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Primary Coverage - Jan 10 at 7 P.M.
7:10 am
Tue January 10, 2012

New Hampshire Primary Special Coverage

New Hampshire Public Radio has been covering the candidates as they campaign in New Hampshire. On Tuesday evening, host Laura Knoy sits down with NPR's political editor Ken Rudin, and UNH political analyst Dante Scala, to keep you apprised of the latest poll results and check-in with reporters throughout the state.

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Campaign 2012
5:20 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push

 

Mitt Romney spent his Monday focusing vote-rich southern New Hampshire. He started at a chamber of commerce breakfast Nashua, where a comment he made about choice in health care,

“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,”

became a late-breaking flashpoint.  Democrats and republicans rivals Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman all piled on. So much so that at Romney’s next stop in Hudson he called a press conference, his first since the Iowa caucuses, to defuse the matter.

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Campaign 2012
2:05 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

On The Stump: Whose Boots?

Can you name the candidate donning the boots pictured in the photograph?

Republican presidential candidates file in to New Hampshire in preparation for Tuesday's primary.

Word of Mouth - Segment
12:36 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Stealing their future...

Photo by Theein via Flickr Creative Commons

Thousands of foster kids are released from the system at age 18 only to realize that they are thousands of dollars in fraudulent debt. It can take years for any target of identity theft to restore their credit, and even longer to recover a sense of security. Former foster kids without family support or the benefit of experience or access to resources can be especially challenged.

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Word of Mouth - Segment
12:23 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

10 Tea Parties You Haven't Heard About

Photo by Spychick via Flickr Creative Commons

With the first in the nation primary swirling around us, we turn to the spread of the Tea Party…circa 1774. We’re talking about the Annapolis Tea Party…the New York Tea Party, and other protests that boiled over in the colonies from Maine to North Carolina. These copycat protests were buried by the 92,000 pounds shoved overboard in Boston.

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North Country
11:14 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Criminal Charges in Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two

Jesse Kennett, left, and Donald Kendall died in the explosion at the Black Mag plant in Colebrook.

The owner of a Colebrook plant that exploded in 2010 faces criminal charges. NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

Coos County Attorney Robert Mekeel says a grand jury has indicted  Craig Sanborn the owner of the Black Mag plant in Colebrook.

He faces manslaughter and negligent homicide charges for an explosion that killed Jesse Kennett and Donald Kendall.

A third man was badly injured.

The indictments came down late Friday.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials have said they were not aware of the plant before the explosion.

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Here's What's Awesome
10:06 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Packing Tape Art Shines on the Street, and Then Helps You Move Into Your New Place

Max Zorn is a packing tape artist. No, I don't mean he's really good at taping up moving boxes, I mean he makes really intricate pieces of art by slicing up bits of brown packing tape and arranging them into people and scenes. Packing tape is translucent, of course, so Max hangs the finished pieces next to streetlights in Amsterdam.

Check out the timelapse below of Max doing his thing, set to hip hop. And resist the urge to ask him to help you move on the first of the month.

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Issue Tuesdays: Electability

No matter how much you love a candidate's jobs plan, their ideas around health care, their environmental platform or their views on immigration, if you want a Republican in the White House and they can't beat the President, it may not be the best choice.  Some of that has to do with familiarity of the candidate, some has to do with money, and some has to do with those platforms and how they not only counter the President's but fall in favor with many independents who may be on the fence.

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Word of Mouth - Segment
8:37 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Republicans...in tights!

Photo of Ari Garnick by Darren Garnick

As filmmaker and freelance journalist Darren Garnick discovered, his son's simple question may have revealed a side of the GOP hopefuls we wouldn't otherwise have seen.

Watch what happens when Ari asked Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain whose tights they'd most like to wear...and why. Darren and Ari join us to talk about what it means when candidate invokes Superman or Spiderman, or, in the case of Ron Paul, when he can't seem to pick a hero at all.

 

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Final ads
8:01 pm
Sun January 8, 2012

Final Ad Burst; Final Ad Fizzle

"American Optimism" commercial ad run by the Romney campaign in New Hampshire.

In the closing hours of the primary, the campaigns are turning to the airwaves to make one last push for votes.  About a third of the electorate say they have yet to make up their mind.  Some 60 television ads a day might help them decide. That might sound like a lot but the real story of advertising in this primary is,  there’s so little of it.

Two candidates have dominated the New Hampshire television market for several months.  Texas congressman Ron Paul, often cast as a firebrand, is now running an ad aimed at burnishing his image as a reliable leader.

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Campaign 2012
8:30 am
Sun January 8, 2012

Occupy Protesters Demonstrate at Presidential Debates

Occupy New Hampshire outside Republican Presidential Debate at St. Anselm's College
Jonathan Lynch

Members of Occupy New Hampshire returned to Manchester Saturday to demonstrate outside of the Republican Presidential Debate at St. Anselm's College and spread their message of economic inequality.

Nearly five months after Occupy New Hampshire’s last tents were torn down in Veteran’s Park, the ninety-nine percenters returned to Manchester to demonstrate against what they perceive to be growing economic inequality across the nation.

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Giving Matters
7:00 pm
Sat January 7, 2012

Children's Stage Adventures

Andrew Parrella, NHPR.

Children’s Stage Adventures brings the magic and joy of live theatre to schools and communities around the state.  In Boscawen the group provided a residency, free of charge, to help an elementary school team produce Oliver Twist. Paula  Dill Scriven said that the entire school community gained from the experience.

PAULA: They did a wonderful job creating this comeradary amongst this melting pot of students. I would say that more than half of the students had never been exposed to live theatre.

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Campaign 2012
6:03 pm
Sat January 7, 2012

Hundreds Turn Out For Santorum Town Hall

Hundreds gathered inside a barn in Hollis to see former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum
Amy Quinton

Before last night’s debate, a crowd of several hundred gathered in Hollis for a town hall meeting with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

So many people squeezed inside a barn in Hollis to hear Rick Santorum that it prompted one campaign staffer to exclaim “this is nuts.”

Most of the several hundred people inside were political tourists from out of state.

At one point Santorum told the crowd that he’d only take questions from New Hampshire residents.

He urged voters to stick to their values.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Children's Stage Adventures

Andrew Parrella, NHPR

Children’s Stage Adventures brings the magic and joy of live theatre to schools and communities around the state.  In Boscawen the group provided a residency, free of charge, to help an elementary school team produce Oliver Twist. Paula  Dill Scriven said that the entire school community gained from the experience.

PAULA: They did a wonderful job creating this comeradery amongst this melting pot of students. I would say that more than half of the students had never been exposed to live theatre.

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Ron Paul Returns
11:33 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Ron Paul Returns to NH

A young Ron Paul supporter in Durham, NH
Jon Greenberg, NHPR

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul drew a crowd of about 450 people at his first event in New Hampshire  after the Iowa caucuses.   Paul’s promise to curtail foreign military activity drew some of the loudest cheers.

The Texas congressman has nothing if not an enthusiastic following and voters young and old alike responded well to Paul’s signature policies.  Especially when he said the imminent danger of a nuclear Iran is exaggerated.

When asked what he would do about Social Security and other entitlements, he said he would protect them.

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