Rhody Radio Podcasts

    Rhody Radio is a podcast produced by library staff and their communities. It captures conversations, lectures, and performances with many talented Rhode Islanders all in a format as welcoming as libraries themselves, available 24/7 wherever you find your podcasts. Listed below are the Rhody Radio episodes produced and/or created by Coventry Public Library staff. 

     

    RI4All: Puppets and Politics

    Air date: 8/30/2022

    In this episode, Lauren Walker from the Rhody Radio crew and Coventry Public Library speaks with Tammy Brown and Emily Boucher of the Womxn Project about its RI4All video series, which aims to educate Rhode Islanders about the importance of civic engagement.

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    Rhody Recommends: LIVE from the Greene Library Farmers Market

    Air date: 8/12/2022

    Rhody Recommends brings you a short segment on our off weeks where we tell you what we’re reading, watching, and listening to. Everything you hear about in this segment is available at your local library, or freely available online. In this episode, we went to the Greene Library Farmers Market to find out what Greene is reading!

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    Rhody Recommends: Alternative Religions

    Air date: 7/29/2022

    Rhody Recommends brings you a short segment on our off weeks where we tell you what we’re reading, watching, and listening to. Everything you hear about in this segment is available at your local library, or freely available online. In this episode Debra Young, Circulation Manager at the Coventry Public Library, shares her recommendations for titles about Alternative Religions.

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    How To Talk About Slavery with Ray Rickman

    Air date: 7/19/2022

    In this episode, we hear from Ray Rickman, co-founder and Executive Director of Stages of Freedom, a nonprofit that teaches swimming to children of color and provides African American cultural programs to thousands of Rhode Islanders of all races. Rickman provides an introduction to the topic of slavery in Rhode Island and the problematic idea that slavery was a southern problem.

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    Queer StoRIes Oral History Project

    Air date: 6/21/2022

    In this episode, Lauren Walker from the Rhody Radio crew and Coventry Public Library speaks with Kate Wells, Curator of Rhode Island Collections at Providence Public Library, and Dr. Virginia Thomas, Assistant Professor of Art & Art History and Women & Gender Studies at Providence College, about an oral history project called, “Queer StoRIes”- a project of the Rhode Island LGBTQ+ Community Archive, which is housed at Providence Public Library. Kate and Virginia talk about the project, why it’s important, and how more Rhode Islanders can get involved.

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    Rhody Eats Ice Cream

    Air date: 6/7/2022

    Rhody Eats is a segment in which we rank the most popular foods in Rhode Island. In this episode, we rank the top 5 places to get ice cream in Rhode Island.

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    Rhody Recommends: Agatha Christie - The Queen of Mystery

    Air date: 6/3/2022

    Rhody Recommends brings you a short segment on our off weeks where we tell you what we’re reading, watching, and listening to. Everything you hear about in this segment is available at your local library, or freely available online. This episode is all about the Queen of Mystery - Agatha Christie. 

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    Rhody Recommends: Women in Hollywood

    Air date: 4/22/2022

    Rhody Recommends brings you a short segment on our off weeks where we tell you what we’re reading, watching, and listening to. Everything you hear about in this segment is available at your local library, or freely available online. This episode shares recommendations about women in Hollywood.

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    Indulging in the 6th Annual Poutine Indulgence

    Air date: 3/29/2022

    Lauren Walker, Assistant Director of the Coventry Public Library and self-proclaimed Official Poutine Correspondent for Rhody Radio, sits down with Anne Conway, Director of the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, to discuss their annual Francophonie celebration and the 6th Annual Poutine Indulgence. Then, Lauren indulges and reviews all 7 poutine contestants.

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    Rhody Recommends: Sweden

    Air date: 2/25/2022

    Rhody Recommends brings you a short segment on our off weeks where we tell you what we’re reading, watching, and listening to. Everything you hear about in this segment is available at your local library, or freely available online. This episode features Swedish recommendations!

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    Are You Afraid of the Stacks?

    Air date: 10/26/2021

    Lauren Walker, Assistant Director at the Coventry Public Library, hosts this spooky episode featuring ghost stories from librarians across Rhode Island. Hear stories from Celeste Dyer, Director of the Cumberland Public Library; Natalie Coolen, Children’s Librarian at George Hail Free Library; Mary Anne Quinn, Reference Librarian at Warwick Public Library; and Stefanie Blankenship, Director of the North Providence Union Free Public Library. These librarians share eerie first-hand accounts of paranormal investigations, ghostly figures, and empty elevators moving on their own.

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    Celebrating One Year of Rhody Radio!

    Air date: 9/7/2021

    Rhody Radio, RI's first collaborative state-wide library podcast project, began in a time when libraries were closed to the public due to a worldwide pandemic, and has since become a long-term programming outlet for libraries. Through fifty-seven episodes and twice as many meetings, the creative team has been meeting via Zoom to plan and program each episode. Now, a year later, Rhody Radio meets in person for the first time, recording live at Barrington Public Library! Host Lauren Walker (Assistant Director at Coventry Public Library) chats with the rest of the team - Nicolette Baffoni (Library Development Manager and LSTA Coordinator at the RI Office of Library and Information Services), Dave Bartos (Coordinator of Adult Services at Cranston Public Library), Jessica D'Avanza (Community Engagement Librarian at Barrington Public Library), and Emily Goodman (Community Outreach Coordinator at North Kingstown Free Library) - about their experience creating a weekly library podcast and their goals for the future of this program.

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    On the Road with the Coventry Mobile Library

    Air date: 8/3/2021

    Lauren Walker, assistant director at the Coventry Public Library discusses the library’s new grant-funded summer Mobile Library program and shares an overview of bookmobile history. Lauren chats with Library Director, Megan Weeden and Bookmobile Intern, Aliyah Harris about the goals of the Mobile Library and how the program is going so far. 

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    Fake News: Why It Matters and How To Spot It

    Air date: 11/3/2020

    Kiki Butler, Head of Adult Services and Lauren  Walker, Assistant Director at the Coventry Public Library sat down to discuss the issue of fake news, why it’s important, and how to tell whether or not a source is reliable.  

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