StateImpact NH http://nhpr.org en People In New Hampshire Love Their Motorcycles (But Not As Much As People In Montana) http://nhpr.org/post/people-new-hampshire-love-their-motorcycles-not-much-people-montana <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">This story was originally published on StateImpact New Hampshire in July, 2012. StateImpact New Hampshire is now an archive. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:40:52 +0000 Emily Corwin 31480 at http://nhpr.org New 'Granite Fund' To Put Local Capital In The Hands Of N.H. Startups http://nhpr.org/post/new-granite-fund-put-local-capital-hands-nh-startups-0 <p><em>This story was originally published on StateImpact New Hampshire in July, 2012. StateImpact New Hampshire is now an archive. New content will be available from Emily Corwin and Amanda Loder here, at NHPR.org.</em><iframe frameborder="no" height="300" scrolling="no" src="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?q=select+col2%3E%3E1+from+1cYMh4F6zm62bl073ixwyVqYvK-Ykt5IEDASL80U&amp;viz=MAP&amp;h=false&amp;lat=36.13127376189407&amp;lng=-80.73474475&amp;t=1&amp;z=4&amp;l=col2%3E%3E1&amp;y=2&amp;tmplt=3" width="500"></iframe></p><p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:23:55 +0000 Emily Corwin 31479 at http://nhpr.org Education and Revenue Key to Dem Gov. Candidates' Job Plans http://nhpr.org/post/education-and-revenue-key-dem-gov-candidates-job-plans <p>StateImpact's Amanda Loder discusses the economic proposals of main Democratic gubernatorial contenders Jackie Cilley and Maggie Hassan with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:40:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 12358 at http://nhpr.org Education and Revenue Key to Dem Gov. Candidates' Job Plans Tax Reform Focus of GOP Gov. Candidates' Job Plans http://nhpr.org/post/tax-reform-focus-gop-gov-candidates-job-plans <p>StateImpact's Amanda Loder discusses the economic proposals of Republican gubernatorial contenders Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:32:28 +0000 Amanda Loder 12279 at http://nhpr.org Tax Reform Focus of GOP Gov. Candidates' Job Plans Living Above The Past: Museum Opens Up To Tenants http://nhpr.org/post/living-above-past-museum-opens-tenants All it takes to enter a time warp in New Hampshire is $15 and a summer afternoon. Spanning more than 250 years of American history, Strawbery Banke is the oldest neighborhood in the state's oldest city, Portsmouth.<p>It's kind of like Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg — lite. Stationed inside many of the 37 homes are re-enactors in different period garb. Inside a hulking white house, it's 1872.<p>Typically, Strawbery Banke's visitors have been of the school group and tour bus variety. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:02:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 11147 at http://nhpr.org Living Above The Past: Museum Opens Up To Tenants Severed From State, Is McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Ready For Lift Off? http://nhpr.org/post/severed-state-mcauliffe-shepard-discovery-center-ready-lift <p>When celebrated Concord resident and high school teacher Christa McAuliffe died in the Challenger explosion in 1986, an out-of&ndash; state donor offered $500,000 to build a monument in downtown Concord. As then-mayor Jim MacKay remembers, the city declined. Instead, the state built a planetarium. Today &ndash; 26 years after the state opened the McAuliffe Planetarium &mdash; the facility is on its way to becoming a private, nonprofit institution. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:21:46 +0000 Emily Corwin 10524 at http://nhpr.org Severed From State, Is McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Ready For Lift Off? Getting By, Getting Ahead Voices of the New Hampshire Economy Interactive http://nhpr.org/post/getting-getting-ahead-voices-new-hampshire-economy-interactive <p><strong>View the interactive on the <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/voices/" target="_blank">StateImpact NH</a> website.</strong></p><p>It may not always feel this way, but New Hampshire&rsquo;s economy is doing better than almost anywhere in the U.S. The state&rsquo;s 5 percent unemployment rate is lower than all but five other states. However, some parts of the state are doing better than others.&nbsp; NHPR&rsquo;s Amanda Loder interviewed people across the state&rsquo;s seven regions to get a sense of what New Hampshire&rsquo;s economic recovery looks like in 2012. Listen to voices of New Hampshire&#39;s economy and share your story in an interactive audio experience.</p><p>Catch up on the series <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/voices/" target="_blank">Getting By, Getting Ahead.