Patricia McLaughlin | New Hampshire Public Radio

Patricia McLaughlin

Director of Communications and Marketing

Tricia directs external communications, marketing and engagement efforts for New Hampshire Public Radio, working to raise further awareness of the high-quality journalism at NHPR and the organization’s deep community outreach.

Her communications and editorial experience spans agencies, nonprofits, government, and cause-related organizations, promoting everything from US-Australia relations, to music and gaming partnerships, to important public health interventions.

Earlier in her career, Tricia worked in newsrooms as a reporter, producer, anchor and news writer, with stints at The Associated Press wire in Washington, D.C., and local radio and television in Upstate New York, Pennsylvania and suburban Washington.

She is a firm believer in the power of communications to advance causes and be a force for good. A New Hampshire native, she earned degrees from Syracuse University and American University. She enjoys travel and music of all kinds, and admits to an unhealthy obsession with English football. 

Ways to Connect

Join NHPR this Friday evening from 8:30 to 9 p.m.  for a special repeat broadcast of an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

BBC journalist Razia Iqbal interviewed the justice in New York last fall, where Ginsburg received the $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. According to a statement at the time, the award honors “thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.”

    

First Debate Takes Place October 7  

In the lead-up to Election Day on November 3, New Hampshire Public Radio will hold a series of live debates on-air and online with the candidates for major public offices in New Hampshire. Debates will take place between candidates for the U.S. Senate, the House seats in the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts, and Governor. The debates are being held in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, which will later broadcast them on NHPBS and NHPBS Explore.

You spoke, and we listened. Beginning Monday, September 28, As It Happens will move back to its usual time slot airing from 10 to 11 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays on NHPR. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and our partners at PRX, As It Happens brings the stories behind the stories each day, featuring in-depth conversations with newsmakers and up close and personal accounts.

NHPR’s Hannah McCarthy to Host October Event

NHPR and its longtime partner Stay Work Play celebrate 11 years of the Rising Stars Awards this October.

Each year, the Rising Stars Awards recognize talented young people from throughout New Hampshire who are making a difference by choosing to stay, work and play in the Granite State. Companies and programs that create impact through recruiting and retaining young people are also honored.

After 15 years of memorable events from the Historic Theater in Portsmouth, Writers on a New England Stage will host its first ‘virtual’ event later this month as a way to continue the beloved series and connect with literary fans.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact both the wider economy and the kitchen-table economic issues of American families. NHPR is expanding its programming to provide more insights and news on business-related topics, as individuals, businesses and communities across the country continue to grapple with economic issues. 

Educators can continue to look to Civics 101 as a valuable educational aid for both remote teaching and in-classroom learning. Beginning August 31, NHPR is launching an “Ask Civics 101” segment each Monday during All Things Considered on NHPR (weekdays 4 – 6:30 p.m.).

As part of our continuing coverage of key stops on the road to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, NHPR will offer special coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

NHPR will run live NPR coverage of the conventions, featuring NPR hosts and reporters.

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NHPR’s new programming lineup reflects changes in listener habits and priorities brought on by living in a world of pandemic. The schedule combines more options for timely news on weekday evenings, more weekend music options and a new program for NHPR focusing on Latino issues.

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Join NHPR this Friday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m.  for a special rebroadcast of Kate McNally's conversation with Rosanne Cash ( a chat that orignally aired Aug. 9 on NHPR's The Folk Show). 

Can't wait? Listen in to the conversation right now by clicking the link below.

 

Join us this Friday evening for a replay of a literary conversation with NHPR’s Peter Biello and an acclaimed author David Blight, to discuss his award-winning biography Frederick Douglass. The program was recorded in January live from the Music Hall in Portsmouth; it will air this Friday evening at 9 p.m. on NHPR.

“COVID-19: Where Does New Hampshire Go From Here?”

Virtual Summer Events Series Explores This Question 

New Hampshire Public Radio will hold a series of virtual events this summer with newsmakers and thought leaders to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people in New Hampshire right now and how it may further change our lives and our communities into the future. The Exchange, the state’s only locally-produced, statewide call-in radio talk show, will convene the conversations in a virtual format that invites listener participation and questions, a hallmark of the show’s usual in-studio broadcasts.

A new, ongoing reporting project from New Hampshire Public Radio will take a deeper look at climate change in our state and the region, and its impact on policies, industries, communities and individuals.

