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Upper Valley First Responders Can Now Call A Mobile Crisis Unit When Responding To A Mental Health Call

Upper Valley first responders will now be able to call a mobile crisis unit staffed by mental health professionals for mental health crises and other social issues. Other times, situations may be resolved over the phone through the crisis line, which is also available 24 hours a day to the community at large. Individuals can call that line if they need it, at 1-800-564-2578.
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NHPR: 40 Years In The Making

On August 4, 1981, NHPR went live on the air for the very first time. It was then known as Granite State Public Radio and WEVO. Take a listen back at some of our very first moments as New Hampshire's public radio station, and a few important milestones along the way.

The Last Rains of A Very Wet July Cause Road Damage, Flooding In Western N.H.

Around 20 towns throughout western New Hampshire are dealing with washed-out roads, damaged bridges and flooding after rain hit the area over the weekend. Jennifer Harper, the state’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management director, said recovery efforts have been difficult. She said her crews and the state’s department of transportation have been out helping affected towns.
Plaistow, NHNHPR

Some N.H. COVID Long-Haulers Still Unable to Return to Work

Jeff Lightizer of Plaistow came down with COVID-19 over a year ago. While his symptoms have improved, he’s still dealing with shortness of breath and fatigue. Get NHPR's reporting about politics, the pandemic, and other top stories in your inbox — sign up for our newsletter today. The Biden administration...
Concord, NHinsideradio.com

New Hampshire Public Radio Votes To Unionize.

SAG-AFTRA will represent content creators at New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR), which is an NPR network based in Concord, NH that covers nearly the entire state, as well as portions of Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. NHPR owns 10 radio stations in the Granite State. The pubcaster’s new 31-member bargaining unit...

UNH Alumna Elle Purrier St. Pierre Qualifies for Olympic Track Semifinals

University of New Hampshire track star Elle Purrier St. Pierre qualified to race in the Olympic semifinals last weekend. The Vermont-born runner finished third in her heat of the women's 15-hundred meter race with a time of just over 4 minutes and five seconds, just two-tenths of a second behind runner Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands.

NHPR Turns 40: Your Songs To Party Like It's 1981

NHPR turns 40 on August 4th and with your help — we're going to party like it's 1981. Join NHPR's Rick Ganley and Jack Rodolico for two hours of your song requests and remembrances from the year that brought us hits from Talking Heads, Grandmaster Flash, and the birth of MTV.
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Broadcast Special: NHPR's 'Windfall' Series

The United States is poised for the birth of a brand new industry, one that will invest tens of billions of dollars in our economy, reshape our coastal communities, and one that could be one of the sharpest knives in our fight against climate change: offshore wind. After 20 years...

Under new law, N.H. high school seniors must pass civics exam to graduate

Future New Hampshire high school seniors will have a new requirement to graduate: a passing grade on the national civics exam given to new Americans. Under a law signed by Gov. Chris Sununu last week, high schoolers two years from now will need to pass the 128-question civics naturalization examination in order to graduate.
Brookline, NHNHPR

How The Critical Race Theory Debate Came To Hollis And Brookline

For Hollis Brookline student Alex Putney, the debate over diversity and inclusion efforts at her high school took a turn in July 2020. Stay In The Know: Sign up for NHPR's Rundown newsletter. Local residents had submitted a proposal to SAU 41 to “make anti-racism and equity a strategic priority”...
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A New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film Is On The Way

Back in 1984, two little-known comic book creators named Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, based in Dover, New Hampshire (via NHPR), released a strange black and white comic about a quartet of adolescent turtles — reptiles of a mutated, ninja variety. And while there have been many, many anthropomorphic superheroes...
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New Hampshire Public Radio recognizes SAG-AFTRA union

New Hampshire Public Radio has voluntarily recognized a union made up of content staffers. The decision came after a neutral third party certified that a majority of the bargaining unit wanted to unionize, said CEO Jim Schachter in an email to staff Tuesday. Schachter said the decision was “an important...
Nashua, NHNHPR

Dominoes Tournament In Nashua Celebrates Dominican Father’s Day

If you were watching the dominoes tournament in Nashua this weekend, it was hard to take your eyes off the board. This year's tournament was particularly exciting, as the participants teased each other amid the sound of clacking tiles against the board. Get NHPR's reporting about politics, the pandemic, and...
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Advocates criticize sentencing of black protester in Manchester while white 'accomplice' gets community service

A week after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Antwan Stroud took part in a protest in Manchester. He live-streamed his actions on Facebook on the night of June 2, 2020, for over an hour. The video shows him repeatedly cursing at members of law enforcement. At one point, after another protestor, Kyle Toledo, pulls firecrackers out of his pocket, Stroud tells him to light one.

Summer Music Series: Father-Daughter Band Bitter Pill

Billy and Emily Butler are part of Bitter Pill, a New Hampshire band that Billy describes as a play on R&B — "rhythm and bluegrass." Their new album, Desperate Times on the New Hampshire State Line, combines classic folk elements with spoken word and poignant lyrics for a unique sound. The duo sat down with All Things Considered host Peter Biello for NHPR's Summer Music Series.