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6:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

N.H. Food Bank Expects To Fill Gap If Congress Cuts Food Stamps

The New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester.
Ryan Lessard NHPR


The New Hampshire Food Bank has been struggling to keep up with the demand of a growing number of residents. And these challenges might be compounded by budget cuts proposed by Congress.

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All Things Considered
3:36 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

"The Last Policeman": Novel Weighs How New Hampshire Would Handle A Coming Apocalypse

The Last Policeman cover.

Recently the website BoingBoing recommended a novel called The Last Policeman. It's a murder mystery with a unique twist: it's set six months before a massive asteroid is set to collide with Earth and essentially cause the end of the world.

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North Country
11:04 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Northern Pass Leases Coos Land Linked To Yale

The Northern Pass Transmission project has taken a big step forward in its search for a route through the North Country – with some help from Yale University.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

Northern Pass has signed a deal allowing it to put transmission lines along 20 miles through eastern Coos County.

In a statement Public Service of New Hampshire president Gary Long described the arrangement as “a huge step for the project.”

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NH News
5:48 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Former Senator Warren Rudman Dies

Former New Hampshire Senator Warren Rudman died Monday night at the age of 82. He was considered a centrist Republican, and a leader in the movement toward fiscal responsibility.

As Congress battle over taxes and spending, President Obama says lawmakers would do well to follow the example set by Warren Rudman nearly 30 years ago.

In a statement, the President called the two-term Senator the embodiment of Yankee sensibility.

Warren Rudman’s time in Washington was highlighted by his struggle to balance the Federal budget.

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Politics
5:29 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Retired Justice Souter Remembers Sen. Rudman

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter says New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman was like a brother to him.

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North Country
4:59 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Exec's Statements On Northern Pass Challenged

Last week at a conference in Arizona a top official at Northeast Utilities provided an update on the Northern Pass Transmission project.

But some of his statements are being refuted.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

The industry conference was for electric utility companies, analysts and those interested in the business.

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The Exchange
3:59 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

25 In 25: U.S. Senator Warren Rudman

President Ronald Reagan speaking to Senator Warren Rudman in the oval office, 1986.
Credit Carol M. Highsmith / Library Of Congress Prints & Photographs Collection

In 2007, The Exchange ran a special series taking a look at 25 influential people in the Granite State, 25 In 25. As part of that series, we spoke to former U.S. Senator for New Hampshire Warren Rudman. We are reposting this episode as a special memorial, following Senator Rudman's death on Monday, November 19th.

From the original episode:

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Environment
1:55 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Lessons From Lempster: Town Has Found Wind Farm To Be Neither Blessing Nor Curse

Lempster hosts the oldest operating wind farm in the state, which has 12 turbines. The most recently proposed operation would have three times as many turbines, and be located in Alexandria, Grafton, and Dunbarton
Credit Flikr.Creative Commons / PSNH

The towns of Alexandria, Danbury, and Grafton are weighing if they want a 36 turbine wind farm along their ridgelines.

It’s a contentious decision the town of Lempster approved in 2007. That project has been operating for four years, and it's the closest thing New Hampshire has to an analog for the decision these three towns are now facing.

When representatives from the Spanish energy company Iberdrola Renewables  meet with people in Alexandria, Grafton and Danbury, it gets pretty heated.

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Politics
1:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

N.H. Lawmakers React To Sen. Rudman's Death

Lawmakers around the state are reacting to the death of former Senator Warren Rudman.  Here's a sampling of what they've said:

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte:

“Warren Rudman was a national leader who made New Hampshire proud. He was tenacious about reducing our debt and he worked tirelessly to support our men and women in uniform. Warren was a fighter who had the courage of his convictions, and he always stood up for what he believed was right regardless of the consequences.  

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Word of Mouth
12:00 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

The New Secessionist Sentiments

Credit ctj71081 via Flickr Creative Commons

In the aftermath of the election, talk of secession is stirring in every State in the Union. The first petition came out of Louisiana the day after the election. A few months earlier, the secessionist sentiments of the Old South were stirring right here in the Great North.

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The Exchange
8:09 am
Tue November 20, 2012

New Hampshire Republicans Reflect on the Election

Credit NewsHour via Flickr Creative Commons

The Grand Old Party in New Hampshire suffered major losses in this recent election. Now that the dust has settled, we’ll sit down with a panel of Granite State Republicans…to get their views on what happened and where they hope to go from here. 

Fergus Cullen – freelance columnist, principal of of Fergus Cullen Communications, a political consulting firm, and former Republican state party chair.

Jack Kimball – A leading Tea Party activist, former State GOP chairman, and chairman of Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC.

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Inside NHPR
6:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

2012 Next Gen Civic Leadership Award

Next Gen Award winner Pamela Laflamme

New Hampshire Public Radio and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation have a mutual interest in encouraging the growth of future community leaders and the next generation of individuals who will foster social capital and lead a strong New Hampshire into a global world. To promote the importance of this next generation of civic leadership NHPR and the NH Charitable Foundation have joined together to present the 2nd Annual Next Gen Civic Leadership Award. 

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Inside NHPR
12:29 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Top Stories: The Story of the Bhutanese; N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

1. The Exchange: The Story of the Bhutanese

For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year.  A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State.

2. Education: N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

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NH News
5:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Health Policy Gets Reboot After Election

President Obama’s re-election didn’t exactly smooth over implementation of his signature health care law. State governments across the nation maintain a solid level of anxiety over the bill.

Concord is no different…lawmakers like Republican Jeb Bradley expect to spend a lot of time grappling with the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions.

“The biggest single issue that this legislature in the upcoming two years will face is the expansion of Medicaid.”

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Politics
5:06 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Norelli Set To Reclaim Speaker's Gavel

Terie Norelli as a guest on The Exchange, in 2010
Credit Brady Carlson / NHPR

New Hampshire house democrats voted Saturday to choose  former House speaker and current House minority leader Terie Norelli of Portsmouth as their nominee to lead the house for the next two years.

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