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1A

1A is home to the national conversation. The show frames the best debates with great guests in ways to make you think, share and engage.

Episodes

  • A Governor And Two Patients Weigh In On The Fight Against COVID-19

    Mar 31 2020

    We talk to Colorado Governor Jared Polis about his state's response to coronavirus. Then, we hear from two patients with the virus: one who got a positive test and one who wasn't able to get a test at all.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Contagion'

    Mar 30 2020

    Film critic Sam Adams says he wasn't interested in seeing Contagion again. But once he did, he felt a little comforted. "One of the great things about horror movies is that they end."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus Across America: Worship In A Time Of Pestilence

    Mar 29 2020

    "The church will never close in this country because the church is not a building ... It is a gathering of people," says Rev. Angela Denker.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For March 27, 2020

    Mar 27 2020

    The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus cases, but Spain is already surpassing China's reported deaths. Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for COVID-19. And millions of truck drivers are stranded in India.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders On Congress And The Coronavirus Pandemic

    Mar 26 2020

    "This is not a time for thinking about things in the way we did yesterday," Senator Bernie Sanders says. "While this bill didn't go near as far as I thought it should go, it did expand unemployment benefits more than ever has been done before."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Sounds Of America: The 1951 National League Tiebreaker

    Mar 25 2020

    "Are there other stories that need to be told? Are they being told? And are we listening?" says Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about reexamining history through recorded sound.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: Feeding A Sick Nation

    Mar 24 2020

    "It's something that I can't avoid, I have to go to work," Scott, who delivers tortillas to grocery stores in Maryland, told us. "A lot of my well-being right now relies on the well-being of others."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: Aiding The Unemployed

    Mar 23 2020

    Amy Putens, a hair stylist based in Washington, D.C., says her biggest fear is whether she'll have a business to go back to, once the coronavirus pandemic is over. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Live from Everywhere? The American Radio DJ In An On-Demand World

    Mar 21 2020

    Radio consultant Scott Fybush says while the number of commercial radio DJs has waned, college radio has been a significant growth point. "It's far from dead," he says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For March 20, 2020

    Mar 20 2020

    Cases of coronavirus surpass 10,000 in the U.S. The Senate contemplates sending checks to taxpayers. And China responds to blame regarding the virus' spread.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: What to Play When Your Life Is on Pause

    Mar 19 2020

    "You're going to want different things on different days," NPR's Linda Holmes says. She recommends two documentaries, "Brooklyn Castle" and "May At Last."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Do Self-Help Books Actually...Help?

    Mar 18 2020

    "A lot of these books are setting the authors up to be who we aspire to be. Maybe some of us don't want that," podcaster and author Kristen Meinzer says. "Unfortunately, a lot of the self help books we've lived by say there is one way we should be."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Blocked From The Ballot: Meet Jack Vaile, Who Has Cerebral Palsy

    Mar 17 2020

    In at least 10 states around the country, thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have legal guardians lose their right to vote.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: The Prison Population

    Mar 16 2020

    "Too many people in our prisons and jails don't need to be there in the first place," Amy Fettig of the ACLU says. "We should be looking at who is in our prisons and jails and who can go home right now."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For March 13, 2020

    Mar 13 2020

    COVID-19 continues to shut down the world and influence global markets. Congress works to improve aid during the crisis. Russia and Saudi Arabia's oil agreement collapses. And the U.S. begins to pull out of Afghanistan. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: School's Out

    Mar 12 2020

    "There are also very real public health concerns for sending kids home," NPR's Cory Turner points out. He says food and housing insecurity are huge issues facing students and families.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: All Work And No Play

    Mar 11 2020

    Prior to 2006, there was no mandated sick leave in the United States. "I believe it makes sense for all Americans to get sick pay and sick leave, not just those who are lucky to live in 13 states," says Aquent CEO John Chuang.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Blocked From The Ballot: Individuals With Felony Convictions

    Mar 10 2020

    Desmond Meade worked his way up from drug addiction and homelessness to law school, but when his wife ran for office in Florida he had a rude awakening. "It hit me like a ton of bricks...I cant even vote for my wife" he said.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Author Jacqueline Woodson Returns To Ghana

    Mar 09 2020

    "When this opportunity came along, it felt like the right time to come home," says author Jacqueline Woodson. "But I questioned, do they want my African diasporic self, or do they want my American dollars?"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Hood Feminism' Focuses on the Needs of the Many, Not the Few

    Mar 07 2020

    "We aren't seeing major marches for black women," author Mikki Kendall says. "We saw a lot of pink hats at the Women's March. Those numbers would've been great at a Black Lives Matter march or at Standing Rock."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For March 6, 2020

    Mar 06 2020

    Coronavirus continues to impact the nation, and the world. Joe Biden comes roaring back in the 2020 race for president. And the peace deal between the U.S. and the Taliban remains in limbo.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

    Mar 05 2020

    "Eighty percent of people who get COVID-19 recover in the same way you recover from a cold," says Dr. Leana Wen. "They don't go to the hospital. You feel bad for a few days and then you're back to normal."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The 1A Super Tuesday Bonanza

    Mar 04 2020

    "The last couple of weeks are going to be a real study in the power of media, the power of prominent institutions, and the power of endorsements," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Legacy of George Wallace

    Mar 03 2020

    "The activism of students is vitally important, that's where things will change," says Horace Huntley, founding director of the Oral History Project at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Winding Down America's Longest War

    Mar 02 2020

    "At this time, it looks like the Taliban is actually getting the better end of the deal," says Jason Essazay, former local interpreter in Afghanistan and enlisted member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For February 28, 2020

