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
9:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Issue of the Week: The Economy

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Our issue of the week series concludes with economic policy.  No matter who wins office both nationally and in New Hampshire, they’ll face enormous budget challenges from the so-called “fiscal cliff” in Washington to tax and spending decisions in the Granite State.  And these actions will affect the broader economy.  We’ll look at the candidates’ positions.  

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Puzzling over the Polls!

In one survey, Obama has pulled ahead by a hair and in another Romney has the edge. Then there are the state-by-state battleground races, as well as competing polls on the Gubernatorial and Congressional races in the New Hampshire. We’ll talk with some of the people behind these public opinion surveys and find out what to make of it all.

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - October 22, 2012

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with Second District Congressman Charlie Bass, the Republican is vying for another term but faces a tough battle against Democrat Annie Kuster. Then, we assess the final Presidential debate, its that last chance for the candidates to square off. we’ll see who said what and how it may affect your vote and, later, our issue of the week series continues as we look at where the candidates differ on the foreign policy issues.  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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NH News
5:00 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

A Profile of Kathrine Switzer

Forty-five years ago, on the eve of the Women’s liberation movement Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first women to ever ‘officially run’ the Boston Marathon.  But it was four photographs taken of Switzer’s famous altercation with a race director that day would spark a revolution not only in women’s running, but also in women’s rights.

Switzer was in New Hampshire this week to give the keynote address at the annual Women Building Community Luncheon in Manchester put on by the United Way of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Women’s Fund”

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All Things Considered
5:31 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

I Choose To Run: When Politics and Athletes Intersect

Quite a few presidential and vice presidential hopefuls have crossed the finish line in marathons.
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This past weekend in New Hampshire was full of two things that NHPR's Keith Shields follows very closely: politics and marathons.

Shields is executive producer of The Exchange and a 27 time marathoner. He joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to – pardon the pun – run through the intersection of marathon culture and political culture, up to and including this election.

NH News
12:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

News Series: The Darjees: Following One Refugee Family in Their First Year in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s refugee population has been growing over the past 2 decades.  Overwhelmingly the one group that has been resettled more than any other in the past few years, has been the Bhutanese.  Many had lived in refugee camps in Nepal for nearly two decades before being resettled.  For New Hampshire Public Radio’s yearlong look at immigration, Keith Shields followed one family, the Darjees in their first year of living in the Granite State.

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The Exchange
10:06 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - October 1, 2012

Next week on the Exchange, we begin with a forum on Health Care policy with the candidates for Governor, Republican Ovide Lamontagne and Democrat Maggie Hassan on everything from the Affordable Care Act to mental-health services.  Then our Issue of the Week series continues as we compare where the candidates for Governor, Congress and President and stand on the issue of education.  Later, your reaction to the first Presidential debate.

The Exchange
1:58 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - September 24, 2012

Next week on the Exchange, we begin with new research on America’s “non-voting bloc,” the tens of millions who are likely to stay home this election. Then, we kick off our “Issue of the Week” election series, with a look at how job creation is playing out in state political races. And we talk with the author of a new book called “milk money”…which describes dire times for small dairy farms.  E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for the Exchange each morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m...here on NHPR!

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Sat September 8, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - Week of September 6, 2012

Next week on the Exchange, we begin with a renewed debate over organic food after a recent study found it may have few health benefits. Then, New Hampshire’s recently approved Voter ID law; we’ll see how it might affect voters and election officials in the months ahead.  On Wednesday, we crunch the numbers of New Hampshire's Primary elections, and who won, who didn't and how the battles shape up for the General Election.  And, we check in with the No Child Left Behind Law, as big changes are afoot for this decade old program.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu August 16, 2012

The Science of Sleep

It take up more time in our lives than almost any other activity, yet science still knows very little about sleep or how it affects us.

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NH News
6:00 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

A Step by Step on Racewalking

Nashua Racewalker and 1984 Olympics Qualifier Bob Keating demonstrates his sport

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The track at Nashua North high school on any given afternoon has a few joggers doing laps, sprinters running intervals, even a hurdler practicing his jumps…and then there’s Bob Keating, who stands out a bit. The sixty five year old race-walker and one time Olympic trials qualifier is pumping his arms, his hips are swaying wide and as everyone else bounces, Keating seems to glide around the perimeter of the track.

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - August 13, 2012

Next week on the Exchange, we begin with the latest from Syria, a panel of local experts weighs on what’s happening there, and what the U.S. response might be. Then, our coverage of the New Hampshire Gubernatorial Primary continues, with Republican candidate Ovide Lamontagne.  We take a look at the economy and ask why its taking so long to dig ourselves out of this hole and adventures in the strange science of sleep.

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All Things Considered
6:15 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

NHPR's In-House Marathoner Weighs In On Olympic Track and Field

The "RUN" sculpture at London's Olympic Park.
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Millions of Americans have been following the Olympics in London, and NHPR staffers are no exception. But one of our colleagues is watching with a more seasoned eye – Keith Shields is executive producer of The Exchange, but he’s also a 27-time marathoner who's currently training for an Iron Man triathlon in Quebec.

He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the races he's been following, London's history in shaping the modern marathon, and whether athletes watch Olympic competition any differently than the rest of us.

The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - August 6, 2012

Next week on the Exchange, we begin with an update from space, as our own “Sky Guys” give us the latest on the landing of a new Mars space laboratory, increasing solar activity and a new mission to Jupiter.  Then the author of a new book challenges what many call the skills gap”, as companies say they can’t find the right workers. And later we explore the current debate over religious freedoms in America.  E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for the Exchange each morning  at 9/and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR!

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Next week on the Exchange: Week of July 30th

Next week on the Exchange, we begin the week checking in on the local-turned national story of the Hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital. We’ll get the latest news and what we’ve learned from this fiasco.

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