NHPR Staff

From the Statehouse:

Jun 27, 2012

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

Amanda Loder

It may not always feel this way, but New Hampshire’s economy is doing better than almost anywhere in the U.S. The state’s 5 percent unemployment rate is lower than all but five other states. However, some parts of the state are doing better than others. With its strong high-tech sector and rebounding real estate market, the Seacoast is faring well. By contrast, the North Country is challenged with replacing pulp and paper mill jobs lost years before the recession hit.

Amanda Loder / NHPR

In this seven week series, NHPR’s StateImpact reporter Amanda Loder explores how N.H. residents feel about the state’s economy and the role state government should play in economic recovery.

Listen to series reports on-air Tuesday mornings through August 14, and any time online at StateImpact NH

Series stories

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

Scott Whitehill of Keene, NH.

Thank you to Scott and all who donated and became a new member during NHPR's June Fund Drive.

Joan Didion joins NHPR's Virginia Prescott for Writers on a New England Stage on Tuesday, June 19.

One of today’s most powerful writers joins us with her national bestseller Blue Nights, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Don’t miss this celebrated National Book Award winner, a “master of American prose” and her “breathtaking follow-up to The Year of Magical Thinking” (Newsweek).

June Member Drive!

Jun 6, 2012

When you become an NHPR member, or if you are a current member, your donation to NHPR's June Fund Drive will enter you to win the New iPad, generously donated by Small Dog Electronics. When we reach 200 new members by 7 pm on Thursday, NHPR will receive an additional $5,ooo! Won't you join us?

Make your gift by 7 p.m. on June 7, to be entered into the drawing.

Drawing rules and regulations.

When you become an NHPR member, or if you are a current member, your donation to NHPR's June Fund Drive will enter you to win the New iPad, generously donated by Small Dog Electronics. When we reach 200 new members by 7 pm on Thursday, NHPR will receive an additional $5,ooo! Won't you join us?

Make your gift by 7 p.m. on June 7, to be entered into the drawing.

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

Airs May 28 at 9:00 a.m.

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Airs May 28 at Noon

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

Storified by · Wed, May 09 2012 12:48:16

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
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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?

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