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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The Next Generation: Democracy on Campus
Michigan Radio - Southern Michigan
No one can predict the future, but today's political movements hint at the direction democracy is taking. On university campuses, students are more active than they have been in a decade. Tracy Samilton of Michigan Radio visits the University of Michigan - birthplace of Students for a Democratic Society - for a picture of student participation in democracy. (7:13)

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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)

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Voter Turnout, or Lack Thereof
National Public Radio - Washington, D.C.
As voting rights have expanded, the percentage of eligible people who actually vote has declined. NPR's Linda Wertheimer looks at the reasons behind low voter turnout.
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