Democracy

Purple Podcast #4: Media to the Rescue?

As part of our month-long launch campaign for Purple Project for Democracy, (a strictly non-partisan, apolitical effort that a number of other large news organizations have also contributed to) On The Media is featuring a series of conversations about an alarming loss of trust, faith and devotion by Americans for American democracy -- and what to do about it. Bob is one of the Purple Project organizers. Here is Episode #4

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Purple Podcast #3: Let’s Not Discount Reality

As part of our month-long launch campaign for Purple Project for Democracy, (a strictly non-partisan, apolitical effort that a number of other large news organizations have also contributed to) On The Media is featuring a series of conversations about an alarming loss of trust, faith and devotion by Americans for American democracy -- and what to do about it. Bob is one of the Purple Project organizers. Here is Episode #3

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Purple Podcast #2: "Low Information, High Misinformation Voters"

As part of our month-long launch campaign for Purple Project for Democracy, (a strictly non-partisan, apolitical effort that a number of other large news organizations have also contributed to) On The Media is featuring a series of conversations about an alarming loss of trust, faith and devotion by Americans for American democracy -- and what to do about it. Bob is one of the Purple Project organizers. Here is Episode #2

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Purple Podcast #1: “Is Democracy up for grabs?”

As part of our month-long launch campaign for Purple Project for Democracy, (a strictly non-partisan, apolitical effort that a number of other large news organizations have also contributed to) On The Media is featuring a series of conversations about an alarming loss of trust, faith and devotion by Americans for American democracy -- and what to do about it. Bob is one of the Purple Project organizers. Here is Episode #1

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Upheaval at the 1860 Democratic Convention: What Happened When a Party Split

Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 and his subsequent assault on slavery might not have happened had the Democratic Party not been in such disarray. This video, released in 2016, has insights that continue to resonate today. 

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How Do We Fix It? Listen First & Democracy with Pierce Goodwin

From the Purple Podcast Playlist: Pearce Godwin, founder and CEO of Listen First Project, joins How Do We Fix It? Hosts Richard Davies and Jim Meigs to discuss the #ListenFirst movement as well as the thousands who have signed the Listen First Pledge.

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Future Hindsight: A Playbook for Connecting with Your Representative

From the Purple Podcast Playlist: Brad Fitch is the President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit organization that educates constituents on how Congress works, giving them a stronger voice in policy outcomes.

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14 Quotes About Democracy That Will Make You Want to Get Out and Vote

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When Brands and Politics Collide

For the second time this year, a study has come out showing how consumers perceive brands as political - whether that is justified or merely supposition. Read on to see how consumers are aligning brand preferences with political perspectives.

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East German children taught to lie, then the system fell.

Many stories have come out about life in East Germany before the Berlin Wall fell. This one in particular is an important read, as it talks about the systematic education of children in the East, and the impact of its rapid dismantling of structure in the East.

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