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And the Winner Is...

May 24, 2012

The winner of a pair of two tickets to see Crosby, Stills and Nash is:

Kathleen Vigil, Bedford, NH

Thanks to all who have supported NHPR during the Merry Month of May!

And the Winner Is...

May 24, 2012

The winners of the Notchland Inn vacation and White Mountains Value pass are:

Sustaining members Bradley & Kate Engel, Milford NH

Thanks to all who have supported NHPR during the Merry Month of May!

Showing Heart for NHPR

May 24, 2012
Courtney Cania / NHPR

Around the station, volunteers, pets and action toys are showing their love for NHPR and NPR.

Chris Jensen for NHPR

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

Portuguese National Tourism Office

When you make your gift of any amount to NHPR by midnight on Sunday, May 27, you'll be entered to win a trip for two to Lisbon, Portugal and a six-night stay at the Hotel Mundial!

Here's how to give and enter:

Web: Make a gift online here, or click the support link at the top of the page.

Mobile: Text-to-Give (complete instructions)

We want to see where you take us this spring and summer. Send a photo of your NHPR bumper sticker--wherever you might have plastered it--and we'll post it here, and on our Facebook page.

You can also send us pics of NHPR bumper stickers you see during your travels. 

(photo credit: <a href="http://www.notchland.com/">Notchland Inn</a>)

When you make your gift of any amount to NHPR by midnight on Sunday May 20, you'll be entered to win a two night getaway at the Notchland Inn, and a White Mountains Attractions Value pass!

Here's how to give and enter:

Web: Make a gift online here, or click the support link at the top of the page.

Mobile: Text-to-Give (complete instructions)

[View the story "N.H. Executive Council Passes $2.3 Billion Medicaid Contract" on Storify]N.H. Executive Council Passes $2.3 Billion Medicaid Contract

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RT @FostersDailyDem: BREAKING NEWS: N.H. Executive Council OKs $2.3 billion Medicaid contract http://bit.ly/JxiCxxNHPR NewsNH Executive Council OKs $2.3 billion Medicaid contractBy JIM HADDADIN CONCORD – On a split vote, members of New Hampshire&#39;s Executive Council approved a $2.3 billion contract establishing...Managed Medicaid could significantly shake up service for some 140,000 NH residents. HHS officials believe this reform is critical.Dan GorensteinExecutive Councilors are talking about how they will vote on managed medicaid contract.Dan GorensteinDozens of managed Medicaid opponents are in Executive Council chambers. Many are opposed to how plan would change services for the disabled.Dan GorensteinExecutive Council meeting getting under way. Councilors expect to vote on $2.3 B managed Medicaid contract. Insiders say contract will pass.Dan Gorenstein

Chris Jensen for NHPR

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

NHPR is thrilled to announce the addition of Sarah Ashworth to its award-winning news team. Sarah joins NHPR from Minnesota Public Radio, where she directed and produced Morning Edition. Prior to working at MPR, she was a producer for The Diane Rehm Show. She spent three years as a reporter and producer at Vermont Public Radio, working on the station’s one-hour talk program, Vermont Edition. Previously, she worked as news director at KBIA radio in Columbia, Missouri.

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We're giving away special prizes all month. When you make a donation of any amount to NHPR by Sunday at midnight, you'll be entered to win this week's prize.

Listen on-air and visit online to learn about the the prize of the week.

 

Here's how to give:

Web: Make a gift online here, or click the support link at the top of the page.

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We'll provide live coverage of President Obama's address to the nation on his visit to Afghanistan. This NPR coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Listen to this special report on nhpr and nhpr.org.

Merry Month of May

May 1, 2012
photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/spisharam/2401019802/">spisharam</a> / flickr

Beginning Monday, May 7, NHPR has a special offering for you each week during the Merry Month of May.

Check back online and listen on-air for complete details!

Sara Plourde / NHPR

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

When Brains Attack!

Apr 24, 2012

In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things. We hear from a kid whose voice was disguised from himself, relive a surreal day in the life of a young researcher who was hijacked by her own brain, and try to keep up with an ultra-athlete who, after suffering terrible seizures, gained extraordinary abilities through removing a chunk of her brain.

Guts

Apr 24, 2012

This hour, we dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What's going on down there? We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.

Escape

Apr 24, 2012

The walls are closing in, you've got no way out... and then, suddenly, you escape! This hour, stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs. We meet a man who's broken out of jail more times than anyone alive, travel to the edge of the solar system ... to a boundary beyond which we know nothing, and we hear the story of a blind kid who freed himself from an unhappy childhood by climbing into the telephone system, and bending it to his will.

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

The Bad Show

Apr 24, 2012

Cruelty, violence, badness... This episode of Radiolab, we wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape. We encounter a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil, turn to one of the most famous (and misunderstood) psychology experiments ever, talk to a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history, then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why?

Patient Zero

Apr 24, 2012

The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center -- someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds. In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero -- the case at the heart of an outbreak. This hour, Radiolab hunts for Patient Zeroes from all over the map, from the origins of a blues legend to the history of the high five, to a race to halt the spread of a deadly disease.

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

Loops

Apr 24, 2012

So much of life is organized by cycles -- seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness. In this episode, Radiolab looks at some of the surprising ways that loops steer our lives, and asks what happens when we disturb them.

For information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

Games

Apr 24, 2012

A good game -- whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table -- can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

Talking to Machines

Apr 24, 2012

What can machines tell us about being human? This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/

Moth Radio Hour 605

Apr 24, 2012
Sarah Stacke

Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right. Weary from many years as a performer in the legendary Blue Man Group, John Grady tells how a surprising audience member changed his perspective.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

The Moth Radio Hour 604

Apr 24, 2012
Sarah Stacke

A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground, three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco, and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

The Moth Radio Hour 603

Apr 24, 2012
Sarah Stacke

A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; a grandson brings joy to a nursing home; and a woman releases her grief and lets her passion take over. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.

For more information, visit http://www.nhimmigration.org/

The Moth Radio Hour 602

Apr 24, 2012
Jason Falchook

Laura Albert, better known as J.T. LeRoy, details her side of what became a major literary scandal; a case of credit card fraud sets an amateur sleuth on a crime-solving caper; and a young man is drafted into the Vietnam War and trained to be a killer, but during his third tour of duty finds that compassion still lives in his heart. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

Moth Radio Hour 601

Apr 24, 2012
Sarah Stacke

A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants; and a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence. Hosted by Jay Allison.

For more information visit www.themoth.org/radio

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

Tune in to Radiolab's new season beginning May 4 at noon. The first episode, Talking to Machines examines what machines can tell us about being human. View all episodes here. For additional information, visit the Radiolab website.

Web extra: Radiolab host Jad Abumrad tells CNN's The Next List about the changing face of radio, dissects the show's unique storytelling methods, and how he felt when he was told he would be named a MacArthur "Genius".

Author James Swan wrote 101 Things I Hate About Your House, and he’s prepared to share.  Join James, Company C and NHPR for a night of home design disaster prevention.  With a keen sense of design and a strong sense of humor, Swan, interviewed by NHPR's Rebecca Lavoie, will explore the many comical design mistakes that we make in our homes. With quick tips on how to brighten up our space and warnings on what to avoid at all costs, h

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