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11:53 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Top Stories: The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats; Innovation Comes To Ice Fishing

Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

1. Environment: The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats

Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously harsher than their altitude suggests. But for World Class mountaineers this makes the Whites a perfect training ground.

2. Environment: Innovation Comes To Ice Fishing

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Environment
8:14 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Ravens Are Playful And Smart

Credit Yeliseev / Flickr Creative Commons

  

Among the many stories about the intelligence of ravens, and their playfulness is one from Mount Monadnock. As the sun was setting a hiker shared the mountaintop with a gang of ravens taking turns leaping  into a strong updraft, tumbling up, then circling around to leap again.

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North Country
5:00 am
Tue January 22, 2013

On A Frigid Peak Biologists Research The Marten's Comeback

Researchers pause after reaching the top of Mount Kelsey where a wind turbine makes trees look like toys.
Chris Jensen for NHPR

Almost 35 years ago the American Marten was one of the first animals to be put on the state’s threatened species list, but now the slinky member of the weasel family is making a comeback.

The question is how big a comeback and on a January morning with the temperature someplace around twenty below, Alexej Siren is getting ready to work on that.

Siren is a University of New Hampshire graduate student working on his masters in conservation and wildlife biology.

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Arts & Culture
5:27 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

N.H. Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Richard Haynes speaks with event participants
Emily Corwin NHPR

Community members gathered at events in Portsmouth, Hollis, and across the state today/Monday to celebrate the life – and the mission -- of Martin Luther King Jr.

Manchester, NH celebrated its 31st annual Martin Luther King Day community celebration at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  

The Keynote speaker, Richard Haynes, is the Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity at UNH. He says he thinks about Martin Luther King’s legacy every day, as he drives to the University in Dover.

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NH News
3:16 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Economy, Jobs, Guns: College Students On Second-Term Priorities

Students and staff gathered at Saint Anselm College on Monday to watch President Barack Obama's inauguration.
Credit Michael Brindley / NHPR

  Students and staff at Saint Anselm College gathered Monday to watch President Barack Obama take the oath of office.

When asked what should be the top priority on Obama’s agenda for his second term, the students were not short on opinions.

“He really needs to get serious about deficit reduction.”

“Probably education I think. All college students are really concerned.”

“I’d really like to see him tackle climate change legislation.”

Red, white and blue streamers were strung across the student center, as big-screen TVs carried the president’s speech.

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All Things Considered
2:20 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Franklin Pierce's Inaugural Day: Unique Touches And Great Challenges

Engraving of Franklin Pierce taking the oath of office in 1853.
Credit Library of Congress

Every American president has taken the same oath of office that President Barack Obama took earlier today - every president except one.

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NH News
5:30 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Non-Profit In Manchester Participates in National Day of Service

Executive Director Mary Sliney at the steps to The Way Home headquarters.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

More than 15 volunteers signed up to work at a Manchester non-profit for the National Day of Service.


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NH News
5:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Bill Would Require Drug Testing For Welfare Applicants

A Republican state lawmaker want to make passing a drug test a requirement for receiving welfare benefits.

Although it faces near-certain death with a Democratic majority in the House, State Representative Jeanine Notter hopes her bill at least starts a conversation on welfare reform.  

Notter is co-sponsoring legislation requiring drug testing for applicants of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. 

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Folk Show
9:20 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Folk Show Calendar 1.20.13

Friday, January 25


>>>Vance Gilbert, Patti DeRosa opens at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA  ~ www.meandthee.org 781-631-8987




Saturday, January 26


>>>Tom Rush at the Peterborough Players Theater ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 8pm ~ http://pfmsconcerts.org

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Folk Show
9:05 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 1.20.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Massey Mountain/ Jon Gillette and Sarah Mittlefehldt/ Old Field Pines/ Jon Gillette and Sarah Mittlefehldt

Midnight On The Water/ Colin O'Brien/ After A Song/ Cornstar Productions

Piece Of My Heart/ John Hartford/ 04-23-88 Nashua Center For The Arts, NH/ Nashua Center for the Arts

Things Are Coming My Way/ Sisters Of Harmony/ The Early Years/ Harmony Sound

Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning/ Red Molly/ Tribes Hill: We're All Here/ Tribes Hill

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The Tobolowsky Files
2:00 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

The Alchemist

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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NH News
5:30 am
Sun January 20, 2013

Pro-Gun Rally In Concord Attracts Large Crowd

Rep. Al Baldasaro on the steps holding a megaphone.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

More than 300 people attended a pro-gun rally held at the New Hampshire Statehouse Saturday.


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Environment
10:28 am
Sat January 19, 2013

Wind Critics Gather For Talk

A wind Farm in Groton, NH was finished in December, and is coming online now. Two more are in the works for the region.
Credit Donna Hiltz / NHPR

A prominent critic of ridge line wind power says such projects are wrong for New Hampshire. Ben Luce teaches natural science and physics at Lyndon State College in Vermont. He spoke to a group of residents in the Newfound Lake region Friday.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat January 19, 2013

Zebra Crossings Makes Kids Feel Normal

Zebra Crossings provides opportunities for kids with chronic health conditions to expand their experiences and find greater independence.

Eight-year-old Haiden Hesse-Stromberg lives with asthma. She says, “It’s a chance for kids to do activities they don’t usually get to do and for kids to make new friends.”

Her mother, Heather, appreciates the safe atmosphere Zebra Crossings has created. She says, “It’s become a really essential part of our lives with Haiden. We have seen a dramatic transformation from a shy child to a child who is willing to put herself out there.

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All Things Considered
5:27 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

State, Citgo Look To Settle Over MTBE

For nearly a decade, New Hampshire has been seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from oil companies over the chemical additive MTBE, which the state says caused contamination in the state’s groundwater. The legal proceedings originally involved 26 oil companies; as trial began this week, there were just two left, ExxonMobil and Citgo, and now there may be just one.

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