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Friday Journal - Feb 24
12:02 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Memories of the Movement

Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine with officers of the NAACP at their 49th annual convention. Mrs. Bates and the nine students received an award for their heroism during the school integration crisis in September, 1957.
Wisconsin Historical Images via Flickr/Creative Commons

The years of the Civil Rights Movement are counted among the most volatile, yet vibrant, in American history. In our Black History month special, Memories of the Movement, The Tavis Smiley Show celebrates the courage, conviction and commitment of the everyday people who made extraordinary contributions to American social progress. The program holds poignant, humorous, unheard or little known stories from a number of well-known civil rights icons including stories from Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Danny Glover, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Dr.

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Friday Journal - Feb 17
12:00 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Heavenly Sight

The Blind Boys of Alabama
Burnt Pixel via Flickr/Creative Commons

Since the time of Aristotle, blind seers have been regarded as bearers of special insight. Host David Marash brings us the stories, music and this insight from the blind gospel tradition that transformed American song and gave it soul.

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Best of Public Radio - Feb 25
11:57 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Live Forever

Photo: Structures:NYC Flickr/Creative Commons

BOB MARLEY - LIVE FOREVER is a free one-hour program with live music from and stories about his last concert.  Songs recorded live at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater in Sep 1980 include "Exodus," "Could You Be Loved," "Redemption Song," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming" and more.  Rita, Damien and Rohan Marley are interviewed, as well as Marcia Griffiths, biographer Vivien Goldman, and Doug Gebhard - a former journalist who covered the 1980 Pittsburgh show and is now a priest. These interviews discuss the concert, Marley's philosophies and influential moments from his life. 

Best of Public Radio - Feb 18
11:54 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Langston Hughes - I Too Sing America

Photo: Jack Delano Library of Congress

Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians.  Hosted by Terrance McKnight, WQXR host and former Morehouse professor of music, I, Too, Sing Americawill dive into the songs, cantatas, musicals and librettos that flowed from Hughes’ pen.

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Event - May 18
3:39 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

An Evening with Dan Brown

Announcing: An Evening with Dan Brown. A Benefit and Celebration of Writers on a New England Stage

May 18, 2012   (more events)

7:30pm | the Historic Theater

Author presentation followed by interview with New Hampshire Public Radio host Virginia Prescott

The evening closes with a special backstage book signing reception – full of surprises!– for benefit ticket buyers who purchase a voucher for an illustrated edition of The Da Vinci Code ($40).  Vouchers for books, which the author will sign and personalize, are available through The Music Hall box office and include entry to the backstage book signing reception.   

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Feb 11 - Best of Public Radio
10:02 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Zydeco Nation

Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival
Photo: Clotee Pridgen Allochuku Flickr / Creative Commons

Zydeco Nation is an hour-long, music-rich documentary that tells the story about an epic chapter in modern American history. Starting during World War II, French-speaking Louisiana Creoles began moving across the country to Northern California in search of both jobs and freedom.

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Feb 10 - Friday Journal
9:48 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special

Rosa Parks
Photo: mattlemmon Flickr / Creative Commons

Maya Angelou defines Black History, as it is embraced in our popular culture with an emphasis on the civil rights era and a poetic acknowledgement of late activist, Rosa Parks.

This one hour historical trek takes us from the 1950's thru the 1990's. Dr. Maya Angelou renders a poetic portrait of the day-to-day lives of African Americans during the civil rights era, when artists and activists, musicians and ministers joined hands with people from all walks of life to bring about a historic change in our culture. 

May 8
1:44 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Writers on a New England Stage: Erik Larson

May 8, 2012

7:30 pm | The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

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The celebrated master of narrative nonfiction joins us with the just-released paperback edition of his New York Times bestseller In The Garden of Beasts, a remarkable portrayal of 1933 Berlin and Hitler’s rise to power.  Erik Larson joins NHPR's Virginia Prescott for Writers on a New England Stage.

May 1, 2012
2:12 pm
Sun February 5, 2012

NHPR Presents Ira Flatow

Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday
photo credit: Carl Flatow

May 1, 2012   6:00pm
Strafford Room, Memorial Union Building

University of New Hampshire, Durham NH

Veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning journalist Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday, is coming to Durham, NH. He’ll be interviewed on stage by NHPR’s All Things Considered host Brady Carlson and will take questions from the audience.

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NHPR Board of Trustees Meeting
12:00 am
Sat February 4, 2012

NHPR Board of Trustees Meeting: April 18

To be held  April 18, 2012     9:30-11:30 a.m.   

 

All meetings are located here unless otherwise specified:

Riverstone Conference Room
2 Pillsbury St, 6th Floor,
Concord, NH

Weather Alert
5:18 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Flood Watch

The national weather service reports a flood watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. this evening.

 

The latest in weather-related closings and alerts

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Transportation | Link: 511nh.com traveler information

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Special Program
6:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

A Carolina Christmas with Kathy Mattea

A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate, with Kathy Mattea is a festive celebration of holiday music -- from one of the most magnificent acoustic venues in the country! A Carolina Christmas features soloists and large ensembles performing a rich variety of songs, including sacred music of the season, African-American spirituals, Celtic jigs and folk favorites.

