Sean Hurley http://nhpr.org en The Secrets Of Neighbors & The Helicopter In The Barn http://nhpr.org/post/secrets-neighbors-helicopter-barn <p><em>Today,&nbsp;<a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/07/11/neighbors-sam-hurley">Here &amp; Now&nbsp;</a>broadcast&nbsp;one of our favorite stories by Sean Hurley, in which he discovers more than he expected about his neighbors.&nbsp;</em></p><p>They are everywhere. We are surrounded by them.&nbsp; You are probably one yourself.&nbsp; Of the range of people you can know in the world, the neighbor occupies a curious spot.&nbsp; As Sean Hurley writes, here in New Hampshire we have our own special kind of neighbor...and sometimes, they have helicopters.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:59:27 +0000 Sean Hurley 32115 at http://nhpr.org The Secrets Of Neighbors & The Helicopter In The Barn Who Lived In N.H. 12,000 Years Ago? http://nhpr.org/post/who-lived-nh-12000-years-ago <p>Since 1996, the State Archeologist Dick Boisvert&nbsp;has led excavations at sites in Jefferson, uncovering tools and stone shards that tell the story of the Paleo-Indian people who lived in New Hampshire 12,000 years ago. &nbsp;</p><p>By the road is an antique bed frame half-sunk in the dirt. 12,000 years from now a future archeologist may dig it up and speculate that we people of the 21st century liked to sleep under the stars on iron beds - and maybe never guess that the old frame was simply a lawn decoration for a local bed and breakfast.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 51527 at http://nhpr.org Who Lived In N.H. 12,000 Years Ago? Making Music In The Streets of Plymouth http://nhpr.org/post/making-music-streets-plymouth <p>Last Saturday Plymouth joined 800 cities around the world to celebrate Make Music Day. The general idea - music performed by anyone, anywhere they like. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bob King has a day job but he hosts open </span>mics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at Tony's Restaurant on Thursdays. Today, he's standing in front of Thomas Roberts Hair Salon playing some of his favorite songs.</span></p><p><em>"It must be beautiful for people to walk around town and hear a different song every ten feet."</em></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 50938 at http://nhpr.org Making Music In The Streets of Plymouth The Tiny Sailboat Regatta http://nhpr.org/post/tiny-sailboat-regatta <p>New Hampshire’s two model sailboat clubs got together in Wolfeboro for a regatta known as the Sasquatch Footy.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bob Rice sits on a bench overlooking the wind scratched surface of </span>Wolfeboro's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Back Bay Harbor. &nbsp;He watches the remote control sailboats tack back and forth and pivot around the floating white marks. &nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>Oh I think it's dandy.&nbsp; You get boats of this size and more people can play with them.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 50537 at http://nhpr.org The Tiny Sailboat Regatta Foodstuffs: The New Hampshire Ice Cream Trail http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-new-hampshire-ice-cream-trail <p>There are plenty of trails that lead to scenic vistas.&nbsp; Up mountains, down into valleys.&nbsp; But there's only one that leads to ice cream: The New Hampshire Ice Cream trail.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Somewhere in a New Hampshire field, a cow, fawn colored, like a big deer, lifts her head from the tall grasses...</span></p><p>A Jersey cow, she has no idea that the milk she makes from the grass and hay and grain she eats is high in butterfat - about 5%, which makes her milk ideal for ice cream.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 50045 at http://nhpr.org Foodstuffs: The New Hampshire Ice Cream Trail Ghost Ship On The Seacoast http://nhpr.org/post/ghost-ship-seacoast <p>A couple who hoped to start a security business for this year’s World Cup has run into financial trouble as they also work to repair a large boat docked on New Hampshire’s Seacoast.&nbsp; Andresa and Marcelo Nunez’s boat has now become something of a mysterious legend to those who have seen it drifting in Hampton Harbor.&nbsp; NHPR’s Sean Hurley brings us the story.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 49995 at http://nhpr.org Ghost Ship On The Seacoast Rainy Start To Holiday Weekend In Mount Washington Valley http://nhpr.org/post/rainy-start-holiday-weekend-mount-washington-valley <p>While the summer tourist trade won't peak until sometime after school lets out, Memorial Day weekend gives local businesses and attractions a mild forecast of things to come.&nbsp; NHPR's Sean Hurley visited some destination spots in the Mountain Washington Valley and sends us this report.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Standing beside the North Conway Scenic Railroad's Valley Train, Conductor Alex </span>Schwarzmeiller<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gets ready to bellow in an old fashioned way at the top of his lungs. &nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>All aboard!!!