Inside NHPR: Station News & Events

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This blog features news and updates about NHPR events, staff, and fund drives. Also, a behind-the-scenes view of life at NHPR!

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2013 Summer Car Raffle
11:49 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Early Bird Drawing Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2013 Summer Car Raffle: Catherine McDonah of Nashua, NH. Congratulations, Catherine and thank you for your support!

Inside NHPR
11:16 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Top Stories: Medical Marijuana Becomes Law; Local Meat & Three New Slaughterhouses

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Top stories & shows for July 22 - 29:

1. Gov. Hassan Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

Governor Hassan signed a bill Tuesday, making New Hampshire the 19th state to legalize the use of medicinal marijuana. She says the law breaks new ground by giving seriously ill patients what they need.

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Inside NHPR
8:27 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Sunday Outages

You may have noticed some of NHPR's signals were down for a brief time on Sunday, July 28th.  A surge suppressor malfunctioned and shorted out a main electrical panel at our Concord tower.  NHPR's engineering team responded immediately and was able to identify the problem and bypass the defective equipment to get our signal back on air. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Inside NHPR
12:26 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Top Stories: The Widening Lyme Disease Debate; Our Annual Summer Books Show

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The top stories of the week for June 24-30.

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Awards
1:28 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

NHPR Wins A PRNDI For Best Multi-Media Presentation

New Hampshire Public Radio has been honored with a first place award from PRNDI, Public Radio News Directors Inc. These annual national public radio awards honor excellence in areas such as writing, commentary, documentary, multi-media, and continuing coverage.

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Inside NHPR
2:43 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Top Stories: Trapped By Tolls; No Hint From Hassan On SB99

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The top stories of the week, for June 17-23.

1. Trapped By Tolls: Merrimack Hopes For Turnpike Freedom

Merrimack is a town trapped by toll booths. It’s a situation unlike any other in New Hampshire. The tolls are something Merrimack residents have – begrudgingly – come to accept as a part of life, but how did we get to this point?

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Inside NHPR
9:44 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Programming Changes Come To Midday

As you may recall, NPR announced in March that Talk of the Nation will cease production at the end of this month.

As the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. At NHPR, we have taken this opportunity to take a look at our entire weekday lineup, and challenged ourselves with some important questions. Which programs should we consider as possible additions to our schedule? Are we scheduling the right programs—at the right times—to provide our listeners with the best possible soundtrack to their weekdays?

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Inside NHPR
8:40 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Barbara & Dick Couch Fellowship For Innovation

NHPR is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Barbara and Dick Couch Fellowship for Innovation.  The fellowship was created to develop the next generation of public radio talent and to bring new ideas and perspectives to NHPR.  This six month fellowship focusing on show production and digital media is based at NHPR’s broadcast center in Concord, New Hampshire.  Fellows will gain hands-on experience working on The Exchange, NHPR’s flagship public affairs program and exposure to a wide range of activities at the station.  Responsibilities will include: generating and r

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Inside NHPR
11:11 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Top Stories: UNH President Opens Logo Deliberations; End Of Life Planning...For Backyard Chickens

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The top stories of the week for May 27 - June 2.

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Inside NHPR
6:00 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Top Stories: Live Blog: House Votes To Kill Casino Bill; State Says No Evidence Of Pollution In Fire

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1. Live Blog: House Votes 199-164 To Kill Casino Bill

Reporter Michael Brindley was live at the State House on Wednesday as the casino bill came up before the full House, and was ultimately voted down.

2. State Says No Evidence Of Air Pollution In Balsams Fire

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Inside NHPR
11:18 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Top Stories: Supporters, Critics Of Sen. Ayotte Clash; Old Man Of The Mountain's Legacy Lives On

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1.  Supporters, Critics Of Sen. Ayotte Clash At Town Hall Meeting

At a Town Hall Meeting in Tilton on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte field roughly a dozen questions from the audience, on topics ranging from immigration to Benghazi. But none dealt directly with her recent vote against expanded background checks for gun sales, a measure that failed in the Senate.

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Word of Mouth
4:29 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

A Day In The Life Of An NHPR Intern

Credit Logan Shannon

What’s a typical day like for the Word of Mouth intern at NHPR? I’m so glad you asked. (And even if you didn’t ask, I’m sure my mom and dad will be interested, so it's cool.)

8:30:09

Having really accurate clocks all over the place can make a person like me who hates being late and is mildly obsessed with numbers a little anxious. For example: I try really hard to walk into the Word of Mouth pod at exactly 8:30:00. Sadly, it has yet to happen. I’m either too early, or in this case, a wee bit late.

