PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University hosts Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer prize-winning author of Who Stole the American Dream?, on October 24.
Smith will be speaking before students and faculty from 11-12:30 p.m. and again from 12:30-2 p.m. in Boyd 144.
His book is an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. Smith documents the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from home-owners to banks even before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America's economic growth.
Smith reveals how pivotal laws and policies were altered while the public wasn't looking, how Congress often ignores public opinion, why moderate politicians got shoved to the sidelines, and how Wall Street often wins politically by hiring over 1,400 former government officials as lobbyists. Smith offers ideas for restoring America's great promise and reclaiming the American Dream.
Smith will be speaking to students at 11 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. There are some seats available to the public. If interested, register at go.plymouth.edu/HedrickSmith
Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning television producer/correspondent who is one of America's most distinguished journalists. In 26 years with The New York Times, Mr. Smith was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers series. In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 09:12
MOULTONBOROUGH — On Friday, Nov 8 at 10:30 a.m., Moultonborough Central School will be holding its 16th annual Veteran's Day Assembly to pay respect to local veterans.
The assembly will remember and honor those who have served our country from all branches of the armed services. The program includes introductions of honored guest veterans, patriotic music, and a slideshow which will look back at past Veteran's Day Assemblies. In addition, all veterans are invited to stay and be served lunch in the MCS Dining Room as a thank you for attending.
Local veterans who would like to attend the assembly should contact Moultonborough Central School (476-5535). The general public is also invited to this special program.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 09:08
MEREDITH — The Second Annual Meredith Zombie Walk and Monster Mash Dance Party will spook the streets of Meredith starting in Prescott Park Saturday October 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join together in an effort to promote thrills, chills and laughter throughout the community. Zombies of all ages will be welcomed to participate in this family-friendly event. Best of all, the Zombie Walk is completely free. Participants are encouraged to arrive early for registration.
In addition to the walk, there will a Main Street dance party and entertainment throughout the evening hours. Meredith's municipal parking lot will be closed off for the dance event and zombie judging, (most grotesque, most beautiful and most creative).
The Meredith Zombie Walk is one of The Greater Meredith Program's Spooktacular Series of events and co-sponsored by Kara's Café and Cakery, 48 Main Street, Meredith.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 09:01
LACONIA — This November Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will be holding its Annual Interfaith Hospice Memorial Services, celebrating the memory of loved ones who have died this past year, both those who died in hospice care and those from the wider community.
Members of our staff will share in leading the services, which will include music and a time of remembrance. Children are welcomed. A reception follows the services to give us an opportunity to visit.
The Laconia service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia.
The Wolfeboro service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 10 at the Pinckney Boat House on the Brewster Academy campus.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 08:51
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