Home to a sixth of the world’s population and the third largest economy, India is certainly not a force to be ignored. With a GDP beyond the size of Japan’s, and a population getting close to China’s. At this magnitude, India’s economic problems are on a huge scale as well: a per capita income of two thousand dollars a year, a stubbornly sluggish growth rate, inflation almost at ten percent, and more than three hundred million people living in poverty.
We're covering the top stories of the week, from bills on alternative energy and the Medicaid Enhancement Tax at the last full week at the State House, to the veterans honored at Memorial Day remembrances around the state, and Belmont’s school board votes to keep its controversial Red Raiders logo.
The New England Independent System Operator (or ISO) has a seemingly simple job: to keep the lights on, and the power running. But behind this goal are the many hurdles of operating the region’s electric grid. Through the peaks of summer air-conditioning and winter cold snaps, the system must remain always ready for spikes in demand.
Lyme disease: it’s caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, although now that bacterium has over one hundred strains in the U.S. Transmitted by the tiny deer tick, it’s an infection that first causes fever, chills and flu-like symptoms.
With this generation of young adults coming into its own, we look at who they are and what motivates them. Some say they’re entitled, obsessed with technology, and have short attention spans - but others say Millennials are highly creative, dynamic and more open to new ways of looking at society.
In a new book, these veterans relate their experiences: from harrowing jungle combat to the dullness of desk-duty. They also reflect on the drama surrounding the war in this country and on its legacy today. We talk with the editor of this book and several veterans whose stories are included.
We’re looking at the stories of the week: the Granite State remembers and says goodbye to fallen Brentwood police officer, Steven Arkell, Governor Hassan signs into law a 4-cent gas tax increase effective July 1st, and after a week’s worth of pressure, the Wolfeboro police commissioner criticized for making racist comments resigns.
The original legislation to allow charters schools in New Hampshire passed way back in 1995, but it would take another ten years before the first of these publically funded independent learning facilities was opened. Since then charter school have had their ups and downs in the state: many had a hard time getting off the ground, a few had to close their doors, some have been criticized for not being alternative enough from their public school counterparts. There was even a moratorium on new facilities for two years.
Childhood has always had its fears - from monsters under the bed, to sleep-away camp, to schoolyard bullies. But normal jitters, about these and other childhood challenges, become an issue when they interfere with regular activities, from riding the bus to going to bed at night. And this kind of debilitating anxiety seems to be on the rise: now affecting close to 1 in 5 kids.
We’re looking at the stories of the week: a tragedy in the town of Brentwood leaves a police officer and his attacker dead and a lot of un-answered questions, state lawmakers work on filling a budget hole, now that two courts have found a key hospital tax unconstitutional, and, New Hampshire celebrates the homecoming of American idol finalist Alex Preston.