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Folk Show
9:32 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Folk Show Calendar (festivals, concerts, dances)

Irish Festival, Maritime Festival, CoffeehouseSeptember Festivals

September 28 Noon-6pm Irish Fest

Rotary Arts Pavilion, Dover, NH

            www.seacoastirishfestival.org 603-740-6435 

            Performers include: Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, Kevin McKrell Band, Sundays Well, Bradigan and more….

September 28-29 ~ Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

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NH News
6:56 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Cyclists' Deaths Spur Tensions On Seacoast

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  Drivers and cyclists aren’t always happy to share the road. After two cyclists died in a fatal car accident on Saturday morning in Hampton, tensions between those on two wheels and four -- have heated up. 

When Krystle Crossman, who lives in Manchester, first saw that two cyclists had died after being struck by a car in Hampton, her instinct was to blame them. She says "because when there are in large groups like that because of roadraces and such, they tend to go four or five abreast, instead of one or two."  

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Best of Public Radio
3:00 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Second-Chance Diploma: Examining The GED

Jean Griggs, GED student, at home with Jalisa Parker, her son’s girlfriend. Parker is helping Griggs with her Academy of Hope math homework.
Credit Emily Hanford / American RadioWorks

Today's workers need more education and skills than ever before. But 39 million adults in the United States don't have even the most basic credential: a high school diploma. Many hope their ticket to a better job is passing a test called the GED. But critics say the test is too easy and hardly the equivalent of a high school education.

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NH News
9:30 am
Sun September 22, 2013

Gambling Panel May Meet With New Consultant

A special panel tasked with developing casino regulations for New Hampshire may meet with its newly hired consultant at its meeting Thursday.

The New Hampshire Gaming Regulatory Oversight Authority recently hired WhiteSand Gaming of Nevada and New Jersey to help it write regulations for lawmakers to consider next year. The panel has a Dec. 15 deadline to submit draft legislation.

The agreement with WhiteSand says its charges cannot exceed $135,000.

North Country
10:12 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

ATV Riders Killed Saturday Were From The North Country

The two ATV riders killed Saturday in separate accidents were each from the North Country, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

The first accident occurred on South Hill Road in Colebrook about 1:15 when David Howe, 40, of Colebrook was killed when he rolled his ATV.

The second accident occurred a little more than an hour later on the Dixville Peaks Trail where  Clifton Scott, 79, of Stewartstown missed a turn. His ATV also rolled.

So far this year three ATV riders have died in accidents in New Hampshire.

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North Country
4:09 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Two ATV Riders Killed In North Country

Two ATV riders were killed Saturday afternoon in separate accidents in the North Country, according to police and rescue reports.

One fatality occurred in the ski area near Dixville Notch and the other at South Hill Road in Colebrook.

At least one of the accidents involved a rollover.

No additional details were immediately available.

So far this year three ATV riders have died in the state.

In August a 56-year-old tourist was killed in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in the southern part of the state near Fremont.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat September 21, 2013

AMC Trains The Future Workforce

Cory Arsenault atop a nwely finished staircase on Mount Jasper, Berlin, NH.
Credit NHPR/MacNameeKing

The Appalachian Mountain Club works with Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), providing summer work opportunities to North Country students. Students learn about trail stewardship and conservation, and gain practical job skills. Cory Arsenault and Samantha Roux were part of a crew doing trail work.

Roux says the trail work is intensive and demanding, “building rock staircases, bridges. We clean the trail 

  off for people.”

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NH News
4:24 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Dartmouth's New President Is From Class Of '77

Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH
Credit MattBritt00 via Flickr Creative Commons

Dartmouth College has inaugurated its 18th president, a 1977 alumnus who most recently served as provost at the University of Michigan.

Philip Hanlon was inaugurated at a Friday afternoon ceremony in Hanover. He previously served as the chief academic officer at Michigan and plans to continue teaching mathematics at Dartmouth.

Hanlon succeeds Jim Yong Kim, who left Dartmouth in 2012 to become president of the World Bank. Kim was among the speakers at Friday's ceremony.

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NH News
4:20 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Queen City Crime: Lessons Learned

Over the last few months, NHPR’s Newsroom has been examining the crime landscape in the city of Manchester. The series Queen City Crime comes to a close this week and All Things Considered host Brady Carlson interviews the lead reporter for the series, NHPR’s Ryan Lessard, to hear what he learned.


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NH News
3:31 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Paul Ryan To Make 1st N.H. Trip Since 2012 Campaign

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Rep. Paul Ryan, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, is headed to New Hampshire.

Two Republicans with knowledge of the trip say the Wisconsin congressman is set to visit the state in October to help former House colleague, Frank Guinta. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to share Ryan's travel plans.

Guinta, who was defeated last fall, is expected to launch a re-election campaign in the coming weeks.

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North Country
2:30 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Hiker Killed In Fall Was From Canada

The hiker killed Thursday in a fall on Mount Washington was from Canada, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

He was identified as Luc Paquette, age 25, of Boisbriand, Quebec.

Paquette was hiking was hiking with friends and left the Tuckerman Ravine trail to get water and a better look at a waterfall when he slipped and fell about 150 feet.

Queen City Crime
2:00 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Anatomy Of A Murder

An August 1999 newspaper article recounts a development in the case.
Credit Lewiston Sun

Manchester has seen four homicides so far this year. That’s twice the city’s annual average of two, but police say these types of violent crimes are often anomalies, making it difficult to call this year’s spike a trend, and only one of this year’s cases remains unsolved.

As part of our Queen City Crime series, we examine the anatomy of how these homicides are solved by taking a closer look at a 1999 case that proved to be one of the most taxing investigations ever undertaken by the Manchester Police Department.

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NH News
12:32 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

NHDOT's Sunflower Fluke Explained

At the DOT's request, NHPR did not pull over to take photos of the sunflowers growing in highway medians. This photo was made available on Flickr's Creative Commons license.
Credit Diego Sevilla Ruiz

  A fluke at the state’s Department of Transportation has been catching the eyes of commuters in New Hampshire. 

The DOT’s public information officer Bill Boynton is used to getting complaints from drivers about potholes and congestion.  So, he says it was nice when drivers started calling in praising the sunflower beds, which were blooming on highway medians.  But, he says, ”the more we looked into it the more we realized it wasn’t part of any plan.”

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NH News
11:16 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Report: Child Poverty Surges In N.H.

The percentage of children living in poverty in New Hampshire surged last year to 15.6 percent.

That’s up from 12 percent in 2011, the largest increase of any state.

The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire released the report that’s based on survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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North Country
7:48 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Man Killed In Fall On Mount Washington

A 25-year-old hiker was fatally injured in a fall Thursday afternoon while coming down the Tuckerman Ravine Trail on Mount Washington, according to Sgt. Mark Ober of New Hampshire Fish and Game.

The man was hiking with friends and left the trail to get water and a better look at a waterfall when he slipped and fell about 150 feet “landing on a small ledge approximately three quarters of the way up the Headwall," Ober wrote in a news release.

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