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Video: Church, state, mob, food, art, etc.: What I found in Providence

Video: Church, state, mob, food, art, etc.: What I found in Providence

Providence -- the capital of Rhode Island and the star of this video -- could use a little more respect. Part of the problem is its location, an hour south of Boston (which has more culture and more history) and 45 minutes north of Newport (more mansions, more shore). Moreover, for years, Providence was better known as a Mafia stronghold than as a rest-and-relaxation destination. But if you're a first-time visitor like me -- I shot this video in early July -- the city is full of happy surprises and noble history. Its founder, Roger Williams, was an early crusader for the separation of church and state. In the 17th century, this was dangerous stuff, and Williams’ success in...

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