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Local environmental experts believe President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency could have devastating effects on the Ocean State.


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A new heat advisory policy for the northeast will take effect this summer thanks to a study published today that looks at the relationship between heat and health in New England.

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Brown University will be creating a climate change task force to develop environmentally sustainable business practices.

The Task Force on Climate Change and Business and Investment Practices will be expected to have a list of recommendations for President Christina Paxson on how to align the university’s business decisions with its commitment to addressing climate change.

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

Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump - With Corey Flintoff
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NPR correspondent Corey Flintoff spent four years as NPR's bureau chief in Moscow, where he reported as Russian President Vladimir Putin cracked down on dissent, seized Crimea, and led Russia into war in eastern Ukraine. Since his recent return to the U.S., Flintoff has been following the revelations of the Trump administration's ties to Russia, and what that could mean for the future of relations between two of the world's most potently armed nations.

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The Red Bandana Fund, which honors the life and work of the late Richard Walton, is once again seeking nominations for the Red Bandana Award. This award is given annually to a person or organization who embodies the work and spirit of Walton, a journalist, teacher and activist for labor, peace and social justice.

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The former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, will be in the Ocean State next month. Cameron is scheduled to speak at Brown University in Providence.

David Cameron resigned his post last year following the country’s vote to leave the European Union… known as “Brexit.” At the time he said he did not feel he could lead the United Kingdom after the vote, which he vehemently opposed.

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The former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, will be in the Ocean State next month. Cameron is scheduled to speak at Brown University in Providence.

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Researchers at Brown University have helped advance a technology  that allows people to use a computer with nothing but brain power.  The project, dubbed BrainGate, is helping paralyzed people type faster and more accurately than ever before.

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Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis visited Brown University over the weekend. The retired professor, best known for her work with the Communist Party and Black Panther movement, was supposed to give a lecture focusing on the prison industrial complex.

Davis, however, also took the podium to discuss the current political climate and activism among young people. The two-hour event ended with questions from the audience, including some Central Falls and Providence high school students.

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Barrington middle schools have decided to end publicizing its student honor roll. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders if this is a good idea.  


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Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello wants to get rid of the car tax. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says this is a good idea, if lawmakers can find the money to pay for it.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week's guest is Danny Warshay, executive director of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University.

Warshay, who helped to start a manufacturing business in Rhode Island, discusses why Brown is fertile ground for entrepreneurs, and how the university is working to make entrepreneurship a cornerstone for students and faculty of all disciplines.

Hundreds of teachers and school leaders are expected in Providence Thursday for the Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum. The group was founded by former Brown University Education Chair Ted Sizer, who advocated for giving schools freedom to design their own programs.

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