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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


51 Pieces

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This week, we'll explore a visa program for immigrant victims of crime - including women who face both domestic violence, and the threat of deporta...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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New England rivers and streams are littered with thousands of dance log waterways and serve little useful purpose. But, they're expensive to take d...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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We'll lead off this week with the region's reaction to President Trump's decision to end the DACA program. We'll also dig into a report on guns and...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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We'll revisit New England's most devastating weather event, the hurricane of 1938 - and find out what we've learned about protecting against storms...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 49:58
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This week, we'll dive deep into hate speech, protest movements and lasting activism. We'll get an update on a Neo-Nazi leader from New Hampshire; w...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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A new draft federal climate report forecasts warmer temperatures, higher seas, and more precipitation for the Northeast than predicted just three y...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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From Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River, overtaxed sewage systems are being pushed to filter out more pollutants. We'll look into what it take...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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A VA hospital in New Hampshire comes under fire for not meeting veterans' needs; a Massachusetts man, in prison for murder, fights to get a new tri...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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It’s a disease that’s probably been around for thousands of years...but in the decades since it was identified here in New England, Lyme disease ha...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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Angry residents complained - and federal railroad officials backed off a high speed rail plan through their towns. We'll get an update. We'll also ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we open a window into what it sounds like at a New Hampshire parole board hearing. A hint: It isn't pretty. We'll also hear the results ...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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This hour, we look at whether more training in de-escalation tactics help prevent shootings, and visit a police program to help children overcome t...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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A talk with the mother of accused terrorist Alex Ciccolo, a 24-year old Mass. man whose own father tipped him off to the feds. Also, three tales fr...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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Public health stories this week from the front lines of New England's opioid crisis. Two controversial attempts to help people struggling with addi...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, the last coal-fired plant in Mass. closes and towns in that area start to look offshore to wind as a new energy source. Also, we've hear...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 49:57
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Immigrants face misunderstandings and confusion in their interactions with the criminal justice system; Long Island Sound has made a big comeback, ...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 49:56
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This week, a few updates on stories from our archives. The Boston Globe Spotlight team shines light on sexual abuse at elite New England boarding s...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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Wind power saw a big boom in Maine over the last decade, but the industry has hit the doldrums. We'll take a look at why, and profile Northern Pass...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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***NOTE: We have fixed a small section of Segment A, during the first story by Jill Kaufman. We have now correctly identified the location of the s...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we'll find out what a Reveal/APM Reports investigation tells us about police de-escalation training in New England and visit police in N...

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 49:59