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After months of scrutiny for abuse and neglect, this residential facility for people with brain injuries and developmental disabilities closed. We're following up on an investigation by NHPR and the radio program Reveal about the history of the center, its connections to similar facilities nationwide - and what this means for a vulnerable population.

 

This program was originally broadcast on 11/18/15.

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The Four Faces of the Republican Party

Dec 30, 2015
Jim Cole

In a new book, political scholar Dante Scala and his co-author Henry Olsen look at the four factions that have defined the GOP presidential nomination process, which Scala says is misunderstood and misinterpreted by the media and the so-called conventional wisdom.

 

This program was originally broadcast on 12/8/15.

 

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Making Sense of New Mammogram Guidelines

Dec 29, 2015
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The American Cancer Society has issued new recommendation, raising the age for screenings from forty to forty five, saying that too many false positives have led to unnecessary and even harmful treatment. Other organizations, however suggest other ages for the test.
 

This program was originally broadcast on 10/27/15.

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In the holiday season, many Granite Staters think about donations to the charities and nonprofits in New Hampshire and elsewhere that work on a wide array of causes. Deciding where to give can be difficult, though -- with questions about which groups use the money most effectively, and how to judge their performance.

This program was originally broadcast on 12/14/15.

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Gerald Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

Dec 24, 2015
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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.

College Applications & Admissions: What's New

Dec 23, 2015
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It’s crunch time for many High School seniors putting finishing touches on essays and collecting recommendations in hope of landing that acceptance letter come spring. Colleges, meanwhile, are preparing to sort through those materials, as they re-consider the whole process: what really matters and what doesn't.

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Kids and Digital Media: What Parents Need to Know

Dec 22, 2015
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This holiday season, many kids are asking for shiny new devices, but some parents worry about how access to all this may affect children. We talk with the author of a new book that takes a fact-not-fear approach to exposing kids to technology, and promises to help parents navigate the digital world.

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Rebecca Lavoie for NHPR

Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley sits down with Exchange host Laura Knoy and Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. 

Friday N.H. News Roundup - December 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

We're talking about the top N.H. news stories of the week: state legislators are taking a gander at the long list of bills proposed for the upcoming session, and deciding which to prioritize, WMUR was booted from this weekend's Democratic debate because of a labor dispute, and the operators of Mt Washington's auto-road are considering reopening the road in light of the unseasonably warm weather.

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Departments nationwide and in the Granite State are struggling to attract new officers. With the career being seen as less rewarding than it once was, and police themselves under more scrutiny, some would-be recruits are hesitant to join the force.

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New dynamics have entered the GOP race, with terrorism and national security topping voters' concerns. And the race itself is shaking up, with a slightly smaller group of contenders and the party's establishment openly worried about the staying power of Donald Trump. We'll recap the debate highlights and dig into the issues. 

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Checking Up on the Affordable Care Act in N.H.

Dec 15, 2015
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As another health insurance enrollment period comes to end, the conversation continues about whether or not the affordable care act is working for individuals and employers in the state. We take stock of who's getting insured, what's on the horizon for Medicaid expansion, and whether the economics of the law are bringing down costs as intended. 

 

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - December 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Sara Plourde

We're looking at the top New Hampshire news stories of the week.

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Best Books for the Holidays, 2015

Dec 9, 2015

It’s our annual holiday book show: two N.H. independent booksellers give us their picks for the best reads of 2015. 

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Two more high-profile mass shootings this past month have rekindled the national debate over guns, gun rights, and gun regulation. Politicians have weighed in from the Presidential campaign trail and on Capitol Hill, but common ground remains elusive. Some say we need to tighten laws and oversight in the interest of public safety, while others say the solution is for more civilians to arm themselves in the interest of self-defense.


Sara Plourde for NHPR

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with Exchange host Laura Knoy and Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. 

Friday N.H. News Roundup - December 4, 2015

Dec 4, 2015
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We're covering the top New Hampshire news stories of the week.

GUESTS:

  • Dan Barrick - senior editor of politics and policy at NHPR
  • Jeff Feingold - editor of New Hampshire Business Review
  • Casey McDermott - NHPR’s digital reporter

N.H.'s New Ten-Year Action Wildlife Plan

Dec 3, 2015
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The state's new ten-year wildlife action plan was announced last month, laying out priorities for New Hampshire's natural resources and critters. We'll look into what the plan entails, and how its used in towns weighing conservation against other considerations.

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Over the last decade, high schools and universities have adopted programs encouraging female students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, and there’s been a lot of talk about closing the gap.  But now, this divide is changing, with women dominating in some stem fields and men in others.  We’re getting the latest picture.

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What The Paris Climate Conference Means for N.H.

Dec 1, 2015
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The U.N. Climate Change Conference seeks agreement on limiting global warming to just two degrees Celsius over the next century.  Many say that's a tall order, but some are hopeful this summit could be more successful.  We'll take a New Hampshire look at this, including state impacts and efforts.

   

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Following the Paris Attacks, many politicians including in New Hampshire, are calling for a pause on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S.  This has led to a huge conversation - about American values, where the real risks are, and what the next steps should be.

    

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We’re sitting down with author Jay Atkinson to talk about his new book, ‘Massacre on the Merrimack’ - which takes on the Hannah Duston story.

This program was originally broadcast on 9/29/15.

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Tales and Travails of Thanksgiving Day

Nov 25, 2015
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From burnt pies to traffic jams to last year's giant power outage, everyone has a story to tell about this uniquely American holiday.  We'll hear tales from around the Granite State about how we gather on this day, and look at what makes Thanksgiving so linked to tradition.

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Poverty Moves to the Suburbs

Nov 24, 2015
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Rural and inner-city poverty often get most of the attention, but now, poverty in American suburbia is growing fastest. We're looking at why this is happening, how these trends play out in New Hampshire, and the ways in which low-income struggles here differ.

 

 

 

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Allegra Boverman / NHPR

Approved by a special legislative session, a newly minted task force will spend the next weeks considering several options for tackling the state’s drug problem, which has claimed more than five hundred lives in the last two years. The goal is to craft legislation quickly -- in time for the January return of the legislature.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - November 20, 2015

Nov 20, 2015
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We're looking at the top stories of the week: responding to the attacks in Paris, Governor Hassan joins twenty nine Republican governors in asking President Obama to hold off on accepting refugees from Syria, lawmakers meet in a special session to address the state's opioid crisis, and state environmental officials deliver a possible setback to the Northern Pass Project.

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We head over to the Hawkeye state - Iowa - to check in on the other "First in the Nation" contest, with Iowa's caucuses coming about a week before New Hampshire's presidential primary next year.  We'll find out what the candidates are saying, and how they're playing, in Iowa. 

 

  • Ben Kiefer -  host of IPR’s daily noon talk show River to River, which he also helps produce.

 

The Paris Attacks: Reactions in the Aftermath

Nov 16, 2015
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The attacks on Paris over the weekend shook the world, and although some questions are starting to be answered, there are still a lot of question marks surrounding the event.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - November 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're covering the top news stories of the week.

GUESTS:

  • Sam Evans-Brown - NHPR's environment and education reporter
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website, N.H. Political Capital.
  • Paul Steinhauser - NH1's political director and anchor
  • Rik Stevens - Northern New England correspondent for the Associated Press
Allegra Boverman for NHPR

GOP presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich sits down for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. The forum was recorded live-to-tape on Thursday, November 12th in front of a live audience.

Listen to the full conversation right here:

This event is a partnership between New Hampshire Public Radio and Concord Young Professionals. Broadcast times: Thursday, November 12, at 8pm and Monday November 16th at 9am and 8pm.

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