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Concord, NH

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The list of lofty goals for the new show includes: going beyond the headlines of breaking stories, giving listeners access to elected officials, framing community problems, providing listeners the chance to discuss them as well as offer ideas to solve them.

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English


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Organ Donation: New Developments, Common Misconceptions, And Ever-Present Need

9/19/2017
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The organ donation system is complex, and often misunderstood - with a waiting list that is long, and constantly shifting. But living donations, high-risk donors, and new scientific developments in tissue growth are making new strides in addressing the need. This show originally aired on April 17, 2017.

Duration: 00:57:27


An Artist's Roundtable

9/18/2017
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What does it take to "make it" as an artist in New Hampshire? Without big-city galleries and crowds of well-heeled patrons, we find out how Granite State artists innovate, especially with social media transforming artistic outreach. We also explore how our education system views the arts, when the STEM fields, science, technology, engineering and math, get top billing. The show originally aired on August 22, 2017.

Duration: 00:57:21


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: September 15, 2017

9/16/2017
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It's not primary season, but voting issues are top of mind in New Hampshire lately with the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity meeting in Manchester this week. The voting law known as SB3 faces its first test in a special election in Belknap County. And Claremont grapples with race-based tension after a report of an alleged lynching attack on an eight-year-old biracial boy.

Duration: 00:57:33


N.H.'s Battle Over Ballots: Senate Bill 3, Trump's Commission, and Claims of "Fraud"

9/13/2017
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It's not primary season, but voting is top of mind in New Hampshire these days. With the passage of the controversial new voting law SB 3 and its first test in the courts and at the polls earlier this week , Granite State voters are split on whether or not the law is necessary, or simply a tactic to suppress students (and others) from casting ballots. As that story continues to develop, Secretary of State Bill Gardner's participation on President Trump's election commission continues to...

Duration: 00:57:33


What's Happening With The Northern Pass Project?

9/13/2017
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The decision for the hydro-electric transmission project, which would bring power from Canada to New England, has been postponed yet again. We review the goals of this 1.6 billion dollar proposal, and also look at how the debate around it has changed since it was first presented in 2010.

Duration: 00:55:54


'Back to School' Issues: Bus Driver Shortage & Starting After Labor Day

9/12/2017
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A school bus driver shortage in New Hampshire, and nationally, is making it difficult for some kids to get to school. It's forced the Northwood district to struggle with the start of the school day, and the town of Wakefield to delay school for two weeks. Then there's the question of when that first day should be: Governor Sununu set off a statewide debate recently, saying he thinks the first day of school should be after Labor Day - we examine that issue as well.

Duration: 00:57:29


Assessing Afghanistan On Sept. 11: What's Been Achieved & What Victory Might Look Like

9/12/2017
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A month after the attacks on Sept. 11, President Bush authorized strikes against Al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Those limited attacks have since grown into an enormous commitment, amounting to thousands of American lives and billions of dollars. Meanwhile, President Trump recently renewed American involvement there, vowing victory.

Duration: 00:57:33


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: September 8, 2017

9/9/2017
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President Trump’s decision to end the DACA immigration policy could affect as many as one thousand people in New Hampshire. ICE orders deportation for Indonesian immigrants in New Hampshire. Manchester became the first community to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors - seeking to recoup money spent battling opioid addiction. And Portsmouth says no to Keno, as Rochester puts it on the ballot.

Duration: 00:57:23


Ghost of the Innocent Man - A Conversation with Author Benjamin Rachlin

9/6/2017
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A new book by Concord native Benjamin Rachlin, Ghost of the Innocent Man, tells a story of wrongful conviction and exoneration. We learn about the saga of Willie Grimes, imprisoned for 24 years for a rape he did not commit, and his legal fight for freedom. Rachlin says it's one of many similar cases in recent years, thanks to expanded use of DNA evidence. GUEST: Benjamin Rachlin, author of Ghost of the Innocent Man . Benjamin Rachlin will discuss Ghost of the Innocent Man at Gibson's...

Duration: 00:57:06


Preparing For Major Weather Events

9/5/2017
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Hurricane Harvey slammed the Gulf Coast last week, and it got us thinking: how ready is New Hampshire for major storms, hurricanes, and floods? We look at infrastructure like dams, roads and culverts, as well as state and local emergency response capabilities.

