Public Insight http://nhpr.org en Six Months After Attack, A Family Works To Recover http://nhpr.org/post/six-months-after-attack-family-works-recover <p>The state’s mental health system has been under tremendous strain in recent years. Cuts to services in the community, combined with dwindling in-patient beds, mean patients in crisis end up waiting days for treatment--sometimes longer-- inside ill-equipped emergency rooms.</p><p>Last summer, two violent attacks inside Manchester’s Elliot Hospital ER brought to light just how unstable the situation has become.&nbsp;</p><p>Donald Wyman was one of the victims of those assaults. He worked as a nursing assistant, but six months later, he’s still working toward recovery.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 42048 at http://nhpr.org Six Months After Attack, A Family Works To Recover Come For The Skiing, Stay For The Giant Cookies http://nhpr.org/post/come-skiing-stay-giant-cookies <p>Every chair lift ride up Pats Peak in Henniker looks full on this mild winter day. Skiers and snowboarders are coming down the mountain, one after the other.</p><p>Joni Aubin and her colleagues spent much of the day before getting ready for these crowds – and not just on the slopes, either. Though she manages the snow sports office, Aubin helped out in the Tradewinds Café, wrapping up stacks of a Pats Peak specialty: the giant M&amp;M cookie.</p><p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:50:08 +0000 Brady Carlson 41992 at http://nhpr.org Come For The Skiing, Stay For The Giant Cookies Hot Sauce Comes To Durham, Thanks To A Friendly Wager Over Football http://nhpr.org/post/hot-sauce-comes-durham-thanks-friendly-wager-over-football <p>Temperatures are set to reach the single digits this week in Durham, home to the main campus of the University of New Hampshire - but at least one house in town will be plenty hot.</p><p>Durham town administrator Todd Selig says he won himself a bottle of Louisiana hot sauce in a friendly wager with Hammond, Louisiana mayor Mayson Foster. The wager was over last weekend's football playoff game between the UNH Wildcats and the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions - a game, it should be noted, that was played in a venue called Strawberry Stadium.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:52:57 +0000 Brady Carlson 40253 at http://nhpr.org Hot Sauce Comes To Durham, Thanks To A Friendly Wager Over Football A Vampire Novel Featuring New Hampshire's Colonial Governor http://nhpr.org/post/vampire-novel-featuring-new-hampshires-colonial-governor <p>Vampire novels are big these days, but here’s one with a few twists: for one thing, part of the book takes place in 19<sup>th</sup> century Portsmouth.</p><p>And the lead vampire is named for the colonial governor of New Hampshire.</p><p>The book is called <a href="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/367326" target="_blank"><strong><em>The Vampire Benning Wentworth and the End of Times</em></strong></a>, and it's written by Paul Jesep, a columnist, a former resident of Portsmouth and an ordained Orthodox priest.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:58:57 +0000 Brady Carlson 37766 at http://nhpr.org A Vampire Novel Featuring New Hampshire's Colonial Governor Reflections On Food, And Faith, At Greek Fest http://nhpr.org/post/reflections-food-and-faith-greek-fest <p>This time of year is full of food fests, including a preponderance of Greek fests.</p><p>Food is, of course, a central part of Greek culture, and as we found at a festival in Laconia, that means a look at the food can reveal something deeper.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:46:39 +0000 Brady Carlson 34867 at http://nhpr.org Reflections On Food, And Faith, At Greek Fest Bethlehem Art Walk: A Cluster of Creativity http://nhpr.org/post/bethlehem-art-walk-cluster-creativity <p>Saturday was the second birthday of the <a href="http://bethlehemartwalk.com/">Art Walk </a>in Bethlehem and up and down Main Street dozens of artists from the region gathered to show, discuss, demonstrate and sell their art.</p><p>“The art walk is a celebration of creativity,” said Katherine Ferrier, who worked with Angel Larcom and other volunteers to organize it. “This area is rich with artists.”</p><p>At the gazebo local groups took turns providing mini concerts while locals and tourists lounged on the grass.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 33377 at http://nhpr.org Bethlehem Art Walk: A Cluster of Creativity Measuring The Impact Of Local Food - Or Trying To http://nhpr.org/post/measuring-impact-local-food-or-trying <p>It’s the table farthest from the door at the Contoocook winter farmer’s market, but it's the one that catches my eye: asparagus stalks so big, you could play the drums with them.</p><p>The man who brought them, Jim Ramenack of <a href="http://harvesttomarket.com/farmers-market/Weare-Farmers-Market-NH/local-farms/Warner-River-Organics" target="_blank">Warner River Organics</a>, says he's seen nothing but growth lately in local food.