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Summits in Solidarity

A North Country-based group found a new way to get people outside and support their work. Summits in Solidarity put together a hiking initiative to raise money for two social justice organizations. Leaders from the two groups, the Cowasuck band of the Pennacook Abenaki people and NH PANTHER, talked with NHPR about their missions and what the funds will do to support their work in BIPOC communities. 

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Singing and drumming. Readings and reflection. 

It was all part of this year’s Juneteenth, the country’s newest official holiday, recognized with events around New Hampshire. 

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A continuación, lee las noticias del miércoles 21 de abril. También puedes escucharlas haciendo click en el audio. 

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Activistas de justicia racial sienten alivio ante situación de Chauvin pero esperan más justicia en el sistema 

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Yesterday, after less than two days of deliberation, a jury in Minnesota convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died after Chauvin placed him an illegal hold during an arrest in May 2020. We talk about what this conviction means, for our country and for New Hampshire. 

Air date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 

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Activists and residents in New Hampshire say they feel a sense of relief after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd Tuesday. But they say it’s not justice yet.

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A continuación, lee las noticias del lunes 19 de abril. También puedes escucharlas haciendo click en el audio. 

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Se registra aumento de casos de COVID-19, fallecimientos por el virus y más hospitalizaciones en el estado 

New Hampshire registró 308 [trescientos ocho] nuevos casos de COVID-19 ayer domingo. 

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Over 100 people gathered in Manchester Saturday night for another vigil honoring those who have lost their lives to police violence. 

New Hampshire’s Black Lives Matter leaders who organized the event say they're tired. After a year of calling for change, they said there has been no real action from state leaders to enact racial justice reform, as police killings of Black people across the country continue.

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A rally in Concord against anti-Asian racism drew several hundred to the State House plaza Sunday. 

Across the country, people have been mourning the deaths of eight people in shootings in Atlanta, six of them women of Asian descent.

The gathering in Concord was organized by the Asian American & Pacific Islander caucus of the state Democratic party and the progressive activist group, Kent Street Coalition.

Nashua State Representative Latha Mangipudi was one of those who addressed the crowd. She said she could not be silent, and called for social equality.

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Black Lives Matter groups in Manchester and Nashua are providing financial relief to New Hampshire households that need help paying utility bills. 

Granite Staters of color can apply using a Google form. Applicants must attach their utility bill, but do not need to provide any other documentation.

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Black Lives Matter Seacoast held a virtual gathering Sunday night honoring area leaders who are people of color. It’s the first event like it for the group. 

Julian Maduro, Events Manager for BLM Seacoast, said that other events celebrating local leaders, such as Catapult Seacoast’s 10 to Watch Awards, have left out BIPOC leaders who do important work in their communities. 

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A continuación, lee las noticias del lunes 1 de marzo.

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Aumentan vacunas y se reducen lentamente los casos de COVID y hospitalizaciones en New Hampshire

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There's been a lot of public debate over police reform in the last year. A statewide commission on police accountability and transparency made many recommendations for reform this past summer, and now some of those are under consideration this legislative session.

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A virtual protest Wednesday night will call for state lawmakers to sign a new pledge against white supremacy.

Organizers include the New Hampshire Youth Movement, local Black Lives Matter chapters and other progressive activist groups, plus at least one state representative.

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In the two weeks since a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, many people in New Hampshire have been trying to make sense of the news. That includes kids, who are still learning the basics of government and politics. And it also includes many families and teachers, who say with the right approach, the events of this month can become teaching opportunities.

How do the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., speak to us in this tumultuous moment of American history?  Join our special call-in show in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as we talk with Black activists and civil rights historians about recent events and what wisdom and lessons they take from King's life. How are you reflecting on the legacy and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. this year?

Airdate: Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias de New Hampshire del viernes 8 de enero y la conversación que tuvimos con la doctora Melissa Martinez-Adorno sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19. 

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Funcionarios actualizan número de fallecimientos, contagios y hospitalizaciones en New Hampshire

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Racial justice activists in New Hampshire say the police response to Wednesday's insurrection by a pro-Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol was a stark contrast to their own experience with law enforcement at protests.

