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1. Education: SNHU Online Learning Program Dispenses With Grades And Credit Hours

Online courses in higher education have been around for decades. Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester has been offering online courses since 1996. Now the university is piloting a new online model — one that dispenses with courses, grades and credit hours.

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1) Politics: How New Hampshire Gun Laws Stack Up Against Vermont’s And Massachusetts’

New Hampshire and Vermont do not require that mental health information be reported for use in firearm purchaser background checks. Massachusetts, on the other hand, will not issue any firearms license if the applicant has been confined to any hospital or institution for mental illness, unless the applicant submits a physician’s affidavit.

Sara Plourde, NHPR

1.  The Exchange: Our Annual Holiday Books Show

It's our annual Holiday Books Show!   Several major biographies are out, including Joseph Kennedy and Thomas Jefferson.  Also, fiction fans are raving over new releases from Louise Erdrich and Gillian Flynn.  We’ll find out what the big reads might be under your Christmas Tree!

2.  The Exchange: Moving Ahead Under The Affordable Care Act

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1.     Arts & Culture: New Portsmouth Business Combines Books With Beer

With increased competition from online booksellers like Amazon, local bookstores have been hard hit especially here in New England. But one new bookstore in Portsmouth has created a business model that just might have staying power.

Donna Hiltz / NHPR

1. The Exchange: Wind Power Takes A New Turn In The Granite State

A proposed wind farm in the Newfound lake area has once again raised familiar themes in New Hampsire:  A desire for the Granite state to use more clean energy, versus local concerns over property values, as well as impacts on the environment and tourism.

New Hampshire Public Radio and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation have a mutual interest in encouraging the growth of future community leaders and the next generation of individuals who will foster social capital and lead a strong New Hampshire into a global world. To promote the importance of this next generation of civic leadership NHPR and the NH Charitable Foundation have joined together to present the 2nd Annual Next Gen Civic Leadership Award. 

1. The Exchange: The Story of the Bhutanese

For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year.  A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State.

2. Education: N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

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1. Elections 2012: N.H. House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate 13-11

There was a big surprise waiting for New Hampshire politicos this morning. As the final votes were tallied in the four hundred races for the State House of Representatives, the Democrats had won a 221 to 178 majority with one race still undecided.

NHPR’s Annual Meeting and Appreciation Event

November 19th, 2012

Reception 5:30pm, Program 6:30pm

Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH

Tickets: $25, available through Eventbrite

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1. NH News: Cleaning Up After Sandy

Clean up has commenced after the edge of Hurricane Sandy swept over the Granite State, depositing 1-3 inches of rain, and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire residents.

2. North Country: Appraisal Triggers Latest Dispute Over Northern Pass

Chris Jensen for NHPR

1. NH News: Gov. Lynch Declares State Of Emergency, Many Flights Canceled

Gov. John Lynch declared a state of emergency as the National Weather Service forecast wind gusts of up to 70 mph. New Hampshire National Guard troops were at the ready.

Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

The top ten stories on for the week of October 15 - October 21, 2012.

1.) Word of Mouth: Harvesting Chestnuts in the Granite State

On Thursday Oct. 18, NHPR received accolades in sports feature and public affairs and special event program categories at the 2012 Granite Mike Awards sponsored by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. NHPR's daily call-in program, The Exchange, received an award for its show on the International Baccalaureate school curriculum, and one for its special event On The Road In Keene featuring award-winning filmmaker and writer Dayton Duncan.

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1) Word of Mouth: The World Cup of Sandwich, NH

Sandwich may be yesterday on the outside, but it’s tomorrow on the in.  As Sean Hurley reports, this dichotomy finds an unusual expression on the town soccer field a few days before the annual Sandwich Fair. And while many towns see carnies as an invading force, to residents of this town, they’re welcome competitors.

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1) North Country: Kayaker Who Died Was Official With National Whitewater Organization   ​The kayaker who died recently in the Franconia Notch State Park was the Northeast Stewardship director for the American Whitewater organization.

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Reflecting on a Decade of New Hampshire Reporting

Sep 14, 2012
Ryan Lessard for NHPR

We close this week with a farewell, to a reporter who has caused more than his share of driveway moments.

In his more than 11 years at NHPR, Dan Gorenstein has hit the campaign trail with presidential candidates, tracked historic debates at the statehouse, even followed the supply chain of mozzarella cheese once for a series on food. He has found stories of Granite Staters that sometimes left us laughing – and sometimes left us with lumps in our throats.

Please join us for a conversation, and an opportunity to meet, NHPR’s President and CEO Betsy Gardella, North Country reporter Chris Jensen, and host of The Exchange, Laura Knoy.  We look forward to sharing an evening with you to discuss our continued coverage of the Littleton region.

Event: Friday Sept. 14,  5:30 - 7:30 at the Littleton Community Center. This is a free event.


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A list of the top-ten most-read stories on and StateImpact- NH website.

North Country Moose Festival: We'll See You There!

Aug 10, 2012
North Country Moose Festival

Join NHPR on August 24, in Colebrook, N.H. during the 21st North Country Moose Festival. Visit the NHPR table at the street fair to meet a member of NHPR's team!  The festival which will take place August 24, 25 and 26 and is established to gather and celebrate the historic creature of the moose.

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A list of the top-ten most-read stories on and StateImpact- NH website.

A bench has been erected and positioned on the grounds of the Pillsbury building in Concord in honor of Richard Edmunds, a twenty year New Hampshire Public Radio volunteer, and fellow NHPR volunteers.

Edmunds was one of the gracious volunteers who whole-heartedly dedicated his time to NHPR. Edmunds volunteered in the Underwriting department for 20 years and logged 3,490 hours of service to NHPR. He began volunteering in 1991 after retiring from his banking position and was a NHPR member since 1980.

We are expecting a brief service disruption to our webstream this evening for approximately 30 minutes between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. ET. resulting from webserver maintenance.

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on and StateImpact - NH website.

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on and StateImpact - NH website.

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on and StateImpact - NH website.