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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Appeal of Trump’s Disqualification from Colorado Ballot Feb. 8th; More State Challenges Filed

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  • Added: Jan 07, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
  • 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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