Patricia McLaughlin

Director of Communications and Marketing

Tricia directs external communications, marketing and engagement efforts for New Hampshire Public Radio, working to raise further awareness of the high-quality journalism at NHPR and the organization’s deep community outreach.

Her communications and editorial experience spans agencies, nonprofits, government, and cause-related organizations, promoting everything from US-Australia relations, to music and gaming partnerships, to important public health interventions.

Earlier in her career, Tricia worked in newsrooms as a reporter, producer, anchor and news writer, with stints at The Associated Press wire in Washington, D.C., and local radio and television in Upstate New York, Pennsylvania and suburban Washington.

She is a firm believer in the power of communications to advance causes and be a force for good. A New Hampshire native, she earned degrees from Syracuse University and American University. She enjoys travel and music of all kinds, and admits to an unhealthy obsession with English football. 

Ways to Connect

Bear Brook, a new podcast series from New Hampshire Public Radio, focuses on four unsolved murders from the 1980s near Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire—cold cases that went warm after new investigative techniques revealed innovations that may forever change the way murders are solved.

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[NOTE: Both the 1st and 2nd Congressional District Forums are SOLD OUT to the public; we have limited seating at NHPR. Tickets remain for the Gubernatorial Forum at Manchester Community College. All three events remain OPEN for media who want to attend.]  

New Hampshire Public Radio will explore in-depth the candidates and issues that impact voters this fall through continuing coverage of the two congressional races, the governor’s race, and key local contests in New Hampshire. Coverage will involve public forums, thoughtful analysis and new programming. 

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Cool companies, up and coming entrepreneurs, and civic leaders making a difference will be honored Thursday, October 11, at the Rising Stars Awards ceremony. Each year, Stay Work Play recognizes and celebrates the wonderful talent in New Hampshire’s young professional community, and highlights initiatives, businesses and programs that help young people thrive in the Granite State. NHPR is a proud partner of Stay Work Play for this annual celebration.

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The popular national radio show 1A will broadcast live from the Granite State for two days and host a live public event this fall.

1A is a daily, weekday show produced by WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., and distributed nationally by NPR. The program airs locally on New Hampshire Public Radio from 10 a.m. to noon each weekday. On Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, October 19, 1A will broadcast its program live from the NHPR studios in Concord. The programs are expected to involve local newsmakers and explore issues that resonate with New Hampshire residents.

New Hampshire Public Radio’s newsroom continues to report on how opioid usage is impacting individuals, communities and the collective public health throughout New Hampshire. Starting Monday, Sept. 17, a five-part series titled "Taking a Toll" and airing on Morning Edition will focus specifically on how the crisis is affecting the state’s youth.

New Hampshire Public Radio’s newsroom will present a series of reports on how education leaders, community members and families are addressing problems and finding solutions around issues of racism and bias in the Granite State.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Rising Stars Awards - an initiative of Stay Work Play, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR),.

The Thursday, October 11 event at Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art aims to celebrate young leaders and organizations that are making a positive impact in their communities, and helping to shape the future of New Hampshire. NHPR’s Data and Investigations Reporter Casey McDermott will host the awards.

New Hampshire Public Radio listeners may notice select changes to their listening routines, starting the week of Monday, September 3.

Changes to the programming schedule will impact five programs:

Join NHPR's Lauren Chooljian as she hosts the next edition of Writers on a New England Stage, a partnership of The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio. 

Author, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin returns to The Music Hall to discuss her latest work, Leadership: In Turbulent Times.

 

NPR is implementing some changes to its Morning Edition broadcast. Here's a Q&A guide that explains more about the changes and how it may impact what you hear when you tune in weekday mornings to NHPR.   

What’s Happening?

Beginning on Monday, August 13, listeners to NHPR may notice some slight changes to the Morning Edition broadcast.

To better reflect listening habits and changing patterns in news consumption, National Public Radio (NPR) is revising its Morning Edition clock.

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[NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD-OUT] 

New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily call-in show The Exchange will be in the Monadnock Region for a special live broadcast from Keene State College on Thursday morning, August 16.

