The Exchange http://nhpr.org en Frustration With Medical Marijuana Delays http://nhpr.org/post/frustration-medical-marijuana-delays <p>Last year, supporters of marijuana use for health purposes cheered when a bill became law. They’ve since been frustrated, however, over the timeframe of dispensaries and patient cards, also the lack of a “grow your own” option.&nbsp; But others say patience is needed, that implementation should be done carefully to avoid dangerous mistakes.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46867 at http://nhpr.org Frustration With Medical Marijuana Delays School Security: Finding The Right Balance http://nhpr.org/post/school-security-finding-right-balance <p>A recent stabbing incident, which injured more than twenty-students at a Pennsylvania school, has once again reminded us that violence can occur in any district and in any form.&nbsp; And schools in New Hampshire are taking note, continually adjusting their safety plans.&nbsp; We’re finding out how this discussion continues to evolve.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://cola.unh.edu/faculty-member/ellen-cohn">Ellen Cohn</a> – </strong>psychology professor and coordinator of the <a href="http://cola.unh.edu/justice-studies">Justice Studies Program</a> at the University of New Hampshire.</li><li><strong>Kevin Hamilton – </strong>retired state trooper and head of the <a href="http://ces.sau48.org/schoolboard/">Campton School Board</a>’s Safety Committee.</li><li><strong>Debra Livingston – </strong>superintendent of the <a href="http://www.mansd.org/">Manchester School District</a> and former superintendent of the Walpole district, where a <a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120211/NEWS07/702109947/0/FRONTPAGE">student shot himself at school in 2012</a>.</li></ul><p><strong>LINKS:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/schoolviolence/savd.html">CDC statistics </a>on school violence, 1992-2010: doesn't show a significant trend</li><li>Slate put together a <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/map_of_the_week/2012/12/sandy_hook_a_chart_of_all_196_fatal_school_shootings_since_1980_map.html">chart of school shootings since 1980</a>: shows more big spikes over time</li><li><a href="http://leb.fbi.gov/2014/january/active-shooter-events-from-2000-to-2012">FBI data</a> on active shooter events</li></ul><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46797 at http://nhpr.org School Security: Finding The Right Balance Rwanda: Twenty Years Later http://nhpr.org/post/rwanda-twenty-years-later <p>It’s been two decades since the hundred-day mass slaughter, aimed at the country’s minority Tutsi population, and Rwanda is starting to see success in economic growth and public health. We’re talking about how far the country has come, the struggles it still faces, as well as ongoing soul-searching by Rwandans and the international community.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://www.anselm.edu/Academics/Majors-and-Departments/Politics/Faculty/Erik-Cleven.htm">Erik Cleven</a> – </strong>assistant professor in the politics department at Saint Anselm College. His research includes ethnic violence and conflict transformation, and he spent time in Rwanda and Burundi in 2005 as part of a project with Quaker Service Norway to promote post-conflict dialogue.</li><li><a href="http://dummy.stephenkinzer.com/"><strong>Stephen Kinzer</strong></a> - author and journalist, who has covered more than 50 countries on 5 continents. His books include "<a href="http://stephenkinzer.com/2013/09/a-thousand-hills-rwandas-rebirth-and-the-man-who-dreamed-it/">A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It</a>" in 2013.</li><li><strong>Augustin Ntabaganyimana </strong>– a refugee from Rwanda who came to New Hampshire in 2000. He was Program Manager at a refugee resettlement agency in the state, but recently moved to DC where he founded the company <a href="http://www.multilinguallinks.com/">MultiLingual Links</a>, which works in N.H. and Baltimore.</li></ul><p></p><p></p><p><strong>LINKS</strong>:</p><ul><li>Rwanda observes the <a href="http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-07/many-its-confronting-presence-past-rwandans-observer-20th-anniversary-genocide">20th anniversary</a> of its genocide</li><li><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13431486">quick BBC explainer</a> on how the genocide happened</li><li><a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/why-paul-kagame-doesnt-give-a-damn">report on an interview</a> with Rwanda's controversial president, Paul Kagame</li><li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/world/europe/colonialism-bloodshed-and-blame-for-rwanda.html?ref=rwanda&amp;_r=0">colonialism &amp; the Rwandan genocide</a></li><li>an <a href="http://healingandrebuildingourcommunities.org/">organization </a>working to heal and rebuild Rwanda's communities</li></ul><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46741 at http://nhpr.org Rwanda: Twenty Years Later Boston Marathon Bombings: Granite Staters Reflect http://nhpr.org/post/boston-marathon-bombings-granite-staters-reflect <p>On April fifteenth, two bombs exploded close to the finish line, of one of the world’s most prestigious races. Many from New Hampshire were running, cheering, or working at the event.&nbsp; We’re talking with a roundtable of Granite Staters about their memories and thoughts over the past year, and what’s changed.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:03 +0000 The Exchange 46609 at http://nhpr.org Boston Marathon Bombings: Granite Staters Reflect Next Week On The Exchange - April 14, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/next-week-exchange-april-14-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Next week on <em>The Exchange</em>:</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46611 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 11, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/friday-nh-news-roundup-april-11-2014 <p>We’re looking at the stories of the week: the Speaker of the House is optimistic about passage of the 4.2 cent gas tax increase, Scott Brown has officially announced his candidacy for the US Senate, and gender pay equity&nbsp; was spotlighted by Governor Hassan.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46538 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 11, 2014 Adapting To Climate Change; Flood Insurance http://nhpr.org/post/adapting-climate-change-flood-insurance <p><strong>Adapting to Climate Change</strong></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46519 at http://nhpr.org Adapting To Climate Change; Flood Insurance New N.H. Housing Report: Demographics & Housing Mismatch http://nhpr.org/post/new-nh-housing-report-demographics-housing-mismatch <p>A new report finds that with shifting New Hampshire demographics, household incomes and lifestyles, our housing stock soon won’t fit us anymore. And it predicts this infrastructure ‘mismatch” could be a drag on future economic growth. We’ll find out more, and what its authors say might create a more balanced housing market.