Duration: 00:57:22


Doctors Increasingly Seek a Cure for Burnout

9/5/2017
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While the role of a physician has always been demanding - there's a spike now in doctors who say they're overwhelmed, and spending more time in front of computers than tending to patients. That's contributing to a burnout epidemic, leading to high turnover, early retirement, and greater malpractice risk. We'll find out how doctors in New Hampshire are coping.

Duration: 00:57:23


The Wisdom of Finance: Using the Humanities to Understand Economics

9/1/2017
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Economist and Harvard professor Mihir Desai uses philosophy, film, literature, and history to analyze finance as an institution built on morality and humanity. His book , The Wisdom of Finance , explores how the financial industry can be understood through culture, and how deeply finance impacts our personal lives. This show originally aired on July 25, 2017.

Duration: 00:57:21


Surrounded: An Hour Of Stories From New Hampshire's Islands

9/1/2017
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New Hampshire is the Granite State...we like our landscapes and our people to be tough. But New Hampshire is also known for its beauty, our forests and mountains. Our trails, fields, and cold-water coastline. What this state isn’t known for are its islands. But today, we’re changing that. With the end of summer rapidly approaching we're dedicating this episode of The Exchange entirely to the islands of New Hampshire. We’ve got stories from the Seacoast and the Lakes Region to the North...

Duration: 00:57:25


Preserving and Protecting Two Beloved New Hampshire Species: Moose and Loons

8/30/2017
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What couldn't have a Week of Summer Favorites without including moose and loons! For many Granite Staters, these creatures symbolize what makes our wild places special, but both face threats that are reducing their numbers. We'll discuss these threats, and ongoing efforts to support these two beloved N.H. animals. This show originally aired on August 1, 2017.

Duration: 00:57:22


The Economics of New Hampshire's Craft Beer Industry

8/29/2017
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A Week of Summer Favorites continues with a look at the craft beer boom. Microbrews, nanobrews, tasting rooms, and seasonal pours...independent craft beer is on the rise in New Hampshire, but what is its economic impact? For beer fans and non-drinkers alike, the increase in small breweries is affecting New Hampshire tourism and small-town business growth. This show originally aired on August 8, 2017.

Duration: 00:57:22


What & How Teenagers Are Reading Today

8/28/2017
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Our Week of Summer Favorites continues with a look at teen reading. Smartphones, e-readers, and other internet-based content, like Twitter and Facebook, are changing how and what teenagers read. And despite the image of adolescents with their faces in their phones, it turns out young adult fiction is among the most successful types of books on the market.

Duration: 00:57:40


Ongoing Challenges Facing N.H. Lakes: Keeping Stormwater At Bay & Protecting Shoreland Vegetation

8/25/2017
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A Week of Summer Favorites: We take a dive into New Hampshire's lakes. It's hard to overstate the importance of the state's lakes and ponds -- for recreation, tourism, the environment. But with several water bodies already posted for cyanobacteria, we look at policies and practices aimed at keeping lakes healthy -- and why they aren't always followed. This show originally aired on June 20, 2017.

Duration: 00:57:39


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: August 25, 2017

8/24/2017
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Just weeks before the controversial new voting law, known as SB3, is to go into effect, two lawsuits are challenging its constitutionality. One legal challenge comes from the New Hampshire Democratic Party, the other on behalf of the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire and three individual would-be voters. Nine states, including New Hampshire, that are part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) agree to reduce carbon dioxide emissions an additional 30 percent below 2020...

Duration: 00:57:21


Panhandling in the Granite State

8/23/2017
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In Manchester, recently installed signs discourage giving money to people on the streets, warning that cash could be used to buy drugs. Other communities around the state have tried a variety of approaches, as they grapple with the overlapping problems of addiction, homelessness, and mental illness.

Duration: 00:57:22


A Conversation with U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

8/22/2017
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We sit down with New Hampshire's senior U.S. Senator, Jeanne Shaheen. We'll cover topics from foreign policy to health care to Veterans, and take listener questions. Send us your questions to Exchange@nhpr.org.

Duration: 00:57:23

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