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8:09 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Advocates fear effect from loss of welfare benefits

Providence, RI – Advocates for low-income families in Rhode Island say a new wave of homeless could soon be forced into the state's homeless shelters, many of which are already full. That's because close to 1,000 families and individuals --- 12 percent of the total -- will lose their welfare benefits in June. WRNI's Flo Jonic reports.

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RIPR News
4:50 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Political Roundtable: April 23, 2010

Providence, RI – The debate over pensions. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

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RIPR News
8:08 am
Fri April 23, 2010

The cost of state pensions and more on this week's Roundtable

Providence, RI – The debate over pensions. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, Ian Donnis.

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RIPR News
8:15 am
Thu April 22, 2010

Bill Gale reviews 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Perishable

Providence, RI – I know. You're saying, "Hey, Mr. big shot critic: What about 'Rent?'" Well, yes. But that show is based on an opera, for goodness sake.

Now, courtesy of Providence's resurgent Perishable Theatre, along comes a slug- fest of a rocking show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." It is a startlingly loud and hard work, filled with raw emotion, great needs flamboyantly displayed, and rock, rock, rock.

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RIPR News
8:13 am
Thu April 22, 2010

RI prepares for round two of Race to the Top

Providence, RI – And this time they'd like to have teachers on board - the biggest loss of points in round one came from a lack of teacher support.

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Arts & Culture
12:07 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Railroads

Providence, RI – Many of us have experienced poignant moments during our long-distance travels, those times when we're airborne or riding the rails for hours and stop to think about where we're headed, not just geographically, but, as well, in a more existential, perhaps even spiritual sense. Joanne Perella, has had many such moments in her life.

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RIPR News
8:20 am
Wed April 21, 2010

The Low Anthem holds show to benefit flood relief efforts

Providence, RI – Now, the group says tonight's show is free. Refunds are available for people who already purchased tickets and donations are being accepted on behalf of the Rhode Island Flood Recovery Fund. Band mates Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky sat down with WRNI's Barbara Howard to talk about the show.

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RIPR News
8:18 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Street workers get second chance, opportunity to reduce youth violence

Providence, RI – Most of the kids Bryant talks to have his cell phone number. He knows who their friends are, if they get into fights, and when they're in danger. And he's happiest when they're doing well in school.

Bryant doesn't work for the school system. He's not a parole officer. He's a senior street worker with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence. And his job is to bring peace to Providence's streets.

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RIPR News
8:22 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Providence group looks to fix what's wrong with urban America

Providence, RI – This morning, WRNI's health care reporter, Megan Hall, begins a two-part series on the Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-Violence in Providence. Part one is a profile of the Institute's Executive Director, Teny Gross, a former art student from Israel with a passion to fix what's wrong in urban America.

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RIPR News
8:29 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Scott MacKay on the myths of Rhode Island state government

Providence, RI – On Smith Hill this week, Rhode Island lawmakers will continue their struggle to pass a supplemental spending plan after the Senate refused to approve the House version last week.

As Rhode Island's lawmakers wrestle with a red ink-stained budget, WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay says there are many things you might think you know about the State House that are in fact untrue.

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