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Episode #128 (FINAL): July 26, 2009
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Bob Backus
Attorney, anti-nuke activist, fomers candidate for State Senate
Show appearance: Nov. 18, 2007

Bob is a NH native, attending Goffstown schools and Holderness School, Wesleyan U and Harvard Law. He is a practicing lawyer with emphasis on representing environmental organizations, especially in regard to energy projects, including of course, Seabrook. Bob was the former legal counsel to NH Democratic State Committee, candidate for Senate District 16 in 2006. Also he is President of the Campaign for Ratepayers' Rights, a citizen advocacy group.


David Barclay
Executive Director of NESEA.
Show appearance: Sep. 23, 2007, Jun. 29, 2008

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the Northeast's leading organization of professionals and concerned citizens working in sustainable energy and whole systems thinking. NESEA facilitates the widespread adoption and use of sustainable energy by providing support to industry professionals and by educating and motivating consumers to learn about, ask for, and adopt sustainable energy and green building practices. NESEA accomplishes this through its Building Energy conference and trade show, K-12 resources, an advocacy network, high profile public events such as the Tour de Sol and the Green Building Open House, its chapters and members, and its Sustainable Green Pages.


Dean Barker
BlueHampshire.Com Blogger
Show appearance: Jul. 27, 2008

No description given.


Bob Barr
Libertarian Candidate for President
Show appearance: Jul. 27, 2008

No description given.


Dan Barrick
Political Editor of the Concord Monitor
Show appearance: Jan. 04, 2009

No description given.


Prof. Paul Barresi
Chair, Political Science
Southern New Hampshire University
Show appearance: July 8, 2007

Assistant Professor of Government; Chair of Political Science Department; Coordinator of Pre-Law Program; Chair of Environment, Ethics & Public Policy.


Mathew Bartlett
Member of ONE
Show appearance: Sept. 14, 2008

No description given.


Charlie Bass
Fmr. Six-Term Congressman (R)
President, Republican Main Street Partnership
Show appearance: Apr. 15, 2007

Bass, Charles Foster, (son of Perkins Bass), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 8, 1952; graduated from Holderness School, Plymouth, N.H., 1970; A.B., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1974; staff for United States Representative William S. Cohen of Maine, 1974; staff for United States Representative David F. Emery of Maine, 1975-1979; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; delegate to New Hampshire constitutional convention, 1984; member of the New Hampshire general court, 1982-1988; member of the New Hampshire state senate, 1988-1992; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2007); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006.

Will Bates
www.climatesummer.org
Show appearance: July 29, 2007

Will Bates, 23, graduated from Middlebury College in 2006. Since graduating he has been involved with organizing in the movement to fight climate change in a variety of capacities. He co-organized a 5 day walk across the state of Vermont Labor Day weekend in 2006 calling for real action on global warming. He was one of the national coordinators for the Step It Up day of action on climate change last April, and he is now part of the team organizing the March to ReEnergize New Hampshire this coming August 1 - 5.

Robert M. Bestani
Visiting Fellow at Stanford University
Show appearance: Nov. 30, 2008

Robert Bestani is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects at Stanford University.

Until May of 2008, Bob served as the Director General of Private Sector Finance at the Asian Development Bank, a multilateral bank dedicated to alleviating poverty in Asia. In the six years in which he served in that capacity, ADB's private sector financings and earnings grew by over 40 times their 2001 levels, while portfolio quality and earnings steadily improved. Working closely with most of the countries of Asia, the Private Sector Department grew from the smallest of ADB's departments to the largest and most successful operating unit of the ADB. In March of 2008 the Bank’s Board adopted private sector financings as the leading priority of the ADB for the years ahead.

Prior to joining the ADB Bob was a Managing Director and Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. For most of his career, he has been in International Banking and Corporate Finance, working at Citibank, Texaco, Bank of America, and Duke Energy.  Bob has long covered the High Tech, Petroleum/Oil & Gas and Power Industries.

Bob also served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the first Bush Administration (GHWB 1989-1992).  His principal responsibilities included: the G-7 negotiations and the Paris and Houston Presidential Summit Meetings, several international trade and financial services negotiations, US-IMF policy coordination, the management of America's $40 billion foreign currency reserve position, policy coordination with Federal Reserve, etc.

He has authored numerous articles on finance, energy and the economic development and has been a featured speaker at over fifty international conferences.

Bob holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago (where he serves as member of the Global Advisory Board) and a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Rutgers University.


