Civics

The State We’re In: Drawing the Line – a conversation about redistricting

The State We’re In host Melanie Plenda, director of Research and Analysis for Citizens Count and host of the podcast “$100 Plus Mileage” Anna Brown, Assistant Professor at Plymouth State University Dr. John Lappie, Republican state Rep. Ross Berry representing south Manchester and Litchfield, and Democrat state Rep. Marjorie Smith representing Durham, discuss Congressional redistricting, what the competing proposals are and what it means for New Hampshire. READ MORE

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The State We’re In: NH Labor Shortage and how the ‘I Build New Hampshire’ initiative could help

Wherever you go in New Hampshire, you see “help wanted” signs dotting the windows. One of the sectors hit hard by the continuing labor shortage is construction. A new education initiative called “I Build New Hampshire” is trying to encourage more people to explore careers in the trades. Joshua Reap and Jennifer Landon from the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont (ABC NH/VT) discuss the goals of the project. READ MORE

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The State We’re In: Eviction moratorium update

In this episode of NHPTV’s The State We’re In, (watch in full above)  NHPR Reporter/Editor Casey McDermott outlines what the eviction moratorium is all about with Granite State News Collaborative project manager Melanie Plenda. After that, a discussion of what legal assistance is available to NH residents. For that story, we hear from Gabriela Lozada, NHPR’s Report for America Corps member. Gabriela’s focus is on Latin communities with original reporting in Spanish for ¿Qué hay de Nuevo NH?.  She interviews Maria Eveleth, Fair Housing Project Director at New Hampshire Legal Aid in both English and Spanish. READ MORE