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R.I. med. students decode Ferguson documents

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Rian Yalamanchili, a 25-year-old Rhode Islander, reacted to the grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown,  like many people across the country — with grief and confusion. “I was just really shocked and devastated,” Yalamanchili said. What started [...]

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Treasurer Candidates Forum

WBRU 360 and WBRU News team up to bring you a forum for candidates running for General Treasurer of Rhode Island. DJ Jay Postal hosts the lively debate between Independent Ernie Almonte and Democrat Seth Magaziner. The candidates field questions from WBRU News’ Will Adams and Emily Wooldridge on topics ranging from the state pension [...]

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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: New albums, weird onstage collabs, and a tragic cancellation

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Councilwoman Carmen Castillo unveils new Ogando Street sign.
Councilwoman Carmen Castillo unveils new Ogando Street sign.
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Providence City Council names street after Dominican activist

To listen to the radio story. click here. On August 15th, about seventy people gathered on the South Side to celebrate the Providence City Council’s renaming of Hancock Street to Ogando Street in honor of Francisco Raymond Ogando, a Dominican activist who helped many local immigrants settle in New England, until he died unexpectedly in 2009.

Ogando Street is not far from Ogando’s former business on Broad Street, called Raymond’s Tailor Shop, where politicians and

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Flea tends to his bees in full beekeeper gear
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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: The end of an aging giant, a surprise follow-up to a late star, and new music from up-and-comers.  
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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: cool artist collaborations, festival shenanigans, and updates on a BRU Presents artist.
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK

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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases.

 
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
 

1. Florence and the Machine continues to kill it with epic new video

This summer, following the June release of How Big, How Blue, How BeautifulFlorence and th

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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases.

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Anea Garcia wins Miss Rhode Island title. Credit: Miss USA
Anea Garcia wins Miss Rhode Island title. Credit: Miss USA
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Rhode Islander finishes third at Miss USA pageant

To hear the audio story. click here. Many of the contestants in the Miss USA pageant have been modeling, performing, and jet-setting around the world since they were kids. Anea Garcia, a 20-year-old Rhode Islander, doesn’t share this background. Trying out for Miss

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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases.

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Credit: Rhode Island Cape Verdean Heritage Subcommittee
Credit: Rhode Island Cape Verdean Heritage Subcommittee
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Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival kicks off in Providence

To hear the radio story, click here. On July 5th, one day after people had huddled together to see the waterfront fireworks display, the crowds were back at India Point Park in Providence — but this time, a different nation’s flag was flying.

Sunday was the Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival, the largest festival of its kind in New England. Thousands of people t

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Juneteenth: Rhode Islanders honor black cisgender and transgender women

On Friday, June 19th over one hundred people gathered at India Point Park to commemorate the lives of cisgender and transgender black women who have been killed by police. Attendees held signs with the painted faces and names of victims, while chanting their names

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