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12:36 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Top Stories: Tracing The Great Recession and Recovery Through Help Wanted Ads, A Later Day Crisis

Official jobs and unemployment numbers aren’t the only way to trace the recession and the recovery
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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and the StateImpact - NH website.

1) StateImpact: Tracing The Great Recession and Recovery Through Help Wanted Ads - While job counts and unemployment numbers are the most common ways to measure the national employment situation, they aren’t the only angle worth examining.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 12, 2012

BPA in Cash Register Receipts

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that Bisphenol A (BPA)—which is harmful to human health—was found to be present in retail cash register receipts and that, since those receipts get recycled, the chemical may also be present in toilet paper and other paper products? -- Jocelyn Mitchell, via e-mail

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 12, 2012

How Green is the State of Our Union?

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of the road ahead as laid out by President Obama in his recent State of the Union? -- Marilyn Pike, Bethesda, MD

 

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Blogs
4:26 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

A Word With the "Web-Savvy" Intern

By Danielle Lima

Well, I’ve been here for almost a month now! This week was about a 9.125 on the cool-o-meter. Let me give you a little description.

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Most Read Online
12:52 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Top Stories Read Online: America's Funeral Industry Sees New Life, New Planting Map

NH Plant Hardiness Map
Map: USDA

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

1) Word of Mouth: America's Funeral Industry Sees New Life - With demand for cremation, secular services, and environmentally friendly burials rising, funeral directors are adapting what could be called new end-of-lifestyle choices.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 5, 2012

Finding Safe Personal Care Products

The vast majority of the 12,500 chemicals used by the $50 billion beauty industry have never been assessed for safety.
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I know that there are many issues with personal care products being unsafe for our health, but where do I look to find out what’s safe and what’s not? --Mary Pulaski, Trenton, NJ

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 5, 2012

Latino Communities Hardest Hit by Air Pollution

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that Latino communities are among those hardest hit by air pollution? -- Miguel Aragones, Los Angeles, CA

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Blogs
4:28 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Yes, I'm Alive!

By Danielle Lima

So, things are still going great. It’s great to finally be a part of something relevant to my interest in “the real world.” Aside from the fact that I’ve scored an amazing opportunity to work with NHPR, just the thought of contributing to something that will become a part of many lives within thought and conversation is that amazing feeling of accomplishment, success, and of course, who doesn’t like to feel a little “important?”

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Inside NHPR
10:06 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Brady Carlson Named a Union Leader '40 Under Forty' Honoree

Brady Carlson, NHPR's host of All Things Considered and digital host, is recognized as a Union Leader 40 under Forty 2012 honoree, joining the ranks of an annually selected class of up-and-coming New Hampshire residents.

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Most Read Online
1:56 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Top Stories Read Online

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

 

1) Word of Mouth: Return of the Darkroom - The mass market for film has dwindled in the digital age, but renewed interest in the tangible, nostalgic qualities of old formats may keep shutterbugs snapping film for years to come. 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun January 29, 2012

Carbon Emissions are Making Our Waters Acidic

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I was horrified to read recently that our oceans are actually becoming acidic, that the continued burning of fossil fuels is changing the chemistry of our seas. What’s going on?  -- Kim Richardson, San Diego, CA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun January 29, 2012

The Energy Waste of TV-Top Boxes

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cable and other pay TV boxes that sit atop television sets consume massive amounts of energy, in part because they are always on, even when the TV is off? -- Sam Winston, Metarie, LA

 

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Blogs
5:01 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Status: Intern

By Danielle Lima

"Rebecca, is there anything Danielle can do?"

"...This computer is taking FOREVER to load!"

"Hey, I know. Danielle, I want you to write a blog."

"Okay!"

If you had been mischievously crouched in the corner behind the Word of Mouth cubicle walls today at about 1:15P.M, this is the inside scoop you would've scored: Danielle is starting her blog, and there's no stopping these spastic keyboard fingers. It's here. It's started. It's 5 minutes ago.

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Here's What's Awesome
1:38 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Ion Beams Shed Light on Forged Art

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Best journal article title of the week? "Accelerated ion beams for art forensics." Frankly, they had me at "accelerated ion beams" - the beams could have been for almost anything - but using it to stop art fakes is even that much cooler.

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Inside NHPR
12:15 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

NHPR.org Mentioned on the Colbert Report

NHPR.org featured on the Colbert Report
screenshot provided by Jeanne Timmons

On Monday, Jan 23, Stephen Colbert of  The Colbert Report produced a segment on the "blip" of votes received by Herman Cain in the South Carolina primary.

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