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2:26 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Conversations With Primary Candidates for U.S. House, U.S. Senate & N.H. Governor

As part of our continuing coverage of Elections 2014, NHPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered featured conversations with candidates running in the September 9th primaries for U.S. House, U.S. Senate and N.H. Governor.

Here are all of those conversations in the order they aired. Each link contains the radio interview, edited for time, a transcript of the radio version, plus the full, unedited audio of the candidate in the studio.

U.S. House Candidate Dan Innis (1st District)

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NH News
7:57 am
Wed August 20, 2014

In 2011, Slain N.H. Journalist Talked About His Capture In Libya

Credit Nicole Tung, courtesy FreeJamesFoley.org.

 

Three years ago, NHPR's Jon Greenberg sat down with New Hampshire journalist James Foley.

Foley's family in Rochester and New Hampshire officials have confirmed he was killed by ISIS militants.

He was kidnapped two years ago, but this wasn't the first time he went missing.

The Libyan government held reporter Foley and two of his colleagues for six weeks.  The three were released in 2011.

Foley was a correspondent with Global Post, an online news service. 

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NH News
7:26 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Family, N.H. Officials Confirm Death Of Kidnapped Journalist James Foley

Credit AP PHOTO/NICOLE TUNG, FREEJAMESFOLEY.ORG

The mother of kidnapped New Hampshire journalist James Foley says her son gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.

"We have never been prouder of our son Jim," said Diane Foley, in a statement posted on the "Free James Foley" Facebook page.

A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Governor Maggie Hassan released a statement Tuesday night on Foley's death, calling him a "talented and fearless photojournalist."

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Market Basket
5:26 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Attorneys General To Market Basket Leadership: Be Mindful Of State Employment Laws

Credit Ella Nilsen / NHPR

The attorneys general of New Hampshire and Massachusetts have warned Market Basket officials to be aware of the rights of workers if they fire any employees.

In a letter addressed to the board Chair and co-CEOs of Demoulas on Thursday, New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster and Massachusetts A.G. Martha Coakley urged company leadership to be mindful of state laws regarding employee termination and pay.

Foster says his office has seen an uptick in calls from Market Basket employees questioning their rights under the law.

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NH News
11:53 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Mother Of Abigail Hernandez Speaks Out About Daughter's Disappearance

Zenya Hernandez
Credit NBC

 

The mother of a 15-year-old North Conway girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.

Investigators have been trying to find out how and why Abigail Hernandez disappeared and who may have helped conceal her. She returned home July 20.

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NH News
3:16 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Investigators Ask For Public's Help In Ongoing Abigail Hernandez Investigation

Credit Courtesy images

Updated Tuesday at 4:48 PM   

State and local authorities are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the disappearance and reappearance of 15 year old Abigail Hernandez.

Yesterday Attorney General Joe Foster announced that Hernandez had been safely reunited with her family, nine months after she went missing after leaving Kennett High School in Conway. 

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NH News
11:38 am
Wed July 2, 2014

N.H. Supreme Court Sides With Disenfranchised Mom

The New Hampshire Supreme Court says the ex-partner of a 12-year-old's girl's mother has made her case to be considered a parent under the law.

The ruling could affect other unwed parents regardless of gender.

The case pitted Madelyn B.'s birth mother, Melissa, against her former partner, Susan. Because it's a custody case, no last names are used.

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Inside NHPR
10:46 am
Thu June 26, 2014

New Translator In Holderness Brings NHPR To Squam Lakes Region

A map of NHPR's new signal coverage from the Holderness translator.

NHPR is pleased to announce that as of approximately 3 P.M. on June 11, we began broadcasting from our new translator in Holderness, New Hampshire. Residents in the towns of Holderness, Ashland, Center Harbor, Sandwich, and Meredith can now tune in to NHPR at 96.5 on their FM dials.

The new signal was officially launched on Tuesday, June 24th, at an event attended by NHPR donors and residents of the region. You can see an album of photos from the event right here. 

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NH News
10:52 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Pres. Obama To Award Medal Of Honor To New Hampshire Man

A former Army staff sergeant from Nashua is becoming the latest recipient of a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama.

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Ice Cream Map
1:31 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Map: Ice Cream Stands In New Hampshire

Credit Kumquatgirl via Flickr CC

For Sean Hurley's Foodstuffs story on New Hampshire's Ice Cream trail, we asked our listeners and Facebook fans to submit their favorite ice cream stands in New Hampshire. Here's the map that resulted, and it's not too late to add to it! Email us your picks, and we'll put them in the map.

