Next week on The Exchange, we’ll listen back to parts of President Obama’s inauguration speech and talk about what it may say for his next four years. Then the debate over privacy in an age of information saturation, we’ll look at several proposals to overhaul New Hampshire’s privacy laws. And we end the week with New Hampshire Health and Human Services Department Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. 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 pm here on NHPR
The influenza season started much earlier this year and the strain is considered more severe. Many worry how much of a toll this will take. In New Hampshire, at least twenty people have died from the flu already. We’ll talk with health experts about how this season compares to others and how health providers, schools, and individuals are coping.
Dina Temple-Raston joins us today. She covers counter-terrorism for NPR, and is in New Hampshire this week. We’ll talk with her about the many new and emerging terrorism challenges that President Obama will face in his second term from Al Queda affiliates in Africa to handling terrorism suspects still incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay.
Dina Temple-Raston - NPR's Counterterrorism Correspondent
Research now shows that Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed years before signs of dementia. Science has not, however, produced any new treatments and evidence of prevention is still being studied. We’ll look at recent developments and at concern over stress on families and the impact of this disease on the healthcare system.
The Granite State gets ready for what are called “health exchanges” under the Affordable Care Act. These are new marketplaces where consumers and small businesses can shop for health coverage, advocates say these will encourage competition and lower costs, but there are many unknowns, including who will regulate the insurance companies that participate.
Author Molly Michelmore explores what she calls the fundamental paradox of American Politics: We’re hostile toward taxes, but we also demand the privileges government offers from social security to local police protection. Michelmore examines the history of this conundrum and finds these attitudes consistent from FDR’s New Deal to the Reagan Revolution.
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a new book called “Tax and Spend” exploring the long, deep American hostility toward taxes. Then: we look at Health exchanges. Under the Affordable Care Act, New Hampshire is laying the groundwork for these marketplaces where consumers shop around for health coverage. We catch up on the latest research and challenges around Alzheimer's disease and later, NPR’s Dina Temple Raston is here, with stories of her beat: covering counter-terrorism.
We wrap up our three-day series on possible lessons from the Newtown shootings, with a look at some of the battles brewing over gun control and gun rights. President Obama has said he’ll do what it takes to curb gun violence. And lawmakers here in the Granite State are gearing up to take on such gun-related issues as the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
Violent video games - do they create real-world violence? It's a question studied for years, and renewed in light of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Meanwhile, some in Congress are calling for an investigation into the effects of these games on children. As part of a three-day series looking at the conversation post-Newtown, we're examining the debate over video game violence.
Though it’s unclear what motivated the shootings, many say mental health care can be a line of defense in preventing tragedies. But in the Granite State, these services have been cut and a new report says the system is in “crisis”. As part of a three day series on possible lessons from Newtown, we look at the conversation around mental health.
A recent study found little evidence of health benefits from organic foods, challenging organic’s reputation as the healthy alternative to conventional agribusiness. But others say researchers did find some vital differences around pesticide levels and that the study was too narrow, ignoring vital environmental and ethical reasons for eating organic. Today we'll look at the arguments on both sides.
A recent report predicts slow growth in the new year for New Hampshire and New England. And, while the Granite State still ranks well on such measures as taxes and personal income, there are some longer-term challenges that may threaten the so-called New Hampshire Advantage. We’ll get the economic outlook for our state and our region.
After her sizable victory in November, Hassan was officially sworn in today, as New Hampshire's 81st Governor. In her speech she spoke of her hopes of a bipartisan and collaborative legislature. We'll play back excerpts from her speech and see what’s ahead for “Day One” and beyond.
Josh Rogers – NHPR Statehouse Reporter.
Kevin Landrigan — Statehouse and political reporter for the Nashua Telegraph.
We have a roundtable of State House and Senate leaders, on what’s in store for this new Legislative session. Democrats, who take the reins in both the corner office and the House, are already aiming to modify or repeal some of the changes passed by the GOP last session, including on guns and voter ID…we’ll look at that, and at the biannual budget process…already underway.
We sit down with NHPR president and CEO Betsy Gardella. In addition to leading this public radio station, Gardella also serves on NPR’s board of directors and has been active in discussions about the future of public-broadcast funding. We’ll talk with her about that, as well as a new broadcast schedule, additions to our newsroom and new opportunities for our website and mobile app.
Betsy Gardella - President and CEO for New Hampshire Public Radio