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The Exchange is New Hampshire's only daily call-in show dedicated to news and public affairs. NHPR listeners have a daily forum to discuss important issues and speak directly with elected officials.
||CleanWeekly N.H. News Roundup: February 24, 2017||Governor Sununu signs his first bill into law; it makes New Hampshire the 11th state to allow gun owners to carry concealed without a permit. A bill to extend civil rights protections to people who are transgender wins the backing of a house committee.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe State Of N.H.'s Community College System||New Hampshire's Community College system is made up of seven schools around the state. We check in with Chancellor Ross Gittell about the role the system plays in workf orce development; Governor Chris Sununu increased money for the community college||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Hampshire's Roads and Bridges||Transportation infrastructure is a perennial issue in the Granite State: from aging bridges to annoying potholes to highways and byways in need of repair. Now, Governor Sununu's budget includes an Infrastructure Revitalization Fund that sends money to||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanN.H. Debates Gun Rights and Restrictions||New Hampshire lawmakers have been debating a number of gun- related bills this year, looking at where firearms should be permitted, who should be allowed to have them, and how they can be worn in public. We'll look at these proposals, the issues they||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations||As he left office, George Washington took to the newspaper to warn future generations about the forces he believed could destroy the republic; among them, hyper-partisanship, debt, and foreign influence. We talk with John Avlon, the author of "Washington||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekly N.H. News Roundup: February 17, 2017||Bi-partisan frustration rises in the Granite State over President Trumps unsubstantiated charges of New Hampshire voter fraud. The New Hampshire House votes to kill a Right-to-Work bill, which would have impacted how unions collect fees. The policy has||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaring for Those With Chronic Pain: A Doctor's Story||In his new book, Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those With Chronic Pain , Dr. David Nagel says that when the medical system can't cure patients' pain, it often blames them instead. Nagel proposes what he calls a more effective and compassionate||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Report: Investing in the Early Years Reaps Long-Range Benefits For Kids and Economy||Researchers in psychology, neuroscience, and economics find that a child's earliest experiences, even before kindergarten, can have far-reaching effects, according to a new RAND report called "Making the Case for Investment in NH's Children."||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove In The Digital Era||We're nearly always connected thanks to technology like social media, dating apps, and smartphones. Others are only a click away, making it easier to keep in touch, and meet new people. But could this technology change the way we interact face-to-face, or||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation With Governor Chris Sununu||We sit down with Governor Chris Sununu. The new governor delivered his first budget on Thursday, boosting spending in many areas. We'll talk about that -- and about the Governor's plans for workforce development, reducing energy costs, and Medicaid||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekly N.H. News Roundup: February 10, 2017||We discuss the implications for the state following Governor Chris Sununu's address outlining his two-year spending plan. A N.H. house committee voted against passage of Right-to-Work legislation; the bill goes to the full house next week. A paid family||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanN.H.'s Biennial Budget Process||We examine how New Hampshire crafts it's two-year spending plan, which kicks off with the Governor's budget address. In the next few months, a lot will happen both in public forums and behind the scenes. State spending and revenues will dominate the||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Should Have Access To Medical Marijuana?||Several bills in the New Hampshire legislature would extend the list of qualifying conditions for therapeutic cannabis, including chronic pain and PTSD. But a new report from the National Academy of Sciences finds that "cannabis has both therapeutic value||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanN.H. Communities Seek to Become "Age Friendly" For Both Seniors and Millennials||Young and Old: They may seem like unlikely neighbors but millennials and seniors actually share many lifestyle preferences: walkable, diverse neighborhoods, smaller homes, and access to public transportation. Municipal officials and planners are taking||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA New Prescription for Obamacare & What It Might Mean for N.H.||For years, the Republican mantra has been Repeal and Replace. Turns out that's easier said than done. Now that they're in a position to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, some in the GOP seem more inclined to "Repeal and Repair," retaining certain popular||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNet Metering: Energy Providers Clash On Cap, Utility Rates||New Hampshire already permits a limited amount of net-metering, which allows solar panel owners to sell some power back to the electric grid. The solar industry has long called for those limits to be lifted, but the state's utilities say they can only||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekly N.H. News Roundup: February 3, 2017||We'll discuss reaction in New Hampshire to President Trump's executive orders and cabinet picks. Frank Edleblut has the support he needs to be confirmed Commissioner of Education, but the vote is delayed. Former Senator Kelly Ayotte signs on with the||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSchool Choice in the Granite State||At the local and national level, the movement to give families more options outside of their local district gains traction. In New Hampshire, several proposed bills would provide more funds and greater access to charter schools and other forms of||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Immigration Order: Impact on the Granite State||New Hampshire reaction to the Trump immigration order. We hear from an array of Granite State voices: politicians who feel this will, in the end, make the state safer. Immigrants and refugees worried about their families and their futures. Colleges who||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Divided Are We On Abortion?||Friday's annual March for Life in Washington occurred a week after the Women's March on Washington, which included an abortion-rights message. And last week, the Trump Administration revived a ban on foreign aid to groups that provide abortion counseling,||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The Exchange offers insights into New Hampshire's, the nation's, and the world's biggest issues with a quality almost unheard of in this day and age--dialogue. This program's commitment to making the community's voices heard it laudable, and the host, Laura Knoy, is one of the most skilled in her field. I recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to be informed about the goings-on in the New Hampshire community.
Friday news roundups always late
I listen via podcast and the Friday shows don't post in a timely way. Of course I think this is a great show, otherwise I wouldn't be so sad I can't get the news roundups!
Fantastic host and show
I've been a New England ex-pat for about a decade but still listen to this show. Host is great and makes a true effort at bringing in the voice of the regular people as well as excellent guests! Even shows on topics I'm not interested in end up being interesting! Fantastic work, keep going!