NCSL Podcast: Our American States

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Isolation Amid the Pandemic

Social isolation has increased during the pandemic, affecting not just our mental health but also our physical health. This podcast looks at who is most affected and what can be done to help. 

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Ending HIV/AIDS

Federal and state efforts are aimed at ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has killed about 700,000 people in the U.S. in the last 40 years. On this podcast, two experts discuss the efforts underway.

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COVID-19: Health, Fiscal, Continuity of Government and More

Listen to a series of "Our American States" podcasts focusing on different aspects of the coronavirus, from steps and actions legislatures have taken in response to the pandemic, to how it may affect voting and more.

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Building Democracy: A Special Podcast Series

“Building Democracy: The Story of Legislatures” is a special six-part series that covers the history, characters and stories of state legislatures in America, from the beginnings in Jamestown, to the present day and into the future.

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The Complete Collection

Listen to our archives of 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.