Series http://nhpr.org en Women's Prison Coverage http://nhpr.org/post/womens-prison-coverage <p>NHPR's Emily Corwin has been covering the news around the New Hampshire State Prison for Women</p><p><strong>Stories:</strong></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:57:23 +0000 50777 at http://nhpr.org Women's Prison Coverage Queen City Crime http://nhpr.org/post/queen-city-crime-0 <p>During the summer of 2013, NHPR’s newsroom took a closer look at crime in Manchester and how it affects the city and its residents. The largest city in a small state, in roughly equal proximity to Boston and the White Mountains, Manchester is in an unusual position, balancing small-city challenges with big-city problems.</p><p><a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/queen-city-crime" target="_blank">Find all series stories here</a>.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:37:39 +0000 49063 at http://nhpr.org Queen City Crime The Download On N.H.'s App Economy http://nhpr.org/post/download-nhs-app-economy <p>More than half of all Americans own a smartphone.&nbsp; The explosion of this technology over the past few years has created a rapidly growing job sector in designing and developing smartphone apps. NHPR’s Amanda Loder looks at how this industry is growing and changing in New Hampshire: she introduces us to the world of mobile app development, introduces us to some Granite Staters who are gambling on startup success and the challenges they face, and talks with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:32:51 +0000 49060 at http://nhpr.org The Download On N.H.'s App Economy 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns http://nhpr.org/post/250-years-making-stories-13-new-hampshire-towns-1 <p></p><p>In 2013, 13 New Hampshire towns celebrated their 250th anniversaries.&nbsp; As part of this series, NHPR’s Keith Shields traveled to each of these places, learned more about their founding and found the unique stories buried within their borders.</p><p><a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/250-years-making-stories-13-new-hampshire-towns" target="_blank">Find all series stories here</a>.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:31:13 +0000 49058 at http://nhpr.org 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns Growing Pains: New Hampshire Farms Fight For Viability http://nhpr.org/post/growing-pains-new-hampshire-farms-fight-viability <p></p><p>With almost 60 farmers markets across the state, demand for local food is growing.&nbsp; But local farmers still struggle to make a profit growing local food. In fact, about three quarters of all farms in New Hampshire gross less than $10,000 from sales each year. Seacoast Reporter <strong>Emily Corwin</strong> takes an in-depth look at New Hampshire's agriculture community in her five-part series, <strong>Growing Pains.</strong></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:46:28 +0000 Emily Corwin 34033 at http://nhpr.org Growing Pains: New Hampshire Farms Fight For Viability Planning For The End: A Look At Advance Directives http://nhpr.org/post/planning-end-look-advance-directives <p>Advance directives—sometimes called living wills—let people decide who can make medical decisions for them and what invasive treatments should be avoided at the end of life. Many in the healthcare system say they are vital plans that ensure a patient’s voice is heard, but only 25% of Granite Staters have signed advance directives.</p><p>In this series, Health Reporter Todd Bookman looks at efforts to increase that number, gives an introduction to the form and its latest re-write. and examines the impact of not having a completed advance directive.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:06:22 +0000 Todd Bookman 34025 at http://nhpr.org Planning For The End: A Look At Advance Directives Common Core Comes To New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/common-core-comes-new-hampshire <p></p><p>By the 2014-2015 school year, the new Common Core State Standards are set to be in full effect.</p><ul><li>What are the Common Core standards?</li><li>Where do they come from?</li><li>Why the push for new educational standards at all?</li><li>What arguments are critics making against it?</li><li>What exactly will change for students &amp; teachers in the classroom?</li><li>How will the new standardized testing affect school curriculum?</li></ul><p>In a week-long series, NHPR education reporter Sam Evans-Brown answers all these questions and more on the Common Core.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 17:09:06 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 28509 at http://nhpr.org Common Core Comes To New Hampshire Casino Coverage http://nhpr.org/post/casino-coverage <p></p><p>As the proposal of legalizing a casino made its way through the NH House of Representatives, the NHPR newsroom spent a week covering the many sides of this issue, from economic impacts to social services for problem gambling.