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6:41 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Officials meet on state finances

WRNI file photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The second part of an annual process to forecast state finances continues today at the State House.


The revenue estimating conference takes place twice a year - in May and November. Legislators and other officials will use the projections formed during the conference to shape the next state budget.

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RIPR News
4:15 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Carcieri reaches out to Chafee

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Donald Carcieri says he's offered to help governor-elect Lincoln Chafee as he transitions into office. Carcieri said he called Chafee Thursday about how he can smooth the transition.

Carcieri said he didn't think the new governor needed any specific piece of advice, but sees where Chafee is going to need focus.

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Trinity Rep Radio Theater
4:06 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Fathers and Daughters

Trinity Rep Radio Theater - Fathers

Providence, RI – Trinity Rep acting company members Timothy Crowe, Janice Duclos and Rachael Warren join host Curt Columbus.

- Grace Paley's "Conversation with My Father" - the writer and her father spar over truth, tragedy and storytelling

- "Able Baker Charlie Dog" by Stephanie Vaughn -- a military daughter looks back on lessons learned

- M. G. Stephens' "Father and Daughter" - a father reflects on roles and family legacies

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Morning News Podcast
8:32 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, November 5, 2010.

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7:29 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Endowment up at Brown University

WRNI file photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The endowment at Brown University gained roughly 10 percent of its value during fiscal year 2010, ending the year at just under $2.2 billion.

That was an improvement over 2009, when Brown's endowment fell by 23 percent. The increase was smaller than the average investment return for endowments, according to a recent study of 80 U.S. colleges and universities.

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RIPR News
7:07 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Roundtable breaks down Election 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lincoln Chafee is the new governor, and David Cicilline goes to Congress. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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RIPR News
6:38 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Project chronicles artists in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For every painting, print or sculpture there's a story behind the artwork and an artist. For the past two years, the NETWORKS RI project has documented the lives and work of Rhode Island artists through a series of videos and exhibits. A collection of artwork from the artists opens tomorrow at the Newport Art Museum. WRNI's Robert Ames recently spoke to the project's founders, arts supporter Doctor Joseph Chazan and Bert Crenca, artistic director of the Providence arts organization AS220.

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5:51 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Bill Gale reviews Mauritius at the Gamm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – You might not think that a play combining an island in the Indian Ocean and postage stamps would be all that interesting. But Pawtucket's Gamm Theatre has come up with one and WRNI's Bill Gale was impressed.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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RIPR News
5:50 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

Pawtucket River Bridge work begins

Politicians dig in at the official groundbreaking for the new Pawtucket River Bridge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Politicians and transportation officials grabbed silver shovels and turned the dirt for the official groundbreaking on the Pawtucket River Bridge.

For the nearly three years heavy trucks have had to get off I-95 and worm their way around the Pawtucket River Bridge. Pawtucket Mayor James Doyle says the diversion has caused so much harm to his city that he's sending a letter to Rhode Island's Congressional delegation outlining the damage.

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RIPR News
5:06 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

Brown researchers find CT scans reduce lung cancer mortality

Providence, RI – Doctors now have a new tool in preventing lung cancer deaths. A study designed by researchers at Brown University shows computerized tomography or CT scans are twenty percent more effective than X-rays at catching the disease before it turns fatal.

CT scans offer a more complex view of tissues and bones than an X-ray.

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