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The Exchange is New Hampshire's only locally produced statewide call-in talk show, hosted by Laura Knoy. It airs live at 9 AM and rebroadcasts at 7 PM weekdays. Want to call in during the show or leave us a message? Here's the number: 800.892.6477 You can also reach the show by email, by tagging us in a tweet, following us on Instagram, or sending a message to our Facebook page.

The Exchange is New Hampshire's only locally produced statewide call-in talk show, hosted by Laura Knoy. It airs live at 9 AM and rebroadcasts at 7 PM weekdays. Want to call in during the show or leave us a message? Here's the number: 800.892.6477 You can also reach the show by email, by tagging us in a tweet, following us on Instagram, or sending a message to our Facebook page.
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The Exchange is New Hampshire's only locally produced statewide call-in talk show, hosted by Laura Knoy. It airs live at 9 AM and rebroadcasts at 7 PM weekdays. Want to call in during the show or leave us a message? Here's the number: 800.892.6477 You can also reach the show by email, by tagging us in a tweet, following us on Instagram, or sending a message to our Facebook page.

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Episodes

In Depth Day 2: How N.H. Employers Are Responding to Workforce Challenges

5/20/2019
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We continue our series on New Hampshire's labor shortage. Skilled labor, manufacturing, and healthcare are three sectors facing serious workforce shortages. We look at the specific challenges for these industries and others, the types of jobs they are struggling to fill, and the efforts they are making to recruit employees. GUESTS: Rick Baron - Project Manager at Al Terry Plumbing & Heating and teacher in the plumbing apprentice program at the NH School of Mechanical Trades. Sara Colson -...

Duration:00:57:27

In Depth Day 1: Understanding N.H.'s Workforce Challenges, Including The Statistics And Trends

5/20/2019
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On the first day of our series of In Depth: Workforce Challenges in New Hampshire, we explain the numbers and how we got here: why is unemployment so low, how much of this is part of a larger national trend, what are the economic forces leading to low unemployment and high demand for workers, and where in our state is this most felt?

Duration:00:57:18

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: May 17, 2019

5/16/2019
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Governor Sununu makes it official, he's running for a third term - ending speculation that he would challenge Senator Jeanne Shaheen. After nearly a decade of debate, the Northern Pass project presents oral arguments in its appeal to the state Supreme Court. And it took a second try to live free and fly - the red-tailed hawk is one step closer to being the N.H. state mascot. GUESTS: Anna Brown - Director of Research and Analysis at Citizens Count. Garry Rayno - author of Distant Dome, a...

Duration:00:57:16

A Conversation With Transgender Granite Staters

5/15/2019
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On Thursday, May 16th, The Exchange talks to three members of the New Hampshire transgender community who have participated in " Ask A Trans Person Anything " panels held around the state. It has been one year since New Hampshire passed a law that protects against discrimination based on gender identity , and there is more conversation nationally and in New Hampshire around transgender issues.

Duration:00:57:17

NEH Chairman Jon Peede On Building 'Cultural Infrastructure'

5/14/2019
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With a background in both the sciences and literature, Jon Peede has been chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities for about a year. He'll be in New Hampshire next week, discussing the importance of the humanities in rural America, building cultural infrastructure through NEH grants. He'll be in New Hampshire next week for several New Hampshire Humanities events. And he'll be giving the commencement address at Manchester Community College on the evening of May 22.

Duration:00:57:15

A Conversation with N.H. Transportation Commissioner Victoria Sheehan

5/14/2019
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N.H. Department of Transportation Commissioner Victoria Sheehan oversees 4,603 miles of road in New Hampshire. The funding to preserve roads and bridges comes from federal grants, toll and gas tax revenue. But beyond maintenance, the Department of Transportation has some dreams, as outlined in the Ten Year Plan , including extending the life of New Hampshire's bridges and completeing the expansion of Interstate 93. We talk to Commissioner Sheehan about the status of popular infrastructure...

Duration:00:57:00

Political Polarization And The "Exhausted Majority"

5/13/2019
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A new study of societal polarization identifies seven distinct political groups, most of whom would like to find common ground, but are turned off by the extremes on the right and left. The report suggests ways to reach these dis-engaged Americans, to the benefit of our civic life.

Duration:00:57:20

2020 Candidate Conversation: Andrew Yang

5/9/2019
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Andrew Yang is running for President on $1,000 a month: his central campaign policy is the concept of Universal Basic Income, which he is calling a “Freedom Dividend,” a monthly stipend from the federal government for each American, ages 18 to 64.

