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Word of Mouth
1:08 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

States Differ In Defining, Supporting "Gifted" Students

Findings from a recently published national survey suggest that gifted students are getting the shaft. The survey looked at how states define, identify, and accommodate gifted students.

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Word of Mouth
12:30 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Snowshoe Racing: Winter's Leisure Sport Speeds Up

The starting line at The Sidehiller
Sean Hurley for NHPR

The Sidehiller snowshoe race in Center Sandwich is the oldest snowshoe race in New Hampshire…a remarkable distinction for an event that began in 2005. We sent correspondent Sean Hurley on a radio field trip to learn  more about the fast-growing winter sport.

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Environment
12:00 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

New England Fishermen Face Grim Vote On Cuts

New England's fishing fleet is facing grim news as regulators meet to consider steep cuts in catch limits that fishermen warn will trigger industry collapse.

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NH News
5:30 am
Wed January 30, 2013

N.H. Lawmakers Consider Banning Certain Fireworks... Again

John Raymond, Assistant Director for the State Fire Marshal testifying in favor of HB 336.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Two years after New Hampshire legalized the sale of certain powerful fireworks, lawmakers are considering banning them. This second look was prompted by a pyrotechnic explosion in Pelham last summer that injured eight adults and five children.

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NH News
4:56 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Program For Troubled Kids Gets Hearing In Statehouse

State lawmakers heard testimony today on a bill to restore money to the CHINS program, or Children in Need of Services. The program puts troubled kids under the supervision of the courts, and provides counseling and placement in a group home, if needed.

Roughly 1,000 New Hampshire youth each year received services before budget cuts effectively ended the program in 2011.

Representative Laura Pantelakos urged House budget writers to restore funding.

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Environment
3:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Decarbonizing The Grid: Where Are We?

Cellulose insulation is piped from a Bruss Construction trailer into the attic of an old, drafty home in Hopkinton, NH
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

New Hampshire’s energy grid relies heavily on fossil fuels like oil and coal, and getting the grid off of those fuels will be a major hurdle in addressing the challenge of global warming.

But here in New Hampshire, it’s proving a steep challenge to get carbon out of the electric supply, without breaking the bank for customers or utilities. But that doesn’t mean that people aren’t trying. As part of a weeklong look at New Hampshire’s Energy Future, we ask what’s being done about CO2?

Efficiency First

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue January 29, 2013

New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner, Christopher Clement

Today, we sit down  with the Department of Transportation Commissioner, Christopher Clement, covering everything from road and toll projects to ways of funding transportation improvements and taking a look at what Commissioner Clement hopes to accomplish in 2013.

Guest:

Christopher Clement - Commissioner of the NH Department of Transportation

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NH News
3:41 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

BAE Systems To Lay Off 200 In N.H.

New Hampshire’s number one manufacturing employer announced Monday that it will lay off 200 people in the state.


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Inside NHPR
10:36 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Top Stories: Flu Fever Hits The Granite State; Running Through Time On The Sandwich Notch Rd.

Credit Sean Hurley

1. The Exchange: Flu Fever Hits The Granite State

The influenza season started much earlier this year and the strain is considered more severe.  Many worry how much of a toll this will take. In New Hampshire, at least twenty people have died from the flu already.

2. Arts & Culture: Running Through Time On The Sandwich Notch Rd.

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Politics
9:31 am
Mon January 28, 2013

On The Political Front For January 28

The New Hampshire Republican Party voted this past Saturday and chose former Congressional candidate Jennifer Horn to be their latest chairperson; and a repeal of the "Stand Your Ground" law comes up before committee in the House of Representatives.

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Environment
5:30 am
Mon January 28, 2013

A Decade Of Deregulation

PSNH's control center monitors the flow of electricity across the grid in New Hampshire.
Credit PSNH

New Hampshire is about to start re-thinking its 10 year energy plan. But to understand the future of energy, it’s important to understand the energy past, and how we got to our current energy mix.

In the first of a week-long series looking at where we are and will be getting our electricity, here is this look at today's grid.

You flick a switch, and the lights come on, the microwave starts, the computer boots up.

But apart from knowing that yes, there are some power plants around burning various things to generate juice, how does this all happen?

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NH News
5:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Cost Of N.H. Voter ID Law Adds Up As New Requirements Roll Out

  New Hampshire election officials are preparing for the cost of rolling out the next phase of the state’s voter ID law.

Starting with elections this fall, voters without identification must have their pictures taken by a poll worker before casting a ballot.

Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan says his department estimates purchasing a digital camera and printer for each of the state’s 330 polling sites, plus backups, will cost roughly $85,000.

He says the department will also have to hire someone to oversee the new requirements.

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Folk Show
9:02 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 1.27.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Little Liza Jane/ Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer/ When I Go/ Signature Sounds

A Promise To California/ Doug Wamble/ Fast As Years, Slow As Days/ Doug Wamble

A Man's A Man For a' That/ Ed Miller/ Songs from Sing Out! v.53#3/ www.singout.org

Green Eyes/ Kate Wolf/ Weaver Of Visions - Anthology / Rhino

The Long Haul/ Rising Appalachia/ Filthy Dirty South/ Rising Appalachia

Lord Inchiquin/ Robin Bullock/ Majesty And Magic/ Dancing Wolf Records

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Folk Show
8:55 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Folk Calendar


Friday, February 1



>>>Maeve, Jim Trick opens at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA  ~ www.meandthee.org 781-631-8987


>>>Occidental Gypsy at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:00 PM ~ www.twilightmusic.org 802-254-9276
 


Saturday, February 2

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The Tobolowsky Files
2:00 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

The Classic

The Tobolowsky Files is a series of specials featuring profound, moving, and hilarious true stories about life, love and Hollywood, written and performed by author and actor Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen has played cops, robbers, murderers and super heroes in over 200 roles for film and television but on The Tobolowsky Files he always plays himself. You will recognize his voice and face from his many appearances on Glee, Seinfeld, Deadwood and the Mindy Project; plus a roster of iconic films that includes Ground Hog Day and Thelma and Louise.

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