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NHPR's Emily Corwin has been covering the news around the New Hampshire State Prison for Women


An Examination Of Higher Education In The Granite State

This special series presented by NHPR takes a look at the uncertain future of New Hampshire's colleges, and how they are working to stay relevant, competitive, and worth the cost.

See all series stories here.

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When you’re just driving by, they all look pretty much the same.

“The green and white markers everyone sees around our highways; to mark important events, important people, important things about New Hampshire.”

When you look a little closer, you find each of the state’s 236 historical markers tells a unique story. In this series, Michael Brindley tells some of those stories.

Find all series stories here.

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In 2013, 13 New Hampshire towns celebrated their 250th anniversaries.  As part of this series, NHPR’s Keith Shields traveled to each of these places, learned more about their founding and found the unique stories buried within their borders.

Find all series stories here.

Five years after "The Great Recession," NHPR looked back, looked ahead, and, most of all, looked at right now.

In this week-long series, we explore how we work in a changed economic landscape: What work means to Granite Staters these days, and the forces that may shape N.H.’s economic future.

See all series stories here.

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More than half of all Americans own a smartphone.  The explosion of this technology over the past few years has created a rapidly growing job sector in designing and developing smartphone apps. NHPR’s Amanda Loder looks at how this industry is growing and changing in New Hampshire: she introduces us to the world of mobile app development, introduces us to some Granite Staters who are gambling on startup success and the challenges they face, and talks with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.

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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. Seacoast Reporter Emily Corwin takes an in-depth look at New Hampshire's agriculture community in her five-part series, Growing Pains.

Planning For The End: A Look At Advance Directives

Aug 29, 2013
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Advance directives—sometimes called living wills—let people decide who can make medical decisions for them and what invasive treatments should be avoided at the end of life. Many in the healthcare system say they are vital plans that ensure a patient’s voice is heard, but only 25% of Granite Staters have signed advance directives.

In this series, Health Reporter Todd Bookman looks at efforts to increase that number, gives an introduction to the form and its latest re-write. and examines the impact of not having a completed advance directive.

During the summer of 2013, NHPR’s newsroom took a closer look at crime in Manchester and how it affects the city and its residents. The largest city in a small state, in roughly equal proximity to Boston and the White Mountains, Manchester is in an unusual position, balancing small-city challenges with big-city problems.

Find all series stories here.

By the 2014-2015 school year, the new Common Core State Standards are set to be in full effect.

  • What are the Common Core standards?
  • Where do they come from?
  • Why the push for new educational standards at all?
  • What arguments are critics making against it?
  • What exactly will change for students & teachers in the classroom?
  • How will the new standardized testing affect school curriculum?

In a week-long series, NHPR education reporter Sam Evans-Brown answers all these questions and more on the Common Core.

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As the proposal of legalizing a casino made its way through the NH House of Representatives, the NHPR newsroom spent a week covering the many sides of this issue, from economic impacts to social services for problem gambling.

Series Page: Casino Coverage

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Over the course of a week, NHPR's newsroom examined issues and topics surrounding guns in New Hampshire for our special series, A Loaded Issue. Stories include a look at our state’s gun laws, the big business of manufacturing guns, how parents are prosecuted in accidental shootings, the culture around open carry and the efforts to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law.

Series Page: A Loaded Issue


New Hampshire is about to start re-thinking its ten year energy plan. In a weeklong series, NHPR's Environment Reporter Sam Evans-Brown looked at where we get our electricity from and where we will get it in the future.

Shifting the Balance

Jul 26, 2012
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Shifting the Balance is a station-wide series focused on the positive impact environmental and policy changes can have on the fight against obesity in schools, workplaces, and communities. While so much of the national conversation about obesity focuses on the effect of personal choice, NHPR’s reporters and producers are examining what happens when the choices themselves are changed.

