Sara Plourde http://nhpr.org en Infographic: The Science Behind Summer Storms http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-science-behind-summer-storms <p>With warming weather comes stormy weather - but why is that? If it's been a while since elementary school science class, catch up on the phenomena of summer thunderstorms and hail with this primer.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:30:20 +0000 Sara Plourde 50495 at http://nhpr.org Infographic: The Science Behind Summer Storms What You Should Know About Arsenic & Your Well Water [Infographic] http://nhpr.org/post/what-you-should-know-about-arsenic-your-well-water-infographic <p>Have you ever wondered how toxic elements like arsenic get into your well water? Do you know how many of New Hampshire's bedrock wells contain more arsenic than the EPA recommends for safe, potable water? If your well was one of them, would you know how to treat it?</p><p>Read through the graphic below to learn more about arsenic and well water.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:53:36 +0000 Sara Plourde 50362 at http://nhpr.org What You Should Know About Arsenic & Your Well Water [Infographic] On The Inside: NH's Women Behind Bars [Infographic] http://nhpr.org/post/inside-nhs-women-behind-bars-infographic <p>Increasingly, corrections officials are looking to statistics to inform their decisions around all aspects of prison practices. As NHPR's <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/trauma-statistics-inform-new-womens-prison-design">Emily Corwin recently reported</a>, inmates’ gender and trauma statistics are helping inform the design of the state’s new women's prison in Concord.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:57:36 +0000 Sara Plourde 49926 at http://nhpr.org On The Inside: NH's Women Behind Bars [Infographic] Vintage Cake Toppers: The Stuff Of Nightmares http://nhpr.org/post/vintage-cake-toppers-stuff-nightmares <p>Weddings trends come and go with the times, and today, vintage themes &amp; items are all the rage, as young couples eschew the extravagant trappings of old for simpler ceremonies (if you don't believe us, head on over to Pinterest).</p><p>A vintage cake topper, however, is maybe not the way to go. Proceed with caution.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:37:39 +0000 Sara Plourde 48972 at http://nhpr.org Vintage Cake Toppers: The Stuff Of Nightmares Things You Should Know About Ticks [Infographic] http://nhpr.org/post/things-you-should-know-about-ticks-infographic <p>With tick season in <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/high-season-lyme-disease-begins-ticks-out-force">full swing</a> - and this year being described as the worst in recent history - the risk of tick bites and tick-borne infection is high. Read through the graphic below to learn more about ticks, the infections they can carry, and how to prevent being infected yourself.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 14:09:37 +0000 Sara Plourde 48956 at http://nhpr.org Things You Should Know About Ticks [Infographic] Infographic: Sexual Assaults At N.H. Colleges http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-sexual-assaults-nh-colleges <p>Under the federal Clery Act, colleges and universities are required to report crime statistics. This chart measures total reported forcible sexual offenses involving students, on and off-campus, at each New Hampshire school.</p><p>The numbers are not adjusted to account for enrollment, which would allow for a better comparison. For example, with a 2012 undergraduate enrollment of 12,565, UNH sees 1.67 incidences per capita - while, with an enrollment of 6,277, Dartmouth sees 3.82 per capita.</p><p>Research suggests as many 95 percent of campus rapes and sexual assaults go unreported.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:33:03 +0000 Sara Plourde & Brian Wallstin 48145 at http://nhpr.org Infographic: Sexual Assaults At N.H. Colleges How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] http://nhpr.org/post/how-stem-became-buzzword-decade-video <p>If it seems like, these days, everyone is talking about STEM - that now common acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs - it's because they are.</p><p>In this animated two-way, we take a look at what the push for STEM means for the state - from our public university system, to the State House, and through the business community - and for students.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Deg4t2NixXY" width="520"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 05:56:50 +0000 Sara Plourde & Emily Corwin 48120 at http://nhpr.org How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] Document: Superior Court Judge McNamara's Decision On Reams v. Foster http://nhpr.org/post/document-superior-court-judge-mcnamaras-decision-reams-v-foster <p>Rockingham County Attorney James Reams filed a petition challenging his suspension by Attorney General Joseph A. Foster. Reams alleged his November 6, 2013 suspension was illegal and sought that the court order his reinstatement. A judge reinstated Reams on Thursday, April 10.