New Hampshire http://www.kunc.org en Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive http://www.kunc.org/post/benefit-corporations-look-beyond-profit-motive A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies are signing a deal, promising to create not only profit but also a tangible benefit to society and the environment. They're called benefit corporations, and their movement has caught the ear of lawmakers across the country.<p>In the tiny town of Gilsum, N.H., you'll find the headquarters of W.S. Badger Co. Inc. The company makes all-natural cosmetics marketed under the name Badger Balm. When CEO Bill Whyte founded the company two decades ago, the staff was lean.<em></em><p>"Early on, I started making soup on Friday. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:09:00 +0000 Jack Rodolico 57914 at http://www.kunc.org Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins http://www.kunc.org/post/obamacare-rolls-nh-political-campaign-and-wins Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or at least to begin the process. We already know that nationwide more than <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/27/295311611/obamacare-enrollment-exceeds-6-million" target="_blank">6 million people have enrolled</a>.<p>But each state has its own insurance market and its own experience with the law. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 55052 at http://www.kunc.org Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins Awaiting The Apocalypse In The Quiet Town Of Concord http://www.kunc.org/post/awaiting-apocalypse-quiet-town-concord No place seems safe these days from someone's terrifying, post-apocalyptic imaginings. Los Angeles is wrecked in the movie <em><em>Elysium, </em></em>the South is zombie-ridden in TV's <em><em>The Walking Dead, </em></em>and now— thanks to writer Ben Winters — even the quiet streets of Concord are at risk of annihilation.<p>But it's hard to imagine anywhere <em>less</em> apocalyptic than the Corner View Restaurant in Concord, N.H. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:58:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 48654 at http://www.kunc.org Awaiting The Apocalypse In The Quiet Town Of Concord Auction House To Take Bids On Neil Armstrong's EKG http://www.kunc.org/post/auction-house-take-bids-neil-armstrongs-ekg Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm David Greene. Being the first person to set foot on the moon would make anyone's heart skip a beat. Well, not apparently Neil Armstrong. An auction house in Amherst, New Hampshire, is about to take bids on Armstrong's EGK. It's a printout of the Apollo 11 astronaut's heart rate as he first stepped onto the surface of the moon in 1969. The printout is about six inches long and shows some fairly steady beats. Well, that's for one man. No word yet on mankind. Mon, 06 May 2013 11:13:00 +0000 43892 at http://www.kunc.org Gun Background Vote Causes Heat At Home For N.H. Sen. Ayotte http://www.kunc.org/post/gun-background-check-vote-causes-heat-home-nh-rep-ayotte Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>After any contentious debate in Washington, it's often interesting to see how a lawmaker is welcomed home, depending on how he or she voted. Some of the senators who voted down bipartisan gun control legislation last month are taking heat in the aftermath of December's mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the state of Connecticut. The bill would have expanded background checks, and the only New England senator who opposed it was New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte. Fri, 03 May 2013 08:29:00 +0000 David Welna 43784 at http://www.kunc.org