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10:48 am
Sat August 27, 2011

Denise Arsenault and Andre Desaulniers

Denise Arsenault and Andre Desaulniers

PROVIDENCE, RI – Denise talks to her father Andre, who was in the Navy during World War II, about meeting his wife and her mother.

Story Corps
10:26 am
Sat August 27, 2011

Jessica Calvino and Eva Anderson

Jessica Calvino and Eva Anderson

PROVIDENCE, RI – Eva asks her step daughter, Jessica, to describe how she got over her addiction to heroin.

RIPR News
9:46 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Master Class in session at 2nd Story Theater

Master Class at 2nd Story Theater in Warren.
Photo courtesy of Bill Gale.

PROVIDENCE, RI – At 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, artistic director Ed Shea has changed what he calls the audience's "participation" in the play. Bill Gale took a look at that and the new production of "Master Class."

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RIPR News
7:26 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Political Roundtable with GOP Chairman Ken McKay

GOP Chairman Ken McKay
Photo by Ian Donnis

PROVIDENCE, RI – The I-195 panel moves ahead, as does Governor Chafee's fight against the death penalty. That's part of the discussion on Political Roundtable. This week we welcome in Erika Niedowski, a Providence-based reporter with the Associated Press. And our special guest is State Republican Chairman Ken McKay.

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Top Stories
6:49 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Forecasters predict Hurricane Irene to strike Sunday morning

Hurricane Irene is expect to hit Rhode Island Sunday morning, with sustained winds of 74 mph.
Image via National Weather Service

PROVIDENCE, RI – Weather forecasters now predict that Hurricane Irene could hit Rhode Island as soon as Sunday Morning. The state will most likely be on the windward side of the storm.

Meteorologist Matt Doody from the National Weather Service says Irene should decrease to a Category 1 storm by the time it reaches Southern New England. But Doody warns that such a storm will still cause damage, as the New England coastline will take the brunt of its power.

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RIPR News
4:11 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

2nd Story Theatre presents the diva of diva's

Gloria Crist as Maria Callas; Charlie Elder as Manny, in ?Master Class.?
Photo by: Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

PROVIDENCE, RI – At 2nd Story Theatre in Warren artistic director Ed Shea has changed what he calls the audience's "participation" in the play. Bill Gale checked out the new layout and the new production of "Master Class," a look at opera diva Maria Callas.

At 2nd Story these nights there's a whole new look. Artistic leader Ed Shea has bolted from his years-long theater-in-the-round motif. Audience members once again, sit facing the stage. The proscenium is back. And it's welcome.

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RIPR News
8:24 am
Thu August 25, 2011

RI to install reflectors on highway curves

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is making it easier for drivers to navigate the road at night.

RIDOT's putting reflectors along the edges of major highways and along curves and exits to help guide drivers at night.

The reflectors are going on top of small posts and concrete barriers to reflect light from vehicle headlights.

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RIPR News
7:07 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Toray Plastics to expand operations

PROVIDENCE, RI – An $11.5 million expansion by Toray Plastics will add 28 new jobs at its Quonset Point facility.

The expansion comes on the heels of a vote by the state Economic Development Corporation for a $1 million grant for the Japanese company.

Much of the Toray expansion will go to buying new equipment at its manufacturing facility. The expansion project is expected to be completed next year.

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RIPR News
6:59 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Special meeting before special session

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island lawmakers will gather for a rare September meeting in preparation for a special session on pension reform slated for October. Legislative leaders have called all members to a September 6th pension briefing at the Renaissance Providence Hotel. Members of the House and Senate budget committees will meet three more times in September on the pension issue and potential solutions. Recent estimates put Rhode Island's unfunded pension liability at roughly $7 billion.

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RIPR News
6:55 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Ciresi gets extra week of freedom

PROVIDENCE, RI – A North Providence attorney who's been sentenced to more than five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme has been granted a six-day reprieve in reporting to prison. Robert Ciresi asked for a 30-day postponement to the start of his sentence but federal prosecutors granted only six days. That pushes his reporting date back to September 6th. Ciresi is also appealing the conviction to a federal appeals court in Boston.

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