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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8c3e0001In 2013, 13 New Hampshire towns celebrated their 250th anniversaries. As part of this series, NHPR’s Keith Shields traveled to each of these places, learned more about their founding and found the unique stories buried within their borders.

250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns

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Sara Plourde
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NHPR

In a year-long series called “250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns," NHPR’s Keith Shields has traveled all across the Granite State, learning the unique stories of these towns and how their tales also reflect the broader narrative of new Hampshire history.

GUESTS:

  • Keith Shields– executive producer of The Exchange, and reporter for the “250 Years in the Making” series   
  • Marcia Schmidt-Blaine – professor of history at Plymouth State University.  Her research focuses on colonial American identity and late 19th to early 20th century environmental and cultural history, using New Hampshire as a case study.                               
  • Stuart Wallace– New Hampshire historian and history professor at NHTI
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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