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Civics 101
Civics 101
NHPR

How do landmark Supreme Court decisions affect our lives? What does the 2nd Amendment really say? Why does the Senate have so... more

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Episodes

What's up with those flags?

The history of Don't Tread on Me, An Appeal to Heaven, and the Inverted flag.

11 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
Strikes, Unions and Workers' Rights

The American worker gets organized.

04 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Why do we have the National Zoo?

Why do we own a zoo? We do, by the way. It's the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.

28 May 2024 · 28 minutes
What's it like to report on Congress?

How do you get the truth from consummate storytellers?

21 May 2024 · 22 minutes
Why ballot design matters

From putting a marble in a jar to pulling a lever to filling in an oval, what is the history... more

14 May 2024 · 33 minutes
What is Money?

When you trade a cow for a teapot and can't make change.

07 May 2024 · 20 minutes
A city government, a looming disaster, and a complicated choice

Your local government is the one you have to pay really close attention to. Especially when part of their job... more

30 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
"I see a temple that we built."

Hannah tells Nick what it's like to have real access to the Supreme Court. And then the pair pays a... more

26 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
Why are we printing so much paper money? (D.C. field trip dispatch)

The Civics 101 team's D.C. field trip takes them all kinds of places, including inside the highest court in the... more

26 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
The Constitution is not vegan! (D.C. field trip dispatch)

The team is in Washington D.C. making episodes...and we're learning some wild stuff.

24 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Civics 101
What's up with those flags?
Civics 101