nemo http://ripr.org en Friday, February 8, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-february-8-2013 <p>RI braces for a record-making blizzard.&nbsp; Lawmakers are considering ways to help former convicts find jobs after release.&nbsp;&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp; Plus the guest on this week's Political Roundtable is Senator Harold Metts.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:06:45 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10020 at http://ripr.org Providence storm prep: Friday commute "impossible" http://ripr.org/post/providence-storm-prep-friday-commute-impossible <p>Providence officials are preparing for what the National Weather Service says could be a historic snow storm.</p><p>The weather can change in an instant, of course. But officials are bracing for a whopper of a snowstorm starting tomorrow and lasting through Saturday afternoon. We could see winds up to 60 miles an hour by late Friday, coastal flooding, even thunder and lightning according to some reports.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:49:01 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9962 at http://ripr.org