NHPR Staff

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

About 200 people attended New Hampshire's first Immigrant Integration Conference held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester on Saturday April 14. The conference's goal was to highlight the positive benefits immigrants have on New Hampshire’s business and communities. It was also to share ideas on what works well for integrating new comers to the state.  Below are a selection of photos from the conference. The full set will appear on NHPR's flickr channel. 

Photos: Mary-Catherine Jones, you can view her work here.

Roger Wood / NHPR

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

1) NH News: Official: 1 officer killed, 4 injured in Greenland shooting Attorney General Michael Delaney says 48-year-old Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was the officer killed during a drug raid-turned-shootout that left four other officers wounded. 

Roger Wood / NHPR

A week before he was set to retire, Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was shot and killed in a drug raid. The April 12, 2012 shooting also left four drug task force officers wounded. The suspect, identified as Cullen Mutrie, was killed, as was his girlfriend.

Beth & Mike's Excellent Adventures via Flickr

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

1) North Country: Boston Man Missing After Falling Into Crevasse on Mount Washington  A Massachusetts man fell into a deep crevasse in the Tuckerman Ravine Sunday afternoon and is thought to have died, according to a news release late Monday from the White Mountain National Forest.

The Moth Radio Hour 405

Apr 7, 2012

May 19 at 4 p.m.

George Dawes Green: A matriarch goes to war when her family plantation is slated to be turned into a theme park.

Edgar Oliver: The genesis story of a true bohemian: two children, one spectacularly eccentric mother, and Savannah, Georgia.

Ted Conover: A guard at Sing Sing is intrigued by a prisoner's unusual tattoo.

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

The Moth Radio Hour 404

Apr 7, 2012

Aimee Mullins: An award-winning athlete, artist and double amputee describes her relationship with her prosthetic legs.

Sirdeaner Walke: A mother speaks of her son's suicide after he was bullied at school.

Ed Koch: An anti-semetic platoon leader is taken to task at a WWII basic training camp.

Axel Gutierrez, Tayana Robinson, Alexis Garcia: Three teenagers from grace King High School in New Orleans share their stories on the theme Prejudice and Power.

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

The Moth Radio Hour 403

Apr 7, 2012

Phil Caputo: Journalist gives details of being a rookie reporter and then a seasoned war correspondent.

Ophira Eisenberg: A little girl gets The Barbie Dream House after a terrible car wreck.

Carlos Kotkin: An undesirable poodle named Coco is reluctantly rescued from an animal shelter.

Tricia Rose Burt: A Southern overachiever attempts to loosen up in a drawing class.

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

The Moth Radio Hour 402

Apr 7, 2012

Steve Burns: The star of the show Blue's Clues is publicized as an eligible bachelor, attracting  a whole new set of fans.

Fathia Absie: A young Somali woman immigrates to the US, and battles to keep her sister out of trouble.

Cindy Chupak: Executive Producer/Writer of Sex in the City discloses how she handles finding out the her husband thinks he might be gay.

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

The Moth Radio Hour 401

Apr 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour for April, 21.

Andrew Solomon: A writer discovers an artistic community thriving in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Judy Gold: A comedian starts to appreciate the rituals of her faith, after the death of her father.

Reverend Al Sharpton: After being stabbed in the chest, the reverend must put the doctrine of "Forgive Thine Enemy" to the test.

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

The Moth Radio Hour 305

Apr 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour for April 14:

Jonathan Ames: A college fencer details his most epic match.

Audrey Pleasant: A wallflower teaches herself the slide and ends up in the spotlight.

David Carr: An addict risks devastating loss while visiting a crack house.

Christine Blackburn: A flight attendant contends with a passenger on his final flight.

James Foster: A good Samaritan regrets a seemingly good deed.

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

The Moth Radio Hour 304

Apr 7, 2012

Bokara Legendre: A socialite-turned-social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection.

Tony Hendra: A writer remembers the set of the groundbreaking and hilarious 1984 mockumentary classic, "This is Spinal Tap."

Jon Levin: A hospital orderly with an attitude problem is put to the test.

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

In this episode, a question that haunted Darwin: if natural selection boils down to the survival of the fittest, why would one creature stick its neck out to help another? Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest? Do we really live in a selfish, dog-eat-dog world? Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?

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

What decides the trajectory of our lives, our successes or failures, our steps and stumbles? Do we achieve what we achieve through force of will, or does fate have us by the throat? This hour, Radiolab explores the tug of war between will and fate from birth to death - from a kid reaching for a marshmallow to hints of dementia in the words of a 20-year-old.

