Friday N.H. News Roundup

Fridays at 9 a.m.

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NHPR’s flagship call-in show The Exchange brings together journalists and experts every Friday to review the issues of the week and explore recent New Hampshire news stories during a one hour program at 9 a.m.  

This show complements the current Friday line up of domestic and international news roundups hosted by Diane Rehm at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.  The Friday NH News Roundup is hosted by The Exchange host Laura Knoy.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 31, 2015

Jul 31, 2015
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After a fiscal committee vote, the top official taksed with coordinating the state's response to substance abuse keeps his job, despite criticism from some Republicans for falling short. Local activists on both sides of the abortion issue face off over funding for Planned Parenthood after anti-abortion activists release secretly taped videos. New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie holds his fifteenth town hall while Hillary Clinton holds her second.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 24, 2015

Jul 24, 2015

We're following the top New Hampshire news stories of the week. Governor Hassan makes a budget overture that Republicans find lacking. New Hampshire residents take up arms to defend military recruiting centers. And more visits from presidential candidates, including the latest entrant, Ohio governor John Kasich.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015
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Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte react to President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Congressman Frank Guinta holds his first town hall meeting since his campaign finance controversy. And Governor Hassan signs a handful of new bills, including one to study ride-sharing services like Uber.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015
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Governor Hassan faces protest, after her veto of a bill eliminating concealed carry gun permits. Lots of smoke but no fire yet on the state budget, as state agencies ride out the summer in a state of fiscal uncertainty. And retired surgeon and presidential candidate Ben Carson touts his political inexperience.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 3, 2015

Jul 3, 2015
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We're talking about the top news stories of the week: Chris Christie becomes the fourteenth contender in the Republican Presidential primary, and heads straight to the Granite State. New Hampshire U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte announces her plans to run for reelection in 2016.  And as of this week, Granite Staters must officially say goodbye to handheld devices in the car.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 26, 2015

Jun 26, 2015
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House and Senate lawmakers pass a state budget, which Governor Hassan vetoes as promised. Bobby Jindal joins the crowded field of presidential contenders for the GOP nomination. And bird watchers delight at the sight of rare piping plovers on New Hampshire’s seacoast.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 19, 2015

Jun 19, 2015
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Governor Hassan issues a threat to veto the proposed state budget over what she calls “dishonest” business tax cuts. Jeb Bush visits the Granite State after announcing his candidacy for President. And some state troopers file a complaint over who pays for dry cleaning their uniforms.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015
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Three companies receive state approval to run medical marijuana dispensaries, with locations still to be determined. The Union Leader announces an alternative Presidential debate, for those shut out of the first official forum. And the State Supreme Court rules in favor of Keene’s Robin-Hooders and their anti-parking meter campaign.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 5, 2015

Jun 5, 2015
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The State Senate votes on a budget, a plan that’s drawn republican kudos and democratic criticism. Governor Maggie Hassan vetoes and signs a flurry of bills, including approval of a new ban on teens using tanning beds. And the venerable Lakes of the Clouds hut celebrates one hundred years of service in the White Mountains.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015
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This week in New Hampshire news:  budget votes, business taxes, and bipartisan rankings.  

The senate finance committee approved an 11.4 billion dollar budget, restoring money to social services that house members had cut from the governor’s proposal. Democrats decried the plan for shortchanging critical programs, while cutting taxes for businesses.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015
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Republican party officials line up to call for Congressman Frank Guinta’s resignation after a campaign finance violation.  Senate budget writers begin to finalize their proposal, restoring some funding for tourism and education. And a nineteen year old college student wins a special election for a seat in the New Hampshire House.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015
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We're looking at some of the top stories of the week: Republican presidential contenders Rand Paul and Ted Cruz pick up steam with a long list of endorsements from New Hampshire politicos. The Senate makes good on its promise to restore the renewal energy fund in its budget. And a new study shows Vermont and New Hampshire as the least religious states in the country.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015
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We're looking at some of the top stories of the week: Three more GOP Presidential hopefuls get into the race; state Senators get an earful from the public in favor of social service programs; and Manchester school officials get a face-to-face with the state’s education commissioner after testy relations over Common Core testing.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 1st, 2015

May 1, 2015
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We're looking at some of the top stories of the week: Governor Hassan says she’ll veto a bill that would do away with permits to carry a concealed weapon, approved by the legislature.  Vermont U.S Senator Bernie Sanders announces his campaign for President.  And, Senator Jeanne Shaheen asks girls in Nashua what woman they would put on a twenty-dollar bill.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 24, 2015

Apr 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton comes to the state for some low-key listening sessions in Keene and Concord.  Governor Hassan comments on a casino bill before the House, saying two casinos is one too many. And lawmakers hear testimony on adding several qualifying conditions for use of medical marijuana including epilepsy and lupus.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 17, 2015