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Inside NHPR
8:15 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Check Out NHPR's Blogs

We're making NHPR's digital content easier to find and share. From news and information, to music, food, culture, and archival stories, NHPR's blogs are ever-expanding.

Do you have a great idea for a blog topic? Interested in becoming a contributor? Click here to drop us a line!

NHPR Blogs:

The Sidebar, NHPR's news blog 

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Politics
4:40 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Shaheen Files For Re-election, Defends Affordable Care Act

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, flanked by her family, officially filed her candidacy in Concord.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

Senator Jeanne Shaheen stopped by the statehouse Monday to officially file her candidacy. A large crowd of supporters including union members from the Professional Fire Fighters Of New Hampshire cheered on the first-term Democrat.

Shaheen laid out her priorities and defended the Affordable Care Act, which is likely to be a key issue this November.

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NHPR's News Team
2:45 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Meet NHPR's Reporters

News Director Sarah Ashworth

Want to know more about the voices behind NHPR's news coverage? Meet our reporters, and check out the links to their stories below.

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NH News
12:46 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Senate Democratic Leader Larsen To Retire

Sylvia Larsen
Credit New Hampshire State Senate

A surprise announcement in the Senate today, as Democratic leader and former Senate president Sylvia Larsen told colleagues she will retire from the body.

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NH News
2:48 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Day Three Of Mazzaglia Trial Brings More Witnesses, Details Of Crime

Alleged killer of Lizzi Marriott, Seth Mazzaglia.

It’s day three of the trial for Seth Mazzaglia of Dover. He’s the man charged with raping and killing UNH student Elizabeth Marriott, and then dumping her body in a river that feeds into the ocean. 

Prosecutors presented eight witnesses Thursday, the second day of the trial,  including a neighbor who said she heard a blood-curdling scream the night Marriott died in Mazzaglia's Dover apartment. 

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NH News
2:44 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Lizzi Marriott Investigation: A Timeline

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012: UNH student Elizabeth (Lizzi) Marriott goes missing. Her last cell phone activity was recorded at approximately 10 PM, when she told friends she was heading to Dover, N.H. 

Thursday, October 11th, 2012: Police start search for Marriott's body on Peirce Island near Portsmouth.

Friday, October 12th, 2012: Lizzi Marriott's family offers a ten thousand dollar reward for information in her disappearance. 

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Newscast
5:20 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Hassan Orders Freeze On Spending As Tax Revenues Dip

Governor Hassan testifying Thursday in Concord.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

A legislative committee has approved New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan's proposal to freeze hiring, equipment purchases and out-of-state travel.

Hassan asked the Fiscal Committee Thursday to approve the freeze, as past governors have done when confronted with potential budget deficits. 

"Given the fact that revenues currently remain ahead of plan for the year, this is an unprecedented action that will help protect our budget," Hassan told lawmakers.

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Newscast
11:49 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.4%

The state’s unemployment rate ticked down one-tenth to 4.4% in April, according to new data from New Hampshire Employment Security.

Construction, retail and hospitality sectors all posted gains, but the state shed about 900 jobs in local government.

The total number of employed residents was up 2,200 to 714,640, while the labor force increased by 1,040 to 747,380.

The overall rate is down nearly a full point from last April. Nationally, unemployment stands at 6.3%.

A Matter of Degrees
12:55 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

A Matter Of Degrees: Story Map

For our week-long series A Matter of Degrees, NHPR reporters and programs produced stories about the issues facing colleges and universities throughout New Hampshire.

This first map links to most of the content. Play arrow icons represent radio and video stories, stars are web-only and print features.

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A Matter Of Degrees
5:56 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

In Their Own Voices: New Hampshire Students Weigh In

Emily Erickson walks to class on the green o Saint Anselm College
Sam Evans-Brown NHPR

All week long, our NHPR News, The Exchange, and Word of Mouth will be taking a look at higher education in New Hampshire for our special series, A Matter of Degrees. 

We're also letting students from around the state weigh in during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and will be posting their reflections right here.

Monday's Student Minute:

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NH News
4:37 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Bragdon Stepping Down From State Senate Next Month

State Senator Peter Bragdon says he's stepping down from the Senate next month.

This comes as the Milford Republican has been reappointed to lead the Health Trust for another two years.

