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Worth a Ride, Worth a Listen

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. 

A new series from NHPR called Radio Field Trips will take listeners out of the studio and out on the road, connecting with community members and traveling to events and places that may surprise even the most seasoned Granite State road-tripper. As spring blossoms in New Hampshire, NHPR will point listeners and online readers to interesting activities and amusements that encourage exploration.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to live in New Hampshire for nearly two decades,” said Rick Ganley, Host of NHPR’s Morning Edition program and ‘lead guide’ for the Radio Field Trips series. “But after all this time, I am still pleasantly surprised to hear about new events, find fresh storytellers, and discover fun things to do with my family. Radio Field Trips will let listeners take a ride with NHPR as we find the fun for you.” 

The series, with its two-way conversations, local voices and feature stories, will begin airing on Wednesday, March 21, during Morning Edition on NHPR, and will broadcast every Wednesday from that point forward through Wednesday, May 23. Other stories on tap include a night hike at an environmental education center in Laconia and a segment profiling a longtime guide at the State House in Concord.

Staying true to its community focus, listeners will eventually be asked to submit their own ideas for festivals, happenings, and stories through a dedicated page at


  • On-air Wednesdays during Morning Edition, at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m.
  • After launching, listeners can see web stories from Radio Field Trips or stream the series online at


About NHPR

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is “Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities.” NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week, NHPR is the choice of more than 190,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing and NHPR social media sites. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally-produced programs include The Exchange, Word of Mouth, The Folk Show, Outside/In, Civics 101, and numerous podcasts. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcasts national weekly programs such as The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and This American Life.

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