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3:42 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Brown University panel discus nuclear safety

PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown University will host an Earth Day panel on nuclear energy on Friday.

The student-led Japanese Cultural Association organized the event, and says the panelists will bring a variety of perspectives to the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan.

Association co-president Rie Yamamoto says the goal is to draw attention to the issue in the U.S. and show support for citizens of Japan.

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RIPR News
3:34 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

RI medical board suspends doctor

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has suspended the practicing rights of a local doctor.

Over the past eight years Robert Paolella has faced several disciplinary charges, including making false entries in patient records and giving out prescriptions without having complete medical records.

Most recently, he was admitted to a psychiatric unit after police found him barricaded in his home and in possession of several firearms.

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RIPR News
2:49 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

RI Supreme Court paves way for legal challenge to Deepwater Wind

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –
A decision released Friday by the Rhode Island Supreme Court means two corporations can challenge a key part of a wind farm planned off of Block Island.

The state Public Utilities Commission last year approved a pact for National Grid to buy electricity from Deepwater Wind's wind farm. Toray Plastics and Polytop Corporation say that agreement would cost them what they call millions of dollars in above-market electricity.

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Political Roundtable
11:46 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Reaction to Chafee's sales tax plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This week's Political Roundtable takes a look at the next move on the budget, and the Providence city council's fiscal post-mortem.

Joining Ian Donnis this week are WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay, University of Rhode Island political science professor Maureen Moakley, and special guest Kate Brock, executive director of the liberal advocacy group Ocean State Action.

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Politics
11:41 am
Fri April 22, 2011

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Fri April 22, 2011

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RIPR News
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Fri April 22, 2011

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RIPR News
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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