All Things Considered http://nhpr.org en Battle Over South Portland Tar Sands Ordinance Not Over Yet http://nhpr.org/post/battle-over-south-portland-tar-sands-ordinance-not-over-yet <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="An oil tanker makes its way into the harbor in South Portland." data-attribution="Credit Susan Sharon" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/mpbn/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/14689031076_1665c6a314_m_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>When South Portland Mayor Jerry Jalbert announced the 6-1 vote to approve a measure that will block the loading of raw crude, including Canadian tar sands oil, onto tanker ships in the southern Maine city, residents and supporters, who had filled the community center, rose to their feet and gave the City Council a standing ovation. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:54:08 +0000 Susan Sharon 52465 at http://nhpr.org Battle Over South Portland Tar Sands Ordinance Not Over Yet With No Corporate Page, Market Basket Inspires Shopper To Build His Own Website http://nhpr.org/post/no-corporate-page-market-basket-inspires-shopper-build-his-own-website <p style="font-size: 0.9375em; line-height: 1.375em; margin-bottom: 1.071em;"><span style="font-size: 0.9375em; line-height: 1.375em;">When the Market Basket situation&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.wbur.org/2014/07/21/market-basket-workers-fired" style="font-size: 0.9375em; line-height: 1.375em; color: rgb(37, 64, 143);" target="_blank">blew up this weekend</a><span style="font-size: 0.9375em; line-height: 1.375em;">, so did Michael </span>Devaney’s<span style="font-size: 0.9375em; line-height: 1.375em;"> inbox.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:37:49 +0000 Curt Nickisch 52462 at http://nhpr.org With No Corporate Page, Market Basket Inspires Shopper To Build His Own Website Granite Geek: Get Paid For Buying Healthy? An Insurer Tests The Idea http://nhpr.org/post/granite-geek-get-paid-buying-healthy-insurer-tests-idea <p>The rewards card is everywhere these days. It usually works like this: the more consumers buy, the more incentives and discounts stores hand out.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:42:15 +0000 Brady Carlson 52403 at http://nhpr.org Granite Geek: Get Paid For Buying Healthy? An Insurer Tests The Idea Market Basket Employees Call For More Rallies Over Ousted CEO http://nhpr.org/post/market-basket-employees-call-more-rallies-over-ousted-ceo <p>The long-running dispute in the Market Basket supermarket chain appears to be growing.</p><p>Recently the company ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, who had vocal support from Market Basket employees but had long been at odds with a faction on the board led by his cousin.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:09:32 +0000 Brady Carlson 52205 at http://nhpr.org Market Basket Employees Call For More Rallies Over Ousted CEO Granite Geek: Who Says Chess Isn't As Dramatic As NASCAR? http://nhpr.org/post/granite-geek-who-says-chess-isnt-dramatic-nascar <p>Once again New Hampshire is playing host to a competition full of pulse-pounding intensity, where every move can pave the way to victory, or shatter championship dreams.</p><p>We're talking not about last weekend’s NASCAR race but the United States Girls Junior Closed Championship, which gets underway this week at UNH Manchester.</p><p>And by the way, those who geek out over competitive chess see just as much high drama on the board as stock car fans find on the speedway.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:56:42 +0000 Brady Carlson 52004 at http://nhpr.org Granite Geek: Who Says Chess Isn't As Dramatic As NASCAR? Foodstuffs: Summer Plans For Winter Greens http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-summer-plans-winter-greens <p>Winter feels far away right now, but farmers looking to grow winter crops - and there are a growing number of them -&nbsp; are starting to think about what they’ll put in their greenhouses.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:18:31 +0000 Brady Carlson 51706 at http://nhpr.org Foodstuffs: Summer Plans For Winter Greens Williamstown's Clark Art Institute Re-Opens With New Look, Expanded Focus http://nhpr.org/post/williamstowns-clark-art-institute-re-opens-new-look-expanded-focus <p>This story originally published by <a href="http://nepr.net/news/2014/07/04/williamstowns-clark-art-institute-re-opens-with-new-look-expanded-focus/">NEPR.</a></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:59:33 +0000 51604 at http://nhpr.org Williamstown's Clark Art Institute Re-Opens With New Look, Expanded Focus Vermont Towns Are Models For National Flood Planning http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-towns-are-models-national-flood-planning <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">The lessons of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont have been incorporated into a new report designed to assist communities across the nation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">The federal Environmental Protection Agency says the report offers a more comprehensive approach to mitigating the effects of flooding.