Apr 17, 2015

State officials move to shut down a special education program at the Lakeview Rehabilitation Center after scathing reports of abuse and neglect and questions about state oversight.  A battle brews in the legislature over cutting business taxes. And after years of decline, there may be some hope for New Hampshire’s moose population.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 10, 2015

Apr 10, 2015
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We're looking at some of the top stories of the week: the day after becoming the second official presidential candidate, Rand Paul holds a “Stand with Rand” rally in Milford, the state Senate weighs a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana that passed the House by a wide margin, and a Manchester woman wows audiences on Jeopardy and wins big.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 3, 2015

Apr 3, 2015

A look at the biggest New Hampshire news of the week: House Republicans pass a budget, turning things over to the Senate. Meanwhile outside the Statehouse, three-hundred protestors stage a “die-in” to highlight the rising toll from substance abuse and to call for more state help.  And Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art joins the growing list of galleries nationwide banning the ‘selfie stick.’

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - March 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015

A look at the biggest New Hampshire news of the week: budget battles kick into a higher gear, as the House prepares to vote on final plan. Republican presidential hopefuls continue to spring up, with frequent Granite State visitor Ted Cruz the first to declare candidacy. And an energy bill energizes opposition among solar-power companies concerned about big utilities.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - March 20, 2015

Mar 20, 2015

A look at the biggest New Hampshire news of the week: the state budget moved front-and-center this week with Republicans and Democrats wrangling over propsed cuts to Health and Human Services, the Department of Transportation, and the state university system. The Department of Corrections is having budget troubles of its own, forcing them to delay construction on a new women's prison in Concord. And the latest from presidential hopefuls in the Granite State including Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - March 13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015

Voters gather at town meetings to have their annual say on local spending, with many this year, saying “no” to new ventures.  At the Statehouse, lawmakers tackle an enormous array of bills from the minimum wage to marijuana.  And as the snowbanks melt, Presidential candidates are blooming in Granite State.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - March 6, 2015

Mar 6, 2015

A look at the biggest New Hampshire news of the week: A flurry of activity in the statehouse with bills aimed at protecting minors from cigarette smoke and tanning beds in motion. Senators sideline a proposal to reopen and expand the Balsams resort. And the House votes for a longer list of illnesses eligible for medical marijuana. Meanwhile in Boston, the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings back painful memories.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - February 27, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

A look at the biggest New Hampshire news of the week: political heavyweights Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Marco Rubio descend on the Granite State. Anthem reveals that more than six hundred thousand New Hampshire customers were affected by the recent data hack. And the Associated Press explores the impact of declining federal funding for the state’s roads.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - February 20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015
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We're looking at the top stories of the week: lawmakers return to the perennial debate around casino gambling in the state, a house bill would bring New Hampshire into line with the rest of New England in decriminalizing marijuana possession, and the Mount Washington summit records the world’s second coldest temperatures.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - February 13, 2015

Feb 13, 2015
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The top story of the week, of course, is Governor Hassan’s budget address.  Her proposed spending increases include kindergarten through college education, mental health, corrections, and rail.  The governor also seek more revenue from tobacco taxes, vehicle registrations, and government consolidation. We'll talk about that, as well as some other headlines of the week.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - February 6, 2015

Feb 6, 2015
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We're following the top stories of the week: lawmakers engage in a new debate over an old issue: the state’s role in funding public education.  A house bill would require all state police officers to wear body cameras when interacting with the public. And a new commuter rail study says “sorry Concord,” recommending train service from Boston to Manchester.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 30, 2015

Jan 30, 2015
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We're looking at some of the top stories of the week: Granite Staters mop up from the storm, with many saying it wasn’t as bad as it could have been, the State receives 14 applications from those hoping to run medical marijuana dispensaries,  a new bill is filed on voter residency requirements, and Fish and Game debates drones and other technology in hunting.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 23, 2015

Jan 23, 2015
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We’re talking about the top news stories of the week: lawmakers start to dig into this year’s bills on subjects from out-of-state health insurance to mandatory paid sick leave, Health and Human Services officials unveil a huge shortfall, and hundreds rally at the Statehouse for campaign finance reform.

GUESTS:

  • Jeff Feingold – editor of the New Hampshire Business Review
  • Josh Rogers – senior political reporter for NHPR

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 16, 2015

Jan 16, 2015
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We’re talking about the top news stories of the week: the Governor’s STEM Task Force releases its recommendations on boosting science, technology, nngineering and math education, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul returns to the Granite State, fueling more Presidential speculation,  and southern New Hampshire ponders the impact of a Boston Olympics.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - January 9, 2015

Jan 9, 2015
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We're looking at the top stories of the week: Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan is inaugurated for a second term, while a new Republican-led legislature begins a new session amid turmoil over who should lead the G.O.P. House agenda.  And the state liquor commission dives into what “Made in NH” really means. 

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