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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SCOTUS Declines Stay Request from Michigan’s Independent Redistricting Commission; 19 State House & Senate Districts to be Redrawn

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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By the 14th Anniversary of Citizens United, SuperPACs and Candidates Spent Over $300 Million in IA, NH & SC

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Two Florida Anti-Voter Redistricting and Voting Rights Laws Headed Back to Court

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Mixed News for North Carolina Voters, as Federal Courts Temporarily Block Voter Suppression Bill but Uphold Racially Gerrymandered Maps

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Wisconsin Senate Defiantly Passes Gerrymandered Replacement State Assembly and Senate Maps, But Won’t Have the Last Word

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears the Appeal of Donald Trump’s Eligibility in February, But Where Do the Many State Cases Stand?

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal Appeals Court Denies Rehearing of Radical Arkansas Voting Rights Act Ruling Shutting Out Voters & Democracy Groups from Bringing Cases

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Georgia has a $75 Million Runoff Election Problem. Ranked Choice Voting Would Solve It, But Instead the Georgia Senate Just Voted to Ban RCV.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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It’s Been a Year Since the East Palestine Toxic Train Derailment. Since then, the Rail Industry Spent Millions in Congress to Stop More Regulation.

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments Thursday in Trump’s 14th Amendment-Based Removal from Colorado’s Ballot

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal Appeals Court Rules Donald Trump Does Not Have Immunity from Prosecution

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Suspected Senders Identified in AI-Generated Robo Calls Faking Joe Biden’s Voice Before New Hampshire’s Presidential Primary

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Arizona Legislator and 2020 Fake Elector Proposes the State Legislature – Not the Voters – Should Pick the State’s Presidential Electors

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Scholars Question SCOTUS LeanToward Not Allowing States to Ban Federal Candidates as It Tries to Navigate a 14th Amendment Minefield

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Survey Finds Strong Support from Americans for Early Voting & Election Day Holiday Reforms, But Also Restrictive Government-Issued ID Requirements

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Updates on Trump’s Immunity Challenge, AI Robocalls, and Election Denier-Fueled Hand Counting of Ballots

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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In a Game of Chicken with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, GOP Legislators Pass Somewhat Competitive Redistricting Maps in Effort to Avoid Truly Fair M...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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CISA, FBI Warn Secretaries of State to Prepare for Potential Cyberattacks and AI Voter Suppression Before the 2024 Election

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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In Win for Voters, George Election Board Refuses to Recommend Dropping No-Excuse Absentee Voting to Legislature

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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NY’s Redistricting Commission Proposes Another Congressional Map with a Slight Democratic Edge, But This Time with a 9-1 Bipartisan Endorsement

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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