NEXT

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


98 Pieces

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This week: we explore eviction rates in Maine. Plus, New Hampshire is the only state in the country where the secure psychiatric unit is located in...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 49:58
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This week on NEXT: we discuss the move to alternate forms of energy around the region, including the latest on the effort to bring hydropower from ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT: we explore how proposed changes to the farm bill will affect SNAP programs around New England. Plus, we speak with an environmen...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we examine why HIV disproportionately affects African-Americans nationwide and learn about efforts to promote a drug that can lo...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, we check-in on life on the island. Plus, we look at conservation projects around N...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we discuss border patrol checkpoints around New England and a recent arrest that was made in New Hampshire. And, we consider sus...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: The invasive Emerald Ash Borer has made its way around the region, threatening millions of ash trees and the culture of the Peno...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on a special 100th Episode of NEXT: we hear highlights of a live panel discussion about the effects of immigration on the economy. Plus, ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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As housing assistance ends for Puerto Rican evacuees in Massachusetts, many families face uncertainty. Plus, a look at Massachusetts’ struggling pu...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: why is the region's largest utility buying water companies? We explore Eversource's move to get into the water business. Plus, a...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT we look at two sources of alternative energy: hydroelectric power along the Connecticut River, and solar power in New England. We...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: the story of how one "unaccompanied minor" traveled to Massachusetts. Plus, a massive wind farm will open off of the coast of Ma...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT: We discuss security concerns on the Northern border of the United States. And a Vermont Supreme Court ruling raises the question...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, we're focusing on the many ways climate change and rising sea levels are affecting New England. We talk with climate scientists,...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT, why the opioid crisis is hitting Latinos in Massachusetts especially hard. And, police are setting up stings to catch bootlegge...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT, we visit a Hartford elementary school that is going to great lengths to make evacuees from Puerto Rico feel welcome. And, a mura...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 49:58
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A Brazilian immigrant who has lived in Martha's Vineyard for over 15 years is now facing deportation. But it's not a clear-cut case. WBUR's Shannon...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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The nation's only Census "test community" in Rhode Island is dealing with fear and questions heading into the important 2020 count. The brewing tra...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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An unusual asylum case has a woman suing the federal government; In Maine, a look inside a program to provide mental health to police; In Vermont, ...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 49:57
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Dairy farmers in Vermont are facing tough times. But fifteen miles north in Saint-Armand, Quebec, it’s a different scene. We’ll hear how farmers on...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • Length: 50:00