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Granite Seen
2:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Photos: Week Of April 5th

Dr. Hogan performs a procedure with the Makoplasty machine at Lakes Region General Hospital.
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Inside NHPR
10:37 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Top Stories: More Details On Balsams Renovation; NH Nanobrewery A Big Name In Small Scale Beer

Artist's conception of the renovated Balsams.
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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.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Earth Day 2013: April 22

Earth Day Network has chosen “The Face of Climate Change” as the theme for 2013’s celebration on April 22. According to the group, which works with 22,000 partners in 92 countries, more than a billion people will take part in Earth Day events this year.
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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the theme of this year’s Earth Day festivities? -- J. Worden, Austin, TX

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 31, 2013

The "Production Tax Credit" for Renewal Energy Development

Available on and off since 1992, the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) has bolstered the success of many alternative energy providers. The subsidy has been extended again, but only for a year, a "here today/gone tomorrow" situation that has made it tough for companies to forge ahead with confidence.
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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the "Production Tax Credit" and why is it so important to developing alternative renewable energy?-- Sean Gallagher, Boston, MA

Environmentalists and wind energy boosters breathed a sigh of relief this past January when Congress voted to reinstate the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a federal tax incentive for companies that generate renewable energy from wind, geothermal or “closed-loop” biomass (dedicated energy crops) sources.

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Granite Seen
12:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Photos: Week of March 29th

Photographer Thea Dodds holding her new book, Capturing Love
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Inside NHPR
11:50 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Top Stories: The Autism Simulator; Air Traffic Controllers May Be Forced To Make Career Change

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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.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 24, 2013

The Budget Sequester's Impact On The Environment

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine


Dear EarthTalk: What does the budget sequester that recently took hold mean for the environment?-- Jane Burgos, Los Angeles, CA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 24, 2013

Solar Roof Shingles

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E - The Environmental Magazine


Dear EarthTalk: I’m getting my roof redone and have heard about solar shingles. Are they available—and are they practical for the Northeast?-- John Denson, Glastonbury, CT

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Granite Seen
4:19 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Photos: Week of March 22nd

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper performing in Studio D
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Inside NHPR
11:33 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Top Stories: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH; How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

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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

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 17, 2013

Chlorine In Drinking Water

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E - The Environmental Magazine

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 17, 2013

The 'De-Extinction' Movement

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Granite Seen
12:57 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Photos: Week of March 15th

Vivian Beer works on her Anchored Candy series
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Inside NHPR
11:10 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Top Stories: New Fiction Of 2013; Another Wind Farm Eyes The Lakes Region

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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

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 10, 2013

Addressing Global Food Scarcity

According to Oxfam, the world’s poor spend three-quarters of their income on food. A survey by Save the Children found that 24 percent of families in India, 27 percent in Nigeria and 14 percent in Peru now have foodless days. Pictured: A young girl in India cries for food.
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