NHPR Staff

Pages

ClassicalNH
5:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Metropolitan Opera 2014 Broadcast Schedule

Die Frau Ohne Schatten
February 15, 2014 - 1:00 p.m.
A legendary Met production directed by the late Herbert Wernicke returns for the first time in ten years. The fantastical genius of the Strauss score and the Hofmannsthal libretto will be interpreted by conductor Vladimir Jurowski and a thrilling cast. Anne Schwanewilms and Torsten Kerl are the otherworldly Empress and Emperor, and Johan Reuter is Barak. Christine Goerke, the rising dramatic soprano star, returns to the Met as the Dyer’s Wife, whose shadow the Empress must win to free herself from a fatal decree.

Read more
ClassicalNH
4:37 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

ClassicalNH Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I hear ClassicalNH?

ClassicalNH can be heard on the radio in the Concord area at 91.5 FM and on HD radio at 89.1 HD-2.

There are also a number of ways to listen on your computer or mobile device: Listen in your browser, listen in the NHPR Livestream Player (click "Listen Live" at the top of the page and select "ClassicalNH"), listen via the NHPR iPhone/Android app, or listen via a desktop application:

Read more
NH News
11:18 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Use of Sound: Making Moonshine In The Backwoods Of New Hampsshire

Original air date:  July 10, 2013

In the past few years there’s been a  resurgence in American moonshine, including high-end bottles on liquor store shelves. The movement comes thanks in no small part to the Discovery Channel reality show, Moonshiners. And while ‘White Lightening’ may have its roots in Appalachia, in the deep shade of New Hampshire’s forest, there’s at least one illegal operation.

Read more
NH News
10:59 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Sports Reporting: Bass Fishing Becomes N.H.'s Newest High School Sport

Original air date:  May 10, 2013

Bass fishing is now big business in America, with high profile tournaments getting plenty of coverage on networks including ESPN. And it’s also New Hampshire’s newest high school interscholastic sport.  And last spring New Hampshire high school students got to show off their own angling abilities at a bass fishing tournament on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Read more
NH News
10:54 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Sports Reporting: The White Mountains, Training Ground For The Greats

Original air date:  January 11, 2013

Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously harsher than their altitude suggests. But for World Class mountaineers this makes the Whites a perfect training ground.  Reporter Sam Evans-Brown spent the day with one out on the icy slopes.

Read more
NH News
10:44 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Continuing Coverage: New Hampshire Grapples With The Affordable Care Act

The most critical issue New Hampshire faced in 2013 was how to adopt and roll out the ACA. And those decisions didn’t come easily. State lawmakers must still decide whether to expand Medicaid and because of New Hampshire’s small size, only one insurance company offers plans on the federally-run online marketplace. Reporter Todd Bookman followed the twists and turns of the ACA and produced a mix of daily and feature stories to illustrate our state’s complicated relationship with the law.

Read more
NH News
10:38 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Continuing Coverage: The Push To Legalize A Casino

During the 2013 legislative session New Hampshire grappled with the question of whether to allow the state’s first casino.  NHPR followed the debate at the State House but also wanted to better understand the larger implications.  We sent a reporter to Washington, Pa. where Millennium Gaming runs a casino.  The company hopes to build a casino in New Hampshire.  Throughout our coverage we learned how the area has benefited, but also looked into the social costs of gambling.

Read more
Business and Economy
5:35 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Senate Kills Latest 'Right-To-Work' Bill

Senator John Reagan of Deerfield and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro, both Republicans, speak during a recess on Thursday.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

 The New Hampshire Senate has voted down so-called “right-to-work” legislation.

The vote Thursday morning was 13 to 11, with every Senate Democrat and two Republicans voting against the bill to excuse non-union employees from paying fees to negotiate and administer contracts. 

The Republican-majority legislature in 2011 passed a bill, but they were unable to override a veto by then-Governor John Lynch. 

Opponents including Manchester Democrat Lou D’Allesandro argue "right-to-work" is bad for middle class families.

Read more
Pledge
9:38 am
Thu January 16, 2014

A Special Sustainer Drawing: $250 To Gibson's Bookstore

All sustaining members - new or existing - who make their monthly donation from a bank account (checking or savings) will be entered to win a $250 gift card to Gibson's Bookstore, Concord's independent bookseller!

Already a sustaining member? It's easy to make the switch! Call the Membership Department at (800) 639-4131 or download the form here to do it by mail.

Read more
Newscast
5:54 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

State House Moves Recreational Marijuana Bill Forward

The State House has narrowly approved a proposal on recreational marijuana that it voted down earlier in the day.

The bill would legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone age 21 and older; it would also allow people grow up to six marijuana plants in a controlled environment

The House first voted down the measure this afternoon, by a vote of 170 to 168. But lawmakers immediately took up a motion to reconsider that vote, and it passed, which restarted debate.

Read more
Business and Economy
2:17 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Foreclosures Drop To Six-Year Low

Credit Justin Shearer / Flickr Creative Commons

  Only 161 homes fell into foreclosure in November, the lowest single monthly total since 2007.

New data from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority shows foreclosures were down 25% through the first 11 months of 2013, compared to a year prior.

The report credits slow but steady improvements in the housing market and overall economy, and banks allowing more short sales for homeowners who owe more than their house is worth.

Read more
Inside NHPR
11:23 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Help Shape Your Listening: Join The Sounding Board

The  enrollment period for new CAB members is now closed.  NHPR is no longer accepting applications. 

You listen, you support - now you can help shape NHPR!

Our Community Advisory Board, called “The Sounding Board,” is a panel of dedicated listeners from across the state that allows us to gather meaningful feedback about our programming, policies and services.

We rely on a Community Advisory Board to give the station regular feedback on our programs, Trustee decisions, and the needs of our audience.

Read more
NH News
11:15 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Winter Storm Brings Snow, Cold and Travel Woes to N.H.

Three people were taken to Concord Hospital this morning after at least nine vehicles were involved in multiple collisions on Interstate 93 in Bow.
Credit New Hampshire State Police

Motorists are being urged to use caution and leave extra time for travel as a winter storm promises to deliver more snow and bitter cold temperatures to the Granite State.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Bonyton said roads are slick and that drivers need to take it slow. Speed limits have been reduced to 45 MPH on New Hampshire's interstates and turnpikes. 

Read more
NH News
3:45 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Local Unemployment Data Shows Recovery Is Widespread

The local jobs picture in New Hampshire continues to improve. New data out Thursday from N.H. Employment Security shows that all ten counties had lower unemployment rates in November than compared to the start of 2013.

The rate in Coos County remains the highest in the state, but it’s down 2.4% from last January.  Cheshire and Strafford have each seen their jobless rates fall by 2 percentage points.

Pledge
11:42 am
Thu December 19, 2013

A Second iPad Air!

Did you miss out on the first iPad Air drawing? Make a donation before 10 a.m. on December 20th and you will automatically be entered into our final drawing of the December Fund Drive, a second 16gb iPad Air - this one's white!  Weighing only one pound, the iPad Air is lighter and faster and still loaded with features like FaceTime, iSight camera, Ultrafast Wi-Fi, thousands of available apps and a 10 hour battery life.

To Donate:

Read more

Pages