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4:00 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

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9:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 23, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: the Granite State remembers and says goodbye to fallen Brentwood police officer, Steven Arkell, Governor Hassan signs into law a 4-cent gas tax increase effective July 1st, and after a week’s worth of pressure, the Wolfeboro police commissioner criticized for making racist comments resigns.

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9:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Murder Of Joseph Smith: Alex Beam's "American Crucifixion"

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We're sitting down with Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam to talk about his new book, "American Crucifixion," examining the life of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church.

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  • Alex Beam – columnist for the Boston Globe and author of several books, most recently “American Crucifixion.”

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9:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

N.H. Charter Schools Continue to Grow And Attract Debate

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The original legislation to allow charters schools in New Hampshire passed way back in 1995, but it would take another ten years before the first of these publically funded independent learning facilities was opened.  Since then charter school have had their ups and downs in the state: many had a hard time getting off the ground, a few had to close their doors, some have been criticized for not being alternative enough from their public school counterparts. There was even a moratorium on new facilities for two years.

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9:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Rising Concerns About Childhood Anxiety

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Childhood has always had its fears - from monsters under the bed, to sleep-away camp, to schoolyard bullies. But normal jitters, about these and other childhood challenges, become an issue when they interfere with regular activities, from riding the bus to going to bed at night. And this kind of debilitating anxiety seems to be on the rise: now affecting close to 1 in 5  kids.

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9:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Statehouse Updates: N.H. Death Penalty Repeal & Abortion Buffer Zone

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N.H.'s Death Penalty Faces a Last Repeal Attempt for the Year

Although the matter seemed settled for the year after the State Senate tabled a repeal bill, longtime opponents of capital punishment in the House are making one last attempt. 

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4:00 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Next Week On The Exchange - May 19, 2014

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9:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 16, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: a tragedy in the town of Brentwood leaves a police officer and his attacker dead and a lot of un-answered questions,  state lawmakers work on filling a budget hole, now that  two courts have found a key hospital tax unconstitutional,  and, New Hampshire celebrates the homecoming of American idol finalist Alex Preston.

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9:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Religious Freedom In The News: From Hobby Lobby To Public Prayer

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Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and plethora of state legislative debates have once again raised questions about what we mean by religious freedom: from whether contraception coverage should mandated, to prayer in public meetings, to private businesses objecting to serving same-sex couples. 

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9:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Have Youth Sports Become Too Intense?

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There’s a lot of concern these days that an ethic of winning at all costs, promoted by over-zealous parents or coaches, is ruining youth athletics. And kids are paying the price, from sports injuries at ever-younger ages, to constant practice that cuts into family time. But now, some adults are crying “foul” and calling for change.

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9:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

What Happened To The "Arab Spring," And What's Next

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Three years after what was dubbed the “Arab Spring”, Egypt is preparing for its first election since a military coup last summer. The candidate presumed to win is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who led the coup against Islamist President Morsi last July.  Since then, he’s been the de facto leader of Egypt, and has engineered mass crackdowns on dissent. It’s not the type of reform many imagined, when the fabled Tahrir Square uprisings began – and now, Egyptians are wondering if their revolution has left them any better off than before.

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5:40 am
Mon May 12, 2014

America's Bitter Debate Leading Up To WWII: Lynne Olson's "Those Angry Days"

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We're sitting down with Lynne Olson, author of new book "Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1945." We'll discuss the bitter debate leading up American involvement in World War Two, a critical time in U.S. History.

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4:00 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Next Week On The Exchange - May 12, 2014

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9:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 9, 2014

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: a cell-phone ban while driving goes to Governor Hassan’s desk, the Manchester YWCA closes its visitation center, and the governor makes a controversial nomination for the state board of education.

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9:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working

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We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be “career ready.”  There’s a lot of angst about whether college graduates have the skills they need for today’s workforce, especially science, math, and writing. Some are saying it’s time to rethink which courses students really need, which they don’t, and whether employer expectations are reasonable.

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