In his book, New Hampshire’s Ben Kilham describes what he has learned in his twenty years studying these creatures. Contrary to their image as solitary and not-that-intelligent, Kilham finds bears capable of altruism, and cooperation. He even finds them possess a complex communication system, as well as social behaviors that at times look a lot like ours.
We sit with New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, as he prepares to leave the state’s “corner office”. We’ll look back with him, at his achievements, his challenges, and what advice he’d impart to Governor-elect Maggie Hassan. Our broadcast is in partnership with New Hampshire Public Television.
Governor John Lynch - New Hampshire's 80th. Governor
Twenty twelve was a year where presidential politics topped the headlines and we elected the first new Governor in 8 years. A new Catholic Bishop begin his first year, while the Episcopal bishop stepped down. We had controversy at Exeter Hospital over a Hepatitis C outbrak and we lost a beloved political figure, Senator Warren Rudman. We’ll look back at the top stories of 2012, see what's happened since those stories aired and how they may play out in 2013.
Next week on The Exchange”, we begin with our 10th annual New Hampshire Newsmakers of the Year broadcast, looking back at some of twenty twelve’s top stories and how they’ve evolved over time. Then NHPR’s President Betsy Gardella joins us to tell us some of the latest news of this public radio station and a roundtable of Granite State House and Senate leaders look ahead at the upcoming legislative year. Email your thoughts to NHPR.or and join us for “The Exchange”, every day live at 9 and again at 8 p.m. here on NHPR.
A proposed wind farm in the Newfound Lake area has once again raised familiar themes in New Hampshire: A desire for the Granite state to use more clean energy, versus local concerns over property values, as well as impacts on the environment and tourism. We’ll re-examine these arguments in light of this new proposal.
We talk to the author of a new book who says that Americans spend too much, save too little and borrow excessively and that we might look to countries in Europe and East Asia, where governments encourage thrift and saving rates are much higher. We’ll examine the financial habits of people on three continents over two centuries and what we might learn from it.
Sheldon Garon - Professor of History at Princeton University and author of “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves”
In a new book, author David Owen exposes the complexities of what it means to truly be “green”. He says supposedly earth-friendly ideas like hybrid cars or solar panels create efficiencies which allow us to consume more! Efficiency, Owen says, once considered the Holy Grail of our environmental problems, turns out to be part of the problem!
New Hampshire’s University system has faced huge cuts in recent years, a story repeated nationwide to the point where some suggest these institutions consider privatizing or loosening ties with government. Others argue though that public centers of higher learning are a vital public good. We’ll look at the debate here and new national research.
Fifty years ago, more than two thousand bishops, under Pope John Paul the 23rd, set a new course for the Catholic Church, addressing its inner workings but also its role with the world, fostering friendly relations with other religions, for example. But to this day, some feel the Church has yet to fulfill the promise of Vatican Two, while others have downplayed its message - or say that the second Vatican council went too far.
In two-thousand-eight, Iraq and Afghanistan were still the major focus, but as those conflicts wind down, other hotspots are emerging…from Syria to North Korea to Iran to Al Qaeda in Northern Africa. We’ll examine these new foreign policy challenges and how they may play out over the next four years.
The latest round of international testing shows mediocre results for American students, compared with many other countries. Meanwhile, states including New Hampshire are adopting a more rigorous approach, and the Granite State is also considering more math coursework in high school. We’ll explore what’s in store for math students.
Days after one of the most deadly school shootings in history many Granite Staters remain numbed, scared and angry. How could something like this happen... again? How could someone be that cold to kill innocent first grade children? What can be done so this doesn't ever happen in the Granite State, or anywhere else? Today get your thoughts, questions and suggestions?
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with an update on Alzheimer's disease. Science is developing new ways to diagnose this disease, but a cure is a long way off. Then, a look at the current state of math eduction! With American kids falling behind, debate is raging over the right “equation”…to get them back up to speed.
Following President Obama’s reelection and the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of much of the Affordable Care Act, the gears are in motion to implement this law 2014. We’re talking with lawmakers and health care experts about aspects of Medicaid expansion and health exchanges, major parts of the new law now being debated in the Granite State.