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The Exchange
10:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Why Law Schools Are Facing An Enrollment Problem

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After years of a so-called “lawyer bubble”, with firms expanding rapidly – these days, many new graduates struggle to get a job in the legal profession.  In response, law school enrollment numbers are plummeting, leading some to scale back their operations and many to re-think the best way to deliver that juris doctorate.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Evolution Of The American Office: Nikil Saval's "Cubed"

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From the early days of counting houses, when office jobs were looked down on but were still considered a refuge from factory work,  to the modern day cubicle. We talk with author Nikil Saval about his new book "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace."

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  • Nikil Saval - an editor of  n + 1, a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics. "Cubed" is his first book.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Digging Into Veterans Health Care In N.H.

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Reports of long wait times and false record-keeping at veterans facilities have rocked the country, leading to the resignations at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and a system-wide audit to get to the root of the problems.  We’ll talk with New Hampshire veterans and a top VA official here about how well this state cares for its veterans.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Next Week On The Exchange - June 30, 2014

First, a look at a new report on family-friendly workplace policies gives New Hampshire a low grade. Then, we'll check in with veteran's health care in the state, following the national scandal at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. On Wednesday, we'll sit down with the author of the new book, "Cubed", which examines the evolution of the American office. And on Friday, we'll finish the week with our weekly Friday New Hampshire News Roundup.

The Exchange
12:55 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Are N.H.'s Workplaces Family-Friendly Enough?

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A new national report finds New Hampshire and plenty of other states sorely lacking when it comes to supporting new parents. This comes amid a larger, national conversation about “family-friendly” work environments: what that involves, what’s reasonable and what isn’t, and how some of these policies affect productivity and the bottom line.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 27, 2014

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We're covering the top stories of the week: from tax returns as political fodder in the Granite State’s race for U.S. Senate, to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against an abortion-clinic buffer zone law in Massachusetts, to a family-feud at the Market Basket grocery chain and a leadership shakeup that rattles employees around New England.

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Grading Greek Life On College Campuses

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For some students pledging that fraternity or sorority is a rite of passage, creating a sense of belonging and friendship on campus.  But after a series of recent ugly incidents - including hazing, binge drinking, and sexual assaults - some colleges are looking harder at Greek organizations and whether some are getting out of control.  We’re examining the big picture, nationally and in New Hampshire.  

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

New Data Stokes Concerns About N.H.'s Drinking Water

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A recent survey of private wells in the Granite State found eighty thousand residents may be at risk of exposure to several toxins, including arsenic. Public water supplies, meanwhile, can be vulnerable to other forms of contamination and affected by severe weather from floods to droughts. We’ll look at these challenges, and possible solutions.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

A Decline In Bees: What's Going On With Our Pollinators?

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Behind recent declines in bee populations are threats as diverse as pesticides, disease, and climate change.  And fewer bees could mean a widespread hit to many types of agriculture. We’ll talk with beekeepers and researchers about what they’re seeing,  also what the future might hold, and what could be done.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Why Identity Theft Is On The Rise, And What To Do About It

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In recent years, U.S. retailers, including Target and Neiman-Marcus, have been hit by huge data breaches – with hackers gaining access to the personal information of millions of consumers, raising the possibility of fraud and identity theft. The IRS, too, has proven vulnerable, with thieves filing false tax returns, resulting in billions of dollars in potentially fraudulent refunds. In New Hampshire recently, more than 200 medical professionals, mostly doctors, had their social security numbers stolen and used to file false federal tax returns.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Next Week On The Exchange - June 23, 2014

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The Exchange
5:40 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 20, 2014

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We're covering the top stories of the week:  from Rockingham county District attorney Jim Reams' announcement that he is resigning from his job, to a new report showing that up to eighty thousand New Hampshire residents could be drinking contaminated water,  and Bike Week bringing thousands of two-wheeled vehicles to Laconia.

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

The State Of Farming In N.H.

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New Hampshire’s farm legacy extends to the very beginning of our state’s history, when farmers from over-crowded areas in southern New England started to move north in search of more open land. While the soil in New Hampshire was not as fertile as they’d hoped, farmers did take root in the state and are still here. And while the country overall has seen a trend toward fewer, bigger farms, new data from show the reverse in New Hampshire and New England: over the past five years, the state’s number of farms has grown 5%, for a total 30% increase over the past decade.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

N.H.'s War On Invasive Bugs & Plants

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In New Hampshire lakes, rivers and ponds, non-indigenous plants have moved in choking out the natural flora and fauna, but volunteers and state officials have taken up the fight against them. We’ll look at the latest in that fight, as well as invasive insects from the Emerald Ash Borer to the Wooly Adelgid.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Iraq On The Brink: U.S. Weighs Options As Jihadis Advance

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A powerful group of radical Islamists has been overwhelming Iraqi cities and towns. The stunning onslaught has the capital Baghdad now girding for battle and the U.S. grappling with how best to deal with the threat. We’ll look at the situation there and at American options.

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