    Feb 28 2020

    Americans prepare for a spreading coronavirus, and the South Carolina primary. Harvey Weinstein faces more charges. Trump visits India, and the U.S. inches toward a peace deal in Afghanistan. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The GOP And President Trump: 1A From CPAC 2020

    Feb 27 2020

    "Authoritarianism is the thing I'm most concerned about, and that's why I could never, never vote for President Trump," says Lucy Caldwell, former presidential campaign manager for GOP candidate Joe Walsh.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Immigration

    Feb 26 2020

    Both Democrats and Republicans want to see something happen around immigration. "It motivates their base" says one of our guests.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Medicare for All

    Feb 25 2020

    "The 150 million Americans who do have insurance increasingly can't afford to go to the doctor because they have $2,000 deductibles," says health care reporter Noam Levey.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Guns

    Feb 24 2020

    Listener Jessica, from Denver, said she's voting based on gun policy. "I have a 6-year-old little boy, and gun violence is the second leading cause of death among children in this country. We need to tackle it as a public health issue." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'One Very, Very Strange Year': A Conversation With Uber Whistleblower Susan Fowler

    Feb 22 2020

    "I was followed by private investigators. I'd get calls from reporters about rumors about me. They were trying to discredit me. It was a terrifying experience," says whistleblower Susan Fowler.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For February 21, 2020

    Feb 21 2020

    Roger Stone has been sentenced, and the Boy Scouts filed for bankruptcy. COVID-19 continues to spread, and the U.S. reached a possible truce in Afghanistan.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The First Major Test Of Latino Voters

    Feb 20 2020

    Former Trump advisor Jacob Monty says President Trump hasn't done enough to gain more of the Latino vote, and it's going to show when they show up to vote. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Wants You To Stop Telling Women To Smile

    Feb 19 2020

    "We've been socialized to be certain ways. I think a lot of men are performing a certain type of masculinity that they've been taught," Tatyana Fazlalizadeh says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Rehabilitation And Education In America's Prisons

    Feb 18 2020

    "I think there is an openness to prison as rehabilitation," former inmate and alum of the Bard Prison Initiative Jule Hall says. "However, there's a long way to go." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • This Is Not A Drill: Active Shooter Training In Schools

    Feb 17 2020

    "School psychologists need to be brought in at the front end...what is the trauma history of some of the staff and the students? We need to know this," says school psychologist Melissa Reeves.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For February 14, 2020

    Feb 14 2020

    We cover a primary, political unrest in Europe and a budget proposal by President Trump. Plus, why an enormous swarm of locusts is threatening vulnerable countries in East Africa. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Funded And Affordable: Should Public Transit Be Free?

    Feb 13 2020

    Trying to make transportation free for users? "Don't listen to the bureaucracy," Lawrence, Mass., Mayor Daniel Rivera says. "Pick the route and do it."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Lost Secrets Of The Harlem Renaissance

    Feb 12 2020

    "She wrote about Black southern people with regard to their dialect and vibrancy," author Morgan Jerkins says about Zora Neale Hurston. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What 'High Fidelity' Teaches Us About Breaking Up

    Feb 11 2020

    "In our show, there are lots of Mr. Rights. The point was not to do a love story between two people...our mission was to make sure there were a lot of viable options for our Rob," says "High Fidelity" writer Veronica West.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • In New Hampshire And Beyond, Where Is The Democratic Party Headed?

    Feb 10 2020

    "It's getting a little bit ugly" on the ground in New Hampshire, says Vice News' Daniel Newhauser. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For February 7, 2020

    Feb 07 2020

    President Trump is acquitted, while the DNC calls for recanvassing in Iowa. The coronavirus epidemic continues. And Kenya's longest serving president dies. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Academy Awards, From #OscarsSoWhite To...Even Whiter?

    Feb 06 2020

    "One really has to ask whether we should be listening to what's considered the gold standard," says #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign. "They're only the gold standard because they said so."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Why Is Michael Bloomberg Running For President?

    Feb 05 2020

    "Is the safe candidate someone who finished fourth in the Iowa caucus (former Vice President Joe Biden)? Or someone who has a limitless checkbook (former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg)," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • There Might Not Be Crying In Baseball. But What About Cheating?

    Feb 04 2020

    "Sign stealing is code breaking. It's a skill, and it has a long tradition in baseball," says baseball writer Marc Carig. "But what's new is the use of technology in sign-stealing."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • First In The Nation: The Iowa Caucuses And The Calendar

    Feb 03 2020

    "They carved out that position in 1972 but have also fought like mad to keep it in that position," says political scientist Josh Putnam about the Iowa Caucuses. "This isn't the first time we're talking about this."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Did This Colorado County Find The Healthcare Solution?

    Feb 01 2020

    "When we found out she had stage 4 cancer, I wasn't exactly thinking about shopping for the lowest price." says Summit County resident Glenn Brady.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For January 31, 2020

    Jan 31 2020

    Democratic candidates compete with only days to go before the Iowa caucuses. The Supreme Court approves Trump's "wealth test" for immigrants. The coronavirus spreads. And Brexit finally arrives. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • When You've Got 99 Problems And Money Is One

    Jan 30 2020

    "I was raised in deep, deep poverty in America," says financial educator Alvin Hall. "I always watched my parents put something aside. Set aside the savings first...don't wait until the end to see what's left, do it off the top."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Impeachment Check-In: President Trump's Defense And Bolton's Book

    Jan 29 2020

    "John Bolton should know everything, as the National Security Advisor," John Gans says. "But he was in some of those meetings but on the outs with Donald Trump," so he says it's hard to know what Bolton might testify.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Remembering Kobe and Gianna Bryant

    Jan 28 2020

    "Especially here in Los Angeles, you see the connection [Kobe] built up with these people," writer Paolo Uggetti says. "He played with a hard-nosed dedication...and inspired people to do better, regardless of their walk of life."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What The Controversy Over 'American Dirt' Tells Us About Publishing And Authorship

    Jan 27 2020

    "We're not telling people you can't write about another community, we're saying you can, but here's how you do it well," says writer and educator K. Tempest Bradford. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Get In Line:' What It Takes To Legally Immigrate To The United States

    Jan 25 2020

    "Over the past few years, [USCIS] has gotten far more difficult to navigate, it is much more difficult to speak to a human being, to make an appointment...so if there is a snafu, it's very difficult to get that resolved," says immigration lawyer Eleanor Pelta.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For January 24, 2020

    Jan 24 2020

    The impeachment trial hit the Senate floor. A new strain of coronavirus claims more lives in China. And Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos' cell phone.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Campus Culpability: Who Should Keep Colleges Safe?

