That Democracy Show
rlpaulproductions and WAMU - Washington, DC
How do American youth deal with politics, power, race, fairness and government? Comedy Central's Mo Rocca hosted this three-hour live special, giving youth a chance to discuss and argue their views of democracy and the culture it has spawned. During the show, listeners joined a live Webcast and online chat about democracy, and called in.

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Whose Vote Counts?
American RadioWorks and the Center for Investigative Reporting - St. Paul, MN
In the last presidential election, as many as six million votes weren't counted because of antiquated voting machines and confusion at the polls. America pledged to overhaul its voting system, but are we ready for 2004? American RadioWorks and the Center for Investigative Reporting try to find out. (51:45)

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Politics as Family
NHPR - New Hampshire
Many Americans eye politics with suspicion. Itís seen as a world of clout, back room deals and less than sincere efforts to do public good. But for families long involved in the process, those elements are only part of the story. For one family in New Hampshire that grew up with politics around the kitchen table, itís too easy to call it dirty. (7:00)

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Is Democracy Monolingual?
KERA - Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Marisa Trevino points out that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 still leaves many non-English speakers disenfranchised, when practical steps are not taken to help them at the polls. (03:20)

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The Rise and Fall of Third Parties
Minnesota Public Radio - St. Paul, Minn.
It's been 15 years since an American president was elected with more than 50 percent of the popular vote. Minnesota has provided some of the most fertile ground for third-party candidates in recent years. Jesse Ventura of the Independence Party held the governor's office for four years, and the Green Party has won some local races in the state. Despite that slim fingerhold, third-party and independent candidates struggle for their infrequent victories. (07:30)

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