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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Revisiting Voter ID

Today on The Exchange, revisiting New Hampshire's Voter ID laws. With stricter ID provisions ready to kick in at the polls this September, a new house bill looks to pull back on these requirements. Supporters cite disproportionate toll on certain groups of voters, such as minorities and the elderly, while opponents voice concerns about potential fraud. We're talking to both sides of this issue, taking place not only in the Granite State, but states across the country.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Understanding Autism

The numbers have been growing dramatically to the point where today one in eighty-eight children is identified with an autism spectrum disorder. Now new research suggests that some of these kids may outgrow this diagnosis. We’ll look at that and at the impact of autism, how it’s treated, and what the future may hold.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue April 16, 2013

New Hampshire Reacts To Yesterday's Boston Marathon Bombings

Yesterday, celebration turned to fear, concern and anguish for many Granite Staters who were running in the Boston Marathon, watching it, working it or just cheering on loved ones from afar. Several deadly explosions occurred  near the race's finish line creating pandemonium As of now 3 are dead, and about 140 are injured. Many frantically tried to search for loved ones to make sure they were safe.

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The Exchange
12:00 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Governor Maggie Hassan Reflects on One Hundred Days in Office

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We sit down with New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, as she passes her first one hundred days in office.  Hassan started out with a long list of priorities -- from restoring funding to public universities and the mental health system to bringing in a casino to help pay for these.  We’ll get her take on progress made and some the push back she’s received, including from her fellow democrats.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Friday New Hampshire News Roundup for April 12

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Today on The Exchange, our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. Granite State reporters talk about the latest goings-on in our state, including the state budget, the Emerald Ash Borer, and the Telegraph of Nashua's new ownership.

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Kevin Landrigan - State House and political reporter for the Telegraph of Nashua and lead writer for TheLobbyNH.com

Norma Love - State House reporter for the Associated Press

Dan Tuohy - Assistant Regional Editor for Patch.com in New Hampshire

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Designing Downtowns

Cities and towns around New Hampshire have been working to revitalize and even resurrect their central cores, renovating abandoned  buildings, creating walk-able main streets and affordable housing. We’ll look in on these efforts and also the challenges of financing them, while attracting businesses and others to take up the downtown lifestyle.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Battling Bullying

Although long an unfortunate part of childhood, many feel it’s become more serious and more complicated, given expanded opportunities through the internet and social media.  But there’s also more scrutiny, tougher policies, and anti-bullying campaigns out in force.  We’ll get the latest from Granite Staters involved in this issue.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue April 9, 2013

The Return Of Campaign Finance Reform

After an election that saw unprecedented amounts of money spent – the call for limits has come up again, whether on dollar amounts…or more disclosure, so voters will know who’s funding what.  But these efforts, including one recently in New Hampshire, often bump into a variety of concerns.  We’ll look at the state of campaign finance in the Granite State.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

An Astronomy Update

Twenty-thirteen has been dubbed the “Year of the Comet”, with three major visitors expected to give us a show.   Also, there's new findings on Mars and on Jupiter’s moon Europa that are leading scientists one step closer to the possibilities of life elsewhere in our solar system.  And a private venture hopes to send a husband and wife team to the Red Planet by twenty-eighteen.  We'll look at the top stories from space.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

A New Hampshire News Roundup

The House voted to send its budget to the state Senate.   The governor has unveiled her choice for a new Attorney General.  The first Exeter-Hospital Hepatitis-C civil cases are now scheduled for trial.  And the Windham school board “takes aim” at dodge ball.  We’ll look at the top stories for the week of April 1st.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu April 4, 2013

One Decade Of The Free State Project

Ten years ago, New Hampshire was chosen by members of the libertarian minded group, the Free State Project, to move here en-masse and make change.  A decade later, they’ve had some influence, on state and local politics but have also faced criticism.   We’ll look at where the Free-State movement is now…and its plans for the future.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed April 3, 2013

The Effects Of European Uncertainty

The European economy has been struggling for the past half-decade, now the latest trouble comes from Cyprus. Although tiny in size, many worry that its problems will spill over to larger countries and even across the Atlantic to the United States.  We’ll look closer at what’s happening and whether we’ll feel an impact in New Hampshire.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue April 2, 2013

The Shifting Landscape Of Abortion Law

This year, several states have passed or are debating to pass more restrictions on abortion, The toughest being in North Dakota’s which has banned the procedure after six weeks.  But in New Hampshire some predict the long time abortion-rights stance of Governor Maggie Hassan should mean a status quo here..  We’ll examine what’s behind these trends, statewide and nationwide and what it could mean for the future of laws in the Granite State.

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Jennifer Frizzell – Senior policy advisor for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Stand Your Ground Loses Ground

Stand your ground - the controversial gun law that passed last year removed the obligation that a person first consider retreating before using deadly force in a public place. Last week, the New Hampshire house narrowly voted to repeal the law, but this effort faces a steep challenge in the Senate, while the  national debate over gun laws continues.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Next Week On The Exchange - April 1, 2013

Next week on the exchange, we begin with the latest over the debate on the stand your ground law. House Democrats narrowly repealed this Gun-rights legislation recently, but the repeal faces a tough climb in the senate.  Later in the week we look at the Free State Movement. Ten years ago, its members began to move to New Hampshire to make political change, we’ll look at their impact and why their movement remains controversial. 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!

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