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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Battling Bullying (Rebroadcast)

Although long an unfortunate part of childhood, many feel it’s become more serious and more complicated, given expanded opportunities through the internet and social media. But there’s also more scrutiny, tougher policies, and anti-bullying campaigns out in force. We’ll get the latest from Granite Staters involved in this issue.

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9:00 am
Thu July 4, 2013

A New Look At Calvin Coolidge (Rebroadcast)

Biographer Amity Shlaes say our thirtieth president was deeper than his nickname Silent Cal suggests or what his critics called a man of few words and.. frequent naps.. but a visionary conservative who promoted ideas of limited government and individual responsibility and who oversaw an era of remarkable growth and optimism that preceded the Great Depression.

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9:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Citizens For Affordable Energy Founder And CEO, John Hofmeister (Rebroadcast)

Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister calls for a complete re-think on energy policy. Hofmeister currently heads the group “Citizens for Affordable Energy.” He says investing in twenty-first century energies is the only stimulus our economy needs. But that won’t happen, he says, unless private industry takes the reins and government gets largely out of the way.

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John Hofmeister - Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy and former Shell Oil President.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Designing Downtowns (Rebroadcast)

Cities and towns around New Hampshire have been working to revitalize and even resurrect their central cores, renovating abandoned buildings, creating walk-able main streets and affordable housing. We’ll look in on these efforts and also the challenges of financing them, while attracting businesses and others to take up the downtown lifestyle.

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9:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

The Government Vs. Obesity (Rebroadcast)

Mayor Bloomberg’s attempt to ban super-sized sugary drinks in New York City was thwarted by a judge recently, but he plans to appeal. Its brought up the question, once again, of how much of a role should government play in the fight against obesity. Supporters of this approach say it's such a serious problem that government needs to get involved, but others say these efforts amount to a nanny state and that personal responsibility is the best approach.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - July 1, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we bring you some of our favorite Exchange shows of the past year.  We begin with the question “Should government play a role in our growing obesity problem” from nutritional labeling to super size sodas. We also look at New Hampshire downtowns, where they’re doing well and where they aren’t. We talk to former Shell Oil President John Hoffmeister on his ideas about the future of energy. For Independence Day, we bring you our program on Calvin Coolidge, a President born on the 4th of July and we end the week talking about the bullying problem in NH.

The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of June 24th

Credit Sara Plourde

This week the legislature gave near unanimous approval to a ten point seven billion dollar state budget. Lawmakers also approved medical marijuana, as well as changes to the state’s year-old Voter ID law. Same-sex couples celebrate two recent decisions of the Supreme Court. Hesser College gets a new name and a sister-city deal between Portsmouth and Santacangelo, Italy falls apart. We'll look at the stories that made news for the week of June 24th.

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9:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

The Supreme Court Has Its Say On Gay Marriage

After months of anticipation, the Supreme Court overturned The Defense of Marriage Act, and ruled California’s proposition eight unconstitutional. Both are considered major decisions for the gay rights movement. We’ll look closer at these rulings and what they may mean for the Granite State.

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4:00 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Our Annual Summer Books Show

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With warm vacations on our minds, we’ll look at some of the best reads for the longest days of the year.

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9:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

The Widening Lyme Disease Divide

A series by Boston Globe reporter Beth Daley explores how the tick-borne illness, Lyme disease continues to spread across the Northeast, all while doctors are increasingly divided on treatments, and the public is in many cases bitterly frustrated by the medical establishment’s response and the lack of ready answers.

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9:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Food Politics

Ten years ago, Marion Nestle’s groundbreaking book on how the American food industry influences nutrition and health was met with praise and criticism. Nestle has expanded and revised her influential book, raising questions about the roles of personal and corporate responsibility and finding that the food industry is still encouraging unhealthy behavior in order to make a profit.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of June 17th

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Lawmakers have reached a tentative deal on the biennial budget, but whether or not that includes Medicare expansion as been tabled until October. They also appear to have found middle ground on medical marijuana and a women's prison.  A gathering against gun violence gets rowdy and ends with police and a taser. And dodge ball gets a second chance in one New Hampshire school district.  We'll look at the big New Hampshire stories of the week of June 17th.

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9:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

A Roundtable Of Granite Staters On The Turmoil In Turkey

Protests against the Prime Minister Erdogan continue this week after a violent crackdown sparked national protests. While some point to the Arab Spring as a comparison, a secular Turkey is its own special case. We’ll look at what’s happening in the region, and implication for American foreign policy.

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9:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

The Small-State Advantage?

In the current American political system, some say larger states can be at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to political representation in the U.S. Senate and electoral college, to a degree some say the Founders likely never imagined. Some are clamoring for a remedy of some sort, while others suggest the two Senators per State model still plays an important role in balancing political power. We'll look at both sides of this debate. 

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9:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

The Roberts Court

In a new book, veteran Washington Correspondent Marcia Coyle explores the inner workings of the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts.  Coyle examines how the Roberts Court has dealt with some of the most incendiary issues of the day – including gay marriage, health care, second amendment rights, and campaign finance reform. 

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