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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Rhode Island's March unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point from February, bringing it to 4.3 percent. That's according to the state Department of Labor and Training.

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Just two days after its passage in committee the Providence City Council is set to vote on the Community Safety Act, in a special meeting. 

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In response to news that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island plans to move its customer operations from downtown Providence to East Providence, Providence City Council President Luis Aponte says the move merits attention from councilors.

St. Mary's Church in Newport

St. Mary’s Church in Newport is getting its prized 60 year old pipe organ back, Wednesday, after months of restoration in Canada.

Federal authorities say contractor Cardi Corp., is agreeing to pay a $500,000 settlement over allegations it failed to meet federal safety mandates in constructing the I-195 bridge that goes over the Providence River.

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 The New England office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in the region last year.


Brown University is dropping application fees for low-income students following a student campaign run by student leaders from elite universities.

Rhode Island Foundation

Two Rhode Island women, Ditra Edwards and Donna Childs, are the recipients of $300,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation to help improve civic engagement.

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport are partnering up to help small Rhode Island defense businesses.

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Those reduced beach parking fees Rhode Island residents enjoyed last summer could make a comeback this season.

Courtesy of Providence Police Department

The Providence Police Department will be the first in Rhode Island to start using body cameras in a couple of weeks. For the most part, the cameras are getting broad support. But the rollout is sparking debate over when and how the cameras and their footage should be used, as well as questions about the costs of running the program.  

WSBE, Rhode Island’s PBS television station is auctioning part of its spectrum in exchange for $94.4 million.

In 2011, Rhode Island State Police benefited from a portion of a $500 million settlement from Google after it was reported the company allowed Canadian advertisements for controlled and non-controlled drugs in the U.S.

Sean Spicer's Twitter

After White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Hitler “didn't even sink to using chemical weapons,” during his daily press briefing Tuesday, U.S. Representative David Cicilline is calling for his resignation.

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Lawmakers are once again taking up the issue of paid sick leave for all workers in the private sector during a Senate Labor Committee hearing scheduled for Wednesday.