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4:22 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Conference Takes On Issues Facing Nonprofits

Terry Knowles explains the Charitable Trusts Unit's work at the Culture OneStop conference.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

With more than 8,400 nonprofits operating in New Hampshire, a lot of residents volunteer to serve on boards, sometimes without knowing what’s involved.  A number of state agencies held the "Culture OneStop" conference in Concord today.

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Word of Mouth
3:18 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Word Of Mouth 06.01.2013

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One week of great radio, boiled down to a single delicious hour of spectacular programming.

This week, historic re-enactment meets medieval sporting event in the incredibly painful-looking "Battle Of The Nations".  Also, a smart guy explains "The Quantum Internet", the untold story of how thousands of women unwittingly helped build the first atomic bomb, and NH singer-songwriter Tristan Omand performs live from Studio D.

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Granite Seen
9:05 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 31

Londonderry High School's Marching Lancer Band leads the Memorial Day parade in Londonderry on Monday.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley
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North Country
7:08 am
Fri May 31, 2013

The Unusual Ascenders

The Unusual Ascenders
Sean Hurley

The 3rd Annual Alton Weagle Unusual Ascent Day took place this past Monday on Mount Washington.  With fresh snow closing the summit, participants still gathered at the base of the Auto Road to walk, ran, paddle and roll their way to the snowline.  As NHPR’s Sean Hurley reports, it’s an event that blends the difficult with the whimsical. 

75 year old Otok Ben-Hvar stares at the white powder top of Mount Washington. He’s about to go rolling along the Auto Road in a shambling contraption of five inner tubes.  

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

NH this Weekend: Classic Games, Cocktails and Chili

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz details three events this weekend in the Granite State:


The International Classic Video Game Tournament


Wanna practice? Play some classic video games right now.



7th Annual Portsmouth Cocktail Competition


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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Small Bird, Big Song

Credit Shanthanu Bhardwaj / Flickr/Creative Commons

As spring moves into summer, birdsong is in full voice. The winter wren, weighing only one third of an ounce, is tiny in stature but boasts an energetic song made up of over 100 individual notes.

Why such a big song from such a small bird? The winter wren makes its home among root tangles and boulders, and unlike birds of open spaces, birds particular to dense, enclosed spaces need a strong song to have it carry far.

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NH News
5:03 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Hot Temperatures On The Way For The Weekend

New Hampshire got its first taste of summer on Thursday, and temperatures are expected to climb into the nineties over the weekend.

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NH News
4:28 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Auto Dealers Bill Heads To Hassan

The so-called Dealers bill of rights passed both chamber of the legislature by wide margins. And the State Senate agreed to House changes to the bill without debate. Prior to that vote  Senate Commerce committee Chairman Andy Sanborn said the bill has profited from input from all sides.

"I’d like to send our appreciation over to the house for doing all the work, the deep dive that we expect from them to make a good bill a better bill."

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North Country
3:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

20th Annual Fields Of Lupine Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

The 20th Annual Fields of Lupine Festival gets underway this weekend. It runs from June 1-15. This is a picture from last year's festival.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

The 20th annual Fields of Lupine Festival gets underway this weekend.

The event pays homage to the purple wildflower, which blossoms around this time each year in the North Country.

Festival organizers say the lupines are blooming, despite the recent cold weather and snow fall.

The festival kicks off with a parade through downtown Franconia on Saturday.

There will also be open air markets, concerts and an art show.

The festival ends on June 15.

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NH News
2:50 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Ceremony Recognizes A Debt 'As Great And As Old As This Nation'

Flags were set next to each of the approximately 6,000 graves at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on Thursday.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Hundreds turned out Thursday for a Memorial Day ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

There are roughly 6,000 people buried in the state’s veterans cemetery.

And Governor Maggie Hassen told the audience at Thursday’s ceremony that we owe our freedom to each of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

“Our debt to them and to all of those who died in service is as great and as old as this nation.”

It was a day to celebrate the lives of those lost serving their country.

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North Country
12:41 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

North Country Events

Compiled and written by Tova Cohen of Franconia

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

MARK SHELTON CONCERT TO BENEFIT MISS LITTLETON AREA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, LITTLETON

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Health
5:02 am
Thu May 30, 2013

How An Experiment In Oregon Is Impacting N.H.'s Medicaid Expansion Decision

One of the biggest and most contentious issues of this spring’s budgeting process remains whether or not the state should expand Medicaid. When the Supreme Court ruled last summer on the Affordable Care Act, it said the Federal government can’t force states to expand. Instead, states must be given a choice about growing the health care program for the poor.

Governor Hassan and the Democratically controlled House favor expansion, and the House included it in its proposed spending plan.

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NH News
5:21 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Airline Industry Changes Hit Manchester, Small Airports Hard

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A recent MIT report shows many small airports are struggling as more passengers book flights out of big cities. 

And the findings are stark. Out of 74 small hub airports, only six added flights over five years.  The vast majority, like Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, saw declines. 

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NH News
4:55 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

In N.H., Hikers Head Out Unprepared

In New Hampshire this summer, many hikers will hit the trail without proper gear.  That’s the word from a new Brown University study. The report finds that younger hikers and those on shorter journeys are particularly likely to trek unprepared.

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NH News
4:35 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Special Olympics Flame Makes Its Way Through Concord

Kerry Morency of Derry lights the Special Olympics flame at the State House Plaza in Concord on Wednesday.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

The Special Olympics Summer Games kick off Friday at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

The Special Olympics flame made its way through Concord on Wednesday.

Kerry Morency of Derry had the honor of lighting the Special Olympics flame in the State House Plaza.

She’s been involved in Special Olympics since she was 12, and says she enjoys the camaraderie and the competition.

“Just having new friends, meeting new friends, old friends, and competing for the gold. Definitely for the gold medal.”

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