The Exchange

Live at 9 a.m., repeat at 8 p.m.

The Exchange is New Hampshire's only locally produced statewide call-in talk show. It's hosted by Laura Knoy.

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Next Week on The Exchange:

Monday, 5/23 - Turmoil in the Democratic Primary

Tuesday, 5/24 - Mental Health in the Community

Wednesday, 5/25 - N.H. Economic Roundup

Thursday, 5/26 - Vitamania Book

Friday, 5/27 - Friday N.H. News Roundup

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sits down with Exchange host Laura Knoy and Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season, including health care, campaign finance, and foreign policy. 

You can watch the forum right here:

Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 22, 2015

Jan 22, 2016
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We're talking about the top news stories of the week: state lawmakers debate proposals, from the minimum wage to highway user fees to Real ID; New Hampshire schools are among dozens across the country targeted by false bomb threats; and presidential candidates aplenty barnstorm the state in the final weeks before the primary.

NPR's Tom Gjelten on America's Immigration Story

Jan 21, 2016
Allegra Boverman / NHPR

Longtime NPR foreign correspondent Tom Gjelten writes that for most of our history, immigration law favored Europeans. But with the 1965 Immigration Act, the door was opened for people from all corners of the world, ushering in transformation, tensions and a new debate over what it means to be American.

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Many analysts seem to be taking the stock markets recent swings in stride, saying the broader U.S. economy is on stronger footing.  Still, there are concerns, especially China's economic woes.

GUESTS:

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A new book by UNH historian Jason Sokol describes what he calls the region’s 'conflicted soul’ when it comes to race. Sokol explores the discrepancies between the North’s image as haven from the segregated south, and the harsh realities that African Americans faced in black neighborhoods from Boston to Brooklyn.

This program originally broadcast on February 12, 2015.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 15, 2015

Jan 15, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at the top news stories of the week.

GUESTS:

  • Jeff Feingold - editor of New Hampshire Business Review
  • Casey McDermott - digital reporter for NHPR
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capitol
  • Trent Spiner – executive editor for the Union Leaders and New Hampshire Sunday News

Future of Nursing in New Hampshire

Jan 14, 2016
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As New Hampshire ages, the demands for both in-home and hospital care are increasing. And as medical facilities look for nurses with advanced degrees, finding a place for new graduates to gain training is a challenge. We'll see how nursing is set to change in response and the impact on the health care we all receive in the Granite State.

State of the Union 2016: N.H. Reacts

Jan 13, 2016
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The president reviewed accomplishments from the past year and his hopes for the future, with a look to the upcoming election.  We’ll play back highlights from the speech and the Republican response, and we're also getting reaction from New Hampshire analysts.

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Grappling With Homelessness in New Hampshire

Jan 12, 2016
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It's a question Granite State communities are grappling with, as progress appears to have stalled on finding housing for homeless people. Advocates agree a dearth of affordable housing exacerbates the problem. But there's debate over whether providing temporary shelter can forestall lasting solutions on such challenges as unemployment and substance abuse.

2016 State House Look Ahead: Legislator Roundtable

Jan 11, 2016
Allegra Boverman / NHPR

We're sitting down with lawmakers to find out what's in store at the State House this year. 

Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 8, 2015

Jan 8, 2016
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Presidential candidates step up campaigning with a student convention, town halls meetings, and an event focused on addiction. New Hampshire's delegation reacts to President Obama's actions on gun control. And the state's health and human services commissioner steps down this week after eight years on the job.

NHPR Staff

Republican presidential candidate and former technology executive sits down with Exchange host Laura Knoy and Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season, including gun control, the environment, and foreign policy.

This forum is presented in partnership between New Hampshire Public Radio and the Concord Young Professionals Network. 

Primary 2016: Health Care on the Campaign Trail

Jan 6, 2016
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Health care still a top issue for voters, from the Affordable Care Act to lowering the cost of prescription drugs. And New Hampshire residents have made solving the opioid crisis a national priority. We're looking at where the twenty-sixteen presidential candidates stand.

NHPR

We're sitting down with outgoing Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas. As head of the state's largest agency for eight eventful years, Toumpas dealt with several enormous challenges, from Medicaid expansion to medical marijuana to the opioid epidemic. We'll get his take on his tenure as he prepares to leave office, and ask what advice he might give his successor.

