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The list of lofty goals for the new show includes: going beyond the headlines of breaking stories, giving listeners access to elected officials, framing community problems, providing listeners the chance to discuss them as well as offer ideas to solve them.

The list of lofty goals for the new show includes: going beyond the headlines of breaking stories, giving listeners access to elected officials, framing community problems, providing listeners the chance to discuss them as well as offer ideas to solve them.
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Concord, NH

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The list of lofty goals for the new show includes: going beyond the headlines of breaking stories, giving listeners access to elected officials, framing community problems, providing listeners the chance to discuss them as well as offer ideas to solve them.

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English


Episodes

Funding, Hunting Decline, and Challenges Facing N.H. Fish & Game

10/17/2018
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We sit down with Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director of New Hampshire Fish and Game (at left). We discuss recent headlines about his agency: from public boat launches to bears in downtown neighborhoods to a recent legislative study calling Fish and Game "woefully underfunded."

Duration:00:57:00

Protecting New Hampshire's Shoreland

10/16/2018
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As summer rolls to a close, we look at the health of our lakes, and the shoreland that bounds them. What are the biggest risks facing our lake waters, and are we doing enough to protect our shores?

Duration:00:57:08

2nd Congressional District Forum: Democrat Ann McLane Kuster & Republican Steve Negron

10/16/2018
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2nd Congressional District candidates Ann McLane Kuster (D) and Steve Negron (R) meet before a live audience at New Hampshire Public Radio's studio in Concord. Hosted by Laura Knoy and NHPR investigative and data reporter Casey McDermott.

Duration:00:57:40

How AirBnb & Other Short-Term Online Rental Companies Impact N.H. Tourism and Housing

10/12/2018
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AirBnb, an online service that allows homeowners to rent their homes out to short-term visitors, has taken off in the last few years, and has helped foster a new way of travel and lodging. We look at how AirBnb and other rental services impact our housing market, rental prices, and neighborhoods, tourism, and other lodging options.

Duration:00:57:04

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: October 12, 2018

10/12/2018
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The debate season is well underway, and in the first congressional district, the two candidates are staking out their differences - but both agree, the historic nature of their race is no big deal. More than two dozen sites at the Saint Gobain plant are under scrutiny for contamination. And the bear-human conflicts continues this fall, with Fish & Game making the decision to shoot two bear cubs in Manchester.

Duration:00:57:02

Rediscovering Mount Washington's Hidden Culture

10/10/2018
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Mt. Washington is an icon in New Hampshire, and "The White Mountain" author Dan Szczesny spent 365 days there as a hiker, cook, weather observer and journalist. We discover the hidden culture and characters who populate the mountain's rugged landscape and take up the challenge of the extreme weather. Szczesny seeks to understand the outsized mystique of "the rockpile" and its role in our passion for exploration and discovery.

Duration:00:57:16

1st Congressional District Forum: Democrat Chris Pappas & Republican Eddie Edwards

10/9/2018
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1st Congressional District candidates Chris Pappas (D) and Eddie Edwards (R) meet before a live audience at New Hampshire Public Radio's Concord studio. Edwards is a former police chief and Navy veteran, Pappas is an executive councilor and restaurant owner. The forum covers issues ranging from health care and the opioid crisis, to the economy and guns. Hosted by Laura Knoy and NHPR political reporter Lauren Chooljian.

Duration:00:57:07

The Future of Natural Gas in New England & An Update On The Massachusetts Gas Explosions

10/9/2018
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The investigation into the Massachussetts gas explosions is ongoing. But opponents of this energy source are energized, and supporters are on the defense. We look at what the Bay State disaster says about existing regional infrastructure, and how it might affect current pipeline proposals.

Duration:00:57:11

Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Cold War Spy Mission

10/5/2018
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During an infamous 13-day stretch in October 1962, Americans faced the prospect of imminent nuclear war with the Soviet Union. We talk with "Above & Beyond" co-author Michael Tougias about the pilots of the U.S. U-2 spy program and how President John F. Kennedy used the intelligence gained from the U-2 spy program to negotiate with the Soviet Union.

Duration:00:57:16

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: October 5, 2018

10/4/2018
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NHPR's president Betsy Gardella announces her retirement at the end of the year following an investigation into management issues; we talk with NHPR reporter Todd Bookman about how he reported on this story for the station. U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, who has been at the center of the Brett Kavanaugh controversy, visits the Granite State. Concord's downtown is looking spiffy lately -- we learn about the ongoing redevelopment process. And Concord's Christa McAuliffe will be the subject of a...

