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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Gov. Gina Raimondo is slated to sign several pieces of legislation Monday, aimed at curbing the opioid crisis.

The ceremonial signing includes bills to require health professionals to discuss the risk of addiction before they prescribe opioids to patients and stricter penalties for distributing fentanyl.

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The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, a century-old, annual celebration of Portuguese culture and faith, wrapped up Sunday night in New Bedford, Massachusetts. 

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Some Rhode Island and Massachusetts lobstermen say they’re frustrated that interstate regulators rejected new catch limits at a meeting Tuesday. The lobstermen say new rules are needed to stem dwindling lobster populations in New England. 

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is testing satellites to detect harmful algae in New England lakes. The new technology could discover algae blooms without help from citizen scientists.

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering new lobster fishing restrictions Tuesday. The measures would be an effort to slow the population’s decline in New England.

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A shortage of houses on the Rhode Island market paired with high demand drove single-family home prices to a median of $275,000 in June,   according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

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Rhode Island’s congressional delegation has announced some additional funding to help Rhode Island businesses and improve public safety.

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Not all legislation on Gov. Gina Raimondo’s desk received her signature. Here’s a brief rundown of what Raimondo vetoed, signed, or allowed to go into law without her John Hancock.

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A resolution calling for an independent investigation into the handling of sexual abuse allegations at Henry Kizirian Elementary School moved forward in the Providence City Council Monday.

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The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles reported no major technical issues Tuesday, as all of its branches operated under a new computer system for the first time.

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At the National Governors Association meeting this week, health care is a major topic of discussion among state leaders. The NGA’s summer meeting convened as the Senate GOP unveiled its latest version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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The Ocean State has received its highest ever rank— 45 out of 50-- in an annual business scorecard put out by CNBC. The list ranks states for business friendliness measuring overall economic climate.

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Rhode Island will not provide the federal government with any voter roll information, following a White House email calling for a pause in the collection of data.

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A brief list of bills from the 2017 General Assembly session that Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed so far:

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The Rhode Island Departments of Health and Environmental Management are advising residents avoid bodies of water where blue-green algae blooms have been found.

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