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Does the photograph endure?

Action Speaks, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues November 7 with a look at the power of the image.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 02, 2012
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Facial recognition software and other badass privacy intrusions

Action Speaks, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall season — "Private Rights and Public Fights" — on October 31 with a look at our surveillance society. The event, free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 pm.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 26, 2012

The strike that changed America

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at AS220, wraps up its fall program with a look back at Ronald Reagan's firing of striking air traffic controllers in 1981 — a watershed moment for organized labor.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 21, 2011
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Looking back on An American Family

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall series with a look back at An American Family , a documentary that chronicled the lives of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 14, 2011
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Our games, ourselves

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall program with a look at the rise of video games.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 07, 2011
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The birth of conservative talk radio

Providence cultural center AS220 is kicking off its latest season of "Action Speaks!" roundtable discussions. The theme for this fall's chats: "What's Eating Us?," a look at the patterns of consumption that precipitated the economic crash — and may help
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 01, 2010


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Can we fix our broken suburbs?

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, wraps up its fall run with a look at the American adventure in suburbia.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 23, 2009
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Co-dependent? The US and China

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall run with a conversation about the increasingly dependent relationship between the United States and China.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 16, 2009
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Are progressives winning on the Web?

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall run with a chat about the state of community organizing.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 09, 2009

Has Obama learned from Clinton’s mistakes on health-care?

Action Speaks!, the always-enlightening panel discussion series at the Providence art space AS220, is back at it with weekly chats through the end of October.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 02, 2009
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Warming up to a green revolution

President Obama's push for a green revolution has inevitably drawn comparisons to President Kennedy's famous call, 48 years ago, for a moon landing.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 15, 2009


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Is the American Dream a nightmare?

Action Speaks!, AS220's panel discussion series, continues with a topic near and dear to us here in little Rhody — failure.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 01, 2009
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The shovel-ready lessons of the New Deal

Action Speaks!, AS220's always-engaging panel discussion series, is back. "So soon?" you ask. Why, yes.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 24, 2009