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North Country: Kayaker Who Died Was An Official National Whitewater Organizer  The kayaker who died Wednesday in the Franconia Notch State Park was the Northeast Stewardship director for the American Whitewaterorganization. Lincoln police chief Theodore Smith identified him as Alan Panebaker, 29, of Montpelier, Vermont.

Elections 2012: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum: Lamontagne and Hassan Tangle At First Debate The battle lines in this debate became clear early, very early. In fact, Maggie Hassan was just 6 seconds into her first answer to a general question on the economy when she sought to blunt the tax and spending critique she must have known was coming.

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Elections 2012: Candidate Forum on Business And The Economy  The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire Public Television, New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Union Leader partner to host a second round of gubernatorial and congressional debates on Sept. 17, 18, and 19 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College.

All Things Considered: Reflecting on a Decade of New Hampshire Reporting  NHPR says farewell to a reporter who has caused more than his share of driveway moments. In his more than 11 years at NHPR, Dan Gorenstein is moving on from our newsroom to report for Marketplace, based out of Philadelphia. But before he jets off to his new job, he tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about what he learned in this one.

Word of Mouth: Beer PoliticsHere at home, both campaigns are working hard to brand their candidate as more relatable, more quintessentially American. It’s a mission that involves lots of visits to diners, burger joints, and county fairs. But when it comes to looking folksy, the President has one advantage that GOP nominee Mitt Romney just can’t swallow.

Elections 2012: Stumping In N.H., Ryan Hits At Entitlement Culture  Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan's visit to a Dover Community center was his first appearance since video footage surfaced showing Mitt Romney telling a well-heeled audience at private fundraiser that almost half of all Americans see themselves as victims.

Word of Mouth: Splitting Up The 99%  This week marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement – and though some vigilant protesters saw a lot of promise in the 185 New York arrests on Monday, there’s no denying that the movement has changed, and in many ways diminished since last fall.

Word of Mouth: Living With LymeRecently, we learned on this program about the other tick-borne pathogenswe should be worrying about beyond Lyme Disease.

The Exchange: Candidate Forum: New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional DistrictWe sit down with the candidates for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District: incumbent Republican Charlie Bass and Democratic challenger Ann McLane Kuster. We’ll examine the issues -- from deficits to health care to job growth.

Elections 2012: 1st District C0ngressional Candidates Square Off  New Hampshire’s first district candidates for Congress, incumbent Rep. Frank Guinta and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, battled Monday in a debate moderated by NHPR’s Laura Knoy. The topics for discussion stayed within the realm of economic policy and job creation and energy policy was among the stickier points.

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