Public broadcasting in New Hampshire touches the lives of residents daily in their homes, schools and communities. The state’s three public television and eight public radio stations play a vital role in New Hampshire education through their services for teachers and classrooms, parents and caregivers. In partnership with schools in the state and nationwide, public broadcasting continues to pioneer technology to build the classrooms of tomorrow, today. Among other programs, projects and services, public broadcasting in New Hampshire:
- Expanded New Hampshire Public Radio’s unique educational program Socrates Exchange, a one-hour live show that allows statewide discussion on issues, ethics and ideas.
- Produced a series of public engagement efforts targeting major community issues (elder needs, childhood obesity, science and math education, and the environment). All these initiatives incorporated broadcast, education and interactive online resources.
- Produces numerous local, regional and state programs including:
- Granite State Challenge, hosting more than 5,000 New Hampshire students in a popular academic quiz competition.
- NH Outlook, covering state issues.
- Candidate forums.
- Participates in the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest, in which hundreds of local children, from kindergarten to third grade, write an original story and illustrate it.
- Signed on as a PBS LearningMedia partner and now offers an educational online learning service that is free to teachers and students across the state and connects them with tens of thousands of learning modules from around the country.Graduate credit is available through Plymouth State University for successful completion of the online professional development courses.
- Promotes and listens to the individual voices of Granite State residents and conducts community outreach events around New Hampshire throughout the year.