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October 21, 2018


RIPR announces they are now ‘The Public’s Radio’

In a letter to listeners, supporters, and members today, RIPR announced that they are now to be known as “The Public’s Radio”. The announcement came from the email address identified as membership@ripr.org and was signed by Torey Malatia, President, CEO, and General Manager of The Public’s Radio. In June of 2017, Rhode Island Public Radio purchased

Podcast: Newport Elementary Students speak with astronaut aboard International Space Station

Newport’s Pell Elementary School students made history today by becoming the first Rhode Island public school to make contact with the International Space Station (ISS). As part of United Nations annual World Space Week, K-4th graders talked directly with astronaut “Ricky” Arnold aboard the ISS live from their school gymnasium in Newport. What’sUpNewp broadcast a

Replica of Air Force One departs Quonset State Airport

Newport, RI – A replica of Air Force One caught the eye and attention of many along Narragansett Bay on Friday as she departed from Quonset State Airport to Maryland. In September 2017, the Air Force One replica, a full-scale recreation of Air Force One, opened to the public at Quonset State Airport.  More than 9,500 guests reserved tours of the experience during the opening week.

Elementary School students in Newport will chat with an orbiting astronaut on October 2

Newport, RI – Newport’s Pell Elementary School students are making history!  On Tuesday, October 2nd, K-4th graders will talk directly with astronaut “Ricky” Arnold aboard the International Space Station (ISS) live from their school gymnasium at 35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI. Introductory remarks start at 1:15 PM, with the student-to astronaut question and answer portion starting promptly

Rhode Island’s 2018 International Coastal Cleanups will take place at sites in Providence and across the state on September 15th

Providence, R.I. – For the fifth consecutive year, Save The Bay is leading  International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island. International Coastal Cleanup is a global event uniting 800,000+ volunteers to collect litter and debris from shorelines around the world. In Rhode  Island, more than 2,500 volunteers are expected to lend a hand in cleanups

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