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Morning News Podcast
8:26 am
Mon October 4, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, October 4, 2010.

RIPR News
7:32 am
Mon October 4, 2010

Can great teachers fix failing schools?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island is about to put millions of federal Race to the Top dollars into new teacher evaluations, more testing for students and more interventions in low-performing schools. The programs reflect a growing consensus that better teachers are the key to boosting test scores. WRNI Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison found disagreement about whether this is the right prescription for improving schools.

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RIPR News
5:49 am
Mon October 4, 2010

Fed chairman visits RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is visiting Rhode Island for a town hall meeting with college students and to speak to a public policy research group.

Bernanke will give the keynote speech at the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's annual dinner at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Donald Carcieri, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed and Speaker Gordon Fox also will speak.

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RIPR News
5:47 am
Mon October 4, 2010

State colleges seek approval of bond issues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – State colleges and universities are asking voters to approve a $78 million bond issue next month.

A large portion of the funds would build a new chemistry building at the University of Rhode Island. Department Chair Bill Ewer says the current building was designed before World War II.

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Top Stories
5:42 am
Mon October 4, 2010

A bicycling tradition is born in Providence

WRNI file photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – From Smith and Canal Streets to the cross walk in front of the State House is less than 1/5th of a mile. But try riding it uphill on a bike from a dead stop.

That was the challenge facing bicyclists Sunday in the U.S. Open Cycling Foundation's first annual Providence Hill Climb. Bruce Masterson of East Providence made it with difficulty.

"It hurt," Masterson said. "Pretty close to losing my breakfast at the top which is the point. Not my type of effort. I'm more of a recreational kind of guy."

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Trinity Rep Radio Theater
9:33 am
Fri October 1, 2010

For Art's Sake

Trinity Rep Radio Theater

Providence, RI – Trinity Rep acting company members Angela Brazil, Janice Duclos and Fred Sullivan, Jr. and guest artist Mark Peckham join Curt Columbus and WRNI's Bob Seay.

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Political Roundtable
8:06 am
Fri October 1, 2010

The governor's race and write ins for the GA

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A tight race for governor, and write-ins for the General Assembly that's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.

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Region
6:59 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Remnants of tropical storm hit region

Today's storm is pictured here in an image from the National Weather Service.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole are moving across New England, prompting forecasters to issue a flood watch for the entire state of Rhode Island.

Heavy rain is expected all day, with one to three inches forecast for Rhode Island and up to four inches in some areas. National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Thompson says urban flooding is a concern as well as high winds.

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RIPR News
3:39 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Whitehouse bill turns down the volume on TV ads

Providence, R.I. – Before adjourning next week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that may play well on the campaign trail - a bill that lowers the volume of television commercials.

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse sponsored the bill that requires the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the volume of a TV ad, so viewers don't have to ride the volume on their remotes.

For nearly as long as television has been around viewers have been complaining to the FCC about blaring ads.

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Top Stories
8:06 am
Thu September 30, 2010

Festival Ballet looks to get back on high road

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