Andrew Parrella en From The Archives: Meetinghouse Readings <p>Archivists are all about anniversaries…we put a man on the moon 45 years ago this week, <a href="" target="_blank">The Exchange marked that anniversary</a> with help from the Sky Guys the other day. This week is also the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Killington, VT officials meeting with NH Gov. Craig Benson about plans for secession and perhaps throwing in with the Granite State (<a href="">more about that here)</a>. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:36:17 +0000 Andrew Parrella 52106 at From The Archives: Meetinghouse Readings From The Archives: A Century of Babe Ruth <p>George Herman “Babe” Ruth made his major league debut this week 100 years ago (7/11/1914) with the Boston Red Sox. He had just 10 at-bats in 5 games that season, pitching four, and earning $2,500</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:30:52 +0000 Andrew Parrella 51592 at From The Archives: A Century of Babe Ruth Something Wild: Banding The Peregrine Chick <p>Those of you who keep a close eye on the <a href="" target="_blank">Peregrine Falcon cam</a> in Manchester, will be well acquainted with the saga these birds have undergone this year. If you're not, NH Audubon's Chris Martin has a quick recap and explains the latest developments, as he bands this year's chick.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:41:31 +0000 Chris Martin & Andrew Parrella 51291 at Something Wild: Banding The Peregrine Chick From The Archives: America Hustles <p>“Our country is a nation on the make,” according to historian Walter McDougall. He says we’re builders, dreamers, go-getters, inventers and organizers, so much so that "hustling" has become an indelible part of the American character and American history. He means it in all senses of the word, even going back as far as colonists's first arrival on American soil.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:04:29 +0000 Andrew Parrella 51250 at From The Archives: America Hustles From the Archives: Digitizing <p>This arrived in the mail today.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:59:58 +0000 Andrew Parrella 43931 at From the Archives: Digitizing Something Wild: The Eerie Sounding Veery <p>The song of the veery is a haunting, ethereal song. Males sing at dusk, a time when not many other birds sing and daytime winds have calmed. It's also a time when the air turns damp; dense, moist air transfers sound waves better than dry air.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:33:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Andrew Parrella 49771 at Something Wild: The Eerie Sounding Veery From The Archives: World Cup 1950 <p>If you have World Cup fever, you’ll know Brazil and Croatia kick off the tournament Thursday. Even if you don’t have the fever; even if the <a href="" target="_blank">brouhaha over Landon Donovan</a> last month didn’t register; even if you have only the faintest understanding of who <a href="" target="_blank">David Beckham</a> is; you know that the U.S. has never been a favorite in the sport of international soccer.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 49907 at From The Archives: World Cup 1950 From The Archive: MLK Day Finally Becomes A Holiday In N.H. <p>On a Monday morning the weather more closely resembled Martin Luther King Jr’s hometown of Atlanta, than it did downtown Concord. But the heat and humidity didn’t discourage those who had gathered at the statehouse for the historic bill signing.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:12:32 +0000 Andrew Parrella 49750 at From The Archive: MLK Day Finally Becomes A Holiday In N.H. From The Archives: Sea-Shanties in Portsmouth <p>An archive is only as good as the data it captures. This is a thorny issue that archivists grapple with perennially. There wasn’t a lot of information about this week’s story in our records. Wed, 28 May 2014 19:00:52 +0000 Andrew Parrella 49290 at From The Archives: Sea-Shanties in Portsmouth From The Archives: Memorial Day <p>Memorial Day is probably the most archives-centric holiday in the year. While many holidays are a flush of personal memories and family traditions, Memorial Day is more about our collective memory as fellow countrymen. And archives are a conduit to our collective memory.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:57:54 +0000 Andrew Parrella 48882 at From The Archives: Memorial Day From The Archives: The Shakers <p>I was listening back this week to New Hampshire Daily, a half hour NH news program we aired from October, 1989 to February, 1992. I was listening to the programs from the week of 14 May, 1990. Among the news of the day (including the death of Jim Hensen, and Lithuania’s independence negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev) was a four part series we produced about the Canterbury Shaker Village.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 13:29:54 +0000 Andrew Parrella 48403 at From The Archives: The Shakers From the Archives: Higher Education <p>This week NHPR is taking a close look at higher education in the state with our special series <a href="" target="_blank">A Matter of Degrees</a>. But f<span style="line-height: 1.5;">unding higher </span>ed<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a perennial issue that we've been tracking for almost as long as we've been broadcasting. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 18:26:38 +0000 Andrew Parrella 47978 at From the Archives: Higher Education Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves NH's Land <p><a href="" target="_blank">Fred and Rosalind Slavic</a> built their home on a thickly wooded site in Fitzwilliam a half century ago. They wanted their 300-acre tract to remain in a wild state, so they have willed it to the <a href="" target="_blank">Northeast Wilderness Trust</a>. The trust will dismantle the buildings and retain an easement on the land.</p><p></p> Sat, 03 May 2014 18:40:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 47277 at Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves NH's Land Tracking Rusty Blackbirds <p>We went into the field this week to speak with Carol Foss,&nbsp;Member of the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group and NH Coordinator of the <a href="" target="_blank">Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Rusty Blackbird populations have fallen over the last century: by between 80 and 90-percent. Last fall the working group decided to make careful study of the spring migration, and coordinated hundreds of volunteer scientists along the migration route to track the birds.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 04:56:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Andrew Parrella 47201 at Tracking Rusty Blackbirds From The Archives: Links <p></p><p>This week, I'm packing up another batch of old tape reels from the NHPR archive, which I'll send to <a href="" target="_blank">Crawford Media</a> in Atlanta for digitization (or "migration", as they call it). I'll be documenting the process on the blog, so check back next week to see how it's moving. We worked with them last spring to digitize about 300 of our tape reels, courtesy of the American Archive Content Inventory Project (more below).</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:25:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 45174 at From The Archives: Links