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Elections 2012
7:20 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How North Country's Gregory Sorg Voted

Gregory Sorg is an incumbent Republican from Easton. He’s being challenged by Democrat Sue Ford, also of Easton.

Here is how Sorg voted on some issues.

Voter ID: Voted in favor of requiring voter identification. NHPR story.

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Hurricane Sandy
6:49 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Interactive: Tracking Hurricane Sandy

Mormons
6:48 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

N.H. Mormons Navigate "Mormon Moment" As Election Day Nears

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meetinghouse in Wolfeboro, NH is a second spiritual home for the Romneys.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

Governor Mitt Romney’s connection to New Hampshire is well-documented.  He owns a house on Lake Winnipesaukee, which he visits regularly.  And the Mormon meetinghouse in Wolfeboro serves as his second spiritual home.  But what’s less understood by many outside Mormonism is what it’s like being a member of this religious minority in northern New England.  

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Hurricane Sandy
6:36 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Current Road Closures

Sandy
6:01 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Is Prepared For Sandy

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has prepared for Hurricane Sandy.  There are three ships on the premises now. The Shipyard’s commander, Captain Bryant Fuller, says two of them are safe from Sandy in their dry dock.   Bryant says one ship -- the ex-USS Memphis -- is tied to the pier, and exposed to the elements: 

Amtrak Closed
5:58 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Sandy Forces Amtrak Route Shutdown

As Hurricane Sandy makes its way northward, Amtrak service in New Hampshire has shut down. 

Amtrak’s Downeaster line connects Northern New England to Boston.  Passenger Rail Authority Executive Director Patricia Quinn says the agency was forced to shut down service early this afternoon. 

“There was a train, left Boston at 1:00 this afternoon, got as far as Lawrence, Massachusetts, there were wires down, and that train actually had to return back to Boston."

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Hurricane Sandy
5:53 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Lynch: State Closely Monitoring Hurricane Sandy's Progress

All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks with Governor John Lynch about the state's preparations for Hurricane Sandy.

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NH News
3:22 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How To Keep Your Food Safe, If You Lose Power

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has published food safety recommendations for people who may lose power in Hurricane Sandy.

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North Country
12:20 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Power To The People: As Sandy Approaches Sales of Generators Spike

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Warnings of Hurricane Sandy’s soggy-but-sure approach have meant a sudden boost in sales of portable generators in the North Country.

At the Home Depot and Lowe's in Littleton the cupboard is empty, well, the cupboard that used to hold portable generators.

Even though the North Country is expected to receive only a glancing blow from Sandy people worried about losing power began showing up at the stores on Friday.

By Saturday the Home Depot was sold out of its 20-or-so generators, said store manager Chris Howard.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ovide Lamontagne

Manchester attorney Ovide Lamontagne is making his second bid for the state’s corner office with a campaign based on low taxes, small government, and conservative values.  We’ll talk with Mr. LaMontagne about his stance on the issues from health care to economic development and his major differences with his democratic opponent Maggie Hassan.

Guest

Ovide Lamontagne - Manchester Attorney and Republican Gubernatorial candidate

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Elections 2012
7:30 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Reporter's Notebook: The Political Neutrality Of The Mormon Church

Mitt Romney's candidacy makes the Mormon Church's political neutrality a tricky issue to navigate.
Credit ricketyUS / Flickr Creative Common

In a recent story, I mentioned the Mormon Church’s stance on political neutrality.  It’s a complex issue, and not one that can be explained at-length in a radio feature.  For the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), this stance isn’t just to protect federal tax exemptions.  It has deep religious and cultural roots.  After a series of editorial discussions in the newsroom, we felt NHPR listeners might be interested in a more in-depth explanation.

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Folk Show
10:06 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 10.28.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Lousiana Storm/ Bill Staines/ Bridges/ Red House Records

Gathering Storm/ Battlefield Band/ Dookin'/ Temple

Come On The Road/ Stephen Nystrup/ Folk Next Door 7 WWUH Records

Sandy Land/ The Whites/ Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"/

Donald And Lydia/ John Prine/ Prime Prine: The Best Of John Prine/ Lost Highway

Lydia/ Slaid Cleaves/ Broke Down/ Philo

Hurricane Clare/ Bennett and Perkins/ House On Fire/ Bennett and Perkins

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Folk Show
9:35 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Folk Calendar 10.28.12

Thursday, November 1

>>>Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group at The Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-436-2400 www.themusichall.org

Friday, November 2

>>>Christine Lavin & Don White at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA  ~ www.meandthee.org 781-631-8987

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Elections 2012
3:10 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Michelle Obama And Ann Romney Cancel N.H. Events

Hurricane Sandy has prompted both First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney to cancel scheduled campaign events in New Hampshire. 

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NH News
2:56 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

UNH Closes Campus Monday And Tuesday

The University of New Hampshire's Durham campus will be closed Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy and expected power outages.

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