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!

State Of The Newsroom 2013

Aug 22, 2013

November 18th, 2013

Reception 5:30pm, Program 6:30pm

Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH

Registration required.Click here to register.

Join us for our 4th annual State of the Newsroom. President & CEO, Betsy Gardella, will give an update on the state of NHPR and News Director, Sarah Ashworth will review highlights from NHPR's news team over the past year.

Sean Hurley

1. Copper Cannon’s Free Summer Camp

Copper Cannon Camp is tucked away in Franconia Notch on 128 acres of White Mountain National Forest.  In some ways a typical overnight camp with sing-a-longs at night and archery during the day, Copper Cannon is unusual in one respect.  As Sean Hurley reports, it's one of only a handful of co-ed camps in the country that's absolutely free for kids of low income families.

Chris Jensen / NHPR

1. Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail

A 54-year-old North Carolina man was found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Warren Monday morning. Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game says two hikers found the man’s body.

2. Heart Attack Felled ‘Lucky 10’ On Appalachian Trail

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2013 Summer Car Raffle: Catherine McDonah of Nashua, NH. Congratulations, Catherine and thank you for your support!

Emily Corwin / NHPR

Top stories & shows for July 22 - 29:

1. Gov. Hassan Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

Governor Hassan signed a bill Tuesday, making New Hampshire the 19th state to legalize the use of medicinal marijuana. She says the law breaks new ground by giving seriously ill patients what they need.

Sunday Outages

Jul 29, 2013

You may have noticed some of NHPR's signals were down for a brief time on Sunday, July 28th.  A surge suppressor malfunctioned and shorted out a main electrical panel at our Concord tower.  NHPR's engineering team responded immediately and was able to identify the problem and bypass the defective equipment to get our signal back on air. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Sara Plourde / NHPR

The top stories of the week for June 24-30.

New Hampshire Public Radio has been honored with a first place award from PRNDI, Public Radio News Directors Inc. These annual national public radio awards honor excellence in areas such as writing, commentary, documentary, multi-media, and continuing coverage.

NHPR / Michael Brindley

The top stories of the week, for June 17-23.

1. Trapped By Tolls: Merrimack Hopes For Turnpike Freedom

Merrimack is a town trapped by toll booths. It’s a situation unlike any other in New Hampshire. The tolls are something Merrimack residents have – begrudgingly – come to accept as a part of life, but how did we get to this point?

As you may recall, NPR announced in March that Talk of the Nation will cease production at the end of this month.

As the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. At NHPR, we have taken this opportunity to take a look at our entire weekday lineup, and challenged ourselves with some important questions. Which programs should we consider as possible additions to our schedule? Are we scheduling the right programs—at the right times—to provide our listeners with the best possible soundtrack to their weekdays?

NHPR is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Barbara and Dick Couch Fellowship for Innovation.  The fellowship was created to develop the next generation of public radio talent and to bring new ideas and perspectives to NHPR.  This six month fellowship focusing on show production and digital media is based at NHPR’s broadcast center in Concord, New Hampshire.  Fellows will gain hands-on experience working on The Exchange, NHPR’s flagship public affairs program and exposure to a wide range of activities at the station.  Responsibilities will include: generating and r

University of New Hampshire

The top stories of the week for May 27 - June 2.

NHPR / Michael Brindley

1. Live Blog: House Votes 199-164 To Kill Casino Bill

Reporter Michael Brindley was live at the State House on Wednesday as the casino bill came up before the full House, and was ultimately voted down.

2. State Says No Evidence Of Air Pollution In Balsams Fire

Michael Brindley / NHPR

1.  Supporters, Critics Of Sen. Ayotte Clash At Town Hall Meeting

At a Town Hall Meeting in Tilton on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte field roughly a dozen questions from the audience, on topics ranging from immigration to Benghazi. But none dealt directly with her recent vote against expanded background checks for gun sales, a measure that failed in the Senate.

Logan Shannon

What’s a typical day like for the Word of Mouth intern at NHPR? I’m so glad you asked. (And even if you didn’t ask, I’m sure my mom and dad will be interested, so it's cool.)

8:30:09

Having really accurate clocks all over the place can make a person like me who hates being late and is mildly obsessed with numbers a little anxious. For example: I try really hard to walk into the Word of Mouth pod at exactly 8:30:00. Sadly, it has yet to happen. I’m either too early, or in this case, a wee bit late.

8:52:38

Todd Bookman / NHPR

New Hampshire Public Radio was awarded 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards (for Region 10, Small Market) in three categories: Writing, News Documentary, and Use of Sound/Video.

Best Writing: Todd Bookman - Traditional Pork Production Finds Home In N.H.

On Edward Epsen’s farm in Salisbury, New Hampshire, around 40 pigs are doing what lucky pigs get to do: forage for acorns and graze in pastures high with Timothy grass.

David J. Murray, cleareyephoto.com

Our first Trivia Smackdown was a success & a wonderful time had by all! While we look forward to next year's event, check out a slideshow of this year's!

Already wanting to get in on the next one? You can get on the waiting list now by contacting amoskov@nhpr.org.

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1. NH News: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making

New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire.

Update: This event was originally postponed and the rescheduled date is listed below.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

1. NH News: Video: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here

As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: are New Hampshire's roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes? NHPR's newsroom answers those questions with a 3-minute animation.

Todd Bookman / NHPR
Courtesy of the owners

1. North Country: More Details On Balsams Renovation And A Step Forward

When the $30 million renovation of the Balsams Grand Resort is complete it will look a lot like the old grand hotel but will feature much-needed modern amenities making it far nicer for guests and a lot  cheaper to operate.

Sean Hurley, NHPR
via Ars Technica

1. Word of Mouth: The Autism Simulator

Last month, Vancouver hosted the Hacking Health Weekend Hackathon, a place for collaboration between technology experts and health officials from across Canada. A team of three in attendance created a game simulation that elicits understanding and empathy towards those suffering from autism.

Logan Shannon via Rob Fleischman's Brain

1.  Word of Mouth: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH

A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar: the Bitcoin, a "decentralized digital currency."

2.  Word of Mouth: D.I.Y. Sistine Chapel Security: How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

Emily Corwin / NHPR

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