NCSL Podcast: Our American States

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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, to actions states have taken in the public health arena, to the blizzard of fiscal legislation that legislatures have enacted.

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ADA at 30: A Conversation With Tom Harkin

In this podcast, former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) shares the history of the ADA and how he came to play such a pivotal role. We also talked about his brother Frank, who helped inspire his work on the ADA; the political effort it took to pass the legislation; and the still unfinished business of ensuring that people with disabilities have the chance for a full life in American society.

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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.

From the Archive

In two of our most popular episodes, veteran legislators talk about what they wish they knew whe they were first elected. 

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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.