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8:03 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Remembering Sgt. Michael Paranzino

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The parents of Sgt. Michael Paranzino say they're grateful for the comfort Rhode Islanders have been giving them since their son died last week in Afghanistan. Paranzino was an Army scout from Middletown and the 23rd Rhode Islander to die from a combat-related injury since 9/11. WRNI's Catherine Welch has this remembrance.

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NPR NATIONAL
7:59 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Sharp rise in oil prices could hinder recovery

Photo by Jeff Brady/NPR.
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NPR NATIONAL
7:52 am
Tue November 9, 2010

In their 90s, working for more than just a paycheck

Bill Ferson, 92, has been working at the Vita Needle Company for more than 20 years. He arrives around 4 a.m. four days a week. Photo by Ari Daniel Shapiro for NPR.
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NPR WORLD
7:39 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Near Kandahar, key test of war plan unfolds

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6:58 am
Tue November 9, 2010

CDC: RI out ahead on smoking rates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Federal officials are crediting Rhode Island with making considerable progress on its smoking rate. But they say the state could be doing more.

The Centers for Disease Control says a high cigarette tax and ban on indoor smoking has helped Rhode Island but the state could invest more in prevention. The CDC's Terry Pechacek says officials in states that maintain funding have seen declines in tobacco related diseases.

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RIPR News
4:40 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Chafee starts naming transition team

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee has started to add people to his transition team.

Chafee named lawyer Patrick Rogers, a partner at Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge, as chairman of his transition team. A longtime former Chafee aide, Stephen Hourahan, will serve as transition director. The deputy transition director will be Michael Trainor, who had managed Chafee's campaign.

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RIPR News
4:26 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Grant allows Clean the Bay to haul more junk

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Clean the Bay will expand its services thanks to a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


The $120,000 grant will allow the group to clear junk off the shores in Mount Hope Bay and up the Taunton River into the Fall River area.


Clean the Bay's Captain Joe Mariani said the type of debris they find in urban areas around Warwick and Providence is different than what they find along the southern coast.

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NPR WORLD
12:34 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

In Haiti, single moms struggle with camp life

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NPR NATIONAL
12:10 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Nudging grocery shoppers toward healthy food

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Morning News Podcast
11:12 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, November 8, 2010.

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