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


86 Pieces

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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
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We'll hear voices from the March For Our Lives and the Boston Globe editorial page, which has taken up the gun control fight. We'll also get the la...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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President Trump's opioid speech in New Hampshire made news for its tough rhetoric about drug dealers, but there's another group that's not getting ...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 50:01
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This week, we'll look at how states are responding to calls for gun reform and school safety, including a Connecticut plan that provides more fundi...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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New Hampshire's Liquor Commission is facing scrutiny over big money, out-of-state purchasers - NHPR's Todd Bookman investigates. We also explore tw...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 50:03
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A Guatemalan family living in Massachusetts faces a tearful goodbye. Organic dairy farmers feel the squeeze of low prices and production quotas. An...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, some favorites from the archive: North of the border, a fascinating story of land disputes, French Canadian pride, and massive dams that...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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New Bedford, Massachusetts is known for its profitable fishing port. It even draws visitors by celebrating Moby Dick, a novel inspired by whalers t...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 50:03
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For Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, FEMA housing support runs out on February 14. Though Hartford and Holyoke are hubs for Puerto Ricans, finding...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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Maine's lobster population has been booming - and new research points to some reasons why. Also, we'll sit down with the man behind Take Magazine -...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, we're revisiting a few favorite segments. A Vermont Public Radio investigation looks at guns and gun deaths in the state. It paints a ve...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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A woman who’s widely referred to as the “original DREAMer” weighs in on the current moment. A young man shares a tale of rising above poverty, home...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week: an investigation into water contamination in Vermont wells near farms reveals a shocking shortage of oversight by the government agency ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 50:00