A Week of Summer Favorites on The Exchange

Aug 30, 2017

As we enjoy the last days of summer and gear up for the school year, we bring you a week of summer favorites. We hear our earlier conversation about New Hampshire lakes, taking a deep dive into how policies are keeping Granite State lakes healthy and swimmable. Plus we take a look back at our programs on what teens have been reading this summer, the economic impact of the craft beer boom, and our program updating the health of two beloved New Hampshire species, loons and moose.  

Monday: Ongoing Challenges Facing N.H. Lakes

Lake Winnipesaukee
Credit N.H. Lakes Association

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 was originally broadcast on June 20, 2017.

Tuesday: What & How Teenagers Are Reading Today

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. This show was originally broadcast on June 12, 2017. 

Wednesday: The Economics of N.H.'s Craft Beer Industry

Credit Danielle Griscti / Flickr

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 was originally broadcast on August 8, 2017. 

Thursday: Preserving and Protecting N.H.'s Moose and Loons

For many Granite Staters, the moose and the loon 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 creatures. This program was originally broadcast on August 1, 2017.