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

Episode 804: Cities

Apr 6, 2012

Over 50% of the planet now lives in cities. This hour, Radiolab looks at what makes them tick. We talk to a couple physicists who think they can fit every city into a tidy mathematical formula, and we take to the streets to test their idea. We explore the water tunnels 700 feet below Manhattan and question whether cities are the source of, or the solution for, our growing global appetite.

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

Episode 803: Falling

Apr 5, 2012

There are so many ways to fall - falling in love, falling asleep, even falling flat on your face. In an episode full of falling music, Radiolab plunges into a black hole, takes a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and debunks some myths about falling cats.

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

The Moth Radio Hour 303

Mar 31, 2012

 

  • Mike Birbiglia: A free vacation leads to a breakthrough and a breakup. 
  • Jenifer Hixson: Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets. 
  • Al Letson: A father admits he was not quite ready for a second child. 
  • Jeffery Rudell: A live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

Visit online: http://themoth.org/

Radio Lab: Words

Mar 30, 2012

What would life be like without words? Without language? This hour, Radiolab explores the words in our head and how they change the way we think. We talk to a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, and we ask a neurologist what happened when a stroke wiped out the language center of her brain.

Visit online: http://www.radiolab.org/

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

1) The Exchange: Ira Byock: The Best Care Possible  In his new book, Byock calls for a new approach toward the end of life; one focused on taking care of persons, not just “bodies”, and helping patients and their families reach decisions about dying.

<a href="http://www.401kcalculator.org">401Kcalculator.org</a> / Flickr

We'll bring you special coverage of one of the most important legal and policy cases of our generation starting this evening, Monday March 26, through Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court justices will hear arguments and consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act. 

This special coverage will begin each evening at 8 p.m. Listen on NHPR and NHPR.org.

 

The Moth Radio Hour 302

Mar 24, 2012

Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.

  • Jen Lee - An amateur evangelist searches for souls -- and customers -- the aisles of Target
  • Ernesto Quinonez - A young teen "borrows" dogs to make money
  • Albert Maysles - A filmmaker remembers his father
  • Dan Kennedy - Has an unforgettable therapy session with an unconventional social worker

Visit online: http://themoth.org/

 

Radio Lab: Oops

Mar 23, 2012

Oops. It's what you say when your carefully laid plans hop the tracks. In this episode, Radiolab dives headlong into stories of unintended consequences-from a psychologist whose zeal to safeguard national security may have created a terrorist, to a toxic lake that, against all odds, gave birth to life.

Visit online: http://www.radiolab.org/

The House on Wednesday decided to keep the state's gay marriage law in place. 

Same-sex couples have been able to marry legally since 2009. 

The Republican-controlled House voted 211-116 against a repeal. 

Gov. John Lynch had pledged to veto the repeal bill if it had passed. The debate on the House floor took more than two hours. New Hampshire is one of eight states that allow gay marriage.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vox_efx/3578322709/in/photostream/" target="blank">Vox Efx</a> via Flickr/Creative Commons

...Joel Green and Diane Raum-Green of Peterborough, NH

Thank you Joel and Diane! And, thanks to all of you who contributed to NHPR's March Fund Drive.

Your support makes New Hampshire Public Radio possible!

...Alice Passer of Greenland, NH

Thank you Alice, and thanks to all who have contributed to NHPR's March Fund Drive.

Your support makes NHPR possible!

Chris Jensen for NHPR

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

1) North Country: Celina Cass Stepfather Questioned Before Grand Jury  A Coos County Grand jury met Monday in Lancaster as the investigation into the death of 11-year-old Celina Cass continues.

You did it!

Mar 19, 2012

Thank you for your support! NHPR has raised its March Fund Drive goal of $450,000 and will receive an additional $20,000 grant from the Byrne Foundation, allowing us to continue to provide the programming and news you value.

We couldn't have made this goal without your support!

 

 

 

 

The Moth Radio Hour 301

Mar 17, 2012

Hosted by comic, author and Moth regular, Mike Birbiglia.

  • Josh Axelrad - A blackjack player faces his demons
  • Daisy Rosario - A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral
  • Colin Quinn - Is hired to do comedy at Robert Deniro's birthday party...and bombs

Visit online: http://themoth.org/

Sheryl Rich-Kern

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

 

Josh Rogers, NHPR

First Lady Michelle Obama brought her "Let's Move!'' health and fitness initiative to New Hampshire on Friday.

Mrs. Obama visited the Penacook Community Center, a neighborhood nonprofit group in Concord.

It has a child care center that helps children exercise before and after school and teaches them about healthy eating through the use of a garden.     

Mrs. Obama was joined by New Hampshire First Lady Susan Lynch, a pediatrician who has worked to increase awareness about childhood obesity.

Pages