Mar 20, 2019
Show Title: Legalize Or
Featuring Hosts: Matthew Carano,
Nick Boyle, and Cord Blomquist
Engineered by: Matthew
Produced by:Matthew Carano, Nick
Boyle, and Cord Blomquist
Show Summary (used for RSS &
iTunes Summary): On this episode of The Freecast, the NH house
passes death penalty repeal, Nick defines involuntary admission, an
update on Red and Shorty’s, and the pros and cons of legalization
house passes death penalty repeal bill, heads to NH senate
- Involuntary admissions (NIck)
- person has inflicted serious bodily injury on
himself or has attempted suicide or serious self-injury and there
is a likelihood the act or attempted act will recur if admission is
person has threatened to inflict serious bodily injury on himself
and there is likelihood that an act or attempt of serious
self-injury will occur if admission is not ordered
person's behavior demonstrates that he so lacks the capacity to
care for his own welfare that there is a likelihood of death,
serious bodily injury, or serious debilitation if admission is not
person meets all of the following criteria:
person has been determined to be severely mentally
person has had at least one involuntary admission, within the last
person has no guardian of the person appointed
person is not subject to a conditional discharge
person has refused the treatment determined necessary by a mental
health program approved by the department
psychiatrist at a mental health program approved by the department
has determined, based upon the person's clinical history, that
there is a substantial probability that the person's refusal to
accept necessary treatment will lead to death, serious bodily
injury, or serious debilitation if admission is not
- 35,449 people with serious mental
adults with serious mental illness incarcerated
public psychiatric beds
- Seabrook Nuclear Plant license extended until
at least 2050 (Cord)
- Follow up: Red and Shorty’s closes for good
House votes to legalize sports betting (Matt)
- Freecoast Liberty Outreach Meetup
Discussion: Decriminalize or
Hampshire Ski History
active ski areas 21 of them have chair lifts
Hampshire was the center of skiing in the United States from the
1930s into the 1950s. Skiing first became popular in northern
Europe then crossed the Atlantic to the cities of New York and
Boston. Because New Hampshire was so close to Boston, skiing became
very important to New Hampshire.
groups of people were important to skiing growing in New Hampshire.
First, the workers from Scandinavia who moved to the paper mills
around Berlin. Second, college students from Dartmouth College who
were part of the Dartmouth Outing Club. And third, people who were
members of the Boston-based Appalachian Mountain Club.
Hampshire was the first place in America to have many things you
see now at every ski resort. New Hampshire was the first to have
trails cut just for downhill skiing. The Granite State was the
first to have overhead wire-rope ski tows and an aerial tramway.
Many famous races and styles of racing took place in New Hampshire.
Professional ski patrols and ski schools began in New Hampshire.
These new ideas, plus ski villages, started a whole new tourism
- Rope Tows and
though the first rope tow in the United States was in Woodstock,
Vermont, many new ideas for getting skiers up a mountain were
developed in New Hampshire. Two new style rope tows opened in 1936.
The Dartmouth Outing Club built one on Oak Hill in Hanover and the
second one was built at Moody’s Farm in Jackson. These used wire
instead of fiber to make the rope. This rope was then suspended
above the skiers’ heads rather than at waist level. The skier
grabbed a J-shaped handle that was attached to the rope and was
pulled up the mountain.
first chairlift in New Hampshire was built in 1937 on Rowe Mountain
in Gilford, just a year after chairlifts were invented in Idaho.
The next year, 1938, two exciting and new ski lifts were built. One
was at Cannon Mountain in Franconia and the other was at Mount
Cranmore in North Conway.
first chairlift in the Eastern U.S. at Belknap Mountain, now called
- Cannon Mountain built the Cannon Mountain
Aerial Tramway. A tramway is a large box that hangs from a cable.
Many people can board a tram and travel to the top of the mountain
together. Many people thought that trams would be the most popular
ski lifts in America, but chairlifts became cheaper to run and
easier to fix.
- New Hampshire’s
Hampshire was a hub for skiing through the 1930s through the 1950s.
The state helped promote the state through colorful maps, posters,
and brochures. Later, Vermont and ski areas further west became
more popular than New Hampshire.
so, skiing is still very important to New Hampshire today. In
2006-7 people spent over 700 million dollars in the state because
of skiing. Ski resorts also employed over 17,000 people during that
isn’t surprising that New Hampshire lost its early lead in the
development of skiing in America. What is remarkable is that New
Hampshire played such a large role in the rise of skiing. Ski
resorts and areas might be very different if it wasn’t for the
ideas and inventions of New Hampshire skiers.
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