NCSL Podcast: Our American States

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States and the Vaccine

Every state has a plan for distributing and administering the two COVID-19 vaccines. On this podcast we discuss how those plans were created, how they’ve had to change as the pandemic has progressed and what lies ahead.

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Emerging Gene Therapies

State Medicaid systems are facing significant costs as new gene therapies become available. We talk with Anne Winter, a Medicaid strategist, and Colleen Becker, an NCSL policy expert, on how states are facing the challenge.

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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.