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NH News
3:45 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Local Unemployment Data Shows Recovery Is Widespread

The local jobs picture in New Hampshire continues to improve. New data out Thursday from N.H. Employment Security shows that all ten counties had lower unemployment rates in November than compared to the start of 2013.

The rate in Coos County remains the highest in the state, but it’s down 2.4% from last January.  Cheshire and Strafford have each seen their jobless rates fall by 2 percentage points.

11:42 am
Thu December 19, 2013

A Second iPad Air!

Did you miss out on the first iPad Air drawing? Make a donation before 10 a.m. on December 20th and you will automatically be entered into our final drawing of the December Fund Drive, a second 16gb iPad Air - this one's white!  Weighing only one pound, the iPad Air is lighter and faster and still loaded with features like FaceTime, iSight camera, Ultrafast Wi-Fi, thousands of available apps and a 10 hour battery life.

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5:06 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

2013 December Drive Drawing Winners

iPad winner Ruth Larson with Reporter Sam Evans-Brown

Winners of a 16gb iPad Air: Ruth Larson & Hunter Taylor of Alton, NH

Winner of a $250 King Arthur Flour gift card: Diana Anderson of Northwood, NH

Winner of $500 in Settlers' Green gift cards: Mark Denoncour of New Hampton, NH

Winners of 4 ski passes to Loon Mountain: Nathaniel Raymond & Lily Bosman of Portsmouth, NH

Winner of our NHPR Super Fan Pack: Carrie Klonel of Greenfield, NH

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Granite Seen
10:02 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Photos: Jobs, Protests, Thanksgiving & Bitcoin

Protesters lined up in front of a Manchester McDonald’s to take part in a national effort to raise the federal minimum wage.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

After an autumn hiatus, Granite Seen, our photo blog, is back! Here are some of the recent weeks' best photos from NHPR's newsroom.

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10:13 am
Mon December 2, 2013

December 2013 Fund Drive Rules and Regulations

No purchase or online entry necessary to be entered in drawings.  Void where prohibited.  Open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the United States of America (including the District of Columbia) and Canada, 18 or older.  Various drawings will be conducted during and at the completion of New Hampshire Public Radio's 2013 December Fund Drive and no later than December 23, 2013.

All times referenced in drawing is Eastern Time.

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2:50 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Anthem Extends Insurance Renewal Date For Second Time

Credit NHPR Staff

Anthem Blue Cross says it’s extending the renewal date for canceled health insurance plans to December 16. 

Last month, the company sent cancelation notices to 22,000 New Hampshire customers because current plans didn’t satisfy stricter new protections in the Affordable Care Act. Customers looking to renew originally had until November 15 to start the process, though that deadline was pushed back to December 1. Today's announcement gives policyholders an additional two weeks.

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Special Program
1:34 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Holiday Specials 2013

Credit SigurDD via Flickr Creative Commons

Wednesday, November 27

7:00 PM     Hanukkah Lights 2013

A perennial holiday favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors, expressly for the show, as read by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Thursday, November 28

9:00 AM     Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude

Stories and music for Thanksgiving, with special guests actor Julia Sweeney and best-selling author Anne Lamott.

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Virtual Town Hall
9:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Virtual Town Hall: How Affordable Will The New Health Care Law Be For N.H.?

Now that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has launched, just how affordable will it make health insurance in New Hampshire? We hosted a special panel featuring Laura Knoy, host of NHPR's The Exchange, along with Tiffany Eddy of the Live Free or Die Alliance for a town hall discussion broadcast live on the web on Tuesday, November 19th. 

You can listen to the unedited audio from the event right here:

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NH News
4:31 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Slideshow: Remembering Ray Burton

1st District Executive Councilor Ray Burton at Governor Lynch's Inauguration at the State House in Concord, Jan. 6, 2011.
Cheryl Senter for New Hampshire Public Radio

Photos from the life and career of Executive Councilor Ray Burton.

The Exchange
1:52 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

NHPR Community Advisory Board: Listening To The Exchange

Hello CAB Members!  Thank you for taking the time to complete the following assignment.  Please review the following shows from the Exchange.  To help you remember what the show was about, we've included a short excerpt.  If you would like to listen to the entire program again, the link to the show is posted below each topic.  It might be very helpful to listen to the show if you didn't hear it in its entirety the first time.  

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4:45 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

2013 Fall Fund Drive Drawing Winners: World Series Tickets

Credit Beth Szelog / NHPR

We're (festively!) excited to announce the winners of our World Series tickets drawing, Donald & Maggie Doane of Newfields, NH!

Congrats to Donald, Maggie, & all our drawing winners so far!

5:00 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

2013 Fall Fund Drive Drawing Winners: Kayak & Apple Gift Card

We're happy to announce the first two drawing winners of our 2013 Fall Fund Drive!

Patience Stoddard of Alstead, NH
Winner of a Wilderness Systems Tsunami kayak & $100 toward accessories

Bruce Whitman of Temple, NH
Winner of a $500 Apple gift card

Inside NHPR
6:55 am
Mon October 21, 2013

The Dogs (& Cats) Of NHPR, Vol. 3

Credit Rebecca Lavoie / NHPR

Owner: Ostensibly, Rebecca Lavoie; realistically, no one
Breed: Cockapoo
Likes: Witholding affection, Lifetime Movies, Sara Plourde & Zach Nugent
Dislikes: Basically everyone else, looking like a river otter after getting a haircut

Owner: Ryan Lessard
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Favorite Food: Cheese, glorious cheese
Favorite Activities: Barking at pandas, seals & other dogs on TV; inspecting visitor clearance levels

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Inside NHPR
9:57 am
Fri October 18, 2013

NHPR Wins Six Granite Mikes

Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

We're proud to announce that NHPR was awarded six awards at last night's Granite Mikes Awards, presented by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

First Place, Radio Feature: Furniture Store Sees Success In Selling Prisoner-Made Goods

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2:36 am
Fri October 18, 2013

VIDEO: Logan Shannon, Meet The NHPR Blue Nano...Wrecking Ball Style

Poor Logan... she's just trying to sort some mail, and instead, she gets an abrupt introduction to the NHPR Blue Nano wireless Bluetooth speaker, the brand new thank you gift we're all excited about (yes, even Logan)!

Like a wrecking ball, you can make a serious impact - and take home the Blue Nano! - by supporting NHPR!

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