Word of Mouth http://nhpr.org en Glen David Andrews' "Redemption" http://nhpr.org/post/glen-david-andrews-redemption <p>We spoke with Glen David Andrews about his new album <em>Redemption</em>, which features his band and select friends who played major roles in a spiritual recovery that started him on a new path in life. The New Orleans musician came out with the new album after reconnecting with music, and its healing powers, in rehab. Many listeners have observed the similarities between Andrews and New Orleans itself, and in the album it’s hard to distinguish where the influences of one ends and the other begins. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:11 +0000 Molly Donahue 52752 at http://nhpr.org Glen David Andrews' "Redemption" Archeological Treasures In Southern New Hampshire: America's Stonehenge http://nhpr.org/post/archeological-treasures-southern-new-hampshire-americas-stonehenge <p>One of New Hampshire’s long-time treasures is <a href="http://stonehengeusa.com/">America’s Stonehenge,</a> an archeological site in North Salem. Opened under the name Mystery Hill Caves in 1958, the site received its current name in the 1980s to distinguish it from more geological sites. Whatever you call it, it’s a New Hampshire classic. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:59:28 +0000 Molly Donahue 52756 at http://nhpr.org Archeological Treasures In Southern New Hampshire: America's Stonehenge 7.29.14: American Medical Riots, Dark Tourism, And Glen David Andrews http://nhpr.org/post/72914-american-medical-riots-dark-tourism-and-glen-david-andrews <p>Studying medicine requires intelligence, discipline and considerable expense, making it one of the most prestigious professions in America. But that wasn’t always the case. &nbsp;We take a look into the shady practices that lead the people of New York City to riot against doctors in the eighteenth-century. Then, for many people vacation is all about fun, sun, and relaxation…for others it’s about Kevlar vests and the front lines. We’ll take a look at the latest in adventure travel: war tourism. Plus, we speak with New Orleans musician Glen David Andrews about his newest album.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:37:23 +0000 Word of Mouth 52749 at http://nhpr.org 7.29.14: American Medical Riots, Dark Tourism, And Glen David Andrews 7.28.14:The Fuel Walk, The Power Of Whale Poo, And The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of http://nhpr.org/post/72814the-fuel-walk-power-whale-poo-and-biggest-company-youve-never-heard <p>The oil boom is on in McKenzie county, North Dakota. More than 4000 wells have been drilled since 2008, and the county expects to be pumping for <em>decades</em>. Today, a UNH professor explains why he set out to learn more about North Dakota’s oil country, by walking 65 miles across it. Then, about 70 percent of the earth’s oxygen comes from marine plants. We slip beneath the surface to find out how a rebounding whale population could help spur phytoplankton growth…and slow climate change. Plus, we take a look at the China-based e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, the most powerful company you’ve never heard about.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Listen to the full show and&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Read more</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;for individual segments.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:04:05 +0000 Word of Mouth 52691 at http://nhpr.org 7.28.14:The Fuel Walk, The Power Of Whale Poo, And The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of A Peterborough Tale Of Friendship, Poetry & The Dump http://nhpr.org/post/peterborough-tale-friendship-poetry-dump <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a classic New Hampshire tale revolving around&nbsp; neighbors in a small town, poetry, and the town dump's swap shop. Read the story here, which includes full transcripts of Swift's poetry, and listen to the full story through Caitlin and Swift's words below.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:15:11 +0000 Todd Bookman 52443 at http://nhpr.org A Peterborough Tale Of Friendship, Poetry & The Dump 7.24.14: Paperless Societies, The Impact Of Transfer Stations, And Emeralds Included http://nhpr.org/post/72414-paperless-societies-impact-transfer-stations-and-emeralds-included <p></p><p>Has the digital age made things like handwritten letters and rotary phones obsolete? Today, we look at our possible transition towards a paperless society. Then, what treasure lays buried at your local transfer station? And how can that change your relationship with your neighbors? Plus, we speak with New Hampshire author Betsy Woodman about her new novel <em>Emeralds Included</em>. &nbsp;</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:49:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 52508 at http://nhpr.org 7.24.14: Paperless Societies, The Impact Of Transfer Stations, And Emeralds Included Historical New Hampshire: Cultural Highlights In The Southern Counties http://nhpr.org/post/historical-new-hampshire-cultural-highlights-southern-counties <p>New Hampshire is often advertised as a state filled with natural attractions, famous for our mountains (Mt. Washington and Mt. Monadnock are both known world-wide), lakes, and rivers. But the state is filled with historical landmarks as well, which Lucie Bryar covers in her book <a href="http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9781626194236-0"><em>Exploring Southern New Hampshire: History and Nature on Back Roads and Quiet Waters</em></a>. Here are some of the cultural attractions in southern NH you may not have heard about, but that you’ll definitely want to check out.