“Officer-involved shootings”: that’s when police fire their guns during confrontations with suspects. After two such shootings recently killed two people, questions have been raised about police use of deadly force. But many in law enforcement say it’s become a more dangerous job, and that they go to great lengths to avoid harm. We’ll look at police training and protocols.
In his new book, The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin reflects on the First World War through the eyes of dozens of centenarians who experienced its battles but rarely told its stories. Rubin discovers what he calls a neglected “great generation”, the overlooked and under-appreciated war they fought in, and how that conflict shaped our modern world.
On tomorrow's roundup: the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled on the state’s only Death Penalty case, largely upholding the conviction. The state legislature opens a special session to decide Medicaid expansion. And cities around the Granite State held elections this week, with voters stating their preferences for Mayor, council, and other local offices.
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In a highly-watched decision yesterday, the justices upheld Addison’s conviction of “capital murder” for killing a police officer. But the court said at a later date would it rule on Addison’s death sentence itself. We’ll look at this decision and its possible ramifications.
John Greabe – professor at UNH School of Law, specializing in constitutional law
With the next big federal budget battle looming, there’s a lot of talk this time that Social Security and other entitlement programs must be part of any debt-reduction conversation. But other voices are pushing back, saying this is the wrong place to look for savings - given the vital importance of this program to so many Americans.
School decisions banning dodge ball and tag have re-ignited a broader debate on whether we are over-protecting kids. We discuss the need for letting go and letting children grow. But others say the world has changed, and parental involvement is needed today.
New Hampshire adopted these new public school standards several years ago... one of forty five states to do so. Now, while many districts are on the path, more pushback has developed in some communities, especially from groups suspicious of outside involvement in local public education. Today we'll look at the current debates around Common Core.
It’s our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. Executive Councilor Ray Burton, a fixture of North Country Politics says he won’t seek re-election next year due to health reasons. A Legislative committee opens an ethics investigation into a former Senate President and the Granite State goes crazy once again…as the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. We'll look at the top stories of the week of October 28th!
We sit down with NPR’s Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson. She has covered a wide range of issues that have included the challenges facing voting rights laws, the Obama’s administration use of drones against suspected terrorists overseas and the recent furor over NSA leaks.
In his new book, New Hampshire’s Ben Kilham describes what he’s learned in his twenty years studying these creatures. Contrary to their image as solitary and not-that-intelligent, Kilham finds bears capable of altruism, and cooperation. He even finds them possess a complex communication system, as well as social behaviors that at times look a lot like ours.
With rising numbers of Granite Staters incarcerated, and ever-present budget constraints, some argue that it’s time to reform our approach to crime and punishment. But balancing innovation with public safety remains a concern. We’ll look at that latest thinking about some of the ideas out there- from alternative sentencing to rehabilitation.