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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

'Halftime' At The Statehouse

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It’s halftime at the New Hampshire Statehouse, with last week’s so-called “crossover day”, where those bills that have passed the House go to the Senate for a vote, and vice versa.  Major issues that remain in play include a gas tax increase, a death penalty repeal, and once again, expanded gambling.  We’re checking the score thus far, and seeing where these bills go from here.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

ACA's Deadline Day

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Under the Affordable Care act, Monday is the last chance for uninsured Americans to choose a plan or pay a penalty.  We’ll get the latest on New Hampshire enrollments, and other aspects of this law in the Granite State, including the newly signed Medicaid Expansion and new players coming to the state’s insurance market next year.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - March 28, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: New Hampshire’s approval of Medicaid expansion, a visit from Vice President Joe Biden, and a slow and disappointing start for maple syrup producers.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Internet Access & Net Neutrality, Explained

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Taking on the Telecom industry with “net neutrality,” the concept that all websites are treated equally in terms of cost and access.  There’s a rising concern that internet companies are gaining too much control over online content, and a court recently ruled in favor of the industry. We’re talking with the author of a new book called “Captive Audience” and see what may happen next. 

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Weighing Wind Power

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When one of country’s first wind farms came to Crotched Mountain New Hampshire in 1980, wind power seemed an environmental “no-brainer”: a pollution-free renewable energy source.   Although the project only lasted a year, it was considered a success for the future of wind development.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Crimea, Russian Aggression, & Ukraine's Future: N.H. Reacts

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Despite protest and punitive measures on the part of the U.S. and the European Union, Russia went ahead and formally annexed Crimea away from Ukraine. The move fueled tension in the region and raised fears of more Russian aggression and even a Cold War revival. We’ll talk with a panel of New Hampshire guests who have ties to Ukraine.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Randall Balmer's "Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"

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James Earl Carter Junior is better known to the world as Jimmy and to the nation as our 39th president.   Other images appear in our minds as well: a one-time peanut farmer, the man who struggled during his time in the White House and after his presidency, and a humanitarian and global peace maker.  But in a new book, Dartmouth professor Randall Balmer takes a new look at Carter., who he says ‘was capitulated to the nation’s highest office by an electorate weary of political corruption, and enamored, however briefly of Carter’s evangelical rectitude.”  But many who supported Carter’s religi

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

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9:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - March 21, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: state legislature updates, the Senate race heating up, and a New Hampshire musician in the national spotlight.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Town Meeting Vs. SB2

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The town meeting has often been called “the purest form of democracy,” and for more than three centuries, it was how New Hampshire local government was conducted.  Residents would gather on the second Tuesday in March – a convenient “down time” for farmers and loggers.  They’d deliberate for hours on budgets, and do a fair bit of socializing as well.   But more recently, attendance at town meetings steadily waned.  And so, about 20 years ago, the legislature gave towns a new option called Senate bill two.  This approach split the traditional process into two parts:  first, a “deliberative s

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Kurk Dorsey's "Whales & Nations"

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The new book "Whales and Nations" by UNH professor Kurkpatrick Dorsey explores the history of international conservation efforts through the lens of the commercial whaling industry. We’ll talk with him about the whaling in the 20th century and why international diplomacy failed to regulate commercial whaling.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

E-Cigarettes And Smoking

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There has been a significant increase in the popularity of this alternative to smoking, but health officials are still weighing the positive and negative health effects.  Some say “vaping” with e-cigarettes is much healthier than smoking, but others are worried that the addictive qualities of e-smoking are being downplayed or ignored.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

NPR's Mara Liasson

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Mara Liasson will discuss the White House and upcoming elections, as well as how changes in both political parties over the past six years have affected such key issues as the Affordable Care Act, the debt-ceiling debate, and immigration reform.

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  • Mara Liasson – national political correspondent for NPR. She joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter, later working as a congressional correspondent, and then the White House correspondent.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

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