Yesterday, the NHPR team put the finishing touches on setting up Pledge Central, the location where about twenty volunteers and a handful of staff will sit and answer your calls and log your donations throughout the March Fund Drive. NHPR's fundraising success would not be possible without the two hundred volunteers who donate their time to assist in our year-long effort.
In addition to raising support for Granite Staters' beloved-and only-statewide public radio service, food is the other drive-time highlight around the station.
A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and the StateImpact - NH website. For the second concurrent week, Word of Mouth's segment on the tiny, bare-bones computer, Raspberry Pi, remains at the top of the list of most-read stories on nhpr.org.
NHPR and the New Hampshire Union Leader are proud to sponsor The 59th Annual New Hampshire State Spelling Bee scheduled for March 3, in Concord. The best spellers from around the Granite State will gather to compete.
The top speller will go on to represent New Hampshire at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.
1) Word of Mouth: America's Funeral Industry Sees New Life - With demand for cremation, secular services, and environmentally friendly burials rising, funeral directors are adapting what could be called new end-of-lifestyle choices.
Brady Carlson, NHPR's host of All Things Consideredand digital host, is recognized as a Union Leader40 under Forty 2012 honoree, joining the ranks of an annually selected class of up-and-coming New Hampshire residents.
1) Word of Mouth: Return of the Darkroom - The mass market for film has dwindled in the digital age, but renewed interest in the tangible, nostalgic qualities of old formats may keep shutterbugs snapping film for years to come.