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11:07 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Word Of Mouth's Between-Segment Music Is A Playlist On Spotify

NHPR Staff

Do you like the music you hear between segments on Word of Mouth? You can listen to it again on Spotify. Check out and add Word of Mouth's playlist, which we update each week with the latest music we're using on the program.

NHPR Events
11:38 am
Fri January 16, 2015

NHPR's Trivia Smackdown 2015

The Defenders - 2014 Trivia Smackdown Champions
Credit Allegra Boverman

Tables are sold out!  BUT WAIT - you can still be a part of the action.  Join us in the special audience section and play along!  Even though you can't go home with the Trophy of Knowledge, you can still test your trivia skills and have a blast.  Tickets are $25 and include dinner.  It's a great way to support NHPR! Get your tickets here.

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Word of Mouth
2:34 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Word Of Mouth's Official Condiment Questionnaire

Credit Florian Schroiff via flickr Creative Commons / flic.kr/p/4LGNke

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who submitted answers to our questionnaire. We'll leave it up in case some of you haven't had a chance to submit. Here's a link to the answers we've received so far: Questionnaire Results.

Overview of Results: These don't include the results of our panel.

Ketchup: Heinz or Hunts?

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Special Program
2:23 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Holiday Specials 2014

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Curious what special programming we're bringing you this year from NPR, APM, and more? The full schedule - from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day - is below.

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Thursday, November 27

9:00 AM     Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday.

2:00-4:00 PM     Best of the Best: The 2014 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

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NHPR Events
10:52 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Rising Stars Awards

The Rising Stars Awards are an initiative of Stay Work Play, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young professionals and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

Save the date for the event - October 6, 2014 - and get your tickets today!

There are six awards:

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NHPR Events
1:20 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Seacoast Listeners: Meet Up With Emily Corwin, Your Region's Public Radio Reporter

Emily Corwin interviews beef farmer Kris von Dohrmann of Otokahe Farms, summer 2013
Credit Harriet Alexander

Do you live on the Seacoast? I want to know you! Join me at a pub near you for a reporter parlay of sorts.

Got a story you think I should be covering? Tell me about it. Want to know more about NHPR and the stories we do? I’ll tell you all about it.

Come get a bite, have a drink, and most importantly, bring along all your public radio nerd friends! This is a casual event to share ideas and make connections. It will not be recorded.

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2014 Summer Car Raffle
9:55 am
Sat August 9, 2014

Congratulations To Our 2014 Summer Car Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our 2014 Summer Car Raffle winners!

$25,000 toward a new car: Kenneth & Sarah Kimball of Jackson, NH

Vermont Castings gas grill: Donald Chamberland of Dover, NH

Trek Verve bike & Yakima roof rack: Bill & Marilyn Cavanaugh of Auburn, NH

Riot Edge 13 kayak & paddle: Tim Bowman of Peterborough, NH

The Exchange
8:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

A Conversation With NHPR's CEO Betsy Gardella

Credit NHPR.org

NHPR President and CEO Betsy Gardella joins us to share the latest news about NHPR programming, funding and strategy. Betsy is also on the board of NPR, and talks about the challenges facing public radio, digital disruption, and why NPR's new CEO has her excited about the future of radio.

Guest

  • Betsy Gardella​ - President and CEO of NHPR. She serves on the National Public Radio Board of Directors, where she assists in setting the policies and overall priorities of NPR management.
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North Country
9:18 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Exchange On The Road: North Country's Main Street Economies

Laura Knoy
Chris Jensen

The North Country economy is ever-changing and evolving. Laura Knoy went to the source to discuss this topic at the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem.

  

GUESTS:

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From the Archives
12:30 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

From The Archives: A Century of Babe Ruth

George Herman “Babe” Ruth made his major league debut this week 100 years ago (7/11/1914) with the Boston Red Sox. He had just 10 at-bats in 5 games that season, pitching four, and earning $2,500

10 years ago The Front Porch (NHPR’s nightly arts program until 2007) went to Conway, NH to speak with Julia Ruth Stevens, the Babe’s adopted daughter. Stevens spoke to NHPR’s John Walters about living with the most famous man in America, “we never thought about it when we were all at home. He was Daddy and we were just like any other family.”

