They are everywhere. We are surrounded by them. You are probably one yourself. Of the range of people you can know in the world, the neighbor occupies a curious spot. As reporter Sean Hurley writes, here in New Hampshire we have our own special kind of neighbor.
Fx: Crickets, night sounds
Where we live, on a dead-end dirt road in the White Mountains, the houselights of our neighbors are mostly out with the sun.
By the height of pumpkin season in October, competitive pumpkin growers have put in months of labor, gallons of water, and now they’re finally getting ready for the big weigh-in. Reporter Todd Bookman reports that in one New Hampshire family, bragging rights are on the line.
Fiddleheads are the whimsical, tightly coiled spiral of fern sprouts that push their way up from under the layers of winter debris on the forest floor. They are also a regional and seasonal delicacy, once you find them. Reporter Sam Evans-Brown catches up with people who harvest the sprouts to learn why fiddlehead patches are such closely guarded secrets.
North Country teenager Abigail Hernandez had been missing for 19 days when her hometown decided to host a vigil. Hernandez disappeared on her way home from school and police had no leads. It’s a disappearance that has rattled her small hometown known for its ski resorts. Nearly 500 people turned out for a flashlight vigil at a park in North Conway meant to light the way home for Abby.
New Hampshire is a gun-friendly state where gun owners face few restrictions. We also have very little gun violence and after the massacre in Newtown we decided to examine our state’s complicated gun culture. The newsroom produced the documentary A Loaded Issue that included a look at our state’s gun laws, the business of manufacturing guns, how parents are prosecuted in accidental shootings, the culture around open carry and the efforts to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
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 sets out to answer those questions in this video:
Emily Avery is ambitious. She’s a first year student at Princeton, a pre-professional ballerina, and she wants to be a neurosurgeon. Emily Avery is also, very, flexible.
And if the USA Yoga Federation had their way, there would be a place at the Olympics for competitive yogis like her. But for now, USA Yoga will hold their annual national championship in San Antonio this March. And, of course, this 19 year old yoga champ will be there.