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5:30 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Autumn- Perfect Time For Planting Trees

Credit Henry Homeyer

Fall is here and Gardening Guy Henry Homeyer tells us why he feels this is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs in the yard.

Why not plant in the spring?

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Politics
10:16 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Brown Disagrees With GOP 'Personhood' Plank

Scott Brown in NHPR's studios in September, 2014
Credit NHPR / Rebecca Lavoie

Scott Brown, the GOP’s nominee for US senate, disagrees with a change the New Hampshire Republican party made to its platform last weekend.

The new plank calls for support of “the pre-born child’s fundamental right to life and personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment,” mimicking the language in proposed constitutional amendments that seek to give fetuses the same rights as people.

Monday night at a conversation hosted by NHPR and the Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law, Brown distanced himself that plank.

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Politics
4:56 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Havenstein Dubs His Anti-Tax Oath 'Pledge 2.0'

Walt Havenstein in NHPR's studios.
Credit Brady Carlson/NHPR

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Havenstein unveiled an expanded anti-tax pledge Monday.

What Havenstein has dubbed 'Pledge 2.0' not only calls for opposition to a sales or income tax but also for politicians to “oppose any policy that commits New Hampshire taxpayers to unfunded obligations.”

Walt Havenstein says the traditional pledge to oppose new broad-based taxes  is no longer enough. And can’t simply be a “political commitment.”

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Breaking
3:19 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Granite State Has Highest Rate Of Breast Cancer

Credit Jason Meredith

New Hampshire has a higher rate of breast cancer than any state in the U.S. according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2011 - the most recent data available is from back - out of every 100,000 people in the state, there were 141.7 cases of breast cancer. In part, that’s because of demographic; breast cancer is most prevalent in white women, and New Hampshire is about 94 percent white.

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Business and Economy
3:10 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Whole Foods' Pricey, Personal Formula Could Put Pressure On N.H. Farmers

Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern for NHPR

Whole Foods opened its first New Hampshire store in Nashua last month. It plans to add stores in Bedford and Portsmouth by 2016.

It’s an open question whether the Texas-based chain known for high-end natural and organic products can compete with farmers markets on the one hand and with the reopened Market Basket, or the grocers that saw their business grow as the Demoulas family feuded.

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Word of Mouth
12:29 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Nuclear Tourism

After a nuclear accident in 1986, nearby Pripyat, Ukraine, was abandoned. The desolate city is now open to tourists. Among the sights: dolls posed by visitors in unsettling scenes.
© Gerd Ludwig/National Geographic

You can read George Johnson's full article and see more photos from his trip at this link: The Nuclear Tourist and also in the October print issue of National Geographic.

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Word of Mouth
12:29 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

9.22.14: Objects In The Future Will Be 'Enchanted' & Nuclear Tourism

The Living Room of the Future! From the 1979 book Future Cities: Homes and Living into the 21st Century
Credit Matt Novak via flickr Creative Commons

In Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001 A Space Odyssey, future technologies take center stage in the form of Hal 9000, a sentient, yet sinister, computer aboard the spacecraft Discovery One. On today’s show, an instructor at the MIT Media Lab envisions a brighter future, in which the interaction between humans and technology will be useful, and even playful. 

Plus, a science writer plays nuclear tourist and visits the site of the Chernobyl disaster, where he finds some surprising imagery.

Listen to the full show and Read more for individual segments.

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NH News
10:25 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Report: Aging N.H. Population Will Reshape Health Care System

A New Hampshire Center for Public Policy study predicts the state's aging population will reshape its health care system.

The center's annual report, titled "What Is New Hampshire," says that by the year 2020, nearly 20 percent of the state's population will be 65 or older, a dramatic jump from 13.5 percent in 2010.

The report also notes that the economy is changing significantly.

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Newscast
10:04 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Littleton Receives Main Street Revitalization Grant

The New Hampshire town of Littleton is getting $250,000 to support a revitalization project on Main Street.

Littleton is planning to construct a multi-use bridge over the Ammonoosuc River pedestrians, bicycles and off-road vehicles.

The grant is from the Northern Border Regional Commission, which helps economic development in the North Country.

Gov. Maggie Hassan is touring the project after addressing the Littleton Economic Development Summit on Monday.

Education
10:01 am
Mon September 22, 2014

$10 Million Gift Given To UNH For In-State Student Scholarships

Credit Via UNH Website

A long-time benefactor to the University of New Hampshire is giving the school $10 million in scholarship support to students from the state.

The gift, announced Monday, is from Harvard alum and Tuftonboro resident Dana Hamel and will increase the endowment of the already existing Hamel Scholars fund. It will mean the fund has $17 million dedicated to scholarships for New Hampshire students who show academic excellence, leadership and community involvement. The school hopes the money will help make the school more competitive with high-performing students.

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Giving Matters
9:20 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Giving Matters: Prescott Farms Gets Kids Outside

Credit Courtesy Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

The Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center offers year-round programs for all ages. Its “Wildquest” camps help connect kids with nature and their local landscapes. 

Prescott Farm has always been a landmark for Gretchen O’Neill. “We’re very grateful that our daughter, Gabriella, can come here to attend the camp, or that we can come up and explore it and walk the trails.

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Folk Show Performances
9:06 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Live In Studio: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Married banjo greats Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn recently visited us to perform live in Studio D for The Folk Show. Check out the video of their performance.

Folk Show
9:04 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 9.21.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Lovers & Friends/ Battlefield Band/ Line Up/ Temple Records

You're Aging Well/ Joan Baez/ Ring Them Bells/ Razor and Tie

Friends For A Lifetime/ Claire Lynch/ Crowd Favorites/ Rounder

Little Beggerman (The Red Haired Boy)/ Emery Hutchins/ Away To The West/ Emery Hutchins

Rock Salt & Nails/ Susie Burke & David Surette/ Sometimes In The Evening/ Madrina Music

Blue Moon Of Kentucky/ Ricky Skaggs & Friends/ Big Mon - The Songs of Bill Monroe/ Skaggs Family Records

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Folk Show
8:37 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 9.21.14

Friday, September 26

>>>Joan Osborne at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com

>>>Craig Werth at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

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Environment
9:54 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Granite Staters Travel To New York City For Climate Change Demonstration

One of many artist posters created in anticipation of the Sept 21 climate march in New York City.
Credit Via Creative Resistance

More than two hundred New Hampshire residents are headed to New York City Sunday for a massive climate change demonstration.

Organizers of the People’s Climate March – which include environmental advocacy groups, labor unions, and religious organizations – think anywhere from one to four hundred thousand people could be in attendance.

From the Granite State there are 3 full charter buses leaving from Concord,  another two are coming from Maine to pick up folks in Portsmouth.

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