Brady Carlson

Reporter and Host, Weekend Edition

Brady Carlson’s latest role at NHPR is actually two roles: reporting for NHPR’s news team, while also hosting Weekend Edition on Saturdays and Sundays.

It’s the latest stop on an NHPR career that has included a little bit of everything since he joined the station in 2005. As NHPR’s webmaster, he led's expansion into an Edward R. Murrow award-winning platform for online discussions and multimedia content, and he launched many of NHPR’s Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, as well as the station's Public Insight Network.

While serving as All Things Considered host for four years, he interviewed presidential hopefuls, authors, state lawmakers and other notable Granite Staters, while helping to add weekly segments such as Foodstuffs, Granite Geek and New England Snapshot. He’s guest hosted The Exchange, served as a frequent guest on Word of Mouth and helped to anchor NHPR’s election and primary night coverage.

Brady's first book, a tour of the gravesites of the U.S. presidents, was published in February 2016.

Brady holds a Master’s Degree in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College in Boston and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He and his wife, Sonya, live in Concord with their three children, Owen, Wyatt and Georgia.


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  The number of homeless veterans in New Hampshire has fallen, according to new federal data. 

  A company that offers health insurance plans in New Hampshire under the Affordable Care Act is suing the federal government over a part of the health care law. 

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For the last few years New Hampshire has used money from the Renewable Energy Fund to help with the costs of wood pellet furnaces and boilers.

The incentives are aimed at promoting sustainable energy use and getting rid of dirty old wood stoves. which can pose health risks. 

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  The utility that provides steam heat for the New Hampshire Statehouse and a number of other state government facilities is shutting down. 

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Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found more than half of families eligible for a federal nutrition program are not enrolled. 

The state Attorney General's office says a police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a 19 year old man in Peterborough last month. Details on the incident have been scarce up to this point, but NHPR's Brady Carlson has been reading through the AG's report and he joined NHPR’s Peter Biello with more.

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  Governor Maggie Hassan has joined with governors across the country in a new effort to confront the opioid crisis. 

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  A group of alumni of Phillips Exeter Academy are set to deliver their letter today vowing to withhold support to the elite school until it changes how it handles cases of sexual assault and harassment. 

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  Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says that for voters turned off by Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, it's time to consider an alternative. 

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It's NASCAR weekend in New Hampshire, and the state is expecting an influx of race fans over the weekend.

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The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in New Hampshire, plus utilities, is now over $1200 a month - up almost 15 percent from five years ago. 

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  US Senator Kelly Ayotte says a bill in Congress to address opioid abuse could provide a big boost to treatment and prevention efforts in New Hampshire. 

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  Police in Manchester are conducting a DWI checkpoint this coming weekend. 

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  Seabrook is one of the latest New Hampshire towns to institute restrictions on water use amid a summer drought. 

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash at Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene. 

The FAA says the Piper PA 44 aircraft crashed into a ditch midday Thursday after landing on the airport's main runway.

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Parts of southern New Hampshire are now in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

The affected area includes much of Rockingham and Hillsborough counties, as well as southern portions of Cheshire and Strafford counties.

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  New Hampshire is marking Independence Day with parades, ceremonies and readings of the Declaration of Independence.

Governor Maggie Hassan will take part in a reading of the Declaration at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth this afternoon.

In Dover, actors from the Garrison Players theater group read the Declaration while portraying some of those who pushed for Independence.

  New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont have launched a new system to provide drivers with real-time road and travel information.

The system, called New England Compass, pulls data from dispatchers, sensors, cameras and other sources to alert drivers to adverse road conditions throughout northern New England.

Drivers can visit a new website,, for updates.

Denise Markow of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation says drivers can also set up customized alerts for their regular routes.

New Hampshire US Senator Kelly Ayotte is among the Republicans calling on Attorney General Loretta Lynch to recuse herself from a federal probe into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails as Secretary of State. 

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“Keep it simple. Get it done.” That's the slogan Republican Ted Gatsas is using in his campaign for governor. It’s a theme the Manchester Mayor has turned to time and time again throughout his political career. 

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Governor Maggie Hassan has issued an executive order barring discrimination in state government against transgender individuals.


  The state is set to release new employment figures this week. 

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  Dartmouth College is celebrating its class of 2016. 

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Republican Jack Flanagan has served in a number of elected offices – most notably as state house majority leader – but says he’s most at home digging into public policy. 

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  Republican Donald Trump is set to return to New Hampshire next week, his first visit to the state since winning the New Hampshire presidential primary. 

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A new state forecast shows New Hampshire will see continued job growth through 2024, but it won't be fast. 

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  Amtrak officials say the Downeaster train line has improved its reliability this year, following delays and other issues in 2015. 

Another phase of the expansion of Interstate 93 begins today. 

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  New Hampshire Republicans say protecting the first-in-the-nation presidential primary and party unity are among the GOP's themes for 2016.

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  Democrat Steve Marchand has worn more than a few hats in his day - he's been mayor of Portsmouth, worked with the No Labels movement in New Hampshire, worked at UNH, done political and business consulting, and more. Now he's looking to be New Hampshire's next governor.