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Major love letter

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Good guys, unexpectedly very funny, and small town flavor
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Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

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Rank #1: The Bookshelf: Keene Author Recalls 'Cub' Reporting Days in Graphic Memoir

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When Cindy Copeland was in seventh grade in the early 1970s, an English teacher encouraged her to become a writer. Shortly after that, the Keene resident landed an internship as a “cub reporter” with a local journalist, following her to public meetings and learning how question people powerful people—most of them men. And Cindy did all this while navigating the tricky minefield of fraught friendships, cliques, and bullying that so often characterize life in junior high. This month, Copeland publishes a graphic memoir for young adults about coming-of-age moment in her own life. It’s called Cub . She spoke about it with NHPR’s Peter Biello. Cindy Copelands Top Five Reading Recommendations and her "Groovy Playlist" on Spotify . 1. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman. "The first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize, Maus is a brilliantly-crafted and deeply moving memoir. The author interviews his aging father about his dreadful experiences during the Holocaust, seeking to understand and

Jan 03 2020

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Rank #2: Hundreds Kick off 2020 at N.H. State Parks

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Hundreds of hikers and skiers started the new year outside as part of New Hampshire State Parks' First Day Hikes program. Five parks throughout the state - Monadnock, Franconia Notch, Odiorne Point, Milan Hill, and Bear Brook - welcomed visitors with trail maps, campfires, and hot chocolate.

Jan 01 2020

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Rank #3: In Their Own Words: It's A Busy Time For N.H. Families Who Celebrate Both Christmas And Hanukkah

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With the Hanukkah and Christmas holidays overlapping this year, the past few days have been very busy ones for New Hampshire's interfaith families.

Dec 24 2019

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Rank #4: In Their Own Words: Last-Minute Shoppers Rush To N.H. Stores...And For Some, That's Tradition

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With Christmas nearly here and Hanukkah already underway, New Hampshire shoppers are rushing to the stores to get their last-minute gifts. (Editor's note: Click the play buttons to listen to these last-minute shoppers in their own words) Shopper Sheila Bartlet from Gilmanton says she's going to be more prepared next year: Other shoppers, like Claire Fisher from Concord, don't mind the last-minute rush: Shoppers Victor and Janet Morrin from Newmarket say they've made last minute shopping a holiday tradition: While stores may be busy today, expect even bigger crowds the day after Christmas

Dec 23 2019

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Rank #5: The Bookshelf: Author John Brighton Remembers the Sullivan County of the 1960s

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When New Hampshire author John Brighton was six years old, his family bought a lakeside farm in Washington, a small town in New Hampshire's Sullivan County. There he met farmers, road workers, and war veterans who, to Brighton, were the very essence of the rapidly changing rural New Hampshire landscape. Brighton's new memoir recalls the Washington of the 1960s and 70s, and the people who lived there. NHPR’s All Things Considered host Peter Biello sat down with Brighton to discuss his new book, The Forgotten County: A Story of Community, Family and Friendship . Read John Brighton’s Top 5 Reading Recommendations: Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben Macintyre. History of the British Secret Air Service (SAS) and how it evolved from an idea to its first action in the deserts of North Africa and later exploits on the European Continent in World War II. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on

Dec 20 2019

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Rank #6: Sununu Criticized For Including Waterville Valley As Opportunity Zone

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A tax provision designed to boost local economies across the country has been getting a lot of attention in New Hampshire recently - not for its economic impact, but over allegations of political meddling.

Dec 20 2019

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Rank #7: How Climate Scientists Are Coping With 'Climate Grief'

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The threat of climate change can be stressful for anyone, but for the climate scientists who study it day in and day out, that constant stress can take a toll on mental health. Dr. Susanne Moser is a human geographer who specializes in psychological responses to climate change. She is a researcher out of Antioch University New England in Keene, and she recently co-authored a new paper titled "The Emotional Toll of Climate Change on Science Professionals."

