The State We're In

Responding to a critical need for in-depth analysis of the Coronavirus Pandemic, New Hampshire PBS launches a new digital series. Hosted by GSNC Director Melanie Plenda, the series will explore solutions to the crisis and highlight local efforts to combat the virus and rebuild local economies.

The State We're In was the title of one of the first public television public affairs programs on New Hampshire PBS. Nearly fifty years ago the station was known as Channel 11- the New Hampshire Network. This series seeks to revive the in-depth reporting and civil discourse that once was the hallmark of public affairs and discussion shows in the state.

The State We're In is produced in partnership with the Granite State News Collaborative which is  funded in part by the Solutions Journalism Network and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  Production is also made possible by the Facebook Project Community Network Grant program in partnership with the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Local Media Association.


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10/15/2020 - Election 2020 Countdown Voting FAQs

10/15/2020 - Election 2020 Countdown Voting FAQs

New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlon answers voters’ FAQ.

10/7/2020 - Pandemic Impact on Hospitality Industry

10/7/2020 - Pandemic Impact on Hospitality Industry

Many businesses have been hit hard during the pandemic.

9/30/2020 - Planning for a Twindemic

9/30/2020 - Planning for a Twindemic

Covid-19 mixed with flu could leave the public and providers dealing with a “twindemic”.

9/22/2020 - Food Insecurity in the Granite State

9/22/2020 - Food Insecurity in the Granite State

Food Insecurity is a growing concern in the Granite State.


9/15/2020 - Radically Rural 2020

9/15/2020 - Radically Rural 2020

On September 24th, Keene will be the epicenter of the third annual Radically Rural Summit.

9/9/2020 - Covid Status Update

9/9/2020 - Covid Status Update

Throughout the summer, NH managed to keep the number of Covid cases at a steady decline.

9/2/2020 - Truth and Trust in Voter Misinformation

9/2/2020 - Truth and Trust in Voter Misinformation

This is is shaping up to be an election year like no other,

9/2/2020 - NH VOTES 2020 - Election Guide

9/2/2020 - NH VOTES 2020 - Election Guide

New Hampshire's primary for all national and state offices is fast approaching.

8/26/2020 - Covid Economy and NH Businesses

8/26/2020 - Covid Economy and NH Businesses

One of the biggest fallouts from the Covid-19 pandemic in NH has been the economy.

8/21/2020 - Child Care Challenges and Resources

8/21/2020 - Child Care Challenges and Resources

New Hampshire’s schools and economy are re-opening.

8/13/2020 - Eviction Rules and Resources

8/13/2020 - Eviction Rules and Resources

A national moratorium on evicting tenants from certain properties expired.

8/13/2020 - En Estos Tiempos

8/13/2020 - En Estos Tiempos

Recursos y Reglas de Desalojo.

8/7/2020 - Mask Mandates in the Granite State

8/7/2020 - Mask Mandates in the Granite State

State and local officials are grappling with how to keep their communities safe.

8/2/2020 - Remote Learning in the Granite State

8/2/2020 - Remote Learning in the Granite State

Melanie Plenda speaks to the series lead writers and Berlin Public Schools Superintendent.

7/21/2020 - NH Votes SAFE 2020

7/21/2020 - NH Votes SAFE 2020

NH has changed to add concern about Covid-19 as a reason to request an absentee ballot.

6/8/2020 - NH Gives

6/8/2020 - NH Gives

On June 9th and 10th, a record number of nonprofits will participate in NH Gives Day.

5/21/2020 - Citizens Count Legislative Update

5/21/2020 - Citizens Count Legislative Update

The New Hampshire Legislature has been on hiatus since the stay-at-home directive in March

5/12/2020 - Substance Use Disorder During the Pandemic

5/12/2020 - Substance Use Disorder During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has presented new challenges for people seeking substance use disorder treatment.

5/7/2020 - Covering the Economy

5/7/2020 - Covering the Economy

From having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, to one of the highest.

4/30/2020 - Episode 2

4/30/2020 - Episode 2

There are more than 130,000 small businesses in New Hampshire.

4/22/2020 - Episode 1

4/22/2020 - Episode 1

Granite State News Collaborative editors discuss the impact of the coronavirus.



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