Weekly N.H. News Roundup

Fridays at 9 a.m.

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 Weekly NH News Roundup is hosted by The Exchange host Laura Knoy.

The Weekly NH News Roundup replays Fridays at 8 p.m. on NHPR and Saturdays at 6 a.m. on ClassicalNH.
 

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Weekly N.H. News Roundup - August 26, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Presidential candidates converge on the Granite State: Donald Trump and Gary Johnson visit, as well as 2020 rumored hopeful John Kasich.  An executive council vote regarding New Hampshire Hospital could have major repercussions for health care and politics.  And traffics deaths are way up across the country, especially in New Hampshire.  Dean Spiliotes is our guest host.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - August 19, 2016

Aug 18, 2016

Would-be Vice Presidents Tim Kaine and Mike Pence pay their respects to Granite State voters.  The state promises an investigation into a suicide that followed a patient's discharge from New Hampshire hospital.  And Maggie Hassan struggles to answer a basic question:  "is Hillary Clinton trustworthy?" and the tape goes viral; we take a look at the effect of Presidential candidates in down-ballot races.   Josh Rogers hosts.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - August 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016

After visiting the state, Donald Trump continues to stir up controversy for himself and for Republicans in downticket races, including Senator Kelly Ayotte.  In the race for U.S. Senate, Governor Maggie Hassan lays out her goals for keeping New Hampshire and the country safe in a foreign policy address.  And the state's fourth medical marijuana dispensary opens for business in Merrimack.  


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 22

Jul 22, 2016
Sara Plourde, NHPR

We review  notable N.H. - related moments of the RNC convention, including an unsuccessful attempt by a group of "Never Trump" Republicans to derail the nomination process. Back in New Hampshire,  U.S. House candidates Rich Ashooh and incumbent Congressman Frank Guinta spar over Guinta's campaign finance violations.  And resolution on two police matters:  the N.H. AG rules that a fatal officer-involved shooting of a 19-year old Michigan man last month was legally justified, and a N.H. state trooper is arrested on misdemeanor assault charges for his use of force after a high-speed chase last May. 


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 15, 2016

Jul 14, 2016
Sara Plourde, NHPR

Politics dominates our Weekly New Hampshire News Roundup, with Bernie Sanders endorsing Hillary Clinton at an event in Portsmouth this week.  We preview the GOP national convention coming up in Cleveland next week, and check in on a Republican gubernatorial candidates debate.  The U.S. Senate passes the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).  N.H. Senator Kelly Ayotte and three other sponsors worked on the bill for two years.

GUESTS:

  • Kevin Landrigan - Senior Reporter, New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Casey McDermott -  digital reporter for NHPR.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016
Sara Plourde, NHPR

  We're following up on the top news stories of the week: some New Hampshire perspective on the police shootings in Dallas; after the FBI recommends Hillary Clinton not be charged for careless handling of classified emails, N.H. politicians weigh in.  And an independent report chastises the mental health system for lagging behind schedule in improving access to mental health services. 


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - July 1, 2016

Jul 1, 2016

In New Hampshire headlines this week, the Executive Council approves state funding for Planned Parenthood, with support from Republican candidate for governor Chris Sununu.  Donald Trump returns to N.H.  And crowds turn out at Rye Beach to watch biologists conduct a necropsy to figure out what caused the death of a beached whale nicknamed Snowplow.  

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - June 24, 2016

Jun 23, 2016
Sara Plourde

We're following up on the top news stories of the week: gun control legislation and politics in Washington D.C. and in N.H., both political parties in N.H. tout fundraising numbers, and Donald Trump fires beleaguered campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - June 16, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

We're following up on the top news stories of the week: during a speech at St. Anselm College, Donald Trump renews his call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants in response to the massacre in Florida; a final flurry of candidates makes it official as the filing period comes to a close; and in a special session, lawmakers reconsider a measure to help law enforcement officials target drug dealers.

GUESTS:

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - June 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

This week in NH News: the official filing period for the fall elections ends, Governor Hassan signs several more bills into law, and Laconia's Bike Week begins.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - June 3, 2016

Jun 3, 2016

This week in NH News: The official filing period for the fall elections begins, as contenders line up to put their names in for federal and state offices.  One thousand bills later, state lawmakers wrap up their session with decisions on proposals from voting requirements to opioid addiction. And the N.H. Forest Society is dealt a blow in its lawsuit to block the Northern Pass Project.  


