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Episode #128 (FINAL): July 26, 2009
Host: to be announced



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Andy Mack
Political Activist
Show appearance: Aug. 19, 2007

Andy Mack, Sr. is a very young septuagenarian who continues to enjoy outdoor activities. He was a Republican until 2000 when he saw how his candidate, John McCain, was marginalized by the Bush campaign in the South Carolina primary. He loves to talk about his political point of view and would love to hear from you. His number and address are often proudly displayed on many of his signs. These signs are his freedom of speech expression. If you have your own opinion, just ask. He often lets others share how they feel on a big white board in the middle of the field. His family has been a part of the Londonderry, New Hampshire, community going back to before the Revolutionary War. He has given up the day-to-day management of Moose Hill Farms, better known as Mack's Apples in Londonderry, but remains active in this town where he has spent his entire life.

Mark MacKenzie
President of the NH AFL-CIO
Show appearance: Mar. 16, 2008

No description given

Guy MacMillin
Editorial Page Editor, Keene Sentinel
Show appearance: May 18, 2008

Guy MacMillin was raised in Keene and graduated from Dartmouth College and the School for International Training. He is a former teacher in public and private high schools and has been The Sentinel's editorial page editor since 1978.

George Maglaras
Producer of The World in Time, Bloomberg Radio
Show appearance: Apr. 27, 2008

Experienced in County and Municipal Government, Planning, Community Development, Budget Administration, and Economic and Industrial Development. Over thirty (30) years of State, County, and local government involvement. Strafford County Board of Commissioners: 1983-Present—14 Terms; Chairman 1985-2008; Proprietor of George’s Marina, Dover, New Hampshire: January 1975-Present; New Hampshire Association of Counties Edna McKenna Award for Public Service - 2006; New Hampshire Association of Counties Tobacco Settlement Committee Chairman: 1999; New Hampshire Association of Counties Elder Care Reform Committee Chairman: 1998; New Hampshire Assoc. of Counties County Commissioners Council President: 1997-Present; New Hampshire Association of Counties’ County Commissioner of the Year: 1997; New Hampshire Clinton for President Campaign Co-Chairman: 1992; New Hampshire Business Finance Authority Member: 1992-1994; New Hampshire State Industrial Development Authority: 1991-1992; Dover Economic Development Corporation: 1990-Present; Mayor, City of Dover, New Hampshire: 1990-1991; Dover Planning Board: 1979-1987; Chairman: 1981-1987; Dover’s Legislative Delegation Chairman: 1976-1980; New Hampshire State Legislator: 1976-1980--Two Terms; Dover Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Development: 1976-1979; Chairman 1977-1979; New Hampshire Democrat Leadership Council (DLC) Vice President and Founder; New Hampshire Democratic Forum Founder; New Hampshire Association of Counties Executive Committee Member; Cocheco Valley Humane Society Founder; National Association of Counties Steering Committee on Land Use, Energy and Environment: Former Member; Former Strafford Regional Planning Commission Member; Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce Member.

Arjun Makhijani
President of the Institute for Energy
and Environmental Research
Show appearance: Jun. 1, 2008

No description given.

Tom Manning
NH Asst. Secretary of State
Show appearance: Oct. 19, 2008

No description given.

Paul Manuel
Director of St. Anselm Institute of Politics
Show appearance: Apr. 20, 2008

Paul Christopher Manuel is Executive Director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and also a Professor of Politics at Saint Anselm College. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University.

He has authored, or co-authored, five books and numerous articles. Manuel is a member of the National Screening Panel for the US Graduate Fulbright Competition for the Spain and Portugal program and an affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

Steve Marchand
Mayor of Portsmouth, NH
Candidate for US Senate (D)
Show appearance: Apr. 15, 2007, Sep. 16, 2007, Apr. 6, 2008

As Mayor and City Councilor in Portsmouth, Marchand's record of public service has won him praise from liberals and conservatives alike. He is a leader on increasing accountability in government and restraining tax increases. Under his administration, Portsmouth has become a national leader in 21st-century green energy policy.

