Hannah McCarthy has been working in journalism since 2013, covering arts and culture on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, adolescent opioid addiction, urban caving, and professional wrestling in New York, and New Hampshire politics before settling into her role as co-host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101.
Over many dozens of interviews and hundreds of hours of research and production, Hannah has worked to refine her approach to our governmental and political history in order to understand how this nation, and the millions of events that define it, really came to be. The daily task of the podcast is to distill unwieldy topics and empower the listener to engage with this democracy. As part of the educational mission of the show, Hannah and her co-host visit middle and high schools to teach podcasting to students and their teachers and discuss the subjects tackled on Civics 101.Download Bio
A User's Guide to DemocracyHow America Works
Within this book are the keys to knowing what you’re talking about when you argue politics with the uncle you only see at Thanksgiving. It’s the book that sits on your desk for quick reference when the nightly news boggles your mind. This approachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown on everything from the three branches of government, to what you can actually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documents affect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand who does what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listen to you.
Making a Podcast(it’s easier than you think!) In this talk, Nick and Hannah demonstrate various free (or at least inexpensive) resources for creating audio in your own home. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of audio editing and sound design, sites they use constantly in podcast creation, and tips for recording and editing interviews.
Why be Civically Engaged? Getting the most out of American democracy by understanding why and how it works and making it work for you