Our American States | An NCSL Podcast

Podcast graphic

The “Our American States” podcast—produced by the National Conference of State Legislatures—is where you can hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.

You can listen to the podcast on this page, you can subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or Stitcher, or you can use the RSS icon at the right to copy a feed URL for your podcatcher. 

13

Americans learned a lot about the birth of our nation when Lin-Manuel Miranda launched the hit Broadway show, “Hamilton.” In the song, “Non-Stop,” part of the lyrics goes:

“Alexander joins forces with James Madison and John Jay to write a series of essays defending the new United States Constitution, entitled 'The Federalist Papers.' ”

From those papers, came a concept of government called federalism, where states share power with the federal government. As our guests today will explain, the system works—but it also creates great tension between those entities.

Robin Vos, a Republican and the speaker of the House of Representatives in Wisconsin, and Dan Blue, a Democratic Senator from North Carolina, share their viewpoints on the state of federalism today, nearly 230 years after "The Federalist Papers" were published.

Posted in: Legislatures
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Subscribe in a reader

 

You can add the feed for this podcast to a podcatcher by clicking the RSS link above.

You can subscribe to this podcast by searching for "Our American States" in iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or the Google Play store. You also can follow the links embedded in the logos below to the appropriate page on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play.

Apple iTunes logo

 

Spotify logo

 

Google Play logo