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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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Our Annual Summer Books Show

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
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

Credit Sara Plourde

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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

The Mortal Sea (rebroadcast)

In a new book, UNH professor Jeffrey Bolster argues the North Atlantic, for all its vastness and power, is deeply vulnerable.and has suffered cycles of over fishing for centuries, with each new method of fishing causing stocks to decline. We’ll look back at this history and what it might teach us about restoring our oceans to health.

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W. Jeffrey Bolster - UNH Professor and author of the new book "The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail"

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of June 10th

Credit Sara Plourde

It's been another busy week for New Hampshire news. As lawmakers work to finalize the state budget, the issue of whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act  has become a major sticking point. The House and Senate try to find compromise over the Voter ID and Medical Marijuana bills. The Union Leader prints its last newspaper in its Manchester plant and the horse race is getting larger as more Granite Staters begin to announce that they'll be candidates in races from Governor to Manchester Mayor. We'll look at the top stories for the week of June 10th.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Heroin in New Hampshire

The rise in heroin usage in Northern New England has reached alarming levels. Some attribute it to an epidemic in prescription drug abuse, where those addicted to painkillers like oxycodone can no longer afford those pills are switching to a cheaper alternative. In New Hampshire deaths from heroin have increased 6 to 7 times in the last decade. We’re looking at the increased problem of heroin addiction here in NH and what can be done about it.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

NH Energy Wars

Fifteen years ago, New Hampshire embarked on a dramatic experiment, deregulating electricity. The idea was to bring competition to power production; a sector where typically just a handful of highly-regulated utilities dominated. These days, Granite Staters are being pursued by a variety of power suppliers, from all over.  And their efforts are paying off, with more and morer customers switching from the state’s largest utility, PSNH to new providers.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

An Alarming Rise In Food Allergies (Rebroadcast)

A recent report by the Center for Disease Control shows a huge jump in the number of American kids with food and skin allergies. Some are so severe, they’re life-threatening. There are several theories about why this is happening, including the proliferation of anti-bacterial soaps. We’ll talk about that, and why advances in treatment has been so frustratingly slow.

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