Rhode Island Public Radio http://ripr.org en SEC Filing Suggests GateHouse Media May Cut Up to 40 at ProJo http://ripr.org/post/sec-filing-suggests-gatehouse-media-may-cut-40-projo <p><a href="http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1413898/000141389814000031/ex101providencejournalnewm.htm">A US Securities and Exchange Commission filing </a>outlining GateHouse Media's purchase of the Providence Journal suggests GateHouse may cut up to 40 jobs once the deal for Rhode Island's statewide daily closes later this year.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:04:09 +0000 Ian Donnis 37536 at http://ripr.org House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama http://ripr.org/post/house-votes-ok-lawsuit-against-obama The House voted Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama, claiming that he has overstepped the limits of his executive authority.<p>The vote to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue Obama was 225 to 201. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:49:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 37534 at http://ripr.org House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others http://ripr.org/post/why-your-small-batch-whiskey-might-taste-lot-others It's a good time to be a whiskey maker, and craft whiskeys are all the rage, with names like Bulleit, Redemption, Templeton and George Dickel.<p>But according to a <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/28/your-craft-whiskey-is-probably-from-a-factory-distillery-in-indiana.html">report</a> on The Daily Beast, some of those producers tossing off hazy, golden adjectives like "hand-crafted," "small-batch" and "artisanal" are, well, not. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:33:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37535 at http://ripr.org Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza http://ripr.org/post/amid-confusion-17-killed-shelling-market-gaza It may have been a tragic case of confusion.<p>The Israel Defense Forces declared a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 37533 at http://ripr.org Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza Rhode Island To Identify Offshore Sand Sources For Beach Replenishment http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-identify-offshore-sand-sources-beach-replenishment <p>The U.S. Bureau of Energy Management has awarded Rhode Island $200,000 to identify offshore sand and gravel resources for replenishing beaches. This is part of a federal effort to help coastal communities recover from Superstorm Sandy and prepare for future major storms.</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:06:52 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 37531 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island To Identify Offshore Sand Sources For Beach Replenishment Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good http://ripr.org/post/job-worries-linger-economy-looking-good Five years after the Great Recession ended, where are we with this recovery?<p>On Wednesday, the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve both answered by saying, in effect:<p>We're in a sweet spot — growing at a decent rate with good reason for optimism.<p>Or as the Fed blandly put it, "economic activity will expand at a moderate pace."<p>President Obama, speaking on the economy in Kansas City, Mo., was more effusive.<p>After a brutal recession, "we have fought back. We have got back off our feet, we have dusted ourselves off," Obama said. "Construction is up. Manufacturing is back. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 37532 at http://ripr.org Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good RWU Kicks Off Summer Course For Aspiring Oyster Farmers http://ripr.org/post/rwu-kicks-summer-course-aspiring-oyster-farmers <p>Oyster lovers who own waterfront property may now learn how to grow and harvest their oysters through a summer course at Roger Williams University. <a href="https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1423/index.aspx?sid=1423&amp;gid=3&amp;pgid=1223&amp;cid=2408">R</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1423/index.aspx?sid=1423&amp;gid=3&amp;pgid=1223&amp;cid=2408">egistration</a> for the class kicked off this week.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:44:49 +0000 Molly Malinowski 37526 at http://ripr.org Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment http://ripr.org/post/moldovas-winemakers-seize-upon-regions-geopolitical-moment Consider, for a moment, the misfortunes of winemakers in Moldova, a former Soviet republic in southeastern Europe, tucked in between Ukraine and Romania.<p>Their country is the poorest in Europe, with a per capita GDP about the same as Honduras. They'd love to sell their product — which has gotten approving nods from foreign critics<strong> --</strong> in wealthier countries. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Dan Charles 37527 at http://ripr.org Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back http://ripr.org/post/grocery-chain-workers-want-their-ceo-back If your boss was fired, would you walk off the job in protest?<p>That's what's happening at the New England grocery store chain Market Basket, which has 25,000 employees. Business at Market Basket stores has slowed to a trickle as workers disrupt operations, stage protests and ask shoppers to stay away.<p>They say CEO Arthur T. Demoulas treats them well, and they want him reinstated.<p>Outside the Market Basket store in Somerville, Mass., a dozen workers wave protest signs as cars honk in support. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 editor 37529 at http://ripr.org Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway? http://ripr.org/post/why-are-theater-tickets-cheaper-west-end-broadway It's a Wednesday afternoon in London and a bunch of kids are standing outside a West End theater, giddily unaware that their parents have just shelled out a lot of money for the experience they're about to have. A giant sign over their heads shows a silhouette of a girl standing on a swing, her hair flying behind her in the wind — it's a matinee performance of <em>Matilda</em>.<p>More than 3,000 miles away on the same Wednesday afternoon, the same scene plays out on Broadway. It's the same show, with equally excited kids. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 37530 at http://ripr.org