Rachel Martin http://nhpr.org en After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again http://nhpr.org/post/after-bitter-struggle-dso-brings-joy-people-again <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ukcgSnME0</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 44758 at http://nhpr.org After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia http://nhpr.org/post/john-denvers-country-roads-now-official-west-virginia Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS")<p>JOHN DENVER: (Singing) Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River...<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>That is, of course, John Denver's hit "Take Me, Home Country Roads," which has just become an official state song of West Virginia. The state legislature approved the resolution Friday after a campaign spearheaded by a woman named Drema Denver. Despite having the same last name as John Denver, she is not related. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 44752 at http://nhpr.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? http://nhpr.org/post/long-run-rebuilding-coastlines-could-prove-too-costly One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, devastating shoreline communities from Florida to Maine.<p>Many of these areas have been rebuilt, including the Long Beach boardwalk, about 30 miles outside New York City. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new boardwalk Friday.<p>Ninety percent of the funding for the restoration came from the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency paid $44 million to repair the devastation.<p>Jack and Roseanne Vanderbeck love the new boardwalk. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:46:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 37464 at http://nhpr.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? Quote Corrected On MLK Memorial http://nhpr.org/post/quote-corrected-mlk-memorial Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>The Martin Luther King Junior memorial in Washington, D.C. will be ready for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington. The sculpture, which looks out on the city's tidal basin has been covered in scaffolding to correct an inscription on the monument. Since it was put up in 2011, it has had a truncated version of a quotation from a speech King gave in 1968.<p>The words were, quote, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." Critics pointed out that this was not what Dr. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:41:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 33370 at http://nhpr.org Turns Out, There Are Rules For The Debates. Lots http://nhpr.org/post/turns-out-there-are-rules-debates-lots When President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney meet for their third presidential debate on Monday, there will be some rules for the candidates — and the audience.<p>In the first debate, Jim Lehrer of PBS demanded "Absolute silence!" Although Lehrer caught some flack for letting the candidates freewheel in that debate, he meant business when it came to keeping the audience quiet.<p>"If you hear something that's really terrific, sit on it!" he told the audience. "If you hear something you don't like, sit on it!"<p>But that's not the only debate rule — not by far.<p>On Oct. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:29:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 15206 at http://nhpr.org Turns Out, There Are Rules For The Debates. Lots Frontlines Of Fatherhood: Catching Up After War http://nhpr.org/post/frontlines-fatherhood-catching-after-war Last year, members of the 182nd National Guard regiment marked Father's Day far away from their loved ones. This year, they're home with their kids after a year in Afghanistan.<p>Spc. Bryan Tolley, 29, knows the challenges of being both a soldier and a dad. His son, Ryan, is a shy, blond 18-month-old who happily clings to his dad.<p>"Seeing his face light up when he sees Dada come through his bedroom door instead of Mama — because he's so used to his mother — it's awesome. I love it," says Tolley of Plymouth, Mass.<p>At a Guard event in the state, he meets up with his friends from deployment. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:42:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 7038 at http://nhpr.org Frontlines Of Fatherhood: Catching Up After War Help And Hope, From Soldiers, For Soldiers http://nhpr.org/post/guard-members-last-stop-transition-home The 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard landed back in the U.S. last March after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.<p>After two months of leave, however, their official transition time is over and the deployment paychecks have stopped. It's now time to get back to regular life, and for the members from Massachusetts, that means a mandatory check-in with the unit's leadership.<p><strong>From Soldier To Civilian</strong><p>For most of the soldiers, it was the first time they've put on a uniform in months. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:02:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 6564 at http://nhpr.org Help And Hope, From Soldiers, For Soldiers National Guard Members' Next Battle: The Job Hunt http://nhpr.org/post/national-guard-members-next-battle-job-hunt Before the soldiers of the 182nd Regiment of the Army National Guard came home, they were asked how many were unemployed or looking for work. The answer: about one in three.<p>As more soldiers return to civilian life, a civilian job may not be there waiting. Service members with the National Guard have the extra challenge of convincing employers to hire them when they may be called to active duty for a year or more. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:25:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 3799 at http://nhpr.org National Guard Members' Next Battle: The Job Hunt