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.


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7 Pieces

The Uncommon Core is a series examining unusual college courses being taught in schools across the United States.

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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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What is the likelihood that we will get rid of the electoral college system? Is anyone actively working toward that goal?

  • Added: Nov 03, 2023
  • Length: 04:29
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What can candidates do with the cash left in the coffer?

  • Added: Nov 03, 2023
  • Length: 04:19

  • Added: Nov 03, 2023
  • Length: 07:40
  • Purchases: 3
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From NHPR's Outside/In comes two stories that shed light on unseen consequences of America's nuclear ambitions.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Vermont Public, and Valley Public Radio

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 56:30
  • Purchases: 4
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NHPR's music special for PRIDE month

  • Added: Jul 11, 2023
  • Length: 01:53:57
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We need to electrify transportation if we’re going to avoid climate catastrophe. Will we make it in time?

Bought by KOSU, WJCT, WRKF, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KFCF FM and more

  • Added: Apr 12, 2023
  • Length: 51:23
  • Purchases: 18
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In an uncharacteristic wash of holiday cheer, today we investigate how the actions of Santa could be interpreted in a court of law.

Bought by WYAP

  • Added: Dec 20, 2022
  • Length: 23:35
  • Purchases: 1
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The founders left three groups out of the Declaration of Independence: Black Americans, Indigenous peoples, and women. This is how they responded.

Bought by WYAP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WVTF, WXDU, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more

  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 51:31
  • Purchases: 14
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In light of the news regarding the leaked draft US Supreme Court opinion that strikes down Roe v Wade, NHPR's Civics 101 explains this landmark opi...

Bought by WABE, WFHB, KWIT, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, New England Public Media and more

  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 51:31
  • Purchases: 17
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Three hundred years ago this Easter, Europeans landed on what they called "Easter Island," and ever since, the statues there have been a mystery. B...

Bought by WKSU, KWIT, WYAP, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KCPW Salt Lake City and more

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 51:58
  • Purchases: 18