social issues http://nhpr.org en One Girl Scout Troop May Meet Behind Bars, But The Lessons Will Go Far Beyond http://nhpr.org/post/one-girl-scout-troop-may-meet-behind-bars-lessons-will-go-far-beyond <div><p>Hear the phrase “Girl Scout meeting”, and you may think merit badges, social service projects – <a href="http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/how_to_buy.asp">cookies</a>, perhaps? Well, for a few girls in the Granite State, a scout meeting is one of the few times they get to see their incarcerated mothers. NHPR correspondent Melanie Plenda reported from Goffstown Womens’ Prison on the program, called <a href="http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/our_partners/initiatives/gsbb.asp">Girl Scouts Beyond Bars</a>.</p></div><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:48:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28694 at http://nhpr.org One Girl Scout Troop May Meet Behind Bars, But The Lessons Will Go Far Beyond Handling Panhandlers http://nhpr.org/post/handling-panhandlers <p>City Councilors in Concord are considering more restrictive laws about panhandling. Local police are seeing an increased amount of people asking for money and some residents are saying the panhandlers can be aggressive in their approach. But not everyone is on board- some suggest that this ordinance&nbsp;could be&nbsp;a violation of their First amendment rights and&nbsp;that the real focus should be getting the poor and homeless employed and back on their feet. We'll look at this debate.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 23653 at http://nhpr.org Handling Panhandlers Issue of the Week: Social Issues http://nhpr.org/post/issue-week-social-issues <p>Our Issue of the week series continues. Thursday on the Exchange we look at where the candidates for Governor and Congress stand on the abortioin, same-sex marriage and women's rights.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 15043 at http://nhpr.org Issue of the Week: Social Issues