Civics 101

Series produced by New Hampshire Public Radio

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A podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.

Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? How do congressional investigations work? What does the minority whip actually do? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.


158 Pieces

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The unwritten rules that keep our government in line.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago


  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Politically motivated violence has a long history.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago


  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Unified control vs divided government. Two easy terms.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago


  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Why is a peaceful transition of American power so important?

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 04:56

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 06:38
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It's a long road from Election Day to the Electoral College vote to the certification to the inauguration -- but why is it so long?

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 04:19
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The final FINAL step in electing the president

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 04:27
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What happens when no candidate wins the majority of primaries and caucuses? The wheeling and dealing begins.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:18
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Trees, menorahs, and hair caught on fire.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:29

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:27
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The pardon spree of a lame duck presidency.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:27
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How does the Election Day after Election Day actually work?

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:19
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The 538 people who actually elect the president.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:23
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Three things you can do if you lose an election.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:19
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What's the difference? And how/why do we add states to our union?

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:35
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Can a president order...anything?

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:40
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The allegations are everywhere, but is the fraud itself?

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:15
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How does the Election Day after Election Day actually work?

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:19
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A little-known role of the Archives -- they keep the whole Electoral College process running smoothly every year.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:20
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Sometimes called the "tenth justice," the Solicitor General is the lawyer for the United States government.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 04:22