Bragdon took the job with the former Local Government Center in August.

He stepped down as Senate president in September to avoid what he described as the appearance of a conflict of interest, but stayed on as a state Senator.

He says doing both jobs in the short-term was possible, but long-term, it was impractical.

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A Matter Of Degrees
5:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Question Of The Day: You Weigh In On Higher Ed In New Hampshire

Credit The Education Doc via Flickr CC

All this week, NHPR's reporters and programs presented A Matter of Degrees. This special series examined the uncertain future of New Hampshire's colleges, and how they are trying to stay relevant, competitive, and worth the cost.

Here’s today’s question for you:

With all you’ve heard about rising tuition, high student debt, and the push for colleges to innovate, would you choose to go to school in New Hampshire?

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Inside NHPR
11:38 am
Tue April 22, 2014

NHPR Wins Four Regional Murrow Awards

Producer Zach Nugent interviews 'Annie' actress Carly Gandell for his winning story on the search for the perfect Sandy.
Credit Sara Plourde for NHPR

The 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards winners have been announced, with NHPR capturing four in our region.

For Feature Reporting, Word of Mouth Producer Zach Nugent won for his story The Search For The Next Big Dog Star, which followed regular dogs as they auditioned for the role of Sandy in Prescott Park's production of Annie. 

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NH News
5:33 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Scott Brown Announces Exploratory Committee For U.S. Senate Seat

www.scottbrown.com

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown says he’s forming an exploratory committee to look into a possible run against Democrat Jeanne Shaheen for the New Hampshire Senate seat.

After months of speculation, Brown made the announcement Friday afternoon at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua. 

 During his remarks, he referenced his connections to New Hampshire and offered criticism of the Affordable Care Act. 

Newscast
6:31 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

House Approves Boost To Minimum Wage

The minimum wage would go up a dollar to $8.25 an hour next year under a bill approved by the Democratically-controlled House. The measure, which passed 173-118, increases the wage to $9 in 2016, and starting in 2017, ties it to the inflation rate.

Supporters say the move helps the working poor.

Opponents argue increasing the wage will hurt business and reduce employment. The measure faces an uphill fight in the GOP-held Senate.

Right now, New Hampshire doesn’t have its own minimum wage, and relies on the federal rate of $7.25. 

Inside NHPR
12:51 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NHPR's Todd Bookman Wins Journalism Award For Advance Directive Series

Todd Bookman is NHPR's Health reporter

NHPR's Health Reporter Todd Bookman was awarded second place in the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism by the Association of Health Care Journalists. The organization recognized Todd's series Planning For The End: A Look At Advance Directives in the small market Consumer/Feature category.

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NH News
11:23 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Kenney Wins Executive Council Seat To Replace Burton

Joe Kenney at Wednesday morning's Executive Council session.
Credit Josh Rogers

In a race that was too close to call Tuesday night, Republican Joe Kenney declared victory this morning in a special election to fill the vacant District 1 Executive Council seat.

He fills the seat left vacant by longtime North Country Executive Councilor Ray Burton, who died late last year.

Kenney took 51 percent of the vote, just enough to defeat Democrat and Grafton County Commissioner Mike Cryans.

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Support NHPR
10:30 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Sean Hurley Sings So You'll Support NHPR. YOU Can Make Him Stop!

This is Sean Hurley singing in the snow. And this is probably where he actually does it. That's just how Sean is.
Credit Sherwin Sleeves for NHPR

You know our very own Sean Hurley. He's the voice behind some of NHPR's most memorable stories, like the one about that soccer game in Sandwich, and that one about the guy building his very own castle

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NH News
4:25 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Former Sen. Bob Smith Kicks Off Campaign

Credit Josh Rogers

Bob Smith says he's back in New Hampshire, running for his old U.S. Senate seat, because too many people in Washington have no sense of urgency or vision to restore the nation to greatness.  

“It’s not about me, nor is it about any other candidate. It’s not about any political party, it’s not about republicans or democrats, its about saving the united states of America.”

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2:20 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

News Feature: Female Inmates' Lawsuit Spurs Action Among Lawmakers

April 11, 2013

Nearly 24 years after the courts first ordered a new facility for female inmates, the New Hampshire House has approved a capital budget with $38 million set aside for a 224-bed women’s prison in Concord.

NHPR’s Emily Corwin tells us how a class action lawsuit is driving lawmakers to act now.

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