New Hampshire http://nhpr.org en A Peterborough Tale Of Friendship, Poetry & The Dump http://nhpr.org/post/peterborough-tale-friendship-poetry-dump <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a classic New Hampshire tale revolving around&nbsp; neighbors in a small town, poetry, and the town dump's swap shop. Read the story here, which includes full transcripts of Swift's poetry, and listen to the full story through Caitlin and Swift's words below.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:15:11 +0000 Todd Bookman 52443 at http://nhpr.org A Peterborough Tale Of Friendship, Poetry & The Dump 7.23.14: N.H.'s Hidden Treasures, Casual Dining Wars, And Gross America http://nhpr.org/post/72314-nhs-hidden-treasures-casual-dining-wars-and-gross-america <p>New Hampshire bills itself as having a terrain for all seasons – the mountains offer climbing and skiing, the forests shelter innumerable hiking trails, and the lakes and rivers draw people in summer and winter alike. We speak with <strong>Lucie Bryar </strong>about some the state’s best spots for exploring. And, casual dining chains have been experimenting in extreme discounts. We take a look at the logic behind it and speak with one reporter who put these policies to the test. Then, in case you’ve run out of vacation ideas, we have a list of America’s ickiest attractions.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:25:07 +0000 Word of Mouth 52430 at http://nhpr.org 7.23.14: N.H.'s Hidden Treasures, Casual Dining Wars, And Gross America 4.23.14: The Brain Sell, Sandra Bernhard, & The Search For The Next Dog Star http://nhpr.org/post/42314-brain-sell-sandra-bernhard-search-next-dog-star <p><br />Big congratulations to Word of Mouth's own<strong> Zach Nugent </strong>for his Murrow Award! Hear an encore of Zach's <em>adorable </em>story, plus so much more on today's show. We explore <em>The Brain Sell, </em>a new book about how our consumption decisions are influenced by retailers. Then, the safety pin is more than a mundane fastener - it's a staple in punk fashion and history. Sandra Bernhard joins us to talk about her show <em>Sandyland. </em>Finally, NHPR's<strong> Sam Evans-Brown</strong> takes into the world of New Hampshire's wolf dogs, blurring the line between domestic and wild.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:08:59 +0000 Word of Mouth 47255 at http://nhpr.org 4.23.14: The Brain Sell, Sandra Bernhard, & The Search For The Next Dog Star 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'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's emerging app development economy. (What's that, you ask? Check out our app explainer<strong> </strong></span><strong><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-our-application-nation" style="line-height: 1.5;">here</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.)</span></p> 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