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  • Friday December 19th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The U.S. government has yet to reveal what evidence they have of a “linkage” between North Korea and the Nov. 24 hacking attack on Sony Entertainment but they are considering a “range of options” in response, according to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The hack attack had previously divulged personal email exchanges, crucial details about upcoming film projects, and intimate information about Sony employees, such as medical records and social security numbers. The “Guardians of Peace,” the shadowy organization claiming credit for the breach, eventually made violent threats against the company and theaters which screened their comedy film “The Interview,” which depicts a fictional attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

    A suspected Islamist gunman was holding hostages inside a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday and appeared to be making demands to negotiators through Facebook, YouTube and local news media. Five hostages managed to flee the scene of the attack, which analysts suggested had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired "lone wolf" attack. Australian Counter-Terrorists were able to end the situation after the Terrorist shot a hostage and the Counter-Terrorist team stormed the cafe throwing flash bangs and engaging in a firefight with the suspect. Two hostages were killed, two were injured and the terrorist was down.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):
     
    The Boston Celtics agree to trade point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for players Brandan WrightJae CrowderJameer Nelson and a future first- and second-round draft pick. 

    The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphilths this past Sunday afternoon by a score of 41 to 13, improving to a record of 11 and 3 on the season, and clinching the AFC EAST, for the SIXTH year in a row, and the unbelievable TWELFTH time in FIFTEEN YEARS! The Patriots will take on the New York Jets this Sunday afternoon, at 1pm, in New York.

    The Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic at home at The Gahden last night, by a score of 109 to 92, to improve to a record of 9 and 14 on the season.

    The Bruins defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 3 to 2, to improve to a record of 16, 13, and 3 on the season.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

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  • Thursday December 18th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The U.S. government has yet to reveal what evidence they have of a “linkage” between North Korea and the Nov. 24 hacking attack on Sony Entertainment but they are considering a “range of options” in response, according to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The hack attack had previously divulged personal email exchanges, crucial details about upcoming film projects, and intimate information about Sony employees, such as medical records and social security numbers. The “Guardians of Peace,” the shadowy organization claiming credit for the breach, eventually made violent threats against the company and theaters which screened their comedy film “The Interview,” which depicts a fictional attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

    A suspected Islamist gunman was holding hostages inside a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday and appeared to be making demands to negotiators through Facebook, YouTube and local news media. Five hostages managed to flee the scene of the attack, which analysts suggested had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired "lone wolf" attack. Australian Counter-Terrorists were able to end the situation after the Terrorist shot a hostage and the Counter-Terrorist team stormed the cafe throwing flash bangs and engaging in a firefight with the suspect. Two hostages were killed, two were injured and the terrorist was down.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):
     
    The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphilths this past Sunday afternoon by a score of 41 to 13, improving to a record of 11 and 3 on the season, and clinching the AFC EAST, for the SIXTH year in a row, and the unbelievable TWELFTH time in FIFTEEN YEARS! The Patriots will take on the New York Jets this Sunday afternoon, at 1pm, in New York.

    The Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic at home at The Gahden last night, by a score of 109 to 92, to improve to a record of 9 and 14 on the season.

    The Bruins defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 3 to 2, to improve to a record of 16, 13, and 3 on the season.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):


  • Wednesday December 17th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A suspected Islamist gunman was holding hostages inside a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday and appeared to be making demands to negotiators through Facebook, YouTube and local news media. Five hostages managed to flee the scene of the attack, which analysts suggested had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired "lone wolf" attack. Australian Counter-Terrorists were able to end the situation after the Terrorist shot a hostage and the Counter-Terrorist team stormed the cafe throwing flash bangs and engaging in a firefight with the suspect. Two hostages were killed, two were injured and the terrorist was down.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):
     
    The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphilths this past Sunday afternoon by a score of 41 to 13, improving to a record of 11 and 3 on the season, and clinching the AFC EAST, for the SIXTH year in a row, and the unbelievable TWELFTH time in FIFTEEN YEARS! The Patriots will take on the New York Jets this Sunday afternoon, at 1pm, in New York.

    The Celtics, who are 8 and 14 on the season, take on the Orlando Magic tonight, at 7:30pm, at home at The Gahden.

    The Bruins lost to Nashville last night in a shootout, dropping to a record of 15, 13, and 3 on the season.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


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    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    This Wednesday the 17th WXIN alum Larry Cunningham takes on SCG President and former WXIN GM Robert Santurri Jr. in the annual Eggnog Challenge at WXIN during free period. All are welcome to join and watch and if you cannot make it the event will stream live on Anchor TV.


  • Tuesday December 16th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A suspected Islamist gunman was holding hostages inside a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday and appeared to be making demands to negotiators through Facebook, YouTube and local news media. Five hostages managed to flee the scene of the attack, which analysts suggested had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired "lone wolf" attack. Australian Counter-Terrorists were able to end the situation after the Terrorist shot a hostage and the Counter-Terrorist team stormed the cafe throwing flash bangs and engaging in a firefight with the suspect. Two hostages were killed, two were injured and the terrorist was down.

