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Tourism is New Hampshire’s second-largest industry–if you combine the state’s smart manufacturing and high technology sectors (SMHT). It’s also a clear point of intersection between government and industry, with the state maintaining a number of parks, campgrounds, and historical sites, and nearby businesses in turn catering to visitors’ needs. Given this close relationship, the state provides funding to market New Hampshire to potential tourists. Some of the heaviest marketing efforts are concentrated in Boston, Philadelphia and New York City. Canadian tourists, especially Quebeçois, also make up a sizable number of New Hampshire’s visitors. From the business perspective, “tourism” is a broad term. It encompasses hotels, resorts, restaurants, retail, and arts and entertainment, among other things. So while statewide reports may indicate overall restaurant or retail sales are up or down, the story might be very different in New Hampshire’s main tourism communities. For these places, weather, gas prices, currency exchange rates, and whether they draw visitors for outdoor activities, site-seeing, or shopping could all be factors.Summary provided by StateImpact NH

4.22.14: Drug Tourism, History Of Ice Cubes, Heartbleed & The Americans

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Ayahuasca in San Francisco and Mike Newton via flickr Creative Commons, via onthemedia.org & facebook.com/theamericans
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Ahhh. We finally have a week full of warmer temps. What better way to spend your afternoon work break walk than with Word of Mouth? Pop in your earbuds and turn it up; today's show heats up, cools down, and explores real-life risks of the internet and a scandal relived through television.

Listen to the full show and click Read more for individual segments.

Drug Tourism

  • Writer Christine Sismondo traveled to Peru to experience this growing industry for herself and wrote about it for The Smart Set. And, a quick note to parents and sensitive listeners – we in no way endorse using drugs, but we are going to be hearing a firsthand account of an experience in a place where they are legal and part of a long cultural tradition.
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Drug Tourism

History of Ice Cubes

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History of Ice Cubes

TLDR: Taking Heartbleed Head On

  • The online bug “Heartbleed” created a massive security hole and sent throngs of people scrambling to change their passwords, sparking paranoia along the way. Now we bring you a story from the TLDR podcast, about a man who boldly stared Heartbleed in the face, and posted his online passwords for the whole world to see.
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TLDR: Taking Heartbleed Head On

The Americans' Oliver North

  • Producers of The Americans developed a contra plot with none other than Oliver North, the former Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and National Security Council aide who was a central figure in The Iran-Contra Scandal. (North even gets a story credit on tonight’s episode.) He is currently a conservative political commentator and television host who still incites partisan passions 30 years after the scandal. David Itzkoff, culture reporter for the New York Times, wrote the article “Oliver North, Now In The Service Of TV’s KGB”.
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The Americans' Oliver North

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