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Folk Show
9:31 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 2.3.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

John Bowlin's Groundhog Strut / Mary Z. Cox/ Drumming on the Edge of Banjo Mary Z. Cox

Ground Hog Bradford Bog People/ Fully Peated/ Bradford Bog People

Song Of Socrates/ Joel Rafael/ Thirteen Stories High/ Inside Recordings

Song Of The Wandering Aengus/ Tommy Makem/ From The Archive/ Shanachie Records

Quiet land/Innisfree/ Grace Griffith/ Grace/ Blix Street

Three Line Poem/ Coco And Lafe/ Cafe Loco/ Skyhunter Music

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The Tobolowsky Files
2:00 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

The Afflictions of Love

The Tobolowsky Files is a series of specials featuring profound, moving, and hilarious true stories about life, love and Hollywood, written and performed by author and actor Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen has played cops, robbers, murderers and super heroes in over 200 roles for film and television but on The Tobolowsky Files he always plays himself. You will recognize his voice and face from his many appearances on Glee, Seinfeld, Deadwood and the Mindy Project; plus a roster of iconic films that includes Ground Hog Day and Thelma and Louise.

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Arts & Culture
8:00 am
Sun February 3, 2013

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Warms Up New Hampshire

Zach talked with bandleader Mauro Durante via Skype from Italy about Pizzica music, the band's American tour, and if they are bringing enough warm clothes.

It’s not often you get to hear authentic world music in New Hampshire, especially in the dead of winter. But on February 6th at the Spaulding Auditorium in Hanover, the southern Italian band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino will be bringing their high energy pizzica tarantata music and dance.  Leading a new wave of young Italian artists reinventing and invigorating traditional Italian music, CGS includes six singers/musicians and a dancer.

I think it would be impossible not to have fun at a show like this:

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Environment
10:23 am
Sat February 2, 2013

New Hampshire's Energy Future

PSNH's control center monitors the flow of electricity across the grid in New Hampshire.
PSNH

New Hampshire is about to start re-thinking its ten year energy plan. In a weeklong series, NHPR's Environment Reporter Sam Evans-Brown looked at where we get our electricity from and where we will get it in the future.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat February 2, 2013

D-Acres Teaches Sustainable Ag Practices

Credit Evans-Brown / NHPR

At D-Acres in Dorchester staff and interns work on sustainable food production and education programs for the public. For Scott Codey, who arrived fresh from New York City, the work he does is about more than growing food.

Scott: Our role is as an educational institution where we essentially teach and learn about permaculture farming and community living. Permaculture stands for permanent agriculture, and the idea is to live with the land rather than live on the land. We really try to develop farming practices which mimic what’s going on in nature.

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NH News
6:35 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

LGC Executive Director Steps Down

The Local Government Center will see an immediate change in leadership
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

After about four years as head of the Local Government Center, Executive Director Maura Carroll is stepping down. 

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All Things Considered
6:12 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Ukelele Club To Newcomers: "Strum Out Some Tunes And Have Fun"

The ukelele has never gotten the respect it deserves. When you think of one, you may think of something like Tiny Tim's famous falsetto version of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips." But the ukelele has come a long way.

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All Things Considered
5:46 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

UFO Festival Connected To Exeter Thanks To Unusual "Incident"

Last week on All Things Considered we talked with Jason Claffey of Exeter Patch about a community effort – a successful one - to save the Exeter UFO Festival from cancellation.

During the interview we talked about a reported UFO encounter by New Hampshire residents Betty and Barney Hill as the reason why the state plays host to a UFO festival.

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NH News
4:57 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Governor Hassan Writes Air Force Chief Of Staff To Vie For New Air Refueling Tanker

A Boeing KC-46A Air Refueling Tanker poised to refuel an F-35 fighter. The KC-46A has twice the passenger capacity and 30% more capacity for aeromedical evacuation than its predecessor.

New Hampshire’s Pease Air Base is in the running to be the primary station for a new air refueling tanker. Friday, Governor Maggie Hassan has added her voice to those of the Senate delegation by endorsing the air base’s candidacy.


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Arts & Culture
4:15 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

This Week's New Hampshire Arts Scene

Opening this weekend is the exhibition Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor. It features the work of over 30 different master craftsmen from as far back as the 1200s.

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Granite Seen
2:06 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Photos: Week of February 1

Clay Mitchell of Revolution Energy surveys a solar array his company owns and operates at East Kingston Elementary School. Despite cold temperatures, the panels gave off enough heat that the snow had slid right off.
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR
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Education
10:36 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Education Tax Credit Supporters Turn Out Against Repeal

Dominique Vasquez-Vanasse stands with her two sons at a press conference. Later, she'll testify before the Ways and Means Committee in support of an education tax credit.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

The House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill that would repeal the School Choice Scholarship Act, which passed last year. The act allows businesses to receive a tax credit when they donate scholarship money to private schools.

Many of the same arguments that were heard last session came up again this time, as lawmakers debated whether or not a tax credit for businesses that fund private and even religious schools is wise – or even constitutional.

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Arts & Culture
9:46 am
Fri February 1, 2013

NH this Weekend: Ice Bars, Ice Hockey, and Samurais

Amy Diaz talks with Rick Ganley about the Ice Bar at Bedford Village Inn, the Pond Hockey Classic in Meredith, and Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armour at the Currier.

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Something Wild
9:36 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Groundhog Day – All Over Again

Credit via steveissak, Flickr Creative Commons

This humble, sleepy animal annually thrust into the glare of a thousand camera flashes in Pennsylvania by otherwise rational men wearing stovepipe hats has many different common names: Woodchuck, Groundhog, Whistling pig and Marmot. It’s actually the largest member of the squirrel family found in New England, related closely to western marmots.

The etymology of the name “woodchuck” is unrelated to "wood" or to "chucking." The name stems from its Algonquian origins or possibly Cree Indian name: "Wu-chak".

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NH News
6:00 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Hiker Rescue Bill Gets Hearing

Supporters and opponents packed a committee room for the first hearing on a bill that would charge a fee to anyone needing a backcountry rescue.The proposed law would be the first of its kind in the nation.

New Hampshire Fish and Game performs more than 150 rescues each year at a cost of $300,000. Right now, that’s funded by hunting and fishing licenses, and snowmobile registrations. But a new bill would make those needing assistance pay a portion of the cost.

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