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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The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch is asking for volunteers to help monitor local waterways.  The citizen scientists are trained and provided the equipment to gather data on over 200 lakes, streams, and coastal waterways.

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The Providence Housing Authority is considering revisions to its admissions policies for convicted felons applying for public housing.

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After President Trump released his proposed budget, Rhode Island’s congressional delegation was quick to denounce various cuts that would affect the state.

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While New England was getting hit with a mix of high winds and snow Tuesday, Deepwater Wind was having a productive work day. The off-shore wind energy company got through the storm without any problems while capturing the maximum amount of energy it could- 30 megawatts.

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Some Providence youths accused of non-violent infractions will soon have an option other than going through the courts. The Providence City Council established a Juvenile Hearing Board (JHB) to help keep first-time offenders out of the justice system. Instead of going to court and serving time, a panel would prescribe incarceration alternatives. 

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The Providence City Council’s Finance Committee approved a contract Wednesday that brings the city’s police force one step closer to procuring 250 new body cameras.

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Ben Sukle, chef of the downtown Providence restaurant Birch, was named a finalist for a James Beard Award yesterday. The awards are some of the highest honors of the food world, often likened to the Oscars. Sukle is one of five chefs left in the Best Chef Northeast category.

The Newport Pell Bridge is slated to receive a $40 million upgrade. State lawmakers and Department of Transportation officials announced plans to replace the bridge’s highway ramps with four roundabouts, Monday.

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Last Thursday, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management met with Exeter and Richmond town residents to discuss a proposed DEM visitors center near Browning Mill Pond.  The center will sit on land in the Arcadia Management Area, a protected swath of 14,000 acres in western Rhode Island. The project faces opposition from residents of both towns.

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is expected to discuss budget cuts to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development with Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Monday morning. The senator says cuts to HUD could hurt the Ocean State.

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The state Board of Elections is expected to schedule a recall election of Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson when the board meets Monday.  This comes after Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea called on the board to take action.  

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Select middle school students from across Rhode Island meet with a NASA engineer Saturday as part of NASA’s Globe Challenge. The program, a collaboration between NASA and U.S. Department of Education, aims to get lower income and at-risk students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

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As plans to build a new transportation hub in Providence move forward, Rhode Islanders told transportation officials the amenities they’re looking for at a meeting Thursday evening. The proposed center would connect bus and train services.

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In the latest Invenergy power plant news, the Town of Johnston faces another lawsuit- this time from the Town of Burrillville. But Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena says he's not worried. 

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Despite some recent warmer days, Rhode Islanders can expect a snowy commute Friday Morning.

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