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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 that formed our nation's history and government. 60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center's education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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 that formed our nation's history and government. 60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center's education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.
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United States

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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 that formed our nation's history and government. 60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center's education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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Episodes

60-Second Civics: Episode 3501, Lawmaking, Part 4: Conference committees and the veto (rebroadcast)

1/21/2019
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What happens when the House and Senate versions differ? Find out on today's podcast. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:18

60-Second Civics: Episode 3500, Lawmaking, Part 3: The committee vote (rebroadcast)

1/20/2019
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What happens when a bill is passed by one chamber of Congress? Find out on today's episode. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:11

60-Second Civics: Episode 3499, Lawmaking, Part 2: Mark-up sessions (rebroadcast)

1/19/2019
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How do congressional committees work? Find out on today's podcast. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:25

60-Second Civics: Episode 3498, Lawmaking, Part 1: Introducing a bill (rebroadcast)

1/18/2019
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Today we begin a brief series on how laws are made. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:22

60-Second Civics: Episode 3497, Bills and Resolutions (rebroadcast)

1/17/2019
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Today on the podcast: simple, joint, and concurrent resolutions. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:13

60-Second Civics: Episode 3496, President Pro Tempore (rebroadcast)

1/16/2019
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Today we learn about the president pro tempore of the Senate and the majority whip of the House. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:32

60-Second Civics: Episode 3495, Senate Leadership (rebroadcast)

1/15/2019
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Today we learn about the vice president's role in the Senate. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:04

60-Second Civics: Episode 3494, Office of Speaker in England and America (rebroadcast)

1/14/2019
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Today we contrast the speaker of the House of Commons with that of the House of Representatives. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:41

60-Second Civics: Episode 3493, Leadership in the House vs. the Senate (rebroadcast)

1/13/2019
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The House and Senate have different leadership structures. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:31

60-Second Civics: Episode 3492, A Powerful Speaker of the House (rebroadcast)

1/12/2019
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The Speaker of the House is a powerful position. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:10

60-Second Civics: Episode 3491, Influence of Political Parties on Congress (rebroadcast)

1/11/2019
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Political parties have sway in Congress. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:10

60-Second Civics: Episode 3490, Senate Rules (rebroadcast)

1/10/2019
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The Senate has rules, too. Learn about some of these on today's podcast. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:14

60-Second Civics: Episode 3489, Rules for House Committees (rebroadcast)

1/9/2019
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Rules, rules, rules. Your mom has them, your school has them, even the House of Representatives has them. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:22

60-Second Civics: Episode 3488, The purpose of congressional committees (rebroadcast)

1/8/2019
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The careful, deliberative work of Congress often occurs during committee meetings. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:22

60-Second Civics: Episode 3487, Congressional committees (rebroadcast)

1/7/2019
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Today we start our series on how Congress performs its functions in the American constitutional system. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:33

60-Second Civics: Episode 3486, Casework and legislation (rebroadcast)

1/6/2019
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On today's podcast, we learn how members of Congress serve the public. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:37

60-Second Civics: Episode 3485, Communication with constituents (rebroadcast)

1/5/2019
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On today's episode, we learn about how members of Congress communicate with their constituents. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:15

60-Second Civics: Episode 3484, Delegate vs. trustee theory of representation (rebroadcast)

1/4/2019
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Today on the podcast: the delegate vs. trustee theory of representation Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:39

60-Second Civics: Episode 3483, The size of Congress

1/3/2019
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How large is the U.S. Congress compared to other national legislatures? Find out on today's podcast. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:19

60-Second Civics: Episode 3482, Congress composed of 535 legislators

1/2/2019
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Today we learn about the size of Congress. Center for Civic Education

Duration:00:01:15