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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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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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)

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