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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:14 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Limbo

RIPR – You know those times in life when we find ourselves betwixt and between? Between relationships. Between houses. Between jobs. For many, perhaps most of us, these are terrifying times in our lives, understandably fraught with anxiety, trepidation, and nagging angst. But as Darlene Trew Crist reminds us, these moments can be truly liberating as well.

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RIPR News
6:11 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Reed: Congress needs to pass veterans tax credits

PROVIDENCE, RI – U.S. Senator Jack Reed is urging Congress to pass a pair of bills aimed at putting veterans to work. Reed joined President Obama Monday as Mr. Obama announced the legislation.


The Senate is scheduled this week to consider the Returning Heroes Tax Credit that gives a maximum $5,600 tax break for each unemployed veteran hired, and the Wounded Warrior Tax Credit, that gives employers a maximum credit of $9,600.

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RIPR News
5:39 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Blue Cross eliminates 42 positions

PROVIDENCE,RI – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island sent out forty two pink slips on Tuesday. The lay-offs are part of an effort to hold down the cost of health insurance.


Blue Cross says it eliminated thirty nine full time positions and three part time jobs in an effort to streamline operations at the health insurance company. It's the result of several months of looking for redundancies and inefficiencies.

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Top Stories
5:06 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Thousands rally against pension bill at the Statehouse

Photo by: Ian Donnis

PROVIDENCE, RI – Thousands of people are rallying outside the Statehouse Tuesday evening, calling on lawmakers to refrain from changing their pensions.

The message of this union-lead protest is for lawmakers to keep their promise and not freeze cost of living adjustments.

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RIPR News
4:18 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Amtrak can keep Northeast Corridor

Photo by: James Wyman

NEW YORK – NEW YORK (AP) The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he'll back off his proposal that the government privatize the Washington-to-Boston train line that is Amtrak's crown jewel.

U.S. Rep. John Mica wanted to sell the Northeast Corridor route to the highest bidder. But on Tuesday, he said Congress was lukewarm on the plan. Mica wants the Northeast Corridor to launch a high-speed train project.

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Morning News Podcast
9:14 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – House Speaker Gordon Fox says a pension overhaul bill could be passed as early as Thanksgiving, and Senator Jack Reed pushes hiring incentives for veterans...all on Rhode Island Public Radio's Morning News Podcast.

RIPR News
9:00 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Baykeeper leaves Narragansett Bay

PROVIDENCE, RI – The baykeeper is leaving Narragansett Bay. John Torgan, the longtime Narragansett Baykeeper for Save the Bay is leaving the organization to take a job with the Nature Conservancy. Torgan will be Director of Ocean and Coastal Conservation for the group's Rhode Island chapter. Torgan has been with Save the Bay for the last 18 years. In his new post, the Nature Conservancy says he will lead efforts to protect and restore ecosystems around local waters and integrate those projects regionally.

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RIPR News
8:58 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Providence teacher faces drug charges

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RIPR News
8:52 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Central Falls faces school budget cuts

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RIPR News
8:30 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Lawmaker calls for investigation into landfill odor

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