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3:30 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Heat to break soon

Providence, R.I. – It's slightly cooler today, but you wouldn't know it. The temperature in Providence is in the mid-90s, but the humidity makes it feel like 100 to 104 degrees. A little relief is on the way tomorrow, though, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley.

"This will be the last of the brutal heat, however, for the rest of the week temperatures will be higher than normal," Foley says. "The humidity will be moderately moderate. It won't be in the oppressive range."

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Local Features
7:15 am
Wed July 7, 2010

When the interviewer becomes the subject; Bob Seay on the BBC

WRNI Morning Edition host Bob Seay chats with Katie Davis during her BBC show broadcast out of southern England. Photo by Alex Nunes.

Providence, R.I. – Yesterday, we were surprised to get a call from the BBC asking to interview someone from WRNI for Katie Martin's show broadcast out of Southampton, England. Apparently, every Wednesday they call a radio station at random and ask to speak to whomever is there. In our case it was Morning Edition host Bob Seay.

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RIPR News
6:59 am
Wed July 7, 2010

RI state rep. makes his pitch for Congress

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Candidate Conversation
6:53 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Lynch calls for focus on jobs in pitch for Congress

Providence, R.I. – We continue our coverage of the future of Rhode Island's fist Congressional District now that Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek a ninth term in Congress. In this interview with WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay, we hear from William Lynch.

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Candidate Conversation
6:48 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Cicilline to run for Congress

Providence, R.I. – Providence Mayor David Cicilline announces his run for Congress to succeed Patrick Kennedy in an interview with WRNI's Scott MacKay this morning.

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RIPR News
6:00 am
Wed July 7, 2010

College president resigns

Providence, R.I. – After nine years, Roger Williams University President Roy Nirschel is calling it quits.

School officials say they accepted Nirshel's resignation just before the Fourth of July weekend. A spokesman would not give specific reasons for the move, saying only that the board of trustees felt it was time for new leadership.

Nirschel shepherded Roger Williams through controversy in 2007 when then-board chairman Ralph Papitto resigned amid allegations that he used racial and ethnic slurs during board meetings.

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RIPR News
5:46 am
Wed July 7, 2010

RI senator pushes for extension of unemployment benefits

Providence, R.I. – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says he's very frustrated with Congress's inability to get an unemployment insurance extension passed.

During a visit to a jobs training program in Woonsocket, Whitehouse expressed frustration with Congressional stalling on an extension to the unemployment insurance program.

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RIPR News
5:41 am
Wed July 7, 2010

ACLU sues Pawtucket over drug test

Providence, R.I. – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city of Pawtucket, alleging it imposed random drug testing on an employee in violation of state law.

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RIPR News
5:37 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Temperature hits 102, sets new daily record

Providence, R.I. – Coming off a record setting day, forecasters say Rhode Islanders can expect somewhat cooler temperatures today.

A 102 degree reading was recorded yesterday at T.F. Green Airport, breaking the daily record of 97 degrees set 11 years ago. But National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Eckster says he does not expect triple-digit temperatures today.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
9:11 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Balance

Providence, RI – Life is full of trials and tribulations. That we know. We also know that when life gets us down, the most fortunate among us are able to climb out of the depths and, indeed, thrive in ways that once may have seemed unimaginable. Such has been the case for Amelia Allard.

Allard is a Providence native, a graduate of Smith College, and a former WRNI employee. A writer, artist, teacher, she recently relocated to Boston.


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