Events

Join Us for LPR’s 5K Walk/Run & Health Fair

join LPR for its first 5k run/walk and health fair LPR's 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair is right around the corner. On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at Roger William's Park Temple to Music, Latino Public Radio will host their very first 5K event. “Take One Step At A Time On The Road to Wellness” We believe this slogan encompasses what we at LPR are trying to achieve with our audience.  By hosting the 5K Run/Walk & Heath Fair we have the opportunity to continue promoting health, education and overall wellness by creating an experience that will give our community the tools they…
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Events

Join Us For LPR’s 6th Annual Community Excellence Awards Gala!

LPR's Community Excellence Awards Gala is right around the corner. On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 Latino Public Radio will host their annual gala event. For this year's event we have chosen to focus on politics. Most everyone can agree that this was a huge year, especially with the recent elections which saw history made in the state of Rhode Island with the first female governor for the state, Gina Raimondo. At the same time we saw many Latinos take office this year, most notably in the city of Providence with Jorge Elorza being elected mayor and Nellie Gorbea winning the office of Secretary…
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Events

Celebrating Dominican Republic Independence

Latino Public Radio (LPR) is celebrating Dominican Republic's Independence Day with community leaders, advocates and avid listeners to help kickoff the Dominican’s festivities. LPR will start the week of February 16th and end it July 27th with special cultural programs of Folklore, Arts and Life as well as music and news segments dedicated to the Dominican Republic. On Saturday, February 21st, we will gather a number of extraordinary Dominican individuals and identify their exemplary leadership in support of the Latino community, and for bringing attention to important issues affecting Dominicans and the community at large. This gala event will take…
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Featured

Thousands March in US Against Killings by Police

During nationwide marches protesting the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers, families of the victims urged demonstrators to continue pressing for changes to the criminal justice system. In Washington, relatives of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin gathered on Saturday at Freedom Plaza, near the White House, before peacefully participating with thousands of others in the "Justice for All" march down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol. "I am here not only for marching for Eric Garner, but for everyone's daughters and sons and nieces and nephews and dads and moms," said Esaw Garner, his…
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US News

US Marks 13th Anniversary of September 11 Terror Attacks

President Barack Obama will take part in two somber ceremonies Thursday marking the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, will lead a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House at the moment the first hijacked passenger jet crashed into one of the twin towers of New York City's World Trade Center. President and Mrs. Obama will later attend a ceremony at the Pentagon, the military headquarters, where hundreds were killed after a third hijacked jetliner crashed into the…
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Entertainment

How Disney Found A New Meaning For ‘True Love’

Once upon a time, in a studio far, far away, there worked a few filmmakers, who finally figured out how to be progressive. In retelling Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” they broke records with the tale of “Frozen.” That success was shortly followed by the less beloved but no less relevant re-envisioning of “Sleeping Beauty” known as “Maleficent.” Both films present strong females and invert the traditional Disney narrative. Most important, though, each deconstructs “true love’s first kiss,” redefining the age-old trope and subverting the idea that all women need a man to save them. It’s quite clear that…
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Featured

Governor Patrick Signs Boston Strong License Plate Bill

BOSTON – Friday, April 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today signed H. 3664, “An Act Relative to a Massachusetts Boston Strong License Plate,” which directs the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.” All proceeds from sales of the license plate will be distributed to the One Fund or, in the event of its dissolution, another non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the victims of last year’s Marathon attacks. Friday, April 18, 2014 - Governor Patrick signs H. 3664, “An Act Relative…
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Featured

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes Away

José Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian author and Nobel Prize recipient for literature, died yesterday at the age of 87 after a slow decline in health, aggravated in recent weeks. The author of which is undoubtedly the most important novel of Latin America, One Hundred Years of Solitude, his death, although announced, has the whole world mourning. García Márquez was born in Aracataca, a village lost in the Colombian Caribbean, on Sunday March 6, 1927 at nine in the morning, as he detailed in his memoirs. Raised by his maternal grandparents, a retired colonel and a superstitious woman, who both would mark his literature, 'Gabo'-…
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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of ‘Bishop of Bling’

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Limburg, Germany, Franz Peter Tebartz van Elst, known as the "Bishop of Bling". The Bishop said in a letter sent to the Pope, that he "was unable to lead his diocese". It was reported that the prelate will be relieved of their duties and will be reassigned to another position. Tebartz van Elst had been separated the year of his duties due to his extravagant lifestyle and the excessive spending that he had incurred to renovate the official home of the bishopric, which was at cross purposes with the call for austerity…
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Rescuers Continue Search In Washington Mudslide

Washington rescue teams are prepared for another day's search in Snohomish County where on Saturday a devastating landslide occurred. Dogs, aircraft and bulldozers have been used to search for survivors, but the work has been very slow and dangerous due to conditions similar to quicksand. So far 14 bodies have been recovered and police are reviewing numerous reports on missing persons to try to identify who is really lost. Most of the homes affected in the accident are vacation homes. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the area.
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