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's US Senators are split on what the Senate should do now that President Obama has chosen Merrick Garland as his nominee to the US Supreme Court. 

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  New Hampshire residents have a chance this week to weigh in on Governor Maggie Hassan’s nominee to lead the Banking Department.

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  Advocates of decriminalizing marijuana say they're hopeful lawmakers will finally send a bill to the governor this year. 

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  The mild March weather likely means an early start to allergy season.

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  What happens when a school takes one of those lunchroom staples off the menu?

Something big – at least if you look at recent events at schools in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Narcan, also known as naloxone, is an anti-overdose drug.
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New Hampshire is set to receive $1.2 million dollars to help community health centers deal with opioid abuse. 

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  In Exeter, voters will decide this week whether to authorize nearly $50 million  in bonds to pay for a new waste water treatment plant. 

  Environmental advocates say they hope to raise awareness about climate change by highlighting its projected effects on New Hampshire's maple syrup industry. 

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  Bedford is voting this week on whether to remove a requirement that its town manager be a resident. 

  New Hampshire US Senator Kelly Ayotte is using this week's Republican response to President Obama to highlight the opioid crisis. 

The University of New Hampshire is using a $5.3 million dollar gift to set up a new advanced manufacturing center at its Durham campus.

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  The state is set to release its latest unemployment figures. 

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New Hampshire gas prices have continued to drop in recent weeks, though they may start to slowly rise over the coming weeks. 

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Passenger rail advocates are holding a news conference today in Concord. They’re hoping the state will begin a planning process for a rail line between Manchester and Boston. 

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  New Hampshire health officials have confirmed several cases of mumps at Saint Anselm College. 

About 93 members of the New Hampshire National Guard are heading to the Middle East to support the fight against the so-called Islamic State. 

For New Hampshire, Tuesday’s vote is not only a chance to weigh in on the presidential candidates. It’s an opportunity to mark 100 years since the start of the first in the nation presidential primary.

Brady Carlson, from Here & Now contributor New Hampshire Public Radio, reports.

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In New Jersey Chris Christie is known for his brash style of speaking and governing. His campaign in the so-called "establishment track" has often surprised some of those who have followed Christie in his home state. 

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For more than a year one of the most-visited stops on the New Hampshire primary trail has been closed. But this old-time shop may have some new life in it after all. 

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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. 

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