It's February. You're sick of shoveling, tired of being cold, and ready to stay inside all weekend binge-watching TV... or better yet, binge-listening to public radio! Why not start with Word of Mouth's Saturday show, which brings you the best of the week in one convenient bundle. No need to hit 'next episode' - you can listen to the full show right here, or scroll down to find the segment that's right for you.
We’re looking at the stories of the week: the gas-tax debate revs up, the House puts off a vote on a bill to ban hand-held use of cell phones while driving, and the city of Rochester repeals its panhandling ordinance under pressure from the ACLU.
The New Hampshire House appears poised to send the question of whether the state's largest utility should sell its power plants to regulators.
In 2012, lawmakers tried to force PSNH to sell its power plants outright, but that effort stalled in the New Hampshire house. So this time around they’ve written a bill that asks the Public Utilities Commission to rule on whether that sale would eventually lower electric rates.
That bill got near unanimous support during a committee hearing Thursday, including from PSNH itself.
North Conway's Sean Doherty, at 18, is the youngest member of the US Olympic Biathlon team. While most people know the Biathlon combines skiing with shooting, the finer points are a little elusive. NHPR's Sean Hurley recently visited the Jackson Biathlon range - the only dedicated course in New Hampshire - to find out more about the sport.