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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Brady Carlson hosts this run-down on the latest in Primary politics, including behind-the-scenes stories from reporters, tales and trends from the trail, and "only in New Hampshire" moments the rest of the country is missing out on.

On our first podcast of the primary, we look at the week's avalanche of political ads. Then, two seasoned primary watchers weigh in on the celebrities (and non-celebrities) candidates call upon in the primary's waning weeks. Finally, a public radio host who's interviewed hundreds of primary candidates shares her strategy to get them to open up.

Northern Pass Transmission

  The city of Franklin will host the first in a series of public information sessions about the proposed Northern Pass project. 

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  Two objects that have made a big difference in New Hampshire’s presidential primary: newsprint and ink – especially in the hands of the man who published the New Hampshire Union Leader for decades, William Loeb.

American Chestnut Foundation

  These days our world seems to grow ever faster. Of course, faster is a relative term - for the scientists trying to revive the American chestnut tree, even the fastest work still takes years.

The state Department of Transportation says it’s prepared for the first statewide winter storm of the season.

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It is perhaps the most famous moment in New Hampshire primary history: a packed auditorium, Ronald Reagan, and the moment he said: "I am paying for this microphone, Mr. Green!” [sic]

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Republican Chris Christie is back in New Hampshire today. It’s the New Jersey Governor’s first campaign visit after landing a high-profile endorsement.

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For decades, some the first ballots in the first in the nation primary have been cast in the same place: the Ballot Room at the Balsams grand resort hotel in Dixville Notch.

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For most of us the highlight of Thanksgiving is the food. So this year we thought we’d hear from people who cook for a living—professional chefs—and see what their Thanksgiving meals and traditions look like.

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With gas prices just north of $2 a gallon, and no freak holiday snowstorm in sight like last year, about 1.8 million New Englanders are hitting the road this Thanksgiving. That's up from last year. 

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New Hampshire's Catholic bishop says the state can resettle refugees while keeping residents safe from potential terrorists. 

<>In a statement Friday, Bishop Peter Libasci said the Diocese of Manchester stands ready to help Syrians fleeing violence. He said while security concerns are understandable in the wake of recent attacks, including the mass killings in Paris, New Hampshire residents should learn more about the screening process for refugees and quote "to consider the stories of the persecution these poor souls have suffered."

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Another set of housing data shows a rise in New Hampshire home sales in October. The latest New England Housing Report from RE/MAX INTEGRA showed there were 1,979 home sales in the state last month.

That number was more than 8 percent higher than the 1,819 sold in October 2014.

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Republican Chris Christie says New Hampshire voters should consider his experience and decisiveness as governor in choosing the next commander in chief. 

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Two presidential hopefuls, both stressing their experience to voters, are on the campaign trail today in New Hampshire.

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 When it comes to presidential primaries, New Hampshire is always first. But that used to only be part of the slogan printed on bumper stickers and buttons. 

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Each year Yankee Magazine chooses some of the finest foods of the region - as the magazine puts it, "just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving."

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  The latest monthly report from the Northern New England Real Estate Network suggests the housing market is beginning to slow down for the year.

But the data also appears to show the market remains stronger than it was at this time a year ago.

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  The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in New Hampshire today promoting biomass energy. 

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  State transportation officials are holding a public meeting this afternoon in Stewartstown about plans to replace a bridge on state Route 145. 

  A program aimed at helping low-income residents with their home heating costs is getting underway for the season. 

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Tragedies like the mass killings Friday in Paris can serve to, among many other things, reveal New Hampshire's connections to the rest of the world.

New Hampshire officials are among those condemning Friday's terror attacks in Paris and offering their support to the victims. 

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Dozens of presidential hopefuls – household names and obscure names alike – have been visiting to the New Hampshire statehouse to file for the state’s first in the nation primary.

Candidates have made these trips for decades, but this year, Secretary of State Bill Gardner has added something new to the tradition – or. perhaps we should say, something old.

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  Two Democratic Executive Councilors are outlining a proposal they say could fund passenger rail service between Manchester and Boston.

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To put their name on New Hampshire’s primary ballot, candidates for president visit the Secretary of State’s office at the statehouse. Where they go after filing - is often to a restaurant across the street. 

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U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte says the newly-passed defense spending bill includes provisions to help New Hampshire fight heroin and opioid abuse.

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Huge rallies with thousands of supporters. Ad buys that try to reach millions of voters. Those are the hallmarks of modern presidential campaigns.

But there’s a good chance the next president will have also spent some time getting to know voters one on one in much smaller settings – like Rich Ashooh's living room.

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New Hampshire continues to see slow but steady growth in its housing market. 

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  Jim Gilmore hasn't gotten much attention for his presidential bid - but he might have an audience today.

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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker are among those taking part in a regional forum on opioid addiction. The half-day conference in Boston will look at state and federal initiatives to stem the crisis, improve prevention and response to more opioid addiction.

Rachel Kaprielan is the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She says regional stakeholders hope to share ideas about what’s working in the region.

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