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11:38 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Shaheen Continues Push For Health Law Enrollment Extension

Senator Jeanne Shaheen continues to press the Obama administration to extend the enrollment period for those looking to buy coverage through the new health law. In an op-ed in USA Today, Shaheen says consumers shouldn’t be penalized by a failed website roll-0ut.

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North Country
11:34 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Ray Burton To Be Honored At Opening Of New Scenic Overlook

A new scenic overlook will be opened Friday in the North Country and the plans include honoring Executive Councilor Ray Burton.

The new overlook and rest area is on Route 302 just across from the Mount Washington Hotel.

It cost about $1.4 million and replaces a much smaller pull-off on the other side of the road.

The old area had room for five cars or two buses which state highway officials say caused traffic problems and raised safety concerns. The new area has room for 22 cars and six buses.

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Education
5:48 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Common Core Bills Likely To Divide Conservatives

Kindergartners and teachers at InterLakes Elementary School work with a consultant to adapt to the Common Core
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

The state adopted the Common Core Standards in 2010 with little controversy at the time. But you wouldn’t know that by the tone of a legislative forum Tuesday morning.  The controversy over the Common Core State Standards has made its way to the New Hampshire legislature. This session lawmakers will be asked to consider pulling the plug on the state’s new educational goalposts.

The hall was packed with conservative activists who called the forum one-sided.

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NH News
5:02 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

From 'The Boggs' To 'The Buckner:' Nashua Bar Features Boston Athletes - In Sandwich Form

William Flynn chooses from among the sports-themed sandwiches at the Nashua Garden.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

With the team one win away from a World Series victory, Red Sox fever has officially gripped the Granite State.

At a sports bar in Nashua, passionate fans not only get to root on their team – they also get to eat sandwiches named after Sox players past and present.

The Nashua Garden features sandwiches named after a slew of legendary Boston athletes.

In this audio postcard, we visit the Garden to learn what goes into each creation and talk with fans about their favorite lunchtime staples.

The menu:

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Environment
2:00 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Meet Ben Kilham, 'Bear Whisperer'

Ben Kilham with one of his bears, Big Girl
Lauren Gesswien Courtesy of Ben Kilham

From ThoughtCast comes a story about the bear whisperer of Lyme, New Hampshire, Ben Kilham, and the abandoned black bear cubs he has rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild.

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Word of Mouth
10:51 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Nicholson Baker On Paul Chowder And 'Traveling Sprinkler'

Credit Photo of Nicholson Baker courtesy the Poetry Foundation

Author Nicholson Baker joins us to talk about his recurring character Paul Chowder. The procrastinating poet first tuned up in Baker's novel The Anthologist, and is now the center of his latest book, Traveling Sprinkler.

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Word of Mouth
10:37 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Instagram: Hipster Photo Tool Turned Legal Gun Market

Credit alliance1911 via Flickr Creative Commons

As Instagram passes its third birthday, a small but growing community of users are beginning to utilize the website for the private exchange of goods. Two million of the site’s annual photo uploads are items being put up for sale, with the actual negotiations taking place via comment threads and private messages.

Among the many items being legally sold through Instagram are firearms.  Brian Ries is Senior Social Media Editor at The Daily Beast and joins us to explain.

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Health
10:26 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Divorce On Hold Along With Health Care Website

Among those eagerly waiting on a fix for the troubled health care website are couples wading through divorce proceedings. Health insurance costs have long been a factor in divorce negotiations, but with consumers struggling to calculate and sign-up for coverage through the exchanges, some settlements are now on hold.  Kysa Crusco is a family law attorney based in Bedford. She talked with Morning Edition.

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Word of Mouth
10:24 am
Tue October 29, 2013

N.H. Ski Jumper Christopher Lamb Vying For A Spot On The U.S. Olympic Team

Credit Photo courtesy Christopher Lamb

The 2014 winter Olympics begin on February seventh in Sochi, Russia. Until this week, talk about the games focused on worries that there might not be enough snow, and international criticism and threats to boycott the games because of Russia’s law banning what it called “homosexual propaganda.” On Monday, President Vladimir Putin reversed course and said that everyone will be welcome to Sochi. As to the snow, there are no certain answers.

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Word of Mouth
10:13 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Do Those Red Sox Beards Have Real Winning Powers?

Dustin Pedroia and Jonny Gomes exchange a bearded high five.
Credit Keith Allison via Flickr Creative Commons

Last night, those Red Sox beards came through once again, with the Sox taking a 3-2 lead over St. Louis in the World Series. There’s no telling what role the beards that first showed up during spring training have played in getting the hirsute Sox to the World Series, but Fenway park isn’t the only place where people turn to superstition to swing the odds in their favor. And as it turns out, superstition might play a role in success.

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NH News
7:14 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Former Senate President Bragdon Subject Of Ethics Probe

Credit Sate of New Hampshire

 

New Hampshire's Legislative Ethics Committee is investigating a complaint that former Senate President Peter Bragdon used his public office for personal gain.

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Education
5:31 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

The Common Core Comes To Concord

New Hampshire lawmakers are going to learn more about the Common Core State Standards Tuesday. A forum on the education reform comes as the educational standards have increasingly become a flash point for local education activists.

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NH News
4:55 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Manchester Police Mark A Jump In Robberies

A robber points a gun at the clerk of a Manchester gas station this past September.
Manchester PD/Security footage

Over the summer we reported a spike of burglaries in the Queen City. Now, crime statistics show robberies are also on the rise in Manchester.


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NH News
3:29 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Shea-Porter: Tax Break For Teachers Who Buy Own Supplies Should Be Permanent

1st District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter speaks with school officials in Derry.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter wants to make permanent a tax break for teachers who buy their own school supplies.

Speaking outside South Range Elementary School in Derry, Shea-Porter says she knows personally how much money teachers spend on their own to make sure children have what they need.

“My mother-in-law was a teacher and I can remember her having a room full of stuff that she had to buy and she would cart back and forth to the school each season,” Shea-Porter said.

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NH News
2:58 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Shea-Porter, Kuster Express Support For Extending Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter says she supports extending the open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Shea-Porter says it’s important people have the time they need to enroll after what she describes as a deplorable roll out of the health insurance exchanges.

“If they are delayed a few weeks because they couldn’t get online, yes. But I’m not for delaying the individual mandate for a year or anything like that. Just kind of extending the enrollment period for a few weeks.”

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