All Things Considered

New England Snapshot
4:41 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Vermont To Issue Fewer Moose Permits To Boost Numbers

Vermont's Fish and Wildlife board has given preliminary approval for 285 regular season permits and 50 archery permits this year. The regular season number is a 20 percent reduction from 2013.

Read or listen to Steve Zind's report on Vermont Public Radio's website.

All Things Considered
5:52 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Can Utilities 'Nudge' Consumers To Use Less Electricity?

Public Service of New Hampshire is an energy utility – but it’s about to try an experiment in psychology, which it hopes might prompt consumers to use less electricity.

It's known as "nudging," and to explain how it works we turn to David Brooks, who writes the weekly GraniteGeek science column for the Nashua Telegraph and GraniteGeek.org.

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All Things Considered
5:36 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

1984 Primary Featured New Candidates - And A New Public Radio Service

Colorado Senator Gary Hart presented himself to New Hampshire voters as the candidate of new ideas, and used some old-fashioned campaigning in a victory over frontrunner Walter Mondale.

February 28th marks thirty years since the 1984 New Hampshire presidential primary. The ’84 election is often overlooked today – mostly because the general election saw Republican President Ronald Reagan beat Democrat Walter Mondale in a landslide - and yet, the 1984 primary was fairly influential.

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Foodstuffs
5:44 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

'Food Incubator' In Derry Aims To Help Small Food Businesses Scale Up

Small businesses looking to scale up sometimes use what are called incubators – spaces that give them access to additional expertise or resources without having to take on a lot of additional cost.

New Hampshire is home to a food business incubator. It’s called Creative Chef Kitchens in Derry, and owner and founder Neelima Gogumalla joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about it.

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New England Snapshot
5:07 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Mass. Fire Chief To Reluctantly Retire, Nearly Six Decades After First Call

The fire chief of a small town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, is retiring at the end of the month.

While that might not be big, headline news, Everett Ricketts’ tenure at the Wendell Fire Department is nothing to dismiss – 57 years, 38 of them as chief.

Read or listen to Henry Epp's report on New England Public Radio's website.

New England Snapshot
4:46 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

New Farm Bill Boosts Hemp Cultivation In Vermont

Tucked away in the thousands of pages of the Farm Bill is a provision that affects the 11 states that have legalized the growing of hemp. Vermont is part of this group.

Read and listen to Bob Kinzel's report on Vermont Public Radio's website.

All Things Considered
5:17 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Consumers Can Back Solar Together Under N.H.'s 'Group Net Metering' Law

Credit Tai Viinikka, courtesy Flickr

For some time now in New Hampshire, consumers and businesses who install and use solar panels have been able to earn refunds for the power they generate and return to the electric grid. This is known as “net metering.”

A state law passed last year makes it possible for some consumers to participate in net metering and earn refunds without having their own solar arrays.

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Foodstuffs
5:52 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Three Granite Staters In The Running For The 'Oscars Of Food'

This week the James Beard Awards recognized three Granite Staters in their list of semifinalists, two of whom are in the category for Best Chef Northeast.

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New England Snapshot
5:42 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Bowdoin Exhibit Explores Racist Images Spawned by Anti-Slavery Novel

An exhibition of controversial images and objects associated with Uncle Tom's Cabin is on display at Bowdoin College in Brunswick - the town where Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote much of the groundbreaking mid-19th century novel. With its anti-slavery message, the book is often credited as one of the factors that helped bring about the Civil War. The novel also spawned a wealth of spinoff musical shows, stage productions and images portraying African-Americans in what could be considered a racist light.

New England Snapshot
5:39 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Vermont Ski Resorts Look To Court Foreign EB-5 Investors

A number of businesses in Vermont are working to attract foreign capital with the prospect of permanent US residency. The Mount Snow resort hopes to raise $52 million dollars overseas through the EB-5 visa program.

Read and listen to Susan Keese's report on Vermont Public Radio's website.

All Things Considered
5:15 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Keene State Pres.: College Often At 'Intersection' Between Education, Economy

Keene State College president Anne Huot says her focus since starting in the position last summer has been on listening – hearing what’s been on the minds of students, faculty and staff, business and community leaders and public officials.

Anne Huot joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about some of what she’s heard and what she hopes to bring to Keene State in the coming years.

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All Things Considered
5:47 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Allergies Not Just A Spring Issue Anymore

Peanuts are one of the biggest concerns in discussions of food allergies.
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Today’s weather is yet another reminder that spring is still a ways away, but Nashua is playing host this week to a Science Café discussion about something we often associate with spring: allergies.

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NH News
5:30 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Lucky Us: Winter Storm 'Redeveloped' Before Hitting N.H.

A view of the snow outside NHPR's studios.
Credit Brady Carlson, NHPR

Snow has been falling across New Hampshire again, the latest winter storm in a season that’s been full of them.

There’s a winter storm warning in effect for southern and eastern parts of the state, and a winter weather advisory for the rest of the state.

Many schools canceled classes again today; others planned early dismissals.

The heaviest snow has been falling Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the commute home. State Police said drivers should travel no faster than 45 miles per hour.

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All Things Considered
5:39 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

The Winter Storm Is On The Move In New Hampshire

Meteorologist Gary Best of Hometown Forecast Service tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson the winter storm system is moving north through New Hampshire Thursday evening, with snow expected to wrap up during the day Friday.

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New England Snapshot
5:40 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Humble Startup Or 'Monsanto Of Herbalism'? Pittsfield Company Comes Under Fire

A trademark issued to a tiny business in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, for its vinegar-based health tonic is causing a firestorm of criticism. The makers of "Fire Cider" are finding themselves portrayed as corporate usurpers.

Read and hear Jeremy Goodwin's story at the New England Public Radio website.

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