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.


328 Pieces

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Democracy News Wasn’t All Bad in 2023; MI, MN, NM, CT, PA, & NY All Passed Substantial Pro-Voter Legislation

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Ohio Voters May See Both Voting Rights and Anti-Gerrymandering Amendments on the November 2024 Ballot

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal Judge Approves Map with Additional Majority-Minority District in Georgia, But Also Hands Georgia Legislature a Gerrymandering Victory

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Report Finds False Election Fraud Claims, Intimidation, Burdensome Rules, and ‘Election Integrity’ Vigilantes Led to an Election Official Brain-Drain

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Trump’s Ballot Disqualification in Colorado is Headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. What Issues Will SCOTUS Consider?

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Trump Ballot Qualification Appeal Based on State Statute, Allowing Trump to Remain in State Primary

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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How the Changing Social Media Landscape Could Hamper the Fight Against Disinformation from Both Foreign and Domestic Bad Actors

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Russian Interference in the 2024 U.S. Election Expected to Support Trump and Amplify Declining Republican Support for Ukraine

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  • Added: Dec 26, 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. Brian is off today: Rebro...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Puts State Legislature’s Maps on Naughty List, Orders Legislature to Draw Constitutional Voting Districts

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  • Added: Dec 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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A Kansas Law Stopped Voter Registration Groups from Doing Their Work. A Kansas Supreme Court Ruling May Help them Fight Back.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Colorado Supreme Court Rules Trump was an “Officer of the United States” Participating in Insurrection, and Bars Him from the State’s Ballot. A SC...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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After a Canadian Utility Spent $22 Million Dollars to Influence a Ballot Measure, Maine Voters Ban Foreign Money in State Elections (Rebroadcast of...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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State and Federal Bills Propose Extending Voting Rights to the Currently and Formerly Incarcerated, Following Minnesota and New Mexico in 2023

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Encouraging New Decisions for North Dakota and Louisiana Push Back on the U.S. Eighth Circuit’s “No Right of Private Action” Voting Rights Act Ruling

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Ripple Effects After Radical Federal 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Restricting Who Can Bring Voting Rights Act Suits; Red State AGs Pile On

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Plot Twist in New York’s Ongoing Redistricting Drama, as Appeals Court Throws Out Competitive Maps Drawn by a Lower Court’s Special Master

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Montana Group Readies Ballot Initiatives for Top 4 Open Primaries, and Winning by a Majority, Not Just a Plurality

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Tennessee Supreme Court Stays Order for New State Senate Maps, Likely Keeping Gerrymandered Maps for 2024 and Protecting GOP Supermajority

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Developments in GOP Fake Presidential Elector Plots in Nevada & Wisconsin; Investigations Continue in Arizona, New Mexico & Georgia

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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