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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

Iraqi army soldiers and volunteers in Baghdad on Saturday
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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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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

What's New With The Affordable Care Act In N.H.

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Expanded Medicaid for low-income adults is coming, but may be delayed.  Meanwhile, four more insurance companies say they’re ready to join New Hampshire’s marketplace for coverage next year.  And as we head into this fall's elections,  the health care law remains a major point of political contention. 

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  • Todd BookmanNHPR’s health reporter
  • Jenny Patterson - health legal counsel at the New Hampshire Insurance Department

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 13, 2014

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We're covering the top stories of the week: Governor Hassan signs into law a twenty-five-foot “buffer zone” for protesters around abortion clinics, candidates for this fall’s elections line up at the Secretary of State’s office for the filing period, and comedian and Granite State native Seth Meyers hosts a fundraiser for Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Reassessing Property Taxes, In N.H. And Across The Country

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New Hampshire, first in the nation when it comes to reliance on this tax, has long debated it. While critics say it’s unevenly distributed, defenders say it’s great for local control and far better than an income tax. And this familiar conversation is playing out across the country, with other states debating the fairness issue and offering alternatives.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Battling Diabetes, The "Chronic Epidemic Of The Millenium"

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Diabetes has been called “the chronic epidemic of the millennium.” Our panel looks at why this is so, changes in management of this disease, and promising research in the field.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Gardening Tips For Granite Staters

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It’s a short season, but one that many in New England enthusiastically embrace, whether on community plots, backyard gardens or on a commercial scale.  And now, in addition to the usual challenges, there’s climate change with a longer growing season but also new floral and faunal pests, and the possibility of extreme weather.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Legislative Roundtable: Reflections On 2014

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We're sitting down with a panel of House and Senate leaders to look back on the year in the legislature. It was a year of victories for supporters of Medicaid Expansion, but of disappointment for casino backers and death penalty opponents.  And it ended with several major players announcing they’re getting out of the game and retiring from politics. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 6, 2014

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We're looking at some of the top news of the weeks, from the candidate filing period opening for this fall’s elections, to state Senator Sylvia Larsen's announcement her retirement, criticism for Governor Hassan’s trade mission to Turkey, and New Hampshire’s only Holocaust museum opening in Nashua.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

How We Talk About Race In N.H.

Wolfeboro, where a police commissioner was recently pressured to resign after making racist comments
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After racist remarks by Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling and Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland, outrage dominated the national headlines, and both men were widely reprimanded.  But some say merely criticizing and dismissing such comments isn’t enough – and that we need a candid conversation about race relations.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Must-Read Books For Summer 2014

As the warm weather finally arrives, we’re looking at what’s new this season in books suited for coming days at the beach, in the mountains, or even your backyard. There’s a new series from New Hampshire children’s author Paul Durham, a memoir from Mariano Rivera, and a new novel from perennial favorite JK Rowling. (digital post by Faith Meixell)

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

UNH President Mark Huddleston: College Affordability, Debt, & What's New At UNH

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As another academic year closes, our guest today, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston, can look back at a year that was a little easier than 2011, when the legislature cut appropriations to higher education in half.  Now, with some of that money restored, tuition was frozen for a time, while other initiatives (many bolstered by private money) moved ahead.   In January, UNH and Franklin Pierce law center made it official, and now there’s “UNH Law School” in Concord.  In April, a new school of business and economics opened on the Durham campus, and planning is also underway

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

All Eyes On India, And Its New Prime Minister

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Home to a sixth of the world’s population and the third largest economy, India is certainly not a force to be ignored. With a GDP  beyond the size of Japan’s, and a  population getting close to China’s. At this magnitude, India’s economic problems are on a huge scale as well: a per capita income of two thousand dollars a year, a stubbornly sluggish growth rate, inflation almost at ten percent, and more than three hundred million people living in poverty.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Next Week On The Exchange - June 2nd

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 30, 2014

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We're covering the top stories of the week, from bills on alternative energy and the Medicaid Enhancement Tax at the last full week at the State House, to the veterans honored at Memorial Day remembrances around the state, and Belmont’s school board votes to keep its controversial Red Raiders logo.

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