Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America | Leadership Training with Rod Fraser

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.

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Bronwyn will be joined by Wayne Smith, Vietnam Veteran and veterans’ advocate. They’ll be discussing the upcoming November 5th – WaterFire Salute to Veterans, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (http://iava.org/) a nation-wide community of post-9/11 veterans.

Next on we’ll have Rod Fraser, a veteran and leadership coach with 30 years of leadership experience in the United State Navy, city government and private industry. Rod has plenty of stories, but today he’ll be telling us about his upcoming 2-day leadership workshop in Providence on November 14-16, “Improving Your Supervisor and Manager Skills“!

 

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Halloween with Ten31 Productions | ESGR at the WaterFire Salute to Veterans

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.

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Bronwyn will be joined by our dear friends at TEN31 Productions, Joe Pari and Eric Auger, who will tell us all about their incredible new space in Pawtucket, REVEL Factory, and their amazing upcoming interactive theatrical event, Night at the Haunted Museum!

Next up, Ken Capuano, Program Support Specialist for Ri Esgrwill be discussing ESGR’s important work supporting the National Guard National Guard and Reserve, and their involvement in the upcoming November 5th – WaterFire Salute to Veterans!

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Bai Beverages | Children’s Wishes Foundation | WaterFire Salute to Veterans

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.

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Bronwyn will be joined first by Susie Black of Bai. Did you get a free bottle of Bai Supertea at last weekend’s fire?

Next on we’ll have Louie Stravato of the Amazing Race Season 16, and host of the 7th Annual Amazing Wish Race on October 22nd, who will be joined by Mary O’Rourke, Executive Director of Children’s Wishes. The two will tell us all about this amazing organization and the fantastic upcoming event!

Finally we’ll have the Reverend Doctor Richard A. Dannenfelser, Vietnam Veteran, speaking on veterans’ issues and the upcoming November 5th – WaterFire Salute to Veterans. Visit waterfiresalutetoveterans.org to learn more and get involved!

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Flames of Hope | Lifetime Medical | Bai Beverages

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.

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In anticipation of Saturday’s fire and 2016 Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life Weekend with Gloria Gemma, Bronwyn will be joined by Carol Donnelly and Lou Paradise of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, one of the evening’s sponsors.

Next up, Lou Issa of Lifetime Medical, the evening’s second sponsor and underwriting sponsor of the radio show, will be on to tell us about Lifetime’s amazing work.

Finally, Susie Black of Bai will tell us about the exciting new Bai Supertea. Come get a free bottle at the Bai tent on Steeple Street at WaterFire this weekend!

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Bryant University U.S. China Institute and Confucius Institute | WaterFire Salute to RI Educators

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.

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Bronwyn and our very own Betsy Jones will co-host this week. First we’ll speak with Hong Yang, Executive Director of the Bryant University U.S. China Institute and Confucius Institute, one of the co-sponsors of this weekend’s full lighting! Hong will give us an inside look into the amazing work that the Institute is doing, and tell us about the unique programming we can expect at Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire!

Next, we will be joined by  Teacher of the Year, Nikos Giannapoulos! At the lighting on Saturday, Rhode Island Department of Education – RIDE will be recognizing 70 outstanding educators in a ceremony and torch procession, and hosting a “Showcase of Success in Rhode Island” with displays of creative and innovative approaches to education!

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10th Annual Polycystic Kidney Disease Music Festival | Local Brew – Fiddle n Folk Festival

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.

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Bronwyn will be joined by Charlie Lynch, who will tell us all about the 10th Annual Polycystic Kidney Disease Music Festival this Friday and Saturday at the Providence Firefighter’s Memorial Hall! This awesome concert raises awareness and funds for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Next on we’ll have Larson Gunness, co-founder of the Local Brew – Fiddle n Folk Festival (this Saturday at Haines Park in Barrington!) and member of the band Bay Spring Folk.

 

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Rhode Races | Roger Williams in Context | Projo’s Critic’s Choice Food and Drink Festival

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.

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Bronwyn will be joined by Susan Rancourt, one of the co-owners of Rhode Races (Race the Rhode) who will tell us about the very fun Wine Run, coming up on Sunday September 11th! Run through the beautiful Newport Vineyards in Middletown RI (just 3.5 miles!) and finish it off with a wine tasting and BBQ!

Next on we’ll have Nancy Lucia Hoffman, director of “I Won’t Love you If…”, a moving solo performance by Jose Rodriguez, based on his own incredible life story, that will be presented as part of WaterFire’s Roger Williams in Context Arts Program (Free!) on September 4th.

Closing out the show we’re joined by Jeff Beland from the Providence Journal who give us the details of their upcoming Critic’s Choice Food and Drink Festival coming up on September 22nd at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

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Honest Tea | Ten31 Productions | The FireBall

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.

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Bronwyn will give us an update on the September 4th Fire, some of the exciting events coming up around town, and the results of Honest Tea‘s National Honesty Index, which came to Providence at WaterFire on June 18th!

Next on we will have Joe Pari, co-owner and founder of the spectacularTEN31 Productions, who create the breathtaking living statues that you see at every WaterFire event!

Bronwyn will also chat with Nicole Purcell, our Director of Philantrhopy, about FireBall (WaterFire Providence presents: FireBall), WaterFire’s incredible gala, coming up on November 17th and some updates about our new building.

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National Grid at WaterFire | RI Midnight Basketball League

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 speak first with our friends and sponsors, National Grid. Marisa Albanese and Tim Rondeau will chat with us about National Grid’s amazing community initiatives and the exciting installation they have planned for this Saturday’s WaterFire (August 20th – Full Lighting)!

Next on we will have Sean Holley and Allen Williams, coordinators of the RI Midnight Basketball League, telling us about the incredible All-Star Games this weekend at the The Alex and Ani City Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence.

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RI International Film Festival | Spogga : Brother Hash | Clear Currents

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 speak first with Tommy Denucci, acclaimed writer/director/actor (who is also a Rhode Island native!) about the Rhode Island International Film Festival, happening this week, and his new film Almost Mercy available now on Netflix.

Next on, we’ll have Spogga, WaterFire’s iconic fire dancer, who will share his experiences fire spinning at WaterFire as well as creating and performing his original music down in New Orleans!

Finally, Tim Blankenship, our Interactive Media Manager, will tell us about Clear Currents, coming up at the next full lighting on August 20th, when canoeists and kayakers will paddle on the river with beautiful illuminated Japanese koi mounted to their boats.

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