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Word of Mouth
10:31 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Documenta: the Art Olympics

MeineKnipserei Flickr

Produced with Emma Ruddock

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NH News
10:09 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Manchester School Board Votes To Save 40 Positions

The Manchester School Board has voted to save 40 more teacher and staff positions.

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Word of Mouth
10:02 am
Thu June 21, 2012

The Downside of Happiness

(Photo by Mike Fischer via Flickr Creative Commons)

The science behind our most-sought after emotional state has positively exploded in recent years – with psychologists and social scientists probing just about everything – income, gender, relationships, kids, chocolate – in an effort to find out what makes us more or less happy.   June Gruber is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University, and Director of the Yale Positive Emotion and Psychopathology lab. 

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Weather
6:04 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Is There More Summer Heat in Store For New Hampshire This Year? Yes - Eventually

You don’t need us to tell you this, but it’s hot today in New Hampshire. Temperatures have been reaching into the 90’s where they were in the 70’s earlier in the week. There have been heat advisories and a number of New Hampshire towns have opened up cooling centers.

NH News
4:51 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Gov. Lynch Vetoes Legislative Approval Of Union Contracts

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has vetoed a bill that would require the Legislature's fiscal committee to approve all collective bargaining agreements entered into by the state.

Under the current system, the executive branch has negotiated contracts between public employers and employees, while the Legislature decides through the budget process how much money is to be spent on personnel, wages and benefits.

Word of Mouth
12:30 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

The Farmer's Time Machine

Russ Gilman and the first crawler he ever ran
Sean Hurley, NHPR

Fresh vegetables aren’t the only thing local farmers put on display…at least not in Thornton, New Hampshire, where each summer, Russ Gilman hosts an antique tractor show at his family farm. While old farm machines might not be a big draw for the masses, Word of Mouth correspondent Sean Hurley goes to the show each year. Because an old tractor, as Sean explains it, can be a sort of time machine…

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NH News
11:16 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Summer Starts With A Heat Wave

The first days of summer will be hot throughout the northeast, with temperatures into the 90s.

The equatorial heat is expected to continue until Friday. 

Mike Kistner of the national weather service says the highest temperatures of the year are expected from the middle atlantic states all the way to Maine.

"You get a nice ridge of high pressure in place where we get that nice southerly component, bringing us up that warm tropical air. It’s really not that out of the ordinary for this time of year."

Word of Mouth
11:01 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Are These Berries Legit?

(Photo by WIsconsin Department of Natural Resources via Flickr)

Produced with Emma Ruddock

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Word of Mouth
10:33 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Are Op-Ed Pages Sexist?

(Photo by Rich Watts via Flickr Creative Commons)

With some notable exceptions of course, when you’re the local newspapers op-ed page, you’re liable to see a deliberate balance of material from both sides of the political aisle.  What you won’t see apparently, is a representative proportion of writers by gender… except for a few female dominated subjects, a surprising majority of op eds are written by men.

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Word of Mouth
10:20 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Who is Tim Scott?

(Photo of Tim in studio by Rebecca Lavoie)

Produced with Emma Ruddock

Here on Word of Mouth, we’re always trying to bring you the story, the angle, or the artist you’ve never heard… but because it takes buzz to make buzz, we rarely get to highlight the work of someone who’s work has yet to be discovered at all.  Last week our intern Emma Ruddock brought seventeen year-old singer-songwriter Tim Scott to our studio, and right away we recognized a rare talent in the shy high-schooler from Milford, New Hampshire.

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Business and Economy
10:19 am
Wed June 20, 2012

50 Years of Charity In An Uncharitable State

Mindful One Flickr

Tuesday, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation celebrates its 50th year in operation. NHCF has staff in each region of the state, and raises funds from individuals, organizations and corporations, making approximately $30 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships annually.

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Environment
10:36 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Efforts to Restore Oyster Beds Could be a Stopgap Measure for Great Bay

Three-year-old oysters that were killed by one of two invasive European diseases
Sam Evans-Brown

 

The Nature Conservancy and the University of New Hampshire are working to restore oyster beds in the Great Bay. The organization hopes its efforts can help stave off an ecosystem collapse while towns in the watershed work toward upgrading their wastewater plants. 

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NH News
5:36 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Questions Remain Following Hepatitis C Outbreak

SSkennel Flickr

After a lifetime of health challenges, the last thing Katrina wanted to hear was that she’d contracted Hepatitis C. 

“I was devastated,” says the 41-year old, whose last name is being withheld at her request.

She also suffers from diabetes and kidney failure, and believes she got Hep C about five years ago, possibly from sharing razors with a female roommate.

Because Hep C can live in the body for decades without producing symptoms, it’s sometimes called the silent killer.

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Word of Mouth
12:18 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

The Granite State Music Festival

(Photo by Bryan Troy via Flickr Creative Commons)

Scott Solksy is the Executive Director of a brand new event, The Granite State Music Festival. And he's in studio to tell us what to expect from the event, which takes place this weekend. 

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