Prior to his service in Portsmouth, Marchand served as New England Regional Director of the Concord Coalition. He is the founder of Pembroke Strategies, a public policy consulting firm. He has worked with national organizations such as the AARP and SEIU on healthcare policy, and emerging democracies in Europe and Asia on developing civilian control of emergency management systems.

Marchand holds a Masters of Public Administration degree and two undergraduate degrees from Syracuse University. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife, Sandi Hennequin, and two daughters.

Kerry Marsh
NH Young Republican Chair
Show appearance: Jan. 25, 2009

Kerry Marsh is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Keene State College with a BA in Economics and minors in Political Science and History. While at Keene State, Kerry was the President of the Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon and a member of the History Honor Society. She also played for the Varsity softball team and was active in establishing the Keene State College Republicans.

Kerry’s political experience began as a volunteer for the McCain for President Campaign in 2000 and volunteer for former Senate President Tom Eaton’s first campaign. In 2001, she was appointed Young Republican Vice-Chair to the Cheshire County Committee and became a member of the NH Young Republicans Executive Board.

Kerry’s first professional political experience was as the Deputy Field Director for the Keough for Governor campaign in 2002. After the primary in 2002 her active involvement included volunteering for Sununu for US Senate, Eaton for State Senate, and Odell for State Senate. It earned her the NH Young Republican’s 2003 Gipper Award for the outstanding Young Republican of the year.

In January of 2003, Kerry became the youngest County Committee chairman in the history of New Hampshire when she was elected to lead the Cheshire County Republican Committee at the age of 21.

After graduating from Keene State College, Kerry joined the NH House of Representatives’ Majority Office staff working as a Legislative Assistant to Speaker Gene G. Chandler. While there, she helped coordinate whip activities, authored weekly position papers, monitored House committees and key pieces of legislation, and organized candidate support for 368 candidates for NH House. In the 2004 elections she authored campaign plans, designed and coordinated campaign mail, organized events, and helped conduct candidate training seminars across the state.

Since the 2006 election cycle, Kerry has worked for a professional political printing, direct mail and marketing firm, Spectrum Marketing Companies in Manchester, New Hampshire.  There she provides strategy, creative, printing and mail processing services for Republican clients nationwide.

Kerry served for two terms as the Vice Chair of the Vesta Roy Excellence in Public Service Series Board of Governors which is a program that provides leadership training to Republican women in order to prepare them for elected and appointed office and increased political involvement. She is currently the Chairman of the New Hampshire Young Republicans, an organization of 18-40 year old Republicans who work to advance the GOP. Her interests include skiing, fly fishing, & kayaking.

Mike Marsh
NH State Representative, House Ways and Means
Show appearance: Nov. 18, 2007, Apr. 6, 2008

NH House, Rockingham 17 (D). Michael Marsh was elected to the New Hampshire House in November 2006 from Greenland. Previously, he served for 3 years on his town's budget committee.

The representative is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and in his first year has been active in tax revenue work and in tax credit legislation to help NH businesses grow our economy.

Rep. Marsh was the founder or co-founder and CEO of 5 successful high technology companies. He currently works as a private investor in public and pre-public companies, and is an active member of the e-Coast Angels venture capital group.

Prof. William Martel
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
Tufts University
Show appearance: July 8, 2007, Aug. 24, 2008

William C. Martel is Associate Professor of International Security Studies at the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he teaches courses in governmental decision making, technology, policy analysis, and leadership. His research interests are in the fields of international security, including studies on crisis decision making, advanced technology, and foreign policy. He received his A.B. (cum laude) in politics from Saint Anselm College, doctorate in international relations from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Formerly a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, he held the Alan Shepard Chair of Space Technology and Policy Studies and directed a number of studies on space and policy issues for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the United States Air Force, and the Office of Secretary of Defense. As a member of the professional staff of the RAND Corporation in Washington, he was involved in numerous studies, including problems in governmental decision-making and research and development.