Dec 19 2019

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Rank #8: Concord Interim Superintendent Talks Changes To Improve Student Safety

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The Concord School District has new policies and procedures for student safety. This follows criticism from parents and advocates about how the district handled allegations of sexual misconduct against a former teacher. Special education teacher Howie “Primo” Leung was arrested in April on charges of sexual assault and faces a trial next year. Concord schools superintendent and the principal of Concord High resigned last month, and the school board named Interim Superintendent Frank Bass to manage the district as it moves forward. NHPR's Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Bass about changes the district is making to improve student safety. (Editor's note: this transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.) Now that you're more established in your position, you've been there for a few weeks, what do you feel needs to happen for the district to move forward? We have to get over the inertia. We understand what took place. It's a terrible situation. There's been some catharsis,

Dec 16 2019

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The Bookshelf: N.H. Poet Laureate Will Be Your Reader

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Alexandria Peary is New Hampshire’s new poet laureate , and she’s ramping up her work as the state’s official advocate for poetry and the literary arts more broadly. As part of her work as poet laureate, she’s been reading work sent to her by New Hampshire poets. NHPR’s Peter Biello spoke with Peary about this effort and about her new collection of poetry, The Water Draft . Read Alexandria Peary's Top Five Reading Recommendations: 1. Wallace Stevens, The Collected Poems. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in poetry. "The Idea of Order at Key West" has to be one of the best poems in English, point blank. 2. Laura Mullen's The Tales of Horror. I recommend anything by Laura Mullen, one of the most important contemporary American women poets writing today. This book is fun and dynamic. 3. Charles Simic, New and Selected Poems: 1962-2012. A book by a master of imagery, an addictive read. 4. Calvino, Invisible Cities. Calvino's prose poetry (though genre-wise this book has also

Jan 17 2020

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Where They Stand: Rural Policy At the Heart of Many 2020 Candidates' Platforms

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In their effort to woo voters before next month’s primary, Democratic Presidential candidates have come out with an array of policy plans, including ones to revitalize the rural United States. NHPR’s Sarah Gibson has been looking at what these plans might mean for rural New Hampshire and talking to voters about their concerns.

Jan 16 2020

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As Rural N.H. Changes, Democrats Eye Voters in Republican Strongholds

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Democratic presidential hopefuls are campaigning all over New Hampshire, and they’re spending a lot of time in areas once considered Republican strongholds. The candidates are hoping to capitalize on a demographic shift underway in rural New Hampshire that could have big political implications.

Jan 16 2020

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New Chair of N.H. Parole Board: 'Significant Progress' Being Made On Problems Uncovered In Audit

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Today, Dartmouth Professor Jennifer Sargent takes over as the chairwoman of New Hampshire’s Adult Parole Board. Her appointment comes nine months after a major audit of the board that found significant shortcomings, including the absence of standardized rules, insufficient technology, and understaffing. NHPR’s Peter Biello spoke with Sargent earlier today to discuss the progress the board has made since the 2019 audit, and to find out what work is still to be done. (Editor's note: this transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.) You have a unique background. You've served as a district court judge, a public defender, a prosecutor. You've also taught at Vermont Law School and you currently teach writing at Dartmouth. How do you think your diverse experience will help inform your new role as parole board chairman? This is a job that not only involves knowing about the inmate population, the carceral populations, and all of the law enforcement populations that surround it, go with it

Jan 15 2020

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Hurricane Maria Responder: There Are Lessons N.H. Can Learn From Puerto Rico

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Two years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island nation is still recovering. Thomas O’Donovan, Director of the Water Division for New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services, was a first responder during Hurricane Maria. He says, there are lessons that coastal New Hampshire can learn from Puerto Rico as we deal with our own climate threats like higher tides, extreme storms, and rising sea levels here at home. O’Donovan will be giving a talk about his experiences in Puerto Rico tomorrow night at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth. He sat down with NHPR’s Peter Biello earlier today to recount this experience, and to discuss the strategies that he hopes New Hampshire can implement as we prepare for a major climates events in our future. (Editor's note: this transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.) So you were a responder in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. What brought you there? Yeah, absolutely. So I had retired from the Army, and then retired from the

