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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Lawrence Korb: National Security On A Budget (Rebroadcast)

As the U.S. emerges from a decade of war and a Great Recession, defense expert and former Reagan Pentagon official Lawrence Korb says we can and should cut our military spending. We’ll get his ideas on how to do so as the country faces evolving threats, including nuclear proliferation, cyber-attacks, and new faces of terrorism. Today we talk to Lawrence Korb about how he says you do national security and foreign policy on a budget.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - May 27, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, with expanded gambling now off the table, we look at how that might affect the state budget, as the Governor, House and Senate all hold strong to their positions.  Then, what’s next for newspapers in New Hampshire, with recent headlines of more layoffs and cutbacks in this industry.

The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 20th

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The House has spoken on expanded gambling…voting “no” on a casino bill that was a huge priority for the Senate and the Governor.  Meanwhile, Senators crunched their budget numbers, and debated the House’s proposal to raise taxes on gasoline and cigarettes.  And a University of New Hampshire logo re-design…has some UNH students upset. 

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Dean Spiliotes – Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website NHPoliticalCapital.com

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Gambling Gets Its Day In The House

Gambling has been front and center in New Hampshire politics since January.  Governor Hassan made a major political push for it, interest groups weighed in on both sides, and public policy groups came out with data on the possible effects of a Granite State casino. That's why today's vote in the House has been considered by many as maybe the biggest vote of the year. In the end, the House voted 199-164 to kill the casino bill. Today we'll have some of the major players of this debate and ask gaming advocate what's next for them.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Hospital Costs Get An X-Ray

A recent national study of how much hospitals charge Medicare showed giant disparities among different facilities, even for the same procedures and within the same city!  The research comes as policymakers intensify their focus on costs.  We’ll explore why these huge variations exist, and efforts to reduce the price tag at hospitals in the Granite State.

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Michael Green – President and CEO of Concord Hospital

Ned Helms –Director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

An Updated Energy Plan For The Granite State?

With lots of proposals on the table right now, from biomass to wind to hydropower, efforts are underway once again to develop a statewide plan and judge these projects with that broader frame of reference in mind.   But it’s not an easy process, taking into account various concerns from the environment to property values to energy costs.  

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Sat May 18, 2013

The Common Core: Coming To A School Near You

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 May 17, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - May 20, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with the end of NECAPs, the standardized tests that Granite State students have long taken are being replaced by a whole new system.  Then, an energy plan for New Hampshire with so many proposals on the table now, some say it’s time to look at “the big picture”.  And we’ll close out the week with our Friday New Hampshire news roundup.  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 pm, here on NHPR!

The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 13

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A pivotal vote in the House this week on expanded gambling as a super-committee advises the full house to vote “no”.  Also, how big is that budget hole?  Depends on who you ask: the State Senate says more than $160 million.  And, yes, it’s early, but there’s already a plethora of presidential polls for 2016. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Can Stay Work Play Save The Day?

Started in 2009, Stay Work Play is an initiative aimed at attracting and retaining young adults in the Granite State.  But New Hampshire’s demographic is still among the oldest in the nation.We’ll look at this effort and how it’s going, also what obstacles those who want to “stay, work, and play” face, from high housing costs to lack of nightlife. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed May 15, 2013

An Alarming Rise In Food Allergies

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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The Exchange
8:44 am
Tue May 14, 2013

A Roundtable Of Granite State Muslims

Following the Boston Marathon bombings many Muslims in New England said they felt under scrutiny once again as reports of the attackers links to extreme Islamic ideology emerged. We’ll talk with Muslims here in New Hampshire about what kind of conversations are going on within their own communities, as well as the perceptions they encounter from others.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

An Update On New Hampshire's Economy

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As the national economic mood picks up will New Hampshire join the party?  U.S. unemployment is tracking downward, the stock market is going up, and housing trends look strong in many parts of the country. Meanwhile, here in the Granite State, the recovery’s been steady but lackluster. We’ll look at where the economic promise and perils may be found, moving forward.  

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 6

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Today on The Exchange, it's our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. We're looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the one public hearing held on the state Senate's budget, to the House's hard look at the Senate casino bill, and the removal of "grow your own" policy from the medical marijuana bill.

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Kevin Landrigan - Longtime political reporter for the Telegraph of Nashua.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Rising Worries Over Syria

This week, U.S. concerns over the civil war in Syria escalated with talk of chemical weapons and the real fear that the conflict could spill over in the broader Middle East including Israel.  Now there’s debate in Washington about how this country should respond what the so-called “red-line is” and whether the Americans public is willing to cross it. 

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