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Carnegie Hall Live is a special series presented by WFMT and running Fridays at 8 pm on ClassicalNH June 30 through September 22. These performances were recorded live in March – June 2017.

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June 30, 2017

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

A thrilling night of dances open the new season of Carnegie Hall with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

July 7, 2017

Ian Bostridge & Thomas Ades

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There was a "catastrophic mechanical pipe failure" at the Manchester VA Medical Center early Wednesday morning, causing flooding and severe water damage on a number of floors.

The pipe failure occurred at about 4 a.m., according to a statement.

Officials at the facility say they are in the process of contacting patients with appointments in the affected areas.

Health care services provided on the first and second floor were not impacted.

June 27, 2017

CONDUCTOR:  Gustavo Dudamel
Yefim Bronfman, piano
St. Lawrence String Quartet

BEETHOVEN  Coriolan Overture
John ADAMS  Absolute Jest (L.A. premiere)
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 4

July 4, 2017

CONDUCTOR:  Gustavo Dudamel

MAHLER                   Symphony No. 9

July 11, 2017

CONDUCTOR:  Gustavo Dudamel
 Daniil Trifonov, piano

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the House Subcommittee that makes public media funding decisions released its draft bill.

Thanks to the outreach of public media listeners and viewers, the draft bill provided full funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which distributes seed funding to NHPR and stations throughout the country.

This is a big achievement, particularly in light of the tough fiscal environment in Congress. We thank each and every one of our supporters for caring about the future of public media.

Portsmouth Police Department

A New Hampshire House Rep. from Hudson has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

Eddie Cheuk

The New Hampshire Attorney General's office has initiated a criminal investigation into St. Paul's School, the prestigious Concord prep school at the center of the high-profile sexual assault trial of a former student in 2015, and a recent report detailing a decades-long history of sexual abuse by members of the school's faculty.

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Remember how we asked you to send us your questions about New Hampshire? You delivered, and then some — and now, we’re happy to report, we have some answers.

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Fireworks are legal to purchase in New Hampshire, but not every town allows residents to use them. 

Each year, the State Fire Marshall asks New Hampshire towns to update their central list of community restrictions around fireworks, and we've used that list to create an easy-to-use map that shows town-level rules.

Brian Wallstin for NHPR

After a lengthy debate in both the House and the Senate, the full legislature passed a bill Thursday that funds full-day kindergarten by legalizing the electronic bingo game Keno.

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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Carroll, Sullivan, Grafton, Belknap, and Merrimack Counties.

It has also issued a flash flood warning for Grafton, Hillsboro, Belknap, Merrimack, Sullivan, Cheshire, and Carroll Counties.

The weather will clear for tomorrow, with partly cloudy skies in southern New Hampshire, and scattered storms in the North Country. 

Highs tomorrow will be in the low 80s.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee today as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey. Here is Sessions' prepared opening statement to the committee, annotated by NPR journalists.

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to be a winner of two awards in this year’s Best of NH survey, chosen by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine.

Readers named NHPR as the Best New Hampshire Radio Station (FM).

Also coming out on top - The Exchange. New Hampshire’s only locally-produced statewide, call-in talk show was cited as New Hampshire’s Best Radio Talk Show. Hosted by Laura Knoy, The Exchange is the home for timely topics and interesting guests.

www.andysanborn.com

State Senator Andy Sanborn has announced a bid for Congress.

The Republican from Bedford says he'll run for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional seat, which is currently held by Democrat Carol Shea-Porter.

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New Hampshire legislators begin the final stage of the state budget-writing process this week. On Friday, a handful of senators and House members will gather to hammer out a compromise plan for state spending over the next two years.

Billions of dollars are at stake, and NHPR’s newsroom has been keeping an eye on several key policy areas. Here's an overview on where several big-ticket items stand.

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Wages in New Hampshire fell in the fourth quarter of 2016, mirroring a trend seen across the country.

The average weekly paycheck in New Hampshire was $1,092, according to a report released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is down 4.1% from the previous year, the fourth largest decline in the country, and the largest dip in New England.

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. The Senate Committee is looking into the circumstances around Comey's dismissal and how they relate to the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. Election.

Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green

Gov. Chris Sununu will nominate attorney Anna Barbara Hantz of Stratham to the state Supreme Court Wednesday.

 

Three juvenile bears in Hanover that were initially targeted to be destroyed have been trapped and relocated.

New Hampshire Fish & Game had said last week the three bears and their mother had to be killed, after two of the cubs entered a home. But Governor Chris Sununu then intervened, saying the bears should be released in a remote location.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

A familiar name in New Hampshire politics may be on the short list of potential replacements for FBI Director James Comey.

Politico is reporting that the White House is seriously considering former New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte for the position.

Performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra live from Tanglewood will air Sundays at 2:30 pm on WCNH 91.5 and WEVO 89.1 HD2 starting July 9th and running through August 27th.

Note: Due to license restrictions, we are unable to stream these performances online.

July 9, 2017

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Daniel Lozakovich, violin
Kristine Opolais, soprano

MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K.219
MAHLER Symphony No. 4

July 16, 2017

Kellan

A wetter than average April, combined with a snowier than average winter, has produced no shortage of New England’s least marketable terrain - mud.

We at NHPR were curious if well-learned meteorologists, the men and women who watch the weather more closely than any of us, would still technically consider this Mud Season, even though we are already firmly into May.

Turns out, nope.

Join us for our next Writers on a New England Stage event with Diane Rehm!

Beloved NPR radio host Diane Rehm visits with her eloquent, deeply personal and moving book, On My Own, about the death of her husband, the struggle to reconstruct her life, and her new mission advocating for increased conversation about end-of-life care and the right to die on one’s own terms. Diane will be in conversation with NHPR's Virginia Prescott on stage at the Music Hall in Portsmouth on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm.

A group of college-age hikers may face rescue costs after getting lost late Saturday night on Mount Washington.

When: Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30pm
Where: The Warren B. Rudman Center, UNH School of Law, 2 White St, Concord, NH

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service come together to bring you another event in our series, Justice & Journalism. This series presents a range of speakers to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism.

Paige Sutherland for NHPR

  Former Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is returning to the Granite State later this month.

The former Maryland governor will hold a town hall-style meeting at the Baker Library in Bow on April 23, according to WMUR.

He's also scheduled to appear at a pair of house parties with Democratic activists.

O'Malley campaigned aggressively in New Hampshire leading up to the state's first in the nation primary last year.

But he suspended his presidential campaign after a poor showing in the Iowa caucus.

Jason Moon for NHPR

This story has been updated.

The air was still thick with smoke this morning as crowds gathered near Market Square to watch fire crews put out the last hot spots in what used to be the State Street Saloon. The building also housed 14 apartment units.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Update: In order to allow our producers ample time to prepare for tomorrow's show, we've stopped collecting additional audience questions for the governor at this time. Thanks to all who submitted your suggestions! Be sure to tune in Monday at 9 a.m. for the full interview.

Michael Brindley for NHPR

State Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut was confirmed for a full, four-year term by the Executive Council Wednesday. Edelblut had earlier been appointed to fill out the remainder of the term of his predecessor, former commissioner Virginia Barry.

Edelblut was approved 3 to 2, in a party-line vote of the five-member council.

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NPR Politics team is blogging the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The live blog below includes streaming video, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the high court seat left vacant in February 2016, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Via NPR

The NPR Two-Way blog brings you live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The live blog includes streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

Scroll down to see the coverage.

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