New Hampshire Public Radio http://news.nhpr.org en Expanded Gambling: Will New Bill Change Minds? http://news.nhpr.org/post/expanded-gambling-will-new-bill-change-minds <p>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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47006 at http://news.nhpr.org Expanded Gambling: Will New Bill Change Minds? Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon http://news.nhpr.org/post/organizers-predict-huge-crowd-boston-marathon Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about much more than who wins. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 47069 at http://news.nhpr.org Colorado Holds First Cannibis Cup For First Legal Pot http://news.nhpr.org/post/colorado-holds-first-cannibis-cup-first-legal-pot Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. The Denver Post's "The Cannabist" editor Ricardo Baca tells NPR's Rachel Martin what scored highest. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:05:00 +0000 47068 at http://news.nhpr.org Flawlessly Remote: Visiting America's Least-Visited National Park http://news.nhpr.org/post/flawlessly-remote-visiting-americas-least-visited-national-park Aniakchak National Monument in Alaska is one of the wildest parks in the U.S. For this week's Wingin' It, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Chris Solomon, who traveled there for Outside magazine. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:05:00 +0000 47067 at http://news.nhpr.org Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry http://news.nhpr.org/post/relatives-grieve-divers-pull-bodies-sunken-s-korean-ferry The recovery operation at the site of a sunken ferry off the South Korean coast continues Sunday, as police boats brought bodies ashore to the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/20/world/asia/south-korea-ship-sinking/" target="_blank">deafening cries and screams</a> of family members, said CNN.<p>The grim work is just beginning: About 250 people are still missing. The death toll now stands at 52, South Korean disaster officials told reporters Sunday. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:43:00 +0000 L. Carol Ritchie 47066 at http://news.nhpr.org Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert http://news.nhpr.org/post/training-uncertain-military-future-calif-desert In the middle of the Mojave Desert, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, there is a place that looks just like Afghanistan.<p>There are villages with houses, shops, a mosque and a marketplace. But it is all a facade. The area is actually a U.S. Army installation, the Fort Irwin National Training Center. If you want to see how a decade of fighting has profoundly changed the way the U.S. prepares its soldiers for war, this is where you come.<p>As the U.S. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:49:00 +0000 NPR Staff 47065 at http://news.nhpr.org Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert Despite Easter 'Truce,' Standoff In Ukraine Appears Steadfast http://news.nhpr.org/post/despite-easter-truce-standoff-ukraine-appears-steadfast In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 47064 at http://news.nhpr.org Russia's Military: Threatening Enough To Avoid Using Force? http://news.nhpr.org/post/russias-military-threatening-enough-avoid-using-force Russia is in the middle of a planned upgrade and expansion of its military forces, but global affairs professor Mark Galeotti tells NPR's Arun Rath that Russia's military has its limits. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 47063 at http://news.nhpr.org The Players In The Battle For India's Soul http://news.nhpr.org/post/players-battle-indias-soul The numbers from India's election are staggering: 814 million potential voters, nine stages of voting over six weeks. They are the biggest in the world. Correspondent Julie McCarthy talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the candidates vying for power. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 47062 at http://news.nhpr.org Heroin Recovery And Redemption Where You'd Least Expect It http://news.nhpr.org/post/heroin-recovery-and-redemption-where-youd-least-expect-it Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>What often gets lost in the new about the heroine epidemic and the rising number of fatal overdoses is how hard some addicts are trying to get clean. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 47061 at http://news.nhpr.org From Empty Lots To Hospitals, New Purposes For Standard Spaces http://news.nhpr.org/post/empty-lots-hospitals-new-purposes-standard-spaces The online magazine <em>Ozy </em>covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder <em></em>Carlos Watson joins <em>All Things Considered</em> regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.<p>This week, Watson tells about a fake hospital that's testing out high- and low-tech gadgets for real medical discoveries. They also discuss a Los Angeles project seeking to transform vacant lots into parks. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 NPR Staff 47059 at http://news.nhpr.org From Empty Lots To Hospitals, New Purposes For Standard Spaces GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw http://news.nhpr.org/post/gm-was-slow-recall-saturn-cars-steering-flaw General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 Saturn cars that have been found to have defective power steering systems, newly released federal documents show. The records also show federal regulators didn't demand a recall of the cars, despite thousands of complaints about them.<p>The cars' problem is described as "a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 47060 at http://news.nhpr.org GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13 http://news.nhpr.org/post/mount-everest-avalanche-death-toll-rises-13 Search teams have recovered the body of the 13th victim of a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Crews are digging through a mass of ice and snow in an unstable ice field on the world's tallest mountain in hopes of finding Sherpa guides who are still missing.<p>"Three guides remain missing, according to the head of the Nepalese government's mountaineering department," NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from New Delhi. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:16:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 47058 at http://news.nhpr.org Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13 Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads http://news.nhpr.org/post/extra-vaccination-push-underway-ohio-mumps-outbreak-spreads Health officials in Columbus, Ohio, are calling the city's mumps outbreak the biggest since the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1940s.<p>Columbus generally gets an average of one case of mumps a year, but since February, there have been <a href="http://columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=69188">244 cases reported</a> in an outbreak that began on the Ohio State University campus. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Steve Brown 47055 at http://news.nhpr.org Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads Pakistani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack http://news.nhpr.org/post/pakiastani-tv-journalist-hamid-mir-wounded-attack Prominent TV anchor Hamid Mir is in a Karachi hospital after gunmen opened fire on his car Saturday afternoon. Mir's car was ambushed by attackers, at least some of whom were riding motorcycles, according to local media reports.<p>Details about the attack are still emerging. Citing police, Mir's broadcast network, Geo TV, says he arrived at a hospital in critical condition after being shot three times in the leg and torso. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:13:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 47056 at http://news.nhpr.org Pakistani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack