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Morning News Podcast
9:58 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, May 4th, 2011.

This I Believe Rhode Island
8:51 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Emotional Support

WRNI – There are ten words none of us ever wants to hear about a loved one: "I have some very difficult news to share with you." What comes next can't possibly be good; we hope, and perhaps pray, that we have the strength to cope with whatever we are about to hear. Audrey Kupchan tells us what sustained her after she received bad news about the person who is at the center of her world.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:50 am
Wed May 4, 2011

This I Believe Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – In this week's essay, Audry Kupchan talks about coping with adversity.

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RIPR News
8:35 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Providence rehires teachers

PROVIDENCE, RI – Most Providence teachers will be rehired, but not all.

The Providence School District says it will recall about 14-hundred of the termination notices it sent out earlier this year.

Grappling with budget cuts, the school district had sent termination letters to every teacher.

In a released statement, the district says it will work with roughly 370 teachers to see if there's a matching position inside the district. And it will not rescind termination letters for 119 teachers.

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OSM: Woonsocket
8:28 am
Wed May 4, 2011

One Square Mile: Chan's

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL

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RIPR News
8:16 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Watson out as minority leader

PROVIDENCE, RI – A week and a half after his arrest on marijuana charges in Connecticut, Robert Watson was replaced following 13 years as the House Republican leader.

During a closed caucus, Brian Newberry of North Smithfield was elected to replace Watson on a six-to-two margin. That's a change from the unanimous support Republicans offered Watson following his April 22nd arrest in East Haven.

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RIPR News
2:26 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Non-profits give mixed reviews on proposed payments

PROVIDENCE, RI – In his budget address Monday night, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras called on tax-exempt colleges, universities and hospitals to pay the equivalent of 25 percent of what their property taxes would be if they were not exempt.


The universities are open to the idea, but the hospitals are saying no way.

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RIPR News
2:06 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

RI house prices up, sales down

PROVIDENCE, RI – Selling a house continues to be a challenge in Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes fell 11 percent in the first quarter, compared to the first quarter of
2010.


The sales drop was offset by a slight rise in prices.

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Morning News Podcast
11:46 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast from WRNI for Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

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Local Features
11:28 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Web Extra: Personal histories of race relations in Woonsocket

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On a recent Sunday, in a back pew at St. James Baptist Church in Woonsocket, four women gathered to tell WRNI's Catherine Welch about this history of their church. The church was established by black workers who migrated to Woonsocket from South Carolina in the 30's, 40's and 50's.

The conversation moved to race. And through their stories of growing up and raising families these women tell a very personal history of race relations in Woonsocket in the last 50 years.

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