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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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled the first of ten so-called giving meters Thursday, making Rhode Island's capital the latest city to adopt refurbished parking meters as tools aimed at helping residents in need.

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The Ocean State tied with New Hampshire for the 10th lowest adult obesity rate in the country at 26.6 percent in 2016. That’s according to a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the disease prevention non-profit Trust for America’s Health. The report finds that adult obesity rates are leveling off nationwide.

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According to a report by the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance, a nonprofit defense industry trade group, Rhode Island’s defense industry generated close to $147 million in tax revenue in 2016.

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Gov. Gina Raimondo headed to Denver, Colorado Thursday to meet with the CEO of the workforce development company Skillful. According to a spokesman, Raimondo is slated to discuss the potential for collaboration with Rhode Island.  

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With many Houston neighborhoods still under water, Rhode Island Air National Guard troops remain on standby, ready to head to the Gulf Coast in a matter of hours.

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An annual gathering of defense industry experts and contractors kicked off in Newport Monday.

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As flooding from tropical storm Harvey worsens in Houston and begins to affect nearby states, New England continues to pitch in for relief efforts.

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Gas prices are up 1.5 cents in New England, and AAA says that’s partly due to damage from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

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Emergency response crews from New England are heading down to Texas, as rains and flooding continue to devastate coastal parts of the state.

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to keep all 27 national monuments that were under federal review is drawing mixed reactions from New England environmentalists and fishermen.

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Democrats and some Republicans criticized President Donald Trump this week, over his response to the events in Charlottesville, but some Trump voters say they still support their president. 

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Howard Dean, former presidential candidate and former Vermont governor, weighed in on politics Wednesday while speaking to Brown University medical students in Providence.

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The violence at a far-right rally in Virginia over the weekend and a potential rally in Boston on Saturday are raising questions about hate speech, and whether it is protected under the First Amendment, which also protects the right to assemble. 

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Rhode Island's congressional delegation was critical of President Donald Trump Tuesday, after Trump's unscripted remarks defending his initial statement that there were hatred and violence "on many sides" in Charlottesville and after the president referred to some "very fine people" in the group of white supremacists. 

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On Monday, President Donald Trump condemned the white supremacists responsible for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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