Rick Ganley

Host, Morning Edition

Rick joined NHPR as morning host in January 2009. He has a 20 year career in radio including on-air work at stations in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire in formats from rock to classical. He was co-owner of an FM station in Maine in the mid 90s. Rick spent the last ten years as Operations Manager and Morning Host of WPNH-FM, Plymouth NH and Production Director for Northeast Communications Corporations' five-station group. He also writes occasional pieces on media and music for the Hippo, Manchester's weekly paper, and voices radio and TV spots on a freelance basis.

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Gardening
10:41 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Leaving For Vacation? Don't Forget To Protect Your Garden

According to the Garden Guy, your absence while on vacation will be noticed by vegetable-seeking deer.
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It’s August and vacation season. Gardening Guy Henry Homeyer has some suggestions for keeping the garden growing while you're away. 

Henry, what do you do with your gardens when you’re going away for a long period of time?

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Arts & Culture
10:52 am
Fri August 8, 2014

NH This Weekend: Outdoor Theater

Want some outdoor theater? Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has a rundown of performances in the Granite State this weekend, including Shrek the Musical at Prescott Park and Outdoor Shakespeare

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Gardening
9:54 am
Tue August 5, 2014

What To Do With All Those Garden Tomatoes

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Cornish resident and 'Gardening Guy’ Henry Homeyer has been busy harvesting his tomatoes. He offers some tips on what to do with a bumper crop.

How have your tomato plants been doing this year?

“It’s been a great year – knock on wood – for tomatoes. We’ve had plenty of sunshine, plenty of moisture. I get a lot of emails from readers of my weekly gardening column and I have not heard a single complaint about late blight coming in early and wiping out anybody’s tomatoes, so I think we’re doing fine.”

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NH News
7:07 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Garden Weeds: Be Vigilant And Get Them While They're Small

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Last week we talked with Cornish resident and gardening guy Henry Homeyer about bugs—more specifically bugs in the garden. Henry writes a weekly column for several newspapers around New England, and this week is tackling another bane: weeds. Let’s find out how he deals with them.

Want to learn more about Henry? Click here to read his blog.

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Gardening
12:11 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Garden Bugs: The Good, The Bad, The Dreaded

The dreaded potato beetle.
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If you spend time tending a garden, chances are that you’ve come across some insects you don’t know. Other times there may be bugs you think you know and may be tempted to get rid of. Henry Homeyer argues that that’s not always the best thing to do. Homeyer is a lifelong organic gardener living in Cornish Flat. He’s the author of four gardening books and writes a weekly gardening column for ten newspapers around New England. I spoke with Homeyer on Thursday:

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NH News
4:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Sifting Through N.H.'s Fireworks Regulations

Reloadable mortars.
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Though forecasts for the day mean you probably won’t be enjoying fireworks until perhaps tomorrow, consumer fireworks are legal in New Hampshire—though at least 18 towns ban them.

NHPR's Ryan Lessard sits down with Rick Ganley to talk about the state's fireworks regulations.

RG: So Ryan, not all types fireworks are legal in New Hampshire. Which ones can we find on the shelves and which ones are still banned?

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Arts & Culture
10:39 am
Fri June 20, 2014

NH This Weekend: Strawberries & Ice Cream

The strawberries are in! Hippo Editor Amy Diaz knows where to find them, and where to get some good local eats this weekend. She tells us about the Hollis Strawberry Festival and NH Dairy Day at the New Hampshire Farm Museum.

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Health
4:09 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Lyme Disease Tests A Big Business, But Some May Not Provide Accurate Diagnosis

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As the tick population continues to explode in the Northeast, the number of cases of Lyme disease continues to grow. It’s a big issue in New Hampshire as we have thousands of cases of Lyme each year, but experts say the number is actually much higher than what is ever reported. There are also many other tick-borne diseases that are being misdiagnosed and treated incorrectly.

 Related: Things You Should Know About Ticks 

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NH Arts News
5:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Division Of The Arts Lands New Director

New Hampshire will soon have a new director of the Department of Cultural Resources Division of the Arts. Ginnie Lupi comes to the position after serving of the executive director of the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger lakes in Corning, NY. Lupi will take over the position in August. I spoke with Lupi about her appointment as director and her plans for art in the Granite State:

What does the department do and what is your role in the Arts Division?

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

NH This Weekend: Outside Art

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See how the environment affects art at three events this weekend in New Hampshire. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz details the Andres Institute of Art, the Nashua Sculpture Symposium, and Art in Nature 2014: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at The Fells.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

N.H. This Weekend: Spring At The Farmers Market

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It seems as if everything was running behind schedule this spring; Maple syrup producers were worried about a slow start, and gardeners may have put off planting a bit later. What does it mean for our local farmers markets? Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has been talking with organizers and tells us what to expect- and has suggestions for eating out this weekend.

Find a list of Famer's Markets here.

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Politics
8:38 am
Mon May 12, 2014

On The Political Front For May 12

    

NHPR's Josh Rogers discusses plans to fix the state's Medicaid Enhancement Tax, which has been ruled unconstitutional by two superior court justices.

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Arts & Culture
9:53 am
Fri May 9, 2014

NH This Weekend: Knights, Sheep & Legos

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz offers a list of fairs in New Hampshire this weekend- with plenty of variety.  There's Ye New Hampshire Renaissance Faire, the Art Fest: Community Creations at the Currier Museum, something known as Brick Fair New England (featuring intricate and big creations made from Legos), and something for the sheep lovers- the New Hampshire Sheep

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Morning Edition
5:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Why A UNH Sexual Assault Program Is Being Lauded By The White House

Jane Stapleton, M.A., Co-Director of Prevention Innovations at UNH
Credit via UNH website

Earlier this year, the Obama administration formed a White House Task Force to Protect Students from sexual assault.

Recently that task force announced a series of actions to identify the scope of the problem and help schools with prevention. One of the programs the administration highlighted is the Prevention Innovations initiative at the University of New Hampshire.  I talked with Jane Stapleton, a co-director, and asked her to explain the program:

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Morning Edition
5:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Behind The Trend: An Increasing Number Of Foreign Students Attending N.H. Colleges

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A 2013 report says 3,095 international students pursued higher education in New Hampshire; that was up 6.3 percent from the previous year. That report also estimates the foreign student expenditure in the state at $103 million dollars. To get an idea about the trend and what it means for schools both here and nationally, I spoke with Karin Fischer, a senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education. She covers international education issues.  

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