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

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Aspiring podcasters from New Hampshire and across the country are invited to tell their unique stories as part of the 2020 Student Podcast Challenge.

International bestselling author and renowned physicist Brian Greene will discuss his highly-anticipated new book Until the End of Time at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage. In his latest work, Greene takes readers on a journey across time, offering a breathtaking exploration of the cosmos and humanity’s quest to understand it.

Beginning Tuesday, January 21, New Hampshire Public Radio will carry special coverage of the impeachment trial of President Trump, and related programming from NPR. The U.S. Senate hearings will be available on-air and streaming through nhpr.org.

NHPR is committed to bringing listeners uninterrupted special coverage of this historic moment - gavel to gavel. It is part of the station’s civic duty to keep New Hampshire’s audience informed - and that is especially true during news events such as these.

The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership

Monday, January 20 – 10 a.m. to noon

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, tune into New Hampshire Public Radio for a two-hour special exploring Dr. King’s life and legacy. 

Dan Tuohy

Next Forum: Senator Bernie Sanders on January 19  

[THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. YOU CAN STILL LISTEN TO THE LIVE BROADCAST ON THE EXCHANGE SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 11 A.M., OR TO THE REBROADCAST MONDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 9 A.M. AND AGAIN AT 7 P.M.]

Sara Plourde

With less than two months to go before New Hampshire voters cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary, NHPR offers special broadcasts of our Stranglehold podcast during the holiday week.

Stranglehold takes an in-depth look at the New Hampshire primary – past and present – probing the mythology, key players and history of a powerful state institution.

Tune into NHPR this Saturday for a special marathon edition of Outside/In - NHPR’s podcast and program about the natural world and how we use it. For four hours, we’ll be taking a look back – and providing updates – to some of the most popular and intriguing stories that have run since the podcast first launched in December 2015.

The special broadcast will air from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 28.

Outside/In Host Sam Evans-Brown shares the hourly lineup, below:

Beginning Friday, January 10, The Weekly N.H. News Roundup turns its attention full time to the New Hampshire Primary.

NPR Special: PBS Newshour/POLITICO Democratic Debate

Join NPR and New Hampshire Public Radio for the sixth of 12 Democratic primary debates scheduled for the 2020 presidential election. The next debate will take place Thursday, December 19, from the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Live coverage will begin at 8 p.m. NPR’s coverage will be hosted by Michel Martin, joined by members of the NPR Politics team in Washington, D.C. NPR Political Correspondent Scott Detrow will be covering the debate on-site in Los Angeles.

Sara Plourde

Throughout the month of December, New Hampshire Public Radio is your home for holiday programming reflecting the spirit of the season.

From Christmas to Kwanzaa to Hanukkah, stories and songs celebrating different holiday traditions and cultures will be sprinkled throughout our programming schedule, marking the festive period. 

NHPR reporter Jason Moon is one of just a dozen journalists from across the nation selected for a  fellowship designed to help improve media coverage of critical health care issues. The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation announced its 2020 class for the Health Coverage Fellowship. Reporters from The Washington Post, Kaiser Health News and CNN were among those also selected for the honor.

NHPR’s energy, environment and Seacoast reporter Annie Ropeik hosts this week’s episode of NEXT New England, the weekly radio show and podcast about New England in a time of change.

The special broadcast will air on NHPR on Sunday, December 8 at 11 a.m., in place of Studio 360.

Dan Tuohy

[THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. YOU CAN STILL  LISTEN TO THE LIVE BROADCAST ON THE EXCHANGE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 9 A.M., OR TO THE REBROADCAST THAT NIGHT AT 7 P.M.]

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding a series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore in-depth the issues that impact New Hampshire voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

In mid-October, Jim Schachter began his tenure as New Hampshire Public Radio’s new president and chief executive officer. In the weeks since his appointment, Jim has been getting to know NHPR’s staff, putting his award-winning journalism expertise to early use, and meeting many folks across the Granite State. NHPR listeners and supporters can learn more about Jim’s early thoughts and impressions through this 2-minute, 2-way with NHPR's communications & marketing director, Tricia McLaughlin. 

