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Last week, you heard Rep. Frank Guinta offer his best elevator pitch on why voters should send him back to Congress. This week, we caught up with his Democratic challenger, former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, to get her pitch for why voters should send her back to Congress – again.

You might've caught our hour-long interview with Congressman Frank Guinta , the Republican incumbent running to hold onto his seat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District. Before Guinta joined The Exchange in NHPR's studios, we caught up with him on the way up to our sixth-floor newsroom to get his pitch for why — in his view — voters should get behind his campaign.

You might already be overwhelmed by the number of TV ads about this year's U.S. Senate race between Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan. And if you're like a lot of people, you're confused about who's paying for all these 30-second commercials, and why. Before you tune it out completely, here's a video guide to navigating the political advertising - and money - behind this important race. A Citizen's Survival Guide to Outside Spending from New Hampshire Public Radio on Vimeo .

John Kasich, the Ohio governor and Republican presidential hopeful, stopped by NHPR's offices in Concord recently for an interview with The Exchange .

On the way up to the studio, we caught up with Kasich (and a few new friends) — asking him, specifically, for a quick pitch on why he should be president. Here's what he had to say.

Treat Yourself To Our Favorite Surprise Videos

Apr 9, 2015
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During Virginia's interview with surprisologist Tania Luna [ Surprise: Embrace The Unpredictable and Engineer The Unexpected ] , Tania mentioned googling "animals being surprised" as a great way to see the power and humor of the unexpected. We were not disappointed with the results. But we also looked into the other kinds of surprises that humans experience. The responses vary from just being startled, to laughing or even crying with joy. Chances are, even if you're just watching other people...

On today’s episode we talked to Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of The Found Footage Festival. The Found Footage Festival began in 2004 out of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Pickett and Prueher, childhood friends from Wisconsin, began their collection in high school by picking up unintentionally funny VHS videos from various sources (a lot of garage sales). The festival tour where they showcase their collection originated out of the need to fund their full-length documentary, Dirty Country (2007) , which follows a raunchy country singer and small-town family man, Larry Pierce. The Found Footage Festival has now completed their seventh volume. They tour across the US and will be completing a UK tour this summer. On Thursday, June 19 the FF Festival will be in Bethlehem, New Hampshire at the Colonial Theatre at 7:3o PM, 18 years of age and up. If you’re nearby, tickets are for sale here . If not, we have made a short list of some of the many hilarious videos that Pickett and Prueher have curated. Check out more on their website .

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We are in the midst of a cultural movement…it’s called Twee and boy is it precious. Today we look into the gentle revolution that is Twee…from artisanal pickles to Wes Anderson films, why this retro wish for innocence is thriving. Then, we hear from a local jazz musician who has just released his debut album to good reviews. He has a long career ahead of him since he’s only 20 years old. Plus, a conversation with comedian Todd Glass. He’s been performing stand-up since 1982, but he made his boldest move in 2012 when he came out publicly as gay on Marc Maron’s podcast WTF. Listen to the full show and click Read more for individual segments.

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If it seems like, these days, everyone is talking about STEM - that now common acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs - it's because they are. In this animated two-way, we take a look at what the push for STEM means for the state - from our public university system, to the State House, and through the business community - and for students.

As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: are New Hampshire's roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes? NHPR's newsroom answers those questions in this animation: