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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.

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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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


Episodes

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: October 20, 2017

10/19/2017
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The Granite State makes a pitch for Amazon "H.Q. Two," and the governor reverses course on commuter rail. And why the no-show for Keno? Hearings on the electronic bingo game Keno are noticeably empty. We also talk about how the opioid crisis is affecting the Manchester mayoral race.

Duration: 00:57:21


From Acupuncture to Involuntary Commitment: Alternative Approaches to the Opioid Crisis

10/18/2017
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We talk to NHPR reporter Paige Sutherland about two topics in her series, " Alternatives - N.H. Gets Creative to Curb Ongoing Opioid Crisis ": an acupuncture detoxification treatment and involuntary commitment.

Duration: 00:57:22


The Protestant Reformation: A Schism With Echoes Still Felt Today

10/17/2017
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500 years ago this month, the German monk Martin Luther delivered his 95 theses to an Archbishop of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Reformation was born. Among Luther's complaints about the Catholic Church: the practice of granting indulgences in exchange for good works or acts of piety. Although he didn't intend to cause a religious revolution, Luther would become a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation, inspiring a schism in Christianity that resonates to this day.

Duration: 00:57:19


Revisiting Vietnam: Combat, Controversy, and Lessons Learned

10/17/2017
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For many Americans, the Vietnam War is a long, complex, and oft-misunderstood chapter of American history. But the recent ten-part documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novak stirred up a national discussion about Vietnam. We speak with four veterans of the war about the documentary, and their own experiences. (Scroll down to read the story of Natt King, another New Hampshire veteran who shared his story with us off the air.)

Duration: 00:57:18


2018 Election Preview: Congressional Districts 1 & 2; President's Executive Order on Healthcare

10/13/2017
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We preview New Hampshire's mid-term elections. While actual voting is a year away, a crowd of potential candidates is already weighing the possibilities. That's especially true in the First Congressional District: with an open seat and a reputation for being unpredictable. We find out more - also, an update on how President Trump's health care order may affect New Hampshire. GUESTS: On The Health Insurance Executive Order: Governor Chris Sununu Alex Feldvebel - Deputy Commissioner for the...

Duration: 00:58:07


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: October 13, 2017

10/12/2017
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Gov. Sununu nominates House Speaker Shawn Jasper to be the next Commissioner of Agriculture. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announces she won't run for re-election, and speculation begins on who might run for the first congressional district seat. State health official say residents on public water in Merrimack and Bedford have been exposed to toxic chemicals. And the state and EPA differ on the risks posed by a superfund site in North Hampton.

Duration: 00:57:17


Watch Out, Kale: Why Seaweed Is The New Superfood

10/11/2017
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The Gulf of Maine is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and versatile seaweeds, also known as sea vegetables, ocean herbs, or marine macroalgae. We discuss what's fueling the increasing demand for this latest superfood; it's turning up in some surprising places - from sophisticated restaurants to craft breweries. We learn the basics of foraging for seaweeds for use in home cooking, as well as efforts to develop a market for sustainably farmed seaweeds.

Duration: 00:57:20


After The Las Vegas Massacre: Guns, Gun Rights, Gun Control

10/11/2017
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After the Las Vegas massacre, the debate over guns is back, in Congress and in the Granite State. This time, there may be a narrow area of agreement: banning or regulating a device called a "bump-stock" that accelerated gunfire in the most recent mass shooting. Still, vast differences of opinion remain.

Duration: 00:57:22


The N.H. Economic News Roundup: Private Passenger Rail, City Zoning, & The New Millennial Commission

10/10/2017
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Boston commuter cities like Nashua are jumping on the chance to develop a private passenger rail, after years of unsuccessful campaigning for a public rail system. New Hampshire's zoning ordinances and city planning processes are drawing criticism for their contribution to the current over-priced housing market. And millennials get their own commission to help the state appeal to a younger population.

