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The Exchange
5:40 am
Thu May 29, 2014

ISO New England: The Challenges Of Meeting Our Region’s Energy Needs

ISO New England's control room
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The New England Independent System Operator (or ISO) has a seemingly simple job: to keep the lights on, and the power running.  But behind this goal are the many hurdles of operating the region’s electric grid. Through the peaks of summer air-conditioning and winter cold snaps, the system must remain always ready for spikes in demand.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

More Ticks Means More Concern About Lyme Disease

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Lyme disease:  it’s caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, although now that bacterium has over one hundred strains in the U.S. Transmitted by the tiny deer tick, it’s an infection that first causes fever, chills and flu-like symptoms.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Attention Turns To Millennials As They Enter The Workplace In Droves

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With this generation of young adults coming into its own, we look at who they are and what motivates them.  Some say they’re entitled, obsessed with technology, and have short attention spans - but others say Millennials are highly creative, dynamic and more open to new ways of looking at society.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Stories From Dartmouth's Vietnam Veterans

In a new book, these veterans relate their experiences: from harrowing jungle combat to the dullness of desk-duty.  They also reflect on the drama surrounding the war in this country and on its legacy today.  We talk with the editor of this book and several veterans whose stories are included.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Next Week On The Exchange - May 26th

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 23, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: the Granite State remembers and says goodbye to fallen Brentwood police officer, Steven Arkell, Governor Hassan signs into law a 4-cent gas tax increase effective July 1st, and after a week’s worth of pressure, the Wolfeboro police commissioner criticized for making racist comments resigns.

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NHPR Events
3:14 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Exchange On The Road

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The Exchange on the Road
with Laura Knoy

July 10, 2014

5:30 pm Reception; 6:30 pm Event

Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, NH

The event is free to attend, but tickets are required. Register for tickets here.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Murder Of Joseph Smith: Alex Beam's "American Crucifixion"

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We're sitting down with Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam to talk about his new book, "American Crucifixion," examining the life of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church.

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  • Alex Beam – columnist for the Boston Globe and author of several books, most recently “American Crucifixion.”

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

N.H. Charter Schools Continue to Grow And Attract Debate

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The original legislation to allow charters schools in New Hampshire passed way back in 1995, but it would take another ten years before the first of these publically funded independent learning facilities was opened.  Since then charter school have had their ups and downs in the state: many had a hard time getting off the ground, a few had to close their doors, some have been criticized for not being alternative enough from their public school counterparts. There was even a moratorium on new facilities for two years.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Rising Concerns About Childhood Anxiety

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Childhood has always had its fears - from monsters under the bed, to sleep-away camp, to schoolyard bullies. But normal jitters, about these and other childhood challenges, become an issue when they interfere with regular activities, from riding the bus to going to bed at night. And this kind of debilitating anxiety seems to be on the rise: now affecting close to 1 in 5  kids.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Statehouse Updates: N.H. Death Penalty Repeal & Abortion Buffer Zone

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N.H.'s Death Penalty Faces a Last Repeal Attempt for the Year

Although the matter seemed settled for the year after the State Senate tabled a repeal bill, longtime opponents of capital punishment in the House are making one last attempt. 

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Next Week On The Exchange - May 19, 2014

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 16, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: a tragedy in the town of Brentwood leaves a police officer and his attacker dead and a lot of un-answered questions,  state lawmakers work on filling a budget hole, now that  two courts have found a key hospital tax unconstitutional,  and, New Hampshire celebrates the homecoming of American idol finalist Alex Preston.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Religious Freedom In The News: From Hobby Lobby To Public Prayer

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Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and plethora of state legislative debates have once again raised questions about what we mean by religious freedom: from whether contraception coverage should mandated, to prayer in public meetings, to private businesses objecting to serving same-sex couples. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Have Youth Sports Become Too Intense?

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There’s a lot of concern these days that an ethic of winning at all costs, promoted by over-zealous parents or coaches, is ruining youth athletics. And kids are paying the price, from sports injuries at ever-younger ages, to constant practice that cuts into family time. But now, some adults are crying “foul” and calling for change.

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