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:53:49 +0000 Steve Zind 51603 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Towns Are Models For National Flood Planning Former Concord Monitor Editor To Administer Pulitzer Prize http://nhpr.org/post/former-concord-monitor-editor-administer-pulitzer-prize <p>One of the most prominent voices in New Hampshire journalism will now lead the committee awarding one of the most prestigious awards in journalism.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:36:02 +0000 Brady Carlson 51234 at http://nhpr.org Former Concord Monitor Editor To Administer Pulitzer Prize Granite Geek: Here's Where You Can Fly Drones In New Hampshire's Great Outdoors http://nhpr.org/post/granite-geek-heres-where-you-can-fly-drones-new-hampshires-great-outdoors <p>Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, have been keeping government officials busy lately. They’re wrestling with a range of questions on whether any potential uses of drone technology may pose any problems. Recently <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-government-moves-to-ban-drones-in-national-parks-1403286430" target="_blank">the National Park Service has issued a ban on drones in national park areas</a>. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:56:44 +0000 Brady Carlson 51179 at http://nhpr.org Granite Geek: Here's Where You Can Fly Drones In New Hampshire's Great Outdoors Foodstuffs: A Neighborhood Market Searches For A Neighborhood http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-neighborhood-market-searches-neighborhood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A food market can be a cultural center for a neighborhood. The owner of an Asian market in Manchester is hoping to become just that, but first he must find a new space for his store. To learn more about the Saigon Asian Market we turned to Mark Hayward of the Union Leader who <a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140617/NEWS02/140619022&amp;source=RSS" target="_blank">has written about the market’s struggle with the Manchester Zoning Board of Adjustment</a>:</span></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:21:15 +0000 Brady Carlson 50840 at http://nhpr.org Foodstuffs: A Neighborhood Market Searches For A Neighborhood UNH Law Professor: N.H. Buffer Zone 'Vulnerable' After SCOTUS Ruling http://nhpr.org/post/unh-law-professor-nh-buffer-zone-vulnerable-after-scotus-ruling <p></p><p>While New Hampshire lawmakers passed and Governor Maggie Hassan signed a bill allowing for buffer zones outside facilities that provide abortions in New Hampshire, the U.S. Supreme Court was considering whether a Massachusetts law on buffer zones was constitutional.</p><p>On Thursday, the high court made its ruling.</p><p>John Greabe teaches constitutional law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.</p><p>He explains the ruling and what impact it may have on New Hampshire’s law.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:21:16 +0000 Brady Carlson 50924 at http://nhpr.org UNH Law Professor: N.H. Buffer Zone 'Vulnerable' After SCOTUS Ruling Granite Geek: A Slow, Hard Road Back For American Chestnut Trees http://nhpr.org/post/granite-geek-slow-hard-road-back-american-chestnut-trees <p>For decades now, <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1040139-469/resurrecting-the-chestnut-tree-requires-patience-effort.html">scientists and volunteers in the Northeast have been trying to bring back the American chestnut tree</a>, which a century ago comprised about 25 percent of New England’s forests.</p><p>Blight nearly wiped out the American chestnut, and it did so quickly. Restoring the tree is taking a little more time, in part because the blight is still out there.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:47:11 +0000 Brady Carlson 50780 at http://nhpr.org Granite Geek: A Slow, Hard Road Back For American Chestnut Trees Dartmouth Runner Poised For Long-Term Success On Pro Circuit http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-runner-poised-long-term-success-pro-circuit <p>Dartmouth College’s Abbey D’Agostino is turning pro now that her celebrated collegiate running career has come to an end. In four years at Dartmouth D’Agostino became one of the Ivy League’s all-time most accomplished. To learn more about her career and what lies ahead, I spoke to David Monti, editor and publisher of the New York based <em>Race Results Weekly:</em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an athlete that took a lot of people by surprise. What were the expectations when she first came to Dartmouth and what did she end up accomplishing?</strong></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:19:12 +0000 Brady Carlson & Austin Cowan 50693 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Runner Poised For Long-Term Success On Pro Circuit Salem Program Teaches A New Group Of 'Junior Chefs' http://nhpr.org/post/salem-program-teaches-new-group-junior-chefs <p>The school year is drawing to a close, but next week a group of teens in Salem are heading back to the classroom - and the kitchen.</p><p>They're taking part in the Junior Chef program, a partnership between the <a href="http://www.salembgc.org/portal/" target="_blank">Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem</a> and the <a href="http://www.tuscanbrands.com/kitchen/" target="_blank">Tuscan Kitchen</a> restaurant.</p><p><strong>Eddie Payne</strong> is an executive chef with the Tuscan Kitchen. He describes the program to NHPR's Brady Carlson.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:25:50 +0000 Brady Carlson 50846 at http://nhpr.org