Diversity

Word of Mouth
4:30 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

4.16.15: Electrosensitives Seek Refuge In West Virginia & The Monadnock International Film Fest

Co-champions Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar holding up their 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy.
Scripps National Spelling Bee via flickr Creative Commons flic.kr/p/nMQtsf

Since 2007, every single winner of the Scripps’ National Spelling Bee has been Indian-American – a fact that fuels stereotypes about so-called “model minority” students. 

On today’s show: the perils of labeling.  Then, we turn to a different kind of label: electrohypersensitivity. We’ll take a look at a growing group of individuals who claim to be suffering from the condition, and why they’ve moved to the national radio quiet zone. 

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NH News
6:00 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Manchester Police Chief: We Need A More Racially Diverse Department

Manchester Police Chief David Mara
Credit NHPR / Ryan Lessard

Manchester is the state’s largest city, and it’s also the most racially diverse.

In the wake of tensions between police and citizens in several large cities, the Manchester Police Department recently held a public forum to talk about policing in a diverse community.

David Mara is chief of the Manchester Police Department.

He joins Morning Edition to talk about the issue.

When you first talked about the idea behind the forum, you said you didn’t want to have a Ferguson in 10 years. What did you mean by that?

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Best of 2014 - How We Talk About Race In N.H.

Wolfeboro, where a police commissioner was pressured to resign after making racist comments last spring.
Credit Sean Hurley / NHPR

This spring, after racist remarks by Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling and Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland, outrage dominated national headlines. Now, after events in Ferguson and New York City, race relations seem more fraught than ever, but a call for a more honest conversation about race still resonates.

This program originally aired on June 5, 2014.

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