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Episode #128 (FINAL): July 26, 2009
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Lillye Ramos-Spooner
Director of Greater Manchester Aids Project
Show appearance: Oct. 14, 2007

Ms. Ramos-Spooner a 29-year resident of NH is the
Director of Operations at the Greater Manchester AIDS Project in Manchester.Ms. Ramos-Spooner earned her degree in Human Services from Springfield College. Lillye is on the Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs and Board member of Vote Now NH Hispanics and was on the Commission on the Status of Women.

Jody Reese
Publisher of the Hippo Press
Show appearance: Jul. 06, 2008

Publisher and co-founder of the weekly newspaper Hippo, Manchester
Express and motorcycle monthly Ox Cycle Magazine. Former reporter for
the New Hampshire Union Leader, Keene Sentinel, and several weekly
newspapers in Kentucky, Jody has reported on New Hampshire government issues for more than 10 years

Deborah Reynolds
NH State Senator
Show appearance: Oct. 14, 2007

Deborah Reynolds is a real estate and general practice attorney with Conklin and Reynolds, P.A. She graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1980 with her J.D., as well as having graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 1975. She has spent her entire career practicing law in the Lakes Region and Grafton County.

Deb is an active supporter of Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity, First Star Tonight, the Educational Theatre Collaborative, Main Street Plymouth, North County Center for the Arts/Paper Mill Theater, Voices Against Violence and North County Home Health Agency.

She also serves as a director for the Whole Village Family Resource Center. She is a member of the Lincoln-Woodstock Rotary Club, the Plymouth Congregational Church, the Plymouth Congregational Church Christian Education Committee and is a Youth Grove Leader. She also serves as chair for the Plymouth Town Democratic Committee and the treasurer for the Grafton County Democratic Committee. Deb is the co-founder and current treasurer of the Plymouth Area Democrats, a regional committee of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. She currently is one of five governor-appointed commissioners on the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights.

Deb is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Grafton County Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Real Property Section of the American Bar Association.

She and attorney Michael F. Conklin have been married for 23 years. They have two children, Michael Conklin, 19, and James, 14.

Scott Richards
Owner, Spectrum Floors
Show appearance: Aug. 17, 2008

Scott Richards, owner and President of Spectrum Floors, Inc. A Manchester, NH based flooring company that was founded over twenty years ago.

Spectrum Floors, Inc has been a successful company that leads the way in the flooring industry.

Scott was raised in Manchester, NH and graduated from Manchester West High School. He resides in Auburn, NH with his family.

Gov. Bill Richardson
Governor of New Mexico (D)
Candidate For President of the United States
Show appearance: Feb. 18, 2007

Born November 15, 1947 in Pasadena, California to an American father and Mexican mother, Governor Richardson grew up in Mexico City before moving to New England, where he attended high school and college. He has dedicated his life to public service, as a United States Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Secretary of Energy, and now as Governor of New Mexico.

Bill Richardson was recently re-elected to a second term as Governor of New Mexico with the support of 69 percent of voters, representing the largest margin of victory for any Governor in state history. He was supported by Democrats, Republicans and Independents, winning in both urban and rural counties. New Mexicans overwhelmingly endorsed Governor Richardson's aggressive efforts to improve education, cut taxes, build a high-wage economy, expand health care access, invest in renewable energy and make New Mexico safer.

Before becoming Governor, Bill Richardson served in Congress for 15 years and helped President Clinton pass the economic plan that created millions of jobs and led America to its first balanced budget in 30 years.

Appointed by President Clinton as the Ambassador to the UN, Bill Richardson worked with world leaders to build alliances and help prevent the development of nuclear weapons in North Korea. Bill Richardson has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the release of hostages, American servicemen and political prisoners in North Korea, Iraq, and Cuba. Governor Richardson recently negotiated a 60-day cease fire in war-torn Darfur following direct talks with rebel leaders and the President of Sudan.

Rep. Gary Richardson
NH State Representative
Show appearance: June 3, 2007, May 11, 2008

Rep. Richardson received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1970 and the United States Supreme Court in 1991. He is currently the managing partner of Upton & Hatfield LLP where he specializes in civil litigation. He has served as town moderator of Hopkinton for the past 20 years , formerly served as Chair of the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission for 10 years and is currently serving his first term in the House representing Hopkinton, Warner and Webster.

Peter Richardson
Military Families Speak Out (
Show appearance: Apr. 15, 2007

Peter Richardson is a member of Military Families Speak Out who lives in Exeter, New Hampshire. His grandson served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq in the spring of 2003. His son Charley and daughter-in-law Nancy Lessin of Boston, Massachusetts are co-founders of Military Families Speak Out.

Peter is a U.S. Army Veteran, and served as a paratrooper with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. In the 1960's and 1970's h e was active in the movement to oppose the war in Vietnam He is a former high school teacher and was Director of Admissions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In 2003, faced with the invasion of Iraq and the possibility that his grandson would be sent to war, Peter said, "War is never a good thing. Sometimes it is necessary. This is not one of those times." He has been an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq since before it began. His activism has included standing vigil in his former hometown of Norwich, VT, traveling to Washington, DC for national demonstrations, and walking the halls of Congress to try to convince Senators and Members of Congress to use their 'power of the purse' to bring the war to an end.

Amaad Rivera
Racial Wealth Divide Program Director
Show appearance: Jun. 8, 2008

Amaad directs UFE's Racial Wealth Divide Program, conducting workshops and presentations, writing for and speaking to the media, doing curriculum
development, and developing and overseeing demonstration projects throughout the country.

Amaad brings to UFE a wealth of experience in education, curriculum
development, group facilitation, community organizing, community
empowerment, diversity and inclusion issues, and public policy. From
founding the KidsVote Initiative in Holyoke, MA to participating in a
delegation to Puerto Rico of academics and community leaders in exploring contemporary and historical barriers to economic mobility of Puerto Ricans in Holyoke, Amaad has been deeply involved in the community. He has created and participated in coalitions of citizens, corporations, and community organizations that improved the lives of young people and people of color.

Before coming to United for a Fair Economy, Amaad served as AmeriCorps Program Officer, co-managing their grants process and portfolio at the Massachusetts Service Alliance.

Amaad serves on several boards, including GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educators Network). He has bachelor's degrees in Marketing, Psychology and Information Technology from Bentley College, and is currently pursuing his masters' degree in Education, with a concentration in Social Justice, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Tim Roberston
NH State Representative
Show appearance: Jan. 20, 2008

No description given.

Josh Rogers
State House reporter, NHPR
Show appearance: May 18, 2008, Nov. 02, 2008

No description given.

Ed Rowan
Show appearance: Oct. 07, 2007

Rowan practiced as a psychiatrist for 30 years, primarily in forensic work and sex therapy. Rowan is also an author and freelance writer, with his most recent major publication being, Understanding Child Sexual Abuse (2006) . He has researched and written 6 books, 2 book chapters, several journal articles and over 1000 abstracts for both professional and lay audiences. Rowan has also given multiple media interviews and presentations at professional meetings in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Germany.

Kevin Roy
Division Manager
Show appearance: Oct. 28, 2007

No description given

Jim Rubens
Former NH Senator
Show appearance: Sep. 23, 2007, Jan. 25, 2009

No description given.

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