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Gay In The Eyes Of God

May 19, 2013

Open any Torah, Bible or Koran, and the passages about homosexuality seem clear: being gay is an abomination; a sin; something that incurs the wrath of God. But for some, these interpretations are changing. "Gay in the Eyes of God" explores the ways in which the major American religious traditions grapple with acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. We present personal stories as well as  interpretations of scripture and theology - both traditional and progressive.

Photos: Week Of May 17

May 17, 2013
Sara Plourde / NHPR

New Hampshire’s unemployment rate in April fell to 5.5%, down from 5.7% in March, according to new data from N.H. Employment Security.

During the month, the state’s economy added 3,400 jobs, with some of the biggest gains in construction and retail.

Local and state government shed an estimated 1,000 jobs during the period.

The national unemployment rate stands at 7.5%. 

Vinyl Cafe: Mother's Day

May 12, 2013
via PRX

The Vinyl Cafe features music - both live and recorded from new and established artists from throughout Canada. It also chronicles the misadventures of Dave, owner of a small record store and his family and neighbors. Host Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist.

Photos: Week Of May 10

May 10, 2013
Ryan Lessard / NHPR

Walking Across America

May 5, 2013
via PRX

Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000   miles, with a sign on him that said, "Walking to Listen". This hour, co-produced with    Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It's a coming of age story, and a portrait of this  country - big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise.

Photos: Week Of May 3

May 3, 2013
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Sara Plourde / NHPR

Sara Plourde

NHPR’s flagship call-in show The Exchange is bringing together journalists and experts every Friday to review the issues of the week and explore recent New Hampshire news stories during a one hour program at 9am.   This show will complement the current Friday line up of domestic and international news roundups hosted by Diane Rehm at 10am and 11am.  The Friday NH News Roundup will be hosted by The Exchange host Laura Knoy.

YES Prep Public Schools, via PRX

More people are going to college than ever before, but a lot of them aren't finishing. Low-income students, in particular, struggle to get to graduation. Only 9 percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting, and what leads a few to beat the odds and make it through? In this documentary, American RadioWorks correspondent Emily Hanford introduces us to young people trying to break into the middle class, teachers trying to increase their chances and researchers investigating the nature of persistence.

NHPR / Michael Brindley

David J. Murray, cleareyephoto.com

Our first Trivia Smackdown was a success & a wonderful time had by all! While we look forward to next year's event, check out a slideshow of this year's!

Already wanting to get in on the next one? You can get on the waiting list now by contacting amoskov@nhpr.org.

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1. NH News: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making

New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire.

Update: This event was originally postponed and the rescheduled date is listed below.

Are you…

What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? This Humankind documentary project, by award-winning producer David Freudberg, examines how the foods we eat affect the planet we inhabit. In a period of extreme weather associated with climate change -- 2012 was the hottest summer on record -- our food choices can make a difference. Agriculture is a heavy emitter of heat-trapping gases. And in this sound-rich production, listeners will learn that some foods (fruits and vegetables) often have a much lighter environmental footprint than others (meat and dairy).

Photos: Week of April 12

Apr 12, 2013
Zach Nugent / NHPR

Sara Plourde / NHPR

1. NH News: Video: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here

As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: are New Hampshire's roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes? NHPR's newsroom answers those questions with a 3-minute animation.

What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? This Humankind documentary project, by award-winning producer David Freudberg, examines how the foods we eat affect the planet we inhabit. In a period of extreme weather associated with climate change -- 2012 was the hottest summer on record -- our food choices can make a difference. Agriculture is a heavy emitter of heat-trapping gases. And in this sound-rich production, listeners will learn that some foods (fruits and vegetables) often have a much lighter environmental footprint than others (meat and dairy).

Todd Bookman / NHPR

Courtesy of the owners

1. North Country: More Details On Balsams Renovation And A Step Forward

When the $30 million renovation of the Balsams Grand Resort is complete it will look a lot like the old grand hotel but will feature much-needed modern amenities making it far nicer for guests and a lot  cheaper to operate.

Sean Hurley, NHPR

via Ars Technica

1. Word of Mouth: The Autism Simulator

Last month, Vancouver hosted the Hacking Health Weekend Hackathon, a place for collaboration between technology experts and health officials from across Canada. A team of three in attendance created a game simulation that elicits understanding and empathy towards those suffering from autism.

Live Wire! Episode 209

Mar 24, 2013

Live Wire! is a one-hour weekly radio variety show recorded in front of a live audience. It’s music, it’s conversation, it’s sketch comedy. It’s the show that dared to put tap dancing, juggling and ballet on the radio. Live Wire! highlights the best musicians and most fascinating writers, poets, dignitaries, artists we can find in the even more beautiful city of Portland, Oregon.

Logan Shannon / NHPR

New Hampshire’s unemployment rate in February held steady at 5.8%. That’s according to new data from NH Employment Security.  The state has added nearly 8,000 private sector jobs in the past twelve months, but a growing labor force continues to keep the overall unemployment rate well above pre-recession levels.

New Hampshire continues to outperform most of New England. Only Vermont has a lower rate at 4.7%.

The national rate stands at 7.7%.

Logan Shannon via Rob Fleischman's Brain

1.  Word of Mouth: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH

A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar: the Bitcoin, a "decentralized digital currency."

2.  Word of Mouth: D.I.Y. Sistine Chapel Security: How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

The U.S. Army vis Flickr Creative Commons

After a decade of war, the soldiers are home from Iraq and they are coming home from Afghanistan.  But we are left to ponder and debate the important lessons from these wars. Consensus has hardly been reached on the effectiveness of the war-fighting doctrine known as “counterinsurgency.” 

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