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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


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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: May 19, 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
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This week, the death of a veteran raises questions about a VA facility in Vermont; the story of a mentally ill homeless man in Connecticut, and wha...

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, a study to engineer old-growth forest in a region that hardly has any left; the perils of New England moose in a changing climate; a pol...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 49:58
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This week on NEXT, the Boston Globe Spotlight team shines light on sexual abuse at elite New England boarding schools, and it prompts more investig...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 50:00
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On NEXT, we’ll visit a clinic in Vermont, helping refugees cope with trauma; we'll catch up with an Obamacare critic who's changed his tune; we’ll ...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 50:01
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This week, we take a road trip to Springfield, MA to get at the heart of the casino gambling debate in New England. Are there enough gamblers to su...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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We'll meet the most powerful fisherman in New England, the king of the New Bedford fleet, Carlos Rafael, as he faces possible jail time for tax fra...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 49:59
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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