In this week’s edition of the WBRU Brief, Bradley Silverman takes a close look at the debate surrounding socialism as a viable economic system as opposed to capitalism.
In this week’s edition of The Brief, Ethan Hammerman takes a look at the progress that gay organizations have made recently in the arena of sport advocacy, with a special focus on the You Can Play Project, a new initiative that has garnered supported from a swath of significant hockey players.
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In this edition of WBRU’s Brief, Emily Jones looks at the deep-seated rivalry between French and Spanish fans, the firestorm that a French parodic comedy skit has caused, and how this tension manifests itself both in Europe and right at home in New England.
In this edition of WBRU’s Pulse, Kat Thornton sat down with one of Viola Davis’ old professors at Rhode Island College on the eve of the Oscars, and talked to him about the Central Falls native’s rise to stardom.
Rhode Island voters don’t get much of a say in presidential primary season: by the time the state votes in April the nominee is often all but chosen, and the smallest state doesn’t have many delegates up for grabs. But tomorrow nearby New Hampshire will hold its always-influential first primary – so some Rhode Islanders make their voices heard [...]
It’s not hard to find someone who will tell you that many high school students in Massachusetts are not ready for college. But how hard is it to actually fix the problem? WBRU’s Eric Johnson finds out.
WBRU’s Carolyn Maiorana takes a look at the health care bill that passed in the State Senate last week. Many are speaking out about what the bill means for women’s health services in the state.
In this week’s Brief, WBRU’s Jake Maxon reports on a group of protesters in Providence’s West End who were demonstrating against the foreclosure auction of a local woman’s home last Friday, March 1st.
Photo by Jake Maxon
With over 200 applications from around the world, IBM had many cities to choose for its smarter cities grant. But Providence is one of 24 cities that won a grant for being innovative. IBM will lend its expertise and work closely with prominent members of the city and state’s public and private sectors to use [...]
The last two weeks have been hard on Rhode Island administrators, with two independent reports indicating that the State has been in bad shape economically in 2010. The Milken Institute’s State Science and Technology Index saw Rhode Island fall 12 places in the rankings, from number 10 in 2008 to number 22 in 2010. This [...]