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.


330 Pieces

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Nevada Supreme Court Throws Out Citizen Ballot Initiatives on Redistricting, and May Have Damaged Future Direct Democracy Efforts in the Process

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  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The Purcell Principle: A SCOTUS Decision Intended to Avoid Voter Confusion May Now Be a Stealth Voter Suppression Tactic

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  • Added: May 15, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Stays 5th Circuit, Allowing Louisiana’s Fairer Congressional Maps - Apparently Invoking the Purcell Principle

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  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote: Surveys Show Many Nonvoters Don’t Think Their Vote Matters

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  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Arizona Anti-Voter Legislators Up Their Game to Quash Citizen Ballot Initiatives

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  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Another Tactic to Undermine Citizen Ballot Initiatives in Arizona: Slap Signature Collectors with a Subpoena

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  • Added: May 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Minnesota Takes More Big Steps in Expanding and Protecting the Right to Vote, Including Passing the Minnesota Voting Rights Act

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  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Twelve Arizona Fake Electors Arraigned; Trump Remains an Unindicted Co-Conspirator

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  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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For Memorial Day, Words from Legendary Campaign Finance Reformer, Doris “Granny D” Haddock

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  • Added: May 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Survey Finds Strong Support from Americans for Early Voting & Election Day Holiday Reforms, but Also Restrictive Government-Issued ID Requirements

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  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Finds South Carolina Gerrymandering Case ‘Bleaching’ Congressional District Not Racially Motivated

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  • Added: May 28, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Gallup Poll Finds Americans Think a Major Third Party is Needed

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  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Galveston County, TX Racial Gerrymandering Case Could Weaken Voting Rights Act Protections for Mixed Minority Communities

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  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s South Carolina Gerrymandering Decision Finds Disturbing Guidance for Lower Courts

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Kansas Supreme Court Rules There is No Natural Right to Vote for Kansas Citizens, Only a Political Right Subject to the Legislature’s Restrictions

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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After Raising the Bar to Prove Racial Gerrymandering in South Carolina Case, the U.S. Supreme Court Reopens a 2022 Arkansas Redistricting Case

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Wisconsin AG Files Forgery Charges Against Three Trump Alleged Fake Elector Organizers; No Charges Yet Against Signers

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why Was Joe Biden’s Appearance on the Ohio Ballot in Question? Partisan Politics, and Another Attempt to Derail Citizen Ballot Initiatives.

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Colorado Governor Signs Election Administration Bill with Amendment Neutralizing an Open Primary and RCV Initiative; Promises Future Action

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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North Carolina Senate Uses Anti-Masking Bill as Vehicle for Masking Dark-Money Political Donors

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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