Population

Word of Mouth
3:40 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

4.13.15: 3-D Printed Prosthetics For Kids & The Benefits Of Mindfulness

Developed by Jorge Zuniga and his research group at Creighton University, the Cyborg Beast is one of e-NABLE’s most popular designs. Among its features are textured finger tips for improved grip, Chicago screw joints, protected cable routing through the body of the palm, and integrated tensioning system in the gauntlet. The Cyborg Beast is licensed under the Creative Commons-Attribution-Non-Commercial license.
Credit enablingthefuture.org

Prosthetic hands for kids are often too heavy and expensive for practical use. On today’s show we’ll hear about a company called e-NABLE that has formed a network of volunteers from across the world to create 3-d printed, low-cost prosthetics with a kid-friendly aesthetic.

Then, for centuries, meditation has been used to quiet the mind and focus attention. Now, modern technology reveals the medical benefits of mindfulness.

Listen to the full show or click read more for individual segments.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue December 2, 2014

What Is New Hampshire? A Look At The State's Critical Policy Questions

Credit nhpolicy.org

The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies writes a report of their annual survey of the major policy issues and critical questions shaping New Hampshire's future. The data explain where New Hampshire has been, forecast where it is heading, and explore how current trends and policy choices facing the state will affect the well-being of its citizens.

GUESTS:

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NH News
10:25 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Report: Aging N.H. Population Will Reshape Health Care System

A New Hampshire Center for Public Policy study predicts the state's aging population will reshape its health care system.

The center's annual report, titled "What Is New Hampshire," says that by the year 2020, nearly 20 percent of the state's population will be 65 or older, a dramatic jump from 13.5 percent in 2010.

The report also notes that the economy is changing significantly.

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NH News
4:15 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

N.H. Population Grew Slowly Last Year

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates New Hampshire’s population grew by only .1% last year. That’s fewer than 2000 people added since 2012. That’s among the slowest rates of growth in the nation.


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StateImpact
10:30 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Part 2: Which NH Counties Won New Residents–And Lost Old Ones

Generation Bass, via Flickr/Creative Commons

We’ve been thinking a bit more about demographics lately, in light of the New England Economic Partnership’s recent Economic Forecast conference.  The region faces a number of population problems.  At the risk of oversimplification, here are the main issues:

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