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Can Outdoor Recreation Help Fuel N.H.'s Economy?

Feb 1, 2021
Tyler Ray

New snow is causing outdoor recreation companies to cheer, and with outdoor sports considered a relatively safe way to recreate during the pandemic, N.H.'s outdoor economy is surging. In fact, N.H. has a newly established Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development that aims to support the state's outdoor economy. We discuss how the state plans to help businesses capitalize on the interest in getting outdoors and the ramifications for infrastructure, affordable housing, and conservation of the state’s wild places.

Airdate: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

Making the Great Outdoors More Welcoming

Aug 19, 2020

We revisit our earlier discussion considering why outdoor recreation is still so exclusive. We discuss the ways that the great outdoors is not welcoming and accessible for many Americans. We ask why that's the case, how some groups are working to address this issue, and what efforts are underway to encourage all people to spend time in the natural world. 

Air date: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. This show was originally broadcast on Aug. 4, 2020.

Seeing Double

Nov 9, 2018
Jacqui Helbert

Today on Word of Mouth, we're digging in to the fraught relationship between the gear industry and gender with Outside/In. When do women actually need something different and when are companies just looking to make more money by selling women a product that is essentially the same thing... but smaller and pink? And what do you do if the available products - pink or not -  don't fit your body at all?