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NEXT New England

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NEXT New England
NEXT New England

NEXT New England

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NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast about New England, one of America’s oldest places, at a time of change. It’s hosted by John Dankosky at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut. Through original reporting and interviews, we ask important questions about the issues we explore: where are we now? How did we get here? And what's next?

Latest Episodes

NEXT Episode 168: “Collision Course” Of An Officer And Teenager Leads To Fatal Shooting; ‘The Portuguese Kids’ Tap Their Background For Comedy

This week on NEXT, a teenager and officer’s “Collision Course” leads to a fatal shooting. We look at racial profiling and policing in New England. And patients forced into psychiatric treatment are suing New Hampshire for allegedly being held too long against their will. Plus, “The Portuguese Kids” tap their ethnicity for comedy material.

49 MIN2 d ago
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NEXT Episode 168: “Collision Course” Of An Officer And Teenager Leads To Fatal Shooting; ‘The Portuguese Kids’ Tap Their Background For Comedy

NEXT Episode 167: A Nephew’s Ammo Request Pushes Aunt To Raise Red Flag; Fall And New England Forests

This week on NEXT, a woman turns in her nephew to police after he asks to use her address to order high-capacity magazines for his AR-15-style rifle.And a new survey shows how wrong Americans are about the leading cause of gun deaths.Plus, a new rule could bring more development to the largest forested area east of the Mississippi.

50 MIN1 w ago
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NEXT Episode 167: A Nephew’s Ammo Request Pushes Aunt To Raise Red Flag; Fall And New England Forests

NEXT Episode 166: New Hampshire Holds Tight To First National Primary; Syrain Refugees Settle Into Their New City

This week on NEXT, the Trump administration took away deportation deferrals for seriously ill immigrants and then gave them back. Plus, after three years of adjustment, a Syrian family is feeling settled in Vermont. And a new podcast from New Hampshire looks at how the state clinched the first-in-the-nation primary and held fast. Finally, we hear from residents of one of the easternmost U.S. towns.

50 MIN2 w ago
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NEXT Episode 166: New Hampshire Holds Tight To First National Primary; Syrain Refugees Settle Into Their New City

NEXT Episode 165: Vaping Scare Prompts Official Action; Climate Change Migrant Goes To Maine

This week on NEXT, two mayors face corruption charges and not all voters seem to care. We’ll hear why a vaccine for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is not widely available. Plus, as the Gulf of Maine warms and cold-water species travel north, fishermen who adapt will thrive.

50 MIN3 w ago
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NEXT Episode 165: Vaping Scare Prompts Official Action; Climate Change Migrant Goes To Maine

NEXT Episode 164: New England’s Most Endangered Species; Young Climate Activists Take The Lead

This week, we search for New England’s most endangered species and talk to young climate activists about what motivates them. Plus, the fight to stop non-organic milk from making it into products labeled organic.

49 MINSEP 20
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NEXT Episode 164: New England’s Most Endangered Species; Young Climate Activists Take The Lead

NEXT Episode 163: The History Of The GOP And Climate; Growing A Better Lunch

The man known as Dr. Seuss grew up in New England...drawing inspiration from the local zoo and his German roots. This week on NEXT, from the New England News Collaborative, tall tales from Springfield’s famous son. And how another famous family, the Sununus, shaped the climate debate. In this episode, we'll trace the history of the GOP and climate. We’ll also look at what kids are—and aren’t—eating for lunch at school.

49 MINSEP 13
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NEXT Episode 163: The History Of The GOP And Climate; Growing A Better Lunch

NEXT Episode 162: Tackling Race Through Dialogue; Hunting for Old Growth Forests

A dialogue project brings together people from Massachusetts, South Carolina and Kentucky to talk about race and racism. We’ll learn how the conversation is going between these very different parts of our country. And, we’ll go looking for the oldest trees in New England.

49 MINSEP 5
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NEXT Episode 162: Tackling Race Through Dialogue; Hunting for Old Growth Forests

NEXT Episode 161: Hemp Hangups; Living With Lyme

Hemp is big business - farmers are growing it…stores are selling its extract, CBD, and some people are even smoking it. But big expectations for the crop are being tempered by regulatory concerns.This week on NEXT, we’ll consider the region’s market for hemp, as well as our love-hate relationship with deer. Plus, we’ll go inside the body to understand the little bacteria that causes the big problem called Lyme Disease. And, we’ll soak in those last few days of summer on the boardwalk...with the King of Old Orchard Beach.

49 MINAUG 30
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NEXT Episode 161: Hemp Hangups; Living With Lyme

Episode 160: On The Campaign Trail in New Hampshire; Seals In Cape Cod

This week on NEXT: They’re cute. Kids love ‘em, sharks really love ‘em...so, what’s the real deal with seals? We’ll wade into the controversy over seals on Cape Cod. And, as the massive Vineyard Wind project faces new delays, we’ll look at how countries with 20 years of offshore wind experience made it happen. Plus, the gypsy moth population is down in our region - which is good news for the trees. But the damage is lasting - and now the focus is making hiking trails safe It's NEXT!

49 MINAUG 23
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Episode 160: On The Campaign Trail in New Hampshire; Seals In Cape Cod

NEXT Episode 159: New England’s Unusual Holy Sites; Harvard’s Voices From History

This week on NEXT: How a dam removal in Maine changed the way rivers are restored. Plus, we’ll visit a unique library at Harvard University, and learn about the fascinating history of an interstate school district in our region. Finally, we’ll visit two unusual holy sites. It’s NEXT.

