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.
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with one New Hampshire Doctor’s call for a ban on high school football and the reaction against him. Then, now that the election “dust” has settled, we sit down with a roundtable of Granite State Republicans on what happened and what happens next. Later, investigative journalist Tracie McMillan goes undercover and dispels some myths about where our food comes from.
Now that the elections are over, It’s now the number one topic on Capitol Hill. If the parties can’t agree on debt reduction, we’ll see tax increases and spending cuts that many predict could slide us into recession. In New Hampshire, thousands of jobs are said to be on the line. We’ll talk about efforts to avoid this, why some say going over the cliff may not be as damaging as feared and what each scenario could mean for the Granite State.
New Hampshire is the second most forested state in the country, but according to our guest today, UNH Professor and Ecologist, Scott Olinger, our forests face serious challenges from climate change to invasive species. Today on the Exchange, we're looking at what's happening to our trees, what cane be done to protect them and the environmental significance of our forests.
As the world’s second largest economy and the largest foreign holder of American debt, China’s future is intertwined with ours -- even as we differ on many issues, such as trade and human rights. These differences made for intense campaign fodder in the Presidential race, with tough talk from candidates about the US-China relationship. Meanwhile, China is undergoing its own change in leadership. Today we look at the complicated relationship between China and the US.
For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year. A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State. We’ll hear their stories, their challenges and hopes for a new life in America.
Join us for a special Veteran’s day broadcast from Peace Talks Radio titled ‘Vet’s Healing Journeys to Vietnam”. We hear from two former soldiers who travel to the land where they risked their lives in a war forty years ago. These men talk with one time enemies to try and heal themselves from long-term post traumatic stress disorder. We’ll listen to their journeys to Vietnam and into healing..
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a special Veteran’s day show from Peace Talks radio on two soldiers who return to Vietnam to try and heal from their decades old PTSD. Then the story of the Bhutanese, they’re our state’s largest refugee group, we’ll learn more about their stories. And our relationship with China, from important trading partner to political villain. 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!
If you don't know the name, Dayton Duncan, you'll most likely be familiar with his work. He's an award winning writer and filmmaker who has been Ken Burn's right hand man for decades. The two have collaborated on multi-hour films on topics that have ranged from Lewis and Clark to the Civil War to Baseball to our National Parks. Last Fall, I spoke with Duncan before a live audience in Keene about his long time collaboration with filmmaker Ken Burns, what it takes to put together these multi-hour collaborations and gained some insights on some of his latest projects.
The New Hampshire GOP’s heyday appears to be over for now, with Democrats gaining seats in the state Senate, winning a majority in the House, and taking the corner office. This follows a rancorous period of governing and campaigning …attack ads, finger pointing and name calling. So, how do we move on from here? Today we'll talk with party members and see if we can all 'get along'.
It was a big night for Democrats and for women in New Hampshire last night. Nationally President Barack Obama won a second term over Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In the Granite State, Maggie Hassan was voted as our state's new Governor and Carol Shea Porter and Ann McLane Kuster won the seats for the Congressional District 1 and 2 respectively. In the State House and Senate, there are still some races that need to be settled but it looks like Republican hold majorities in both the State House and Senate. Today we crunch the numbers.
We look at what our nation’s most important document, the Constitution, says and doesn’t say about elections. There’s some debate over who should write the rules, the federal or state governments, also who exactly can cast a ballot and if voting is a right or a privilege. We’ll talk with those involved in new civics program called “Constitutionally speaking”.
We answer any final questions you have before you go to vote. From debates, to political ads to stories and shows on NHPR, you’ve been given a lot of information, but maybe there’s a topic you haven’t heard much about or that one question that may sway you to one side or another. Today a panel of experts joins us to give you any final information you need before Election day.
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a panel of political experts here to answer any final questions you may have before you go to vote. Then on the big day, we talk with constitutional experts about what our nation’s most important document says about voting. And the day after, we crunch the numbers as to who won, who didn’t and where the state and nation go from here. Join us all next week for the Exchange every morning live at 9 and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR.
We sit down with Second District Congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster. The Hopkinton Democrat is trying for a second time to unseat Republican Charlie Bass. The two part ways on just about every major issue, from health care to federal debt and Kuster has tried to chip away at the moderate image Bass projects while he has calls her a partisan liberal. Today we talk with Ann McLane Kuster on the issues and why she says she's the best next person for the job.