Emily Quirk | New Hampshire Public Radio

Emily Quirk

Production Manager

Emily has work for NPR member stations since 2007. Before joining the NHPR staff in 2012, she served as local host for All Things Considered as well as Director of Business and Foundation Support for KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA. While living in Santa Cruz, she also produced 2 weekly music programs Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Free Radio Santa Cruz) and Taste of Honey (KUSP). 

In addition to writing/producing daily production elements for NHPR, she also fills in as back-up host for All Things Considered and The Folk Show.

Emily graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2004. She is an avid lover of soul music, is never sarcastic...and deeply appreciates well-constructed sandwiches, dry humor, and kimchi.

Sara Plourde | NHPR

Our music shows have been so popular we've decided to make it a regular Thursday thing. 

If you have a song request, get in touch! Leave us a voice message at (603) 513-7700, or email nhcalling@nhpr.org - just make sure to give us your name, your song request, and why you'd like us to play it.

This program aired on Thursday, May 7, and featured Jeff Stern, of Portsmouth-- creator of Brockets.

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Are you a sports fan with no games or matches or scrums to watch right now? We want to hear from you.

This program aired on Wednesday, May 6th at 7 p.m.

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Where are you finding joy in these weird times we're living in? We want to hear from you.

This program will aired on Tuesday, May 5th at 7 p.m.

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Are you hoping with grief or loss? Are you worried about how you'll cope? We want to hear from you.

This program aired on Monday, May 4th at 7 p.m.

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Our music shows have been so popular we've decided to make it a regular Thursday thing. 

If you have a song request, get in touch! Leave us a voice message at (603) 513-7700, or email nhcalling@nhpr.org - just make sure to give us your name, your song request, and why you'd like us to play it.

This program aired on Thursday, April 30.

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What are you eating these days? Are you leaning on certain - um - comfort foods? 

This program aired on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 and featured Kathy Gunst, author of Rage Baking (with coauthor Katherine Alford). She is the award-winning Resident Chef for NPR's Here and Now, heard on over 550 public radio stations with over 5 million listeners.

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Social distancing is taking its toll on all of us. But the exact toll its taking on YOU probably has something to do with this question: Are you an introvert, or are you an extrovert?

Joining us on the show:

Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won't Stop Talking. Here's a link to her TED Talk from 2012.

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Are you an extrovert who's DYING for some human contact right now? Are you an introvert who's coping just fine...or not? We want to talk to you!

This program will air on Tuesday, April 27.

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While many people are either stuck at home or working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are still going to work.

Are you considered an "essential worker" right now? We want to talk to you. 

    This program aired on Monday, April 27.

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    Our music shows have been so popular we've decided to make it a regular Thursday thing. This week - your soul pandemic playlist.

    This program aired on Thursday, April 23.

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    We wanted to talk to you gardeners out there and find out how it's going. 

    This program aired on Wednesday, April 22.

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    Are you loving your solitude right now? Or desparately wishing for alone time? We want to talk to you.

    This program airs on Tuesday, April 21.

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    Are you getting a COVID-19 stimulus check? Have you already gotten paid? How are you planning to spend that money? Give us a call and let us know.

    This program aired on Monday, April 20.

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    One of the few upsides of the coronavirus pandemic? An opportunity to Netflix and chill...

    What TV shows or movies are you loving right now? Or just watching for a guilty pleasure? We want to hear about 'em!

    This program airs on Wednesday, April 15th. 

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    Small businesses are struggling right now...but people *are* trying to help. Are you a small business owner? Are you doing your best to support the businesses you love? We want to talk to you!

    This program aired on Tuesday, April 14th. 

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    New Hampshire Calling: Life, Interrupted

    Apr 13, 2020
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    How has your life been interrupted? This episode of New Hampshire Calling is all about what life events have you've had to cancel, reschedule or reinvent in the time of coronavirus.

    This program aired on Monday, April 13th. 

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    What's your pandemic playlist? This episode of New Hampshire Calling is all about the music that's getting us through these very strange times.

    This program aired on Thursday, April 9th. 