48 MINAUG 15
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NEXT Episode 159: New England’s Unusual Holy Sites; Harvard’s Voices From History

Latest Episodes

NEXT Episode 168: “Collision Course” Of An Officer And Teenager Leads To Fatal Shooting; ‘The Portuguese Kids’ Tap Their Background For Comedy

This week on NEXT, a teenager and officer’s “Collision Course” leads to a fatal shooting. We look at racial profiling and policing in New England. And patients forced into psychiatric treatment are suing New Hampshire for allegedly being held too long against their will. Plus, “The Portuguese Kids” tap their ethnicity for comedy material.

49 MIN2 d ago
Comments
NEXT Episode 168: “Collision Course” Of An Officer And Teenager Leads To Fatal Shooting; ‘The Portuguese Kids’ Tap Their Background For Comedy

NEXT Episode 167: A Nephew’s Ammo Request Pushes Aunt To Raise Red Flag; Fall And New England Forests

This week on NEXT, a woman turns in her nephew to police after he asks to use her address to order high-capacity magazines for his AR-15-style rifle.And a new survey shows how wrong Americans are about the leading cause of gun deaths.Plus, a new rule could bring more development to the largest forested area east of the Mississippi.

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
NEXT Episode 167: A Nephew’s Ammo Request Pushes Aunt To Raise Red Flag; Fall And New England Forests

NEXT Episode 166: New Hampshire Holds Tight To First National Primary; Syrain Refugees Settle Into Their New City

This week on NEXT, the Trump administration took away deportation deferrals for seriously ill immigrants and then gave them back. Plus, after three years of adjustment, a Syrian family is feeling settled in Vermont. And a new podcast from New Hampshire looks at how the state clinched the first-in-the-nation primary and held fast. Finally, we hear from residents of one of the easternmost U.S. towns.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
NEXT Episode 166: New Hampshire Holds Tight To First National Primary; Syrain Refugees Settle Into Their New City

NEXT Episode 165: Vaping Scare Prompts Official Action; Climate Change Migrant Goes To Maine

This week on NEXT, two mayors face corruption charges and not all voters seem to care. We’ll hear why a vaccine for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is not widely available. Plus, as the Gulf of Maine warms and cold-water species travel north, fishermen who adapt will thrive.

50 MIN3 w ago
Comments
NEXT Episode 165: Vaping Scare Prompts Official Action; Climate Change Migrant Goes To Maine

NEXT Episode 164: New England’s Most Endangered Species; Young Climate Activists Take The Lead

This week, we search for New England’s most endangered species and talk to young climate activists about what motivates them. Plus, the fight to stop non-organic milk from making it into products labeled organic.

49 MINSEP 20
Comments
NEXT Episode 164: New England’s Most Endangered Species; Young Climate Activists Take The Lead

NEXT Episode 163: The History Of The GOP And Climate; Growing A Better Lunch

The man known as Dr. Seuss grew up in New England...drawing inspiration from the local zoo and his German roots. This week on NEXT, from the New England News Collaborative, tall tales from Springfield’s famous son. And how another famous family, the Sununus, shaped the climate debate. In this episode, we'll trace the history of the GOP and climate. We’ll also look at what kids are—and aren’t—eating for lunch at school.

49 MINSEP 13
Comments
NEXT Episode 163: The History Of The GOP And Climate; Growing A Better Lunch

NEXT Episode 162: Tackling Race Through Dialogue; Hunting for Old Growth Forests

A dialogue project brings together people from Massachusetts, South Carolina and Kentucky to talk about race and racism. We’ll learn how the conversation is going between these very different parts of our country. And, we’ll go looking for the oldest trees in New England.

49 MINSEP 5
Comments
NEXT Episode 162: Tackling Race Through Dialogue; Hunting for Old Growth Forests

NEXT Episode 161: Hemp Hangups; Living With Lyme

Hemp is big business - farmers are growing it…stores are selling its extract, CBD, and some people are even smoking it. But big expectations for the crop are being tempered by regulatory concerns.This week on NEXT, we’ll consider the region’s market for hemp, as well as our love-hate relationship with deer. Plus, we’ll go inside the body to understand the little bacteria that causes the big problem called Lyme Disease. And, we’ll soak in those last few days of summer on the boardwalk...with the King of Old Orchard Beach.

49 MINAUG 30
Comments
NEXT Episode 161: Hemp Hangups; Living With Lyme

Episode 160: On The Campaign Trail in New Hampshire; Seals In Cape Cod

This week on NEXT: They’re cute. Kids love ‘em, sharks really love ‘em...so, what’s the real deal with seals? We’ll wade into the controversy over seals on Cape Cod. And, as the massive Vineyard Wind project faces new delays, we’ll look at how countries with 20 years of offshore wind experience made it happen. Plus, the gypsy moth population is down in our region - which is good news for the trees. But the damage is lasting - and now the focus is making hiking trails safe It's NEXT!

49 MINAUG 23
Comments
Episode 160: On The Campaign Trail in New Hampshire; Seals In Cape Cod

NEXT Episode 159: New England’s Unusual Holy Sites; Harvard’s Voices From History

This week on NEXT: How a dam removal in Maine changed the way rivers are restored. Plus, we’ll visit a unique library at Harvard University, and learn about the fascinating history of an interstate school district in our region. Finally, we’ll visit two unusual holy sites. It’s NEXT.

48 MINAUG 15
Comments
NEXT Episode 159: New England’s Unusual Holy Sites; Harvard’s Voices From History