    Jan 23 2020

    "We don't want to blame students for being the victims of a crime," says John Vinson, campus security expert. "We have to look at: Are there failures in the process?"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • A Language With Chutzpah: Yiddish And American Culture

    Jan 22 2020

    Yiddish has been featured in pop culture from Mel Brooks in the '70s to more recently in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. "Yiddish is a part of American life, and people don't want to lose that," says Yiddish expert Josh Lambert.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Splitting Up, But In It Together: Divorce In 2020

    Jan 21 2020

    "No marriage is the same, and nobody understands a relationship from the outside...every break is different and complicated," writer Lyz Lenz says. "You don't have to play chicken with your life! You can make a choice to be happy."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren On Impeachment, Then And Now

    Jan 18 2020

    "Witnesses can be clever in their answers," says impeachment manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California. "But the documents don't lie." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For January 17, 2020

    Jan 17 2020

    President Trump's impeachment trial begins while candidates debate in Iowa. A Russian cabinet resigns. And protests continue in Iran over a downed flight. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Decrypting The Decryption Dilemma

    Jan 16 2020

    Recode's Kara Swisher on the clash between Apple and the Department of Justice: "If you want a surveillance state, that's where this is headed."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: 2020, The View From Michigan

    Jan 15 2020

    "Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot," says Kathleen VanPopplen, a former Republican who left the party because of President Trump. "If you don't want Trump getting reelected, you have to give us somebody that we can vote for."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Calling The Shots In The Year Of The Nurse And Midwife

    Jan 14 2020

    "When we have less acute conditions, most of the public can get care quickly and economically," one of our guests says. "Clinics are an important part of addressing that, but nurses can provide a variety of primary care."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Two Wheels, Lots Of Controversy: Electric Scooters And Urban Space

    Jan 13 2020

    "Any time that a physical environment in a city is not set up to allow for a new type of vehicle, you're in trouble," journalist Clive Thompson. "If you want that vehicle there, you've got to change the shape of the city."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Little Women'

    Jan 11 2020

    One listener said he went to see 'Little Women' without his wife. "I was happy to be a single male alone in the movie, and it was great."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup For January 10, 2020

    Jan 10 2020

    The Senate Majority Leader takes impeachment into his own hands. Fires continue to rage in Australia. And fallout continues over the assassination of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Unplugged: When Governments Cut Internet Access

    Jan 09 2020

    "Internet blackouts are more like a hammer, they don't take that much sophistication, but there are other censorship techniques that are more like a scalpel," says cyber security policy expert Justin Sherman.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • On The Trail: It's An Election Year, Charlie Brown

    Jan 08 2020

    "It is clear in polling that Democrats believe [former Vice President Joe] Biden is the candidate can beat Trump. It is not clear in fundraising standards," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Iranian American Perspective On The U.S. And Iran

    Jan 07 2020

    "Were these U.S. citizens, sleeping on the floor of the detention center in Washington state, free to leave? It doesn't sound like it. This was a detention," says immigration attorney David Leopold.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • When Prices Increase, But The Minimum Wage Has Not

    Jan 06 2020

    The federal minimum wage is $7.25, and that hasn't changed in over 10 years. Is it enough to make ends meet? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for January 3, 2020

    Jan 03 2020

    The Pentagon confirmed the death of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. What happens now?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • How Should We Regulate Homeschooling?

    Jan 02 2020

    As many as 1.5 million families homeschool their kids. Who gets to decide how homeschooling should happen? And how are the rules enforced?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • From Texas To Minnesota: 1A Across America In 2019

    Jan 01 2020

    "If we are not able to have conversations across the aisle as Gen Z or Millennials, it's going to make it harder and harder as we get more entrenched in our beliefs," student Republican MyChale Cooper told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Taking Chances' With Sharon Van Etten

    Dec 31 2019

    "I feel like over the course of ten years, I've found writing music my form of therapy," Van Etten told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Changing The Game? The NCAA Opens The Door For College Athletes To Profit

    Dec 30 2019

    "The NCAA maintains as a legal fiction that the reason people care about college sports is that they are true college students," says economist Andy Schwarz.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for December 27, 2019

    Dec 27 2019

    Questions remain about where the articles of a presidential impeachment go from here. Protests continue to rock France, India and Iran. And Cuba has a prime minister for the first time in 43 years. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'She Had Me, I Had Her:' Robyn Crawford Opens Up

    Dec 26 2019

    Robyn Crawford said that she and Whitney Houston "just were," and their love was bigger than anything imaginable. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?

