2.9.16: A History of the NH Primary & Intelligence and Parenthood

Feb 9, 2016

When it comes to the players and intrigues of primary politics, Fergus Cullen, has plenty of stories. On today’s show we celebrate election day with the former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party. He'll dish on some key moments of primaries past, And explain what he thinks makes New Hampshire voters tick.

Plus, we'll remember the campaign of Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman from a major party to run for president, in 1964.

Listen to the full show: 

Fergus Cullen - Granite Steps

Fergus Cullen is the Executive Vice President at the Center for Research and Public Policy and the author of Granite Steps: Stumbles, Surprises, and Successes Along the New Hampshire Primary Trail.

Margaret Chase Smith: Cold Warrior in Pearls

In 1964, Republican Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Won the New Hampshire Primary - though it was Barry Goldwater who eventually won his party's nomination for President.  Running against both of them was Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman from a major party to run for president. This profile of Senator Smith comes to us from producers Joe Richman and Samara Freemark of Radio Diaries.

You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.

Who Decides Who Gets to be a Parent?

Lisa Miller is a contributing editor to New York Magazine where she wrote the article, “Who Knows Best.”