8:52:38

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Awards
2:00 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

NHPR Awarded Three Regional Murrow Awards

Edward Epsen and two American Mulefoot pigs on Henwyn Farm.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

New Hampshire Public Radio was awarded 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards (for Region 10, Small Market) in three categories: Writing, News Documentary, and Use of Sound/Video.

Best Writing: Todd Bookman - Traditional Pork Production Finds Home In N.H.

On Edward Epsen’s farm in Salisbury, New Hampshire, around 40 pigs are doing what lucky pigs get to do: forage for acorns and graze in pastures high with Timothy grass.

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NHPR Events
10:49 am
Wed April 17, 2013

PHOTOS: NHPR's Trivia Smackdown 2013

Our gorgeous venue, the French Building Auditorium at New Hampshire Institute of Art
David J. Murray, cleareyephoto.com

Our first Trivia Smackdown was a success & a wonderful time had by all! While we look forward to next year's event, check out a slideshow of this year's!

Already wanting to get in on the next one? You can get on the waiting list now by contacting amoskov@nhpr.org.

Inside NHPR
2:21 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Top Stories: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making; Nature Schools Gaining Popularity In N.H.

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1. NH News: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making

New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire.

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NHPR Events
12:15 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Know Before You Owe: What You Need To Know About College Loan Debt

Update: This event was originally postponed and the rescheduled date is listed below.

Are you…

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Inside NHPR
1:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Top Stories: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here; One Decade Of The Free State Project

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1. NH News: Video: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here

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 with a 3-minute animation.

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Granite Seen
2:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Photos: Week Of April 5th

Dr. Hogan performs a procedure with the Makoplasty machine at Lakes Region General Hospital.
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Inside NHPR
10:37 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Top Stories: More Details On Balsams Renovation; NH Nanobrewery A Big Name In Small Scale Beer

Artist's conception of the renovated Balsams.
Credit Courtesy of the owners

1. North Country: More Details On Balsams Renovation And A Step Forward

When the $30 million renovation of the Balsams Grand Resort is complete it will look a lot like the old grand hotel but will feature much-needed modern amenities making it far nicer for guests and a lot  cheaper to operate.

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Granite Seen
12:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Photos: Week of March 29th

Photographer Thea Dodds holding her new book, Capturing Love
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Inside NHPR
11:50 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Top Stories: The Autism Simulator; Air Traffic Controllers May Be Forced To Make Career Change

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1. Word of Mouth: The Autism Simulator

Last month, Vancouver hosted the Hacking Health Weekend Hackathon, a place for collaboration between technology experts and health officials from across Canada. A team of three in attendance created a game simulation that elicits understanding and empathy towards those suffering from autism.

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Inside NHPR
11:33 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Top Stories: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH; How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

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1.  Word of Mouth: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH

A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar: the Bitcoin, a "decentralized digital currency."

2.  Word of Mouth: D.I.Y. Sistine Chapel Security: How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

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Granite Seen
12:57 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Photos: Week of March 15th

Vivian Beer works on her Anchored Candy series
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Inside NHPR
11:10 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Top Stories: New Fiction Of 2013; Another Wind Farm Eyes The Lakes Region

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1. The Exchange: New Fiction Of 2013

For our special March Fund Drive kick-off, we bring you an extra program with our "Book Buffs." Two New Hampshire independent booksellers talk about the latest literary offerings, including some from New England authors.

2. Environment: Another Wind Farm Eyes The Lakes Region

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Inside NHPR
10:44 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Top Stories: Seacoast Firm Stores Energy With Air; Video Game Industry Could Keep NH Tech-Savvy

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1. Environment: Who Needs Batteries? Seacoast Firm Stores Energy With Air

Solar and wind power are intermittent, and if enough of them are powering the grid, some kind of storage will be necessary. And storage means batteries, right? Not necessarily. In Seabrook New Hampshire, a start-up is doing it with compressed air.

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Inside NHPR
11:40 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Top Stories: Gun Owners Cite Constitutional Rights In Objection To Open Carry Bill; The Ice Harvest

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1. NH News: Gun Owners Cite Constitutional Rights In Objection To Open Carry Bill

Gun owners came out to the capitol in force Thursday to object to a bill that would make it illegal to open carry a pistol or revolver in a public building without a permit.

2. Environment: Reaping What Winter Sows: The Ice Harvest

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