    Dec 25 2019

    What is it that makes so many artists want to sing about Christmas? And after decades of holiday hits, is there anything new to do with the genre? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Perks And Perils Of Plant Parenthood

    Dec 24 2019

    "Sometimes you are going to lose a few plants. Sometimes leaves will turn yellow," plant blogger and author Darryl Cheng told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'For Their Own Good': The Detention Of Muslim Ethnic Groups In China

    Dec 23 2019

    "The last time I was able to directly speak with anyone in the country was July 2017," said Salih Hudayar, founder of the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for December 20, 2019

    Dec 20 2019

    Donald Trump was impeached by the House. Democratic presidential candidates debated in Los Angeles. U.S. and China agree on new trade terms. Climate talks wrap up in Spain. And Australia declares a state of emergency as fires rage on.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Return Of A Jedi: The Legacy Of "Star Wars"

    Dec 19 2019

    Professor Nicholas Cull told us that Star Wars was an instant hit. He said George Lucas brought a blend of movie genres to the big screen in a way that reassured Americans.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter: @1A.

  • The Confirmation Of Brett Kavanaugh

    Dec 18 2019

    "The moment of [Christine] Blasey Ford's testimony was so searing because it was so real," author and reporter Ruth Marcus told us. "She didn't even understand fully that this would be televised nationally."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter: @1A.

  • From 'Place Your Order' To Your Door: Inside Amazon's Delivery Process

    Dec 17 2019

    "It might not sound hard driving a truck to get something to a front door," reporter Ken Bensinger told us. "But try doing it 250 times in a day."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter: @1A.

  • Meet America's Most Powerful Flight Attendant

    Dec 16 2019

    Flight attendant Sara Nelson told us that yes, you do need to listen to the pre-flight safety briefing. "Every part of that briefing is there because someone lost blood." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter: @1A.

  • The News Roundup for December 13, 2019

    Dec 13 2019

    House Democrats submitted two articles of impeachment, federal workers scored a win and the military has a new Space Force branch.Around the world, Saudi's Ambassador to the U.S. traveled to Pensacola. A new climate change report about the Arctic was released. And Boris Johnson won the election.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Beyond Adam And Eve: Religion And The Gender Binary

    Dec 12 2019

    "It's been my faith in God that guided me to come out of the closet as someone who likes girls, then someone as non-binary," guest Alex Griffin told us. "It was always a feeling of God loving me exactly as I was."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Current Playing Field For Sports Journalism

    Dec 11 2019

    "I don't think anyone should ever be told to stick to sports. It's a false statement," Only A Game's Karen Given told us. "However, as a journalist, I avoid putting my political opinions out there."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Switched On Pop': Breaking Down What Makes A Banger

    Dec 10 2019

    "What we want to do is understand why songs edge up to the top of the charts and get in our ears. What are the qualities that make them so sticky?" music journalist and podcast host Nate Sloan told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Chanel Miller Wants You To Know Her Name

    Dec 09 2019

    "To me, it was a very clear case. How could that have been a consensual encounter if that was how I was abandoned?" Chanel Miller told us. "Instead, I found that my assailant was pushing back as hard as he could and would use every resource to try to discredit and silence me."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for December 6, 2019

    Dec 06 2019

    House Democrats will begin drafting articles of impeachment. Attorney General William Barr weighs in on protests against police. And Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race.Around the world, world leaders convened in London for a NATO summit. The House steps up pressure on China for its treatment of the Uighurs. And Crimea shows up as being part of Russia on some of Apple's apps.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have question...more

  • 'Canyon Dreams:' High School Basketball On The Navajo Nation

    Dec 05 2019

    "It's important not to think of basketball as the only way out, but it's absolutely a cohesive and coherent force," author Michael Powell told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'She Had Me, I Had Her:' Robyn Crawford Opens Up

    Dec 04 2019

    Robyn Crawford said that she and Whitney Houston "just were," and their love was bigger than anything imaginable. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • No, Koalas Aren't 'Functionally Extinct.' But They Are In Danger

    Dec 03 2019

    "There is absolutely a grain of truth to all this," but they're not functionally extinct, National Geographic wildlife reporter Natasha Daly told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Politics Of Pain: Ireland, Britain And Brexit

    Dec 02 2019

    "The fundamental problem is that the U.K. thinks about Brexit as a nationalist revolution," journalist Fintan O'Toole told us. "But the EU is not an empire like how Britain was ... it's not oppressed."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction

    Nov 29 2019

    "Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices with sound design or music," podcast critic Elena Fernández Collins told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What We Write About When We Write About Food

    Nov 28 2019

    A lot of time people say "stick with the food," food writer Osayi Endolyn told us. "But it's never just about the food."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: A Conversation With Young Conservatives in Alabama

    Nov 27 2019

    Experiencing an active shooter situation last fall, "made me more aware of the gun control policies...but it has not changed my core beliefs that we should have our second amendment rights," says MyChale Cooper, a young conservative at the University of Alabama. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Movie Club: 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood'

    Nov 26 2019

    "I think that a lot of adults, myself included, really don't know what to do with our feelings," writer Beandrea July told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Guns & America: The Good Guy With A Gun

    Nov 25 2019

    Research shows people will successfully defend themselves with a gun in less than 1% of violent crimes. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Breaking The Rules With Charli XCX

    Nov 23 2019

    "I don't like to limit myself and make one type of thing ... I really like flexing my muscles in all types of ways," Charli XCX told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for November 22, 2019

    Nov 22 2019

    E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland sounds off in impeachment hearings. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Atlanta. Around the world, Israel's Prime was indicted on multiple charges. Iran shutdowns internet access. And the fallout continues over Prince Andrew's ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Two Former Ambassadors Weigh In On A Week Of Impeachment Proceedings

    Nov 21 2019

    "[Ambassador Gordon] Sondland was in over his head. He didn't act in a way that a normal ambassador would have acted," Ambassador Nicholas Burns told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Has The President Gone Too Far In Clearing Three Service Members?

