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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

The Pentagon Papers, The Post, and Journalism in 2018

2/16/2018
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With the release of Steven Spielberg's movie, The Post, we look back at the battle between the Post and the Nixon Administration over the Pentagon Papers, a secret government study about the Vietnam War that revealed the government’s lies about U.S. involvement in the conflict. The movie focuses on Katharine Graham's role as publisher of the Washington Post, as well as the constant balance between keeping government secrets classified and the need for transparency in government. This show...

Duration:00:57:38

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: February 16, 2018

2/15/2018
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We parse the Governor's State of the State address for what it might tell us about his agenda for the state in 2018. EPA chief Scott Pruitt jets into New Hampshire to meet privately about water contamination. NHPR's Todd Bookman unpacks allegations made against the NH Liquor Commission. And we follow up on the court battle over the lottery ticket that's been called the "most valuable piece of paper on Earth." GUESTS: Todd Bookman - NHPR Reporter Lauren Chooljian - NHPR’s Politics and Policy...

Duration:00:57:51

N.H. Mayors On The State of Their Cities

2/14/2018
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In advance of Governor Sununu's State of the State address, we check in with four mayors on how their communities are faring: on education, the local economy, and the addiction crisis. And we ask what they'd like to hear from the Governor.

Duration:00:56:57

We Love Winter: Backcountry Skiing & Ice Climbing

2/13/2018
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With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we look at some thrilling winter sports in N.H. An increasing number of people want to get outside in winter, and many say part of the fun of skiing down is climbing up snowy trails and mountains, or even scaling icy cliffs. Have you tried backcountry skiing or ice-climbing? We learn how to safely get started in these growing winter sports, what equipment is needed, and where it can be done.

Duration:00:58:06

How Much Should You Pay For College: Shifting Attitudes On The Cost Of Higher Ed

2/12/2018
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It's the time of year when students and their families navigate financial decisions, and the loans, grants, and bills associated. We ask how the rising cost of higher education and increased focus on student loan debt is changing the conversation, and we'll get an update on federal policy.

Duration:00:57:23

Congresswoman Annie Kuster on Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis

2/11/2018
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We talk with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster about the efforts of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force to increase funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The new federal budget deal passed last week includes $6 billion in funding for opioid abuse and mental health treatment. We discuss how much N.H. might receive, who decides, and how it would be spent.

Duration:00:57:35

Addiction in the Workplace

2/11/2018
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In the midst of a drug crisis, New Hampshire is also dealing with a severe labor shortage. So now, some employers and the state hope to creatively address where the two overlap, promoting so-called "recovery friendly workplaces". We look at the practical, legal, and financial aspects of this.

Duration:00:57:35

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: February 9, 2018

2/8/2018
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A New Hampshire woman won $560 million in the Powerball lottery, and now she is fighting in court to stay anonymous. Governor Sununu nominates Robert J. Lynn for Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. The wife of the state education commissioner urges lawmakers to oppose a bill that would ban gay conversion therapy. F or the first time in nearly a decade, New Hampshire legislators are debating seat belt requirements. And we'll see plenty of Olympic hopefuls from New Hampshire as the...

Duration:00:57:37

New Hampshire Considers Constitutional Rights for Victims

2/7/2018
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Marsy's Law is a nationwide effort to bolster the rights of crime victims. Now, a New Hampshire bill to put these rights into the state Constitution has bipartisan support and the Governor's endorsement. But there are concerns about possible unintended consequences and some hesitation over constitutional change.

Duration:00:58:29

N.H. Medicaid Update

2/7/2018
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We learn the latest about new Medicaid guidelines released by the Trump Administration, in which states, including New Hampshire, will now be allowed to impose work requirements on some recipients of Medicaid. State lawmakers are currently debating whether to extend the Medicaid expansion program beyond the end of 2018, when it is due to sunset.

Duration:00:58:29

A Check-Up On Medical Marijuana In New Hampshire

2/6/2018
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New Hampshire's program has been in place for several years now and appears to be gaining acceptance among patients and providers. We find out who's using the system, who's providing the drug, and what questions remain -- including medical concerns, bureaucratic hurdles, and the possibility of federal intervention.

Duration:00:57:36

The Balance: How Does New Hampshire's Complex & Unique Tax System Work?

2/5/2018
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As one of only two states with neither an income tax nor a sales tax, the Granite State funds local and state services in other ways. As part of NHRP's cost of living series, The Balance , we answer your questions about how our unusual system works.

Duration:00:58:25

Two Major Education Issues This Year: Homeschooling & School Choice

2/2/2018
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One education bill, HB 1263 , would increase accountability and oversight for home-schooling, an idea debated in other states this year, and sparking huge opposition at a recent hearing in New Hampshire. The other bill, SB 193 , concerns school choice, and whether families can access taxes raised for public education to finance an alternative.

Duration:00:57:35

Stunning Upset for Northern Pass Project

2/1/2018
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With the Site Evaluation Committee" unanimous vote denying a permit for Eversource's controversial Northern Pass project, we discuss what prompted the decision, the ramifications for Eversource, as well other energy projects, and the historical context of the proposed 192-mile transmission line through the state.

Duration:00:57:35

An Update on N.H.'s Addiction Crisis with 'Drug Czar' David Mara

1/31/2018
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We talk with New Hampshire "drug czar" and former Manchester police chief David Mara about the state's efforts to address the on-going addiction crisis. Is the Granite state spending enough to prevent and treat addiction? What's the right balance between law enforcement and treatment? And is there adequate oversight of the state's drug treatment infrastructure? We also look at lessons learned from the closure of Serenity Place, Manchester's addiction treatment center associated with the...

Duration:00:57:05

President Trump's First State of the Union Address

1/30/2018
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We take a look at the speech itself -- the tone and the major topics, such as infrastructure, immigration, and national security.

Duration:00:57:36

New Hampshire Considers Commuter Rail (Again)

1/29/2018
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Governor Sununu called commuter rail a "boondoggle" during his campaign, but is now supporting a $4 million feasibility study of passenger rail . This has heartened supporters, who say it's long past time for more robust service in New Hampshire. But opponents maintain there are still far better and less expensive ways to expand the state's transportation options. We take a fresh look at our longstanding train debate.

Duration:00:57:36

The Biggest Movies Of The Year, And Where To See Them

1/26/2018
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Movies, politics, culture... and the Oscars. We look at what this year's Academy Awards try to reflect about American society, and whether they do it well. We also talk about other movies that were huge hits last year, even if they weren't considered "Oscar-worthy", and the films to look forward to in 2018.

Duration:00:57:35

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: January 26, 2018

1/26/2018
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Massachusetts picks Northern Pass for major energy contract. A financially troubled addiction treatment center in Manchester shuts its doors, and sends its services to other local health providers. The N.H. legislature considers lowering the state's drinking age. And a massive ice jam on the Piscataquog River causes concerns about Spring flooding.

Duration:00:57:36

Assessing DCYF: One Year After Investigation, Calls For Reform

1/24/2018
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It's been a year since an investigation of the state's Division of Children Youth And Families revealed an agency in crisis. At the time, officials and lawmakers promised a major overhaul, with new leadership, policies and funding. We check in on what progress has been made in protecting New Hampshire's children. GUESTS: Joe Ribsam: Director of the N.H. Division for Children, Youth and Families, a position he's held since last fall. Before that, he worked in Child Protection for the state...

Duration:00:57:38

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