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Live from Portsmouth: All Things Considered on NHPR

Courtesy Book & Bar

New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily afternoon news program All Things Considered will join Seacoast newsmakers in Portsmouth on Tuesday, Aug. 6, to highlight issues and topics on the minds of locals in the region.

Host Peter Biello and the NHPR team will broadcast live segments from Portsmouth Book & Bar, a bookstore in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. Attendees can see first-hand how radio is made, while enjoying the amenities of this historic community gathering space.

Peter will be joined by guests from the community, including Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock. Conversations on the environment, education, development and other Seacoast-area concerns will include on-site interviews with newsmakers and community stakeholders. Members of the public can also e-mail their questions/comments in advance of the event to:

Join NHPR at Book & Bar for this special event, free and open to the public, or follow NHPR on social media for updates. While there is limited direct seating to view the broadcast, bar seating and reading rooms throughout Book & Bar will carry the sounds of the broadcast.


2 p.m. – NHPR staff onsite. Come and say hello, pick up some NHPR items, and learn about the latest happenings at NHPR!

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – All Things Considered airs on NHPR. Live local segments will take place at:

  • 4:20 p.m. – Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock
  • 4:44 p.m. – Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper Melissa Paly, of CLF
  • 5:20 p.m. – Seacoast NAACP President Rogers Johnson, chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion; Michele Holt-Shannon, director of New Hampshire Listens at the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy
  • 5:44 p.m. – Chef Jeremy Sewall of Row 34 Portsmouth.

6 to 7 p.m. – Meet Peter Biello and members of the NHPR staff for informal drinks and chat.

Portsmouth Book & Bar

40 Pleasant Street

Portsmouth, NH  03801

TUNE IN:              

  • All Things Considered airs each weekday from 4 to 6 p.m. on NHPR. Join local host Peter Biello and national hosts from NPR, as they present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews and special features from New Hampshire, Washington and beyond.
  • Follow NHPR on Twitter: @nhpr, Instagram: @nhpublicradio or Facebook @nhpublicradio


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 170,000 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, 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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