Episode 13: NHTI has really old electric car charger

October 2, 2018

Granite Geek David Brooks discusses the electric car chargers at NHTI, a Concord community college. With VW money coming to the state, other car chargers could see upgrades. 


Episode 12: Squirrel explosion (or not?)

September 18, 2018

What's with the high number of squirrels in Southern New Hampshire? Why so much roadkill? The Granite Geek explains. 


Episode 11: Is biomass power good for N.H.?

September 12, 2018

Granite Geek David Brooks wades into a political debate on whether New Hampshire should subsidize biomass power, which provides heat and/or electricity through the burning of wood. 

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Episode 10: Net zero, solar powered apartment building

September 6, 2018

In West Lebanon, an affordable housing apartment building is being constructed as a net zero facility with solar panels. Granite Geek David Brooks of the Concord Monitor explains why it's unique. 

Read the story online at concordmonitor.com.


Episode Nine: Ig Nobel founder to speak at Science Cafe Concord

August 29, 2018

The founder of the Ig Nobel Awards, Marc Abrahams, will answer your burning questions at the next Science Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Draft in Concord. 

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Episode Eight: When is a drought not a drought

August 21, 2018

Despite the wettest August on record, New Hampshire is still abnormally dry. How does that even work? The Granite Geek explores an answer in this week's episode. 

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Episode Seven: BASIC should have N.H. historical marker

August 14, 2018

Two Dartmouth mathematicians created BASIC and timesharing for computers; Granite Geek thinks they should have a state historical marker. 


Read story on Concord Monitor site. 


Episode Six: Evolution of printing

August 8, 2018

Ron Pike spent 55 years working on the Monitor's presses and has seen a few changes in that time. 


Read article: After 55 years working on printing presses, only a ‘bunged up’ leg led to retirement



Episode Five: Recycling woes

July 31, 2018

As China cracks down on the quality of recycling it buys from overseas, cities and towns in the U.S. have to rethink single-stream recycling operations. 


Episode Four: What’s in a name? Lakes, mountains and hills

July 25, 2018

When does "lake" go before a name and when does it go after? Is there any rhyme or reason? The Granite Geek explores naming geographical fixtures.