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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New Hampshire Supreme Court Won’t Hear Future Gerrymandering Cases, Abandoning Fair Representation for State’s Voters

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Michigan a Democracy Bright Spot as it Implements Proposition 2 Constitutional Amendment Protecting and Expanding Voting Rights

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Former New Hampshire GOP State Representative Who Consistently Voted for Tighter “Election Integrity” Laws is Arrested for Voting Illegally

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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State Supreme Courts in New Mexico and Ohio Uphold Redistricting Maps. One of these is not Like the Other.

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Radical Decision by Appeals Court in Arkansas Case Greenlights North Dakota Appeal to Restore Maps Designed to Suppress Native American Voting Power

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Court Challenges to Trump’s Ballot Eligibility are Pending in 17 States. Losses in Colorado & Michigan are Being Appealed.

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Ohio’s Politician-Led Redistricting Commission Failed. Citizens Are Proposing a Citizen-Led Commission Instead.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Oral Arguments Heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Constitutionality of the the State’s Extreme Gerrymandered Maps

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Radical Federal Court of Appeals Ruling Deals Another Blow to Voters, Democracy Groups and the Voting Rights Act

  • Added: Nov 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Why was California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission Successful, While New York’s Commission Resulted in Gerrymandering, Chaos & Court Cases?

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Will an Appeal Give New York’s Bipartisan Redistricting Committee Another Chance to Draw Fair Maps?

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Ranked Choice Voting Wins in Michigan Cities Blocked by State Law; Voter Choice Act RCV Bill Reintroduced in U.S. Senate

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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While Some States Seek to Close Primaries, Nevada and Arizona Consider Open Primaries to Include Independent Voters and Offer More Choice

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Fears of Crossover Voting Driving Party Activists to Close Primaries - But at the Expense of Silencing Independent Voters

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Appeals Court (Finally) Finds Louisiana Congressional Map was Discriminatory; Orders New Maps to Be Drawn by January 15

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Pardon Me: Can a U.S. President Pardon Him or Herself? The Question Will Likely End Up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Who Can Vote in a State Primary? Well, that Depends on Where You Live and Sometimes Whether You Belong to a Political Party

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Is Voting a Fundamental Right? The Kansas Supreme Court Hears a Case Where the State Argues It’s Not.

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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States Bailing Out of ERIC are Reinventing the “Election Integrity” Wheel, But With Less Accurate and Likely More Expensive Results

  • Added: Nov 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Virginia’s Governor Ended Automatic Voting Rights Restoration for 12,000 Returning Felons this Year. A State Error Almost Disenfranchised 3,400 More.

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 2