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're covering the top New Hampshire news stories of the week: Exxon Mobil loses a lengthy court battle over water contamination in the state, which means millions for cleanup; last week's shooting of two Manchester police officers revives the debate over mental illness and access to guns; and the Granite State retains its single area code status, at least for now.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at the top N.H. news stories of the week: state lawmakers take up a final flurry of bills, including several addressing the opioid crisis; veteran state senators announce they will not run for reelection, leaving six out of twenty-four seats open; and after years of reports of declining bee populations, UNH researchers are abuzz with news of seventeen new bee species.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're covering the top new stories of the week: the first district congressional race gets a little less crowded, as Republican State Rep Pam Tucker drops out; lawmakers propose converting the former Laconia State School into a substance abuse treatment center; and Governor Hassan issues her first veto of the year, for a bill concerning local building inspections.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - April 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

We're covering the top new stories of the week: the Statehouse addresses a number of issues, including marijuana penalties, gun permits, and what to do with a sizeable revenue surplus. And the Democratic race in New Hampshire's first congressional district becomes more heated and bitter.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - April 22, 2016

Apr 21, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're covering the top news stories of the week: including dozens of bills under consideration by state lawmakers, including a proposal to allow officials to investigate parents suspected of opioid dependence, and news that Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the front of the twenty dollar bill, a move applauded by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, an early promoter of the idea.

GUESTS:

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - April 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're checking in on the top news stories of the week: the U.S. Senate race between Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan is garnering lots of out-of-state attention and lots of out-of-state money, New Hampshire Fish and Game withdraws its controversial proposal to resume bobcat hunting, and on Equal Pay day, one bagel chain gives female customers twenty-three cents off.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - April 8, 2016

Apr 8, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're covering the top news stories of the week: veterans hospitals in N.H. and Vermont face scrutiny over scheduling and wait times.  After years of debate, the Executive Council votes in favor of expansion at Mount Sunapee ski resort. And state lawmakers continue to weigh bills, including one concerning abortion clinic buffer zones.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - April 1, 2016

Apr 2, 2016
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

The Statehouse takes on one of the biggest questions of the year on Thursday: whether to reauthorize the state's Medicaid expansion program. The first congressional district race has a shake-up with one Republican primary contender dropping out, and another jumping in. And concerns about the water contaminant PFOA continue as more wells are found to contain the chemical.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're checking in on the top news stories of the week.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - March 18, 2016

Mar 18, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're taking a look at some of the top news stories of the week.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - March 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at the top New Hampshire news stories of the week.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016
Sara Plourde

We're covering the top New Hampshire news stories of the week.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - February 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016
Sara Plourde

We're covering the top news stories of the week: at a Manchester event this week, Governor Hassan and Uber executives urge lawmakers to pass statewide regulations for the company's drivers, Governor Hassan's nominee for state banking commissioner faces criticism, and the final tally of ballots cast in this month's presidential primary shows a record turnout.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - February 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at the top news stories of the week: the Statehouse had a busy week ahead of its February recess, the Fish and Game Commission narrowly voted to allow a bobcat hunt, and, on a frigid Sunday, passengers stranded for several hours were rescued from a stalled tram on Cannon Mountain.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - February 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at the top news stories of the week: decisive wins for anti-establishment candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in the First in the Nation primary, state lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion and expanding gambling, and maple syrup season starts early due to warm temperatures earlier this winter.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - February 5, 2015

Feb 5, 2016
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

We'll be talking about the top news stories of the week: the presidential primary parade arrives, a bit smaller, after several candidates drop out of the race, Governor Hassan delivers her last State of the State address, with her U.S. Senate run in the wings, and an overflow crowd attends a public hearing on whether to resume bobcat hunting

Weekly N.H. News Roundup - January 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're covering the top news stories of the week: Republican lawmakers outline a plan to continue Medicaid expansion that includes a work requirement, the House considers decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, and on the presidential front, the Granite State is relatively quiet with the Iowa caucuses days away.

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

Jan 22, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're talking about the top news stories of the week: state lawmakers debate proposals, from the minimum wage to highway user fees to Real ID; New Hampshire schools are among dozens across the country targeted by false bomb threats; and presidential candidates aplenty barnstorm the state in the final weeks before the primary.

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

Jan 15, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at the top news stories of the week.

GUESTS:

  • Jeff Feingold - editor of New Hampshire Business Review
  • Casey McDermott - digital reporter for NHPR
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capitol
  • Trent Spiner – executive editor for the Union Leaders and New Hampshire Sunday News

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