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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.
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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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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Cats And Bird Populations

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that pet cats prey on lots of birds and other "neighborhood" wildlife, but isn't it cruel to force felines to live indoors only? And isn’t human encroachment the real issue for bird populations, not a few opportunistic cats?                       -- Jason Braunstein, Laos, NM

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 16, 2013

Organic: Still A Small Piece Of The Pie

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that, despite the popularity of organic foods, clothing and other products, organic agriculture is still only practiced on a tiny percentage of land worldwide. What’s getting in the way?                                                                                         -- Larry McFarlane, Boston, MA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 16, 2013

The Colorado River: America's Most Endangered

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Why was the Colorado River named the most endangered river of 2013?

                                                                                                   -- Missy Perkins, Jenkintown, PA

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Foodstuffs
3:22 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

A Taste of Bike Week

Jean Kugler, of Milwaukee, enjoyed a hot dog, soft drink and sunshine at the Loudon Race Track on Friday afternoon during the 90th Motorcyle Week.
Abby Kessler NHPR

The 90th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week has a distinct sound that revs and rattles throughout the Granite State during the nine day rally, but over the years “bike week” has also become known for its unique taste.

“We do a lot of eating at bike week,” Jennifer Anderson, director of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, said laughing.

During the event, vendors set up temporary stands along the Loudon racetrack, selling chicken tenders, soft pretzels, fried dough, sizzling pizza and seafood to patrons who watch sports bikes orbit the track.  

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Inside NHPR
11:38 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Top Stories: Common Core Not Yet In Place, Already Controversial; Common Core Skeptics & Supporters

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The most popular stories of the past week, from our newsroom, Word of Mouth, and The Exchange.

1. The Common Core State Standards: Not Yet In Place, Already Controversial

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 9, 2013

Monarch Butterflies In Sharp Decline

A monarch caterpillar on milkweed buds.
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How are monarch butterflies doing today? They used to pass through my area in big numbers but in the last few years there seem to be many fewer.                  -- Bill Wright, Erie, PA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 9, 2013

Progress On Bio-Fuels

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How far along are we at developing algae-based and other higher yield sources of biofuels?                                                                                             -- Jason McCabe, Tullahoma, TN

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