Talia Blake

Morning Edition Producer

Talia joined RIPR in February 2018 as the Morning Edition Producer.  She graduated with a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Before starting at RIPR, she was an intern at public radio station WMFE in Orlando. Originally from Connecticut, Talia is no stranger to New England. In her spare time, she is an avid foodie and enjoys working out.

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Providence has launched a mobile unit to give showers, haircuts, and medical services to residents who are homeless. Organizers believe this is first trailer in the country to offer all these services in one place. 

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April 17th is the due date for personal income tax payments and filings. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation said filers should not ignore the deadline. 

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Recent research sheds a new light on our understanding of black holes, specifically extreme black holes. 

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The National Partnership for Women and Families released a new study of the gender pay gap in each state for National Equal Pay Day. The report shows the gap for women in Rhode Island and Massachusetts has widened. 

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Rhode Island is holding its first black film festival this month, as April marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   

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April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since the assasination of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King inspired change in America through impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests. Two years prior to his assassination, MLK visited the University of Rhode Island campus . In 1968, his assassination inspired change to the campus that would continue for years to come.

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After a beautiful weekend with temperatures reaching into the 60s, snow began falling early Monday morning. However, the snowfall will end around noon time, according to the National Weather Service.

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The house from Detroit, which was once home to the brother of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and his family,  has been the subject of a dispute over whether Parks lived there after her move from the south. Now an art installation, the house will be on display March 31st and April 1st at the Waterfire Arts Center in Providence.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

The oldest Matschie’s tree kangaroo in the country, Paul, has passed away due to complications from heart issues at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence.

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According to a recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association, the total cost of care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to increase to more than $1.1 trillion by 2050.

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A report commissioned by Preserve Rhode Island and the Preservation Society of Newport County shows that Rhode Island attracts over 9.8 million "heritage visitors" who add nearly $1.4 billion to the state's economy.

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Rhode Island is ranked as the 4th most innovative state in New England, and 23rd overall in the country, according to a recent report by WalletHub.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service said the snowstorm heading this way will bring the potential for more power outages because of tree limbs weakened by the last three storms in just a few short weeks.

President Trump will visit New England Monday, with a stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is expected to announce a new plan to battle the nationwide opioid crisis.

Avory Brookins

Many high school students take the time to tour colleges a year before graduation. However, as roads, businesses, and schools are closed across Rhode Island due to the weather that was not the case.

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