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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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The Exchange
9:00 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - November 7, 2014

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As the victors in Tuesday’s elections make plans for their new terms, and the pundits slice and dice the results, we’ll examine what might be next for the New Hampshire and National agenda.  We’re also checking in on results elsewhere in New England, from a pro-Casino vote in the Bay State to some gubernatorial surprises.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Thu November 6, 2014

The Science Of Marijuana: What We Do & Don't Know

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With legalization in two states now, and a growing number of others allowing medical use of marijuana, advocates and opponents alike are looking for answers to back up their positions. We’ll talk to two research doctors about what we know about the effects of the drug, what we don’t know, and whether the claims are correct. This show is produced in partnership with Science Cafe NH - Nashua, which held a conversation about the science of marijuana last month.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

N.H. Elections 2014: Recap & Analysis

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The U.S. Senate race went to incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, while our Congressional districts split, with Republican Frank Guinta the First District victor, and Democrat Ann McLane Kuster winning in the Second. 

We’ll also look at the Governor’s race, and another term for Democrat Maggie Hassan, and the new balance of power in the legislature. 

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2:50 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Election Day 2014: A Look At The Issues

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The mid-term elections are almost but not quite over - with polls still open in some New Hampshire communities.  This hour on The Exchange, as we wait for results to come in, we’re reflecting back on some of the major themes at play in 2014. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Girl Scouts In The 21st Century: Beyond Camping, Crafts, And Cookies?

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For more than one hundred years, this organization has shaped generations of girls and every generation has had its ideas about what scouting should be about.  Now, some girls, and their leaders, say that efforts to modernize programming have moved too far away from traditional focuses like the great outdoors.

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