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Growing Pains
11:46 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Growing Pains: New Hampshire Farms Fight For Viability

Heron Pond Farm sells produce and other goods at their farm stand in Kensington, N.H.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

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.

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Health
9:06 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Planning For The End: A Look At Advance Directives

Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

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.

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Education
1:09 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Common Core Comes To New Hampshire

By the 2014-2015 school year, the new Common Core State Standards are set to be in full effect.

  • What are the Common Core standards?
  • Where do they come from?
  • Why the push for new educational standards at all?
  • What arguments are critics making against it?
  • What exactly will change for students & teachers in the classroom?
  • How will the new standardized testing affect school curriculum?

In a week-long series, NHPR education reporter Sam Evans-Brown answers all these questions and more on the Common Core.

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NH News
12:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Casino Coverage

Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

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.

Series Page: Casino Coverage

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Special Series
10:37 am
Fri February 8, 2013

A Loaded Issue: Guns In New Hampshire

Over the week, the newsroom will examine 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.  Each day we’ll also ask a new online discussion question. 

Series Page: A Loaded Issue

Environment
10:23 am
Sat February 2, 2013

New Hampshire's Energy Future

PSNH's control center monitors the flow of electricity across the grid in New Hampshire.
PSNH

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.

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Shifting the Balance
4:45 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Shifting the Balance

Whatsername Flickr Creative Commons

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.

NH’s Immigration Story
4:31 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

NH’s Immigration Story

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.

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StateImpact
11:34 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Getting By, Getting Ahead: Voices of N.H.'s Economy

Mill worker Rollie Leclerc.
Amanda Loder NHPR

In this seven week series, NHPR’s StateImpact reporter Amanda Loder explores how N.H. residents feel about the state’s economy and the role state government should play in economic recovery.

Listen to series reports on-air Tuesday mornings through August 14, and any time online at StateImpact NH

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Northern Pass
4:05 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Northern Pass

Chris Jensen, NHPR

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.

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Tipping The Scales: Examining Obesity in NH
12:00 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Tipping The Scales: Examining Obesity in New Hampshire

 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.

Fast Facts about Obesity in NH

BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY: The HNHfoundation

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Tropical Storm Irene
12:00 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Tropical Storm Irene

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.

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-Irene Closes Roads, Traps Tourists in White Mountains

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Special Series
12:00 am
Sat April 23, 2011

Live@The Loft

Presented by NHPR and The Music Hall

Hosted by Bob Lord and running through April 2011, Live@The Loft featured live performances at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

For the full series, visit http://info.nhpr.org/liveattheloft

Special Series
12:00 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Fresh Greens

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.

Weeks Act
12:00 am
Mon February 28, 2011

The Weeks Act Turns 100

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. 

Help us tell the story: share your connection to  New Hampshire's forests through the Public Insight Network

 

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