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12:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Upper Valley Flooding Causes Millions In Damages

City officials estimate that last week’s flooding caused $6.5 million in infrastructure damages.



Over the past week, the dollar figure for damage has continued to rise.


The most damage is on Slayton Hill Road, which was washed out and is estimated to cost $3.4 million.


The Lebanon Municipal Airport also experienced detention pond failures, road washouts and buckling pavement that will cost $1.4 million.

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Folk Show Performances
10:00 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Live In Studio: Sattuma

Credit Sattuma via Facebook

"Sattuma" translated from Finnish means "hitting the mark" as well as "chance, happenstance". Sattuma is one of the most well-known folk bands to hail from Karelia - the republic shared by Russia and Finland.

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Queen City Crime
8:00 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Serious Offenses: Part 1 Crimes In Manchester

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

Part 1, also referred to as "index crimes," is a category of eight crimes laid out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as serious crimes likely to be reported. What sets Part 1 crimes apart, in particular, is the way they are tracked: Part 1 crimes are tracked based on how often they are reported, whereas Part 2 crimes - comprising just about all other crimes, such as drug offenses, white collar crime, and nuisance crimes like public drunkenness - are tracked based on arrests made.

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Environment
5:30 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Is N.H. Oyster Farming Poised to Surge?

Three-year old oysters grown in Little Bay by Fat Dog Shellfish Company. These oysters are ready to go to market.
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

Oyster farming in the Great Bay Estuary is in the midst of a little bit of a boom. In recent years, the number of oyster farms has leapt from 1 to 8, with more on the way. These gains are boosting the hopes that using these filter feeders as an “outside-the-pipes” way to clean up the waters of the Great Bay could become a reality.

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NH News
4:35 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Munyenyezi Gets 10 Years For Lying About Role In Genocide

A Manchester woman accused of deceiving U.S. customs officials about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, which her lawyers say amounts to a death sentence if she's deported.

Rwanda native Beatrice Munyenyezi declined to address the court before US District Judge Steven McAuliffe handed down the maximum sentence. As he did, the judge told the 43-year-old mother of three that she may have led a crime free life since arriving in NH in 1999, but said it was a life lived under false pretenses.

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NH News
2:11 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

With DOMA Struck Down, N.H. Retirement System Prepares To Roll Out Benefits

The effect of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act is now being felt in the Granite State.

The New Hampshire Retirement System is asking public employees and retirees whether they are involved in a same-sex marriage.

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Word of Mouth
1:34 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

The People's Forest

Image from the Film
David Huntley

“The People’s Forest” a new film about the White Mountain National Forest by filmmaker David Huntley premieres next Tuesday. The 48 minute documentary examines a dramatic period in the life of New Hampshire’s great woods from 1860 to 1910 and shows how the human forces that conspired to nearly destroy the land came together again to save it.  Sean Hurley spoke with the filmmaker and has this story.  

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NH News
12:52 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Northern Pass Blankets State With Brochure Touting New Route

The brochure from Northern Pass was sent to every consumer of electricity in New Hampshire.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Northern Pass officials are blanketing the state with a brochure touting a recently-proposed new route for the controversial project that would bury nearly eight miles of power lines.

Public Service of New Hampshire spokesman Martin Murray says the mailers have gone out to every consumer of electricity in New Hampshire.

He would not disclose the cost of sending out the mailers, but added there will also be a series of open houses in the coming weeks in towns near and along the proposed route.

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NH News
12:18 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Arrest Made After Manchester Man Found Shot In Car In December

The state attorney general says an arrest has been made in a connection with the death of a Manchester man who was found shot in his car in December.

Manchester police discovered 25-year-old Daniel Langlois inside his sport utility vehicle on Dec. 27 at the intersection of Jane and Nashua streets, after responding to a report of a hit-and-run accident.

Attorney General Joseph Foster said on Sunday night, police arrested 27-year-old Jesus "Scoobie" Fernandez of Manchester on a charge of reckless second-degree murder.

NH News
10:17 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Creating A Community of Fans At N.H. Motor Speedway

Dennis Joyce of Walpole, Massachusetts camps out for NASCAR races all over the country.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

This past weekend, thousands of people braved clogged roads and crowded parking lots to watch NASCAR racing at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.  But a small group of fans pitched tents in a grassy parking area for the duration. 

Camping on track grounds has been going on for a long time, but this is only the second summer it’s been legal.   Amanda Loder talked to some residents of this temporary village, and produced this audio postcard.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Changing The Game On Climate Change

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Last month, President Obama vowed to take on climate change, bypassing Congress and pledging to use his authority under existing laws. The centerpiece of his plan is imposing, for the first time, limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants.  Environmentalists applauded the announcement, but industry representatives balked, calling the approach heavy handed and warning of plant closures. We'll look at how this debate affects New Hampshire and the region.

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Queen City Crime
5:30 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Manchester Police Turn To Community To Help Curb Crime

Newly minted police badges for the newest members of the MPD arrayed on a window sill.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

All this summer, NHPR’s newsroom will take a closer look at crime in Manchester and how it affects the city and its residents. We’re calling the series Queen City Crime. Today, we begin with a look at Manchester’s Police Department and how it balances small-city challenges with big-city problems. A renewed focus on community policing is helping the department solve some of its staffing issues.


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Folk Show
9:41 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Calendar (concerts, dances and festivals)

Tuesday, July 16th

>>>Bluegrass Gospel Project, Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series,

Hampstead, NH 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17

>>>Carolina Chocolate Drops at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~www.prescottpark.org

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Folk Show
9:17 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 7.14.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Three Brothers/ Alan Reid/ Collection : Songs Of Scotland's Martyrs, Rogues & Worthies/ Temple

Dear Sister/ Claire Lynch/ Dear Sister/ Compass

Saint Lucy/ Catie Curtis/ Hello, Stranger/ Compass

All That We Know/ Jason Spooner/ The Flame You Follow/ Spooner Records

Fortunate Son/ Todd Snider/ Peace Queer/ Mri Associated

Wide River To Cross/ Levon Helm/ Dirt Farmer/ Vanguard Records

Midnight On The Water/ Harvey Reid/ Of Wind And Water/ Woodpecker Records

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