Keith Shields http://nhpr.org en At 118th Boston Marathon, Heightened Security, But A Positive Atmosphere http://nhpr.org/post/118th-boston-marathon-heightened-security-positive-atmosphere <p></p><p>Executive Producer of The Exchange Keith Checks in with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the scene at this morning's 118th running of the Boston Marathon.</p><p>"There are definitely more police here. I'm sure there's a lot more undercover police that I'm unaware of," Shields said. "We chartered a bus from my area of Boston. We got here. We have bags on our bus and there's no problems so far. We really haven't had anybody check our bus, nobody come on. It sort of feels kind of normal here today."</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:11:44 +0000 Keith Shields & Rick Ganley 47101 at http://nhpr.org At 118th Boston Marathon, Heightened Security, But A Positive Atmosphere Our 11th Annual New Hampshire Newsmakers Of The Year Show http://nhpr.org/post/our-11th-annual-new-hampshire-newsmakers-year-show <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Two thousand thirteen was a year of budget battles in the state house and monkey wrenches for the Affordable Care Act. When medical marijuana supporters saw victory, marathoners witnessed tragedy and the North Country lost a beloved politician. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 40984 at http://nhpr.org Our 11th Annual New Hampshire Newsmakers Of The Year Show Woodstock: 250 Years In The Making http://nhpr.org/post/woodstock-250-years-making <blockquote><p>“This is my great grandfather, my great grandmother, my grandfather and his sister Edna and they are in this surrey and they’re going for a ride around the mountains… this is 1908, wow!”</p><p></p></blockquote><p>Visit Jim Fadden’s house and you’ll find a treasure trove of Woodstock history.&nbsp; There are old signs plastered along the walls, turn of the century programs and town records on top of desks and stuffed inside of drawers are tons of old photographs showing the famous and sometimes forgotten places and people that made this town what it is today.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Keith Shields 40818 at http://nhpr.org Woodstock: 250 Years In The Making Candia: 250 Years In The Making http://nhpr.org/post/candia-250-years-making <blockquote><p>“Citizens of Candia, we are gathered here today to celebrate the incorporating of our Parish and to begin the process of creating a government that will ensure its success forever…”</p></blockquote><p>That’s Candia resident Bob Claver who was playing the role of Samuel Emerson, who conducted the first official town meeting that Candia had shortly after becoming a town in December of 1763. It was part of a play that ran just last week that capped off a yearlong sestercenntial celebration, for the town.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:38:33 +0000 Keith Shields 40496 at http://nhpr.org Candia: 250 Years In The Making Thornton: 250 Years In The Making http://nhpr.org/post/thornton-250-years-making <p>Many iconic New Hampshire towns will have a quaint town center, a small general store or café and maybe a couple of businesses clustered together; but not Thornton.</p><p>Even locals like Sandy McIntosh who’s lived in the town more than forty years say it’s sort of an in-between kind of place.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“It’s slowly growing more residential than business. There isn’t a lot of land available for developing and there’s not a lot of people to support an industry. Thornton was more of a pass through town to get to somewhere else and still is.”</p></blockquote><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 40184 at http://nhpr.org Thornton: 250 Years In The Making Lisbon: 250 Years In The Making http://nhpr.org/post/lisbon-250-years-making <p>The story of how Lisbon, New Hampshire got its name is really the story of the New Hampshire economy in the first half of the 19<sup>th</sup> century.&nbsp; And it’s all thanks to this animal.</p><p></p><blockquote><p>“Baahhhh!!!”</p></blockquote><p>But that’s jumping ahead.</p><p>The town was originally granted on August 6<sup>th</sup> 1763, and named ‘Concord’. Five years later, it was re-named to Gunthwaite. But that created a lot of confusion and so by the 1820’s the town realized it needed a new name.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 38159 at http://nhpr.org Lisbon: 250 Years In The Making Haverhill: 250 Years In The Making http://nhpr.org/post/haverhill-250-years-making <p>If you ask people from Haverhill where they’re from, you may not get the simple answer you’d expect to get.</p><blockquote><p>“If somebody said where you from, they’ll say, I’m from Woodsville, long before they’ll say I’m from Haverhill. I grew up in Haverhill corner. It’s not just in Haverhill; I grew up in Haverhill corner. I have to be specific about that and people from this area understand that.”</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Keith Shields 37365 at http://nhpr.org Haverhill: 250 Years In The Making Warren: 250 Years in the Making http://nhpr.org/post/warren-250-years-making <p>On paper, Warren may seem like your everyday Northern New England town.