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 - February 20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015
Sara Plourde / NHPR

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
Sara Plourde

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
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

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
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

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
Sara Plourde / NHPR

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
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

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
Sara Plourde / Flickr/CC

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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Sara Plourde / NHPR

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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Sara Plourde / NHPR

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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Sara Plourde / NHPR

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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Sara Plourde / NHPR

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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Sara Plourde / NHPR

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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Sara Plourde / NHPR

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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Sara Plourde / Flickr Creative Commons

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

Sara Plourde / NHPR

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.

Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're following some of the top stories of the week, from Kelly Ayotte’s national visibility, to the Medicaid Commission’s final recommendation, to one graffiti case opened and another closed.

GUESTS:

•Norma Love- Statehouse Reporter for the Associated Press

Dean Spiliotes: civic scholar in the school of arts and sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website nhpoliticalcapital.com.

Sara Plourde

Among other news this week, Granite Staters continue to feel the strain from the partial Federal government shutdown, the special commission studying Medicaid expansion recommends a plan to go forward,a deal is struck to sell granite state wind power to the bay state, and Portsmouth debates the merits of a man-made ice rink at Strawbery Banke.

GUESTS:

Sara Plourde

It’s our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup!   The Federal Government Shutdown shows up in the Granite State, with lots of questions about short and long-term impacts.  New Hampshire experiences the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s new Health Insurance Marketplaces.  And Granite State equestrians protest proposed new rules about how and where they can ride.  We look at New Hampshire news stories that Granite Staters are talking about for the week of September 30th.

Guests

Sara Plourde

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy heard from Granite Staters in packed public hearings on the Northern Pass project, former first district Congressman Republican Frank Guinta said he wants his old seat back from Carol Shea-Porter,  and a beloved tradition turns tragic, with the deaths of two cyclists during the 40th annual Seacoast Century ride.

Guests:

Sara Plourde

State senators grill Anthem officials, as the state’s biggest insurer rolls out its new health insurance exchange product.  New census numbers show New Hampshire has the nation’s lowest poverty rate at eight point one percent.  And, the Granite State joins the Bay State in a lawsuit over new federal fishing regulations.

Guests:

Sara Plourde

This week, the Medicaid expansion commission wrapped up phase one of its work, looking at an alternative based much more on private markets. Also, towns across New Hampshire paused to remember the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, and the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a cold snowy winter for The Granite State.

GUESTS:

Sara Plourde

At the state Senate, Chuck Morse is officially in as President, while Jeb Bradley ends speculation he’ll run for statewide office. The Northern Pass Project makes its case in new territory, with a public meeting in Concord.   And New Hampshire home prices continue to rise, up twenty-three percent over last year. We'll look at some of the big stories that have happened in the Granite State during the week of September 2nd.

GUESTS:

Sara Plourde

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is shutting down, by the end of twenty fourteen after years of legal battles with the state.  In New Hampshire, Health care providers turn out in force in favor Medicaid Expansion and at the Statehouse, support solidifies for a new Senate President, Republican Chuck Morse. We'll look at those and other Granite State stories that made the headlines for the week of August 26th.

Guests:

Sara Plourde

The State Senate prepares to elect a new president, after Peter Bragdon said he’d step aside amid controversy over a possible conflict of interest. The first mosquitoes with Triple-E have been confirmed in the Granite State, and the Queen City prepares for 200 new refugees, one year after a proposed moratorium on resettlements.   We'll look at the stories that topped the Granite State headlines for the week of August 19th.

Guests:

NHNewsRoundup

The Exeter hospital worker charged with infecting more than thirty patients with Hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital, pleads guilty in federal court. Senate President Peter Bragdon takes a new high-profile job, while saying he'll keeping his leadership post.   A fatal shooting at a YWCA raises questions about parental rights and security and Keene loses a long-time politician. We’ll cover the big stories of the week. 

Guests:

Sara Plourde

It’s our Friday New Hampshire New Roundup!  Yes it’s early, but conversation is already swirling around possible candidates for next fall’s elections. Meanwhile, another grocery chain, “top and Shop announces closures in New Hampshire, leading to hundreds of layoffs..  And a Concord mom makes headlines, over whether she has the right to pray outside her teen's high school. We'll look at the big stories of the week!

Guests:

Sara Plourde

New Hampshire number crunchers celebrate as the Granite State ends its fiscal year, forty eight million dollars above expectation, house and condo sales have reached an eight year high, while our food banks seem to be running out. House republicans rank their representatives giving six a perfect score, while a high amount of rainfall creates imperfect conditions at local beaches.

Sara Plourde

A special commission begins delving into the details of Medicaid expansion; the Northern Pass Project blankets  state households with brochures touting a new route for its controversial hydropower plan; and state safety officials issue warnings about dangerous, rain-swollen waterways after a record number of drownings already this summer.  We look at the top stories of the week.

GUESTS:

Jeff Feingold: Editor of NH Business Review's print and on-line editions.

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of July 8th

Jul 12, 2013
Sara Plourde

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords visits the Granite State in support of stricter gun laws, a commission was launched to study the  possible expansion of Medicaid in the state; A law was passed raising the speed limit to 70 on parts of Interstate 93 and NBC news delivers a mea culpa after a recent story they did leaves  New Hampshire off the map . We’ll look at the stories that topped the headlines for the last two weeks.

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