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.


310 Pieces

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Revelations from Crypto CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Show How Reported – And Unreported -Money Funds Our Candidates

  • Added: Apr 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Historic Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Shifts the State Supreme Court & Could Impact Critical Issues - Including Gerrymandering

  • Added: Apr 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Is the U.S. Supreme Court Where Challenges to Racial Gerrymandering Go to Die?

  • Added: Apr 04, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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New Mexico Passes Expansive Voting Rights Bill, Enhancing Voter Registration & Access

  • Added: Apr 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Judge Rules that Fox News Lied About Dominion Voting Systems Being Linked to Fraud - Sends Case to Jury Trial

  • Added: Apr 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Democracy Headlines from Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin & Michigan

  • Added: Mar 30, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Arkansas Governor Signs More Absentee Ballot Restrictions, Including the Banning of Drop Boxes

  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Shedding Light on Dark Money: How NY, AZ & MN are Fighting Back Against the Influence of Anonymous Campaign Cash

  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Shedding Light on Dark Money: How the Rich Use the LLC Loophole to Circumvent Personal Donation Limits

  • Added: Mar 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Shedding Light on Dark Money: How 501c Nonprofits are Exploited to Hide Political Donors

  • Added: Mar 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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It's Worse Than You Think: Banks Spent Millions on Contributions & Lobbying to Both Parties, Just in the Last 2 Years

  • Added: Mar 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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The Granddaddy of Dark Money Groups - Americans for Prosperity - Goes After Arizona's New Dark Money Disclosure Act

  • Added: Mar 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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The Stakes - and the Campaign Spending - are High in April 4 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

  • Added: Mar 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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New Laws in Idaho & Wyoming Target Student Voters, Primary 'Crossover' Voters

  • Added: Mar 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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March 14 & 15, North Carolina Supreme Court Re-Hears Cases with National Implications

  • Added: Mar 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Two Bills Introduced in Congress Would Expand Mail-In Voting in States, Fund Election Administration

  • Added: Mar 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Racketeering Convictions for Former Ohio House Speaker & GOP Chair in Corporate Influence Scandal

  • Added: Mar 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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State Legislatures Attempting to Limit Voter Power by Making Citizen Ballot Initiatives Harder to Win

  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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States Are Leaving the ERIC Voter Registration Cross Referencing System. Why? Conspiracy Theories.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Minnesota Returns Voting Rights to as Many as 55,000 Formerly Incarcerated Felons

  • Added: Mar 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:30