Government http://nhpr.org en 3.19.14: Big Data, ICANN & Body Farm http://nhpr.org/post/31914-big-data-icann-body-farm <p>Today on Word of Mouth, we're unpacking big data. Should we fear or embrace it? Then we get a lesson on ICANN - what it is and how the decision made by the Obama administration <em>not </em>to renew its contract to oversee see it actually affects the way the internet functions. Finally, bodies! How do you study the effects of certain conditions on human remains? With a body farm, of course.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:50:05 +0000 Word of Mouth 45294 at http://nhpr.org 3.19.14: Big Data, ICANN & Body Farm From The Archives: Women in Government, And N.H.'s Climb From Last Place http://nhpr.org/post/archives-women-government-and-nhs-climb-last-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2004, the Center for Women in Government </span><a href="http://www.albany.edu/womeningov/publications/2004_leadership_profile.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">released a report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about women in top appointed positions in all 50 state governments. NH ranked last in percentage of such appointments. After a back and forth with </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Craig Benson’s office, NHPR's Raquel Maria Dillon reports, an updated survey then placed NH seventh.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:11:18 +0000 Andrew Parrella 45178 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Women in Government, And N.H.'s Climb From Last Place NH Furloughed Workers Urged To File For Benefits http://nhpr.org/post/nh-furloughed-workers-urged-file-benefits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Hampshire Employment Security agency says employees who have been furloughed or temporarily laid off during the federal government shutdown may file for unemployment benefits and should open their claim this week.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:58:17 +0000 Associated Press 36194 at http://nhpr.org NH Furloughed Workers Urged To File For Benefits Update: Some National Guard Members Allowed To Return To Work After Furlough http://nhpr.org/post/update-some-national-guard-members-allowed-return-work-after-furlough <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">About 120 New Hampshire National Guard members are back at work after being furloughed as part of a federal government shutdown.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The military technicians received exemptions and were allowed to go back to work Thursday. About 100 of them work at the Pease Air National Guard Base; the rest are Army guardsmen.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:16:21 +0000 Associated Press 36007 at http://nhpr.org Update: Some National Guard Members Allowed To Return To Work After Furlough Government Shutdown Showdown http://nhpr.org/post/government-shutdown-showdown <p>With a partial Government closing now in effect &ndash; some services will continue, such as the military and the mail. But others won&rsquo;t- from National forests and Parks to federally-backed loans.&nbsp;&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll look at the politics and the economics of this, and gauge reaction in the granite state.</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35900 at http://nhpr.org Government Shutdown Showdown Fighting Crimes Of The Future...In The Present http://nhpr.org/post/fighting-crimes-futurein-present <p>The 2002 film <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/"><em>Minority Report</em></a>, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, imagines a futuristic crime unit that uses data provided by psychics to apprehend criminals <em>before</em> they commit crimes.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:30:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31866 at http://nhpr.org Fighting Crimes Of The Future...In The Present Barack Obama's Climate Change Initiative http://nhpr.org/post/barack-obamas-climate-change-initiative <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: What is the gist of President Obama’s new plan to tackle global warming and how does the green community feel about what the White House is proposing?</strong><em>&nbsp; -- Bill Kemp, Seattle WA</em></p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30458 at http://nhpr.org Barack Obama's Climate Change Initiative The Girls Of Atomic City http://nhpr.org/post/girls-atomic-city <p></p><p>The story of the development and deployment of the atomic bomb is generally told as a narrative driven by powerful men like Oppenheimer, Truman, and Stimson, operating at the highest levels of government. What few people know is how many women played a crucial role – albeit unknowingly – in one of the most significant turning points in history. <strong><a href="http://www.denisekiernan.com/DK_Press.html" target="_blank">Denise Kiernan</a></strong> interviewed several women who worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee – a secret, government-built town created as part of the Manhattan Project. Their stories, combined with detailed reporting, come together in her new book called <em><a href="http://www.girlsofatomiccity.com/site_x.html" target="_blank">The Girls of Atomic City</a>.</em></p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:26:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27174 at http://nhpr.org The Girls Of Atomic City Adopt a Fire Hydrant, Fix a Pothole...There's an App for That http://nhpr.org/post/adopt-fire-hydrant-fix-potholetheres-app <p>The non-profit <a href="http://codeforamerica.org/">Code for America</a> brings together coders, artists, and designers to<a href="http://codeforamerica.org/projects/"> create easy to use applications </a>that address the specific needs of local communities.&nbsp; <a href="http://codeforamerica.org/author/mick/"><strong>Mick Thompson,</strong></a> engineer in residence and 2012 fellow at Code for America joined us to talk about how code and collaboration leads to better lives for citizens.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:51:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19684 at http://nhpr.org Adopt a Fire Hydrant, Fix a Pothole...There's an App for That The News That Got Buried Under The Fiscal Cliff http://nhpr.org/post/news-got-buried-under-fiscal-cliff <P>The last few weeks of 2012 were dominated by media coverage of the fiscal cliff crisis. News outlets covered everything from the projected impact of the cliff to shouting matches between legislators. Lost in the mix throughout the crisis were important, but less sensational news stories. <A href="http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/jkeating"><STRONG>Joshua Keating </STRONG></A>is an associate editor at <A href="http://www.foreignpolicy.com/"><EM>Foreign Policy</EM></A> and he joins us to talk about some of these backseat news items.</P> <P></P> <P> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:29:59 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19682 at http://nhpr.org The News That Got Buried Under The Fiscal Cliff Rebranding Canada...As The New World Superpower? http://nhpr.org/post/rebranding-canadaas-new-world-superpower <p></p><p>Canada, as the old Robin Williams joke goes…"is like a really huge loft apartment above a really great party.” Americans tend to think of Canada as a punch line…or the mystical country where healthcare is free and Justin Bieber came from.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:09:53 +0000 Virginia Prescott 16911 at http://nhpr.org Rebranding Canada...As The New World Superpower? Civics for Citizenship http://nhpr.org/post/civics-citizenship <p></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 11750 at http://nhpr.org Civics for Citizenship Nepotism Inquiry Yields Little http://nhpr.org/post/nepotism-inquiry-yields-little <p>A nepotism inquiry by House Speaker Bill O&rsquo;Brien has turned up little evidence of improper hiring in state government.</p><p>The probe comes in the wake of last month&rsquo;s scandal at the Department of Employment Security. Two high ranking officials are accused of hiring their daughters, and then having them laid off by subordinates so that they could collect unemployment benefits.</p><p>Speaker O&rsquo;Brien requested that all agency heads disclose any family members working within their respective departments.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:25:35 +0000 Todd Bookman 9899 at http://nhpr.org Getting By, Getting Ahead: Voices of N.H.'s Economy http://nhpr.org/post/getting-getting-ahead-voices-nhs-economy <p>In this seven week series, NHPR’s StateImpact reporter Amanda Loder explores how N.H. residents feel about the state’s economy and the role state government should play in economic recovery.</p><p>Listen to series reports on-air Tuesday mornings through August 14, and any time online at <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/tag/getting-by-getting-ahead/" target="_blank">StateImpact NH</a></p><p><strong>Series stories </strong></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:34:15 +0000 NHPR Staff 7519 at http://nhpr.org Getting By, Getting Ahead: Voices of N.H.'s Economy Jury Still Out on N.H. Court Overhaul http://nhpr.org/post/jury-still-out-nh-court-overhaul <p>Let&rsquo;s say your teenager gets caught shoplifting. Or maybe your Uncle Morty dies and you&rsquo;ve got to settle his estate. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 7439 at http://nhpr.org Jury Still Out on N.H. Court Overhaul