Ali Oshinskie

Public Radio Fellow, The Exchange
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Like every 2020 Presidential Candidate, Marianne Williamson has her policy positions on the issues. But Williamson argues her ideas present what she calls a “fierce and authentic” conversation, unheard elsewhere in the crowded Democratic field.  

In an interview on The Exchange, Williamson described her approach, while painting an image of an America traumatized by economic distress and spiritual malfunction. She suggested that her status as a political outsider, along with her work helping people seeking transformation, make her the best-suited candidate for the country at this time. 

The conversation on climate change has a new vigor in recent months, thanks in part to the Green New Deal. Though it was voted down in a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate, the non-binding resolution has intensified conversation on climate and yielded climate policy packages from both sides of the aisle: Republican Rep. Max Gaetz’s Green Real Deal and Senator Lamar Alexander’s A New Manhattan Project.

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed December 22, 2017, and while parts of it went into effect immediately, 2018 was the first full calendar year under the new tax code. So this spring, American taxpayers will get their first look at how the new legislation impacted their refunds. 

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Since the FBI revealed its "Operation Varsity Blues," charging a group of super-rich parents with massive college-admissions fraud, outrage has been widespread.  But family income and other forms of influence have long played a role in college admissions. Meanwhile, the scandal has also spurred a broader conversation about the role of parents and other adults in the application process.  

The following are highlights from a conversation with a private admissions counselor and a longtime teacher who joined The Exchange on Tuesday, March 19: Pulling Back the Curtain on College Admissions.  The excerpts have been edited for clarity.  Listen to the entire program here. 

This Valentine's Day, we asked: Why do you love New Hampshire? And your responses—your "love notes" to the Granite State—poured steadily into our submissions dashboard. Here are a few of the early ones (scroll down for more):

Some people express their love in words, or song! For our audio love notes, listen here

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Valentine’s Day is Thursday. But for the Hallmark-holiday naysayers, fear not! You'll always have New Hampshire.

Granite Staters are devoted to New Hampshire. Let’s hear from you: Why do you love New Hampshire? Where did your love of the Granite State begin?

Your Home Is Cold. Here’s How To Fix That.

Jan 24, 2019
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You’re cold and you want to fix that.  But there are a whole lot of options and a pretty big price tag with each of those options.

The phrase “energy efficiency” might have you thinking solar panels and electric cars, but the most effective energy efficiency measures are surprisingly low tech. Of course, each home has its own story - and its own expenses - but there are a number of weatherization and rebate programs available to Granite Staters to prepare your home for winter.

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You may have noticed a trend on social media the past few weeks: the #TenYearChallenge. Some celebrities have taken the opportunity to #humblebrag about how much they’ve “aged,” others have speculated about facial recognition conspiracies.

 

But we noticed some New Hampshire legislators haven’t taken the challenge yet so we did a little emailing to see if they'd be game.