New England

Something Wild
12:00 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Flowering Shadbush

from dmott9, Flickr Creative Commons

In April, forest trees leaf-out casting shade. When buds open, most tree flowers bloom inconspicuously. But some rural roadsides and pasture edges are accentuated by the stunning white full bloom of a small native tree whose Latin scientific name is Amelanchier arborea. 

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Word of Mouth - Segment
10:40 am
Thu March 29, 2012

More Than A Woodlot

Photo by Clopin Clopant via Flickr Creative Commons

Forests cover 75% of the northeast, and the vast majority of that land is owned by families or individuals. In fact, about 1.5-million people live in rural areas, but they aren’t necessarily raised with rural knowledge, or skills for managing their woods.

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StateImpact
10:21 am
Fri December 16, 2011

The States With The Best And Worst Wage Laws For Home Health Workers

View the interactive map here.
Source: White House Office of the Press Secretary

President Obama is pushing the US Department of Labor to move forward on a rules change that would raise wages and require overtime pay for home health workers.  According to a

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Something Wild
1:16 pm
Sat December 12, 2009

Stone Walls Make Good Fences

Credit Lorianne DiSabato via Flickr/Creative Commons

  New England's distinctive stone walls are estimated to stretch 240,000 miles, the distance from Earth to the Moon. Though the layout seems maze-like, there was a method behind the construction. And with winter's reduced foliage, now is an especially good time to take a closer look. 

 

A homesteading family worked the land in four ways, each requiring different precision of sifting of the land.

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Audio Postcard
12:05 pm
Wed August 30, 2006

The Gas Dock Girls

Gas dock girls provide fuel to the many boats on the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Spinstah

It's back to school time again, and lots of college students from around New Hampshire will be putting in their final hours at their summer jobs this Labor Day weekend.

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Audio Postcard
3:12 pm
Fri October 21, 2005

A Visit to Polly's Pancake Parlor

Polly's Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill, NH.
Shannon Mullen

Every year thousands of tourists come to New Hampshire to see the state's brilliant fall colors.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Mon January 31, 2005

Finding Refuge in the Queen City

Over the last few months, several hundred African refugees were resettled in Manchester. We'll take a look at who they are, the challenges they face, and how the city is handling this new and very different population. Laura is joined by Robert Baines, Mayor of Manchester, Dr. Westy Egmont, executive director of the International Institute of Boston, and Beatrice Munyenyezi, a Manchester resident who was a refugee from Rwanda. Ms. Munyenyezi now works at the Manchester Housing Authority.

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