New Call-In Program: 'New Hampshire Calling' Debuts Tonight At 7

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NHPR launches new statewide call-in program; NPR to air national conversation show 

NHPR’s weekday evening lineup is changing, in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, NHPR will launch a new, live, call-in focused program. New Hampshire Calling will provide a space for the community to connect with NHPR reporters and each other. The one-hour broadcast will be primarily driven by audience participation -- with listeners answering our questions about what they’re thinking about, worrying about, and where they're finding joy right now. 

“The coronavirus pandemic is completely changing the way we work, coexist as households and families and interact as a society,” said Jim Schachter, President & CEO of NHPR. “We’re confused, and frankly we’re scared. At this time, it’s essential that NHPR serve not just as a source of news and information but also as a ‘virtual gathering’ spot, a hearth where people can share stories and solutions, pose questions and just talk to neighbors about what’s on their minds. ”

Jack Rodolico, senior producer at NHPR and most recently co-host of the Stranglehold podcast, will host New Hampshire Calling. The first episode – on Wednesday, March 25, from 7 - 8 p.m. – will focus on the topic of “Joys and Sorrows.” Listeners will share how they’re experiencing and finding simple joys, and finding ways to cope with more serious issues during this unprecedented time. On Thursday, March 26, the topic will focus on family dynamics.

Beginning on Monday, March 30, this locally-produced, New Hampshire-focused program will air four nights a week on NHPR -- Mondays to Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. To participate – listeners can call NHPR at 603-513-7700, or email at nhcalling@nhpr.org. The program will remain on the schedule indefinitely, as NHPR continues to report on the coronavirus pandemic and how it evolves in New Hampshire.

In addition to New Hampshire Calling, NHPR listeners can now tune in for an extra hour of All Things Considered each weekday. The National Conversation with All Things Considered will serve as a live, national conversation focused on the global coronavirus pandemic. The program will feature audience participation, social media interaction, and interviews and two-ways with newsmakers. The National Conversation with All Things Considered will air live at 9 p.m. Monday to Friday on NHPR, beginning Monday, March 23.

With the addition of these two new special programs, the NHPR weekday evening lineup will now look like this:

Monday to Thursday:

  • 7 to 8 p.m. –   New Hampshire Calling
  • 8 to 9 p.m. –    1A Plus
  • 9 to 10 p.m. – The National Conversation with All Things Considered

Friday:

  • 7 to 8 p.m. – The Weekly NH News Roundup (replay from Friday morning at 9 to 10 a.m.)
  • 8 to 9 p.m. – 1A Plus
  • 9 to 10 p.m. – The National Conversation with All Things Considered

For the latest NHPR program schedule, access the schedule anytime at: nhpr.org/schedule.

Descriptions of all of NHPR's programs can be found on our program page here.

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Since 1981, New Hampshire Public Radio has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is “Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities.” NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week, NHPR is the choice of 157,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing NHPR.org, following our social media sites or listening to our podcasts. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally produced programs and podcasts include The Exchange, The Folk Show, Outside/In, and Civics 101, among others. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcasts national weekly programs such as The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and This American Life.