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7:35 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Air Traffic Control Tower In Nashua To Stay Open Through September

Credit Photo: Sheryl Rich-Kern

The Air Traffic Control tower at Boire Field in Nashua will remain open at least through September.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday that the FAA would be able to keep 149 low activity contract towers open through the end of the fiscal year.

That includes the tower in Nashua, which was originally on the list of towers slated to close in June because of across the board spending cuts known as the sequester.

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Business and Economy
6:59 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Survey: Perception Of New Hampshire Economy Unchanged In 2013

After an improvement from 2011 to 2012, the perception of the New Hampshire economy has remained relatively unchanged over the past year.

That’s according to the latest Business and Industry Association Report on Consumer Confidence, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

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Folk Show
9:25 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Folk Calendar

Monday, May 13


>>>The Fretless  at the Colebrook Country Club ~  Colebrook, NH, ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org 603-237-9302, 603-246-8998



Friday, May 17


>>>Delbert McClinton w/ The Dusty Gray Band at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.flyingmonkeynh.com

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Folk Show
9:21 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 5.12.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Candles In The Rain (Childless Mothers)/ Darrell Scott/ A Crooked Road/ Full Lights

Every Mother's Son/ Chris Smither/ Hundred Dollar Valentine/ Signature Sounds

And Her Mother Came Too/ Don McLean/ Favorites and Rarities/ Capitol

The Sweetest Gift, A Mother's Smile/ The Sweetback Sisters Chicken Ain't Chicken/ Signature Sounds

78% H2O/ Ani DiFranco/ Canon / Righteous Babe

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NH News
7:38 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

N.H. House Panel To Vote On Casino Bill

A special joint House panel will vote Wednesday whether to support legalizing a casino in New Hampshire.

The House Ways and Means and Finance committees will discuss possible changes to a Senate bill that would allow up to 5,000 video slot machines and 150 table games before voting on a recommendation.

Even if the panel recommends killing the bill, groups are working on changes to it to try to win votes to pass it.

Best of Public Radio
2:00 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Vinyl Cafe: Mother's Day

Credit via PRX

The Vinyl Cafe features music - both live and recorded from new and established artists from throughout Canada. It also chronicles the misadventures of Dave, owner of a small record store and his family and neighbors. Host Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist.

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NH News
11:24 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Nashua Fundraiser Set For Bombing Victim Bauman

A fundraiser in New Hampshire will take place to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeffrey Bauman, whose vivid description of one of the bombing suspects helped police crack the case.

The fundraiser is set for Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Tulley Automotive in Nashua, a short distance from the Costco store where Bauman works. Bauman lives in Chelmsford, Mass.

Bauman's picture was featured prominently in newspapers around the world, captured in a photograph being whisked away from the finish line, his legs sheared by shrapnel.

Health
8:10 am
Sat May 11, 2013

N.H. Panel Urges Action On Health Overhaul Funding

A committee advising New Hampshire on implementing the federal health overhaul law is urging state lawmakers to move quickly in accepting federal money intended for consumer assistance and outreach.

The Health Exchange Advisory Board, whose members represent consumers, health care providers, insurers and businesses, drafted a letter Friday saying that timely, effective outreach will be impossible unless the Legislature accepts the money.

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NH News
12:54 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Bobby Jindal Speaks In Manchester

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaking at a fundraiser in Manchester.
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, made an appearance at a Republican Fundraiser in Manchester.

The central theme of the fundraiser was the defeat Republicans suffered in the 2012 elections, and the new tack the party must take to wrest the power back from Democrats.

Jindal told the room of about 50 supporters that Republicans mustn't let their defeat lead to inaction and that the party should stay true to its values:

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets

Credit Courtesy of Harbor Homes

When Matt Milbourn, a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War, found himself unexpectedly made homeless,  Harbor Homes was there for him.

In addition to operating a homeless shelter, Harbor Homes also manages a reintegration program, offering services, healthcare, and education to homeless veterans and their families. Matt earned his CphT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) through the program, and now teaches computer education and life skills classes at Harbor Homes.

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Arts & Culture
4:20 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

N.H.'s Film Office Takes Lead In Promoting Crowdfunding Filmmakers

Rae Dawn Chong is using IndieGoGo to raise $25,000 to produce a TV pilot called "The Celebrant."
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Crowdfunding is providing a new avenue of fundraising for New Hampshire’s independent filmmakers looking to make their projects a reality.

The state’s film and television office has taken a lead role in helping to promote film projects based in the Granite State using the online model of raising money.

It’s crunch time for Rae Dawn Chong.

We’re at a café in downtown Portsmouth, and she’s talking about meeting her fundraising goal of $25,000.

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NH News
11:56 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Bass Fishing Newest High School Sport In N.H.

Winnisquam High School show off their haul at Thursday's first N.H. high school bass tournament.
Todd Bookman NHPR

  

This was no place for marching bands, pep rallies or cheerleaders. Fifty four teams, each composed of two students, met on the dark waters of Lake Winnipesaukee under threatening skies.

“I’ve got a spinning rod set up, I’m going to be fishing mostly spinners,” says Campbell High School Junior Connor Perry. “My other teammate is going to be fishing mostly some worms. See what works out today, got to see what they want.”  

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Granite Seen
9:36 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 10

Wendy Booth at a beehive she adopted.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR
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Arts & Culture
9:31 am
Fri May 10, 2013

N.H. This Weekend: Knights & Knitting

Something Wild
9:20 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold
Credit Dave Anderson

Among the most conspicuous wildflowers of early May, my favorite is a native wetland plant, the yellow so-called “Marsh Marigold.” It’s also called “American cowslip” and is always found blooming early in marshes, roadside ditches, fens and wet woodlands and at watery edges of damp pastures.

Marsh marigold is a hardy, native perennial. It’s considered to be one of the ancestral plants of the northern latitudes. It’s thought to have thrived in torrents of post-glacial melt-water following the last “glaciation” in the northern hemisphere.

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