NEXT

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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


165 Pieces

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This week on NEXT, we talk about greenhouse gas emissions and the two sectors that are emitting the most: energy and transportation. Scientists and...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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PFAS chemicals have contaminated sites around New England, but when a World War II-era bomber crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connectic...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, a teenager and officer’s “Collision Course” leads to a fatal shooting. Plus, we look at racial profiling and policing in New Eng...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, a woman turns in her nephew to police after he asks to use her address to order high-capacity magazines for an AR-15-style rifle...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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A year ahead of the 2020 election, NEXT looks at what motivates people to vote –whether they participate or not. Plus, we’ll talk about why New Eng...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, we talk about the life and death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and how his brain is helping scientists discover t...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts took a major hit in the '80s when General Electric downsized, taking thousands of jobs with it. This week on NEXT, we loo...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, a teenager and officer’s “Collision Course” leads to a fatal shooting. We look at racial profiling and policing in New England. ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, a woman turns in her nephew to police after he asks to use her address to order high-capacity magazines for his AR-15-style rifl...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, the Trump administration took away deportation deferrals for seriously ill immigrants and then gave them back. And a new podcast...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT, two mayors face corruption charges and not all voters seem to care. Plus, as the Gulf of Maine warms and cold-water species trav...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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This week, we search for one of New England’s most endangered species and talk to young climate activists about what motivates them. Plus, the figh...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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((This program contains previously-aired, updated segments of NEXT)) This week on NEXT: tracing the history of the GOP and climate change here in ...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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A dialogue project brings together people from Massachusetts, South Carolina and Kentucky to talk about race and racism. We’ll learn how the conv...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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High times for New England's hemp market tempered by regulatory concerns; The history and science behind a disease that takes its name from a Conne...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: The presidential primary buildup is always a big deal in New Hampshire, but reporter Josh Rogers tells us how it's changed this ...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: Twenty years ago, the Edwards Dam was removed from the Kennebec River in Maine. It was the "dam removal that was heard around th...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT: A fight over a landfill spills over into a touchy topic in some New Hampshire towns - zoning. And, we'll consider whether a new ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: We'll meet a woman who has a personal story about surviving a shooting, and learn how Boston is monitoring gang activity. We'll ...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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This week, we'll take a deep dive into immigration law, including two challenges to immigrant detention. We'll also go searching for old growth for...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 50:00