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:38:46 +0000 Molly Donahue 52444 at http://nhpr.org Historical New Hampshire: Cultural Highlights In The Southern Counties 7.23.14: N.H.'s Hidden Treasures, Casual Dining Wars, And Gross America http://nhpr.org/post/72314-nhs-hidden-treasures-casual-dining-wars-and-gross-america <p>New Hampshire bills itself as having a terrain for all seasons – the mountains offer climbing and skiing, the forests shelter innumerable hiking trails, and the lakes and rivers draw people in summer and winter alike. We speak with <strong>Lucie Bryar </strong>about some the state’s best spots for exploring. And, casual dining chains have been experimenting in extreme discounts. We take a look at the logic behind it and speak with one reporter who put these policies to the test. Then, in case you’ve run out of vacation ideas, we have a list of America’s ickiest attractions.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:25:07 +0000 Word of Mouth 52430 at http://nhpr.org 7.23.14: N.H.'s Hidden Treasures, Casual Dining Wars, And Gross America Sex In The Wild: The Cliffnotes http://nhpr.org/post/sex-wild-cliffnotes <p>Dr. Joy Reidenberg<a href="http://nhpr.org/post/72214-sex-wild-chuck-klosterman-tackles-villainy-and-first-fireworks"> caught us up</a> on the new PBS series she hosts, <a href="http://www.pbs.org/program/sex-wild/"><em>Sex in the Wild</em></a>. She brought some crazy stories and fun facts with her, the best of which we’ve compiled here. We’ll add a quick warning: Dr. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:02:17 +0000 Molly Donahue 52366 at http://nhpr.org Sex In The Wild: The Cliffnotes 7.22.14: Sex In The Wild, Chuck Klosterman Tackles Villainy, And The First Fireworks http://nhpr.org/post/72214-sex-wild-chuck-klosterman-tackles-villainy-and-first-fireworks <p>Today, we have a conversation with an anatomist behind a new PBS series that puts the lens on mammals who reproduce under extreme circumstances, like dolphins. And if you think it’s tough for mammals to find a mate, try finding one in the vast ocean when you’re a nearly microscopic crustacean. We’ll look into the mating rituals of copepods. And then, a different sort of nature when Chuck Klosterman tells us more about the traits of villainy.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:00:19 +0000 Word of Mouth 52360 at http://nhpr.org 7.22.14: Sex In The Wild, Chuck Klosterman Tackles Villainy, And The First Fireworks Beethoven To Beyonce: Can Music Really Make Babies Smarter? http://nhpr.org/post/beethoven-beyonce-can-music-really-make-babies-smarter <p>For years, the fact that classical music helps little brains grow and develop has been common knowledge. It appears in books about raising kids, comes from other parents, and spurs sales of CDs with names like “Bach For Babies.” But is it actually solid advice? We spoke with Jayson Greene who wrote the article <a href="http://pitchfork.com/features/overtones/9450-mozart-makes-you-smarter-and-other-dubious-musical-theories/">“Mozart Makes You Smarter…And Other Dubious Musical Theories." </a>He says no, it isn’t.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:14:49 +0000 Molly Donahue 52302 at http://nhpr.org Beethoven To Beyonce: Can Music Really Make Babies Smarter? 7.21.14: Numeric Personalities, Tipping Tendencies and Botox for Depression http://nhpr.org/post/72114-numeric-personalities-tipping-tendencies-and-botox-depression <p>Why is six scared of seven?<em> Because seven, eight, nine. </em>Jokes like this are only one example of the ways that we humans like to assign personality traits to the numbers that dictate our world. Today on Word of Mouth we explore this seemingly universal tendency to create emotional associations with numbers.&nbsp; Then, is tipping culturally determined?<em> Freakonomics </em>investigates the nuances of tipping in the United States with the help of Cornell professor <strong>Michael Lynn</strong>. Plus, Botox is well known for freezing the faces of many a Hollywood starlet, but how about freezing out negative emotions? We hear from journalist<strong> Taffy Brodesser-Akner </strong>about how Botox is being used to treat depression.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:07:53 +0000 Word of Mouth 52304 at http://nhpr.org 7.21.14: Numeric Personalities, Tipping Tendencies and Botox for Depression 7.20.14: TV On The Radio http://nhpr.org/post/72014-tv-radio <p>From airplanes to high school cafeterias, television is everywhere these days. Whether you are a <em>Game of Thrones</em> diehard or an<em> Orange is the New Black</em> binger, most of us have found ourselves entrenched in what some call the Third Golden Age of Television. Today on Word of Mouth we talk all things television. First<strong>, Matt Zoller Seitz</strong>&nbsp; makes the case that <em>Seinfeld</em> was the original anti-hero. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:21:15 +0000 Word of Mouth 52185 at http://nhpr.org 7.20.14: TV On The Radio Yoyos: Coming Back Around http://nhpr.org/post/yoyos-coming-back-around <p>Back in 2013, downtown Concord, NH welcomed a new, unusual, addition. Yoyo Heaven is owned and operated by the father and son team Andy and Dan McBride, and it’s exactly what you could expect from the name. They sell assorted ‘skill toys,’ anything that engages people physically and can help build coordination, but the focus is on yoyos. They sell a wide range of yoyos and prices range from $5 to more than $200, and are more than willing to explain the different attributes of all of them.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:16:54 +0000 Molly Donahue 52113 at http://nhpr.org Yoyos: Coming Back Around 7.17.14: Nipsters, Yoyos On The Rise, And Raising Readers In A Digital World http://nhpr.org/post/71714-nipsters-yoyos-rise-and-raising-readers-digital-world <p>With their shaven heads, combat boots and bomber jackets, neo-Nazis used to be pretty easy to pick out of a crowd. Today, not so much. We explore why Europe’s young hyper-nationalists are opting for a more hipster look. Plus, common sense tells us that reading to children is good for them, but it’s more powerful than you might imagine. We’ll look into the practice of interactive reading and share tricks for bringing up book worms in the age of screens and digital devices. And, not all princesses are polite and demure. We remember some princesses for their bad behavior.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:13:45 +0000 Word of Mouth 52107 at http://nhpr.org 7.17.14: Nipsters, Yoyos On The Rise, And Raising Readers In A Digital World