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N.H. Vet Becomes First Fitted With Two 'LUKE' Arms

Engineers, doctors and officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs demonstrated Thursday how new prosthetic arm technology is working for one New Hampshire veteran. The hope is that what works for this veteran will work for others. Ron Currier, 63, describes himself as a country boy. He likes to hunt and fish, and he says on a perfect day, he'll walk into the woods, "and just spend the day out there with my dogs, maybe build a fire, cook up some kielbasa, whatever," Currier says. "We'll...

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Women are one of the fastest-growing demographics for outdoor recreation in New Hampshire.

The state Department of Fish & Game has encouraged that for more than 20 years with its “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” program, or BOW. It helps the department make money and cut down on preventable rescues.

NHPR’s Annie Ropeik attended the winter BOW last weekend in Holderness, and found out it’s also about women helping women learn to fend for themselves. 

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Advocates for the Hope for New Hampshire Recovery center in Berlin are scrambling to save it. The center is one of four slated to close in the next two weeks.

Hope for New Hampshire offers peer-to-peer drug and alcohol recovery services, but the organization announced earlier this week that it’s in a financial bind, and has to close shop everywhere but Manchester.

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NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with romance author and screenwriter Jojo Moyes, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. 

The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies announced on Friday that it is closing its doors after 22 years, citing a lack of funding.

The Concord-based non-profit produced in-depth reports on a wide range of issues impacting life in the state, from casinos and the corrections system, to health care, pension funds and school-dropout rates.

Currier Museum of Art

The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester is presenting the work of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in an exhibit that runs through May 20th.  Saint-Gaudens was the most important American sculptor of the late 19th and early 20th century, and this is the first major museum exhibit of his work in New England in more than 30 years.  

How School Shootings Are Changing Education

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The current generation of students was raised in an era of school violence, beginning with Columbine, and including shootings at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary, and others. Now, after the massacre in Parkland, Florida, teenagers are demanding change. Meanwhile, New Hampshire schools have seen a spike in threats this week. We look at how this is impacting students, teachers, and school communities. 

This show airs live on Monday, February 26th at 9 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. If you would like to leave a voicemail ahead of the show with your story, call 603-513-7797. 

GUESTS:

  • Dave Alcox - History teacher at Milford High School. He received a national award for civics teaching in 2013.  
  • Nate Greenberg - Interim associate executive director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association. He was a superintendent for 30 years, including 17 years in Londonderry. 
  • Shelby Houghton - Student at Milford High School. She is the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, as well as a student liaison to school administration. 
  • Michael Pearl - Lieutenant with the Concord Police Department. He handles lockdown drills and preparedness plans for Concord schools.  

Chris Shadler

Chris Schadler is a wild canid biologist, and for about 25 years, her specialty has been the coyote. The first confirmed case of coyotes in New Hampshire was an individual found in a trap in Holderness in the mid 1940s. But they have likely been here longer, because as Schadler points out, they didn’t parachute into Holderness, they will have migrated south from Canada.

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Craig Perry stopped by the Claremont office of Hope for New Hampshire Recovery on Thursday afternoon. He struggled with addiction for a good chunk of his 20s, but now, at 30 years old, he’s been clean for about a year and a half.

His drug problems started when he took his first job after college, he said. He’d get high on lunch breaks.  “I didn’t know it’d affect me like that,” he said. “More and more, and then I had to go to heavier stuff.”

He’s been coming to the center here for about five months. He has a close relationship with its manager, who's been a bedrock counselor in his recovery.

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Town officials in Epping held a school safety forum at the local high school last night. The meeting came just a day after a juvenile was arrested in relation to a threat made at the school.

The meeting drew a strong crowd of parents, teachers, and students. They heard from school administrators and local police, like Police Chief Michael Wallace, about the security precautions already in place.

“Every incident is different, but we like to feel that we have at least taken the steps necessary to ensure the safety of kids – that is first and foremost.”

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Lawmakers in New Hampshire are questioning the merits of a lawsuit over shared costs at Hampton Beach, saying the state has done a lot to give money to the town of Hampton.

Republican State Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley says he sympathizes with Hampton's call for aid for emergency services, but argues the state has paid a fair share through capital expenditure projects. The Portsmouth Herald reports the lawsuit filed Feb. 14 asks a judge to determine if the state of New Hampshire is taking on its share of responsibilities outlined in a 1933 deed.

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