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4:37 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Hooksett School Board Candidates Divided On Where To Send High-Schoolers

The Hooksett School Board is holding an election Tuesday to fill a seat vacated by the former Chair. And the two candidates running are divided on where to send their 680 high school students.


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Town Budget
4:24 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Salem Voters Go To Ballot Box For First Time On Town Budget

Some communities, like Salem, will decide on budget issues at the ballot box
Credit Tracy Lee Carroll / NHPR

It’s Town Meeting time in New Hampshire.   Salem is one of the state’s biggest towns, and this is its first year moving away from the classic community get-together to the ballot box.  The town expects this change to increase voter turnout tomorrow as it considers major budget issues.

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NH News
4:00 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Gambling Referendum Goes To Salem Voters

Voters in Salem will weigh in on a non-binding referendum on whether the town should host a Casino. The measure is expected to pass. Backers like Larry Belair, a former State Representative with the local pro- gambling group NH Casino now, expect well above majority support.

“I am hoping we can get a 2 to 1 vote, something we can take up to the legislature and say look we are clearly ready and willing to be a host community for this thing. “

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Inside NHPR
11:10 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Top Stories: New Fiction Of 2013; Another Wind Farm Eyes The Lakes Region

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

1. The Exchange: New Fiction Of 2013

For our special March Fund Drive kick-off, we bring you an extra program with our "Book Buffs." Two New Hampshire independent booksellers talk about the latest literary offerings, including some from New England authors.

2. Environment: Another Wind Farm Eyes The Lakes Region

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Politics
9:35 am
Mon March 11, 2013

On The Political Front For March 11

The casino proposal faces its first major vote this week, is expected to pass in the Senate; the gas tax comes before the House Ways & Means Committee; medical marijuana legislation may have new life with Governor Hassan in the corner office; the House works on a revised budget.

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NH News
8:30 am
Mon March 11, 2013

1763: A Landmark Year In New Hampshire History

This year, 13 New Hampshire towns are celebrating their 250th anniversaries.  As part of a new series called “250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns," NHPR’s Keith Shields will travel to each of these places, learn more about their founding and find the unique stories buried within their borders. But before we do, we begin with a look back two and a half centuries to the year 1763.

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Folk Show
10:04 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Folk Show Calendar 3.10.13

Wednesday, March 13


>>>Islay Mist Ceilidh & the Fireside Fiddlers at the Colebrook Country Club ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org 603-237-9302


>>>Goitse(Irish) at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ www.necelticarts.com 207-562-4445



Thursday, March 14

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Folk Show
9:59 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 3.10.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Satisfied Mind/ Lucinda Williams/ Ramblin'/ Smithsonian Folkways

Wagon Wheel/ Pesky J. Nixon/ Red Ducks/ Pesky J. Nixon

Great Escape/ Dala/ Best Day/ Compass Records

Forsaken Love/ Pharis and Jason Romero/ A Passing Glimpse/ Pharis and Jason Romero

Petit Sarny/ The Outside Track/ Flash Company/ The Outside Track

Dover, Delaware/ Jez Lowe/ Heads Up/ Tantobie Records

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Best of Public Radio
12:00 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Culture Shock 1913

What a year was 1913! Many have called it the true beginning of 20th century culture. From New York, where the first large-scale show of modern art alarmed viewers, to Vienna and Paris, where music by Schoenberg and Stravinsky sparked audience riots --- it was a year of artistic upset and audience apoplexy! A hundred years later, WNYC’s Sara Fishko and guests tell the story of this Mad Modernist moment of sweeping change, and the ways in which it mirrors our own uncertain age

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North Country
9:32 am
Sun March 10, 2013

Three Snowmobile Crashes Saturday In North Country

There were three snowmobile crashes in the North Country Saturday, including two in which riders were injured, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

The first involved 32-year-old Kevin Brigham of Brookline, New Hampshire who lost control of his snowmobile and struck an oncoming snowmobile, Conservation Officer Geoffrey Younglove wrote in a news release. Brigham suffered internal injuries in the crash on Trail 18 and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Maine.

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Giving Matters
12:02 am
Sat March 9, 2013

'Families First' Makes Health Care Affordable

The Families First Health and Support Center is a community health center that provides services regardless of ability to pay. Sue and Kellie are a mother and daughter who have received health care services at the center.

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Health
6:11 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Public Calls For Easy, Affordable Health Exchange Experience

A day after the Federal government approved the state’s application for a partnership health exchange, the public had its chance to weigh in on the new insurance marketplaces.

Small business owners, parents and advocates lined up in Concord at an event organized by AARP and NH Voices for Health. Speakers expressed concerns about affordability.

Many called for more transparency.

Another fear is the sheer complexity of shopping for health insurance. Lisa Kaplan Howe with NH Voices hopes the new marketplaces will streamline the process.

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NH News
5:51 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

At Keene State College, Passion For Journalism Alive And Well

Ryan Glavey, executive editor of The Equinox, lays out the newspaper on a computer. The Equinox is the student-run newspaper at Keene State College.
Credit Michael Brindley/NHPR

Journalism is in a state of transition, as all forms of media continue to adapt to an online model of storytelling.

The Boston Globe made headlines last month, when after 20 years, its owner the New York Times announced the newspaper was for sale.

Three years ago, the Times threatened to shut down the Globe because it was losing money.

But you wouldn’t know any of this talking with Rebecca Marsh.

“I think I want to work for the Boston Globe. I think that would be really cool, covering probably politics or something in arts and entertainment.”

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NH News
4:18 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Report Examines Rising Health Insurance Costs In N.H.

A new report from the New Hampshire Insurance Department says that heath insurance rates are on the rise in the state. The “Medical Cost Drivers Report” finds that health insurance premiums jumped 3.8%  in 2011.

The data also shows that insurance companies saw a near 3% increase in profits.

Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny says that rising co-pays and deductibles mean the insured are less able to rely on their health plans to cover medical bills.

There’s only so much cost sharing that someone can bear, and still call it insurance.

NH News
3:10 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Navy Considers Closing Portsmouth Shipyard One Day Per Week

Paul O'Connor, President of Metal Trades Council
Credit Roger Wood

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard may be forced to close down completely one day a week, under federal budget sequestration.

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