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After buying raffle tickets to support NHPR’s annual Summer Car Raffle, Greta Johansson of Concord was surprised and delighted to come out the big winner in the 2017 Car Raffle. When she went to claim her prize and pick out a new car, the federal employee from Concord knew exactly what she wanted, and in a very bold shade of blue.

Q: Greta! You’ve had nearly a year to enjoy your new car. Share with us what you chose and why.

 

New Hampshire Public Radio received awards in multiple categories at the annual Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) conference and awards banquet in Philadelphia.  

NHPR NEWSROOM IS TOP WINNER IN NATIONAL JOURNALISM COMPETITION FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

New Hampshire Public Radio is the Small Market Radio winner for “Overall Excellence” in this year’s national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition.

Join NHPR's Peter Biello as he hosts the next edition of Writers on a New England Stage, a partnership of The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio. 

Jennifer Egan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, returns to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series to talk about her New York Times bestseller, MANHATTAN BEACH. 

NHPR ADDS RADIO EDITION OF ACCLAIMED PODCAST TO EVENING LINE-UP

The Daily - an esteemed program from The New York Times and American Public Media - will offer listeners deep and thoughtful analysis on compelling stories in the news, each weekday on NHPR. 

As summer unfolds in New Hampshire, NHPR is offering several programming options that bring the outdoors to the airwaves.

Season Four of Outside/In, the program about the natural world and how we use it, will air on NHPR from Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22 during the 3 p.m. broadcast slot usually reserved for the BBC Newshour. Outside/In, hosted by Sam Evans-Brown, combines solid reporting with long-form narrative storytelling to bring the outdoors to everyone, anywhere.

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Just in time for Memorial Day, NHPR will broadcast a powerful tribute to military valor. Actor Stephen Lang wrote and performed Beyond Glory, capturing the stories of three veterans who each earned the Medal of Honor - the highest U.S military accolade, awarded to servicemen and women who distinguish themselves through acts of courage or bravery.  

Critical Care

May 14, 2018

THE EXCHANGE FEATURES EXTENDED CONVERSATION ABOUT NEW HAMPSHIRE’S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM  

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A new ongoing feature series from New Hampshire Public Radio will explore some of the unique moments in time, inventions and accomplishments that first were created, launched or happened in the Granite State.

“New Hampshire Firsts” will explore many of the ‘firsts’ the state can lay claim to, including the first free libraries in the country, the first state constitution, and the first women’s strike.

New Hampshire Public Radio is the winner of four regional 2018 Edward R. Murrow Awards, while also placing in two other prestigious national journalism competitions earlier this month.

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PRESERVING NEW HAMPSHIRE’S PAST

Original textile machines, brick walls, wood floors and other reminders of America’s Industrial Revolution will be the inspired setting for a discussion about historic preservation in New Hampshire.

NHPR’s daily-call in show The Exchange will be in the Lakes Region for a special appearance at the historic Belknap Mill in Laconia on Friday evening, May 11.

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Some exciting news to share regarding Virginia Prescott, host extraordinaire for many of New Hampshire Public Radio’s most successful and long-running programs.

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.

Peter Biello

NHPR’s literary conversation series The Bookshelf from NHPR is venturing out of the studio and into the stacks, with a special appearance at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough.

On Wednesday, April 25, The Bookshelf Host Peter Biello will interview longtime Peterborough resident Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, a New York Times best-selling author.

Marshall Thomas will be reading from her latest work, The Hidden Life of Life: A Walk Through the Reaches of Time, followed by her literary conversation with Peter Biello.

An NHPR series that examined the complicated history of clean energy in the province of Quebec and its impact on energy planning in New England is the winner of a prestigious award for international journalism.

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. 

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law are proud to announce NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik as the next speaker in the Justice & Journalism series. As NPR’s Media Correspondent, David Folkenflik covers the dynamic forces and figures shaping today’s media industry, including business dealings and changing technologies. He has also reported extensively on sexual harassment in the media industry, including within NPR’s own newsroom.

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.

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