He teaches seminars with MIT Lincoln Laboratory on homeland security and counter-terrorism, ballistic missile defense, and space technology and policy at the Naval War College; serves as the Academic Director for the Fletcher Summer Institute on the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict; regularly speaks on foreign policy and comments in the national media on national security and foreign policy issues; is an Occasional Contributor to the Providence Journal on foreign and domestic politics; and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He resides in Amherst, New Hampshire.

Louisa Martin
SNHU Financial Aid Director
Show appearance: Aug. 03, 2008, Aug. 10, 2008

Louisa Martin is one of the great and generous spirits of our time. With a sense of humor and a love of life she approaches every situation looking for the "surprise." For life to Louisa is not a problem solved, but a mystery to be explored, examined, and enjoyed. She has her share of life's "hard knocks" and yet can laugh at both the highs and the lows and teaches others how to do the same!

Louisa, Director of Financial Aid at Southern New Hampshire University, began her diverse experience in higher education in 1984. She has knowledge in admissions, registration, and financial aid, in addition to post-secondary teaching. She has been a presenter, keynote speaker, and panelist for a wide variety of related topics, including several minority concerns in higher education and preparation for college admission and financial aid processes. She was chair of the New England Councelors of Color-Bridging Access to College (NECBAC) for four years, and served as minority recruiter for three years at Manchester (CT) Community College. She has been an active member of admission and financial aid professional associations for the last seventeen years. Having experience in private and public institutions, she also has a far ranging wealth of knowledge with traditional, non-traditional, and online student populations and is an often sought-after speaker for a variety of educational and professional venues. Her audiences include: National Association for College Admission Counceling (NACAC); New England Assosciation for College Admission Counceling (NEACAC); New England Counselors for Color-Bridging Access to College (NECBAC); New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation, Concord, NH.

A computer "geek," an inspiring teacher and motivational speaker, Louisa will stretch your mind, challenge your thinking, and take you to the next level.

Dick Matckie
Londonderry Homeowner
Show appearance: Jun. 22, 2008

No description given.

Mike McAlister
NH Department of Corrections
Show appearance: Jul. 11, 2009

No description given.

Sharron McCarthy
New Hampshire Magazine Publisher
Show appearance: Jun. 22, 2008

No description given.

Dr. Dennis McCullough
Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth College and author of: My Mother, Your Mother
Show appearance: Aug. 31, 2008

No description given.

Mark McKenzie
Show appearance: Aug. 17, 2008

No description given.

Martha McLeod
NH State Representative
Show appearance: Jun. 8, 2008

Representative Martha McLeod is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives serving her second term representing Grafton District 2, the towns of Bethlehem and Franconia.  She serves on the House Finance Committee, Division III, working on the Health and Human Services budget and served on the House Commerce Committee in her first term.  Governor Lynch appointed Representative McLeod to the Technology Advisory Board of the Department of Resources and Economic Development and the Mt Washington Commission.  Representative McLeod is the House appointee to the Cannon Mt. Advisory Commission and Chairs the Task Force on Health Coverage Expansion.  Representative McLeod recently announced she is running for the Senate in District 1.

In her professional life, Representative McLeod is the Executive Director of the North Country Health Consortium, Inc, (NCHC) a not-for-profit rural health network serving northern Grafton and Coos Counties.  She holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutritional Science and a Master’s Degree in Adult and Vocational Education from the University of New Hampshire.

Ken Merrifield
Mayor of Franklin, NH
Show appearance: Jul. 06, 2008

Ken Merrifield (R) is the Mayor of Franklin, New Hampshire.
Prior to his election as Mayor at age 44, Ken was a three-term city
councilor and school board chairman. He has been involved in local
government for 16 years.

Mayor Merrifield is a native of Nashua and a magna cum laude graduate of St. Anselm College. He received an MBA from Franklin Pierce College in 2007. He has two adult daughters who both graduated from college this

He is the author of the Laconia and Dover tax caps.

