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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Gerald Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

Gerald Dickens
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We're listening back to a seasonal favorite, our 2005 conversation with Gerald Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens's great-great-grandson and an actor. He has been touring America for the past several years with his one-man performance of "A Christmas Carol," and we spoke with him about the legacy of his namesake and the magic of "A Christmas Carol." He also performed a handful of scenes from his show.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Evaluating Charities: What Donors Need To Know

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We’re taking a look at charitable giving in New Hampshire – from what factors donors should consider, to why Granite Staters give so little.

GUESTS:

  • Mary Ellen Jackson - executive director of the N.H. Center for Nonprofits
  • Dick Ober - president and Chief Executive Officer of the N.H. Charitable Foundation
  • Kat Rosqueta - founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania.
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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

The Sky Guys' Top Space Stories Of 2014

'Best picture by Joel Kowsky' of Antares rocket explosion during liftoff, October 28, 2014
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It was a big year for Mars, with India getting into the game and launching its first spacecraft. Meanwhile, the European Space Agency celebrated the successful landing of its probe on a comet. And the private space travel industry lamented the crash of Virgin Galactic’s test craft.

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The Exchange
12:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

The Exchange: Vote For The Top Five Shows Of 2014!

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The Exchange team needs your help!

Take the survey below and let us know - what were best episodes we produced this year? We'll air the five that receive the most votes the week of Christmas break. 

Polls close at midnight on Sunday, December 21!

Thanks for taking the survey!

- The Exchange team

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - December 19, 2014

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We're looking at the top stories of the week: political unease continues in the New Hampshire House, with a Republican caucus divided, the state’s Homeless count shows the overall population down, but increases among some groups like veterans,  and Berlin considers a Bearcat, with city police making their case for an armored vehicle.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Understanding The Unaffiliated: One-Fifth Of Americans Don't Identify With Any Religion

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With the holiday season in full swing, many turn to their religion for traditions and spiritual meaning. But for a growing segment of Americans, there’s little interest in finding a house of worship.  We’re looking at the trend toward these so-called ‘nones,’  who include not only atheists and agnostics, but folks with a variety of beliefs.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

The Economic Impact Of Substance Abuse In N.H.

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On top of individual suffering, a recent report finds alcohol and drugs also take a toll on workforce productivity and the state’s fiscal well-being -- to the tune of nearly two billion dollars.  The authors say policy makers and business leaders should consider addressing this as way to help bolster the state’s economy.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Adolescent Brain Development: Why Teens Make Bad Decisions, And How Parents Can Help

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It’s often said that adolescents are impulsive partly because their brains aren’t fully developed.  Now a new book adds fuel to the discussion, describing how the period of adolescence is a lot longer these days, from age ten to twenty-five. It also shows that the brain at this time is highly malleable, and much more easily influenced by both positive and negative experiences. 

This program was originally broadcast on November 3, 2014.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

How N.H. Schools Are Tackling Suicide

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With almost fourteen percent of New Hampshire teens surveyed saying they’d considered taking their own lives, educators are increasingly focused on this, with programs that address mental health, substance abuse, cyber bullying, and sexuality. We’ll find out what some schools are doing, and the questions that inevitably come up.

This show was originally broadcast on 10/14/14.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - December 12, 2014

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We're looking at the top stories of the week: a N.H. Supreme Court decision in the pension contributions case, a Franklin businessman applies for a medical marijuana dispensary license, and House Speaker Jasper chooses House committee chairs.

GUESTS:

  • Rik Stevens - northern New England correspondent for the Associated Press
  • Kevin Landrigan - chief political correspondent for New Hampshire 1 News, a new media company based in Concord

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

The State Of N.H.'s Community College System

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We’re talking with Ross Gittell both in his capacity as chancellor of New Hampshire’s Community College System, and as forecast manager for the New England Economic Partnership.

GUESTS:

  • Ross Gittell – chancellor of the Community College System and forecast manager at the New England Economic Partnership
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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Torture Report, Ferguson, & Run-off Elections

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We're checking in with political junkie Ken Rudin about recent national political news, including the run-off election in Louisiana, fallout from Obama's immigration executive order, and the response to deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

GUEST:

  • Ken Rudin - host of The Political Junkie, a weekly radio show covering national, state, and local politics. He is an expert in U.S. politics and campaign history, and a former NPR political editor.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Best Books For The Holidays, 2014

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This time of year, bibliophiles of all stripes - from the editors at the New York Times to the staff at your local library - are putting out their picks for the best books of 2014.  And while every year has its standout authors and dominant themes, one trend this year is just how long some of these lists are. (digital post by Faith Meixell)

GUESTS:

  • Michael Herrmann - Owner of Gibson's Bookstore in Concord
  • Dan Chartrand - Owner of Water Street Bookstore in Exeter

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Higher Ed In Crisis? A New Book Unpacks What You Need To Know

We’re talking with author Goldie Blumenstyk about her new book on the so-called “crisis” in American Higher Education. Blumenstyk  says given rising costs, student debt, and doubts about the value of a degree, crisis is a fair description -- but she also sees some exciting examples of campus innovations that may get us out of our College conundrum.

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The Exchange
8:02 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Friday New Hampshire News Roundup

An upset at the New Hampshire House as members choose Hudson Republican Shawn Jasper as Speaker over Bill O’Brien.  Hundreds turn out for a community discussion in Keene,on the future of the city’s Pumpkin Festival.  And FairPoint customers in Northern New England start to feel the effects of a worker strike.

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