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8:10 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Channel 10 workers outraged about CEO compensation

PROVIDENCE, RI – Workers at Channel 10 say they're outraged about how the CEO of their parent company received a big increase in his compensation last year.

Channel 10's parent company, Virginia-based Media General, recently told company employees they have to take 15 unpaid days off between now and year's end.

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7:32 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Does race still impact Providence elections?

Angel Taveras is Providence?s first Latino mayor.

PROVIDENCE, RI – When Angel Taveras was running to become Providence's first Latino mayor, Brown University Professor Marion Orr wondered how a city that traditionally elected Irish and Italians to the office would react to having a different ethnic group represented in city hall. So he conducted a survey with a graduate researcher to try and figure out how race played a role in the race.

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RIPR News
7:14 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Central Falls tries to save its library

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Central Falls library board is launching a fundraising drive to re- open it. That, according to Central Falls city councilman James Diossa who is asking the receiver running the city to find another way to stave off bankruptcy. But as things stand right now the library is scheduled to shut its doors Friday.

The Central Falls library is only taking books back now.

No check-outs because of its closure Friday after serving this city for 101 years.

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RIPR News
7:12 am
Wed June 29, 2011

RI could join Northeast presidential primary

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island may become the fourth state in a Northeast regional presidential primary.

The state Senate will vote on a bill that would move Rhode Island's presidential primary from March 6th to April 24th.

That would have Rhode Island voters going to the polls the same day as voters in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania.

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RIPR News
6:04 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

T.F. Green clears FAA hurdle

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
T.F. Green Airport is one step closer to expanding its runway. On Tuesday the Federal Aviation Administration released its final report on the proposed construction project.

Kevin Dillon with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation says he's never seen the FAA issue a positive environmental impact statement or EIS report without eventually approving of the project.

"So, we are fully anticipating a positive record of decision based on what we see in this final EIS document," he says.

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RIPR News
2:40 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

Health care in RI's budget

Providence, RI –
By MEGAN HALL

On Wednesday, the Rhode Island Senate is set to vote on the state's budget for fiscal year 2012.

WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall reports on some of the items related to medical care in Rhode Island.

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The Pench.
12:29 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

The Pench: a podcast

PROVIDENCE, RI – WRNI presents its entire, in-depth look at Rhode Island's state pension crisis.

The Pench: a podcast.

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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11:09 am
Tue June 28, 2011

The Pench: a WRNI News series.

The Pench: it's serious.

PROVIDENCE, RI – The amount we owe to current state workers is so big it could hit every taxpayer in the wallet, bankrupt the state and ruin any chance of crawling out of this recession.

WRNI took an in-depth look at the Rhode Island State pension crisis. We talked with the two men in charge of the state pension fund, a teacher worried about her future checks, retirees living longer than expected, and a state treasurer searching for a solution.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
9:08 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Swan Story

WRNI – Nature has a stunning capacity to teach us about ourselves -- about life's remarkable cycles and our very own ability to nurture, cope with life's inevitable challenges, and recover from trauma. Indeed, nature is a skilled, compelling instructor. Michael Fink tells us how some of his most cherished beliefs traveled to him by way of some of Rhode Island's well known winged creatures.

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Morning News Podcast
8:59 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Wednesday, June 28, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, June 28, 2011.

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