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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Care New England, one of the largest hospital chains in Rhode Island, is announcing a series of layoffs as it continues to deal with ongoing financial problems. Layoffs will affect “clinical and non-clinical, union and non-union” workers, officials said in a statement.

Courtesy of RI DEM

The towns of Richmond and Exeter are suing the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management over its planned welcome center near Browning Mill Pond.

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After meeting with U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions Tuesday, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says the city risks almost none of its federal funding.

Rhode Island’s chief medical officer in the behavioral health department, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, has been nominated by President Donald Trump for a position in the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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Rhode Island Public Safety officials say a software malfunction is responsible for the disruption in the state’s E-911 telephone system that took place Monday.

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General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says he is voting against all sitting Wells Fargo independent directors, Tuesday, joining shareholders across the country in a move to fire most of the bank’s board.

Courtesy of Ballinger of Philadelphia

The University of Rhode Island begins construction of a $125 million engineering complex Monday.

The complex is URI’s biggest construction project. Voters approved the new building, and a bond to pay for it, in 2014.

As drug overdose deaths continue to rise in Rhode Island, the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals has been awarded $2.1 million in federal grants to fight opioid addiction.

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The Rhode Island Senate is considering a bill that would give Veteran owned companies a small boost when seeking state contracts.

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The enforcement of a usage tax on kegs is posing a concern for the local beer brewers in Rhode Island. Brewers hope to address the issue in a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee, Tuesday.

That’s according to a new report released by the state Treasurer’s office this week. State General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and the Public Finance Management Board published the Debt Affordability Study, a deep dive into the state of borrowing in Rhode Island.

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The Providence City Council voted in favor of the Community Safety Act in a special meeting, Thursday. With three councilors absent, the vote went 12-0 in favor of the proposal.

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Rhode Island's March unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point from February, bringing it to 4.3 percent. That's according to the state Department of Labor and Training.

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Just two days after its passage in committee the Providence City Council is set to vote on the Community Safety Act, in a special meeting. 

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In response to news that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island plans to move its customer operations from downtown Providence to East Providence, Providence City Council President Luis Aponte says the move merits attention from councilors.

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