NH News
9:01 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Live Blog: Gov. Hassan's First 100 Days

Governor Maggie Hassan on The Exchange Tuesday, April 15.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

9:56: On repealing stand your ground, “I continue to be very concerned that we make New Hampshire as safe a state as we can.” Supports a repeal of the law, says it allows people to open fire in public places when other options available to them. “That just isn’t safe.”

9:54: On Medicaid expansion, Hassan says hospitals have come forward and said if you want us to participate, we need to have some of that money to fund our uncompensated care costs, because we are so strained. 

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NH News
4:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Henri Renaud: The Only Granite Stater To Ever Win The Boston Marathon

Henri Renaud wins the 1909 Boston Marathon

There was hardly a single person who thought that Henri Charles Renaud would win the 13th running of the Boston Marathon in 1909.  He was just 19 years old, a son of French Canadian immigrants who worked in the Nashua mills. And is his great grandson, Brett Misenor says he had only started running seven months earlier.

His father urged him to run only about 2 weeks before the race. Henri had begun running the September before and won the first race he ever ran and he entered the Boston Marathon and ended up out running some of the world’s best Olympic runners.

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Business and Economy
2:01 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

High Demand Drives Up Prices At Concord Gun Show

Emily Corwin NHPR

About 300 vendors are selling firearms at the Concord Gun Show this weekend. NHPR’s Emily Corwin was there.

The parking lot of the Everett Ice Arena is packed with cars, as a steady stream of gun enthusiasts line up for this weekend’s Concord Gun Show.   According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation pending legislation is fueling consumer demand for firearms and ammunition.

At the gun show, buyers say they see that reflected in high prices, especially for ammunition.  

And, attendees say turnout is high:

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Best of Public Radio
12:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Humankind: The Diet-Climate Connection, Hour 2

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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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat April 13, 2013

Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH

Crystal rehearsing before her performance.
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern / NHPR

Symphony NH, the granite state's oldest professional orchestra, invited 16-year-old harpist Crystal Napoli to solo at two of their performances; an opportunity that is the stuff of dreams for young classical musicians.

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NH News
6:22 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Bedford Police Name Suspect In November Home Invasion

Charles Normil in 2010.
Credit Courtesy of Rye Police Dept.

  Bedford Police say they have a warrant for a Massachusetts man allegedly involved in the burglary and subsequent assaults of Eduardo Quesada and his wife Sofia on November 24th.

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NH News
4:59 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Family Of Brittany Tibbetts Doesn't Want Her To Be Forgotten

Donna Tibbetts keeps her daughter Brittany's urn on the mantle.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

People in Greenland are remembering their former police Chief Michael Maloney. He died a year ago, when authorities say 29-year-old Cullen Mutrie shot Maloney through a basement window during a drug raid.

Mutrie then shot 26-year-old Brittney Tibbetts, who was also wanted for dealing drugs.

He then shot himself.

A year later, the family of Brittany Tibbetts says they don’t want what happened to their daughter that night to define her.

Diesel, a brown mini pincher, is one of the last connections that Donna Tibbetts has to her daughter, Brittany.

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Granite Seen
4:18 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Photos: Week of April 12

Heather Maloney live from Studio D.
Credit Zach Nugent / NHPR
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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Friday New Hampshire News Roundup for April 12

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

Today on The Exchange, our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. Granite State reporters talk about the latest goings-on in our state, including the state budget, the Emerald Ash Borer, and the Telegraph of Nashua's new ownership.


Kevin Landrigan - State House and political reporter for the Telegraph of Nashua and lead writer for

Norma Love - State House reporter for the Associated Press

Dan Tuohy - Assistant Regional Editor for in New Hampshire

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NH News
7:30 am
Fri April 12, 2013

One Year After Police Chief's Death, Memorial Fund Continues Service Legacy

After Chief Michael Maloney died, there was a massive outpouring of support for Greenland. Now, a memorial fund is trying to keep that community spirit, and Maloney's memory, alive.
Credit NHPR

One year ago today, Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed in the line of duty as he tried to execute a search warrant.  Not long after his death, friends and family established a memorial fund to serve the Seacoast in his name. 

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NH News
7:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

New Boston: 250 Years in the Making

Welcome to New Boston
Archive photo

New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire, with a brand new set of residents says historian Stu Wallace:

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Something Wild
6:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Forest Pharmacy

Credit Forest Society

The Chairman of the Society of Forest Medicine at Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, Japan Dr. Qing Li, studies nature’s effect on the human immune system. A person’s natural immune cells called “NK cells” can be reliably measured in a lab. NK cells function like white blood cells to increase resistance to illness including cancer by sending self-destruct messages to tumors and virus-infected cells. Stress, aging and pesticides reduce NK counts.

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North Country
6:26 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

North Country Events

Compiled and written by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.


Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 12 - 14, presented by Focus on Film and Catamount Arts, a series of satellite screenings in St. Johnsbury. For details about schedule and tickets go to

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NH News
5:39 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Officers Continue With Civil Suit Against Greenland Shooter's Mother

A year after the shooting in Greenland, four drug task force officers wounded in a raid continue to seek damages from Beverly Mutrie, the mother of the gunman.

Identifying themselves as John Does one through four, the officers wounded in the Greenland drug raid filed a civil suit against Beverly Mutrie last summer.

She is the mother of Cullen Mutrie, the man police say killed Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and wounded the officers.

Police say he then shot his girlfriend, killing her, and then shot and killed himself.

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NH News
4:57 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

One Year Later, Greenland Plans To Honor Its Hero, Move Forward

Greenland Town Administrator Karen Anderson holds ribbons that people will wear Friday to honor Chief Michael Maloney.
Michael Brindley NHPR

As the town of Greenland marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Chief Michael Maloney, residents say the painful memories of that night are still fresh in their minds. But they also agree it’s important to remember the sacrifice the chief made to the community.

In the town of Greenland, life goes on.

On a recent morning, Town Administrator Karen Anderson is getting briefed about a small fire at the transfer station.

It’s the kind of minor issue Anderson deals with on a normal day.

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