Zach Nugent http://nhpr.org en 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 Zach Nugent, Virginia Prescott & Sarah Thomas 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?" We're On A Break http://nhpr.org/post/were-break-2 <p>The Word of Mouth team is taking a break to spend time with friends and family, but don't worry, some of our best interviews from Writers on a New England Stage will keep you company while we're away. We'll be back with an all new show on December 30th.</p><p><strong>Monday -</strong> <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-doris-kearns-goodwin" target="_blank"><em>Writers on a New England Stage:</em> Doris Kearns Goodwin</a></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott, Maureen McMurray, Taylor Quimby & Zach Nugent 40539 at http://nhpr.org We're On A Break 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 Sam Amidon Reimagines The Music Of Others http://nhpr.org/post/sam-amidon-reimagines-music-others <p><strong><a href="http://www.samamidon.com/" target="_blank">Sam Amidon</a>,</strong> the Vermont born musician, grew up in a musical family touring New England and playing traditional folk songs. Now Amidon tours the world playing his own music, though he’s not exactly writing his own songs. Whether it’s a traditional Irish folk song or Mariah Carey, Amidon is known for reshaping and reimagining the music of others. We caught up with <strong>Sam Amidon</strong> before his set at the Ottawa Folk Festival. He will be playing at the <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/sam_amidon" target="_blank">Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth </a>tonight.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:00:31 +0000 Zach Nugent 34752 at http://nhpr.org Sam Amidon Reimagines The Music Of Others NASA's Simulates Asteroid Impacts Using A Really Big Gun http://nhpr.org/post/nasas-simulates-asteroid-impacts-using-really-big-gun <p></p><p>There are some ways NASA can learn about deep space without sending anyone – or anything – into orbit.&nbsp; For example, scientists are studying meteorite impacts by recreating them here on earth at the <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2005/comets1.html">NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range</a>… the gun shoots projectiles up to fifteen thousand miles per hour into materials designed to simulate the surface of the moon, Mars, and even asteroids. Producer <strong>Zach Nugent</strong> spoke with A<strong>dam Mann</strong>, an astronomy and physics reporter for Wired, <a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/a-scientist-and-his-gun/">who visited the Ames facility to see the gun in action. </a> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:31:47 +0000 Zach Nugent 34058 at http://nhpr.org NASA's Simulates Asteroid Impacts Using A Really Big Gun