NHPR Events

Internationally best-selling author Ann Patchett will discuss her latest work, The Dutch House, with NHPR’s Peter Biello as part of the “In The Spotlight” series—a partnership between Gibson’s Bookstore, The Capitol Center for the Arts and New Hampshire Public Radio.

Patchett will appear in Concord on Wednesday, October 2, at the Capitol Center’s Chubb Theatre. After the literary conversation between Patchett and Biello, audience members will be able to ask questions.

Photo of Tommy Orange by Elena Seibert

With a dazzling debut novel and a wave of critical accolades to his name, Tommy Orange comes to New Hampshire to share stories of the Native American experience in contemporary times.

In his acclaimed bestseller, There There, Orange traces the lives of a dozen different Native characters as they travel to Oakland, California, for a powwow. His literary observations are based on experience: Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He grew up in Oakland, and spent time working there in the Native community before crafting his novel.

The Exchange, New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily news talk show, will host a live discussion about how our state funds education, and the challenges of providing adequate aid for local school districts across the state. Host Laura Knoy will be joined by a panel of experts in NHPR’s Studio D on Tuesday evening, April 30 for a live community discussion.

Join NHPR’s Peter Biello for a literary conversation with author Jared Diamond for the latest edition of Writers on a New England Stage, a partnership between The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio. 

Sara Plourde

New Hampshire Public Radio will launch its first podcast tour this spring when the team behind Bear Brook goes live onstage in five East Coast cities. 

The popular podcast 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 came into play.

Tom Kise

[NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT TICKETS OR EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN OUR JUSTICE & JOURNALISM SERIES]

Peter Biello hosts the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage—a partnership between The Music Hall and NHPR—with guest author, chef and television personality Lidia Bastianich.

New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily call-in show The Exchange will be in Nashua for a special community conversation on the depth and impact of the state’s opioid issue.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, New Hampshire has the second highest-rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in the country. The city of Nashua offers a unique perspective on the opioid epidemic for the various approaches the community is taking to tackle the issue. 

Join New Hampshire Public Radio’s Peter Biello as he hosts a literary conversation with author Steven Pinker at the next edition of Writers on a New England Stage—a partnership of The Music Hall and NHPR.

Renowned Poet Tracy K. Smith to Appear, Give Readings in New Hampshire

 

[NOTE - THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT TICKETS OR EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN THE POETIC ARTS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE] 

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith as the 2018 winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry.

Sara Plourde

[NOTE: Both the 1st and 2nd Congressional District Forums are SOLD OUT to the public; we have limited seating at NHPR. Tickets remain for the Gubernatorial Forum at Manchester Community College. All three events remain OPEN for media who want to attend.]  

New Hampshire Public Radio will explore in-depth the candidates and issues that impact voters this fall through continuing coverage of the two congressional races, the governor’s race, and key local contests in New Hampshire. Coverage will involve public forums, thoughtful analysis and new programming. 

Stephen Voss

The popular national radio show 1A will broadcast live from the Granite State for two days and host a live public event this fall.

1A is a daily, weekday show produced by WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., and distributed nationally by NPR. The program airs locally on New Hampshire Public Radio from 10 a.m. to noon each weekday. On Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, October 19, 1A will broadcast its program live from the NHPR studios in Concord. The programs are expected to involve local newsmakers and explore issues that resonate with New Hampshire residents.

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.

Join NHPR's Lauren Chooljian as she hosts the next edition of Writers on a New England Stage, a partnership of The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio. 

Author, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin returns to The Music Hall to discuss her latest work, Leadership: In Turbulent Times.

Logo by Sara Plourde

[NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD-OUT] 

New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily call-in show The Exchange will be in the Monadnock Region for a special live broadcast from Keene State College on Thursday morning, August 16.

Join NHPR's Peter Biello as he hosts the next edition of Writers on a New England Stage, a partnership of The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio. 

Jennifer Egan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, returns to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series to talk about her New York Times bestseller, MANHATTAN BEACH. 

Stay Work Play is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Rising Stars Awards. Each year, the nominations reveal the emerging young leaders and organizations making a positive impact in their communities, and helping to shape the future of New Hampshire.

An initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR), the Rising Stars Awards celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young people and the businesses that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

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PRESERVING NEW HAMPSHIRE’S PAST

Original textile machines, brick walls, wood floors and other reminders of America’s Industrial Revolution will be the inspired setting for a discussion about historic preservation in New Hampshire.

NHPR’s daily-call in show The Exchange will be in the Lakes Region for a special appearance at the historic Belknap Mill in Laconia on Friday evening, May 11.

Peter Biello

NHPR’s literary conversation series The Bookshelf from NHPR is venturing out of the studio and into the stacks, with a special appearance at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough.

On Wednesday, April 25, The Bookshelf Host Peter Biello will interview longtime Peterborough resident Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, a New York Times best-selling author.

Marshall Thomas will be reading from her latest work, The Hidden Life of Life: A Walk Through the Reaches of Time, followed by her literary conversation with Peter Biello.

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law are proud to announce NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik as the next speaker in the Justice & Journalism series. As NPR’s Media Correspondent, David Folkenflik covers the dynamic forces and figures shaping today’s media industry, including business dealings and changing technologies. He has also reported extensively on sexual harassment in the media industry, including within NPR’s own newsroom.

[NOTE: This special event is now SOLD OUT. You can still listen live on NHPR, or stream from NHPR.org on Monday, January 8] 

 

For the first time, New Hampshire’s U.S. Senators will appear together at New Hampshire Public Radio for a special live edition of The Exchange. The event is free and open to the public. 

Dan Tuohy/NHPR

Upcoming priorities and key issues facing the New Hampshire Legislature will be discussed when New Hampshire Public Radio’s flagship news roundup program goes before a live audience. For the first time, The Weekly NH News Roundup takes place out of the studio and in the community. The roundup will be recorded at The Barley House restaurant in Concord on Thursday evening, January 11, to air the next day.

Time Books/Steve Liptay

Gibson's Bookstore, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and New Hampshire Public Radio are pleased to present Bill McKibben (The End of Nature, Eaarth, Oil and Honey)! McKibben will appear in Concord on Tuesday, December 5, at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts. 

Dan Tuohy

Voters in cities across New Hampshire will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7 for local elections.

In Manchester, incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas and former Alderman Joyce Craig will face off in the city’s general election. It’s a rematch of 2015, when Gatsas defeated Craig by just 64 votes.

NHPR’s Morning Edition held a special broadcast live in Manchester Election Day morning. Host Rick Ganley was at the The Bridge Café on Elm Street to speak with political analysts and newsmakers to hear their perspectives.

                                                      

  
 

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce Frank Bidart as the 2017 Winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. 

The Hall-Kenyon Prize honors Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of the United States, and Jane Kenyon, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and Donald Hall's late wife. The married poets lived and wrote together for nearly 20 years at Eagle Pond Farm - Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law are proud to announce NPR reporter Peter Overby as the next speaker in the Justice & Journalism series, taking place November 8 at the UNH School of Law in Concord. 

Join us for our next Writers on a New England Stage event with Diane Rehm!

Beloved NPR radio host Diane Rehm visits with her eloquent, deeply personal and moving book, On My Own, about the death of her husband, the struggle to reconstruct her life, and her new mission advocating for increased conversation about end-of-life care and the right to die on one’s own terms. Diane will be in conversation with NHPR's Virginia Prescott on stage at the Music Hall in Portsmouth on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm.

When: Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30pm
Where: The Warren B. Rudman Center, UNH School of Law, 2 White St, Concord, NH

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service come together to bring you another event in our series, Justice & Journalism. This series presents a range of speakers to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism.

via Keene Public Library

Join Laura Knoy for a conversation with a panel of experts discussing the future of libraries in the 21st Century, hosted by the Keene Public Library.

When: Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m.
The program will begin promptly at 6:10 p.m. Light reception immediately to follow.

Where: Keene Public Library-Heberton Hall, 60 Winter Street, Keene, NH 03431

The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here.

Classical NH and Symphony NH are teaming up for a special lunchtime performance! Bring your lunch and join us for an intimate preview of the symphony’s upcoming concerts featuring the music of Smetana and Dvorak. (Full performances to be held April 7 in Concord, April 8 in Nashua, and April 9 in Lebanon, NH.)

When: Monday, March 27 at Noon
Where: NHPR's Studio D, 2 Pillsbury St, Concord, NH

Limited seating available. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Register Here

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