When the People Decide
Author: Penn State McCourtney Institute for DemocracySubscribed: 36Played: 184
America’s founders were famously skeptical of direct democracy, citing fears of mob rule if people had too much power. Since then, however, the initiative and referendum process has emerged as one way that citizens in some states can vote directly on policy and join forces to bring issues they care about directly to their fellow voters.
When the People Decide is hosted and reported by Jenna Spinelle and produced by LWC Studios for the McCourtney Institute.
Introducing: When the People Decide
What happens when the people decide?
America, fast forward
Equal rights, not special rights
Bastard Nation finds its voice
A matter of life and death
The invisible third party of reform
The war on the initiative
For the many or the few?
Ballot initiatives in 2022 and beyond
Introducing: Democracy Decoded
Equal rights, not special rights: A follow up
Season 2 coming soon!
Peeling back the curtain on local government
Putting money and power in the people's hands
Libraries as civic spaces
Winning the democracy lottery
From news deserts to civic media
Taking a civic leap of faith
Local News Matters: Public policy as a tool to support local news