Acclaimed author David Blight will discuss his award-winning biography Frederick Douglass at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage

Arguably, Douglass is considered the most important African American of the 19th century as a famed orator, writer and leading abolitionist during a turbulent period in American history. The biography traces his life from his beginnings as a slave to his later years as a widely traveled orator, activist and patriot. 

Join NHPR on Sunday, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a special pre-Thanksgiving special discussing the state of our democracy and what’s ahead in the year leading up to the next U.S. presidential election.

As you gather around the feasting table with family and friends and give thanks, NHPR is your perfect Thanksgiving holiday soundtrack.

Programs that celebrate the importance of chronicling your family history, the simple gift of gratitude, and some last minute recipe tips are all on order on the NHPR airwaves on Thursday, November 28. Here’s our glorious spread of Thanksgiving holiday programming:

9-10 am – Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, & Gratitude 

Tune in at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 22, for a special program from NHPR, “The Exchange Impeachment Special: New Hampshire Reacts.” Peter Biello will host the program, with a panel of political analysts responding to this week’s developments around the ongoing public impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill. The program will also be broadcast on Facebook Live. 

Guests for the program will include:

New Hampshire Public Radio will be carrying special coverage this week of the public impeachment hearings from Capitol Hill and related programming from NPR. NHPR will carry the hearings in their entirety, available on-air and streaming through nhpr.org.

For all things related to the impeachment proceedings, visit nhpr.org/impeachment for stories and interviews from both NHPR and NPR.

NHPR will be carrying special coverage this week of the public impeachment hearings from Capitol Hill and related programming from NPR. NHPR will carry the hearings in their entirety, available on-air and streaming through nhpr.org.

Special coverage begins on Wednesday, November 13, with the following schedule:

This Veterans Day weekend, NHPR will broadcast “Shell Shock 1919: How the Great War Changed Culture.” The program, from WNYC Studios, will explore the long-term cultural impact of the First World War and how it shaped modern art and life.

NHPR will air a new one-hour special program from NPR News looking into the impeachment inquiry around President Donald Trump.

NPR Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep will host “NPR Special Report: The Impeachment Inquiry Against Donald J. Trump.” The program will air on NHPR on Sunday, November 3 at 11 a.m.

Annie Ropeik / NHPR

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding a series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore the issues that impact voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

Allegra Boverman

New Hampshire Public Radio and Stay Work Play welcomed hundreds of guests to the annual Rising Stars Awards, held this year at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester on October 17.

NHPR energy, environment and Seacoast reporter Annie Ropeik hosted the popular awards ceremony, which honors outstanding young professionals that help make New Hampshire a great place to stay, work and play. Dynamic New Hampshire companies that support that mission were also honored.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

 

Next Forum: Elizabeth Warren on October 30

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore in-depth the issues that impact New Hampshire voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

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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.

New Hampshire Public Radio will broadcast live coverage of the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate on Tuesday, October 15.

Debate coverage from NPR News begins at 8 and is expected to run until approximately 11 p.m. Listeners can tune to NHPR live, or stream the debate from nhpr.org.

Audie Cornish will host the broadcast; Political Editor/Correspondent Domenico Montanaro and Political Correspondent Asma Khalid will provide analysis.

Sara Plourde

 

New Hampshire Public Radio’s latest podcast explores the side roads, back stories, pressing contemporary issues and cultural quirks of New Hampshire. The Second Greatest Show on Earth podcast launches Wednesday, October 16 – wherever you get your podcasts.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is arguably one of the most powerful people in the country. How did he get there? Listen to NHPR on Saturday, October 12, for a special broadcast profiling the six-term Republican from Kentucky. Mitch McConnell: Gaining and Holding Power will air at 4 p.m. Kelly McEvers of NPR’s Embedded podcast will trace the career of McConnell – from his earliest election races, to the influence he’s had over campaign finance reform, to his relationship with President Donald Trump.

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