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6:00 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Nashua Students Try Composting For Battery Power

In this photo: Meghan Dezurick, Priyanka Satpute, Christopher Jones and Madeline Doctor in the greenhouse/lab at Nashua North. Not pictured: Theresa Inzerillo and Craig Hammond.
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern

A team of Nashua High School students is trying to create a bacteria-powered battery that runs off a composter. The team is one of 16 around the country that received up to 10-thousand-dollars in seed money from the Lemelson-MIT Program.

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All Things Considered
5:53 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

New Hampshire's Aging Population Could Lead To "Natural Decrease"

There’s a term in demographic studies, “natural decrease” – it’s when a county has fewer births than it has deaths, and it’s happening in parts of New Hampshire.

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NH News
5:08 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

USS Miami Catches Fire... Again

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard says a small fire occurred inside the USS Miami sub Monday afternoon. 

   

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NH News
4:21 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Two Police Unions Back Casino

The N.H. Troopers Association and the N.H. Police Association see a casino on the Massachusetts border as a way to boost law enforcement budgets.

Both unions have supported casino bills in the past, and at a morning news conference they said they don’t expect that position to change. Seth Cooper is President of the Troopers Association.

“It is our view belief that sb152 is a good plan for the state of NH, and will assist the funding of vital services for this state.”

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NH News
1:53 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Manchester Holds Special Election Tuesday To Fill Vacant House Seat

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A former state representative and a union president face off Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant House seat in Manchester.

Republican Win Hutchinson is looking to reclaim the seat he lost representing Manchester in the November election.

His opponent is Democrat Bill O’Neil, who is president of the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

The seat became vacant just after the November election.

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Inside NHPR
11:33 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Top Stories: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH; How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

Credit Logan Shannon via Rob Fleischman's Brain

1.  Word of Mouth: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH

A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar: the Bitcoin, a "decentralized digital currency."

2.  Word of Mouth: D.I.Y. Sistine Chapel Security: How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

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North Country
10:57 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Ice Climber in North Country Falls

A New Boston man fell Saturday while ice climbing in the Crawford Notch, according to news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Eric Scoville, 55, fell about 2:30 p.m. while climbing on the Frankenstein Cliffs when he fell about 70 feet. He was climbing alone without ropes, Fish and Game reported.

Nearby climbers reached him, arranged a litter and carried him to the Arethusa Falls parking area where he was met by an ambulance.

He was then flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock where yesterday he was listed in critical but stable condition.

North Country
10:42 am
Mon March 18, 2013

North Country Reps Overwhelmingly Favored Legalizing Marijuana

North Country representatives overwhelmingly favored legalizing small amounts of marijuana, although as The Associated Press reported the bill failed.

As the AP said “supporters had argued that it was time to stop the government's war on marijuana users, saying tobacco and alcohol abuse are legal but pose a greater danger to personal health.

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Politics
10:33 am
Mon March 18, 2013

On The Political Front For March 18

Some key votes are coming up within a busy House docket: the tobacco tax increase, expected to pass, but at less than the Governor's proposed level; freezing the second phase of the Voter ID law, halting provisions set to take effect this fall that would eliminate some of the current acceptable forms of identification, namely college students' school IDs; a change of the "Stand Your Ground" law, reinstating the requirement that people make an effort to retreat before using deadly force.

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Word of Mouth
10:27 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH

Credit Bitcoin.org

A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar.

 What is Bitcoin?

On the front door of the Pao Café in downtown Newmarket, there’s a familiar collage of credit card stickers - Amex, Discover, Visa - and one that’s not so familiar. It reads: ‘Bitcoin accepted here.'

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North Country
10:04 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Raising Speed Limit On I-93: How North Country Reps Voted

North Country representatives were split on a bill that would raise the speed limit on parts of I-93 to 70 miles per hour.

As NHPR reported the bill - HB 146 - passed the House 292-65. It would allow 70 mph from Exit 18 north with the exception of a two-lane stretch through the Franconia Notch.

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The Exchange
8:11 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Checking Up On Child Abuse In New Hampshire

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A leading expert finds a large drop in these cases and suggests likely factors include improved prevention and treatment programs. But there are several ways to interpret these numbers, and in some cases, they don’t match up with what child advocates see in the courts and elsewhere.  We’ll take a new look at this longstanding issue.

Guests:

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NH News
5:00 am
Mon March 18, 2013

N.H. Towing Case Goes To U.S. Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court will hear one of two recent cases from New Hampshire this week.


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Folk Show
9:26 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Folk Show Calendar 3.17.13


Wednesday, March 20


>>>Jason MacDonald’s Cape Breton Kitchen Party at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ www.necelticarts.com 207-562-4445



Friday, March 22


>>>Brother Sun w/ Scott Alarik at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-631-8987 www.meandthee.org

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Folk Show
9:17 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Folk Show Playist 3.17.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Rambler/ Willis Clan/ The Willis Clan Chapter One Roots/ The Willis Clan

Buskers/ Smailovic & Sands/ Sarajevo Belfast/ Appleseed

The Apprentice Boy/ John Doyle/ Wayward Son/ Compass

On Grafton Street/ Nanci Griffith/ Flyer/ Elektra

Arthur McBride And The Sergeant/ Paul Brady/ The Liberty Tapes - Missing/ Compass

Mo Ghile Mear(Our Hero)/ Sting & The Chieftains/ The Long Black Veil/ RCA

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