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Sara Plourde

What can Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) cases teach us about civics and our rights to privacy in our homes, schools, and in our private lives? A new series from New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 podcast explores four past SCOTUS cases to reveal how certain rights and freedoms have been interpreted over time.

Beginning February 23, Civics 101 will launch four episodes exploring the following cases:

·       Mapp v. Ohio

·       Griswold v. Connecticut

·       New Jersey v. T. L. O.

Sara Plourde

Are you a K-12 student with a passion for video and/or audio production? YOU are invited to use your creative ideas as part of the Student Contest 2021 from Civics 101. Whether you are a Granite Stater or live elsewhere in the U.S., our Civics 101 hosts Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy are excited to hear from you!


Nearly a year into New Hampshire’s COVID-19 emergency, stress is a constant presence in the lives of our residents, on our social systems, and in our communities. NHPR’s weekday talk show The Exchange will air a three-part series in February and March to convene important conversations about mental health, featuring experts, conversations with community members, and resources to help.

What can a graveyard tell you about civics, race, history, and memory? A new video series from New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 podcast and The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH) explores New Hampshire’s Black history through the stories of local graveyards.

A note on ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts from NHPR President & CEO Jim Schachter

Eight months ago, as the killing of George Floyd prompted an unprecedented reckoning with systemic racism by institutions across America, NHPR did not spare itself. 

Our staff, management and board all have begun serious efforts to change our conduct, our policies and our practices, in line with a set of public commitments we made to you, our stakeholders, last summer.

Aspiring middle, high school, and college podcasters from New Hampshire and across the country are invited to tell their unique stories as part of the 2021 Student Podcast Challenge from NPR.

Are you an avid podcast listener? Have you wanted to create your own podcast for a while, but didn’t know where to start? Hold on to your ideas and the recording device (it can be a cell phone!) and get ready to create!

In the lead-up to Inauguration Day on January 20, turn to New Hampshire Public Radio for in-depth and insightful reporting, spanning NHPR’s on-air, digital and podcast properties.

Inauguration coverage on NHPR caps more than two years of reporting on the 2020 Presidential race, from the earliest days of potential national candidates exploring New Hampshire and considering runs for president, through a busy primary season and our state’s first-in-the-nation primary, to Election Day last November.

Sara Plourde

COVID and the Classroom Reporting Initiative Looks at Challenges, Creative Solutions to Education in a Time of Pandemic

An ongoing reporting project from New Hampshire Public Radio takes a deeper look at how Granite Staters are balancing the need to educate our children with issues of safety and accessibility that are the realities of life under a pandemic.

Beginning immediately after Election Day and through the end of January 2021, NHPR’s award-winning podcast Civics 101 will answer questions from listeners, teachers, students, and readers on a near-daily basis. For the next 100 days, the team behind the podcast will provide timely information for educators, students, and anyone interested in the foundations of U.S.


Beginning this October, NHPR listeners and readers can expect to find more enterprise and investigative journalism spanning NHPR’s on-air, digital and podcast properties. Document is a new newsroom reporting project that will allow NHPR reporters to dig deeper into key stories and issues to produce long-form, narrative-driven content that shines a light on topics that serve the public interest.

COVID-19 Pandemic Brings An Election Year Like No Other

In the lead-up to Election Day on November 3 and in the days that follow, Granite State voters can turn to New Hampshire Public Radio for in-depth and insightful reporting,  spanning NHPR’s on-air, digital and podcast properties.  

New Hampshire Public Radio recently earned awards in prestigious journalism competitions, both on the national stage and here in New Hampshire.  Accolades include a National Edward R. Murrow Award, presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), and six awards from the Granite Mikes, presented by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters (NHAB).



This October, NHPR’s weekday talk show The Exchange marks 25 years of distinctive New Hampshire conversations, discussing the issues of our times and the topics on listeners’ minds.  


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.

From Podcast to Print

Sep 4, 2020

Civics 101 Hosts Publish New Book Looking at Fundamentals of Democracy and U.S. Government.

