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Lynn Arditi / RIPR

On Sunday night we’ll all lose an hour of sleep when we turn our clocks forward for daylight savings time. Losing an hour can really throw you off balance, especially if you already have trouble sleeping. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in three adults don’t get enough sleep.

Jason Moon/NHPR

After the latest mass shooting at a school in Florida, there's one idea most policy makers seem to agree on: If you see something, say something. But in one New Hampshire town, school officials and parents are finding that's a lot more complicated than it might seem. 

Lily Hinman / RIPR

In October last year, RIPR's Chuck Hinman joined a group of adults learning to play stringed instruments for the first time, with the Community String Project in Bristol. Hinman has been chronicling his musical journey in our series “Striking a New Chord”. 

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Rhode Island’s largest hospital network -- Lifespan -- will now join with Care New England in its negotiations with Boston-based Partners Health Care.

Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

Many issues divide our political landscape these days, whether it’s debates over gun control, immigration or the role of the federal government.

But believe it or not, this is not the most divisive era in American politics, at least not according to historian Gordon Wood. He joins Rhode Island Public Radio’s Political Analyst Scott MacKay.

Guild Historical

In the summer of 1934, George Gershwin was staying in a cottage on Folly Island, South Carolina, working on his folk opera "Porgy and Bess." 

Mark Turek / Trinity Rep

Trinity Rep continues its season with Shakespeare’s “Othello,” that great and always challenging story of action and reaction. 

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In New England, New Hampshire is well known for tax-free liquor sales, which makes the Granite State a popular destination for out-of-staters looking to stock up on alcohol. 

Gabe Amo / Governor's Office

Governor Gina Raimondo’s senior advisor on drug policy, Tom Coderre, said all options should be on the table to deal with the state’s opioid crisis, including safe injection sites. 

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Did that dog bed you got at L.L. Bean 5 years ago get chewed by its occupant?  Until last week, you could just take it back and get a replacement for no charge.  The company has announced that it's changing its famous unconditional return policy that has been a part of the brand since it started more than a century ago.  The change comes as a response to the growing number of customers who have been taking advantage of the policy.

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For dairy farms in New England, the outlook for milk prices is not good this year. The stress has been tied to suicides among dairy farmers.

RIPR Series: One Square Mile Johnston

Feb 12, 2018
Elisabeth Harrison

After the 2017 presidential election, RIPR produced "One Square Mile: Johnston," a week of stories about the northern Rhode Island town that flipped the most dramatically from blue to red in voting for President Donald Trump.

We explored the town's politics, learned how to make a true Italian-American meatball and visited some little-known spots that reveal Johnston’s culture and history.

Lynn Arditi / RIPR

Larry and Loretta are my neighbor’s cats. And they love their canned cat food. To understand why just read the ingredients on the label. Ocean white fish. Fish broth. Tuna. Those ingredients are actually fish by-products. Fish guts. Fish  livers. Fish intestines. Fish skins. They’re what fish processors like Bergie’s Seafood in call “trash.”


Darn It!

Darn It! Inc. is a company that has thrived because of  -- rather than in spite of -- the overseas manufacturing that has put so many American textile companies out of business.

As part of our series “One Square Mile: New Bedford,” Darn It! founder and president Jeff Glassman told RIPR's Dave Fallon what the company does, how it came to be, and why he's optimistic about New Bedford.

Pearl Macek

Standing on New Bedford’s Acushnet Avenue, René Moreno runs into a man who grew up in the same village he did in Guatemala. They talk for a couple of minutes, and although you might assume they are speaking in Spanish, they aren’t.

They’re speaking K’iche, a Mayan language spoken in the highlands of Guatemala. 

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