Rep. DJ Bettencourt
State Representative (R)
VP, NH Young Republicans
Show appearance: May 6, 2007, July 22, 2007, Nov. 09, 2008

D.J. Bettencourt, 22, is a life long resident of Salem, New Hampshire. He is currently a junior at the University of New Hampshire majoring in Political Science and Communications with a minor in Philosophy. At UNH he is the captain of the baseball club and is the founder and president of the campus chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. He also serves as chief editor of the conservative campus newspaper: Common Sense.

His political experiences include interning on Gordon Humphrey's 2002 gubernatorial campaign and Mitt Romney's 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign, as well as volunteering on many other campaigns including George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns and John Sununu's 2002 United States Senate campaign. In 2004 he was first elected, and re-elected in 2006, to serve in the New Hampshire House of Representatives representing Salem and Windham. He served as a Republican majority caucus whip during the 2005-2006 legislative session. Most recently D.J. was elected to serve as vice-chairman of the New Hampshire Young Republicans.


Atty. Stephen Borofsky
Civil Rights Attorney
Show appearance: Mar. 18, 2007

Attorney Stev Borofsky is the founder of Borofsky, Amodeo-Vickery & Bandazian, P.A. After clerking for Judge Hugh Bownes in the Federal Court and then working in a large law firm for three years, Stev started the law firm as The Legal Clinics in 1978, the first law firm in the state of New Hampshire to concentrate on serving the legal needs of middle-income people. In 1996 The Legal Clinics changed its name to Borofsky, Lewis & Amodeo-Vickery Professional Association to reflect the firm's evolution toward a more traditional practice of law. Stev is the senior managing partner of Borofsky, Amodeo-Vickery & Bandazian P. A.

Stev has served as a Superior Court Mediator since the program’s inception in the early 1990s. He has received an award for his extraordinary service to the public and the justice system as a volunteer mediator; and he served on the Superior Court's Committee to rewrite the Court's mediation rules. Stev served on the New Hampshire Supreme Court Committee which re-wrote the Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as the Supreme Court's Advertising Committee. For five years Stev served as a member of the Board of Directors, and as Vice President, of the New Hampshire Legal Assistance. He is currently the Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union; and as a member of the CLU's Legal Panel, he has handled a number of civil rights cases over the years.


Grant Bosse
Candidate for Congress
Show appearance: Apr. 13, 2008

Grant Bosse grew up in Hillsboro, and attended Hillsboro-Deering public schools from the first through the twelfth grades. He graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was active in the campus radio station and a student newspaper, as well as the Green Key Society, a volunteer organization dedicated to student service.

Grant worked as a producer, reporter, and news anchor for radio station WGIR-AM in Manchester. He later moved to Lebanon to work as a reporter and news anchor for radio station WTSL, eventually being promoted to Program Director. During his tenure, Grant and his news team received dozens of journalistic awards from the New Hampshire Associated Press and New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters, as well as the Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. He is particularly proud of his award winning series on the Claremont Education Lawsuit.

In 1999, Grant left radio to serve as the Senior Legislative Assistant to the New Hampshire House Majority Office, working closely with House Leadership and Republican members. He also volunteered his time to the New Hampshire Republican Party and numerous legislative candidates, and was recognized in 2002 as the New Hampshire Young Republican of the Year by receiving that organization's annual "Gipper Award."

Following a year as Press Secretary and Political Director for the Benson for Governor campaign, Grant has just completed five years on the staff of Senator John Sununu, where he specialized in environmental and energy policy. This includes two years as Staff Director of the National Ocean Policy Study.

Grant lives in his hometown of Hillsboro, and is running for Congress on a platform of strong national defense, controlling federal spending, and returning power from Washington back to the states and individuals.


Zach Bouchard
www.greenshopper.com
Show appearance: July 29, 2007

Founder and CEO of GreenShopper.com, an online community and marketplace that connects consumers and businesses leaders across the country with sustainable, eco-friendly products and services.

Background in financial services and asset management with a concentration in socially responsible investments with Ameriprise and Smith Barney Personal Interests

Creating new and sustainable solutions to the ecological challenges that the world community currently faces.

Working to help expand human consciousness and awareness through sustainable business models and every day behavior.

Avid hiker, reader and concertgoer.

