NH News
12:52 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Northern Pass Blankets State With Brochure Touting New Route

The brochure from Northern Pass was sent to every consumer of electricity in New Hampshire.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Northern Pass officials are blanketing the state with a brochure touting a recently-proposed new route for the controversial project that would bury nearly eight miles of power lines.

Public Service of New Hampshire spokesman Martin Murray says the mailers have gone out to every consumer of electricity in New Hampshire.

He would not disclose the cost of sending out the mailers, but added there will also be a series of open houses in the coming weeks in towns near and along the proposed route.

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NH News
12:18 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Arrest Made After Manchester Man Found Shot In Car In December

The state attorney general says an arrest has been made in a connection with the death of a Manchester man who was found shot in his car in December.

Manchester police discovered 25-year-old Daniel Langlois inside his sport utility vehicle on Dec. 27 at the intersection of Jane and Nashua streets, after responding to a report of a hit-and-run accident.

Attorney General Joseph Foster said on Sunday night, police arrested 27-year-old Jesus "Scoobie" Fernandez of Manchester on a charge of reckless second-degree murder.

NH News
10:17 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Creating A Community of Fans At N.H. Motor Speedway

Dennis Joyce of Walpole, Massachusetts camps out for NASCAR races all over the country.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

This past weekend, thousands of people braved clogged roads and crowded parking lots to watch NASCAR racing at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.  But a small group of fans pitched tents in a grassy parking area for the duration. 

Camping on track grounds has been going on for a long time, but this is only the second summer it’s been legal.   Amanda Loder talked to some residents of this temporary village, and produced this audio postcard.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Changing The Game On Climate Change

Credit PSNH

Last month, President Obama vowed to take on climate change, bypassing Congress and pledging to use his authority under existing laws. The centerpiece of his plan is imposing, for the first time, limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants.  Environmentalists applauded the announcement, but industry representatives balked, calling the approach heavy handed and warning of plant closures. We'll look at how this debate affects New Hampshire and the region.


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Queen City Crime
5:30 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Manchester Police Turn To Community To Help Curb Crime

Newly minted police badges for the newest members of the MPD arrayed on a window sill.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

All this summer, NHPR’s newsroom will take a closer look at crime in Manchester and how it affects the city and its residents. We’re calling the series Queen City Crime. Today, we begin with a look at Manchester’s Police Department and how it balances small-city challenges with big-city problems. A renewed focus on community policing is helping the department solve some of its staffing issues.

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Folk Show
9:41 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Calendar (concerts, dances and festivals)

Tuesday, July 16th

>>>Bluegrass Gospel Project, Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series,

Hampstead, NH 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17

>>>Carolina Chocolate Drops at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm

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Folk Show
9:17 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 7.14.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Three Brothers/ Alan Reid/ Collection : Songs Of Scotland's Martyrs, Rogues & Worthies/ Temple

Dear Sister/ Claire Lynch/ Dear Sister/ Compass

Saint Lucy/ Catie Curtis/ Hello, Stranger/ Compass

All That We Know/ Jason Spooner/ The Flame You Follow/ Spooner Records

Fortunate Son/ Todd Snider/ Peace Queer/ Mri Associated

Wide River To Cross/ Levon Helm/ Dirt Farmer/ Vanguard Records

Midnight On The Water/ Harvey Reid/ Of Wind And Water/ Woodpecker Records

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Monadnock Summer Lyceum
3:00 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Is There An America Beyond Capitalism?

Gar Alperovitz
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Gar Alperovitz calls for an evolution, not a revolution, into a new system that would democratize the ownership of wealth, strengthen communities in diverse ways, and be governed by policies and institutions sophisticated enough to manage a large-scale, powerful economy.

What is the next system? It is not corporate capitalism, not state socialism, but something else— something entirely American, something building on our pragmatic American “can do” spirit that is also sophisticated about what it will ultimately take to alter our corporate dominated system over time.

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7:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

N.H. Motor Speedway Hosts Today's Sprint Cup Series Race

Today is the big day for racing at New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayNASCAR drivers will compete at the Loudon track this afternoon in a Sprint Cup series race.  While thousands of people have been taking in events all weekend, a group of hardcore fans is camping at the track.  Dennis Joyce is a Loudon regular.  He says he prefers NASCAR over all other sports.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Cornucopia Project Filling Kids' Cups

Third graders at DCS tending their garden.

The Cornucopia Project teaches kids to grow food -- and to make a lifetime of healthy eating choices. Susan Ellingwood and her third-graders in Dublin are old hands in their school garden -- which was established with help from the Cornucopia Project.

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Word of Mouth
8:00 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Word Of Mouth 07.13.2013

Credit sarahelizamoody via Flickr Creative Commons

Our sunniest content of the week, all in one smart and snazzy hour. This week, misogyny online, the return of legal internet poker, an app that proves you're on a public beach, surprising summer reads, and a photographer's documentation of vanishing highway rest stops.

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Business and Economy
3:12 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

PSNH President To Change Role; Will Focus On Northern Pass

Gary Long (L) and PSNH's Bob Bersack at the announcement of the new Northern Pass Route
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

President of Public Service of New Hampshire, Gary Long, is stepping down to focus on the contested Northern Pass Transmission Line. He will remain a prominent voice in New Hampshire energy policy.

PSNH says the decision will allow Long to turn his attention to shepherding Northern Pass through the permitting process. “Setting aside the day-to-day operations of PSNH will allow him to devote his full focus to these activities,” says company spokesman Martin Murray, adding that Long remains “absolutely committed” to the project.

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NH News
2:11 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

N.H. D.O.T. Prepares For Loudon Race

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is gearing up for its annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Loudon, and drivers should be prepared to adjust their travel routes on local roads. Sunday's race will bring about 37,000 extra drivers to state highways. N.H. Dept. of Transportation Public Information Officer Bill Boynton says that officials are prepared.

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The Exchange
10:59 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - July 15

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a discussion of President Obama's recently announced plan for tackling climate change -- an approach that includes curbing carbon emissions and fortifying communities against severe weather events, such as storms and droughts.  We'll also talk with a roundtable of Granite Staters about the debate in Washington over immigration reform. And we talk with Manchester Police Chief David Mara, as part of the news department's series on crime in the Queen City, starting Monday and running through Labor Day.