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1:25 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

N.H. Using Mortgage Settlement To Fund Foreclosure Counseling

New Hampshire is launching a program that provides counseling for homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.

The$3.5 million to pay for the program comes from a multi-state settlement New Hampshire reached last year with the five largest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses.

The statewide initiative is called HomeHelpNH. Homeowners can get free advice on issues such as reviewing mortgage documents and exploring mortgage modification.

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NHPR Events
10:49 am
Wed April 17, 2013

PHOTOS: NHPR's Trivia Smackdown 2013

Our gorgeous venue, the French Building Auditorium at New Hampshire Institute of Art
David J. Murray, cleareyephoto.com

Our first Trivia Smackdown was a success & a wonderful time had by all! While we look forward to next year's event, check out a slideshow of this year's!

Already wanting to get in on the next one? You can get on the waiting list now by contacting amoskov@nhpr.org.

Word of Mouth
10:34 am
Wed April 17, 2013

The Reality Of Domestic Violence in New Hampshire

The Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire marks its 35th anniversary with an event tonight at Red River Theatres in Concord. On the program is a screening of The Invisible War, the Oscar-nominated documentary about sexual assault in the military that is now being used to educate members of the Armed Forces.  We spoke on this program to the film’s director about how sexual violence is tolerated – even expected in the military culture – and how rarely such offenses are prosecuted.  But the reality is that those experiences are not unique to the military… in a new study to be released by the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence, the similarities between what happens here and in the military are made evident.  It is a sobering reminder that domestic and sexual violence crimes are an all too common occurrence, even in New Hampshire. joining us today to discuss their roles in educating the public about domestic violence are two women who are on the front lines.

Word of Mouth
10:18 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Social Media's Role In The Boston Marathon Bombing

Credit hahatango via Flickr Creative Commons

From anticipated weather events to shocking acts of terrorism, many people now turn first to social media to react and interact during moments of crisis – this past Monday was no different.  Shortly after two explosions rocked Copley Square near the Boston Marathon’s finish line, the internet was flooded with graphic photos, video uploads from witnesses, and tools to help loved ones connect with runners and spectators at the race.  With the online element of disaster response now an essential part of how we view these events, we wanted to break down what worked and what didn’t.  Joining us is Brady Carlson, NHPR’s host of All Things Considered, and our in-house expert on all things internet.

Politics
10:05 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Governor Pushes For Casino At House Hearing

The casino legislation endorsed by the New Hampshire Senate and strongly backed by governor Maggie Hassan got its first hearing in the New Hampshire House Tuesday.

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North Country
9:56 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Company To Gauge Historic Impact of Northern Pass Chosen

The Department of Energy has chosen Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc. to review the impact of the Northern Pass hydro-electric project on the state’s historical sites, a DOE official says.

The firm has 70 full-time employees “who represent the complete range of disciplines necessary to conduct cultural resource projects,” according to the company’s website.

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NH News
5:53 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

A Runner, And A Race Volunteer Tell Their Boston Marathon Story

There are so many stories from yesterday's events in Boston--stories of loss and horror, of runners and spectators and first responders and friends.

Here is how Lisa and Ross Ramey saw the events: she as a finish line volunteer, her husband running in his first Boston Marathon, just half a mile from the finish when tragedy struck.

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North Country
5:31 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

A New Battle: Review Of Historical Impact On Northern Pass Begins

On a spring day Nigel Manley, the manager of The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, stands on a little knoll and admires the view.

“The Presidential Range. Today snow-covered and absolutely beautiful,” he says.

But this scene could become a new front in the battle opponents of Northern Pass are waging.

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Business and Economy
4:27 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

State Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly

The unemployment rate in New Hampshire went down slightly last month, according to a preliminary report from the state.

The state's unemployment rate for March decreased to 5.7 percent last month from February’s 5.8 percent, according to economist Annette Nielsen at NH Employment Security:

It’s been pretty stable over the last few months so just a little in the right direction – is good!

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NH News
4:20 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

House Committee Hears 'Dealer's Bill Of Rights'

Auto dealers and lobbyists gather to give testimony before the House Commerce Committee.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

A bill that pits dealers against manufacturers drew a crowd to its House hearing today.

  Car and heavy equipment dealers say state franchise laws need an update to protect them from what they call “excessive” manufacturer demands.   

Manufacturers say this would amount to state government micromanaging their private business contracts.

Nashua Chamber of Commerce president Chris Williams – who supports the bill -- told House Commerce Committee that ordinarily, this is an area where government ought to tread lightly. 

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NH News
3:10 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Jaffrey Fireworks Festival Cancelled Indefinitely

Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks
Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce

The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce announced that it will no longer host fireworks festivals due to safety concerns in the wake of last year’s bomb threat.

The Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks was one of the largest fireworks events in New England for the past 22 years. Co-Chair Cyndy Burgess says the Jaffrey police performed a security assessment and filed a report to the chamber.


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Health
11:29 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Report: More Than 96,000 In N.H. Eligible For Health Insurance Tax Credits

A report out today estimates that 96,000 New Hampshire residents will be eligible for health insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act. The credits will be available starting in January, 2014, when the individual mandate kicks in.

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NH News
10:25 am
Tue April 16, 2013

New Hampshire Stories Emerge From Marathon Tragedy

Credit wallyg / Flickr Creative Commons

Three hundred seventy-seven New Hampshire residents were competing in Boston today when two explosions erupted in the crowds near the finish line of the race. An untold number more were in Boston as spectators or volunteers.

Ronald and Karen Brassard of Epsom and their daughter were injured in the blast, but are going to be fine, according to a relative.

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All Things Considered
6:30 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

The Demographics Of Disagreement On Climate Change

Hamilton collaborated with the state climatologist Mary Stampone to determine how the temperature on the day that surveys were done effected the accuracy of respondents on climate knowledge questions. Democrats and Republicans were unaffected, but independents' answers varied widely, becoming more accurate the more out of whack the weather was.
Credit Larry Hamilton and Mary Stampone / Weather, Climate and Society 2013

  Last week the UNH Survey Center released the latest findings of the Granite State Poll. The Survey Center has been following a number of issues recently, the most high profile of which is whether or not there’s public support in New Hampshire for a proposed casino.

The Survey Center has also been part of a project looking at public attitudes about climate change – namely, why there’s a consensus among scientists – but not the public - that global warming is happening and caused by human activity.

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NH News
5:31 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Ovide Lamontagne Takes Major Anti-Abortion Job In D.C.

New Hampshire Public Radio

Former gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne has taken a job in Washington D.C. And this may take him out of the running for future political races.


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