Inside NHPR: Station News & Events

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This blog features news and updates about NHPR events, staff, and fund drives. Also, a behind-the-scenes view of life at NHPR!

Two northern New England news organizations have received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence from an organization representing local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.

The awards for New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord and Free Press Media in Burlington, Vermont, were announced Wednesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Meet Peter Biello, the new voice of NHPR's "All Things Considered." Peter comes to NHPR from Vermont Public Radio, where he worked as a producer and announcer. Before working at VPR, Peter was Morning Edition host at WHQR in Wilmington, N.C.

If you're worried about missing Brady Carlson, don't fret! Brady has taken on a new role at NHPR; he'll be reporting on business and the economy for NHPR News and will host Weekend Edition on NHPR.

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More than just trivia, there's a silent auction too!

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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's Trivia Smackdown 2015

Jan 16, 2015
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Update: Event photos and winners...

NHPR's held the third annual Trivia Smackdown 2015 is on April 3 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.  28 competed this year answering four rounds of trivia questions, hosted by the one and only Trivia Guru, Phil Kliger.  

And this year's winners? None other than our defending champions two years running...The Defenders!

Check out the slideshow of this year's event:

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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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Join us for our 5th annual State of the Newsroom. President & CEO, Betsy Gardella, will give an update on the state of NHPR. This is our opportunity for us to thank you, our most loyal donors, and for you to hear more about the station you depend on.

Special Keynote address and discussion with NPR President & CEO Jarl Mohn.

November 17, 2014
5:30 Reception
6:30 Program

Capitol Center for the Arts
44 S. Main Street
Concord, NH

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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 and UNH School of Law present

Ann McLane Kuster
Democratic candidate for US House of Representatives

October 29th at 5:30pm
Reception to follow

UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH

Join Laura Knoy for an in-depth discussion with the candidates about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. Each forum will be broadcast the following day during The Exchange at 9 am on the stations of NHPR.

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NHPR and UNH School of Law present

Marilinda Garcia
Republican candidate for US House of Representatives

October 27th at 5:30pm
Reception to follow

UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH

Join Laura Knoy for an in-depth discussion with the candidates about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. Each forum will be broadcast the following day during The Exchange at 9 am on the stations of NHPR.

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NHPR and UNH School of Law present

Carol Shea-Porter
Democratic candidate for US House of Representatives

October 23rd at 5:30pm
Reception to follow

UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH

Join Laura Knoy for an in-depth discussion with the candidates about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. Each forum will be broadcast following the event during The Exchange at 9 am on the stations of NHPR.

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NHPR and UNH School of Law present

Walt Havenstein
Republican candidate for NH Governor

October 20th at 5:30pm
Reception to follow

UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH

Join Laura Knoy for an in-depth discussion with the candidates about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. Each forum will be broadcast the following day during The Exchange at 9 am on the stations of NHPR.

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A Joint Project of NHPR and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy

October 16 at 5:30pm, Reception to follow

UNH School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, NH

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NHPR and UNH School of Law present

Frank Guinta
Republican candidate for US House of Representatives

October 7th at 5:30pm
Reception to follow

UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH

Join Laura Knoy for an in-depth discussion with the candidates about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. Each forum will be broadcast the following day during The Exchange at 9 am on the stations of NHPR.

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 and UNH School of Law present

Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic candidate for US Senate

September 30th at 5:30pm
Reception to follow

UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH

Join Laura Knoy for an in-depth discussion with the candidates about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. Each forum will be broadcast the following day during The Exchange at 9 am on the stations of NHPR.

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We talk all the time about the upside of listening to NHPR, but as you'll hear, there are perils, too. 

Sean Hurley tells the story of what happened to one listener who got sucked into a NHPR story while sitting in her car at a gas station. It all ends well, but it got a little hairy there for a minute. 

Take a listen, and then support NHPR (if you dare):

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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NHPR and UNH School of Law present

Maggie Hassan
Democratic candidate for NH Governor

September 24th at 5:30pm
Reception to follow

UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH

Join Laura Knoy for an in-depth discussion with the candidates about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. Each forum will be broadcast the following day during The Exchange at 9 am on the stations of NHPR.

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On The Media's Brooke Gladstone talked with Word of Mouth host Virginia Prescott at UNH Durham, September 10, 2014.

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NHPR and UNH School of Law present

Scott Brown
Republican candidate for US Senate

September 22nd at 5:30pm
Reception to follow

UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH

Join Laura Knoy for an in-depth discussion with the candidates about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. Each forum will be broadcast the following day during The Exchange at 9 am on the stations of NHPR.

Allegra Boverman

Political Junkie Ken Rudin spoke at Hypertherm on Wednesday, September 3. Attendees were also treated to a tour of the LEED-Gold certified facility. Click the photo above to check out pictures from the night!

All photos courtesy of Allegra Boverman.

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

David Waitz

New Hampshire Public Radio and The University of New Hampshire present Brooke Gladstone, co-host of On The Media.

September 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of NPR's On The Media, is coming to Durham, NH. She'll be interviewed on stage at the University of New Hampshire by Word of Mouth host Virginia Prescott, and will take questions from the audience.

NPR

Please join NHPR President & CEO Betsy Gardella for an evening with Ken Rudin, Political Junkie, in Lebanon.  This special reception will be an opportunity to meet and talk with Ken as he shares his political insight, wisdom from years on the campaign trail, and a special announcement just in time for election season.

Wednesday, September 3rd
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

A Conversation With NHPR's CEO Betsy Gardella

Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.

  

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