NHPR is the winner of four first-place awards in a prestigious national journalism competition. Each June, the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) honors the best work being done by local public media stations and journalists across the country.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the PMJA held its first ever Virtual Awards Gala to honor the winners. The PMJA presented 179 awards, representing 84 news organizations across the country.

 

Civics 101 Revisits Fundamentals of American Democracy

Students, teachers, and anyone interested in the fundamentals of American democracy can spend their summer Sundays getting a primer on key principles of our republic. Starting July 5, NHPR will air a series of broadcast episodes from the popular Civics 101 podcast each Sunday at 2 p.m.

NHPR will air special programming related to the commemorative day of Juneteenth.  Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration marking the end of slavery in the United States, and is now marked as an official Texas state holiday and unofficial American holiday.

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NHPR is continuing coverage around state, national and global reaction to the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, and related events.

The funeral service for Mr. Floyd will take place today, June 9, in his hometown of Houston.

Beginning at noon EST, NHPR will broadcast the service live on-air, via partner station Houston Public Media

NHPR continues to bring listeners special programming related to national and global protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Nationwide and global protests continue over the death of George Floyd in police custody. NHPR continues to bring listeners special programming, the latest news and conversation as events unfold. Tune in this Friday, June 5, for a special broadcast from Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. 

Anger and unrest over the death of George Floyd in police custody fueled protests across the nation over the weekend. The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and record unemployment are also causing tensions throughout our country. NHPR is making changes to its programming lineup today to bring you the latest news and conversation as events unfold.

Sporting events, church services, concerts and community festivals illuminated our lives before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted daily routines and traditional gatherings. Now, in a different and challenging time – how do we find community? What can be done when we can’t gather in person?

Join us Saturday at 4 p.m. for a national call-in talk show, “America Amplified: Life, Community and COVID-19.”

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AN EXTENDED CONVERSATION ABOUT HEALTH CARE IN A TIME OF COVID-19

A five-day, in-depth series from New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Exchange will take a closer look at how New Hampshire’s health care system is responding to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. The special Exchange In-Depth Series: COVID-19 and Health Care will air on NHPR from Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22. 

New England’s coasts, mountains, lakes and lifestyle are long-established magnets for visitors from ‘away.’ From the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, to Vermont’s Green Mountains, New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and coastlines from Down East Maine to the Ocean State – the region is a popular destination for second homeowners. While that relationship can be beneficial on some levels, tensions between year-round residents and ‘part-timers’ are being heightened by city dwellers escaping to the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

New Hampshire Public Radio is the winner of five regional 2020 Edward R. Murrow Awards, picking up citations across news, sports and digital categories, including an inaugural award for podcasting. News coverage ranging from a deep dive into the state’s long running conversation around educational funding for local schools, to the niche winter sport of dog sledding, to a look into the history and relevance of the New Hampshire primary are some of the NHPR reporting projects earning top regional honors.

From grand resorts to family campgrounds, ferry rides to offshore islands, lobster bakes to arts festivals – New England’s economy is rooted in a strong summer tourism season. COVID-19 now threatens the 2020 touring season, with cancellations, closures and uncertain timelines around the resumption of normal economic activity.

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Weather is warming up in New Hampshire and more residents are taking to the outdoors for exercise, nature, or as a way to take a (socially-distanced) break from staying in their homes. The team behind NHPR’s Patient Zero podcast is sharing some new information to help people protect themselves from ticks and Lyme disease as they venture outdoors.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, our state, our nation and our world are confronted with an extraordinary time of uncertainty. People throughout New Hampshire are grappling with the daily impact of the pandemic and related complications on our society, as well as on their own personal health, family, economic and social situations.  

 

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NHPR junto a Granite State News Collaborative lanza un nuevo servicio de información para la comunidad hispanohablante 

Un nuevo noticiero radial en español es diseñado especialmente para comunicar lo más reciente sobre la emergencia sanitaria del COVID-19  y otras noticias del estado con la comunidad hispanohablante de New Hampshire. 

 

NHPR, Granite State News Collaborative launch news services to reach Spanish-speaking community

A new Spanish language audio newscast will provide Spanish speakers in New Hampshire with the latest information on coronavirus-related developments and other news.

Thousands of workers in the Granite State are finding themselves out of jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  The state is seeing a record number of unemployment claims, with April figures expected to be at historic levels. For many newly-unemployed, questions remain about how best to navigate state resources and federal payments.

Join NHPR this Thursday, April 23, for a special extra edition of The Exchange, looking at New Hampshire’s unemployment system. The program will run live from 1 to 2 p.m.

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