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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  Governor Maggie Hassan will formally swear in Jeffrey Meyers as New Hampshire's Commissioner of Health and Human Services today at the statehouse. 

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  The state is planning bridge work today in Manchester. 

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  New Hampshire gas prices have been below two dollars a gallon for more than a month. 

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Fish and Game officials are holding public hearings this week on a plan to allow hunting and trapping of bobcats. 

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As income tax season begins, the state is warning residents about an increase in scammers claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service. And some top officials have seen firsthand how the scam works. 

A place can shape the music created there. And the music can return the favor and shape the place.

That’s the concept at the heart of Seacoast musician Mike Dunbar's new EP “Suitcase and Guitar in Hand.”

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The candidates are all in Iowa stumping for caucus votes, but Brady is here to round up the latest primary news, like whether TV debates are having a bigger effect on the primary than old-school retail politics.

Plus: what Donald Trump rallies have in common with arena rock concerts or screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and campaign voicemails magically transformed into garbled emails! 

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The number of people who are members of unions in New Hampshire has fallen over the past year. 

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Manchester's chief of police is set to testify this week on Capitol Hill about New Hampshire's opioid epidemic.   

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Republican John Kasich continues a stretch of more than a week of campaigning in New Hampshire.

At a town hall event Sunday in Goffstown, Kasich took questions on Social Security, climate change and education. He said to keep college costs down, students should be able to obtain more academic credits through high school and community college programs; that, he said, would enable many students to cut costs by three-quarters.  

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A new forecast projects 2016 will have one of the strongest real estate market in a decade. 

A Seabrook woman has been sentenced to three years probation and six months of home confinement after pleading guilty to Social Security fraud. 

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This week, Brady runs down this week's smack talk from the trail, seeks some help for his addiction to polls, and finds out why candidates flipped pancakes in Manchester. Plus, why is one of Donald Trump's Town Captains voting for Rand Paul?

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It's a busy weekend in New Hampshire for Republican presidential candidates. Among those on the trail this weekend: Jeb Bush. 

Plenty of would-be presidents are criss-crossing New Hampshire these days, each hoping he or she will be the one moving into the White House next January.

But plenty of sitting presidents have made their way through this state as well, going all the way back to the first one.

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A Manchester man has pleaded guilty to voter fraud.

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  House lawmakers are set to take up a bill this week that would allow keno at bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.

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The state is set to release its latest jobs numbers on Wednesday, giving us a final look at the New Hampshire jobs picture in 2015. 

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The New Hampshire presidential primary is one of the most documented events that happens in this state.

But a new photo exhibition shows a unique side of the process.

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In this week's episode we get into the primary free-for-all, from three towns that all want to be the first to vote first in the nation;  to the dozens of lesser-known names on the primary ballot and what exactly they're doing there. 

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The new mayor of Nashua is calling on residents to work together to address the city's challenges.

Jim Donchess was sworn in Sunday at Nashua High School North.

In his inaugural address, Donchess said he hoped to make city government more transparent. "And we will be doing this," he said, "by seeking the opinions of city residents over the course of the next few weeks in town hall meetings in every neighborhood in our city. I want to hear directly from you what your hopes and ideas are for our community."

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  The acting head of the Department of Health and Human Services is set to meet with state workers this week.

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One of New Hampshire's top experts on the opioid crisis will be on hand for President Obama's State of the Union address. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is headed back to New Hampshire this weekend.

On Sunday she’ll accept the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund at an event in Manchester.

But first, she joins Weekend Edition to talk about the campaign and some of the issues that come up in this state.

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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.

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  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.

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  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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