Rick Ganley

Host, Morning Edition

Rick joined NHPR as morning host in January 2009. He has a 20 year career in radio including on-air work at stations in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire in formats from rock to classical. He was co-owner of an FM station in Maine in the mid 90s. Rick spent the last ten years as Operations Manager and Morning Host of WPNH-FM, Plymouth NH and Production Director for Northeast Communications Corporations' five-station group. He also writes occasional pieces on media and music for the Hippo, Manchester's weekly paper, and voices radio and TV spots on a freelance basis.

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State Democrats are gearing up to try do something they haven’t had to do in 14 years: reclaim the governor’s office from an incumbent Republican.

But before they get to the general election, the Democrats will have to select a nominee, a choice between former state senator Molly Kelly and former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand.

Joining Rick Ganley to discuss that race is NHPR’s Josh Rogers. 

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This week on Radio Field Trips, Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley met up with some bikers for Laconia’s annual Motorcycle Week.

Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming Radio Field Trip? Click here to submit your idea, or email us at fieldtrips@nhpr.org.


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Senator Jeanne Shaheen raises concerns that President Donald Trump will promise too much and pin too much on one meeting with North Korea's dictator, in terms of long-sought efforts for denuclearization.

New Hampshire's senior senator spoke at length with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the negotiations set for next week in Singapore. She mentioned New Hampshire companies, from large manufacturers to small craft brewers, that worry about a trade war hurting their businesses.

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Administrators and state officials are again discussing safety in the classroom after another school shooting took place earlier this month. This time in Santa Fe, Texas.

Last week on Morning Edition, Rick Ganley spoke with incoming Somersworth High School Principal John Shea about his thoughts on how the state and Gov. Chris Sununu is responding to school safety issues.

While recording this week’s Radio Field Trip, Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and producer Mary McIntyre got a little lost in the woods...

Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming Radio Field Trip? Click here to submit your idea, or email us at fieldtrips@nhpr.org.

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Administrators and lawmakers continue to discuss safety in the classroom after another school shooting took place earlier this month. This time it was in Santa Fe, Texas. 

Educator John Shea will take over as principal of Somersworth High School in July. He's asked Governor Chris Sununu and his task force on school safety to make sure to include discussions of gun regulation during their meetings.

(Editor's note: this transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.)

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For this week’s Radio Field Trip, we’re heading to the Seacoast to meet some people who are very excited about seeing some birds.

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For this week’s Radio Field Trip, Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley is introducing you to some truly spectacular athletes.

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(Editor's note: we highly recommend listening to this story.)

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Police departments and educators across the state are working together to bring a new drug prevention program to schools.

The Law Enforcement Against Drugs program, or LEAD, has been growing in popularity with more than 100 instructors now in New Hampshire.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Sandwich Police Chief Doug Wyman about why he's been working with the local schools in his community to replace the well-known DARE program with LEAD. 


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Contra dancing is a longstanding New Hampshire tradition, but Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley never actually went to a dance before.

That is, until this week’s Radio Field Trip.

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How does the stress police officers endure relate to their emotional intelligence? This is a question Londonderry Police Sgt. Michael McCutcheon pursued while earning a doctorate in education at Rivier University in Nashua. 

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The book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 is an in-depth look at some famous and-not-so-famous figures that all seemed to converge in and around Boston in that one year. 

The catalyst for author Ryan Walsh’s book was the author’s love for Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks album- what many consider the singer-songwriter’s masterpiece- and the little-known fact that Morrison wrote much of the songs for it in Boston.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Ryan Walsh by Skype to learn more.

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On this week’s Radio Field Trip, we’re taking you to a place in New Hampshire that maybe you’ve never heard of before. 

Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming Radio Field Trip? Click here to submit your idea, or email us at fieldtrips@nhpr.org.


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Candlepin bowling is a longtime New England tradition. So this week on Radio Field Trips, we traveled to New Hampshire’s North Country to visit an alley that’s been around for more than a century.

Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming Radio Field Trip? Click here to submit your idea, or email us at fieldtrips@nhpr.org.


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In Morning Edition's series, Radio Field Trips, we're traveling across the state to bring you stories of New Hampshire life and culture.

