Talia Blake

Morning Edition Producer

Talia joined RIPR in February 2018 as the Morning Edition Producer.  She graduated with a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Before starting at RIPR, she was an intern at public radio station WMFE in Orlando. Originally from Connecticut, Talia is no stranger to New England. In her spare time, she is an avid foodie and enjoys working out.

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The pantry that feeds nearly 200 families closed down on Tuesday. 


The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, and local union leaders say they're not suprised by the decision. 

IDPVD: Providence's New Form Of Photo Identification

Jun 27, 2018
Courtesy of The City of Providence.

Providence has unveiled a new form of ID – the municipal "IDPVD." The ID won’t let you drive or get on a plane, but it will be accepted by police, city agencies and libraries.

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It’s been nine months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and displaced residents are still scrambling to find permanent housing.

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One of the most destructive insect pests of pine trees is expanding its range north. Scientists have found the southern pine beetle in Rhode Island. 

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The house from Detroit, which was once home to the brother of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and his family, and where Rosa Parks stayed with family after she left the south will be offered at auction this summer in New York after being saved from demolition and turned into an art piece. 

A New Bedford elementary school is launching a new language program this fall. Fifty kindergarteners at Gomes Elementary School will enter a lottery for the chance to land a spot in the school’s new dual language immersion program.

The selected students will spend half their day learning subjects in English. The other half will be exclusivley in Spanish.

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The Miss America organization has announced they’re changing out of swimsuits and into a whole new era. But, the change has some in the pageant world feeling torn.

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The eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has left 99 people dead, at least 192 missing and displaced thousands.

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Today is the day Rhode Island drivers will have to put down their cell phones while driving, or risk getting a hundred dollar ticket. Rhode Island’s hand-free cell phone law is officially now in effect.

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The Eigth Amendment to the Irish Constitution held one of the strictest abortion bans in the world. Ireland's recent vote to repeal that amednment in a referendum has Catholics talking around the world, and in Rhode Island. 


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More than 200 years ago, on May 29, 1790, Rhode Island became the last state of the union to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 

Film buffs only have a few days left to catch a flick at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence. After more than 40 years of screening independent and foreign films, the cinema will close its doors Sunday, May 27th. 

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The house where Rosa Parks stayed with family after she left the south won’t remian in Providence, as some might have hoped. After a one-month display, the Rosa Parks House Project will be packing up June 3rd. 

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AAA anticipates millions of drivers on the road this Memorial Weekend, and rising gas prices are not expected to deter travelers.