Humanities Work: NHPR at PSU, April 24th

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A team of young professionals from NHPR will be visiting PSU’s campus on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:30-7:00 PM at Frost House to talk about their individual journeys from education to fulfilling career. This event, hosted by PSU English, is geared toward PSU students in the humanities who are thinking about life after college, but it’s open to the whole PSU academic community.

The event will be catered, so please RSVP to this form if you hope to attend so that we order enough sandwiches. Refreshments generously funded by the Humanities, Culture and Communication academic unit.

You can find bios for our NHPR guests below:

Producer, All Things Considered, Michelle Liu – As the producer for NHPR’s All Things Considered, she curates host interviews with people in New Hampshire, whether that’s government officials, artists, changemakers, or Granite Staters with a story. At times, you may hear her hosting the show too.

Health and Equity Reporter, Paul Cuno-Booth  – Paul Cuno-Booth covers health and equity for NHPR. On a given day, he might be attending a legislative hearing, calling ER doctors about respiratory virus season or interviewing a Granite Stater about how state health policy is impacting them. He lives in Concord and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, reading and listening to his colleagues on NHPR.

Operations Manager, Joe BoehnleinOriginally from Indiana, Joe studied radio broadcasting at the University of Indianapolis while working weeknights and weekends at a small market station in Columbus, Indiana. Joe has been in radio for over 24 years as an on air presenter, program director, and broadcast engineer – most recently, as the local host for All Things Considered at WFYI in Indianapolis and WBAA in Lafayette.  He now works as the Operations Manager and Midday host for New Hampshire Public Radio.Joe is a trained tower climber, loves to be on the water and hike, and has an unhealthy obsession with 80’s pop/new wave and most things British. He dreams of retiring to Scotland, but for now, tries to prevent broadcast breakdowns and fixes them when they happen.

Senior Producer, Digital News Platforms, Dan Tuohy Dan is a long-time New Hampshire journalist who has written for outlets including Foster’s Daily Democrat, The Citizen of Laconia, The Boston Globe, and The Eagle-Tribune. He comes to NHPR from the New Hampshire Union Leader, where he reported on state, local, and national politics. He is a native Granite Stater, a big time skier, a photographer, and a graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt.

Reporter, Olivia RichardsonOlivia joins us from WLVR/Lehigh Valley Public Media, where she covered the Easton area in eastern Pennsylvania. She has also reported for WUWM in Milwaukee and WBEZ in Chicago, where she contributed stories about the local house music scene and the city’s role in the Underground Railroad. She also has extensive podcast production experience, including for The Double Shift. Olivia is a general assignment reporter at NHPR that likes to  cover how politics intersect with people’s lives. She may be covering the fall out of a suggestion of public art restrictions in a small town or how college students tackle studying while not having a permanent place to live.  In her spare time she’s re-learning piano and driving around the state listening to audio books.

Marketing and Events Coordinator, Zoë Kay – Zoë (PSU English, Class of 2018) is focused on working within and alongside the communities of New Hampshire to promote the mission of NHPR. You can catch her handing out stickers at community festivals across the state, diving into digital data, running News & Brews trivia nights, or working behind the scenes at NHPR live events! Zoë is a former Montessori educator, bookworm, and lifelong lover of public media.

 Education and Demographics Reporter, Sarah GibsonSarah is the education and demographics reporter for NHPR. A native Vermonter, she came to journalism after working with non-profits and food businesses in the South. She tells stories about how kids learn, how political debates reshape education, and how New Hampshire’s demographics are changing. 

Audience Engagement Producer, Zoey Knox Zoey Knox is NHPR’s newsroom engagement producer. She has spent most of her radio years at college radio stations in Madison, WI (WSUM) and Seattle, WA (KXSU). Prior to joining NHPR, she held a programming internship at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Zoey is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Communication Arts with a specialization in Radio-TV-Film. 

(Zoey won’t be able to join us on the 24th, but video message from Zoey is available below)