This week, we traveled to Littleton’s Main Street to satisfy our sweet tooth.

Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming Radio Field Trip? Click here to submit your idea, or email us at fieldtrips@nhpr.org.


Municipalities across New Hampshire are struggling to keep up with the rising costs of recycling programs.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Laconia Public Works director Wes Anderson about how he’s working to reduce those costs in his city.


Juan Felipe Herrera, the 21st U.S. Poet Laureate, is in New Hampshire this week.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Herrera about his plans to visit the Nashua Adult Learning Center to talk with a class of international English language learners.


Mary McIntyre

For our Radio Field Trips series we like to introduce you to New Hampshire places, people… and sometimes animals too. This week, we’re visiting some alpacas.

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New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program more than doubled in size last year, and many see it as an alternative to using opioids for pain management.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pediatrician Julie Kim wrote an article for the Huffington Post about how she sometimes prefers to recommend medical marijuana to her patients. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with her about how medical marijuana has helped her with concerns over prescribing opioids to certain patients.

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The University of New Hampshire has named James Dean Jr. as the 20th President of the state's flagship university. 

Dean was recently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he is a professor of organizational behavior.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Dean about his new plans for UNH moving forward.

In Morning Edition's series, Radio Field Trips, we're traveling across the state to bring you stories of New Hampshire life and culture.

This week, we thought we'd grab a beer. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and producer Mary McIntyre visited an up-and-coming craft brewery in Concord.

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In Morning Edition’s series, Radio Field Trips, we’re taking you to places in New Hampshire you may not have heard about.  

For our latest story, Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and producer Mary McIntyre visited Prescott Farm in Laconia for a moonlit night hike.

Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming Radio Field Trip? Click here to send us an email and let us know!


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  Students marched in rallies across the country this past weekend to bring awareness to gun violence and school safety. The "March for Our Lives" rallies were part of a national movement led by students of a high school in Parkland, Fla., where a mass shooting took place last month.

Molly Robert, a senior at Kennett High School in North Conway, spoke with NHPR two weeks ago while students were preparing for the event. She joined Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley today to talk about what's next for student activists here in the Granite State.

 

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The New Hampshire Senate approved three bills last week that would provide more than $5 million dollars toward strengthening the state’s child protective system.

The funding would go toward support services for at-risk families and for reducing caseload burdens on the Division of Children, Youth and Families.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with the state’s Child Advocate Moira O’neill about the potential for this new funding and how it could affect the division.


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In Morning Edition’s new weekly series, Radio Field Trips, we’re traveling across the state to bring listeners stories of New Hampshire life and culture.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley visited his friend  Dave Anderson at his sugar shack in the rural woods of South Sutton. (Click through the gallery above to see photos from their field trip.)

If Dave's voice sounds familiar, its because he tells some of the stories you hear on NHPR's Something Wild. He also has a 40-acre tree farm where he enjoys his hobby of turning sap into maple syrup.


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Former Democratic New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be in Concord on Tuesday to talk about diplomacy and relations between the U.S. and North Korea. Richardson has served as the U.S. ambassador to the UN and as Education Secretary under President Bill Clinton.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Richardson about his visit with the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire on Tuesday.


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Chessy Prout has released a new memoir in which she talks about her time at St. Paul’s School in Concord, where she was sexually assaulted as a freshman.

In the book, I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, she provides an unfiltered look into her assault and her decision to go public as a survivor. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley talked with Prout about activism and her new book.


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Students across the U.S. and around the Granite State will be walking out of school Wednesday calling for stronger gun control and school safety reform. This follows a national movement led by students of a high school in Parkland, Florida where a mass shooting took place in February.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Molly Robert, a senior at Kennett High School in North Conway. 

The cultural organization New Hampshire Humanities has a new executive director. Anthony Poore will now lead the group.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Poore about his future plans for the organization.


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President Donald Trump announced this week his plan to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Gov. Chris Sununu joined many federal government officials in opposing the plan.

Val Zanchuck is the CEO of Graphicast, a manufacturing company in Jaffrey. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Zanchuck about how the proposed tariffs could affect his business.


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