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.


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!


Episode Segments:

Part 1



Part 2



Part 3



Episode 73 – Broadcast: September 22nd, 2016 | Featured image: Chinese Dragon Performance on the Waterplace Basin Stage. Photograph by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

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