Program Alerts

Updates about new and special programming and changes to NHPR's program schedule.

   First in the Nation, First on the Story 

Dan Tuohy

On Thursday, Feb. 6, Gov. Chris Sununu will deliver his State of the State address before a joint convention of the state House of Representatives and Senate.

NHPR will have live coverage of the address, beginning at 10 a.m. Laura Knoy, host of The Exchange, will host the special broadcast. She will be joined in studio by NHPR's Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers and Anna Brown, director of research and analysis for Citizens Count.

Andrew Harnik/AP

On Tuesday night, Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. Afterwards, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the Democratic Party's response. 

NHPR will carry NPR live anchored coverage of the State of the Union Address and the Democratic Party response. 

On Monday, Feb. 3, NHPR will carry live coverage of the 2020 Iowa caucuses, beginning at 7 p.m.

7 p.m. - "America - Are We Ready?" Iowa Edition.

Beginning Tuesday, January 21, New Hampshire Public Radio will carry special coverage of the impeachment trial of President Trump, and related programming from NPR. The U.S. Senate hearings will be available on-air and streaming through nhpr.org.

NHPR is committed to bringing listeners uninterrupted special coverage of this historic moment - gavel to gavel. It is part of the station’s civic duty to keep New Hampshire’s audience informed - and that is especially true during news events such as these.

The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership

Monday, January 20 – 10 a.m. to noon

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, tune into New Hampshire Public Radio for a two-hour special exploring Dr. King’s life and legacy. 

Sara Plourde

With less than two months to go before New Hampshire voters cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary, NHPR offers special broadcasts of our Stranglehold podcast during the holiday week.

Stranglehold takes an in-depth look at the New Hampshire primary – past and present – probing the mythology, key players and history of a powerful state institution.

Tune into NHPR this Saturday for a special marathon edition of Outside/In - NHPR’s podcast and program about the natural world and how we use it. For four hours, we’ll be taking a look back – and providing updates – to some of the most popular and intriguing stories that have run since the podcast first launched in December 2015.

The special broadcast will air from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 28.

Outside/In Host Sam Evans-Brown shares the hourly lineup, below:

Beginning Friday, January 10, The Weekly N.H. News Roundup turns its attention full time to the New Hampshire Primary.

NPR Special: PBS Newshour/POLITICO Democratic Debate

Join NPR and New Hampshire Public Radio for the sixth of 12 Democratic primary debates scheduled for the 2020 presidential election. The next debate will take place Thursday, December 19, from the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Live coverage will begin at 8 p.m. NPR’s coverage will be hosted by Michel Martin, joined by members of the NPR Politics team in Washington, D.C. NPR Political Correspondent Scott Detrow will be covering the debate on-site in Los Angeles.

Sara Plourde

Throughout the month of December, New Hampshire Public Radio is your home for holiday programming reflecting the spirit of the season.

From Christmas to Kwanzaa to Hanukkah, stories and songs celebrating different holiday traditions and cultures will be sprinkled throughout our programming schedule, marking the festive period. 

NHPR’s energy, environment and Seacoast reporter Annie Ropeik hosts this week’s episode of NEXT New England, the weekly radio show and podcast about New England in a time of change.

The special broadcast will air on NHPR on Sunday, December 8 at 11 a.m., in place of Studio 360.

Join NHPR on Sunday, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a special pre-Thanksgiving special discussing the state of our democracy and what’s ahead in the year leading up to the next U.S. presidential election.

As you gather around the feasting table with family and friends and give thanks, NHPR is your perfect Thanksgiving holiday soundtrack.

Programs that celebrate the importance of chronicling your family history, the simple gift of gratitude, and some last minute recipe tips are all on order on the NHPR airwaves on Thursday, November 28. Here’s our glorious spread of Thanksgiving holiday programming:

9-10 am – Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, & Gratitude 

Tune in at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 22, for a special program from NHPR, “The Exchange Impeachment Special: New Hampshire Reacts.” Peter Biello will host the program, with a panel of political analysts responding to this week’s developments around the ongoing public impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill. The program will also be broadcast on Facebook Live. 

Guests for the program will include:

New Hampshire Public Radio will be carrying special coverage this week of the public impeachment hearings from Capitol Hill and related programming from NPR. NHPR will carry the hearings in their entirety, available on-air and streaming through nhpr.org.

