Today, prize-winning author Salman Rushdie enjoys a life in the public eye and a literary career rife with accolades, using his work to examine the cultural connection - and disconnection - between East and West and the history and experiences of Asian diaspora, all through the lens of magical realism.
This week marks both the beginning and end of moose hunting season. The prospect of bagging the New Hampshire icon draws thousands of hunters from around the country, but a limited number of permits mean only a small percentage ever get a moose in their sights.
At Camp Inter-Actions, blind and visually-impaired children have the opportunity to do all the usual summer-camp things -- like boating and swimming and crafts. And the unusual -- like creating a full-scale choral production.
Camper: I’m absolutely music obsessed, so my favorite camp activity is music. I could do that all day long. I thihnk we do a fantastic job, Duy is a great director.
Duy Bui started there as a junior counselor, went to the Manhattan School of Music, and has gone on to create a choral program at the camp.
The federal government has begun soliciting bids for the construction of a Jobs Corps Center in Manchester, three years after the project was stalled by contract language that would have required the center be built by union labor.
Generations ago, when people lived closer to the natural world, more outdoors than in, mild October days were called "bluebird weather. "The eastern bluebirds' gentle, quizzical notes were familiar and their distinctive habits recognized. A bluebird family remains together this time of year when most other bird species disperse. They favor field or open habitat, and typically perch on branches at field edge when they feed. Family members take turns dropping down to the ground then return to perch, one after another, most likely in pursuit of grasshopper or cricket.
President Obama tells crowd of 6000 in Manchester that Mitt Romney has failed to explain how he’d pay for his tax cut plan.
NH is the third swing state the president visited since Tuesday’s debate. And as soon as he hit the stage, the president told the crowd that Mitt Romney had whiffed when he was asked to explain the math of his proposed tax cuts.
"Listen NH, you’ve heard of the New Deal, the square deal, the fair deal. Mitt Romney’s trying to sell you a sketchy deal. You don’t need a sketchy deal.”
In New Hampshire, a statewide task force on effective teaching is publishing new guidelines to improve the quality of teaching. One issue that’s getting a closer look is teacher mentoring programs. In Nashua, one mentoring program works to groom better teachers and keep them in the classroom for years to come.
This week we’re looking at jobs – specifically, what the candidates for New Hampshire governor would do about them. Today All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks to the Libertarian nominee, John Babiarz.
Ask any voter, or candidate for political office, this election cycle about the top campaign issue, and you’re bound to hear “jobs, jobs, jobs.”
As such, we'll talk with each candidate for governor about how they plan to improve New Hampshire’s economy and create jobs. We begin with Republican candidate Ovide Lamontagne, who has dubbed his economic plan the "Prosperity Agenda." He speaks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.