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“The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen” is podcast after every show, and can be found on her home station,

WNHN, NH News, Views & Blues, in Concord, NH. Hearniearnesen@signr archived shows can be found for free at

the “The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen” podcast page.

Arnie and her staff work very hard to bring you important stories which affect social justice and freedoms. Please donate at WNHN-FM’s page:

“The Attitude” with Arnie Arnesen Radio Show

A “politiarnie_75x100_2cian in recovery,” Arnie Arnesen is a formidable voice for sensibility in politics and social justice.   She’s been on the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Iowa airwaves for 30 years, run for NH governor and U.S. Congress, and is a sought-after speaker throughout the country.    She now hosts “The Attitude,” a two-hour daily political talk show from New Hampshire station WNHN, and is now syndicated by stations around the U.S. via the Pacifica Network.


arniearnesen@signHere’s her full bio:

• First woman in New Hampshire state history nominated for Governor by major party• Producer and Radio Host for The Attitude on WNHN 94.7FM• political analyst on WGBH Public Radio Boston, Iowa Public Radio, WGIR AM Manchester NH, WKBK AM Keene NH

Currently Arnie Arnesen is the host of The Attitude on WNHN 94.7FM in Concord NH  a daily 2 hour talk show that focuses on policy, politics and people that make a difference in our lives and rarely get discussed and is a a regular commentator on WGBH radio  (Boston public radio), Iowa Public Radio and WGIR a commercial radio station in Manchester NH and WKBK a commercial radio station in Keene NH.

Arnesen  has played a pivotal role in the political education of several “generations” of Fellows from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. These senior-level practitioners of international affairs from around the world – diplomats, including ambassadors, politicians, military officers, heads of NGOs, journalists, and business leaders – have had the privilege of learning from Ms. Arnesen about both state and national politics, including New Hampshire’s important role in the selection of presidential candidates. On their most recent visit to New Hampshire, just a few days before the 2012 presidential election, Ms. Arnesen shared her thoughts on the presidential campaign, described the legal challenges faced by key groups of voters in casting their ballots, and discussed some of the  significant differences among states.

Arnesen previously hosted two award-winning political shows, Political Chowder on WZMY TV and Capital Ideas” on WNDS-TV. During the presidential election cycle, Arnesen can be seen as a regular analyst on New England Cable News, and makes regular appearances on WBUR’s “Greater Boston,” “The Agenda” on TV Ontario, SBS-TV Australia, and Al Jazeera.

The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters chose Arnesen as the Air Personality of the Year in 2004 and 2005, as well as the Air Personality of the Year for TV in 2008. In 2000, Talkers Magazine recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful talk show hosts in America.

Arnesen earned her political knowledge through extensive and historic involvement in New Hampshire government. She began her political career in 1984 when she was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In 1990 she received national recognition as the recipient of the Council of State Government’s Toll Fellowship, which recognizes the 30 best and brightest emerging leaders in the nation from all three branches of state government. That same year she was named Environmentalist of the Year by the NH Sierra Club, Citizen of the Year by the NH Association of Social Workers and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s School of Public Health.

In 1992, after a hotly contested primary, Arnesen became the first woman in state history to be nominated by a major party for Governor. After the ’92 campaign Arnesen taught Political Science at New England College, ran the Wiss Institute for Public Policy Research, and was elected to the National Board of Common Cause. In 1996 she was the Democratic nominee for Congress. Her loss led to a Fellowship at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School and a faculty position at Franklin Pierce College.

Arnesen has been a key political speaker for  Leadership NH, the National Education Association, various centers at The Kennedy School at Harvard and is a regular college commencement speaker. In 2006 Arnesen was chosen to join 8 members of the national media to tour Israel and the Palestinian territories. She was a religion major at St Olaf College and received her JD from Vermont Law School.



“Wonderful!” A Celebration of Marty Capodice, Sun. Jan 12, 2-4 p.m.

Family, friends and colleagues of WNHN’s Marty Capodice gather this Sunday, January 12 from from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Concord’s Capitol Center for the Arts.      Marty’s spouse, Arnie Arnesen, will be there to laugh, cry and trade stories with you.wnhnFBcovermarty-crop

WNHN staff will amartymemorialinvitelso be there to record your story of Marty and help remember this remarkable man.

If you knew Marty and would like to help celebrate his life with music and words, join us at Capitol Center for the Arts from 2 p.m to 3 p.m. in the auditorium, and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Governor’s Hall.     Martin Capodice Memorial InvitationMartin Capodice Memorial Invitation

Arnie’s Return!

Good news, radio fans! Arnie Arnesen, after a well-deserved break, will be returning to your dial this February. Look forward to her famous wit, biting questions, and engaging conversations with a cavalcade of all-star guests. The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen runs on weekdays from 12-1, with Best of the Attitude on Saturday from 11-12, on WNHN-FM, 94.7.

Arnie will be joined by our in-house blogger Susan Bruce.  Susan’s blog can be read here, and she can be found on Twitter @SusanThe.


Marty Capodice, friend & colleague

We’ve been asked to give a link to where friends of Marty Capodice may make a donation in his memory.   Marty was a founding member of WNHN and known throughout Concord and New Hampshire.   Marty had requested that donations be made to WNHN to help Arnie fulfill her mission of fairness and justice for working families.  Please use for online donations (there is an option to designate a donation in his memory), or you may send a donation to WNHN, c/o Marty Capodice Memorial Fund, 26 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor, Concord, NH 03301.  Thank you.

Brian Beihl, Station Manager


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logo_aaa_goto_smA message from Arnie Arnesen, host of “The Attitude”:

“Thank you to all of the listeners who have sent greetings to Marty and me over the last several weeks.   Marty’s cancer has now reached the hospice stage, and I will be spending the next weeks by his side at home. 

If you’re a regular listener to The Attitude, you understand that my family is my highest priority.  Thanks for being understanding and patient during this difficult time.

We’ll chat soon.  Ciao!

Arnie Arnesen

Arnie Arnesen Off for the Rest of Oct.

arniearnesen@sign  Arnie Arnesen has taken off the rest of the month to be with her husband Marty, who is battling cancer.

WNHN will continue to broadcast “best of” shows each day, and we will have an occasional guest host.    Arnie and Marty thank you for your patience and understanding.    While she’s gone, she’s leaving it up to you to “Keep the pot stirred so the scum doesn’t rise to the top!”

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen…week of July 29

Who is showing up this week?

arnie_75x100_2Monday: Former Governor Madeleine Kunin and Former Tuck Dean John Hennessey discuss the long and protracted fight for the nation’s first legislative passage of Death with Dignity

For you local NH types a wide ranging conversation with the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Concord Chamber of Commerce, the ED of the Manchester Transit Authority and Southern NH Regional Planning about the daily bus from Manchester airport to the state capital Concord NH

Get Arnie’s Daily Schedule via Google Groups

attitudeArnie sends out her show schedule every M-F via her Google Group,  “The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen Radio Show.”

Arnie gives you snippets of what she’s reading and links to the original article, her Haiku of the day, her quotes of the day and much more.   It doesn’t cost anything to join, it’s entertaining, and just think of the pithy quotes you’ll have at the next party you attend!    And don’t worry, you can sign up or remove yourself anytime.

Arnie just discovered Twitter, which we in the office all appreciate.   Now, instead of saying to us,  “Hey, you’re not going to believe what  Senator Badhair just said!”  She can say it via Twitter to you and leave US alone to get our work done.    Please sign up at @pchowder.