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!


Inside NHPR
1:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Top Stories: Storm Makes Its Arrival, Drops Nearly Two Feet; The Battle Against Chemical Restraints

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1. NH News: Storm Makes Its Arrival, Drops Nearly Two Feet Of Snow On N.H.

Last weekend's storm brought a whole lot of snow but few major problems for New Hampshire. The NHPR newsroom covered the entirety of the storm with photos and updates from around the state.

2. Health: The Battle Against ‘Chemical Restraints’ Inside Nursing Homes

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NHPR Events
10:08 am
Wed February 6, 2013

NHPR's Trivia Smackdown

Final Smackdown Standings

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Inside NHPR
11:28 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Top Stories: A Decade Of Deregulation; The Best Used Mini Cooper Ad In History

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1. Environment: A Decade Of Deregulation

Prior to 2001, New Hampshire utilities built power lines, supplied electricity and simply passed along the cost to consumers. But that all changed a little more than a decade ago as most New England states chose to deregulate, meaning utilities had to sell their power plants, and just be in charge of operating power lines.

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Granite Seen
2:06 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Photos: Week of February 1

Clay Mitchell of Revolution Energy surveys a solar array his company owns and operates at East Kingston Elementary School. Despite cold temperatures, the panels gave off enough heat that the snow had slid right off.
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Inside NHPR
10:36 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Top Stories: Flu Fever Hits The Granite State; Running Through Time On The Sandwich Notch Rd.

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1. The Exchange: Flu Fever Hits The Granite State

The influenza season started much earlier this year and the strain is considered more severe.  Many worry how much of a toll this will take. In New Hampshire, at least twenty people have died from the flu already.

2. Arts & Culture: Running Through Time On The Sandwich Notch Rd.

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Inside NHPR
11:53 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Top Stories: The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats; Innovation Comes To Ice Fishing

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1. Environment: The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats

Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously harsher than their altitude suggests. But for World Class mountaineers this makes the Whites a perfect training ground.

2. Environment: Innovation Comes To Ice Fishing

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Inside NHPR
11:20 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Top Stories: The Alzheimer's Café; Fiscal Cliff Deal Means No Health Insurance Co-op In N.H.

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1. Health: The Alzheimer’s Café: Unforgettable Therapy

Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia can be devastating illnesses for not only the patient, but for the caregiver. It strips away memory…sometimes dignity…and can isolate even an extrovert over time.

There’s no cure for the brain disorder, but now, some are finding relief through regular gatherings at The Alzheimer’s Café

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Inside NHPR
12:04 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Top Stories: N.H.'s New DUI Law Goes Into Effect; Live Blog: Gubernatorial Inauguration

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1. NH News: N.H.’s New DUI Law Covering Prescription Drugs Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

Starting  Jan. 1, driving under the influence of prescription drugs, over the counter medications or any other chemical substances is a crime in New Hampshire.

2. Politics: Live Blog: Gubernatorial Inauguration

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Inside NHPR
2:21 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

NHPR Introduces New Weekend Programs

Host Ophira Eisenberg and the Ask Me Another cast at their premiere show in NY.
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Ask Me Another is a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton. Ask Me Another starts January 13 and airs Sundays at 2 pm.

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NHPR Events
3:17 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Justice & Journalism

Justice & Journalism: A Joint Project of NHPR & UNH School of Law 

New Hampshire Public Radio and the UNH School of Law have come together to bring you a new series in the Capital Region.  This ongoing series will present a range of speakers throughout the year to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism and share experiences related to the media’s coverage of public policy and law.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed January 2, 2013

NHPR President and CEO, Betsy Gardella

We sit down with NHPR president and CEO Betsy Gardella. In addition to leading this public radio station, Gardella also serves on NPR’s board of directors and has been active in discussions about the future of public-broadcast funding. We’ll talk with her about that, as well as a new broadcast schedule, additions to our newsroom and new opportunities for our website and mobile app.


  • Betsy Gardella - President and CEO for New Hampshire Public Radio
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Inside NHPR
10:45 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Top Stories: SNHU Online Dispenses With Grades; Democratic Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Voter ID Law

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1. Education: SNHU Online Learning Program Dispenses With Grades And Credit Hours

Online courses in higher education have been around for decades. Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester has been offering online courses since 1996. Now the university is piloting a new online model — one that dispenses with courses, grades and credit hours.

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Inside NHPR
11:25 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Top Stories: How N.H. Gun Laws Stack Up; Lost & Found: The Ski Hills Of N.H.

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1) Politics: How New Hampshire Gun Laws Stack Up Against Vermont’s And Massachusetts’

New Hampshire and Vermont do not require that mental health information be reported for use in firearm purchaser background checks. Massachusetts, on the other hand, will not issue any firearms license if the applicant has been confined to any hospital or institution for mental illness, unless the applicant submits a physician’s affidavit.