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Many Americans in the new year are resolving to become better budgeters, to spend less, and to pay down their debt. But while a consumer-driven culture has certainly contributed to overspending and increasing debt for many the economy and sluggish wage growth in recent years has also made it harder to be as thrifty as our frugal New England ancestors might have hoped.

After months of scrutiny for abuse and neglect, this residential facility for people with brain injuries and developmental disabilities closed. We're following up on an investigation by NHPR and the radio program Reveal about the history of the center, its connections to similar facilities nationwide - and what this means for a vulnerable population.

 

This program was originally broadcast on 11/18/15.

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The Four Faces of the Republican Party

Dec 30, 2015
Jim Cole

In a new book, political scholar Dante Scala and his co-author Henry Olsen look at the four factions that have defined the GOP presidential nomination process, which Scala says is misunderstood and misinterpreted by the media and the so-called conventional wisdom.

 

This program was originally broadcast on 12/8/15.

 

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Making Sense of New Mammogram Guidelines

Dec 29, 2015
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The American Cancer Society has issued new recommendation, raising the age for screenings from forty to forty five, saying that too many false positives have led to unnecessary and even harmful treatment. Other organizations, however suggest other ages for the test.
 

This program was originally broadcast on 10/27/15.

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In the holiday season, many Granite Staters think about donations to the charities and nonprofits in New Hampshire and elsewhere that work on a wide array of causes. Deciding where to give can be difficult, though -- with questions about which groups use the money most effectively, and how to judge their performance.

This program was originally broadcast on 12/14/15.

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Gerald Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

Dec 24, 2015
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We're listening back to a seasonal favorite, our 2005 conversation with Gerald Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens's great-great-grandson and an actor. He has been touring America for the past several years with his one-man performance of "A Christmas Carol," and we spoke with him about the legacy of his namesake and the magic of "A Christmas Carol." He also performed a handful of scenes from his show.

College Applications & Admissions: What's New

Dec 23, 2015
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It’s crunch time for many High School seniors putting finishing touches on essays and collecting recommendations in hope of landing that acceptance letter come spring. Colleges, meanwhile, are preparing to sort through those materials, as they re-consider the whole process: what really matters and what doesn't.

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Kids and Digital Media: What Parents Need to Know

Dec 22, 2015
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This holiday season, many kids are asking for shiny new devices, but some parents worry about how access to all this may affect children. We talk with the author of a new book that takes a fact-not-fear approach to exposing kids to technology, and promises to help parents navigate the digital world.

GUESTS:

Rebecca Lavoie for NHPR

Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley sits down with Exchange host Laura Knoy and Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. 

Friday N.H. News Roundup - December 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

We're talking about the top N.H. news stories of the week: state legislators are taking a gander at the long list of bills proposed for the upcoming session, and deciding which to prioritize, WMUR was booted from this weekend's Democratic debate because of a labor dispute, and the operators of Mt Washington's auto-road are considering reopening the road in light of the unseasonably warm weather.

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Departments nationwide and in the Granite State are struggling to attract new officers. With the career being seen as less rewarding than it once was, and police themselves under more scrutiny, some would-be recruits are hesitant to join the force.

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New dynamics have entered the GOP race, with terrorism and national security topping voters' concerns. And the race itself is shaking up, with a slightly smaller group of contenders and the party's establishment openly worried about the staying power of Donald Trump. We'll recap the debate highlights and dig into the issues. 

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Checking Up on the Affordable Care Act in N.H.

Dec 15, 2015
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As another health insurance enrollment period comes to end, the conversation continues about whether or not the affordable care act is working for individuals and employers in the state. We take stock of who's getting insured, what's on the horizon for Medicaid expansion, and whether the economics of the law are bringing down costs as intended. 

 

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - December 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Sara Plourde

We're looking at the top New Hampshire news stories of the week.

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Best Books for the Holidays, 2015

Dec 9, 2015

It’s our annual holiday book show: two N.H. independent booksellers give us their picks for the best reads of 2015. 

Guests:  

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Two more high-profile mass shootings this past month have rekindled the national debate over guns, gun rights, and gun regulation. Politicians have weighed in from the Presidential campaign trail and on Capitol Hill, but common ground remains elusive. Some say we need to tighten laws and oversight in the interest of public safety, while others say the solution is for more civilians to arm themselves in the interest of self-defense.


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