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Here's The Thing: December 8th
3:51 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Here's The Thing: Chris Rock and Herb Alpert

Gerry Wersh (Alpert)/Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images (Rock) Courtesy WNYC

Content Advisory Warning: Language

Alec goes backstage with comic actor Chris Rock after a matinee of The Motherf-er With The Hat to hear what it was like for Rock to be in his first play. NOTE: Please Read the Content Advisory to the right. Alec also talks with Herb Alpert, legendary trumpeter and music producer. In 1966, Alpert’s band The Tijuana Brass sold over 13 million records, outselling The Beatles

Here's The Thing: December 1st
3:47 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Here's The Thing: Lorne Michaels and Erica Jong & Molly Jong-Fast

Bryan Bedder, Getty (Michaels)/Nigel Parry (Jong) Courtesy WNYC

Alec visits Lorne Michaels in his office at Rockefeller Center – the same office he’s had since 1975, when he created Saturday Night Live. Michaels and Alec talk about what led to SNL, and Michaels early years doing subversive political satire on Canadian radio. Alec also talks with writer Erica Jong and her daughter Molly Jong-Fast as they spar about sex and the legacy of the feminist movement.

Here's The Thing: November 24th
11:59 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Here's The Thing: Kristen Wiig & Dick Cavett

Kristen Wiig (L) & Dick Cavett
Cavett photo by Barbara Friedman Courtesy WNYC

Alec talks with Kristen Wiig – a breakout Saturday Night Live cast member who says she loves performing, but admits there’s also a “big part of me that’s just like: don’t look at me.” Alec visits talk show legend Dick Cavett at his home in Montauk, Long Island. Over iced tea, Cavett shares memories from five decades in entertainment.

Here's The Thing: November 17th
11:34 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Here's The Thing: Billy Joel

Courtesy WNYC

Alec sits down with Billy Joel at a piano as Joel details the decisions – musical and personal – that helped shape his music and his career.

Top Stories
12:27 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Top Stories: Harvesting Chestnuts in the Granite State, Quake Hits Maine, Rattles N.H.

Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

The top ten stories on nhpr.org for the week of October 15 - October 21, 2012.

1.) Word of Mouth: Harvesting Chestnuts in the Granite State

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Awards
4:26 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

New Hampshire Public Radio Wins At 2012 Granite Mike Awards

On Thursday Oct. 18, NHPR received accolades in sports feature and public affairs and special event program categories at the 2012 Granite Mike Awards sponsored by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. NHPR's daily call-in program, The Exchange, received an award for its show on the International Baccalaureate school curriculum, and one for its special event On The Road In Keene featuring award-winning filmmaker and writer Dayton Duncan.

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Top Stories
4:28 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Top Stories: The World Cup of Sandwich, NH; But is Poe Still Scary?

Leo Greene

A list of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org

1) Word of Mouth: The World Cup of Sandwich, NH

Sandwich may be yesterday on the outside, but it’s tomorrow on the in.  As Sean Hurley reports, this dichotomy finds an unusual expression on the town soccer field a few days before the annual Sandwich Fair. And while many towns see carnies as an invading force, to residents of this town, they’re welcome competitors.

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The Moth Radio Hour: Nov 10
4:43 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

The Moth

Filippo Venturi Flickr

Saturday, Nov. 10 – Moth Radio Hour 1210

George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walk through legendary NYC eatery Elaine's; rookie reporter Lewis Lapham learns a lot about the world when he has to break some bad news to a new widow; World Boxing Light Heavyweight Champion Jose Torres defines and then conquers fear; Christopher Hitchens is deified in Ceylon. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

The Moth Radio Hour: Nov 3
4:39 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

The Moth

Erin Barker learns why her mother’s pregnancy is not good news for her father.
Polina Sergeeva Flickr

Saturday, Nov. 3 – Moth Radio Hour 1209

The Moth Radio Hour: Oct 27
4:22 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

The Moth

Flash Rosenberg’s father takes, “find a penny, pick it up” to a whole new level.
cjmartin Flickr

Saturday, Oct. 27 –Moth Radio Hour 1208

Flash Rosenberg’s father takes, “find a penny, pick it up” to a whole new level. Walter Mosley is moved by the way language is changed by context. Barbara Weiner describes the afternoon when she is raped and her long road to recovery. Richard Kind details proposing to his girlfriend and then waiting... and waiting for her answer. Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

The Moth Radio Hour: Oct 20
4:16 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

The Moth

Faye Lane is a flight attendant who is taught the meaning of gratitude by a passenger.
Bradleygee Flickr

Saturday, Oct. 20 – Moth Radio Hour 1207

Faye Lane is a flight attendant who is taught the meaning of gratitude by a passenger. From the pitch line, Pha Le's father is presumed dead but returns to smuggle his family out of South Vietnam and eventually to America. Wayne Reece is just starting out as a preacher when a pool hall detour opens his eyes to a whole new world. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

The Moth Radio Hour: Oct 13
4:00 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

The Moth

Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an ongoing battle about the proper way to cook meat.
Waferboard Flickr

Saturday, Oct. 13 – Moth Radio Hour 1206

A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, "Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food". Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an ongoing battle about the proper way to cook meat; celebrity chef David Chang shares his anxiety about receiving, and possibly losing, Michelin Stars; comedian Lisa Lampanelli tells about her hilarious and moving stint at a fitness camp. Hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer Jay Allison..

Top Stories
10:54 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Top Stories: Gubernatorial Forum On Healthcare, State Workers: Overpaid, Underpaid, Or Just Right?

Credit Credit neilalderney123 via Flickr / Creative Commons

A list of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire.

1) North Country: Kayaker Who Died Was Official With National Whitewater Organization   ​The kayaker who died recently in the Franconia Notch State Park was the Northeast Stewardship director for the American Whitewater organization.

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Elections 2012
6:25 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Special Coverage: Presidential Debates

NHPR  will air special coverage for all the presidential debates and the vice presidential debate on October 3, 11, 16 and 22.  In addition, WNYC Radio's "Swing State Radio Network"  in New York is providing a special one-hour live call-in show that will air from 8 - 9 p.m. before each debate specifically for the swing states. 

Oct. 3: First presidential debate on domestic policy

Top Stories
11:52 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Top Stories: Kayaker Who Died Was With National Whitewater Organization, Toxic Perfumes and Colognes

American Whitewater

A list of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire.

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