Duration: 00:59:01


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

10/6/2017
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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


Protecting New Hampshire's Trees: Elm, Ash, and Chestnut

10/4/2017
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The fall foliage season is sweeping through New Hampshire, causing residents and leaf-peepers to appreciate anew the forests in the state. The colors of the season are a function of forest health, and we look closely at efforts to restore and protect three iconic tree species: elm, ash, and chestnut. And a new report finds that New England is losing 65 acres of forestland per day .

Duration: 00:57:31


The Politics of Health Care: The Latest From Washington D.C.

10/3/2017
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After the Graham-Cassidy Bill proposed by Republicans -- their latest Repeal and Replace effort -- failed to garner enough votes recently, patients, healthcare providers, and insurers still face plenty of uncertainty before open enrollment begins November 1. Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders's single-payer proposal continues to gain fans. We'll get the latest on how national politics is shaping the health care debate across the country. GUEST: Julie Rovner - Chief Washington Correspondent...

Duration: 00:57:28


The Las Vegas Shooting: Granite Staters Respond

10/2/2017
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It's been called the worst mass shooting in modern American history. On Sunday evening, a gunman opened fire on an outdoor concert festival in Las Vegas, killing at least 59 people and injuring many more. Some of the stories surrounding the massacre are eerily familiar: Family members of the gunman express shock upon hearing about the attack; victims describe feelings of disbelief as scenes of mayhem and horror engulfed them. Yet this attack has also surpassed others in terms of numbers...

Duration: 00:58:23


Risk, Decisions, and Death in the Presidentials

9/28/2017
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N.H.'s beautiful Presidential Range attracts hikers in all seasons. Mt. Washington holds the dubious distinction of having “the world’s worst weather” yet hikers and climbers are attracted year-round to the challenging terrain. It's also been the scene of hundreds of accidents, including the one that took the life of Kate Matrosova in 2015. We examine Matrosova's story and the lessons learned about risk-taking and decision-making. GUESTS: Ty Gagne - Author of "Where You'll Find Me: Risk,...

Duration: 00:57:00


The Latest Research on Concussions Leads to Increased Scrutiny of Youth Sports

9/27/2017
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The research keeps piling up about concussions and contact sports, especially football, and some parents are reconsidering whether to let their kids play the game. We discuss the latest research and its ramifications for parents, athletes and athletic trainers. Plus, current thinking on the recovery process, and how schools are assessing whether students are ready to return to play - or to the classroom.

Duration: 00:57:31


Stone Walls and The Stories They Tell

9/26/2017
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Robert Frost famously said “good fences make good neighbors” and if you’re out for a walk in the woods in New Hampshire, you will likely find a stone wall. We talk with Kevin Gardner, a master stone builder and author of several books on the subject, about the on-going appeal of stone walls and how to build them. He explains the philosophybehind the craft of placing stone and examines the mythology of the stone wall and its place in the New England imagination. GUEST: Kevin Gardner - a...

Duration: 00:02:20


N.H. Schools Respond to Allegations of Racist Attacks With Diversity Training, Soul Searching

9/22/2017
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New Hampshire schools and communities have been doing some serious soul searching after reports of racist incidents in which children were allegedly harassed verbally and physically, resulting in neck injuries for one boy. Right now, many are in response mode. What are the best strategies in school settings for addressing racial tension or preventing it from happening in the first place?

Duration: 00:57:33


Weekly N.H. News Roundup: September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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The Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal receives mixed response in the Granite State. Community college officials are grilled by New Hampshire lawmakers concerned about a recent audit. And V.A. whistle blowers raise concerns about continued problems at the facility.

Duration: 00:57:34


How Fixes for N.H.'s Opioid Crisis May Be Hurting Those With Chronic Pain

9/20/2017
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As overdoses and deaths continue, New Hampshire physicians are responding to criticism that they've overprescribed. Now, some patients with chronic pain find themselves cut off from access to medications, left without other treatment options, and feeling that the anti-opioid push has gone overboard.

Duration: 00:57:34

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