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9:09 am
Tue May 10, 2011

HIV testing may expand at ACI

PROVIDENCE, RI – A bill introduced in the general assembly would expand HIV testing at Rhode Island Adult correctional facility.

Currently, state law requires HIV testing of all convicted criminals in the ACI.

A proposal by Senator Donna Nesselbush would extend that requirement to anyone who's been committed to the correctional facility, regardless of whether they've been found guilty yet.

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Morning News Podcast
8:47 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

RIPR News
3:21 pm
Mon May 9, 2011

RI gets funding for high-speed rail

PROVIDENCE, RI – U.S. Senator Jack Reed says he's convinced Rhode Island landed high-speed rail funding because it moved quickly to apply for it.


When Florida turned its back on some $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funding, Reed says Rhode Island's congressional delegation and the state moved quickly to apply for a piece of the action.

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Morning News Podcast
11:45 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Monday, May 9, 2011.

OSM: Woonsocket
11:08 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Woonsocket and CVS

PROVIDENCE, RI – When you drive into Woonsocket, the sign welcoming you into the city includes another welcome- to the world headquarters of CVS. The fortune 18 pharmacy company, and one of the biggest employers in Rhode Island, continues to choose Woonsocket as its home.

WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall sat down with one of CVS's top executives, Helena Foulks, to learn why.

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OSM: Woonsocket
10:39 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Woonsocket's Media Rich Town

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island's northernmost city faces many of the same challenges as the state as a whole, including a lack of jobs. But one thing that sets Woonsocket apart is an unusually rich array of local media.

Lorraine Corey is a grandmother of seven who self-deprecatingly puts her age as older than the dinosaurs. She might seem like an unlikely candidate to be the latest entry in Woonsocket's local media, but she cares deeply about how her tax dollars are spent.

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OSM: Woonsocket
9:22 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Woonsocket's Dynamite Sandwich

PROVIDENCE, RI – The dynamite sandwich.

Its ethnic origins have been lost to time but the sandwich's popularity is as strong as ever.

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RIPR News
7:02 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Gas prices could drop

PROVIDENCE, RI – Relief from skyrocketing gas prices could be on the way. Analysts say the per-gallon price could drop 50 cents by June. And it can't happen soon enough for many Rhode Islanders.

Robin Zona of Pawtucket used to pay cash to fill up her compact car. That was when a tank set her back $25. Not now. Now she's using her credit card to pay a fuel bill that has more than doubled.

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RIPR News
6:55 am
Mon May 9, 2011

State budget baffles General Assembly

PROVIDENCE, RI –

Rhode Island's state budget mess continues to confound our General Assembly.

You don't have to recall that Joe Garrahy-era tourism slogan, ``The Biggest Little State in the Union'' to know that our state is, well Rhode Island-centric. Residents of our tiny sliver of southeastern New England think we're special, as in the ``Only in Rhode Island'' line that greets every new instance of official foolishness or government chicanery.

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Trinity Rep Radio Theater
5:38 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

May: She's My Hero

She's My Hero

WRNI – Curt Columbus and Janice Duclos welcome Trinity Rep actors Barbara Meek and Rachael Warren to read and discuss stories about mothers and daughters, featuring "The Leap" by Louise Erdrich.

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