Program Alerts

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

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.”

  CASELOAD CRITICAL

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.

  AVOIDING TICK-BORNE DISEASES 

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.  

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.

Tune into NHPR this Sunday evening at 6 p.m. for a special program from New York Public Radio.

John Prine and Bill Withers, In Their Own Words” will feature the words and music of two legendary artists.

NHPR continues to bring you the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on New Hampshire and beyond. Join us for a two-part special on COVID-19, from our public media partners at APM (American Public Media).

The latest edition of “COVID-19: Hard Questions, Real Answers” will take a look at the effects the coronavirus pandemic is having on the U.S. economy.

Are you a New England business owner trying to keep your company afloat, and looking after your employees? A laid-off employee facing a loss of income? A supplier watching business drive up? We want to hear your stories about how the economic unrest brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is impacting your life and your bottom line.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, NHPR continues to bring listeners timely and contextual information about the pandemic’s impact in New Hampshire and beyond.

New Hampshire Public Radio will host the next live program in a special series on the coronavirus crisis, looking at the issue from a regional, New England perspective.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, NHPR will bring listeners some special news and children's programming, affecting our broadcast schedule for Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. 

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.

NHPR continues to bring you the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact in New Hampshire and beyond. Join us later this week for a two-part special on COVID-19, from our public media partners at APM (American Public Media).

“COVID-19: Hard Questions, Real Answers” will feature medical and public health professionals, taking live listener calls from across the country. For both broadcasts, listeners are invited to call in using this number: 800-242-2828.

The program will air live on NHPR Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. 

Join New Hampshire Public Radio tonight and this weekend for a one-hour special from NPR on the unfolding coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 – What You Need to Know will air the following days and times:

Friday, March 13 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 – 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 15 - 10 p.m.

The special will feature some of NPR’s most important reporting and practical information on this quick moving public health pandemic.

As part of NHPR’s continuing coverage of key stops on the road to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, NHPR will offer special coverage of the “Big Tuesday” primaries and caucuses on Tuesday, March 10. On that day, voters will go to the polls in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington.

Tuesday, March 10

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

As part of NHPR’s continuing coverage of key stops on the road to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, NHPR will offer special coverage of the South Carolina primary on Saturday, February 29, and the Super Tuesday primaries on Tuesday, March 3.

Saturday, February 29

6 p.m. – America, Are We Ready? South Carolina Edition

Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul is a four-part documentary series illustrating the influence of Black gospel on early rock and soul music. The series is hosted by award-winning gospel singer Cece Winans and produced by WXPN.

NHPR will present a special broadcast of this series, Monday Feb. 24 through Thursday Feb. 27. Each hour-long episode will air at 8 p.m in place of 1A:

Episode 1 - Monday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 22, NHPR will carry NPR live special coverage of the Nevada Caucuses. 

Coverage is expected to run from 5 to 7 p.m. NPR's Michel Martin and Susan Davis will co-host, and will be joined by members of the NPR Politics Team, newsmakers, and other guests. 

This coverage will be in place of Weekend All Things Considered. 

Programming note: NHPR will air a delayed feed of Live From Here from 7 to 9 p.m.

Extra hour of BBC for Sunday listening

NHPR’s revised Sunday lineup offers listeners a relaxing mix of storytelling and news, and the chance to enjoy an extra hour of the BBC.

   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:

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