</p><p>Read the full text here:</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:19:01 +0000 Sara Plourde 46600 at http://nhpr.org INFOGRAPHIC: White Nose Syndrome - The Peculiar Plight Of Eastern Bat Species http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-white-nose-syndrome-peculiar-plight-eastern-bat-species <p>Check out the graphic below to find out what white-nose syndrome is, how far it is spreading, and why it is such a concern for animal conservationists.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:35:07 +0000 Sara Plourde 45918 at http://nhpr.org INFOGRAPHIC: White Nose Syndrome - The Peculiar Plight Of Eastern Bat Species State Of The Union Bingo! http://nhpr.org/post/state-union-bingo <p></p><p>Planning on watching the State of the Union address this evening? Why not have a little fun and play State of the Union bingo with us. Simply print out our fancy bingo card <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/201401/sotu_bingo.png">here</a>, and keep your ears open. We'll also be <a href="https://twitter.com/wordofmouth">live-tweeting </a>the speech, if you'd like to join the conversation online. It all kicks off at 9 p.m. sharp! &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:07:06 +0000 Maureen McMurray & Sara Plourde 42583 at http://nhpr.org State Of The Union Bingo! INFOGRAPHIC: Brush Up On Curling http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-brush-curling <p>You know curling - it's the ice sport people tend to forget about between Winter Olympics. Like a cold game of chess, curling is turn-based and largely strategical - and also like chess, the game comes with a good number of rules &amp; proprietary terms. Our guide, created with some help from the World Curling Federation, will help you sort out the terms and understand the commentary.</p><p>[Updated 1/13/14]</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:33:14 +0000 Sara Plourde 40784 at http://nhpr.org INFOGRAPHIC: Brush Up On Curling Improving School Security: Guidelines From The N.H. Department Of Safety http://nhpr.org/post/improving-school-security-guidelines-nh-department-safety <p>After last December's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Division of Homeland Security &amp; Emergency Management conducted a survey and determined that N.H.’s school buildings are at widely varied levels of security. In response, they developed the following recommendations based on three core standards: Surveillance, Access Control, &amp; Emergency Alerting. Each school will have to take into account their budgetary constraints &amp; environmental factors when considering how to implement the guidelines.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:31:17 +0000 Sara Plourde 39957 at http://nhpr.org Improving School Security: Guidelines From The N.H. Department Of Safety Firewood: A Printable Guide http://nhpr.org/post/firewood-printable-guide <p>Whether you use it to heat your home or just for atmosphere on a chilly night, it's firewood season in New Hampshire. Use this guide as a helpful shortcut to figure out which wood to buy, when to buy it, and how to store it.</p><p>To save a full-size copy for printing, <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/201312/Firewood.png" target="_blank">click here</a>, right-click the image, select "Save As.../Save Image As..." &amp; choose your save location. Image prints at 8.5 x 14" (US legal) with an 1/8" (0.125") margin.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:06:07 +0000 Sara Plourde 39661 at http://nhpr.org Firewood: A Printable Guide Students Speak On Economy, College & Careers http://nhpr.org/post/students-speak-economy-college-careers <p>At the height of the recession, the Class of 2011 was taking PSATs and perusing college brochures. What is it like to make plans for your future in a country whose economic future is uncertain?</p><p>To find out, we talk to four former students of Pembroke Academy: Matthew Lindsay, junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Sarah Kelley, junior at University of New Hampshire; Hannah David, junior at University of New Hampshire; and Kali Mara, senior at Plymouth State University</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:12:14 +0000 Sara Plourde 38993 at http://nhpr.org Students Speak On Economy, College & Careers MAP: Job Recovery By County http://nhpr.org/post/map-job-recovery-county <p>To get a glimpse of how each individual New Hampshire county is doing with regard to job recovery after the recession, check out the map below. The graphs cover the period from January 2008 through March 2013, the most recent numbers available.</p><p>What you're not seeing: Employment trends upward in the spring and summer months; final figures for 2013 will give us a clearer picture of where we are, but won't be available until next year.</p><p>[Click image to view larger.]</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:23:57 +0000 Sara Plourde 38862 at http://nhpr.org MAP: Job Recovery By County