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Word of Mouth
12:15 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Farming...In Space!

Credit Courtesy NASA.gov

If you think there are too many food deserts in cities across the United States, try finding some fresh produce in outer space.  Naturally, NASA makes sure astronauts living on the International Space Station don’t go hungry, but since it costs about $10,000 to send a single pound of food to the I.S.S., you can bet they don’t see a lot of leafy greens.

That cost is just one reason growing fresh food in outer space is a crucial step in the future of manned space exploration.  Jesse Hirsch is a staff writer for Modern Farmer, where you can find his article, “Space Farming: The Final Frontier”. 

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NH News
9:27 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Strawbery Banke Receives $300K Donation From State Senator

Credit sskennel via Flickr Creative Commons

A New Hampshire state senator has made a $300,000 donation to the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth to construct an expanded visitor's center.

Martha Fuller Clark, a Portsmouth Democrat, said she hopes the project, which includes a new cafe along with 50 percent more space in the lecture hall, will bring more people to the 10-acre outdoor history museum.

Fuller Clark's mother, Marion Fuller, was one of the founders of Strawbery Banke, which is a National Historic Landmark.

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NH News
8:35 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Manchester School Board Members To Get Common Core Update

Manchester school board members will get an update on the district’s implementation of the Common Core state standards at a committee meeting tonight.

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NH News
8:33 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Mayoral Race Among Those On Ballot For Manchester Primary

Credit Tracy Lee Carroll, NHPR

Voters will head to the polls in Manchester tomorrow for the city’s primary.

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NH News
7:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

N.H. Groups Awarded Federal Grants For Substance Abuse Prevention

New Hampshire ranks 5th in the nation for binge drinking and regular marijuana use among young adults.  That’s according to numbers released this month by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.  But the federal government has awarded some communities grants to focus on prevention.

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Folk Show
9:07 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 9/15/13

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label/

Windborne/ Chilly Winds/ Recorded at Nelson Town Hall/ Monadnock Folklore Society

Woke Up This Morning/ Mavis Staples/ One True Vine/ Anti

I Like to Sleep Late In the Morning/ David Bromberg Band/ Midnight On the Water/ Legacy/Columbia

City Kids/ Susan Werner/ Hayseed/ Thirty Tigers

Rock And Root/ John Perraul/t Rock And Root/ Rockweed

Because Of This/ Patty Larkin/ Still Green/ Signature Sounds

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Folk Show
8:15 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Folk Show Calendar (Festivals, Concerts & Dances)

September Festivals

September 20-22 ~ NH Highland Games

Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH

www.nhscot.org  603-229-1975

   Performers: Albannach. The Red Hot Chili Pipers, Natalie Haas,  Alasdair Fraser, John Carmichael, The Brigadoons, Prydein, Charlie Zahm, Strathspey & Reel Society of NH, Prydein, and The American Rogues,

September 28-29 ~ Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

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North Country
6:27 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Search For Man Missing Along Baker River To Resume Monday Morning

A search for a man reported missing along the Baker River in Plymouth will resume Monday morning, says Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Michael Gatto, 51, of Thornton, was reported missing Saturday evening by a companion, with whom he had been camping along the banks of the river near the Plymouth High School.

The search Saturday night and Sunday included the waters and shorelines of the Baker and Pemigewasset Rivers.

Best of Public Radio
3:00 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

One Child At A Time: Custom Learning In The Digital Age

8th grade language arts students in Mooresville, NC work with laptops; the computers give them personalized assignments to improve the skills that they need to work on.
Credit Emily Hanford / American RadioWorks

Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive. Providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Now, experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student.

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NH News
10:50 am
Sun September 15, 2013

N.H.'s Congressional Delegation Encouraged By Syria Agreement

Most members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation say they encouraged by the development that diplomatic efforts by the U.S. and Russia have resulted in an agreement to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons. Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter say Russia and Syria must now take immediate and concrete steps to abide by the terms of this agreement.

NH News
9:51 am
Sun September 15, 2013

A Big Summer For Flooding In N.H.

Governor Maggie Hassan tours a flooded area over the summer.
Credit Ella NIlsen / NHPR

    

Over the past few weeks, New Hampshire has seen an uptick in thunderstorms--and the accompanying flash floods. So far, the National Weather Service has tallied roughly 20 floods. Mike Ekster, Chief Forecaster in Gray, Maine says in a typical year, the state only sees about five.  He says some years have been even worse, especially when Tropical Storm Irene hit two years ago. But it’s still been an unusually wet summer.

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NH News
10:37 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Hearings Planned On Draft Of N.H.'s 10-Year Highway Plan

Public hearings are being held around the state over the coming weeks on a draft of New Hampshire's 10-year highway plan.

Hearings began last week in Charlestown and continue Monday in Andover and Meredith. A total of 25 hearings will be held through Oct. 21 to give the public an opportunity to comment on the plan which updates the state's construction priorities. The plan is the result of several months' work by communities, regional planning agencies and state transportation officials.

Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Building A Sense Of Accomplishment At The New Hampshire Boat Musuem

David Ives assists Ben Eldridge with finish work on his kayak.
NH Boat Museum

The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro is a showplace for antique boats and New Hampshire’s boating history. The museum also runs summer boat-building workshops for kids. The two week program offers area youth the chance to build a canoe, a kayak or a skiff. 

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North Country
5:28 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

North Country Firm Fined $420,000 Over Oil Storage Tanks

A North Country firm has been fined $420,000 for failing to comply with a court order to close above-ground oil storage tank facilities in Gorham to prevent the Androscoggin River from being polluted.

The company is Munce’s Superior Petroleum and Harold Munce, according to a news release from the attorney general’s Environmental Protection Bureau.

The fine represents $1,000 a day for 420 days, the amount of time since Munce was ordered to remedy the problem, which was completed last June.

All Things Considered
5:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Winter Weather, Comets, And Hoverbikes: Inside The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac

The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac.
Credit Brady Carlson, NHPR

The 90 degree temperatures this week might not exactly suggest the coming arrival of fall, but here’s something that does: the new edition of Old Farmers Almanac is here. Senior Associate Editor Sarah Perreault gives All Things Considered host Brady Carlson a preview of the new edition.

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