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Next Forum: Senator Bernie Sanders on January 19  

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As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker says he will demand to see intelligence reports that may have led President Trump to authorize the airstrike that killed Iran's top security and intelligence commander, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani.

“I'll be asking, did this meet the standards of using military force?” Booker said during an Exchange 2020 Primary Forum.

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With less than two months to go before New Hampshire voters cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary, NHPR offers special broadcasts of our Stranglehold podcast during the holiday week.

Stranglehold takes an in-depth look at the New Hampshire primary – past and present – probing the mythology, key players and history of a powerful state institution.

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Last week, Congressional Democrats and President Trump announced major progress in forging a new North American trade deal, called the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement by President Trump.  The USMCA includes some hard-fought changes such as greater environmental and labor protections and has so far gained approval from some of the staunchest opponents of the original NAFTA.

However, some Republican lawmakers reportedly feel the president conceded too much to House Democrats. And some big-tech critics are disappointed in expanded protections for the industry under the agreement.  

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Just about a year after starting his first term in Congress, Manchester Democrat Chris Pappas finds himself in the midst of an impeachment process, as the House prepares to vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump -- abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 

The debates have been bitter. Pappas has called for a "bipartisan response to uphold the rule of law,"  indicating he will consider the facts presented by Congress while maintaining his focus also on the concerns of Granite Staters. 

We talk with him about this tumultuous political period -- as well as the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement on trade, military spending, and more. 

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Our N.H. 2020 Primary Forum series continues with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. We sit down with the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Afghanistan war veteran before a live audience to discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues and address listener questions submitted before the event.

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New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding a series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore in-depth the issues that impact New Hampshire voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

Tune in at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 22, for a special program from NHPR, “The Exchange Impeachment Special: New Hampshire Reacts.” Peter Biello will host the program, with a panel of political analysts responding to this week’s developments around the ongoing public impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill. The program will also be broadcast on Facebook Live. 

Guests for the program will include:

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Candidates are courting voters in the Hawkeye state, as they are in New Hampshire -- but some with notable differences in terms of time, money, and the issues.  We check in on the campaign in Iowa, and look at efforts to make the caucus system more inclusive. 

This show originally aired Thursday, November 14.

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These are not times to be trifled with as Andrew Yang sees it: American jobs are fast losing ground to aumotation, causing politcal upheaval, devastating communities, and even contributing to the kind of despair that can lead to addiction and suicide. And that's before artificial intelligence begins hitting organizations in earnest, he says, citing foremost technology leaders. 

 

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: Nov. 8, 2019

Nov 7, 2019

In a long-held political ritual, several presidential candidates file their paperwork at the Statehouse for the 2020 New Hampshire Primary, while Vice President Mike Pence files on behalf of President Trump. Cities around the state hold elections for mayor — and on whether to allow sports betting in their communities. And the Statehouse has been a busy place, as deadlines loom for committees to complete their work on156 retained bills from last session.

Original air date: Friday, November 8, 2019. 

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The New Hampshire Primary 2020 Candidate Forum series on The Exchange continued Nov. 7 with Democrat Andrew Yang. The entrepreneur and political newcomer discusses domestic and foreign policy, as well as some of the ideas he's become known for, such as "universal basic income." 

Yang warns of automation endangering American jobs.  He says providing an income  of $1,000 to all Americans over 18 would help solve that problem by creating a "trickle-up" economy.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren has called herself “a capitalist to the bones” and sees no contradiction between that description and her plans for expanding government, raising taxes and increasing regulation. 

“Without rules, capitalism is theft. So for me, it's about making sure we have a set of rules so that you really get competition so that nobody gets cheated, so that everybody has an opportunity,” she said during an Exchange 2020 Forum. 

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Tom Steyer may want to get money out of politics, but the billionaire former hedge fund manager has spent about $47 million of his own money getting himself noticed in the 2020 primary. 

He’s run more than three quarters of all the presidential TV ads so far. And that’s not counting social media, where he also appears frequently.

At a New Hampshire Public Radio forum Monday, Steyer said it’s been necessary, despite grumblings from some fellow Democratic candidates.

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New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding a series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore the issues that impact voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

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Our New Hampshire Primary 2020 Candidate Forum series continues with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, before a live audience. Listen or watch the interview below to get her views on the economy, taxes, foreign policy, climate change, and more. 

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Democratic presidential candidate and former hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer sits down for an hour-long candidate forum in front of a live audience at New Hampshire Public Radio.

Air date: Monday, October 28, 2019. 

