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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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.

Alzheimer's Association / alz.org

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.

Jan Armor

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.

RIPR File

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.

NPR.org

March Madness is here, and we're not talking about the basketball games. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide every March 17th, and Rhode Island celebrates with parades in Providence, Pawtucket and Newport. Across the state events range from parades to live music, and a 5K.

The search for a superintendent for New Bedford Public Schools is coming to a close. Four finalists were announced Wednesday, including two with connections to Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will use the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant to pay for the Route 37 Bridge and Roadway Improvement Project.

The second nor'easter of March is wrapping up, but as it arrived Wednesday evening it brought gifts of snow and more power outages. According to the National Weather Service, Burrillville, in the northwest corner of the state, won the snow jackpot by getting over a foot of snow. However, areas along the coast of Rhode Island received just a mix of rain and snow.

The Rhode Island School of Design denied claims that a Picasso painting it owns was stolen by Nazis from a Jewish Art Collector. The Cubist painting, Femme assise au livre (Seated Woman with a Book), has been in the RISD Museum's collection since 1951.

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