</a></p><p></p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:12:18 +0000 Amanda Loder & Danny DeBelius & Becky Lettenberger 8874 at http://nhpr.org Getting By, Getting Ahead Voices of the New Hampshire Economy Interactive Getting By, Getting Ahead: Start-Up Entrepreneur Brings High-Tech Talent To Rural N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/getting-getting-ahead-start-entrepreneur-brings-high-tech-talent-rural-nh-0 <p>Deep inside a nondescript business park in Lebanon, a blocky, industrial building is getting a facelift. The inside has already been revamped, with big, glass-walled hallways and bright orange accent walls. Every so often, the staccato of hammers, whirring of drills and hiss of nail guns disrupt the quiet. But those are just the sounds you want to hear when you’re running a young business you want to grow. And that’s just what’s happening at the drug discovery company Adimab in Lebanon.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:44:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 8477 at http://nhpr.org Getting By, Getting Ahead: Start-Up Entrepreneur Brings High-Tech Talent To Rural N.H. Community Supported Agriculture Brings Farmers Popularity, If Not Prosperity http://nhpr.org/post/community-supported-agriculture-brings-farmers-popularity-if-not-prosperity <p>One of the buzzwords we hear around the economy these days is &ldquo;certainty&rdquo; &ndash; that if we all had a better idea of what the economy was going to throw our way, we&rsquo;d be better able to prepare for it. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:25:02 +0000 Brady Carlson & Amanda Loder 8027 at http://nhpr.org Community Supported Agriculture Brings Farmers Popularity, If Not Prosperity 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 50 Years of Charity In An Uncharitable State http://nhpr.org/post/50-years-charity-uncharitable-state <p>Tuesday, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation celebrates its 50th year in operation. NHCF has staff in each region of the state, and raises funds from individuals, organizations and corporations, making approximately $30 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships annually.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:19:59 +0000 Emily Corwin 7233 at http://nhpr.org 50 Years of Charity In An Uncharitable State Future Of 'Bike Week' Relies On New Marketing http://nhpr.org/post/future-bike-week-relies-new-marketing <p>Once upon a time, Laconia Bike Week was a rowdy affair with a lot of drinking and wild behavior. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:04:48 +0000 Emily Corwin 6994 at http://nhpr.org Future Of 'Bike Week' Relies On New Marketing Volunteers Track Invasive 'Rock Snot' In N.H. Rivers http://nhpr.org/post/volunteers-track-invasive-rock-snot-nh-rivers <p dir="ltr" id="internal-source-marker_0.7872910382320789" style="margin-right: 153pt; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Volunteers across the state will begin monitoring rivers for the invasive species, Didymo.&nbsp; </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-right: 153pt; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 6526 at http://nhpr.org Baby Steps For Naturopathic Doctors In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/baby-steps-naturopathic-doctors-new-hampshire <p>Although Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) undergo virtually the same training as medical doctors, their services have hitherto not been covered by insurance companies in the state of New Hampshire. Two and a half years ago ND Bert Mathieson, frustrated by what struck him as &ldquo;discrimination flat out,&rdquo; got a sponsor for a bill that would change N.H. law. HB351 would require insurers in the state to reimburse naturopathic doctors, who emphasize illness prevention and lifestyle guidance rather than pharmaceutical or surgical procedures in their practice. Thu, 31 May 2012 17:43:53 +0000 Emily Corwin 5905 at http://nhpr.org Baby Steps For Naturopathic Doctors In New Hampshire Three Reasons Why It’s Boom Time For NH Manufacturers http://nhpr.org/post/three-reasons-why-it-s-boom-time-nh-manufacturers <p>Although <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/tag/tourism/" target="_blank" title="The Temperamental Economics Of Tourism">tourism</a> is something of a signature industry for New Hampshire, the largest sector of the state&rsquo;s economy&ndash;by far&ndash;is advanced <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/tag/manufacturing/" target="_blank" title="How NH's Building A New Manufacturing Economy">manufacturing</a>.&nbsp; So-called &ldquo;SMHT&rdquo; (Smart Manufacturing/High Technology). Fri, 11 May 2012 19:03:26 +0000 Amanda Loder 4640 at http://nhpr.org Three Reasons Why It’s Boom Time For NH Manufacturers