The Exchange

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Poverty Under A Microscope: In N.H. And The U.S.

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While New Hampshire consistently has one of the nation’s lowest poverty rates, the state doesn’t always do well on more specific measures, like childhood poverty. We’re looking at the most recent numbers, and some of the efforts to address the issue in the state, as well as a broader perspective on poverty in America.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Why Americans Can't Find Better Balance Between Work And Life

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A recent survey shows Americans rank finding balance between our jobs and lives beyond work as a top priority, but that overall we’re doing a poor job achieving that.  We’re looking at this conundrum, and exploring the notion that perhaps we do in fact have more leisure time than we think, especially compared with earlier eras.

This show is a rebroadcast that originally aired on 9/3/14.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Tales, Tips, & Travails

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From family feuds to terrible traffic to sixteen dinner guests with varied dietary restrictions, we’re hearing stories from this uniquely American holiday: how we gather, why we gather, and what makes this day so linked to tradition.  Also, we'll look at the debate over how Black Friday has crept into Thanksgiving Thursday.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Ferguson Decision: N.H. Reacts

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We’re talking about the fallout in Ferguson. Protests broke out again last night after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown this summer.  We’re talking about the reaction in Ferguson and what this means for civil rights, police force, and race relations across the country and in the Granite State.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Women In Gaming And Tech

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While just as many females as males play, the gaming world has a reputation as a less-than-welcoming community for women, with some extreme harassment in a recent controversy dubbed Gamergate. We’ll look at the conversation since Gamergate, from why gaming culture has these elements, to the challenges women face in the tech industry.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - November 21, 2014

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We're looking at the top stories of the week: House republicans narrowly vote to return Bill O’Brien as Speaker, for the next legislative session.  At the Statehouse it's also budget season , and agency heads are making their cases for more revenue.  And, a new study measures the toll of substance abuse on the Granite State economy.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Elections 2014 Wrap-Up: Voter Turnout

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Nationally, only thirty six percent of Americans eligible to vote did so in the recent elections.  Not since the start of World War Two has turnout been so low. Here in New Hampshire, results were much stronger, but, still, many eligible voters did not participate. We’ll explore what’s behind this seeming voter malaise.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Election 2014 Wrap-Up: 'Ballot Selfies' & Ballot Initiatives

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Although top races got the attention in this year’s mid-term elections, voters in a majority of states also had a slate of ballot measures to consider. We’ll look at what some of the big topics were, from marijuana laws to the minimum wage, and how the results fit into the overall narrative for this year’s election. First, though, we'll look at a law in New Hampshire that prohibits 'ballot selfies.'

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Introducing: NPR CEO Jarl Mohn

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Mohn took the reins just a few months ago, after several years of leadership changes at the public radio network.  We’ll find out what his goals are for NPR in this era of information abundance and new challenges for traditional media.

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  • Jarl Mohn  - president and CEO of National Public Radio since July, 2014. Previously, he was a radio disc jockey, a media executive, and board member of Southern California Public Radio.
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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

What You Need To Know About This Year's ACA Open Enrollment

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The second season of enrollment is now open for the Affordable Care Act’s online insurance marketplaces.  Last year’s rollout in New Hampshire was marred by technical flaws and extremely limited choice.  We’re finding out what’s in store this time, and how political and court challenges may affect the law’s future.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - November 14, 2014

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We’re looking at the top stories of the week: Foster’s Daily Democrat sold to the Seacoast Media Group after one hundred and forty years of family ownership.  Open enrollment on Healthcare dot gov starts tomorrow. Governor Hassan bows to pressure from wind and Northern Pass opponents.  And this week’s developments in New Hampshire state politics.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Ebola Response In N.H.: Facts, Fears, And Policy

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Since a handful of Ebola cases have made their way to the U.S., officials have mobilized to deal with the threat, sometimes seeming to add to confusion around this illness. And while the risk of contracting Ebola in New Hampshire remains extremely low, the state has issued a set of guidelines, ranging from symptom monitoring, to, more controversially, quarantine. We’re sorting out the facts, fears, and policies.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Harold Holzer's 'Lincoln And The Power Of The Press'

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Abraham Lincoln is most often remembered for preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, and his untimely death. But—a less- documented aspect of Honest Abe’s legacy, according to scholar Harold Holzer, was the extent of his involvement with the press, which, at the time, was coming into its own as a strong, partisan force in shaping public opinion.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Tue November 11, 2014

"Soldier Girls: The Battles Of Three Women At Home And At War"

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In her new book, author Helen Thorpe tells the tales of three female National Guard members, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Thorpe traces their stories: from their expectations joining the Guard before 9/11, to their experiences going off to war, and then troubles on the home front.

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  • Helen Thorpe - journalist and author from Denver, CO. Her most recent book is "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War."

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Should The U.S. Adopt A "Right To Be Forgotten" Online?

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Even the least tech-savvy among us has probably built up some kind of an online “past”, whether through photos on Facebook, or a mention in a newspaper article, or public documents- from arrests to divorce to debt.  On one hand, this 'permanent record' can be a great benefit for potential employers and others curious about us, providing a sense of our job history, personal life, and accomplishments all with one Google search. At the same time, though, mistakes, embarrassing photographs, or other indiscretions are also cataloged, seemingly forever.

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