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


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This week on NEXT: Loss of smell has emerged as a possible symptom of COVID-19. We delve into cases in Rhode Island and how the state is screening ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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New England states are asking visitors to self-isolate for 14 days to slow the spread of coronavirus. This week on NEXT, we look at Rhode Island’s ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Before the coronavirus outbreak, a wife visited her husband nearly every day at the nursing home. This week on NEXT, how visitor limitations are se...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, elementary school teachers scramble to put together remote learning for students as schools close amid the coronavirus pandemic....

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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As the coronavirus spreads, we look at how New Englanders are preparing. And after the only black woman in Vermont’s House of Representatives was t...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Mary's life changed drastically when she became the foster parent for four grandnieces and nephews. This week on NEXT, we explore the ways foster c...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 50:01
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Activists in Maine and Connecticut are fighting against mandatory vaccine rules for students in public schools. This week on NEXT, we look at the f...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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White parents say they want their kids to go to integrated schools. But when they’re given the power to choose, schools tend to be more segregated....

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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The economic impact of the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak in China is trickling down to Boston’s Chinatown. This week on NEXT, how unusually quie...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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After delays in the Iowa caucus results, we turn our attention to the New Hampshire primary on February 11. This week on NEXT, what to expect from ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Connecticut has become the last New England state to include a non-binary option on its driver's licenses. This week on NEXT, we talk to the person...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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The U.S. population is getting older. And in northern New England, it’s even more pronounced: Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are the oldest state...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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A New England town has decided to reinstate a school mascot critics say is racist. This week on NEXT, the school board in Killingly, Conn., ditched...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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2020 is a big year in politics, and New England senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are among the presidential front-runners...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, some scientists believe the Northern Star coral in New England’s cold oceans could hold valuable secrets for fighting climate ch...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 36:30
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This week on NEXT, we talk with singer-songwriter Heather Maloney about quitting her music degree for meditation, then becoming a songwriter during...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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In 2018, a doctor in Rhode Island discovered EMS crews misplacing breathing tubes , a potentially fatal mistake. This week on NEXT, an investigatio...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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Voters across the region –and political spectrum– can agree on one thing: they care about immigration. This week on NEXT, a new poll of New Hampshi...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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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