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.


247 Pieces

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U.S. Supreme Court Tamps Down the Fringe “Independent State Legislature” Theory in an Important Decision for Democracy

  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Challenge to Portions of Kansas Voter Suppression Laws Reach the State’s High Court

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Moore v. Harper Hangover: SCOTUS Decision OKs Court Review, but Also Cracks the Door for a Weaker Version of the Independent State Legislature Theory

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Would the Founding Fathers Have Given You the Freedom to Vote?

  • Added: Jul 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Impacts of Recent SCOTUS Decisions on Gerrymandering in Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin

  • Added: Jul 04, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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North Carolina Prepares to Implement Strict Voter ID Law, After Partisan State Supreme Court Reverses Opinion

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Foes of Alaska’s Ranked Choice Voting Alleged to Have Used Church as a Front to Shield Disclosure of Donors

  • Added: Jul 11, 2023
  • Length: 03:00
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“American Confidence in Elections Act” Introduced in U.S. House Nationalizes Restrictions on Mail-In Voting & Doubles Down on Election Disinformation

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report Recommends Changes to Reduce Barriers to Voting for South Dakota’s Native Americans

  • Added: Jul 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Election Turnout for Ohio Legislature’s Anti-Voter Constitutional Amendment Strong, as Century-Old Pro-Voter Ballot Initiative Rules Hang in the Ba...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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New York Court Sends Congressional Redistricting Map Back to Independent Commission; SCOTUS Sets Date to Consider South Carolina Congressional Map

  • Added: Jul 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Alabama Redistricting Committee Defies SCOTUS Milligan Decision, Again Proposing Only One Majority Black Congressional District

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. House & Senate Democrats Reintroduce the Freedom to Vote Act, But It Faces More Hurdles This Session

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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In Michigan, State AG Charges 16 Fake Electors, Voting Machine Tampering Case Moves Forward

  • Added: Jul 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Alabama Governor Signs Voting Maps in Open Defiance of Supreme Court Order; Alleged Michigan Fake Electors Stripped of Duties, Face Resignation Calls

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Texas Withdraws from ERIC, But the State Has Yet to Implement an Alternative to Keep Its Voter Lists Clean

  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Is Absentee Voting a Right or a Privilege? Wisconsin Voters Take Their State to Court Over Recent Restrictions on Absentee Ballots

  • Added: Jul 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Florida Just Purged its List of Absentee Ballot Requestors, Forcing Millions of Voters to Reapply

  • Added: Jul 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Georgia Prepares to Purge Almost 200,000 Voters from the Voter List, Applying “Use it or Lose it” Rules; 20 Other States Have Similar Laws.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Georgia’s Inactive Voter Purges: When Voter List “Election Integrity” Maintenance Becomes Voter Suppression

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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