When the state of New Hampshire submitted a bid to Amazon , throwing Londonderry into the ring as home for the company’s second headquarters, they summed up their case like this: "All the benefits of Boston… without all the headaches."
Of course, that logic doesn't really apply if you live in New Hampshire's northernmost towns, where the closest city of size is Sherbrooke, Quebec. In this episode, as part of NHPR's series "The Balance", we look at arts, culture and economy north of the notches.
Plus, New Hampshire filmmaker and visual artist Amy Jenkins on her film Instructions on Parting, which premiers at MOMA later this month.
- All The Benefits of Sherbrooke, Without All The Headaches: A look at arts and culture north of the notches. Featuring Charlie Jordan, President of The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, and John Hamilton, co-owner of "the burg".
- As N.H. Ages, Littleton's Getting Younger and Hipper...But How? A story by NHPR's Lauren Chooljian, and part of NHPR's series on cost of living, "The Balance".
- Getting the Lowdown on The Loading Dock: A conversation with Jason Tors of The Loading Dock, which is throwing a punk festival called "The Heartbreaker's Ball" on Feb. 17.
- Instructions on Parting: A conversation with Amy Jenkins, a visual artist who closely examines the cycle of life and death in a documentary premiering on Feb. 16 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as part of the Doc Fortnight Film Festival.
Submit your commuting story: How has your commute changed over the years? What sort of cost-benefit analysis do you make when it comes to how far you're willing to commute for a job? Do you think you have the worst/best commute in New Hampshire? We're collecting your stories as part of our series, The Balance. Submit yours by sending a voice memo to firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at 603 223 2431.