Michael Brindley

Newscast Producer/Reporter

Before coming to NHPR, Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor. Michael started his career in journalism working as a reporter for the Derry News. Michael is a New Hampshire native, born and raised in Nashua. He studied journalism at Keene State College. When he's not reporting, Michael can often be found searching for the best burrito in the Granite State and scouring local record stores for some classic vinyl.

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On the Political Front
12:00 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

On The Political Front For Monday, Sept. 30

    

On the Political Front this morning, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the state of Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire and how the race is shaping up in the 1st Congressional District.

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NH News
11:25 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Six NH Businesses Getting $70K In State Job Training Money

Governor Maggie Hassan says six New Hampshire companies have been awarded more than $70,000 in job training grants.

One of the grants is going to UltraSource Inc. of Hollis, which will use roughly $28,000 to train two dozen employees in a variety of programs.

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NH News
10:24 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Scott Brown In Hampstead Monday For Republican Fundraiser

Scott Brown
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Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown will be in Hampstead tonight for a Republican fundraiser.

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NH News
9:03 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Hooksett Town Mananger Doesn't See Robie's Being Closed For Long

The inside of Robie's Country Store in Hooksett.
Credit NHPR / Brady Carlson

The town manager of Hooksett says he believes Robie’s Country Store, a staple in the center of the town for decades, won’t remain closed for very long.

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Education
4:05 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Pinkerton Academy Social Studies Teacher Named N.H.'s Top Educator

Pinkerton Academy teacher Joe Lee, left, talks with last year's New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Heidi Welch, right.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Pinkerton Academy social studies teacher Joe Lee is the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year.

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NH News
1:53 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Medical Marijuana Panel Starts Work On Rolling Out New Law

State Representative Jim MacKay was named the chair of the state’s therapeutic cannabis advisory council at its first meeting Thursday.

The Concord Democrat also chairs the House health, human services and elderly affairs committee.

Council members say there will be plenty of work in the coming months.

Among the council’s many tasks will be to gage the effectiveness of the state’s dispensaries, or alternative treatment centers.

Michael Holt, rules coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services, says that includes tracking inventory.

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NH News
10:14 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Parents Push Back On Pinkerton Academy's Dress Code Proposal

Students model the proposed unified dress code at Pinkerton Academy Thursday night.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

The vast majority of parents at a meeting at Pinkerton Academy in Derry Thursday night spoke out against the school's unified dress code proposal.

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NH News
1:32 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

President Obama Mocks Rep. O'Brien Comparing ACA To Fugitive Slave Act

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In a speech in Maryland on Thursday, President Barack Obama defended his health care law by making reference to what he described as outlandish and "desperate" rhetoric.

Among the claims he referenced was that of Republican Rep. Bill O'Brien of Mont Vernon, the former Speaker of the House.

"You had a state representative somewhere say that it's as destructive to personal and individual liberty as the Fugitive Slave Act," Obama said. "Think about that."

The crowd of Obama supporters groaned and booed in response.

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NH News
11:34 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Nashua's New Identity: 'Dare To Begin'

Nashua's new logo and tagline.
Credit City of Nashua

The city of Nashua has unveiled its new slogan: “Dare to Begin.”

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Education
4:04 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Goodbye, Jeans? Pinkerton Academy Wants Students To Dress For Success

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Pinkerton Academy in Derry is considering a unified dress code, which would require students to wear business casual attire.

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NH News
2:40 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Food Stamp Benefits Set To Decrease In November

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  Most New Hampshire families receiving food stamps will see a drop in benefits later this year.

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NH News
2:06 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Four N.H. Employers Recognized For Breastfeeding Friendliness

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A statewide advocacy group is recognizing four New Hampshire employers for being friendly toward breastfeeding mothers.

The New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force named Stonyfield Farm, Plymouth State University, Elliot Hospital and Monadnock Hospital as the first recipients of its breastfeeding friendly employer award.

Task force vice chair Liza Lamadriz says it isn’t difficult for businesses to make sure mothers have a clean space in which to breastfeed.

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NH News
5:07 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Hassan To Lawmakers: Act Quickly On Medicaid Expansion Report

As a study commission nears its deadline to issue its findings on whether to expand Medicaid, Governor Maggie Hassan is urging lawmakers to take swift action once that report is released.

Speaking to members of the Nashua Rotary West Club on Tuesday, Hassan, who supports expansion, says the state can’t afford to wait.

“For every day that we delay expansion beyond Jan. 1, even conservative projections show that New Hampshire stands to lose $500,000 per day in the first year, and up to $1 million per day by 2016.”

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Inside NHPR
3:17 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

WEVH Hanover Transmitter Site Gets An Upgrade

NHPR's Director of Technology Michael Saffell gives a tour of the upgraded equipment for the WEVH Hanover transmitter site.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Curious how the New Hampshire Public Radio signal gets to your radio?

Technology Director Michael Saffell gives the NHPR staff a  tour of the new WEVH Hanover transmitter site equipment, which will soon make its way up Moose Mountain.

NHPR has been working to replace the site's aging infrastructure.

This is our most compact, full-power transmission site - a main and backup transmitter and all the associated support gear in one equipment rack.

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NH News
2:37 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Forums Focused On Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment

State health officials will hold a dozen community forums for providers to learn about the open enrollment process for the state’s new managed Medicaid program.

The forums are geared towed anyone who works with Medicaid recipients or oversees agencies or organizations that deliver those services.

Open enrollment for most of the state’s 130,000 Medicaid recipients began earlier this month.

The program is set to launch December first.

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