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This week on The Exchange:

Monday, 3/30: N.H.’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Tuesday, 3/31: General Stan McChrystal

Wednesday, 4/1: Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Thursday, 4/2: T.B.A.

Friday, 4/3: Friday N.H. News Roundup

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Ferguson Decision: N.H. Reacts

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We’re talking about the fallout in Ferguson. Protests broke out again last night after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown this summer.  We’re talking about the reaction in Ferguson and what this means for civil rights, police force, and race relations across the country and in the Granite State.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Women In Gaming And Tech

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While just as many females as males play, the gaming world has a reputation as a less-than-welcoming community for women, with some extreme harassment in a recent controversy dubbed Gamergate. We’ll look at the conversation since Gamergate, from why gaming culture has these elements, to the challenges women face in the tech industry.

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9:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - November 21, 2014

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We're looking at the top stories of the week: House republicans narrowly vote to return Bill O’Brien as Speaker, for the next legislative session.  At the Statehouse it's also budget season , and agency heads are making their cases for more revenue.  And, a new study measures the toll of substance abuse on the Granite State economy.

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9:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Elections 2014 Wrap-Up: Voter Turnout

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Nationally, only thirty six percent of Americans eligible to vote did so in the recent elections.  Not since the start of World War Two has turnout been so low. Here in New Hampshire, results were much stronger, but, still, many eligible voters did not participate. We’ll explore what’s behind this seeming voter malaise.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Election 2014 Wrap-Up: 'Ballot Selfies' & Ballot Initiatives

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Although top races got the attention in this year’s mid-term elections, voters in a majority of states also had a slate of ballot measures to consider. We’ll look at what some of the big topics were, from marijuana laws to the minimum wage, and how the results fit into the overall narrative for this year’s election. First, though, we'll look at a law in New Hampshire that prohibits 'ballot selfies.'

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Introducing: NPR CEO Jarl Mohn

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Mohn took the reins just a few months ago, after several years of leadership changes at the public radio network.  We’ll find out what his goals are for NPR in this era of information abundance and new challenges for traditional media.

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  • Jarl Mohn  - president and CEO of National Public Radio since July, 2014. Previously, he was a radio disc jockey, a media executive, and board member of Southern California Public Radio.
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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

What You Need To Know About This Year's ACA Open Enrollment

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The second season of enrollment is now open for the Affordable Care Act’s online insurance marketplaces.  Last year’s rollout in New Hampshire was marred by technical flaws and extremely limited choice.  We’re finding out what’s in store this time, and how political and court challenges may affect the law’s future.

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9:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - November 14, 2014

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We’re looking at the top stories of the week: Foster’s Daily Democrat sold to the Seacoast Media Group after one hundred and forty years of family ownership.  Open enrollment on Healthcare dot gov starts tomorrow. Governor Hassan bows to pressure from wind and Northern Pass opponents.  And this week’s developments in New Hampshire state politics.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Ebola Response In N.H.: Facts, Fears, And Policy

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Since a handful of Ebola cases have made their way to the U.S., officials have mobilized to deal with the threat, sometimes seeming to add to confusion around this illness. And while the risk of contracting Ebola in New Hampshire remains extremely low, the state has issued a set of guidelines, ranging from symptom monitoring, to, more controversially, quarantine. We’re sorting out the facts, fears, and policies.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Tue November 11, 2014

"Soldier Girls: The Battles Of Three Women At Home And At War"

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In her new book, author Helen Thorpe tells the tales of three female National Guard members, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Thorpe traces their stories: from their expectations joining the Guard before 9/11, to their experiences going off to war, and then troubles on the home front.

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  • Helen Thorpe - journalist and author from Denver, CO. Her most recent book is "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War."

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Should The U.S. Adopt A "Right To Be Forgotten" Online?

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Even the least tech-savvy among us has probably built up some kind of an online “past”, whether through photos on Facebook, or a mention in a newspaper article, or public documents- from arrests to divorce to debt.  On one hand, this 'permanent record' can be a great benefit for potential employers and others curious about us, providing a sense of our job history, personal life, and accomplishments all with one Google search. At the same time, though, mistakes, embarrassing photographs, or other indiscretions are also cataloged, seemingly forever.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - November 7, 2014

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As the victors in Tuesday’s elections make plans for their new terms, and the pundits slice and dice the results, we’ll examine what might be next for the New Hampshire and National agenda.  We’re also checking in on results elsewhere in New England, from a pro-Casino vote in the Bay State to some gubernatorial surprises.

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9:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

N.H. Elections 2014: Recap & Analysis

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The U.S. Senate race went to incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, while our Congressional districts split, with Republican Frank Guinta the First District victor, and Democrat Ann McLane Kuster winning in the Second. 

We’ll also look at the Governor’s race, and another term for Democrat Maggie Hassan, and the new balance of power in the legislature. 

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2:50 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Election Day 2014: A Look At The Issues

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The mid-term elections are almost but not quite over - with polls still open in some New Hampshire communities.  This hour on The Exchange, as we wait for results to come in, we’re reflecting back on some of the major themes at play in 2014. 

