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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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed commended Steve Bannon’s demotion from a permanent seat at the National Security Council’s principals committee. President Donald Trump’s chief political strategist made news when he was guaranteed a seat in the meetings that help guide American foreign policy and national security.


The non-profit Clean Ocean Access is celebrating its 11th year of ocean cleanup along the Aquidneck shoreline with a new 10-year report outlining its environmental impact.

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The General Assembly is considering some bills that aim to protect children.

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Providence’s John Hope Settlement House announced a new partnership Monday that aims to give the organization stronger financial security. The PEOpeople consulting firm will help the settlement house sort out its financial situation free of charge.

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In response to a growing number of immigrants in Providence- some of them refugees - Mayor Jorge Elorza and Public School Superintendent Chris Maher have created a new high school program just for them.

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The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing on a bill that would allow driver’s licenses for the undocumented Tuesday.  

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Providence Councilman Kevin Jackson and five other members have called for special City Council meetings Monday and Tuesday. The meetings aim to make sure all the correct policies and procedures were followed for Jackson’s recall election by the Providence Board of Canvassers.

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A new proposal from Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner aims to strengthen underperforming municipal pension plans.

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An investigation into the cause of a major gas leak in downtown Providence Wednesday continues.

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A new report from the non-profit Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is suggesting ways to get students more active in school.


The state Department of Environmental Management is about to begin an assessment of the potential effects of possible federal environmental spending cuts.

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Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to testify before the Senate Finance Committee Thursday in support of her college tuition plan. The rare appearance comes after a cool response to the proposal from some state lawmakers, including House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.

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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.”