Public Insight Network
11:10 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Public Insight Network: How are Businesses Faring in Manchester?

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Word of Mouth
11:04 am
Thu May 10, 2012

How To Eat A Beaver

Photo by Manual Crank via Flickr Creative Commons

Carol Leonard is considered one of the forerunners – or foremothers – of the modern midwifery movement. She was the first midwife certified to practice legally in New Hamsphire back in 1982, and has since delivered more than 1,200 babies safely in their homes.  That story is covered in her memoir, “Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart: A Midwife’s Saga.”

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The Two-Way
10:16 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Putin Cancels Visit To U.S., Meeting With Obama

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 10:33 am

Russia's newly reinstalled President Vladimir Putin will be too busy with affairs at home to make a planned visit to the United States this month, where he was to have a high-profile tête-à-tête with President Obama and attend the G8 summit.

In his place, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who swapped places with Putin in recent elections, will go to the global economic summit.

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Thu May 10, 2012

The Fracas Over Fracking

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The controversial mining method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", has led to a boom in production of cheap natural gas by getting at what was previously inaccessible pockets of gas contained in shale. Energy companies see it as way to reduce America’s dependence on oil and lower our energy bills, but concerns over environmental safety have others saying we need to slow down and study the issue. We cover all sides of fracking and its potential impacts here in New England. 

Guests:

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The Two-Way
9:36 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Chinese Activist Tells Of 'Crazy Retaliation' Against His Family

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:10 am

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says his family is being hounded by local authorities in his Shandong, his home province, with his brother and sister-in-law placed under house arrest and his nephew detained.

Chen's flight last month from house arrest and his request for refuge from U.S. diplomats has caused considerable embarrassment for Chinese authorities and threatened to damage U.S.-Sino relations. Since then, Beijing has agreed in a face-saving move to allow the blind, self-taught legal activist and his immediate family to study in the United States.

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The Two-Way
9:36 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Hero Pilot In 1989 United Crash Dies

National Transportation Safety Board investigators check over the burnt remains of a jet engine from the DC-10.
Ed Porter AP

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 11:13 am

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Morning Edition
9:25 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Fear of the Beetle

New Hampshire foresters are closely watching the movements of an exotic beetle known as the Emerald Ash Borer.  Just last month the U-S Forest Service announced that for the first time, the beetle has been found east of the Hudson river.  That’s just ninety miles from the New Hampshire border.  The Emerald Ash Borer first appeared in North America ten years ago, and has killed millions of ash trees in several mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states, as well as Canada.  To find out whether or not the beetle poses a threat to the Granite State, we turn to Kyle Lombard.  He’s the Forest Health Prog

13.7: Cosmos And Culture
9:25 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Quantum Weirdness. Part 1

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 2:10 pm

So, the semester is over, which means I have a little more time to turn to issues that keep me awake at night. One thing I am trying to do this summer is relearn some facets of quantum mechanics I may have forgotten over the years. In the process I am getting hit over the head, yet again, with how weird the world is at the micro-level. I was thinking that it would be fun to share these little tidbits with the 13.7 community. So today I begin an ongoing series of little posts on what makes quantum mechanics so strange.

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The Two-Way
8:39 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Greek Parties Struggle To Form New Government

With the future of Greece's internationally mandated austerity measures hanging in the balance, the prospects for a new government in Athens are rapidly fading just four days after inconclusive parliamentary elections.

The elections left no clear winner. The conservative New Democracy party, which won the most votes, and the Radical Left Coalition, or Syriza, which came in second, have both already tried and failed to form a government. The baton now passes to the traditionally dominant socialist PASOK party, which came in a distant third in Sunday's polling.

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The Two-Way
8:32 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Top Stories: Bombing In Syria; Obama's Evolution On Gay Marriage

Good morning! We're watching these news stories:

Syrian Bomb Blasts Kill At Least 50.

Obama's Family Caused Him To Rethink Position On Same Sex Marriage, According To Aides. (Los Angeles Times)

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