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Brady Carlson 

Brady Carlson finds NH people interesting

CONCORD - Brady Carlson keeps his pulse on what New Hampshire thinks.

He takes measure as host of &#';All Things Considered&#'; on New Hampshire Public Radio, as digital host of the station's Web operations and as the humorous brain behind his own offbeat humor website.

&#';I think New Hampshire is swarming with people ... (who) don't even know how interesting they are,&#'; Carlson said. &#';People don't often think of themselves as experts, yet there's so much they know and they're passionate about.&#';

The Concord resident recalled interviewing a teacher and comic artist who took a trip to his native land of Slovakia. &#';He just started to notice there was this thousand-year history in comic art,&#'; Carlson said.

&#';There's so much under our noses hiding in plain sight,&#'; he said. &#';If we could all find a way of sharing that, we could all learn something.&#';

Carlson, 35, helps share their stories with listeners and followers, whether hosting on the radio or surfing the Internet.

As digital host, he swaps the verbal word for the cyber world.

&#';My goal is to go where the action is online, the same way a State House reporter is going to go to the State House,&#'; Carlson said. &#';Where the culture is evolving in New Hampshire, I'm trying to be there to interact and listen and learn.&#';

The Illinois native finds people are eager to participate.

&#';They tend to see those situations not just as problems but come up with ways of dealing with the problem,&#'; Carlson said. &#';They say, &#';Look at what they're doing in this town.'&#';

This April will mark the 10th anniversary of his blog at

&#';It's sort of a look at offbeat culture,&#'; Carlson said. &#';I spent the entire year of 2000, I watched every show of &#';The A-Team' and live blogged every episode.&#';

Asked what he will be up to in 10 years, Carlson said: &#';I would hope I'd be doing the same kind of thing I'm doing now. I don't know what forms it would take. I think the thing that draws me to what I do both on the air and on the Web is I get to interface with really interesting people kind of all day every day.&#';


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