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8:56 am
Mon March 25, 2013

On The Political Front For March 25

The House votes on the "Stand Your Ground" repeal, which would again require people to attempt to retreat before using deadly force, and a bill to increase the state's gas tax; gambling remains a heavily-debated issue, with differing proposals in the House and Senate, and one that could be affected by who replaces Michael Delaney as Attorney General.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

N.H. Jews Go Online For Ancient Passover Ritual

Matzo is eaten during Passover, rather than leavened bread.
Credit Ron Almog (http://www.flickr.com/people/ronalmog/) / Flickr

 

   Passover begins at sundown on Monday.  One of this holiday's many traditions includes selling all bread products in a Jewish household to a non-Jew.  These days, families don’t even have to venture from their computers to accomplish that ancient ritual.

During the week of Passover, practicing Jews don’t eat Chametz.  Which is, more or less, anything  made from grain that has been in contact with water for more than 18 minutes -- like bread, or cereal. What Jews eat instead, is matzo – unleavened crackers that symbolize freedom of Jews from slavery in Egypt.

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Folk Show
9:11 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Folk Show PLaylist 3.24.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Everybody's Crying Mercy/ Brother Sun/ Some Part of the Truth/ Brother Sun Music

I Still Miss Someone/ Nanci Griffith/ Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back To Bountiful)/ Elektra

Only A Hobo/ Hazel Dickens/ It's Hard To Tell The Singer From The Song/ Rounder

Moonlight Midnight/ Peter Rowan And Tony Rice/ Quartet/ Rounder

Dust Bowl Children/ Alison Krauss & Union Station/ Paper Airplane/ Rounder

I Ain't Got No Home/ Billy Bragg/ Tooth & Nail/ Cook

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Folk Show
8:56 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Folk Calendar 3.24.13

Friday, March 29


>>>Long Time Courting at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-352-8616, www.monadnockfolk.org



Saturday, March 30


>>>Kim & Reggie Harris at the Public Library ~ Harvard, MA ~ 7:30pm ~ 978-456-4114 (seating limited, please call ahead) www.harvardpubliclibrary.org

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Folk Show Performances
7:00 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Live In Studio: Brendan Carey Block

Credit Amanda Kowalski via myspace.com/brendanfiddle

Local traditional and non-traditional fiddle virtuoso Brendan Carey Block joined Kate in studio. Brendan plays solo, as well as with the Boston-based band Annalivia.

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Best of Public Radio
12:00 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Live Wire! Episode 209

Live Wire! is a one-hour weekly radio variety show recorded in front of a live audience. It’s music, it’s conversation, it’s sketch comedy. It’s the show that dared to put tap dancing, juggling and ballet on the radio. Live Wire! highlights the best musicians and most fascinating writers, poets, dignitaries, artists we can find in the even more beautiful city of Portland, Oregon.

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Word of Mouth
11:24 am
Sun March 24, 2013

PAX East 2013 Slideshow

Attendees crowd into the main exhibition hall
Jonathan Lynch NHPR

Here's a slideshow of sights and scenes from PAX East 2013.

Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat March 23, 2013

Getting Kids Excited About Science On The Seacoast

Myra (right) shows a young visitor the wonders of the Touch Tank.
Cheryl Senter NHPR

At the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point in Rye, visitors learn about the science and beauty of marine life and the Gulf of Maine. Myra Sallet is a 13-year-old volunteer who particularly likes working with younger kids who come to explore.

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Word of Mouth
6:07 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Word of Mouth At PAX 2013

Convention goers flood into the Boston Convention Center
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

The sheer volume of humanity packed into the Boston Convention Center doesn't really hit you until you're in and amongst the crowd. Everyone from game developers to Pokemon trainers and Final Fantasy cosplayers are here in force, mingling and chatting in lobbies and food courts. They've made the pilgrimage to the Penny Arcade Expo to celebrate gaming in all of its forms.

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NH News
4:41 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Nashua Airport Tower Will Close

Nashua Airport Tower
Ryan Lessard NHPR

The Nashua Airport tower will close April 7th. It’s on a list the Federal Aviation Administration released Friday.


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Granite Seen
4:19 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Photos: Week of March 22nd

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper performing in Studio D
Credit Logan Shannon / NHPR
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North Country
7:50 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Hassan Goes Way North And Promises Economic Development Funds

Chris Jensen for NHPR
Credit Chris Jensen / NHPR

If the Senate bill that proposes a single casino in the state becomes law it “would dedicate millions of dollars per year directly to North Country economic development,” Governor Maggie Hassan said during a speech Thursday night before the North Country Chamber of Commerce.

That would spur business and job growth “helping us attract new companies by marketing the North Country’s advantages to businesses in Canada and elsewhere,” she told about 125 people at the Log Haven Restaurant on lonely Route 26 in Millsfield, about 145 miles from Concord.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

NH this Weekend: Tap the Sap

Credit NH Maple Producers Association

It's Maple Weekend in the Granite State.  More than 110 farms and sugar shacks will be open to the public with demonstrations of syrup production, maple products to taste and buy, and hands-on activities. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has some highlights.

Find a participating sugar shack near you

Want to tap your own? Read up on the basics of D.I.Y. maple tappin'

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Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Unique Nests

Songbird nest found in Great Britain.
nottsexminer Flickr/Creative Commons

A bird can be identified by the different splashes of color on its feathers, or its distinct call, but did you know that you can also tell a bird by the way it builds its nest, even if it's empty?

Just as birds in all their variety evolved from the very first species, their nests have evolved in equal variety over millions of years. Every bird builds a nest unique to its species.

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NH News
10:26 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

If Nashua Airport Tower Closes, Air Traffic Controllers May Be Forced To Make Career Change

Nashua Airport Tower
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Budget cuts from Sequestration will soon be felt by air traffic controllers across the country as the Federal Aviation Administration plans to close more than 230 control towers. Nashua’s airport is on that preliminary list and, if it closes for good, many air traffic controllers may need to find work in different fields.


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