Program Alerts

Updates about new and special programming and changes to NHPR's program schedule.

Starting April 7, NHPR listeners can enjoy a new take on the week’s news, courtesy of It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders.”

The show initially launched in June 2017 as a twice-weekly podcast; it’s since expanded to a one-hour weekly radio program format.  Part news analysis, part pop culture dive – each weekly conversation looks back at the most timely topics of the week, interviewing newsmakers, journalists, tastemakers and listeners for a casual, approachable dialogue.

The Road Now Taken

New NHPR Springtime Series Highlights People, Places & Events Worthy of a Road Trip

 

Maple sugaring season in New Hampshire, an alpaca farm, and a brewery with musical roots are just some of the fun destinations summoning visitors for a Granite State getaway. 

Season 4 of NPR's Invisibilia will examine how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another... and what happens in the space in between. 

Invisibilia explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. The show is co-hosted by award winning journalists Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin. In each episode, human stories are combined with the latest thinking on psychological and brain science. 

Longtime NHPR Series Celebrates 20 Years’ of Exploring New Hampshire’s Wild Places

Visits to mountains and seashore, educated banter with biologists, and interesting encounters with wildlife are some of the many memories associated with New Hampshire Public Radio’s long-running radio series Something Wild.

NHPR Series Looks at the Economic, Social and Personal Costs of Living in the Granite State 

Have you spent your whole life in New Hampshire? Moved away and came back? Settled here for family reasons or for a new opportunity? Spent a season skiing and never left? Granite Staters come to – or stay in - New Hampshire for varied reasons. A new series from New Hampshire Public Radio will explore the benefits, the sacrifices, and the reasons people stay in New Hampshire, leave or return.

Diane Rehm is back on the air, discussing the state of the country one year after the inauguration of President Trump. 

Later this week, the beloved host will welcome a panel of political analysts, delving into how the country has changed since the election, and what's ahead for the White House, Congress and voters in 2018. 

The program will air on NHPR on Friday evening, January 19, at 8 p.m. 

Listen in then to hear Diane and her guests:  

 

Favorite holiday tunes from listeners, a dose of old-time radio, and special themed programs will deck the airwaves of NHPR this season:

Holidays by Request with Rick & Emily

Are you an Elvis ‘Blue Christmas’ fan or more of an Alvin & The Chipmunks ‘Christmas Song’ connoisseur? New this season from NHPR, Holidays by Request features Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and Producer Emily Quirk co-hosting an hour of listeners’ favorite holiday tunes. Take a listen and see if your seasonal favorite makes the cut. Broadcast times:

After learning of allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) terminated its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies on Wednesday, November 29.

As a result of the termination, MPR and American Public Media (APM) ended distribution and broadcast of The Writer’s Almanac, and rebroadcasts of The Best of a Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor. MPR and APM also announced they would change the name of APM’s current version of A Prairie Home Companion, hosted by Chris Thile.

 

Let New Hampshire Public Radio be your holiday soundtrack this Thanksgiving Day!

In between football games, feasting and family, take a listen to the special programming NHPR will air on Thursday, November 23. 

The Science of Gratitude

Giving thanks goes beyond one day, one holiday. How do you cultivate more gratitude in your life? With your family and children? In the workplace? In your community?

CONCORD, NH – The environmental benefits and human costs of clean energy; corporate power dynamics; and the treatment of native peoples are the weighty issues examined in a new, groundbreaking series of reports from New Hampshire Public Radio, starting Thursday, November 9.

Dan Tuohy

Voters in cities across New Hampshire will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7 for local elections.

In Manchester, incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas and former Alderman Joyce Craig will face off in the city’s general election. It’s a rematch of 2015, when Gatsas defeated Craig by just 64 votes.

NHPR’s Morning Edition held a special broadcast live in Manchester Election Day morning. Host Rick Ganley was at the The Bridge Café on Elm Street to speak with political analysts and newsmakers to hear their perspectives.

New Hampshire Public Radio is taking a closer look at the impact of trail recreation in the state, in a new series called Off-Road.

Work continues in Berlin as NHPR replaces its existing radio tower with a more modern piece of equipment.

The old tower came down Oct. 16 to make way for a new one. 

The new tower is designed to provide North Country listeners on WECV in the Berlin area with service for years to come.

NHPR's Director of Information Technology William Nichols shot this video as the tower toppled down. 

The tower, which stood 260 feet, was brought down by removing specific guy wires so that it would fall almost precisely where crews wanted it.

(Courtesy of Jennifer Couzins)

An intimate story of addiction, grief, and a couple in crisis will air on New Hampshire Public Radio and via a nationally distributed podcast focusing on the ongoing public health threat posed by opioid use.

NHPR

Get ready for more 'clear air' in the North Country. New Hampshire Public Radio is upgrading its radio tower in Berlin to strengthen service for North Country listeners of NHPR’s news and programming.

Work began Monday, October 2, to replace NHPR’s existing tower with a more modern piece of equipment. The project is expected to last about three weeks.

From the rocky islands of the Androscoggin River near Berlin, to the mail boats of Lake Winnipesaukee and a bridge over the Connecticut River – NHPR reporters took to the state’s waterways this summer to share some extraordinary stories. 

Surrounded: Stories from New Hampshire’s Islands explored the history, culture and landscapes of the state’s islands and the people who inhabit those special places.  

Missed the stories the first time while you were at the beach, kayaking or canoeing, or cruising on a boat yourself?

  GRANITE STATE STORIES: SUGGESTED, SHARED AND EXPLAINED

New Programs, Rebooted ‘Word of Mouth’ at NHPR Emphasize Storytelling and Local Interests

CONCORD, NH – Starting this fall, listeners to NHPR and readers online will notice more local content coming from the airwaves and the award-winning NHPR.org website. NHPR will begin broadcasting several new programs starting the week of Saturday, September 2.

NHPR will begin broadcasting several new programs, starting the week of Saturday, September 2. Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide below to help you learn more about our new lineup and changes to our broadcast schedule. 

Why has NHPR’s schedule changed?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

For our Seacoast-area listeners, please note that our Portsmouth transmitter will be OFF this evening from 6 p.m., until after midnight for some routine maintenance work. 

During the affected time, listeners can tune in to 104.3 FM for our Dover transmitter, or at 89.1 FM for our Concord-Manchester signal.

Service is expected to resume normally early tomorrow morning.

Richard Howard

Irritable ignition? AC on the fritz? Troublesome tire treads?

If you’ve ever encountered any of these problems with your car, chances are that Tom and Ray Magliozzi encountered them as well.

In their distinct Boston accents, the brothers and long-time hosts of Car Talk shared their thoughts and advice with public radio listeners from across the country.

Car Talk began broadcasting on NHPR in 1989, providing New Hampshire listeners with automotive tips, laughs, unexpected moments and fond memories.