Jan 14 2020

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More Victims Come Forward Alleging Abuse At N.H. Youth Detention Center

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A class action lawsuit filed Saturday alleges decades of abuse at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center, known as the Sununu Youth Services Center. The suit comes six months after two former counselors were charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at the Manchester center in the late 1990s. (Scroll down for full interview with attorney Rus Rilee) Rus Rilee, the attorney representing the 36 alleged victims, says more victims have come forward since the suit was filed over the weekend. "My phone is ringing off the hook,” he says. “I can't keep up with the volume of people that are leaving me messages telling me that it's happened to them, too." Rilee says that the allegations reveal more than a few bad actors, but a larger systemic issue. "I hope it’s being run differently now," he says. "But I don't have any satisfaction that that's the case, especially given that one of my clients was as recently as 2014." Rilee urges anyone who is a survivor of the alleged abuse to

Jan 14 2020

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Sununu's Net Metering Plan Tees Up Another Renewable Energy Clash in Concord

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Gov. Chris Sununu has a new plan to expand renewable energy net metering for towns and businesses. It’s an alternative to a plan he’s blocked the past two years.

Jan 07 2020

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College Students From All Over Get Front Row Seat to the N.H. Primary

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College students from around the country are in Manchester this week as part of College Convention 2020, and they're hearing pitches from several presidential candidates. The event is hosted by New England College.

Jan 07 2020

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One Year on Andrew Yang’s UBI: How a N.H. Family Spent Their $12,000

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How would an extra $12,000 a year change your lifestyle? Your life? The centerpiece of Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign is something he dubs the Freedom Dividend: a payment of $1,000, every month, to every adult in America.

Jan 07 2020

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Where They Stand: Comparing The 2020 Democrats' Affordable Housing Plans

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Affordable housing isn't an issue getting a lot of attention in presidential campaign advertisements, on cable news or on the debate stage. But it is a topic with relevance to New Hampshire, a state with an incredibly tight rental market and a shortage of affordable housing options.

Jan 06 2020

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Shaheen: 'War With Iran Is Not in Our Nation's Best Interest'

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New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen called last night's US air strike that killed Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani a "significant escalation." She said the US needs a strategic plan in place that prepares for any potential response from Iran, and that the plan needs to be clear. “Mixed messages lead to the potential for miscalculations that can lead to further escalation and war,” she says. “That is not what we want to see here." Shaheen said the US should take a broad approach to the situation in Iran, one that combines diplomatic efforts and cooperation with allies, and does not rely solely on military action. She believes a war with Iran would not be in the nation's best interest. NHPR's Peter Biello spoke with Senator Shaheen earlier today about her take on the situation in Iran. (Editor's note: this transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.) So Secretary of State Pompeo said the strike on Soleimani disrupted an imminent attack and saved American lives. Do you agree with

Jan 03 2020

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The Bookshelf: Keene Author Recalls 'Cub' Reporting Days in Graphic Memoir

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When Cindy Copeland was in seventh grade in the early 1970s, an English teacher encouraged her to become a writer. Shortly after that, the Keene resident landed an internship as a “cub reporter” with a local journalist, following her to public meetings and learning how question people powerful people—most of them men. And Cindy did all this while navigating the tricky minefield of fraught friendships, cliques, and bullying that so often characterize life in junior high. This month, Copeland publishes a graphic memoir for young adults about coming-of-age moment in her own life. It’s called Cub . She spoke about it with NHPR’s Peter Biello. Cindy Copelands Top Five Reading Recommendations and her "Groovy Playlist" on Spotify . 1. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman. "The first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize, Maus is a brilliantly-crafted and deeply moving memoir. The author interviews his aging father about his dreadful experiences during the Holocaust, seeking to understand and

Jan 03 2020

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Hundreds Kick off 2020 at N.H. State Parks

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Hundreds of hikers and skiers started the new year outside as part of New Hampshire State Parks' First Day Hikes program. Five parks throughout the state - Monadnock, Franconia Notch, Odiorne Point, Milan Hill, and Bear Brook - welcomed visitors with trail maps, campfires, and hot chocolate.

