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NEXT

Series produced by WNPR

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NEXT is a weekly, hour-long radio show and podcast exploring the rapid changes in New England, one of the oldest parts of the nation. This feed is for stations that subscribe to the weekly show.

NEXT is a project of the New England News Collaborative, eight public media companies coming together to tell the stories of a changing region, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Host John Dankosky and reporters from stations around New England explore stories that connect six small states that share a lot in common, but also have some sharp differences.

Each week features enterprise journalism about topics ranging from climate change to transportation to shifting demographics; long-form interviews about New England's unique character and place in the world; and sound from around the region that tells the stories of its people and environment.

NEXT is produced by WNPR and powered by WBUR Boston, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, New England Public Radio, Rhode Island Public Radio, WSHU Radio Group and Connecticut Public Broadcasting (WNPR). Hide full description

NEXT is a project of the New England News Collaborative, eight public media companies coming together to tell the stories of a changing region, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Host John Dankosky and reporters from stations around New England explore stories that connect six small states that share a lot in common, but also have some sharp differences.Each week features enterprise journalism about topics ranging from climate change to transportation to shifting demographics; long-form interviews about New England's unique character and place in the world; and sound from around the region that tells the stories of its people and environment.NEXT is produced by WNPR and powered by WBUR Boston, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Maine Public Radio,... Show full description


25 Pieces

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This week, updates from the front lines of the battle over immigration policy. An African immigrant's harrowing journey into the cold Quebec winter...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we'll look at how climate change is shifting our region's ski industry. We'll also hear about how Providence, RI is grappling with being...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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We'll get an update on what President Trump's new executive order will mean for New England; we'll meet an ICE agent, and a refugee who describes t...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, stories of very different places in battle with the sea. We'll consider a massive - and expensive - seawall plan that could save Boston ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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This week, story from our series Facing Change, about shifting demographics in New England, and the impact of immigration. First, we'll hear a stor...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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This week, we'll find out how hard it is for farmer - young farmers, anyway - to afford health insurance to cover them in this dangerous job; We'll...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week's show is focused on our series Facing Change, about the shifting demographics of the region, and the role that immigration is playing. W...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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Old mill towns like Lawrence, Mass are searching for a new identity. This hour, we’ll look at “Gateway Cities” planning for a new kind of economic ...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, a look at the problem of patients who need mental health services, and long waits in the emergency room. Also, gentrification and the to...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we'll explore the confounding system of imposing low bail on non-violent offenders - a bail they often can't make; Colin Woodard gives u...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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Federal policy changes were supposed to end random deportations of people who aren’t criminals - but in parts of New England, it’s still happening....

  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we revisit an episode from October, 2016. We explore the opioid epidemic in New England, including the documentary "Short of Breath" by ...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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We explore rural homelessness in New Hampshire; We learn about a huge experimental forest that's teaching scientists about acid rain, climate chang...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2016
  • Length: 50:01
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There’s a huge demographic shift that’s happening in New England That means cities bringing in refugees - and entire industries relying on immigra...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 49:59
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This week, two stories of contamination. A macabre animal graveyard at an Ivy League school that's leaching toxins into drinking water; a homeowner...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 49:58
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We'll take you to two places in New England that most people don’t get to see. Inside mountain they call the “bat cave" that stores an enormous bat...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 50:00
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This evergreen episode of NEXT is an updated version of our Episode 1, called "The Side Of the Road." In it, we investigate traffic stop data in Ve...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we bring you an encore show for Thanksgiving week. We'll update Shannon Dooling's investigation into private special education schools; ...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we'll find out whatever happened to that Vermont GMO labeling law and talk with the author of the new book, "Modified"; we'll learn abou...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we try and make sense of a momentous election across our region. We talk with reporters who tracked long lines at the polls, and big rac...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 49:59