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The Exchange
1:53 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Coming up on the Exchange

Next week on the Exchange – We begin with University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston, reflecting on a tough year for UNH, and looking ahead toward the New Year.  Then our Issue Tuesday series continues, with where the Republican Presidential candidates stand on health care and a favorite, annual tradition on “The Exchange",  our Holiday Book show, with the best books of twenty-eleven.  

The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri December 9, 2011

A Regional Approach to New Hampshire

New Hampshire has always had an independent streak which continues down to its most local way of governing.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Issue Tuesdays: Immigration

This year’s Republican Presidential candidates have been clear about where they stand on many issues, but when it comes to immigration, its a little more murky.  Several candidates are trying to “thread the needle” on this one: sounding tough, to please the base, but not so tough, that they “turn off” voters in the general election, especially Latino voters.  Today on we bring you a special Thursday version of our Issue Tuesdays series as we look at the Republican Presidential candidates and compare their platforms on the immigration. 

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis

"By 2008, the United States had become the biggest international borrower in world history, with two-thirds of its $6 trillion federal debt in foreign hands" points out Jeffry Frieden, co-author of a new book called Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis. International borrowing has been a long-standing economic tradition -- we even funded the American Revolution this way. But, Frieden points out, more recent borrowing is massive compared to the past and encouraged debt-fueled consumption rather than sound investments.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Issue Tuesdays: Foreign Policy

Although not as much as a hot button issue as last election, many voters still want to know the candidates’ views on the war in Afghanistan, on China, the Middle East and on fighting terrorism at home and oversees. Today our Issue Tuesday's series continues with a look at the Republican Presidential candidates and  what they are saying on matters of foreign policy. 

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The Exchange
9:24 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

It’s one of our nation’s most divisive issues. Anew book called “Gunfight” looks at both the history of debates over gun laws and  how it shapes our current dynamic, describing pro-gun groups bristling at any hint of regulation and gun control advocates seeking sometimes ineffectual laws.  We’ll look at America’s long debate over the second Amendment.

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Libertopia

A new film looks at the Free State Project from the perspective of several activists. The Free State Project chose New Hampshire as its destination about ten years ago.  The goal was to convince twenty thousand people, seeking limited government and greater personal freedom, to move here. We’ll look at the movie and at this movement and find out how it’s evolved and affected the Granite State.  

Christina Heller - Independent filmmaker who directed the movie "Libertopia".

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu December 1, 2011

A Charter School Check-In

Since the state received eleven and a half million dollars in federal money for charter schools last year, there has been a flurry of activity, including in Nashua where two charter schools are in the works. Meanwhile, though many former foes now support charter schools, questions remain on such issues as admission policies, accountability, and how teacher unions fit in.  Today we'll look at how charter schools are doing and where they're heading. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

One Nation Under AARP

What began a half century ago as an organization for insurance purposes has grown into much more.  The AARP has become an influential lobbying group with forty million members.   We’ll talk with the author of a new book which examines this and the AARP’s role in current debates over Medicare and Social Security.  

  • Frederick Lynch - An Associate Professor of  Government at Claremont McKenna College, and author of Invisible Victims and the Diversity Machine

 

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Tue November 29, 2011

Issue Tuesdays: Jobs

We begin a six part series called Issue Tuesdays, where we compare the Republican Primary candidates on some of the biggest topics facing this election. Today we begin with what may be the biggest for many... jobs. We’ll look at the candidate’s plans and how they propose they can get Americans back to work.  

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Mon November 28, 2011

Back to the Deficit Drawing Board

The Bi-Partisan Congressional Super-committee failed last week to reach a deficit reduction agreement.  That means automatic spending cuts kick in, in twenty thirteen…and President Obama says he’ll veto any attempt avoid those.  We talk with two economists about what this all means…and about the rocky political and economic roads ahead.

 

 

 

 

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Third Coast Festival
9:00 am
Fri November 25, 2011

2011 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

Each fall the Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program.  The 2011 broadcast includes evocative stories, from the tale of a young woman coaxed out of a coma by her boyfriend, to the insightful exploration of Tea Party politics in Michigan through a friendship gone awry.  Host Gwen Macsai, an award-winning writer, producer and humorist, is our guide through this annual tour of the world's best new documentaries.

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Five Farms
9:00 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Harvest

Autumn is harvest time. That means Iowa corn and soybeans; fruit dried in the California sun; greens, beans, and potatoes; slaughtered hogs and beef trucked to market. It also means Thanksgiving turkeys. Harvest follows the families to the grain elevator, the farmers markets and, in a welcome break from work, the State Fair. It's the time of summing up after the long growing season --- the time to decide whether the gamble of early spring planting season has paid off.  Listener information is available at www.fivefarms.org

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The Exchange
10:00 am
Wed November 23, 2011

New Hampshire's Immigration Story: New Hampshire's Earliest Residents and Immigrants

Our series on New Hampshire Immigration continues with our state’s first residents.  Before textile mills, melting pots and refugees there were Native Americans who inhabited the state for centuries, and our first immigrants, English fisherman and entrepreneurs  looking to escape Puritan rules and start a new life. We’ll look at who these first Granite Staters were and how they shaped our immigration story.  

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NH Immigration
9:00 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Immigration and Thanksgiving

Exchange Executive Producer Keith Shields explores how the holiday of Thanksgiving has been linked over time in US history with the issue of Immigration

It’s a popular topic in classrooms all over New Hampshire around this time...

But some lessons go beyond just pilgrims and Plymouth Rock and breaking bread with the Natives, in some classes the issue of immigration comes up. 

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