New Hampshire Public Radio

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At NHPR our mission is very clear: To help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national and worldwide events, ideas and culture. To that end, we offer the highest quality news and information and cultural programming that we can achieve within the limits of our resources. We do this through our broadcasts and through our web operations.

Series

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5 Pieces

In New Hampshire, almost two out of three adults and more than a quarter of our children are overweight or obese. NHPR’s series explores the causes, the consequences, and some promising solutions to a growing crisis.

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5 Pieces

Unexpected radio for the insatiably curious. New ideas, untold stories, surprising voices. An hour-long magazine program hosted by Virginia Prescott with interviews and sound-rich stories covering a variety of topics including pop culture, science, the news, media, technology, books, and the arts. Made in New Hampshire, for everyone. NOTE: Episodes uploaded after 12/10/12 will reflect the show's new 20/40 clock format.

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9 Pieces

A series of hour-long shows featuring readings and interviews with best-selling authors. Recorded in front of a live audience. Virginia Prescott Hosts.


Latest Pieces

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In this episode, married co-authors Kevin Flynn & Rebecca Lavoie. Together, they have written four true crime books, most recently Dark Heart: A Tr...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 08:13
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Alexander Chee is a careful craftsman of language. As we came to find out, when we talked to him from Argot Studios in NYC, he is as measured, unas...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 10:05
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We spoke to YouTube superstar Grace Helbig after the publication of her second tongue-in-cheek guide, Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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Marianne Williamson has written six New York Times best sellers, including The Age Of Miracles and A Return To Love. Known in some circles as Holly...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 07:56
Caption: Virginia sits on the floor to interview Tom Perrotta at Harvard Book Store., Credit: Sara Plourde
Tom Perrotta is the author behind, among others, Little Children, The Abstinence Teacher, and The Leftovers, now a hit HBO drama which he co-writes...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 12:45
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Megan Abbott has been called "David Lynch for teenagers". Her 2014 novel "The Fever" landed on best books of the year lists from The School Library...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:38
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Satirist Christopher Buckley, author of "Thank You For Smoking", "The White House Mess", and "The Relic Master", takes us into his writing process.

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 08:33
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Caption: Virginia Prescott chats with Alexander McCall Smith backstage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, Credit: Sara Plourde
The prolific author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series talks about his writing process.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 09:57
Caption: Patti Smith chatting with Virginia Prescott backstage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth
National Book Award winner Patti Smith, also known as "the godmother of punk", dishes on what inspires her writing, what her editing process entail...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 10:47
Caption: Salman Rushdie and Virginia Prescott backstage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, Credit: Sara Plourde
Salman Rushdie is a Booker-Award-winning novelist and the prolific author of a number of non-fiction works, children's books, and essays. He joined...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 10:08