    Nov 20 2019

    "The Pentagon has made it very clear to me that they pretty much uniformly were against these decisions," reporter Dan Lamothe told us about President Trump's recent pardons.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Presenting The Debutante Ball

    Nov 19 2019

    "You need to allow teenage girls their agency, but you also have to ask, who is this for, and who is it helping, and who is it hurting," author Kristen Richardson says. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • How We Talk When We Talk About Abortion

    Nov 18 2019

    "[Safe, legal and rare] is extremely antiquated in that it's focusing on shifting politics but not actually thinking about who are the people who are at the center of this issue: people like me who have abortions," reproductive justice activist Renee Bracey Sherman told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for November 15, 2019

    Nov 15 2019

    The House held the first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Another candidate joined the 2020 presidential race. And the Supreme Court weighed the fate of about 700,000 immigrants. Around the world, protests rage on in Iraq, Hong Kong and Chile. And President Evo Morales of Bolivia is out.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Mass Incarceration in the Deep South

    Nov 14 2019

    "Some of the prisons, you wouldn't put your dog in there," an Alabama state senator told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Color Me Crimson: Can Football Unite Alabama?

    Nov 13 2019

    "Alabama football serves as an escape for a lot of people, like going to the movies," entertainment and sports producer Ben Flanagan told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: The Legacy Of Jeff Sessions

    Nov 12 2019

    "Sessions was a Republican in the state of Alabama before it was popular to be a Republican in the state," political science professor Lori Owens told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'America's Great Undiscovered Literature:' Letters From U.S. Soldiers

    Nov 11 2019

    "The heart of this project is to convey the humanity of these troops. It is to ensure these stories are preserved," said Andrew Carroll, the founding director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for November 8, 2019

    Nov 08 2019

    A top diplomat revises his testimony to impeachment investigators. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces a run for Senate. And Virginia may no longer be a swing state.Around the world, Delhi closes schools because of toxic smog. Haiti nears a boiling point. And there's a peace deal in Yemen. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Ok Boomer:' Apathy, Anger And A Viral Meme

    Nov 07 2019

    "I think it's important to note that while the comment itself is being described as dismissive, it's actually a response to the dismissive point of view that older generations have," wrote one of our listeners.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Blown Away: Why Police Rely On Faulty Breathalyzers

    Nov 06 2019

    "The machines are often unreliable and they generate skewed results — whether too high or too low — with alarming frequency," New York Times reporter Jessica Silver-Greenberg told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Visiting The Smithsonian With Lonnie Bunch

    Nov 05 2019

    "I think it's important for us to realize that in this story, slavery is at the center — but it's not the only story. We wanted people to understand the diversity of the black experience," Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Getting Thirsty With 'Thirst Aid Kit'

    Nov 04 2019

    Thirst is an expression of desire. "The idea of noting what you like, having that written down," said Bim Adewunmi, co-host of the podcast "Thirst Aid Kit."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Changing The Game? The NCAA Opens The Door For Athletes To Profit

    Nov 02 2019

    "The NCAA maintains as a legal fiction that the reason people care about college sports is that they are true college students," says economist Andy Schwarz.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for November 1, 2019

    Nov 01 2019

    All but two House Democrats voted for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Twitter plans to stop all political advertising on the platform. And the Washington Nationals won the World Series.Around the world, ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Political turmoil rocked South America. And there are widespread protests in the Middle East.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What Gave Life To The Idea Of The Zombie?

    Oct 31 2019

    "The Haitian zombie and the modern zombie are two different things tied by a misnomer," author Max Brooks told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • When 'Public Safety' Blackouts Are Meant To Prevent Wildfires

    Oct 30 2019

    "The less power you shut-off, the more narrowly targeted the shut-offs are, the higher the fire risk is... It's going to take a lot of time and money to fix that problem," said Tod Nordhaus, the founder of the Breakthrough Institute.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Jojo Rabbit'

    Oct 29 2019

    "My grandmother survived the Holocaust and I don't think there was anything offensive [about the film]," one caller told us. They said it's a good opportunity to educate viewers.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Distilling The Success Of Craft Distilleries

    Oct 28 2019

    "People want to know where their products are coming from. You can point to a farm where the grain is coming from," Brian Christensen of Artisan Spirit Magazine told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for October 25, 2019

    Oct 25 2019

    The Justice Department is reportedly investigating itself. Major fires burn in California. And the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros.Around the world, Justin Trudeau survives re-election. This week was the first ever Russia-Africa Summit. And Carrie Lam and Benjamin Netanyahu are on their way out.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Kansas Women In Politics And The GOP

    Oct 24 2019

    "As I go out and talk to women, there's this thought that we must hate President Trump because we're women and look at all of the horrible and awful things that he said of fill-in-the-blank. But Republican women don't appreciate being forced into a box," said Jennifer Baysinger, vice president of political affairs at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Introducing The 'Accidental Guardians' Of First Amendment Rights

    Oct 23 2019

    "There used to be a line between political speech and personal speech... that line is now very much blurred," NPR's Nina Totenberg told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Supa Dupa Fly: The History Of Women In Hip-Hop

    Oct 22 2019

    "Missy's not an artist. She's a movement," music journalist and author Kathy Iandoli told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • When Fertility Doctors Betray Trust

    Oct 21 2019

    "The Cline case demonstrates just how unprepared the legal system is for this," reporter and co-host Lauren Bavis told us. She said in several states there is no law against doctors inseminating their patients.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for October 18, 2019

    Oct 18 2019

    The impeachment inquiry continues, Senator Elizabeth Warren came under fire. And auto workers reached a tentative deal with General Motors.Around the world, there are questions of a ceasefire in northern Syria. The International Space Station saw its first all-female spacewalk. And LeBron James joins the China controversy.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Heading Out On The Ice With Adam Rippon

