Summer http://nhpr.org en Water Lilies: Sunken Forest & A Summer Oasis http://nhpr.org/post/water-lilies-sunken-forest-summer-oasis <p>You need no special excuse to seek cool water on a hot summer day. Water lilies provide a perfect mid-summer setting to explore the specialized role of aquatic plants in NH ponds and wetlands. Paddlers and shoreline hikers alike admire scented, floating flowers of water lilies blooming in July. Fragrant yellow and white blossoms seem lotus-like amid a raft of floating lily pads atop shallow freshwater ponds.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:00:01 +0000 Dave Anderson 50987 at http://nhpr.org Water Lilies: Sunken Forest & A Summer Oasis After The Shortage, Limes Return In Time For Midsummer Cocktails http://nhpr.org/post/after-shortage-limes-return-time-midsummer-cocktails <p><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">A Mexican lime shortage&nbsp;had some NH bar owners worried.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Margaritas, </span>mojitos<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, gin and tonics... w</span><font size="3">hen you think of summer drinks, there's probably a lime in the picture. But up until a few weeks ago, this summer looked pretty grim – at least lime-wise.</font></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:55:13 +0000 Michael Samuels 52034 at http://nhpr.org After The Shortage, Limes Return In Time For Midsummer Cocktails 7.14.14: TV Research And Delusions And An Undergarment Confession http://nhpr.org/post/71414-tv-research-and-delusions-and-undergarment-confession <p>Underwear, television and delusion. No, not a David Sedaris essay. These are some of the topics we are exploring on today’s Word of Mouth. Join us for an interview with psychiatrist Joe Gold about increasing prevalence of “Truman Show Delusions,” wherein people believe their life to be an elaborate reality show. Then, we talk to NY Times TV critic, Neil Gezlinger, about why television might not be the brain melting fluff we have been taught to think. Plus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, producer Taylor&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quimby</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;makes a startling confession about his undergarments. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, birds are in our trees, on the beach and constantly in sight during the summer months, so we bring you two stories featuring these graceful creatures.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">Listen to the full show and&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">Read more</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;for individual segments.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:52:14 +0000 Word of Mouth 51893 at http://nhpr.org 7.14.14: TV Research And Delusions And An Undergarment Confession A Salute To Bobolinks & Henry David Thoreau http://nhpr.org/post/salute-bobolinks-henry-david-thoreau <p>A tumbling jumble of bird song from across the field announces the presence of <a href="http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bobolink/id" target="_blank">bobolinks</a>. In his journals, <a href="http://www.walden.org/Thoreau" target="_blank">Henry David Thoreau</a> quoted a Cape Cod child who asked:</p><p>"What makes he sing so sweet, Mother? Do he eat flowers?"</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:00:27 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 50984 at http://nhpr.org A Salute To Bobolinks & Henry David Thoreau Let's Show Some Love For The Lakes (And Rivers) http://nhpr.org/post/lets-show-some-love-lakes-and-rivers <p>We spoke with National Geographic Traveler Magazine editor-in-chief Keith Bellows about <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/71014-seinfeld-anti-hero-new-summer-grilling-ideas-and-green-river-festival">what makes a great beach town,</a> and he gave us some idea locations all across the country. This inspired us to make a list of New Hampshire summer spots, with particular attention to one of the state’s specialties – lakes. &nbsp;We’ve also squeezed a couple rivers in here as well. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:42:49 +0000 Molly Donahue 51680 at http://nhpr.org Let's Show Some Love For The Lakes (And Rivers) Wacky Grilling Recipes From J.M. Hirsch http://nhpr.org/post/wacky-grilling-recipes-jm-hirsch <p>Recently, we talked to <strong>J.M. Hirsch</strong>, food editor for the Associated Press and author of <em><a href="http://www.lunchboxblues.com/">Beating The Lunchbox Blues</a>,&nbsp;</em> about his wacky grilling habit. He was kind enough to send us a couple of his recipes and told us a few more on air. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:35:49 +0000 Alexis Chapin 51616 at http://nhpr.org Wacky Grilling Recipes From J.M. Hirsch 7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival http://nhpr.org/post/71014-seinfeld-anti-hero-new-summer-grilling-ideas-and-green-river-festival <p>It’s been <em>25 years</em> since Larry David’s “show-about-nothing” debuted on NBC, but it lives on. Recently a critic made the argument that <em>Seinfeld</em> not only transformed the sitcom but paved the way for television’s anti-hero dramas. Plus, not even a month into summer, you may already be approaching capacity on grilled burgers and hot dogs. JM Hirsch, food editor for the Associated Press joins us to inject new ideas into the outdoor cooking season. And, a sneak peak of bands heading to western Massachusetts for this weekend’s Green River Festival.