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.


283 Pieces

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Ohio’s Legislative Majority Continues Quest to Lock Down Power, Proposing Ban for Ranked Choice Voting and Closed Primaries

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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NY Attorney General Sends Cease & Desist Letter to Group Suspected of Mobilizing Activists to Impersonate Election Officials and Intimidate Voters

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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SCOTUS Said Alabama’s 26% Black Population Should have Two Congressional Districts. Why is a Federal Court is Holding Up Maps Which Could Give Lou...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Hear a Portion of President Biden’s Speech on the Work We Must Do Together to Strengthen Our Democracy

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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With a Partisan State Supreme Court and Veto-Proof Majority, North Carolina Legislature Poised to Take Control of the State Election Board

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Stay for Alabama’s Defiant Redistricting Map, Despite Alleged Plan to Allow Justice Kavanaugh to Change His Mind

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal Appeals Court Sides With Florida Legislature, Upholding Restrictions on Voter Assistance and Mail-In Voting

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Pennsylvania Citizens Obtaining A Driver’s License or ID at the DMV Are Now Automatically Registered to Vote

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Kentucky’s Constitution Mandates “Free & Equal” Elections. Are the Commonwealth’s Manipulated Voting District Maps Legal?

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Federal Judge Throws Out Arizona’s Additional Proof-of-Citizenship Requirements for Federal Election-Only Voter Registration Form

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Reintroduced in the U.S. House, Aiming to Restore the Voting Rights Act

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 03:00
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Wisconsin Senate Election Deniers Vote to Oust the State’s Election Director for Recommending 2020 Pandemic Voting Accommodations

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Penalties Recommended for Church Organization and Pastor for Alleged Illegal and Unreported Contributions Supporting Anti-Ranked Choice Voting Effort

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Proposed Rule Change Could Make the Feckless Federal Election Commission Even Less Effective

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Statement from Presidential Libraries Calls on Elected Leaders & All Americans to Take Action to Restore Faith in Democracy

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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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
  • Purchases: 2