The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Why Are So Many People Giving Up Gluten, And Should They?

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Food trends come and go: in the eighties, the enemy was fat; in the nineties, carbs; and now, it’s gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley that millions of Americans are giving up.

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NH News
4:38 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

New Law Demands Transparency From Politically-Active Nonprofits

Governor Maggie Hassan signed a bill into law late last week requiring nonprofit organizations that engage in political activities to report their expenditures.

In essence, the new law requires nonprofits that spend more than $5000 a year on political advocacy – to register with the Secretary of State, and report expenditures.

Derek Dufresne with the conservative advocacy group, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, says the law merely protects incumbents from criticism.

His organization, which is also a nonprofit, opposed the bill.

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NH News
3:47 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

N.H. Liquor Sales Hit Record Levels

New Manchester store opened in May.
Credit Courtesy NHLC

  The New Hampshire Liquor Commission reports liquor sales reached a record six hundred twenty six million dollars in the past fiscal year.

Joseph Mollica, the Chairman of the liquor commission, credits the 4% increase in sales to customer service training and innovative marketing campaigns.

“What this current commission is doing is utilizing the ability of current marketing, social media and proper advertising and these renovations of these stores. And I think what we will see is the liquor commission become more and more profitable as time goes on.”

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NH News
3:46 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Gorham Man Charged With Kidnapping Abigail Hernandez

Nathanial Kibby
Credit NH Attorney General

Investigators say they’ve arrested a 34-year-old Gorham man in connection with the disappearance of North Conway teen Abigail Hernandez.

The Attorney General’s office said Monday that Nathaniel Kibby was arrested earlier in the day at his home and charged with one count of felony kidnapping.

He’s accused of kidnapping Hernandez on Oct. 9 of last year and confining her "with a purpose to commit an offense against her."

Hernandez returned home last week, after she went missing for nine months.

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All Things Considered
2:28 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Initiative Aims To Bring More Lawyers To 'Heaven' Of Rural New Hampshire

Lisa Wellman-Ally, president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, in the NHPR studios.
Credit Brady Carlson, NHPR

We’ve talked for many years about how some rural areas of New Hampshire are in short supply of some services that are prevalent elsewhere. For example, there are some parts of the state without broadband internet access. Rural areas may not have access to the same types of health care and this includes legal services as well. Some counties have populations of lawyers that are graying but not growing. The new president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Lisa Wellman-Ally, is launching an initiative aimed at recruiting lawyers to practice in underserved areas.

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Word of Mouth
2:04 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

7.28.14:The Fuel Walk, The Power Of Whale Poo, And The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of

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The oil boom is on in McKenzie county, North Dakota. More than 4000 wells have been drilled since 2008, and the county expects to be pumping for decades. Today, a UNH professor explains why he set out to learn more about North Dakota’s oil country, by walking 65 miles across it. Then, about 70 percent of the earth’s oxygen comes from marine plants. We slip beneath the surface to find out how a rebounding whale population could help spur phytoplankton growth…and slow climate change. Plus, we take a look at the China-based e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, the most powerful company you’ve never heard about.

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7.28.14 Full Show

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Politics
1:11 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Hassan Vetoes Workplace Anti-Bullying Bill

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Governor Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill she called “well-intentioned” aimed at protecting public employees from bullying in the workplace.  

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NH News
11:53 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Mother Of Abigail Hernandez Speaks Out About Daughter's Disappearance

Zenya Hernandez
Credit NBC

 

The mother of a 15-year-old North Conway girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.

Investigators have been trying to find out how and why Abigail Hernandez disappeared and who may have helped conceal her. She returned home July 20.

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Environment
11:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

N.H. Composters Say Rule Change Could Stir Growth In Business

Paul Vera (left) and Michael Leavitt turn one of the more mature compost piles at Capital Compost
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

Compost has long been the domain of farmers and gardeners, not city-folk, but with both Vermont and Massachusetts pushing ahead with bans on throwing away food waste, curb-side pickup of compost is set to become more commonplace.

Banning food-scraps from land-fills hasn’t come been high on the legislative agenda in New Hampshire, but with a few tweaks, towns could begin to turn to compost for another reason: to save money.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

World War I's 100th Anniversary: N.H. Reflects

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This summer marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. We’ll take a look at the history lessons of that war, including the causes and the lasting impact of the war.

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