Celebrating 150 years of the Providence Police Department with the return of the WaterFire Ballroom and lighting up the night with National Grid.
Bronwyn and Barnaby are joined by Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements, Marisa Albanese from National Grid, and band leader Roger Ceresi from Roger Ceresi’s All Starz! The WaterFire Providence lighting on August 9th, sponsored by National Grid, was special for two reasons: first was celebrating the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Providence Police Department and second it marked the return of the WaterFire Ballroom for the first time since 2012.
Fire Spinner Spogga Hash & Behind the scenes with Paul “PK” Kochanek
Fire spinner, musician, and great friend of WaterFire Providence Spogga Hash was in the studio. Bronwyn and Barnaby we also joined by WaterFire Providence’s Director of Operations Paul “PK” Kochanek as he took listeners behind the scenes of all of the planning that goes into each WaterFire event. Join hosts Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Barnaby Evans for a lively discussion on special events coming up for our August lightings on the 9th and 23rd.
A WaterFire Lighting for
RI Defeats Hep C
With guests Dr. Lynn E. Taylor MB from RI Defeats Hep C and from Festival Ballet Providence: Mihailo Djuric, Artist Director and Dylan Giles, Marketing Director. Get more information about Festival Ballet’s The C Project performance.
Stories about Fidelity’s Origami Cranes and Master Musician Sidy Maïga
Host Bronwyn Dannenfelser was joined by co-host Barnaby Evans and they has the opportunity to speake with WaterFire Providence board member and VP Public Affairs at Fidelity Investments, John Muggeridge. John discussed WaterFire Providence’s and Fidelity’s tradition of folding origami cranes.
Mimes, Dogs, Theatre and WaterFire
Episode 2 – Communication With and Without Words – With guests: Michael Grando, WaterFire’s Phantom Boatman; Massachusetts State Trooper Christopher Cascia; and Brian Mertes, director of A Lie of the Mind at Trinity Rep.
From the Gaspee Incident to Excellence in Business and Hospitality
Episode 1 – RI Leads with Innovation – With Guests: Dr. Mark Higgins, dean of the URI College of Business, Derek Brazeau, Private Dining Manager at Ruth’s Chris Steak House; and John McNiff & John Concannon, Gaspee Project Great Debate reenactors.
Tune in to the WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show on WPRV AM790 Thursdays, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
This weekly program is hosted by Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art installation, its local and national community partners, collaborators and artists.
The show also explores art as business and highlights many of the other creative initiatives and events taking place in Providence and Rhode Island. Listeners also get a sneak peak of events to come each week before WaterFire Providence’s full lightings.