Laura Knoy http://nhpr.org en Friday N.H. News Roundup - Week Of July 21 http://nhpr.org/post/friday-nh-news-roundup-week-july-21 <p></p><p>The Market Basket saga continues; advocates voice frustration on the first anniversary of the state's medical marijuana law; and New Hampshire slips from first to the fourth best state to raise a child. &nbsp;We discuss these stories and more on the Friday New Hampshire News Roundup.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p>Jo-Anne MacKenzie, NH Editor, The Eagle-Tribune and Editor, The Derry News.</p><p>Kathleen Ronayne, reporter for The Concord Monitor.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:49:40 +0000 Laura Knoy 52573 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - Week Of July 21 A Conversation With NHPR's CEO Betsy Gardella http://nhpr.org/post/conversation-nhprs-ceo-betsy-gardella <p>NHPR President and CEO Betsy Gardella joins us to share the latest news about NHPR programming, funding and strategy. Betsy is also on the board of NPR, and talks about the challenges facing public radio, digital disruption, and why NPR's new CEO has her excited about the future of radio.</p><p><u style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Guest</strong></u></p><ul><li><strong>Betsy&nbsp;Gardella</strong>​ - President and CEO of NHPR. She serves on the National Public Radio Board of Directors, where she assists in setting the policies and overall priorities of NPR management.</li></ul> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:53:55 +0000 Laura Knoy 52426 at http://nhpr.org A Conversation With NHPR's CEO Betsy Gardella Understanding Islam with Lesley Hazleton, Author of "The First Muslim" http://nhpr.org/post/understanding-islam-lesley-hazleton-author-first-muslim <p>With Sunni militants declaring a new Islamic state in the Middle East and two Shia-led regimes in peril, we discuss the origins of Islam with an author who spent thirteen years in the Middle East.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><u>Guests</u></strong></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:01:36 +0000 Laura Knoy 52301 at http://nhpr.org Understanding Islam with Lesley Hazleton, Author of "The First Muslim" Grading Greek Life On College Campuses http://nhpr.org/post/grading-greek-life-college-campuses <p>For some students pledging that fraternity or sorority is a rite of passage, creating a sense of belonging and friendship on campus.&nbsp; But after a series of recent ugly incidents - including hazing, binge drinking, and sexual assaults - some colleges are looking harder at Greek organizations and whether some are getting out of control.&nbsp; We’re examining the big picture, nationally and in New Hampshire. &nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43378 at http://nhpr.org Grading Greek Life On College Campuses The State Of Farming In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/state-farming-nh <p>New Hampshire’s farm legacy extends to the very beginning of our state’s history, when farmers from over-crowded areas in southern New England started to move north in search of more open land. While the soil in New Hampshire was not as fertile as they’d hoped, farmers did take root in the state and are still here. And while the country overall has seen a trend toward fewer, bigger farms, new data from show the reverse in New Hampshire and New England: over the past five years, the state’s number of farms has grown 5%, for a total 30% increase over the past decade. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44573 at http://nhpr.org The State Of Farming In N.H. An Early-Bird Look At N.H.'s Midterm Races http://nhpr.org/post/early-bird-look-nhs-midterm-races <p>In mid-March, with the sap has hardly running, November seems a lifetime away. But in the political world, eight months goes by quickly, especially for those preparing for mid-term elections. Although the filing period isn’t until June, there’s already a solid list of Republicans hoping to face the three Democratic incumbents. In the 1st Congressional District, former Congressman Frank Guinta and former UNH business school Dean Dan Innis look to go against Carol Shea Porter. In Congressional District 2, state Rep. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44694 at http://nhpr.org An Early-Bird Look At N.H.'s Midterm Races Friday N.H. News Roundup - Mar. 7th, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/friday-nh-news-roundup-mar-7th-2014 <p>We’re looking at the stories of the week: former U.S. Senator Bob Smith launches his campaign to regain his old seat, a state Senate committee approves a 4 cent gas tax increase, and Granite State Unemployment dips below five percent.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44630 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - Mar. 7th, 2014 Preparing N.H.'s Teachers For The Classroom http://nhpr.org/post/preparing-nhs-teachers-classroom <p>We finish a two-part series on the teaching profession, with a look at how we prepare our teachers.