Ximena Conde

Morning Edition Producer

Ximena started as RIPR's Morning Edition producer in January of 2017.  She researches, reports and produces stories you hear every morning.

She got her public radio bearings in Chicago, where she was a production assistant for the WFMT Radio Network where she helped out on classical music shows in development.

Ximena attended Rutgers University where she completed a B.S. in Supply Chain Management - best explained as "procurement and logistics."  A New York City native, her favorite state to live in is Rhode Island. 

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President Donald Trump’s executive order would likely bolster the fossil fuel industry with the roll back of regulations. It also undoes Obama-era efforts to slow climate change.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is urging the state to stand its ground after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department would withhold federal money from “sanctuary cities.”

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is calling on Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the House Intelligence Committee, to recuse himself from the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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The Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs is awarding $200,000 in grants to four organizations that support veterans.

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PA report from the city’s Advisory Council to Reduce Gun Violence released Monday says in 2016 Providence saw its fewest homicides in 30 years. 

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The Boston Celtics are now the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since March 2011. This Sunday the Celtics tied the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the conference, but the Cavs lost their spot after losing to the San Antonio Spurs 103-74, Monday night. 

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Homeless advocates are protesting a Cranston ordinance that makes it illegal to panhandle. Advocates call the ban unconstitutional and argue that for some homeless people, panhandling is the only source of income. Demonstrators are gathering at an intersection near Garden City and are panhandling as a form of protest.  

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Three Rhode Island visual artists have been awarded $25,000 each from the Rhode Island Foundation.

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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management lifted its emergency shellfish closures Friday. The DEM reports parts of the Rhode Island Sound, lower Narragansett Bay, and lower Sakonnet River are no longer testing for high levels of domoic acid- a toxin harmful to humans.

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State officials have released a draft of Rhode Island’s first comprehensive food plan. The strategy tackles food insecurity and seeks to market the state as a leader in various food industries.

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Meals on Wheels Rhode Island leaders say their program could be severely limited under President Trump’s proposed budget.  Rhode Island’s MOW program gets 30 percent of its funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which could see an 18 percent cut under the president’s plan. But although proposed cuts raise concerns, this isn’t the first time the organization has experienced a funding scare.

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The city of Providence and the state’s Department of Corrections both appear on a list released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as being uncooperative with federal immigration enforcement.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has dropped its proposal for a transit center along Interstate 95 in Hopkinton.

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As the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs continues accepting applications for their latest academy recruits, officials say they hope to pull from a wider group of candidates.

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The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority says work on the Mount Hope Bridge and Sakonnet River Bridge could cause some delays.  

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