Civics 101

Series produced by New Hampshire Public Radio

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A podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.

Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? How do congressional investigations work? What does the minority whip actually do? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.


68 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Highways, bridges, culverts, and more... Who pays for infrastructure, and who benefits?

  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:09
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Where do the billions of dollars spent on U.S. foreign aid go?

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
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One of our broadest, and least appreciated, civil rights laws.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
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What does it mean to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment?

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 03:59
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What exactly does the Department of Justice do?

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
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Its official title is an "Act To Prevent Pernicious Political Activities."

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:03
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It protects against searches and seizures... but only those that are unreasonable.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:32
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What goes on inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation?

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:37
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A practice America long rejected -- or tried to.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:34
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The unwritten rules that make or break democracy.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
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What is the role of a foreign intelligence service in a democracy?

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:35
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The Constitution doesn't explicitly guarantee the right to vote. So, who gets to vote and how did it get that way?

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1
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The last of the Reconstruction Amendments

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 04:26
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One of our Constitution's bedrock civil rights amendments.

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
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The Amendment that formally outlawed slavery.

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 1
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The landmark Obama-era immigration program that's now in peril.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
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What role does the First Lady play in the Presidency?

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1
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We have the firepower to end it all. How do we wield it?

  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:28
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A closer look at the internal watchdogs that oversee various government agencies.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:06
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Who plays referee in U.S. elections?

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:05