Keith Shields

Executive Producer, The Exchange

Born and raised in the Newark, NJ area, Keith entered the world of radio through the commercial side working overnights at the now defunct jazz station WCDJ in Boston, followed by producing news and talk programs at the AM radio powerhouse WBZ. In 1993 he migrated into public radio and spent 10 years at WBUR working as an engineer, director and producer for shows like The Connection with Christopher Lydon, One Union Station from WRNI in Rhode Island and On Point with Tom Ashbrook. He came to NHPR in 2003. In addition to his work on The Exchange, Keith also oversees major programming projects like election night coverage and debates. He also teaches several courses in journalism and radio production at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Next week on the Exchange - February 4, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a look at New Hampshire’s housing market. It's showing some “green shoots” of recovery well before spring with sales on the upswing. Still prices remain flat and new mortgage rules have stirred controversy. Later in the week, a roundtable of Granite Staters with ties to Egypt joins us on the recent unrest in that country, after hopes were so high during the Arab Spring two years ago. E-mail us at exchange@nhpr.org and join us all next week for the Exchange every morning live at 9, and again at 8 pm, here on NHPR!

The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Next week on the Exchange - January 28, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we  sit down with two of our state's commissioners, Corrections Department chief William Wren and then, Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement.  Later in the week, with the Fortieth Anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision. We’ll examine how the issue of Abortion has played out over time in New Hampshire.  E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for the Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m here on NHPR!

The Exchange
4:00 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

Next week on the Exchange - January 21, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we’ll listen back to parts of President Obama’s inauguration speech and talk about what it may say for his next four years.  Then the debate over privacy in an age of information saturation, we’ll look at several proposals to overhaul New Hampshire’s privacy laws.  And we end the week with New Hampshire Health and Human Services Department Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas.  E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for the Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 pm here on NHPR

The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Next week on the Exchange: Week of Jan 14th

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a new book called “Tax and Spend” exploring the long, deep American hostility toward taxes.  Then: we look at Health exchanges.  Under the Affordable Care Act, New Hampshire is laying the groundwork for these marketplaces where consumers shop around for health coverage.  We catch up on the latest research and challenges around Alzheimer's disease and later, NPR’s Dina Temple Raston is here, with stories of her beat: covering counter-terrorism.

The Exchange
10:30 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Our 10th Annual New Hampshire Newsmakers of the Year Show

Twenty twelve was a year where presidential politics topped the headlines and we elected the first new Governor in 8 years.  A new Catholic Bishop begin his first year, while the Episcopal bishop stepped down. We had controversy at Exeter Hospital over a Hepatitis C outbrak and we lost a beloved political figure, Senator Warren Rudman.  We’ll look back at the top stories of 2012, see what's happened since those stories aired and how they may play out in 2013.  

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - December 31, 2012

Next week on The Exchange”, we begin with our 10th annual New Hampshire Newsmakers of the Year broadcast, looking back at some of twenty twelve’s top stories and how they’ve evolved over time. Then NHPR’s President Betsy Gardella joins us to tell us some of the latest news of this public radio station and a roundtable of Granite State House and Senate leaders look ahead at the upcoming legislative year. Email your thoughts to NHPR.or and join us for “The Exchange”, every day live at 9 and again at 8 p.m. here on NHPR. 

The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - December 17, 2012

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with an update on Alzheimer's disease. Science is developing new ways to diagnose this disease, but a cure is a long way off.  Then,  a look at the current state of math eduction!  With American kids falling behind, debate is raging over the right “equation”…to get them back up to speed.

The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - November 26, 2012

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a post-election post-mort of Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing outside groups a larger role in political spending. Also, the latest Turn of the Wind Power debate, with a major project proposed in Central New Hampshire. We end the week with UNH Professor Jeffery Bolster, on his new book “The Mortal Sea”, on our history of fishing the Atlantic.  E-mail us at NHPR dot org, and join us all next week for the Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m...here on NHPR!

The Exchange
10:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Hour 1

Join us for a special program, as we present “The best of the best -  the Third Coast Festival Broadcast”.  Every fall, they bring the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program, Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast. This hour we'll hear featured documentaries, all winners of the annual Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, prove just how powerful radio can be.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

“Giving Thanks: a Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude”

Join us for a Holiday Special, called “Giving Thanks:  a Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude”, from American Public Media.  With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, the show features a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her Giving Thanks visit last year.

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The Exchange
10:05 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - November 19, 2012

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with one New Hampshire Doctor’s call for a ban on high school football and the reaction against him.  Then, now that the election “dust” has settled, we sit down with a roundtable of Granite State Republicans on what happened and what happens next.  Later, investigative journalist Tracie McMillan goes undercover and dispels some myths about where our food comes from.

The Exchange
10:00 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Special Veteran's Day Broadcast: ‘Vet’s Healing Journeys to Vietnam”.

Join us for a special Veteran’s day broadcast from Peace Talks Radio titled ‘Vet’s Healing Journeys to Vietnam”.  We hear from two former soldiers who travel to the land where they risked their lives in a war forty years ago. These men talk with one time enemies to try and heal themselves from long-term post traumatic stress disorder. We’ll listen to their journeys to Vietnam and into healing.. 

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - November 12, 2012

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a special Veteran’s day show from Peace Talks radio on two soldiers who return to Vietnam to try and heal from their decades old PTSD. Then the story of the Bhutanese, they’re our state’s largest refugee group, we’ll learn more about their stories.  And our relationship with China, from important trading partner to political villain. E-mail us at NHPR dot org, and join us all next week for the Exchange every morning live at 9 and again at 8 p m....here on NHPR!

Elections 2012
4:55 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

The Ballot Story: From Template to Tablet

Ballots fresh off the presses at Capital Offset company

Tomorrow its predicted that more than seven hundred thousand Granite Staters will be walking into town halls, school gymnasiums, and  church basements. And with pencils and pens, they will fill in their choice for everything from President to Selectman.  But have you ever wondered where all those ballots come from?  There’s one Concord-based company prints all of them, each election cycle and has been doing so for 30 years.  NHPR’s Keith Shields, took a tour and the facility and brings you this story.

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - November 5, 2012

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a panel of political experts here to answer any final questions you may have before you go to vote.  Then on the big day, we talk with constitutional experts about what our nation’s most important document says about voting. And the day after, we crunch the numbers as to who won, who didn’t and where the state and nation go from here. Join us all next week for the Exchange every morning live at 9 and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR.

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