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A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union is a media project that explores the complexities of our democracy in order to help strengthen it. Through radio programs, podcasts, and oral histories, A More Perfect Union examines American democracy’s founding documents: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, through a cross-cultural lens. The project is presented by Spokane Public Radio, Humanities Washington, KUOW, and Northwest Public Broadcasting.

A More Perfect Union invites all of us to reflect on our shared history and the American ideals that have animated our republic since its founding. How have different communities been included or excluded from our democratic systems? How have Washington cultural communities defined “liberty” based on their unique social circumstances? What challenges have these communities faced in their quest for liberty, and how have they tried to overcome them? How can we work to build a more just, inclusive, and sustainable democracy?

Episodes will air on KPBX 91.1 at noon on three consecutive Tuesdays starting June 21. View the schedule and listen to episodes below:

June 21, 12:00 p.m.: Civic Education

June 28, 12:00 p.m.: Latinx Voting Rights

July 5, 12:00 p.m.: Native American Ideas of Democracy

  • In the second episode of A More Perfect Union, reporters from Spokane Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KUOW, and Humanities Washington explore Latinx voting rights and civic engagement in our region.
  • In this first episode of A More Perfect Union, reporters from Spokane Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KUOW, and Humanities Washington explore concepts of civic engagement and participation in our region.