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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Voter ID Clarity Needed in North Carolina, and Better Pay Requested for Poll Workers in South Carolina

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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On the Eve of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, Some States Contemplate Closing their Primaries to Independents, While Others Consider Openin...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2024
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Virginia’s Prince William County Accounts for Mistakes in the 2020 Election and Implements Changes in Personnel, Validation and Reporting

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Louisiana Legislature Hashes Out New Court-Ordered Congressional Maps with Two Majority Black Districts

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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New State Voting District Maps Submitted to the Wisconsin Supreme Court Range from Status Quo to Competitive

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s Maps for Greater Detroit Under Scrutiny for Voting Rights Act Violations. What Happened?

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “March on Ballot Boxes” Speech in South Carolina, May 9, 1966

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Bills in Florida & Kentucky Would Revoke “No-Excuse” Absentee Voting – Despite its Popularity with Voters

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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New Poll Shows the Lowest Satisfaction with American Democracy in 40 Years

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Another Blow to Ohio’s Unhoused, Elderly, Student and Disabled Voters, This Time from a Federal Court

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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2024 Democracy Rollercoaster in Wisconsin, with Redistricting Challenges, Voting Rights Lawsuits, and a Close Election in Key Battleground State

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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