They said they saw more police presence at New Hampshire's peaceful protests this past summer in response to police killings of Black people.

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del lunes 9 de noviembre. 

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Ante aumento de casos de COVID, especialmente en el condado de Coos, la ciudad de Berlin considera ordenar el uso obligatorio de cubrebocas

Los casos positivos de COVID-19 en New Hampshire continúan aumentando. 

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del jueves 5 de noviembre. 

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Funcionarios reportan nuevos casos de COVID y número estable de hospitalizaciones

El departamento de salud y servicios humanos reportó 120 [ciento veinte] nuevos casos de COVID-19 el miércoles, al igual que un fallecimiento adicional de una residente mujer del condado de Merrimack.

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With the results of the presidential race still unknown and all bodies of the New Hampshire State House now likely controlled by Republicans, local progressives are facing an uncertain future.

On Wednesday night, about 150 people gathered in front of the State House, as part of a national post-election effort organized by progressive groups called ‘Protect the Results.’

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: Oct 30, 2020

Oct 29, 2020

With only four days to go until Election Day, we discuss poll watchers and other voting issues. Then, we dig into why advocates in New Hampshire are rethinking the role of county attorney and how the Black Lives Matter movement is working to translate momentum into policy change. We also have our final installment of our Down-ballot series. 

Air date: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. 

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In June, young Black people organized some of the biggest gatherings for racial justice in New Hampshire’s history. Newly formed chapters of Black Lives Matter won praise from the state’s most powerful elected officials. 

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“We are with you,” Gov. Chris Sununu said at the time. “Let us be a tool and resource to be that agent of change.”

But in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, politicians of all stripes appear to be paying less attention to the concerns of Black Lives Matter and their supporters.

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del miércoles 21 de octubre. 

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Fat Katz Food and Drink en Hudson enfrenta una multa por violar órdenes de emergencia por coronavirus

Un restaurante en Hudson enfrenta una multa de $2,000 [dos mil dólares] por violar órdenes de emergencia por coronavirus.

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The New London Police Department says it's investigating complaints about a pickup truck in town with signs threatening members of Black Lives Matter. Multiple residents reported the truck after seeing it in a Hannaford parking lot over the weekend.

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Gov. Chris Sununu was absent from a forum hosted virtually by the Greater Nashua Area Branch of the NAACP and Black Lives Matter Thursday evening, but his stance on criminal justice reform, voting rights, and racial justice came under fire nonetheless.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: Oct. 2, 2020

Oct 1, 2020
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With a month to go before Election Day, we check in on the dos and don'ts of absentee ballot voting. We’ll also hear about the state of the race for Governor and US Senate in New Hampshire, plus a look at what’s happening in Maine politics. And we begin a series on down-ballot races, exploring what role county attorneys play in New Hampshire.

Air date: Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

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Update: The University of New Hampshire announced Friday that the professor under investigation has been placed on leave and is no longer teaching.

Students at the University of New Hampshire are protesting and school officials are investigating allegations that a chemistry department professor is behind an anonymous Twitter account that posted offensive messages and railed against diversity and inclusion efforts while masquerading as an immigrant woman of color.  

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Several hundred people gathered in Concord Friday evening in a peaceful protest to honor Breonna Taylor, the woman shot to death by police officers in her Louisville, Kentucky home last spring. The gathering on the steps of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, organized by local chapters of Black Lives Matter, was treated as both a call to action and a solemn vigil.  

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The Seacoast chapter of Black Lives Matter has released a list of demands it says candidates running for office in this general election must deliver. Among them, legislation that would legalize cannabis and expunge convictions for some cannabis related infractions, outlaw qualified immunity for police officers, and mandate the collection of demographic data on a range of police interactions with the public for minor traffic stops to arrests.

For more on this, All Things Considered Host Peter Biello interviewed Clifton West Jr., one of the founders of Black Lives Matter Seacoast.

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School officials in Rochester have fired a high school substitute history teacher for showing students an explicit video about Black Lives Matter and police reform. 

Kyle Repucci, the school superintendent, says the substitute did not make administrators aware of the assignment. Repucci also says the videos contained vulgar content that goes against school policies. 

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