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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
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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
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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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Saving The World's Wild Cats

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Although at the top of the food chain, “apex predators" such as tigers, jaguars, and mountain lions face threats as varied as poachers, habitat destruction, and climate change. We’ll sit down with a leading expert to talk about this, how his efforts tie into a broader conservation movement, and the big cats in our own backyards.

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9:00 am
Wed August 6, 2014

What's Next For Common Core In N.H.?

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We look at the Common Core and how these new education standards are being met with enthusiasm, confusion, and protest. While some states have rejected the Common Core, others are moving forward. We will get an update on this issue, including in New Hampshire, where several districts may take their own approach.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Bay State Gambling Debate: What It Means For N.H.

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We're checking in with the ongoing debate over casino projects in Massachusetts and the referendum coming this November on whether to repeal the three-year-old law. We'll also look into how the gambling debate in Massachusetts might impact New Hampshire.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 1, 2014

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We’re covering the top stories of the week: investigations continue since Abigail Hernandez’ return home last week, the turmoil at Market Basket continues with an ultimatum to employees, and New Hampshire reaches record level liquor sales.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

N.H.'s State Parks: Checking In With Their Funding Model & Upkeep

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We're checking in with New Hampshire’s state parks. We’ll look at the state park self-funding model, as well as progress on its strategic plan.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

World War I's 100th Anniversary: N.H. Reflects

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This summer marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. We’ll take a look at the history lessons of that war, including the causes and the lasting impact of the war.

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7:49 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - Week Of July 21

The Market Basket saga continues; advocates voice frustration on the first anniversary of the state's medical marijuana law; and New Hampshire slips from first to the fourth best state to raise a child.  We discuss these stories and more on the Friday New Hampshire News Roundup.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Market Basket Protest: Reporters Weigh In

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When beloved President Arthur T. Demoulas was fired from the Market Basket grocery chain last month, it set off a chain reaction of outrage and protests that has led to empty shelves, political firings and even customer boycotts. We've gather a team of New England reporters to discuss the controversy and the decades-long feud that brought it to a head.

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8:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

A Conversation With NHPR's CEO Betsy Gardella

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NHPR President and CEO Betsy Gardella joins us to share the latest news about NHPR programming, funding and strategy. Betsy is also on the board of NPR, and talks about the challenges facing public radio, digital disruption, and why NPR's new CEO has her excited about the future of radio.

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  • Betsy Gardella​ - President and CEO of NHPR. She serves on the National Public Radio Board of Directors, where she assists in setting the policies and overall priorities of NPR management.
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1:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Understanding Islam with Lesley Hazleton, Author of "The First Muslim"

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With Sunni militants declaring a new Islamic state in the Middle East and two Shia-led regimes in peril, we discuss the origins of Islam with an author who spent thirteen years in the Middle East.

  

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9:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

New England Reacts To The Immigrant Surge

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We discuss New England's reaction to the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.- Mexico border, and what it means for the national debate on immigration.

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5:40 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 18, 2014

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We're covering the top stories of the week: New England Governors and Canadian Premiers meet in Bretton Woods to discuss energy policy and cross border cooperation, Scott Brown picks up an endorsement from a potential GOP presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, and after more than two decades of trying one of the toll booths on the Everett Turnpike is closing.

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9:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

The Sky Guys: Supermoons, The Mars Rover, And Apollo Launch Anniversary

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The latest astronomical news with our Sky Guys: NASA is in troubleshooting mode as the Mars rover Curiosity shows signs of wear after two years of roaming the planet’s rocky terrain, a global scientific body invites the public to vote on names for newfound planets, and astronomers are looking back to Apollo 11's lunar landing 45 years ago.

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9:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Dartmouth College's President, Philip Hanlon

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Dartmouth President Phillip Hanlon joins us tomorrow to discuss changes and challenges at the college during his first year,  from a new plan to deal with a sexual assault problem that has drawn federal scrutiny, to Hanlon’s plans to expand graduate programs and deal with the ongoing issue of affordability.

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  • Philip Hanlon – Dartmouth alum of the Class of ’77, award-winning math professor at University of Michigan and current president of Dartmouth College.
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North Country
9:18 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Exchange On The Road: North Country's Main Street Economies

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The North Country economy is ever-changing and evolving. Laura Knoy went to the source to discuss this topic at the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem.

  

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 11, 2014

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We're covering the top stories of the week: a U.S. Supreme court decision on buffer zones around Massachusetts Abortion clinics, the state’s fire Marshal considering a ban on certain types of fireworks, and the Division of Motor Vehicles' temporary stop to “vanity” plates, following a debate over free-speech.

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9:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

New N.H. Housing Report: Demographics & Housing Mismatch

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A new report finds that with shifting New Hampshire demographics, household incomes and lifestyles, our housing stock soon won’t fit us anymore. And it predicts this infrastructure ‘mismatch” could be a drag on future economic growth. We’ll find out more, and what its authors say might create a more balanced housing market.

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* You can find more information about NHHFA's report here.

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9:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead

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With summer officially here, it’s not just the weather heating up, but the political season as well. There are polls, ads, debates being scheduled, and big-name politicians coming in to support candidates. There's also already some drama, with one contender dropping out and another’s residency being questioned.  We’re looking at how the U.S. Congress, Senate, and N.H. Governor races are shaping up so far.

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9:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

2014's SCOTUS Rulings: What You Need To Know

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A flurry of rulings by the country’s highest court last week addressed some major issues:  religious freedom and labor rights, as well as digital privacy and the extent of police and presidential power. We're examining how these decisions might affect future debates and what they say about the Court itself.

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9:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Summer Camp: An Antidote To 'Helicopter Parenting?'

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We talk with author Michael Thompson, who argues in his new book that kids need summer camp more than ever.  With today’s over-scheduled and over-protected children, Thompson says summer camp remains one of the few places where kids have to rough it, stretch their boundaries, and conquer the challenges of the great-outdoors.

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9:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Revisiting The American Revolution: Nathaniel Philbrick's "Bunker Hill"

In a new book, acclaimed historian Nathaniel Philbrick offers the untold back-story to this battle, which he calls the tipping point of the American Revolution.  He introduces us to little-known but vitally important characters in this drama, who did much of the heavy lifting of the Revolution in Boston, while the founding fathers were far from the scene, in Philadelphia.

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