Weekly N.H. News Roundup

Fridays at 9 a.m.
  • Hosted by Peter Biello

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 Joshua Johnson and 1A at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.  The Weekly NH News Roundup is hosted by Peter Biello.

The Weekly NH News Roundup replays Fridays at 7 p.m. on NHPR and Saturdays at 6 a.m. on ClassicalNH.

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

Nov 20, 2015
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We're looking at the top stories of the week: responding to the attacks in Paris, Governor Hassan joins twenty nine Republican governors in asking President Obama to hold off on accepting refugees from Syria, lawmakers meet in a special session to address the state's opioid crisis, and state environmental officials deliver a possible setback to the Northern Pass Project.

Guests:

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

Nov 13, 2015
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We're covering the top news stories of the week.

GUESTS:

  • Sam Evans-Brown - NHPR's environment and education reporter
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website, N.H. Political Capital.
  • Paul Steinhauser - NH1's political director and anchor
  • Rik Stevens - Northern New England correspondent for the Associated Press

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

Nov 6, 2015
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We're following the top news stories of the week: Governor Hassan’s call for a special legislative session to tackle the opioid crisis meets resistance from some Republicans who call it political grandstanding, Presidential candidates begin officially filing for the First in the Nation primary, and, in municipal elections, incumbent mayors fare well, though Ted Gatsas’s slim victory margin may mean a recount in Manchester.

Guests:

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

Oct 30, 2015
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We're covering the top news stories of the week: an education-funding battle heats up, with the state attorney general, lawmakers, and high-profile lawyers weighing in, retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter and former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg make a pitch for civics education, and presidential heavy hitters, including Clinton and Trump, take to the stump again in the Granite State.

Guests:

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

Oct 23, 2015

Eversource submits its long-awaited formal Northern Pass application to state reviewers, kicking off a long evaluation process. Nashua schools debate keeping Narcan on hand, used in drug overdoses.  And candidates for mayor debate in several New Hampshire cities, including Nashua, Manchester, and Keene.

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

Oct 16, 2015
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We're talking about the top New Hampshire headlines of the week: a bi-partisan group of politicos gathers in Manchester, at the No-Labels convention, a huge number of Derry residents turn out for a special election, and say no to budget cuts, the city of Franklin pulls back on its plan to impose a curfew, and Fish and Game pushes ahead with a controversial bobcat trapping proposal.

GUESTS:

It's our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup - but this hour, instead of the week's headlines, we'll look back over the past two decades. That's because today is The Exchange's 20th birthday. On October 9th, 1995, NHPR kicked off this new program, which remains New Hampshire's only state-wide call-in show. So to celebrate we're pulling from the archives and reflect on some of the biggest stories we've covered.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - October 2, 2015

Oct 2, 2015
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We're covering the new New Hampshire news stories of the week.

Guests:

  • Garry Rayno - Statehouse reporter for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU, an author of the website nhpoliticalcapital.com
  • Paul Steinhauser - political director and anchor for NH1 News

Friday N.H. News Roundup - September 25, 2015

Sep 25, 2015
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We're talking about the top New Hampshire news stories of the week.

  • Josh Rogers – NHPR’s senior political reporter
  • Kathleen Ronayne – New Hampshire Statehouse reporter for the AP
  • Trent Spiner – executive editor for the Union Leaders and New Hampshire Sunday News

Friday N.H. News Roundup - September 18, 2015

Sep 18, 2015
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We're looking at the top stories of the week: after months of stalemate, lawmakers hammer out a compromise budget agreement and the Governor signs it into law. A leading New Hampshire business group names affordable housing as the biggest challenge facing employers. And an emu on the loose in Bow evades capture while captivating public attention.

Guests:

Friday N.H. News Roundup - September 11, 2015

Sep 11, 2015

We're looking at the top news stories of the week: Executive Councilor Chris Sununu declares his intention to run for governor, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continues to pull ahead of Hillary Clinton in state polls, and the city of Franklin reinstates a curfew for kids under 16.

GUESTS:

  • Dan Barrick
  • Garry Rayno
  • Dean Spiliotes

Friday N.H. News Roundup - September 4, 2015

Sep 4, 2015
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We're looking at the top stories of the week:  a legal battle heats up over the release of police body-camera footage of a fatal shooting, the state’s sex offender laws come under scrutiny following the verdict in the St. Paul’s rape trial, and the Northern Pass debate comes to central New Hampshire, with Concord residents asking why more lines can’t be buried.

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 21, 2015

Aug 21, 2015
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We're covering the top news stories of the week: GOP Presidential contenders come to Londonderry, wrangling over Common Core at an education summit, a five million dollar White House initiative focused on heroin promises help for East coast states including New Hampshire, and a sinkhole big enough to swallow a car snarls traffic on I-93. 

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015
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We're checking in on the top news stories of the week: Granite State Democrats are upset with the national party’s debate rules, and a schedule that puts New Hampshire’s event right before Christmas.  Former Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter aims to retake the first district seat she lost last year.  And a federal court rejects New Hampshire’s ban on so-called “ballot selfies.”

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 7, 2015

Aug 7, 2015
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We're discussing the top stories of the week: executive councilors vote to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, amid national controversy surrounding the group,  severe weather causes the collapse of a circus tent, killing a father and daughter and prompting an investigation, and GOP presidential candidates engage in their first official debate days after the Voters First forum in Manchester.


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.

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