Rebecca Lavoie en Ear To The Ground: What Are You Doing In Your Garden This Weekend? <p>Spring in New Hampshire is, well, not always the most satisfying season. This week alone, we've had weather ranging from frigid rain to warm-enough-to-use-the-sunroof.</p><p>What gets a lot of us through the season is looking forward to the weekends, when we can, now that the snow has melted, begin to play around in the dirt, maybe even plant something.</p><p>I'd love to brag about my own gardening skills, or even offer some handy tips. But I'm a certified Brown Thumb, and have little to offer other than knowing what I <em>don't</em> know about plants, dirt, even mulch.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:39:53 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 47654 at Ear To The Ground: What Are You Doing In Your Garden This Weekend? NHPR's Best April Fool's Pranks <p>Public radio has a <a href="">long history</a> of pranking listeners on April 1st. Like the time listeners <a href="">complained in droves&nbsp;</a>to&nbsp;NPR about a story on farming whales in huge pools in Bellesville Illinois. And that time Weekend ATC&nbsp;reported the exciting discovery of Beethoven's lost <a href="">10th Symphony.&nbsp;</a></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:37:31 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 45975 at NHPR's Best April Fool's Pranks Slideshow: Skiing In N.H. In The 1930s <p>While looking for a photo to illustrate a <a href="">Word of Mouth story</a> on the history of skiing in N.H., I happened upon <a href="">this gem</a> on Flickr. The photo is of photographer Pam Brooks Crowley's father and his cross country teammates taken in Lisbon, New Hampshire in 1936.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:05:33 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 43362 at Slideshow: Skiing In N.H. In The 1930s Note To Online Listeners: Livestream Test In Progress <p>We are currently testing a new stream encoder here at the station. If you have issues with your stream please contact me at <a href=""></a></p><p>This test will continue until some time Friday afternoon, December 6th.</p><p>Thank you for your patience as we work to serve you better!</p><p>- Rebecca Lavoie, Digital Director</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:45:57 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 39622 at Note To Online Listeners: Livestream Test In Progress What's The Most Famous Book Set In New Hampshire? <p>According to <strong><a href="">this map</a>&nbsp;</strong>posted on&nbsp;, John Irving's Hotel New Hampshire is the most famous book set in New Hampshire.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But what about </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Peyton Place</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">? <em>A Separate Peace? </em>Or Irving's other classic, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Prayer For Owen Meany?</em></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:02:32 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 37020 at What's The Most Famous Book Set In New Hampshire? Cell Phone Records Yield Few Clues In Search For Missing Teenager <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Investigators say the last call made on a missing New Hampshire girl&#39;s cellphone was at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, about four hours after she was last seen.</span></p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:17:17 +0000 Associated Press & Rebecca Lavoie 36645 at Cell Phone Records Yield Few Clues In Search For Missing Teenager Slideshow: Peak Foliage Around New Hampshire <p>Ask and you shall receive.&nbsp;</p><p>We asked our listeners and contributors to send us favorite foliage shots from around the state. We're around peak right now, and this is how it looks.&nbsp;</p><p>Have more photos to contribute? Send them to us by <strong><a href=";body=Where%20did%20you%20take%20this%20photo%3F%20Who%20took%20it%3F%20">email</a>,</strong> or post them on our <strong><a href="">Facebook page.&nbsp;</a></strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:14:02 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 36620 at Slideshow: Peak Foliage Around New Hampshire Apps You Should Download If You Live In New Hampshire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, </span>NHPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Amanda </span>Loder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is reporting a </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">series of stories</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on New Hampshire's emerging app development economy. (What's that, you ask? Check out our app explainer<strong> </strong></span><strong><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">here</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.)</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:45:21 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 36383 at Apps You Should Download If You Live In New Hampshire Earthquake Felt Across Central N.H. <p>10:14 Earthquake monitored in real time at 9:07 PM from the Weston Observatory. Link is <a href="">here.&nbsp;</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">10:05 Map posted on the Weston Observatory site indicates epicenter located 5 Km northwest of </span>Contoocook, with a magnitude of 2.5.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">9:55 Seismographic data from the <a href="">Weston Observatory</a> shows activity at approximately 9:08 PM.</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:21:30 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 36573 at Earthquake Felt Across Central N.H. Sanborn Regional High School All Clear After Lockdown <p>After a lockdown earlier today, Brian Blake, the Superintendent of Schools for the Sanborn Regional School district, posted this message on the Sanborn Regional High School&#39;s <a href="">Facebook page</a>:</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:53:42 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 35899 at Top 10 Stories From Last Week: Vanilla Vaccine; Vermont's Local Food Gamble <p>Here are the stories that got the most attention on last week. Did you miss them? Click below to read or listen!</p><p>1. <a href="">USDA Airdrops Vanilla Flavored Rabies Vaccines Over Eastern Forests</a></p><p>2. <a href="">Across The River, Vermont Puts Its Money On Local Food</a></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:30:30 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 34600 at Writers On A New England Stage: Upcoming Events <p>The new season of<em> Writers On A New England Stage </em>includes events with Margaret Atwood, Bill Bryson, Woodrow Wilson biographer A. Scott Berg, and crime novelist Patricia Cornwell.</p><p>The authors will read from and discuss their latest works, and then sit down with Word Of Mouth host Virginia Prescott for a discussion and to answer audience questions.</p><p>You can see the full lineup and purchase tickets by <a href=""><strong>clicking here. </strong></a></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:34:11 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 34182 at Writers On A New England Stage: Upcoming Events Joyce Maynard On Salinger <p>After <a href="">my interview</a> with <strong>Joyce Maynard </strong>about her new novel, <em>After Her,</em> I asked her about the<a href=";_r=0"> super-secret book and documentary</a> on J.D. Salinger being released this fall. Was she interviewed for the film? She was. Here she is talking about it, and about Salinger's brief appearance in her life taking up so much space in the portrait of how she's perceived. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:33:18 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 33818 at Joyce Maynard On Salinger Word Of Mouth 08.24.13 <p>The Saturday show bring you a spectacular mix of the best of Word of Mouth. On this week's show:</p><ul><li><strong>Joyce Maynard </strong><a href="" target="_blank">stops by the studio </a>to talk about her new novel <em>After Her</em>, and why the last thing she feels is shame when it comes to her decision to discuss her relationship with J.D. Salinger.</li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Eating Trader Joe's Trash.</a> New Hampshire native and documentary filmmaker <strong>Alex Mannis</strong>' film <em>Spoils</em> gives a fly on the dumpster account of Brooklynites who forage in the urban jungle of grocery store cast offs.</li></ul><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:24:42 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 33649 at Word Of Mouth 08.24.13 Joyce Maynard: "The Word Most Consistently Used Is 'Shameless'" <p>Say the name "Joyce Maynard" and you’re likely to get some pretty visceral reactions…from those who’ve admired her career since her time as a reporter for the <em>New York Times</em> and her later syndicated column <a href="">“Domestic Affairs,”</a> and from her detractors…those who are critical of her relentless self-examination and <a href="">her revelations </a>about her relationship with J.D. Salinger. Salinger was living as a recluse in Cornish, New Hampshire when he began exchanging letters with Maynard after reading an article she wrote as a freshman at Yale. She dropped out of college and moved in with Salinger. She was eighteen…Salinger was 53. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:37:38 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 33573 at Joyce Maynard: "The Word Most Consistently Used Is 'Shameless'"