A conversation with New Hampshire veteran political activists Arnie Arneson and Renny Cushing about the current political landscape after the so-called U.S. congressional Republican Revolution when power shifted to the Republicans after the 1994 mid-term elections. In the state of New Hampshire, Republicans have enjoyed majority power for 142 years – since the U.S. Civil War — essentially creating a "one-party" state (as well as a "one-TV station" and "one-newspaper" state). Long-term Republican corporate-government power effectively perpetuates entrenched spheres of influence and a tightly controlled, closed system, disallowing real conversation between the majority and minority peoples/parties. A PSA featuring Gov. Steve Merrill promotes economic development and tourism by proclaiming: "It’s right in New Hampshire!".
Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Republican Revolution; one-party politics; New Hampshire politics–history
Other mentions: Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant; Clamshell Alliance; Gov. Steven Merrill; John H. Sununu; Newt Gingrich; Bob Dole; Phil Graham; white supremacists; Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
GUEST:- Arnie Arneson–political commentator and 1992 Democratic NH gubernatorial candidate; - Renny Cushing–staff member of the Democratic Caucus of the NH Legislature and in the 1970s, a founding member of the Clamshell Alliance, one the most successful U.S. anti-nuclear movements.