Steve Merrill
PUC Economist, Utility Analyst
Show appearance: June 17, 2007

Steve Merrill joined the staff of Office of the Consumer Advocate (OCA) as a Utility Analyst in July 2005. The OCA represents residential utility ratepayers in proceedings before courts, regulatory agencies and the Legislature. At the OCA, Steve applies his knowledge of and experience with utility regulation, business administration and management in researching, investigating, analyzing and developing recommendations on telecommunications and water utility issues.

Steve has thirty five years of experience in the telecommunications and electric distribution utility industries. His most recent venture in telecommunications was as a co-founder and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at CityNet Telecommunications, Inc. Prior to CityNet, Steve served as an Assistant Vice President at WinStar Communications, where, among other responsibilities, he negotiated network interconnection agreements and served as WinStar’s witness in regulatory proceedings across the United States. Steve previously worked as an Applications Engineer with DSC Communications and as a Utility Analyst for the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission’s Engineering Division.

Steve began his telecommunications career in 1978 as an Outside Plant Engineer with New England Telephone, where he served in numerous assignments during the next thirteen years including Outside Plant Engineer, Scheduling Engineer, Cable Repair Supervisor, Assistant Staff Manager Budget Administration, Construction Plans Project Engineer and, ultimately, Operations Manager. From 1970 to 1978 Steve was employed by the Concord Electric Company serving in various assignments within the Distribution Department.

Dean Michener
NH School Boards Association
Show appearance: May 4, 2008

Since 1999, served as Associate Director and Director of Governmental Affairs for the New Hampshire School Boards Association in Concord, NH, representing NHSBA positions on all policy matters within the legislature and appropriate state agencies. Prior to working for NHSBA, served as Associate Director of the Center for Educational Field Services at the University of NH, an outreach office working with public school districts and administrators. Also while at UNH, served as coordinator for a National Science Foundation funded statistics instruction project.

John Milne
Eagle Tribune
Show appearance: Mar. 09, 2008, Aug. 03, 2008, Oct. 26, 2008

John Milne inherited his political insight from his father. In 1948, when John was 3, his dad took him down to Kansas City's union station to see Thomas E. Dewey, who was obviously going to be elected president. The winner of the 1948 presidential race was, of course, Harry Truman.

Despite that inauspicious beginning, John has met every president in his lifetime, because Truman and Eisenhower spoke at Grinnell College while he was a student. John once sneaked into a John F. Kennedy press conference, pretending that he was reporting for his high-school newspaper. It was probably a sign.

John began covering politics and other news for United Press International in 1967, working in bureaus in Raleigh, N.C., Boston, Concord and Washington.

In 1978 John moved to The Miami Herald, where he worked as an editorial writer and editor.

John returned to New Hampshire in 1982 to become editor of New Hampshire Times, where his financial abilities matched his political acumen. The alternative weekly newspaper went broke in a brief recessionary period. After that he joined the New England staff of The Boston Globe. Illness intervened in 1976 and John returned to New Hampshire. He currently writes political columns for the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass., and The Caledonian-Record of St. Johnsbury, Vt., both publications with sizable New Hampshire circulations.

He is married and has two adult children. He lives in Concord and walks to the State House.

David Moats
Pulitzer Prize Winner, "Civil Wars: A Battle For Gay Marriage"
Show appearance: May 6, 2007

David Moats is the editorial page editor of the Rutland Herald in Rutland, Vt. He won won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2001 for a series of editorials he wrote in 2000 about Vermont's struggle to pass a first-in-the-nation civil unions law. He is also the author of "Civil Wars: The Battle for Gay Marriage," published by Harcourt in 2003. His articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and other publications.

He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan in the early 1970s. He has been an editor at the Rutland Herald since 1982 and editorial page editor since 1992.

He is also the author of a dozen plays, five of which have produced in Vermont. He lives in Salisbury, Vt.

