local http://nhpr.org en The Beer Lovers' Guide To New Hampshire's Local Brews http://nhpr.org/post/beer-lovers-guide-new-hampshires-local-brews <p>Fall is a good time for beer lovers. With the crisp air, light-bodied lagers and shandies are swept off the shelves to make way for dark and amber ales along with multiple versions of October-fest brews... For beer lovers wishing to combine a fall foliage tour with sampling the wares at one of the state’s many breweries, <em>New Hampshire Magazine</em> is here to help. &nbsp;“<a href="http://www.nhmagazine.com/New-Hampshire-Breweries/" target="_blank">The Beer Lovers’ Guide to the Granite State</a>”, a comprehensive guide to enjoying <a href="http://www.nhbr.com/September-6-2013/Study-measures-beer-distributors-impact-on-NH-economy/" target="_blank">New Hampshire’s local beer industry</a> is now online.&nbsp; <strong>Erica Thoits </strong>is assistant editor for <em>New Hampshire Magazine.</em></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:00:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35536 at http://nhpr.org The Beer Lovers' Guide To New Hampshire's Local Brews Vermont Filmmaker Leading The Charge For 'Regional Cinema' http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-filmmaker-leading-charge-regional-cinema <p>When people talk about shopping local, they’re usually referring to buying food, books, and other goods and services &nbsp;from a regional supplier as opposed to buying online or from big box store. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:42:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34840 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Filmmaker Leading The Charge For 'Regional Cinema' Sam Amidon Reimagines The Music Of Others http://nhpr.org/post/sam-amidon-reimagines-music-others <p><strong><a href="http://www.samamidon.com/" target="_blank">Sam Amidon</a>,</strong> the Vermont born musician, grew up in a musical family touring New England and playing traditional folk songs. Now Amidon tours the world playing his own music, though he’s not exactly writing his own songs. Whether it’s a traditional Irish folk song or Mariah Carey, Amidon is known for reshaping and reimagining the music of others. We caught up with <strong>Sam Amidon</strong> before his set at the Ottawa Folk Festival. He will be playing at the <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/sam_amidon" target="_blank">Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth </a>tonight.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:00:31 +0000 Zach Nugent 34752 at http://nhpr.org Sam Amidon Reimagines The Music Of Others The Audio Orchard For August http://nhpr.org/post/audio-orchard-august <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104577171" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>1.<a href="http://www.drdogmusic.com/"> <strong>Dr. Dog</strong></a> “Heavy Light”</p><p>August 9, <a href="http://kahbang.com">KahBang Festival</a>, Bangor, ME</p><p></p><p>2. <strong><a href="http://www.abigailwashburn.com/">Abigail Washburn</a></strong> “City of Refuge”</p><p>August 20, <a href="http://www.themusichall.org">The Music Hall</a>, Portsmouth, NH with Bela Fleck</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:49:56 +0000 Zach Nugent 32826 at http://nhpr.org A Summer Full Of Little Princes http://nhpr.org/post/summer-full-little-princes <p><em>The Little Prince</em> is one of the most read and beloved books in the world. The novella, written by the poet and aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, drops two main characters from the sky…a downed pilot and a prince fallen to earth on a tiny asteroid. Though known mostly as a children’s story, <em>The Little Prince</em> was written during the escalation of World War II and contains clever criticism of society, lessons on human nature and whimsical watercolor illustrations. <em>The Little Prince</em> has been adapted for radio, film, ballet, and opera, and stage – including a production at <a href="http://www.andyssummerplayhouse.org/">Andy’s Summer Playhouse </a>in Wilton, New Hampshire in the late 1990s that was especially memorable to our guest, <a href="http://jaredmezzocchi.com/"><strong>Jared Mezzocchi</strong></a>. Now a successful multimedia director and projection designer, Jared is back to stage his own production of <em>The</em> <em>Little Prince, </em>which runs until July 27<sup>th</sup>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:27:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31869 at http://nhpr.org A Summer Full Of Little Princes David Blistein Reading At Gibson's Bookstore http://nhpr.org/post/david-blistein-reading-gibsons-bookstore <p></p><p>Back in March, we spoke with Vermont novelist <strong>David Blistein</strong>, about his latest book, <em>David’s Inferno</em>. The book is part memoir, part brain research, part rough guide to Dante’s <em>Divine Comedy</em>…and it’s also, surprisingly funny. David will read from the book and talk with the audience this evening, June 6, at <a href="http://www.gibsonsbookstore.com/event/davids-inferno">Gibson’s Bookstore </a>in Concord. He spoke with us about the razor thin-line between creativity and mania, and how ricocheting between those extremes was how he thrived for many years career as an ad agency executive. Here is the earlier conversation with<strong> <a href="http://davidblistein.com/">David Blistein</a>,</strong> the novelist, essayist, and blogger.