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Special Program
4:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Hungry for the Holidays with Julia Child

Everyone knows Julia Child loved to cook, but not everyone knows she loved to read. Long ago she started work on a series of specials that are only just now being completed and aired -- stories about food and a little cooking, but mostly about people. "A Christmas Carol is a lovely story to read over the holidays," she says, "because it has a happy ending." Actor Peter Donat brings the story to life -- with sounds and music that stimulate the theatre of the mind.

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Special Program
3:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Echoes of Christmas

This program features moving selections of choral classics celebrating Christmas. The Dale Warland Singers provided magical performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years and were acclaimed as America's premier choir. Their signature holiday concert—beloved by public radio listeners nationwide—was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Drawing upon the archive of their live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse create a very special Christmas musical treat.

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Special Program
2:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

A Chanticleer Christmas

A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries — from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.  Information is available at http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/programs/chanticleer_xmas/

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Special Program
1:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols.

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Special Program
12:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Christmas Daybreak

Christmas Daybreak brings together two of the finest groups of singers and actors at the cutting edge of live performance in America today, the singers of The Crossing and actors from the Pig Iron Theatre company.  Specializing in work of the finest contemporary composers, The Crossing has commissioned many beautiful new carols for Christmas by composers such as Andrew Gant and Benjamin Boyle and sung many new works by British composers Gabriel Jackson, Jonathan Varcoe, and James MacMillan.

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Special Program
11:00 am
Sun December 25, 2011

Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol

An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. This program is produced by NPR and KCRW and information at available at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4225458

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Special Program
10:00 am
Sun December 25, 2011

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites

This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.  This program is hosted by Lynn Nearyand information is available at www.npr.org

American Public Media
8:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

A service in song and word that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St.

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American Public Media
3:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Welcome Christmas

This year's VocalEssence Welcome Christmas concert celebrates the holidays with the warmth of traditional carols and the exhilaration of new songs for the season. The concert features a garland of carols from Sweden, and the world premiere of this year's Welcome Christmas! Carol Contest-winning carols, composed for chorus and bell choir. Other carols were chosen by VocalEssence fans in an online audience favorite poll.  Join us for holiday classics new and old, when Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence Welcome Christmas!

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All Songs Considered
2:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

All Songs Considered for the Holidays

Third time's a charm, or maybe not. It's the third edition of the not so new, wonky holiday tradition from NPR Music.  Join host Bob Boilen and his friends as they trade holiday cheer and snarky barbs while bringing you the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands. This show is filled with fun and fresh renditions of great holiday music.  Listener information at http://www.npr.org

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Special Program
1:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Tinsel Tales 2

NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.  This program is hosted by Lynn Neary.

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Special Program
10:00 am
Sat December 24, 2011

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.  Information is available at http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chapel-services/nine-lessons.html

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Five Farms
9:00 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Harvest

Autumn is harvest time. That means Iowa corn and soybeans; fruit dried in the California sun; greens, beans, and potatoes; slaughtered hogs and beef trucked to market. It also means Thanksgiving turkeys. Harvest follows the families to the grain elevator, the farmers markets and, in a welcome break from work, the State Fair. It's the time of summing up after the long growing season --- the time to decide whether the gamble of early spring planting season has paid off.  Listener information is available at www.fivefarms.org

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Special Series
12:00 am
Sat April 23, 2011

Live@The Loft

Presented by NHPR and The Music Hall

Hosted by Bob Lord and running through April 2011, Live@The Loft featured live performances at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

For the full series, visit http://info.nhpr.org/liveattheloft

Special Series
12:00 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Fresh Greens

What does it mean to be green? In the second special from NHPR, Generation PRX and Terrascope Youth Radio at MIT, youth radio producers reflect on this question and seek out programs and efforts designed to have a positive impact on the environment.

This series ran in March of 2011. Read all Fresh Greens series stories.

Special Series
12:00 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Working It Out

Working It Out, NHPR's year-long series of 2009-2010, tackled topics surrounding employment - and unemployment - in the Granite State.

For complete series archive, visit http://info.nhpr.org/working-it-out

Fresh Greens
12:00 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Fresh Greens: Teens and the Environment

What does it mean to be green? That's what we asked fellow teens from around the country. Their responses surprised us.

From Anchorage, Alaska to Portland, Maine, teens see green as more than remembering to recycle. Green, they told us, is not about the color of their skin, or how much they donate to Greenpeace. It's about listening to immigrants' experiences, to environmental leaders and to that voice inside. And it's about believing that one person can make a difference, and then spreading the word.

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    StoryCorps
    12:00 am
    Sat August 1, 2009

    StoryCorps in New Hampshire

    Interviews at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth begin with a question, but the exciting part is the answer. Because, whether it’s from someone we know and love, or from someone we’ve just met, the answer tells us something we didn’t know.

    NHPR brought the Mobile Booth to Concord in summer 2007 and to Berlin in summer 2009.

    To read the results, visit our archive and learn more about the StoryCorps project at the following links:

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