Rick Ganley http://nhpr.org en Sifting Through N.H.'s Fireworks Regulations http://nhpr.org/post/sifting-through-nhs-fireworks-regulations <p>Though forecasts for the day mean you probably won’t be enjoying fireworks until perhaps tomorrow, consumer fireworks are legal in New Hampshire—though at least <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/map-does-your-town-allow-fireworks">18 towns ban them</a>.</p><p>NHPR's Ryan Lessard sits down with Rick Ganley to talk about the state's fireworks regulations.</p><p>RG: So Ryan, not all types fireworks are legal in New Hampshire. Which ones can we find on the shelves and which ones are still banned?</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard & Rick Ganley 51310 at http://nhpr.org Sifting Through N.H.'s Fireworks Regulations NH This Weekend: Strawberries & Ice Cream http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-strawberries-ice-cream <p>The strawberries are in! Hippo Editor Amy Diaz knows where to find them, and where to get some good local eats this weekend. She tells us about the <a href="http://hollistownband.org/strawberry">Hollis Strawberry Festival</a> and NH Dairy Day at the <a href="http://www.farmmuseum.org/">New Hampshire Farm Museum</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:39:21 +0000 Rick Ganley 50565 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Strawberries & Ice Cream Lyme Disease Tests A Big Business, But Some May Not Provide Accurate Diagnosis http://nhpr.org/post/lyme-disease-tests-big-business-some-may-not-provide-accurate-diagnosis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the tick population continues to explode in the Northeast, the number of cases of Lyme disease continues to grow. It’s a big issue in New Hampshire as we have thousands of cases of Lyme each year, but experts say the number is actually much higher than what is ever reported. There are also many other tick-borne diseases that are being misdiagnosed and treated incorrectly.</span></p><p><em>&nbsp;Related: <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/things-you-should-know-about-ticks-infographic">Things You Should Know About Ticks</a>&nbsp;</em></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:09:42 +0000 Rick Ganley 50450 at http://nhpr.org Lyme Disease Tests A Big Business, But Some May Not Provide Accurate Diagnosis Division Of The Arts Lands New Director http://nhpr.org/post/division-arts-lands-new-director <p>New Hampshire will soon have a new director of the Department of Cultural Resources Division of the Arts. Ginnie Lupi comes to the position after serving of the executive director of the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger lakes in Corning, NY. Lupi will take over the position in August. I spoke with Lupi about her appointment as director and her plans for art in the Granite State:</p><p><strong>What does the department do and what is your role in the Arts Division</strong>?</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Austin Cowan & Rick Ganley 50199 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Outside Art http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-outside-art <p>See how the environment affects art at three events this weekend in New Hampshire. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz details the <a href="http://andresinstitute.net/"><strong>Andres Institute of Art</strong></a>, the <strong><a href="http://WWW.E-PAGES.DK/THEHIPPO/357/38">Nashua Sculpture Symposium</a>, </strong>and <a href="http://WWW.THEFELLS.ORG/"><strong>Art in Nature 2014:&nbsp;Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit </strong></a>at The Fells.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 49371 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Outside Art N.H. This Weekend: Spring At The Farmers Market http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-spring-farmers-market <p>It seems as if everything was running behind schedule this spring; Maple syrup producers were worried about a slow start, and gardeners may have put off planting a bit later. What does it mean for our local farmers markets? Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has been talking with organizers and tells us what to expect- and has suggestions for eating out this weekend.</p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.agriculture.nh.gov/publications-forms/documents/farmers-market-directory.pdf">Find a list of Famer's Markets here. </a></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 48540 at http://nhpr.org N.H. This Weekend: Spring At The Farmers Market On The Political Front For May 12 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-may-12 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>NHPR's Josh Rogers discusses plans to fix the state's Medicaid Enhancement Tax, which has been ruled unconstitutional by two superior court justices.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:38:30 +0000 Josh Rogers & Rick Ganley 48329 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For May 12 NH This Weekend: Knights, Sheep & Legos http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-knights-sheep-legos <p>Hippo Editor Amy Diaz offers a list of fairs in New Hampshire this weekend- with plenty of variety.&nbsp; There's <a href="http://www.nhrenfaire.com"><strong>Ye New Hampshire Renaissance Faire</strong></a>, the <a href="http://www.currier.org"><strong>Art Fest: Community Creations </strong></a>at the Currier Museum, something known as <a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/355/30"><strong>Brick Fair New England </strong></a>(featuring intricate and big creations made from Legos), and something for the sheep lovers- the <a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/355/35"><strong>New Hampshire S Fri, 09 May 2014 13:53:17 +0000 Rick Ganley 48210 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Knights, Sheep & Legos Why A UNH Sexual Assault Program Is Being Lauded By The White House http://nhpr.org/post/why-unh-sexual-assault-program-being-lauded-white-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this year, the Obama administration formed a White House Task Force to Protect Students from sexual assault. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recently that task force announced a series of actions to identify the scope of the problem and help schools with prevention. One of the programs the administration highlighted is the Prevention Innovations initiative at the University of New Hampshire. &nbsp;I talked with Jane Stapleton, a co-director, and asked her to explain the program:</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 48097 at http://nhpr.org Why A UNH Sexual Assault Program Is Being Lauded By The White House Behind The Trend: An Increasing Number Of Foreign Students Attending N.H. Colleges http://nhpr.org/post/behind-trend-increasing-number-foreign-students-attending-nh-colleges <p>A 2013 report says 3,095 international students pursued higher education in New Hampshire; that was up 6.3 percent from the previous year. That report also estimates the foreign student expenditure in the state at $103 million dollars. To get an idea about the trend and what it means for schools both here and nationally, I spoke with Karin Fischer, a senior writer at the <a href="https://chronicle.com/article/Karin-Fischer/48567/"><em>Chronicle of Higher Education.</em> </a>She covers international education issues. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 47997 at http://nhpr.org Behind The Trend: An Increasing Number Of Foreign Students Attending N.H. Colleges How Much Is A Sports Program Worth To A University? http://nhpr.org/post/how-much-sports-program-worth-university <p>How much is a sports program worth to a college or university? I spoke with Michael McCann, Director of the <a href="http://law.unh.edu/sports-entertainment">UNH Law Sport and Entertainment Law Institute</a>, about why the answer is different for New Hampshire than in other parts of the country.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Why is the value of a college sports program different in New Hampshire?</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 15:10:09 +0000 Rick Ganley 47916 at http://nhpr.org How Much Is A Sports Program Worth To A University? NH This Weekend: Get This Comic Free http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-get-comic-free <p><strong>The first Saturday in May is known as Free Comic Book Day. Amy Diaz, Editor for The Hippo, tells us how its celebrated in New Hampshire.&nbsp; Get the details <a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/351/57">here.&nbsp;</a></strong></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 47731 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Get This Comic Free Fisher Cats Announcer Makes It To Big Leagues With San Diego Padres http://nhpr.org/post/fisher-cats-announcer-makes-it-big-leagues-san-diego-padres <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Fisher Cats public address announcer Alex </span>Miniak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been called up to the big leagues.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:39:19 +0000 Rick Ganley 47616 at http://nhpr.org Fisher Cats Announcer Makes It To Big Leagues With San Diego Padres 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 NH This Weekend: Back To Nature http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-back-nature <p>Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has the details on <a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/348/28">Discover Wild NH Day</a> and The <a href="http://www.reptileexpo.com/nefirst.htm">New England Reptile Expo.</a></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:31:59 +0000 Rick Ganley 46995 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Back To Nature