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Morning News Podcast
8:21 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Hear the daily morning podcast for Thursday, July 15, 2010.

RIPR News
6:40 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Musician Dave Brubeck to play RI jazz festival

Providence, R.I. – Pianist Dave Brubeck is scheduled to appear at the Newport Jazz Festival next month.

Brubeck will turn 90 in December. He played at the first festival in Newport in 1954, and also performed at the 50th anniversary show in 2004.

He most recently played at the 2009 festival. He will perform Aug. 8 alongside the Wynton Marsalis Quintet.

Festival organizers announced Brubeck's appearance yesterday.

Other performers this year include Herbie Hancock and the Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett.

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RIPR News
6:38 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Club shut-down until hearing

Providence, R.I. – The Board of Licenses in Providence is shutting down a strip club where a man was killed during a weekend brawl.

Yesterday, a police detective described a scene of chaotic violence at Club Balloons early Sunday, when a man was fatally shot outside. The board agreed to temporarily shut the club, effective immediately.

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Political Roundtable
6:33 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Lynch is out of governor's race and more on this week's Roundtable

This week's panel on Political Roundtable
Photo by Alex Nunes

Providence, R.I. – Patrick Lynch is out of the race for governor, and the congressional candidates just completed their debate. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Listen to the discussion, moderated by Flo Jonic.

Morning News Podcast
8:48 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Hear the daily morning podcast for Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

This I Believe Rhode Island
7:52 am
Wed July 14, 2010

All the Way Full

Providence, RI – Every seasoned parent knows that this complex, daunting task is full of uncertainty and includes a complicated mix of joys and challenges. For some parents, the challenges include caring for a child with chronic illness. As Bekah Ham notes, caring for such a child can teach all of us profound lessons about what life truly is all about.

Ham is a New England native, wife, and mom of two girls she describes as "amazing." She is an artist and teacher, and is currently in what she describes as career puberty.

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Top Stories
6:53 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Advocates for the disabled speak out against RIPTA cuts

Providence, R.I. – Advocates for the disabled say they are concerned about proposed cuts to RIPTA bus service. Among the potential changes is the elimination of 14 of 56 holiday runs.

Lorna Ricci, executive director of the Ocean State Center for Independent Living says reductions in public transportation can have a major effect on a disabled person's mobility.

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RIPR News
6:48 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Charter school supporters look to expand in RI

Providence, R.I. – The group that opened the Democracy Prep Charter School in Cumberland is looking to expand and bring a new charter school operator into the state.

Democracy Prep opened last year as the state's first mayoral academy. That means it operates completely outside of union contract rules. Now organizers are moving to build a network of similar schools.

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RIPR News
6:41 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Democrats meet in debate for RI congressional seat

Providence, R.I. – It was the first time the four candidates for the first district congressional seat shared a stage in a debate forum. The location: The Providence Performing Arts Center. The sponsor: WPRI Television.

Host Tim White asked the candidates if to reduce the national deficit they would support raising the Social Security retirement age to 70. Providence Mayor David Cicilline said "we have to study it but we made a commitment to the American people we need to keep that commitment."

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RIPR News
1:49 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Forcasters warn of potential flooding in RI

Providence, R.I. – A flash flood watch will soon be in effect for much of Rhode Island.

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms and torrential rain are expected from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon.

Urban areas are expected to be most affected, and drivers should be on the lookout for flooding in low-lying areas like underpasses.

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