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    What are you reading right now? If you're a writer, what are you writing? NHPR's Peter Biello joins us to talk books in the time of coronavirus.

    This program aired on Wednesday, April 8th. 

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    Are there people in your family or community helping out in unique ways? We want to hear about that. Send us an email or give us a call during the show.

    This aired on Tuesday, April 7th. 

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    One of the things that has changed for a lot of us in the time of coronavirus is grocery shopping. It's not only one of the most hazardous things we're doing...but it's also *totally* necessary. 

    On this edition of New Hampshire Calling: How is your family handling food shopping right now? 

    This program aired on Monday, April 7th.

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    For parents staying at home right now, there's added pressure besides trying to figure out work, money, and other stressors related to the coronavirus pandemic. That pressure is all about learning at home...and we're wondering, how's that going in your house?

    This program aired on Wednesday, April 1st.

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    What are your favorite homebound hobbies? Have you taken up any new ones or rediscovered old ones now that coronavirus has you at home a lot more?

    This program aired on Tuesday, March 31st.

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    What do you miss right now? What are you looking forward to when things go back to whatever normal they go back to?

    This program aired on Monday, March 30th.

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    New Hampshire Calling is NHPR's pop-up call-in show designed to connect you with us - and with each other - in the time of coronavirus. We invite you to call in to talk about how your life and family are being affected right now....and how you're holding up. And yes, feel free to share what's bringing you joy in this unprecedented time.

    Dave Anderson

    The past couple of weeks have been weird.

    Daily life changed gradually, then all at once.  We now find ourselves at home practicing our best “social distancing” protocols.  Incredible technology allows us to stay connected, and that’s fantastic.

    But it’s ok to put the phone down. It’s ok to turn down the news from time to time, and take a long walk outside in nature.  This week, I took my own advice.

    Amidst the simple beauty of nature,  I draw one deep breath… and then another.

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    With most people staying at home right now, family dynamics and relationships are shifting in ways we couldn't have expected.

    This program aired on Thursday, March 26th.

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    New Hampshire Calling is NHPR's pop-up call-in show designed to connect you with us - and with each other - in the time of coronavirus. We invite you to call in to talk about how your life and family are being affected right now....and how you're holding up. And yes, feel free to share what's bringing you joy in this unprecedented time.

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    We're living in weird times...so, what's bringing you joy right now?

    This program aired on Wednesday, March 25th.

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    New Hampshire Calling is NHPR's pop-up call-in show designed to connect you with us - and with each other - in the time of coronavirus. We invite you to call in to talk about how your life and family are being affected right now....and how you're holding up. And yes, feel free to share what's bringing you joy in this unprecedented time.

    Dave Anderson

    Expert wildlife tracker Susan Morse is A LOT of things:

    A life-long naturalist…a Shakespearian scholar…an award winning photographer.

    What she is not…is easy to get a hold of.  So with some persistence and a little luck, Something Wild's Dave Anderson and Chris Martin tracked Sue down a few weeks back, before her busy season kicked into high gear.

    Which is right about now (late winter) as Sue leads dozens of programs across  New England and beyond—teaching everyday people about wildlife tracking and habitat monitoring techniques.

    Garret Evans

    Dave "Superman" Anderson:  

    Sitting in a tree stand in the icy pre-dawn darkness has become a cherished winter time ritual for me.

    I wasn’t raised in a hunting family, yet I live on a tree farm with fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and a backyard maple sugarhouse. Seeing and tracking deer is common. They’re beautiful, graceful, sometimes pesky… and very tasty.

    For the third year, Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and Producer Emily Quirk team up for two hours packed with under-appreciated holiday tunes, requested by you! 

    (Note: to download the audio files on this page, right-click on the player arrow and select "open in new tab." Then click on the three dots next to the player on display to download the .mp3 file.)

    This year also features in-studio performaces by a variety of NHPR reporters and producers, including:

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      When we think about the kinds of people making important contributions to science, we might imagine someone in a white lab coat, squinting into a microscope, or pouring over reams of computer data.

     

    Truth is, good science can also be accomplished by everyday people-- citizen scientists-- volunteering in both large and small collaborations.  

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