American Democracy Minute

Series produced by Brian Beihl

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The American Democracy Minute Radio Report 

The American Democracy Minute is a 90-second daily radio report & podcast covering voting rights, money in politics, redistricting and other critical democracy issues in Washington and in states around the country. Keep up to date on YOUR democracy in 90 seconds! We're new to PRX but have produced over 200 episodes on other networks.

Although the episodes are only 90-seconds, after a fact-filled report, listeners are encouraged to visit http://www.AmericanDemocracyMinute.org for additional information, resources, and ways to get involved at a local or national level in that issue. ADM, national since April 2022, is the successor to the Open Democracy Minute, which appeared on NH stations from January 2019 - March 2022. Visit https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/americandemocracyminute to hear our 200+ past reports.

ADM is hosted and produced by Brian Beihl, former deputy director of Open Democracy and Open Democracy Action, a NH-based pro-voter nonprofit. Prior, Brian was station manager of WNHN in Concord, NH, a magazine editor, and attended the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.


349 Pieces

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Some Campaign Strategists Hope You’ll Show Up at the Polls, Only to Find that Your Voter Registration has been Purged. Don’t Let that Happen.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Utah Voters Fought Back After Their Fair Voting Districts Constitutional Amendment was Gutted by an Anti-Voter Legislature. They Won.

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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‘This wasn’t politics as usual, this was politics for profit.’ U.S. Senator Robert Menendez Convicted of Bribery & Conspiracy Charges.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Civil Rights and Democracy Champion John Lewis Remembered With National Day of Commemoration and Action July 17th

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Wins in Wisconsin for Mail-In Ballot Voters as Drop Boxes Reinstated, Favorable Absentee Witness Decision Upheld

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Multiple Polls Suggest that a Disturbing Number of Americans are More Accepting of Extreme Political Violence

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote Week: Some of the Solutions to Getting Nonvoters to Register & Vote

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote Week: You Can’t Vote if You Don’t Register — So Why Don’t Nonvoters Register?

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote Week: Nonvoters Cite Lack of Faith in Electoral System as Reason Not to Show Up

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote Week: Nonvoters Less Likely to Follow News, Discuss Politics with Others

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote Week: Surveys Show Many Nonvoters Don’t Think Their Vote Matters

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Following Three Chaotic Years of Politician-Run Redistricting, Ohio Organizers Submit Ballot Measure Signatures for Citizen-Led Commission

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Would the Founding Fathers Have Embraced Having Unfettered Power for the Presidency? Not Likely.

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Majority Says Trump Immunity Hinges on ‘Official’ vs. ‘Private’ Actions, and Alarmingly Expands Presidential Powers

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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North Carolina Senate Sends ‘Citizen-Voting-Only’ Ballot Measure to Voters, Fails Measure to Repeal Jim Crow-Era Literacy Test

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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What Are ‘Open’, ‘Brokered’, and ‘Contested’ Party Conventions, and Could We See One This Summer?

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal 5th Circuit Refuses Challenge to ‘Private Right of Action’ - For Now. It’s the New Battleground to Dismantle the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The SCOTUS Majority is Bent on Dismantling the Voting Rights Act. Lacking Federal Protection, Pro-Democracy States are Enacting State VRAs

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Eleven Years After Shelby County v. Holder, Anti-Voter Legislatures are Stripping Voting Rights at an Alarming Rate

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Fines Upheld for Alaska Pastor Using His Church Organization to Funnel ‘Free Speech’ Money to Political Groups Trying Repeal Ranked Choice Voting

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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