</p><p><strong>Series Page:</strong> <a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/casino-coverage">Casino Coverage</a></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 28507 at http://nhpr.org Casino Coverage A Loaded Issue: Guns In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/loaded-issue-guns-new-hampshire <p></p><p>Over the course of a week, NHPR's newsroom examined issues and topics surrounding guns in New Hampshire for our special series, <em>A Loaded Issue</em>. Stories include a look at our state’s gun laws, the big business of manufacturing guns, how parents are prosecuted in accidental shootings, the culture around open carry and the efforts to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law.</p><p><strong>Series Page: <a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/loaded-issue-guns-new-hampshire">A Loaded Issue</a></strong></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:37:38 +0000 NHPR Staff 21597 at http://nhpr.org A Loaded Issue: Guns In New Hampshire New Hampshire's Energy Future http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-energy-future <p>New Hampshire is about to start re-thinking its ten year energy plan. In a weeklong series, NHPR's Environment Reporter Sam Evans-Brown looked at where we get our electricity from and where we will get it in the future.</p><p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:23:44 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 21240 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Energy Future Shifting the Balance http://nhpr.org/post/shifting-balance <p>Shifting the Balance is a station-wide series focused on the positive impact environmental and policy changes can have on the fight against obesity in schools, workplaces, and communities. While so much of the national conversation about obesity focuses on the effect of personal choice, NHPR’s reporters and producers are examining what happens when the choices themselves are changed. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:45:37 +0000 NHPR Staff 9586 at http://nhpr.org Shifting the Balance NH’s Immigration Story http://nhpr.org/post/nh-s-immigration-story <p>Our 9 month series, New Hampshire&#39;s Immigration Story explores just that... the vast history of who came to New Hampshire, when they came, why they came, the challenges they faced once they landed on Granite State soil and the contributions that they brought to our state. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:31:58 +0000 NHPR Staff 9582 at http://nhpr.org NH’s Immigration Story Getting By, Getting Ahead: Voices of N.H.'s Economy http://nhpr.org/post/getting-getting-ahead-voices-nhs-economy <p>In this seven week series, NHPR’s StateImpact reporter Amanda Loder explores how N.H. residents feel about the state’s economy and the role state government should play in economic recovery.</p><p>Listen to series reports on-air Tuesday mornings through August 14, and any time online at <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/tag/getting-by-getting-ahead/" target="_blank">StateImpact NH</a></p><p><strong>Series stories </strong></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:34:15 +0000 NHPR Staff 7519 at http://nhpr.org Getting By, Getting Ahead: Voices of N.H.'s Economy Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass <div class="agg-content"><div class="person-body"><p>In October 2010, the <a href="http://northernpass.us/">Northern Pass Project</a>, comprised of Massachusetts-based utility <a href="http://www.nstar.com/">NStar</a> and <a href="http://www.psnh.com/">Northeast Utilities</a>, formally announced a partnership with Canadian energy giant Hydro-Quebec to bring hydroelectric power from Canada through New Hampshire. Promising new construction jobs, cheaper and greener energy sources, and additional tax revenues, the plan at first enjoyed broad support. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:05:34 +0000 1120 at http://nhpr.org Northern Pass Tipping The Scales: Examining Obesity in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/tipping-scales-examining-obesity-new-hampshire <p>&nbsp;In New Hampshire, almost two out of three adults and more than a quarter of our children are overweight or obese. NHPR&rsquo;s series explores the causes, the consequences, and some promising solutions to a growing crisis.</p><div class="agg-content"><div class="person-body"><p><a href="post/fast-facts-about-obesity-new-hampshire">Fast Facts about Obesity in NH </a></p><p>BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY: <a href="http://www.hnhfoundation.org/" target="blank">The HNH<em>foundation</em></a></p><p>Series stories:</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Elaine Grant 627 at http://nhpr.org Tipping The Scales: Examining Obesity in New Hampshire