A lot of news is happening in New Hampshire this week. At the Statehouse there have been votes on if New Hampshire should expand gambling, also a tussle on the gas tax and the House is looking to increase the cigarette tax. Also members of the House Finance Committee are about to hit the road to get the reaction of Granite Staters on the Governor's budget and New Hampshire lost a entrepreneur and philanthropist this week, Manchester's May Gruber. We'll talk about the biggest stories this week in New Hampshire with a roundtable of reporters.
We sit down with NHPR president and CEO Betsy Gardella. In addition to leading this public radio station, Gardella also serves on NPR’s board of directors and has been active in discussions about the future of public-broadcast funding. We’ll talk with her about that, as well as a new broadcast schedule, additions to our newsroom and new opportunities for our website and mobile app.
Betsy Gardella - President and CEO for New Hampshire Public Radio
We sit down with NHPR President Betsy Gardella! She’s steered our ship for the past six years, and she also sits on the Board of Directors at National Public Radio. We’re taking a look at some of the changes at both institutions over the past year, from programming changes to technology to new transmitters reaching new listeners in the North Country.
Last week Berlin got the news that a new company – which officials declined to name - could be bringing at least 150 manufacturing jobs to the city. NHPR’s Chris Jensen has talked to the chief executive officer of that company.
The North Country could be getting into the high-tech end of the aircraft industry.
Kestrel Aircraft Company of Brunswick Maine is seriously considering setting up a plant in Berlin.
“Well, Berlin is one of the locations we have been looking at and there are a number of very interesting attributes there.”
Since everyone with a beating heart already "has rhythm!” anyone can drum. That could well be the motto of the drum-jam, held the first Friday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord.
This past Friday evening, 16 people showed up... of all ages.