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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.

Sara Plourde

[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. 

NHPR Announces Selection of Mark Kaplan as Interim Executive Director

Will serve during national search for successor to retiring CEO Betsy Gardella

The Board of Trustees of New Hampshire Public Radio announced today that Betsy Gardella, President/CEO, will retire on December 31, 2018. Ms. Gardella has led the station for more than thirteen years and overseen a period of unprecedented growth. 

Stephen Voss

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.

Logo by Sara Plourde

[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.

Thanks to all NHPR listeners and supporters who recently cast their votes in New Hampshire Magazine’s “Best of NH” 2018 awards.  

For the second year running, New Hampshire Public Radio came out tops in two different Readers' Poll categories. For overall excellence, readers cited NHPR as best “FM Radio Station” in the state. In addition, The Exchange with host Laura Knoy received the top prize in the "NH Radio Talk Show" category.

 

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.

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.

Stay Work Play is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Rising Stars Awards. Each year, the nominations reveal the emerging young leaders and organizations making a positive impact in their communities, and helping to shape the future of New Hampshire.

An initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR), the Rising Stars Awards celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young people and the businesses that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

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.

Chris Saunders

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

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.

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.

On Monday, February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration sent a full budget proposal to Congress for Fiscal Year 2019. Just as in FY 2018, the proposal calls for the elimination of federal funding for public media. This is just the first step in a budget process that typically takes months to wind its way through Capitol Hill. Ultimately, Congress will make the final decisions on continued annual investment in the public broadcasting system.

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.

[NOTE: This special event is now SOLD OUT. You can still listen live on NHPR, or stream from NHPR.org on Monday, January 8] 

 

For the first time, New Hampshire’s U.S. Senators will appear together at New Hampshire Public Radio for a special live edition of The Exchange. The event is free and open to the public. 

"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, D.C., New York City and New Hampshire, followed by stops in Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

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.

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