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4:56 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Several Surgeries Later, N.H. Family Injured In Marathon Blasts Coming Home

Ron and Karen Brassard are from Epsom. They are pictured here moments before the explosions at the Boston Marathon last week.
Credit Courtesy: Karen Brassard

An Epsom family injured in the Boston Marathon bombings expect to be able to return home Wednesday.

Ron Brassard needed three surgeries and a skin graft on his left leg to repair damage from the blast.

His wife Karen says he expects to be released from Tufts Medical Center on Wednesday.

“Where the injury was on his left leg, they also did the graft on this left leg, so it’s kind of isolated, the injuries are all isolated on the one leg, so that he does have his right leg to be able to support himself and be able to get around.”

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NH News
4:26 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

'Stand Your Ground' Repeal Gets Senate Hearing

GOP Senate leaders in have said they see no reason to again require people attempt to retreat if they can do so safely before they use deadly-force in self-defense. But Ryan Health, Chief of Police in Alton, law told the Senate judiciary committee that current law puts citizens at risk.

"What I am talking about is innocent bystanders, other individuals in public places."

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Awards
2:00 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

NHPR Awarded Three Regional Murrow Awards

Edward Epsen and two American Mulefoot pigs on Henwyn Farm.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

New Hampshire Public Radio was awarded 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards (for Region 10, Small Market) in three categories: Writing, News Documentary, and Use of Sound/Video.

Best Writing: Todd Bookman - Traditional Pork Production Finds Home In N.H.

On Edward Epsen’s farm in Salisbury, New Hampshire, around 40 pigs are doing what lucky pigs get to do: forage for acorns and graze in pastures high with Timothy grass.

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Business and Economy
11:41 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Economic Tensions Fuel Disagreement Between Car Makers and Dealers

Scott and Paul Holloway at Holloway Buick and GMC dealership in Portsmouth
Emily Corwin NHPR

As competition in the auto industry heats up, car makers are tightening their image and branding campaigns. But car dealers -- who feel financially vulnerable despite soaring profits -- say manufacturers are expecting them to pay too much of the price.

In New Hampshire, dealer organizations are behind a bill that would protect them from what they see as exploitation by manufacturers. Manufacturers argue that government shouldn't interfere with their private business contracts. The bill won near-unanimous support in the Senate, and is now being considered by the House.  

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NH News
11:25 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Gov. Hassan Orders Flags At Half-Staff Wednesday For Slain MIT Officer

Governor Maggie Hassan is directing flags at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of MIT Officer Sean Collier. 

The 26-year-old Somerville, Mass. resident was killed last week, allegedly by the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Family and friends are holding a private funeral for him today.

"We are united in our grief and in our pride in the law enforcement officers who gave so much to protect our people and bring the perpetrators to justice,” Governor Hassan said. “Sean Collier’s dedication to protecting others reflects the very best of the American spirit."

Morning Edition
9:30 am
Tue April 23, 2013

The Head of DRED

Jeffrey Rose is New Hampshire's new Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. He came to our studios to talk about what's on his to-do list, the experience he brings to the job, what the state gets right- and what could be improved.

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NH News
5:51 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Senator Ayotte Says Tsarnaev Should Have Been Declared Enemy Combatant

Sens. Ayotte and McCain were joined by former Sens. Gramm and Kerrey and Alice Rivlin, former Director, OMB at a panel discussion in Concord, Monday. NPR's Ari Shapiro (right) moderated.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

The White House says Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, the surviving marathon bombing suspect, will not be tried as an enemy combatant. That comes after New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte weighed in saying that not declaring him an enemy combatant might be a national security mistake.


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Education
5:33 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Senate Unlikely To Boost University Funding

New Hampshire’s public universities made a pitch for restored funding to the budget writers in the New Hampshire State Senate Monday, but they got a lukewarm response.

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North Country
5:00 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Sometimes A Long And Scary Wait: Getting A Trooper In The North Country

Credit Chris Jensen

Audio of broadcast version.

The scared woman sitting at “Response to Sexual and Domestic Violence,” a women’s shelter in Coos County, hasn’t heard Gov. Hassan talk about the need for more troopers in the North Country.

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NH News
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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