60-Second Civics Podcast

30 EpisodesProduced by Center for Civic EducationWebsite

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 3724, Local Governments

September 1st, 2019

1:15
Today we talk about the benefits of participating in local government.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3728, Voting

September 5th, 2019

1:15
In order for popular sovereignty and representative government to work, citizens have to vote.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3723, Service Organizations and NGOs

August 31st, 2019

1:15
You've heard of Kiwanis, Jaycees, and Lions Clubs, but what do these organizations do? Find out on today's podcast.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3722, Religious and Social Organizations

August 30th, 2019

1:15
Learn how religious and social organizations contribute to civic life on today's podcast.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3717, Noncitizen Voting

August 25th, 2019

1:15
Should legal permanent residents be allowed to vote? On this podcast, we look at both sides of the issue.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3716, Voting and Citizenship

August 24th, 2019

1:15
Being a citizen didn't always mean that a person has the right to vote.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3718, Responsibilities Shared by Citizens and Noncitizens

August 26th, 2019

1:15
Everyone who lives in the United States, both citizens and noncitizens, have certain responsibilities.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3719, Undocumented Immigrants

August 27th, 2019

1:15
Undocumented immigration is one of the most controversial issues in American politics.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3721, Voluntary Associations

August 29th, 2019

1:15
Today we learn what Alexis de Tocqueville noticed about American civic life.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3720, Participating in Civic Life

August 28th, 2019

1:15
Today we learn about some of the benefits to participation in civic life.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3730, Making It Easier to Vote

September 7th, 2019

1:15
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 21 states now allow some form of electronic voting.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3742, Voting Rights Act of 1965

September 19th, 2019

1:15
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a step in the right direction, but it did not protect voting rights.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3737, Nonviolent Direct Action

September 14th, 2019

1:15
Nonviolent direct action was a tactic used by the American civil rights movement and by Indians in their struggle for independence from Great Britain.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3733, Segregation

September 10th, 2019

1:15
Today we learn about segregation and Brown v. Board of Education.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3734, Brown v. Board of Education

September 11th, 2019

1:15
It took more than Brown v. Board of Education to end segregation in the schools.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3736, Jim Crow laws

September 13th, 2019

1:15
Jim Crow laws were designed to limit the rights and freedoms of African Americans
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