Ed Boutin
Fmr. NH Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate (D)
Show appearances: Oct. 21, 2007

Attorney Boutin has experience in Land Use and Environmental Litigation, Public Utilities Law, Municipal Law and defense of lawyer discipline and malpractice cases. He has lectured extensively on land use and professional ethics issues. He has been a court approved mediator for the past 8 years and has also conducted private mediations and arbitrations in commercial litigation cases. During his career he has been involved as an Intern, White House Office of Special Projects, 1962-1964; Counsel, U.S. Senator T.J. McIntyre, 1971-1973, Associate Corporate Counsel, Sanders Associates, Inc. (NYSE), 1974-1976. In private practice 1976-present; Member and Vice Chair, Professional Conduct Committee, New Hampshire Supreme Court, 1983-1992.

William Boynton
NH Department of Transportation
Show appearances: Jun. 22, 2008

No description given.

Glenn Brackett
IBEW Spokesman
Show appearance: June 17, 2007

No description given.

Peter Bragdon
NH State Senator
Show appearance: May 25, 2008

Sen. Peter Bragdon was elected to the New Hampshire Senate in 2004, having previously served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002.

The senator is a member of the Education Committee, and the Rules and Enrolled Bills Committee.

In addition to his responsibilities in the Senate, Bragdon is active in local government, serving as a member of the Milford School Board since 1997. He currently holds the position of school board chairman, a post to which his fellow board members have elected him nine of his 11 years on the board. On the school board he is respected for his ability to bring members with diverse viewpoints together to solve major issues.

Bragdon is owner and publisher of The Milford Observer, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 7,000 (www.MilfordObserver.com), serving the Milford area. He was formerly the president of ACHIEVE! Technology, an Amherst software company helping companies comply with safety and environmental regulations from the EPA and OSHA, where he led the company to a position on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America. Bragdon also taught high school math for a number of years.

Senator Bragdon was raised in Amherst, part of the fourth generation of his family to work the former Bragdon Farm on Route 101, land now preserved for conservation and recreation. He attended public schools in Amherst and Milford before entering the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he earned a BS degree in computer science, with a math minor.


Joe Briggs
Host, "PolicyWatch"
Show appearance: Sep. 9, 2007, Apr. 05, 2009

Video Distribution Engineer and owner of Briggs Media Systems LLC since 1996. Created 'PolicyWatch' apolitical issues-based foreign and domestic policy analysis show in March 2007, now aired weekly in southern NH and northern MA. Has interviewed presidential candidates on focused topics ranging from healthcare to middle-east policy.


Richard Brothers
Employment Security Commissioner
Show appearance: Nov. 11, 2007, Feb. 10, 2008, Jan. 11, 2009

Richard S. Brothers began his term as Commissioner for NH Employment Security in December of 2004. As Commissioner, he makes it a priority to support Veterans each and every day. He also implemented IP (Internet Protocol) Telephony and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Systems, making NH Employment Security among the first public employment agencies to introduce this technology.Commissioner Brothers serves on the National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) Board of Directors representing Region 1, which includes all of New England, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He is also Vice Chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee for NASWA.Commissioner Brothers and his wife and two children live in Tilton, NH. He has shown a life-long commitment to education by being, among other things, a long-time School Board member for the Thornton Public School System and a member of the Founding Board and Board of Trustees for the Franklin Career Academy, the first Charter School in New Hampshire.

He has shown his dedication to public service by serving as a State Legislator, a Healthcare Policy Advisor to the Governor, the Chair of the Board for the Taskforce for Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities, a Director on the Board of NH Healthy Kids, a member of the State Independent Living Council and as a member of the State Board of Nursing. He also proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.


Michael Brown
Broadband Specialist
Show appearance: Aug. 5, 2007

No description given.

Susan Bruce
North Country Columnist and Blogger
Show appearances: Feb. 25, 2007, May 27, 2007, Dec. 09, 2007, Mar. 09, 2008, Sept. 07, 2008

Susan Bruce is an organizer, activist, and writer who lives in Jackson, NH. Her editorials are published in the Conway Daily Sun, and can be accessed at her blog: susanthebruce.blogspot.com

Susan is currently employed as an organizer for the NH Kucinich for President 2008 campaign.

George Bruno
Former Ambassador
Show appearance: Mar 4, 2007, Jul. 13, 2008

George Bruno is an attorney in Manchester, NH, concentrating in immigration law, business formation, and family matters. He manages Partners for Peace for the Pentagon and the University of NH dealing with civil-military emergency planning cooperation among emerging democracies, the Diplomatic Observer program bringing diplomats to NH to observe and participate in NH's First in the Nation Presidential Primary, and is a principal with USA Group International providing "diplomatic intervention" to people and business seeking solutions to overseas problems.

