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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

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 15, 2017

12/15/2017
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Governor Chris Sununu appears to oppose a GOP-backed bill that would redefine what it means to be a voter in New Hampshire. The ACLU says U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints on I-93 that led to drug charges for 18 American citizens this summer violated the state’s constitution. And Wolfeboro's Great Dane breeder is found guilty of animal cruelty. Watch the show: GUESTS: Todd Bookman - NHPR reporter Garry Rayno - author of Distant Dome, a Manchester Ink link and indepthnh.org series that...

Duration: 00:57:34


The Single-Payer Healthcare Debate Revisited

12/13/2017
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With uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act's future, and Congressional inaction on an alternative, some lawmakers in D.C. and New Hampshire are re-branding an old idea: government-financed universal healthcare. We look at the pros and cons from a medical and budgetary perspective. GUESTS: Barbara Biggie - Republican Representative from Milford and vice chair of the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee. Joseph Hannon - Doctor and former Republican Representative from Lee. He gave up...

Duration: 00:58:37


What's Next for NAFTA?

12/12/2017
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The Trump Administration has been critical of the North American Free Trade Agreement, at times even threatening to pull out. Now, with re-negotiations underway more than 20 years after NAFTA came into effect, we check in on what its impact has been, including on New Hampshire.

Duration: 00:57:37


Pain In The Nation: Suicide Rates Projected To Rise In New Hampshire, Linked To Substance Misuse

12/11/2017
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A new, national study has alarming predictions for New Hampshire. The report draws a strong connection between substance abuse and suicide, and says the Granite State will have among the country's highest suicide risks in the upcoming decade . We get more details, also local reaction to this report, and ideas for mitigating this possibility.

Duration: 00:57:34


Holiday Book Show 2017

12/8/2017
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Our popular holiday tradition takes place on Monday, December 11, with Dan Chartrand , owner of Water Street Bookstore in Exeter and Michael Herrmann , owner of Gibson's Bookstore in Concord. We look at the top books of 2017 and discuss best books for gift-giving...and receiving. And click on the photos below for a look at what some NHPR folks are hoping for this year!

Duration: 00:57:36


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 8, 2017

12/8/2017
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New Hampshire becomes the first state to opt out of FirstNet, a federal program designed to help first responders better communicate across the country. Hillary Clinton returns to New Hampshire to sign copies of her book, and attracts protests and ponies as well as fans. Eversource prepares to switch on its first major new power line in New Hampshire in 20 years. And the Rockingham County attorney’s office releases more than 900 pages of the state’s investigation into Phillips Exeter Academy.

Duration: 00:57:21


Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance & Financial Identity

12/6/2017
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American consumers are used to being part of a vast high-tech credit world that tracks financial identities and creditworthiness using sophisticated algorithms. The roots of this system reach back to the 19th century, when credit clerks kept detailed handwritten notes and "correspondents" reported on the character of local business owners to try to help lenders determine who was more likely to repay debts. In his new book, Creditworthy , Josh Lauer, UNH associate professor of media...

Duration: 00:57:28


New Hampshire's Political Temperature: Midterms, The State Legislature, and Local Politics

12/5/2017
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As we head into a midterm election year, Dean Spiliotes, civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital, talks with political analysts from around the state about the current political mood in the state, and public opinion on a variety of issues. We also check in with midterm elections, and the shifting leadership in the state legislature.

Duration: 00:57:37


Small Colleges Struggle, Adapt to Changing Demographics, Challenging Times

12/4/2017
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Small New England colleges are competing for a shrinking number of students in the area. Some have prepared for this slowdown, which primarily has affected the Northeast and Midwest, but many have not. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, more than 40 percent of small private colleges missed their enrollment or tuition revenue goals in 2016. In New Hampshire, Keene State College recently announced it will offer buyouts to faculty and staff to deal with declining enrollment and a...

Duration: 00:57:33


Changes To Net Neutrality Laws On The Table, Again

12/1/2017
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Next week, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal to reverse current rules governing internet service providers like Comcast or Verizon. We examine what it might mean for those who create on-line content, those who distribute it, and customers seeking information and entertainment.

