Friday NH News Roundup

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4:00 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of July 22nd

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Governor Maggie Hassan signs a few handful of bills into law, including one for medical marijuana and one establishing a state energy strategy. The battle over Medicaid expansion continues with a study panel weighing the pros and cons of accepting federal money for this program.  Some new and some more familiar names are considering runs for Congress and Senate in 2014 and a UNH Recycling program goes national. We'll look at some of the big stories that have happened in the Granite State during the week of July 22nd

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8:04 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup - Week of July 15

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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.

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

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9:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of July 8th

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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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9:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of June 24th

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This week the legislature gave near unanimous approval to a ten point seven billion dollar state budget. Lawmakers also approved medical marijuana, as well as changes to the state’s year-old Voter ID law. Same-sex couples celebrate two recent decisions of the Supreme Court. Hesser College gets a new name and a sister-city deal between Portsmouth and Santacangelo, Italy falls apart. We'll look at the stories that made news for the week of June 24th.

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9:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of June 17th

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Lawmakers have reached a tentative deal on the biennial budget, but whether or not that includes Medicare expansion as been tabled until October. They also appear to have found middle ground on medical marijuana and a women's prison.  A gathering against gun violence gets rowdy and ends with police and a taser. And dodge ball gets a second chance in one New Hampshire school district.  We'll look at the big New Hampshire stories of the week of June 17th.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of June 10th

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It's been another busy week for New Hampshire news. As lawmakers work to finalize the state budget, the issue of whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act  has become a major sticking point. The House and Senate try to find compromise over the Voter ID and Medical Marijuana bills. The Union Leader prints its last newspaper in its Manchester plant and the horse race is getting larger as more Granite Staters begin to announce that they'll be candidates in races from Governor to Manchester Mayor. We'll look at the top stories for the week of June 10th.

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9:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup For The Week Of June 3rd

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The biennial June Budget dance begins, as the State Senate passes its plan, it’ll have to resolve differences with the House and Governor.  Also: a possible breakthrough in a long stalemate, between New Hampshire hospitals and the state over Medicaid managed care. A new group launches anti-Obamacare ads in the Granite State and the potato becomes our new state vegetable. We'll look at the top NH stories for the week of June 3, 2013.

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9:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Friday New Hampshire News Roundup - Week of May 27

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The Republican-led State Senate gets closer to a final budget, while carving out a deeper divide with House Democrats.   Also, new challenges for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in the Granite State.  And a makeover for the Hooksett I-93 rest areas as a well-known New Hampshire restaurateur gets the bid.

 

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Norma Love, Statehouse reporter for The Associated Press.
 

Josh Rogers, NHPR’s statehouse reporter, and senior political reporter and editor.

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The Exchange
4:00 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Friday New Hampshire News Roundup

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Some of the top stories this week include the Senate's budget, new challenges to Obama's Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire, and approval for a revamped rest stop on I-93 at Hooksett.

Guests:

  •  Norma Love- Statehouse reporter for the Associated Press
  • Josh Rogers- NHPR's statehouse reporter
  • Jonathan Van Fleet – Managing editor for content at The Telegraph
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9:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 20th

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The House has spoken on expanded gambling…voting “no” on a casino bill that was a huge priority for the Senate and the Governor.  Meanwhile, Senators crunched their budget numbers, and debated the House’s proposal to raise taxes on gasoline and cigarettes.  And a University of New Hampshire logo re-design…has some UNH students upset. 

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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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9:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 13

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A pivotal vote in the House this week on expanded gambling as a super-committee advises the full house to vote “no”.  Also, how big is that budget hole?  Depends on who you ask: the State Senate says more than $160 million.  And, yes, it’s early, but there’s already a plethora of presidential polls for 2016. 

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9:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of April 29th

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At the Statehouse, debates continue over the budget and expanded gambling.  A May Day rally in Concord takes place, for immigrant and worker rights.  New Hampshire U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte explains her votes on gun control.  And Granite Staters remember the Old Man of the Mountain ten years after he fell. We'll look at the top New Hampshire News Stories for the week of April 29th.

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9:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Our Friday NH News Roundup - Week of April 22nd

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Debates over gambling and the Stand Your Ground law heated up this week at the Statehouse, a Republican representative makes national news over a posting she made on Facebook, and Ted Gatsas announces he’ll run for a third term as Manchester's Mayor.  We’ll look at the top stories of the week.

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Inside NHPR
4:10 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Friday New Hampshire News Roundup

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NHPR’s flagship call-in show The Exchange is bringing 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 9am.   This show will complement the current Friday line up of domestic and international news roundups hosted by Diane Rehm at 10am and 11am.  The Friday NH News Roundup will be hosted by The Exchange host Laura Knoy.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Friday New Hampshire News Roundup for April 12

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Today on The Exchange, our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. Granite State reporters talk about the latest goings-on in our state, including the state budget, the Emerald Ash Borer, and the Telegraph of Nashua's new ownership.

Guests:

Kevin Landrigan - State House and political reporter for the Telegraph of Nashua and lead writer for TheLobbyNH.com

Norma Love - State House reporter for the Associated Press

Dan Tuohy - Assistant Regional Editor for Patch.com in New Hampshire

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