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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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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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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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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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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Shasta County, CA Almost Hand-Counted Its Ballots in November, Losing an Expensive Game of Election Denial Chicken with the State of California

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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DeSantis Congressional Map Diluting Black Voting Power Heads to Florida Supreme Court After Being Upheld by Appeals Court

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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After a Federal Court Mandate, Georgia Lawmakers Add Majority-Minority Districts – But Still Gerrymander the Maps

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Missouri Candidate for Secretary of State Proposes Hand Counting 3 Million Ballots; Wisconsin Legislators Propose Abolishing the Election Commission

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  • Added: Dec 07, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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