It’s a sad sign of holiday desperation that in many towns, burglaries and thefts spike around the holidays. Two years ago a landmark seasonal statue was stolen from a small New Hampshire town…now a gallery in Massachusetts is trying to find it through the power of art.
Donato Cabrera is the man Festival officials say will provide “bold, visionary leadership” in the years to come. But first, he joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about his new job - which, by the way, is in addition to jobs with orchestras in San Francisco and Green Bay.
Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan names veteran statehouse staffers and an Obama campaign worker to advise on legislative matters, policy, and appointments:
Will Craig, who served as a Hassan aide during her time in the State Senate and as a spokesman during her campaign, will be her Policy Director.
Amy Kennedy, Deputy State Political director for President Obama's reelection campaign, will be Hassan's Policy Adviser. Kennedy, has also been a staffer in the Florida statehouse and worked for Planned Parenthood.
New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen says she will support John Kerry for Secretary of State.
President Barack Obama is expected to tap the Massachusetts Senator to replace Hillary Clinton, who is stepping down.
In Hudson on Monday, Shaheen said Kerry is more than qualified for the job.
“I worked on his campaign to become president. I think he’s got a lot of experience internationally. I’ve served with him on the foreign relations committee for the last four years. I think he’d be terrific.”
The world is now fully meme-ified, meaning that trends on web culture often drive pop culture as a whole. Remember when MTV was developing its visual style with quick camera cuts and a fast pace and so forth? After a while, sports broadcasts started picking up on that style, and then other shows, and now it's everywhere. You're seeing the same progression with web culture. You saw sports and pro wrestling really integrate Twitter into their shows and now you see hashtags in the corner of the screen during TV shows of all kinds.
With Christmas a week away, shoppers are crowding into malls, outlets, and downtown shopping districts looking for last-minute gifts. But, for those looking for unusual handmade gifts, there’s another, unorthodox, option available.
The commission's list of threats to NH’s water quality is lengthy: too much pavement, aging dams and public water infrastructure, increased rainfall from climate change, and so on. The report estimates over the next ten years the state will need to invest $2.9 billion to confront just the infrastructure side of these issues.