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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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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Gordon Fox, former Rhode Island House Speaker, is slated to move from a federal prison in Pennsylvania to a halfway house in Pawtucket after serving roughly two years of a three-year sentence.

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Monday is Victory Day, and Rhode Island is the only state in the country that observes the holiday, which originally marked the day Japan surrendered during WWII.

NE Residents Rally In Support Of Anti-Nazi Protestors In Virginia

Aug 14, 2017
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New England hosted a number of vigils and demonstrations Sunday in response to a white supremacist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter protestor was killed and 19 others were injured.

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Thousands of people gathered at Roger Williams Park on Friday for a night of live music with the RI Philharmonic pops orchestra. 

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Every summer, many American audiences are reintroduced to a classic, the "1812 Overture." The only problem is, this piece by Peter Tchaikovsky isn’t American at all.

In fact, it has nothing to with the USA. 

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The nonprofit Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team is offering training for workers who might need to administer Naloxone, or Narcan, the overdose rescue drug.

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