One of the most prominent voices in New Hampshire journalism will now lead the committee awarding one of the most prestigious awards in journalism.
The new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, which also recognize excellence in literature and the arts, is Mike Pride. He served as editor of the Concord Monitor for 25 years, and spent five years before that as managing editor. During that time, the paper won numerous national and regional awards, including a Pulitzer Prise for feature photography in 2008. Mike Pride joins me now to talk about his new job:
Campaigning in Concord today, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen took aim at the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for some for-profit corporations to deny contraception coverage to their employees on religious grounds.
At a roundtable lunch with a half-dozen women, Shaheen warned that the ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby restarts a bitter fight -- across the country and in the U.S. Senate -- over women’s health care.
A New Hampshire Marine Patrol boat circled the waters of Great Bay, while State troopers flanked a Massachusetts State Police strategic vehicle. They were there to urge motorists in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts to drive responsibly. NH State Police major Chris Aucoin said that this weekend they’ll be looking for speeding motorists as well as those who are under the influence.
“It continues to be an ongoing phenomena that is killing people on our highways, in addition to distracted driving.”
Backyard pyrotechnics are a favorite—and legal—way for Granite Staters to celebrate the 4th of July. And the fireworks lobby—yes, there really is a lobby for everything—has been fighting to not only keep them legal, but to deregulate them.
Two years ago this week in Pelham, a homeowner piled up nearly 350 mortar shells on his deck. And when sparks from a stray spinner landed on them, they exploded and more than a dozen people were injured. In 2011, the legislature had legalized those two types of fireworks.
The National Institute of Justice estimates that up to 40,000 unidentified human remains have been collected and stored in evidence rooms across the country. Today, we talk to Deborah Halber about the growing number of internet sleuths trying to solve America’s coldest cases. Then, we look into the growing digital house key market. Plus, a heartwarming tale of a man and his owl.
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From the early days of counting houses, when office jobs were looked down on but were still considered a refuge from factory work, to the modern day cubicle. We talk with author Nikil Saval about his new book "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace."
Nikil Saval-an editor of n + 1, a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics. "Cubed" is his first book.