60-Second Civics Podcast

30 EpisodesProduced by Center for Civic Education

60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas… read more

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60-Second Civics: Episode 3570, Limiting the Role of Judges

March 31st, 2019

1:15
The Framers of the Constitution wanted federal courts to have limited jurisdiction.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3571, Five Rules of Justiciability

April 1st, 2019

1:15
Do you know the five rules of justiciability? You will after this podcast.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3566, Limits on the Power of the Supreme Court

March 27th, 2019

1:15
Are there limits on the power of the Supreme Court? We find out on today's podcast.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3565, Fundamental Principles and Modernism

March 26th, 2019

1:15
Today we look at the fundamental principles and modernism approaches to constitutional interpretation.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3560, Appellate Jurisdiction

March 21st, 2019

1:15
Do you know the difference between original and appellate jurisdiction?
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3562, Debate Over Interpretation

March 23rd, 2019

1:15
Scalia and Breyer's views on how the Constitution should be interpreted.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3564, Strict Construction and Original Intent

March 25th, 2019

1:15
Today we examine the strict construction and original intent methods of constitutional interpretation.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3583, Municipal Governments

April 13th, 2019

1:15
There are three broad categories of local governments in the United States: Counties, municipalities, and special districts.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3582, County Governments

April 12th, 2019

1:15
State constitutions give legislatures power to create local governments, which receive charters, or grants of authority, to carry out a wide range of governmental responsibilities.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3584, Home Rule

April 14th, 2019

1:15
From the Gilded Age to Dillon's Rule: How local governments have changed over time.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3585, State Constitutions

April 15th, 2019

1:15
Since the first state constitutions were adopted in 1776, state constitutional conventions have resulted in new constitutions being adopted some 144 …

60-Second Civics: Episode 3587, Regulation of Commerce

April 17th, 2019

1:15
Regulation of commerce cases demonstrate the kinds of issues that are common in America's system of shared governmental authority.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3586, State Constitutional Amendments

April 16th, 2019

1:15
State constitutional amendments often reflect state responses to policy debates occurring throughout the United States.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3581, Lieutenant Governors

April 11th, 2019

1:15
Lieutenant governors have been considered the fifth wheel of American politics. In reality, they have important responsibilities.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3580, State Executive and Legislative Branches

April 10th, 2019

1:15
Learn about the executive and legislative branches of state government on today's podcast.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3576, Police Powers Explained

April 6th, 2019

1:15
What are the police powers of a state? Hint: they involve more than policing.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3575, States Play an Important Role

April 5th, 2019

1:15
States play an important role in the structure and operation of the U.S. government.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3588, Interstate Commerce and Drug Policy

April 18th, 2019

1:15
How federal and local authorities conflict over commerce and drug regulations.
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