    Oct 17 2019

    "I wanted to be in front of people and I wanted to make them feel good," Rippon told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Twelve Democrats Debate In Ohio As The Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump Continues

    Oct 16 2019

    "Last night, Bernie looked great, and whatever was going on with his heart ... he seemed reinvigorated," NPR correspondent Ron Elving told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The New Rhythm Of Rhythm And Blues

    Oct 15 2019

    "Classic, funk, neo-soul ... It's all R&B music," professor Gabrielle Goodman told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Hijacking The American Conversation

    Oct 14 2019

    "The First Amendment is a cherished American value ... but it doesn't dilute the First Amendment to say that lies have consequences, that violent language has consequences," author Andrew Marantz told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Renewable Energy And Resistance

    Oct 12 2019

    "These are called wind farms strategically. They are not farms. They're power plants," said Nick Egli, who opposes a wind farm proposed near his home in Kansas.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for October 11, 2019

    Oct 11 2019

    House Democrats vow to continue their impeachment inquiry, the Trump Administration vows not to cooperate and Trump says he's not backing down.Around the world, U.S. troops withdrew from northern Syria, Turkey moved in to bombard Kurdish fighters and the NBA is in hot water with China.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction

    Oct 10 2019

    "Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices with sound design or music," podcast critic Elena Fernández Collins told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Reversing The 'Brain Drain' In Rural America

    Oct 09 2019

    "When you're in a small town, out in the middle of nowhere, you either work together or fail alone," journalist and author Sarah Smarsh told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Horror Stories' With Liz Phair

    Oct 08 2019

    "I just kind of wanted to tell the truth about the person I am, instead of the music person everyone knows," Phair said in regards to why she decided to write a memoir.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Past, Present And Future Of American Beer

    Oct 07 2019

    "Prohibition outlawed the production, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages — but not consumption," Smithsonian curator Theresa McCulla told us. "If you were a wealthy American, you could stock your cellar and still have a pretty good time."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Writing Feeling Into Song With Sharon Van Etten

    Oct 05 2019

    "I feel like over the course of ten years, I've found writing music my form of therapy," Van Etten told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for October 4, 2019

    Oct 04 2019

    Congress released text messages between President Trump and the president of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Trump openly urged China to investigate Joe Biden.Around the world, protests in Hong Kong continue for the 17th week and the plight of Iraqis goes from bad to worse.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Wanting Wellness: The Booming Business Of Self-Care

    Oct 03 2019

    The wellness industry can be "incredibly predatory," Dr. Jen Gunter told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • From '24' To 'Mulan:' Character Actor Tzi Ma

    Oct 02 2019

    "Mulan is such an iconic character in Chinese culture. I believe it also offers the opportunity to bridge some gaps between the two nations," Ma told us about the live-action edition of "Mulan" that's coming out soon, and other recent projects.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Debut Novel

    Oct 01 2019

    "When the hero is always white, there are subtle messages sent out to the culture. I wanted a hero who was black ... I just felt like it was our time," author Ta-Nehisi Coates told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Complicated Business of Plantation Tourism

    Sep 30 2019

    "You are denying yourself the more interesting parts of history if you only want to see the pretty things," historic interpreter Lacy Wilson told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Dis-Integration: Part 3

    Sep 30 2019

    From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for September 27, 2019

    Sep 27 2019

    There's a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, a redacted version of a whistle-blower complaint was made public and the UN Climate Action Summit wrapped up.Around the world, a crackdown on protests in Egypt, a historical court ruling in Britain and some big moves at the UN General Assembly.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • No Plan B: Deciding Not To Have Children Because Of Climate Change

    Sep 25 2019

    "I think that the world will be worth living in 2050 and 2100," Vox reporter Kelsey Piper told us. "If you're longing to have children, then do that and fight for the world."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate

    Sep 24 2019

    "Why would I study for a future that's not going to exist," environmental activist and student Madeline Graham told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Graphic Novelists Chris Ware And Melanie Gillman On Their Latest Projects

    Sep 23 2019

    "[Comics are] as close as you can get to looking through another person's eyes," cartoonist Melanie Gillman told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Dis-Integration: Part 2

    Sep 23 2019

    From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for September 20, 2019

    Sep 20 2019

    There are new whistleblower allegations, autoworkers go on strike and NPR loses one of its Founding Mothers.Around the world, millions are rallying today for climate change, Saudi Arabia is under attack and Iran is on the defensive.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Perks And Perils Of Plant Parenthood

    Sep 19 2019

    "Sometimes you are going to lose a few plants. Sometimes leaves will turn yellow," plant blogger and author Darryl Cheng told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • One Small Hop On The Magic School Bus, One Giant Leap For STEM Education

    Sep 18 2019

    The head of content at PBS Kids told us because their programming is free, much of their viewership is comprised of low-income households. This includes children who don't have access to Netflix and other streaming services that offer kids' programming.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'This Machine Kills Fascists': Politics And Music With Billy Bragg

    Sep 17 2019

    "Freedom has to involve equality," Bragg told us. "That doesn't just mean equal rights. That means equal respect." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Hustlers'

    Sep 16 2019

    Siobhan Brooks, an African-American studies professor and former dancer, says the best part of the film was the dressing room scenes. They showed the amount of labor involved, how the women are transforming themselves and what their relationships with one another are like.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Dis-Integration: Part 1

    Sep 16 2019

    From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for September 13, 2019

    Sep 13 2019

    John Bolton is out as the president's national security adviser, California passed a bill requiring companies to treat independent contractors as employees, and the Supreme Court ruled to let a sharp restriction to the U.S. asylum system stand — for now.Around the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex parts of the West Bank if he's reelected, Canada also has elections coming up with an uncertain future for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Trump called off ...more

