What’s next for non-profits? There’s a lot of soul searching in this field nowadays, with some calling for a major rethinking of what it means to be “non-profit” – including adopting ideas from the for-profit world. There’s also debate over whether we have too many non-profits and if some should merge; but others say those numbers reflect rising need, growing social problems and limited funding.
Stacy Palmer, Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a news source in the non-profit world.
We talk with African Americans living in northern New England about the Civil Rights protest that helped change the course of racial history in the U.S. Fifty years later, Americans are still contemplating the legacy of that day and debating the extent to which Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of racial equality has been fulfilled.
We sit down with New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement. It’s been a busy summer for him. He’s overseen the celebrated opening of the Memorial Bridge…and continues to search for money…to complete the widening of I-93. Meanwhile, there’s talk of freight rail expansion in the North Country…and new passenger airline service coming to the Seacoast.
Christopher Clement - Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
Statistics without the struggle: In a new book, Dartmouth professor Charles Wheelan explains how to make sense of the proliferation of data in this digital age, a task he calls “fascinating” and even “fun”! Wheelan also points out the pitfalls, how research can be skewed by biased parties. We’ll study up on the state of statistics.
Next week on The Exchange, we talk with New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Christopher Clement about everything from red-listed bridges to a new study of rail. Wednesday we sit down with NHPR President Betsy Gardella on the State of the Station and NPR. We look at the state of Non-profits in New Hampshire and as always, we end the week with our Friday New Hampshire News roundup, reviewing the top stories in the Granite State. E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR!
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.
After thirty years of no new nuclear construction, two projects are underway in the south, as some argue this carbon-emission free energy source is vital due to climate change. But concerns over safety issues remain, as well as new challenges from a booming natural gas industry. We explore the problems and prospects of nuclear energy with a New York Times reporter who has been following the debate over nuclear.
Whether it’s the debate over expanding Medicaid or the struggle to improve mental health services, his department has seen its share of challenges lately, but did receive a bit of a boost in the last budget. We’ll talk with the commissioner about all this, and controversy over the state’s Medicaid managed care plan.
- Nick Toumpas - Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Shaws and Stop and Shop recently announced plans to shutter stores in the Granite State leaving hundreds of workers unemployed…and loyal customers wondering where they’ll pick up their groceries! But some say the closures are actually good for the state’s consumers, leading to lower prices, new players and greater choice.
For millennia, libraries have been the holding pen of the written word, where people came to read, study and research but a new digital age has brought new challenges to libraries, with some suggesting they’ve lost their relevancy. But athenaeums are answering back with electronic ideas of their own along with a re-shifting in what their role in the community could be. We'll look at libraries today and how they're adapting to the times.
Next week on The Exchange, we begin with a look at libraries! In an age of e-books and internet research, we’ll find out how these community institutions are surviving and thriving! Then, we get the lowdown on the supermarket shakeup in New England, with some stores closing while others expand. And later we sit down with Hampshire’s Commissioner of Health & Human Services, Nick Toumpas. E-mail us at NHPR dot org and join us all next week for The Exchange every morning live at 9/and again at 8 p m, here on NHPR!
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.
For a century, the North Country was dominated by the wood, pulp and paper industry. Today, those sectors have almost died out and now many see the region in the midst of an economic makeover, moving away from its paper past. But what that future should look like is a still huge discussion…is it tourism, high-tech, manufacturing, government, or “all of the above”? We'll look at what many are calling a North Country makeover.
The New Hampshire economy still is a good-news-bad-news scenario, athough a lot more good lately. Unemployment ticked down in July, to five point-one-percent. Foreclosures ticked down as well, while home sales are roaring. But in the business world, a recent national study finds New Hampshire lagging in new business start ups, and construction is still sluggish. We’ll look at the economy from all sides and what the future may hold.
At the end of the legislative season, New Hampshire lawmakers decided to spend the summer studying whether the Granite State should accept or reject federal funds to extend Medicaid to more residents. A special committee has held weekly sessions on this, with a deadline of mid-October. We’ll find out what they’re looking at and what they may decide.