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The Exchange - 'Going Local' in the Monadnock Region

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New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily call-in show The Exchange will be in the Monadnock Region for a special live broadcast from Keene State College on Thursday morning, August 16.

The Monadnock Region of New Hampshire encompasses the city of Keene and 40 regional towns. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the total population of the region numbers just 131,400 residents. Labeled the “Quiet Corner” of the state, the area boasts distinct features: small communities line the Connecticut River; Mount Monadnock - long cited as one of the most popular mountains in the world for day climbing – looms over much of the region; and several cultural or educational landmarks have longstanding roots in the community, including the famed MacDowell Colony for artists in Peterborough, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, and Keene State College – the setting for the discussion.

Before a live audience, host Laura Knoy – a graduate of Keene High School herself - will lead a conversation about the challenges and opportunities inherent to this southwest corner of New Hampshire.

Laura will be joined by a panel of community experts from the region who are working on many of these issues in their respective communities.

Joining Laura as event panelists will be:

Attendees will be able to submit questions online through social media prior to the event (Twitter: @NHPRExchange or Facebook: @nhprexchange).  Members of the public can also e-mail their questions/comments to:

The Exchange appearance in Keene is part of the program’s Going Local series. Beginning in July and airing on Thursdays, the program is taking an in-depth look at different regions throughout New Hampshire – exploring issues facing each region and shining a light on the unique challenges, culture and change inherent in each region of New Hampshire. Click here for more information on the series. 

Join NHPR and Keene State College for this special event, free and open to the public, or follow NHPR on social media for updates.


DATE: Thursday, August 16, 2018


Mabel Brown Room

Keene State College

83 Blake Street

Keene, NH  03431


8 a.m. - Doors open

8:40 a.m. – Audience seated

9 to 10 a.m. – The Exchange LIVE

10 – 10:30 a.m. – Reception and meet and greet with Laura Knoy

[NOTE: The program will air live on NHPR from 9 to 10 a.m.; a rebroadcast will air that evening from 7 to 8 p.m.]


The event is free, but registration is required. Please register online at:


Campus guests are asked to use the Commuter Lot at 24 Madison Street as the preferred parking venue. 


  • The Exchange is New Hampshire’s only locally-produced, statewide call-in talk show, hosted by Laura Knoy. The program airs live from 9 to 10 a.m. on NHPR Monday to Friday, and is rebroadcast from 7 to 8 p.m. weekday evenings.
  • Follow the program on Twitter: @NHPRExchange, Instagram:nhprexchange or Facebook @nhprexchange


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