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1. NH News: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire. 2. Education: Nature Schools Gaining Popularity In N.H. Nature preschools and forest...

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1. NH News: Video: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: are New Hampshire's roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes? NHPR's newsroom answers those questions with a 3-minute animation . 2. The Exchange: One Decade Of The Free State Project Ten years ago, New Hampshire was chosen by members of the libertarian minded group, the Free State Project, to move...

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1. North Country: More Details On Balsams Renovation And A Step Forward When the $30 million renovation of the Balsams Grand Resort is complete it will look a lot like the old grand hotel but will feature much-needed modern amenities making it far nicer for guests and a lot cheaper to operate. 2. All Things Considered: New Hampshire Nanobrewery A Big Name In Small Scale Beer Recently Bon Appetit magazine posted a list of its 10 Favorite US nanobreweries – those are very small-scale commercial...

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1. Word of Mouth: The Autism Simulator Last month, Vancouver hosted the Hacking Health Weekend Hackathon, a place for collaboration between technology experts and health officials from across Canada. A team of three in attendance created a game simulation that elicits understanding and empathy towards those suffering from autism. 2. NH News: If Nashua Airport Tower Closes, Air Traffic Controllers May Be Forced To Make Career Change Budget cuts from Sequestration will soon be felt by air...

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1. Word of Mouth: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar: the Bitcoin, a "decentralized digital currency." 2. Word of Mouth: D.I.Y. Sistine Chapel Security: How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage Want to keep your home as signal-secure as the Sistine Chapel will be during the Conclave? It really does seem surprisingly easy to create one out of a few relatively inexpensive materials easily...

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1. The Exchange: New Fiction Of 2013 For our special March Fund Drive kick-off, we bring you an extra program with our "Book Buffs." Two New Hampshire independent booksellers talk about the latest literary offerings, including some from New England authors. 2. Environment: Another Wind Farm Eyes The Lakes Region A group that opposes wind development in New Hampshire says another wind farm is in the works for New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. 3. Health: What Medicaid Expansion Could Mean For New...

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1. Environment: Who Needs Batteries? Seacoast Firm Stores Energy With Air Solar and wind power are intermittent, and if enough of them are powering the grid, some kind of storage will be necessary. And storage means batteries, right? Not necessarily. In Seabrook New Hampshire, a start-up is doing it with compressed air. 2. NH News: Video Game Industry Could Keep N.H. Young And Tech-Savvy New Hampshire is producing young programmers and designers looking to start their own video game business....

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1. NH News: Gun Owners Cite Constitutional Rights In Objection To Open Carry Bill Gun owners came out to the capitol in force Thursday to object to a bill that would make it illegal to open carry a pistol or revolver in a public building without a permit. 2. Environment: Reaping What Winter Sows: The Ice Harvest Camp Rockywold-Deephaven is a rustic retreat on the North end of Squam Lake. For one-hundred and fifteen years, the camp has been cutting and storing ice from the Lake to keep food...

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1. NH News: Storm Makes Its Arrival, Drops Nearly Two Feet Of Snow On N.H. Last weekend's storm brought a whole lot of snow but few major problems for New Hampshire. The NHPR newsroom covered the entirety of the storm with photos and updates from around the state. 2. Health: The Battle Against ‘Chemical Restraints’ Inside Nursing Homes Nursing homes around the country are under pressure from the Federal government to reduce their use of antipsychotics. This powerful class of prescription drug...

NHPR's Trivia Smackdown

Feb 6, 2013

Final Smackdown Standings Winners : 3S Artspace 126
Studio 13 114
Geneius and the Brain Thrust 106
Lincoln Financial 105
Company C 104
Team Dyn 102
The Dork Side 101
The Common Man 97
The Farm Team 91
The Int'l Phil Fan Club - Coat Chapter 90
Les Quizerables 88
Trivia Teamsters Local 603 82
KQ 82
Tooky Trivia Team 81
SNHU 77
The Hebrew Hammers 77
NEEBCO 71
Thank you to all our teams & congratulations to our winners, 3S...

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1. Environment: A Decade Of Deregulation Prior to 2001, New Hampshire utilities built power lines, supplied electricity and simply passed along the cost to consumers. But that all changed a little more than a decade ago as most New England states chose to deregulate, meaning utilities had to sell their power plants, and just be in charge of operating power lines. 2. Word of Mouth: The Best Used Mini Cooper Ad In History Back in November, “The Best Used Car Ad in Craigslist History” was...

