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Inside NHPR
11:53 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Top Stories: The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats; Innovation Comes To Ice Fishing

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1. Environment: The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats

Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously harsher than their altitude suggests. But for World Class mountaineers this makes the Whites a perfect training ground.

2. Environment: Innovation Comes To Ice Fishing

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Granite Seen
1:10 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Photos: Week of January 18

Mark Beauchesne of NH Fish and Game shows off a Bluegill.
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Public Insight Network
3:36 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Help inform NHPR's series on guns in the Granite State

In a few weeks NHPR's newsroom will look in detail at guns, gun laws and gun culture in the Granite State and you can help. Share your experiences through our Public Insight Network and this short, confidential questionnaire.

Blogs
11:28 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Five Reasons NOT to Take That Trip to Mars

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From the imagination of Ray Bradbury to the front pages of our newspapers, the prospect of traversing vast reaches of space and seeing Mars firsthand has long inhabited and excited the idealistic public consciousness. However, our recent talk with psychiatrist Mathias Basner revealed that the odyssey comes with a number of physiological costs. Here are some of the most prominent known bodily effects of long-term space travel:

1. “Puffy Face Syndrome”

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Blogs
11:49 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Five Triumphantly Memorable Joe Biden Moments

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After Steve Kornacki unpacked Joe Biden's forgettable status as a 2016 Presidential front-runner, we felt compelled to illuminate all the ways that the Vice President HAS left an indelible mark on our collective memory:

1. Speaking on his unique relationship with the Office of the President:

"Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." - Aug. 22, 2012

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Inside NHPR
11:20 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Top Stories: The Alzheimer's Café; Fiscal Cliff Deal Means No Health Insurance Co-op In N.H.

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1. Health: The Alzheimer’s Café: Unforgettable Therapy

Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia can be devastating illnesses for not only the patient, but for the caregiver. It strips away memory…sometimes dignity…and can isolate even an extrovert over time.

There’s no cure for the brain disorder, but now, some are finding relief through regular gatherings at The Alzheimer’s Café

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Granite Seen
1:06 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Photos: Week of January 11

There are eight beers on tap at any given time at Throwback Brewery's tap room.
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Inside NHPR
12:04 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Top Stories: N.H.'s New DUI Law Goes Into Effect; Live Blog: Gubernatorial Inauguration

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1. NH News: N.H.’s New DUI Law Covering Prescription Drugs Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

Starting  Jan. 1, driving under the influence of prescription drugs, over the counter medications or any other chemical substances is a crime in New Hampshire.

2. Politics: Live Blog: Gubernatorial Inauguration

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun January 6, 2013

The Living Building Challenge

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun January 6, 2013

Climate Change And Rivers

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

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Inside NHPR
2:21 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

NHPR Introduces New Weekend Programs

Host Ophira Eisenberg and the Ask Me Another cast at their premiere show in NY.
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Ask Me Another is a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton. Ask Me Another starts January 13 and airs Sundays at 2 pm.

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Inside NHPR
10:45 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Top Stories: SNHU Online Dispenses With Grades; Democratic Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Voter ID Law

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1. Education: SNHU Online Learning Program Dispenses With Grades And Credit Hours

Online courses in higher education have been around for decades. Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester has been offering online courses since 1996. Now the university is piloting a new online model — one that dispenses with courses, grades and credit hours.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun December 30, 2012

Traffic Pollution And Asthma

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun December 30, 2012

"Geotourism"

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine


Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard of Eco-Tourism, but what on Earth is “Geo-Tourism? -- Sally Kardaman, Sumter, SC

“Geotourism” describes tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a given place, including its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of local residents. The idea is that tourism can be a positive force that benefits both travelers and local environments and economies.

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Inside NHPR
11:25 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Top Stories: How N.H. Gun Laws Stack Up; Lost & Found: The Ski Hills Of N.H.

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1) Politics: How New Hampshire Gun Laws Stack Up Against Vermont’s And Massachusetts’

New Hampshire and Vermont do not require that mental health information be reported for use in firearm purchaser background checks. Massachusetts, on the other hand, will not issue any firearms license if the applicant has been confined to any hospital or institution for mental illness, unless the applicant submits a physician’s affidavit.

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