Jan 01 2020

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In Their Own Words: It's A Busy Time For N.H. Families Who Celebrate Both Christmas And Hanukkah

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With the Hanukkah and Christmas holidays overlapping this year, the past few days have been very busy ones for New Hampshire's interfaith families.

Dec 24 2019

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In Their Own Words: Last-Minute Shoppers Rush To N.H. Stores...And For Some, That's Tradition

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With Christmas nearly here and Hanukkah already underway, New Hampshire shoppers are rushing to the stores to get their last-minute gifts. (Editor's note: Click the play buttons to listen to these last-minute shoppers in their own words) Shopper Sheila Bartlet from Gilmanton says she's going to be more prepared next year: Other shoppers, like Claire Fisher from Concord, don't mind the last-minute rush: Shoppers Victor and Janet Morrin from Newmarket say they've made last minute shopping a holiday tradition: While stores may be busy today, expect even bigger crowds the day after Christmas

Dec 23 2019

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The Bookshelf: Author John Brighton Remembers the Sullivan County of the 1960s

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When New Hampshire author John Brighton was six years old, his family bought a lakeside farm in Washington, a small town in New Hampshire's Sullivan County. There he met farmers, road workers, and war veterans who, to Brighton, were the very essence of the rapidly changing rural New Hampshire landscape. Brighton's new memoir recalls the Washington of the 1960s and 70s, and the people who lived there. NHPR’s All Things Considered host Peter Biello sat down with Brighton to discuss his new book, The Forgotten County: A Story of Community, Family and Friendship . Read John Brighton’s Top 5 Reading Recommendations: Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben Macintyre. History of the British Secret Air Service (SAS) and how it evolved from an idea to its first action in the deserts of North Africa and later exploits on the European Continent in World War II. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on

Dec 20 2019

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Sununu Criticized For Including Waterville Valley As Opportunity Zone

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A tax provision designed to boost local economies across the country has been getting a lot of attention in New Hampshire recently - not for its economic impact, but over allegations of political meddling.

Dec 20 2019

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How Climate Scientists Are Coping With 'Climate Grief'

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The threat of climate change can be stressful for anyone, but for the climate scientists who study it day in and day out, that constant stress can take a toll on mental health. Dr. Susanne Moser is a human geographer who specializes in psychological responses to climate change. She is a researcher out of Antioch University New England in Keene, and she recently co-authored a new paper titled "The Emotional Toll of Climate Change on Science Professionals."

Dec 19 2019

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For N.H. High Schoolers, Vaping is a Hard Habit to Kick

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Federal officials are still looking into the causes of vaping-related deaths around the country, but in New Hampshire, schools are continuing to see a surge in teenage vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a quarter of high schoolers here are vaping at least occasionally. That’s nearly twice the national average. And schools and public health advocates are struggling to find a way to get teenagers to stop.

Dec 17 2019

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Concord Interim Superintendent Talks Changes To Improve Student Safety

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The Concord School District has new policies and procedures for student safety. This follows criticism from parents and advocates about how the district handled allegations of sexual misconduct against a former teacher. Special education teacher Howie “Primo” Leung was arrested in April on charges of sexual assault and faces a trial next year. Concord schools superintendent and the principal of Concord High resigned last month, and the school board named Interim Superintendent Frank Bass to manage the district as it moves forward. NHPR's Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Bass about changes the district is making to improve student safety. (Editor's note: this transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.) Now that you're more established in your position, you've been there for a few weeks, what do you feel needs to happen for the district to move forward? We have to get over the inertia. We understand what took place. It's a terrible situation. There's been some catharsis,

Dec 16 2019

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iTunes Ratings

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Major love letter

By Sb116 - Aug 20 2017
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Good guys, unexpectedly very funny, and small town flavor