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7:06 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Central Falls teachers propose oversight committee

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A group of teachers at Central Falls High School is calling for a new committee to oversee the turnaround at what's considered one of the state's lowest performing schools.

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3:10 pm
Fri November 26, 2010

URI researchers work with flexible solar cells

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A University of Rhode Island professor has created solar cells that could someday be placed on highway structures to harvest energy from the sun.


URI environmental engineering professor Wayne Lee leads the group that has created flexible solar cells.


The cells can be wrapped around the top of highway dividers and capture solar energy, said Lee. He floated this idea to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, but they turned him down for now.

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4:51 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

The Wampanoag view of Thanksgiving

Tall Oak is pictured here. Photo by Elisabeth Harrison.

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Local Features
1:01 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving turkey...Jamaican style

Tina Rowe of Tina's restaurant in Providence is pictured here. Photo by Elisabeth Harrison.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In this month's installment of Rhode Island Artscape we delve into the world of culinary art. On Thanksgiving, what better meal to prepare than turkey? At Tina's restaurant in Providence, chef-owner Tina Rowe is preparing the classic dish with a Jamaican twist. WRNI's Elisabeth visited Rowe's kitchen on Atwells Avenue to learn the recipe.

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9:55 am
Wed November 24, 2010

The Moth Radio Hour

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tune in this Thursday, November 25 at 9PM for a special presentation of The Moth Radio Hour.

Join moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns for this week's presentation when Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk with Me") goes through a breakup on a remote island, two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

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7:52 am
Wed November 24, 2010

Students bake pies for seniors in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pie may be the last item on the Thanksgiving menu but for students at Providence's Technical and Career Academy it's a priority. Students in the high school's Pastry Arts program have been asked by the City of Providence to bake one hundred pies for distribution to needy senior citizens this holiday. WRNI's Simone Landon visited the school's kitchen and filed this report.

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7:48 am
Wed November 24, 2010

Commuter rail service comes soon to T.F. Green

WARWICK, R.I. – Commuter rail service is starting up soon to Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport, linking the transit hub in Warwick with existing stops in Providence and Boston's South Station.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority service will start Monday, Dec. 6. There will be six stops a day, Monday through Friday.

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7:47 am
Wed November 24, 2010

Interior Secretary wants to spur wind development

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he wants to spur offshore wind projects in the Atlantic Ocean by expediting permits and identifying promising areas for wind power.

At a speech in Baltimore, Salazar said he will institute a ``smart permitting process'' that could result in leases issued within two years, instead of approvals that take as long as seven years.

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RIPR News
11:59 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Profitability gap between network and independent hospitals remains

Providence, RI – Overall, 2009 was a better financial year for Rhode Island Hospitals, but independent medical centers are still struggling to survive. That's the prognosis from a new report by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Between 2008 and 2009, net income for the state's hospitals increased by more than 120 percent, up from 3.5 million to nearly 8 million.

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Morning News Podcast
9:07 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

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