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Inside NHPR
10:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Top Stories: Our Annual Holiday Books Show; Moving Ahead Under The Affordable Care Act

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1.  The Exchange: Our Annual Holiday Books Show

It's our annual Holiday Books Show!   Several major biographies are out, including Joseph Kennedy and Thomas Jefferson.  Also, fiction fans are raving over new releases from Louise Erdrich and Gillian Flynn.  We’ll find out what the big reads might be under your Christmas Tree!

2.  The Exchange: Moving Ahead Under The Affordable Care Act

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Inside NHPR
2:33 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Top Stories: New Portsmouth Business Combines Books With Beer; Low Levels Of Arsenic In Groundwater

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1.     Arts & Culture: New Portsmouth Business Combines Books With Beer

With increased competition from online booksellers like Amazon, local bookstores have been hard hit especially here in New England. But one new bookstore in Portsmouth has created a business model that just might have staying power.

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Inside NHPR
1:46 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Top Stories: Wind Power Takes A New Turn; Business To Educators: More STEM Grads

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1. The Exchange: Wind Power Takes A New Turn In The Granite State

A proposed wind farm in the Newfound lake area has once again raised familiar themes in New Hampsire:  A desire for the Granite state to use more clean energy, versus local concerns over property values, as well as impacts on the environment and tourism.

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Inside NHPR
6:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

2012 Next Gen Civic Leadership Award

Next Gen Award winner Pamela Laflamme

New Hampshire Public Radio and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation have a mutual interest in encouraging the growth of future community leaders and the next generation of individuals who will foster social capital and lead a strong New Hampshire into a global world. To promote the importance of this next generation of civic leadership NHPR and the NH Charitable Foundation have joined together to present the 2nd Annual Next Gen Civic Leadership Award. 

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Inside NHPR
12:29 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Top Stories: The Story of the Bhutanese; N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

1. The Exchange: The Story of the Bhutanese

For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year.  A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State.

2. Education: N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

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Inside NHPR
6:12 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Top Stories: NH House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate; NH Elections Live Blog

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1. Elections 2012: N.H. House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate 13-11

There was a big surprise waiting for New Hampshire politicos this morning. As the final votes were tallied in the four hundred races for the State House of Representatives, the Democrats had won a 221 to 178 majority with one race still undecided.

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NHPR Events
10:51 am
Tue November 13, 2012

2012 State Of The Newsroom

NHPR’s Annual Meeting and Appreciation Event

November 19th, 2012

Reception 5:30pm, Program 6:30pm

Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH

Tickets: $25, available through Eventbrite

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Inside NHPR
6:27 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Top Stories: Cleaning Up After Sandy, Appraisal Triggers Latest Dispute Over Northern Pass

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1. NH News: Cleaning Up After Sandy

Clean up has commenced after the edge of Hurricane Sandy swept over the Granite State, depositing 1-3 inches of rain, and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire residents.

2. North Country: Appraisal Triggers Latest Dispute Over Northern Pass

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Inside NHPR
6:31 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Top Stories: Gov. Lynch Declares State of Emergency; UNH Poll Points To Hassan To Win

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1. NH News: Gov. Lynch Declares State Of Emergency, Many Flights Canceled

Gov. John Lynch declared a state of emergency as the National Weather Service forecast wind gusts of up to 70 mph. New Hampshire National Guard troops were at the ready.

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Top Stories
12:27 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Top Stories: Harvesting Chestnuts in the Granite State, Quake Hits Maine, Rattles N.H.

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The top ten stories on for the week of October 15 - October 21, 2012.

1.) Word of Mouth: Harvesting Chestnuts in the Granite State

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4:26 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

New Hampshire Public Radio Wins At 2012 Granite Mike Awards

On Thursday Oct. 18, NHPR received accolades in sports feature and public affairs and special event program categories at the 2012 Granite Mike Awards sponsored by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. NHPR's daily call-in program, The Exchange, received an award for its show on the International Baccalaureate school curriculum, and one for its special event On The Road In Keene featuring award-winning filmmaker and writer Dayton Duncan.

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Top Stories
4:28 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Top Stories: The World Cup of Sandwich, NH; But is Poe Still Scary?

Leo Greene

A list of the top-ten most-read stories on

1) Word of Mouth: The World Cup of Sandwich, NH

Sandwich may be yesterday on the outside, but it’s tomorrow on the in.  As Sean Hurley reports, this dichotomy finds an unusual expression on the town soccer field a few days before the annual Sandwich Fair. And while many towns see carnies as an invading force, to residents of this town, they’re welcome competitors.

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Top Stories
10:54 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Top Stories: Gubernatorial Forum On Healthcare, State Workers: Overpaid, Underpaid, Or Just Right?

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A list of the top-ten most-read stories on and

1) North Country: Kayaker Who Died Was Official With National Whitewater Organization   ​The kayaker who died recently in the Franconia Notch State Park was the Northeast Stewardship director for the American Whitewater organization.

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Top Stories
11:52 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Top Stories: Kayaker Who Died Was With National Whitewater Organization, Toxic Perfumes and Colognes

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A list of the top-ten most-read stories on and

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