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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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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Rhode Island’s Jewish community is on heightened alert after a series of bomb threats were called in to Jewish Community Centers across the country, including Providence, last Monday.

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Rhode Islanders are pushing back on a bill that would essentially outlaw sanctuary cities in the Ocean State.

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The Rhode Island Department of Education released a report that puts high school graduation rates among students at the national average.

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U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was invited by U.S. Sen. John McCain to the Munich Security Conference this weekend. One of the biggest think tanks of its kind, Whitehouse took the conference as an opportunity to discuss climate security and other security concerns.

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To win a James Beard Award means having made it to the upper echelons of the restaurant industry. Often compared to the likes of the Oscars, the awards can put chefs- and the cities their restaurants are in- on the culinary map. This year, two Providence restauranteurs are James Beard semifinalists in the Best Chef Northeast category.

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Opened in 1959, Town Hall Lanes is a staple of Johnston. Birthday parties are commonplace, and local bowling teams are there every weekend. In today’s One Square Mile: Johnston, a postcard from a town favorite.


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