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Next Week on The Exchange:

Monday, 5/2:  Sharing Economy

Tuesday, 5/3: Cost of Childcare

Wednesday, 5/4: Sunni-Shia Divide

Thursday, 5/5: T.B.A.

Friday, 5/6: Weekly N.H. News Roundup

New Hampshire Primary 2016: Recapping the Results

Feb 10, 2016
Allegra Boverman / NHPR

Last night, the Granite State gave solid victories to Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump, with John Kasich grabbing a coveted second place the GOP side.  We'll review the results, and what might be next as the candidates pack up their Granite State gear and head to contests elsewhere in the country.

News Media and the 2016 Election Cycle

Feb 9, 2016
Allegra Boverman / NHPR

The news media is often seen as a troubled industry, with newspaper circulation and local reporting on the decline, and a continued rocky transition to a digital and mobile world.  We'll re-examine how this trend is playing out nationally and in New Hampshire, especially in the midst of a tumultuous primary election.

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The New Hampshire presidential primary celebrates its 100th birthday next year, and a new book chronicles those many decades, including lots of primary lore. It also examines whether the first primary really has as much power over the nomination process as many believe it to.

  This program was originally broadcast on 9/3/15.

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Weekly N.H. News Roundup - February 5, 2015

Feb 5, 2016
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We'll be talking about the top news stories of the week: the presidential primary parade arrives, a bit smaller, after several candidates drop out of the race, Governor Hassan delivers her last State of the State address, with her U.S. Senate run in the wings, and an overflow crowd attends a public hearing on whether to resume bobcat hunting

NASA

It's our Sky Guys: the hunt for 'planet nine' continues, with evidence of a huge, but unseen mass beyond Pluto. The mars rover Opportunity celebrates its twelfth birthday, exploring the red planet long beyond expectations.  And this week, it's your best chance to see Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter lined up across the early morning sky.

Allegra Boverman / NHPR

As the sunset for New Hampshire's Medicaid expansion approaches, state legislators are debating how best, or whether, to extend the program. And while the prospect of dropping 47,000 Granite Staters who receive this coverage is daunting, some lawmakers are worried about how to fund it when federal support decreases.

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After months of following campaigns, polls upon polls, and debates, voters in the Hawkeye State finally have their say -- with the Iowa caucuses officially launching the presidential nomination process. We'll discuss the results and how they might affect our First in the Nation Primary, just a week away.

Primary 2016: Tax Policy on the Campaign Trail

Feb 1, 2016
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The Presidential candidates have proposed major changes -- from replacing the income tax with a national sales tax, to raising taxes to fund universal health care. We’ll dive into the differences and discuss what new tax policies could mean for you.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - January 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're covering the top news stories of the week: Republican lawmakers outline a plan to continue Medicaid expansion that includes a work requirement, the House considers decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, and on the presidential front, the Granite State is relatively quiet with the Iowa caucuses days away.

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As stricter nutrition regulations go into their fifth year, some New Hampshire students and schools, continue to push back against these federal guidelines to make meals healthier.  But the rules have many supporters too who say that serving food with less sodium, fat, and calories is a necessity in an era of childhood obesity.

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Several bills address the minimum wage this legislative season, including one to increase it gradually and exclude workers under age eighteen – a provision some say could bolster bipartisan support. But concerns remain about unintended consequences, especially among small businesses owners.

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It’s become a common theme: voters are anxious – about national security, income inequality, and a government they see as unable to confront the country’s problems. Campaigns have tapped into these sentiments, often striking an angry tone. We’ll explore the extent of this discontent – and whether it's exceptional to this campaign season.

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 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, including health care, campaign finance, and foreign policy. 

You can watch the forum right here:

Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 22, 2015

Jan 22, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're talking about the top news stories of the week: state lawmakers debate proposals, from the minimum wage to highway user fees to Real ID; New Hampshire schools are among dozens across the country targeted by false bomb threats; and presidential candidates aplenty barnstorm the state in the final weeks before the primary.

