The Exchange is New Hampshire's only locally produced statewide call-in talk show, hosted by Laura Knoy. It airs live at 9 AM and rebroadcasts at 7 PM weekdays. Want to call in during the show or leave us a message? Here's the number: 800.892.6477 You can also reach the show by email, by tagging us in a tweet, following us on Instagram, or sending a message to our Facebook page.
Last Traverse: Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites
Have you hiked Mount Lafayette in N.H.'s Franconia Notch? We talk with author Ty Gagne, about his new book “The Last Traverse: Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites." It’s the true story of two friends on a winter hike that goes awry, and the search-and-rescue efforts that keep it from becoming a bigger tragedy. What makes it especially relevant for this moment is the insight into how we make high-stakes decisions and manage risk in uncertain situations. Airdate: Wednesday, December 2,
The Evolution of Friendship Amidst COVID-19
How has the pandemic affected your friendships? We discuss the evolving nature of these important relationships. Friends play a crucial role in our physical and mental health, but in 2020, many Americans find their friendships altered: sometimes improved, sometimes not. How have your friendships changed this year? Air date: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
Is it Possible to Overdo Democracy?
We talk with philosopher Robert Talisse about his book, Overdoing Democracy: Putting Politics In Its Place. He argues that politics is dominating our lives and minds right now, at a moment when we might make more of a difference by nurturing social connections, cooperation and civic engagement. We find out more, and ask: Has the pandemic increased political polarization? Airdate: Monday, Nov. 30. 2020
2020 Annual Holiday Book Show
It's our Annual Holiday Book Show, a little earlier than usual given the pandemic’s impact on both the book industry and how people shop. We ask independent booksellers how they’re approaching both in-person and online sales this holiday season. And of course we find out what books they recommend for inspiration or a little escape from reality! How has your reading changed this year? What books are on your list - either for gifting or for reading this winter? Airdate: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
Writing During Upheaval
Enjoy our earlier conversation about writing during upheaval. With an ongoing pandemic, social unrest, and an economic slump, some people are using their time at home to write memoirs, while others are turning to poetry or song-writing for solace, and some are struggling to write at all. We talk with Granite State authors about how they're making sense of these times, what they're working on, and what advice they have on how to get started. Air date: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. It was originally
What Would A Zero-Waste World Look Like?
Enjoy our earlier conversation with practical ideas about how you can "slash your trash." We’re all familiar with Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but have we overlooked the REDUCE part? We hear about the failures of recycling, and look at practical ways we could be producing less waste in the first place. We hear from NPR reporter Laura Sullivan on her investigation: Is Plastic Recycling A Lie? Oil Companies Touted Recycling To Sell More Plastic . This program is part of NHPR's climate reporting
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Laura Knoy’s voice is so pleasant and she is such a great interviewer. I’m never disappointed. Thank you Laura
Intelligent conversations about relevant subjects.
I do not live in New Hampshire, but I am a displaced NewEnglander who vacationed in NH while growing up. I found this podcast while looking for stories about my beloved happy place. I have continued to listen because the subjects of the conversations are applicable and interesting to anyone living anywhere.
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Laura Knoy does a fantastic job of drawing out her guests. The series on candidates for the First Congressional District is a great resource for voters that want to be informed.