Rep. Maureen Mooney
NH State Representative (R)
Show appearance: Mar. 18, 2007

Rep. Maureen C. Mooney is in her third term serving the town of Merrimack in the N.H. House of Representatives. She is a returning member of the House Judiciary Committee where she served as Clerk last session. In December 2006, Rep. Mooney was appointed Assistant Republican Leader by Republican Leadership. In addition to the Judiciary Committee, she also serves on the House Rules Committee this session.

Rep. Mooney has sponsored and co-sponsored numerous pieces of legislation ranging from the ability of taxpayers to recover attorney's fees in tax appeals to the protection of abandoned children. She also chaired numerous Judiciary Committee subcommittees, including Eminent Domain, Advance Directive reform and the Right to Know law.

John McCain
US Senator & Presidential Candidate
Show appearance: Dec. 09, 2007

No description given.

Christine McMahon
MHA Chief Operations Officer Easter Seals
Show appearance: Jan. 20, 2008

No description given.

Gustavo Moral
The President of VoteNow NH Hispanics
Show appearance: Oct. 14, 2007

Gustavo Moral is the founder and President of Independent Services Network, Inc. (ISN) and Family Strategies and Services, focusing on residential and vocational services for children and adults.  He is also founder and president of Vision Hispana-NH and Vote Now NH Hispanics and is on the advisory council of Manchester’s Community College and the Currier Museum of Art.  Gustavo chairs the Adaptive Tennis Committee of United States Tennis Association, is the owner of The Imported Grape, LLC, and is NH Commercial Consul to Argentina and Chile.  He is a long-time resident of NH and resides in Bedford.

Christopher Morgan
Bureau of Rail & Transit, NH DOT
Show appearance: Feb. 1, 2009

Administer state’s public transit, railroad, rideshare and bicycle-pedestrian programs: manage state rail program and state-administered Federal Transit Administration programs, commuter/intercity bus programs and other alternative modes. Facilitated startup of new rural transit systems in Concord and Laconia. Successfully proposed first state financial support of transit in capital and operating budgets. State Program Chairman for 13th TRB Rural and Intercity Bus Conference, North Conway, 1997. Planning Committee for Northern New England transit conferences. Integrated rideshare and bicycle-pedestrian programs with transit and rail activities following merger of rail and public transportation bureaus in 1991. Participated as panelist or presenter at numerous conferences or meetings. Prepared publications and managed press relations for largest statewide conservation organization. Wrote for and edited award-winning weekly newspaper.

Roy Morrison
Energy Consultant
Show appearance: May 20, 2007

Roy Morrison has extensive experience as an energy consultant, organizer of cooperatives, author, safe energy and peace activist, poet, op-ed columnist, social theorist, editor, publisher. He is a thinker and a doer; a theorist and an innovator.


He has more than 25 years experience as an energy consultant. His firm Roy Morrison & Associates, LLC is a pioneer of wind hedge agreements between energy users and renewable developers. He has conducted hundreds of detailed energy audits and technical assistance analyses of institutional, commercial, and industrial buildings.



Roy was co-founder of the New Hampshire Consumers Utility Cooperative, that made the first sales of competitive electric power in New Hampshire. He was author of the original draft for the N.H. law on municipal aggregation for electric utility competition. This was based on his Josiah Bartlett Foundation award winning proposal. 

Skip Murphy
Blogger of Granite Grok
Show appearance: Feb. 3, 2008

No description given.

Martin Murray
Public Service of New Hampshire
Show appearance: Feb. 1, 2009

Martin E. Murray is Senior Corporate News Representative for Public Service of New Hampshire and is the company's chief spokesperson. He also serves as content manager for the company's website, and has worked to provide more opportunities for customers to interact with PSNH through the use of new social media tools.

Martin previously served with the New Hampshire Bar Association as it
Public Outreach Coordinator, and, from 1988 - 1992 he was News Director at New Hampshire Public Radio.
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