Duration:00:57:51

Redrawing Electoral Districts: How Should New Hampshire Determine District Lines?

5/8/2019
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Every ten years, states redefine the boundaries that determine congressional and legislative seats, as well as local offices. This year, a bill in New Hampshire aims to reduce gerrymandering, the practice of configuring lines to gain partisan advantage. We look at this proposal, and our current political maps , and conversations around gerrymandering nationally.

Duration:00:57:22

An Update on N.H.'s Bear Population

5/7/2019
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After several years of abundant natural foods, such as acorns, berries or apples, bears in New Hampshire are emerging from dens this spring skinny, hungry, and forced to forage farther afield for food. We look at the impact of the recent scarcity of food, and the likelihood that it might increase human-bear interactions. Bear rehabilitator Ben Kilham of the Kilham Bear Center in Lyme, N.H., says he has taken in over 70 orphaned cubs, an unprecedented number. And we discuss the incredible...

Duration:00:58:21

The Mayors of Rochester, Keene, And Franklin On Their Jobs, And Their Cities

5/6/2019
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We talk with the mayors of Franklin, Keene, and Rochester about their jobs, and the issues facing their communities, including education, housing, the opioid crisis, and infrastructure. We also discuss projects they hope will enhance their local and regional economies.

Duration:00:57:47

Sky Crew: The Universe Expands

5/3/2019
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Space scientists are still celebrating the first picture ever of a black hole. The image was taken by ten telescopes on four continents working in concert to create an image many thought they would never see. NASA is evaluating the threat of asteroids coming close to earth in the near future, and seeking solutions to help deflecting them. And NASA reveals details for a moon-base with a broader goal of going to Mars.

Duration:00:57:49

Should N.H. Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags?

5/2/2019
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Several states, and roughly three hundred U.S. cities and towns, have banned single-use plastic bags. Now, several states in New England, including New Hampshire, are considering similar bans. These efforts come amid rising concern about the huge amounts of plastic polluting our oceans and health research warning of tiny, microplastics present in our food. Recently, a bill to ban the bags passed the New Hampshire House and has moved on to the state Senate. GUESTS: Glynn Bingham - Owner,...

Duration:00:58:08

Live Broadcast Event: How Should New Hampshire Fund Public Education?

4/30/2019
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The Exchange follows up on the NHPR series "Adequate," about how the state decides the value of public education, with a discussion in front of a live audience at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30th. We speak with NHPR reporter Sarah Gibson, school superintendents, an attorney who has represented school districts, and two representatives from the House Education Committee on how the Legislature is handling public education funding.

Duration:00:57:24

The Role Of Local Journalism In New Hampshire

4/26/2019
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Nationally, newspaper readership is way down , but we talk with four New Hampshire publishers about how they're adapting and thriving. We also examine new research on the impact of when a local paper goes away: with no journalistic oversight, taxes often go up and incumbent politicians face less competition .

Duration:00:57:26

2020 Candidate Conversation: Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld

4/26/2019
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld will challenge President Trump for the Republican nomination. It's not the former two-term governor's first shot for the Oval Office: he was the Libertarian vice presidential nominee in 2016 with Gary Johnson. He recently changed his party affiliation from Libertarian to Republican. We ask Weld about economic policy, the role of government in social programming and where New Hampshire fits in his strategy to win the White House. Send your questions for...

Duration:00:57:40

Rethinking The Value Of A Community College Education

4/24/2019
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While many still see commuity colleges as technical and vocational training schools, on these campuses in New Hamphsire, there's a robust conversation now about the broader value of that two-year degree -- and what courses it should include, to develop not just skilled workers but well-rounded citizens.

Duration:00:57:50

The Future Of Offshore Wind In New Hampshire

4/24/2019
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This year has featured bipartisan discussion around offshore wind development in the Granite State. Why now? And what effect could this have on our state's economy, environment, and energy landscape?

Duration:00:57:50

Recognizing, Treating, And Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In First Responders

4/22/2019
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Police, firefighters, and emergency personnel have specific stressors in their daily jobs that can lead to long-term mental health impacts. We look at how the profession and our state are trying to improve its understanding, and response, to PTSD in this workforce.

Duration:00:57:49

Laid-Back Hiking

4/22/2019
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With temperatures warming up, you may be itching to get outside. But where to go and how to get started - especially with kids? New Hampshire is blessed with plenty of hiking trails, especially in the White Mountains, as well as networks of trails around its cities and towns. We discover favorite trails and uncover some new discoveries, and discuss how to keep it fun for everyone involved.

Duration:00:57:26