Duration: 00:57:37


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 1, 2017

12/1/2017
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We find out who will pick up the gavel as the new Speaker of the New Hampshire House. An amendment to a bill raises the bar for voting, from domiciled to resident, setting up more battles over voter eligibility. And Keene State college, struggling with declining enrollment, offers buyouts to faculty and staff. GUESTS: Britta Green - NHPR Upper Valley & Monadnock Reporter. Dave Solomon - New Hampshire Statehouse reporter for the Union Leader newspaper. Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the...

Duration: 00:56:23


The Latest Research on Concussions Leads to Increased Scrutiny of Youth Sports

11/30/2017
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The research keeps piling up about concussions and contact sports, especially football, and some parents are reconsidering whether to let their kids play the game. We discuss the latest research and its ramifications for parents, athletes and athletic trainers. Plus, current thinking on the recovery process, and how schools are assessing whether students are ready to return to play - or to the classroom. This program was originally broadcast on Sept. 27, 2017.

Duration: 00:57:36


Powerline: How Hydro-Québec Helped Shape Canadian Energy and Cultural History

11/28/2017
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Sam Evans-Brown, host of Outside/In, the NHPR podcast about the natural world and how we use it, discusses the podcast's latest series, Powerline. We hear about how the development of the world's fourth-largest hydropower producer, Hydro-Québec, impacted French Canadians, and the indigenous people of Québec...also, how this hydropower company is connected to a controversial power project in New Hampshire, Northern Pass.

Duration: 00:57:33


An Update On Special Education In New Hampshire

11/27/2017
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New models for education seek to provide resources and access to services for not just students with special needs (such as intellectual disabilities or learning disabilities), but for any student who may be marginalized in their community. This may include students who speak English as a second language, and students living in poverty. But individual schools and school districts still struggle to meet their students' needs, through workforce shortages, funding limitations, or exhaustive...

Duration: 00:57:37


N.H. Economic News Roundup: Heading Into The Holiday Season

11/26/2017
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With the holiday season upon us, we look at the outlook for N.H. retailers, as some venture into online sales; meanwhile there's also something of a retail reversal underway -- as some mega online companies go brick-and-mortar. Also, as consumer debt reaches new highs, some worry another borrowing bubble could be in the cards. And: Is the Granite State economy going strong or getting weaker?

Duration: 00:57:40


Watch Out, Kale: Why Seaweed Is The New Superfood

11/23/2017
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The Gulf of Maine is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and versatile seaweeds, also known as sea vegetables, ocean herbs, or marine macroalgae. We discuss what's fueling the increasing demand for this latest superfood; it's turning up in some surprising places - from sophisticated restaurants to craft breweries. We learn the basics of foraging for seaweeds for use in home cooking, as well as efforts to develop a market for sustainably farmed seaweeds. This show was originally...

Duration: 00:57:35


Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes: The Science of Animal Personalities

11/21/2017
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While dog-or-cat lovers will eagerly describe their pets' adorable habits, biologist and author John Shivik says it's not just pets, but reptiles, fish, even insects have unique personalities and behaviors. We find out more, why it matters, and what it tells us about ourselves. John Shivik - Biologist who has worked as a federal researcher, state predator biologist, federal regional wildlife program manager, and search-and-rescue dog handler. He is also the author of The Predator Paradox:...

Duration: 00:57:36


Challenging Conversations: Increasing Engagement Across Political and Cultural Lines

11/21/2017
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As we head into Thanksgiving, difficult topics are bound to come up around the dinner table. We hear about a new effort in Nashua called 1000 Conversations, which is aimed at getting people to talk outside of their own cultural groups. Those involved say this kind of dialogue has wide-ranging benefits. GUESTS: Michele Holt-Shannon - Co-founder and co-director of New Hampshire Listens, a civic engagement initiative at the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH. Michael Reinke - Executive...

Duration: 00:57:33


Does Competency-Based Education Make the Grade?

11/17/2017
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A decade ago, the state board of education required local districts to adopt this approach, and since then, districts have been making the switch. We'll find out what competency-based education really means....how it's working at the classroom level....and whether it's living up to promises made.

Duration: 00:57:36


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: November 17, 2017

11/17/2017
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A 10-9 vote from the House Education Committee on a school choice bill means it moves ahead. But a one-vote margin approving Keno in Rochester leads to a recount. And two Philips Exeter Academy deans violated sex abuse reporting laws in 2016 but remain on campus. Watch the show via Facebook Live: GUESTS: Hadley Barndollar - Reporter, Portsmouth Herald and Exeter News-Letter. Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political...

Duration: 00:57:31

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