</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 10:02:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 49141 at http://nhpr.org Rainy Start To Holiday Weekend In Mount Washington Valley Police Commissioner Resigns But Questions Remain http://nhpr.org/post/police-commissioner-resigns-questions-remain <p>Although Police Commissioner Robert Copeland submitted a letter of resignation earlier today, the people of Wolfeboro worry about the possible long-term impact the racial controversy could have on their town. NHPR's Sean Hurley spoke with residents over the weekend, before Copeland’s resignation and looks more closely at what led to today’s events.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:43:11 +0000 Sean Hurley 48772 at http://nhpr.org Police Commissioner Resigns But Questions Remain White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-community-college-faces-declining-enrollment <p>Enrollment in the network of seven community colleges in New Hampshire nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. But while overall growth is up, the North Country’s White Mountains Community College is seeing a decline.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Go to a restaurant, school or office in the North Country and chances are you'll find a White Mountains graduate.</span></p><blockquote><p>You see em at the hospitals, you see em at the doctor's office you see em in the schools.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 48190 at http://nhpr.org White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment I Think I Knew When I Stole The Book - The Poetry Of Deborah Brown http://nhpr.org/post/i-think-i-knew-when-i-stole-book-poetry-deborah-brown <p>As part of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley has been introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday. Today, in our final part of the series, we hear from Deborah Brown who lives in Warner. Brown published her latest volume of poetry, <em>Walking the Dog's Shadow</em>, in 2011. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deborah Brown recalls the moment she knew she'd become a poet.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 47371 at http://nhpr.org I Think I Knew When I Stole The Book - The Poetry Of Deborah Brown A World Record For A Tiny Car http://nhpr.org/post/world-record-tiny-car <p>For the fourth year in a row, a local slot car enthusiast has helped his team capture the world record for distance traveled in 24 hours by a car the size of an iPhone. &nbsp;NHPR's Sean Hurley visited Dickie Pearson, owner of Slot Car Corner in Penacook, fresh off his world record race at the Michigan 24.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Claudio Serrano is late to the race. He sets his briefcase down.&nbsp; Planted safely in the foam molding, he introduces me to his four favorite cars.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 47270 at http://nhpr.org A World Record For A Tiny Car Blame The Typewriter - The Poetry Of Rodger Martin http://nhpr.org/post/blame-typewriter-poetry-rodger-martin <p>As part of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley has been introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday.&nbsp; Today we hear from Rodger Martin who lives in Hancock. Martin published his latest volume of poetry, <em>The Battlefield Guide</em>, in 2010. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rodger Martin loved writing stories as a boy, but he blames the typewriter for turning him into a poet.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 46960 at http://nhpr.org Blame The Typewriter - The Poetry Of Rodger Martin Saying The Unsayable - The Poetry Of Jennifer Militello http://nhpr.org/post/saying-unsayable-poetry-jennifer-militello <p>In honor of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley is introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday.&nbsp; Today we hear from Jennifer Militello.&nbsp; The Goffstown native has recently published her second book of poetry - "Body Thesaurus."</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 46577 at http://nhpr.org Saying The Unsayable - The Poetry Of Jennifer Militello What The Psychics Said http://nhpr.org/post/what-psychics-said <p>A 2013 Harris Poll survey on belief shows that Americans believe a bit less in angels - down 6 percent since the original survey in 2005 - and a little more in ghosts&nbsp; - up 1%.&nbsp; Less in Heaven - down 6, more in reincarnation - up 3.&nbsp; While our faith in astrology remains level at 29%, our belief in witches has fallen off 5 per cent.&nbsp; NHPR's Sean Hurley isn't quite sure what he believes when it comes to mediums, witches, and astrology - and to find out more, he recently visited two psychic fairs in New Hampshire.&nbsp; A quiet gathering of 6 mediums in Londonderry and a la Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 46465 at http://nhpr.org What The Psychics Said The Dark Is Where This Poem Wins - The Poetry Of Chris Locke http://nhpr.org/post/dark-where-poem-wins-poetry-chris-locke <p>Since 1996, April has been National Poetry month.&nbsp; The idea is to draw our attention - to remind us - of the art of poetry. To celebrate National Poetry month locally, every Friday &nbsp;NHPR's Sean Hurley will introduce us to a New Hampshire poet. &nbsp;First up - &nbsp;Christopher Locke. &nbsp;The NH native has just published his second full length book - "Waiting for Grace and other Poems."</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Born in 1968, Poet Chris Locke has lived most of his life in the Granite State.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 46140 at http://nhpr.org The Dark Is Where This Poem Wins - The Poetry Of Chris Locke