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.
We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the downfall of a Medicaid expansion compromise, to the Business and Industry Association’s release of a Strategic Economic Plan. Also this week, a New Hampshire coffee roaster scored a major victory against Starbucks, and Granite Staters observe the half-century anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.
We’re continuing our series “How We Work: Five Years Later” by defining “employee satisfaction” in twenty-thirteen. During the recession, many people held onto their jobs even if they were unhappy, and many employers were unable to go above and beyond the basics. But now, there’s more attention to this issue, whether it’s flex-time, good benefits, or better pay, and how these improvements affect productivity.
We continue our series, 'How We Work: Five Years Later,' with a look at younger Granite Staters and how they’re prepared for the workforce. We’ll examine how we educate students, from high school to college, and how that’s changed since the recession.
We continue our series with a look at older workers. Some found themselves suddenly out of a job due to recession. Now, half a decade later, we’re seeing how they’ve adjusted - and the many paths they’ve taken, by choice or necessity.
Kelly Clark – state director of AARP-New Hampshire
Dennis Delay – economist for the NH Center for Public Policy Studies; also New Hampshire forecast manager for the New England Economic Partnership
We kick off our weeklong series called “ How We Work: Five Years Later” by crunching the numbers: looking at where we were, how well the state has recovered so far, and how New Hampshire might want to position itself to respond to future workforce needs.
Brian Gottlob - Head of PolEcon Research, a firm with a focus on economic and public policy issues
Steve Norton – Executive Director for the NH Center for Public Policy Studies
We'll look at several stories, from the death of longtime North country councilor Ray Burton, and more testimony and more support for Medicaid expansion in the legislature, to a private school in Manchester that hosted the first statewide 'rock-paper-scissors' contest.
The administration wants to “pivot east” - to move away from Europe and the Middle East and more towards Japan, South Korea, and especially China - given its economic and military power.
Kathleen Molony – director and executive committee member of the Fellows Program at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade.
With rising need and limited dollars, how best can we use funding? Should we add more acute care hospital beds, boost community services, focus on drug and alcohol treatment or diseases like schizophrenia?
“Officer-involved shootings”: that’s when police fire their guns during confrontations with suspects. After two such shootings recently killed two people, questions have been raised about police use of deadly force. But many in law enforcement say it’s become a more dangerous job, and that they go to great lengths to avoid harm. We’ll look at police training and protocols.
In his new book, The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin reflects on the First World War through the eyes of dozens of centenarians who experienced its battles but rarely told its stories. Rubin discovers what he calls a neglected “great generation”, the overlooked and under-appreciated war they fought in, and how that conflict shaped our modern world.
On tomorrow's roundup: the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled on the state’s only Death Penalty case, largely upholding the conviction. The state legislature opens a special session to decide Medicaid expansion. And cities around the Granite State held elections this week, with voters stating their preferences for Mayor, council, and other local offices.