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New Hampshire Public Radio and Stay Work Play honored talented local professionals and organizations at this year’s Rising Stars Awards, held virtually via a live broadcast from the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester on October 15. The Rising Stars Awards honor outstanding young professionals that help make New Hampshire a better place to stay, work and play. Innovative New Hampshire companies that support that mission were also honored.

Miranda Harple

The leadership of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower during pivotal and historic events in our country and on the world stage will be explored at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage. Susan Eisenhower is a granddaughter of the former president, and a bestselling author, security expert, and Washington, D.C. policy strategist. Eisenhower will visit The Music Hall’s “virtual” stage Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new book, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions.

After 15 years of memorable events from the Historic Theater in Portsmouth, Writers on a New England Stage will host its first ‘virtual’ event later this month as a way to continue the beloved series and connect with literary fans.

Sara Plourde for NHPR

In the third of our four-part series, "The Exchange: Live From Home," we talk with two New Hampshire authors on parenting and education, and an infectious disease specialist, about the triumphs and challenges of back-to-school season as a family. Listen to the audio below, and watch a video of the event. 

Air date: Thursday, August 20, 2020. 

Sara Plourde for NHPR

In our second virtual event for The Exchange: Live From Home, we talked with economists about how our personal financial stability has changed in the short term... and what that means for the long term health of our economy.

This is the second of four virtual events as part of "The Exchange Live From Home." It happened live on Tuesday, August 4th at 7 p.m. Find information about other events here

Air date: Thursday, August 6, 2020. 

Sara Plourde for NHPR

In our second virtual event for The Exchange: Live From Home, we talked with economists about how our personal financial stability has changed in the short term -- and what that means for the long term health of our economy.

This is the second of four virtual events as part of "The Exchange Live From Home." It happened live on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.

Find more events here.

Air date: Thursday, August 6, 2020. 

Sara Plourde for NHPR

Now that everyday activities, like traveling, going to the grocery store, or spending time in public spaces, carry the additional risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, we talk about how we perceive these risks and make decisions about them... and how personal experience, demographics, and politics play into our choices about safety. 

This is the first of four virtual events as part of "The Exchange Live From Home." It happened live on Tuesday, July 21st at 7 p.m. Find information about other events here

Air date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

“COVID-19: Where Does New Hampshire Go From Here?”

Virtual Summer Events Series Explores This Question 

New Hampshire Public Radio will hold a series of virtual events this summer with newsmakers and thought leaders to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people in New Hampshire right now and how it may further change our lives and our communities into the future. The Exchange, the state’s only locally-produced, statewide call-in radio talk show, will convene the conversations in a virtual format that invites listener participation and questions, a hallmark of the show’s usual in-studio broadcasts.

Nina Subin

The leadership of Winston Churchill and life in London during The Blitz will be explored at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage. The #1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson comes to The Music Hall stage March 26 to discuss his new book, The Splendid and the Vile.

                        SPECIAL EVENT 

                             Amy Walter 

              Thursday, February 6 at NHPR 

[NOTE: Brian Greene has canceled his February 20 visit to The Music Hall due to scheduling issues. Contact The Music Hall box office for questions.]   

International bestselling author and renowned physicist Brian Greene will discuss his highly-anticipated new book Until the End of Time at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage. In his latest work, Greene takes readers on a journey across time, offering a breathtaking exploration of the cosmos and humanity’s quest to understand it.

Dan Tuohy

Next Forum: Senator Bernie Sanders on January 19  

[THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. YOU CAN STILL LISTEN TO THE LIVE BROADCAST ON THE EXCHANGE SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 11 A.M., OR TO THE REBROADCAST MONDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 9 A.M. AND AGAIN AT 7 P.M.]

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Award-winning author Ann Patchett - herself a seasoned literary interviewer - joined All Things Considered & The Bookshelf host Peter Biello to discuss her latest novel, The Dutch House, writing, bookselling, and how much she hates the Amazon Echo. The interview was part of our occasional series, In the Spotlight, produced in partnership with Gibson's Bookstore and the Capitol Center for the Arts.

This interview was taped live at the Capitol Center for the Arts on October 2, 2019. 

Listen to the full interview below.

Dan Tuohy

[THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. YOU CAN STILL  LISTEN TO THE LIVE BROADCAST ON THE EXCHANGE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 9 A.M., OR TO THE REBROADCAST THAT NIGHT AT 7 P.M.]

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding a series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore in-depth the issues that impact New Hampshire voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

Acclaimed author David Blight will discuss his award-winning biography Frederick Douglass at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage

Arguably, Douglass is considered the most important African American of the 19th century as a famed orator, writer and leading abolitionist during a turbulent period in American history. The biography traces his life from his beginnings as a slave to his later years as a widely traveled orator, activist and patriot. 

Annie Ropeik / NHPR

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding a series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore the issues that impact voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

Allegra Boverman

New Hampshire Public Radio and Stay Work Play welcomed hundreds of guests to the annual Rising Stars Awards, held this year at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester on October 17.

NHPR energy, environment and Seacoast reporter Annie Ropeik hosted the popular awards ceremony, which honors outstanding young professionals that help make New Hampshire a great place to stay, work and play. Dynamic New Hampshire companies that support that mission were also honored.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

 

Next Forum: Elizabeth Warren on October 30

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore in-depth the issues that impact New Hampshire voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

First Forum October 8 – with Bill Weld

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, will hold a series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore in-depth the issues that impact New Hampshire voters. Forums will be open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.

Nancy Pastor/Polaris

 

International bestselling author Michael Connelly is the guest for the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage.

Kainaz Amaria/NPR

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NPR’s Domenico Montanaro to Discuss       Politics, View from Washington   

Courtesy Book & Bar

New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily afternoon news program All Things Considered will join Seacoast newsmakers in Portsmouth on Tuesday, Aug. 6, to highlight issues and topics on the minds of locals in the region.

Host Peter Biello and the NHPR team will broadcast live segments from Portsmouth Book & Bar, a bookstore in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. Attendees can see first-hand how radio is made, while enjoying the amenities of this historic community gathering space.

Writers on a New England Stage: Malcolm Gladwell

Jul 26, 2019
Celeste Sloman

NHPR’s Peter Biello will host the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage—a partnership with The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio. International bestselling author and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell will be discussing his new book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know.

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Join NHPR for a night of exceptional storytelling!  On Wednesday, September 4, the team behind NHPR’s popular Bear Brook Podcast will share stories from the stage, at the new Bank of NH Stage in Concord. 

In the Spotlight: Ann Patchett

Jul 8, 2019

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.

Writers on a New England Stage: Jared Diamond

Apr 15, 2019

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

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