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!

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NHPR Events
11:50 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Trivia Smackdown 2015 Silent Auction

Four seasonal NH posters by Gisele Thompson
Courtesy Gisele Thompson

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

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NHPR Blogs
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

For the third year in a row, The Defenders dominated the competition at NHPR's Trivia Smackdown
Allegra Boverman for NHPR

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

Word Of Mouth's Official Condiment Questionnaire

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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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NHPR Events
11:39 am
Mon November 17, 2014

State Of The Newsroom 2014

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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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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
2:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Conversations With The Candidates: Ann McLane Kuster

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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 Events
10:01 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Conversations With The Candidates: Marilinda Garcia

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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 Events
12:52 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Conversations With The Candidates: Carol Shea-Porter

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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 Events
12:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Conversations With The Candidates: Walt Havenstein

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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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NHPR Events
12:30 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Justice & Journalism: Ron Elving

Ron Elving
Allegra Boverman for NHPR

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 Events
2:38 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Conversations With The Candidates: Frank Guinta

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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.

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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
2:42 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Conversations With The Candidates: Jeanne Shaheen

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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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Inside NHPR
10:30 am
Tue September 30, 2014

The Perils Of Listening: A Drive-Away Moment

Just how spooky can a gas pump hose be? Find out.
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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):

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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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NHPR Events
2:45 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Conversations With The Candidates: Maggie Hassan

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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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NHPR Events
11:25 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Photos: Brooke Gladstone At UNH

David J. Murray, cleareyephoto.com

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

NHPR Events
2:49 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Conversations With The Candidates: Scott Brown

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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.

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NHPR Events
11:28 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Photos: Ken Rudin In The Upper Valley

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.

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

NHPR Events
12:12 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

NHPR & UNH Present Brooke Gladstone

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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.

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NHPR Events
12:02 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Ken Rudin, Political Junkie Visits The Upper Valley

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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.

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The Exchange
8:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

A Conversation With NHPR's CEO Betsy Gardella

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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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