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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Our Annual Holiday Books Show

Michael Herrmann (L) & Dan Chartrand in the studio
Sara Plourde, NHPR

It's our annual Holiday Books Show!   Several major biographies are out, including Joseph Kennedy and Thomas Jefferson.  Also fiction fans are raving over new releases from Louise Erdrich and Gillian Flynn.  We’ll find out what the big reads might be under you Christmas Tree! 

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

A New Chapter in New Hampshire’s Death Penalty Debate.

Court proceedings wrapped up recently in the state’s only Capital Punishment case, meanwhile a new Governor and Legislature could re-examine our death penalty statute.  We’ll find out how Granite Staters on both sides of this argument might be gearing up for another look at death sentencing. 

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Vermont Yankee Debate Heats Up!

The nuclear power plant on the banks of the Connecticut River has been touted as a renewable energy source and criticized for its safety record. In recent months, both supporters and opponents have been turning out in force to debate the plant’s economic, environmental, and safety impacts, as legal battles continue in both federal and state arenas.

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John Dillon - Reporter for Vermont Public Radio.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

The Lynch Legacy

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.

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Josh Rogers – Statehouse Reporter for NHPR

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Tue December 4, 2012

An Exit Interview: With Governor John Lynch

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. 

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  • Governor John Lynch - New Hampshire's 80th Governor
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NH News
3:33 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Gov. Lynch Tells The Exchange He Has No Interest In A Job In Washington, D.C.

Gov. John Lynch and Laura Knoy.
Credit Michael Brindley, NHPR

In an exit interview of sorts with The Exchange Tuesday morning, Gov. John Lynch said he has no interest in pursuing elected office in Washington, D.C.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

The Church and State Debate

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.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri November 30, 2012

The Mortal Sea

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.

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W. Jeffrey Bolster - UNH Professor and author of the new book "The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail""

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Wind Power Takes A New Turn In The Granite State

Wind farm being built in Groton, NH
Credit Donna Hiltz / NHPR

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. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Will the Medical Marijuana Debate Return to the Granite State?

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. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Granite Staters Reflect on Middle East Turmoil.

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.

 

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Sat November 24, 2012

The Impact of “Citizens United” on the 2012 Elections

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. 

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Next week on the Exchange - November 26, 2012

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!

The Exchange
10:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Hour 1

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.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

“Giving Thanks: a Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude”

Join us for a Holiday Special, called “Giving Thanks:  a Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude”, from American Public Media.  With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, the show features a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her Giving Thanks visit last year.

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