Business and Economy
5:17 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Thousands Show Up for Outlet Mall Job Fair

While the state’s unemployment rate is well below the national average, thousands of people are still searching for a job.

Friday, many of the state’s unemployed showed up for a job fair for a new $100 million shopping center in Merrimack. The retail outlet is expected to create more than 800 positions.

By 7 a.m. Friday morning, hundreds of people lined up outside Nashua Community College for the Merrimack Premium Outlet job fair.

When it opens in mid-June, the outlets will feature 100 clothing, home goods, and other stores. 

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All Things Considered
5:00 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

A Growing Number of Roller Derby Fans "Follow the Star" in New Hampshire

Granite State Roller Derby (in blue and silver) and New Hampshire Roller Derby on the flat track.
(Kevin Pillsbury/courtesy New Hampshire Roller Derby)

There’s a big showdown going on this weekend in the world of flat track roller derby. A New Hampshire team known as the Skate Free or Die All Stars are heading to New York for a bout billed as the Suburban Brawl.

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StateImpact
3:27 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

(Mega-Big Mega Millions Jackpot Aside) When It Comes To The Lotto, A Lot Of "Suckers" Live In New En

Earlier today, we reposted our Losing The Lotto series to give you a bit of context about why the Mega Millions frenzy is particularly important to New Hampshire’s struggling lottery.  Since we posted, the jackpot’s increased yet again–from $540 million to $640 million.

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Blogs
1:44 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Socrates Exchange Makes Some Progress Of Its Own

A few years back, we started this little ole series called the Socrates Exchange - originally the idea was six shows that had a really neat angle and could possibly be great radio for our listeners.  Over time the project's direction grew, and we decided to reach out to younger people, got schools discussing the topics in the classroom, and invited high schools to come and participate in live shows.

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Blogs
12:14 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Friday Is For Memes: Arrested Guy Singing "Bohemian Rhapsody"

I cannot verify any of the circumstances here, but the video appears to be a dude who protests his arrest by singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Spoiler alert: his plaintive, Freddie Mercury-ish cries of "Let me go" are, figuratively speaking, met with a message of "We will not let you go."

Word of Mouth
12:00 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Word of Mouth 03.31.2012

Photo by Beast of Traal via Flickr Creative Commons

Part 1:

Users, Unite!

This is the one union that will kick you out if you pass a drug test. Jesse McKinley wrote about the evolution and demands of the San Francisco drug users union for The New York Time.

New York Times Article  

Part 2:

The Cow Clause

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Radio Lab
12:00 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Radio Lab: Words

What would life be like without words? Without language? This hour, Radiolab explores the words in our head and how they change the way we think. We talk to a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, and we ask a neurologist what happened when a stroke wiped out the language center of her brain.

Visit online: http://www.radiolab.org/

The Exchange
10:10 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Next Week on the Exchange - Week of April 2nd

Next week on the Exchange, we begin by re-examining New Hampshire’s new self-defense law, known as “Stand Your Ground”, which has come up in the shooting death of a Florida Teenager.  Then, a Granite State roundtable on Health Care: two years after it was passed into law, we’ll look at how the debate around the President’s health care law is playing out here.  On Wednesday,  we sit down with Democratic U. S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.   Join us all next week for the Exchange each morning at 9 and again at 8 pm, here on NHPR!

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri March 30, 2012

The Socrates Exchange: What is Progress?

Our philosophy series, the Socrates Exchange returns with  the question “What is progress”.  Centuries  of development have allowed us to live longer and advance in ways we never could have imagined, but with over population, depleted resources, and nuclear weapons, some say we’ve progressed too far. Does progress have an ending point?  Is too much progress a bad thing? Can one person’s progress harm the progress of another? Can progress in science, technology and human rights harm progress in religion and morality?  

Guests

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