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong>Dean Christon – </strong>executive director of the <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/">New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority</a></li><li><strong>Dennis Delay– </strong>economist at the <a href="http://www.nhpolicy.org/">New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies</a> and co-author of a new three-part report commissioned by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.</li><li><strong>Paul Morin</strong> – president of <a href="http://www.tarkka.com/about_us">Tarkka Homes</a>. He is actively involved with the <a href="http://www.hbranh.com/en/">Home Builders and Remodelers Association of NH</a>. He regularly testifies before the N.H. Legislature on issues relating to the industry.</li><li><strong>Russ Thibeault - </strong>president of <a href="http://www.aernh.com/index.htm">Applied Economic Research</a>, an economic and real estate consulting firm in Laconia, the report’s other co-author.</li></ul><p><strong>* You can find more information about NHHFA's report <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/housing-data-needs.cfm">here</a>.</strong></p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:00:51 +0000 The Exchange 46399 at http://nhpr.org New N.H. Housing Report: Demographics & Housing Mismatch N.H. Viewpoints On SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision http://nhpr.org/post/nh-viewpoints-scotus-campaign-finance-decision <p>Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court came down on a decision that will change the way we fund elections.&nbsp; In a 5-4 vote, the court removed a cap on how many candidates or committees a person can support per election cycle.&nbsp; Although the amount is still restricted to $2600 per candidate, an individual can now gift that amount to as many politicians as he or she wants. Opponents of the ruling worry the decision may suppress ordinary voices: “where enough money calls the tune,” said Justice William Breyer, “the general public will not be heard.” But supporters like Chief Justice Roberts say that this case follows first amendment rights. “Integration and access are not corruption,” said Roberts, “they embody a central feature of democracy that constituents support candidates who share their beliefs and interests.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/new-hampshire/about/state-director-greg-moore/">Greg Moore</a> – </strong>state director of <a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/new-hampshire/about/">Americans for Prosperity</a>, a conservative political advocacy group that promotes limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom</li><li><strong>Rob Werner </strong>–former national field director of <a href="http://www.acrreform.org/">Americans for Campaign Reform</a></li></ul><p><strong>CALLOUT:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://law.unh.edu/about/personnel/faculty/john-greabe"><strong>John Greabe</strong></a> - director of the <a href="http://law.unh.edu/rudman-center">Rudman Center</a> at UNH Law School. He teaches constitutional law, civil procedure, federal courts and jurisdiction.</li></ul><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46223 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Viewpoints On SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision All Eyes On Afghanistan: Elections, The Taliban, And The U.S. Military Drawdown http://nhpr.org/post/all-eyes-afghanistan-elections-taliban-and-us-military-drawdown <p>The results of this weekend’s elections, many say, will have enormous consequences for the country’s future - from the status of ongoing U.S. military support, to whether recent civil rights gains are maintained.&nbsp; But the balloting has been marred by violence, and deep-seated concerns about fraud.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46222 at http://nhpr.org All Eyes On Afghanistan: Elections, The Taliban, And The U.S. Military Drawdown Next Week On The Exchange - April 7, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/next-week-exchange-april-7-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Next week on <em>The Exchange</em>:</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46220 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 4, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/friday-nh-news-roundup-april-4-2014 <p>We're looking at the top stories of the week: a Senate Committee hears testimony on a House bill to repeal the state’s death penalty law,&nbsp; another Republican plans to jump into the New Hampshire Governor’s race, and limited backyard chicken farming comes to Manchester despite a few clucks of dissent.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46199 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 4, 2014 Corrections Commissioner William Wrenn http://nhpr.org/post/corrections-commissioner-william-wrenn <p>We're sitting down with Corrections Commissioner, William Wrenn. We'll talk about the national trend toward prison reform, as well as the issues in front of his department, including plans for the new women's prison, and the state of New Hampshire's halfway house system.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>William Wrenn</strong> - New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner</li></ul> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46083 at http://nhpr.org Corrections Commissioner William Wrenn Funding Fish And Game http://nhpr.org/post/funding-fish-and-game <p>This agency does much more than serve hunters and anglers, it’s also involved in search and rescue, land conservation, and habitat management.&nbsp; Despite all these responsibilities, hunting and fishing license fees are the main revenue source. Now, some in the Statehouse are taking hard look expanding that base - to hikers, canoers, and the many others who enjoy the great outdoors.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45991 at http://nhpr.org Funding Fish And Game 'Halftime' At The Statehouse http://nhpr.org/post/halftime-statehouse <p>It’s halftime at the New Hampshire Statehouse, with last week’s so-called “crossover day”, where those bills that have passed the House go to the Senate for a vote, and vice versa.&nbsp; Major issues that remain in play include a gas tax increase, a death penalty repeal, and once again, expanded gambling.&nbsp; We’re checking the score thus far, and seeing where these bills go from here.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45913 at http://nhpr.org 'Halftime' At The Statehouse