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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

Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

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

Credit Globalism Pictures via flickr Creative Commons

“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

Credit NRDC

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.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR
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EarthTalk
1:46 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

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

Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

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

Credit Roxanne King / Flickr Creative Commons

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

Credit Adam Fagen / Flickr Creative Commons

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

Credit David Clow via Flickr Creative Commons

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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