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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Rudman Center Conversations With The Candidates: Scott Brown

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Laura Knoy sat down with Senator Scott Brown for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season.

This conversation was part of NHPR's special election series presented with UNH Law School, "Rudman Center Conversations with the Candidates."

More information about this special series can be found here.

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The Exchange
5:40 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - September 19, 2014

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We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week: election politics, unfinished business in the legislature, and a declining poverty rate in New Hampshire.  

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9:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

How N.H. Colleges Are Fighting Campus Sexual Assault

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With one-in-five women estimated to experience sexual assault while in college, and a large majority of cases unreported, there has been a groundswell recently for better prevention and response, backed recently by a presidential task force. We’ll talk with local colleges and experts on sexual violence about how best to address this problem.

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9:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Commuting To Boston: The Daily Exodus Out Of N.H.

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More than eighty-thousand Granite Staters travel to the Bay State for work, a fact that’s been cited as both an economic boon and drawback for New Hampshire. While both views could be valid, there are other impacts too: work-life balance and community involvement can take a hit when people spend a long time commuting.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Spotlight On NFL Controversies

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With several players charged with domestic violence, including a shocking video showing the abuse, many are questioning the league’s culture and policies. We’re looking into how widespread the problem is and what it might take to address what some are calling a systemic issue.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

How N.H. Handles Juvenile Offenders

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New Hampshire has joined forty other states in treating seventeen year old criminal offenders as juveniles rather than adults. Supporters say this change reflects the latest research on adolescent development. Some worry, though, that this approach is too lenient and that the state isn’t well prepared for this shift. 

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9:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - September 12, 2014

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We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week: general election campaigns taking shape following the primary, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's visit to the state to rally New Hampshire Republicans, and 9/11 remembrances across the state.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

On The Media's Brooke Gladstone: Media Literacy, ISIS, And 9/11

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With an ever-changing media landscape, it can be increasingly difficult to parse out from the news who’s right, who’s wrong, and why it matters. We’ll get Gladstone’s perspective, from the role of social media in news consumption, to the blurred lines between reporting and advertising.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

N.H. Primary 2014: Who Won, Who Lost, And Why

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We're looking at the results from yesterday's primaries for U.S. Senate, House, N.H. Governor, and statewide offices.

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9:00 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The American Daydream: N.H.'s First-In-The-Nation Lottery Turns Fifty

Governor John King (left) presents the N.H. Sweepstakes trophy to the trainer and owners of Roman Brother, the 3 year-old winner of the inaugural race.
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A forthcoming book explores the tumultuous history of this first-in-the-nation state-run lottery. Approval for the lottery followed a bitter fight, with opponents warning it could lead to Communism and racketeering.  Now, fifty years later, lotteries are in forty-three states. Still, controversy remains over whether this is the best way to raise revenue.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - September 5, 2014

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We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week: Republican candidates face off in a final round of debates before next week’s primary, second journalist with New Hampshire ties is murdered by Islamic extremists, and here, in New Hampshire, Vice President Joe Biden issues a resounding threat to the killers.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Midterm Elections With 'Political Junkie' Ken Rudin

Ken Rudin at an NHPR event at Hypertherm in Lebanon. September 2014
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Ken Rudin is in New Hampshire, putting his seasoned eye on politics.  And this year, with Republicans hoping to take the U.S. Senate and congressional dysfunction weighing heavily on voters, we’ll explore the themes emerging in the 2014 midterm elections, both here and around the country.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Evolution Of The American Office: Nikil Saval's "Cubed"

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From the early days of counting houses, when office jobs were looked down on but were still considered a refuge from factory work,  to the modern day cubicle. We talk with author Nikil Saval about his new book "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace." (This show was originally broadcast on 7/2/14)

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  • Nikil Saval - an editor of  n + 1, a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics. "Cubed" is his first book.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 29, 2014

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We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week: after a summer of protests, Arthur T. returns and a Market Basket deal is signed; primary politics heat up, as the state Republican and Democratic parties file dueling campaign finance complaints in the Governor’s race; and Plymouth State University joins those institutions no longer requiring applicants submit SAT scores.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

What The Market Basket Protests Mean For The Future Of Labor Unions

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This supermarket standoff has attracted national attention for its unlikely coalition of customers, workers, managers, and suppliers organizing against top executives, while traditional unions have been on the sidelines. We're looking at how these events fit into the changing landscape of organized labor, and where unions may be headed next.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Elections 2014: A Check-In On N.H.'s Republican Primaries

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We’re checking in New Hampshire’s primary races, two weeks before voting day.

