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!

New Hampshire Public Radio and the UNH School of Law come together to bring you another event in their series, Justice & Journalism. This series presents a range of speakers to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism. 

Join us for our 7th annual State of the Newsroom. This special evening is your peek behind the curtain - a chance for you to meet newsroom staff, hear how editorial decisions are made & learn how your support directly impacts the citizens of New Hampshire.

We’d like to take a moment to remember former NHPR President and General Manager Mark Handley, who died recently after battling cancer. Handley will be remembered as the leader who transformed NHPR into a statewide network.

(R) Colson Whitehead/ Photo Credit Madeleine Whitehead, (R) Ben Winters/ Photo Credit Nicola Goode


New Hampshire Public Radio in partnership with Gibson's Bookstore and Capitol Center for the Arts, is pleased to present Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad) and Ben Winters (The Last Policeman) on stage in conversation at the Spotlight Cafe at Capitol Center for the Arts.

New Hampshire Public Radio in partnership with the Business and Industry Association and New Hampshire Business Review present a forum between the Democratic and Republican nominees for the United State Senate.

New Hampshire Public Radio is excited to partner with Stay Work Play to present the annual Rising Stars Awards. Each year the Rising Stars Awards celebrate and recognize New Hampshire's remarkable young professionals, young entrepreneurs, and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

 New Hampshire Public Radio in partnership with the Business and Industry Association and New Hampshire Business Review present a forum between the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor.

The discussion will be moderated by Laura Knoy, host of The Exchange, and panelists will consist of journalists from NHBR and NHPR


New Hampshire Public Radio is excited to partner with The Farmers Dinner to present an evening celebrating great local food and great local radio.

Join hosts Laura Knoy, Virginia Prescott, and Sam Evans-Brown at Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook for a delicious farm to table dinner to celebrate NHPR’s 35 years on the air.

News & Brews in Salem

Aug 8, 2016
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News & Brews is heading to Salem for our fourth event in this new series. Join us at Granfanallys Pizza Pub with host Josh Rogers, Senior Political Reporter and Digital Reporter, Casey McDermott.

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Laura Knoy took NHPR's flagship show on the road for a special live edition of The Exchange, featuring a conversation on business and sustainability. The forum took place on Tuesday, June 28th at Labelle Winery in Amherst, and tackled the tough questions facing many in New Hampshire around what's real and what's "greenwashing," and what policies and economic factors stand in the way of more businesses embracing sustainable practices.


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As part of a fellowship with the RIAS Berlin Kommission, NHPR's Paige Sutherland will be traveling around Germany for two weeks - meeting with the country's politicians and policy makers as well as local journalists. The goal of the trip is to better understand how  issues abroad can have an impact on the stories that matter at home in the Granite State. 

Over the course of the fellowship, Paige will be blogging her experiences right here - so bookmark this page and check back to see her photos and find out what she's learned.

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News & Brews is heading to Portsmouth for our third event in this new series. Join us at the Portsmouth Brewery with hosts Jason Moon, Seacoast reporter and Emily Corwin, Southern NH reporter.

These informal meet-ups give you a behind the scenes look at what's going on at NHPR right from the reporters themselves. This time Jason Moon and Emily Corwin will give a short talk about what goes into their stories and answer your questions. Be sure to stick around after to chat!

When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm

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Join us for the second night of our new event series, News & Brews!

These informal meet-ups give you a behind the scenes look at what's going at NHPR. This time around, Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and Morning Edition Producer Michael Brindley will talk about what goes into making the local news you hear each morning. After a short talk, they will field your questions and stick around to chat!

When: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Where: Fireworks, Main Street, Keene, NH

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Inspired by host Sam Evans-Brown’s environmental reporting and his passion for the outdoors, New Hampshire Public Radio’s new program Outside/In launches its first season of five hour-long shows on Friday, April 22nd at 3 p.m. The show will air for five weeks and can also be heard on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at Sundays at 10 p.m. 

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Outside/In - Fridays at 2 pm and Saturdays at 3 pm (rebroadcast);  limited run

From NHPR comes an environment show like no other, a show about the natural world and how we use it. Outside/In is inspired by the outdoors, but isn’t just for the outdoorsy. You'll hear about a man possessed by a dock, and one tasked with stirring moose. A town tangling with trees that stink, and one that could well be the model for the electric grid of the future. Tune in for our five-episode debut season, running April 22 through May 21.

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On January 20th at 5:30pm, New Hampshire Public Radio and The Warren B. Rudman Center at The UNH School of Law come together to bring you another event in their series, Justice & Journalism. This series presents a range of speakers to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism. 

Tom Gjelten, National Public Radio’s Correspondent on Religion and Belief, is our guest. He will be speaking about his latest book, A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, and how immigration is playing out in the presidential primary.

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Join us in studio on  November 12th at 3 PM for an in-depth discussion with Ohio Governor and Presidential Candidate John Kasich about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season.

The forum will be broadcast on The Exchange on November 12, at 8pm and again on Monday November 16th at 9am and 8pm. 

Tickets are complimentary but space is extremely limited! Arrive a little early - the event will be recorded for broadcast.

As NHPR’s archive intern this summer, my primary responsibility has been to listen back to some of the station’s oldest audio. I take copious notes about the stories I hear – and when I find one especially interesting, it gets shared on our blog.

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.


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