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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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Health
4:50 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Anthem To Offer 11 Different Options In Health Exchange

Individuals looking to purchase health insurance through the new marketplaces will have only one company to choose from in New Hampshire.

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NH News
4:23 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Concord Officials Seek Congressional Help In Replacing Century-Old Bridge

Concord Mayor Jim Bouley gives Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Ann McLane Kuster a tour of the Sewalls Falls Bridge in Concord.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Concord city officials are asking New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation to help speed up the process of replacing the nearly century-old Sewalls Falls Bridge.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - September 16, 2013

Next week on The Exchange:

Intern Blogs
3:22 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

N.H. Girl On The Other Side Of The World: Tae Kwon Do Surprise

A surprising encounter with tae kwan do made Abby late for her brunch date.
Credit Abby Kessler for NHPR

NHPR News Intern Abby Kessler has moved on to a new adventure, teaching English in South Korea. We've asked Abby to send us dispatches from her trip, and we'll be posting them as a series of blogs in the upcoming months.

As I was biking to meet two friends at a cafe on Saturday, I heard music blaring adjacent to the bike path. Much to my surprise, it was not a concert I'd stumbled upon, but a tae kwon do performance.

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North Country
3:01 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Heavy Rain Collapses Four-Story Building In Bethlehem

Heavy rain has collapsed part of an abandoned four-story building on Main Street in Bethlehem, forcing emergency crews to close Route 302.

No one has been injured. WMUR-TV reports a demolition crew is scheduled to arrive this morning to take down the rest of the building, which is over 100 years old. The building is 150 feet long by 50 feet wide.

The building started bowing Thursday afternoon after a strong storm and part of the roof eventually collapsed.

NH News
1:27 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Sen. Shaheen Sees 'Positive Progress' Toward Diplomatic Solution To Syria

During a stop in Concord today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen says she remains hopeful a diplomatic solution can be reached with regard with Syria.

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NH News
10:22 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Concord Airport To Receive Grant For Safety Improvements

Credit via NHAirports on Blogspot

The Concord Municipal Airport will get nearly $2.5 million in federal grant funds to help improve airport safety.

The grant, administered through the Federal Aviation Administration, will fund a new taxiway to allow aircraft to prepare for flight more safely.

Currently, to prepare for flight, planes at the Concord airport must taxi on the runway, leaving them at greater risk for collision. The new taxiway will allow the aircraft to prepare for takeoff away from the runway and out of reach of other aircraft and vehicles.

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NH News
8:32 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Severe Storm Produces Dangerous Lightning

The strong storms that moved through New Hampshire sent lightning strikes that sparked some fires and possibly injured some people.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports Londonderry crews were called to Comcast on Thursday after the building was struck by lightning. An employee complained of feeling light-headed and tingling sensations consistent with electrical shock. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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North Country
6:18 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Local Composer Wins The American Prize

Jonathan Santore at the piano
Sean Hurley

In 2006, Plymouth resident and PSU Music Professor Jonathan Santore was named New Hampshire Composer of the year.  Just last month, he was awarded The American Prize in Choral Composition for 2013. As he tells NHPR's Sean Hurley, he's come a long way since playing trumpet for his high school marching band in Tennessee. 

French composer Erik Satie once remarked, "Before I write a piece, I walk around it several times, accompanied by myself,"  It's a creative prelude that Plymouth composer Jonathan Santore finds absolutely necessary.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

NH This Weekend: Coffee & Garlic

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz says this is a weekend of strong flavors in the Granite State. She has details about the New Hampshire Coffee Festival in Laconia, and Garlic Day in Canterbury.

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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Fallen Apples

Credit (Photo by Sebastian Droge via Flickr Creative Commons)

Robert Frost's apple poem "Unharvested" begins: 

A scent of ripeness from over a wall.
And come to leave the routine road
And look for what had made me stall,
There sure enough was an apple tree
That had eased itself of its summer load,
And of all but its trivial foliage free…

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Foodstuffs
5:46 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Reflections On Food, And Faith, At Greek Fest

Susan Harris (left) and Mary Garci serve traditional Greek recipes at the Greek Fest at Taxiarchai Orthodox Church in Laconia.
Brady Carlson, NHPR

This time of year is full of food fests, including a preponderance of Greek fests.

Food is, of course, a central part of Greek culture, and as we found at a festival in Laconia, that means a look at the food can reveal something deeper.

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Environment
5:36 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Grid Operators Lay Out New England's Energy Future

Credit Flikr Creative Commons / Claudio Schwarz

The New England Independent System Operator, or ISO, who operates the region’s electric grid, presented the latest draft of its 10-year plan in Boston on Thursday. 

All Things Considered Host Brady Carlson speaks with NHPR's Sam Evans-Brown about the future of energy in the region. 

The ISO operates the Grid, but it doesn’t own any power plants, so how exactly are they involved with planning for the future of where we get our electricity.

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NH News
4:35 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

State Employee Contract Negotiations Head To Fact Finding

Credit NHPR Staff

Contract negotiation between the Hassan administration and the state employees association are heading into a fact finding stage. The move comes eight months into contract talks and after 4 days of mediation failed to produce agreement. State employees association president Diana Lacey says the Hassan administration has been unwilling to provide proof to back up its claims on contracts costs.

"I am not necessarily willing to say that I think it’s bad faith, but the closest I could get to that is to say they are in a different league now."

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