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Alternative Fictions: The Director's Cut

33 EpisodesProduced by Michael FineWebsite

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career as a community organizer and family physician has led him to some of the poorest places in the United States and dangerous, war-ravaged communities in … read more

33 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The Director's Cut S3 E5 The Bull with Ray Rickman

May 8th, 2021

1:46:23

Ray Rickman is co-founder and Executive Director of Stages of Freedom, a nonprofit that teaches swimming to children of color and provides African …

The Director's Cut S3 E4 A Long Way to Fall with Jodie Vinson

May 2nd, 2021

55:22

Jodie Noel Vinson holds an MFA in non-fiction creative writing from Emerson College, where she developed a book about her literary travels. Her …

The Director's Cut S3 E3 The Failure of Family Medicine with Dr. Pablo Rodriguez

April 25th, 2021

1:02:25

Dr. Rodriguez has a BS in Biology from the university of Puerto Rico, Doctor in Medicine from The State University of NY in Buffalo and completed his …

The Director's Cut S3 E2 Anyway with Dr. Mari Dias

April 18th, 2021

57:17

Dr. Mari Dias is a nationally board-certified counselor, holds a Fellow in Thanatology and is certified in both grief counseling and complicated …

The Director's Cut S3 E1 Awaking Horse with Kim McHale-Marion

April 4th, 2021

42:47

Kim is a vocalist with the Nightlife Orchestra, as well as the Kim McHale Band. She is also an avid equestrian both riding and owning horses for most of her life. Kim spent 20-years in healthcare marketing and …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E17 The Deer Stand of The Dead Deer Hunter

February 21st, 2021

34:22

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E16 21 Horses

February 15th, 2021

23:56

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E15 The People United Will Always Be Defeated Part 2

February 8th, 2021

28:47

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E14 The People United Will Always Be Defeated Part 1

January 31st, 2021

32:02

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E13 Amazing Grace

January 24th, 2021

22:26

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E12 Woke

January 17th, 2021

29:10

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E11 The Social Determinants of Health

January 3rd, 2021

19:14

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E10 God's Providence

December 6th, 2020

43:09

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E9 Job Lots

November 29th, 2020

16:32

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E8 Isaiah on Route 6

November 22nd, 2020

10:50

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E7 - Snow

November 15th, 2020

41:07

Two people meet in a lecture.  Have they met before? Do people ever meet?  How much do we know about each other?

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E6 - Cancer

November 8th, 2020

17:11

A Rhode Island musician battles a deadly disease and love lost.

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E5 - From All Men

October 31st, 2020

23:21

The shamesh of a small prayer group in a synagogue struggles to find ten people to pray together. Help comes from unexpected quarters.

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E4 - Nero

October 25th, 2020

26:32

A Liberian internet entrepreneur from North Providence, Rhode Island falls in love, sort of, with a Honduran doctor he meets when she comes to clean his mother’s house.

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E3 - The Prisoner of Ideas

October 18th, 2020

27:31

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E2 - The First Violinist of Lowden Street

October 11th, 2020

35:14

A violin teacher takes a pupil to the next level and finds the love of her life in her own lost dreams.

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for …

Rhode Island Stories S2 E1 - The Death Spiral

October 4th, 2020

22:45

Jack Shady-McCoy is a cop assigned to guard a US senator in the face of rowdy demonstration. Then someone unexpected appears, and help comes from where Shady-McCoy least expects it.

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E10 - The Failure of Family Medicine

August 30th, 2020

36:43

A doctor sees a 36-year-old Hispanic Female with fatigue and abdominal pain – a patient. A young woman falls in love with a married man who tries and …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E9 - Anyway

August 22nd, 2020

24:22

A young Latinx woman from Pawtucket works evenings, sitting with a crotchety old white man.  Then the pandemic hits and she can’t keep working, until …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E8 - Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Infantile Liberalism and the End of Democracy

August 16th, 2020

29:37

They always talk about the victims, those poor people who keep getting screwed.  Like we don’t know that those poor people is us. They always talk about the middle class, like the best anybody wants is average.  They …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E7 - The Dream House

August 9th, 2020

19:49

Winning the lottery can change your life but it always comes with consequences. Some you never expect.

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E6 - Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Please

August 2nd, 2020

34:17

Roland Chesney comes back to New York City after a long absence to march in a general strike, and to meet Deborah, an old girl friend, who he hasn’t …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E5 - A Long Way to Fall

July 26th, 2020

21:08

Cutting trees is hard work. It can test you physically but it can also test your life.

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E4 - Awaking Horse

July 19th, 2020

16:39

A beautiful white horse which promises to fulfill our hopes and dreams.  But then she falls asleep, and can't wake up.

Michael Fine, MD has been an …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E3 - The Bull

July 12th, 2020

38:50

A man loses control of a dangerous bull he raised from a calf, in a time when we have lost control of the forces shaping our politics and common life.

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E2 - When We Were Dead

July 5th, 2020

14:44

They said we were dead.  They said we were just one person.  We are not so sure.

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare …

New Stories from Michael Fine S1 E1 - The Choke Artist

June 28th, 2020

31:24

Two Latino men drive up to the condo of a white man who is down on his luck. The white guy pulls out a gun. A black police sergeant among the many …

TEASER - Alternative Fictions: New Stories from Michael Fine

June 8th, 2020

8:59

Michael Fine, MD has been an advocate for communities, healthcare reform and the care of under-served populations worldwide for 40 years. His career …

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