Zach Nugent http://nhpr.org en The Audio Orchard: A Playlist Of June's Best Songs http://nhpr.org/post/audio-orchard-playlist-junes-best-songs <p>Every month producer Zach Nugent picks a fresh bushel of new music for The Audio Orchard Playlist. Check it out below.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:126466336:playlist:22B3tSqWzKI30EljJX0FZq" width="250"></iframe></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:02:04 +0000 Zach Nugent 51287 at http://nhpr.org The Audio Orchard: A Playlist Of June's Best Songs The Audio Orchard: A Playlist Of May's Best Songs http://nhpr.org/post/audio-orchard-playlist-mays-best-songs <p>Every month producer Zach Nugent picks a fresh bushel of new music for The Audio Orchard Playlist. Check it out below.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:126466336:playlist:22B3tSqWzKI30EljJX0FZq" width="250"></iframe> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:22:39 +0000 Zach Nugent 49374 at http://nhpr.org The Audio Orchard: A Playlist Of May's Best Songs The Audio Orchard For April http://nhpr.org/post/audio-orchard-april <p>Each month producer Zach Nugent handpicks his favorite new songs for a playlist called 'The Audio Orchard'.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:126466336:playlist:22B3tSqWzKI30EljJX0FZq" width="250"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 18:22:10 +0000 Zach Nugent & Word of Mouth 47738 at http://nhpr.org The Audio Orchard For April The Art Of The Emoji Translation http://nhpr.org/post/art-emoji-translation <p>While researching our story on <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/4314-boston-murder-connected-marathon-bombings-price-privacy-and-hot-dog-emojis">why there isn't a hot dog Emoji (it's more complicated than you think)</a>, we came across the interesting phenomenon of people translating things into Emoji. Here are some of our favorites: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:37:01 +0000 Zach Nugent 46144 at http://nhpr.org The Art Of The Emoji Translation The Audio Orchard For March http://nhpr.org/post/audio-orchard-march <p>Each month producer Zach Nugent handpicks his favorite new songs for a playlist called 'The Audio Orchard'.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:126466336:playlist:22B3tSqWzKI30EljJX0FZq" width="250"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:09:36 +0000 Zach Nugent & Word of Mouth 45917 at http://nhpr.org The Audio Orchard For March Can I Return This? http://nhpr.org/post/can-i-return <p>I decided to officially test the limits of a no-questions-asked return policy and recreated a few 'real-life' return scenarios to one of L.L. Bean's PR representatives. Here's his response:</p><p>You can hear the full segment, and Virginia's interview with Adweek's <strong>Robert Klara</strong> <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/32614-novelist-ismael-beah-economics-satisfaction-guaranteed" target="_blank">right here</a>.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:35:45 +0000 Zach Nugent & Word of Mouth 45653 at http://nhpr.org Can I Return This? Marissa Nadler http://nhpr.org/post/marissa-nadler <p>The Boston Globe describes <a href="http://marissanadler.com">Marissa </a><a href="http://marissanadler.com">Nadler</a>'s&nbsp; voice as “an intoxicating soprano drenched in gauzy reverb that hits bell-clear heights, lingers, and tapers off like rings of smoke."</p><p>On Sunday, March 9th, Marissa Nadler will be performing at the <a href="http://bookandbar.com/">Portsmouth Book and Bar</a>. Producer Zach Nugent spoke with Marissa and asked why her new album is called July, when her music is often described as dark, sparse, and even frosty.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:37:24 +0000 Zach Nugent 44638 at http://nhpr.org Marissa Nadler A Love Supreme: Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Dating Profile http://nhpr.org/post/love-supreme-justice-sonia-sotomayors-dating-profile <p>Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is looking for love! She recently joined Word of Mouth for <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor">Writers on a New England Stage</a> and revealed she is open to meeting that special someone. Well, we think Justice Sotomayor is a great catch, so we took the liberty of creating a video dating profile for her. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:58:41 +0000 Sarah Thomas & Zach Nugent 43605 at http://nhpr.org A Love Supreme: Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Dating Profile Pond Hockey : The Tradition Continues http://nhpr.org/post/pond-hockey-tradition-continues <p>Pond hockey has been a favorite winter activity for many hearty New Englanders since 1883, when the first hockey game ever played in the United States happened on the ponds at St. Paul’s school right in Concord. This weekend the pond hockey tradition continued at the 4th annual <a href="http://www.blackicepondhockey.com/default.html" target="_blank">Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship</a> at White Park in Concord.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:33:19 +0000 Zach Nugent 42499 at http://nhpr.org Pond Hockey : The Tradition Continues Help Us Name Our Children's Song! http://nhpr.org/post/help-us-name-our-childrens-song <p>Our <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/rocker-raffi-chris-ballew-pusa-and-caspar-babypants" target="_blank">interview </a>with Chris Ballew, also known as Caspar Babypants (also the frontman for the band <a href="http://www.presidentsrock.com/" target="_blank">The Presidents of The United States of America</a>!) made us want to try and write a children's song.