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12:57 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

A Little Like a Radio Concierge

Vermin Supreme at the Lesser Known Candidates forum at Saint Anselm College, December 19, 2011.
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Yesterday on All Things Considered a read a story about the Lesser Known Candidates forum at Saint Anselm College, which hosted a number of candidates who are on the New Hampshire presidential primary ballot but not on the national political radar. This was shortly after I made my usual mention of how NHPR's All Things Considered is now on Facebook and Twitter.

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Most Read Online
10:48 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Top Stories Read Online

A roundup of the top-ten most-visited stories on NHPR.org and StateImpact - New Hampshire.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun December 18, 2011

Asthma Rates on the Increase

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that asthma rates in the U.S. have doubled in the last three decades? What's behind this troubling trend and what can we do to reverse it?                 -- Patrick, via e-mail

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun December 18, 2011

Why Should I Bother to Recycle?

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: Recycling can be a somewhat time-consuming task; so can you please provide some benefits of taking the time to separate my trash?                             -- Joseph Jiminez, Houston, TX

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Here's What's Awesome
12:21 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Friday is for Memes: Misleading Doctor

Misleading Doctor does it again.

From this Friday forward, Here's What's Awesome will bring you a fresh meme from the depths of web culture. This week, Misleading Doctor - who sets you up with a little news at the top of the image, only to turn that news on its head at the bottom of the image.

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Here's What's Awesome
11:57 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Shortest Supply Chain Ever? Greenhouses on Top of Supermarkets

Local food with a capital L: New York-based Brightfarms builds greenhouses on top of grocery stores and warehouses. So if the cucumber section is running low, just run upstairs and you're good.

The system is designed to save the grocer money - if the veggies are on your roof, shipping costs go down, and the food is fresher, with a longer shelf life, meaning storage costs go down too.

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Blogs
12:06 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

The Life and Times of a Post College

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The Life and Times of a Post College

The First Week of Interning at NHPR’s Word of Mouth

By Ryan Edward Brown

 

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Most Read Online
11:59 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Top Stories Read Online

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and the StateImpact - NH website.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun December 11, 2011

How Does Mercury Get Into Fish?

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I know that large fish contain a lot of mercury, but where does it come from? And what are we doing to prevent this contamination? -- Alison Bronner, Atlanta, GA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun December 11, 2011

Oil vs. Natural Gas for Home Heating

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that gas furnaces cost less to run and burn cleaner than their oil counterparts? If I make the switch, how long should I expect it to take for me to pay back my initial investment? And are there any greener options I should consider?  -- Veronica Austin, Boston, MA

 

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Most Read Online
11:33 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Top Stories Read Online

A roundup of the top-ten most-visited stories on NHPR.org and StateImpact - New Hampshire.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun December 4, 2011

"Slow Money"

Woody Tasch, socially conscious investing pioneer, founder of the Slow Money movement, and author of the book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered.
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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I've heard of the slow food movement, but what is “slow money” all about?
                                                                                                                    -- Phil Nimkoff, New York, NY

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun December 4, 2011

Meat and the Environment

David Pimentel of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences says that the grain currently fed to some seven billion livestock in the United States could feed nearly 800 million people directly.
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the less meat one eats, the better it is for the environment. How so?

                                                                                                                          -- Jason K., Sarasota, FL

 

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Most Read Online
3:35 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Top Stories Read Online

A round-up of the top ten most visited stories on NHPR.org and StateImpact - New Hampshire.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun November 27, 2011

Can Using Thorium Instead of Uranium Make Nuclear Energy Safer?

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Thorium is a naturally occurring element that is supposedly more available, more efficient and safer to use than uranium for generating nuclear energy. Is this true and, if so, why haven’t we made the switch?                                                                    -- Jane Westermann, Austin, TX

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