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.

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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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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.

Sara Plourde | NHPR

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.

Sara Plourde | NHPR

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.

Steve Mirick

Sometimes called a Marsh Hawk, the Northern harrier is currently one the rarest birds of prey nesting in the Granite State.

 

Unlike many of our more common hawks, harriers shun the forest, opting instead to hunt in wide-open spaces like fields, brushy areas -- even in marshes.  And get this ... they build their nests on the ground.   Peculiar preferences indeed, and ones that have made it a challenge for them to survive here. 

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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! 

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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.  

Emily Quirk

Standing dead trees (often called snags) are common in our forests, and it’s hard to overstate just how vital a role they play in a healthy ecosystem. These gray ghosts provide food and shelter for a whole heap of forest critters; a total of 43 species of birds and mammals are specially adapted to nesting or denning inside tree cavities.

Sara Plourde, NHPR

This show aired October 27th, 2019 and again October 31st, 2019..   

Songs of madness, murder ballads galore, and some mighty fine Devil's music... hosted by NHPR Producer Emily Quirk. 

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This show features a chat with Jake Brennan, podcast host and author of Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly.**

Emily Quirk

Autumn in New Hampshire is a wonderful time to watch and observe some easily recognizable stages of natural cycles: hawks migrating, leaves changing color…bears fattening up as they get ready to hibernate.

But while we tend to think of cycles as a circular, repeatable pattern, unfolding year after year-- we should note that there are varying degrees of “cyclical” activity that can be quite complicated.

The main reason for this?

In March, a lunchroom employee named Bonnie Kimball lost her job at Mascoma Valley Regional High School.

Her employer, a company called Cafe Services, based in Manchester, fired her for providing lunch to a student who had no money in their account.

The story is getting a lot of attention around the state and reporter Tim Camerato broke the story in the Valley News. He spoke with NHPR's Emily Quirk on All Things Considered.

Sara Plourde, NHPR

NHPR presents a one hour music special celebrating May Day, hosted by Producer Emily Quirk. 

We’ll examine American labor history through the lens of roots, blues, Americana, and rock genres spanning the last 100+ years.

This program aired on Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, May 5 at 6 p.m.

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Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Vice President Joe Biden becomes the 20th Democrat to get in the 2020 presidential race. Josh Rogers, NHPR’s senior political reporter, joined Emily Quirk to talk about Biden kicking off his campaign and the state of the race as it now stands in New Hampshire.

After eight years as vice president and decades of representing Delaware in the U.S. Senate, Joe Biden is definitely a known quantity. But what's his political experience been like here in New Hampshire?

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

Thanks to everyone who sent in their requests over the last few weeks.

Join us:

  • Saturday, Dec. 22, 8-10 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 24, 7-9 p.m.

 

Holidays By Request, Setlist 2018

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