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10:47 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Salmonella fears spark sprout recall

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Health Department is advising consumers about a regional recall of sprouts. Spokeswoman Annemarie Beardsworth says some Jonathan's brand alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with salmonella.


"I wouldn't say this rises to the level of, we're worried. Salmonella can make people very sick," says Beardsworth. "And if we know that a particular food item has tested positive for containing salmonella, we certainly don't want to take a chance."

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RIPR News
10:00 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Bristol County residents have the highest income

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – New data find Rhode Islanders in Bristol County make the most money, but not as much as they used to. The numbers from 2009 show Bristol County with the highest per capita personal income in Rhode Island.


The federal Bureau of Economic Analysis finds the average income there is more than $52,000 a year. That's almost $15,000 more than Providence's average.

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Local Features
9:38 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Perishable Theater presents 1:23

Photo by: Pamela Murray.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence's Perishable Theater has never strayed far from its founding goal of presenting provocative material.

Certainly its new production 1:23 concerning women who murder their children continues the tradition. Bill Gale was at the opening performance and has this review.

1:23 continues at Perishable Theater in Providence through May 7th.

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Morning News Podcast
8:07 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, April 22, 2011.

RIPR News
12:40 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

High-tech manufacturer brings fewer jobs than expected to RI

Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee was in East Greenwich to mark the relocation of Yardney Technical Products Wednesday.


Chafee says the addition of the high-performance battery manufacturer is a good economic sign for the Ocean State.

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RIPR News
11:22 am
Thu April 21, 2011

The longest game in baseball history

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On April 18th, 1981, the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings started what they thought was just another ball game. But eight hours later it became the longest ever played game in baseball history.


Former Providence Journal reporter Dan Barry has written a book about that game. And WRNI's Scott MacKay caught up with the Barry to talk about the game and how he went about writing this story.

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Morning News Podcast
9:20 am
Thu April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, April 21, 2011.

RIPR News
4:22 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Providence fiscal report says city avoided tough decisions

PROVIDENCE, R.I – By IAN DONNIS
The Providence City Council on Wednesday released a report meant to help the city avoid fiscal meltdowns in the future.

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras inherited a two-year structural deficit of $180 million. The city council report puts part of the blame for that on the recession and deep cuts in state aid.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
1:22 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

The Names

WRNI – The Ocean State's natural beauty seeps into our souls, from the stunning vistas at Sachuest Point in Middletown to the bucolic trails in Glocester's George Washington State Park. This state's natural bounty seems to define us, or maybe we define it. This week we hear from poet John Grey, whose verses should help all Rhode Islanders understand what it means to connect with the nature that surrounds us.

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Local Features
9:05 am
Wed April 20, 2011

State transportation director says tolls may be in the future

Providence, RI – Orange cone season starts this week in Rhode Island that's when the department of transportation kicks road improvement projects into high gear. To pay for road work, Governor Lincoln Chafee is calling for the state to start using vehicle licensing fees. Michael Lewis, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation says it's going to take a major investment to get our roads and bridges back into shape.

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