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Morning News Podcast
8:58 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, August 9, 2010.

Local Features
7:31 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Why RI still celebrates Victory Day

Providence, R.I. – Today is Victory Day, which commemorates the Allied victory over Japan in World War II. Rhode Island is the last state left that still marks the day with a legal holiday. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay considers why Ocean Staters continue to celebrate this holiday that every other state now ignores.

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Political Roundtable
7:08 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Iraq, casinos, and political races

Providence, R.I. – The cost of Iraq, casinos, and political races. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.

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RIPR News
6:42 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Officials suspend aircraft search

Charlestown, R.I. – The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended the search for a downed aircraft reported near Charlestown Beach.

The Coast Guard said Sunday that crews from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island searched an area of about 150 square miles. The Coast Guard received numerous calls Saturday night that a one-person ultralight aircraft went down in Block Island Sound.

The search has turned up nothing. The Coast Guard says that as of Sunday, there were no reports of missing aircraft or missing persons.

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RIPR News
6:35 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Experts speak to RI officials about Gulf oil spill

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Islanders whose expertise was called on to assist with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are scheduled to address the state's Emergency Management Advisory Council.

Among those expected to appear at Tuesday's meeting at the Community College of Rhode Island's Warwick campus is URI associate dean of oceanography and maritime law expert Dennis Nixon.

Nixon will brief members on the latest oil spill modeling software and other technologies, and highlight ongoing cleanup efforts.

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RIPR News
6:29 am
Mon August 9, 2010

WPA era murals uncovered at URI

Providence, R.I. – Construction at the University of Rhode Island has revealed a group of depression-era murals that officials thought had been destroyed in the 1960's.

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RIPR News
2:17 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Restrictions in place on RI clam bed

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island environmental regulators have placed emergency restrictions on the state's most fruitful soft-shell clam harvesting area.

The Department of Environmental Management says the restrictions placed Thursday on the Conimicut Point shellfish beds are intended to prevent over-harvesting and a glut of soft-shell clams that have hit the market recently.

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RIPR News
11:54 am
Fri August 6, 2010

Health officials OK opening 2 RI beaches

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island health officials say Barrington Town Beach and Warren Town Beach are again safe for swimming.

Officials said yesterday Thursday that water samples from the beaches show bacteria levels are acceptable.

But the state health also recommended closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick because of high bacteria counts.

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RIPR News
11:50 am
Fri August 6, 2010

WRNI hires new News Director

Providence, R.I. – WRNI is pleased to announce our new News Director, Catherine Welch. Please read the station press release below for more details:

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Morning News Podcast
10:43 am
Fri August 6, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, August 6, 2010.

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