    Microsoft began accepting Bitcoin this week, saying "You can now use Bitcoin to add money to your Microsoft account. Once you add money to your Microsoft account, you can use it as a payment option to buy apps, games, and other digital content from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, or Xbox Video stores."


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):
     
    The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphilths this past Sunday afternoon by a score of 41 to 13, improving to a record of 11 and 3 on the season, and clinching the AFC EAST, for the SIXTH year in a row, and the unbelievable TWELFTH time in FIFTEEN YEARS! The Patriots will take on the New York Jets this Sunday afternoon, at 1pm, in New York.

    The Celtics defeated the Philthadelphia 76ers by a score of 105 to 87, improving to a record of 8 and 14 on the season.  The Celtics will take on the Orlando Magic tomorrow night, at 7:30pm, at home at The Gahden.

    The 15, 13, and 2 Boston Bruins take on the Nashville Predators tonight at 8pm, in Nashville.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    This Wednesday the 17th WXIN alum Larry Cunningham takes on SCG President and former WXIN GM Robert Santurri Jr. in the annual Eggnog Challenge at WXIN during free period. All are welcome to join and watch and if you cannot make it the event will stream live on Anchor TV.



  • Monday December 15th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A suspected Islamist gunman was holding hostages inside a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday and appeared to be making demands to negotiators through Facebook, YouTube and local news media. Five hostages managed to flee the scene of the attack, which analysts suggested had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired "lone wolf" attack. Australian Counter-Terrorists were able to end the situation after the Terrorist shot a hostage and the Counter-Terrorist team stormed the cafe throwing flash bangs and engaging in a firefight with the suspect. Two hostages were killed, two were injured and the terrorist was down.

    Microsoft began accepting Bitcoin this week, saying "You can now use Bitcoin to add money to your Microsoft account. Once you add money to your Microsoft account, you can use it as a payment option to buy apps, games, and other digital content from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, or Xbox Video stores."


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):


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    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    This Wednesday the 17th WXIN alum Larry Cunningham takes on SCG President and former WXIN GM Robert Santurri Jr. in the annual Eggnog Challenge at WXIN during free period. All are welcome to join and watch and if you cannot make it the event will stream live on Anchor TV.

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Friday December 12th - Sunday December 14th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Microsoft began accepting Bitcoin this week, saying "You can now use Bitcoin to add money to your Microsoft account. Once you add money to your Microsoft account, you can use it as a payment option to buy apps, games, and other digital content from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, or Xbox Video stores."

    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber apologized for his “glib, thoughtless, and sometimes downright insulting comments” that have led to new debate over the Affordable Care Act during testimony on Tuesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Jonathan Gruber called the American public “stupid,” and bragged about how the Affordable Care Act’s drafters had to deceive the public in order to pass the law in numerous incidents caught on video over the last several years.

    A scathing report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday found that the Central Intelligence Agency routinely misled the White House and Congress about the information it obtained from the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects, and that its methods were more brutal than the C.I.A. acknowledged either to Bush administration officials or to the public. The long-delayed report, which took five years to produce and is based on more than six million internal agency documents, is a sweeping indictment of the C.I.A.'s operation and oversight of a program carried out by agency officials and contractors in secret prisons around the world in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It also provides a macabre accounting of some of the grisliest techniques that the C.I.A. used to torture and imprison terrorism suspects.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers by a score of 23 to 14 on Sunday night, improving to a record of 10 and 3 on the season.
    The Pats take on the Miami Dolphins Sunday, December 14, at 1:00 PM.

    RIC SPORTS THIS WEEK: Friday Night- RIC Hockey vs Holy Cross at 8pm at Dennis Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.

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    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    This Wednesday the 17th WXIN alum Larry Cunningham takes on SCG President and former WXIN GM Robert Santurri Jr. in the annual Eggnog Challenge at WXIN during free period. All are welcome to join and watch and if you cannot make it the event will stream live on Anchor TV.

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Thursday December 11th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Microsoft began accepting Bitcoin this week, saying "You can now use Bitcoin to add money to your Microsoft account. Once you add money to your Microsoft account, you can use it as a payment option to buy apps, games, and other digital content from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, or Xbox Video stores."

    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber apologized for his “glib, thoughtless, and sometimes downright insulting comments” that have led to new debate over the Affordable Care Act during testimony on Tuesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Jonathan Gruber called the American public “stupid,” and bragged about how the Affordable Care Act’s drafters had to deceive the public in order to pass the law in numerous incidents caught on video over the last several years.

    A scathing report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday found that the Central Intelligence Agency routinely misled the White House and Congress about the information it obtained from the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects, and that its methods were more brutal than the C.I.A. acknowledged either to Bush administration officials or to the public. The long-delayed report, which took five years to produce and is based on more than six million internal agency documents, is a sweeping indictment of the C.I.A.'s operation and oversight of a program carried out by agency officials and contractors in secret prisons around the world in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It also provides a macabre accounting of some of the grisliest techniques that the C.I.A. used to torture and imprison terrorism suspects.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers by a score of 23 to 14 on Sunday night, improving to a record of 10 and 3 on the season.

