NCSL Podcast: Our American States

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Procurement During the Pandemic

Our two guests discuss when the emergency first became clear, the rush to acquire goods ranging from PPE to hospital sinks, how emergency operations centers were activated during the crisis and the key lessons learned.

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Price Transparency in Health Care

Our guest, Niall Brennan, discusses the pros and cons of price transparency, examples of where it’s been effective and his skepticism about the individual consumer’s use of the information.

Map Making

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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.