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.


247 Pieces

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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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North Carolina Prepares to Implement Strict Voter ID Law, After Partisan State Supreme Court Reverses Opinion

Bought by WUTC


  • Added: Jul 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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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Would the Founding Fathers Have Given You the Freedom to Vote?

  • Added: Jul 03, 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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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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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In Another Step Backwards, New Hampshire Legislators Kill Online Voter Registration & Remove Limits on Political Group Donations to Candidates

  • Added: Jun 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Oregon Legislature Sends Ranked Choice Voting Proposal to Voters on the November 2024 Ballot

  • Added: Jun 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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How the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder Decision Re-Opened the Door to State Voter Suppression Legislation

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Michigan Lawmakers Wrangling Over What Voters Demanded They Do When They Passed Question 2: Expand Voting Rights

  • Added: Jun 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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North Carolina Bill Proposes Stripping Appointment Power from the Governor to Change Election Board Balance and Exploit Deadlocks

  • Added: Jun 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Highly-Qualified Election Official’s Job In Jeopardy from Wisconsin Legislators Clinging to Debunked Election Conspiracy Theories

  • Added: Jun 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Quick Democracy News Updates from Alabama, Ohio, New York, & Connecticut

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Manipulated Voting District Maps May Also Fall in Arkansas & Louisiana After Surprise SCOTUS Decision in Alabama Racial Gerrymandering Case

  • Added: Jun 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Connecticut Joins Five Other States in Passing State-Level Voting Rights Act Protections

  • Added: Jun 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Bombshell SCOTUS Decision in Alabama Case Reaffirms VRA Section 2 and May Impact 2024 Elections

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Midterm Voters Found Mail-In Ballot Process Had Few Problems Nationwide

  • Added: Jun 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Alabama Bill Criminalizing Assistance with Absentee Voting Dies in State Senate

  • Added: Jun 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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YouTube Will No Longer Remove 2020 Election Fraud Disinformation. Will False Claims Go Unchecked?

  • Added: Jun 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:30