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RIPR News
5:27 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Job fair gives veterans face time with employers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – More than a dozen companies took part in a job fair Wednesday targeting Veterans.

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training says the unemployment rate for veterans and civilians is about the same. Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training spokeswoman Laura Hart said veterans have a lot to offer the workplace.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

David Sedaris donated to WRNI and so should you!

Providence, RI – David Sedaris came to WRNI and left a $300 check.

RIPR News
2:37 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

Former state senator pleads guilty to bank fraud charges

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – North Providence attorney and former state senator Christopher Maselli has pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court to eight counts of bank fraud.


Prosecutors said Maselli lied about his income and assets by using fabricated tax returns and bank statements to apply for a series of loans.


Between 2007 and 2009, he received $1.7 million mostly mortgages for several properties in Johnson and North Providence.

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Morning News Podcast
11:35 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

NPR NATIONAL
11:06 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Drugs cross border by truck, free trade and chance

An average of 4,800 trucks a day cross from Mexico to Laredo, Texas, on the World Trade Bridge, the biggest commercial port along Texas' southwest border. Photo by John Burnett/NPR.
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NPR NATIONAL
10:59 am
Wed November 10, 2010

All hopped up: town unites for toad revival

Volunteers collected this bucket of Amargosa toads, lit here with a headlamp, during a nighttime search. The population of toads has rapidly recovered from near extinction just a few years ago. Photo by Jon Hamilton/NPR.
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Arts & Culture
10:01 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Second Chances

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All of us can identify times in our lives that posed significant challenges from which we have needed to rebound. Peter Slom is a clinical social worker and unit manager at the Rhode Island Training School. He tells us about his compelling journey from the depths of despair.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:46 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Stories

Providence, RI – For many of us, it has become the modern-day lament: Our lives are saturated with starkly efficient and sterile electronic communications that have sapped nuance, texture, and passion from our relationships with one another. Perhaps that's hyperbole, or perhaps not. Should we worry that Facebook, My Space, Twitter, and text messaging have pushed aside our ability to share, really share, the stories of our lives? Mark Binder reminds us how important it is for us to hold on to, and share, our stories.

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NPR WORLD
8:41 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Suicide attack tests trust of U.S. troops, Afghans

NPR NATIONAL
8:32 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Report details black male achievement gap

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