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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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.

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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.

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The Breakers, one of Newport’s famous Gilded Age mansions, is one step closer to building its debated welcome center. The Behan Bros. of Newport won a $5.4 million bid on the project- beating two other Rhode Island companies- and is expected to begin work on the yearlong project shortly.

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Tomorrow is opening day for trout fishing in the state and environmental officials are telling anglers to use caution.

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The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has announced the completion of the Newport Pell Bridge rehabilitation project that started in 2009. The $100 million project which reinforced the bridge’s steel structure is reported to have been finished on time, within budget, and with little disruption to the public.


Some members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation are reacting to President Donald Trump’s decision to launch a series of airstrikes in Syria. The strikes targeted an airfield where a recent chemical attack on Syrian civilians is said to have come from, according to the president.

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After the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families notified the Office of the Child Advocate of the near- deaths of two infants, the agency is reconvening a Child Fatality Review Panel. The panel will consist of OCA employees and other childcare experts.  


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A bill aiming to protect underage victims of sex trafficking is headed to the House Judiciary Committee. The Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Act was introduced by Cumberland Rep. Mia Ackerman. The bill hopes to do a better job at treating exploited children as victims rather than criminals. 

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed commended Steve Bannon’s demotion from a permanent seat at the National Security Council’s principals committee. President Donald Trump’s chief political strategist made news when he was guaranteed a seat in the meetings that help guide American foreign policy and national security.


The non-profit Clean Ocean Access is celebrating its 11th year of ocean cleanup along the Aquidneck shoreline with a new 10-year report outlining its environmental impact.

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The General Assembly is considering some bills that aim to protect children.

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Providence’s John Hope Settlement House announced a new partnership Monday that aims to give the organization stronger financial security. The PEOpeople consulting firm will help the settlement house sort out its financial situation free of charge.

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In response to a growing number of immigrants in Providence- some of them refugees - Mayor Jorge Elorza and Public School Superintendent Chris Maher have created a new high school program just for them.