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Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online

Rhody Radio is a podcast that brings you voices from your neighbors around the state. Discover local writers, artists, experts, scholars, musicians, and performers from across the Ocean State, and enjoy lectures, stories, and conversations selected for you by Rhode Island librarians.

Rhody Radio: Rhode Island Library Radio Online began in order to fill the gap in continued learning and social connection that libraries provide during a time when library doors are closed. Now and in the future we seek to provide wider access to library programs, lectures, reader's advisory and library staff insights to our patrons near and far.

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Rhody Radio is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and support from the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services.

Below is a selection of Rhody Radio Episodes by Barrington Public Library. To find more episodes from other Rhode Island libraries, visit


In this episode we are headed outside to set up a StoryWalk® at Sowams Woods, a property managed by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. We will also hear from a few board members of the Trust to learn a bit about what they do to conserve open space in town.

Listen and learn more by reading our Show Notes and find reading recommendations about the natural world by our guests.


Elizabeth Rush Author Interview for RARI 2020

In August 2020 we interviewed Elizabeth Rush about her book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore which was selected for the 2020 Reading Across Rhode Island book for a one state one read.

Listen and learn more by reading our Show Notes and find Elizabeth's reading recommendations and ways to get involved with climate activism.

Rising as read by Elizabeth Rush - The Password

Elizabeth reads about her journeys to Jacobs Point in Rhode Island where she learns about the tupelo trees that are dying due to saltwater inundation.

On the Power of Poetry: A Conversation with Prof. Kara Provost

Kara shares with us the many ways that poetry is used to process difficult emotions, pain, times of uncertainty and of course—joy! She shares two haiku she wrote while teaching a socially distant haiku writing workshop for the library on Zoom.

Listen and learn more by reading our Show Notes and find all of Kara Provost's recommended poets and poetry resources.

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