Are you looking for something that speaks a little more to your soul than what you’ve been seeing on local television? PBS of Rhode Island is getting set to launch the new talk show Say You Got Soul, which is produced and hosted by Tatia Lopez, a graduate of URI and a freelance writer. The idea for the production was born after a family friend, who had been gone from Providence for some time, returned for a visit and felt that in some aspects the city had been frozen in time. In their eyes the sights of young men loitering the corners and young mothers pushing their babies in strollers were the same as what they had become accustomed to seeing years ago.
The show will cover such topics as health issues, raising children, education, socio-economics and culture. The hope is to empower viewers and provide people of color in Rhode Island a positive source that they can identify with. If you’re looking for something that will provide an evocative ground level view on important issues in the city we call home then this is the show for you. Say You Got Soul will air following the July taping on PBS of Rhode Island and you can tweet Tatia for specific air dates at @LopezTatia. While this will hopefully inspire the very people the creator saw that day, it will educate all of us, so tune in.