Program Alerts

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

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:

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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