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5:30 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Commission Starts Meetings

A commission created to study the expansion of Medicaid in New Hampshire is meeting for the first time today. Commission members will have to be asked to dispassionately weigh what has become a highly partisan issue.

The voting members of the commission include six state lawmakers – three democrats and three republicans – two representatives of the healthcare industry, and a policy expert from a conservative think tank.

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Folk Show
10:01 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Folk Show Calendar 7.7.13 (concerts, dances and festivals)

Wednesday, July 10

>>>Justin Townes Earle at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.prescottpark.org

>>> Vishten at the Skye Theater~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

>>>Harvey Reid at Lobsters In The Rough ~ York, ME ~ 6pm ~ 207-363-4721

 

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Folk Show
9:45 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 7.7.2013

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Willow/ Brother Sun/ Some Part of the Truth/ Brother Sun Music

Wild Bill Jones/ Pharis and Jason Romero/  Long Gone Out West Blues/ Lula Records

Hard Travelin'/ Jimmy LaFave/ Woody Guthrie: At 100! (Live At The Kennedy Center)/ Sony Legacy

I Look So Happy,Triangle Mouth Waltz/ Kristina Olsen/ Kristina Olsen/ Rounder Records

Pastures of Plenty/ Judy Collins/ Woody Guthrie: At 100! (Live At The Kennedy Center)/ Sony Legacy

You Better Let That Liar Alone/ Harmony Sisters/ The Early Years/ Harmony Sound

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Monadnock Summer Lyceum
3:00 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

The Future Of Healthcare

Dr. Martin Makary
Credit Keith Weller / via monadnocklyceum.org

*Note: Due to an error on July 7th, we will air this lecture on Sunday, August 18 at 3 p.m. The audio is also available for streaming below. We apologize for any inconvenience.*

-What will healthcare look like in 10 years?

-How can I prepare for the new healthcare landscape?

-What are the best and worst aspects to the new healthcare system ahead?

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Happy Frost Day! Historic Franconia House Hosts Poetry Event

Credit Leslie Jones / Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

For more than 30 years, Robert Frost’s old home in Franconia has celebrated the poet on the first Sunday of July.  The Frost Place’s Executive Director Maudelle Driskell says the annual event draws a variety of visitors.

“And it’s everybody from people, just [from] the local area--they want to come out and listen to the readings and see the Frost Place--to people that specifically come up to hear readings on Frost Day, and tourists that are traveling through," Driskell says.  "This year, we hope that we’ll have more families.”

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Foodstuffs
1:17 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

2013 A Big Year For Small N.H. Brewers

Credit Adam Fagen / Flickr Creative Commons

Although New Hampshire has slipped to the number-two spot nationally in beer sales, it's been a good year for the state's small brewers.  New Hampshire Brewers Guild Kevin Bloom discussed these developments with Weekend Edition host Amanda Loder.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Portsmouth African Burying Ground Commemorates Past

This is an artist's approximation of the burials on Chestnut Street which is home to the recently rediscovered site in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It is the only archaeolgically authenticated 18th century African burying ground in all of New England.
African Burying Ground NH

During the 1700's, many Portsmouth residents were of African descent– some slave, some free— and were buried in a segregated cemetery. That cemetery was built over, its boundaries obscured. A public works crew rediscovered the site and now the restoration of its dignity has begun. Kelvin Edwards is working on the Portsmouth African Burying Ground Memorial.

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NH News
5:54 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Former Congresswoman Giffords' Tour Pushes For Stronger Background Checks

Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly stop in Manchester on Friday to make the case for stronger background checks for gun sales.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly were in New Hampshire Friday to push for stronger background checks for gun sales.

The stop was part of their seven-state Rights and Responsibilities tour.

At a Manchester press conference, Giffords spoke slowly but passionately, as she called on lawmakers to have the courage to pass stronger gun control laws.

“Now is the time to come together. Be responsible. Democrats. Republicans. Everyone.”

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All Things Considered
5:15 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

A "Bermuda High" Brings A Hot Weekend To New Hampshire

It’s been an unusual weather week in New Hampshire. It started with heavy rains that brought flash flooding to some parts of the state. Those floods washed out roads and led to evacuations and power outages.

And then, a heat wave, with temperatures reaching well into the 90’s for many parts of the state.

Meteorologist Rob St. Pierre explains the recent weather to All Things Considered host Brady Carlson, and looks ahead at the weather to come.

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NH News
4:13 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Flooded N.H. Roads Slowly Begin To Reopen

Credit VTDarkStar / Flickr Creative Commons

Some roads damaged by floods last week and early this week have reopened, but the clean-up will continue for some time.

The havoc wreaked by flooding was concentrated along the Connecticut River Valley. Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton says Rt. 12A, which runs along western edge of the state from White River Junction to Keene, remains closed in Plainfield and Alstead. As does Rt. 120 in Lebanon.

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Granite Seen
11:49 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Photos: Week Of July 5

"Hoss" applies oatmeal to the copper piping leading out of his moonshine still. Oatmeal helps keep the seams tight.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR
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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

New Hampshire - Crawling With Ticks?

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Here's a dubious Granite State superlative: New Hampshire has the third highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country following Delaware and Connecticut!

Southern New Hampshire is prime tick habitat. Deer ticks - not dog ticks - are THE vector for human Lyme disease. Two-toned solid colored deer ticks, also called "black-legged ticks" are smaller than familiar mottled brown dog ticks.

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NH News
5:28 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Reenactors In Wool Brave Heat And Humidity At Strawbery Banke American Celebration

The Salem Trayned Band shows off their Pike drill at the Strawbery Banke Museum on July 4
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  The Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth was bustling on Thursday with its annual 4th of July American Celebration. 

Crowds are gathered around a lemonade vendor, dolling out plastic cups covered in condensation. Nearby, the doors of restored historic houses have been flung open, and visitors go inside for shade.

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NH News
5:15 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Shaheen Lauds Immigration Reform Bill At Portmsouth Naturalization Ceremony

Navy Color Guard, July 4 naturalization ceremony, Strawbery Banke,Portsmouth
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  One hundred twenty-four people from over 50 nations gathered in Portsmouth on Independence day to become American citizens.

Senior Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke before the jubilant crowd. After urging the new Americans to contribute to the nation by participating in civic life, she brought up the immigration reform bill the US Senate signed last week:

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All Things Considered
4:43 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

New Hampshire Muralist Barry Faulkner Immortalized Declaration's Signers

Barry Faulkner's mural "The Declaration" sits above the special case at the National Archives in Washington which houses the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

On this Fourth of July we take a look at a New Hampshire connection to the Declaration of Independence.

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