  • Forget What You Think You Know About The Manson Murders

    Sep 12 2019

    "After six hours with Manson's prosecutor, Vince Bugliosi, I realized he told me only what was in his book," journalist Tom O'Neill told us. "Until we went off the record and he told me something explosive ... and it sent me down the rabbit hole."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • R&B Star Raphael Saadiq Explores Addiction And Loss In 'Jimmy Lee'

    Sep 11 2019

    "I would dive into any Sam Cooke record and get lost inside the music," Saadiq told us. He saw a lot of tragedy early on after losing multiple siblings. Saadiq says music was a way of coping.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Margaret Atwood On The Enduring Resonance Of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    Sep 10 2019

    "These kind of regimes don't last," Atwood told us. "One of the things that interested me about Gilead is we know it falls apart ... but we're not told how. So I was interested in exploring how."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Staggering Weight Of Student Loan Debt

    Sep 09 2019

    "College prepares us to live in a complex society," professor Tressie McMillan Cottom told us. "There is a social and moral imperative to college education."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 40 Years of ESPN's SportsCenter

    Sep 07 2019

    "ESPN is huge," NPR TV critic Eric Deggans told us. "As it grew, it became the fulcrum that grew the cable TV industry."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for September 6, 2019

    Sep 06 2019

    The Bahamas are recovering from Hurricane Dorian and at least 30 people are dead. Now, it's hitting the U.S. southeastern coast. And two major retail chains changes their firearm policies.Around the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a terrible political week. Another week of protests are planned in Hong Kong. And Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is dead.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Being Somali American

    Sep 05 2019

    "First when you come here, you're like, 'Why are all these people complaining about racism...' and then the reality hits you in the face... that you're just another black person who's come to the U.S.," podcast host Haji Yussuf told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Hurricanes And U.S. Territories In The Caribbean

    Sep 04 2019

    "I have to sit in this seat, and wonder as a U.S. Virgin Islander, and wonder if we'll exist in twenty years," reporter Peter Bailey told us. He says he isn't hopeful that Congress will act on climate change, in light of the fact that the island is majority black.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Undocumented But In Demand: Immigration And Labor In America

    Sep 03 2019

    "It's fair to say that a lot of Americans don't want to do this kind of backbreaking work," reporter Alexia Campbell told us. "They have better options, especially at a time like this."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Reporting On The Real Rural America

    Sep 02 2019

    "There are a lot of challenges [in rural America]", reporter April Simpson told us. "But I think it's also important to show what's working and ... the people that are really invested in their communities to create places people will want to come back to."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for August 30, 2019

    Aug 30 2019

    Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian. President Trump reignited a feud with Puerto Rico's political leaders. And U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of the Democratic presidential race.Around the world, Britain's new prime minister quashed opposition to a no-deal Brexit. The Amazon forest fires caused a geopolitical feud. And upcoming German elections are expected to fuel the rise of right-wing parties.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast...more

  • Tapping Into Minnesota's Craft Beer Boom

    Aug 29 2019

    "The problem of quality in craft beer is a big one," said John Garland, the deputy editor of The Growler Magazine. "There's a lot more that goes into commercial brewing than home brewing. You can't just scale up your ingredients and get the same results."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: How U.S. Cities Are Tackling The Affordable Housing Crisis

    Aug 28 2019

    "In the U.S. and every American city, the issue of housing is tied to race," Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender told us. "We had an opportunity to look at the problems of displacement [and] evictions." Bender says in our history, racism has been codified in zoning laws.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Putting The Real New Orleans On The Map

    Aug 27 2019

    "This house is really a historical monument for my family," author Sarah Broom told us. Broom's family home was demolished by the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Share The Road: How Cities Can Keep Cyclists Safe

    Aug 26 2019

    "We have to talk about who is empowered on the streets and who is not ... I think this sense of anger from motorists really comes from a place of entitlement," Streetsblog national correspondent Angie Schmitt told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for August 23, 2019

    Aug 23 2019

    President Trump walked back a promise for background checks. He called Jews who vote for Democrats "very disloyal." And he introduced a rule that'll let the U.S. detain immigrant families on the boarder indefinitely. Meanwhile, Trump was told he can't buy Greenland. The G7 summit is this weekend. And China introduced new tariffs on American goods. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The 1619 Project

    Aug 22 2019

    "We really tried to select stories that would go across the spectrum of American life," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • YouTuber Marques Brownlee Talks Ten Years of Tech

    Aug 21 2019

    "It's going to come down to what gives you the best user experience," Brownlee told us. "What people don't consider is that tech is a really personal purchase. You spend so much time using it."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Primaries On The Way To The Presidency

    Aug 20 2019

    "The invisible primary has already begun... and it's sort of democratizing the process," political correspondent Reid Wilson told us. He says the winnowing process is now a national process.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Acknowledging Racism Is A Good Start. But It's Only The First Step.

    Aug 19 2019

    "We are going to constantly make mistakes," author Ibram X. Kendi told us about the path to being antiracist. He says the right path is to be honest, share your mistake and strive to be better.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for August 16, 2019

    Aug 16 2019

    New Trump administration rules pose new threats to endangered species. The acting director of ICE talks immigration. And two Democratic congresswomen are barred from visiting Israel. Around the world, protestors in Hong Kong shut down a major international airport. An Ebola cure seems to be on the horizon. And shots are fired across the border of Kashmir.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Bill de Blasio

    Aug 15 2019

    "I run the nation's largest city. I have the largest school system, the largest police force — it's the most diverse place on Earth," Mayor de Blasio told us, when asked why he should be president.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Black Country Artists Who Paved The Way For 'Old Town Road'

