NHPR Staff

Episode 803: Falling

Apr 5, 2012

There are so many ways to fall - falling in love, falling asleep, even falling flat on your face. In an episode full of falling music, Radiolab plunges into a black hole, takes a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and debunks some myths about falling cats.

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

The Moth Radio Hour 303

Mar 31, 2012


  • Mike Birbiglia: A free vacation leads to a breakthrough and a breakup. 
  • Jenifer Hixson: Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets. 
  • Al Letson: A father admits he was not quite ready for a second child. 
  • Jeffery Rudell: A live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

Visit online: http://themoth.org/

Radio Lab: Words

Mar 30, 2012

What would life be like without words? Without language? This hour, Radiolab explores the words in our head and how they change the way we think. We talk to a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, and we ask a neurologist what happened when a stroke wiped out the language center of her brain.

Visit online: http://www.radiolab.org/

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

1) The Exchange: Ira Byock: The Best Care Possible  In his new book, Byock calls for a new approach toward the end of life; one focused on taking care of persons, not just “bodies”, and helping patients and their families reach decisions about dying.

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We'll bring you special coverage of one of the most important legal and policy cases of our generation starting this evening, Monday March 26, through Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court justices will hear arguments and consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act. 

This special coverage will begin each evening at 8 p.m. Listen on NHPR and NHPR.org.


The Moth Radio Hour 302

Mar 24, 2012

Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.

  • Jen Lee - An amateur evangelist searches for souls -- and customers -- the aisles of Target
  • Ernesto Quinonez - A young teen "borrows" dogs to make money
  • Albert Maysles - A filmmaker remembers his father
  • Dan Kennedy - Has an unforgettable therapy session with an unconventional social worker

Visit online: http://themoth.org/


Radio Lab: Oops

Mar 23, 2012

Oops. It's what you say when your carefully laid plans hop the tracks. In this episode, Radiolab dives headlong into stories of unintended consequences-from a psychologist whose zeal to safeguard national security may have created a terrorist, to a toxic lake that, against all odds, gave birth to life.

Visit online: http://www.radiolab.org/

The House on Wednesday decided to keep the state's gay marriage law in place. 

Same-sex couples have been able to marry legally since 2009. 

The Republican-controlled House voted 211-116 against a repeal. 

Gov. John Lynch had pledged to veto the repeal bill if it had passed. The debate on the House floor took more than two hours. New Hampshire is one of eight states that allow gay marriage.

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...Joel Green and Diane Raum-Green of Peterborough, NH

Thank you Joel and Diane! And, thanks to all of you who contributed to NHPR's March Fund Drive.

Your support makes New Hampshire Public Radio possible!

...Alice Passer of Greenland, NH

Thank you Alice, and thanks to all who have contributed to NHPR's March Fund Drive.

Your support makes NHPR possible!

Chris Jensen for NHPR

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

1) North Country: Celina Cass Stepfather Questioned Before Grand Jury  A Coos County Grand jury met Monday in Lancaster as the investigation into the death of 11-year-old Celina Cass continues.

You did it!

Mar 19, 2012

Thank you for your support! NHPR has raised its March Fund Drive goal of $450,000 and will receive an additional $20,000 grant from the Byrne Foundation, allowing us to continue to provide the programming and news you value.

We couldn't have made this goal without your support!





The Moth Radio Hour 301

Mar 17, 2012

Hosted by comic, author and Moth regular, Mike Birbiglia.

  • Josh Axelrad - A blackjack player faces his demons
  • Daisy Rosario - A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral
  • Colin Quinn - Is hired to do comedy at Robert Deniro's birthday party...and bombs

Visit online: http://themoth.org/

Sheryl Rich-Kern

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH  website.


Josh Rogers, NHPR

First Lady Michelle Obama brought her "Let's Move!'' health and fitness initiative to New Hampshire on Friday.

Mrs. Obama visited the Penacook Community Center, a neighborhood nonprofit group in Concord.

It has a child care center that helps children exercise before and after school and teaches them about healthy eating through the use of a garden.     

Mrs. Obama was joined by New Hampshire First Lady Susan Lynch, a pediatrician who has worked to increase awareness about childhood obesity.

We'll bring you live NPR coverage today of President Obama's news conference during which he is expected to discuss the situation in Syria, concerns over Iran's nuclear program and the U.S. economy.

Listen on nhpr and nhpr.org at 1 p.m.

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH  website.

1) North Country: Two Credited with Saving Lives of Four Massachusetts Hikers A Fish and Game official says four ill-equipped hikers from Massachusetts probably would have died Sunday on the Franconia Ridge had two Connecticut men not happened along.

Credit: NPR

NHPR will broadcast a two-hour Super Tuesday special from 8 - 10 p.m. on March 6 reporting on the ten states holding Republican contests.

This NPR special will be hosted by Audie Cornish and Melissa Block.  A live-blog of results and commentary from the field will be posted on nhpr.org.

Listen on nhpr and nhpr.org to hear this special coverage beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Josh Rogers

 President Barack Obama was in New Hampshire today talking about energy. As New Hampshire Public Radio’s Josh Rogers reports, the president said the country needs to increase oil production while also investing in newer sources of energy.

Billed an official visit, at times the President’s stop had the feel of campaign rally. Mr. Obama told the crowd he knew NH’s "political bull detector" was sharp, and urged voters to be wary of election year promises.

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and the StateImpact - NH website. For the second concurrent week,  Word of Mouth's segment on the tiny, bare-bones computer, Raspberry Pi, remains at the top of the list of most-read stories on nhpr.org.

Credit: NPR

NHPR will broadcast a one-hour NPR special of the Arizona and Michigan primaries on Tuesday, February 28 from 9 - 10 p.m.

This special will feature candidate speeches, interviews, and expert analysis from NPR contributors E.J. Dionne (The Washington Post) and Matthew Continetti (The Weekly Standard). We'll also hear from NPR's Mara Liasson and Ron Elving, and check in with Ari Shapiro at the Mitt Romney camp and Don Gonyea at the Rick Santorum camp.

ClassicalNH Launched!

Feb 20, 2012

New Hampshire Public Radio has teamed up with Highland Community Broadcasting to make classical music more readily available to the Granite State and beyond.

This collaboration allows an expansion of services in the Capital Region and enables both organizations to take advantage of new technologies now available on HD Radio and online.

NHPR and the New Hampshire Union Leader are proud to sponsor The 59th Annual New Hampshire State Spelling Bee scheduled for  March 3, in Concord.   The best spellers from around the Granite State will gather to compete.

The top speller will go on to represent New Hampshire at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.  

Schedule of Events | March 3, 2012

9-10 a.m.                   Registration

May 23, 2012

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

Ticket Information

Memories of the Movement

Feb 13, 2012
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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.

Heavenly Sight

Feb 13, 2012
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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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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.