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9:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Getting In: What It Means To Be "College Ready"

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We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be college ready.   A common complaint is that freshmen arrive without the fundamentals of writing and math.  Meanwhile, the nation’s top tier schools are tougher than ever to get into – and students are playing an admissions game, figuring out the right mix of grades, extra-curriculars and experiences. 

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9:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Paying For College In N.H.: Financial Aid & Student Debt

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We continue our series “A Matter of Degrees” with how families finance higher education.  With the price tag ever-rising, and grants scarce, students are shopping-around and cobbling together a variety of funding approaches.  Often, that includes taking on more debt, but also re-thinking that traditional model of a four-year, on-campus College experience.

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9:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Why College Costs So Much & What N.H. Schools Are Doing About It

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We kick off A Matter of Degrees, a week-long series on higher education, with what's behind the rising costs of college. Critics blame sports programs, fancy cafeterias, and highly paid professors, but officials say you need to make college attractive, and what students pay now will be returned exponentially in the future. (digital post by Faith Meixell)

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4:00 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

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9:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 2, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week including another House vote on a Casino bill, a Senate Committee also says “nay” to a higher state minimum wage, and the twitter-wars heat up in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race around a hockey game.

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9:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

This Year's Allergy Season / N.H. Hospital Tax Ruled Unconstitutional

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Predictions for a Rough Allergy Season Following a Cold Winter

Biologists say this year’s cold Winter and late Spring could mean a wallop of an allergy season, a so-called “pollen vortex” adding to a longer trend toward higher pollen counts, due to climate change.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Why More N.H. Women Are Choosing To Give Birth Out Of Hospital

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Due to cultural shifts and medical concerns, more women around the country, and especially in the Granite State, are deciding against having their babies in the hospital.  The state’s medical community is taking note- some with major concern- and others trying to work out new arrangements to accommodate this trend.

*PRI's radio program The World is doing a series on pregnancy and childbirth around the world

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9:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax // Sexual Orientation Amendment To N.H.'s Constitution?

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N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax

Last week the house voted in favor of a Senate bill, raising the tax by four cents a gallon - and Governor Hassan has said she’ll sign it. We’ll look at the implications of the state’s first gas tax increase in twenty three years.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

New Numbers & Research On Autism

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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.

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4:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

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9:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 25, 2014

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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.

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9:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Solar Power: Brightening Prospects In New England?

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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.

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9:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

New Painkiller Zohydro Stokes Concerns In N.H.

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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.

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9:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Expanded Gambling: Will New Bill Change Minds?

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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.  

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9:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 18, 2014

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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.

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