Portuguese Heritage | RI Day of Portugal at WaterFire

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

Podcast:

Today Bronwyn will be talking about the WaterFire this weekend dedicated to Portuguese heritage, along with other cultural events.

Bronwyn speaks with Marie Fraley, director of Rhode Island College’s Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, and Lionel Texeira, president of Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in Rhode Island. They discuss the upcoming WaterFire dedicated to Portuguese heritage, and more generally Portuguese history in Rhode Island.

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National Grid and WaterFire | Volunteering at WaterFire

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

 Podcast:

Bronwyn begins this edition by talking about the upcoming full lighting sponsored by National Grid.

Tim Rondo, the media relations specialist at National Grid, is today’s guest. He’ll be speaking to Bronwyn about the company’s involvement with WaterFire, for example the charging stations.

Next is dedicated WaterFire volunteer Jerry Suggs telling us what it’s really like to be a part WaterFire, and exactly what his involvement means to him.

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Providence College 100 | RI National Guard Open House Airshow | The Taste

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

Podcast:

Our first guest today is Ann Manchester-Molak from Providence College talking about the school’s commencement weekend, 100th anniversary and celebrations for these, including a full WaterFire lighting.

Next is Major Christopher Peloso to discuss the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Airshow!

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WaterFire Arts Cener | WaterFire Aerial Performing Artist | Steelyard Artistry

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Nicole Purcell.

Podcast:

First Nicole will be speaking with one of WaterFire’s Development Associates, Allison Costa about topics such as her position in the organization, and the WaterFire Arts Center.

Nicole Raab is up next to discuss her background in aerialist performance, including her involvement with WaterFire

To close today’s program, Steelyard blacksmith and metal artist Curtis Aric will be featured to talk about working as an artist in Providence.

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WaterFire Arts Center Grand Opening | Trinity Repertory Company | PrideFest

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

Podcast:

Today Bronwyn will be joined by Nicole Purcell, WaterFire’s director of Philanthropy, to discuss the grand opening of the WaterFire Art Center.

Then Trinity Rep actor, Joe Wilson Jr., talks about what he’s been up to lately, including his involvement on the board of Pride Fest.

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Providence Recreation Midnight Basketball Team | PVD Fest | LRI’s 3rd Annual Block Party

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

Podcast:

Bronwyn will be joined by WaterFire board member Sean Holley, who will talk with us about the Providence Recreation Midnight Basketball League.

Kathleen Pletcher, Executive Artistic Director of First Works, will share the exciting schedule for this weekend’s PVD Fest.

Last but not least we will welcome Matt Coupe, LRI’s Alumni and Community Engagement Liaison, who will tell us about LRI’s 3rd Annual Block Party.

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Schedule Release | Ten31 | Skyline Restaurant

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

Podcast:

Bronwyn, our host today, will start by briefly discussing the WaterFire schedule release, including dates and sponsors.

The first guests will be Eric Auger and Joe Pari, founders of Ten31 Productions and valued members of the WaterFire community for the past 17 years.

Bronwyn will also speak with Mike Mota, owner of the new Skyline restaurant in Waterplace Park.

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The FireBall | The Extraordinary Rendition Band | TRAC Builders

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Barnaby Evans and Nicole Purcell.

Podcast:

Today, Nicole Purcell and Barnaby Evans will host! We’ll get a recap on last month’s spectacular Fireball and an update on the new WaterFire Arts Center.

Our first guest will be Rachel Elizabeth Driver of TRAC Builders, who was on the Fireball Night Owl Committee.

Michael David Gore, of the Extraordinary Rendition Band, will also be joining us!

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Edible Rhody Magazine | Intracity Geeks | AIA RI Archistar Award

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

Podcast:

Bronwyn will be joined by WaterFire board member John Schenck, who will tell us about this month’s holiday edition of Edible Rhody magazine.

Next on, Claude Arnell Millhouse, founder and Executive Driector of IntraCity Geeks gives us a look back on the amazing Hack(RI) Hackathon, which concluded this weekend, and its key theme, “Revolutionizing RIPTA”.

And have you heard the great news that we received the 2016 AIA Rhode Island Archistar Award for the WaterFire Arts Center? Peter Mello, our Managing Director, will tell us about this special honor.

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Emery’s Catering | Tavolo on Federal Hill | The Providence Rescue Mission

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

Podcast:

Bronwyn will be joined by Elizabeth Silver and Matt Rowey of Emery’s Catering, our incredible season sponsor who has catered the Brazier Society reception all season long! They’ll give us a look at how Emery’s approaches the busy holiday season, as well as give some tips on holiday cooking for all of us.

Next on, Pat Cruz will tell us about Federal Hill’s hottest new restaurant and wine bar, Tavolo, as well as some fun holiday activities to mark on you calendar.

And finally, Sean and Meghan Carew will join us to let us know about how you can help with the good work that is happening at the Providence Rescue Mission this holiday season.

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