The Exchange http://nhpr.org en Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 11, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/friday-nh-news-roundup-july-11-2014 <p>We're covering the top stories of the week: a U.S. Supreme court decision on buffer zones around Massachusetts Abortion clinics, the state’s fire Marshal considering a ban on certain types of fireworks, and the Division of Motor Vehicles' temporary stop to “vanity” plates, following a debate over free-speech.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:00:56 +0000 The Exchange 51737 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 11, 2014 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> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:51 +0000 The Exchange 46399 at http://nhpr.org New N.H. Housing Report: Demographics & Housing Mismatch 2014's SCOTUS Rulings: What You Need To Know http://nhpr.org/post/2014s-scotus-rulings-what-you-need-know <p>A flurry of rulings by the country’s highest court last week addressed some major issues:&nbsp; religious freedom and labor rights, as well as digital privacy and the extent of police and presidential power. We're examining how these decisions might affect future debates and what they say about the Court itself.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:00:06 +0000 The Exchange 51448 at http://nhpr.org 2014's SCOTUS Rulings: What You Need To Know Summer Camp: An Antidote To 'Helicopter Parenting?' http://nhpr.org/post/summer-camp-antidote-helicopter-parenting <p>We talk with author Michael Thompson, who argues in his new book that kids need summer camp more than ever.&nbsp; With today’s over-scheduled and over-protected children, Thompson says summer camp remains one of the few places where kids have to rough it, stretch their boundaries, and conquer the challenges of the great-outdoors.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:00:46 +0000 The Exchange 51290 at http://nhpr.org Summer Camp: An Antidote To 'Helicopter Parenting?' Revisiting The American Revolution: Nathaniel Philbrick's "Bunker Hill" http://nhpr.org/post/revisiting-american-revolution-nathaniel-philbricks-bunker-hill <p>In a new book, acclaimed historian Nathaniel Philbrick offers the untold back-story to this battle, which he calls the tipping point of the American Revolution.&nbsp; He introduces us to little-known but vitally important characters in this drama, who did much of the heavy lifting of the Revolution in Boston, while the founding fathers were far from the scene, in Philadelphia.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 32620 at http://nhpr.org Revisiting The American Revolution: Nathaniel Philbrick's "Bunker Hill" Why Law Schools Are Facing An Enrollment Problem http://nhpr.org/post/why-law-schools-are-facing-enrollment-problem <p>After years of a so-called “lawyer bubble”, with firms expanding rapidly – these days, many new graduates struggle to get a job in the legal profession.&nbsp; In response, law school enrollment numbers are plummeting, leading some to scale back their operations and many to re-think the best way to deliver that juris doctorate.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 41633 at http://nhpr.org Why Law Schools Are Facing An Enrollment Problem Evolution Of The American Office: Nikil Saval's "Cubed" http://nhpr.org/post/evolution-american-office-nikil-savals-cubed <p>From the early days of counting houses, when office jobs were looked down on but were still considered a refuge from factory work,&nbsp; to the modern day cubicle. We talk with author Nikil Saval about his new book "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace<em>." </em></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>GUEST: &nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Nikil Saval</strong><strong> </strong>-<strong> </strong>an editor of&nbsp; n + 1, a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics. "Cubed" is his first book.</li></ul><p><strong>LINKS:</strong></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 51160 at http://nhpr.org Evolution Of The American Office: Nikil Saval's "Cubed" Digging Into Veterans Health Care In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/digging-veterans-health-care-nh <p>Reports of long wait times and false record-keeping at veterans facilities have rocked the country, leading to the resignations at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and a system-wide audit to get to the root of the problems.&nbsp; We’ll talk with New Hampshire veterans and a top VA official here about how well this state cares for its veterans.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 51084 at http://nhpr.org Digging Into Veterans Health Care In N.H. Next Week On The Exchange - June 30, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/next-week-exchange-june-30-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>First, a look at a new report on family-friendly workplace policies gives New Hampshire a low grade. Then, we'll check in with veteran's health care in the state, following the national scandal at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. On Wednesday, we'll sit down with the author of the new book, "Cubed", which examines the evolution of the American office. And on Friday, we'll finish the week with our weekly Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50969 at http://nhpr.org Are N.H.'s Workplaces Family-Friendly Enough? http://nhpr.org/post/are-nhs-workplaces-family-friendly-enough <p>A new national report finds New Hampshire and plenty of other states sorely lacking when it comes to supporting new parents. This comes amid a larger, national conversation about “family-friendly” work environments: what that involves, what’s reasonable and what isn’t, and how some of these policies affect productivity and the bottom line.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:55:14 +0000 The Exchange 50973 at http://nhpr.org Are N.H.'s Workplaces Family-Friendly Enough? Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 27, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/friday-nh-news-roundup-june-27-2014 <p>We're covering the top stories of the week: from tax returns as political fodder in the Granite State’s race for U.S. Senate, to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against an abortion-clinic buffer zone law in Massachusetts, to a family-feud at the Market Basket grocery chain and a leadership shakeup that rattles employees around New England.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50951 at http://nhpr.org Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 27, 2014 Grading Greek Life On College Campuses http://nhpr.org/post/grading-greek-life-college-campuses <p>For some students pledging that fraternity or sorority is a rite of passage, creating a sense of belonging and friendship on campus.&nbsp; But after a series of recent ugly incidents - including hazing, binge drinking, and sexual assaults - some colleges are looking harder at Greek organizations and whether some are getting out of control.&nbsp; We’re examining the big picture, nationally and in New Hampshire. &nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43378 at http://nhpr.org Grading Greek Life On College Campuses New Data Stokes Concerns About N.H.'s Drinking Water http://nhpr.org/post/new-data-stokes-concerns-about-nhs-drinking-water <p>A recent survey of private wells in the Granite State found eighty thousand residents may be at risk of exposure to several toxins, including arsenic. Public water supplies, meanwhile, can be vulnerable to other forms of contamination and affected by severe weather from floods to droughts. We’ll look at these challenges, and possible solutions.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50758 at http://nhpr.org New Data Stokes Concerns About N.H.'s Drinking Water A Decline In Bees: What's Going On With Our Pollinators? http://nhpr.org/post/decline-bees-whats-going-our-pollinators <p>Behind recent declines in bee populations are threats as diverse as pesticides, disease, and climate change. &nbsp;And fewer bees could mean a widespread hit to many types of agriculture. We’ll talk with beekeepers and researchers about what they’re seeing,&nbsp; also what the future might hold, and what could be done.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50691 at http://nhpr.org A Decline In Bees: What's Going On With Our Pollinators? Why Identity Theft Is On The Rise, And What To Do About It http://nhpr.org/post/why-identity-theft-rise-and-what-do-about-it <p>In recent years, U.S. retailers, including Target and Neiman-Marcus, have been hit by huge data breaches – with hackers gaining access to the personal information of millions of consumers, raising the possibility of fraud and identity theft. The IRS, too, has proven vulnerable, with thieves filing false tax returns, resulting in billions of dollars in potentially fraudulent refunds. In New Hampshire recently, more than 200 medical professionals, mostly doctors, had their social security numbers stolen and used to file false federal tax returns. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50575 at http://nhpr.org Why Identity Theft Is On The Rise, And What To Do About It