Our 9 month series, New Hampshire's Immigration Story explores just that... the vast history of who came to New Hampshire, when they came, why they came, the challenges they faced once they landed on Granite State soil and the contributions that they brought to our state. Over the next 9 months The Exchange, Word of Mouth, and our News Department will look at the issue of immigration from its first arrivals to the newest refugees calling New Hampshire home.

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In this seven week series, NHPR’s StateImpact reporter Amanda Loder explores how N.H. residents feel about the state’s economy and the role state government should play in economic recovery.

Listen to series reports on-air Tuesday mornings through August 14, and any time online at StateImpact NH

Series stories

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In October 2010, the Northern Pass Project, comprised of Massachusetts-based utility NStar and Northeast Utilities, formally announced a partnership with Canadian energy giant Hydro-Quebec to bring hydroelectric power from Canada through New Hampshire. Promising new construction jobs, cheaper and greener energy sources, and additional tax revenues, the plan at first enjoyed broad support.

 In New Hampshire, almost two out of three adults and more than a quarter of our children are overweight or obese. NHPR’s series explores the causes, the consequences, and some promising solutions to a growing crisis.

Fast Facts about Obesity in NH


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Tropical Storm Irene hit New Hampshire on August 27th and 28th, 2011, causing flooding and damages from White River Junction to the North Country. This series from NHPR aimed to keep you up to date on closures and outages, as well as providing more in-depth coverage to examine the impact to businesses and residents throughout the state.

Series Stories:

-Irene Closes Roads, Traps Tourists in White Mountains

Live@The Loft

Apr 23, 2011

Presented by NHPR and The Music Hall

Hosted by Bob Lord and running through April 2011, Live@The Loft featured live performances at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

For the full series, visit

Fresh Greens

Mar 24, 2011

What does it mean to be green? In the second special from NHPR, Generation PRX and Terrascope Youth Radio at MIT, youth radio producers reflect on this question and seek out programs and efforts designed to have a positive impact on the environment.

This series ran in March of 2011. Read all Fresh Greens series stories.

The Weeks Act created the country’s eastern national forests and New Hampshire’s own White Mountain National Forest. In this ongoing series, NHPR looks at how the Weeks Act has affected the Granite State. 

Help us tell the story: share your connection to  New Hampshire's forests through the Public Insight Network


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A decade ago, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder was one in 250. Today, it’s closer to one in a hundred. In this weeklong series, NHPR correspondent Sheryl Rich-Kern looks at the impact of autism on families, schools and towns in New Hampshire.

Challenges of Autism is brought to you in part by the Endowment for Health.

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New Hampshire's Great Bay

Aug 16, 2010
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"A national treasure in our backyard"

It spans more than 13,000 acres. Nearly a quarter of the state’s population lives within its watershed. In a weeklong series, NHPR’s Environment Reporter Amy Quinton looks at the troubles pollution poses to the health of this critical estuary, and some proposed solutions for returning the Seacoast’s Great Bay to health.

Brought to you in part by: The Fuller Foundation

In this weeklong series we look at food and food culture in New Hampshire and beyond. We examine and explain food trends, talk to food producers from around the state, do some cooking, find out how to eat healthy on a budget, and even discover a new source of artillery: the cupcake.


Series Stories:

The Ethical Butcher

Weeding the Company Garden

Working It Out

Jan 22, 2010

Working It Out, NHPR's year-long series of 2009-2010, tackled topics surrounding employment - and unemployment - in the Granite State.

For complete series archive, visit

Interviews at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth begin with a question, but the exciting part is the answer. Because, whether it’s from someone we know and love, or from someone we’ve just met, the answer tells us something we didn’t know.

NHPR brought the Mobile Booth to Concord in summer 2007 and to Berlin in summer 2009.

To read the results, visit our archive and learn more about the StoryCorps project at the following links:

Manchester Central is New Hampshire's largest and oldest public high school, and its most diverse. Refugee and immigrant teenagers from nearly 70 countries attend classes at Central. Independent producer, John Rudolph, and the staff of NHPR spent several months gathering the stories of students and teachers to find out what diversity means to them, culminating in the week-long series Culture Lessons.