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10:11 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

1st CD Candidates Talk ISIS, Republican Allegiance In Final Debate

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Republican candidates in the 1st Congressional District squared off Tuesday for their final debate before the Sept. 9 primary.

With the news earlier in the day that a second American journalist had died at the hands of the Islamic State, discussion on the conflict in Iraq was at the forefront Tuesday night.

Frank Guinta said the country needs to "eliminate and eradicate ISIS," but when pressed on whether that meant boots on the ground, the former Congressman balked.

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Environment
5:40 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

State Releases 10-Year Energy Strategy

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At the tail-end of the section that opens New Hampshire’s ten-year energy strategy, released Tuesday, there are three paragraphs that acknowledge the issue which has been dominating the regional energy conversation. During the winter prices spike because natural gas electricity plants have been built and homeowners have converted to natural gas for heating and the region’s network of gas pipelines has not expanded as demand has grown.

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The Exchange
2:47 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Why Americans Can't Find Better Balance Between Work And Life

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A recent survey shows Americans rank finding balance between our jobs and lives beyond work as a top priority, but that overall we’re doing a poor job achieving that.  We’re looking at this conundrum, and exploring the notion that perhaps we do in fact have more leisure time than we think, especially compared with earlier eras.

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Word of Mouth
1:45 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Swap Those Beach Books For These: Eight Must-Read Books Of September

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It’s September, put down that beach novel, it's time to get serious about your to-be-read list. Thankfully, fall is the biggest season in the publishing world, so there's plenty of titles to choose from. Michele Filgate, freelance writer, critic, and independent bookseller at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn brings us her must read list for early fall. Click on the book titles for more information.

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Word of Mouth
1:44 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

9.2.14: The Downside Of An Elite Education, A Wikipedia Prank & Best New Reads for September

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As college kids move back to campus, one Ivy League insider says that elite universities aren’t producing independent thinkers, but high functioning sheep. On today’s show: the downside of being among the best and the brightest. Then, we’ll find out what happens when an innocent college prank turns into a full-blown Wikipedia hoax five years later. Plus, a look at some of the best books coming out this month.

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9.2.14: The Downside Of An Elite Education, A Wikipedia Prank & Best New Reads for September

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

"Soldier Girls: The Battles Of Three Women At Home And At War"

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In her new book, author Helen Thorpe tells the tales of three female National Guard members, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Thorpe traces their stories: from their expectations joining the Guard before 9/11, to their experiences going off to war, and then troubles on the home front.

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  • Helen Thorpe - journalist and author from Denver, CO. Her most recent book is "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War."

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NH News
7:32 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Franklin Pierce Opens Doors To Displaced Lebanon College Students

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Franklin Pierce University has set up a tuition discount and credit transfer package for students at Lebanon College, which recently canceled its classes for the fall semester.

Based in Rindge, Franklin Pierce University also has a location in Lebanon, where interested students can attend an open house Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Franklin Pierce officials say their online and hybrid undergraduate programs can provide ready alternatives to displaced students.

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Newscast
7:28 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Initial Investigation Shows No Obvious Mechanical Failures In Hampton Plane Crash

Update 3:50 PM:

Federal investigators say an initial probe shows the small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in New Hampshire had no obvious mechanical failures before it fell from the sky, killing two people.

Todd Gunther of the National Transportation Safety Board says witness accounts indicate the Cessna pitched up sharply after take-off on Monday at Hampton Airfield, rolled to the left then plummeted into trees.

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NH News
4:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Hemingway Banking On Youth, Tech Savvy In Bid For N.H. Governor

Hemingway sitting at the BAE boardroom conference table, meeting with employees.
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At 32 years old, Republican Andrew Hemingway would be the youngest governor in the history of New Hampshire.

That, coupled with his being known primarily as a political activist, makes his candidacy a bit of a long shot. But Hemingway is banking on his traditional conservative values coupled with his tech savvy.

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NH News
5:37 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Everybody Out: Manchester Self-Storage Renters Displaced By Property Developers

Elpidio Torres and John Fait load their truck with Torres' family belongings.
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  Labor Day was one of the last days customers had to move their stuff out of Extra Space Storage, a self-storage facility in Manchester.

The Manchester mill building that contained the storage company was purchased a developer called Brady-Sullivan, which has  plans to convert the building into luxury condos. The closure came a lot earlier than expected, however, after lead dust was detected in the storage units in January during renovations on the upper floors.  

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NH News
1:52 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

North Hampton Plane Crash Takes Two Lives

Emergency workers say two people have died in a plane crash this morning.  Lieutenant Stephen Henry with the North Hampton Fire Department says the plane crashed at 10:50 in the morning  in North Hampton, near the Hampton Airfield.  

Emergency services were still on the scene at 2pm Monday afternoon. Police say the Federal Aviation Administration will be responsible for the investigation.  

Word of Mouth
10:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

9.1.14: The Job Show

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 This is a re-broadcast of the Job Show which originally aired on April 9, 2014.

Johnny Paycheck famously sang, “Take This Job and Shove It.” In this economy? Not so fast. Today’s Word of Mouth is all about jobs.

Find out what happens when salary negotiations go a step too far, plus, a wholly unglamorous portrait of a freelance writer trying to make it in the big city. We’ll also talk to someone who has a very unique job: the official sketch artist for the Supreme Court.

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9.1.14 - The Job Show

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Folk Show
9:22 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 8.31.14

Musicians

Monday, September 1

>>>Ten Strings & A Goatskin at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org

 

Friday, September 5

>>>Meg Hutchinson & Natalia Zuckerman at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org

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Folk Show
9:10 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 8.31.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

I'm Working On A Road/ Flatt & Scruggs/ Foggy Mountain Gospel/ Columbia

Working On A Building/ Wayfaring Strangers/ Shifting Sands Of Time/ Rounder

Paddy Works On The Railroad/ Pete Seeger/ American Favorite Ballads: Vol. 3/ Smithsonian Folkways

Our Work Is Never Done/ PossumHaw/ Waiting And Watching/ Possumhaw

Working/ The Deadly Gentlemen/ Roll Me, Tumble Me/ New Rounder

The Ballad of Harbo and Samuelsen/ Rick Lee/ There's Talk About a Fence/ Waterbug

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Inside NHPR
6:07 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

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