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Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 20th

Sara Plourde

The House has spoken on expanded gambling…voting “no” on a casino bill that was a huge priority for the Senate and the Governor.  Meanwhile, Senators crunched their budget numbers, and debated the House’s proposal to raise taxes on gasoline and cigarettes.  And a University of New Hampshire logo re-design…has some UNH students upset. 


Dean Spiliotes – Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website

Dan Tuohy  – Associate regional editor for Patch is a New Hampshire news source with 10 websites in NH

Ben Leubsdorf –staff reporter at the Concord Monitor, covering New Hampshire politics and state government

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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