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A Loaded Issue
5:13 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

High-Profile Moments Affect New Hampshire's Political Consensus On Guns

In most cases, New Hampshire’s representatives in Congress have kept the state’s more open approach to gun ownership and gun rights during debates in Washington. There are exceptions, though, and they may tell us something about the state's role in today’s high profile national debate over gun violence.

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NH News
2:43 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

N.H. Clergy Surprised By Pope's Decision To Resign

St. Marie's Catholic Church in Manchester
HotblackDesiato flickr

Many Catholics in New Hampshire are reacting with surprise to the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning.


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Inside NHPR
1:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Top Stories: Storm Makes Its Arrival, Drops Nearly Two Feet; The Battle Against Chemical Restraints

Credit Sara Plourde, NHPR

1. NH News: Storm Makes Its Arrival, Drops Nearly Two Feet Of Snow On N.H.

Last weekend's storm brought a whole lot of snow but few major problems for New Hampshire. The NHPR newsroom covered the entirety of the storm with photos and updates from around the state.

2. Health: The Battle Against ‘Chemical Restraints’ Inside Nursing Homes

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Word of Mouth
11:08 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Celebrating China's Spring Festival In New England

The traditional red lanterns of Chinese New Year

This week marks the start of the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. This fifteen-day celebration is the longest and most important holiday in China, featuring family reunions, fireworks, traditional meals, red lanterns, and the traditional gift of the Hong Bao, or Red Packet.

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Environment
10:39 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Antrim Wind Farm Gets Thumbs Down From SEC

A wind turbine at the Granite Reliable wind project in Coos County.
Credit Chris Jensen / NHPR

For the first time New Hampshire has rejected an application to construct a wind farm. The Site Evaluation Committee, which decides whether or not new power plants and transmission projects can be built, has rejected Eolian Energy’s 10 turbine Antrim project.

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Morning Edition
10:13 am
Mon February 11, 2013

A Gun Owner On Gun Laws

As part of or series, A Loaded Issue, we’re asking Granite Staters to weigh in with their thoughts about gun ownership, laws governing guns, and the culture here. We’ll be hearing from some of them throughout the series. This morning we hear from Keith Savage. He’s a business owner who lives in Goffstown.  I started our conversation by asking how guns became a part of his life.

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Politics
10:04 am
Mon February 11, 2013

On The Political Front For February 11

Taking a look at how Governor Maggie Hassan handled her first weather-related test in the recent storm and what may be coming up in her budget proposal, being introduced on Thursday; Representative Annie Kuster's tax delinquency troubles.

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A Loaded Issue
7:20 am
Mon February 11, 2013

N.H. Benefits From Firearms Boom

Workers cast firearms parts at Sturm, Ruger's Newport foundry
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

As federal lawmakers grapple with tighter gun control laws, business is good for the firearms industry.Across the country, gun dealers can’t keep them on the shelves, and manufacturers can’t keep up with demand. But how do these trends affect New Hampshire's economy?

A look at the impact of the firearms industry on the Granite State's economy

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A Loaded Issue
6:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Infographic: Guns: A Primer

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

No doubt you've being hearing a lot about guns in the news lately. For the uninitiated, the types and terminology can be overwhelming, and can make understanding what you're hearing - and knowing if it's accurate - a veritable chore. As part of our series, A Loaded Issue, NHPR is aiming to assist in demystifying the firearm, starting with this infographic that outlines a few of the basics (click on the image to view at full size):

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NH News
5:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Gun Buyers Face Few Restrictions In N.H.

Paul Gauffin, owner of SL Gun Shop in Mason
Ryan Lessard NHPR

The Granite State has an extensive history with personal firearms. And its laws reflect the state’s long-held attitudes about guns and the 2nd Amendment.


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A Loaded Issue
5:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Discussion Question: Do you own a gun? Why or why not?

As part of NHPR's news series, A Loaded Issue, we’re asking Granite Staters to weigh in with their thoughts about gun ownership, laws governing guns, and the culture here.

Each day we'll ask a new discussion question and throughout the week we'll read your comments on the air.

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Folk Show
9:08 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 2.10.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Old Rugged Cross/ Dailey and Vincent/ Singing from the Heart/ Rounder

Valentines in Nantes/ Rodney Miller and  Elvie Miller/ Spyglass Waltzes/ Brimstone Corner Records

St. Valentine's Day/ Bill Morrissey/ Something I Saw or Thought I Saw/ Philo

Valentine Girl/ Ruth Moody/ The Garden/ Red House Records

Valentine Girl/ Craig Werth/ The Spokes Man/ Craig Werth

Won't You Be My Valentine/ High Range/ Shoulder To The Wheel/ High Range

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Folk Show
8:24 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Folk Calendar



 


  Monday, February 11



 


>>>The Hardtacks @ Amherst Historical Society (Congregational Church), NH 7:30 PM 


Wednesday, February 13


>>>Haze Smith & Gopher Broke at the Colebrook Country Club ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org 603-237-9302




Friday, February 15

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Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

A Walk In The Woods

Trail beside Smarts Brook
Sean Hurley for NHPR

Sometimes, to make a surprising discovery, all you've got to do is strap on your snowshoes and step outside. That was the case when correspondent Sean Hurley ventured out to some familiar trails this past week:

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Best of Public Radio
2:00 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Humankind: Justice Denied

This one-hour Humankind special examines the fascinating historical role played by U.S. federal courts in enforcing slavery. We revisit how a Boston judge's decision to order a runaway slave returned to his Virginia owner provoked the largest abolitionist protest the nation had ever seen. Then an in-depth look at the Supreme Court's famous Dred Scott ruling -- adamantly opposed by Abraham Lincoln -- that blacks "have no rights a white man is bound to respect".

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