The State We're In

Connecting New Hampshire

Hosted by Granite State News Collaborative Director Melanie Plenda, The State We're In explores solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic in New Hampshire and highlights 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.

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Support for The State We're In is provided by Grappone Automotive GroupHeritage Home Service and Eversource.

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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9/1/2021 - First Gen American

9/1/2021 - First Gen American

They are the future of New Hampshire.

8/25/2021 - Back to School Fall 2021

8/25/2021 - Back to School Fall 2021

NH Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut answers back to school questions.

8/18/2021 - Environmental Justice  - Burdens of Heat

8/18/2021 - Environmental Justice - Burdens of Heat

A new project by the NH Bar News and the Granite State News Collaborative.

8/11/2021 - Eviction Moratorium Update

8/11/2021 - Eviction Moratorium Update

What legal assistance is available to New Hampshire residents?


Eviction Moratorium Update (Spanish)

Eviction Moratorium Update (Spanish)

The Biden Administration has reinstated the CDC’s eviction moratorium through early Octobe

8/4/2021 - The Variant Strikes Back

8/4/2021 - The Variant Strikes Back

COVID-19 cases are rising again in New Hampshire.

7/28/2021 - Child Care Concerns

7/28/2021 - Child Care Concerns

NH's child care industry is struggling.

Jayme Hines

Jayme Hines

Jayme Hines, president of the NH Association for the Education of Young Children.

Rick Green

Rick Green

GSNC Reporter Rick Green reports on the issues facing families and providers.

7/21/2021 - What's in the Budget?

7/21/2021 - What's in the Budget?

New Hampshire’s new budget has been signed and in effect for nearly a month.

7/14/2021 - “Divisive Concepts” Law

7/14/2021 - “Divisive Concepts” Law

We hear from Gov. Sununu on what’s next and GSNC Reporter Jenny Whidden on reaction.

6/30/2021 - Grassroots Tutoring

6/30/2021 - Grassroots Tutoring

A group of parents in Manchester have created an all-volunteer tutoring network.

6/23/2021 - Legislative Update

6/23/2021 - Legislative Update

Legislation, politics and some long overdue recognition.

NH Gives 2021

NH Gives 2021

NH Gives, the 24-hour online nonprofit fundraising event is set for June 8 and 9, 2021.

5/26/2021 - College Diversity

5/26/2021 - College Diversity

Student reporters look at diversity on New Hampshire College campuses.

5/19/2021 - Housing Frenzy

5/19/2021 - Housing Frenzy

Housing prices are on the rise again in the Granite State.

5/12/2021 - Stay, Work, Engage!

5/12/2021 - Stay, Work, Engage!

New Hampshire is the second oldest state in the nation.

5/5/2021 - Back to School (Again)

5/5/2021 - Back to School (Again)

May 3rd marked the state mandated return to full in-person operations for schools.

4/28/2021 -Back to Business

4/28/2021 -Back to Business

New guidance on masking up in New Hampshire.

4/21/2021 - NH Legislative Crossover Update

4/21/2021 - NH Legislative Crossover Update

We’re halfway through the New Hampshire Legislative session.

4/14/2021 - Race and Equity in NH

4/14/2021 - Race and Equity in NH

A new multi year project exploring race and equity in New Hampshire.

4/7/2021 - You're Vaccinated - Now What?

4/7/2021 - You're Vaccinated - Now What?

As of April 1st, anyone over 16 in New Hampshire is eligible to sign up for the vaccine.

3/31/2021 - NH Civic Health

3/31/2021 - NH Civic Health

How do you measure a community’s civic health?

3/17/2021 - Sunshine Week - Your Right to Know

3/17/2021 - Sunshine Week - Your Right to Know

Sunshine Week, legislation, transparency in journalism and the public’s right to know.

3/10/2021 - Covering Covid - One Year Later

3/10/2021 - Covering Covid - One Year Later

It’s been one year since the Covid-19 pandemic changed life as we know it.

3/2/2021 - One on One with Gov. Chris Sununu

3/2/2021 - One on One with Gov. Chris Sununu

As we mark a year since the Covid-19 pandemic changed life as we know it.

Food Insecurity in the Granite State

Food Insecurity in the Granite State

To be food insecure means to struggle to meet the basic needs of putting food on the table

2/17/2021 - COVID Effect on School Funding

2/17/2021 - COVID Effect on School Funding

What we all need to know about the budget process on the local and state level.

2/10/2021 - Back to the Classroom

2/10/2021 - Back to the Classroom

Moving into 2021, schools are easing towards reopening, but many questions remain.

2/3/2021 - Vaccine Questions and Answers

2/3/2021 - Vaccine Questions and Answers

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout is in full swing across the Granite State.

1/27/2021 - New NH Legislative Session

1/27/2021 - New NH Legislative Session

New Hampshire's legislature is back in session.

1/21/21 - Political Extremism in NH

1/21/21 - Political Extremism in NH

Where do we go from here?

1/14/2021 - NH Governor Chris Sununu

1/14/2021 - NH Governor Chris Sununu

Governor Chris Sununu who talks about leadership, the pandemic and more.

1/6/2021 - Covid Update

1/6/2021 - Covid Update

Though 2020 is behind us, the deadly virus that plagued us throughout the year.

12/16/2020 - Coping with Depression

12/16/2020 - Coping with Depression

"˜Tis the season for feeling happy and sad for so many. In this must-watch episode of The State We're In, we learn what people can do to help themselves and others to cope this holiday season.

12/9/2020 - Season of Giving

12/9/2020 - Season of Giving

We're in what typically is the season of giving and an important one for nonprofits.

12/2/2020 - Economic Hodgepodge

12/2/2020 - Economic Hodgepodge

Projected spikes in coronavirus cases and the possibility of another shutdown are looming.

11/19/2020 - Can We Talk?

11/19/2020 - Can We Talk?

However you make contact, the topic of politics is often front and center.

11/18/2020 - Homeless Crisis

11/18/2020 - Homeless Crisis

The economic downturn and unemployment is deepening the crisis.

11/11/2020 - Covid Rising in the North Country

11/11/2020 - Covid Rising in the North Country

Districts across the state are wrestling with the rise in COVID-19 cases.

11/5/2020 - Election 2020 Analysis

11/5/2020 - Election 2020 Analysis

The historic 2020 election has been a nail-biter.

10/28/2020 - Election 2020 - Resources and Insights

10/28/2020 - Election 2020 - Resources and Insights

Director of Research and Analysis at Citizens Count, shares election resources.

10/21/2020 - Contact Tracing

10/21/2020 - Contact Tracing

One of the keys to mitigating spread is contact tracing.

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

With the flu season quickly approaching many health officials warn that Covid-19 mixed with flu could leave the public and providers dealing with a "twindemic" of sorts. Freelance reporter Adam Urquhart and Dr. Elizabeth Daly, Chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services discuss how health officials are preparing for the upcoming fl

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.



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