The Exchange

Live at 9 a.m., repeat at 8 p.m.

The Exchange is New Hampshire's only locally produced statewide call-in talk show. It's hosted by Laura Knoy.

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Coming Up on The Exchange:

Monday, 9/26 - Sustainability or Green-washing?

Tuesday, 9/27 - Conversations with the Candidates: U.S. Senate Candidate  and N.H. Governor Maggie Hassan

Wednesday, 9/21 -  N.H. Author Paul Levy on His Search for His Uncle Phil, Killed in WWII

Thursday, 9/22 - Our Sky Guys with the Latest in Astronomy and Space

Friday, 9/23 - Weekly N.H. News Roundup

Frank Camp via Flickr/Creative Commons

The presidency has grown more influential over time. Some view this as an inevitable response to war and economic emergency.  Yet others see it as a sign of government dysfunction. We take a step back from the current electoral fray, and explore how and why the office has changed over time, right up through the Obama Administration.

Our guest host for this program is Dean Spiliotes, Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Science at Southern New Hampshire University and author of NHPoliticalCapital.com

  

“The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”    (Article II, Section 1, the United States Constitution).

N.H. Summer on the Wing: Loons and Bats

Aug 12, 2016
John Rockwood

Warm evenings on the lakes of New Hampshire might mean the call of a loon and, perhaps, bats swooping overhead. While loon populations are on the increase, they still face rising threats in the region, while bats have been decimated by a debilitating disease. We find out what's being done to maintain the local populations as we celebrate summer in New Hampshire.

  This program was originally broadcast on 7/14/2016.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - August 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016

After visiting the state, Donald Trump continues to stir up controversy for himself and for Republicans in downticket races, including Senator Kelly Ayotte.  In the race for U.S. Senate, Governor Maggie Hassan lays out her goals for keeping New Hampshire and the country safe in a foreign policy address.  And the state's fourth medical marijuana dispensary opens for business in Merrimack.  


neetalparekh / flickr/cc

With politicians promising to create so-called "good jobs", we look at what government can and can't do in this area.  Also, rents in the Granite State keep rising, up fifteen percent in the last five years.  And New Hampshire joins a national lawsuit challenging the merger of two health insurance companies, Anthem and Cigna. 


openDemocracy via Flickr/Creative Commons

In his new book, Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those With Chronic Pain, Dr. David Nagel says that when the medical system can't cure patients' pain, it often blames them instead.  Nagel proposes what he calls a more effective and compassionate approach. 


Jimmy Emerson, DVM via Flickr/Creative Commons

New Hampshire now has almost one hundred of these natural areas, from wild places like Pisgah to the crowded sands of Hampton Beach. But their unique self-funding system has long been controversial.  Still, last year, the parks had a banner year,  and this year also seems on target.  We'll look at the health of our state parks and ideas for innovation.

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Why get married?  That's a question many Americans are asking these days - with rates of people tying the knot lower now than any time in U.S. History.  And even those who do get hitched are waiting longer, with average marriage ages up for both sexes.  We’ll look at these trends, what's behind them, and what their impacts may be.

This program was originally broadcast on 5/11/16

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - August 5, 2016

Aug 5, 2016

Senator Kelly Ayotte finds herself the target of Donald Trump's wrath after she defends the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier.  

Homelessness is down among the veteran population, nationally, and in New Hampshire. And the EPA accuses one of N.H.'s most prominent real estate developers of breaking two federal lead paint laws. 

Eric Norris via Flickr/Creative Concerns

 

The Granite State is experiencing its worst drought in years, with southeastern New Hampshire most affected.  And despite a little rain lately, dry conditions are expected to continue, affecting farms, fish, private wells, plus increasing fire danger.  We'll get the latest, including response from the state's drought task force.

GUESTS:

Brandon Kernan, manager of hydrology and conservation  with the N.H. Department of Environmental Services.

Third-Party Presidential Politics: The 2016 Edition

Aug 2, 2016
FLICKR CC/nshepard

Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson are gaining attention --boosted by the current penchant for outsiders, as well as dismal popularity ratings for the two major Presidential candidates. But whether this will translate into votes in November remains a question.

