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.


108 Pieces

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On today's lesson: What does it take to become a judge? What does the job entail? Also, what are the schools of thought we hear about so much about...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:18
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What happens when a President, or a Governor, declares a State of Emergency?

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:31
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'Treason' is a word that gets used a lot in political circles - but what does it actually mean?

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
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You may have heard of executive orders, but how about executive memoranda? Today, we talk about the different tools of executive action that the Pr...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:59
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What's the purpose of the National Security Council? When was it created? Who serves on it? And why is Steve Bannon's appointment to its principals...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 04:06
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We're often urged to call our elected representatives to voice opinions on the issues, but what happens after that call is made? Where does the me...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 04:13
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What's it really like for a journalist stationed at the White House? We go inside the press briefing room with NPR's Senior White House Corresponde...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
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We're all familiar with the title, but what does a White House Chief of Staff actually do? What does the daily routine entail? And how much power d...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 2