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Word of Mouth is conversations about new trends, what's bubbling up in the culture, and the news, science, and tech stories you aren't hearing about in the day's headlines. Produced by New Hampshire Public Radio

Most Recent Episodes

The North Country Needs You

Certain towns in northern New Hampshire are becoming destinations for artists. But why? And can music fuel community development and growth? Jason Tors thinks so. He's the owner and artist behind the Loading Dock in Littleton. It's an unlikely space for music. "I was instantly attracted to it because it was super raw, had brick walls and exposed ceilings and felt like something that I would find in New York City or Brooklyn," said Tors of the former newspaper storeroom that now houses his

Manchester VA, Two Years On

Two years ago, VA employees blew the whistle on what they called bad care for veterans at the Manchester VA , kicking off a scandal that made national news. This week, we're taking a look at what happened in New Hampshire's only VA Medical Center after the scandal. Thirty years ago, Joseph Maloof underwent spinal surgery after rupturing a disk in his lower back. The procedure left him with back pain whenever he stood straight. "I was never the same after that," he says. "My back never really

Tiny Stories From The North Country

During our reporting, some conversations don't make the final cut because they don't quite fit the subject at hand – but it's often the meandering moment and quiet stories that bring a place to life. Here's a few too good not to share: we're calling them "Tiny Stories from the North Country."

North Country: High-Speed Internet

This week on Word of Mouth, we're continuing our series on the North Country by answering a listener's question about access to high-speed internet. You can send us your questions about New Hampshire by emailing us or submitting a question online . Steve Knox stood in his driveway, craning his neck at a telephone pole connected to his house in Albany, NH. The wire at the very top of every telephone pole carries electricity, while the lowermost wire is owned by whoever owns the pole, usually a

How New Hampshire Got Its Shape

What's nearly triangular, fiercely litigated, and often just rivers? The state border, of course. This week, we look at how New Hampshire fought for its borders. And how the borders inside the state determine how we are represented.

North Country: The Big Nansen

The dream of waking "the sleeping giant." This audio postcard is part of Word of Mouth's series on the North Country.

North Country: Side-by-Side

Is the North Country moving towards an ATV-based economy? And if it is, what does that mean for residents who aren't sold on the idea?

Forest and the Trees

Running for office in NH is more than kissing babies and shaking hands. There are qualifications to meet, paperwork to be filed, yard signs to be placed... and town dumps to visit. Then, we'll head into the woods to discover the department that manages the state's forests.

Where Does The North Country Begin, And End, in N.H.?

Over the last few months, here at Word of Mouth, we've asked listeners to send us their questions about northern New Hampshire. In the first episode of our North Country Series answering those questions, we cover the basics: Where exactly does the north country begin, how has the economy adjusted to the decline of paper mills, and what makes this part of New Hampshire so unique?

Birth and the Birth of Tourism

When you think about civics and government, you probably think about voting and politicians, but the government touches every part of your life from birth to death. Today, we look at birth. What does it take to be born an American citizen? And then, once you are, how do you prove it? Then, the story of how tourism on Mount Washington became a model for mountain tourism nationally.

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