Machado and Jim Hummel of “A Lively Experiment” on R.I. PBS, analyze the results of Tuesday’s special elections and local ballot questions.


Amid mental health crisis, R.I. program helps youth turn the corner

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Rev. Lauri Smalls talks about the pandemic’s toll and calls for more state funding for residential programs that keep youth in Rhode Island.


Podcast: Folk singer Chance Emerson on building his music career in New England

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, folk-rock singer and songwriter Chance Emerson talks about Providence’s music scene, his latest album, and juggling fame and college.


R.I. congressional candidates weigh in on Israel, the economy, guns, and abortion

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Republican Gerry Leonard Jr. and Democrat Gabe Amo also address whether former president Donald Trump violated the peaceful transfer of power.


Ruth Simmons recounts her journey from daughter of sharecroppers to trailblazing Ivy League president

On the Rhode Island Report, the former Brown University president talks about the importance of teachers, the US Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action, and legacy admissions to college.


Kathrine Switzer helped spark a revolution in women’s running: ‘If you want to lift a woman up, show her how to run’

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Kathrine Switzer recounts becoming first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon, and coach Bob Rothenberg looks ahead to Sunday’s Women’s Classic 5K in Providence.

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No clues, no suspects, no trace. But thanks to a retired police investigator, an unsolved Cranston case won’t be forgotten.

A retired investigator who specializes in missing persons cases is captivated by the disappearance of a teenage boy more than 70 years ago. She worked to bring him home — and revived his memory. 2 hours ago


4 pop-up restaurants worth checking out in Rhode Island in December 2023

A ticketed dinner serving small plates, a bar takeover from a Boston sake expert, smash burgers, and more. 2 hours ago


Mr. Amo goes to Washington (and Smithfield)

Rhode Island’s newest US Representative has faced a number of hurdles during his first weeks in Congress, from funding amendments to explaining how to pronounce his last name.

College students shot in Vermont are high-achieving leaders and proud advocates for Palestinian cause, former teacher says

The teacher described the three students as introspective, charismatic, sarcastic, and a bit nerdy. “These boys are stewards in the community,” she said.


Brown drops charges against 20 students arrested after sit-in over war in Gaza

Less than a day before their arraignment, Brown University announced Monday night that it was dropping trespassing charges against the 20 students arrested on campus earlier this month after they held a sit-in and refused to leave.

Family of student wounded in Vermont says he may never be able to walk again

One of the three young men of Palestiniancq descent wounded in a shooting in Burlington, Vt., may never be able to walk again after being shot in the spine, his family said.


A new job for Rhode Island’s newest senator

Jake Bissaillon, who won a special election to represent Senate District 1 in Providence, will become CEO of Justice Assistance.


A few standout restaurants and food businesses in R.I. giving back

Beyond Giving Tuesday, chefs and owners are finding new ways to pay it forward.