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Woonsocket Spotlight: Studio Rhode Woonsocket Visits Mayor Baldelli-Hunt's Office

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Woonsocket, RI --- On Friday, September 15, the team from the Studio Rhode Woonsocket project made a trip to city hall to ask Woonsocket Mayor, Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, about her life living in Woonsocket.

During the interview Baldelli-Hunt spoke about her early roots growing up in the city, about the challenges she saw in Woonsocket, and ways that she could help make it a better place. 

“Woonsocket is a very special place,” said Baldelli-Hunt. ”It’s an urban community, but it has a flair of suburban living. The city has all the bones to be an extraordinary, phenomenal place.” 

Baldelli-Hunt added, “You almost need to change the mind-set of the people who live in the community. There’s so much here, and it’s like the bud of a flower, and you’re waiting for it to bloom, but you need people to recognize that it’s a rose, it’s not the thorns. It’s sort of like having faith in the underdog, and I always like the underdog, because I always think the underdog has great drive, great potential. That’…

Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Migna L.

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This video was captured on July 31, 2017, at Pace Organization of Rhode Island. Migna L. responded to the following three questions, with Tammy (from Pinpoint Rhode Island) serving as an English to Spanish interpreter: 

1) What is your favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket? 
2) What do you like about living in Woonsocket or what do you find challenging? 
3) What would you to today to change Woonsocket?

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to…

Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Emily L.

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This video was captured on July 7, 2017, at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library. Emily L. responded to the following three questions: 1) What is your favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket? 2) What do you like about living in Woonsocket or what do you find challenging? 3) What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to convert a study room into a sound-proof creation studio, and $40,000 from the Carne…

Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Dave R.

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This video was captured on August 2, 2017 at the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Festival. Dave R. takes a moment to talk about the how the Harris Library is the cornerstone of the City of Woonsocket.

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to convert a study room into a sound-proof creation studio, and $40,000 from the Carnegie Corporation. 

For more information, or if you are interested in participating in the "My Woonsocket Life" ora…

Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Alex I.

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This video was captured on August 1, 2017 at the Woonsocket Police National Night Out. Alex responded to the following three questions: 1) Tell us your favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket? 2) What do you like about living in Woonsocket or what do you find challenging? 3) What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to convert a study room into a sound-proof creation studio, and $40,000 from the Carn…

Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Meka H.

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This video was captured on August 2, 2017 at the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Festival. Meka H. responded to the following three questions: 1) Tell us your favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket? 2) What do you like about living in Woonsocket or what do you find challenging? 3) What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to convert a study room into a sound-proof creation studio, and $40,000 from …

Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Mel G.

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This video was captured on June 21, 2017 at the St. John Romanian Macedonian American Festival. Mel responded to the following three questions: 1) Tell us your favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket? 2) What do you like about living in Woonsocket or what do you find challenging? 3) What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to convert a study room into a sound-proof creation studio, and $40,000 from …

Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Ken D.

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This video was captured on July 21, 2017 at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library. Ken D responded to the following three questions: 1) Tell us your favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket? 2) What do you like about living in Woonsocket or what do you find challenging? 3) What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to convert a study room into a sound-proof creation studio, and $40,000 from the Carnegie …