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Next Forum: Elizabeth Warren on October 30

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, is holding series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore in-depth the issues that impact New Hampshire voters. Forums are open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.  

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The Exchange sits down with Tom Steyer on Monday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. before a live audience to discuss the issues shaping the 2020 Primary.  Former hedge-fund investor, billionaire, and major Democratic donor, Steyer has founded  two organizations: Need to Impeach and NextGen America, which mobilizes young people to vote and take action on such issues as climate change.  

What questions do you have for Tom Steyer? Submit your questions below and click here to attend this event.

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Help Wanted -- at your local police department.  Law enforcement agencies nationwide say they're having a hard time hiring.  Among the reasons: high stress, lower salaries, and what some in the profession see as diminished public image.  We'll hear from law enforcement leaders from around the Granite State on this challenge -- and on what they're doing to help fill their ranks. 

Air date:  Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. 

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In the first in our series of New Hampshire Primary 2020 Candidate Forums, we sit down before a live audience with Republican presidential contender William Weld to get his views on domestic and foreign policies. 

First Forum October 8 – with Bill Weld

New Hampshire Public Radio, in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS, will hold a series of forums with presidential primary candidates to explore in-depth the issues that impact New Hampshire voters. Forums will be open to the public, broadcast on NHPR live, and then broadcast on New Hampshire PBS.

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Federal health officials are tracking clusters of serious health issues among mostly young people.  Analysts have linked these lung conditions and breathing problems with vaping.

But some health officials suspect certain unlicensed vaping substances that included contaminated liquids. The Exchange on Wednesday gets the latest on what we know and what we don't about vaping.  As of Tuesday, Aug. 20, N.H. health officials said they were not aware of any cases in the Granite State but they are monitoring the situation.


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The state park system is thriving, with a 30% increase in visitors since 2013, according to Philip Bryce, director of the N.H. Division of Parks and Recreation, which includes 93 sites. 

“It's nice because our mission is to get people outdoors, enjoying the outdoors, because it’s good for your health; it's good for your frame of mind, and it's wonderful to see that,” Bryce said on The Exchange.  (For the full conversation, listen here.)

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: Aug. 9, 2019

Aug 8, 2019

After mass shootings in El Paso, Texas,  and Dayton, Ohio, New Hampshire's Congressional delegation calls for federal action on gun control. And activists in New Hampshire urge Governor Sununu to sign three gun-related bills.  The N.H. Attorney General concludes that racism did not motivate a 2017 attack on a biracial boy in Claremont. And Dartmouth College reaches a $14 million settlement with seven current and former students who alleged Dartmouth adminstrators failed to protect them from harassment by three former neuroscience faculty members. 

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Phillip Bryce, Director of New Hampshire Parks and Recreation, oversees 93 parks and their infrastructure, including beaches, lakes, forests, trails, and buildings.  We ask how healthy our parks are and what the balance is, between attracting visitors and preserving natural resources.  

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Five generations, one workplace: That's the unprecedented scenario now at some companies: Millennials (also known as Geneartion Y), Baby Boomers, Traditionalists, Generations X and Z working together. But while certain values and descriptions are often attached to these groups, to what extent are these labels true?  And how is everybody getting along at work?

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In the three weeks since Governor Sununu vetoed a $13 billion state budget passed by Democrats in the Legislature, the state has been operating on a three-month "continuing resolution" and political leaders have  gone back and forth between pointing fingers and signaling progress on reaching agreement, as negotiations and meetings have continued. Governor Sununu recently met privately with municipal leaders who have expressed concern over the veto's impact on essential programs and services. We take a close look at what the budget right now contains, key areas of disagreement, and prospects for compromise. 

Join The Exchange Team For 'Coffee & Community'

Jul 11, 2019

Come meet The Exchange team for a new series called "Coffee & Community." 

Host Laura Knoy and the show's producers will be on hand to hear about what's happening in your community and what topics you think we should be covering. We'll be taking notes and using your input to help make decisions about upcoming Exchange shows! 

Writers on a New England Stage: Lidia Bastianich

Jul 3, 2019
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NHPR and The Music Hall in Portsmouth present Writers on a New England Stage with author Lidia Bastianich. She spoke with NHPR's Peter Biello about her latest book, My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. 

In her memoir, Bastianich explores her relationship to Italian cuisine, describes her upbringing in communist Yugoslavia, her time as a refugee in Italy, and her experience living and working in New York City, where she discovered her passsion for food. 

Host of the cooking show, Lidia's Kitchen, Bastianich owns four restaurants in New York City and is co-founder of the Italian marketplace chain, Eataly.  

This interview was recorded March 12, 2019 at The Music Hall.

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