Dartmouth professor Charles Wheelan joins us to discuss his best-selling book “Naked Economics: Undressing The Dismal Science”. Wheelan presents the economic principles behind Federal Reserve policy, the government’s response to the recession, international trade, and more.
Charles Wheelan - Professor at Dartmouth College, author of the international best-sellers Naked Statistics and the recently revised and updated Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science
It’s a national trend: torrential rain that wipes away roads, homes, and lives. New Hampshire has also seen an increase in these storms, including this summer, resulting in a disaster declaration by the President. Officials, meanwhile, have been working to not only fix the damage from these storms but rebuild in ways that can better withstand the next one.
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.
Mansfield has spent his literary life writing stories that connect people to the land where they live. In his latest book, he explores the idea of one’s ‘dwelling’… from mansions to condos to sheds and how, as he says, ‘they succeed or fail to shelter us…body and soul”.
Howard Mansfield: Noted New Hampshire author, whose latest book is “Dwelling In Possibility”.
*Howard will be speaking and reading from his book this Saturday at the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough at 11:00 AM.
Enrollment begins soon for the on-line health insurance “exchanges” or marketplaces. So far, in this state, only one insurer is taking part…with a product that offers lower cost but a narrower network. We’ll look at the rollout of this one component of Obamacare.and what it could mean for the Granite State.
With its abundance and low price, natural gas has recently become New England’s preferred energy source, viewed by some as a cleaner fossil fuel. But growing demand has also raised concerns – about the reliability of supplies and possible price hikes. Also, there are long-term questions about becoming too dependent on natural gas.
The Constitution gives Congress the right to declare war and the President to wage it. Yet many presidents have taken military action, without involving lawmakers. President Obama’s recent decision to seek Congressional support for intervention in Syria has renewed debate over when and how we engage our military.
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.
We sit down with New Hampshire’s new Commissioner of Resources and Economic Development Jeffrey Rose. As chief advocate for the state’s economy, he oversees business development, tourism, exports, and the park system, which has struggled in recent years. We’ll get his vision for promoting the state.. including his recent trip to Canada, a major trading partner.
Despite our reputation as one of the healthiest states, young people here abuse alcohol at much greater rates than the rest of the country. With this comes other risky behaviors – from drunk driving to assault, as well as a greater chance of addiction down the road. We’ll look at how the state’s communities are tackling this issue.
The campaign to promote this Canadian Hydropower project, focused until now on the North Country, has moved into central regions of the state. Many of the concerns about towers and landscapes heard up North are being echoed elsewhere, but so are arguments that the state needs this source of renewable energy.
President Obama says the United States has a moral responsibility to punish the Syrian government for its reported use of chemical weapons against civilians. And he’s asked Congress to approve military action. We’ll look at the arguments for and against, and gauge reaction in the Granite State.
Next week on The Exchange, a roundtable of Granite Staters reflects on the possibility of military action against the Syrian government. Then we return to Northern Pass debate as supporters think of new ways to reach out, just as the opposition remains solid. On Wednesday, we'll talk about the problem of teenage drinking in New Hampshire. Also, we'll talk on Thursday with the new commissioner of Resources and Economic Development, Jeffrey Rose. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and join us all next week for The Exchange.