Ross Boyd

On Air Host, Production Assistant

Ross Boyd brings a wealth of experience in composing/sound design, audio engineering, and musical instruction to NHPR's production department.  His past experience includes performing original songs in his own rock band, and he currently teaches piano, guitar, bass, and musical theory to students of all ages.  Included on his resume are 10 films and theatre productions on which he worked as the composer/sound designer.  He studied at New England Institute of Art, in Brookline, MA, and Highland Piano Studios in Hooksett.  Ross lives in Manchester.

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There is a common misconception that wild turkeys were once extinct in New Hampshire but have since returned.  Extinction is often confused with extirpation but they are actually two different concepts.

Extinct refers to species no longer in existence, having no living representatives – gone everywhere.  Things like the brontosaurus, which no longer occurred as of 10's of millions years ago, the wooly mammoth 10-thousand years ago, or the passenger pigeon only 10 decades ago.

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Today’s topic is thunderstorms. Summer in NH brings those triple H days – hazy, hot, and humid! On days like those there’s nothing more welcome than the arrival of a late-afternoon thunderstorm, leaving in its wake cool, refreshing air, scrubbed clean of haze and pollution.

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For the past 20 years, peregrine falcons have shared the cliffs in Rumney with the rock-climbing community, and Chris Martin has been directing the monitoring of these birds since they arrived.  In addition to tracking the progress of the falcons as they emerged from their endangered status, Chris and the Forest Service work closely with the climbing community to support recreation and maintain the safety of the falcons. 

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  Last year, Seth Mazzaglia was convicted of the rape and murder of UNH student Lizzie Marriott. But after the conviction he sought to avoid being present for the sentencing hearing. He ultimately withdrew that request, but family members of the victim were surprised and angered. They had to face the prospect that they may not have their one chance throughout the proceedings to speak directly to the killer.

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The Shaskeen is filling up with folks in support of Jackie Cilley.  Early arrivals found seats at the bar easily,  and are now patiently awaiting results.