Providence, Gino Auriemma, Rhode Island discussed on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma
This is Gino Auriemma and this is holding court near to. You're more famous in China than liangelo ball. I mean, and he just became famous you away. We're famous than we were on runs. Undefeated runs, who was I call it? If you don't want to know how do I keep the. Your mom. Hello, I gotta tell you, you know, she's still watches you on TV, but she said that she said, Charles, I like you. I like you a lot and you were so, but then she said, but I love the shack. Yeah. Okay. Welcome. Ladies and gentlemen, sports fans, non sports fans, boxing fans, non boxing fans are in for a little bit of a treat today's guest on holding court with Gino Auriemma this Agena worry. Emma. Today's guest is Mike Stanton professor of journalism and investigative reporting at the university of Connecticut and author of two books. One is called the prince of providence. The rise and fall of buddy CNC America's most notorious mayor, which is New York Times bestseller and his latest book. Unbeaten. Rocky Marciano is fight for perfection in a crooked world, those of you that may or may not know the story. Rocky Marciano, the only undefeated unbeaten heavyweight champion of the world. Forty nine. Oh, great story. Some interesting tidbits. Mike, Scott, a lot of lot of history in the New England area, Connecticut, and working for the Providence Journal in Providence, Rhode Island, hope you like your involvement with because I'm I'm fascinated by your involvement with. Providence, the city of providence. You know, a lot of people may not know, but you know, providence at one time. He's been through a whole lot. You can tell me more than I know. But I think the people in Hartford now, envy providence, you know, they, they don't want to say they don't want to admit to it, but. T- tell me how long you spent their what it was like and the transformation that you saw the city go through during your time living and working there? Well, I have a good perspective on this Gino because I grew up in Lynch law and you know we'd go. My parents would take me into downtown Hartford to g box and go shopping, and you know one of the real vibrant city. And then you know, I went to Syracuse and journalism major in a reporter, and I went to work for the Providence Journal in nineteen eighty six or eight nineteen eighty five sports writer. I covered the big and. You know, it was a theme park for journalists in about five years after my sports writing career started, I got transferred over to the investigative team, and then I went to covering what was really Rhode Island leading sport at the time, which was political corruption. And we also were the center place of the New England mafia and just a very rich interesting, historic city, you know, as a real interesting place in American history, it was founded by Roger Williams on this, you know, tenant of religious freedom when he was cast out of Massachusetts by the puritan and he's found to displace he called divine providence, and that really became model for America developed with in terms of religious freedom. And then the industrial revolution really began in Rhode Island. And if I backtrack, Rhode Island was also a hotbed of the flake trade, you know, leading shipping port providence in Newport, the Brown family that gave Brown University, it's name or a big slave. Traders and then the two brothers done and Moses Brown had had a falling out. Moses wife died and became a Quaker and renounce slavery and actually had got his brother who was a congressman prosecute per continuing to trade and flav. And then he took his money and he poured it into the first factory. Textile Mellon took Rhode Island. So the industrial revolution was born there..