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4:56 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Political Roundtable: April 16, 2010

Providence, RI – The state Senate says, "not so fast on the budget." That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

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RIPR News
8:32 am
Fri April 16, 2010

Bill Gale reviews 'The Odd Couple' at Trinity Rep

Providence, RI – The play and the eventual film and TV series also helped make the careers of a number of our best comedic actors-Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Tony Randall, Jack Klugman.

So, the question is does "The Odd Couple" hold up after 45 years? Is it worthy of a revival by a major resident theater? The answer, alas, is not really.

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RIPR News
8:35 am
Thu April 15, 2010

At Brown, president's role on Goldman board sparks campus debate

Providence, RI – He has a laid back demeanor - with floppy black hair that hangs over his eyes. But Liebling opened the eyes of many on this campus to Simmons' membership on the board of Goldman Sachs, a company deeply implicated in the financial crisis.

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Arts & Culture
12:09 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Mercy

Providence, RI – All of us have had people walk into our lives unexpectedly and, in ways we never anticipated, change our lives forever - the way we view the world, our most basic priorities, our sense of what really matters. Indeed, that's what happened to Cori Hughes.

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RIPR News
8:36 am
Wed April 14, 2010

House approves supplemental budget

Providence, RI – The final vote was preceded by hours of meandering debate. But in the end, House Democrats passed a spending plan that cuts state pension benefits, restores some car tax revenue for cities and towns, and makes about a three percent cut in state education aid. House Finance Chairman Steven Costantino called it another budget for tough times.

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RIPR News
8:39 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Conservatives energized for 2010 election

Providence, RI – "When we came in here it was very rough, so I've redone the kitchen and bathroom," says William Felkner, founder of the Ocean State Policy Research Institute, during a tour of his office. "I feel like I'm on a home network show. But that's pretty much the office."

Felkner founded OSPRI in 2007. Because of its improbable location, it quickly became associated with the name John Galt, a symbol of capitalist power in conservative icon Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged.

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RIPR News
8:52 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Scott MacKay on a "listless legislative session"

Providence, RI – So far, the Assembly has elected a new Speaker, Rep. Gordon Fox of Providence, and held a slew of hearings. Saints Patrick and Joseph have been toasted, the local basketball teams have been honored and several sessions were cancelled while half the state was under water.

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RIPR News
8:51 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Holocaust victims remembered at Providence service

Providence, RI – His letters to his parents during the six months he spent there form the basis of "Hidden Letters," a book written by his first cousin, Deborah Slier, who spoke at Providence's annual Holocaust Remembrance event a the Temple Emnauel yesterday.

"It is important to stand up and be counted," she said. "It is important to help your neighbor."

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RIPR News
4:59 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Political Roundtable: April 9, 2010

Providence, RI – Rhode Island's road to recovery from the flood. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

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RIPR News
8:56 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Checking back in after the flood

Cranston, RI – In this story, WRNI reporter Flo Jonic revisits one woman she met at the height of the flood and introduces us to two more in the hard hit Perkins Avenue neighborhood of Cranston.

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