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3:45 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Gas Tax Critics Pounce On Campbell's Email Comments

Rep. David Campbell
Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

As the New Hampshire House prepares to vote on a plan to increase the gas tax by 15 cents, the bill’s lead sponsor is working to undo the damage of an email he sent top Democrats where he called the gas tax increase “a gift that keeps on giving.”

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National
10:26 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Shipyard Workers Worry About Sequestration Furloughs

Civilian Navy Engineer Mike Hamby has eaten this spaghetti and meatball dish at Town Pizza for 30 years. He says his colleagues are anxious about pending budget cuts from budget sequestration.
Emily Corwin NHPR

As the Defense Department prepares to furlough its civilian workforce in three days – pending a deficit reduction agreement in Congress –communities surrounding the country’s military facilities are also bracing themselves for an economic hit. At lunchtime at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on the Maine New Hampshire border, this so-called ‘budget sequestration’ is on many peoples’ minds.  

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The Exchange
8:39 am
Tue February 26, 2013

New Hampshire's Minimum Wage Debate

Flickr Creative Commons via daniel.lilienkamp

To raise or not to raise the minimum wage? President Obama has called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, and several New Hampshire Lawmakers have proposed raising it in the state as well. Supporters say this could help lift many out of poverty. But opponents warn it could lead to a loss of jobs. We’ll examine these arguments and how the economy might be affected.

GUESTS:

Dave Juvet - Senior Vice President at the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association

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Environment
5:44 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

N.H. Has Authority Over Any "Sizeable Change" To Portland-Montreal Pipeline

The Portland-Montreal Pipeline currently carries crude from Portland to Montreal for refining.
Credit A.F. Litt / Flickr Creative Commons

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services says it might have authority over a controversial project to reverse a crude oil pipeline that crosses the North Country. In a memo DES says while pipelines are regulated by the federal government, it would need to issue a permit for any quote “sizeable change or addition” to line. It does not specify if it considers reversing the flow of the line would be considered such a change.

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NH News
5:28 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Former Surgeon General Koop Dies At Hanover Home

C. Everett Koop
Credit Courtesy of geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/koop/cek/

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died at his home in Hanover today. He was 96.

Koop served as surgeon general of the United States from November 1981 to October 1989.

It was during that time when he became known as “America’s Family Doctor.”

Shortly after his tenure as surgeon general was over, he returned to his alma mater. In 1992, he established the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth College.

Friend and Dartmouth colleague Joseph O’Donnell describes Koop as the founder of the field of pediatric surgery.

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NH News
5:07 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

N.H. Man Up For Congressional Medal Of Honor Service Award

A New Hampshire man is up for a national service award.

Paul Moore of Bedford is one of 23 finalists for the Congressional Medal of Honor’s Citizen Service Before Self Honors. The finalists were announced Monday.

NH News
4:14 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

GOP Files Complaint Seeking Budget Detail; Hassan Says She's Working On It

Governor Maggie Hassan says her administration is still preparing budget documents state law required her to present to lawmakers 10 days ago.

At issue is what’s known as HB2, that’s the bill that implements the policies in any state budget. Governor Hassan says its in the works.

"We are working on the document, its being drafted."

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NH News
2:55 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Hassan Says N.H. Needs To Prepare For Cuts

Governor Maggie Hassan says the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester “may very well happen.”

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NH News
1:59 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Bill Seeks To Curb 'Double Dipping' Among N.H.'s Retired Public Employees

A Democratic lawmaker wants to ease financial pressure on the state retirement system by cracking down on the practice known as double dipping.

Representative Daniel Sullivan says his bill is meant to curb the practice of public employees retiring, then coming back to work in part-time positions while collecting a pension.

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Inside NHPR
11:40 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Top Stories: Gun Owners Cite Constitutional Rights In Objection To Open Carry Bill; The Ice Harvest

Credit Michael Brindley/NHPR

1. NH News: Gun Owners Cite Constitutional Rights In Objection To Open Carry Bill

Gun owners came out to the capitol in force Thursday to object to a bill that would make it illegal to open carry a pistol or revolver in a public building without a permit.

2. Environment: Reaping What Winter Sows: The Ice Harvest

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Politics
9:37 am
Mon February 25, 2013

On The Political Front For February 25

The New Hampshire House votes this week on whether to raise the gas tax for the first time since 1991; considerations over this proposed tax and expanded gambling will affect implementation of the governor's budget.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Museum Of The White Mountains Opens

Thomas Cole's "Morning Mist Rising" on display at the Musuem of the White Mountains
Sean Hurley for NHPR

The Museum of the White Mountains had its Grand Opening this past weekend in Plymouth. Correspondent Sean Hurley spoke with Director Catherine Amidon and sends us this story.

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Folk Show
9:17 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Folk Calendar 2.24.13

Monday, February 25


>>>The Indigo Girls at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.stonemountainartscenter.com 207-935-7292


 


Thursday, February 28


>>>John Gorka at the Flying Goose Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~603-526-6899, www.flyinggoose.com

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Folk Show
9:06 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 2.24.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Have Your Lamps Gone Out?/ Malcolm Dalglish/ Pleasure/ Oolitic Music

Shake These Bones/ Malcolm Dalglish / Hymnody of Earth/ Music Masters

I Wish the Wars Were All Over/ Tim Eriksen/ Soul of the January Hills/ Appleseed

The Southern Girl's Reply/ Tim Eriksen/ Every Sound Below/ Appleseed

When a Man's In Love Mary Dillon North Back Lane Records

Tomorrow Is A Long Time/ The Seldom Scene/ Scenecronized/ Sugar Hill

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NH News
4:25 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Manchester Digs Out After Storm

Families sled down a hill at Derryfield Country Club.
Jonathan Lynch NHPR

Snow was still falling late Sunday afternoon, but most of Manchester's main roads were clear. The Queen City wasn't hit as hard as some forecasts predicted, allowing city workers to keep pace with the snow.

Downtown, most restaurants and businesses were open. Bobcats and sidewalk plows darted up and down Elm street, clearing paths for the few people who were out walking.

At the Derryfield Country Club, a couple dozen people made the best of the weather, building snowmen and sledding on one of the golf course's hills.

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