Events:

  • Paula Poundstone

    Humorist, author and comedian known for her cleverness.

    November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    December 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    December 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    December 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    December 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Michael Bilow

How Sick Is the President?: We don’t know, and that’s disturbing

Donald Trump – the President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief, the leader of the free world – is hospitalized with a life-threatening medical condition. COVID-19 has killed well over 200,000 Americans, with a case-fatality rate over 3% for those exhibiting symptoms. For patients of similar age, weight and sex as the President, a 74-year-old […]

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Trump has COVID-19 and it’s not “karma” at all

Donald Trump, in his capacity as president, has spent now 10 months ignoring expert public health advice, opposing basic safety measures such as wearing protective face coverings and opposing curtailing risky commercial operations such as dine-in restaurants and bars. On April 3, he criticized the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for recommending […]

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Tardy Tests: K-12 testing delay keeps teacher out of work

Natalie Andrus Fleming is a school psychologist based at the Asa Messer Elementary school in Providence. On Wednesday, September 16, the third day after schools partially reopened in Providence, one of two cities in RI that were not approved for full in-person reopening due to high COVID-19 rates, Fleming said she was directed to stop […]

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Math Behind Group Size Limits in the Pandemic

In RI, during the COVID-19 emergency Gov. Gina Raimondo has limited informal social gatherings to no more than 15 people and in-person school classrooms to stable groups of no more than 30 students. Where do these numbers come from? The governor has described them as “judgment calls,” but she is not just arbitrarily picking numbers. […]

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Get a Flu Shot to Prevent a “Twindemic”: Health experts say vaccinations are more important than ever

“Twindemic” is the trendy buzzword for the nightmare scenario in the medical community right now: seasonal influenza rampaging at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic, two respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms – fever, headache, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue – stressing health care resources, especially hospital beds. “Getting vaccinated against the flu is […]

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COVID-19 Is Not Just the Flu

How deadly is COVID-19? How does it compare to seasonal flu? These are difficult and controversial questions. Above all, it should be emphasized that some sub-populations are definitely at much higher risk for bad outcomes if they become infected, such as people with compromised immune systems due to existing underlying illness or simply old age. […]

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#RedAlertRESTART: Lighting Buildings Red on Sep 1 to Save Live Events

The live event scene, decimated for months by the COVID-19 shutdown of the economy, is holding a #RedAlertRESTART event on Tuesday, September 1, from 9pm to midnight, to illuminate the exteriors of publicly visible buildings with red light to draw attention to their desperate economic plight. “The hope is to get as many people involved […]

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Emancipation Day in PVD, Aug 1

Slavery ended throughout the British Empire on “Emancipation Day,” August 1, 1834, when the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. Free Blacks in the United States began celebrating the anniversary as many had personal and community connections with the former slaves of the British West Indies, the Caribbean Islands (including Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, […]

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Providence Plantations: The Real History

“Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” has been the official full name of the state since the colonial era, created by the unification of the original “four towns,” which in order of their dates of founding were Providence (1636), Pocasset/Portsmouth (1638), Newport (1639), and Shawomet/Warwick (1642). In 1643/1644, the towns were combined under their current name […]

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