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Feliz Navidad! Felices Pascuas! Felices Fiestas! 401-942-3881 This year LPR’s year-end pledge drive starts December 14th and it will conclude December 31st with a goal of $30,000. Throughout 2015, LPR’s objective was to serve you and our community. We did that by keeping you and the community informed, empowered and connected by broadcasting the following:  4,000 Local News Cast of 3 minutes  1,560 segments of news including press conferences  208 one hour of educational programming  56 Talk shows of 3 hours each of political and issues concerning our community  Over 2,000 Local Public Service Announcements…
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NASA Reveals Closest Look Ever at Pluto

The Space Agency, NASA, released long-awaited photos from its New Horizons mission that show icy mountains on the surface of Pluto. Scientists also revealed images that show remarkable new details of Pluto's moons Hydra and Charon. scientists released photos Wednesday after an unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by the distant dwarf planet following its nearly 10-year journey of billion kilometers (nearly 3 billion miles). The nuclear-powered New Horizons – moving faster than any spacecraft ever built previously, at a speed of about 49,570 kilometers per hour (30,800 miles per hour) – snapped pictures of Pluto as it hurtled by. Pluto nearly…
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History-making Solar Airplane Grounded Until 2016

The Switzerland-based team attempting to fly a solar-powered plane around the world says the flight has been suspended until next April because of irreparable damage to its batteries. The team says the batteries on the Solar Impulse 2overheated during its five-day flight from Nagoya, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii on June 30. The team says it did not anticipate the effect rapid altitude changes in a tropical climate would have on battery temperature. Pilot Andre Borschberg landed the Solar Impulse 2 near Honolulu on July 3, after traveling a record-breaking 118 hours across the Pacific Ocean. It was the riskiest leg of its 35,000-kilometer…
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Weather Delays Solar Plane Departure From Japan for Hawaii

NAGOYA, JAPAN—A solar-powered plane carrying no fuel has postponed its departure from central Japan for Hawaii because of worse than expected weather conditions. Swiss pilot and project co-founder Bertrand Piccard said the weather window for the flight early Wednesday had closed. After analyzing conditions, the decision was made to take the plane back to its mobile hangar. "It's a bad moment. It's really a bad moment. It was on the edge. We took the decision to go, but not everybody was enthusiastic. We had a conclusion that it's not worth trying anymore,'' said Piccard, who is taking turns flying the…
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Mayor Taveras Kicks Off Citywide Springtime Street Sweeping Program

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras today kicked off a citywide street sweeping program after a snowy winter that left sand and debris on roads throughout Providence. Ward 7 City Councilman John Igliozzi joined Mayor Taveras to kick off the street sweeping initiative in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood. "I am pleased to begin the process of cleaning Providence's streets after a long winter," said Mayor Taveras. "Crews will be working on an aggressive schedule to give our Capital City the spring cleaning it needs and deserves." Cleaning crews will work first shift and third shift for six weeks to…
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Holi, The Festival Of Colors

Holi, also called the festival of colors, took place this week on March 17, 2014 and is a popular Hindu spring festival. On the first day, the burning of Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, is produced in huge bonfires at night. It is called Kama dahanamen Ahra Pradesh. On the second day, known as Dhulhendi, people spend the day throwing colored powder and water at each other. The spring, during which time changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold. So, throwing colored powders has a medicinal significance: the colors are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Vilwamangalam, and other…
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17 is celebrated worldwide as St. Patrick's day, patron of Ireland. St. Patrick was born in the year 387 in Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland. His father was an officer of the Roman army. Irish pirates took Patrick prisoner at the age of 16 year and sold him as a slave. He spent six years in Ireland, where he learned to speak the Celtic language. He managed to escape and went to France to prepare for the monastic life, and was ordained a priest. When he was 46 years of age he decided to return to Ireland to evangelize…
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Pell kick offs campaign for RI governor

Pell for Governor Pell on Licenses for Undocumented Workers PROVIDENCE – Offering a bold platform of new ideas focused on restoring hope and rebuilding the Rhode Island economy, Clay Pell formally launched his campaign to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination today. “It is time for Rhode Island come together, to bring in fresh perspectives and new approaches, and to once again think big,” Pell said in remarks to a packed room at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Pell, 32, of Providence, was introduced by his grandmother, Nuala Pell, widow of Rhode Island’s longest-serving United States senator, Claiborne Pell, who authored the legislation…
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Mayoral Candidate Solomon Leads Family Service of RI’s Walking School Bus

Michael Solomon, candidate for mayor of Providence, and Councilman Nicholas Narducci led the Walking School Bus Wednesday at Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, 199 Oxford Street, Providence. Michael Solomon and the Walking School Bus Members of the Providence police and fire departments joined the walk. The Walking School Bus provides routes to and from school led by volunteers. The initiative ensures that each child, living within a mile of the school, who needs to walk arrives on time and returns home safely, even when a family member is unable to walk with him or her. The Walking School Bus is reducing school…
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Marian Wright Edelman Keynote at RI Kids Count Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted a 20th Anniversary Special Kick-Off Luncheon, Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, celebrating two decades of advocacy for children The keynote speaker was Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund who is the nation's foremost child advocate. LPR Coverage of RI Kids Count Event 1/29/2014 Marian Wright Edelman by Latino Public Radio Victor Capellan by Latino Public Radio The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind(r) mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage…
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