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.

Listen and read more

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)

Listen with RealAudio Read More

Fourth Estate or Fourth Branch?
On the Media/WNYC - New York City
Thomas Jefferson once remarked, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was and never will be." During this special edition of On The Media, we examine the role of media - its successes and failures - in informing a democratic nation.
Read More

Grassroots Democracy by the Sea
KPCC - Southern California
Neighborhood councils have worked in other cities. Now they're being tried in LA. Robin Urevich visits Venice, California, where the council has become a battleground in a fight over gentrification. The process is a window on the challenges councils through the city face. (7:48)

Listen with RealAudio

The President Calling
American RadioWorks - St. Paul, MN
Three of America's most compelling presidents - Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon - tapped their telephones, leaving behind a trove of secretly-made audio tapes, recording thousands of conversations, from momentous to mundane. In this project, American RadioWorks eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history. (50:45)

Listen with RealAudio Read More


Home | Stories | Activities | Web Links | For Teachers | About
Major funding for Whose Democracy Is It? is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
WhoseDemocracy.org is comprised of the collective work of public radio stations, producers and networks around the world. Copyright to individual programs is held by the producing entity. All other copyrights are held by Minnesota Public Radio, 2003. All rights reserved. Site produced and hosted by Minnesota Public Radio.