Sarah Ashworth http://nhpr.org en Poet Maxine Kumin Has Died At Age 88 http://nhpr.org/post/poet-maxine-kumin-has-died-age-88 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Pulitzer-winning poet Maxine </span>Kumin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> died Thursday at her home in Warner, where she and her husband lived for almost four decades.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Born in Philadelphia, Maxine Kumin taught at Universities in Boston.&nbsp; But, hating the city, Kumin and her husband moved to a farm in Warner, which they called the “Pobiz” farm. They lived together there for almost four decades, where they raised horses and grew vegetables.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:10:11 +0000 Sarah Ashworth, Emily Corwin & Sean Hurley 43179 at http://nhpr.org Poet Maxine Kumin Has Died At Age 88 Your Comments: On Health Care, Bridges And Sunflowers http://nhpr.org/post/your-comments-health-care-bridges-and-sunflowers <p>Time again for some of your comments on some recent news stories:</p><p>The conversation continues on health insurance, <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/health-insurance-shake-continues-nh">in particular the “narrow network”&nbsp;</a>plan&nbsp;Harvard Pilgrim is launching with partners Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Elliot Health Systems. The companies say it will be 10% cheaper than other group offerings.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:26:34 +0000 Brady Carlson & Sarah Ashworth 35490 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Announces New President http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-announces-new-president <p>A top official at Connecticut Light and Power will become the next president of Public Service of New Hampshire. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:29:14 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 34857 at http://nhpr.org Your Comments: On Early Childhood Ed, Health Exchanges and World Records http://nhpr.org/post/your-comments-early-childhood-ed-health-exchanges-and-world-records <p>Time now for some of your comments on some recent news stories:</p><p>This week Sam Evans-Brown reported on <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/nh-works-375m-early-childhood-grant-hopes-improve-child-care-quality">a state effort to win federal funding toward early childhood education</a>. This is a field where salaries are traditionally low, and Marie Davis wrote a comment that better wages will improve quality. She writes that she drove her baby an hour to a center:</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:37:55 +0000 Brady Carlson & Sarah Ashworth 34708 at http://nhpr.org Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of July 8th http://nhpr.org/post/our-friday-nh-news-roundup-week-july-8th <p>Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords visits the Granite State in support of stricter gun laws, a commission was launched to study&nbsp;the &nbsp;possible expansion of Medicaid in the state; A law was passed raising the speed limit to 70 on parts of Interstate 93 and&nbsp;NBC news delivers a mea culpa after a recent story they did leaves&nbsp; New Hampshire off the map . We’ll look at the stories that topped the headlines for the last two weeks.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 31077 at http://nhpr.org Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of July 8th Joe Nye And The Relevance Of The Presidency http://nhpr.org/post/joe-nye-and-relevance-presidency <p>In his new book, Harvard University President Joseph Nye analyzes the role of presidential leadership during the rise of American global influence from Theodore Roosevelt - the first president to assert this country’s power on the world stage - to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, who presided over the end of the Cold War during a time when American power reached its zenith.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 30970 at http://nhpr.org Joe Nye And The Relevance Of The Presidency Serious Discussion On School Discipline http://nhpr.org/post/serious-discussion-school-discipline <p>Many in New Hampshire have become concerned over the rise of expulsions and suspensions. Not only are the reason for these suspensions expanding, they say, but taking a kid out of school may not be the most effective punishment. We’ll look at this and alternate ways some are suggesting to steer bad students back on the straight and narrow.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 30740 at http://nhpr.org Serious Discussion On School Discipline Final Members Named To Medicaid Expansion Committee http://nhpr.org/post/final-members-named-medicaid-expansion-committee <p>The final four members have been named to the state's Medicaid Expansion study committee. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:14:14 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 30633 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Announces New Northern Pass Route http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-announces-new-northern-pass-route <p></p><p>Public Service of New Hampshire has <a href="http://npblog.olivedevelopment.com/2013/06/27/improved-route/" target="_blank">announced a new route</a> for its Northern Pass project that involves nearly eight miles of underground lines. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:44:04 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 30230 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Announces New Northern Pass Route Innovation In Higher Education http://nhpr.org/post/innovation-higher-education <p>In an era of soaring tuition and student debt, colleges and universities are looking for new ways to pursue affordability and flexibility – offering everything from online courses to three-year degrees.&nbsp; We’ll talk with some at the forefront of this trend and explore some of the questions being raised about these approaches.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 26497 at http://nhpr.org Innovation In Higher Education Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of April 22nd http://nhpr.org/post/our-friday-nh-news-roundup-week-april-22nd <p></p><p>Debates over gambling and the Stand Your Ground law heated up this week at the Statehouse, a Republican representative makes national news over a posting she made on Facebook, and Ted Gatsas announces he’ll run for a third term as Manchester's Mayor. &nbsp;We’ll look at the top stories of the week.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 26339 at http://nhpr.org Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of April 22nd Your Comments: On Nashua's Airport, Blizzard Bags And Syrup http://nhpr.org/post/your-comments-nashuas-airport-blizzard-bags-and-syrup <p>Time now for some of your comments on our recent stories:</p><p>Last week we reported on the news that <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/nashua-airport-tower-will-close">the FAA plans to close the control tower at Boire Field in Nashua</a>. Bobsr posted about that story on our website:</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:54:48 +0000 Brady Carlson & Sarah Ashworth 24342 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Journalist Jim Foley Kidnapped In Syria http://nhpr.org/post/nh-journalist-jim-foley-kidnapped-syria <p>The family of an international journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire says gunmen in Syria kidnapped him on Thanksgiving Day. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:03:55 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 19458 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Lands Spot On Senate Appropriations Committee http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-lands-spot-senate-appropriations-committee <p></p><p>Senator Jeanne Shaheen has been named to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:07:28 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 18349 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Lands Spot On Senate Appropriations Committee Pres. Obama Carries New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/pres-obama-carries-new-hampshire <p>New Hampshire voters elected to give President Obama a second term.&nbsp; As of midday Wednesday, the president had carried the state by a six percentage point margin. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:36:43 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 16450 at http://nhpr.org