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NPR NATIONAL
7:02 am
Mon November 15, 2010

What's Coney Island without Ruby's?

Father and son regulars Jim (left) and Jason Shannon comfort Ruby's co-owner Melody Sarrel. Photo by Kathleen Horan/NPR.
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NPR WORLD
6:58 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Time for a systems check on Afghanistan strategy

Local Features
6:38 am
Mon November 15, 2010

COMMENTARY: Reservoir an underutilized resource

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The autumn dance of foliage color has faded at the Scituate Reservoir. The pastoral beauty of one of Rhode Island's greatest assets masks the economic importance of one of the nation's best drinking water supplies.

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RIPR News
6:33 am
Mon November 15, 2010

RI soldier to be memorialized today

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The funeral is today for the Rhode Island soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.


Sgt. Michael Paranzino was a native of Middletown who decided to go into the military after graduating from high school. He was an Army scout based at Ft. Drum, New York. And he was on his second deployment.

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RIPR News
6:29 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Old I-195 to come down in Providence...murals to go with it

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An old section of Interstate 195 in Providence is coming down and with it one of the most recognizable pieces of public art in the capital city.


When a wrecking ball starts work on the obsolete section of Interstate 195 one of the city's most recognizable pieces of public art will be reduced to dust. It's a mural on an abutment wall on Wickenden Street.

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Top Stories
6:23 am
Mon November 15, 2010

It's the wrecking ball for last stretch of I-195

Governor Don Carcieri looks on as the golden wrecking ball smashes into the last stretch of I-195
credit: RIDOT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The demolition of the old section of Interstate 195 is now underway. Governor Don Carcieri got it started at a wrecking ball ceremony Monday afternoon.

Carcieri climbed into the wrecking ball crane but after taking one look at the controls he turned it back to the professionals. So with an old hand at the levers, a wrecking ball painted gold took a whack at a Jersey barrier.

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RIPR News
3:31 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

DOH investigating sponge left inside patient at Women and Infants

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL

The Rhode Island Department of Health is investigating another medical error- this time at Women and Infants Hospital.

The Department of Health says it received a report of a sponge left inside a patient at the state's largest birthing Hospital. Information on the error reached health officials on September 30th and the investigation is still ongoing.

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RIPR News
11:45 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Schilling to host WWII event

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Former Red Sox pitcher and video game developer Curt Schilling will be in Providence tonight to host a panel discussion with the veterans portrayed in the television series Band of Brothers.


World War Two documentary producer Tim Gray says the event will feature three original Band of Brothers soldiers and two actors from the HBO production. Gray says it will also help raise money for a documentary and monument.

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Political Roundtable
8:24 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Chafee's transition and more on Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee's transition and union politics in East Providence. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us; we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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NPR WORLD
8:18 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Musharraf discusses India, terrorism, and his future

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