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.


281 Pieces

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The Texas Legislature's Session Ends May 29th with Democracy Bills Pending at the Deadline

  • Added: May 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Election Denier Updates: AZ Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake Loses Election Challenge; Shasta County CA Commissioner Recall Moves Forward

  • Added: May 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Kansas County "Constitutional" Sheriff Devotes Over a Year to Prove 15 Allegations of Election Violations. Little Evidence Made Public; None Prose...

  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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"Make All Votes Count DC Act" Ballot Initiative Proposes RCV & Open Primaries for Nation's Capital City

  • Added: May 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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One-third of Oregon's Senate Now Ineligible for Re-election in High Stakes Quorum Showdown

  • Added: May 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Future SCOTUS Case on South Carolina Racial Gerrymandering Could Further Erode Federal Protections

  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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NY's Public Campaign Funding Matching Program Gets Funded in New State Budget. It Almost Didn't Happen.

  • Added: May 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Dismissing Moore v. Harper; Democracy Advocates Divided

  • Added: May 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Eliminating College IDs Isn't the Only Tactic to Stop Students from Voting. Just Ask New Hampshire.

  • Added: May 11, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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After Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Election, Expect More GOP State Laws Restricting College Student Voting

  • Added: May 10, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Challenge to Washington Voting Rights Act in the State's High Court Raises Concern Among Democracy Advocates

  • Added: May 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Voting Options & Poll Worker Protection Laws Move Forward in Delaware, Connecticut & Oklahoma

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  • Added: May 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Minnesota Governor Signs "Democracy for the People Act" Enhancing Voting Access and Protections

  • Added: May 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Election Issues in Harris County, Texas Spawn Bills Aimed at Controlling Its Election Administration

  • Added: May 04, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Ohio Legislature Forcing Through Restoration of Aug. 8th Election to Pass Hurdles for Citizen Ballot Initiatives & Block Potential Abortion Rights ...

  • Added: May 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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New Brennan Center Survey Shows Election Workers Concerned for Threats, Funding & Political Interference in Future Elections

  • Added: May 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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North Carolina Supreme Court's Harper v. Hall Decision May Impact an Even Bigger Case: Moore v. Harper

  • Added: May 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Decision in Harper v. Hall Leaves North Carolinians with No Protection from Gerrymandering

  • Added: Apr 30, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Consequences for Conspiracy Theories in California, Pennsylvania & Nevada

  • Added: Apr 27, 2023
  • Length: 03:00
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Testimony and Texts Suggest Former President Trump May Have Been Aware of Breaches of Georgia & Michigan Voting Machines; Probes Move Forward

  • Added: Apr 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30