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Episode #128 (FINAL): July 26, 2009
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Elly Abelson
Korean War Veteran
Show appearance: May 18, 2008

B A. in economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1954. 2 years of active service as an army officer, 1954-1956. J.D. Columbia University, 1959.  Bar admissions: N.J.Supreme Court 1960, U S.District.Court of N.J. 1960, U.S. Supreme Court. 1965, U.S. Court of Appeals (3d cir.) 1969, U.S. Claims Court 1969, U.S. Tax Court 1969, U.S. Court of Appeals (7th cir.) 1973.

In 1960 Mr. Abelson was appointed as a Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey. He served in that position until 1963. Following a year of private practice (1963-1964) he returned to State government and served from 1964 to 1988. In 1968 he was promoted to Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey.

During this time he had the following assignments: Counsel to the Division on Civil Rights; Director of Legal Services for the Division of Taxation; Supervisor of civil appeals for the Division of Law; Supervisor of litigation for the Division of Law; Chief of the antitrust section, Division of Criminal Justice; Deputy Director, Division of Criminal Justice.

Also worked in the field of riparian law, and as counsel to the New Jersey state college system. Drafted the NJ Civil Rights Act amendments of 1963, the NJ Public Broadcasting Act, and the NJ Antitrust Act.

Following early retirement from the State of New Jersey in 1988, he was employed as general counsel and Secretary of the University at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He retired from Bucknell in 1998 and moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he now resides.

Mr. Abelson has published articles in legal journals, was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of College and University Law, and delivered the Walter E. Edge lecture at Princeton University.

While living in Princeton, New Jersey, Mr. Abelson was a member of the Princeton University Concerts Committee, and was Chairman of the Board of the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra.

In 1993 Mr. Abelson began the study of violin making with Herr Karl Roy at the University of New Hampshire. He now plays his first completed violin as a member of the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire. He and one of his sons enjoy playing violin-viola duets on instruments he has built.

Since moving to New Hampshire Mr. Abelson has served as a trustee of the New Violin Family Association, and in 2001 as chair of fiddle competitions for the New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mt. He now serves as a trustee of the Portsmouth public library.

During the 2004 presidential campaign he was the seacoast regional co-chair of Veterans for Kerry. 

Additional biographical material may be found in Who’s Who in American Law.


Ron Abramson
Immigration attorney, McLane Law Firm
Show appearance: Oct. 14, 2007

Ron Abramson practices immigration, international and entertainment law with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. in Manchester, NH. He is on the Boards of Vote Now New Hampshire Hispanics and Vision Hispana, as well as New Hampshire Public Television. Ron has been a devoted follower of national and state politics since arriving in NH over fourteen years ago, and is committed to helping new citizens and first-time voters engage meaningfully in the political process. He lives in Concord with his wife and three children.


Iris Alder
NECN's Executive Editor & producer of Remember Us (a documentary about New England servicemen and women who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan)
Show appearance: Nov. 11, 2007

In her role as Executive Editor, Iris Adler is responsible for all in-depth programming, including NewsNight with Jim Braude, the station's nightly news analysis program, as well as all documentary projects. Additionally, Adler oversees NECN's political coverage. The NECN documentary unit has won every prestigious local and national award over the years, including Adler's documentary "Who Can Fathom the Human Heart? Father Shanley and the Church Crisis" which won an Emmy, a Gabriel, and an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award.

Adler came to NECN from WBUR-FM, Boston's highly respected National Public Radio affiliate, where she served as News Director, managing editor, and reporter for nine years. Adler also contributed frequently to the NPR news programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Adler holds an undergraduate degree from Concordia University, and graduate degrees from McGill University and Boston University. She has taught at several area colleges. She has one son and lives in Brookline with her husband.


Jim Allmendinger
NH Attorney, NH NEA
Show appearance: May 11, 2008

James F. Allmendinger is a staff attorney at the National Education Association of New Hampshire where he represents public school employees in all aspects of employment and education law and litigation. Previously he worked at the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Allmendinger has been an adjunct professor of employment law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center and is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and his J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mr. Allmendinger is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association (past chair, Labor and Employment Law Section) and the American Bar Association (committee co-chair, Labor and Employment Law Section).


Charlie Arlinghaus
President, Josiah Bartlett Center
Show appearances: Feb. 18, 2007, May 6, 2007, July 1, 2007 , Oct. 21, 2007 , Dec. 30, 2007, Feb. 17, 2008, Mar. 30, 2008, Jun. 1, 2008, Sept. 28, 2008, Oct. 26, 2008, Feb. 15, 2009, Jul. 11, 2009

Charlie Arlinghaus has served as the President of The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy since January of 2003. The Bartlett Center is New Hampshire's leading free market think and was founded in 1993. A non-partisan, independent think tank, The Bartlett Center provides research and analysis to decision makers and opinion leaders on issues affecting New Hampshire. The Josiah Bartlett Center has emerged as a leading voice in New Hampshire's policy debates.

Charlie Arlinghaus was selected as The Josiah Bartlett Center's third President in 2003 after a nationwide search. He comes to The Center with a range of experience in public policy and private business having worked most recently as a consultant to Senator John Sununu's recent campaign, for The Republican National Committee, and for an international energy company. He used to host a weekly radio commentary (Arlinghaus & Arnesen) and a public affairs television show. He has been interviewed on public policy issues on the major domestic networks, in the 25 largest newspapers in the country, and for media outlets on every continent (well, except Antarctica). He has degrees in American History from The College of William and Mary and The University of New Hampshire.


Michael Asselin
Former Republican Rep., Purple Group
Show appearance: Apr. 1, 2007

Michael Asselin served as a NH Representative during 2005 – 2006. He was a member of the House Education Committee and served on the subcommittee that studied the education funding plans submitted in 2005. His involvement with education funding started over seven years ago as a Selectman investigating why property taxes were so high. He was active in forming the Coalition for Adequate Education Funding which was a coalition of property poor communities seeking to work with the NH legislature to solve the education funding issue. For the past two years M. Asselin has been working with a group of bipartisan legislators known as the "purple group" to: (1) define the specific components of an adequate education; (2) to fund it using actual costs; and (3) lower school property taxes by increasing State funding of education. This effort resulted in NH House Bill HB-904 submitted to the 2007 legislative session.


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