Blogs http://nhpr.org en The Mazzaglia Trial Captivates... But Why? http://nhpr.org/post/mazzaglia-trial-captivates-why <p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A recent headline in my local paper, the Portsmouth Herald, reads "McDonough Questioned About Sex, Lies, and Duct Tape."</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> &nbsp;The story is a tragedy – a young woman died. The details are upsetting. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:32:05 +0000 Emily Corwin 50507 at http://nhpr.org The Mazzaglia Trial Captivates... But Why? Word Of Mouth's Cool Vs. Uncool Quiz With Dan Kois http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouths-cool-vs-uncool-quiz-dan-kois <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After Virginia’s conversation with </span><a href="http://www.slate.com/authors.dan_kois.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Slate senior editor </a><a href="http://www.dankois.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><strong>Dan Kois</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about all things cool, we thought it would be helpful to quiz Dan on what </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">is</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cool and what is </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">not</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Without further ado, we present Word of Mouth’s “Cool vs. </span>Uncool<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Quiz” with our host Virginia Prescott.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:11:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Logan Shannon 37927 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth's Cool Vs. Uncool Quiz With Dan Kois 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? 6 Trailer Parks In Super Posh Locales http://nhpr.org/post/6-trailer-parks-super-posh-locales <p>Our <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/humble-trailer-park" target="_blank">story today on trailer parks</a> got the Word of Mouth team dreaming about the perks of living in a home on wheels. Here's our list of some of the nicest mobile home parks in the best locations. Because even in the world of mobile real estate, it's all about location, location, location. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Logan Shannon 27456 at http://nhpr.org 6 Trailer Parks In Super Posh Locales Top 10 Stories From Last Week: Vanilla Vaccine; Vermont's Local Food Gamble http://nhpr.org/post/top-10-stories-last-week-vanilla-vaccine-vermonts-local-food-gamble <p>Here are the stories that got the most attention on NHPR.org last week. Did you miss them? Click below to read or listen!</p><p>1. <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/usda-airdrops-vanilla-flavored-rabies-vaccines-over-eastern-forests">USDA Airdrops Vanilla Flavored Rabies Vaccines Over Eastern Forests</a></p><p>2. <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/across-river-vermont-puts-its-money-local-food">Across The River, Vermont Puts Its Money On Local Food</a></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:30:30 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 34600 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Girl On The Other Side Of The World: Three Planes, One Layover, One Destination http://nhpr.org/post/nh-girl-other-side-world-three-planes-one-layover-one-destination <p><em>NHPR News Intern Abby Kessler has moved on to a new adventure, teaching English in South Korea. We've asked Abby to send us dispatches from her trip, and we'll be posting them as a series of blogs in the upcoming months. </em></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:03:21 +0000 Abby Kessler 34264 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Girl On The Other Side Of The World: Three Planes, One Layover, One Destination We Are Literally Obsessed With Contranyms http://nhpr.org/post/we-are-literally-obsessed-contranyms <p>The recent outrage over Google providing the WRONG—in our humble opinion—definition of <a href="http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally">literally</a> as a viable one, got the digital team thinking about other words whose meanings have changed over time. These so called ‘Janus Words’ or ‘<a href="http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/06/contronyms/" target="_blank">contranyms</a>’ are single words that have two opposite, but ostensibly correct, meanings. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:11:13 +0000 Logan Shannon 33242 at http://nhpr.org We Are Literally Obsessed With Contranyms 5 Moments In Sports That Will (Maybe) Break Your Heart http://nhpr.org/post/5-moments-sports-will-maybe-break-your-heart <p>I’m am not qualified to make a list of the Top 5 most memorable sports failures, which is why I asked <strong>Eric Simons</strong> to help me create a list of moments he felt fit the bill. To say that he waffled about what moments to include is an understatement; sports fans are notoriously opinionated when it comes to moments that define heartbreak. I took his suggestions and then sprinkled in a few that I grew up hearing about.&nbsp; Without further ado I present to you: “5 Moments in Sports That Will (Maybe) Break Your Heart”. We encourage you to disagree and submit your own.