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Program Alert

In the lead-up to Election Day on November 3, NHPR continues to bring listeners special programming related to the upcoming presidential election. America Amplified: Election 2020 is a six-part national talk show that will dive into the challenges facing America before and after the upcoming election. America Amplified: Election 2020 explores local community perspectives, with a mission to foster positive dialogue, share experiences and elevate diverse voices.

Beginning Saturday, October 17, NHPR will start airing The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter on Saturdays, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. The program brings recent trends in politics to listeners and will air through at least Election Day.

Join NHPR on Friday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. (repeat) for a special broadcast of Voting In America – an NPR Special Report exploring an extraordinary electoral season, further complicated by an ongoing global pandemic.

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.

In the lead-up to Election Day on November 3, NHPR will air NPR’s special live coverage of the upcoming presidential and vice-presidential debates. Overall, four debates will take place across four states: Ohio, Utah, Florida and Tennessee. The debates will air live on NHPR on the following days:

Tuesday, September 29 – First Presidential Debate

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Join NHPR this Saturday, Sep. 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a special broadcast of Diaries of a Divided Nation 2020 – a people’s history of the United States recorded in real-time – from public media partner KCRW in Los Angeles.

This fall, NHPR will continue to carry a series of conversations from public media partner WNYC, exploring key questions leading up to the national election in November.

New England’s abolitionist past hides a darker history of slavery in the region. It’s a legacy that still affects communities across the region, from housing and education to health outcomes for people of color.

As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country, APM (American Public Media) is exploring the current state of the U.S education in a world of pandemic and racial harassment in higher education. During the hour-long documentaries, APM Reports’ hosts and correspondents will look at some of the pressing issues impacting our education right now, including the ongoing pandemic and the conversation around social injustice.

Join NHPR for the special broadcasts, airing on three consecutive Saturdays beginning September 19.

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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. 

As America and the world continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, an ongoing conversation around racial justice and our history of race relations is also top of mind with many Americans this summer. Since the killing of George Floyd during an arrest by Minneapolis police on May 25, an outpouring of grief, anger and calls to action continues to take place.

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.

As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country, Marketplace is probing the current state of the U.S. economy and looking ahead to what a future economy may look like. A three-part special this summer asks the question: “The Economy, What Now?” During the hour-long specials, Marketplace’s hosts and correspondents will look at some of the explosive variables impacting our economy right now, including the ongoing pandemic, historic unemployment, and the conversation around social injustice.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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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