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3:41 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

First Rudman Center Event Attracts Big Names

The new Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

A series of panel discussions on budget issues helped kick off the opening of the Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Law School Monday. The event was jam-packed with big names…


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NH News
2:42 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Some In N.H. Tourism Not Yet Sold On Benefits Of Casino

An attendee checks out a booth at the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Concord on Monday.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

As Governor Maggie Hassan touts the benefits of a high-end casino for the state, some in the tourism industry have concerns about what it will do for New Hampshire’s image.

At the governor’s conference on tourism in Concord on Monday, Governor Hassan didn’t directly address what impact a casino would have on the industry.

But in an interview after her speech, she said a destination casino would ultimately benefit already existing tourism industries by bringing more people to the state.

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NH News
10:48 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Warren B. Rudman Center Opens

Sen. John McCain describing his time with Warren B. Rudman
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Prominent Democrats and Republicans were on hand to honor Warren B. Rudman, who represented New Hampshire for two terms in Washington.

Governor Maggie Hassan and senators Jean Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte all spoke at the event.

They were joined by Rudman's former colleagues in the Senate: Judd Gregg, Bob Kerrey, Phil Gramm, and the keynote speaker of the even, senator John McCain.

McCain credited Rudman with introducing him to the people of New Hampshire during his first presidential bid, and for serving as a role model for him:

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Politics
9:16 am
Mon April 22, 2013

On The Political Front For April 22

In the wake of the bombings in Boston, NH Senator Kelly Ayotte and other lawmakers are arguing for treating the remaining suspect as an enemy combatant, which would break new legal ground; the national gun bill fails to pass, with Senator Ayotte being the lone New England Senator to oppose the bill; the casino bill backed by Governor Hassan and the NH Senate is now being examined by the NH House Finance and Ways & Means committees; both branches of the NH Legislature continue to work on their budgets.

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Folk Show
9:08 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 4.21.13


Thursday, April 25


>>>The Jammin’ Divas at the Flying Goose Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~603-526-6899, www.flyinggoose.com           



Friday, April 26


>>> The Stray Birds and Three Tall Pines at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-631-8987 www.meandthee.org



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Folk Show
9:05 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 4.21.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Little Bird/ Becky Buller/ Sing Out 49 #2/ www.singout.org

Hey Broken/ Heather Maloney/ Heather Maloney/ Signature Sounds

Prisoner's Lament/ Jory Nash/ Sing Out 49 #2/ www.singout.org

Out Of The Fire/ Iris DeMent/ Sing The Delta/ Flanella Records

Blue-Eyed Boston Boy/ Mark Erelli/ The Memorial Hall Recordings/ Signature Sounds

Passing Through/ Catie Curtis/ Passing Through/ Compass Records

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Best of Public Radio
12:00 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

Grit, Luck and Money: Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through

YES Prep students at an informational session at the University of Oklahoma. YES Prep is a charter school network that serves a low-income population in Houston, Tex. and focuses on getting all of its students accepted into 4-year colleges.
Credit YES Prep Public Schools, via PRX

More people are going to college than ever before, but a lot of them aren't finishing. Low-income students, in particular, struggle to get to graduation. Only 9 percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting, and what leads a few to beat the odds and make it through? In this documentary, American RadioWorks correspondent Emily Hanford introduces us to young people trying to break into the middle class, teachers trying to increase their chances and researchers investigating the nature of persistence.

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NH News
6:00 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Sarah Long Bridge Repairs Ramp Up

Repair crews will start working seven day weeks Sunday to bring the Sarah Long Bridge back into service. 

Updated damage assessments have extended the expected repair date to roughly May 25th, according to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton.

“They’re gonna be working from dusk til dawn, seven days a week. And once they get the staging in place there may be a reevaluation as to whether they should go or can go 24 hours a day.”

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NH News
8:00 am
Sat April 20, 2013

NH Residents React To Suspect's Capture

New Hampshire residents have already started to react to the capture of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Fireworks could be heard in parts of Manchester on news of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Tsarnaev was apprehended alive after a standoff with police Friday night in Watertown.

Reactions in the Queen City ranged from happiness over his capture to relief.

One Manchester man was elated the suspect didn’t escape justice:

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Keene Community Kitchen Teaches Nutrition And Creative Cooking

Some years ago, Maria Dichtelmiller found herself unable to buy food and living in a shelter. She went to The Community Kitchen in Keene, a local food pantry.

While standing in line at the pantry, Maria noticed a chayote (a type of squash) had been sorted in with boxes of fruits. After pointing this out and explaining what a chayote was to the staff, they hired her as a volunteer. She now works at the Kitchen’s grain station and educates others on the value of food they might be unfamiliar with.

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National
9:51 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Second Suspect In Boston Bombings Captured

A 19-year-old student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. Police announce via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been captured. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in a furious attempt to escape police.

Granite Seen
5:29 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Photos: Week Of April 19th

Karen Brassard of Epsom shows the X-ray of the shrapnel in her leg. She was injured in the blast at the Boston Marathon.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley
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NH News
4:57 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Key Moments In Boston Manhunt

Key moments related to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, based on reports from the Middlesex County district attorney, Massachusetts State Police, and Boston police.

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Health
4:16 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Money To Implement Portion Of Health Law In N.H. Put On Hold

State lawmakers today put off a key vote on whether to accept Federal funds meant to support a partnership health exchange.

Earlier this month, the Feds awarded the state’s Insurance Department $5.4 million to pay for implementation of the Consumer Assistance portion of the new health exchange marketplace.

But on an 8-2 vote, members of the Joint Fiscal Committee tabled the motion, effectively delaying use of the portion of funds allocated for this fiscal year, roughly $340,000.

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