Special Broadcast: America Amplified Call-in Special from the New England News Collaborative | New Hampshire Public Radio

Special Broadcast: America Amplified Call-in Special from the New England News Collaborative

Mar 31, 2020

New Hampshire Public Radio will host the next live program in a special series on the coronavirus crisis, looking at the issue from a regional, New England perspective.

Laura Knoy of NHPR’s The Exchange will lead a conversation on how New England’s front-line health care workers – nurses, medical support staff and others - are managing this public health emergency. The broadcast hour will probe the unique challenges and needs posed by this global pandemic, highlight personal stories and anecdotes from health care workers, and share how people and communities can help. Health care professionals are especially urged to call-in and share their stories, as well as others who have had direct experience with navigating the health care system or have a story to tell.

The live broadcast will air on NHPR on Friday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in the spot usually reserved for the weekly broadcast of The Weekly N.H. News Roundup. Connecticut Public, Maine Public and New England Public Radio will also air the broadcast live during the same time period.

Listeners can join the conversation by calling in to the live show at: 800-892-6477, tweeting at @NENCNewEngland, or emailing AmericaAmplified@nepr.net

America Amplified is a national audience engagement effort funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the New England News Collaborative (NENC). NHPR is a member of NENC – a partnership of 10 public media companies in six states. Together, member stations are working on a series of one-hour, call-in specials on the coronavirus pandemic in our region. Topics will explore the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on communities throughout New England, including the effects on our schools, small businesses, and most vulnerable citizens.

The first special in the series, on March 27, was broadcast from Connecticut Public and focused on the impact of school closures throughout New England.