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2:11 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

We Are Literally Obsessed With Contranyms

Credit Logan Shannon / NHPR

The recent outrage over Google providing the WRONG—in our humble opinion—definition of literally as a viable one, got the digital team thinking about other words whose meanings have changed over time. These so called ‘Janus Words’ or ‘contranyms’ are single words that have two opposite, but ostensibly correct, meanings.

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Inside NHPR
10:03 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Top Stories: Heart Attack On AT; Northern Pass Says State Could Overrule Forest Society

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1. Heart Attack Felled ‘Lucky 10’ On Appalachian Trail

Robert Accola, the 54 year-old hiker found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Warren, couldn’t wait to get to New Hampshire, says a sister, Katharine Accola of Providence, R.I.

2. Northern Pass Says State Could Overrule Forest Society Land Claims

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Foodstuffs
9:24 am
Sun August 11, 2013

Sunday Breakfast Buffet: Tastes and Temptations

Two year old foodie Owen Carlson tries the breakfast buffet at the Friends Diner in Allenstown.
Brady Carlson, NHPR

Has any human being ever taken part in a buffet and not eaten more than he/she intended? The very concept of "all you can eat" stacks the deck against the diner: if you're not interested in stuffing yourself like a twentysomething's hatchback before a cross-country move, you're probably going to order off of the regular menu. Otherwise, saying yes to a buffet means, as Homer Simpson once put it, "bye bye belt!"

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Foodstuffs
1:30 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Community Helps Build New Brewery In Dover

Michael Samuels

Eight years ago, Josh Henry's wife got him a home brewing kit, and he and his friend Dave Boynton made a batch of Imperial Brown Ale.

They labeled the batch “7th Settlement,” in honor of the Dover-Portsmouth area's status as the seventh permanent European settlement in America.

For plenty of home brewers the story would end there.

But Boynton happens to be the director of Seacoast Local, an organization that promotes local food and local business, and Henry is a construction contractor who's really into beer, and pretty sick of construction.

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Granite Seen
11:16 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Photos: Week Of August 9

Runners get underway on Elm Street in Manchester at Thursday's CIGNA/Elliot 5k Road Race.
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Inside NHPR
10:26 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Top Stories: Hiker Found Dead; Heart Attack Felled 'Lucky 10' On Appalachian Trail

Credit Chris Jensen / NHPR

1. Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail

A 54-year-old North Carolina man was found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Warren Monday morning. Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game says two hikers found the man’s body.

2. Heart Attack Felled ‘Lucky 10’ On Appalachian Trail

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Granite Seen
12:00 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Photos: Week Of August 2

A student holds a horseshoe crab at Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H
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Inside NHPR
11:16 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Top Stories: Medical Marijuana Becomes Law; Local Meat & Three New Slaughterhouses

Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

Top stories & shows for July 22 - 29:

1. Gov. Hassan Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

Governor Hassan signed a bill Tuesday, making New Hampshire the 19th state to legalize the use of medicinal marijuana. She says the law breaks new ground by giving seriously ill patients what they need.

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EarthTalk
10:04 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Ghost Factories

Rusty remains at an old lead smelting mill.
Credit Simon Bowen

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What are “ghost factories?”                                           -- Philip Walker, Hartford, CT

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Inside NHPR
8:27 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Sunday Outages

You may have noticed some of NHPR's signals were down for a brief time on Sunday, July 28th.  A surge suppressor malfunctioned and shorted out a main electrical panel at our Concord tower.  NHPR's engineering team responded immediately and was able to identify the problem and bypass the defective equipment to get our signal back on air. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Granite Seen
9:35 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Photos: Week Of July 26

One of the (adorable) goats at Evandale Farm.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR
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Foodstuffs
4:24 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Hotel Beekeeper Takes To The Roof

The three hives on the Marriott's roof are a breed of Italian bees, common to commercial and hobbyist beekeepers.
Sam Evans-Brown NHPR

By all accounts, New Hampshire is in the midst of a bee-boom: bee classes and clubs are overflowing with new members. And a conference center in Concord that has caught the bug, but had to overcome a unique challenge to keep bees.

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Foodstuffs
2:45 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Monadnock Food Co-op Named Best Start-up

The Monadnock Food Co-op store located at 34 Cypress Street opened April 3 in Keene.
Rose Kundanis

The recently opened Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene has just won a national startup of the year award from the Food Co-op Initiative. The Co-op opened for business April 3 with a Grand opening weekend in June.

For the last three months shoppers like Allison Aldrich have been picking up farmer produced foods at the Monadnock Food Co-op.

