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Morning Edition
10:40 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Fight Against Human Trafficking In NH

The University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord is the scene Friday for a conference on combating human trafficking. Cory Smith, an Adjunct Professor at the University says human trafficking happens everywhere, including New Hampshire. He will be one of the moderators at today’s event. 

This conference comes as legislation is pending in Concord to strengthen protections for victims of human trafficking- let’s define what trafficking is and what this legislation would do.

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Morning Edition
5:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

It's Maple Weekend- But Is the Sap Running?

Bo's Sugar Shack

This is Maple Weekend in New Hampshire, so we talked with Bodie Peters, President of the NH Maple Producers Association, to get his perspective on how the sap season is shaping up.

With the unusually cold weather we’ve had, are producers actually boiling sap yet?

In southern New Hampshire, yes- in the north, there’s one I know of that did in January during that little warm spell.

How unusual is this season?

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Morning Edition
9:18 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Regulating Oil Pre-Buy Contracts: The Dealer Perspective

The head of the state’s Consumer Protections Bureau continues to advocate for changes in state regulations that would give customers more protections when entering oil pre-buy contracts. Rob Stenger, Chairman of the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire, says while that organization generally supports some changes, they oppose regulations they say would pose undue burden to dealers. When I spoke with Stenger, he began by explaining how the business of pre-buying heating fuel has changed in recent years.

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Morning Edition
11:41 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Heating Oil: Should You Pre-Buy?

The recent log jam in fuel delivery for some customers of Fred Fuller Oil Company has again led to calls for more regulation of what’s known as pre-buy contracts. Senior Assistant Attorney General and the head of the state’s Consumer Protections Bureau James Boffetti this month cautioned consumers that pre-buy agreements don’t provide adequate protection and said his office continues to advocate for changes in state regulations that would give customers better guarantees.

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Morning Edition
9:33 am
Fri December 13, 2013

MA Casinos Coming- Eventually

It’s been two years since Massachusetts’ gaming law took effect, but so far, not a single casino has been licensed or built.  The law allows for three regional resort casino licenses and one slots parlor.  Casino proposals in the Southeastern part of the state have stalled.

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Morning Edition
9:38 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Heating Assistance Funding Drops Again

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, will once again see funding cuts this year.  The program has seen funding drop each year since 2008.  Since registration began this season, some 30,000 households in New Hampshire have applied for fuel assistance. Celeste Lovett, fuel assistance program manager at the New Hampshire Office of Energy Planning talked with Morning Edition to explain what the funding reduction could mean for those applicants.

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Morning Edition
10:58 am
Fri November 22, 2013

How Recessions Make Women Breadwinners

It's a trend that has been ongoing for years, but was accelerated by the recession: women as breadwinners.  Kristin Smith is family demographer at the Carsey Institute and a research assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire. She has researched and written extensively about how women's incomes have become the primary source in more households.

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Morning Edition
9:27 am
Fri September 6, 2013

NH This Weekend: World Records, Dragons & Lobsters

There's plenty to do this weekend in the Granite State. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has some details on the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, Dragon Boat racing in Concord, an attempt to break a world record in the Lakes Region, and some hard-core community theater.

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Morning Edition
10:23 am
Tue August 27, 2013

The Lunch Box Blues

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Associated Press Food Editor and Concord resident J.M. Hirsch talks with Morning Edition about packing quick and easy school lunches that are healthy- and that kids will actually want to eat.

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Morning Edition
9:26 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Losing A Landmark: Kimball Castle To Be Torn Down?

A postcard depicting Kimball Castle, back in the day.

Back in 1897, prominent Concord resident and railroad executive Benjamin Kimball built his dream home; a castle on a hillside in Gilford overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee.  But after several decades of neglect and attempts to restore it, Kimball Castle may now be torn down.  Gilford’s Town Administrator, Scott Dunn, talks about the fate of the local landmark.

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Morning Edition
9:40 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Gay Adoption in the Granite State

Concord Monitor Reporter Clay Wirestone has been writing about his experience as a gay parent. He’s authored a series of articles about the process he and his husband have gone through in adopting their 2 year old son. The series has also looked at the history of gay adoption in the Granite State. Clay joins us to talk about the series.

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Morning Edition
9:22 am
Fri May 24, 2013

NH this Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is known for flags, parades, and the unofficial start to summer; but Amy Diaz, Editor of the Hippo, has some alternatives.

Nashua International Sculpture Symposium

Lilac Festival at the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion

Senior Tour Auto Racers at Lee Speedway

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Morning Edition
11:24 am
Tue May 21, 2013

What About Charitable Gaming?

If a casino is built in the state, charities in New Hampshire worry their low-stakes table games and bingo nights just won’t be able to compete. Many hold annual charity gaming events to raise funds, and fear big losses. Annmarie Timmins has been covering the casino debate for the Concord Monitor. She joined Morning Edition to talk about the possible effects to charitable gaming.

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Morning Edition
6:00 am
Tue May 14, 2013

More Open Road Tolling

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Three years after introducing open road tolling at the Hampton toll plaza on Interstate 95, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation is nearly done converting the Hooksett plaza on I93. Bill Boynton, spokesperson for the DOT, joined Morning Edition's Rick Ganley to explain the benefits and what drivers can expect.

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Morning Edition
9:30 am
Tue April 23, 2013

The Head of DRED

Jeffrey Rose is New Hampshire's new Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. He came to our studios to talk about what's on his to-do list, the experience he brings to the job, what the state gets right- and what could be improved.

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