&nbsp; SO WE DID! But we need your help naming it. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:54:36 +0000 Zach Nugent & Taylor Quimby 41829 at http://nhpr.org Help Us Name Our Children's Song! We Asked Listeners, "What If NH Didn't Host The First Presidential Primary?" http://nhpr.org/post/we-asked-listeners-what-if-nh-didnt-host-first-presidential-primary <p><strong>Here's what you had to say:</strong></p><p>"I'd feel like we'd become more insignificant than we already are."</p><p>"Wouldn't bother me at all."</p><p>"It would be a real blow to the economy and to the ego of the state... I think the nation would lose out if we didn't have the presidential primary anymore.</p><p>"[I would feel] less stressed."</p><p>"I'm not really into politics.&nbsp; I probably wouldn't care." Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:37:31 +0000 Zach Nugent 41469 at http://nhpr.org We Asked Listeners, "What If NH Didn't Host The First Presidential Primary?" Volunteering: Animal Shelters http://nhpr.org/post/volunteering-animal-shelters <p>This week we’re shining a spotlight on some of New Hampshire’s most kind-hearted souls – volunteers who freely give their time and talents to the community. We’ve heard from volunteer tax filers, emergency responders, and today we’ll hear from Steve Roberto who, for the last nine years, has dedicated himself to helping animals; <a href="http://www.manchesteranimalshelter.org/">volunteering at shelters around New Hampshire.</a></p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:59:18 +0000 Zach Nugent 40448 at http://nhpr.org Volunteering: Animal Shelters This Weekend's N.H. Arts Scene: Mary Pickford And Fountains Of Wayne http://nhpr.org/post/weekends-nh-arts-scene-mary-pickford-and-fountains-wayne <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For anyone who&rsquo;s ever driven by a crumbling old New Hampshire barn and wondered what could be in there, here&rsquo;s one answer&hellip;a stack of dusty old film reels that turned out to be the only surviving reel from a long lost 1911 film. The movie, called </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Their First Misunderstanding</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> , was written by and stars Mary </span>Pickford<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, one of the most beloved actresses of the&nbsp; silent film era.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We spoke with Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at Keene State College <strong>Dr. L</strong></span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">arry Benaquist</strong></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the discovery of this rare, important and now celebrated film.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:36:14 +0000 Zach Nugent 36556 at http://nhpr.org This Weekend's N.H. Arts Scene: Mary Pickford And Fountains Of Wayne David Lockwood, Live From Studio D http://nhpr.org/post/david-lockwood-live-studio-d <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dQfkT98v1aY" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Inspired by the <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/features/style/fashionandstyle/columns/modernlove/index.html">Modern Love section of the Sunday New York Times</a>,&nbsp; each song on <a href="http://davidlockwoodmusic.com/">David Lockwood&#39;s</a> new album is based on a deeply personal essay about love and relationships<strong>. </strong>David visited NHPR&rsquo;s Studio D to play a few of his new tunes, and talk about the stories behind &ldquo;Modern Love&rdquo;. You can check out the essays that inspired the songs David played for NHPR here: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/fashion/when-the-words-dont-fit-modern-love.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">Love Like This</a>, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/fashion/a-hikers-guide-to-healing.html?pagewanted=all">Come Back Here</a>, and <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/fashion/modern-love-my-husband-is-now-my-wife.html?pagewanted=all">Gone</a> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:42:40 +0000 Zach Nugent 31106 at http://nhpr.org This Weekend's N.H. Arts Scene http://nhpr.org/post/weekends-nh-arts-scene <p></p><p>A round-up of this weekend's New Hampshire arts events, including:</p><p><a href="http://www.ccanh.com/event/hawk-and-dove-darlingside">Hawk and Dove &amp; Darlingside</a>, playing Friday at the <a href="http://www.ccanh.com/">Capitol Center for the Arts</a></p><p>The <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/telluride_by_the_sea">Telluride by the Sea</a> film festival in Portsmouth, and <a href="https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/telluride_2013">Telluride at Dartmouth</a></p><p>"The Mudroom," a story-telling event at the<a href="http://avagallery.org/content/"> AVA Gallery and Arts Center</a> in Lebanon</p><p>Watch Darlingside perform <a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/live-studio-d">Live From Studio D</a> at NHPR: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:16:01 +0000 Zach Nugent 35204 at http://nhpr.org This Weekend's N.H. Arts Scene