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
11:25 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

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

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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Fund Drives
1:46 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

FAQs About NHPR Fund Drives

What's up with fund drives? We're here to fill you in.

What’s up with the on-air fund drives?

On-air fund drives are one of the most effective ways to raise money for the station and to gauge the quality of our service.  We know that NHPR reaches nearly 200,000 weekly listeners through our broadcast from 12 sites across the Granite State.  However, we don’t know who many of those people are, or whether they like what we do. There’s no better way to reach our audience and ask for support and feedback than an on-air drive.

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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

Credit 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.

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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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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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