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Syndication

Brennan Center contributor, Victoria Bassetti's podcast series, "The Line," examines the Electoral College.

Direct download: THE_LINE_-_ELECTORAL_COLLEGE_-_2619.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

An extra session of Brennan Center contributor, Victoria Bassetti's podcast series, "The Line," examining first time voters. 

Direct download: THE_LINE_-_EXTRA_-_FIRST_TIME_VOTING_-_FOR_UPLOAD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

An extra session of Brennan Center contributor, Victoria Bassetti's podcast series, "The Line," discussing Tammany Hall. 

Direct download: THE_LINE_-_EXTRA_-_TAMANY_HALL_-_FOR_UPLOAD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

Part 3 of Brennan Center Contributor Victoria Bassetti's new three-part podcast series, “The Line,” examining voter ID laws and the myth of voter fraud with the Brennan Center's Director of Democracy, Wendy Weiser. 

Direct download: THE_LINE_-_VOTER_ID_-_2403.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Part 2 of Brennan Center Contributor Victoria Bassetti's new three-part podcast series, “The Line,” examining the problem of low voter turnout today and historically with Brennan Center president Michael Waldman.

Direct download: THE_LINE_-_VOTER_TURNOUT_-_2056.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Part 1 of Brennan Center Contributor Victoria Bassetti's new three-part podcast series, “The Line,” examining the false claims of election rigging, how to fix low voter turnout in America, and the continued fight over voter identification laws.

Direct download: THE_LINE_-_VOTER_FRAUD_-_2930M.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Control of the country is up for grabs  — and the integrity of our democracy is at stake this November. Nearly two dozen states passed new voting restrictions. Gerrymandering keeps partisans in power. And the Supreme Court gutted campaign finance laws and protections against voting discrimination. In The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on American Democracy, MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth reveals how this movement prevents progress and quiets the political voices of people of color, students, and disadvantaged communities. 

More info: http://www.brennancenter.org/event/great-suppression-book-talk-zachary-roth

Direct download: Zack_Roth_Podcast.band.zip
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

A preview of Brennan Center Contributor Victoria Bassetti's new three-part podcast series, “The Line,” examining the false claims of election rigging, how to fix low voter turnout in America, and the continued fight over voter identification laws.

Direct download: THE_LINE_-_PREVIEW_WITH_JUDITH_BROWNE-DIANIS_MASTER_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am EST

In conversation with:

Michael Li
Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice

David’s Daley’s Rat F**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy, is an explosive account of how political operatives undermined American democracy and fundamentally altered the electoral map through redistricting. Joined by the Brennan Center’s Michael Li, Daley will discuss how a tradition of dirty tricks – known to political insiders as “ratf**king” – was taken to an unprecedented level, and why this matters for the 2016 election.  

Direct download: David_Daley_Podcast.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

The Brennan Center held the first ever national conference on automatic voter registration. Part 2 includes the keynote speech delivered by former Attorney General Eric Holder. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

The Brennan Center held the first ever national conference on automatic voter registration. Part one includes a keynote speech from California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. 

 

Direct download: alex_padilla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

Despite the success of last year’s surveillance reform legislation (the “USA FREEDOM Act”), the U.S. retains the ability to collect millions of Americans’ phone calls and e-mails without a warrant—and without any oversight by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court—under Executive Order 12333 (EO 12333). The order underlies the intelligence community’s most expansive surveillance authorities. It generally governs the interception of electronic communications overseas, but as a Brennan Center report shows, its broad scope has significant implications for Americans.

 

Just Security, the Brennan Center for Justice, and a panel of leading experts discussed a range of issues about the questions surrounding EO 12333 surveillance. 

Panelists included Neema Singh Guliani Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; Deborah Pearlman, Associate Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Rebecca Richards, Director, Office of Civil Liberties and Privacy, National Security Agency; Ames Toh, Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression; former Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice; and Harlan Yu, Principal, Upturn.

 

 

 

Direct download: overseas_surveillance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Listen to an engaging discussion with Samuel Issacharoff, one of the pioneers in the law of the political process and the author of Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts

In Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts, renowned professor and scholar Samuel Issacharoff examines the often-overlooked role of constitutional courts in transitional democracies around the world in the past 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Direct download: samuel_issacharoff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

Listen to an engaging discussion with Adam Cohen, author of Imbeciles, an exciting exposé of the American legal system. 

Imbeciles has been coined a "superb history of eugenics in America" by the New York Times,and the book's relevance to our current political state is highlighted in the New Yorker, stating "it's impossible ... to read 'Imbeciles' without thinking of the current election cycle." 

 

Direct download: Adam_Cohen_podcast.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

Listen to a riveting discussion by author Stephen Dycus about his new book, "Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military." Called a “required reading for serious students of national security and responsible citizens alike” by former NSA and CIA General Counsel Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military, coauthored by Stephen Dycus and William C. Banks, critically assesses the domestic role of the military as it is shaped by law and asks what practices must be established for the crises to come.

 

Direct download: stephen_dycus.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

In his new book The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, Mickey Edwards exposes the detrimental effects of partisanship on democracy in the United States. Reaching back to his own experience as an eight-term member of the United States House of Representatives, Edwards shows how the existing political system allows parties to control the ballot, resulting in an increasingly unrepresentative democracy.

In the midst of the 2016 election, Mickey Edwards discussed solutions to fix this broken system that our Founders warned us against, and allow the people to reclaim political power.

Direct download: mickey_edwards.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

The Brennan Center hosted an engaging discussion with Richard L. Revesz and Jack Lienke, authors of Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal." Their new book chronicles the Environmental Protection Agency's five-decade struggle to clean up the nation's dirtiest coal-fired power plants.

Direct download: richard_revesz.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

In response to the growing influence of money in politics in recent elections, the Brennan Center hosted a workshop to discuss Professor Rick Hasen’s most recent contribution to the debate – his new book Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections. He was joined by several other leading academics in the field.

Direct download: plutocrats_united.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

In We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, Deepa Iyer draws on her work as a lawyer, civil rights advocate and academic to shed light on the post-9/11 climate in the United States, focusing on the experiences of Muslim, South Asian, Arab and  Sikh communities. She writes with great insight and feeling about the young activists from these communities who are working across racial and religious lines to participate in emerging movements for racial justice such as Black Lives Matter and the undocumented youth movement. 

Direct download: Deepa_Iyer_Podcast.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

In conversation with Brennan Center fellow Mike German, John Mueller and Mark Stewart examine and evaluate the costs of the massive counterterrorism enterprise put in place since 2001, focusing on the efforts by police and intelligence agencies to follow up on over 5,000 tips flooding in each day. Mueller and Steward dive into the important questions rasied in the book: is this massive counterterroism effort necessary or effective? Or does this "ghost" chasing harm our society in ways we don't always consider when examining the impact of the terrorist threat? 

 

Direct download: Chasing_Ghosts.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

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