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From the Archives
9:04 am
Thu July 3, 2014

From The Archives: America Hustles

“Our country is a nation on the make,” according to historian Walter McDougall. He says we’re builders, dreamers, go-getters, inventers and organizers, so much so that "hustling" has become an indelible part of the American character and American history. He means it in all senses of the word, even going back as far as colonists's first arrival on American soil.

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NHPR Blogs
2:49 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Summer Storms Disturb Radio Waves

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  On June 10, a listener in Danville, IL picked up 90 seconds of NHPR signal. A station’s radio wave “footprint”, or estimated range, is generally considered to extend only about as far as the eye can see from the point of the antenna, but Danville is just under a thousand miles away. It would take more than a good pair of binoculars to put Danville within range of sight; so how did this happen?

Amateur radio enthusiasts, known as “DXers”, describe what our listener caught a glimpse of as an “E-Skip”.

To understand what that is you need to head way up into the air.

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From the Archives
3:59 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

From the Archives: Digitizing

How does the digitization happen?

This arrived in the mail today.

This unassuming hard drive contains more than 500 GB of audio, the digital representation of 280 tape reels.  A couple months ago, I mentioned that NHPR was sending the last of the tape reels in our archive to Crawford Media to be digitized. And today the fruits of their labor appeared in the form of this orange-y goodness. (They also sent along a few pictures of the digitization process, take a look at the slideshow above).

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Word of Mouth
11:39 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Word Of Mouth Voted Best N.H. Radio Talk Show

Our brand new badge of honor.

We are so proud to have been voted Best New Hampshire Radio Talk Show by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine.

Six years after launching Word of Mouth, we still feel like upstarts and appreciate our listeners coming through. Thank you!  It's pleasure to bring you stories that spark curiosity and wonder about the world around us, and will continue spreading interesting information the best way we know how: through Word of Mouth.

And not only was Word of Mouth voted Best New Hampshire Radio Talk Show, but NHPR was voted Best FM Radio Station!

With all that in mind, here is a look back at some of your favorite Word of Mouth stories from the past year.

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Inside NHPR
10:46 am
Thu June 26, 2014

New Translator In Holderness Brings NHPR To Squam Lakes Region

A map of NHPR's new signal coverage from the Holderness translator.

NHPR is pleased to announce that as of approximately 3 P.M. on June 11, we began broadcasting from our new translator in Holderness, New Hampshire. Residents in the towns of Holderness, Ashland, Center Harbor, Sandwich, and Meredith can now tune in to NHPR at 96.5 on their FM dials.

The new signal was officially launched on Tuesday, June 24th, at an event attended by NHPR donors and residents of the region. You can see an album of photos from the event right here. 

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Inside NHPR
11:09 am
Wed June 25, 2014

July Brings Program Changes To NHPR

Credit NHPR Staff

July brings a number of changes to the NHPR program schedule, as we add a few new programs to the weekend mix…and give you another chance to enjoy some of your weekend favorites throughout the week!

Wits—Saturdays at 8:00PM

If you're a fan of @waitwait, you should start listening to @wits. Immediately.
Peter Sagal, @petersagal

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Next Gen NHPR
5:09 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Bushwhacking For Sound: An Intern's Tale

These woods play a big part in this outing turning into an adventure. Read on, and you'll understand.
Credit Sam Evans-Brown for NHPR

As an intern at NHPR, I get the chance to see how radio stories are made up close. Here’s what happened when NHPR’s Environment reporter invited me for a ride-along to help him do a little reporting about an event called BioBLITZ. - Austin

As always, the day begins early for Environment reporter Sam Evans-Brown. We make the drive up to North Conway in time for the 9 am start of the BioBLITZ.

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Ice Cream Map
1:31 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Map: Ice Cream Stands In New Hampshire

Credit Kumquatgirl via Flickr CC

For Sean Hurley's Foodstuffs story on New Hampshire's Ice Cream trail, we asked our listeners and Facebook fans to submit their favorite ice cream stands in New Hampshire. Here's the map that resulted, and it's not too late to add to it! Email us your picks, and we'll put them in the map.

