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11:13 am
Mon February 17, 2014

News Documentary: A Loaded Issue, Guns In New Hampshire

Feb. 17, 2013

New Hampshire is a gun-friendly state where gun owners face few restrictions. We also have very little gun violence and after the massacre in Newtown we decided to examine our state’s complicated gun culture. The newsroom produced the documentary A Loaded Issue that included a look at our state’s gun laws, the business of manufacturing guns, how parents are prosecuted in accidental shootings, the culture around open carry and the efforts to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law.

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NH News
10:45 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Use of Video: N.H. Roads, How We Got Here

April 2, 2013

As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: are New Hampshire's roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes?

NHPR's newsroom sets out to answer those questions in this video:

Health
4:13 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

More Than 16K In New Hampshire Sign Up Under Health Law

 

The Obama administration says about 5,000 more New Hampshire residents selected a health plan through the new federal insurance market last month.

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ClassicalNH
5:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Metropolitan Opera 2014 Broadcast Schedule

Die Frau Ohne Schatten
February 15, 2014 - 1:00 p.m.
A legendary Met production directed by the late Herbert Wernicke returns for the first time in ten years. The fantastical genius of the Strauss score and the Hofmannsthal libretto will be interpreted by conductor Vladimir Jurowski and a thrilling cast. Anne Schwanewilms and Torsten Kerl are the otherworldly Empress and Emperor, and Johan Reuter is Barak. Christine Goerke, the rising dramatic soprano star, returns to the Met as the Dyer’s Wife, whose shadow the Empress must win to free herself from a fatal decree.

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ClassicalNH
4:37 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

ClassicalNH Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I hear ClassicalNH?

ClassicalNH can be heard on the radio in the Concord area at 91.5 FM and on HD radio at 89.1 HD-2.

There are also a number of ways to listen on your computer or mobile device: Listen in your browser, listen in the NHPR Livestream Player (click "Listen Live" at the top of the page and select "ClassicalNH"), listen via the NHPR iPhone/Android app, or listen via a desktop application:

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NH News
11:18 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Use of Sound: Making Moonshine In The Backwoods Of New Hampsshire

Original air date:  July 10, 2013

In the past few years there’s been a  resurgence in American moonshine, including high-end bottles on liquor store shelves. The movement comes thanks in no small part to the Discovery Channel reality show, Moonshiners. And while ‘White Lightening’ may have its roots in Appalachia, in the deep shade of New Hampshire’s forest, there’s at least one illegal operation.

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NH News
10:59 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Sports Reporting: Bass Fishing Becomes N.H.'s Newest High School Sport

Original air date:  May 10, 2013

Bass fishing is now big business in America, with high profile tournaments getting plenty of coverage on networks including ESPN. And it’s also New Hampshire’s newest high school interscholastic sport.  And last spring New Hampshire high school students got to show off their own angling abilities at a bass fishing tournament on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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NH News
10:54 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Sports Reporting: The White Mountains, Training Ground For The Greats

Original air date:  January 11, 2013

Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously harsher than their altitude suggests. But for World Class mountaineers this makes the Whites a perfect training ground.  Reporter Sam Evans-Brown spent the day with one out on the icy slopes.

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NH News
10:44 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Continuing Coverage: New Hampshire Grapples With The Affordable Care Act

The most critical issue New Hampshire faced in 2013 was how to adopt and roll out the ACA. And those decisions didn’t come easily. State lawmakers must still decide whether to expand Medicaid and because of New Hampshire’s small size, only one insurance company offers plans on the federally-run online marketplace. Reporter Todd Bookman followed the twists and turns of the ACA and produced a mix of daily and feature stories to illustrate our state’s complicated relationship with the law.

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NH News
10:38 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Continuing Coverage: The Push To Legalize A Casino

During the 2013 legislative session New Hampshire grappled with the question of whether to allow the state’s first casino.  NHPR followed the debate at the State House but also wanted to better understand the larger implications.  We sent a reporter to Washington, Pa. where Millennium Gaming runs a casino.  The company hopes to build a casino in New Hampshire.  Throughout our coverage we learned how the area has benefited, but also looked into the social costs of gambling.

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Business and Economy
5:35 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Senate Kills Latest 'Right-To-Work' Bill

Senator John Reagan of Deerfield and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro, both Republicans, speak during a recess on Thursday.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

 The New Hampshire Senate has voted down so-called “right-to-work” legislation.

The vote Thursday morning was 13 to 11, with every Senate Democrat and two Republicans voting against the bill to excuse non-union employees from paying fees to negotiate and administer contracts. 

The Republican-majority legislature in 2011 passed a bill, but they were unable to override a veto by then-Governor John Lynch. 

Opponents including Manchester Democrat Lou D’Allesandro argue "right-to-work" is bad for middle class families.

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Pledge
9:38 am
Thu January 16, 2014

A Special Sustainer Drawing: $250 To Gibson's Bookstore

All sustaining members - new or existing - who make their monthly donation from a bank account (checking or savings) will be entered to win a $250 gift card to Gibson's Bookstore, Concord's independent bookseller!

Already a sustaining member? It's easy to make the switch! Call the Membership Department at (800) 639-4131 or download the form here to do it by mail.

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Newscast
5:54 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

State House Moves Recreational Marijuana Bill Forward

The State House has narrowly approved a proposal on recreational marijuana that it voted down earlier in the day.

The bill would legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone age 21 and older; it would also allow people grow up to six marijuana plants in a controlled environment

The House first voted down the measure this afternoon, by a vote of 170 to 168. But lawmakers immediately took up a motion to reconsider that vote, and it passed, which restarted debate.

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Business and Economy
2:17 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Foreclosures Drop To Six-Year Low

Credit Justin Shearer / Flickr Creative Commons

  Only 161 homes fell into foreclosure in November, the lowest single monthly total since 2007.

New data from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority shows foreclosures were down 25% through the first 11 months of 2013, compared to a year prior.

The report credits slow but steady improvements in the housing market and overall economy, and banks allowing more short sales for homeowners who owe more than their house is worth.

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Inside NHPR
11:23 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Help Shape Your Listening: Join The Sounding Board

The  enrollment period for new CAB members is now closed.  NHPR is no longer accepting applications. 

You listen, you support - now you can help shape NHPR!

Our Community Advisory Board, called “The Sounding Board,” is a panel of dedicated listeners from across the state that allows us to gather meaningful feedback about our programming, policies and services.

We rely on a Community Advisory Board to give the station regular feedback on our programs, Trustee decisions, and the needs of our audience.

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