NHPR Staff


3:21 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

President Obama Talks Energy In Nashua

President Obama Visits Nashua Calls For Foreign Oil Independence
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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Best of Public Radio - March 3
9:48 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Friend of Mine: A Bill Morissey Tribute Concert

Friday Journal - March 2
9:35 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX

Most Read Online
11:22 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Top Stories: Raspberry Pi, Seven Takeaways On Raising Wages For Home Health Care Workers

Seven Takeaways From The Carsey Institute’s Report On Raising Wages For Home Care Workers. #2. Guaranteeing minimum wage for home care workers will increase health care costs.
Truthout.org Flickr

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.

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Special Coverage
12:36 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Live NPR Coverage of Arizona and Michigan Primaries

Michigan and Arizona primary coverage.
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.

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8:01 am
Mon February 20, 2012

ClassicalNH Launched!

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.

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Drawing – March 15
12:00 am
Sat February 18, 2012

Apple Store Gift Card

When you contribute to the NHPR March Fund Drive before noon on Thursday, March 15, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Apple Gift Card.

NHPR Sustaining Members will automatically be entered into the drawing.

2012 NH State Spelling Bee
5:06 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

NHPR is a Sponsor for The 59th Annual New Hampshire State Spelling Bee

The top speller will represent N.H. at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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

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Event - May 23, 2012
4:40 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Writers on a New England Stage: Anna Quindlen

May 23, 2012

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

Ticket Information

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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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