With new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control showing ever-increasing rates, researchers and advocates are considering the causes and ramifications. Meanwhile, a new study strengthens the argument that autism originates in the brain before birth. We’ll talk to a panel of New Hampshire experts on this disorder for the latest.
We’re looking at the stories of the week including house speaker Terri Norelli is retiring, the gas tax bill moves on for Hassan’s signature, and physicians in New Hampshire and Vermont had their social security numbers stolen and used in tax fraud.
This sun-fueled source is one of the fastest growing types of renewable energy in the country. Although still a tiny piece of the energy portfolio, many are taking note of this expansion, including traditional utilities. We’re looking at these brightening prospects for solar in New Hampshire and New England and the challenges that might cloud its future growth.
The FDA has approved this drug, but across New England there’s worry that the drug will only add fuel to the fire of the region’s opiate addiction problem. Lawmakers, governors, health care leaders, are all weighing in with different ideas about how to avoid abuse and yet still help those patients in pain.
After many failed attempts to pass a casino bill, supporters think they may finally have a winning hand -- proposing two casinos and a new revenue-sharing plan. Opponents are raising long-held concerns about gambling’s social costs, including addiction and crime. We’ll look at this new bill and its odds for passing.
We’re looking at the stories of the week: the state Senate 'tables' bill to repeal the death penalty, leaving it in place for now, the state’s hospital is ruled unconstitutional, and the son of retired Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is playing baseball in Laconia this summer.
Last year, supporters of marijuana use for health purposes cheered when a bill became law. They’ve since been frustrated, however, over the timeframe of dispensaries and patient cards, also the lack of a “grow your own” option. But others say patience is needed, that implementation should be done carefully to avoid dangerous mistakes.
A recent stabbing incident, which injured more than twenty-students at a Pennsylvania school, has once again reminded us that violence can occur in any district and in any form. And schools in New Hampshire are taking note, continually adjusting their safety plans. We’re finding out how this discussion continues to evolve.
It’s been two decades since the hundred-day mass slaughter, aimed at the country’s minority Tutsi population, and Rwanda is starting to see success in economic growth and public health. We’re talking about how far the country has come, the struggles it still faces, as well as ongoing soul-searching by Rwandans and the international community.
Erik Cleven – assistant professor in the politics department at Saint Anselm College. His research includes ethnic violence and conflict transformation, and he spent time in Rwanda and Burundi in 2005 as part of a project with Quaker Service Norway to promote post-conflict dialogue.
Augustin Ntabaganyimana – a refugee from Rwanda who came to New Hampshire in 2000. He was Program Manager at a refugee resettlement agency in the state, but recently moved to DC where he founded the company MultiLingual Links, which works in N.H. and Baltimore.
On April fifteenth, two bombs exploded close to the finish line, of one of the world’s most prestigious races. Many from New Hampshire were running, cheering, or working at the event. We’re talking with a roundtable of Granite Staters about their memories and thoughts over the past year, and what’s changed.
We’re looking at the stories of the week: the Speaker of the House is optimistic about passage of the 4.2 cent gas tax increase, Scott Brown has officially announced his candidacy for the US Senate, and gender pay equity was spotlighted by Governor Hassan.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court came down on a decision that will change the way we fund elections. In a 5-4 vote, the court removed a cap on how many candidates or committees a person can support per election cycle. Although the amount is still restricted to $2600 per candidate, an individual can now gift that amount to as many politicians as he or she wants. Opponents of the ruling worry the decision may suppress ordinary voices: “where enough money calls the tune,” said Justice William Breyer, “the general public will not be heard.” But supporters like Chief Justice Roberts say that this case follows first amendment rights. “Integration and access are not corruption,” said Roberts, “they embody a central feature of democracy that constituents support candidates who share their beliefs and interests.