Providence

A 1795 logbook from the slave ship called the Mary is on display at Georgetown University Library.

A slave ship’s logbook from 1795 reveals harrowing details of the middle passage

The logbook, recently discovered in a California closet, now has a new home at Georgetown University where it is being preserved by scholars and digitized.

A slave ship’s logbook from 1795 reveals harrowing details of the middle passage
A government official talks to Mexican deportees

Fearing detention, undocumented immigrants seek ways to appoint guardians for their children

Fearing detention, undocumented immigrants seek ways to appoint guardians for their children
Bats have a specialized thin skin that allows their wings to change when a muscle is activated with every beat cycle of the wings.

Researchers explore the fascinating biomechanics and neuroscience of bats

Researchers explore the fascinating biomechanics and neuroscience of bats
Reuben Koroma, a founding member of the band Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, at his temporary home in Providence, Rhode Island.

A band of Sierra Leonean war refugees is trapped outside their country — again

A band of Sierra Leonean war refugees is trapped outside their country — again

Listener Challenge: Odes to Idols

Listener Challenge: Odes to Idols
The World

Rhode Island's unique political landscape this midterm season

Today, we take a deeper look at Rhode Island's political landscape in the run-up to the midterm elections. We talk to Buddy Cianci, former mayor of Providence and current host of WPRO's talk radio program The Buddy Cianci Show.

Rhode Island's unique political landscape this midterm season
The World

Rhode Island Considers a Name Change

Rhode Island is considering changing its name from ?The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations? to simply ?The State of Rhode Island.? The Takeaway talks to Buddy Cianci, radio host with WPRO and former Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Considers a Name Change