For the fourth year in a row, a local slot car enthusiast has helped his team capture the world record for distance traveled in 24 hours by a car the size of an iPhone. NHPR's Sean Hurley visited Dickie Pearson, owner of Slot Car Corner in Penacook, fresh off his world record race at the Michigan 24.
Claudio Serrano is late to the race. He sets his briefcase down. Planted safely in the foam molding, he introduces me to his four favorite cars.
As part of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley has been introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday. Today we hear from Rodger Martin who lives in Hancock. Martin published his latest volume of poetry, The Battlefield Guide, in 2010.
Rodger Martin loved writing stories as a boy, but he blames the typewriter for turning him into a poet.
In honor of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley is introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday. Today we hear from Jennifer Militello. The Goffstown native has recently published her second book of poetry - "Body Thesaurus."
While her relatives gathered for coffee in her grandmother's kitchen, 9 year old Jennifer Militello would sneak off into a back room to read aloud from the two books she found there. A heavy collection of Edgar Allen Poe and a slimmer volume of Emily Dickinson.
A 2013 Harris Poll survey on belief shows that Americans believe a bit less in angels - down 6 percent since the original survey in 2005 - and a little more in ghosts - up 1%. Less in Heaven - down 6, more in reincarnation - up 3. While our faith in astrology remains level at 29%, our belief in witches has fallen off 5 per cent. NHPR's Sean Hurley isn't quite sure what he believes when it comes to mediums, witches, and astrology - and to find out more, he recently visited two psychic fairs in New Hampshire. A quiet gathering of 6 mediums in Londonderry and a larger fair with vendors at
Since 1996, April has been National Poetry month. The idea is to draw our attention - to remind us - of the art of poetry. To celebrate National Poetry month locally, every Friday NHPR's Sean Hurley will introduce us to a New Hampshire poet. First up - Christopher Locke. The NH native has just published his second full length book - "Waiting for Grace and other Poems."
Born in 1968, Poet Chris Locke has lived most of his life in the Granite State.
It has been a rough winter so far. Maybe you’re wondering when it will ease up. Forget the weather forecasters; there’s a certain woodchuck in PA that should know something; and if we have to wake him up and drag him out of his hole to tell us, well, that’s what we’re going to do. So it’s with great fanfare that Ground Hog Weekend is here. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has some suggestions to celebrate right here in New Hampshire, including a way to get up close and personal with whistle-pig.
Ground Hog Day has actually become a cultural event, hasn’t it?
If you’d like to hold a piece of Beethoven’s musical history, you’ll need to act fast.
RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire, which specializes in rare autographs, closes bidding Wednesday evening on a manuscript dating back to 1820. The single page contains ink and pencil marks made by Beethoven as he composed one his last major works, the rarely-performed religious piece Missa Solemnis.
Roller skating had been around for decades, but in 1980 it reached a cultural zenith with the release of the movie Xanadu. And now, you can experience it on stage at the Palace Theater. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz tells us about this musical on wheels and an exhibition at the Currier.
When you think of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup prints or Roy Lichtenstein's comic book paintings might come to mind. But recently, one of their peers has been getting more attention than usual.