Saluting RI Educators & Engaging Visitors

A Salute to Rhode Island Educators, Engaging RI visitors with the PWCVB, and the 2014 Land Trust Alliance Rally.

Our first guest on the show is Deborah Gist, the RI Commissioner of Education. On September 27th WaterFire Providence will be presenting our annual Salute to Rhode Island Educators, this event is presented in coordination with the Rhode Island Department of Education. The Salute to Educators will feature the Innovation in Education: A Showcase of Success in RI, on the Washington Street Bridge, highlighting local educational institutions and programs that are producing positive outcomes for students of all levels through innovation and leadership.

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Celebrating Chinese culture at WaterFire

A Celebration of Chinese culture at WaterFire and Supporting the arts through preservation.

Our guest the first portion of the show was Dr. Hong Yang, Bryant University’s vice president for international affairs and director of Bryant’s U.S.-China and Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute will be presenting a showcase of Chinese culture at the WaterFire lighting on September 27th, 2014.

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Clear Currents Rewind & The Benefits of Supporting WaterFire

WaterFire’s up and down relationship with the tides and Eric Tayler from Bottles Fine Wine chats about the benefits of supporting WaterFire.

Our guest the first portion of the show will be David Dobrzynski who was the river leader at our August 23rd Clear Currents: Paddle WaterFire event. David will discussing the success of the event and talking the importance of activating Providence’s rivers for recreational and artistic use.

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Making WaterFire & Making Pretend

The WaterFire Providence Volunteer Experience & Making Pretend with Ten31 Productions

Barnaby and Bronwyn will be joined in the studio by Eric Auger and Joe Pari, the creative duo behind the masks at Ten31 Productions. Ten31’s gargoyles and other lively characters have been enthralling crowds at WaterFire for many years and even claim to have been born at WaterFire. Eric and Joe will be discussing the creative process behind their mysterious creations and highlighting their upcoming event, MYSTERIUM The Eternal Masquerade, being held on October 31st at the Providence Public Library.

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Celebrating Providence’s waterways and heating up Providence’s nightlife.

Today’s show will highlight two important parts of WaterFire Providence’s mission, bringing life back to Providence’s rivers and presenting local artists and performers at our events.

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WaterFire Providence: Changing Lives

Our theme today is Changing Lives and we are pleased to have three guests who have been doing just that, and who have been partners with us at WaterFire.  All of our guests are involved in exemplary programs to change the lives of young people in innovative and important ways…

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The return of the WaterFire Ballroom

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.

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Spogga Hash & Paul “PK” Kochanek

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.

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C is for Cure

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.

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150 Years of Providence Police History and Celebrating French Culture in RI

Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Barnaby Evans spoke with Providence Police Chief, Hugh T. Clements and Bob Burke, owner of the Pot au Feu restaurant and creator of the Providence Independence Trail.

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