They’re twelve feet tall, twelve feet wide and crush metal into scrap for fun. They have names like Maximum Destruction, Eradicator and Thrasher. If you’re envisioning a new breed of comic book villains, think again. They’re some of the gigantic debutantes of a new season of Monster Truck Madness. The touring circuit known as Monster Jam 2013 landed in New Hampshire last week. Sean Hurley put in some earplugs and visited the spectacle for this radio field trip.
Police in Bedford say less than two months after an anesthesiologist and his wife were attacked in their home by an unknown man, the wife was found dead and he was found unconscious.
Police found Sonia Quesada dead yesterday when a family member called police asking them to check in on the couple at a relative's condominium. The family member said several attempts to contact Sonia and Eduardo Quesada were unsuccessful, and that both hadn't shown up at appointments yesterday.
A recent study found little evidence of health benefits from organic foods, challenging organic’s reputation as the healthy alternative to conventional agribusiness. But others say researchers did find some vital differences around pesticide levels and that the study was too narrow, ignoring vital environmental and ethical reasons for eating organic. Today we'll look at the arguments on both sides.
Advocates for mental health services say the state’s plan to re-open 12 beds at New Hampshire Hospital doesn’t go far enough to improve care. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations gathered today in Concord, and described a system stretched beyond its limits.
And they want New Hampshire lawmakers to know that no other medical condition gets treated this way.
If you’re one of the approximately 5,500 voters who didn’t show an ID at the polls in November, you’ve got mail.
You’ve likely already received a letter from Secretary of State Bill Gardner explaining that someone using your name cast a ballot on Nov. 6. Along with the letter is a small postcard, with postage already paid, that you must sign and send back confirming it was you who voted.
All of this is required by the state’s new voter ID law.
And Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan says his office estimates each mailing cost roughly $3.
New Hampshire isn’t seeing the same kind of economic growth following the recent recession as it has in the past. And as the governor and lawmakers begin to debate the next two year budget, those forecasted numbers become especially important.
Lawmakers are beginning this week with an overlook of the state’s economy. A big part of that economic picture comes from last month’s report by the New England Economic Partnership.
The author and philosopher Alain de Botton addresses the chasm between our private feelings and real world experience of sex in “How to Think More About Sex." It’s one of two new books in The School of Life Series – a smart and frequently funny twist on the “self-help” genre, which he curates.
Check out this short film that accompanies the book:
The non-profit Code for America brings together coders, artists, and designers to create easy to use applications that address the specific needs of local communities. Mick Thompson, engineer in residence and 2012 fellow at Code for America joined us to talk about how code and collaboration leads to better lives for citizens.