&nbsp; The name is even commonplace&hellip; as there is a town called Warren in every New England state and its traditional square shape resembles many others in New Hampshire.</p><p>But you just need to drive to the town center to notice that this Warren stands out. Like this guy noticed, who stopped by and posted a video on YouTube</p><p></p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;I stopped in the town of Warren, New Hampshire and there&rsquo;s big @#$ rocket on the town green&hellip; that thing is huge&rdquo;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 36577 at http://nhpr.org Warren: 250 Years in the Making Next week on the Exchange - October 7, 2013 http://nhpr.org/post/next-week-exchange-october-7-2013-1 <p>Next week on The Exchange, we talk with Van McLeod, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources, just appointed for a 6th term. Then a look back at the history and influence of the state&rsquo;s largest newspaper, the Union Leader, turning one hundred and fifty this year. We talk to the author of a new book called &quot;Ecstatic Nation&quot; about the America during the years 1848-1877, which she calls some of the most dramatic in our country&#39;s history. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 36229 at http://nhpr.org Alstead: 250 Years In The Making http://nhpr.org/post/alstead-250-years-making <p>Most of the towns granted in 1763 by New Hampshire Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, were named after those Wentworth wanted to impress like personal friends or influential politicians&hellip; but according to New Hampshire history professor, Stuart Wallace, the town of Alstead, was a little different.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 35732 at http://nhpr.org Alstead: 250 Years In The Making Gilsum: 250 Years In The Making http://nhpr.org/post/gilsum-250-years-making <p>As Loudon is to racecars and Hanover to Ivy League students and Canterbury to its Shakers, then Gilsum… is to rocks, and proudly so; just ask one artist who lives in town.</p><p></p><blockquote><p>“I mean every place we ever vacationed had rocks and now I’m in the freakin’ rock capital of the United States.”</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 34453 at http://nhpr.org Gilsum: 250 Years In The Making Next Week On The Exchange - September 2, 2013 http://nhpr.org/post/next-week-exchange-september-2-2013 <p>Next week on The Exchange, with the start of a new school year, we bring you our earlier conversation on the new common core standards being adopted across the Granite State.&nbsp; Then, NHPR's President Betsy Gardella talks about the “State of the Station” and the latest at NPR.&nbsp; Later, in the week, we look at the issue of 'advanced directives' part of a series put on by NHPR's health reporter, Todd Bookman and we&nbsp;explore the&nbsp;difficult topic of elder abuse, how it happens, and what’s being done to prevent it.&nbsp; E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 34111 at http://nhpr.org Next Week On The Exchange - August 26, 2013 http://nhpr.org/post/next-week-exchange-august-26-2013 <p>Next week on The Exchange, we talk with New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Christopher Clement about everything from red-listed bridges to a new study of rail.&nbsp;&nbsp;Wednesday we sit down with NHPR President Betsy Gardella on the State of the Station and NPR. We look at the state of Non-profits in New Hampshire and as always, we end the week with our Friday New Hampshire News roundup, reviewing the top stories in the Granite State.&nbsp; E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR!</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 33726 at http://nhpr.org Next week on the Exchange - August 19, 2013 http://nhpr.org/post/next-week-exchange-august-19-2013 <p>Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a look at libraries!&nbsp; In an age of e-books and internet research, we’ll find out how these community institutions are surviving and thriving!&nbsp; Then, we get the lowdown on the supermarket shakeup in New England, with some stores closing while others expand.&nbsp; And later we sit down with Hampshire’s Commissioner of Health &amp; Human Services, Nick Toumpas. E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR!</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 33232 at http://nhpr.org Next week on the Exchange - August 12, 2013 http://nhpr.org/post/next-week-exchange-august-12-2013 <p>Next week on The Exchange, we begin with Granite Staters reflecting on the unrest in Egypt, including those worried about friends and family back home.&nbsp; Then we'll look into this summer’s hearings on whether or not New Hampshire should extend Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, with a fall deadline approaching.&nbsp; And then two-days on the Economy, both in New Hampshire…and then, specifically in&nbsp;the North Country.&nbsp; E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR!</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 32885 at http://nhpr.org