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1 minutes | May 30, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 18: How many elected officials?
How many federal, state, and local elected officials are there in the United States?
1 minutes | May 23, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 17: One minute voter registration quiz
Which is the only American state without formal voter registration requirements?
1 minutes | May 15, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 16: One minute countdown to the conventions
How many presidential primaries and caucuses remain before the nominating conventions?
3 minutes | May 9, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 15: Primaries in West Virginia and Nebraska, plus the fate of delegates pledged to Ted Cruz
Host Terry Phillips has local, state, and federal headlines from our newsletter, The Tap. This week’s trivia question: What happens to the delegates pledged to Sen. Ted Cruz?
3 minutes | May 2, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast episode 14: Puerto rico debt, Indiana elections, and GOP presidential nomination rules
For the week of May 2, 2016, hostTerry Phillips has headlines from the Ballotpedia newsletter, TheTap. This week's trivia question: Can the GOP nominate apresidential candidate who has not won a majority ofdelegates?
3 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Special Edition: Voting in primaries
Host Terry Phillips reviews the complexities and possible pitfalls of voting in primaries. The rules vary from state to state and from party to party. One example is California where some voters might not be able to participate in the June 7 presidential primary election. There are separate deadlines for Californian wanting to vote for Democrats (April 28) and for Republicans (May 23). More details can be found on Ballotpedia.org
6 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 13: Healthcare insurance, primary elections, the value of endorsements. Trivia question: Who was the first deaf lawyer to argue before SCOTUS?
For the week of April 25, 2016, host Terry Phillips has news about healthcare insurance, as well as presidential, congressional, and local primaries. BP’s Rich Cohen talks about the value of political endorsements. And this week’s trivia question: Who was the first deaf lawyer to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court?
4 minutes | Apr 18, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 12: SCOTUS news, New Jersey high court appointment, right-to-try law in Mississippi, April 19 elections, Gov. Robert Bentley impeachment, and trivia question about 2014 midterms
For the week of April 18, 2016, host Terry Phillips presents news of the U.S. Supreme Court’s final session; the appointment of a New Jersey high court justice; a change to the “right-to-try” law in Mississippi; April 19 elections from coast to coast; allegations against the governor of Alabama; and a trivia question: What percentage of Americans voted in 2014 midterms?
4 minutes | Apr 11, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 11: Election calendar, state news, judicial news, and a fracking fact check. Trivia question: Minimum age for SCOTUS justices?
Host Terry Phillips has some stories from Ballotpedia’s newsletter, The Tap. And our trivia question this week: Who was the youngest person ever appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court? For bonus points, what’s the minimum age requirement for a high court justice?
4 minutes | Apr 4, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 10: GOP Rule 40, judicial selection, Wisconsin elections, and voter registration
For the week of April 4, 2016, host Terry Phillips reviews GOP Rule 40, key elections in Wisconsin, the selection of judges, and a trivia question: What percentage of U.S. citizens are registered to vote?
6 minutes | Mar 28, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 9
For the week of March 28, 2016, host Terry Phillips looks at the legalization of cannabis, some state battleground elections and a trivia question: How many justices were originally on the U.S. Supreme Court?
5 minutes | Mar 21, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 8
For the week of March 21, host Terry Phillips reviews city, state and national news. We hear part two of his conversation with Jim Barnes discussing presidential nominating conventions. And what city has the highest tobacco tax?
7 minutes | Mar 13, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 7
In this episode, host Terry Phillips looks at various local, state and national elections. He talks with veteran journalist and Ballotpedia senior staff writer Jim Barnes about the history of presidential nominations. The trivia question focuses on American citizens who lose their right to vote.
7 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 6
In this episode for the week of March 7, 2016, host Terry Phillips reviews elections from coast to coast and overseas. We learn something about school board elections. And there's a trivia question on brokered presidential nominating conventions.
6 minutes | Feb 29, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 5
In this episode for the week of February 29, 2016, host Terry Phillips looks at other elections taking place on Super Tuesday. He also taps into Ballotpedia's weekly newsletter, The Tap. We learn about neutrality from BP consultant and Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger. And finally, a trivia question about the U.S.–Mexico border fence.
6 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 4
In this episode for the week of February 22, 2016, host Terry Phillips talks about the process of nominating replacements for vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court. He also samples select stories from Ballotpedia's weekly newsletter, The Tap. We hear from Green Party presidential hopeful Jill Stein. And finally, a trivia question about ballot initiatives.
7 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 3
Ballotpedia is the encyclopedia of American politics. It provides neutral and comprehensive information about local, state and federal government on ballotpedia.org. In episode number three, host Terry Phillips reviews some notable items from state politics and interviews David Borman from the Ballotpedia Influencers Desk. There's also a pop quiz question about the cost of healthcare—all from an unbiased perspective.
6 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Episode 2
In this second episode, host Terry Phillips reviews upcoming municipal elections. He also talks with Ballotpedia staff writer Emily Aubert about this year's presidential campaign. Finally, Terry asks a trivia question about taxes. For more information, visit www.Ballotpedia.org
6 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
Ballotpedia Podcast Pilot Episode
This is the first episode of the 2016 Ballotpedia podcast. Host Terry Phillips reviews upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases. He also talks with Ballotpedia staff writer Tyler King about this year's state legislative and gubernatorial elections. Finally, Terry asks a trivia question about Election Day. Visit www.Ballotpedia.org for more information.
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