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 NHPR.org'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 state plans to streamline its mental health and substance abuse programs for children. 

The state begins several bridge repair projects this week. 

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 A coalition in the Monadnock Region is pushing for more local businesses to pay workers at least $15 an hour.

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  Southern New Hampshire University has just concluded two days of commencement ceremonies. 

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

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  Commencement season continues in New Hampshire. 

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Both of the Manchester police officers shot and wounded while chasing an armed robbery suspect have been released from the hospital. 

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Exeter Police have charged a former employee of Phillips Exeter Academy with two counts of sexual assault.

Authorities say Arthur Peekel turned himself into authorities today.

The amount of New Hampshire land covered by forests is declining over time. 

The state is investigating whether police used an inappropriate amount of force as they took a Massachusetts man into custody Wednesday in Nashua. 

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New Hampshire residents will be able to obtain licenses compliant with the federal REAL ID law starting early next year.

Governor Maggie Hassan signed a bill yesterday allowing residents to request driver's licenses and non-driver ID cards that comply with the federal security standards. The Division of Motor Vehicles says the new cards will look like regular cards, but will include special markings. They will not cost extra.

  The US Navy has christened a combat ship in honor of New Hampshire's largest city. 

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  Four New Hampshire colleges and universities held commencement exercises this weekend. 

Three Republican candidates for New Hampshire governor have said they will support the party's likely nominee for president. As for the fourth? That story is a little more complicated. 

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An inpatient psychiatric unit in the Monadnock region will close because of staffing issues.

The move at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene takes effect July 1. 

Hospital officials say a nationwide shortage of psychiatrists has limited their ability to treat patients - while the unit is licensed to treat 12 adult and six adolescent patients, staffing issues have meant they've only had an average of three to four adults a day. 

It's the question every Republican is facing this week: "Will you support Donald Trump?"

For the GOP hopefuls in the New Hampshire governor's race, the answer has been "yes." 

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  While air temperatures having been warming across New England, the Coast Guard says water temperatures remain cold and potentially dangerous. 

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  New Hampshire officials are taking part in two international trade events this week.

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 New Hampshire Kids Count is calling for more resources to help children with incarcerated parents. 

The announcement comes in the wake of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that finds few resources to help children deal with the emotional and financial issues with a parent in prison.

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New Hampshire milk production ticked up slightly in the first quarter of the year. 

The latest data from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 72 million pounds of milk produced between January and March.

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 About 700 miles of New Hampshire highways will be repaved or maintained this year, according to the state Department of Transportation.

It's the third straight year the DOT has increased its paving work.

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  Colin Van Ostern represents District 2 on New Hampshire’s Executive Council, which holds many of its meetings in a large room at the statehouse next to the governor’s office. He’s hoping to move into that corner office – he’s one of three Democrats running for governor. 

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The New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen has a new monument, thanks to a 95-year-old man in Bristol who wanted to honor the elite unit he served with in World War II. 

  New Hampshire US Senator Kelly Ayotte is using the University of New Hampshire as a model for giving the public more information about sexual assaults on college campuses. 

Flood forecasting and contaminants in drinking water are among the issues at this week's conference on New Hampshire water and policy issues. 

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  The Memorial Bridge will be closed to all traffic for part of the day Tuesday. 

  The US Department of Agriculture is asking maple producers to weigh in on this year's syrup crop. 

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  Police in Hanover say a phone scammer is impersonating an officer in an attempt to elicit cash payments. 

Belknap County Nursing Home employees have voted down a proposed labor agreement.

Chapter president Tanya Phillips says the proposal from the Belknap County Commissioners didn't add up for workers, because the additional health care costs would have more than offset the proposed wage increases.

The two sides have been unable to reach a deal since 2012.

Phillips says she expects contract talks to begin again in August.

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  The state says residents who have questions or concerns about PFOA exposure can call a public inquiry line starting today. 

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