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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More Mixed Messages from Trump and the RNC on Mail-In Voting: ‘Swamp the Vote” vs. Swamp the Courts

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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FL Voters Decide Nov. 5th Whether to Keep Their Small Donor Matching Program, or Turn Funding of Campaigns Over to Special Interests

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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NH Voter Suppression Bill Eliminates Sworn Affidavits for Voter Registration, Demanding Citizenship Documents for Otherwise Qualified Voters. It Co...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Anticipating Foreign Influence Campaigns, the FBI, CISA and ODNI Issue Guidance to Election Officials to Harden Websites, Train Staff and Educate V...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The Feds Warned States to Harden Election Infrastructure. The U.S. House Appropriations Committee Just Eliminated the Election Security Grant Fundi...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Pew Study Finds 85% of Americans Don’t Think Elected Officials Care About What People Like Them Think – Up 30% since 2000

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Remaining Accused Fake Electors Arraigned in AZ; Preliminary Hearings Conclude for Six More in Michigan

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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What Voter Harassment & Intimidation Might We Face in 2024? A New Report Shows Election Officials What to Look For, and How to Combat It

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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State Judge Throws Out Case Against Nevada Fake Electors Over Venue; AG Vows to Appeal

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Fines Upheld for Alaska Pastor Using His Church Organization to Funnel ‘Free Speech’ Money to Political Groups Trying Repeal Ranked Choice Voting

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Eleven Years After Shelby County v. Holder, Anti-Voter Legislatures are Stripping Voting Rights at an Alarming Rate

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The SCOTUS Majority is Bent on Dismantling the Voting Rights Act. Lacking Federal Protection, Pro-Democracy States are Enacting State VRAs

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal 5th Circuit Refuses Challenge to ‘Private Right of Action’ - For Now. It’s the New Battleground to Dismantle the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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What Are ‘Open’, ‘Brokered’, and ‘Contested’ Party Conventions, and Could We See One This Summer?

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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North Carolina Senate Sends ‘Citizen-Voting-Only’ Ballot Measure to Voters, Fails Measure to Repeal Jim Crow-Era Literacy Test

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Majority Says Trump Immunity Hinges on ‘Official’ vs. ‘Private’ Actions, and Alarmingly Expands Presidential Powers

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Would the Founding Fathers Have Embraced Having Unfettered Power for the Presidency? Not Likely.

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Following Three Chaotic Years of Politician-Run Redistricting, Ohio Organizers Submit Ballot Measure Signatures for Citizen-Led Commission

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote Week: Surveys Show Many Nonvoters Don’t Think Their Vote Matters

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Why People Don’t Vote Week: Nonvoters Less Likely to Follow News, Discuss Politics with Others

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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