The Exchange

The Exchange is New Hampshire's only locally produced statewide call-in talk show. NHPR listeners have a daily forum to discuss important issues and speak directly with elected officials.

Call In: (800) 892-6477 | Email Us  | Facebook | Twitter

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5182ad01e1c8493049eeb9e9|5182acf6e1c8493049eeb9c0

Pages

The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Healing the Wounds of War

After ten years since the War on Terror began, many service members have come back with visible injuries, but many others have come home with less obvious wounds associated with military service; like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and a high suicide rate. We’ll look at these problems, where the system is working and failing, and what some are trying to do to help. 

Guests

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Boys Left Behind (Rebroadcast)

The statistics are startling: Girls have been surging ahead academically from the elementary years right on up through Graduate School while boys seem to be falling behind and are becoming disengaged from learning at an early age.  We take a look at the latest thinking on this subject and whether the picture is as dire as it’s often presented.  

Guests

Read more
The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Next Week on the Exchange - Week of April 23rd

Next week on the Exchange, we begin with one of our favorites from the Exchange archive vault.  We bring you our "Boys Left Behind" show and ask with all this attention to the advancement of girls in schools have we forgotten about the boys?

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

A Tussle over Town Meetings

More than fifteen years ago, voters were given the option of changing their local democratic process and ditch the all-day gatherings through a new system called SB2, named after the senate bill that introduced it. Town have gradually adopted this system which some feel undermines the democratic process while others believe it is a far more manageable system given the typically busy schedules of the citizens.

Guests:

Dennis Delay: Senior Economist at the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies.

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Commissioner George Bald

We sit down with George Bald, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.  We’ll talk about his agency’s efforts to attract tourists and new businesses, as well as its adoption of a new tourism slogan: "Live Free and..."

 

 

 

 

 

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Security Expert Frank Cilluffo Grades Our Defense

Since the September eleven attacks, the U.S. has undergone major changes, aimed  at public safety; from the way we travel to how our government agencies interact.  But according to our guest, security expert Frank Cilluffo, threats remain, including in cyberspace. We find out what’s improved in terms of protecting Americans, and where the holes are.  

Guest:

Read more
The Exchange
8:59 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Are Railroads Off Track for NH?

Photo by Tim Cummins via Flickr Creative Commons

Rail hits another road block in New Hampshire. A recent vote by the Executive Council rejected federal money to study the possibility of linking Boston’s commuter rail to Nashua and Concord.  Advocates for rail say it would help boost the region’s economy and serve thousands of commuters, but others say the cost is prohibitive and doubt whether the ridership is there to support the service. 

Guests:

Peter Griffin: President of the New Hampshire Rail Road Revitalization Association.

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon April 16, 2012

The Righteous Mind

In a new book, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores how we reach different moral judgments about the same issue.  Haidt says we join groups to reinforce these judgments and this "groupishness"  contributed to the survival of our species, but it has also been cause for fierce divisiveness. Haidt says there’s another option: mutual understanding and respect. 

 

Related links:

www.RighteousMind.com to learn more about the book

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri April 13, 2012

The Economics of Immigration in the Granite State

pobrecito33 Flickr/Creative Commons

As part of our yearlong look at immigration in New Hampshire, we’re zeroing in on the economics of immigration in the Granite State. The impacts of filling the employment needs of the state economy with immigrants, is now-- and has long been-- a topic for dispute. New Hampshire has a rich history of immigration and the immigrants of the nineteenth century faced many challenges. Now in the twenty-first century, New Hampshire’s economy is very different from the days of industrialization but the debate over immigrants and refugees hasn’t gone away. 

Guests:

Read more
The Exchange
10:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Richard Herman & The Economic Argument For Immigration

We talk with author and lawyer Richard Herman, who says immigrants are a resource for innovation and global competitiveness. He says they're behind some of our most successful companies like Google and eBay and we need to find ways, according to Herman, to encourage more entrepreneurship like this through changing laws and dousing the often inflammatory debate over immigration.  

Guest:

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Mark Krikorian & The Economic Argument Against Immigration

We continue our series on New Hampshire’s Immigration Story, with a look at the economics of immigration. We’re offering several perspectives throughout the week. Today we start with Mark Krikorian, who argues that immigration in America, while it helped grow and shape our nation at the turn of the last century, has a largely negative impact on the 21st century economy. 

Guest:

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue April 10, 2012

New Hampshire's 2nd District Congressman Charles Bass

We sit down with New Hampshire Second District Congressman Charlie Bass.   We’ll get his thoughts on some of the major debates on Capitol Hill including the recent vote on a Republican budget as well as the difficulty in getting a Transportation Bill through Congress.and we’ll get Bass’s response to allegations that his campaign conducted what’s called a “push-poll.  

Guests

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Bridging the "Skills Gap"

eef_apprentices Flickr/Creative Commons

Is there a “Skills Gap” in the Granite State?  Some businesses say their problem is not the lack of jobs, rather it’s the lack of qualified people to fill those jobs, especially in manufacturing.  We’re looking at the reasons behind this and why some say businesses themselves need to step up if they want a well-trained workforce.    

Guests:

Jim Roche: President of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.

Fred Kocher: President of the New Hampshire High Technology Council.

Read more
The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Next Week on the Exchange - Week of April 9th

Next week on the Exchange, we begin looking at what some are calling a "skills gap” in New Hampshire. Some manufacturers say that despite the economy the jobs are there, what’s missing are the qualified workers to fill them.  Then Second District Congressman Charlie Bass sits down with us and we end the week with a three part series on immigration and the economy both nationally and in the Granite State.   E-mail us at NHPR dot org, and Join us all next week for the Exchange each morning at 9 and again at 8 pm here on NHPR!

Read more
The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Phillip Walker and an Economic Look at Afghanistan

Granite Stater, noted international attorney and independent advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Finance, Phillip Walker, gives his forecast for the political and economic future of Afghanistan. Despite the violence, he says civil institutions are beginning to take hold and the economy is growing rapidly. But, he warns, foreign aid must continue to flow into Afghanistan after NATO withdrawal for this progress to continue.

Guest:

Read more

Pages