WGIR teams with Josiah Bartlett Center for AGENDA 2012

AGENDA 2012- Two week series looks at New Hampshire's top election issues


(MANCHESTER, NH)  WGIR-AM, New Hampshire's News Radio, is partnering with the Josiah Bartlett Center, New Hampshire's leading think tank, to produce AGENDA 2012, a two-week series investigating the top state issues facing New Hampshire voters this fall.


Starting Tuesday, August 14th, AGENDA 2012 will air each weekday morning in the Paul Westcott Show. New Hampshire Watchdog's Grant Bosse will examine the policy questions surrounding such thorny issues as the economy, the New Hampshire budget, education, transportation, and energy, tapping the expertise of the Josiah Bartlett Center's policy analysts. Bosse will also join Westcott in the WGIR studios to discuss the political ramifications of these policy debates.


"AGENDA 2012 isn't about the candidates. It's about giving New Hampshire voters the information they need to question and challenge those candidates on the campaign trail," Bosse explains. "Voters who care about politics listen to WGIR-AM."


The Josiah Bartlett Center will post the entire series as a resource for Granite State voters on its New Hampshire Watchdog newsite. Bosse highlights New Hampshire policy issues on the Paul Westcott Show every Friday morning.


"New Hampshire Watchdog on WGIR has been one of most popular and informative segments," added host Paul Westcott. "With so much attention focused on the federal races, WGIR and the Josiah Bartlett Center are best positioned to keep our audience informed on state issues."


AGENDA 2012 Schedule (subject to change)


Tuesday, August 14th- Jobs and the Economy

Wednesday, August 15th- Taxes and Spending

Thursday, August 16th- New Hampshire Retirement System

Friday, August 17th- Transportation


Monday, August 20th- Health Care

Tuesday, August 21st- Education

Wednesday, August 22nd- Energy

Thursday, August 23rd- Social Issues

Friday, August 24th- Government Reform