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"What hath man wrought? And how will man use his miracles? The answer just begins with public broadcasting." - President Lyndon Baines Johnson, in remarks upon signing the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law.

 

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.

                                                      

  
 

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce Frank Bidart as the 2017 Winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. 

The Hall-Kenyon Prize honors Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of the United States, and Jane Kenyon, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and Donald Hall's late wife. The married poets lived and wrote together for nearly 20 years at Eagle Pond Farm - Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hampshire.

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.

An outhouse that doubles as a voting booth, rogue bears on the rampage in Hanover, and a thoughtful look into New Hampshire’s opioid crisis are some of the stories and journalism projects earning New Hampshire Public Radio accolades from the state’s leading association of broadcasters.

Liz Jones of KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio

NHPR Reporter Todd Bookman recently traveled to Mexico City for a specialized radio workshop pertaining to trade, business, and the issues impacting immigrant communities.

View from the Nation’s Capital: Longtime NPR Reporter Peter Overby to Reflect on the Intersection of Politics and Private Interests

Patricia McLaughlin

Journalists from six Asia-Pacific countries visited NHPR today for a thoughtful conversation on newsgathering and public media in the Granite State.

The reporters and journalism advocates are on a three-week U.S. tour, traveling to Washington, DC; New York City and New Hampshire, followed by stops in Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

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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.

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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.

As summer winds down, NHPR gives thanks to our listeners, online readers and supporters who took the time to express their appreciation for public media through their words or actions.

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.

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the House Subcommittee that makes public media funding decisions released its draft bill.

Thanks to the outreach of public media listeners and viewers, the draft bill provided full funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which distributes seed funding to NHPR and stations throughout the country.

This is a big achievement, particularly in light of the tough fiscal environment in Congress. We thank each and every one of our supporters for caring about the future of public media.

Stories highlighting some of New Hampshire’s serious challenges, as well as the people and places that make the Granite State unique, propelled New Hampshire Public Radio to its best-ever awards haul in a prestigious national journalism competition.

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to be a winner of two awards in this year’s Best of NH survey, chosen by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine.

Readers named NHPR as the Best New Hampshire Radio Station (FM).

Also coming out on top - The Exchange. New Hampshire’s only locally-produced statewide, call-in talk show was cited as New Hampshire’s Best Radio Talk Show. Hosted by Laura Knoy, The Exchange is the home for timely topics and interesting guests.

On May 23, 2017, the Trump Administration sent a full budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year 2018. In it, they propose elimination of federal funding for public media. Ultimately, Congress will make the final decisions on continued annual investment in the public broadcasting system. We continue to keep a close eye on developments and will update this page as we learn more.

Two northern New England news organizations have received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence from an organization representing local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.

The awards for New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord and Free Press Media in Burlington, Vermont, were announced Wednesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Sara Plourde for NHPR

The 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards winners have been announced, with NHPR capturing four in our region.

For Feature Reporting, Word of Mouth Producer Zach Nugent won for his story The Search For The Next Big Dog Star, which followed regular dogs as they auditioned for the role of Sandy in Prescott Park's production of Annie. 

NHPR's Health Reporter Todd Bookman was awarded second place in the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism by the Association of Health Care Journalists. The organization recognized Todd's series Planning For The End: A Look At Advance Directives in the small market Consumer/Feature category.

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.

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.