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


115 Pieces

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This week on NEXT: we learn about how an argument in an East Boston high school set off a series of events that led to a young man’s deportation. P...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT: we explore the high drug overdose death rates in our region and why methamphetamine is a rising threat. Plus, we learn about why...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we discuss the opening of recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts, and the start of legalized sports betting in Rhode Isla...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we learn about the cultural significance of the ash tree for the Penobscot Nation in Maine, and how an invasive beetle is threat...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we discuss the experience of immigrating to our region. First, we speak with a man who fled violence in his home country of Nica...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we discuss election results from around the region. Plus, we explore incarceration rates of African-Americans in Vermont. Finall...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week we listen to stories from our archive that explore new conservation efforts taking place around New England, including the effort to redu...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: as the election approaches, we explore what questions will be on ballots around the region. And, we hear from young candidates w...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we learn about two organizations that are working thousands of miles apart to keep young people out of gangs. Plus, a youth lead...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we hear from a Connecticut family that is coping with psychological distress following their mother's deportation. And, we visit...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: as General Electric replaces its CEO, we discuss what the move means for the company. And, we explore businesses from around New...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: after explosions in the Merrimack Valley, residents, and local businesses deal with life without gas. We check-in on recovery ef...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week we listen back to stories from our archive that explore energy and the environment. First, we travel along the region's largest river and...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: we hear from Salvadorans who are in the region on Temporary Protected Status, but might soon be forced to leave the country. And...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: a year after a racially-charged, violent incident in New Hampshire, we hear from two young men about their experience growing up...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: after PFAS Chemicals were found at the Coakley Landfill, residents demanded answers. NHPR's Annie Ropeik explores the response f...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT: we speak with WBUR's Shannon Dooling who recently returned from a reporting trip from Honduras and El Salvador where she explore...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 50:00
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This week: we explore eviction rates in Maine. Plus, New Hampshire is the only state in the country where the secure psychiatric unit is located in...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 49:58
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This week on NEXT: we discuss the move to alternate forms of energy around the region, including the latest on the effort to bring hydropower from ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT: we explore how proposed changes to the farm bill will affect SNAP programs around New England. Plus, we speak with an environmen...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 50:00