Stories of our connected and rapidly changing region.


New England Governors, Eastern Canadian Premiers Seek Truce On Trade War

August 14, 2018

New England governors and the premiers of eastern Canadian provinces say the ties that bind the region transcend the trade war between Washington and Ottawa. At their annual meeting held in Stowe, the leaders called for a truce in the trade war.

As Trade Tensions Build, New England Governors And Canadian Premiers Stress Regional Ties

August 12, 2018

New England governors and premiers from eastern Canadian provinces plan to stress cross-border cooperation, not confrontation when they gather this week in Stowe.

As Crisis Rocks Dairy Industry, Farmers Focus On How To Manage Milk Supply

August 9, 2018

Dairy farmers in the Northeast say they’re ready to talk about something that’s been almost off limits for decades: how to manage the milk supply to stop overproduction.

For an Authentic American Experience, Chinese Kids Spend Summer in a Small N.H. Town

August 7, 2018

Around 80 students from China have spent the summer in Chester, New Hampshire, practicing their English and learning more about American culture.

Forum On Diversity In New Hampshire Sparks Angry Response, Threats To Attendees

August 6, 2018

A group of New Hampshire leaders from the private and public sectors met recently to discuss what they see as a challenge for the state: How to attract a diverse workforce.

Sent To A Hospital, But Locked In Prison

August 6, 2018

National advocacy groups say New Hampshire is the only place in the country where the ward for people at risk of hurting themselves or others, called a secure psychiatric unit, is located in a prison.

Ready Or Not: As Storms Become Stronger, What’s In Store For Coastal Drinking Wells?

August 3, 2018

Hurricanes can push extra sea water toward the shore. And that water, called storm surge, can flood streets and basements. But scientists at the University of Rhode Island are wondering, how can that water impact coastal drinking wells?

Changes In Global Markets Mean Higher Recycling Costs In Vermont

August 2, 2018

Upheavals in global markets will soon be felt in Vermonters’ pocketbooks. The international market for some recyclable material has crashed, and that has forced some municipalities and solid waste companies to start charging for recycling.

Author Ben Goldfarb Discusses The History Of Beavers In New England

August 2, 2018

Ben Goldfarb tracks the environmental effect that beavers have on the world around them, as well as their unique history, in his new book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter. He joined us to tell us all about the animals and why we should prioritize beaver restoration as a key to creating healthy ecosystems.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Is Up For Sale

August 2, 2018

The owner of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant is selling it at a bargain price. In fact, it’s practically giving away the plant and its $1 billion trust fund.


NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by John Dankosky, based at Connecticut Public Radio and powered by the New England News Collaborative.

Our laboratory is all of New England — one of America's oldest places — at a time of change.

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