The Exchange

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Next week on the Exchange - February 4, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a look at New Hampshire’s housing market. It's showing some “green shoots” of recovery well before spring with sales on the upswing. Still prices remain flat and new mortgage rules have stirred controversy. Later in the week, a roundtable of Granite Staters with ties to Egypt joins us on the recent unrest in that country, after hopes were so high during the Arab Spring two years ago. E-mail us at exchange@nhpr.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 February 1, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore

Since he left politics twelve years ago, former Vice President and Presidential candidate, Al Gore has reinvented himself, becoming a media mogul, author, Nobel Prize winner, leading environmental advocate, and subject of an Oscar Award winning documentary.   We’ll talk to Al Gore about what he’s doing now, including what’s behind his new book called The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Roe V. Wade: 40 Years Later, A NH Take

It’s been forty years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.  Over the decades, abortion policy in the Granite State has fluctuated between lighter and tighter restrictions on abortion.  Thursday on the Exchange, we’ll look at where this issue stands in our state today…and where it may go.

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Susan Arnold - Chair of NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire

Fran Wendleboe - Assistant Secretary of the NH Republican State Committee, Former Republican Representative from New Hampton

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Lawrence Korb: National Security On A Budget

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
9:00 am
Tue January 29, 2013

New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner, Christopher Clement

Today, we sit down  with the Department of Transportation Commissioner, Christopher Clement, covering everything from road and toll projects to ways of funding transportation improvements and taking a look at what Commissioner Clement hopes to accomplish in 2013.

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Christopher Clement - Commissioner of the NH Department of Transportation

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

New Hampshire Commissioner Of Corrections, William Wrenn

2013 is a year in which New Hampshire Commissioner of Corrections, William Wrenn will face some considerable challenges.  Facilities are packed, jobs have been cut, there's the on going problem of recidivism, and a huge debate over the privatization or partial privatization of prisons.  Add to that, a lawsuit filed last August against the State suggesting that women inmates aren't receiving the same treatment and access to services as their male counterparts.  Today we sit down with Commissioner Wrenn about this and take your calls.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Next week on the Exchange - January 28, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we  sit down with two of our state's commissioners, Corrections Department chief William Wren and then, Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement.  Later in the week, with the Fortieth Anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision. We’ll examine how the issue of Abortion has played out over time in New Hampshire.  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!

The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

One Granite State Doctor “Calls Foul” Against Football (Rebroadcast)

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.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Resurrecting The Railroad Debate in the Granite State

New Hampshire is looking at whether to accept federal funds to once again study whether passenger and freight trains make sense for the state.  But many of the same concerns are coming up again:  that New Hampshire doesn’t have enough people who would ride the rails to justify the enormous cost.  We'll revisit this debate.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed January 23, 2013

The Privacy Paradox

As technology advances, our private lives more and more enter the public domain, causing some to call for more laws protecting our personal lives. Others say privacy is not so easily defined and warn against restricting the free flow of information.  We’ll look at this debate, and several bills in the State Legislature tightening up privacy laws.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Reading Between The Lines Of President Obama's Inauguration Speech

Yesterday, President Barack Obama took his second oath of office for his second term and outlined his vision for the next four years.  Obama borrowed heavily from the Constitution in his speech and gave a hefty nod to Dr. Martin Luther King on his observed birthday.  Now the work begins.  We'll play excerpts of his speech and try to read between the lines as to what Obama hopes his second term may accomplish.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Marco Werman, Host PRI's 'The World' (Rebroadcast)

We sit down with Marco Werman, host of the Public Radio program “The World”. This summer he came to New Hampshire, promoting his new film about Senegalese musician and activist Youssou N'Dour. We’ll learned more about it and talked with Werman about his long career at “The World”, from the huge political and cultural shifts he’s covered, to his particular interest in uncovering unique music from around the globe.

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Marco Werman - Host of the PRI radio program, "The World"

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

Next week on the Exchange - January 21, 2013

Next week on The Exchange, we’ll listen back to parts of President Obama’s inauguration speech and talk about what it may say for his next four years.  Then the debate over privacy in an age of information saturation, we’ll look at several proposals to overhaul New Hampshire’s privacy laws.  And we end the week with New Hampshire Health and Human Services Department Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas.  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
4:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Flu Fever Hits The Granite State

The influenza season started much earlier this year and the strain is considered more severe.  Many worry how much of a toll this will take. In New Hampshire, at least twenty people have died from the flu already. We’ll talk with health experts about how this season compares to others and how health providers, schools, and individuals are coping. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston

Dina Temple-Raston joins us today.  She covers counter-terrorism for NPR, and is in New Hampshire this week.  We’ll talk with her about the many new and emerging terrorism challenges that President Obama will face in his second term from Al Queda affiliates in Africa to handling terrorism suspects still incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay. 

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Dina Temple-Raston - NPR's Counterterrorism Correspondent

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