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2:03 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Top Stories: Proposed Bill Eliminates Insurance for Midwifery Service, House Against Health Exchange

Birth Cottage in Milford
Sheryl Rich-Kern

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH  website.

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 11, 2012

The "Just Label It" Campaign

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk:Can you fill me in on what the “Just Label It” campaign is and what it is trying to accomplish? - Eric Altieri, Columbus, OH

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 11, 2012

Cuba's Foray into Offshore Oil Drilling

Wikipedia/Haakman

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Cuba just began drilling for oil not far from U.S. shores and hopes to become a major exporter. What ramifications does this have for the environment? -- Betsy Shaw, Troy, NY

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March Fund Drive
11:10 am
Wed March 7, 2012

A Look Inside NHPR's March 'Fun' Drive

Studio C, where the on-air fundraising magic happens.
NHPR

Yesterday, the NHPR team put the finishing touches on setting up Pledge Central,  the location where about twenty volunteers and a handful of staff will sit and answer your calls and log your donations throughout the March Fund Drive. NHPR's fundraising success would not be possible without the two hundred volunteers who donate their time to assist in our year-long effort.

In addition to raising support for Granite Staters' beloved-and only-statewide public radio service, food is the other drive-time highlight around the station.

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Most Read Online
11:13 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Top Stories: Two Credited With Saving Lives of Four Massachusetts Hikers, Isaacson Steel

Jeff Pang Flickr

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH  website.

1) North Country: Two Credited with Saving Lives of Four Massachusetts Hikers A Fish and Game official says four ill-equipped hikers from Massachusetts probably would have died Sunday on the Franconia Ridge had two Connecticut men not happened along.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 4, 2012

"Underwater Wilderness" Areas

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk:I heard the term “underwater wilderness” recently. What does it refer to?
-- Melissa Cook, via e-mail
 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 4, 2012

Sustainable Snow Sports

unofficialsquaw.com, courtesy Flickr

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: I’m in the market for a new pair of skis. Are there skis being made today that are made with materials and processes that are kinder to the environment? -- Scott Paxton, Rutland, VT

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Most Read Online
11:22 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Top Stories: Raspberry Pi, Seven Takeaways On Raising Wages For Home Health Care Workers

Seven Takeaways From The Carsey Institute’s Report On Raising Wages For Home Care Workers. #2. Guaranteeing minimum wage for home care workers will increase health care costs.
Truthout.org Flickr

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and the StateImpact - NH website. For the second concurrent week,  Word of Mouth's segment on the tiny, bare-bones computer, Raspberry Pi, remains at the top of the list of most-read stories on nhpr.org.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 26, 2012

Progress on Smog in Los Angeles

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I was in Los Angeles recently and the smog was not nearly as bad as when I visited 15 years ago. Is it really better now, and if so, how did it get that way? Or did I just happen to visit on a good day?-- Marjorie Hicke, Atlanta, GA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 26, 2012

Why Did Leading Solar Panel Maker Solyndra Fail?

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What caused Solyndra, a leading American solar panel maker, to fail last fall and what are the implications for U.S. alternative energy industries?     -- Walt Bottone, Englewood, NJ

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Most Read Online
11:33 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Top Stories: Is Raspberry Pi a Low-Cost Computer Breakthrough? and Hiking for the Cause

Raspberry Pi

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and the StateImpact - NH website.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 19, 2012

New Automobile Fuel Economy Standards

Hemera Collection/Thinkstock

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I read that car makers had agreed to up fuel economy standards to an average of about 55 miles per gallon by the year 2025, and that specifics were due to be hammered out by the end of 2011. Did this happen and where do things stand now?-- Scott Ellis, Norwalk, CA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 19, 2012

Disease Clusters

National Resources Defense Council

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: There are many areas around the U.S. where “disease clusters” have occurred, whereby unusually large numbers of people have gotten sick, usually because of proximity to a polluter. What if anything is being done to remedy the situation?    -- Michael Sorenson, Natick, MA

 

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2012 NH State Spelling Bee
5:06 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

NHPR is a Sponsor for The 59th Annual New Hampshire State Spelling Bee

The top speller will represent N.H. at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

NHPR and the New Hampshire Union Leader are proud to sponsor The 59th Annual New Hampshire State Spelling Bee scheduled for  March 3, in Concord.   The best spellers from around the Granite State will gather to compete.

The top speller will go on to represent New Hampshire at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.  

Schedule of Events | March 3, 2012

9-10 a.m.                   Registration

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Blogs
3:32 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Blog-Blog

By Danielle Lima

This week has been an incredibly fast one- I can’t believe it’s Friday already! I really need to start writing down what I do here every day… because come Friday… I do what I’ve been doing for the past 10 minutes or so… sitting here trying to remember what I did the last couple days… and drawing a complete blank. Maybe if I just start writing…

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