Civics 101 – Episode 56: The 1st Amendment – Freedom of Speech

Lesson Duration

Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a basic, non-partisan, topical reintroduction to how the U.S. government works. The history of the topic, as well as connections to current news events, is explored.

Episode 56: This episode takes a broader look at the First (1st) Amendment, and then zero in on one of the freedoms it covers: the freedom of speech.  What constitutes ‘speech’ and what is the role of context when determining the meaning of first amendment rights?

Listen to podcast (15:14):

Transcript included.


New Hampshire Public Radio