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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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.

Sara Plourde / NHPR

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.

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 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.

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.

  

GUESTS:

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.”

“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.

Summer Storms Disturb Radio Waves

Jun 30, 2014
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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.

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).

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

Jun 26, 2014

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.

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. 

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

Bushwhacking For Sound: An Intern's Tale

Jun 12, 2014
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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