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9:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Michael Roth's "Beyond The University: Why Liberal Education Matters"

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As college costs soar, many see a more vocational higher education as the best way to make the price tag worth it. Others, though, argue in favor of a broad-based education based on critical thinking and intellectual inquiry, rather than strict job preparation. We’re sitting down with Wesleyan University President Michael Roth about his new book "Beyond the University: Why A Liberal Education Matters."

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9:00 am
Mon August 25, 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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9:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 22, 2014

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GOP primaries for governor and congress heat up as the September primary nears, civil liberties advocates sue the town of Hudson on behalf of local panhandlers, and Rochester couple Diane and John Foley call their son, war reporter James Foley, a “martyr for freedom” after his grisly killing by Islamic extremists.

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11:50 am
Wed August 20, 2014

In Today's News: The Death Of N.H. Reporter James Foley

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At the beginning of today's show, we checked in with the AP's northern New England correspondent, Rik Stevens. He has been covering the video released yesterday showing James Foley's beheading. (digital post by Faith Meixell)

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9:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Presidential Second Terms: How Obama Stacks Up

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From Iraq to immigration, President Obama has come under criticism lately for ineffectual leadership. But from declining public approval, to a propensity for congressional gridlock, second presidential terms have long been plagued by such perceptions. We’re looking at President Obama’s second term -- the ways our political system limits what he can do and how the media covers this office.

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9:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Foreign Correspondent, H.D.S. Greenway: 50 Years Reporting From The Front Lines

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We get the scoop on H.D.S. Greenway’s fifty years as a correspondent covering conflicts -- from Vietnam to the Balkans, Pakistan to Gaza, and Iraq to Afghanistan.  Greenway’s new memoir includes many larger-than-life tales, including shouting his stories over patchy phone lines to get the news out and suffering shrapnel wounds during the Tet Offensive.

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9:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

More Ticks Means More Concern About Lyme Disease

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Lyme disease: caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, and transmitted by the tiny black-legged tick, it’s an infection that first causes fever, chills and flu-like symptoms.

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9:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 15, 2014

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We're covering the top stories of the week: the saga of market basket continues as the deadline for employees to return to work is imminent and the hint of a deal between the Arthur S and Arthur T DeMoulas factions could happen very soon, and lots of political activity in the races for Senator, Congress and Governor begin to heat up in advance of the fall elections.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Another Look At Violent Video Games & Behavior/ A Market Basket Update

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A New Look at Violent Video Games (9:00):

A study from Dartmouth suggests teens who play certain games are more likely to develop what one researcher calls a “warped moral compass.” But others argue singling out one form of entertainment is over-simplified and ignores other factors.

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9:40 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Do's And Don'ts Of Composting In N.H.

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With the popularity of gardening and other DIY hobbies on the rise, we'll look into the science and practice of composting in N.H.: how does it work, and what do state regulations have to say about it?

For audio of this segment, listen to the audio here and start at 33:40.

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  • Sam Evans-Brown - NHPR's environment reporter

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9:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

What's Behind The Burgeoning Backyard Chicken Movement In N.H.

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As more Granite Staters set up coops, some of their neighbors are crowing over the noise –and local governments are having to step in. We’ll talk about caring for the chickens you own and dealing with the chickens you don’t.

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  • Dot Perkins - field specialist and a member of the livestock team for the UNH Cooperative Extension out of the Merrimack County Office in Boscawen.
  • Jason Reimers - land use lawyer for BCM Environmental & Land Law.

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8:07 am
Tue August 12, 2014

The Bretton Woods Conference: History And Legacy

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Signed in New Hampshire seventy years ago this summer, the Bretton Woods Agreement established the U.S. dollar as the new standard for global trade. We’ll look at what changes this agreement made to the global trade system, some of the personalities behind it, and its legacy extending to the present day.

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9:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

N.H.'s Economy: Back On Track?

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Both at the national level and in New Hampshire, several signs suggest the economy is on the mend, with a stronger job market, firmer consumer confidence, and more generous lending among banks.  Still, some experts warn this recovery is incomplete, with troubling factors such as slow wage growth and international turmoil.

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9:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 8, 2014

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We're covering the top stories of the week: the continuing saga of Market Basket, with job fairs this week trying to recruit new employees, the Attorney General's order that Governor Hassan give back $24,000 in campaign contributions, evidentiary hearings taking place in the kidnapping case of Abigail Hernandez, and two boys from NH receiving their bagpipes back in time for a competition after confiscation at the border.

  

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