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  1. Using Music To Explore The Problems Of Lake ErieRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    It may be hard to imagine a composer being inspired by public hearings and court cases. But Lake Erie and its problems take center stage in a new oratorio from Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer.


  2. Great Lakes Region: Pathway For Freedom Seekers, Then And NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The orginal base of a bridge in Niagara Falls that was used by Harriet Tubman to help runaway slaves escape to Canada. More than 150 years ago, the Great Lakes region played a key role in the Underground Railroad.


  3. Cookbook Author Crusades For Millions Of Kids Who Go Hungry In SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    You might think of summer as a time for family cookouts and lazy days at the lake, but for 13.1 million American kids who are food insecure, the reality is very different. For them, being out of school doesn't mean hot dogs and s'mores; it means not being sure when they're going to get their next meal.


  4. Beyond Pantries: This Food Bank Invests In The Local CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Wayne County, New York, is the biggest producer of apples in the Empire State. Yet, in 2013 public school children in the county were being served apples from Washington on their lunch trays.


  5. 'What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?' Frederick Douglass, RevisitedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The Frederick Douglass Statue in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol in 2013. On July 3, the National Archives hosted a reading of Douglass' essay about the Fourth of July.


  6. American Bald Eagles Face New Threat From Lead AmmunitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    In the 1960s, the American bald eagle was nearly extinct due to the pesticide DDT and habitat destruction. DDT was banned in 1972, and the eagle population eventually came back.


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