&nbsp; After criticism claiming credentialing standards in the U.S. are lax, many states, including New Hampshire, are trying to raise the bar and turn out more qualified teachers. Some say more in-classroom experience is key. But there are challenges to such changes, including the expense. &nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:39:57 +0000 Laura Knoy 44135 at http://nhpr.org Preparing N.H.'s Teachers For The Classroom Turmoil In Ukraine: N.H. Reacts http://nhpr.org/post/turmoil-ukraine-nh-reacts <p>In Ukraine, tensions are growing. More forces are massing around the Crimean peninsula of the country, threats of war keep getting louder and allies of both countries are figuring out how to react if war begins. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away in New Hampshire, residents with direct ties to the country worry and wait.&nbsp; A Nashua engineer born in the eastern city of Kharkiv, an area with close ties to Russia, keeps in touch with his parents and other residents living in Ukraine. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44444 at http://nhpr.org Turmoil In Ukraine: N.H. Reacts An Update On The Abortion Debate http://nhpr.org/post/update-abortion-debate <p>With two stubborn, diametrically opposed sides, the country’s abortion debate has moved very little in either direction since Roe v. Wade 40 years ago. While polls indicate most Americans do not support overturning the landmark supreme court decision to allow abortions, many do support some limitations on the procedure. And it’s in this direction that many state legislatures have swung recently, with a record number of restrictions passed since 2010. &nbsp;While this trend is changing the landscape for abortion access in some parts of the country, New England continues to be an exception. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44410 at http://nhpr.org An Update On The Abortion Debate Interview: Politics Of The Shutdown http://nhpr.org/post/interview-politics-shutdown <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Granite State politicians weigh in on the politics in Washington that led to the shutdown and debt-ceiling standoff and discuss the agreement forged yesterday to open the government and avoid default</span>.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:22:58 +0000 Laura Knoy 44332 at http://nhpr.org Interview: Politics Of The Shutdown Friday N.H. News Roundup - Feb. 28th, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/friday-nh-news-roundup-feb-28th-2014 <p>We’re looking at the stories of the week: disagreement over when to issue ID cards for medical marijuana, wood pellet manufacturers are taken by surprise by demand, &nbsp;and former Senator Bob Smith prepares to kick off his campaign to regain his old seat.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44255 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - Feb. 28th, 2014 News/Public Affairs Program: N.H.’s Supreme Court Ruling On The Michael Addison Case http://nhpr.org/post/newspublic-affairs-program-nh-s-supreme-court-ruling-michael-addison-case <p>In a highly-watched decision yesterday, the justices upheld Addison’s conviction of “capital murder” for killing a police officer. But the court said at a later date would it rule on Addison’s death sentence itself. We’ll look at this decision, what it means for the capital punishment debate in New Hampshire&nbsp;and its possible ramifications.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44329 at http://nhpr.org News/Public Affairs Program: N.H.’s Supreme Court Ruling On The Michael Addison Case Evaluating New Hampshire's Educators http://nhpr.org/post/evaluating-new-hampshires-educators <p>Today, defining a good teacher has become far more complex than we might remember from our own schooldays. Many states now rely on student test scores as a major way to assess teacher quality, while others also use classroom observations, student evaluations, and lesson plan reviews. Backers of tougher assessments argue that since U.S. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44185 at http://nhpr.org Evaluating New Hampshire's Educators Marion Nestle's "Food Politics" http://nhpr.org/post/marion-nestles-food-politics <p>About a decade ago, Marion Nestle made waves when she published her groundbreaking book “Food Politics,” now considered by many to be one of the founding documents of the movement to reform the American food system. &nbsp;&nbsp;In it, Nestle criticized the high quality, low quantity eating habits encouraged by the food industry and how many lawmakers in Washington have been influenced by the deep pockets of big agriculture and big food. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44172 at http://nhpr.org Marion Nestle's "Food Politics"