Maureen McMurray

Director, Content Innovation and Audience Development

Maureen started her radio career as an Associate Producer on s The Leonard Lopate Show and has been a Supervising Producer on both the Catholic Channel on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and on Martha Stewart Living Radio.  More recently she has been a contributing reporter for New Orleans Public Radio and served as Editor and Producer of NPR Intelligence Squared US.  She has a BA in Film Studies and History from Wesleyan University.

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It's a weird time to be dating right now...so how's that going? And if you're single, what does your life look like right now?

This show features Christina Phillips, a producer for NHPR's The Exchange-- who also happens to be single. 

Christina is a Virgo, enjoys running (a lot), and usually has 40-60 tabs open on her computer at any given time.

This program aired  on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

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It's graduation time, and for the Class of 2020, it's an experience like no class has had before. 

What are your words of wisdom for these young people? Are you graduating and want to share your story? We want to talk to you.

This program aired on Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

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Are you part of a vulnerable community and experiencing this pandemic differently? We want to talk to you.

This program aired on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

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What has this pandemic taught you so far? What lessons will you bring with you once this over? 

This program aired on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

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For the most part, live music and theater productions are on hold.  So tonight, let's reminisce: what was the most memorable performance you've ever seen?

This program aired on Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

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What are the backyard wonders that have you wondering right now? 

This program aired on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m.

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Are you staying active during this pandemic? Or...not so much? We want to hear from you either way.

Give us a call during the show or leave us a voice message at (603) 513-7700 - or email nhcalling@nhpr.org.

This program aired on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

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Are you ready for New Hampshire to reopen right now? Whether you're gung-ho about newly reopened businesses or feeling like it's too soon, we want to hear from you. 

Give us a call during the show or leave us a voice message at (603) 513-7700 - or email nhcalling@nhpr.org.

This program airs on Monday, May 11 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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    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.

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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.

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    Recently, the multi-talented poet/artist/rock legend Patti Smith joined us to discuss her latest memoir, M Train, for our program Writers on a New England Stage. Before the show, we sat down with Patti in the greenroom of the Music Hall to talk about her writing process. The conversation is part of a series we call the 10-Minute Writer's Workshop.

    What's harder to write - the first sentence or the last?

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