NPR Did You Know? Series http://www.kunc.org en 5 Things You May Not Know About Jon Huntsman http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-jon-huntsman He is former governor of Utah and the namesake of a very rich man. His father, a Salt Lake City bazillionaire, owns a chemical company that really blossomed when it created packaging for McDonald's Big Macs. His father also served in the Nixon administration, so Jon Huntsman Jr. lived in Washington as a young boy.<p>It's no secret that Huntsman grew up in the Mormon Church and served his two-year missionary stint in Taiwan, where he learned to speak Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:52:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 19498 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things You May Not Know About Jon Huntsman 5 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-rick-santorum Born in the spring of 1958, former Sen. Rick Santorum — the son of a psychologist and a nurse — was the second of three children in a Catholic family. The Pennsylvania Republican spent most of his childhood in the Pittsburgh suburbs.<p>As a freshman at Pennsylvania State University, Santorum was <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/05/05/135749337/santorum-a-talent-for-politics-honed-in-college">bitten by the politics bug</a>. He worked for the Senate campaign of Republican John Heinz, and he founded the campus chapter of College Republicans. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:34:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 19381 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum 5 Things You May Not Know About Michele Bachmann http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-michele-bachmann She was born Michele Amble. Her parents divorced when she was young. She studied political science and literature in college and was a student volunteer for Jimmy Carter's 1976 campaign for president.<p>When she graduated from Winona State University, she married Marcus Bachmann. She got a law degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., and another degree in tax law from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:50:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 19181 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things You May Not Know About Michele Bachmann 5 Things You May Not Know About Rick Perry http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-rick-perry The eyes of Texas have been upon James Richard "Rick" Perry ever since he boot-scootin' boogied onto the public-service stage. Now political observers are watching Perry's fortunes fluctuate as a Republican candidate for president.<p>Political junkies have followed the career of Perry — an Eagle Scout, veterinary student and son of a farmer and a bookkeeper — from his initial election as a Democrat to the state House of Representatives in 1984. They have studied his endorsement of Al Gore for president in 1988. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:17:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 19124 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things You May Not Know About Rick Perry 5 Things You May Not Know About Ron Paul http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-ron-paul Everybody knows that Ron Paul is a doctor from Texas. Born in Pittsburgh in 1935, he graduated from Gettysburg College and Duke University's medical school. He was a flight surgeon in the Air Force. His wife's name is Carol. He has served as a Republican congressman for years and years.<p>Everybody knows that Paul has made bids for the presidency three times — as a Libertarian in 1988 and as a Republican in 2008 and this time around. Sat, 03 Dec 2011 11:03:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 18555 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things You May Not Know About Ron Paul