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 Outsiders
National Public Radio - Washington, D.C.
From former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura to general-turned-presidential hopeful Wesley Clark, a number of politicians have made bids for public office by running as government outsiders. NPR's Mara Liasson looks at the 'outsider' phenomenon and examines how it affects voters' views on government and democracy.

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Small Stuff Democracy
Michigan Radio - Southern Michigan
You don't have to be a politician to have experience with democracy. In fact you don't even have to go to the polls. Many Americans spend their entire lives swimming in democratic concepts day in and day out. As Michigan Radio's Tamar Charney reports our sense of democracy is so ingrained that we look to voting and majority rule in our everyday lives. (7:23)

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Big Money and Politics
National Public Radio - Washington, D.C.
Advocates of campaign-finance reform argue that major political contributors exercise undue influence over lawmakers. But the influence of money on U.S. politics is nothing new. Large contributions from big-business interests played a critical role in the 1896 election of President William McKinley. And a campaign finance scandal involving President Theodore Roosevelt led to the first major curb on corporate contributions, the 1907 Tillman Act. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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