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LIVE FROM STUDIO D: Education Funding in the Granite State


The Exchange, New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily news talk show, will host a live discussion about how our state funds education, and the challenges of providing adequate aid for local school districts across the state. Host Laura Knoy will be joined by a panel of experts in NHPR’s Studio D on Tuesday evening, April 30 for a live community discussion.

The event complements the newsroom’s recent series Adequate—a deep dive into the repercussions of the state’s educating funding decisions on local communities. Through a series of five reports, NHPR reporter Sarah Gibson visited school districts throughout the state, including Berlin, Pittsfield and Manchester, speaking with administrators, educators and parents about public school funding. In conversation with Laura Knoy, panelists reflecting on the topic that evening will include:

  • John J. Freeman—Superintendent of Schools, Pittsfield School District
  • John Tobin—One of the attorneys for the plaintiffs in the landmark Claremont education case against the state, and a leader in the current NH School Funding Fairness Project
  • Rick Ladd—Republican state representative from Haverhill; former chair of the Education Committee, N.H. House of Representatives
  • David Luneau—Democratic state representative from Hopkinton; vice chair of the House Education Committee 
  • Jessica Huizenga—Superintendent of Schools, Milford School District

After the main program, Sarah Gibson will join Laura Knoy for a bonus conversation discussing her reporting.
Prior to the program, listeners can submit questions via e-mail in advance to: exchange@nhpr.org

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: Live broadcast begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m.

“After Exchange” – an extra, post-show conversation from 8 to 8:20 p.m.

NOTE: Doors open at 6 p.m.

            Audience must be seated by 6:45 p.m. 

Location: NHPR Studio D

2 Pillsbury St., 6th Floor

Concord, N.H.  03301

Registration: The event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.

Tune in:

  • The event will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. that evening, and will be rebroadcast the following morning: Wednesday, May 1, at 9 a.m. Follow the program on Twitter: @NHPRExchange, Instagram: nhprexchange or Facebook @nhprexchange

View online: To see all the stories in this special series, visit the Adequate homepage here.

Sara Plourde for NHPR

Tricia directs external communications, marketing and engagement efforts for New Hampshire Public Radio, working to raise further awareness of the high-quality journalism at NHPR and the organization’s deep community outreach.

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