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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  New Hampshire officials are marking Memorial Day by unveiling a monument dedicated to those killed in the conflicts in Iraq to Afghanistan.

  Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start to summer tourism season. 

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  As summer tourism season begins, the New Hampshire Lakes Association is reminding recreational boaters to help keep invasive species from spreading.

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  Manchester's police chief says the city's officers will not be featured on the TV show "COPS" as originally planned. 

  Authorities have found the body of a Canadian man who went missing on Mount Washington this month.

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  This Memorial Day weekend the state expects some 600,000 people to come to New Hampshire. Many of them will be on the Seacoast, though probably not many of them will do what poet and author Julia Shipley did - walking the 13 mile stretch along New Hampshire's coast. 

The debate over bathrooms and who should use them picked up steam after North Carolina's recent law requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. But the debate started years before North Carolina took it up.

One of the first battles was in New Hampshire in 2009 and started out as, "a really very simple extension of nondiscrimination protection to a class that isn't covered and needs to be covered," said state Rep. Ed Butler, a Democrat.

New Hampshire is expecting a record number of visitors over Memorial Day weekend.

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Republican State Senator Nancy Stiles of Hampton says she won't seek another term in the fall. 

New Hampshire's Catholic diocese says it's reopening a church in Nashua for fans of the Latin Mass. 

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  A new solar array for the town of Durham is nearing completion. 

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  The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is reopening a retail space for its industry programs. 

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  Democrat Mark Connolly is best known for taking on Tyco, bringing in big settlements from large companies as a state securities regulator, and resigning in protest of the state’s handling of the FRM Ponzi scheme. 

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  College commencement season marches on in New Hampshire. 

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  A University of New Hampshire professor who pioneered research into family violence has died. 

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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. 

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