We kick off our “Issue of the Week” series with where the candidates stand on job creation. It’s the number one talking point of this political season, with contenders for Governor, Congress and President offering up an array of solutions for getting Americans back to work. We’ll compare their different plans, what the campaigns are saying and how it’s playing with voters.
Ross Gittell - New England Economic Project Forecast Manager and Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire.
A new survey shows as many as ninety million Americans are likely to sit out this election. They cite a number of reasons from “I’m too busy” to “my vote doesn’t matter”. But in a tight election, these voters could have a profound impact on the outcome. We’ll look closer at this group, why they feel the way they do, and the implications for our democracy.
David Paleologos - Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, which conducted the Unlikely/Unregistered Voter Poll with USA Today.
Next week on the Exchange, we begin with new research on America’s “non-voting bloc,” the tens of millions who are likely to stay home this election. Then, we kick off our “Issue of the Week” election series, with a look at how job creation is playing out in state political races. And we talk with the author of a new book called “milk money”…which describes dire times for small dairy farms. E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for the Exchange each morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m...here on NHPR!
We discuss what happens as the medication generation grows up. Journalist and author, Kaitlin Bell Barnett joins us to talk about her new book, Dosed, which describes the experiences of young adults who spent childhood taking psychiatric meds, such as Prozac. Barnett explores the questions many in this generation are now asking: who am i really, after all these years on medication and what might be the long-term effects of these drugs?
On Monday, it was First Congressional District hopefuls Frank Guinta and Carol Shea Porter, Tuesday, Charlie Bass and Ann McClane Custer of the Second District duked it out and yesterday, candidates for Governor, Maggie Hassan and Ovide Lamoontagne debated their views. We’ll look at the issues raised, who said what and where these campaign go from here.
Josh Rodgers - New Hampshire's Senior Political Reporter.
Candidates for Governor, Ovide Lamontagne (R) and Maggie Hassan (D) debate in a forum on business and the economy.
The battle lines in this debate became clear early, very early. In fact, Maggie Hassan was just 6 seconds into her first answer to a general question on the economy when she sought to blunt the tax and spending critique she must have known was coming.
"It’s really important that we have a strong and competitive economy, and that of course comes with opposing an income or a sales tax."
We present the second of our candidate forums on business and the economy. We sit down with the candidates for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District: incumbent Republican Charlie Bass and Democratic challenger Ann McLane Kuster. We’ll examine the issues -- from deficits to health care to job growth.
The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire Public Television, New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Union Leader are partnering to host a second round of gubernatorial and congressional debates on Sept. 17, 18, and 19 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College at 9:00 am.
After the U.S. Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision two years ago, state campaign finance laws have come under scrutiny. Now, the N.H. Attorney General has weighed in saying state restrictions on certain political donation no longer apply. We get reaction to this change, and what it means for future elections.
Larry Noble – CEO and president of Americans for Campaign Reform, working to enact public funding of all federal elections
New Hampshire is among many states seeking a waiver to the controversial federal education law, No Child Left Behind. State officials recently submitted their plan to adopt new standards for students as well as teachers, while paying special attention to the lowest-performing schools. We’ll find out what’s being proposed, and what might be next.
Last night the sides were drawn for races from the State Senate to Executive Council, but perhaps the most closely watched was the Governor’s where Maggie Hassan won for the Democrats and Ovide Lamontagne was victorious for the Republicans. We look at who won, and where these races may go in the next eight weeks.
The U.S. Justice Department recently approved our law requiring photo identification…not for today’s primary, but beginning with November’s general election. Supporters say an ID is needed to combat voter fraud – but others say it will disenfranchise some voters. We look at what to expect, and how the requirements will change over time.
David Scanlon – New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State..His office oversees state elections.
A recent study found little evidence of health benefits from organic foods, challenging organic’s reputation as the healthy alternative to conventional agribusiness. But others say researchers did find some vital differences around pesticide levels and that the study was too narrow, ignoring vital environmental and ethical reasons for eating organic. Today we'll look at the arguments on both sides.
Next week on the Exchange, we begin with a renewed debate over organic food after a recent study found it may have few health benefits. Then, New Hampshire’s recently approved Voter ID law; we’ll see how it might affect voters and election officials in the months ahead. On Wednesday, we crunch the numbers of New Hampshire's Primary elections, and who won, who didn't and how the battles shape up for the General Election. And, we check in with the No Child Left Behind Law, as big changes are afoot for this decade old program.
In just a few days New Hampshire Republicans and Democrats will choose their nominees for Governor….after a lively campaign on both sides, with competing ideas on some major issues….such as taxes, prisons, and health care. We’ll look at all the candidates, what they’re saying and how they might stack up against each other in a general election.