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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

What Happened To The "Arab Spring," And What's Next

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Three years after what was dubbed the “Arab Spring”, Egypt is preparing for its first election since a military coup last summer. The candidate presumed to win is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who led the coup against Islamist President Morsi last July.  Since then, he’s been the de facto leader of Egypt, and has engineered mass crackdowns on dissent. It’s not the type of reform many imagined, when the fabled Tahrir Square uprisings began – and now, Egyptians are wondering if their revolution has left them any better off than before.

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The Exchange
5:40 am
Mon May 12, 2014

America's Bitter Debate Leading Up To WWII: Lynne Olson's "Those Angry Days"

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We're sitting down with Lynne Olson, author of new book "Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1945." We'll discuss the bitter debate leading up American involvement in World War Two, a critical time in U.S. History.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

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9:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 9, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: a cell-phone ban while driving goes to Governor Hassan’s desk, the Manchester YWCA closes its visitation center, and the governor makes a controversial nomination for the state board of education.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working

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We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be “career ready.”  There’s a lot of angst about whether college graduates have the skills they need for today’s workforce, especially science, math, and writing. Some are saying it’s time to rethink which courses students really need, which they don’t, and whether employer expectations are reasonable.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Getting In: What It Means To Be "College Ready"

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We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be college ready.   A common complaint is that freshmen arrive without the fundamentals of writing and math.  Meanwhile, the nation’s top tier schools are tougher than ever to get into – and students are playing an admissions game, figuring out the right mix of grades, extra-curriculars and experiences. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Paying For College In N.H.: Financial Aid & Student Debt

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We continue our series “A Matter of Degrees” with how families finance higher education.  With the price tag ever-rising, and grants scarce, students are shopping-around and cobbling together a variety of funding approaches.  Often, that includes taking on more debt, but also re-thinking that traditional model of a four-year, on-campus College experience.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Why College Costs So Much & What N.H. Schools Are Doing About It

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We kick off A Matter of Degrees, a week-long series on higher education, with what's behind the rising costs of college. Critics blame sports programs, fancy cafeterias, and highly paid professors, but officials say you need to make college attractive, and what students pay now will be returned exponentially in the future. (digital post by Faith Meixell)

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

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9:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 2, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week including another House vote on a Casino bill, a Senate Committee also says “nay” to a higher state minimum wage, and the twitter-wars heat up in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race around a hockey game.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

This Year's Allergy Season / N.H. Hospital Tax Ruled Unconstitutional

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Predictions for a Rough Allergy Season Following a Cold Winter

Biologists say this year’s cold Winter and late Spring could mean a wallop of an allergy season, a so-called “pollen vortex” adding to a longer trend toward higher pollen counts, due to climate change.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Why More N.H. Women Are Choosing To Give Birth Out Of Hospital

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Due to cultural shifts and medical concerns, more women around the country, and especially in the Granite State, are deciding against having their babies in the hospital.  The state’s medical community is taking note- some with major concern- and others trying to work out new arrangements to accommodate this trend.

*PRI's radio program The World is doing a series on pregnancy and childbirth around the world

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax // Sexual Orientation Amendment To N.H.'s Constitution?

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N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax

Last week the house voted in favor of a Senate bill, raising the tax by four cents a gallon - and Governor Hassan has said she’ll sign it. We’ll look at the implications of the state’s first gas tax increase in twenty three years.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

New Numbers & Research On Autism

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With new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control showing ever-increasing rates, researchers and advocates are considering the causes and ramifications. Meanwhile, a new study strengthens the argument that autism originates in the brain before birth. We’ll talk to a panel of New Hampshire experts on this disorder for the latest.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

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