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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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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A new report gives New Hampshire a relatively low grade on government transparency and accountability.

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The city of Keene has installed a new charging station for electric cars.

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It’s one of the quirkiest traditions of the New Hampshire presidential primary: Politics and eggs.

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  The filing period for New Hampshire’s presidential primary begins on Wednesday. That means nearly every major presidential hopeful is expected visit the state over the next few weeks.

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State officials and representatives of three New Hampshire companies will head to the United Arab Emirates this month for an industry trade show.

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State officials will hold a public forum tonight in Dover about plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is New Hampshire this morning for a town hall-style meeting in Atkinson.

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Police in Portsmouth are reminding residents about the dangers of a number of telephone scams. 

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  The U.S. Department of Labor is looking to gather wage data for New Hampshire’s building and construction industries. 

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A new report on energy efficiency ranks New Hampshire in the middle among states, and lowest among the New England states. 

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Officials in Laconia say they’re pleased with their first efforts at holding the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival.

  The Obama Administration is touting the economic benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal between the U.S., Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations.

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Advocates for expanding passenger rail in southern New Hampshire are gathering in Nashua today.

The Regional Passenger Rail Summit will include presentations by federal, state and regional transportation officials about current projects and the economic impact of passenger rail systems.

Michael Izbicki, chair of the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority, says advocates are hoping more people will support rail as they hear about its potential benefits:

  New Hampshire’s foreign-born population continues to grow, though not as quickly as the national rate.

An analysis of census data from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in New Hampshire has risen to 5.4 percent.

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This weekend in Hopkinton, several hundred conservatives took part in something new for this state: a caucus. The group behind the event wants grassroots activists to play a larger role in choosing the Republican nominee in 2016.

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  Governor Maggie Hassan will swear in the state’s new Transportation Commissioner today.

Victoria Sheehan of Nashua served in a number of roles for the Massachusetts Department of transportation, most recently coordinating the highway division's five-year, $5 billion capital plan and $600 million annual operating budget.

The Executive Council confirmed Sheehan in September.

She succeeds Chris Clement, who stepped down as commissioner in December to take a position with the University of New Hampshire.

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Governor Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire’s congressional delegation will be among those on hand for the opening of a Job Corps center today in Manchester.

The facility will provide vocational training to 300 students ages 16 to 24. 

The effort to build the center began in 2001, but construction stalled several years ago over contract language that would have required that it be built by union labor.

The agreement was later lifted, and construction began in 2013.

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The latest economic report from the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies says 2016 will bring New Hampshire some of the strongest economic growth it’s seen in the last few years.

The state is set to release its latest jobs report today. 

The August report from New Hampshire Employment Security put the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.6 percent, down a tenth of a point from July.

That’s in line with the generally strong jobs picture we’ve seen throughout the course of the year. 

But one of the reasons the rate fell in August was a drop of about 1,400 in the size of the labor force. 

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Governor Maggie Hassan says the state will review a case in which a judge stripped a fired Portsmouth police officer of most of a $2 million dollar inheritance from a woman’s disputed will.

According to the Portsmouth Herald, the governor says she’ll work with state agencies to review how they handled complaints that Sergeant Aaron Goodwin might be exploiting Geraldine Webber.

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Two state senators are set to propose a grant program to fund and establish drug courts across New Hampshire.

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  After more than a year of planning, the state has called off this month’s planned trade mission to Colombia.

The mission was intended to help New Hampshire companies find export opportunities in Colombia. State officials say a number of firms expressed interest, but none signed up to make the trip.

Tina Kasim of the New Hampshire Office of International Commerce says the state is now considering a range of ways to help firms looking to do more business overseas.

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