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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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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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