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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U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Head Announces Additional Election Security Advisors to Assist States in Securing Elections

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Aug. 8 Referendum Changing Ohio’s Threshold for a Ballot Initiative to Win Holds a 112-Year-Old Precedent and Reproductive Rights in the Balance

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Alleged Voting Machine Tampering Suspects Arraigned in Michigan Include Former Candidate for State Attorney General and Former State Rep

  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Alabama’s Racial Gerrymandering Showdown with SCOTUS Goes Back to Federal Court August 14th

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Dismissed: The Recent Arizona Election Denier Court Cases Which Crashed and Burned

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Tuesday’s Ohio Special Election Attempts to Take Away Simple Majority Rule for Ballot Initiatives. Now the Legislature is After Ranked Choice Voti...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Oregon Expands Automatic Voter Registration, Protects Voters Who Move In-State From Losing Eligibility, and Seeks Funding for Dropbox Security

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Ohio Voters Defeat Republican Effort to Raise Citizen Ballot Initiative Passage to 60% in Pro-Voter Victory

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Should Commodities Traders Be Able to Gamble on Who Wins Control Congress?

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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DC Democrats Attempt to Block Citizen Initiative Proposing Ranked Choice Voting and Semi-Open Primaries in City Elections

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Ohio’s Politician-Led Redistricting Commission Failed. Citizens Are Proposing a Citizen-Led Commission Instead.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Georgia Indictment of Trump & Allies Includes Ties to Breach of Voting Machines in Coffee County, GA

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Developments in the Fight for Fair Voting District Maps in Alabama, Florida and Wisconsin

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Under the Cloak of “Election Integrity,” North Carolina Legislature Overhauls Election System

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal Court Strikes Down Mississippi Constitutional Provision With Racist History Keeping 11% of Its Population from Voting

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Trump Announces He’s Skipping the Initial GOP Primary Debates. How Much Do Presidential Candidate Debates Matter?

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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GOP Activists Are Pitching an Alternative to ERIC for Voter List Maintenance. But it Could Also Be Used for Voter Suppression.

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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How Did Presidential Pardons Evolve, and What Are Their Limitations?

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  • Added: Aug 24, 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: Aug 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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New Mexico Redistricting Case One of the First to Employ a Partisan Gerrymandering Test Proposed by U.S. Supreme Court’s Justice Kagan

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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