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9:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Girl Scouts In The 21st Century: Beyond Camping, Crafts, And Cookies?

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For more than one hundred years, this organization has shaped generations of girls and every generation has had its ideas about what scouting should be about.  Now, some girls, and their leaders, say that efforts to modernize programming have moved too far away from traditional focuses like the great outdoors.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - October 31, 2014

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With Elections just days away, candidates make their final pitches with a flurry of debates and visits by outside political heavyweights. New Hampshire issues its Ebola protocol, requiring in-home quarantines in some cases. And state preservationists release their “Seven to Save” list of historic buildings.

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9:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Rudman Center Conversations With The Candidates: Ann McLane Kuster

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Laura Knoy sits down with U.S. Congresswoman Ann Kuster for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. This special broadcast is a part of our election series presented in partnership with the Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law.

More information about NHPR's special election series presented with UNH Law School can be found here.

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9:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Substance Abuse And Addiction: N.H. Discusses

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It’s no secret that substance abuse is a huge and growing problem across the United States. And although New Hampshire is often ranked healthier than other states, substance abuse is one area in which we fare worse. For example, the Granite State is well above average in terms of binge drinking and prescription drug abuse, and below average in prevention and treatment. And now, a new initiative this year brought together community members in conversations across the state to discuss these problems, and the biggest barriers to addressing them.

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9:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Rudman Center Conversations With The Candidates: Marilinda Garcia

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Laura Knoy sits down with former State Representative Marilinda Garcia for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. This special broadcast is a part of our election series presented in partnership with the Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law.

More information about NHPR's special election series presented with UNH Law School can be found here.

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9:00 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Rudman Center Conversations With The Candidates: Carol Shea-Porter

Allegra Boverman NHPR

Laura Knoy sits down with former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. This special broadcast is a part of our election series presented in partnership with the Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law.

More information about NHPR's special election series presented with UNH Law School can be found here.

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9:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - October 24, 2014

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From politics to Pumpkin Fest, we're looking at the top stories of the week: officials are still trying to figure out why mayhem erupted near Keene State College during last weekend’s Halloween festival, while candidates hashed out issues from Obamacare to energy for an intense week of debates and forums.

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9:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Reassessing Property Taxes, In N.H. And Across The Country

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New Hampshire, first in the nation when it comes to reliance on this tax, has long debated it. While critics say it’s unevenly distributed, defenders say it’s great for local control and far better than an income tax. And this familiar conversation is playing out across the country, with other states debating the fairness issue and offering alternatives.

This program was originally broadcast on June 12, 2014.

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9:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Is There An Upside To Screen Time? The Research And Reality Of Setting Limits

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As laptops, iPads, and smartphones become commonplace in kids’ lives at home and school, parents are increasingly uneasy about where to set limits, or even what counts as 'screen time.' We’ll talk about that, and then also another conundrum of the digital age: whether taking time to teach kids handwriting and cursive in school still has value.

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9:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Rudman Center Conversations With The Candidates: Walt Havenstein

Allegra Boverman NHPR

Laura Knoy sits down with Walt Havenstein for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season. This special broadcast is a part of our election series presented in partnership with the Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law.

More information about NHPR's special election series presented with UNH Law School can be found here.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

What's Next For The Electric Car?

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With charging stations expanding across New England, including a new super-charger coming to Portsmouth, this niche automobile market is growing.  We’ll dig into the science of electric cars: how they work, new technology to expand their range, and why – depending on where you live – they may not be as green as you might think.

(originally broadcast August 4, 2014)

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9:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup: 2014 Election Edition

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A special election edition of our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup.  We’ll sit down with NPR’s senior Washington editor Ron Elving, who’s in the Granite State this week, and NHPR’s senior political reporter Josh Rogers. We’ll get their take on the midterms and how New Hampshire’s races fit into the national narrative.

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9:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

The Sky Guys On Mars: From Rovers And Orbiters To Human Settlement

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In recent years, the Red Planet has been bombarded with space craft, rovers, observers, orbiters and studied intently from here on Earth.  But the idea of human boots on Mars has remained in the realm of science fiction. Now though, serious planning is underway, for missions and even colonies there, and possibly much sooner than you might think. (digital post by Faith Meixell)

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9:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Elections 2014: Behind N.H.'s Political Ads & Polls

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With their threatening music and grainy mug-shot photos, they warn of shady pasts and terrifying outcomes if a certain candidate is elected. We explore the themes presented, where the truth may or may not come in, and who’s paying for these ads.  And then, another election season pet-peeve: polls.

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  • Wayne Lesperance – professor of political science at New England College, and director of the Center for Civic Engagement, which includes the New England College Polling Institute.

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9:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Why Are So Many People Trying A Gluten-Free Diet? Should They?

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Food trends come and go: in the eighties, the enemy was fat; in the nineties, carbs; and now, it’s gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley that millions of Americans are giving up.

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9:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - October 10, 2014

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We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week: including political wrangling over voting records and campaign ads and  hospital preparations across the country and here in New Hampshire for the Ebola virus.

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  • Garry Rayno – Statehouse reporter for The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
  • Rik Stevens - Northern New England correspondent for the Associated Press
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