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Scott MacKay Commentary
1:15 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

One Square Mile: Woonsocket Heritage

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the latest commentary from Scott MacKay. This week, he looks at the French-Canadian heritage of Woonsocket.

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Morning News Podcast
1:13 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Morning News Podcast for Monday, May 2, 2011.

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RIPR News
10:36 am
Mon May 2, 2011

RI congressmen react to Bin Laden death

PROVIDENCE, RI – Both Senator Reed and Congressman Langevin watched as President Barack Obama announced that US Special Forces had killed Osama bin Laden. The two serve on Armed Forces committees. And Reed credits the intelligence community for the successful military operation.

"It is an extraordinary achievement," says Reed. "This represents the kinda of very careful but very deliberate long term effort that's necessary"

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OSM: Woonsocket
10:13 am
Mon May 2, 2011

One Square Mile: Woonsocket & Thundermist

PROVIDENCE, RI – If you can't afford to see a private doctor in Woonsocket, you probably go to Thundermist Health Center.

Residents can use Medicaid or pay on a sliding scale for everything from check-ups to pre-natal care.

As part of our One Square Mile: Woonsocket, WRNI's Megan Hall sat down with Chuck Jones, the executive director of Thundermist's Woonsocket Health Center to learn more about the needs of the community.

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OSM: Woonsocket
10:12 am
Mon May 2, 2011

One Square Mile: Woonsocket Primer

A mural on a downtown building welcomes visitors. Photo by: Bradley Campbell.

PROVIDENCE, RI – As you drive into Woonsocket a sign welcomes you to a "city on the move". But a more accurate description may be a city in search of an identity.

Once the home of more than 100 bustling textile mills, Woonsocket is today a city notable for empty store fronts and mill buildings.

Its population has been falling steadily since 1950. Back then the city boasted 50,000 residents. Today it has about 41,000.

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Local Features
10:11 am
Mon May 2, 2011

One Square Mile: Woonsocket Heritage

PROVIDENCE, RI –

Many Americans think that our 21st Century debates over bilingual education and making English the nation's official language are new. Well, a look at Woonsocket nearly a century ago shows that history may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

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RIPR News
9:05 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Curt Shilling gives keynote address

PROVIDENCE, RI – Red Sox pitcher turned entrepreneur Curt Schilling was the keynote speaker at the New England Institute of Technology's graduation ceremony.

When given a choice between what is easy and what is hard, do what is most challenging. That was the advice former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling gave to 13-hundred New England Tech graduates yesterday at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

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Morning News Podcast
10:27 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29th, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, April 29th, 2011.

OSM: Woonsocket
10:06 am
Fri April 29, 2011

One Square Mile: Woonsocket

PROVIDENCE, RI –

St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center is known in and around Woonsocket as the "jewel of the east."

The former Catholic church is home to North America's largest collection of fresco paintings. The church closed in 2000, due to financial troubles and dwindling attendance. But community members came together to save the artwork. They consider a part of their history.

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RIPR News
8:54 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Civil unions and a political scandal

PROVIDENCE, RI – Political Roundtable.

Support for Civil Unions, and a House Minority Leader Robert Watson strikes back. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

Joining the discussion as usual is WRNI Political Analyst Scott Mackay and University of Rhode Island Political Science Professor Maureen Moakley.

Special guest this week is Gary Sasse, Director of the Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University.

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