NHPR Staff


12 Days of Drawings
2:11 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Day 12: The Drawing We All Win

Reporter Dan Gorenstein covers the Huntsman camp in January's first-in-the-nation primary
Ryan Lessard, NHPR

Day 12 brings you the best gift of all, the one you give to your loved ones, your community, and yourself – the gift of public radio! Every time you support NHPR, you ensure that the award-winning news coverage, programming, and events that you have come to rely on day in and day out will keep coming your way. Your support at this time of year is especially essential, as we look to close out 2012 strong!

Plus, when we raise $50,000 today, we will receive an additional $12,000 from a group of dedicated listeners!

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Inside NHPR
6:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

2012 Next Gen Civic Leadership Award

Next Gen Award winner Pamela Laflamme

New Hampshire Public Radio and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation have a mutual interest in encouraging the growth of future community leaders and the next generation of individuals who will foster social capital and lead a strong New Hampshire into a global world. To promote the importance of this next generation of civic leadership NHPR and the NH Charitable Foundation have joined together to present the 2nd Annual Next Gen Civic Leadership Award. 

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Inside NHPR
12:29 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Top Stories: The Story of the Bhutanese; N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

1. The Exchange: The Story of the Bhutanese

For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year.  A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State.

2. Education: N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

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Inside NHPR
6:12 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Top Stories: NH House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate; NH Elections Live Blog

Credit NH General Court Website

1. Elections 2012: N.H. House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate 13-11

There was a big surprise waiting for New Hampshire politicos this morning. As the final votes were tallied in the four hundred races for the State House of Representatives, the Democrats had won a 221 to 178 majority with one race still undecided.

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12:13 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Continuing Coverage: Elections 2012

A look at the NHPR newsroom's coverage of Elections 2012:

-Audio postcard of reaction to first presidential debate

-Gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan profile

-Campaigning in the 1st Congressional District

-A look at the campaign's health issues

-How abortion plays a role in the 2nd Congressional District

-Profile of a controversial House Speaker

-Republicans campaign in days leading up to the election

-Victory on election night for Governor Hassan

-Live election night coverage

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Elections 2012
12:55 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Victories and Concessions: Speeches Posted Here

Credit New Hampshire Public Radio

Governor's Race:

Republican Ovide Lamontagne's concession speech:

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Elections 2012
1:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

N.H. Elections Live Blog: News From The Camps

Credit Zach Nugent for NHPR

Concord, NH - Greenland, NH: Guinta and Shea-Porter

1:11 AM

The A.P.  has called CD 1 for Carol Shea-Porter.


With the other major races having been decided definitively for Democrats, the outcome of Congressional District 1 is still undecided. While supporters at Carol Shea-Porter's headquarters continue to celebrate, the Guinta camp has called it a night.

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Elections 2012
10:48 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Photos From The 2012 General Election

Inside NHPR
6:27 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Top Stories: Cleaning Up After Sandy, Appraisal Triggers Latest Dispute Over Northern Pass

Credit Flikr Creative Commons / NASA

1. NH News: Cleaning Up After Sandy

Clean up has commenced after the edge of Hurricane Sandy swept over the Granite State, depositing 1-3 inches of rain, and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire residents.

2. North Country: Appraisal Triggers Latest Dispute Over Northern Pass

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1:34 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Programming Message: This American Life

NHPR will air this week's broadcast of This American Life at 4 p.m. today.  The show takes a look at the New Hampshire legislature and Speaker Bill O'Brien's quick rise to power.

Due to a delivery problem from NPR, the show at 1 p.m. was a rebroadcast of an earlier program.

NH News
9:30 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Many N.H. Schools Closed

Many schools in the state will remain closed on Wednesday because of power outages and weather conditions related to Hurricane Sandy.  For more information, visit WMUR's closings website.

Inside NHPR
6:31 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Top Stories: Gov. Lynch Declares State of Emergency; UNH Poll Points To Hassan To Win

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

1. NH News: Gov. Lynch Declares State Of Emergency, Many Flights Canceled

Gov. John Lynch declared a state of emergency as the National Weather Service forecast wind gusts of up to 70 mph. New Hampshire National Guard troops were at the ready.

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NH News
9:57 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Cleaning Up After Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a Tropical Cyclone after making landfall over the East Coast
Credit Flikr Creative Commons / NASA

Updated Power Outage Information: (Oct. 31, 5:40 p.m.)

Total: 42,586

PSNH: 37,506, Unitil: 574, Liberty Utilities: 346, NH Electric Coop: 4,160

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NH News
3:22 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How To Keep Your Food Safe, If You Lose Power

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has published food safety recommendations for people who may lose power in Hurricane Sandy.

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Holiday Programs
10:46 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Special Programs Celebrating Thanksgiving

Thomas Hawk Flickr

Thursday, Nov. 22th

9:00 - 10:00 am:    Giving Thanks 2012

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Holiday Programs
10:44 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Special Programs Celebrating Hanukkah & Christmas

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Friday, Dec. 7th

9:00 - 10:00 pm:   Hanukkah Lights 2012

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Sunday, Dec. 16th

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Holiday Programs
10:42 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Special Programs Celebrating Kwanzaa & New Year's Eve

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Monday, Dec. 31st

9:00 - 10:00 am:    The Exchange – People of the Year

Noon - 1:00 pm:    A Season’s Griot 2012

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Here's The Thing: December 15th
3:54 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Here's The Thing: David Letterman and Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas with Shia LeBeouf, L, in Wall Street 2; David Letterman on the set of his show, R
Twentieth Century Fox (Douglas)/John Paul Filo, CBS (Letterman) Courtesy WNYC

Alec talks with late-night legend David Letterman. Letterman describes his early days as a local TV host in Indiana, followed by time working the comedy clubs in LA. In just three years, he found himself appearing on The Tonight Show; as Letterman says, "that's not supposed to happen." Baldwin also visits Michael Douglas at his New York apartment for a conversation about what makes a great director, a smart producer, and why playing the villain is the much more satisfying part.

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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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.