For all things related to the impeachment proceedings, visit nhpr.org/impeachment for stories and interviews from both NHPR and NPR.

NHPR will be carrying special coverage this week of the public impeachment hearings from Capitol Hill and related programming from NPR. NHPR will carry the hearings in their entirety, available on-air and streaming through nhpr.org.

Special coverage begins on Wednesday, November 13, with the following schedule:

This Veterans Day weekend, NHPR will broadcast “Shell Shock 1919: How the Great War Changed Culture.” The program, from WNYC Studios, will explore the long-term cultural impact of the First World War and how it shaped modern art and life.

NHPR will air a new one-hour special program from NPR News looking into the impeachment inquiry around President Donald Trump.

NPR Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep will host “NPR Special Report: The Impeachment Inquiry Against Donald J. Trump.” The program will air on NHPR on Sunday, November 3 at 11 a.m.

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NHPR, Union Leader Collaborate on Live Broadcast

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with the New Hampshire Union Leader, will broadcast a live debate featuring the candidates in the upcoming mayoral election in Manchester.

In the race to lead New Hampshire’s largest city, incumbent Democrat Joyce Craig is being challenged by former state representative Victoria Sullivan, a Republican.

New Hampshire Public Radio will broadcast live coverage of the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate on Tuesday, October 15.

Debate coverage from NPR News begins at 8 and is expected to run until approximately 11 p.m. Listeners can tune to NHPR live, or stream the debate from nhpr.org.

Audie Cornish will host the broadcast; Political Editor/Correspondent Domenico Montanaro and Political Correspondent Asma Khalid will provide analysis.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is arguably one of the most powerful people in the country. How did he get there? Listen to NHPR on Saturday, October 12, for a special broadcast profiling the six-term Republican from Kentucky. Mitch McConnell: Gaining and Holding Power will air at 4 p.m. Kelly McEvers of NPR’s Embedded podcast will trace the career of McConnell – from his earliest election races, to the influence he’s had over campaign finance reform, to his relationship with President Donald Trump.

Writers On a New England Stage - Replay of 2008 Conversation with Cokie Roberts to Air Thursday, September 19. 

Sara Plourde

Building on a legacy of top-notch political reporting, New Hampshire Public Radio launches its first politics-themed podcast on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Titled “Stranglehold," the podcast explores the history, evolution and continued relevance of the first-in-the-nation status of the New Hampshire primary, while also probing some of the ‘mythology’ around this longstanding political tradition.

Sara Plourde

New Hampshire Public Radio’s award-winning podcast Civics 101 is back for a new season of fresh episodes explaining the basics of U.S. democracy. New episodes will be available for download beginning Tuesday, September 10, and running biweekly through June 9.

Listen to Patient Zero

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New Hampshire Public Radio’s latest podcast takes a look at what happens when society confronts the limits of scientific knowledge, through one of the most enigmatic diseases of the 21st Century: Lyme disease.

Weeknight & Weekend Changes to NHPR Program Lineup

Popular podcast Outside/In now to be a weekly radio broadcast

More options for local and national news coverage, and a popular podcast focused on the outdoors come to the airwaves starting this August at New Hampshire Public Radio.

Beginning the week of Monday, August 19, listeners may notice select changes to their listening routines.

Changes to the programming schedule will impact several national and local programs:

The Exchange In-Depth: Exploring Education

Jul 23, 2019

The Exchange is hitting the books just in time for school, with a series on K-12 education airing Mondays from July 29 to Aug. 19.

The Exchange team asked listeners to vote on topics related to K-12 education that have not been explored in depth—with four shows chosen based on listener response. Each episode takes a granular examination of the state’s education at the classroom level.

Full episode guide:

Financial Literacy, airing July 29

New Civics 101 Season: Starter Kit

Jul 11, 2019

The latest season of Civics 101 goes back to the basics, explaining how the government works and how it’s structured. The first two episodes of the Starter Kit season have been released, and four more episodes are in the works.

Independence Day Programming Special

Jun 28, 2019

Rally cries abound with a musical special presented by NPR’s Arts Desk that chronicles America’s evolution through song. NHPR will air American Anthem: The Special on Thursday, July 4.

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