The State We're In

Connecting New Hampshire

Hosted by Granite State News Collaborative Director Melanie Plenda, The State We're In takes an in-depth look at stories that matter most to people across the Granite State. 

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.

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Support for The State We're In is provided by Eversource and Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.

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 assistance is provided by the students and staff of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce Unversity in Rindge, NH.





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Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

The impact of climate change on local farmers.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

A discussion of Juneteenth and celebrations across the state.

Keeping Graduates in NH

Keeping Graduates in NH

New Hampshire's growing need for younger residents,

Talking About Tragedy with Kids

Talking About Tragedy with Kids

School psychologist Dr. Nate Jones shares thoughts on talking about tragedy with children.


Drawing the line

Drawing the line

Congressional redistricting, what the competing proposals are and what it means for NH.

Solving the Housing Crisis

Solving the Housing Crisis

What NH and Massachusetts are considering to address the shortage of affordable housing.

Searching for Justice

Searching for Justice

Alleged disturbing behavior on the part of NH State Police.

Zoning Crime Out

Zoning Crime Out

The impacts zoning and the environment may have on crime.

4/20/2022 - State House Update

4/20/2022 - State House Update

An update on the latest bills before the Legislature.

Addressing School Violence

Addressing School Violence

Even before the pandemic, schools struggled with eruptions of violence.

Helping Ukrainian Refugees

Helping Ukrainian Refugees

Wolfeboro native Rebecca Connelly speaks about her experiences helping Ukrainian refugees.

Crossover Day at the State House

Crossover Day at the State House

What Crossover Day is and what it means for Granite Staters.

Pain at the Pump

Pain at the Pump

Gas prices have dropped a few cents a gallon in the last week. Will it continue?

Sunshine Week 2022

Sunshine Week 2022

It's Sunshine Week, the annual initiative spearheaded by the News Leaders Association.

Struggling with Home Care

Struggling with Home Care

Like the rest of the nation, New Hampshire is facing a home care crisis.

Invisible Walls - Home Loans

Invisible Walls - Home Loans

A look at discriminatory lending practices, and how they affect Granite Staters.

2/23/22 - The Importance of Town Meeting

2/23/22 - The Importance of Town Meeting

A look at Town Meeting’s past, present and future, and why it matters to Granite Staters.

2/17/2022 - The State of the State

2/17/2022 - The State of the State

Analysis of Gov. Chris Sununu's State of the State speech.

NH State of the State

NH State of the State

Gov. Chris Sununu delivers his State of the State address.

2/9/2022 -

2/9/2022 - "Freedom from Discrimination" Law Impact

The "freedom from discrimination" law and what it means for education in New Hampshire.

2/2/2022 - A User's Guide to Democracy

2/2/2022 - A User's Guide to Democracy

Knowing the basics about government and how it functions.

1/26/2022 - Invisible Walls

1/26/2022 - Invisible Walls

Taking a look at zoning practices in Manchester, and across the state.

1/18/2022 - Kid Governor

1/18/2022 - Kid Governor

Catching up with 2021 Kid Governor Charlie Olsen and 2022 Kid Governor Charlotte Cotti.

1/12/2022 - The Cost of School Choice

1/12/2022 - The Cost of School Choice

A look at how school choice programs work in New Hampshire.

1/5/2022 - Lead paint

1/5/2022 - Lead paint

Why lead paint is still a problem in New Hampshire and what’s being done.

12/15/2021 - The Year In Review

12/15/2021 - The Year In Review

A look back at the major stories of 2021.

12/15/21 - Legislative Look Ahead

12/15/21 - Legislative Look Ahead

Citizen Count's Anna Brown previews 2022 bills on the docket.

12/8/2021 - The Latest on the Pandemic and Omicron

12/8/2021 - The Latest on the Pandemic and Omicron

New Hampshire Hospitals are at a crisis point with a surge in Covid hospitalizations.

Dr. Jose Mercado

Dr. Jose Mercado

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Covid-19 Response Leader Dr. Jose Mercado.

Teddy Rosenbluth

Teddy Rosenbluth

Concord Monitor Health Reporter Teddy Rosenbluth.

12/1/2021 - Funding Local Journalism

12/1/2021 - Funding Local Journalism

Why local media outlets are turning to donations and philanthropy.

11/17/2021 - Supply Chain Impact on Food Insecurity

11/17/2021 - Supply Chain Impact on Food Insecurity

How are food banks handling this holiday season?

11/10/2021 - Our Story NH Project

11/10/2021 - Our Story NH Project

The isolation of Covid leaves us with a need to reconnect.

11/3/2021 - The Great Resignation

11/3/2021 - The Great Resignation

Across the globe, people are leaving their jobs in droves.

10/27/2021 - Cybersecurity

10/27/2021 - Cybersecurity

Experts warn, the time to focus on prevention is before the bad actors attack.

Cybersecurity Expert

Cybersecurity Expert

Jason Sgro of the Atom Group spends his days (and nights) investigating attacks.

Peterborough's Cautionary Tale

Peterborough's Cautionary Tale

Peterborough Town Administrator Nicole MacStay shares a cautionary tale.

10/20/2021 - Diversity in the 603

10/20/2021 - Diversity in the 603

New census data shows New Hampshire is growing more diverse.

Anthony Payton

Anthony Payton

Why Anthony Tone Payton is seeking Common Ground - one podcast at a time.

Ernesto Burden

Ernesto Burden

Meet the publisher of the new publication called 603 Diversity.

10/13/2021 - Should NH Update the Constitution?

10/13/2021 - Should NH Update the Constitution?

Every year there are about a dozen proposals to change the NH Constitution.

10/6/2021 - Vaccine Hesitancy and Children

10/6/2021 - Vaccine Hesitancy and Children

Some parents may find themselves a little hesitant of vaccinating their children.

9/29/2021 - NH Labor Shortage

9/29/2021 - NH Labor Shortage

Wherever you go, you see help wanted signs. NH’s labor shortage is affecting all sectors.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The critical labor shortage is affecting all sectors.

I Build NH Initiative

I Build NH Initiative

One of the sectors hit hard by the labor shortage is construction.

9/21/21 - Education Inequity in the Granite State

9/21/21 - Education Inequity in the Granite State

A new GSNC reporting initiative explores education inequity in the Granite State.

Employer Vaccine Mandates

Employer Vaccine Mandates

The impact of the proposed new vaccine mandates on New Hampshire businesses.

9/1/2021 - First Gen American

9/1/2021 - First Gen American

They are the future of New Hampshire.



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