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, 8/29 - A Nation Engaged: America's Role in the World

Tuesday, 8/30 - Rebroadcast - Protecting N.H.'s Trees and Forests

Wednesday, 8/31 - Traffic Deaths Increase, Especially in N.H.

Thursday, 9/1 - Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates

Friday, 9/2 - Weekly N.H. News Roundup

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
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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.  

Audio Pending...

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.

 


Wendy Nelson / Flickr/CC

We're talking with millennials from the state for an update on whether and why more young adults are leaving the New Hampshire than coming to it, and what it means for the economy.

  This program was originally broadcast on 3/10/16.

  

Allegra Boverman / NHPR

Laura Knoy took NHPR's flagship show on the road for a special live edition of The Exchange, featuring a conversation on business and sustainability. The forum took place on Tuesday, June 28th at Labelle Winery in Amherst, and tackled the tough questions facing many in New Hampshire around what's real and what's "greenwashing," and what policies and economic factors stand in the way of more businesses embracing sustainable practices.

GUESTS:

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This week’s ‘Brexit’ – Britain’s high-profile vote to exit from the European Union – may shake up the European economy and politics for years to come. Here in the Granite State, though, there’s still uncertainty about what the impact will be.

N.H. Braces for Economic Fallout from Brexit

Jun 28, 2016
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As Europe struggles to sort out what Britain's decision to leave the European Union means for the Continent, here in the United States there are impacts as well.  We'll explore how this European shake-out might affect the economy in New Hampshire and New England -- from manufacturing to finance to tourism

Read a summary of the conversation here.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - June 24, 2016

Jun 23, 2016
Sara Plourde

We're following up on the top news stories of the week: gun control legislation and politics in Washington D.C. and in N.H., both political parties in N.H. tout fundraising numbers, and Donald Trump fires beleaguered campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.


An Update on the Syrian Conflict and ISIS

Jun 23, 2016

With ISIS in the headlines in this country after the Orlando massacre, we turn our attention to the civil war in Syria. Despite a major victory against ISIS this week when Iraqi forces took back Fallujah, there remains significant debate about what the US role should be in defeating ISIS, as well as ending Syria's civil war. We also discuss a recent  state department memo critical of the focus of US attacks on ISIS, and calling for strikes against Syrian president Assad. 


We talk with Colin Woodard, author of "American Character."  In his new book, Woodard examines the history to the key American question:  how best to reconcile individual liberty with the common good.  Woodard contends this struggle can be linked to nearly every major disagreement in U.S. history right up to and including the present political divisiveness.  Woodard also suggests how to balance these competing ideals and break political deadlock. 


N.H. Elections 2016: The Race for U.S Congress

Jun 21, 2016
Kevin Flynn for NHPR

We check in on  the races for seats in both the U.S. Senate and House, taking  stock of who the candidates are in each race, and which incumbents may be facing strong challenges. We also look at what issues might define the upcoming months of campaigning here in New Hampshire, including the opioid crisis and gun control.


Charles Wheelan on What Money Is and Why It Matters

Jun 17, 2016
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In his new book, economist Charles Wheelan untangles our complex monetary and banking systems, and why they've veered toward disaster at multiple points throughout our history.  Wheelan also highlights the role individuals, as well a financial institutions, have played in spurring economic prosperity and adversity.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - June 16, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

We're following up on the top news stories of the week: during a speech at St. Anselm College, Donald Trump renews his call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants in response to the massacre in Florida; a final flurry of candidates makes it official as the filing period comes to a close; and in a special session, lawmakers reconsider a measure to help law enforcement officials target drug dealers.

GUESTS:

The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt

Jun 16, 2016

No U.S. president is more associated with nature and wildlife than Teddy Roosevelt... hunter, adventurer, and conservationist.  We'll sit down with Darrin Lunde, the author of a new book on our twenty-sixth president,  delving into his early interest in "museum naturalism" and how his legacy resonates today.  

This program was hosted by Dean Spiliotes, Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University.


Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Eight New Hampshire senators have announced they'll be moving on -- some to other offices, some back to private life.  We'll sit down with four of them, looking back at the accomplishments and challenges of their tenure and discussing how New Hampshire politics and the legislature has changed over the years.

This program was hosted by Dean Spiliotes, Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

We ask a question NPR member stations around the country are exploring this week as part of the series, A Nation Engaged: Does My Vote Matter?  We get a Granite State perspective, including on our First in the Nation status and a recent proposal to possibly pair our primary with Massachusetts.  We'll also look at presidential politics in the wake of the Orlando shootings and a visit to New Hampshire by Republican Donald Trump. 

This program was hosted by Dean Spiliotes, Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - June 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

This week in NH News: the official filing period for the fall elections ends, Governor Hassan signs several more bills into law, and Laconia's Bike Week begins.


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With its 'lily-white' reputation, the Granite State doesn't often highlight the role that people of color have played throughout its history. A new documentary aims to reveal those hidden stories though, and their importance to the state's history. 


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After many years of debate, the federal Food Safety Modernization Act is finally coming to local farms and producers. The goal is to reduce outbreaks of food-borne illnesses such as Salmonella or Listeria. We'll find out how it aims to do that and what it might mean for farmers in New Hampshire.

Michael Garcia Novak / Flickr/CC

Even with all the angst about mid-life crises, and birthday cards calling you over the hill, the author says the middle years are most often about renewal. Today we're talking with former NPR correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty on what she discovered about middle age in America.

NPR's Tom Gjelten on America's Immigration Story

Jun 6, 2016
Allegra Boverman / NHPR

Longtime NPR foreign correspondent Tom Gjelten writes that for most of our history, immigration law favored Europeans. But with the 1965 Immigration Act, the door was opened for people from all corners of the world, ushering in transformation, tensions and a new debate over what it means to be American.

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