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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Northern Pass Project Moves South

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The campaign to promote this Canadian Hydropower project, focused until now on the North Country, has moved into central regions of the state.  Many of the concerns about towers and landscapes heard up North are being echoed elsewhere, but so are arguments that the state needs this source of renewable energy.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Seeking Solutions On Syria

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President Obama says the United States has a moral responsibility to punish the Syrian government for its reported use of chemical weapons against civilians. And he’s asked Congress to approve military action.  We’ll look at the arguments for and against, and gauge reaction in the Granite State.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - September 9, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, a roundtable of Granite Staters reflects on the possibility of military action against the Syrian government.  Then we return to Northern Pass debate as supporters think of new ways to reach out, just as the opposition remains solid.  On Wednesday, we'll talk about the problem of teenage drinking in New Hampshire. Also, we'll talk on Thursday with the new commissioner of Resources and Economic Development, Jeffrey Rose.  E-mail us at exchange@nhpr.org and join us all next week for The Exchange.

The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Friday N.H. News Roundup - Week Of September 2nd

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At the state Senate, Chuck Morse is officially in as President, while Jeb Bradley ends speculation he’ll run for statewide office. The Northern Pass Project makes its case in new territory, with a public meeting in Concord.   And New Hampshire home prices continue to rise, up twenty-three percent over last year. We'll look at some of the big stories that have happened in the Granite State during the week of September 2nd.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Elder Abuse In New Hampshire

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It’s often a hidden problem: The aged living alone or isolate from the community, where they fall prey to mistreatment by caregivers or family members. The abuse can be physical, emotional or involve financial exploitation. Now, senior advocates are pushing to raise awareness about these problems and emphasize the responsibility to report them.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed September 4, 2013

End Of Life Planning - Advance Directives

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Tackling the taboo on discussing death:  in a series last week, NHPR’s health reporter Todd Bookman examined this movement to encourage end-of-life planning- from the legal concerns of living wills and health care proxies, to the emotional side of managing family dynamics around this most difficult issue. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The State Of The Station

We sit down with NHPR president Betsy Gardella to discuss recent changes in programming and an update on our classical service. Also, we’ll ask about a shift in top leadership at National Public Radio, with the departure of NPR president and CEO, Gary Knell.

  

  

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

The Common Core: Coming To A School Near You (Rebroadcast)

New Hampshire is among some forty states to adopt this more rigorous set of standards for math and language arts in public schools. But just as this bi-partisan effort becomes reality, the system is facing some backlash from both the right and left. We’ll find out more about Common Core and the challenges it faces getting off the ground.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - September 2, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, with the start of a new school year, we bring you our earlier conversation on the new common core standards being adopted across the Granite State.  Then, NHPR's President Betsy Gardella talks about the “State of the Station” and the latest at NPR.  Later, in the week, we look at the issue of 'advanced directives' part of a series put on by NHPR's health reporter, Todd Bookman and we explore the difficult topic of elder abuse, how it happens, and what’s being done to prevent it.  E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Exchange (every morning l

The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Friday N.H. News Roundup - Week Of August 26th

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The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is shutting down, by the end of twenty fourteen after years of legal battles with the state.  In New Hampshire, Health care providers turn out in force in favor Medicaid Expansion and at the Statehouse, support solidifies for a new Senate President, Republican Chuck Morse. We'll look at those and other Granite State stories that made the headlines for the week of August 26th.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu August 29, 2013

What's Next For N.H. Non-Profits?

What’s next for non-profits?  There’s a lot of soul searching in this field  nowadays, with some calling for a major rethinking of what it means to be “non-profit” – including adopting ideas from the for-profit world.  There’s also debate over whether we have too many non-profits and if some should merge; but others say those numbers reflect rising need, growing social problems and limited funding.  

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Stacy Palmer, Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a news source in the non-profit world.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Remembering The March On Washington

We talk with African Americans living in northern New England about the Civil Rights protest that helped change the course of racial history in the U.S. Fifty years later, Americans are still contemplating the legacy of that day and debating the extent to which Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of racial equality has been fulfilled.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement

We sit down with New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement.  It’s been a busy summer for him.  He’s overseen the celebrated opening of the Memorial Bridge…and continues to search for money…to complete the widening of I-93.  Meanwhile, there’s talk of freight rail expansion in the North Country…and new passenger airline service coming to the Seacoast. 

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  • Christopher Clement - Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Naked Statistics (Rebroadcast)

Statistics without the struggle: In a new book, Dartmouth professor Charles Wheelan explains how to make sense of the proliferation of data in this digital age, a task he calls “fascinating” and even “fun”! Wheelan also points out the pitfalls, how research can be skewed by biased parties. We’ll study up on the state of statistics.

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  • Charles Wheelan - Professor at Dartmouth College, author of the international best-seller Naked Economics and the new Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - August 26, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we talk with New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Christopher Clement about everything from red-listed bridges to a new study of rail.  Wednesday we sit down with NHPR President Betsy Gardella on the State of the Station and NPR. We look at the state of Non-profits in New Hampshire and as always, we end the week with our Friday New Hampshire News roundup, reviewing the top stories in the Granite State.  E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR!

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