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Stranglehold

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Stranglehold pulled back the curtain on New Hampshire’s famed first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Now we want to take you inside a very different story, one far fewer people know about. It starts with a murder, a dishonest cop, and a bot
While most of the candidates are either celebrating or conceding in New Hampshire, one former front runner is conspicuously absent from a party in his honor. In this special episode, produced in the midnight hours after the 2020 N.H. primary,
The N.H. presidential primary is here and the stranglehold is on full display. We take you behind the scenes of one of the craziest weeks in American politics. Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 to
There is nothing New Hampshire is more famous for than the presidential primary. And that fame has a value of its own. A value greater than dollars spent or earned. In this episode, we try to answer the question: How does that value help to exp
After caucus chaos, many in New Hampshire are wondering: If Iowa gets punished for this mess, will New Hampshire take a hit too? Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.stranglehol
As we hold up the mirror to ourselves and our colleagues, we see just how much the local media has helped maintain the so-called Stranglehold. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Click here to donate: ww
Sometimes, it takes a bunch of outsiders to rattle the cage of a bunch of insiders. Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won’t let go. It’s a political story unlike any you've h
We spend a day on the trail, chasing a myth: Can New Hampshire catapult a struggling campaign all the way to the White House? Or are some campaigns just deluding themselves? Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold?
You may have heard New Hampshire isn’t TOTALLY first in the nation. We invited Kate Payne and Clay Masters, hosts of the Caucus Land podcast from Iowa Public Radio, to talk about how Iowa got that first spot. Stranglehold is the story of how o
We take you inside the world of local politicos whose endorsements are courted by some of the most powerful people in American politics. Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.str
Remember when Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he'd let us interview him after he set the date of the N.H. primary? We try to hold him to his word. Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today righ
Is the New Hampshire primary dying? Or is it alive and well? Local politicos lead us through two very different types of candidate events to find two conflicting answers. Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Do
There’s a drab office in the N.H statehouse that for every four years amounts to a pilgrimage site for would-be presidents. We’ll take you inside that office during a traffic jam of 2020 candidates. Want to make sure NHPR continues creating p
The New Hampshire town hall has long been a forum where normal people can have real interactions with presidential candidates. Lately it's starting to feel like those interactions are being co-opted by outside forces. Want to make sure NHPR co
In February 2020, voters in New Hampshire will send some presidential candidates limping out of the Granite State and maybe lift others to future victories. But do New Hampshire deserve that privilege? Want to make sure NHPR continues creating
For decades, New Hampshire could stand its ground and knock down anybody that tried to steal its prized possession. But battle lines are being redrawn, and the N.H. primary can’t escape it. Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got
Every four years, a caravan of national news networks descends on a remote corner of New Hampshire to broadcast the first results from the first-in-the-nation primary. The press paints a picture of storybook democracy in a small town. We report
Jimmy Carter’s 1976 primary campaign gave New Hampshire one hell of a gift: the state’s best argument for why it deserves the privileged status of having the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. And it also gave a lot of politicos in this
One man has built a reputation as "the guardian" of New Hampshire’s most sacred political institution. Some consider him an icon. Others say he’s a problem. Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick
How one small state got its hands around picking our presidents - and why it won't let go. An investigation into the power and people behind the New Hampshire Primary, and a political story unlike any you've heard before. Stranglehold is the
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