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State Of Homelessness In N.H., 2013

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A new report paints a complex picture, including that the number of un-sheltered homeless has jumped by twenty percent over the past year.  We’ll look once again at this stubborn problem and ongoing efforts to address it.


  • Eileen Brady – social worker and advocate who works directly with the homeless at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter
  • Lenny Constant – was recently homeless and is now an advocate for the homeless in the Granite Leaders program. He is currently enrolled in Mount Washington College.
  • Sharon Drake CEO of Serenity Place, a substance abuse, rehabilitation, and education center in Manchester
  • Cathy Kuhn – director of the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness and director of research and training at Families in Transition, a homeless service provider.

You can find the report from the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness here.

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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