Patricia McLaughlin

Director of Communications and Marketing

Tricia directs external communications, marketing and engagement efforts for New Hampshire Public Radio, working to raise further awareness of the high-quality journalism at NHPR and the organization’s deep community outreach.

Her communications and editorial experience spans agencies, nonprofits, government, and cause-related organizations, promoting everything from US-Australia relations, to music and gaming partnerships, to important public health interventions.

Earlier in her career, Tricia worked in newsrooms as a reporter, producer, anchor and news writer, with stints at The Associated Press wire in Washington, D.C., and local radio and television in Upstate New York, Pennsylvania and suburban Washington.

She is a firm believer in the power of communications to advance causes and be a force for good. A New Hampshire native, she earned degrees from Syracuse University and American University. She enjoys travel and music of all kinds, and admits to an unhealthy obsession with English football. 

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PRESERVING NEW HAMPSHIRE’S PAST

Original textile machines, brick walls, wood floors and other reminders of America’s Industrial Revolution will be the inspired setting for a discussion about historic preservation in New Hampshire.

NHPR’s daily-call in show The Exchange will be in the Lakes Region for a special appearance at the historic Belknap Mill in Laconia on Friday evening, May 11.

Chris Saunders

Some exciting news to share regarding Virginia Prescott, host extraordinaire for many of New Hampshire Public Radio’s most successful and long-running programs.

Starting April 7, NHPR listeners can enjoy a new take on the week’s news, courtesy of It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders.”

The show initially launched in June 2017 as a twice-weekly podcast; it’s since expanded to a one-hour weekly radio program format.  Part news analysis, part pop culture dive – each weekly conversation looks back at the most timely topics of the week, interviewing newsmakers, journalists, tastemakers and listeners for a casual, approachable dialogue.

Peter Biello

NHPR’s literary conversation series The Bookshelf from NHPR is venturing out of the studio and into the stacks, with a special appearance at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough.

On Wednesday, April 25, The Bookshelf Host Peter Biello will interview longtime Peterborough resident Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, a New York Times best-selling author.

Marshall Thomas will be reading from her latest work, The Hidden Life of Life: A Walk Through the Reaches of Time, followed by her literary conversation with Peter Biello.

An NHPR series that examined the complicated history of clean energy in the province of Quebec and its impact on energy planning in New England is the winner of a prestigious award for international journalism.

The Road Now Taken

New NHPR Springtime Series Highlights People, Places & Events Worthy of a Road Trip

 

Maple sugaring season in New Hampshire, an alpaca farm, and a brewery with musical roots are just some of the fun destinations summoning visitors for a Granite State getaway. 

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law are proud to announce NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik as the next speaker in the Justice & Journalism series. As NPR’s Media Correspondent, David Folkenflik covers the dynamic forces and figures shaping today’s media industry, including business dealings and changing technologies. He has also reported extensively on sexual harassment in the media industry, including within NPR’s own newsroom.

Longtime NHPR Series Celebrates 20 Years’ of Exploring New Hampshire’s Wild Places

Visits to mountains and seashore, educated banter with biologists, and interesting encounters with wildlife are some of the many memories associated with New Hampshire Public Radio’s long-running radio series Something Wild.

NHPR Series Looks at the Economic, Social and Personal Costs of Living in the Granite State 

Have you spent your whole life in New Hampshire? Moved away and came back? Settled here for family reasons or for a new opportunity? Spent a season skiing and never left? Granite Staters come to – or stay in - New Hampshire for varied reasons. A new series from New Hampshire Public Radio will explore the benefits, the sacrifices, and the reasons people stay in New Hampshire, leave or return.

Diane Rehm is back on the air, discussing the state of the country one year after the inauguration of President Trump. 

Later this week, the beloved host will welcome a panel of political analysts, delving into how the country has changed since the election, and what's ahead for the White House, Congress and voters in 2018. 

The program will air on NHPR on Friday evening, January 19, at 8 p.m. 

Listen in then to hear Diane and her guests:  

[NOTE: This special event is now SOLD OUT. You can still listen live on NHPR, or stream from NHPR.org on Monday, January 8] 

 

For the first time, New Hampshire’s U.S. Senators will appear together at New Hampshire Public Radio for a special live edition of The Exchange. The event is free and open to the public. 

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Upcoming priorities and key issues facing the New Hampshire Legislature will be discussed when New Hampshire Public Radio’s flagship news roundup program goes before a live audience. For the first time, The Weekly NH News Roundup takes place out of the studio and in the community. The roundup will be recorded at The Barley House restaurant in Concord on Thursday evening, January 11, to air the next day.

