New Hampshire Public Radio http://nhpr.org en Substance Abuse And Addiction: N.H. Discusses http://nhpr.org/post/substance-abuse-and-addiction-nh-discusses <p>It’s no secret that substance abuse is a huge and growing problem across the United States. And although New Hampshire is often ranked healthier than other states, substance abuse is one area in which we fare worse. For example, the Granite State is well above average in terms of binge drinking and prescription drug abuse, and below average in prevention and treatment. And now, a new initiative this year brought together community members in conversations across the state to discuss these problems, and the biggest barriers to addressing them. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:26 +0000 The Exchange 52759 at http://nhpr.org Substance Abuse And Addiction: N.H. Discusses McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says http://nhpr.org/post/mcdonalds-responsible-treatment-workers-agency-says McDonald's shares responsibility for how workers are treated at its franchised restaurants, the general counsel's office for the National Labor Relations Board announced Tuesday.<p>Since November 2012, NLRB has had 181 cases filed involving McDonald's. Many have been dismissed, but the agency <a href="https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/nlrb-office-general-counsel-authorizes-complaints-against-mcdonalds">said</a> that McDonald's USA LLC will be considered a joint employer in cases that are found to have merit.<p>Restaurant chains have fought such a designation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 52796 at http://nhpr.org McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia http://nhpr.org/post/france-presses-deal-sell-two-warships-russia France plans to go ahead with the sale of two warships to the Kremlin, even as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/29/336324858/white-house-threatens-more-russian-sanctions-as-kerry-decries-ukrainian-rebels">the EU and U.S. strengthen sanctions on Russia</a> amid continued fighting in Ukraine and the aftermath of the downed Malaysian airliner.<p>People in St. Nazaire, the port town where the boats are being built, agree: The contract with Moscow should be fulfilled, they say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 52797 at http://nhpr.org France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic http://nhpr.org/post/court-rejects-law-threatening-mississippis-last-abortion-clinic A federal appeals court has rejected a Mississippi law that would have forced the state's only abortion clinic to close.<p>In a 2-1 <a href="http://jacksonfreepress.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/news/documents/2014/07/29/JWHO_Ruling.pdf">decision</a>, a panel of the 5th U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 52795 at http://nhpr.org Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp http://nhpr.org/post/want-reduce-your-carbon-footprint-choose-mackerel-over-shrimp Small fatty fish like mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies are high in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/14/329529110/food-mood-connection-how-you-eat-can-amp-up-or-tamp-down-stress">omega-3s</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111509588">vitamin D</a> and low on the food chain.<p>Those shining attributes have earned them plenty of nods from doctors and environmentalists alike, as we've <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/14/329529110/food-mood-connection-how-you-eat-can-amp-up-or-tamp-down-stress">reported</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:13:00 +0000 April Fulton 52792 at http://nhpr.org Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science http://nhpr.org/post/okcupid-sometimes-messes-bit-love-name-science OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments. Christian Rudder, co-founder and president of OkCupid, tells Audie Cornish that these experiments help the site improve how it works. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=OkCupid+Sometimes+Messes+A+Bit+With+Love%2C+In+The+Name+Of+Science&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 52793 at http://nhpr.org A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick http://nhpr.org/post/fond-farewell-old-memphis-maverick <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Af-rJqLhM</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Meredith Ochs 52794 at http://nhpr.org A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick Y'all Keep Talking: Lab Scratches 'Southern Accent Reduction' Course http://nhpr.org/post/yall-keep-talking-lab-scratches-southern-accent-reduction-course Government scientists can speak Southern after all.<p>Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that in response to complaints from staff, it's canceling plans to hold a six-week "Southern Accent Reduction" course, the <em>Knoxville News Sentinel</em> <a href="http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/yall-come-ornl-bows-to-southern-pride_75723471" target="_blank">reports</a>.<p>Officials at the scientific complex in east Tennessee said they had only been responding to an employee request. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 52791 at http://nhpr.org The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less http://nhpr.org/post/new-superpac-spends-big-so-others-spend-less <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+New+SuperPAC+That+Spends+Big+So+That+Others+Spend+Less&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Jacob Goldstein 52790 at http://nhpr.org American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life http://nhpr.org/post/american-doctor-sick-ebola-now-fighting-his-life A doctor trained in Fort Worth, Texas, is now a victim of the Ebola outbreak he was battling.<p>Kent Brantly, 33, had been caring for Ebola patients in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, for several months when he noticed he had symptoms of the deadly virus last Wednesday.<p>He immediately put himself into an isolation ward.<p>"He is still conversing and is in isolation. But he is seriously ill with a very grave prognosis," says Dr. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 52789 at http://nhpr.org American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life Coaches Help Released Inmates Step From The Cell Into A Job http://nhpr.org/post/coaches-help-released-inmates-step-cell-job <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Coaches+Help+Released+Inmates+Step+From+The+Cell+Into+A+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 52788 at http://nhpr.org The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga. http://nhpr.org/post/great-blue-hope-michelle-nunn-tries-improbable-ga Georgia has been considered safely red territory for more than a decade. But there's a new energy among Democrats in the state, where candidate Michelle Nunn represents the party's best chance of winning a Senate seat in years.<p>This is Nunn's first run for public office, but she's far from an unknown in a state where her father, Sam Nunn, is a Democratic icon who represented Georgia in the Senate for more than two decades.<p>Like her father, Nunn positions herself as a moderate Democrat, willing to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Greg Allen 52787 at http://nhpr.org The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga. Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal http://nhpr.org/post/forget-tea-pot-dome-hardings-love-letters-make-new-steamy-scandal <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Forget+Tea+Pot+Dome%3A+Harding%27s+Love+Letters+Make+For+A+New+Steamy+Scandal&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTg5NDMyMDEzMTY1NDQwNzMwYjM3Nw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 52786 at http://nhpr.org In Treating Ebola, Doctors Have Only Containment, Not Yet A Cure http://nhpr.org/post/treating-ebola-doctors-have-only-containment-not-yet-cure <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Treating+Ebola%2C+Doctors+Have+Only+Containment%2C+Not+Yet+A+Cure&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 52785 at http://nhpr.org Upper Valley Manufacturer Is Hiring, And Training, Many http://nhpr.org/post/upper-valley-manufacturer-hiring-and-training-many There are signs that after years of decline, <a href="http://www.bcg.com/documents/file84471.pdf">manufacturing is making a comeback in the United States</a>. One global company based in the Upper Valley has been adding so many workers so fast that it’s had to create its own on-site academy.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2014/07/vpr-news-job-training-hypertherm-20140729.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><a href="https://www.hypertherm.com/en-us/">Hypertherm</a>, in Hanover, makes high-tech machines that use laser and water to cut metal. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:49:00 +0000 Charlotte Albright 52784 at http://nhpr.org Upper Valley Manufacturer Is Hiring, And Training, Many