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: January 20, 2017

Jan 19, 2017

Governor Sununu picks a former rival to head the education department, and orders restrictions on state hiring.  First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter will not attend Donald Trump's inauguration, going to a religious service instead. And new numbers show the state's unemployment rate at just 2.6 percent. 

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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: January 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017

The New Hampshire Senate moves quickly on hot-button GOP priorities like Right-to-Work and Concealed Carry.  Senator Jeanne Shaheen grills Rex Tillerson about lifting Russian sanctions in confirmation hearings for Secretary of State.  And the issue of "ballot selfies" continues to be a topic of debate in the state.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: January 6, 2017

Jan 6, 2017

Chris Sununu was sworn in this week as the state's first Republican governor in twelve years.  We discuss the themes in Sununu's inaugural address, and the implications for  the next legislative session, as lawmakers get back to business in Concord.  

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 23, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

It’s our year-end review of the top 2016 news stories in New Hampshire, from politics to precipitation. It was a year in which PFOA. became a household term in many communities, the First In the Nation presidential primary seemed to last forever, and fentanyl made its mark, causing a steep increase in overdose deaths.  We'll also discuss this week's alarming report on the state's child protective services agency.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016

Join us for the top Granite State headlines this week, including N.H. political races caught up in revelations about Russian hacking.  Another grim record set as drug deaths in the state reach near 400.  And the state seeks to have a suit against DCYF dismissed in a child abuse case.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 9, 2016

Dec 8, 2016

The state legislature chooses its leadership, election laws are up for examination, and a  hotel on Mt. Washington is considered even as the AMC withdraws it's application for a new hut in Crawford Notch. 

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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 2, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

A four-way fight for House Speaker requires two rounds of voting. Republicans look to tighten voting laws. And lawmakers in the U.S. House pass a bill setting aside $1 billion for states battling the heroin and opioid addiction crisis.

 


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: November 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

House Republicans are locked in a battle for the speakership after maintaining control of the chamber for another two years. Meanwhile, the recount process begins, with fifteen races scrutinized including one in the state Senate. And the Granite State's unemployment rate of two point eight percent is the lowest in the nation. 


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: November 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016

We take a reflective look of New Hampshire politics and election day. The GOP reclaims the corner office for the first time in more than a decade and keeps its majorities in Concord.  But Democrats sweep New Hampshire's federal races.  Join us as we unpack that mixed bag.  


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: November 4, 2016

Nov 4, 2016

After all the campaigning, the election is almost upon us.  We set you up with a review of the races up and down the ballot, discuss increasingly hostile political ads, and talk about the final days of ground game campaigning in the Granite State. 


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - October 14, 2016

Oct 13, 2016
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Recent political events cause turbulence down-ballot for New Hampshire candidates. Seventy percent of the drug deaths confirmed in New Hampshire so far this year have been caused by Fentanyl.  And work is underway  to pipe clean water to homes with wells contaminated by PFOA. We discuss this and other New Hampshire news. 


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - October 7, 2016

Oct 6, 2016

With just about a month to go before the election, the debate season is in full swing. We look at the recent U.S. Senate debate that included a comment by Senator Kelly Ayotte that went viral.  Things get testy in the first televised gubernatorial debate between Chris Sununu and Colin van Ostern.  The state's rainy day fund swells to $90 million, and, with no rainfall in the forecast, state officials warn drought conditions could worsen. 


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - September 30, 2016

Sep 30, 2016
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We check in on both presidential candidate visits to the Granite State, and discuss decisions on two major court cases, along with other news around the state this week.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

The race for Governor is in full effect as Republican Chris Sununu and Democrat Colin van Ostern meet in their first debate.  Staffing problems raise fresh concerns over how the state protects its most vulnerable at New Hampshire Hospital and the Department of Child and Family Services.  And the industry dear to the Granite State  loses its last locally-owned quarry. 


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

Sep 15, 2016

We discuss Tuesday's state primary and look ahead to November.  Donald Trump and Tim Kaine pay local voters another visit.  And Dartmouth-Hitchcock says the layoff of nearly 500 employees won't affect staffing at the New Hampshire Hospital.  


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - September 9, 2016

Sep 8, 2016

Debates - and the debate on drugs - dominate the run-up to the state's primary election on Sept. 13.  The state cap on education funding is ruled unconstitutional.  And students return to the classroom as Manchester learns of high lead levels in school drinking water.


Weekly N.H. News Roundup - September 2, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

With the primary scheduled for September 13, it's crunch time for candidates, especially for the seven running for governor.  New Hampshire gets a one million dollar federal grant to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for drug addiction.  And the victim in the Owen Labrie sexual assault case speaks out publicly for the first time. 

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.

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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.


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