He is the former US Ambassador to Belize, Central America, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, following which he served as a Senior Executive in the Pentagon as a leader of the team responsible for the transfer of the Panama Canal in 2000.Ambassador Bruno has served as an advisor to the Center for Hemisphere Defense Studies at the National Defense University, and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation at Ft Benning, GA. He has experience in over 55 countries, and is an author, lecturer, media commentator, and court approved mediator.

He is the former Chairman of the NH Democratic Party, elected member of the Democratic National Committee for 12 years, and served in senior capacities on the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Wes Clark and John Kerry.


Dr. Jay Buckey
Former Astronaut
Candidate For US Senate (D)
Show appearance
: Apr. 8, 2007, Sep. 30, 2007

Jay and his family live in Hanover, New Hampshire. He grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in Levittown, NY. His father, like most of the fathers in the neighborhood, was a veteran of World War II, having served as an Army paratrooper throughout the war, and his mother was a homemaker. Jay attended local public schools, and in 1969, during the summer before he started high school, he watched with millions of other Americans as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon.

With the help of his parents, student loans, scholarships, summer jobs, and jobs in the dining halls during the school year, Jay attended Cornell University. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1977, and later graduated with an M.D. from Cornell Medical School in 1981. After his internship, he worked as a physician specializing in space research. He also served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1987-1995. As a flight surgeon with the 457th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Fort Worth, TX, he flew in F-16, F-4, and other aircraft.In 1998, Jay flew as a Payload Specialist Astronaut on the STS-90 Neurolab mission. He and his crewmates completed 256 orbits of the Earth and logged 6.3 million miles aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Jay joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1996, and is currently a professor of medicine and an adjunct professor of engineering. He directs a research lab, cares for patients, and has taught in courses on physiology, space exploration, and homeland security. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for twenty-five years and they have three children.


Ray Buckley
NH Democratic Party Chairman
Show appearance: Apr. 29, 2007

Raymond Buckley, 47, is the Chair of the NH Democratic Party. Over the past 29 years he has held nearly every party leadership post on the local, state and national level. He also served many years as member and leader in the NH House of Representatives and as a Manchester Alderman. Ray has served as a senior advisor to four presidential candidates and as a delegate to six national conventions. He has served as campaign manager for dozens of NH campaigns and has as executive director for both the state party and for the state senate pac. He is the only openly gay state chair of either party and is a national leader for gay rights, voter's rights, grassroots organizing and promoting the NH primary.

Matthew Bunn
Senior Research Associate, Managing the Atom in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Show appearance: Aug. 12, 2007

Matthew Bunn is a Senior Research Associate in the Project on Managing the Atom in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His current research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; and the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle.

Before joining the Kennedy School in January 1997, he served for three years as an adviser to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he played a major role in U.S. policies related to the control and disposition of weapons-usable nuclear materials in the United States and the former Soviet Union and directed a secret study for President Clinton on security for nuclear materials in Russia. Previously, Bunn was at the National Academy of Sciences, where he directed the two-volume study Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium. He is the winner of the American Physical Society’s Joseph A. Burton Forum Award for “outstanding contributions in helping to formulate policies to decrease the risks of theft of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials” and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Arms Control Association and the Partnership for Global Security and serves on the Committee on the Internationalization of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle—a joint committee of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Charlie Burke
www.nhfarmtorestaurant.org
Show appearance: July 29, 2007

With my wife, Joanne. Sons, Michael and Kevin, grand daughter Lauren.we grow certified organic berries and produce at Weather Hill Farm in Sanbornton.

I retired from practice as a urologist in Sept, 2000. I was a Faculty member, Boston University School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the Lahey Clinic.
I was the President, Northeast Urologic Surgery, N Andover, Ma, 1976-2000 and Chief of Surgery, Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Ma 1996-2000

Sen. Peter Burling
NH State Senator (D)
Deputy Majority Leader
Show appearance: Apr. 1, 2007

Sen. Peter Hoe Burling was elected to the New Hampshire Senate in November 2004. Previously, he served for many years in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where for the eight years preceding his election to the state Senate he served as Democratic leader. In the Senate, he holds the position of deputy Majority Leader.

The senator is a member of the Public and Municipal Affairs Committee, and Transportation and Interstate Cooperation Committee. Senator Burling serves as the Chairman of both the Election Law and Internal Affairs Committee, and the Executive Departments and Administration Committee.

The senator earned his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and his juris doctor at Harvard Law School.

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