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1. The Exchange: Flu Fever Hits The Granite State The influenza season started much earlier this year and the strain is considered more severe. Many worry how much of a toll this will take. In New Hampshire, at least twenty people have died from the flu already. 2. Arts & Culture: Running Through Time On The Sandwich Notch Rd. There aren’t many roads that have books written about them, but we have one in New Hampshire. In 1973, writer Elizabeth Yates published “The Road Through Sandwich...

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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 This week the Granite state is playing host to an ice-fishing legend. Dave Genz is the only ice-angler to make the freshwater fishing hall of fame and many credit him with sparking a revolution in...

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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 2. Health: Fiscal Cliff Deal Means No Health Insurance Co-op In N.H. New Hampshire will not receive federal...

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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 NHPR covered the inauguration of Governor Maggie Hassan live from the Statehouse, blogging about the ceremony and her inaugural address. Full audio of Governor Hassan taking the Oath of Office and giving...

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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. • The Dinner Party is an hour-long celebration of culture, food, and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at...

Justice & Journalism: A Joint Project of NHPR & UNH School of Law New Hampshire Public Radio and the UNH School of Law have come together to bring you a new series in the Capital Region. This ongoing series will present a range of speakers throughout the year to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism and share experiences related to the media’s coverage of public policy and law. Our first presentation, hosted at the UNH School of Law in Concord, NH will be a discussion...

We sit down with NHPR president and CEO Betsy Gardella. In addition to leading this public radio station, Gardella also serves on NPR’s board of directors and has been active in discussions about the future of public-broadcast funding. We’ll talk with her about that, as well as a new broadcast schedule, additions to our newsroom and new opportunities for our website and mobile app. Guest: Betsy Gardella - President and CEO for New Hampshire Public Radio

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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. 2. NH News: Democratic Lawmakers Seek To Repeal N.H. Voter ID Law A group of Democratic lawmakers want to repeal the voter ID requirements...

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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. 2) Morning Edition: Lost & Found: The Ski Hills Of N.H. Years ago...

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1. The Exchange: Our Annual Holiday Books Show It's our annual Holiday Books Show! Several major biographies are out, including Joseph Kennedy and Thomas Jefferson. Also, fiction fans are raving over new releases from Louise Erdrich and Gillian Flynn. We’ll find out what the big reads might be under your Christmas Tree! 2. The Exchange: Moving Ahead Under The Affordable Care Act Following President Obama’s reelection and the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of much of the Affordable Care Act,...

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1. Arts & Culture: New Portsmouth Business Combines Books With Beer With increased competition from online booksellers like Amazon, local bookstores have been hard hit especially here in New England. But one new bookstore in Portsmouth has created a business model that just might have staying power. 2. Environment: USGS: Low Levels Of Arsenic In 40 Percent Of N.H. Groudwater A new study out from the US Geological Survey finds that low levels of Arsenic are present in 40 percent of New...

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1. The Exchange: Wind Power Takes A New Turn In The Granite State A proposed wind farm in the Newfound lake area has once again raised familiar themes in New Hampsire: A desire for the Granite state to use more clean energy, versus local concerns over property values, as well as impacts on the environment and tourism. 2. StateImpact NH: New Hampshire Ranked As "Most Expensive Place To Raise Children" In an article for The Fiscal Times, reporter Steve Yoder calculated the cost of raising...

New Hampshire Public Radio and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation have a mutual interest in encouraging the growth of future community leaders and the next generation of individuals who will foster social capital and lead a strong New Hampshire into a global world. To promote the importance of this next generation of civic leadership NHPR and the NH Charitable Foundation have joined together to present the 2nd Annual Next Gen Civic Leadership Award. This prize honors an individual who,...

1. The Exchange: The Story of the Bhutanese For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year. A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State. 2. Education: N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books E-books are now selling more copies than hardbound, print books, and the average public library e-book collection has expanded by 55 percent in 2010...

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1. Elections 2012: N.H. House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate 13-11 There was a big surprise waiting for New Hampshire politicos this morning. As the final votes were tallied in the four hundred races for the State House of Representatives, the Democrats had won a 221 to 178 majority with one race still undecided. 2. Elections 2012: N.H. Elections Live Blog: News From The Camps NHPR reporters and producers, working live at the camps, brought you real-time live blogging and...

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