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From the Archives
4:00 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

From The Archives: World Cup 1950

If you have World Cup fever, you’ll know Brazil and Croatia kick off the tournament Thursday. Even if you don’t have the fever; even if the brouhaha over Landon Donovan last month didn’t register; even if you have only the faintest understanding of who David Beckham is; you know that the U.S. has never been a favorite in the sport of international soccer.

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Inside NHPR
8:15 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Check Out NHPR's Blogs

We're making NHPR's digital content easier to find and share. From news and information, to music, food, culture, and archival stories, NHPR's blogs are ever-expanding.

Do you have a great idea for a blog topic? Interested in becoming a contributor? Click here to drop us a line!

NHPR Blogs:

The Sidebar, NHPR's news blog 

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From the Archives
2:12 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

From The Archive: MLK Day Finally Becomes A Holiday In N.H.

Credit Minnesota Historical Society

On a Monday morning the weather more closely resembled Martin Luther King Jr’s hometown of Atlanta, than it did downtown Concord. But the heat and humidity didn’t discourage those who had gathered at the statehouse for the historic bill signing.

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NHPR's News Team
2:45 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Meet NHPR's Reporters

News Director Sarah Ashworth

Want to know more about the voices behind NHPR's news coverage? Meet our reporters, and check out the links to their stories below.

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From the Archives
3:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

From The Archives: Sea-Shanties in Portsmouth

An archive is only as good as the data it captures. This is a thorny issue that archivists grapple with perennially. There wasn’t a lot of information about this week’s story in our records.

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NHPR Events
3:14 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Exchange On The Road

The Exchange on the Road
with Laura Knoy

July 10, 2014

5:30 pm Reception; 6:30 pm Event

Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, NH

The event is free to attend, but tickets are required. Register for tickets here.

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Inside NHPR
12:14 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Help NHPR Secure $10K: Join The Leadership Circle

A Leadership Circle membership can cost about the same as internet access - and less than a number of common expenses.
Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

Barbara & Dick Couch and Tillman & Sylvia Gerngross have offered NHPR $10,000 when we secure 20 new or increased gifts to the Leadership Circle by June 30th – that’s $500 for each gift!

Leadership Circle gifts make such a difference to NHPR! Want to learn more & check out the benefits you'll receive at different levels? You can do that here.

Watch videos of Leadership Circle members talking about why they love NHPR, where they listen, and what it means to give:

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From the Archives
1:57 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

From The Archives: Memorial Day

Credit Photo by Marsmet523, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Memorial Day is probably the most archives-centric holiday in the year. While many holidays are a flush of personal memories and family traditions, Memorial Day is more about our collective memory as fellow countrymen. And archives are a conduit to our collective memory. 

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From the Archives
9:29 am
Wed May 14, 2014

From The Archives: The Shakers

Credit Ella Nilsen / NHPR

I was listening back this week to New Hampshire Daily, a half hour NH news program we aired from October, 1989 to February, 1992. I was listening to the programs from the week of 14 May, 1990. Among the news of the day (including the death of Jim Hensen, and Lithuania’s independence negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev) was a four part series we produced about the Canterbury Shaker Village.

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A Matter of Degrees
12:55 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

A Matter Of Degrees: Story Map

For our week-long series A Matter of Degrees, NHPR reporters and programs produced stories about the issues facing colleges and universities throughout New Hampshire.

This first map links to most of the content. Play arrow icons represent radio and video stories, stars are web-only and print features.

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From the Archives
2:26 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

From the Archives: Higher Education

Credit via Q1045

This week NHPR is taking a close look at higher education in the state with our special series A Matter of Degrees. But funding higher ed is a perennial issue that we've been tracking for almost as long as we've been broadcasting.  

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From the Archives
3:25 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

From The Archives: Links

This week, I'm packing up another batch of old tape reels from the NHPR archive, which I'll send to Crawford Media in Atlanta for digitization (or "migration", as they call it). I'll be documenting the process on the blog, so check back next week to see how it's moving. We worked with them last spring to digitize about 300 of our tape reels, courtesy of the American Archive Content Inventory Project (more below).

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