For weeks, Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza have traded rocket fire and air-strikes, and now, even though there’s currently a cease-fire, relations are still tense. We’ll talk with New Hampshire residents connected to both sides in this conflic and get their thoughts and what they’re hearing from friends and family in the region.
Early on, predictions were that this twenty-ten U.S. Supreme Court decision would lead outside groups to play an outsized role in our elections, by allowing unlimited political spending. But now, some question how big an impact Citizens United really had. We’ll look at this debate in New Hampshire.
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a post-election post-mort of Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing outside groups a larger role in political spending. Also, the latest Turn of the Wind Power debate, with a major project proposed in Central New Hampshire. We end the week with UNH Professor Jeffery Bolster, on his new book “The Mortal Sea”, on our history of fishing the Atlantic. 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!
Join us for a special program, as we present “The best of the best - the Third Coast Festival Broadcast”. Every fall, they bring the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program, Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast. This hour we'll hear featured documentaries, all winners of the annual Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, prove just how powerful radio can be.
The former Republican U.S. Senator from New Hampshire died Monday night, at age eighty-two. For decades, Rudman was a prominent voice in New Hampshire and National politics…on deficit reduction, homeland security, and campaign finance. We’ll look back at his long career with Granite Staters who knew him.
Click here to listen to Warren Rudman's featured appearance on the Exchange during our 25 in 25 series back in 2007.
In 2007, The Exchange ran a special series taking a look at 25 influential people in the Granite State, 25 In 25. As part of that series, we spoke to former U.S. Senator for New Hampshire Warren Rudman. We are reposting this episode as a special memorial, following Senator Rudman's death on Monday, November 19th.
The Grand Old Party in New Hampshire suffered major losses in this recent election. Now that the dust has settled, we’ll sit down with a panel of Granite State Republicans…to get their views on what happened and where they hope to go from here.
Fergus Cullen – freelance columnist, principal of of Fergus Cullen Communications, a political consulting firm, and former Republican state party chair.
Jack Kimball – A leading Tea Party activist, former State GOP chairman, and chairman of Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC.
Paul Butler is a former football player himself, but says the evidence now shows the game is too dangerous for young people and their developing brains. Butler called for a ban on the sport in his hometown. But many say his concerns go overboard and that it’s a hard sell to interfere with America’s second favorite pastime. We'll hear from both sides of this debate.
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with one New Hampshire Doctor’s call for a ban on high school football and the reaction against him. Then, now that the election “dust” has settled, we sit down with a roundtable of Granite State Republicans on what happened and what happens next. Later, investigative journalist Tracie McMillan goes undercover and dispels some myths about where our food comes from.
Now that the elections are over, It’s now the number one topic on Capitol Hill. If the parties can’t agree on debt reduction, we’ll see tax increases and spending cuts that many predict could slide us into recession. In New Hampshire, thousands of jobs are said to be on the line. We’ll talk about efforts to avoid this, why some say going over the cliff may not be as damaging as feared and what each scenario could mean for the Granite State.
New Hampshire is the second most forested state in the country, but according to our guest today, UNH Professor and Ecologist, Scott Olinger, our forests face serious challenges from climate change to invasive species. Today on the Exchange, we're looking at what's happening to our trees, what cane be done to protect them and the environmental significance of our forests.
As the world’s second largest economy and the largest foreign holder of American debt, China’s future is intertwined with ours -- even as we differ on many issues, such as trade and human rights. These differences made for intense campaign fodder in the Presidential race, with tough talk from candidates about the US-China relationship. Meanwhile, China is undergoing its own change in leadership. Today we look at the complicated relationship between China and the US.
For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year. A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State. We’ll hear their stories, their challenges and hopes for a new life in America.
Join us for a special Veteran’s day broadcast from Peace Talks Radio titled ‘Vet’s Healing Journeys to Vietnam”. We hear from two former soldiers who travel to the land where they risked their lives in a war forty years ago. These men talk with one time enemies to try and heal themselves from long-term post traumatic stress disorder. We’ll listen to their journeys to Vietnam and into healing..