In just a few weeks, the Governor steps down, after eight years in office. We’ll talk with a roundtable of Granite Staters about his handling of everything from the economy to education to the environment. We’ll also look at the “Lynch Style”…a low-key approach to governing that was, at times criticized as a lack of leadership.
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
Many use the First Amendment to argue their notion of religious liberty, which is defined as both freedom from government involvement in religion and freedom to practice one’s faith. But disagreements abound over these matters, whether it’s prayer at public meetings, polling places at churches, or substituting the term “holiday” for Christmas. Today, experts on both sides debate church and state.
In a new book, UNH professor Jeffrey Bolster argues the North Atlantic, for all its vastness and power, is deeply vulnerable.and has suffered cycles of over fishing for centuries, with each new method of fishing causing stocks to decline. We’ll look back at this history…and what it might teach us about restoring our oceans to health.
W. Jeffrey Bolster - UNH Professor and author of the new book "The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail""
A proposed wind farm in the Newfound lake area has once again raised familiar themes in New Hampsire: 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.
The rest of New England now allows use of marijuana for certain health conditions. And with a Governor-elect saying she’s open to the idea here….supporters are feeling hopeful. But opponents still have many concerns, among them: that medical marijuana would be hard to control, encouraging use by those who aren’t even sick.
For weeks, Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza have traded rocket fire and air-strikes, and now, even though there’s currently a cease-fire, relations are still tense. We’ll talk with New Hampshire residents connected to both sides in this conflic and get their thoughts and what they’re hearing from friends and family in the region.
Early on, predictions were that this twenty-ten U.S. Supreme Court decision would lead outside groups to play an outsized role in our elections, by allowing unlimited political spending. But now, some question how big an impact Citizens United really had. We’ll look at this debate in New Hampshire.
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a post-election post-mort of Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing outside groups a larger role in political spending. Also, the latest Turn of the Wind Power debate, with a major project proposed in Central New Hampshire. We end the week with UNH Professor Jeffery Bolster, on his new book “The Mortal Sea”, on our history of fishing the Atlantic. 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!
Join us for a special program, as we present “The best of the best - the Third Coast Festival Broadcast”. Every fall, they bring the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program, Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast. This hour we'll hear featured documentaries, all winners of the annual Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, prove just how powerful radio can be.
The former Republican U.S. Senator from New Hampshire died Monday night, at age eighty-two. For decades, Rudman was a prominent voice in New Hampshire and National politics…on deficit reduction, homeland security, and campaign finance. We’ll look back at his long career with Granite Staters who knew him.
Click here to listen to Warren Rudman's featured appearance on the Exchange during our 25 in 25 series back in 2007.
In 2007, The Exchange ran a special series taking a look at 25 influential people in the Granite State, 25 In 25. As part of that series, we spoke to former U.S. Senator for New Hampshire Warren Rudman. We are reposting this episode as a special memorial, following Senator Rudman's death on Monday, November 19th.
The Grand Old Party in New Hampshire suffered major losses in this recent election. Now that the dust has settled, we’ll sit down with a panel of Granite State Republicans…to get their views on what happened and where they hope to go from here.
Fergus Cullen – freelance columnist, principal of of Fergus Cullen Communications, a political consulting firm, and former Republican state party chair.
Jack Kimball – A leading Tea Party activist, former State GOP chairman, and chairman of Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC.