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5:17 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

'Countdown City': A Second Mystery Novel For Pre-Apocalypse Concord

This month on All Things Considered we’re looking at authors who write in or around New Hampshire.

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Inside NHPR
10:26 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Top Stories: Hiker Found Dead; Heart Attack Felled 'Lucky 10' On Appalachian Trail

Credit Chris Jensen / NHPR

1. Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail

A 54-year-old North Carolina man was found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Warren Monday morning. Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game says two hikers found the man’s body.

2. Heart Attack Felled ‘Lucky 10’ On Appalachian Trail

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NH News
10:13 am
Mon August 5, 2013

N.H. Domestic Violence Services Struggle After State, Federal Cuts

Domestic violence programs in New Hampshire are turning away some of the people coming to them for help each year.  This follows a series of state and federal budget cuts.  

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Folk Show
8:43 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Folk Show Calendar

Monday, August 5


>>>Isabeau & Les Chercheurs d’Or at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org   603-246-8998



Wednesday, August 7


>>>Judy Collins w/ Ari Hest at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.prescottpark.org

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Special Program
3:00 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Rev. Gary Kowalski: Celebrating Our Kinship With All Creation

Credit via Monadnock Lyceum

Life is not a commodity, but a community.  Animals are not our possessions, but our elder siblings, guides and teachers in the larger family of which Homo sapiens is merely a junior member.  Reverend Gary Kowalski shares the journey that led him to appreciate nature as the primordial sacrament and to rediscover the ancient knowledge evident to indigenous people (reconfirmed by the findings of modern biology) that other species are not so different from ourselves, but share in the emotional depths and psychic capacities that make us most fully human.

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NH News
7:00 am
Sun August 4, 2013

FDA Releases Standards For 'Gluten Free' Label

The Food and Drug Administration has released the first set of national standards defining what makes food “gluten free.”  Gluten is a protein that naturally occurs in grains like rye, barley, and wheat.  Besides not using these grains, the new FDA regulations only allow foods with trace amounts of gluten to use the designation.

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Word of Mouth
8:00 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Word Of Mouth: 08.03.2013

Credit Leo Reynolds via Flickr Creative Commons

Our favorite content from the daily version of the program, packaged in one weekly radio show that airs Saturday at noon.

This week, Robert Kolker talks about his new book, "Lost Girls," which chronicles the unsolved case of the Long Island Serial Killer. Plus, what our voices say about us; learning about love from The Hunger Games; the "Apple Whisperer"; and Red Heart the Ticker performs live from Studio D.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Children Learn To Be Good Stewards Of The Great Bay

Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H. April 8, 2013.
Cheryl Senter

The Great Bay Stewards work to preserve and protect the Great Bay estuary through education, land protection and research. Sharon Musselman, one of the educators, is recently a retired teacher who often brought her own classes here to explore this ecosystem.

"I'm excited to be here at Great Bay Discover center," Musselman said. "I brought my first grade class to Great Bay for 15 years because it is such a great experience for first graders."

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NH News
9:26 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Eagle Returns To Portsmouth

The Eagle approaches the Memorial Bridge
Credit Roger Wood / NHPR

America’s Tall Ship has returned to New Hampshire. The 300 foot long U.S. Coast Guard sailing ship Eagle, is now docked at the  State Pier.  “I think it was spectacular," says Judy Miller of Portsmouth was one of dozens of people lining the pier located nearest  to the newly rebuilt Memorial Bridge. "Gorgeous day.  I think everyone just enjoyed watching a very historic day.” She watched as the Eagle seemed to barely clear the raised center span.“I think it’s a great great moment.

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Foodstuffs
4:54 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Gov. Hassan Declares Farmers Market Week In New Hampshire

Credit WiscDeptNatlResources / Flickr/Creative Commons

Governor Maggie Hassan will be at the Salem Farmers Market on Sunday, where she will proclaim next week Farmers Market week in New Hampshire.

There are approximately 80 farmers markets in the Granite State.

According to Hassan, the Salem Farmers Market runs a program funded through provide fundraising that allows for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to be accepted for double their value.

The Farmers Market week will run from August 4th through August 10th.

Hassan had also proclaimed August as Eat Local Month in New Hampshire.

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NH News
4:46 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

N.H. Antiques Week 2013 Gets Underway

The festivities for this year’s New Hampshire Antiques Week are underway this weekend.

This year’s celebration of all things antique kicks off this weekend with the August Americana Auction, which is being held in Manchester through Sunday.

The centerpiece of the week is the 56th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, which runs from Thursday to Saturday at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

Beverly Weir-Longacre, who co-chairs the event for the state’s Antique Dealers Association, says the event is a high point for dealers and antique lovers from across the country.

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NH News
1:13 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Kevin Smith Will Be Londonderry's Next Town Manager

Londonderry town officials announced Thursday evening that former Gubernatorial candidate, Kevin Smith, will be their new town manager. 

Last September, the bright-eyed young candidate for Governor lost the Republican Primary to Ovide Lamontagne.  He had 30 percent of the vote.  But, Kevin Smith says, he’s done with politics – for now.  

If I have plans to run for anything I don’t see it in the foreseeable future. I’m still a relatively young guy at 35, but at least in the near term I don’t have any plans for office.

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Granite Seen
12:00 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Photos: Week Of August 2

A student holds a horseshoe crab at Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H
Credit Cheryl Senter
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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Trails Week – Paying It Forward

Credit Carrie Deegan via NH Forest Society

Mount Monadnock is allegedly the most-climbed mountain in the western hemisphere. Recently, I attended Monadnock Trail Week event from July 12th to 16th at Mount Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey, Marlborough and Dublin. The Forest Society and N.H. State Parks staff invite volunteers to help restore degraded sections of the heavily used hiking trails during this annual five day event.

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NH News
5:34 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Two Viruses New To N.H. Found In Hillsborough County Man

Two viruses that have never been seen in New Hampshire before have shown up in the same person.

The state public health department says a man from Hillsborough County has tested positive for both the Jamestown Canyon virus, which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, and the Powassan virus, which is carried by ticks.

Public health director Dr. Jose Montero says both viruses have been around the United States for a while, and the Powassan virus has been found in Maine and Vermont, so the New Hampshire case is not a surprise.

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