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 country’s largest teacher’s union, the National Education Association, wraps up its 155th annual meeting Wednesday, in Boston.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is celebrating Independence Day with naturalization ceremonies across the country. 

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A slew of bills heads for Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature as the General Assembly nears the end of the legislative session. Here’s a brief list of what’s on the table.

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A record-breaking 2.3 million New Englanders are expected to be hitting the road this Fourth of July weekend, driving more than 50 miles from home.

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The House cleared its version of a paid sick time bill in a 55-14 vote Thursday. The legislation has some key differences with the Senate’s version of the bill.

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A bill that would keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers cleared the House Monday in a 55-12 vote. The legislation has drawn strong support, as well as vocal opposition as it aims to close a loophole in Rhode Island’s gun laws.

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A subset of the New England Fishery Management Council is taking the summer to consider new methods for tracking groundfish in the region like cod, haddock, and sole.

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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is now conducting its weekly tests for mosquito-borne diseases. The updates begin every first of June and run through the end of September.

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The House and Senate have stopped considering legislation to legalize recreational pot and instead opted to create a 19-member joint commission to study the situation in states like Washington and Colorado, where it's already legal.

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An amended version of a bill proposing paid sick days for private sector employees is on its way to the Senate floor. The Senate Labor Committee voted in favor of giving employees – like waiters and others in the hospitality industry— four days paid sick leave Wednesday. That’s a drop from the seven days originally proposed by lawmakers, and closer to the five days Massachusetts and Connecticut offer.

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In Rhode Island, Frank Williams is known as a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court. But among Civil War enthusiasts, he is known as an authority on all things Abraham Lincoln. He’s also the owner of a vast collection of more than 17,000 Civil War artifacts. He's now donating his collection to Mississippi State University.

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The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on an assortment of legislation Tuesday as the session reaches its final stretch.

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The Providence-Newport ferry is expected to be out of commission until this Wednesday, following a small crash during a trip to Providence this weekend.

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State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is the latest to join a bipartisan investigation into pharmaceutical companies’ marketing tactics of prescription opioids.

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A state Senate bill aiming to streamline the merger and acquisition process for nonprofit hospitals is scheduled for a vote in the Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday. The bill, which would amend the Hospital Conversions Act, has sparked debate between lawmakers and hospital union workers.

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