NH News
11:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

On The Job: Talking To Granite Staters About What They Do

All week NHPR reporters and producers are spending time talking to Granite Staters about their jobs. What's it's like to be a logger, a music teacher, or an accordion repair technician? Have a listen, and hear what its like to do some jobs that you've heard of, thought about, or maybe never imagined doing.

Bob Provencher has been working as a school custodian in Merrimack for 25 years.
When sixth grade music teacher Patrick Moeschen was in middle school, he listened to Styx and Led Zeppelin, played the drums and dreamed of rock stardom. Then, he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
Peter Currier fixes accordions for the Accordion Connection in Gilmanton.

Brett Barton of Canterbury Timber Co. talks about how the logging industry is changing.

Juliana Nurre explains what it's like working in the quirky world of small-scale antique dealers.
Upholsterer Michael Ward discusses the challenges of starting a niche business during the recession.

Sarah Richardson talks about what it's like being manager of an independent video store in Keene.
Cleo Villaflores of Exeter manages the Aileen Dugan State Farm Insurance office in Portsmouth. She loves interacting with people at work for eight hours, but saves her evenings and weekends for family.
Steve Jackson is the co-owner of Confectionately Yours in Loudon.

Jenn Zinka produced this piece on a woman who now works for the Red Cross.
Rev. Theresa Novak Chabot is New Hampshire's only Roman Catholic Womanpriest.
David Lamb makes fine furniture. Sometimes, he even cuts down the tree he uses.

Melissa Dickie at Jake’s Five Star convenience store in Keene