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:51:12 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28933 at http://nhpr.org David Blistein Reading At Gibson's Bookstore Cloudland: Crime Lit Close to Home http://nhpr.org/post/cloudland-crime-lit-close-home <p>Between 1978 and 1988, the murders of seven women in New Hampshire and Vermont were attributed to the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_River_Valley_Killer" target="_blank">“Connecticut River Valley Killer”</a>. Investigations of several suspects, and one deathbed confession went cold, and the killer was never found. Novelist <strong>Joseph Olshan’s</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Cloudland-Joseph-Olshan/dp/125002157X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0" target="_blank"> “Cloudland,”</a> is a fictionalized crime thriller based on the case. We spoke to <a href="http://www.josepholshan.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Joe Olshan</strong></a> last spring when the book was released, now, it’s out in paperback. He lived in the upper valley when the sixth and final victim was found, and he explained what, as an outsider, he saw happen to local residents.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:43:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5002 at http://nhpr.org Cloudland: Crime Lit Close to Home New Hampshire Native Skates With Disney http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-native-skates-disney <p></p><p>Earlier this month, “Disney on Ice” glided into&nbsp; Manchester’s Verizon Wireless Arena with a parade of princesses, Peter Pans, &nbsp;and talking mice on skates.&nbsp; We sent Word of Mouth producer <strong>Zach Nugent</strong> to meet a cast member with New Hampshire roots.&nbsp; Zach arrived a few hours before the show and managed to get in a little bit of ice time.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:40:23 +0000 Zach Nugent 22222 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Native Skates With Disney A Sudsy CSA http://nhpr.org/post/sudsy-csa <p>In Maine, consumers can buy dairy products, meat, fish, eggs and organic produce via a growing array of subscription-based, community supported agriculture programs. CSAs encourage customers to pay a farmer or fisherman up front in exchange for weekly shares of, say, shrimp or mixed vegetables. As Jay Field reports, microbrew lovers on the Blue Hill Peninsula will soon be able to buy their beer the same way.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:01:21 +0000 Jay Field 15490 at http://nhpr.org A Sudsy CSA What To Do Tonight: Rufus Wainwright and Bikes! http://nhpr.org/post/what-do-tonight-rufus-wainwright-and-bikes <p>You may have heard that the city of Concord is contemplating designs for a major overhaul of it’s downtown.&nbsp;Tonight, the Central New Hampshire bicycling coalition is hosting an event called Bike-toberfest at Red River Theatres in Concord. The idea is to bring people together to talk about how bike transportation could fit into the design, and to view some short films featuring bicycles. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:53:39 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15405 at http://nhpr.org What To Do Tonight: Rufus Wainwright and Bikes! Downton Abbey's New England Connection http://nhpr.org/post/downton-abbeys-new-england-connection <p>American audiences will have to wait until January before the popular drama, Downton Abbey&nbsp;returns to PBS. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:25:29 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14064 at http://nhpr.org Downton Abbey's New England Connection Are These Berries Legit? http://nhpr.org/post/are-these-berries-legit <p>Turns out, some farmer's market goods are fakes.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:01:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 7240 at http://nhpr.org Are These Berries Legit? Refugees Start Fresh on the Farm http://nhpr.org/post/refugees-start-fresh-farm <p>As a farmer in Bhutan, Laxmi Narayan Mishre provided food and stability for his family.</p><p>But when ethnic tensions flared in the small Himalayan country, his land was seized.</p><p>With his wife and ten children, Mishre would spend the next two decades living in a cramped refugee camp in neighboring Nepal. Rumors swirled about a possible resettlement to America, and what life would be like here. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:31:43 +0000 Todd Bookman 5348 at http://nhpr.org Refugees Start Fresh on the Farm