 

Favorite holiday tunes from listeners, a dose of old-time radio, and special themed programs will deck the airwaves of NHPR this season:

Holidays by Request with Rick & Emily

Are you an Elvis ‘Blue Christmas’ fan or more of an Alvin & The Chipmunks ‘Christmas Song’ connoisseur? New this season from NHPR, Holidays by Request features Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and Producer Emily Quirk co-hosting an hour of listeners’ favorite holiday tunes. Take a listen and see if your seasonal favorite makes the cut. Broadcast times:

After learning of allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) terminated its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies on Wednesday, November 29.

As a result of the termination, MPR and American Public Media (APM) ended distribution and broadcast of The Writer’s Almanac, and rebroadcasts of The Best of a Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor. MPR and APM also announced they would change the name of APM’s current version of A Prairie Home Companion, hosted by Chris Thile.

 

Let New Hampshire Public Radio be your holiday soundtrack this Thanksgiving Day!

In between football games, feasting and family, take a listen to the special programming NHPR will air on Thursday, November 23. 

The Science of Gratitude

Giving thanks goes beyond one day, one holiday. How do you cultivate more gratitude in your life? With your family and children? In the workplace? In your community?

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Gibson's Bookstore, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and New Hampshire Public Radio are pleased to present Bill McKibben (The End of Nature, Eaarth, Oil and Honey)! McKibben will appear in Concord on Tuesday, December 5, at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts. 

"What hath man wrought? And how will man use his miracles? The answer just begins with public broadcasting." - President Lyndon Baines Johnson, in remarks upon signing the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law.

 

CONCORD, NH – The environmental benefits and human costs of clean energy; corporate power dynamics; and the treatment of native peoples are the weighty issues examined in a new, groundbreaking series of reports from New Hampshire Public Radio, starting Thursday, November 9.

New Hampshire Public Radio is taking a closer look at the impact of trail recreation in the state, in a new series called Off-Road.

                                                      

  
 

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce Frank Bidart as the 2017 Winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. 

The Hall-Kenyon Prize honors Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of the United States, and Jane Kenyon, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and Donald Hall's late wife. The married poets lived and wrote together for nearly 20 years at Eagle Pond Farm - Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hampshire.

Work continues in Berlin as NHPR replaces its existing radio tower with a more modern piece of equipment.

The old tower came down Oct. 16 to make way for a new one. 

The new tower is designed to provide North Country listeners on WECV in the Berlin area with service for years to come.

NHPR's Director of Information Technology William Nichols shot this video as the tower toppled down. 

The tower, which stood 260 feet, was brought down by removing specific guy wires so that it would fall almost precisely where crews wanted it.

(Courtesy of Jennifer Couzins)

An intimate story of addiction, grief, and a couple in crisis will air on New Hampshire Public Radio and via a nationally distributed podcast focusing on the ongoing public health threat posed by opioid use.

An outhouse that doubles as a voting booth, rogue bears on the rampage in Hanover, and a thoughtful look into New Hampshire’s opioid crisis are some of the stories and journalism projects earning New Hampshire Public Radio accolades from the state’s leading association of broadcasters.

Liz Jones of KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio

NHPR Reporter Todd Bookman recently traveled to Mexico City for a specialized radio workshop pertaining to trade, business, and the issues impacting immigrant communities.

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law are proud to announce NPR reporter Peter Overby as the next speaker in the Justice & Journalism series, taking place November 8 at the UNH School of Law in Concord. 

View from the Nation’s Capital: Longtime NPR Reporter Peter Overby to Reflect on the Intersection of Politics and Private Interests

Patricia McLaughlin

Journalists from six Asia-Pacific countries visited NHPR today for a thoughtful conversation on newsgathering and public media in the Granite State.

The reporters and journalism advocates are on a three-week U.S. tour, traveling to Washington, D.C., New York City and New Hampshire, followed by stops in Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

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Get ready for more 'clear air' in the North Country. New Hampshire Public Radio is upgrading its radio tower in Berlin to strengthen service for North Country listeners of NHPR’s news and programming.

Work began Monday, October 2, to replace NHPR’s existing tower with a more modern piece of equipment. The project is expected to last about three weeks.

From the rocky islands of the Androscoggin River near Berlin, to the mail boats of Lake Winnipesaukee and a bridge over the Connecticut River – NHPR reporters took to the state’s waterways this summer to share some extraordinary stories. 

Surrounded: Stories from New Hampshire’s Islands explored the history, culture and landscapes of the state’s islands and the people who inhabit those special places.  

Missed the stories the first time while you were at the beach, kayaking or canoeing, or cruising on a boat yourself?

  GRANITE STATE STORIES: SUGGESTED, SHARED AND EXPLAINED

New Programs, Rebooted ‘Word of Mouth’ at NHPR Emphasize Storytelling and Local Interests

CONCORD, NH – Starting this fall, listeners to NHPR and readers online will notice more local content coming from the airwaves and the award-winning NHPR.org website. NHPR will begin broadcasting several new programs starting the week of Saturday, September 2.

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