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

Stanford? A Gagillion Dollars. This College? Priceless (Literally).

(Photo by Don Hankins via Flickr Creative Commons)

The cost of attending Stanford? Between $200,000 and half a million dollars. 

The cost of building a custom search engine? A few thousand bucks.

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Word of Mouth
11:47 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Why These Dogs "Like" Facebook

Yup, that's Simba

Produced with Emma Ruddock

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Folk Show : Live Performance
10:57 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Live Performance: David Bromberg

David Bromberg and band joins Folk Show host Kate McNally for an in-studio performance at New Hampshire Public Radio
Abby Roche NHPR

David Bromberg and his band joins Kate McNally for an in-studio performance.

Word of Mouth
10:28 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Tying the Knot, Guerilla Style

(Photo by Pareeerica via Flickr Creative Commons)

Produced with Emma Ruddock

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NH News
5:27 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

SEA Endorses Jackie Cilley

Jackie Cilley at SEA
Ryan Lessard NHPR

One of the state’s largest public unions, the State Employees Association, endorsed democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley on Monday.

SEA President Diana Lacey cites Cilley’s refusal to take the state pledge against new broad-based taxes and her commitment to collaborative leadership as the most significant factors in the union’s decision.

“It wasn’t just the pledge. It’s the manner in which we anticipate Jackie will lead.”

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NH News
5:03 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

School Choice Bill Gets a Veto from Gov. Lynch

Flikr Creative Commons / Mike Willis

Governor John Lynch has vetoed a bill that would create a tax credit for businesses donating to not-for-profit scholarship organizations.

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