PROVIDENCE, R.I. – WRNI continues its series on Providence's Latino community, "Providence: Mi Ciudad," with a look at the incredibly high demand for English classes. As WRNI's Flo Jonic reports it's not unusual for adult learners to wait a year or more to get into a free class.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The National Weather Service has put Rhode Island under a winter storm watch starting Wednesday afternoon and continuing through Thursday morning.
The storm will be the 9th of the season.
Accumulation amounts could range from two to three inches on the south coast to a foot in the northwest corner of the state. This, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Eleanor Talbot who says the storm has been difficult to predict because of widely varying computer models.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – National Grid says the recent cold snap triggered the company's second highest demand for natural gas in one day.
The bitter cold that blanketed the northeast prompted deliveries of 4.55 billion cubic feet of natural gas from 10:00AM Sunday morning and 10:00AM Monday. One billion cubic feet can satisfy Delaware's need for natural gas for a week.
WRNI – The most meaningful events in our lives often take years to unfold, and the tales we tell each other about them typically are filled with nuance, intrigue . . . and lots of details. But as Liz Richards reminds us, sometimes we can share our stories in powerful ways with very few words.
Richards is the Artistic Director at the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts. She reports that her responsibilities range from being an arts maven to a policy wonk, and from educator to custodian. Richards lives in Warwick with her fiance, Jake.
Providence, RI – Most conversations about health care in the Latino community focus on low income immigrants struggling to get the medical attention or translation services they need. But what about the Latinos on the other side of the stethoscope?
In our ongoing series "Providence, Mi Ciudad," WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall has this profile of a local pediatrician from Venezuela.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – We are in the middle of yet another movement in the ethnic, immigrant ballet that has defined Providence for centuries and will shape our state's capital city for decades to come.
Latinos from around the globe have settled here. They speak a different language, but in so many ways their lives are similar to the earlier immigrants from Ireland and Scotland, Italy and Portugal, Canada and Cape Verde.
When it comes to immigration, everything old really is new again.