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3:15 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Tech In Hepatitis C Case Had Worked At Johns Hopkins

A spokesman for The Johns Hopkins Hospital says a man accused of causing a hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire previously worked at the Baltimore hospital.

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Campaign 2012
2:58 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Romney Calls For Unity After Colorado Shootings

Republican Mitt Romney skipped politics during a stop at a Bow lumberyard. The Presidential hopeful's stop at Coastal Forest Products opened with a prayer and the candidate spoke for less than 4 minutes standing in front of an American flag. Romney asked citizens across the country to focus on loving each other, and to think of those affected by what Romney called a few moments of evil.

"There will be justice for those responsible but that will be a matter for another day. Today is a moment to grieve and remember and reach out and help."

All Things Considered
5:49 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

U.S. Attorney Discusses Charges Filed in Hepatitis C Outbreak Investigation

The U.S. Attorney’s office today announced the first criminal charges in connection with the Hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital.

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NH News
5:48 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Shaheen Calls For Extension To Violence Against Women Act

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and other Democrats are trying to Increase pressure on the House to pass an extension to the Violence Against Women Act before they head out of town in August.

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NH News
5:40 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

State to Continue Monitoring Hospital C.E.O. Pay

The state Director of Charitable Trusts Anthony Blenkinsop says transparency is the way to move forward with determining how to evaluate and compensate executives. Blenkinsop joined NHPR on The Exchange Thursday.

This is something that we want to make sure we’re continuing to monitor yearly to ensure that there’s current information out there for the public. We look forward to a dialogue with the hospital association in ways of developing best practices— how can we improve the process.

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Word of Mouth
10:45 am
Thu July 19, 2012

The Amazing Outhouse Race

Gentlemen, start your outhouses!

In a town of fewer than four thousand, tucked in a valley in Western Vermont, the fourth of July means one thing – an outhouse race.  Yes, that kind of outhouse. The Bristol Great Outhouse Race is an eccentric village tradition that has been held for the last 34 years… and it draws quite a crowd. Sarah Reynolds has the story.

Photos by Lauren Ober

Check out this video of the race:

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Word of Mouth
10:35 am
Thu July 19, 2012

"Miss Fuller"

Photo Credit sdixclifford, via Flickr Creative Commons

Produced with Emma Ruddock

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Word of Mouth
10:14 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Memorable Atrocious Artists

Photo Credit Michel.h, via Flickr Creative Commons

It’s the hope of most artists that someday their work will be recognized by the masses, admired by historians, and remembered by all. For a select few, two out of three will have to do. Our regular guest Clay Wirestone compiled a list of the most well-known but worst-received artists of all time for Mental Floss Magazine.  Clay is also arts editor at the Concord Monitor, and he joined us in our studio to rundown a few of history’s most memorable creative fails.

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NH News
10:39 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Judd Gregg Pushes To Keep Politics Out of Debt Talks

Former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg was back in Washington Tuesday. The Republican is trying to pressure political leaders to put aside their differences and address the nation’s debt problem.

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Word of Mouth
10:13 am
Wed July 18, 2012

ZOOsk

Photo Credit Sad Diego Shooter, Via Flickr Creative Commons

Remember how people used to joke about online dating? What once was an easy target for digs about desperate singles and social pariahs is now a success story for oodles of couples and dozens of highly profitable dating services.  Among the unabashed masses of online daters these days is an unlikely demographic – the animal kingdom. Reyhan Harmancy is a staffer at Buzzfeed, where she wrote about how zoos use online dating methods to profile and pair species together. 

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Arts & Culture
7:15 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Inspired Lives: Wesley McNair

Malcom Cochran
  • Wesley McNair tells us how he drew inspiration for his first poetry from his father's abandonment and family hardships. (broadcast on NHPR)
  • ~13 minute excerpt of the interview with Wesley McNair
  • Full interview

Award-winning poet and New Hampshire native Wesley McNair was born in Newport, grew up in the Connecticut River Valley, and has lived for many years in Mercer, Maine, the state for which he has been named Poet Laureate. Drawing from his personal experiences, McNair's poetry is emblematic of both family and economic hardships, and New England living.

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NH News
5:32 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Former Governor Sununu says Obama Needs to "Learn How to Be an American"

Former New Hampshire Governor and current Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu made national headlines, and began trending on Twitter, Tuesday when he made some controversial comments about President Obama.


Sununu’s comments came during a conference call with reporters.


“The men and women all over America who have worked hard to build these businesses, their businesses from the ground up, is how our economy became the envy of the world. It is the American way and I wish this president would learn how to be an American.”

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NH News
5:31 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Unemployment Up to 5.1%; Labor Force Bigger than Expected

The New Hampshire Department of Employment security released the latest New Hampshire unemployment figures for today. Unemployment in June ticked up slightly; rising to a seasonally adjusted 5.1%, up from 5.0% in May.It is still down from where it was last June, when it was 5.5 percent.

Employment Security Economist Annette Nielsen says the increase is due to two factors: 5,000 more workers entered the labor force than this time last year, and fewer seasonal jobs were added than expected.

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NH News
5:13 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

A Fast-Track To Law School

Sheryl Rich-Kern

With the high costs of tuition, many students with an associate’s degree can’t afford to go on for their bachelor’s.  So in 2011, when one non-profit college in Salem began offering students their third year of college free, some considered the deal a godsend.

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All Things Considered
4:44 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Navy Could Be Shifting Focus of Shipyard Fire Investigation

The USS Miami in the North Arabian Sea in 2007. The nuclear submarine was heavily damaged in a fire in May at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jhi L. Scott

Yesterday New Hampshire’s US Senators, Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, honored the first responders to the massive fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard that caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to the USS Miami nuclear submarine.

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