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3:55 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Warwick Mall may not fully reopen for months

Warwick, R.I. – Warwick Mall may not be fully re-opened until November. That's the word from mall co-owner Aram Garabedian.

He says Longhorn Steakhouse and Firestone have already reopened and The Sports Authority will re-open Monday.

But Target isn't scheduled to resume business until July 11 and it may be November before Macy's opens its doors again.

The mall was badly flooded in the March 30 rainstorm. October marks the mall's 40th anniversary and Garabedian says there will be quite a celebration.

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Wed May 5, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Your Mother

Providence, RI – Who hasn't had a close encounter or two with a remarkably exasperating, perhaps eccentric, relative -- that legendary family fixture who has an astonishing ability to push the proverbial envelope and test our patience? And then, as so often happens, this is the relative who, over time, manages somehow to seep into and truly touch our soul. This is what happened to Janine Weisman.

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RIPR News
9:16 am
Mon May 3, 2010

Scott MacKay: City leaders undermine progress in Central Falls

Central Falls, RI – By SCOTT MACKAY -- Central Falls is Rhode Island's poorest community. Its schools are wards of the state, unemployment is soaring and too many of the sturdy triple-deckers that have housed generations of immigrants are boarded up. But the saddest recent news in Central Falls is how its citizens are being betrayed by their leaders.

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RI Business
7:39 am
Mon May 3, 2010

Contractors say new lead regulations too costly

Nancy Eve Cohen

Providence, RI – Regulations designed to eliminate childhood lead poisoning go into effect this month. The change brings strict new requirements for building contractors, property owners, renovators and a host of others who work with lead paint.

While health advocates call the regulations long overdue, some contractors say the cost to comply is way too high.

At the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association, contractors are spreading large sheets of plastic over the floor.

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Trinity Rep Radio Theater
11:33 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Hungry: Stories with an Appetite

Providence, RI – Janice Duclos, Fred Sullivan, Jr., and guest artist Nance Williamson join Curt Columbus and host Bob Seay to read and discuss:

* "Last Christmas of the War" by Primo Levi: Rare delicacies arrive at Auschwitz
* "The Fruits of Family Trees" from Jonathan Safron Foer's Eating Animals: A new father considers his grandmother's legacy of cooking
* "Enough" by Alice McDermott: A woman's appetites mark her life

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RIPR News
4:38 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Political Roundtable: April 30, 2010

Providence, RI – Battle lines in the fight to improve Rhode Island's schools. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

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RIPR News
7:41 am
Fri April 30, 2010

Art and Business Council honors award recipients

Providence, RI – The Encore Awards back after taking a year off. Tonight, the Arts and Business Council of Rhode Island will honor those who have distinguished themselves in the worlds of art and business. WRNI's Bob Seay reports.

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Education
1:16 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

RI prepares for round two of Race to the Top

Providence – Teams from the state Department of Education are meeting this week to craft Rhode Island's second attempt at the federal Race to the Top competition. To win a grant, they must have a workable plan for raising student achievement and lowering the gap between urban and suburban students.

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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Healthcare
1:14 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

New Rule Offers Trapped Travelers An Exit Door

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Top Stories
1:12 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Gulf of Mexico leak grows, oil slick nears shore

HOUSTON – Reuters) - The Coast Guard said five times as much oil as previously estimated was leaking from a well beneath the site of a deadly drilling rig explosion as the slick threatened wide-scale coastal damage for four Gulf Coast states.

The Coast Guard said on Wednesday that London-based BP Plc -- the owner of the well who is financially responsible for the cleanup -- found a third leak in a well 5,000 feet under the sea off Louisiana's coast.

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