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.
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.
What happened and where we go from here.
COVID-19, itself, was bad enough.
Host Melanie Plenda reviews some of the biggest stories of the year.
A look back on some of the yearâ€™s most compelling quotes.
What will that new legislative session look like?
A discussion about understanding the polls.
Host Melanie Plenda leads a discussion on open enrollment.
Host Melanie Plenda discusses food insecurity.
Transgender issues came up at a recent school board meeting.
Host Melanie Plenda speaks with a panel of journalists and state political experts.
The candidates and issues at the heart of the midterm election.
A discussion about voting in the midterm election on Nov. 8.
The poll worker perspective on the upcoming election.
Host Melanie Plenda speaks with Heather Hall and Marty Sink.
The data behind the effectiveness of pandemic aid and tax cuts.
Host Melanie Plenda speaks with tech savvy lawyer.
Host Melanie Plenda reviews what happened during the recent primary.
Host Melanie Plenda discusses childcare in New Hampshire.
Jasmine Torres Allen de NH PBS.
This week, The State We're In goes on location in Manchester.
The efforts to get-out-the vote amongst NH's growing contingent of Latino citizens.
Host Melanie Plenda discusses staying healthy this school year.
Host Melanie Plenda discusses the state of the economy with guests.
Key issues in the upcoming primary election on Sept. 13, 2022.
A discussion about the Concord Monitor's recent investigative series, Counting Cops.
A discussion of Native American history and culture in New Hampshire.
A look at the state's so-called â€œdivisive conceptsâ€ regulations.
Host Melanie Plenda talks with students involved in a FPU summer conference on politics.
On this 100th episode, #TSWI focuses on the end of the legislative session.
The impact of climate change on local farmers.
A discussion of Juneteenth and celebrations across the state.
New Hampshire's growing need for younger residents,
School psychologist Dr. Nate Jones shares thoughts on talking about tragedy with children.
Congressional redistricting, what the competing proposals are and what it means for NH.
What NH and Massachusetts are considering to address the shortage of affordable housing.
Alleged disturbing behavior on the part of NH State Police.
The impacts zoning and the environment may have on crime.
An update on the latest bills before the Legislature.
Even before the pandemic, schools struggled with eruptions of violence.
Wolfeboro native Rebecca Connelly speaks about her experiences helping Ukrainian refugees.
What Crossover Day is and what it means for Granite Staters.
Gas prices have dropped a few cents a gallon in the last week. Will it continue?
It's Sunshine Week, the annual initiative spearheaded by the News Leaders Association.
Like the rest of the nation, New Hampshire is facing a home care crisis.
A look at discriminatory lending practices, and how they affect Granite Staters.
A look at Town Meeting's past, present and future, and why it matters to Granite Staters.
Gov. Chris Sununu delivers his State of the State address.
Analysis of Gov. Chris Sununu's State of the State speech.