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New Hampshire Democrats talk about the DNC

Today we talk to a roundtable of New Hampshire Democrats attending their party's convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. We'll get their thoughts on some of the DNC's speakers, their party's platform, their hopes for President Obama's address Thursday night and how they hope it may give their Party a boost as they head into a tough Presidential election season.


Raymond Buckley- Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. This year he is serving at the Chair of the New Hampshire Delegation to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, his eighth convention.  He is a Democratic National Committee Vice- Chair and lives in Manchester. 

Joanne Dowdell -  New Hampshire business leader who was elected as a delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions. She has served as secretary of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and is currently an At-Large member of the Democratic National Committee.

Jim Demers -  President of Demers & Blaisdell Inc. and former three term member of the NH House of Representatives where he served as the Assistant Minority Whip. He is attending his seventh Democratic National Convention. 

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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