New Hampshire http://nhpr.org en Top 10 Lost Ski Sites In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/top-10-lost-ski-sites-new-hampshire <p></p><p>Do you ski or snowboard? Do you find yourself going to the same crowded slopes all winter long? Do you need a <em>change? </em>If you said yes to any of these questions, then you need to discover (or rediscover) New Hampshire's <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/nh/nh.html">175 lost ski areas</a>. The <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/">New England Lost Ski Areas Project</a> (NELSAP) founded by <strong>Jeremy Davis</strong> has dedicated a website to sharing information, pictures, and brochures for those long lost ski spots. Even Concord, NHPR's hometown, has some lost gems at <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/nh/russellpond.html">Russel's Pond </a>and <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/nh/snowpond.html">Snow Pond</a>. Chances are, there's a hidden ski slope near year.</p><p>Here is Jeremy's list of the top 10 lost ski sites in New Hampshire:</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:02:14 +0000 Sarah Thomas 43195 at http://nhpr.org Top 10 Lost Ski Sites In New Hampshire Slideshow: Skiing In N.H. In The 1930s http://nhpr.org/post/slideshow-skiing-nh-1930s <p>While looking for a photo to illustrate a <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/21014-trains-beatles-new-englands-ski-history">Word of Mouth story</a> on the history of skiing in N.H., I happened upon <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28317540@N04/3220766983/in/photolist-5UBgPe-5VU7W1-5VU7XU-5YLuJd-9fafBH-8yswuo-8yoDdV-7GYQ4N-7GYQmm-815jko-7TwG4S-hxhcCh-hxgLdb-hxibTP-hxgHUU-hxgHCm">this gem</a> on Flickr. The photo is of photographer Pam Brooks Crowley's father and his cross country teammates taken in Lisbon, New Hampshire in 1936.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:05:33 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 43362 at http://nhpr.org Slideshow: Skiing In N.H. In The 1930s Pond Hockey : The Tradition Continues http://nhpr.org/post/pond-hockey-tradition-continues <p>Pond hockey has been a favorite winter activity for many hearty New Englanders since 1883, when the first hockey game ever played in the United States happened on the ponds at St. Paul’s school right in Concord. This weekend the pond hockey tradition continued at the 4th annual <a href="http://www.blackicepondhockey.com/default.html" target="_blank">Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship</a> at White Park in Concord.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:33:19 +0000 Zach Nugent 42499 at http://nhpr.org Pond Hockey : The Tradition Continues 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns http://nhpr.org/post/250-years-making-stories-13-new-hampshire-towns-0 <p>In a year-long series called “250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns," NHPR’s Keith Shields has traveled all across the Granite State, learning the unique stories of these towns and how their tales also reflect the broader narrative of new Hampshire history.</p><p><strong>GUESTS:</strong></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:08:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 40653 at http://nhpr.org 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns http://nhpr.org/post/250-years-making-stories-13-new-hampshire-towns <p>In a year-long series called “250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns," NHPR’s Keith Shields has traveled all across the Granite State, learning the unique stories of these towns and how their tales also reflect the broader narrative of new Hampshire history.</p><p> <u><strong>GUESTS:</strong></u></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 40205 at http://nhpr.org 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns Live Free Or Sci-Fi: Speculative Fiction Set In The Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/live-free-or-sci-fi-speculative-fiction-set-granite-state <p>In early September, 1965 a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter_incident" target="_blank">UFO sighting</a> was reported near Exeter, New Hampshire.&nbsp; Air force investigators were sent to question several eye witnesses who reported a “big orange ball” and a “huge dark object as big as a barn with flashing red lights” in the sky.&nbsp; They dismissed the sighting as “nothing more than stars and planets twinkling…owing to a temperature inversion.” The incident is one of the best documented accounts of an <em><u>alleged</u></em> close encounter with the paranormal. &nbsp;New Hampshire’s brush with paranormal fame makes it the perfect setting for a new compilation of short stories called <em><a href="http://www.nhbooksellers.com/#!product/prd1/1124057651/live-free-or-sci-fi" target="_blank">Live Free or Sci-Fi</a>.</em> The book features stories that bend science and reality together into hair raising tales of speculative fiction.</p><p><strong>Rick Broussard </strong>is the editor of <em>Live Free or Sci-Fi</em> and creator of the <a href="http://livefreeordiediedie.wordpress.com/about/" target="_blank">New Hampshire pulp fiction series</a>. He is also the editor of New Hampshire Magazine.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:27:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39863 at http://nhpr.org Live Free Or Sci-Fi: Speculative Fiction Set In The Granite State Former N.H. Bar President Fred Upton Dead At 94 http://nhpr.org/post/former-nh-bar-president-fred-upton-dead-94 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A former New Hampshire Bar Association president who helped block construction of a four-lane highway through Franconia Notch has died at age 94.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Fred Upton — a Concord native — spent his entire career at the law firm of Upton &amp; Hatfield — founded by his father, Robert Upton.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:31:46 +0000 Associated Press 39610 at http://nhpr.org The Two New Hampshires http://nhpr.org/post/two-new-hampshires <p>New Hampshire Economist and Chancellor of the Community College System Ross Gitell is looking at the major demographic and economic differences between the rural and more urban parts of our state - a divide he says is growing. We’re talking about that, and his ideas on closing the gap.