    The 15, 12, and 1 Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks this Thursday night at 7:00, at home at The 'Gahden'.

    RIC SPORTS THIS WEEK: Thursday Night: RIC Basketball vs Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 7:00pm in the Murray Center;  Friday Night- RIC Hockey vs Holy Cross at 8pm at Dennis Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.

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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Wednesday December 10th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber apologized for his “glib, thoughtless, and sometimes downright insulting comments” that have led to new debate over the Affordable Care Act during testimony on Tuesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Jonathan Gruber called the American public “stupid,” and bragged about how the Affordable Care Act’s drafters had to deceive the public in order to pass the law in numerous incidents caught on video over the last several years.

    A massive fire at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles closed down portions of the 110 and 101 freeways early Monday, and plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz said more than 250 firefighters battled the blaze in the 900 block of Fremont Avenue Crews stood on the 110 Freeway to douse the flames, which also caused significant damage to two other buildings. Reported at 1:20 a.m., the major emergency fire, with over 16 fire companies responding, was about 98 percent contained by about 8 a.m., fire officials said.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers by a score of 23 to 14 on Sunday night, improving to a record of 10 and 3 on the season.

    The 15, 12, and 1 Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks this Thursday night at 7:00, at home at The 'Gahden'.

    The Boston Celtics lost in double overtime to the Washington Wizards by a score of 133 to 132. The Celtics drop to a record of 7 and 12 on the season. 

    RIC SPORTS THIS WEEK: Thursday Night: RIC Basketball vs Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 7:00pm in the Murray Center;  Friday Night- RIC Hockey vs Holy Cross at 8pm at Dennis Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


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    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):


    Puppy Petting, a de-stressing study break for the RIC community, is this Wedneday from 7 to 9pm in the Student Union Ballroom sponsored by Active Minds at RIC.

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Tuesday December 9th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A scathing report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday found that the Central Intelligence Agency routinely misled the White House and Congress about the information it obtained from the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects, and that its methods were more brutal than the C.I.A. acknowledged either to Bush administration officials or to the public. The long-delayed report, which took five years to produce and is based on more than six million internal agency documents, is a sweeping indictment of the C.I.A.'s operation and oversight of a program carried out by agency officials and contractors in secret prisons around the world in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It also provides a macabre accounting of some of the grisliest techniques that the C.I.A. used to torture and imprison terrorism suspects.

    A massive fire at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles closed down portions of the 110 and 101 freeways early Monday, and plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz said more than 250 firefighters battled the blaze in the 900 block of Fremont Avenue Crews stood on the 110 Freeway to douse the flames, which also caused significant damage to two other buildings. Reported at 1:20 a.m., the major emergency fire, with over 16 fire companies responding, was about 98 percent contained by about 8 a.m., fire officials said.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers by a score of 23 to 14 on Sunday night, improving to a record of 10 and 3 on the season.

    The 15, 12, and 1 Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks this Thursday night at 7:00, at home at The 'Gahden'.

    The Boston Celtics lost in double overtime to the Washington Wizards by a score of 133 to 132. The Celtics drop to a record of 7 and 12 on the season. 

    RIC SPORTS THIS WEEK: Thursday Night: RIC Basketball vs Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 7:00pm in the Murray Center;  Friday Night- RIC Hockey vs Holy Cross at 8pm at Dennis Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):


    Puppy Petting, a de-stressing study break for the RIC community, is this Wedneday from 7 to 9pm in the Student Union Ballroom sponsored by Active Minds at RIC.

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Monday, December 8
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A massive fire at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles closed down portions of the 110 and 101 freeways early Monday, and plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz said more than 250 firefighters battled the blaze in the 900 block of Fremont Avenue Crews stood on the 110 Freeway to douse the flames, which also caused significant damage to two other buildings. Reported at 1:20 a.m., the major emergency fire, with over 16 fire companies responding, was about 98 percent contained by about 8 a.m., fire officials said.

    Rare fossils of a carnivorous plant have been found preserved in a piece of Baltic amber. The find has shed light on the origins of a plant that traps its food using leaves that act like fly paper. The rare fossils, described in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, date back to between 35 and 47 million years ago, during the Eocene. They found that the fossil leaves are strewn with multicellular stalked glands or tentacles and unicellular hairs closely resembling those found on the leaves of Roridula, which is endemic to the Cape flora of South Africa.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers by a score of 23 to 14 on Sunday night, improving to a record of 10 and 3 on the season.

    The 15, 12, and 1 Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks this Thursday night at 7:00, at home at The 'Gahden'.

    The 7 and 11 Boston Celtics take on the 13 and 6 Washington Wizards tonight at 7:00, in Washington DC.

    RIC SPORTS THIS WEEK: Thursday Night: RIC Basketball vs Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 7:00pm in the Murray Center;  Friday Night- RIC Hockey vs Holy Cross at 8pm at Dennis Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):


    Puppy Petting, a de-stressing study break for the RIC community, is this Wedneday from 7 to 9pm in the Student Union Ballroom sponsored by Active Minds at RIC.

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.