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 - 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 15th, 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 8th, 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 24th, 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 17th, 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 3rd, 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 27th, 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 20th, 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 13th, 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

CALLOUTS:

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. 

GUESTS:

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We're looking at the news of the past weeks, from a $72 million budget surplus to new laws in effect and bills under consideration.

GUESTS:

  • Norma Love - State House Reporter for the AP
  • Garry Rayno - State House Reporter for the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
  • Dean Spiliotes - Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website NHPoliticalCapital.com

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We're looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the onset of winter weather, to the continued heat-up of the 2016 political conversation.

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New Hampshire joins seven other states in the Northeast in asking the EPA to crackdown on air pollution coming into the region. The investigation continues into charges against Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, including complaints from female employees. And after more debate than you might expect, UNH has introduced a new logo.

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We're looking at some of the top stories of the week:

  • The man convicted of infecting dozens of patients with Hepatitis-C is sentenced to four decades in prison.
  • New Hampshire’s Transportation Commissioner has dire predictions about his department’s finances and its future.
  • A longtime fixture of New Hampshire politics gets ready for a comeback.

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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.

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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.

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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.

GUESTS:

Sara Plourde

It’s our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup.   Executive Councilor Ray Burton, a fixture of North Country Politics says he won’t seek re-election next year due to health reasons.  A Legislative committee opens an ethics investigation into a former Senate President and the Granite State goes crazy once again…as the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. We'll look at the top stories of the week of October 28th!

Guests

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We're following some of the top stories of the week, from Common Core heating up, to the sale of NH rest area names, to the World Series opening games.

GUESTS:

  • Ben Leubsdorf- staff reporter at the Concord Monitor, covering New Hampshire politics and state government
  • Josh Rogers - NHPR's senior political reporter
  • Dean Spiliotes: Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website NHPoliticalCapital.com.

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