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.


176 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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How the Federal Government reorganized itself in the wake of September 11th.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
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What do you do with your life after you've been the leader of the free world?

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 04:18
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Who writes those scary warnings on cigarette packs?

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 04:31
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Why do we have only two major political parties?

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Feb 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 1
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We celebrate our one-year anniversary with the first annual Civics 101 lightning round.

  • Added: Feb 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:14
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A look at America's social safety net

  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:22
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Have super PACs changed the way American elections work?

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:09

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Who plays referee in U.S. elections?

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:05
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A closer look at the internal watchdogs that oversee various government agencies.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:06
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We have the firepower to end it all. How do we wield it?

Bought by 'The Sea', KUAF Public Radio, and KUER


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 3
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What role does the First Lady play in the Presidency?

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1
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The landmark Obama-era immigration program that's now in peril.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
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The Amendment that formally outlawed slavery.

Bought by KPOV and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 2
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One of our Constitution's bedrock civil rights amendments.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
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The last of the Reconstruction Amendments

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 04:26
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The Constitution doesn't explicitly guarantee the right to vote. So, who gets to vote and how did it get that way?

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1
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What is the role of a foreign intelligence service in a democracy?

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:35
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The unwritten rules that make or break democracy.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
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A practice America long rejected -- or tried to.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:34