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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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

Episode 146: Rising Seas And A Re-imagined Provincetown; Purdue Pharma's Political Power

This week on NEXT: How the Sackler family has impacted Massachusetts politics, and why their role in a ski resort is causing controversy in a small town in Vermont. And a new program helps Vermont seniors outside of nursing homes. Plus, an architecture course imagines a future for Provincetown, Massachusetts as rising sea levels threaten the town. We'll also discuss why breweries have become a destination for candidates campaigning in New Hampshire. And we'll go to a gravel bike race in Vermont. Finally, we'll remember a poet who lived in New Hampshire. It's NEXT.

Episode 146: Rising Seas And A Re-imagined Provincetown; Purdue Pharma's Political Power

Episode 145: Nuclear Plant's Impact On Hometown; New Menu For School Lunch

This week on NEXT: The city of Providence, Rhode Island is thinking about selling its water to make up for its large pension liability, but is it the city's to sell? Plus, new lobster traps could help protect endangered North Atlantic Right Whales from entanglements. And, as the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is set to close later this month, we look at the environmental and economic effects the plant has had on its hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Finally, we'll hear from an entrepreneur who's working to change Boston's school lunches, and we'll visit a farm on Connecticut's coast. It's NEXT.

Episode 145: Nuclear Plant's Impact On Hometown; New Menu For School Lunch

Episode 144: Housing In New England

This week on NEXT: We're tackling housing in New England, from gentrification in the region's urban areas, to housing crunches in the rural ones. Plus, we'll talk about homelessness in Maine, and why a disproportionate number of the LGBTQ community experience homelessness. It's NEXT.

Episode 143: Invasive Plants and Climate Change; Limited Broadband Access

This week on NEXT: We'll explore broadband access around New England. Plus, what role should invasive species play in combating climate change? And, we'll travel to Maine and Martha's Vineyard for discussions about race and racism. It's NEXT.

Episode 143: Invasive Plants and Climate Change; Limited Broadband Access

Episode 142: Campus Protest Then And Now; Food Insecurity On The Farm

This week on NEXT: We speak with Teresa Mares about her new book, which explores food insecurity among farm workers in Vermont. Plus, we take a look at school funding around our region. We'll talk with NHPR's Sarah Gibson about her new series, 'Adequate,' and listen to reporting from Connecticut Public Radio's David DesRoches about private philanthropy in public schools. Finally, we'll discuss protests on Harvard University's campus fifty years later, and speak with activists about how student organizing has changed since then. It's NEXT.

Episode 141: A Historic Marathon Run; Tackling Race Through Dialogue

This week on NEXT: What CMP's Transmission Line would mean for Maine's forests. Plus, Vermont's declining refugee population. And, Rhode Island's shrinking quahog industry. We'll also learn about a dialogue project between individuals in Massachusetts, Kentucky and South Carolina. And, we'll meet Fenway's Mr. Fix-It, learn about the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, and visit New Hampshire's last Roller Rink. It's NEXT.

Episode 140: Boston's Art Renaissance; Legal Weed's Race Problem

This week on NEXT: How "equity measures" built into Massachusetts' law to legalizing marijuana are working on the ground. Plus, the push to legalize sports betting around the region. And, we visit a community solar project in Connecticut. We'll also learn about how the example of a politically influential family in New Hampshire can illustrate how the Republican Party's attitudes towards climate change have evolved over time. Finally, we meet some of the millennials of color who are shaping Boston's arts scene, and we'll hear about a book of poetry inspired by the Pioneer Valley. It's NEXT.

Episode 139: Rural Pop Star's Rise; Lizzie Borden's Legacy

This week on NEXT: We look at Rhode Island's 911 services. Plus, as rural towns in Vermont have trouble getting enough volunteers to staff EMS, how emergency care in the state is being affected. We also discuss the trial of Lizzie Borden. And, h

Episode 138: Children Wait Days In ER For Psychiatric Care; Gunmakers Face Scrutiny For Sa...

This week on NEXT: a year after a school shooting that didn't happen in Vermont, we hear about what changes to school security are being made in the state. Plus, we learn about firearm exports out of New Hampshire. And, why children seeking psychiatric c

Episode 138: Children Wait Days In ER For Psychiatric Care; Gunmakers Face Scrutiny For Sa...

Episode 137: Decaying Buildings Force Towns To Consider History; The Complicated Path Of P...

This week on NEXT:A side-by-side comparison of Northern Pass and New England Clean Energy Connect, and what's next for the transmission line that will bring hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts. Plus, we hear from a Vermont woman about her opioid addi

Episode 137: Decaying Buildings Force Towns To Consider History; The Complicated Path Of P...

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