Sarah Burke

Sarah is NHPR's Communications and Marketing coordinator.

Bear Brook, a new podcast series from New Hampshire Public Radio, focuses on four unsolved murders from the 1980s near Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire—cold cases that went warm after new investigative techniques revealed innovations that may forever change the way murders are solved.

New Hampshire Public Radio’s newsroom continues to report on how opioid usage is impacting individuals, communities and the collective public health throughout New Hampshire. Starting Monday, Sept. 17, a five-part series titled "Taking a Toll" and airing on Morning Edition will focus specifically on how the crisis is affecting the state’s youth.

New Hampshire Public Radio’s newsroom will offer comprehensive coverage of the Sept. 11 state primary elections.

On that Tuesday, voters across the state will cast their ballots for the Democratic gubernatorial candidates as well as their choices for the first congressional district and the second congressional district. Laura Knoy will host the special coverage from the NHPR studios in Concord. NHPR reporters will be in the field or in-studio providing analysis. At the website, a live blog will provide up-to-the minute reporting on the races.

New Hampshire Public Radio will broadcast the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, beginning today.

National Public Radio will provide coverage of the hearings in their entirety starting Tuesday, Sept. 4. NHPR will broadcast NPR’s coverage each morning and rejoin NHPR’s programming—already in progress—once the court takes its recess each afternoon.

New Hampshire Public Radio will air coverage of John McCain’s memorial service from the Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital on Saturday, Sept. 1.

National Public Radio will provide live, anchored reporting of the entire service, which will be broadcast during Weekend Edition Saturday on NHPR. Coverage starts at 10 a.m. with host and Congressional Correspondent Scott Detrow. White House Correspondent Scott Horsley will join Detrow in-studio, and Kelsey Snell, NPR Congressional Reporter, will report from the National Cathedral.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Rising Stars Awards - an initiative of Stay Work Play, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR),.

The Thursday, October 11 event at Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art aims to celebrate young leaders and organizations that are making a positive impact in their communities, and helping to shape the future of New Hampshire. NHPR’s Data and Investigations Reporter Casey McDermott will host the awards.

New Hampshire Public Radio listeners may notice select changes to their listening routines, starting the week of Monday, September 3.

Changes to the programming schedule will impact five programs:


NPR is implementing some changes to its Morning Edition broadcast. Here's a Q&A guide that explains more about the changes and how it may impact what you hear when you tune in weekday mornings to NHPR.   

What’s Happening?

Beginning on Monday, August 13, listeners to NHPR may notice some slight changes to the Morning Edition broadcast.

To better reflect listening habits and changing patterns in news consumption, National Public Radio (NPR) is revising its Morning Edition clock.

A new player will hit the field when long-time Only a Game host, Bill Littlefield, retires this month.

July 28 marks Littlefield’s last day on the air. NHPR listeners know Only a Game as one of our longest-running programs.

WBUR (Boston’s NPR station) is currently searching nationwide for the right voice to fill his spot. Upcoming guest hosts will include:

- NPR contributor and The Gist podcast Host Mike Pesca (Saturday, August 4)

- Only a Game Senior Producer Karen Given (Saturday, August 11)

Thanks to all NHPR listeners and supporters who recently cast their votes in New Hampshire Magazine’s “Best of NH” 2018 awards.  

For the second year running, New Hampshire Public Radio came out tops in two different Readers' Poll categories. For overall excellence, readers cited NHPR as best “FM Radio Station” in the state. In addition, The Exchange with host Laura Knoy received the top prize in the "NH Radio Talk Show" category.


New Hampshire Public Radio received awards in multiple categories at the annual Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) conference and awards banquet in Philadelphia.