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Inside NHPR
11:20 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Top Stories: How One N.H. Farmer Makes Local Food More Profitable; Oyster Farming Begins To Boom

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1. Growing Pains: What One N.H. Farmer Is Doing To Make Local Food More Profitable

With almost 60 farmers markets across the state, demand for local food is growing.  But local farmers still struggle to make a profit growing local food. In fact, about three quarters of all farms in New Hampshire gross less than $10,000 from sales each year.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun July 21, 2013

Sea Level Rises Not Letting Up Anytime Soon

Pictured: flooding in Marblehead, Massachusetts caused by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.
Credit The Berkes

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Hurricane Sandy brought more sea water onto shorelines than I’d ever witnessed before and many communities near where I live are now being required to raise their homes up. What is the prognosis for sea level rise in the years immediately ahead?         -- Scott P., Fairfield, CT

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Foodstuffs
4:17 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

What To Do With Daikon Radishes

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“Also known as Japanese horseradish or mooli, daikon looks like a bigger, uglier, knobbier parsnip and, if its flavor can be likened to anything, it is reminiscent of a finer, less fiery radish.”

- From the cookbook Cooking Vegetables.

If you have a CSA subscription, chances are you have found a daikon radish in your share recently. Daikon radishes are a staple in Asian cuisine, the name daikon is actually Japanese for "great root." They're a prolific vegetable and can often grow up to 20" in length with a diameter of 4"! Recently, reporter Josh Rogers was the recipient of a rather large daikon radish, and asked: what do you do with this?

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

California's Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Three regions in California recently implemented transportation plans as part of a statewide strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Can you explain? -- Bill Oakes, Reno, NV         

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Granite Seen
9:28 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Photos: Week Of July 12

Mike Hvizda and Ryan Ferdinand are farmers and artists in Boscawen. Because farming is so costly, however, they are scaling back to focus on careers as realtors.
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EarthTalk
1:46 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mosquito-Borne Diseases On The Uptick--Thanks To Global Warming

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is there a link between the recent spread of mosquito-borne diseases around the world and environmental pollution?                                                          -- Meg Ross, Lantana, FL

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Inside NHPR
9:29 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Top Stories: How Sunscreen Can Burn You; N.H. Cyclist Ted King Out Of Tour De France

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1. How Sunscreen Can Burn You

That sunscreen you dutifully spray throughout the day could actually get you burned. We're not talking sunburn. We're talking people bursting into flames because they're wearing sunscreen.

2. N.H. Cyclist – Ted King – Out Of Tour De France

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Foodstuffs
1:17 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

2013 A Big Year For Small N.H. Brewers

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Although New Hampshire has slipped to the number-two spot nationally in beer sales, it's been a good year for the state's small brewers.  New Hampshire Brewers Guild Kevin Bloom discussed these developments with Weekend Edition host Amanda Loder.

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Granite Seen
11:49 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Photos: Week Of July 5

"Hoss" applies oatmeal to the copper piping leading out of his moonshine still. Oatmeal helps keep the seams tight.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR
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Foodstuffs
1:08 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

New Hampshire Sinks To 2nd In Beer Consumption Ranking

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A study released Tuesday by the Beer Institute showed the Granite State dropped to second in the nation in beer consumption per capita, after taking the top spot in 2011.

North Dakota took the top spot in 2012.

Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin rounded out the top five, in that order.

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Inside NHPR
12:26 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Top Stories: The Widening Lyme Disease Debate; Our Annual Summer Books Show

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The top stories of the week for June 24-30.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 30, 2013

Barack Obama's Climate Change Initiative

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the gist of President Obama’s new plan to tackle global warming and how does the green community feel about what the White House is proposing?  -- Bill Kemp, Seattle WA

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Granite Seen
1:29 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Photos: Week Of June 28

The raising of backyard chickens is on the rise, also giving rise to the selling of fresh eggs.
Credit Michael Samuels
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Foodstuffs
5:01 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

New Hampshire's Backyard Hen Boom

Michael Samuels

The roadside signs are everywhere: “Fresh Eggs,” “Local Eggs,” “Farm Fresh Fggs,” “Fresh Local Eggs”...

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Inside NHPR
2:43 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Top Stories: Trapped By Tolls; No Hint From Hassan On SB99

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The top stories of the week, for June 17-23.

1. Trapped By Tolls: Merrimack Hopes For Turnpike Freedom

Merrimack is a town trapped by toll booths. It’s a situation unlike any other in New Hampshire. The tolls are something Merrimack residents have – begrudgingly – come to accept as a part of life, but how did we get to this point?

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Uranium Mining

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that there has been an increase in uranium mining in the U.S. due to a renewed interest in nuclear energy? What are the health and environmental ramifications of this?

                                                                                                   -- Paul Raffman, New Bedford, MA

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