American Democracy Minute

Series produced by Brian Beihl

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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.


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Wisconsin has been in the news a lot lately: Gerrymandering, a misguided $2 million dollar review of 2020 election results, and admissions of rac...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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In 2018, Florida voters passed Article 4, an initiative which restored voting rights to 1.6 million felons who had completed their sentence and par...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Voter-Owned Elections in New Hampshire, the Supreme Court elections in Wisconsin, and the Moore v. Harper case in North Carolina.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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February 21st, the U.S. Supreme Court took another chop at the 1965 Voting Rights Act by refusing to hear a 2001 Mississippi gerrymandering case ca...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Two cases of voter fraud since 2017 seems to be enough evidence for the Idaho legislature to make it harder to vote for everyone, particularly for ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Today we’re reporting on the Wyoming legislature’s effort to end “cross-over” voting in primary elections, and a recently-killed bill to allow muni...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Remember our reports on Cochise County, Arizona’s election chaos caused by election deniers on the county board of supervisors? The rural Arizona ...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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State legislatures have been in a pro-voter/anti-voter tug-of-war this week with some embracing election safety and voter access, and others conspi...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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There’s a development in the pending blockbuster Moore v. Harper “Independent State Legislature” case in the U.S. Supreme Court, which has the cour...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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DISCLOSE Act Reintroduced in the U.S. House & Senate to Shine a Light on Dark Money

  • Added: Mar 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Minnesota Returns Voting Rights to as Many as 55,000 Formerly Incarcerated Felons

  • Added: Mar 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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States Are Leaving the ERIC Voter Registration Cross Referencing System. Why? Conspiracy Theories.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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State Legislatures Attempting to Limit Voter Power by Making Citizen Ballot Initiatives Harder to Win

  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Racketeering Convictions for Former Ohio House Speaker & GOP Chair in Corporate Influence Scandal

  • Added: Mar 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Two Bills Introduced in Congress Would Expand Mail-In Voting in States, Fund Election Administration

  • Added: Mar 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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March 14 & 15, North Carolina Supreme Court Re-Hears Cases with National Implications

  • Added: Mar 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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New Laws in Idaho & Wyoming Target Student Voters, Primary 'Crossover' Voters

  • Added: Mar 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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The Stakes - and the Campaign Spending - are High in April 4 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

  • Added: Mar 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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The Granddaddy of Dark Money Groups - Americans for Prosperity - Goes After Arizona's New Dark Money Disclosure Act

  • Added: Mar 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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It's Worse Than You Think: Banks Spent Millions on Contributions & Lobbying to Both Parties, Just in the Last 2 Years

  • Added: Mar 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30