Duration:00:29:48

Sky Crew: "Goblin" Planet Discovery Redefining Solar System

10/4/2018
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October 1, 2018, marked the 60th anniversary of NASA. It’s formation was prompted in part by the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, on Oct. 4, in 1957. And while we're still discussing whether Pluto should be a planet or not, an extreme dwarf planet dubbed “Goblin” has been discovered lurking beyond Pluto’s orbit. We find out about the upcoming planetary encounter, Ultima Thule. And we check in on SpaceX's first paying customer to the Moon.

Duration:00:57:04

Raising A Family, Having A Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute of Parenthood

10/2/2018
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As a longtime journalist and the former editor of the New York Times Motherlode blog, KJ Dell'Antonia asked and answered a lot of parenting questions, but the most intriguing: why isn't this more fun? In her new book she identifies ten areas that give parents the most grief, such as mornings, chores, or screentime. She explores why they are hard, and offers specific steps to change what we do about the problem and how we think about parenting.

Duration:00:57:07

The Public Weighs In On New 10-Year Plan for N.H.'s Mental Health System

10/1/2018
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Over the next several weeks, the N.H. Dept. of Health and Human Services is looking for input from the public on a draft of a new ten-year plan for the state's mental-health system that has been in the works for several months. Among the areas in need of substantial improvement, according to many: children's mental health care. The draft is due by mid-October, with the final version due in November. GUESTS: Dellie Champagne - Community engagement coordinator for the N.H. Children's...

Duration:00:57:33

N.H. Economic News Roundup: Our Economy Ten Years After The Recession & The Importance Of Migration

9/28/2018
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We take a look at the health of New Hampshire's economy, real estate market, and banks ten years after the recession. We also talk about the importance of migration for growing the state, and the announcement of new jobs at BAE, a Londonderry company leaving the state because of a lack of public rail, and ARMI's plan to be in production by spring.

Duration:00:56:50

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: September 27, 2018

9/27/2018
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N.H.'s congressional delegation reacts to the Kavanaugh hearing. Key New Hampshire unions make endorsements in the gubernatorial race. A U.N.H. student is the third person charged with voter fraud. And Dartmouth decides to move racially insensensitive murals to an off-campus storage facility.

Duration:00:58:04

Eliza Hamilton: Her Extraordinary Life

9/26/2018
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We talk with the author of a new biography about Eliza Hamilton, and discover she was more than just Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s devoted wife. The new biography, "Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton," follows Eliza Hamilton through her early years, to the ups and downs of her married life and the aftermath of Alexander’s tragic death, to her involvement in many projects that cemented her legacy as one of the unsung heroes of our...

Duration:00:55:49

Autonomous Vehicles: The Latest Developments & Technological, Safety, and Regulation Challenges

9/25/2018
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As transportation companies continue to roll out autonomous vehicles, new safety concerns, and questions about regulations, provide new challenges. Still - the technology is here and it's growing, so we look at how well it's working and where the problems are.

Duration:00:56:51

Securing New Hampshire's Schools: From Fortifying Buildings to Supporting Students

9/24/2018
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In July, Governor Sununu's School Safety Preparedness Task Force released a report with more than 50 recommendations addressing school safety, covering such issues as improving school culture by expanding social and emotional learning programs and fortifying school building by installing security cameras and special "Columbine" locks. (Scroll down to read the full report.) When it comes to gun laws, the task force recommended the legislature study such issues as background checks for gun...

Duration:00:57:05

Taking A Toll: The Opioid Crisis And N.H.'s Children

9/21/2018
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We follow up on the recent series by NHPR's Morning Edition team, called "Taking A Toll," on the opioid epidemic's affect on kids. The series looked at a range of impacts on children and also talked to a wide array of Granite Staters who are trying to help. GUESTS: Mary McIntyre - NHPR's Morning Edition producer. She produced the recent Taking A Toll series. Peter Evers - CEO of Riverbend Community Mental Health , which provides a variety of services for children and families across that...

Duration:00:57:38

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: September 21, 2018

9/21/2018
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We get an update on reform efforts at the Manchester VA. A Hampton couple is charged with a felony for allegedly voting in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in 2016. N.H. Senate Democrats have outlined the agenda they will pursue if they gain a majority in the Statehouse. And a dead whale washes up on on Jenness Beach in Rye, offering a chance to learn about the mammals, but moving it proves a challenge.

Duration:00:57:05