NPR's Tom Gjelten on America's Immigration Story

Jan 21, 2016
Allegra Boverman / NHPR

Longtime NPR foreign correspondent Tom Gjelten writes that for most of our history, immigration law favored Europeans. But with the 1965 Immigration Act, the door was opened for people from all corners of the world, ushering in transformation, tensions and a new debate over what it means to be American.

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Many analysts seem to be taking the stock markets recent swings in stride, saying the broader U.S. economy is on stronger footing.  Still, there are concerns, especially China's economic woes.

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With the number of diagnoses and prescriptions on a twenty-year rise, these days, having a kid with ADHD is no longer outside the norm. Still: there's plenty of disagreement over the nature of the diagnosis itself, when medication can help kids, and when other approaches might be better. 

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A new book by UNH historian Jason Sokol describes what he calls the region’s 'conflicted soul’ when it comes to race. Sokol explores the discrepancies between the North’s image as haven from the segregated south, and the harsh realities that African Americans faced in black neighborhoods from Boston to Brooklyn.

This program originally broadcast on February 12, 2015.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 15, 2015

Jan 15, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

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

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  • Jeff Feingold - editor of New Hampshire Business Review
  • Casey McDermott - digital reporter for NHPR
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capitol
  • Trent Spiner – executive editor for the Union Leaders and New Hampshire Sunday News

Future of Nursing in New Hampshire

Jan 14, 2016
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As New Hampshire ages, the demands for both in-home and hospital care are increasing. And as medical facilities look for nurses with advanced degrees, finding a place for new graduates to gain training is a challenge. We'll see how nursing is set to change in response and the impact on the health care we all receive in the Granite State.

State of the Union 2016: N.H. Reacts

Jan 13, 2016
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The president reviewed accomplishments from the past year and his hopes for the future, with a look to the upcoming election.  We’ll play back highlights from the speech and the Republican response, and we're also getting reaction from New Hampshire analysts.

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Grappling With Homelessness in New Hampshire

Jan 12, 2016
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It's a question Granite State communities are grappling with, as progress appears to have stalled on finding housing for homeless people. Advocates agree a dearth of affordable housing exacerbates the problem. But there's debate over whether providing temporary shelter can forestall lasting solutions on such challenges as unemployment and substance abuse.

2016 State House Look Ahead: Legislator Roundtable

Jan 11, 2016
Allegra Boverman / NHPR

We're sitting down with lawmakers to find out what's in store at the State House this year. 

Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 8, 2015

Jan 8, 2016
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Presidential candidates step up campaigning with a student convention, town halls meetings, and an event focused on addiction. New Hampshire's delegation reacts to President Obama's actions on gun control. And the state's health and human services commissioner steps down this week after eight years on the job.

NHPR Staff

Republican presidential candidate and former technology executive 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, including gun control, the environment, and foreign policy.

This forum is presented in partnership between New Hampshire Public Radio and the Concord Young Professionals Network. 

Primary 2016: Health Care on the Campaign Trail

Jan 6, 2016
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Health care still a top issue for voters, from the Affordable Care Act to lowering the cost of prescription drugs. And New Hampshire residents have made solving the opioid crisis a national priority. We're looking at where the twenty-sixteen presidential candidates stand.

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We're sitting down with outgoing Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas. As head of the state's largest agency for eight eventful years, Toumpas dealt with several enormous challenges, from Medicaid expansion to medical marijuana to the opioid epidemic. We'll get his take on his tenure as he prepares to leave office, and ask what advice he might give his successor.

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Many Americans in the new year are resolving to become better budgeters, to spend less, and to pay down their debt. But while a consumer-driven culture has certainly contributed to overspending and increasing debt for many the economy and sluggish wage growth in recent years has also made it harder to be as thrifty as our frugal New England ancestors might have hoped.

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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