NHPR’s Civics 101 podcast hosts Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy will become first-time authors when their new book, A User's Guide to Democracy: How America Works, goes on sale Tuesday, September 8. The book also features illustrations by cartoonist Tom Toro of The New Yorker magazine.


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. 

New Hampshire Public Radio received 13 first-place awards at the New Hampshire Press Association’s Distinguished Journalism Contest virtual ceremony on Wednesday, August 12. Each year, the Press Association honors the best journalism and individual journalists throughout the New Hampshire media industry. Award-winning entries spanned the 2019 calendar year.



NHPR was recently notified by one of its third-party service providers of a security incident. That service provider is Blackbaud, which provides services related to our donor database and constituent engagement. The security incident was far-reaching and involved a number of Blackbaud clients, including, universities, nonprofits, and other public media organizations. 

At New Hampshire Public Radio, we speak with pride about our commitment to independent, factual journalism, and to building community and connections across the Granite State. But it is important that we also speak with humility about the challenges we face in fulfilling those commitments.

Foremost today among those challenges is NHPR’s pressing need to become a more diverse and inclusive news organization and a more equitable workplace.

A new, ongoing reporting project from New Hampshire Public Radio will take a deeper look at climate change in our state and the region, and its impact on policies, industries, communities and individuals.

NHPR is the winner of four first-place awards in a prestigious national journalism competition. Each June, the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) honors the best work being done by local public media stations and journalists across the country.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the PMJA held its first ever Virtual Awards Gala to honor the winners. The PMJA presented 179 awards, representing 84 news organizations across the country.


New Hampshire Public Radio is the winner of five regional 2020 Edward R. Murrow Awards, picking up citations across news, sports and digital categories, including an inaugural award for podcasting. News coverage ranging from a deep dive into the state’s long running conversation around educational funding for local schools, to the niche winter sport of dog sledding, to a look into the history and relevance of the New Hampshire primary are some of the NHPR reporting projects earning top regional honors.


Weather is warming up in New Hampshire and more residents are taking to the outdoors for exercise, nature, or as a way to take a (socially-distanced) break from staying in their homes. The team behind NHPR’s Patient Zero podcast is sharing some new information to help people protect themselves from ticks and Lyme disease as they venture outdoors.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, our state, our nation and our world are confronted with an extraordinary time of uncertainty. People throughout New Hampshire are grappling with the daily impact of the pandemic and related complications on our society, as well as on their own personal health, family, economic and social situations.  


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NHPR junto a Granite State News Collaborative lanza un nuevo servicio de información para la comunidad hispanohablante 

Un nuevo noticiero radial en español es diseñado especialmente para comunicar lo más reciente sobre la emergencia sanitaria del COVID-19  y otras noticias del estado con la comunidad hispanohablante de New Hampshire. 


NHPR, Granite State News Collaborative launch news services to reach Spanish-speaking community

A new Spanish language audio newscast will provide Spanish speakers in New Hampshire with the latest information on coronavirus-related developments and other news.

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.

As our state, our country and the world confront the coronavirus pandemic, NHPR is committed to  bringing you the latest information and serving as a vital community resource and virtual gathering spot.


ABC affiliates around the country are currently running promotional materials regarding a two-hour program on Bear Brook, a long-running investigation involving four murders near a New Hampshire state park. The program is set to air on ABC News’ news magazine program, 20/20, this Friday evening, March 20 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The program features NHPR’s Bear Brook podcast, and the work of our podcast host and reporter, Jason Moon.

New Hampshire Public Radio is now part of The Granite State News Collaborative, a statewide multimedia news collaborative that "draws on and amplifies the strengths of its members to expand and add missing dimensions to coverage of issues of concern to the NH public as a whole, as well as to particular communities." The mission of the collaborative is to build public trust and hold government accountable to its citizens. Across the collaborative, members work on coordinated reporting projects and shared engagement activities.