Todd Bookman http://whqr.org en 'Thanks' To The Woman Who Helped Make A November Thursday Special http://whqr.org/post/thanks-woman-who-helped-make-november-thursday-special Thursday's holiday has Sarah Josepha Hale to thank for helping it get national recognition.<p>Thanksgiving before 1863 was something of a moveable feast, with states honoring the holiday at various times or not at all. But as the Civil War dragged on, Abraham Lincoln needed a way to unite the country. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 46817 at http://whqr.org 'Thanks' To The Woman Who Helped Make A November Thursday Special Health Care Exchanges May Not Provide Many Options http://whqr.org/post/health-care-exchanges-may-not-provide-many-options Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>It's not exactly a buyer's market for people who purchase their own health insurance. Prices can be high and options severely limited. A key piece of the Affordable Care Act is supposed to change that. New health exchanges will allow people to comparison shop for insurance, maybe even get a subsidy to help pay for it.<p>But as New Hampshire Public Radio's Todd Bookman reports, some people may still be left with few choices.<p>TODD BOOKMAN, BYLINE: Jon Lynch recently celebrated his 26th birthday. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 37940 at http://whqr.org Bonnie And Clyde's Guns, Other Items Go On Auction http://whqr.org/post/bonnie-and-clydes-guns-other-items-go-auction Nearly 80 years after the deaths of bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, a few, shall we say, "tools of their trade" are going up for auction. Among them are his Colt .45 and her .38 Special, which could each go for hundreds of thousands of dollars.<p>When former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer eventually caught up with Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in 1934, a newsreel announcer declared "the inevitable end: retribution. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:30:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 24708 at http://whqr.org Bonnie And Clyde's Guns, Other Items Go On Auction Unique Summer Job Hidden In The White Mountains http://whqr.org/post/unique-summer-job-hidden-white-mountains In New Hampshire's White Mountains, hikers can seek refuge from the elements at one of the Appalachian Mountain Club's high huts. Along with a bunk and blanket, overnight guests get hearty meals prepared by staff members. Those employees haul up supplies on their backs, and serve as stewards of the alpine terrain. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 21:17:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 23445 at http://whqr.org Medical Technician Might Have Exposed Hundreds To Hepatitis C http://whqr.org/post/medical-technician-might-have-exposed-hundreds-hepatitis-c After five years of crisscrossing the country as a traveling medical technician, David Kwiatkowski landed at New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital in the spring of 2011. A full-time job in the hospital's cardiac unit soon followed.<p>It was at Exeter that federal prosecutors say the 33-year-old began to divert syringes of the drug Fentanyl. They say Kwiatkowski, who was arrested July 19, would inject himself with the painkiller, and then refill syringes with a saline solution. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:06:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 21378 at http://whqr.org In Noisy Digital Era, 'Elegant' Internet Still Thrives http://whqr.org/post/noisy-digital-era-elegant-internet-still-thrives Before Facebook and MySpace transformed how we interact virtually, there was another kind of Internet — a 1980s network, where users connected via phone lines and communicated through simple lines of text.<p>And while that may sound outdated, that version of the Internet is still very much alive.<p><strong>'A Lot More Elegant'</strong><p>Pat McNameeking, a college student in Concord, N.H., is one champion of this throwback social network known as SDF, or Super Dimensional Fortress.<p>McNameeking, who goes by the handle Bulywif, connects to the Internet via an Ethernet cable threaded into his p Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:44:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 14943 at http://whqr.org In Noisy Digital Era, 'Elegant' Internet Still Thrives