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39481 at http://nhpr.org The Two New Hampshires What's The Most Famous Book Set In New Hampshire? http://nhpr.org/post/whats-most-famous-book-set-new-hampshire <p>According to <strong><a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/most-famous-book-set-in-every-state-map-2013-10">this map</a>&nbsp;</strong>posted on&nbsp;BusinessInsider.com, John Irving's Hotel New Hampshire is the most famous book set in New Hampshire.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But what about </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Peyton Place</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">? <em>A Separate Peace? </em>Or Irving's other classic, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Prayer For Owen Meany?</em></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:02:32 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 37020 at http://nhpr.org What's The Most Famous Book Set In New Hampshire? Apps You Should Download If You Live In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/apps-you-should-download-if-you-live-new-hampshire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, </span>NHPR&#39;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Amanda </span>Loder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is reporting a </span><a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/download-nhs-app-economy" style="line-height: 1.5;">series of stories</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on New Hampshire&#39;s emerging app development economy. (What&#39;s that, you ask? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:45:21 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 36383 at http://nhpr.org Apps You Should Download If You Live In New Hampshire Earthquake Felt Across Central N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/earthquake-felt-across-central-nh <p>10:14 Earthquake monitored in real time at 9:07 PM from the Weston Observatory. Link is <a href="http://aki.bc.edu/quakes_recent.htm">here.&nbsp;</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">10:05 Map posted on the Weston Observatory site indicates epicenter located 5 Km northwest of </span>Contoocook, with a magnitude of 2.5.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">9:55 Seismographic data from the <a href="http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/research/westonobservatory/northeast/seismograms.html">Weston Observatory</a> shows activity at approximately 9:08 PM.</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:21:30 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 36573 at http://nhpr.org Earthquake Felt Across Central N.H. Drag Queens And Covered Bridges http://nhpr.org/post/drag-queens-and-covered-bridges <p>New Hampshire is known for its White Mountains and maple syrup. But one local artist would like to add another pair of regional highlights to that list: covered bridges and drag queens.</p><p><strong>Andre Rosa </strong>is an artist and software engineer working out of Manchester. He&rsquo;s just recently funded a photo calendar through Kickstarter&nbsp;and joins us to talk about the project. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:04:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36336 at http://nhpr.org Drag Queens And Covered Bridges Report: Soaring Student Debt In NH A Result Of Several Factors http://nhpr.org/post/report-soaring-student-debt-nh-result-several-factors <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.nhstudentdebtstudy.com/pdfs/Student_debt_high_in_NH.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> attempts to get to the bottom of why student debt is so high among New Hampshire colleges and universities.</p><p>The report&rsquo;s conclusion?</p><p>There is no one single answer.</p><p>The report, commissioned by Granite State Management and Resources, cites several key reasons, including the lack of low-cost public colleges.</p><p>Research Brian Gottlob says New Hampshire also has a higher average income, which leads to families receiving less need-based aid.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:11:42 +0000 Michael Brindley 36333 at http://nhpr.org Report: Soaring Student Debt In NH A Result Of Several Factors Online Crimes Unit 'Got Lucky' In Catching Pedophile http://nhpr.org/post/online-crimes-unit-got-lucky-catching-pedophile <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire investigators admit they got lucky in detecting school bus driver John Allen Wright&#39;s sex abuse of children. A woman visiting a friend near Wright&#39;s Milton home unwittingly latched onto his wireless Internet connection and found sexually graphic images.</p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:21:50 +0000 Associated Press 36260 at http://nhpr.org Mapping The Arsenic Seeping Into Our Diet http://nhpr.org/post/mapping-arsenic-seeping-our-diet <p>While many Americans struggle to trim sugar and fat from their diets, a far more dangerous ingredient may be seeping in&hellip;from the ground. Arsenic is an odorless, tasteless poison that exists in the earth&rsquo;s crust. Last winter, the U.S. Geological Survey found that low levels of arsenic were present in forty percent of New Hampshire&rsquo;s groundwater, for example, &nbsp;with one in five wells measuring above ten parts-per-billion.</p><p>Independent researchers have also identified excessive levels of arsenic in water-intensive crops, including rice grown in the U.S. and abroad. <strong>Deborah Blum&nbsp;</strong>is a Pulitzer Prize-winning <a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/author/dblum/">science journalist</a>, columnist and blogger for <a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/fda-arsenic-and-rice/"><em>Wired </em></a>and <em>The New York&nbsp;Times</em>. She was given access to a <a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/arsenic-nation/">U.S.G.S. map showing arsenic concentration</a> across the U.S. ahead of its release to the public, and is joining us to share some of the findings.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:42:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36041 at http://nhpr.org Mapping The Arsenic Seeping Into Our Diet