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Morning News Podcast
9:36 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Friday, May 27, 2011.

Political Roundtable
8:54 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Political Roundtable- May 27th, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – This week's guest on Political Roundtable: Provide Mayor Angel Taveras.

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Top Stories
7:59 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Defense bill funds submarines

PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin says he's pleased that funding for two Virginia-class submarines is part of a National Defense bill passed in the U-S House.

Components of those submarines are made in Rhode Island.

"Obviously that's very important for our national security, but also it's important in terms of jobs for Rhode Islanders," he says.

Langevin says the bill also includes funding for designs of the Ohio-class subs that would replace the Virginia-class.

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RIPR News
7:30 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Woonsocket family planning

PROVIDENCE, RI – Woonsocket high school will soon offer contraception services in its health clinic.

The city's school committee has voted 3 to 2 to allow Thundermist health center to offer everything from reproductive exams to birth control pills, as long as students have parental permission.

Maria Montanero, the CEO of Thundermist says in an ideal world, students would wait until they're older to have sex.

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RIPR News
2:46 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Fire destroys polo pavilion

PROVIDENCE, RI – A polo pavilion used for the Newport International Polo Series has burned to the ground. Portsmouth fire officials say the Pavilion fire broke out sometime around 5 am Thursday.

By the time firefighters reached the polo grounds, flames had already swallowed-up the structure. Soon enough, questions came to Agnes Keating, General Manager of the Newport International Polo Club, if the fire would disrupt the opening games scheduled for this weekend.

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10:41 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Mob musical

Arlene Violet, the first female attorney general in the US. And also the writer of the new musical, \"The Family.\"

PROVIDENCE, RI – On a recent weeknight, a cast of about 20 performers rehearses in the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in downtown Providence. But as some of the actors explain their roles, you can tell this isn't just any musical.

"My name is Mark Calozzi, and I play the role of Joe Barros, the number one hit man."

"My name is Talia Triangolo. I'm playing the lead cumatta and the prosecutor in the courtroom scene."

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Morning News Podcast
8:48 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26th, 2011.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Thursday, May 26, 2011.

RIPR News
8:18 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Home sales drop

PROVIDENCE, RI – April is usually a pretty good month for home sales. But this April was definitely not.

Single family home sales fell 26 percent in April from a year earlier according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. And the median price was down seven percent to $190,000.

Realtors Association president Stephen Antoni says people are out there looking and making offers but frequently sales fall through because of constantly changing lending standards.

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RIPR News
8:10 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Liberian Presidential visit

PROVIDENCE, RI – The president of Liberia made a surprise visit to Rhode Island to meet with the state's Liberian community yesterday.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also stopped by the Statehouse to thank Governor Lincoln Chafee for his support in the aftermath of her country's civil war.

Rhode Island has one of the nation's largest Liberian communities. And Sirleaf says that conditions in her country have improved to the point that many Liberians who fled during the civil war are now returning.

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7:21 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Health department shuts down Cranston sushi bar

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Health Department has shut down a Cranston sushi bar for multiple food code violations.

The shuttered restaurant is Uncle Sushi and Grill located on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston. State health inspectors visited the restaurant Monday after receiving a complaint that seven out of ten people who had eaten there as a group had become sick.

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