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:14:07 +0000 Brady Carlson 28886 at http://nhpr.org What Is N.H. Food? http://nhpr.org/post/what-nh-food <p>This week on All Things Considered we’re kicking off a feature on local food, which we’re calling Foodstuffs.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local food is growing in New Hampshire – both in its size and its popularity. But it can be difficult to explain just what makes our state's food unique. </span>NHPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brady Carlson takes us on a quest to find the answer.</span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:59:13 +0000 Brady Carlson 28732 at http://nhpr.org What Is N.H. Food? Seeing School Shooting Sites Up Close Yields Lessons, But Takes A Toll http://nhpr.org/post/seeing-school-shooting-sites-close-yields-lessons-takes-toll <p>After almost any act of violence, be it a suicide or a mass school shooting, people ask questions, which usually boil down these questions: <em>How could we have prevented this from happening? How can we keep it from happening again?</em></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:58:44 +0000 Brady Carlson 22096 at http://nhpr.org Too Rural For Guns? Firearms Not Widespread In 18th Century New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/too-rural-guns-firearms-not-widespread-18th-century-new-hampshire <p>As we heard earlier in this series, <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/nh-rural-gun-owners-buck-national-trends">many rural residents of New Hampshire have a strong connection to guns</a>. But that wasn’t always the case.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:51:55 +0000 Brady Carlson 21923 at http://nhpr.org Too Rural For Guns? Firearms Not Widespread In 18th Century New Hampshire For Self Defense Or Because I Can? Open Carry in N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/self-defense-or-because-i-can-open-carry-nh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You need a license to carry a loaded gun either in your car, or concealed on your body, in the state of New Hampshire. To &nbsp;carry a loaded gun out in the open, you don’t need a license at all. That makes New Hampshire one of 28 states that allow so-called “open carry” to just about anyone, no permit or license needed. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:26:08 +0000 Emily Corwin 21841 at http://nhpr.org For Self Defense Or Because I Can? Open Carry in N.H. N.H. Rural Gun Owners Buck National Trends http://nhpr.org/post/nh-rural-gun-owners-buck-national-trends <p>For many rural residents of New Hampshire, owning a gun is not a political statement; it’s a tool, or a form of recreation. Even for some non-gun-owning neighbors, the idea that others have guns for hunting or target shooting is pretty non-controversial. And what’s more, the data available indicate that in New Hampshire that rural gun-culture only seems to be growing.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 21847 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Rural Gun Owners Buck National Trends Discussion Question: Do you own a gun? Why or why not? http://nhpr.org/post/discussion-question-do-you-own-gun-why-or-why-not <p>As part of NHPR's news series, <em>A Loaded Issue</em>, we’re asking Granite Staters to weigh in with their thoughts about gun ownership, laws governing guns, and the culture here.</p><p>Each day we'll ask a new discussion question and throughout the week we'll read your comments on the air.</p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 21691 at http://nhpr.org Channeling Granny D: North Carolina Actress Portrays New Hampshire Activist http://nhpr.org/post/channeling-granny-d-north-carolina-actress-portrays-new-hampshire-activist <p>This week marks what would have been the 103rd birthday of <a href="http://info.nhpr.org/taxonomy/term/9386">Doris Haddock</a>, better known by the name Granny D.</p><p>She made national headlines in the late 1990’s for walking across the country, 3200 miles, to highlight the issue of campaign finance reform, just ahead of her 90<sup>th</sup> birthday.</p><p>Doris Haddock died in 2010 at age 100, but you might be able to hear her voice at <a href="http://www.coalitionforopendemocracy.org/news-and-events/" target="_blank">a birthday party in her honor in Keene</a>.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:46:27 +0000 Brady Carlson 20679 at http://nhpr.org Channeling Granny D: North Carolina Actress Portrays New Hampshire Activist Help inform NHPR's series on guns in the Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/help-inform-nhprs-series-guns-granite-state <p>In a few weeks NHPR's newsroom will look in detail at guns, gun laws and gun culture in the Granite State and you can help. Share your experiences through our <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/topic/public-insight-network">Public Insight Network</a> and <a href="http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/nhpr/850e568e52a9/help-inform-nhprs-series-on-guns-in-new-hampshire" target="_blank">this short, confidential questionnaire</a>.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:36:35 +0000 Brady Carlson 20282 at http://nhpr.org