During the summer of 2013, NHPR’s newsroom took a closer look at crime in Manchester and how it affects the city and its residents. The largest city in a small state, in roughly equal proximity to Boston and the White Mountains, Manchester is in an unusual position, balancing small-city challenges with big-city problems.
More than half of all Americans own a smartphone. The explosion of this technology over the past few years has created a rapidly growing job sector in designing and developing smartphone apps. NHPR’s Amanda Loder looks at how this industry is growing and changing in New Hampshire: she introduces us to the world of mobile app development, introduces us to some Granite Staters who are gambling on startup success and the challenges they face, and talks with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.
In 2013, 13 New Hampshire towns celebrated their 250th anniversaries. As part of this series, NHPR’s Keith Shields traveled to each of these places, learned more about their founding and found the unique stories buried within their borders.
With almost 60 farmers markets across the state, demand for local food is growing. But local farmers still struggle to make a profit growing local food. In fact, about three quarters of all farms in New Hampshire gross less than $10,000 from sales each year. Seacoast Reporter Emily Corwin takes an in-depth look at New Hampshire's agriculture community in her five-part series, Growing Pains.
Advance directives—sometimes called living wills—let people decide who can make medical decisions for them and what invasive treatments should be avoided at the end of life. Many in the healthcare system say they are vital plans that ensure a patient’s voice is heard, but only 25% of Granite Staters have signed advance directives.
In this series, Health Reporter Todd Bookman looks at efforts to increase that number, gives an introduction to the form and its latest re-write. and examines the impact of not having a completed advance directive.
As the proposal of legalizing a casino made its way through the NH House of Representatives, the NHPR newsroom spent a week covering the many sides of this issue, from economic impacts to social services for problem gambling.
Over the course of a week, NHPR's newsroom examined issues and topics surrounding guns in New Hampshire for our special series, A Loaded Issue. Stories include a look at our state’s gun laws, the big business of manufacturing guns, how parents are prosecuted in accidental shootings, the culture around open carry and the efforts to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
New Hampshire is about to start re-thinking its ten year energy plan. In a weeklong series, NHPR's Environment Reporter Sam Evans-Brown looked at where we get our electricity from and where we will get it in the future.
Shifting the Balance is a station-wide series focused on the positive impact environmental and policy changes can have on the fight against obesity in schools, workplaces, and communities. While so much of the national conversation about obesity focuses on the effect of personal choice, NHPR’s reporters and producers are examining what happens when the choices themselves are changed.
Our 9 month series, New Hampshire's Immigration Story explores just that... the vast history of who came to New Hampshire, when they came, why they came, the challenges they faced once they landed on Granite State soil and the contributions that they brought to our state. Over the next 9 months The Exchange, Word of Mouth, and our News Department will look at the issue of immigration from its first arrivals to the newest refugees calling New Hampshire home.
In October 2010, the Northern Pass Project, comprised of Massachusetts-based utility NStar and Northeast Utilities, formally announced a partnership with Canadian energy giant Hydro-Quebec to bring hydroelectric power from Canada through New Hampshire. Promising new construction jobs, cheaper and greener energy sources, and additional tax revenues, the plan at first enjoyed broad support.
In New Hampshire, almost two out of three adults and more than a quarter of our children are overweight or obese. NHPR’s series explores the causes, the consequences, and some promising solutions to a growing crisis.
Tropical Storm Irene hit New Hampshire on August 27th and 28th, 2011, causing flooding and damages from White River Junction to the North Country. This series from NHPR aimed to keep you up to date on closures and outages, as well as providing more in-depth coverage to examine the impact to businesses and residents throughout the state.
What does it mean to be green? In the second special from NHPR, Generation PRX and Terrascope Youth Radio at MIT, youth radio producers reflect on this question and seek out programs and efforts designed to have a positive impact on the environment.
This series ran in March of 2011. Read all Fresh Greens series stories.
The Weeks Act created the country’s eastern national forests and New Hampshire’s own White Mountain National Forest. In this ongoing series, NHPR looks at how the Weeks Act has affected the Granite State.
A decade ago, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder was one in 250. Today, it’s closer to one in a hundred. In this weeklong series, NHPR correspondent Sheryl Rich-Kern looks at the impact of autism on families, schools and towns in New Hampshire.
It spans more than 13,000 acres. Nearly a quarter of the state’s population lives within its watershed. In a weeklong series, NHPR’s Environment Reporter Amy Quinton looks at the troubles pollution poses to the health of this critical estuary, and some proposed solutions for returning the Seacoast’s Great Bay to health.
In this weeklong series we look at food and food culture in New Hampshire and beyond. We examine and explain food trends, talk to food producers from around the state, do some cooking, find out how to eat healthy on a budget, and even discover a new source of artillery: the cupcake.
Interviews at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth begin with a question, but the exciting part is the answer. Because, whether it’s from someone we know and love, or from someone we’ve just met, the answer tells us something we didn’t know.
NHPR brought the Mobile Booth to Concord in summer 2007 and to Berlin in summer 2009.
To read the results, visit our archive and learn more about the StoryCorps project at the following links:
Manchester Central is New Hampshire's largest and oldest public high school, and its most diverse. Refugee and immigrant teenagers from nearly 70 countries attend classes at Central. Independent producer, John Rudolph, and the staff of NHPR spent several months gathering the stories of students and teachers to find out what diversity means to them, culminating in the week-long series Culture Lessons.