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Manchester Mayoral Debate: Live Broadcast October 28

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, left, and challenger Victoria Sullivan.

NHPR, Union Leader Collaborate on Live Broadcast

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with the New Hampshire Union Leader, will broadcast a live debate featuring the candidates in the upcoming mayoral election in Manchester.

In the race to lead New Hampshire’s largest city, incumbent Democrat Joyce Craig is being challenged by former state representative Victoria Sullivan, a Republican.

Craig and Sullivan will meet for a debate at NHPR’s Studio B in Concord on Monday, October 28. The debate will air live on NHPR from 2 to 3 p.m. Peter Biello, host of NHPR’s All Things Considered, will serve as host with Union Leader City Hall reporter Paul Feely joining him for the broadcast.

Topics for discussion with the two candidates may include education, the economy, crime and public safety, and substance abuse.

“We’re excited that two of New Hampshire’s leading statewide news providers - NHPR and the Union Leader - are working together on this debate,” said Jim Schachter, president and chief executive officer of New Hampshire Public Radio. “Manchester voters will get to hear directly from the candidates about the issues facing the state’s largest city.

“The New Hampshire Union Leader has a proud tradition of serving voters around the Granite State including our hometown of Manchester,” said Brendan McQuaid, the president of the New Hampshire Union Leader. “This debate will allow our mayoral candidates to move beyond the soundbites in laying out their plans for the future of the Queen City.”

Voters will go to the polls for Manchester’s municipal election on Tuesday, November 5.



HOST: Peter Biello, with Union Leader City Hall reporter Paul Feely

DATE: Monday, October 28, 2019

TIME: 2 to 3 p.m.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: This forum will be streamed on Facebook Live and air live on NHPR. The program will also be rebroadcast the same evening at 8 p.m.



About New Hampshire Public Radio

Since 1981, New Hampshire Public Radio 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 161,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing, following our social media sites or listening to our podcasts. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally produced programs and podcasts include The Exchange, The Folk Show, Outside/In, Bear Brook, and Civics 101, among others. 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.

About the Union Leader

Union Leader Corporation delivers trusted news, information and resources connecting New Hampshire. 

As publisher of New Hampshire's only statewide newspapers, we employ the state's largest staff of professional journalists to follow our communities, keep a watchful eye on our legislators, and make New Hampshire the best-informed state in the nation. 

In addition, our team of marketing experts help New Hampshire businesses target their local customers through a suite of print and digital products as well as valuable business and community events. 

Owned by the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, Union Leader Corporation also publishes, Bedford Bulletin and Neighborhood News. 

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