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Summer Music Series: Scott Solsky Goes Solo

Concord musician Scott Solsky, known for his work in the NH band Trade , is going solo with his new album, "Home." The new album, mostly written before the pandemic began, features a mix of jazztronica, funk, and jazz, and features tunes that call to mind both Trade's signature sound and the music of Bill Frisell. NHPR's Peter Biello spoke with Scott about his music and also music by New Hampshire musicians he'd like to recommend to NHPR listeners.

7mins

16 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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N.H. News Recap For July 16, 2021: Stress In The Housing And Rental Market

Two new reports on affordable housing in New Hampshire are out. Both illustrate how critical the housing situation in the Granite State has become — for renters, those looking to buy and people who are unhoused. And we’re not just talking about the market in cities like Concord or Manchester. It’s everywhere.

13mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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'Fun And Happy:' Some N.H. Elementary Schoolers Are Excited About Summer School

Summer school is underway in New Hampshire, and many districts say interest in their programs has never been higher. This year, hundreds of kids are enrolled in an intensified version of Manchester’s Summer Learning Academy.

1min

15 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Sununu Studies Senate Bid While Hassan Gears Up For Re-election

At NHPR , we’re aware that it’s July 2021. We just put the 2020 election and the legislative session behind us. But the midterm elections are coming in 2022 and it’s likely New Hampshire will have one of the marquee races in Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan’s re-election bid.

5mins

14 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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‘A Conspiracy Of Coincidences’: Ballot Folds Were To Blame In Windham Election Discrepancies

An anomaly in Windham's 2020 election results attracted national attention and plenty of conspiracy theories, but auditors have found that the actual explanation was much simpler: The problem stemmed from misplaced folds in its absentee ballots.

7mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #5

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What's Next For Community Power In N.H.?

As local officials in New Hampshire look for ways to lower energy costs and develop renewable energy projects, some cities and towns are turning toward community power plans. It's been a long journey for advocates of community power in New Hampshire, one that involved changing state law.

4mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #6

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How To Access Housing Assistance Within N.H.'s Tight Rental Market

Housing is a challenge for people across most income groups in New Hampshire. There's very little supply, and costs are going up for both homeowners and renters.

3mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #7

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A Former Mill Town Takes Control Of The Future Of Its Power Supply

In May, the small town of Harrisville started to write the next chapter for its energy future. Harrisville voters approved the second community power plan in the state (the neighboring city of Keene was first) .

5mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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N.H. News Recap For July 9, 2021: Education And The State Budget

The state budget recently signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu advances conversative priorities on taxes, abortion and schools. Now state institutions are working out how to implement these changes, including in New Hampshire’s education system. The budget places limits on training and teaching about racism, sexism and other forms of oppression in schools. How are the state, schools and parents addressing these new limits around what can be discussed in the classroom?

13mins

8 Jul 2021

Rank #9

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N.H. Activists Continue The Fight For Police Accountability

It’s been over a year since Gov. Chris Sununu’s statewide commission on police accountability and transparency first met. The LEACT commission released almost 50 recommendations for statewide police reform last August. Since then, the New Hampshire legislature passed some of those recommendations and other state agencies have made changes. But grassroots organizers who first started the movement in New Hampshire say the state still has a long way to go, and they're continuing to push for police reform in their local communities. Ronelle Tshiela served on the LEACT commission, and she's also the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Manchester. She spoke with NHPR’s Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about her experience in advocating for police reform this past year. Rick Ganley: There were many moments during legislative hearings this session where lawmakers were disrespectful toward grassroots organizers and advocates for police reform. Did this affect your approach to organizing? Ronelle

5mins

8 Jul 2021

Rank #10