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25 June 2017

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Democracy in America

A collaboration with Democracy Fund grantees, this show aims to promote civil discourse and a ground-level understanding of national politics.

Apr 13, 2014 — Greg Marx & Gordon Witkin
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On Democracy in America, Greg talks to Gordon about transparency and accountability in government. Gordon explains why New Jersey got high marks just before Gov. Christie’s bridge scandal. Greg asks why special interests are sending more money to Montana, of all places. Is all this outside money shifting politics to the left or the right? Is the Supreme Court making it harder to report on campaign finance? They close by considering how many races are determined by outside money.
Oct 11, 2013 — Greg Marx & Corey Hutchins
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In the debut of Democracy in America, Greg talks to Corey about how the shutdown is playing on the ground in the Carolinas, home to “man behind the shutdown” Congressman Mark Meadows. Are the Republicans who supported the shutdown starting to have second thoughts? Is the business lobby pressuring Congress to end the shutdown? They reflect on Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor now serving in Congress and dealing with shutdown politics. How has Senator Lindsey Graham managed to survive the rise of the Tea Party? Finally, how is the shutdown affecting the local economy in the Carolinas?

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