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12:30 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

As Seacoast Development Booms, Water Quality Could Bust

While development trends vary slightly from town to town, in general development is on the rise, and in many communities speeding up
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

Meanwhile, many of the stresses that threaten water quality – more waste-water, increased runoff from pavement, and fewer forests to naturally filter water – increase hand-in-hand with development. Those in the conservation community say the cheapest route is to keep water clean by putting land into conservation, instead of trying to clean it up after it’s already a mess. No-where is the tension between environmental quality and more acute, than on the seacoast, in the communities of the Great Bay.

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On the Political Front
12:00 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

On The Political Front For Monday, Sept. 30

    

On the Political Front this morning, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the state of Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire and how the race is shaping up in the 1st Congressional District.

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NH News
11:25 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Six NH Businesses Getting $70K In State Job Training Money

Governor Maggie Hassan says six New Hampshire companies have been awarded more than $70,000 in job training grants.

One of the grants is going to UltraSource Inc. of Hollis, which will use roughly $28,000 to train two dozen employees in a variety of programs.

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NH News
10:24 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Scott Brown In Hampstead Monday For Republican Fundraiser

Scott Brown
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Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown will be in Hampstead tonight for a Republican fundraiser.

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NH News
9:16 am
Mon September 30, 2013

New Hampshire Gas Prices Drop Nearly 4 Cents In Past Week

 

Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen nearly 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50.

The website Gasbuddy.com says that's still a bit higher than the national average, which fell 5.8 cents in the last week to $3.43 a gallon.

But New Hampshire prices on Sunday were 35.9 cents per gallon lower than the same a year ago and 13.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The price is based on a daily survey of 875 gas outlets in New Hampshire.

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NH News
9:12 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Nobel Laureate Yunus Addressing UNH Forum

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, a pioneer in the microfinance industry, is addressing a University of New Hampshire forum.

UNH is hosting a Social Business and Microfinance Forum and the Social Business Innovation Challenge on Monday.

Yunus is best known for founding the Grameen Bank, a community development bank in his native Bangladesh that has spurred the creation of a multi-billion-dollar microfinance industry.

NH News
9:03 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Hooksett Town Mananger Doesn't See Robie's Being Closed For Long

The inside of Robie's Country Store in Hooksett.
Credit NHPR / Brady Carlson

The town manager of Hooksett says he believes Robie’s Country Store, a staple in the center of the town for decades, won’t remain closed for very long.

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Folk Show
9:37 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Folk Show Calendar 9.29.13

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Wednesday, October 2

>>>Denny Breau w/ Frank Coffin at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445 www.necelticarts.com

>>>Don Bergeron at Giuseppe’s ~ Meredith, NH ~ 6pm ~ 603-279-3313

Friday, October 4

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Folk Show
9:35 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 9.29.13

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label/

Red Rocking Chair/ Ken and Brad Kolodner/ Skipping Rocks/ Fenchurch Music

Top of the World/ Patty Griffin/ Silver Bell/ A&M Records

Mercy Me (The Ecology/ Sloan Wainwright/ Rediscovery/ Sloan Wainwright

Plastic Soliders/ Seth Glier/ Things I Should Let You Know/ Empress Records

O Shenandoah, Sail Away/ Jane Siberry/ Hush/ Sounds True

House Of Stone/ Mandolin Orange/ This Side Of Jordan Yep Roc

I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister/ Rik Palieri And George Mann/ The Almanac Trail/ Almanac Trail

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NH News
7:30 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Body Found In Piscataqua River Likely Missing UNH Student

New Hampshire police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Piscataqua River that matches the description of a University of New Hampshire student who went missing nearly two week ago.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Artists Put On A Professional Face At 3S Artspace

Catherine Scala in her studio at 3S Artspace
Scala

3S Artspace is a Portsmouth nonprofit working on renovating a large building into studio space for artists, a farm-to-table restaurant, performance space and a gallery. For Catherine Scala, finding studio space here gave her the boost to continue her career as an artist.

 

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Word of Mouth
6:14 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Word Of Mouth 09.28.13

Credit Brandon Burris via flickr Creative Commons

We like to think of the Word of Mouth Saturday show as a convenient, one-hour public radio field trip. So pack a special picnic lunch and grab a buddy, here's what's on the itinerary this week:

  • Bill Maher Love him or hate him, it really doesn't matter, Bill Maher is a great interview.
  • Field Trips Jay Phillip Greene explains his recent study on the power of the school field trip. Turns out they have real and powerful educational value.

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Environment
5:42 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

PSNH Asks Supreme Court To Weigh In On Scrubber Costs

Public Service of New Hampshire, the state’s largest electric utility, has filed an appeal with the state supreme court. PSNH is trying to head off regulators’ attempts to question whether the company should have installed a mercury scrubber on its largest coal-fired power plant.

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All Things Considered
5:10 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

N.H. Teacher Of The Year Wants To Prepare Students For A Changing World

Pinkerton Academy teacher Joe Lee (left) was named 2014 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Today New Hampshire’s Education Commissioner Virginia Barry announced the winner of the 2014 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year award.

Joe Lee teaches social studies at Pinkerton Academy in Derry; he also coaches the school's golf and hockey teams, and serves as advisor to the China exchange program.

He spoke about the award and his job with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.

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All Things Considered
4:53 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

GraniteCon Turns 10, With Help From A DeLorean And Imperial Stormtroopers

A Ghostbuster and a Captain Jack Sparrow from GraniteCon 2012.
Credit Ryan Lessard, NHPR

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Granite State Comicon, also known as GraniteCon.

The annual gathering has come a long way - just as in many other places, it started small, and grew to the point that, for the first time, this year's GraniteCon will be a two day extravaganza, including costumes, comics, artists, actors, video game tournaments, even a time-traveling Delorean from the movie "Back To The Future 3."

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