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3:36 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

250 Years In The Making: Towns We're Visiting

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

Over the next year, producer Keith Shields will be visiting thirteen New Hampshire towns that are either turning or celebrating 250 years, looking to dig up the interesting, near-forgotten, and quirky stories that make each town unique. The series will kick off later this week with New Boston, with Plymouth coming up next month. Our map will let you know where else Keith will be going!

(Note: Numbers in legend do not indicate the order they will come up in the series.)

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Inside NHPR
1:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Top Stories: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here; One Decade Of The Free State Project

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

1. NH News: Video: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here

As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: are New Hampshire's roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes? NHPR's newsroom answers those questions with a 3-minute animation.

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NH News
10:31 am
Mon April 8, 2013

N.H. Museum Exhibits Rare Monet Painting

A Currier Museum docent leads a group of fifth-grade students from Green Acres Elementary School.
Credit Ali Kuzmickas

A new exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire features a rare impressionist painting.

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Politics
10:23 am
Mon April 8, 2013

On The Political Front For April 8

The House passes their budget, which does not include gambling, but funds some of Governor Hassan's priorities, such as mental health and higher education; the budget-writing process now moves to the Senate, where it is likely to see numerous changes; the Senate hears several high-profile bills this week, including a reinstatement of the state minimum wage; Scott Brown announces he "would not rule out" a Senate run in NH.

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Education
5:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Volunteer Surrogate Parents Fill Role For Special Needs Students

Linda Potter conducts a training session for the educational surrogate program.
Michael Brindley/NHPR

Children with special needs are required to have someone making critical decisions about what’s in the best interest of their education. But some children have no one to fill that role.

That’s where New Hampshire’s educational surrogate program comes in. But it’s need of more volunteers to fill gaps in some parts of the state.

Linda Potter always starts her training sessions with a lesson in perception.

“Tell me what you see,” she asks the group.

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Folk Show
11:02 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Folk Calendar 4.7.13

Tuesday, April 9


>>>The Tannahill Weavers at the Rialto Theater ~ Lancaster, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org



Wednesday, April 10


>>>The Tannahill Weavers  at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-491-0273  www.necelticarts.com


Thursday, April 11

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Folk Show
9:28 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 4.7.13

Spinning Gold/ Craig Werth/ The Spokes Man/ Craig Werth

Blessed/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Defying Gravity/ Philo

The Mixed Marriage/ Tommy Sands/ To Shorten the Winter/ Green Linnet

A Heart Needs A Home/ Richard & Linda Thompson/ Watching The Dark / Hannibal

Anyway/ Suzzy & Maggie Roche/ Zero Church/ Red House

Ruby Tuesday/ Patty Larkin/ Anyway The Main Thing Is/ Vanguard Records

Blind Willie McTell/ The Band/ Jericho/ Pyramid Media

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Business and Economy
3:29 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

145 Businesses Pitch Their Products At Made In N.H. Expo

The Skinny Towel & Washcloth Company's owners, husband and wife team Michelle and Marty O'Donnell, dressed as their company mascot.
Emily Corwin NHPR

More than 10,000 people filed into the Manchester Radisson’s Expo Center this weekend to taste test, try on, and purchase products made by 145 New Hampshire companies. 

Stretch’s Pickles of Keene was one of those businesses.

Owners Glenna and Craig Hjelm say both Craig’s parents and their kids pitch in to make the business thrive:

It’s all in the family, our website was created by one of our sons, they all help out at the farmers markets, boxing pickles, picking cucumbers, everything.

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Best of Public Radio
12:00 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Humankind: The Diet-Climate Connection, Hour 1

What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? This Humankind documentary project, by award-winning producer David Freudberg, examines how the foods we eat affect the planet we inhabit. In a period of extreme weather associated with climate change -- 2012 was the hottest summer on record -- our food choices can make a difference. Agriculture is a heavy emitter of heat-trapping gases. And in this sound-rich production, listeners will learn that some foods (fruits and vegetables) often have a much lighter environmental footprint than others (meat and dairy).

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NH News
3:22 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Immigration Rally Held In Nashua

Immigration Rally in Nashua
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Labor Unions and activist groups held a rally for immigration reform in front of Nashua City Hall Saturday.


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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Lakes Region Community Services Draws Up Blueprints For Families Coping With Autism

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Lakes Region Community Services helps children with autism and their families through their early intervention program and autism center. Christian Lapierre was 15 months old when his mom, Denise, realized something was wrong and called Lakes Region Community Services.

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NH News
4:46 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Nashua Airport Tower To Remain Open Until June

Nashua Airport Tower
Ryan Lessard NHPR

The FAA announced Friday it will postpone one hundred forty nine contract control tower closures until June.


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Granite Seen
2:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Photos: Week Of April 5th

Dr. Hogan performs a procedure with the Makoplasty machine at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR
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NH News
1:06 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

New London Police Chief Resigns, Lawsuit Still Possible

Former New London Police Chief David Seastrand
Credit Town of New London

The female victim of a New Hampshire police chief’s alleged sexual misconduct is not ruling out a civil suit against the town or officer.

New London Police Chief David Seastrand resigned Thursday. Authorities say on March 6th , he told a Colby-Sawyer College student he would drop an underage drinking charge if she agreed to pose nude for photographs.  

The Attorney General’s office investigated the incident, but agreed to not press charges against Seastrand in exchange for his immediate resignation.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

NH this Weekend: Made in NH

Credit Hippo

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz previews the Made in NH Expo and a new exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art- "Crafting Settlement".

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