I've lived about 94% of my life in and around the Portland, OR area. I feel as though i have a very firm grasp on it's politics, it's quirks, it's history and the major and minor social and political issues surrounding the area...I take an enormous amount of solace in this to the point of feeling very anxious and nervous while traveling outside the Northwest.
Sometime within the next two years or so, my wife and I will be moving to the Portsmouth, NH area and I'd really like to get a leg up on familiarizing myself with the area beforehand. I know this may seem extreme to people that moved a bunch in their lives, but even in the times I've visited New England, it's felt like another country to me (a foreign country that i quite enjoy and am excited to live in!).
That said I'm very invested in moving, and I really want to grok NH. I know this won't happen until i've lived in NH for a couple decades, but i'd really like to get a jumpstart on it. Any suggestions?
*I have already started tuning into NH Pubic Radio
on a regular basis, but i know this doesn't really give the whole picture of the state, especially marginalized populations, and other facets of the region not normally covered by traditional media.