For generations, the Old Man of the Mountain gazed out from Franconia Notch, but fourteen years after its collapse, a listener asks if maybe it's time to move on? On this week's show, we investigate all the ways the granite profile that was, is still deeply rooted in the state's identity.
Plus we'll report on what you had to say when it comes to a possible replacement, should the fateful day ever come when the state decides to change its official emblem.
Listen to the full show
- We talked to Kevin Flynn about being the first reporter on the scene when the old man fell.
- You Asked, We Answered: Why is N.H. Branding Still Focused on the Old Man of the Mountain?Taylor Quimby heads up to Franconia Notch to ask tourists and residents alike if they think the Man of the Mountain has had its time in the sun.
- And, we talked to Paul Pouliot, Chief and President of the Cowasuck band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People who explains how New Hampshire's geography is deeply rooted in the Algonquin languages of New England's native tribes.
- Civics 101 - Sanctions
Editor's Note: This story as been corrected - the original version placed Mt. Katahdin in New Hampshire. Mt. Katahdin is actually in Maine.