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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: March 5, 2021


  It’s been a busy week in New Hampshire news, as the state crosses into its second year of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll talk about the latest vaccine news, about controversy at the Statehouse over bigoted remarks from lawmakers during virtual sessions, and much more.

This show is hosted by NHPR's Annie Ropeik, who covers climate, energy, the environment, and the Seacoast.

Air date: Friday, March 5, 2021.



  • Alli Fam - NHPR's health and equity reporter. 
  • Nancy West - Executive editor of InDepthNH.org
  • Ethan DeWitt - Statehouse and politics reporter for the Concord Monitor. 
  • Palana Belken - City Councilor in Rochester, and LGBTQ activist and organizer. 
  • Josh Rogers - NHPR's senior political reporter. 

Related Reading: 

N.H. To Administer Johnson & Johnson Vaccine This Weekend At Mass Vaccination Site by Alli Fam. 

Sununu Says NH Teachers Can Expect COVID-19 Vaccinations Soon by Paula Tracy. 

N.H. Lawmaker Refers To LGBTQ People As Having "Deviant Sexuality" During State House Hearing by Ethan DeWitt. 

Bill Banning "Gay Panic Defense" Tabled by Ethan DeWitt. 

What To Expect From A N.H. Supreme Court Led By Gordon MacDonald by Josh Rogers. 

Lawmakers Consider Proposals To Limit N.H. Governor's Emergency Powers by Josh Rogers. 

This show was produced by Christina Phillips. 

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