Allegra Boverman / Courtesy Photo

We pick up our recent conversation on race, policing and guns. Deadly encounters this summer between police and African Americans and the targeting of law enforcement by lone attackers have set many communities on edge.  We get a Granite State perspective on this turmoil, as well as on efforts to repair a rift that many say has been long in the making.   

What to Read Now: Summer Book Show 2016

Jul 29, 2016

We hear from our booksellers on some of the best books for summer reading this year, from pure beach reading to literary fiction, plus serious and not-so-serious nonfiction.  There's a new Harry Potter book from J.K. Rowling plus new releases from Stephen King, Louise Erdrich and Annie Proulx.

 

  This program was originally broadcast on June 27, 2016.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 29

Jul 28, 2016

We recap Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech as the first female nominee of a major political party at the Democratic National Committee Convention. Back in New Hampshire, all four GOP gubernatorial candidates endorse Donald Trump and debate the state's handling of the opioid crisis. Meanwhile, a substance abuse treatment facility in Franklin triples its number of inpatient beds.   GUESTS:

Casey McDermott for NHPR

Hillary Clinton makes history at the Democratic National Convention as the first female Presidential nominee of a major party.  We get the Granite State perspective on party unity, disunity, and notable events.  We examine what themes are emerging from the convention and how they resonate with New Hampshire delegates and voters.  We'll also preview Clinton's acceptance speech and the road forward to the general election.


National Archives UK

We're reviewing and previewing summer movies, including sequels such as Star Trek Beyond and reboots of old favorites such as Ben-Hur and Ghostbusters, with an all-female team.  If you're in an apocalyptic mood, there's Independence Day: Resurgence, or, if whimsy is more your cup of tea,  The Secret Life of Pets.   We'll look, too, at how  movie theaters are working hard to attract viewers in an age of home screens and binge watching. 


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 22

Jul 22, 2016
Sara Plourde, NHPR

We review  notable N.H. - related moments of the RNC convention, including an unsuccessful attempt by a group of "Never Trump" Republicans to derail the nomination process. Back in New Hampshire,  U.S. House candidates Rich Ashooh and incumbent Congressman Frank Guinta spar over Guinta's campaign finance violations.  And resolution on two police matters:  the N.H. AG rules that a fatal officer-involved shooting of a 19-year old Michigan man last month was legally justified, and a N.H. state trooper is arrested on misdemeanor assault charges for his use of force after a high-speed chase last May. 


NH Perspective: 2016 RNC Convention

Jul 20, 2016
NHPR

The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland, and Donald Trump is the party's official nominee for president, but not without pushback from some notable New Hampshire politicians. We get the Granite State perspective with New Hampshire political analysts discussing events and themes emerging from the convention, how they resonate with New Hampshire delegates and voters, and ramifications for "down-ticket" elections in the fall. We also preview the nominee's acceptance speech and the upcoming Democratic convention.


Steve Lum / Flickr/CC

With the lilacs every spring comes an unwelcome harbinger of the season: black-legged ticks. And with New Hampshire near the top of the list of states with the highest incidence of Lyme disease, Granite Staters take this tiny arachnid seriously. We'll find out what's new this season in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention when it comes to this tick-borne illness.

Update: N.H.'s Struggling Mental Health System

Jul 17, 2016

The state is behind schedule in expanding the types of community-based mental health services that keep people out of hospitals and other institutions. The timeline for developing those services was laid out in a $30 million class action lawsuit settlement in 2014 that alleged New Hampshire was violating the civil rights of people with mental illness. We check in on statewide efforts to improve the state's mental health system, what data tells us about the situation, and goals for implementation going forward.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 15, 2016

Jul 14, 2016
Sara Plourde, NHPR

Politics dominates our Weekly New Hampshire News Roundup, with Bernie Sanders endorsing Hillary Clinton at an event in Portsmouth this week.  We preview the GOP national convention coming up in Cleveland next week, and check in on a Republican gubernatorial candidates debate.  The U.S. Senate passes the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).  N.H. Senator Kelly Ayotte and three other sponsors worked on the bill for two years.

