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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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NH News
3:04 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Manchester Boxing Official Remembers Dead Bombing Suspect

Tamerlan Tsarnaev in boxing gym.
Johannes Hirn

A Manchester man who heads a civil engineering firm says he remembers the older brother of the two marathon bombing suspects.


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NH News
2:47 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Concord Youth Hockey Raises Money For Family Of Boston Blast Victim

A group in Concord is raising money for one of the victims in Monday’s bombing. 

The Concord Youth Hockey Association has replaced its homepage with a fundraising form. IT is collecting donations for the family of Jeffrey Bauman Jr. Bauman is the man in that iconic, and very graphic image from Monday’s bombings. He’s being wheeled away from the scene by a man in a cowboy hat. His father, Jeffrey Bauman Sr., lives in Concord and is a fill-in coach for Concord Youth Hockey Association, where Bauman’s younger half-brothers used to play hockey.

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NH News
11:02 am
Fri April 19, 2013

State, Nashua Police Helping With Bombing Suspect Search in Watertown, Mass.

New Hampshire State Police are in Massachusetts assisting with the search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

State police deployed its SWAT team and bomb squad to Watertown. Massachusetts State Police requested the assistance.

In addition, Nashua Police Lieutenant Michael Moushiegian says 30 officers with the department have been sent to to aid in the search.

He says the officers are with the department's Special Reaction Team and bomb unit.

"I imagine they're going to be relieving some existing teams," he said.

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NH News
10:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

N.H. Residents Urged To Avoid Boston

Governor Maggie Hassan is urging New Hampshire residents to avoid the Boston area.

Hassan released the message via Twitter this morning.

"NH emergency management and law enforcement officials are on alert and are closely monitoring the situation in the Boston area," she said.

"This is a rapidly changing situation. NH residents should avoid the Boston area if at all possible, heed direction of local law enforcement," she added.

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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

If It Sounds Like A Duck...Might Be A Frog

Credit ckaiserca / Flickr/Creative Commons

If you're out for a walk this month, and you hear something that sounds like ducks quacking, don't expect to see ducks. The call of a male wood frog fools a lot of people. The all-male frog chorus is revving up now, and wood frog males are the first to announce their availability to females.

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Education
4:54 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Feds O.K. SNHU's College For America

The federal government has approved Southern New Hampshire University’s online College for America.

This is the first time that a program not based on grades and credit hours has qualified for federal financial aid. College for America is competency based, which according to SNHU President Paul Leblanc, allows students a lot more flexibility. To explain what competency based education means, Leblanc says, “the key is if you can show us if you’ve mastered that writing competency in a week, then we’re not going to make you sit through 15 weeks of college composition.”

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NH News
4:21 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

A Quarter Of Total Telegraph Staff Laid Off

The new owners of the Telegraph of Nashua newspaper laid off a total of about 25 staffers Wednesday, according to Michael Power, the community outreach administrator in the states’ Office of Workforce Opportunity.

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