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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With Court Cases and Elections Looming, the Wisconsin Assembly Scrambles to Protect its Gerrymandered Voting Districts

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Updates on a Federal Court Rejection of a Stay for Alabama’s Congressional Maps, and an Upcoming SCOTUS Case on South Carolina’s Maps

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal Appeals Court Slams Alabama Legislature for Defying U.S. Supreme Court’s Milligan Ruling and Strikes Down Revised Maps

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Reports of False Election Officials Intimidating Voters Widens to 13 NY Counties; Texas Eliminates the Election Office in its Biggest County

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Investigation Opened Into Election Denier Activists Allegedly Impersonating Election Officials in New York County

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Investigation Expands Into Alleged Sketchy Behavior of Groups Trying to Repeal Alaska’s Ranked Choice Voting

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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This 82-Year-Old Could Be Enjoying Retirement. Instead, He’s Walking Across the Country to Fix Democracy

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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State of New Hampshire Seeks 14th Amendment Legal Advice on Whether Candidate Donald Trump Can Appear on the First in the Nation 2024 Primary

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  • Added: Aug 29, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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