National Grid | The Wilbury Theatre Group

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn was joined this week by our friends at National Grid, WaterFire season sponsors and underwriters of the radio show! Matthew Ray and David Graves will share National Grid’s tips for energy efficiency as the summer temperatures rise.

Our next guest was Josh Short, founding Artistic Director of The Wilbury Theatre Group, who will give us an inside look at the 3rd annual Providence Fringe Festival (FringePVD), coming up next week, which will fill various venues throughout our city with innovative performances!

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Shakespeare at WaterFire | Building for the Future at the WaterFire Arts Center

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Andrew Doig.

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On this show we were joined by Tyler Dobrowsky, Associate Artistic Director of Trinity Repertory Company and Saul Ramos of Rhode Island Latino Arts. Tyler and Saul will tell us about a new program, Shakespeare en el Verano (Shakespeare in the Summer). Their bilingual production of Romeo and Juliet, which premiered at WaterFire on July 9th, will return to WaterFire’s basin stage on July 23rd to conclude its free tour in Providence.

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July 9th, 2016 Full WaterFire Lighting

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Barnaby Evans.

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Bronwyn and Barnaby Evans, Artistic Director of WaterFire, will give us a inside look into some of the special events at the upcoming fire on July 9th! Clear Currents will light up the river with illuminated koi fish mounted to canoes and kayaks, and the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honor), France’s highest civil and military decoration, will be conferred upon Rhode Island WWII Veteran, Mr. Ernest Frank Corvese. Bronwyn and Barnaby will be joined on the air by special guest Rose Weaver, who will be singing at the event on Saturday after returning from a tour in Paris. Our next guest, Bob Burke, will give us some insight into the fascinating tradition of champagne sabering. Finally, we’ll hear from Willa van Nostrand of Little Bitte Cocktails, whose creations you can enjoy at WaterFire’s beer garden!

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The Cianci Educational Foundation | Cox Business

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Today we’ll be joined by Rick Simone from the Cianci Educational Foundation, which just awarded WaterFire a generous sponsorship!

The private foundation represents the merger of the Vincent A. Cianci Scholarship Fund and the Vincent A. Cianci Library and Research Center, said Cianci’s nephew Dr. Brad Turchetta.

[T]he foundation will award 14 scholarships of $1000 each to entering college freshmen; and sponsorships to eight organizations, for a total of $48,500…

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Purple Cat Winery | Honest Tea | Lifetime Medical

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Pat Paolino Cruz.

Today’s show will be co-hosted by local event producer Pat Paolino Cruz. We will be recapping last weekend’s lighting and bringing you up to date on the many wonderful things to do around town this weekend, including the unique and family friendly celebration at the Purple Cat Winery taking place July 1st through the 4th.

We are happy to be joined by James Varrichio of Honest Tea. You might have seen their booth at this last weekend. We’ll get to learn all about their National Honesty Index program and see if we improved on Providence’s last place ranking.

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At Honest Tea we’ve always been curious to see if the rest of the country feels as strongly about honesty as we do, so we developed a social experiment to find out if people would pay for their beverages on the honor system if no one appeared to be watching.

The results might surprise you…

We will also be speaking with Lou Paolino from Lifetime Medical, sponsor of WaterFire and the WaterFire Ignites RI radio show about the company, their current active recruitment and some of the challenges that the changes in healthcare legislation have had on their business over the last couple of years.

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CVS Health Charity Classic

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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On this week’s show Bronwyn will be joined by two remarkable women who are doing great philanthropy work in Southern New England. Our first guest is Jennifer Leigh, the director of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy at CVS Health. Jennifer will be sharing details of all of the upcoming activities for CVS Health Charity Classic and the charitable work that goes along with it.

Bronwyn’s next guest is Jen Andruzzi, the executive director of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Founded by former New England Patriots offensive guard Joe Andruzzi and his wife Jen in 2008, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation grew out of Joe’s own successful battle with cancer and the couple’s ongoing work with young cancer patients. They are one of the benefactors of the Charity Classic.

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WaterFire Providence’s New Director of Philanthropy | Rhode Island PrideFest

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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On today’s show Bronwyn will be joined by Nicole Purcell, WaterFire Providence’s new director of philanthropy. Nicole is an art lover, a sculptor working out of a studio at the Steel Yard, and has recently taken up the sport of Boxing.

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Starting off the show will be Arthur Richter, a member of Rhode Islands gay community. Arthur is the founder of Network, the first gay men’s organization in Rhode Island and the Triangle Foundation. Arthur will sharing his perspective on the RI PrideFest and Illuminated Night Night Parade festivities that are coming up on June 18th.

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PVDFest and Olneyville’s Ovie Awards Highlight the Best Providence Has to Offer

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Today we will be speaking with Stephanie Fortunato from the city of Providence about PVDFest 2016 which kicks off this evening and goes through Sunday. The City of Providence will be bustling with musical performances, art exhibits and many fun cultural happenings.

We will also be speaking with Tina Shepard of ONE Neighborhood Builders and Pilar McCloud from A Sweet Creation Youth Organization, Chair Providence Branch Youth Work Committee and Chair NEAC Youth Work Committee about the upcoming event, on Saturday June 11th, when ONE neighborhood Builders will host its first ever Olneyville Ovie Awards – Olneyville’s Version of the Oscars! The goal of this red carpet, dress to impress event is to honor, recognize, and pay tribute to some of the businesses, organizations, residents, and community stakeholders that make Olneyville such a special place! Get tickets here.

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Citizen’s Police Academy | Rites and Reason Theatre | The New Skyline at Waterplace

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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On this week’s show will be talking about the upcoming first full lighting of the season and we’ll be joined by a great WaterFire Providence partner, The Chief of the Providence Police Department,  Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. We will be chatting about the City of Providence’s Citizen’s Police Academy and it’s first class of recruits who will be graduating this evening. Our host Bronwyn Dannenfelser will be sharing her experience as a member of this year’s graduating class.

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Celebrating 20 years at The Met High School

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Barnaby Evans.

On this week’s show we’re talking with Dennis Littky the co-found and co-director at the The Met High School. They are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year will a full day of activities on Saturday May 21st. The festivities kick-off 11:00 a.m. with a bike fest, carnival, live musical performances by Met Students, basketball tournament, activities, food trucks, a job fair, and more. Capping of the celebration will be a special Basin lighting of WaterFire featuring music performances and 150 torch Ring of Fire ceremony in the Basin of Waterplace Park starting at 6:30 p.m.

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