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:23:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 51663 at http://nhpr.org 7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival Something Wild: The Challenge Of Choosing A National Tree http://nhpr.org/post/something-wild-challenge-choosing-national-tree <p>If today's installment of&nbsp;<em>Something Wild</em> fell to my NH Audubon&nbsp;cohorts, it would be easy to feature our national symbol, the Bald Eagle--perfect for patriotic Fourth of July! Instead, "NH Forest Guy" wracks his brain to make a tree connection to our nation's birthday. All I could come up with is that bottle rockets are affixed to <em>wooden</em> sticks and that firecrackers and other pyrotechnics are constructed and packaged using cardboard and paper--all derived from tree. No trees? No fireworks!</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 50753 at http://nhpr.org Something Wild: The Challenge Of Choosing A National Tree A Sixpack Of Coffee At Your Cookout? http://nhpr.org/post/sixpack-coffee-your-cookout <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A Bedford coffee roaster offers a different kind of buzz.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:59:54 +0000 Michael Samuels 51237 at http://nhpr.org A Sixpack Of Coffee At Your Cookout? 7.06.14: TV Openers, Lost Histories, And The Truth About Bug Spray http://nhpr.org/post/70614-tv-openers-lost-histories-and-truth-about-bug-spray <p>Whether it’s a catchy theme song, or a single image - think Mary Tyler Moore tossing her cap into the air – some TV credit sequences are etched in our minds. Today we listen for the greatest TV opening sequences of all time. Plus, a look at a graphic novel that reveals the untold stories of African-American history…including that of Richard Potter, for whom the New Hampshire town of Potter Place is named. Then, tis the season for mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks. How are you preventing pesky bites? We sample the rainbow of bug repellant…from witch hazel to DEET.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:52:47 +0000 Word of Mouth 51144 at http://nhpr.org 7.06.14: TV Openers, Lost Histories, And The Truth About Bug Spray 6.28.14: Summer Is Here, Get Outside! http://nhpr.org/post/62814-summer-here-get-outside <p>So long spring, hello summer! Today on Word of Mouth, we head to the great outdoors, starting with the American playground, and how it’s evolved from a place of physical challenges to ultra-safe environment with short slides, and all soft surfaces. Then we’ll hit a different kind of playground for New Hampshire scavengers: the transfer station, or as it known in less polite circles, the dump.</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 50371 at http://nhpr.org 6.28.14: Summer Is Here, Get Outside! Saturday Brings 'The Great American Backyard Camp-Out' http://nhpr.org/post/saturday-brings-great-american-backyard-camp-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Few things are as nostalgic for many Americans as the idea of sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and looking for constellations or listening to scary stories. It’s these memories that the National Wildlife Federation hopes to rekindle with the </span><a href="http://www.nwf.org/Great-American-Backyard-Campout.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Great American Backyard Camp-Out</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Saturday, June 28.</span></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:00:46 +0000 Molly Donahue 50972 at http://nhpr.org Saturday Brings 'The Great American Backyard Camp-Out' Common Milkweed: Edible, Wild & Free http://nhpr.org/post/common-milkweed-edible-wild-free <p>Deep down I think we all are instinctively foragers; a vestige of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Ripening now in meadows and along roadsides is a vegetable favored by many wild-food foragers: <a href="http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=assy" target="_blank"><strong>common milkweed</strong></a><a href="http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=assy" target="_blank">.</a> From emergent shoots on through to flowers and the formation of young pods, milkweed can be cooked and added to just about any meal.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin 50682 at http://nhpr.org Common Milkweed: Edible, Wild & Free The Other Songs Of The Summer http://nhpr.org/post/other-songs-summer <p>There’s always debate about what will be the ‘song of the summer,’ a title usually determined by airtime and download statistics. But what about all the other songs that deserve a chance at becoming <em>your </em>summer anthem? Here is an alternative summer playlist, with songs from all across the board. Pick your favorite and listen until you get sick of it, hopefully sometime around September.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:mollersaurus:playlist:1LqfToj9G727PxSmYsKMiE" width="300"></iframe></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:57:06 +0000 Molly Donahue 50305 at http://nhpr.org The Other Songs Of The Summer Something Wild: The Eerie Sounding Veery http://nhpr.org/post/something-wild-eerie-sounding-veery <p>The song of the veery is a haunting, ethereal song. Males sing at dusk, a time when not many other birds sing and daytime winds have calmed. It's also a time when the air turns damp; dense, moist air transfers sound waves better than dry air.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:33:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Andrew Parrella 49771 at http://nhpr.org Something Wild: The Eerie Sounding Veery