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:15:51 +0000 Logan Shannon 30017 at http://nhpr.org 5 Moments In Sports That Will (Maybe) Break Your Heart The Rise Of The Hijab Blog http://nhpr.org/post/rise-hijab-blog <p>Bathing suit anxiety takes on a whole new dimension for Muslim women…so do skinny jeans and other body-conscious fashion trends. &nbsp;A spate of blogs and podcasts aimed at Muslim women have grown along with the fashion blog trend. Blogs like Hijab Trendz, Dianrainbow and Slice of Lemon feature tips and creative approaches to dressing with style as well as modesty.</p><p><strong>Mariam Sobh</strong> is a Chicago-based journalist and public radio colleague from WBEZ in Chicago. She created <a href="http://www.hijabtrendz.com/">Hijab Trendz </a>in 2007, which averages 2 million page views a month.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:47:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28403 at http://nhpr.org The Rise Of The Hijab Blog Word Of Mouth's Audio Clip Of The Week http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouths-audio-clip-week <p>It's only Tuesday, and we've already got our winner for audio clip of the week from <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/xbox-one-everyone-and-thats-problem" target="_blank">our story on the Xbox One</a>:</p><p>We got the clip from <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AngryJoeShow?feature=watch" target="_blank">Angry Joe's YouTube</a> channel; the vlogger went on an angry tirade after the Xbox One reveal proved to be completely disappointing for hard-core gamers.</p><p>"Don't. Do. The RE-VEAL!" is our new mantra.</p><p>If you'd like to watch the entire Xbox One rant, here's a <a href="http://youtu.be/9ekOtn7L1N0">link to the full video</a> (it gets a little NSFW for language) from the Angry Joe Show.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:05:12 +0000 Taylor Quimby & Logan Shannon 28337 at http://nhpr.org Yahoo!'s Buying Tumblr...But Will They Wreck It? http://nhpr.org/post/yahoos-buying-tumblrbut-will-they-wreck-it <p>Earlier this week, Yahoo!'s board of directors <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/05/19/yahoos-board-oks-1-1-billion-bid-for-tumblr/">approved</a> the tech company’s one point one billion dollar purchase of the micro-blogging site <a href="http://www.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>, the latest move in CEO Marissa Mayer’s bid to revive the flagging tech company. The purchase has some Tumblr users <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/tumblr-users-are-against-yahoo-buyout-2013-5">up in arms</a>, and others simply shrugging their shoulders at what just seems like the latest acquisition in the wake of so many to come before it.</p><p>Joining us to explain a bit more what the purchase of Tumblr means for Yahoo! and fans of the site is Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief at Mashable. Wed, 22 May 2013 18:30:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27975 at http://nhpr.org Yahoo!'s Buying Tumblr...But Will They Wreck It? The "Quantum Internet" Explained...In Amateur Illustrations http://nhpr.org/post/quantum-internet-explainedin-amateur-illustrations <p>A government lab announced earlier this month that it’s been <a href="http://www.technologyreview.com/view/514581/government-lab-reveals-quantum-internet-operated-continuously-for-over-two-years/" target="_blank">operating a quantum internet</a> at Los Alamos for the past two years. Which led us to wonder, um, WHAT IS A QUANTUM INTERNET???</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 19:23:09 +0000 Logan Shannon 27268 at http://nhpr.org The "Quantum Internet" Explained...In Amateur Illustrations What's For Dinner? http://nhpr.org/post/whats-dinner <p>My mother loves to cook, and as a result she raised an entire family of food obsessed children who also love to cook. My father rarely cooked but was a big fan of eating and proclaimed after every meal, “Dear, this is the best [insert main course here] I’ve EVER had!” She would roll her eyes at his genuine but exaggerated praise and I would chime in with, “Mom, this was the worst dinner ever.” A big grin would spread across her face as she leaned over to pat my head; my mom gets me. Because she cooked an amazing, well-balanced meal nearly every night, my siblings and I were consistently robbed of what we felt was the holy grail of eating: the frozen TV dinner.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:24:00 +0000 Logan Shannon 26944 at http://nhpr.org What's For Dinner? A Day In The Life Of An NHPR Intern http://nhpr.org/post/day-life-nhpr-intern <p>What’s a typical day like for the Word of Mouth intern at NHPR? I’m so glad you asked. (And even if you didn’t ask, I’m sure my mom and dad will be interested, so it's cool.)</p><p><strong>8:30:09</strong></p><p>Having really accurate clocks all over the place can make a person like me who hates being late and is mildly obsessed with numbers a little anxious. For example: I try <em>really</em> hard to walk into the Word of Mouth pod at <em>exactly</em> 8:30:00. Sadly, it has yet to happen. I’m either too early, or in this case, a wee bit late.</p><p><strong>8:52:38</strong></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:29:33 +0000 Logan Shannon 26377 at http://nhpr.org A Day In The Life Of An NHPR Intern Submitted With Minimal Commentary http://nhpr.org/post/submitted-minimal-commentary <p></p><p></p><p>This is Taylor Quimby. On the cover of a book. Masterfully created by the impressive and talented Sara Plourde. (With a teeny bit of help from the book cover she 'borrowed' the idea from.)</p><p>BRILLIANT! Need we say more.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:00:49 +0000 Sara Plourde & Logan Shannon 26379 at http://nhpr.org Submitted With Minimal Commentary