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

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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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Monadnock Summer Lyceum
3:00 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Is There An America Beyond Capitalism?

Gar Alperovitz
Credit via

Gar Alperovitz calls for an evolution, not a revolution, into a new system that would democratize the ownership of wealth, strengthen communities in diverse ways, and be governed by policies and institutions sophisticated enough to manage a large-scale, powerful economy.

What is the next system? It is not corporate capitalism, not state socialism, but something else— something entirely American, something building on our pragmatic American “can do” spirit that is also sophisticated about what it will ultimately take to alter our corporate dominated system over time.

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7:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

N.H. Motor Speedway Hosts Today's Sprint Cup Series Race

Today is the big day for racing at New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayNASCAR drivers will compete at the Loudon track this afternoon in a Sprint Cup series race.  While thousands of people have been taking in events all weekend, a group of hardcore fans is camping at the track.  Dennis Joyce is a Loudon regular.  He says he prefers NASCAR over all other sports.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Cornucopia Project Filling Kids' Cups

Third graders at DCS tending their garden.

The Cornucopia Project teaches kids to grow food -- and to make a lifetime of healthy eating choices. Susan Ellingwood and her third-graders in Dublin are old hands in their school garden -- which was established with help from the Cornucopia Project.

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Word of Mouth
8:00 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Word Of Mouth 07.13.2013

Credit sarahelizamoody via Flickr Creative Commons

Our sunniest content of the week, all in one smart and snazzy hour. This week, misogyny online, the return of legal internet poker, an app that proves you're on a public beach, surprising summer reads, and a photographer's documentation of vanishing highway rest stops.

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Business and Economy
3:12 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

PSNH President To Change Role; Will Focus On Northern Pass

Gary Long (L) and PSNH's Bob Bersack at the announcement of the new Northern Pass Route
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

President of Public Service of New Hampshire, Gary Long, is stepping down to focus on the contested Northern Pass Transmission Line. He will remain a prominent voice in New Hampshire energy policy.

PSNH says the decision will allow Long to turn his attention to shepherding Northern Pass through the permitting process. “Setting aside the day-to-day operations of PSNH will allow him to devote his full focus to these activities,” says company spokesman Martin Murray, adding that Long remains “absolutely committed” to the project.

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NH News
2:11 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

N.H. D.O.T. Prepares For Loudon Race

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is gearing up for its annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Loudon, and drivers should be prepared to adjust their travel routes on local roads. Sunday's race will bring about 37,000 extra drivers to state highways. N.H. Dept. of Transportation Public Information Officer Bill Boynton says that officials are prepared.

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The Exchange
10:59 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - July 15

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a discussion of President Obama's recently announced plan for tackling climate change -- an approach that includes curbing carbon emissions and fortifying communities against severe weather events, such as storms and droughts.  We'll also talk with a roundtable of Granite Staters about the debate in Washington over immigration reform. And we talk with Manchester Police Chief David Mara, as part of the news department's series on crime in the Queen City, starting Monday and running through Labor Day.

Granite Seen
9:28 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Photos: Week Of July 12

Mike Hvizda and Ryan Ferdinand are farmers and artists in Boscawen. Because farming is so costly, however, they are scaling back to focus on careers as realtors.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR
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9:18 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Dartmouth's Medical Helicopters Ready To Take On Foul Weather

One of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's two EC-135 medical helicopters sits on the pad in Lebanon, NH.
Todd Bookman NHPR

As head of Dartmouth’s mission control center for Medivac flights, Mark Pippy spends a lot of time grappling with New England weather.

“Oh, wait ten minutes: it is going to change,” Pippy jokes. “It is always partly cloudy to partly sunny, with a chance of showers, and there will be darkness. And you got it 100% of the time.”

Pippy has spent the past 19 years dispatching copters from Dartmouth’s Lebanon campus and a unit based in Manchester. Together, they fly around 1,400 calls each year. Now, he’s a got a new GPS tool to help.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

NH This Weekend: Fish N' Kids

Carly Gendell as Annie
Credit Ron St. Jean

It’s high summer, and that means getting outdoors with the kids. Amy Diaz, Editor for the Hippo has suggestions for family fun this weekend, including the Summer Fun Fishing Derby and a production of ‘Annie’ at Prescott Park.

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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Fireflies-- Beyond the Magic

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The twinkling fireflies of a summer night bring a little magic. If we think beyond the twinkling, we probably realize it is courtship in progress: the signals of males and females.

There are a couple dozen firefly species in New England, each with a unique series of flashes, from males in flight to females perched below. Beyond the magic, very few people have knowledge of the medical benefits as well: the use of a firefly's light-producing chemicals in bioluminescent imaging.

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5:23 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Farm Goes All In On Heirlooms

River Round Heritage Farm
Credit Courtesy of Alex Dowst

At farmer's markets, co-ops, and small local farms, heirloom tomatoes are becoming more common. They're older tomato breeds – some very old – that haven't been hybridized or genetically modified, and with seeds that can actually be planted to grow new tomatoes. A pair of young New Hampshire farmers wants to raise awareness that heirloom doesn't just mean tomatoes, and they've started what they say is the state's only all-heritage farm, River Round Heirloom, to prove it.

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NH News
3:59 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Gov. Hassan Signs Off On Allowing For 2 A.M. Last Call

Credit Adam Fagen / Flickr Creative Commons

Governor Maggie Hassan signed a bill into law this week that allows communities to extend last call for serving alcohol from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The law requires that the local governing body pass an ordinance approving the change before it can take effect.

Governor Spokesman Marc Goldberg said Hassan appreciated the bill allows local communities to decide whether to opt in to the new last call.

The New Hampshire Chiefs of Police opposed the legislation.

The law goes into effect Jan. 1.

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