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.


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SCOTUS Said Alabama’s 26% Black Population Should have Two Congressional Districts. Why is a Federal Court is Holding Up Maps Which Could Give Lou...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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NY Attorney General Sends Cease & Desist Letter to Group Suspected of Mobilizing Activists to Impersonate Election Officials and Intimidate Voters

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Ohio’s Legislative Majority Continues Quest to Lock Down Power, Proposing Ban for Ranked Choice Voting and Closed Primaries

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Defamation Lawsuit Against Producers of Debunked Drop Box Fraud Film “2000 Mules” Can Proceed in Georgia Court Ruling

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Native American Tribe Unrigs Voting in its County with Court Redistricting Decision

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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A Victory for Black Voters as Court Approves Special Master’s Maps in Alabama

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Will Federal Court Victory Over Racial Gerrymandering in Alabama Translate to Fair Maps in Louisiana & South Carolina? It May Not.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 03:00
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More Impeachment Threats by Wisconsin’s Legislature in Effort to Protect Gerrymandered Districts and Seek Retribution for 2020 Presidential Loss

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Majority Skeptical of Racial Gerrymandering Claims in South Carolina Case, Cites Lack of “Alternative Map Requirement”

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Three Michigan Cities Vote in November on Adopting Ranked Choice Voting

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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North Carolina Legislature Overrides Governor’s Vetoes of Voter Suppression and State Election Board Bills

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Top 5 Open Primaries and Ranked Choice Voting Initiatives Proposed for Arizona’s 2024 Ballot

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Report Finds False Election Fraud Claims, Intimidation, Burdensome Rules, and ‘Election Integrity’ Vigilantes Lead to an Election Official Brain-Drain

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Tight Labor Market, Demographics, Health Concerns and Harassment Contribute to Shortages of Poll Workers Around the U.S.

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Takes No Action in Louisiana Case; Circuit Court Case on Racially Gerrymandered Congressional Districts Moves Forward in 2024

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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The North Carolina Legislature’s Congressional Maps Go From Gerrymandered to Fair to Even More Gerrymandered in Two Years

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Government Warns Officials in Over 100 Countries About Ongoing Russian Meddling in Democratic Elections

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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State Appeals Court Uphold Ruling Striking Down Four Michigan Rules Governing Partisan Poll Challengers

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Just in Time for Halloween, Michigan Case Tries to Reanimate the Independent State Legislature Theory and Kill Democracy Reforms

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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How Campaigns Use “Red Boxing” to Coordinate with Super PACs

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 2