Transgender: Exploring Gender Identity

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Many Americans struggle with basic questions about the concept of transgender and broader gender labels and recent legislation in New Hampshire and nationally, as well as social media and the internet, have brought this issue more to our attention than ever before. We'll look at the terms, the biology, and the emotional aspects of gender identity.

 Click here to read GLAAD's comprehensive list of transgender terms, as well as a chart that breaks down problematic and preferred terminology.

New research from UNH shows close to half of New Hampshire residents think scientists alter their findings to get the answers they want. That’s raising concerns about whether the public will trust advice from public health experts.

The survey from the Carsey School of Public Policy asked New Hampshire residents about the threat posed by the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Understanding Dyslexia

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Once described as " word blindness," dyslexia affects a person's ability to read accurately and fluently. It's surprisingly common, but early screening and intervention can make a major difference.  Now, a new state law requires school districts to do just that. We'll get the latest thinking on how to manage dyslexia. 


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  Ohio Gov. John Kasich is returning to New Hampshire in April to promote his new book on the road ahead for America.

A Kasich spokesman says the governor will speak at Saint Anselm College on April 27, two days after "Two Paths: America Divided or United" is published.

Kasich took second place in the Republicans' 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary and became a strong critic of Republican President Donald Trump. His return to New Hampshire makes him the first major Republican to visit the key primary state following the November election.

Michael Brindley

  The shortage of women pursuing careers in fields like science and engineering continues to be a challenge companies here in the Granite State and across the country.

A study last year found that nationwide, women account for roughly half of the college-educated workforce, but less than a third of those working in science and engineering.

There’s an effort to change that trend in New Hampshire by introducing young women to those fields early on.

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The factory floor inside of Graphicast, a manufacturing company in Jaffrey, feels like a throwback to another era. Workers stand around waist-high crucibles, plucking casts out of the pots filled with bubbling liquid metal.

“We’re melting at about 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit,” says Val Zanchuck, the company’s CEO, over the din. 

Todd Bookman

 

  New Hampshire's two Democratic U.S. Senators say they will not support Judge Neil Gorsuch, Republican President Donald Trump's pick to serve on the Supreme Court.

Sen. Maggie Hassan says Gorsuch has sided with corporations over families and undervalues the federal act requiring equal education for students with disabilities. Hassan's adult son, Ben, has cerebral palsy. She says Gorsuch has "repeatedly ruled against the rights of people with disabilities."

Jack Rodolico

Gordon MacDonald is a step closer to becoming New Hampshire’s next Attorney General. On Tuesday, he met with the Executive Council to discuss his nomination by Governor Chris Sununu.

MacDonald is an experienced lawyer. Some of his highest profile cases have been battling the State of New Hampshire - and the very office he now seeks to lead.  

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During an interview on NHPR's The Exchange Tuesday, Governor Sununu insisted that a GOP-led effort to require voters to provide proof they are connected to the community where they vote is not meant to exclude anyone but simply to ensure the integrity of the state's voting process.

A delegation of law enforcement and public health workers from Wales visited the Manchester Police Department Tuesday. They were there to learn about a city program that connects children who have experienced trauma with mental health services.

The program trains police officers in the effects of trauma on child development, and coordinates with social workers to help recruit affected families into trauma-therapy and other programs.

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