NEXT Our laboratory is all of New England — one of America's oldest places — at a time of change. The show is about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast. Through original reporting and interviews, we ask important questions about the issues we explore: where are we now? How did we get here? And what's next?
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From Connecticut Public Radio

Our laboratory is all of New England — one of America's oldest places — at a time of change. The show is about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast. Through original reporting and interviews, we ask important questions about the issues we explore: where are we now? How did we get here? And what's next?

Most Recent Episodes

NEXT Episode 159: New England's Unusual Holy Sites; Harvard's Voices From History

This week on NEXT: How a dam removal in Maine changed the way rivers are restored. Plus, we'll visit a unique library at Harvard University, and learn about the fascinating history of an interstate school district in our region. Finally, we'll visit two unusual holy sites. It's NEXT.

NEXT Episode 159: New England's Unusual Holy Sites; Harvard's Voices From History

NEXT Episode 158: Life on Parole; Revisiting MGM Springfield One Year Later

This week on NEXT: When you get released from prison on parole, it's a chance to start fresh - turn to a new chapter. But when all you get is bus fare - and there's no support system, no job, and you're far from anywhere...what do you do? We'll explore what life's like on parole. We'll also look at what's causing small-town politics to boil over in one town.

NEXT Episode 158: Life on Parole; Revisiting MGM Springfield One Year Later

NEXT Episode 157: Fishermen Raise Wind Power Safety Concerns; New England's Industrial His...

This week on NEXT: Gun violence throughout our region, including police shootings. How wind farms will impact fishing in the U.S. And how to reuse old factory buildings that contain cultural importance in New England. It's NEXT!

NEXT Episode 157: Fishermen Raise Wind Power Safety Concerns; New England's Industrial His...

Episode 156: The Confusing Tangle of Immigration Law; Hunting for Old Growth Forests

Immigration officials have traditionally honored state pardons when considering who they can deport, but that's stopped in one state. We'll look at legal challenges to the detention of immigrants.

Episode 156: The Confusing Tangle of Immigration Law; Hunting for Old Growth Forests

Episode 155: Rising Seas And A Re-imagined Provincetown; Restorative Ocean Farming

This week on NEXT: As sea levels rise, an architecture class imagines a new future for Provincetown, Massachusetts. We'll also hear from a family that is taking the climate into account with each decision. Plus, we'll talk with a commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer. And we'll listen to a group that's bringing new life to historic sea chanties. Finally, the loggers of the northern forest who are working the old fashioned way. It's NEXT.

Episode 155: Rising Seas And A Re-imagined Provincetown; Restorative Ocean Farming

Episode 154: New England's Unusual Holy Sites; Harvard's Voices From History

This week on NEXT: How a dam removal in Maine changed the way rivers are restored. Plus, we'll visit a unique library at Harvard University, and learn about the fascinating history of an interstate school district in our region. Finally, we'll visit two unusual holy sites. It's NEXT.

Episode 154: New England's Unusual Holy Sites; Harvard's Voices From History

Episode 153: Racing Through The Forest; Food Justice For Farmworkers

This week on NEXT: Why Vermont's farmworkers are facing food insecurity. Plus, how our bicycle infrastructure was created, and a new trend in bike racing in Vermont. We'll also learn about a skateboarding competition in Western Massachusetts. Finally, we'll hear a personal story of addiction and recovery. It's NEXT.

Episode 152: Dr. Seuss' New England Roots; Polluted Rivers, Rebounding Mills

This week on NEXT: We discuss the future of natural gas in our region. And, how Springfield-born Theodor Geisel became Dr. Seuss. We'll also hear from young environmental activists. Plus, we'll take a tour down the Quinnipiac River. And, if the walls could talk, what would they say? A new book explores how objects in an abandoned mill building could tell the story of a town. Finally, we'll meet a troubadour who's touring our region. It's NEXT.

Episode 152: Dr. Seuss' New England Roots; Polluted Rivers, Rebounding Mills

Episode 151: Bad News For Bees; Combating Opioids

This week on NEXT: We'll travel with a van that's providing addiction services on the streets of Boston. Plus, how EMTs are helping collect overdose data in Connecticut. We'll also discuss the choices that parents of deaf children face about how to teach their children to communicate. And, we'll learn about how the health of bees affects our food supply. We'll also go fishing on the Connecticut River. Finally, we'll hear from former workers at prominent music venues in Western Massachusetts who say there was a pattern of labor law violations. It's NEXT.

Episode 150: Restorative Ocean Farming; Logging By Hand

This week on NEXT: We'll hear about how housing policies have created segregated towns across New England. Plus, we'll talk to a commercial fisherman turned ocean farmer about the future of the fishing industry. And a group in Maine is bringing new life to historic sea chanties. Finally, we'll learn about the loggers in the Northern forests of Vermont who are still logging by hand. It's NEXT.

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