GUESTS:

  • Kevin Landrigan - Senior Reporter, New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Casey McDermott -  digital reporter for NHPR.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.


Cancer in the Granite State, Part II: New Treatments

Jul 13, 2016
Rita Elena Serda, Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

The second in our two-part series on Cancer in the Granite State.  President Obama announced "a cancer moonshot" in his State of the Union address earlier this year, with increased funding for research and treatment in the hopes of accelerating the search for a cure. We look at advances in cancer treatment recently, including promising methods such as immunotherapy.  We also examine the latest research and developments in the search for a cure.  Plus, we delve into the financial and emotional stresses of dealing with the disease. 


Small Colleges, Big Challenges

Jul 11, 2016
courtesy of Colby-Sawyer College

Nationwide, many smaller institutions are struggling to survive due to dwindling enrollment, rural locations, and doubt about the inherent value of a liberal education.  We talk with two New Hampshire college presidents to find out how they're facing these new economic realities and an uncertain future. 

GUESTS:

  • Scott Carlson, Senior Writer with the Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Dr. Kim Mooney, incoming President of Franklin Pierce University. She is a Franklin Pierce alumna, formerly Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and served on the board of trustees of Franklin Pierce College.
  • Dr. Susan Stuebner, President of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H.  She took office July 1st.  Previously she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.


A Week of Turmoil and Violence: N.H. Perspective

Jul 11, 2016
TSCELEB NEWS / FLICKR/CC

New Hampshire reacts to the Dallas police shootings and what motivated them.  We'll get a Granite State view on the national debate over race, policing and guns.  We'll talk with those most involved -- from New Hampshire law enforcement....to minority community activists.....and get their ideas for a way out of this cycle of violence and turmoil.  

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Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016
Sara Plourde, NHPR

  We're following up on the top news stories of the week: some New Hampshire perspective on the police shootings in Dallas; after the FBI recommends Hillary Clinton not be charged for careless handling of classified emails, N.H. politicians weigh in.  And an independent report chastises the mental health system for lagging behind schedule in improving access to mental health services. 


U.S. Government

The Supreme Court ended it's term June 30th, issuing a slew of decisions.  We look at three rulings:  one involving gun ownership and domestic violence cases, another on affirmative action in college admissions and a third on political corruption. A look at how this unusual eight member court ruled and what ramifications these three particular decisions might have for New Hampshire.

Mapping Cancer in New Hampshire, Part I

Jul 5, 2016
Wikipedia

In the first of a two-part series, we'll delve into the most prevalent cancers in New Hampshire - bladder, breast and lung.  We'll also examine who appears to be most susceptible to these cancers and how genetics, lifestyle, or environmental causes might be contributing factors in the incidence of cancer in the state.


FLICKR/CC Csilla Jaray Benn

A roundup of Granite State economic headlines: It's all about the labor force, according to a midyear economic review -- businesses have plenty of job openings  but there aren't enough workers to fill them.   Commercial real estate gets a makeover, with old shopping malls and a race-track finding new life.  And reaction to a national study on manufacturing, which says a strong education system is the key to success. 


In his new book, Dead Presidents, NHPR's Brady Carlson unearths the offbeat and wacky ways we've memorialized our Commanders-in-Chief, from a laxative drink called Garfield tea to a game called Hooverball.

  This program was originally broadcast on 2/25/16.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 1, 2016

Jul 1, 2016

In New Hampshire headlines this week, the Executive Council approves state funding for Planned Parenthood, with support from Republican candidate for governor Chris Sununu.  Donald Trump returns to N.H.  And crowds turn out at Rye Beach to watch biologists conduct a necropsy to figure out what caused the death of a beached whale nicknamed Snowplow.  

The Sky Guys: Juno, Jupiter and the Milky Way

Jun 30, 2016

We're checking in with the Sky Guys this week for the latest news on the Juno mission to Jupiter, why eighty percent of Americans can no longer see the Milky Way, and gravitational ripples confirmed for a second time.   Plus, what to look for in the stars for summer nights ahead.

 


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