Brady Carlson

Host, All Things Considered

Along with hosting All Things Considered each afternoon, Brady co-hosts NHPR’s presence on Twitter and Facebook, and maintains NHPR’s Public Insight Network, working with residents around New Hampshire to use their knowledge and insights to inform news coverage. Brady is a frequent guest on Word of Mouth, discussing internet culture, media and technology in the regular Here's What's Awesome segment.

In addition to his radio career, Brady has been a public librarian, an overnight stock clerk, a community theater director, a custodian, a schoolteacher, a warehouse laborer, an adjunct college professor, an office receptionist and a walking billboard at a plastics industry trade show.

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.


All Things Considered Program Page


All Things Considered
5:43 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Parental Notification At One Year: What We Know, What We Don't

It’s been just about a year since New Hampshire’s parental notification law took effect – a good time to look at what supporters and opponents said might happen and what actually has happened.

Annmarie Timmins reports for the Concord Monitor. She looked at the law and its effects in a piece for this past Sunday’s paper, and she joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson with more.

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All Things Considered
5:52 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Patti Page: A Singing Rage, Who Had Her Own Singing Syrup Bottle

Bottles of Patti Page syrup.
Credit Courtesy Gloria Zogopoulos

Singer Patti Page died on New Year’s Day in California. She was 85.

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All Things Considered
5:22 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Nashua Telegraph Hopes To Keep "Voice" of Area If Sold

We’re starting 2013 with a big story in New Hampshire media – the owners of the Nashua Telegraph, the second largest daily in the state, are putting that newspaper up for sale.

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All Things Considered
2:19 pm
Tue December 25, 2012

A New England Christmas Card From Robert Frost

Robert Frost's handwritten greeting on his Christmas card to
Credit courtesy Dartmouth College

Some Christmas traditions – like trees, and ornaments and carols – seem to be as popular as ever. Others, like the annual Christmas card, aren’t faring quite as well. Last week a columnist for TIME Magazine asked whether Christmas cards are obsolete in the social media era.

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All Things Considered
5:17 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Fritz Wetherbee's Latest "Milestone": One Thousand New Hampshire Stories in Print

Fritz Wetherbee holds copies of his eight books, totaling one thousand stories about New Hampshire in all.
Credit Brady Carlson / NHPR

Fritz Wetherbee is no stranger to milestones – he has five Emmys, an honorary doctorate, and perhaps most importantly, his own bobblehead doll.

Now he’s reached another mark – one thousand stories through eight books. Hence the title of his latest collection, “Milestone.”

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All Things Considered
5:54 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

"In Motion" Exhibit Features Truly Moving Art

At most art exhibits, guests aren't supposed to touch the works – though the current exhibit at Discover Portsmouth is the exception to that rule. In fact, some of the pieces won't work unless you touch them.

It's an exhibit called “In Motion,” and the artist, Kim Bernard, joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about exploring movement through visual art.

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All Things Considered
5:46 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Nearly Half of Grocery Shopping Now Done in Nontraditional Grocery Stores

Grocery shelves.
Credit melodramababa via Flickr/Creative Commons -

When we talk about holiday shopping we're usually referring to gifts. But as anyone who's ever hosted the family Christmas party knows, holding shopping can also mean food shopping.

And this year in New Hampshire, there are more options for that kind of shopping than perhaps ever before.

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All Things Considered
5:46 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

New Hampshire Gives (Just Maybe Not As Much As The Rest of the Country)

In a season filled with traditions, here’s one that Granite Staters may not enjoy so much: another yearly study that ranks New Hampshire as the least charitable state in the country.

The conclusions in the new report “How America Gives” are actually a little more complicated than that, but they still cast the Granite State and its neighbors as a bit grinchier than other parts of the country.

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All Things Considered
5:56 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Festival's New Music Director Adding New Hampshire To His Musical Map

New Hampshire Music Festival's new Music Director, Donato Cabrera.
Credit Gina Gioldassis / NHPR

The New Hampshire Music Festival is holding an open house to welcome their new musical director to the state.

Donato Cabrera is the man Festival officials say will provide “bold, visionary leadership” in the years to come. But first, he joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about his new job - which, by the way, is in addition to jobs with orchestras in San Francisco and Green Bay.

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Word of Mouth
10:56 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Brady's Top 10 Web Trends of 2012

The world is now fully meme-ified, meaning that trends on web culture often drive pop culture as a whole. Remember when MTV was developing its visual style with quick camera cuts and a fast pace and so forth? After a while, sports broadcasts started picking up on that style, and then other shows, and now it's everywhere. You're seeing the same progression with web culture. You saw sports and pro wrestling really integrate Twitter into their shows and now you see hashtags in the corner of the screen during TV shows of all kinds.

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All Things Considered
5:43 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

School Safety Essential But Never Simple

file photo of Manchester Central High School.
Credit Geoff Forester / NHPR

In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, it’s only natural for New Hampshire residents to ask if our schools are safe.

State and local officials say they have made the right moves over the years to keep students and staff safe – but they say school safety is not a simple task.

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All Things Considered
6:56 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Of Hockey and Gender: Why a Female Player Wants to Keep Playing With the Males

Bishop Brady High School in Concord kicked off its boys’ hockey season last night with an 8 to 1 loss to Manchester’s Trinity High School.

Zach Frament scored Bishop Brady’s lone goal, with an assist by Shelby Herrington, who happens to be the only female player on Bishop Brady’s boys’ hockey team.

Whether she remains on that team for the rest of the season remains to be seen.

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5:36 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

New Leaders Call for New Tone at Statehouse

Terie Norelli appearing on NHPR's The Exchange in 2010. Norelli was elected Speaker of the House for the next legislative session.
Credit Brady Carlson / NHPR

It's called Organization Day at the Statehouse - it's the day lawmakers are sworn in, leaders are elected, and, as they say, the future is yet unwritten.

NHPR's political reporter Josh Rogers joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson with more on the House and Senate leaders and whether their calls for a new tone in the legislature were comments on the previous legislative session.

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12:44 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

UNH Wildcats Ranked #1 in Men's Hockey

UNH Wildcat Statue
Credit courtesy University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire is number one.

After a pair of wins over U-Mass Lowell this past weekend, two national polls rank the Wildcats first in the nation in men’s hockey.

Allen Lessels covers the team for the Union Leader, and he’s here to talk about the season and whether or not the Wildcats can keep the #1 position for the rest of the hockey season.

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North Country
4:49 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Commission: Putting Utility Lines Along State Rights-Of-Way Feasible

State Rep. Laurence Rappaport, R-Colebrook, (left) and State Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith ponder yet more revisions to the 361 Commission’s final report, which was due December 1st.
Credit Chris Jensen

A group of lawmakers and state agency representatives known as the 361 commission say it’s feasible to put utility lines along state rights-of-way, including some interstates.

Still unclear, however, is whether burying the lines would be possible or more expensive.

The findings are part of a final report put out by the commission Friday.

Earlier this year, the state Legislature, in response to concerns over the proposed Northern Pass project, created the 361 commission to study utilities and rights-of-way issues.

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