This week, the Medicaid expansion commission wrapped up phase one of its work, looking at an alternative based much more on private markets. Also, towns across New Hampshire paused to remember the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, and the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a cold snowy winter for The Granite State.
We sit down with New Hampshire’s new Commissioner of Resources and Economic Development Jeffrey Rose. As chief advocate for the state’s economy, he oversees business development, tourism, exports, and the park system, which has struggled in recent years. We’ll get his vision for promoting the state.. including his recent trip to Canada, a major trading partner.
On Sept. 11, 2001, The Exchange held a special call-in program in the afternoon. Laura Knoy hosted and was joined by Jon Greenberg. Former 2nd District Congressman Charlie Bass called into the program, saying, "This is the event we feared the most." We've pulled the audio from our archives.
Despite our reputation as one of the healthiest states, young people here abuse alcohol at much greater rates than the rest of the country. With this comes other risky behaviors – from drunk driving to assault, as well as a greater chance of addiction down the road. We’ll look at how the state’s communities are tackling this issue.
The campaign to promote this Canadian Hydropower project, focused until now on the North Country, has moved into central regions of the state. Many of the concerns about towers and landscapes heard up North are being echoed elsewhere, but so are arguments that the state needs this source of renewable energy.
President Obama says the United States has a moral responsibility to punish the Syrian government for its reported use of chemical weapons against civilians. And he’s asked Congress to approve military action. We’ll look at the arguments for and against, and gauge reaction in the Granite State.
Next week on The Exchange, a roundtable of Granite Staters reflects on the possibility of military action against the Syrian government. Then we return to Northern Pass debate as supporters think of new ways to reach out, just as the opposition remains solid. On Wednesday, we'll talk about the problem of teenage drinking in New Hampshire. Also, we'll talk on Thursday with the new commissioner of Resources and Economic Development, Jeffrey Rose. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and join us all next week for The Exchange.
At the state Senate, Chuck Morse is officially in as President, while Jeb Bradley ends speculation he’ll run for statewide office. The Northern Pass Project makes its case in new territory, with a public meeting in Concord. And New Hampshire home prices continue to rise, up twenty-three percent over last year. We'll look at some of the big stories that have happened in the Granite State during the week of September 2nd.
It’s often a hidden problem: The aged living alone or isolate from the community, where they fall prey to mistreatment by caregivers or family members. The abuse can be physical, emotional or involve financial exploitation. Now, senior advocates are pushing to raise awareness about these problems and emphasize the responsibility to report them.
Tackling the taboo on discussing death: in a series last week, NHPR’s health reporter Todd Bookman examined this movement to encourage end-of-life planning- from the legal concerns of living wills and health care proxies, to the emotional side of managing family dynamics around this most difficult issue.
We sit down with NHPR president Betsy Gardella to discuss recent changes in programming and an update on our classical service. Also, we’ll ask about a shift in top leadership at National Public Radio, with the departure of NPR president and CEO, Gary Knell.
New Hampshire is among some forty states to adopt this more rigorous set of standards for math and language arts in public schools. But just as this bi-partisan effort becomes reality, the system is facing some backlash from both the right and left. We’ll find out more about Common Core and the challenges it faces getting off the ground.
Next week on The Exchange, with the start of a new school year, we bring you our earlier conversation on the new common core standards being adopted across the Granite State. Then, NHPR's President Betsy Gardella talks about the “State of the Station” and the latest at NPR. Later, in the week, we look at the issue of 'advanced directives' part of a series put on by NHPR's health reporter, Todd Bookman and we explore the difficult topic of elder abuse, how it happens, and what’s being done to prevent it. E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Exchange (every morning l
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is shutting down, by the end of twenty fourteen after years of legal battles with the state. In New Hampshire, Health care providers turn out in force in favor Medicaid Expansion and at the Statehouse, support solidifies for a new Senate President, Republican Chuck Morse. We'll look at those and other Granite State stories that made the headlines for the week of August 26th.