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Organ Donation: New Developments, Common Misconceptions, And Ever-Present Need

The organ donation system is complex, and often misunderstood - with a waiting list that is long, and constantly shifting. But living donations, high-risk donors, and new scientific developments in tissue growth are making new strides in addressing the need. This show originally aired on April 17, 2017.

Duration: 00:57:27

Report: Work Requirements Would Threaten Coverage for One Third of Medicaid Recipients

Work requirements under the federal health insurance program Medicaid are based on a simple premise: If you want to receive government assistance for your healthcare and you’re able to work, you should work.

Duration: 00:05:57

Political Speechwriting, Wishbones, & Every Body Yoga

On today's show: Civics 101: Political Speechwriting "George Carlin: Class Clown" from producer Devon Strolovitch . You can listen to this story again at . Feather is the complicated, feisty central character in a new YA novel called Wishbones , the third novel by Virginia MacGregor , who now lives in New Hampshire. You can join her for the Wishbones launch party on May 23rd at Gibson's Bookstore . "Swimmers" from producer Michelle Macklem. You can listen to this story again at...

Duration: 00:37:01

5.17.17: Every Body Yoga, How to Think About Exercise, & The Bookshelf

On today's show: Jessamyn Stanley has documented her own yoga practice for the past several years for her three-hundred thousand Instagram followers. She's now turned her internet celebrity into a book , Every Body Yoga , a practical introduction to yoga that isn't restricted by body type or background. "Endless Winter" from producer Gregory Warner. You can listen to this story again at . Damon Young 's book is called How To Think About Exercise and is part of the “ School Of Life...

Duration: 00:32:23

Latest Plan to Bolster N.H.'s Mental Health System Missing Key Fix

Every day, an email goes out to leaders in New Hampshire’s mental health system. It gives an updated count on the number of people in immediate need of inpatient psychiatric care, but are being denied that care because of a shortage of beds in New Hampshire hospitals. On February 20th of this year, that email contained a staggering number: 68 adults and children were being housed in hospital emergency rooms and hallways because of a lack of available beds. It was a new high.

Duration: 00:05:00

4.11.17: Gerrymandering & The Legacy of Disease Experiments

On today's show: Civics 101: Gerrymandering "George Jones: He Stopped Loving Her Today" from producers Ben Manilla and Devon Strolovitch. Listen again at . Sushma Subramanian wrote about the legacy left behind in Guatemala, 70 years after American researchers infected locals with syphilis and gonorrhea in her article "Worse Than Tuskegee" . "AKA Leo" from Nate DiMeo and The Memory Palace . Listen again at .

Duration: 00:28:23

2.2.17: Viral Pro Bono Ads & Fat Shaming Makes Losing Weight Harder

On today's show: This Popular Donate Life Ad Was Made for Free - with Tony Case , Executive Editor of AdWeek Curate - Listen to this story again at Why Fat Shaming Doesn't Work and Makes Losing Weight Harder with Alex Orlov from The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

Duration: 00:35:21

NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty on Reimagining Midlife

Even with all the angst about mid-life crises, and birthday cards calling you over the hill, the author says the middle years are most often about renewal. Today we're talking with former NPR correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty on what she discovered about middle age in America.

Duration: 00:55:47

With Workers Hard To Come By, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Opts To Apprentice Its Own

The term “apprentice” may conjure up thoughts of reality television and a certain President-elect, but actual apprenticeships--where workers learn skills on the job--are on the rise nationally. And in New Hampshire's health care industry, apprentices are being used as a way to fill a gap in the workforce.

Duration: 00:03:42

9.15.16: A New Magazine for Girls, Acting Sick, & The 5-Second Rule

When a seasoned magazine editor took her daughter to the bookstore, they found scientists and explorers in magazines for boys. For girls: princesses, cover girls in make-up and tips for shinier hair. On today’s show a new magazine for girls has plenty of creative, inspiring ideas, and no lipstick! Also today, aspiring doctors get all they can from med school, for the rest, they turn to actors. We'll find out how playing sick is helping to make better doctors. And the 5-second rule gets the...

Duration: 00:42:51

7.07.16: Defining Gender at the Olympics, STDs Are Back, & 10-Minute Writer's Workshop

Concepts of gender are shifting in workplaces, schools and public bathrooms across America. But how about on the track, or court or pool where athletes...

American Dueling Grounds, Chuck Klosterman, & SpaceX

Dueling was once a common part of the American experience. Today, we’ll learn more about this history and some popular dueling spots that that public...

Duration: 00:49:55

Schools as Social Safety Nets: How N.H. Schools are Filling in the Gaps

All this week, NHPR is looking at how New Hampshire schools are rethinking the role they play in the lives of their students and their communities. More...

Duration: 00:57:03

Concussions: What We Know Now and How to Respond

With the NFL recently admitting that repeated blows to the head can cause degenerative brain disease, we take a time-out to scan the research on brain...

Duration: 00:56:33

NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty on Reimagining Midlife

Even with all the angst about mid-life crises, and birthday cards calling you over the hill, the author says the middle years are most often about...

Duration: 00:56:16

Obesity in the U.S.: Leveling Off, But At Too High a Rate

After years of headlines on the ‘obesity epidemic’, the number of Americans dealing with this condition is leveling off. Awareness has increased, nutrit...

Duration: 00:56:33

GOP Lawmakers Asking Health Providers to Help Foot the Bill for Medicaid Expansion

Republican leaders in the New Hampshire House and Senate say they’re willing to consider reauthorizing the state’s Medicaid expansion after its sunset d...

Duration: 00:01:28

Making Sense of New Mammogram Guidelines

The American Cancer Society has issued new recommendation, raising the age for screenings from forty to forty five, saying that too many false positives...

Duration: 00:56:30

Checking Up on the Affordable Care Act in N.H.

As another health insurance enrollment period comes to end, the conversation continues about whether or not the affordable care act is working for...

Duration: 00:56:31

New Hampshire's Lead Poisoning Problem

While the harmful effects of lead on young children have been well-documented for decades, public health experts say the issue remains a major concern...

Duration: 00:56:38

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