    Aug 14 2019

    "We think of a guy like Charley Pride and one of the reasons he got so popular was because you couldn't see him," musician Dom Flemons told us. He said people would come to Pride's shows and then be upset when they saw he was black.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Mexican Folk-Fusion Artist Lila Downs On The Soundscape Of Home

    Aug 13 2019

    "I am from Mexico City. Lila Downs is the only singer that I have followed for so many years. Thank you for giving your audience the chance to listen to this amazing artist. Viva Oaxaca," one listener tweeted.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • A Public Radio Listener Walks Into A Bar: Your Stories About Drinking Alcohol

    Aug 12 2019

    "My friends changed fairly dramatically when I quit drinking," journalist Jayne O'Donnell told us. "Go out and have a club soda and see if you still like the people you're with."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for August 9, 2019

    Aug 09 2019

    The week began with mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On Wednesday, federal immigration officials arrested nearly 700 suspected undocumented workers at food plants in Mississippi. And Puerto Rico saw three different governors in a single week.Around the world, India's government made a controversial move to revoke Kashmir's semi-autonomous status. The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Venezuela. And the United Arab Emirates announced it will pull its forces out of Yemen.Want to support 1A? Give ...more

  • Visionary: Toni Morrison

    Aug 08 2019

    "It is not an understatement to suggest Black studies as a standalone field has a lot to do with the work that Toni Morrison did at Random House," Howard University Prof. Dana Williams told us.We spoke with Williams and Paula Giddings, professor emerita at Smith College, about Morrison's legacy as an author, editor and mentor.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Snakes On A Plain: Invasive Species And How We Handle Them

    Aug 07 2019

    "You can't make some of these things up that we've seen," biologist Ian Bartoszek told us. "It almost reads out of a sci-fi novel."We spoke with Bartoszek, Prof. Joel Trexler of Florida International University and Carrie Brown-Lima, director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute about the threat invasive species present.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Covering The Threat Of White Supremacy

    Aug 06 2019

    "The FBI agents would tell us that when we give them voice, we bring them believers also," Poynter's Kelly McBride said of her time covering white supremacists. "Balancing that was very difficult as a journalist."We discussed the media's coverage of white supremacy with McBride, Univision's Fernando Pizarro, Jane Coaston of Vox and NBC's Ben Collins.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Do Something!' Americans Grieve, Get Angry After More Mass Shootings

    Aug 05 2019

    "We have no idea what the role of mental illness is," Vanderbilt professor Jonathan Metzl said about mass shootings. "And so it seems to me like a code word and a distraction and a deflection."We spoke with Metzl, former FBI agent Michael German and The New York Times' Charlie Warzel about the response to a deadly weekend in El Paso and Dayton.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for August 2, 2019

    Aug 02 2019

    In the U.S. this week, Democratic presidential hopefuls squared off in the second round of debates, a new California law requires President Trump to release his tax returns, and the ACLU said more than 900 children were separated from their immigrant parents in the year after a court restricted the practice.Around the world, the U.S. sanctioned Iran's foreign minister, the Afghan peace process faced more challenges, and Ethiopians planted 350 million — yes, million — trees in a single day.Want t...more

  • A Black Lady Radio Interview

    Aug 01 2019

    "'In Living Color' was a massive influence for me, as was SNL," comedian Robin Thede told us. She was named after Robin Williams and was raised with an appreciation for comedy.She's now an executive producer and star of HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Show." She joined us to talk about what makes good sketch comedy.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Colson Whitehead Exhumes The Past In 'The Nickel Boys'

    Jul 31 2019

    "I didn't talk about it for 50-some years," said Charlie Fudge, a former inmate at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. "We were threatened to never tell anyone about what happened there."We talked with Fudge, reporter Ben Montgomery and author Colson Whitehead about the Dozier School, the real-life basis for Whitehead's latest novel, The Nickel Boys.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Smarten Up About The Economy

    Jul 30 2019

    "The Federal Reserve is like a bank's bank," New York Times reporter Jeanna Smialek explained. "It has all these relationships with banks around the country, and they set interest rates."Smialek and Mark Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget helped demystify what an interest rate cut would mean for you.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Who Is Boris Johnson?

    Jul 29 2019

    Boris Johnson has long had his sights set on 10 Downing Street. "It was pretty clear from the get-go that he wanted to be prime minister," The Economist's Anne McElvoy told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for July 26, 2019

    Jul 26 2019

    Massive protests drove Puerto Rico's governor to resign, Robert Mueller testified before Congress, and the government fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and a major data breach.Meanwhile, Britain got a new prime minister, President Trump inserted himself in someone else's border crisis, and a UN report warned about the urgency of climate change.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 76 Billion Pills, 6 Companies And An Opioid Trial For The Ages

    Jul 25 2019

    "It's a really heartbreaking scene in a lot of American cities and towns," Washington Post reporter Scott Higham said on the impact of opioid addiction.We talked with Higham about the opioid crisis, his team's three-year investigation and a recently released trove of data.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The 1A Movie Club Sees 'The Lion King'

    Jul 24 2019

    "It is such an honor to be able to be in a movie that I've looked up to for so long. It just feels fantastic," actor Shahadi Wright Joseph told us. "I think that 'The Lion King' inspired me to start acting. I saw Young Nala on the screen, and I wanted to be her." We spoke with Joseph, co-star JD McCrary and journalist Brooke Obie about the blockbuster remake.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Save The Salmon, Save The World

    Jul 23 2019

    "Climate change is gonna make it harder and harder to sustain wild salmon populations," Wild Salmon Center founder and CEO Guido Rahr told us.We talked about the importance of the fish with Rahr and journalist Tucker Malarkey.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • MTV's 'Are You The One?' And The Future Of Queer Representation In Reality TV

    Jul 22 2019

    "It was nerve-wracking, to say the least," contestant Kai Wes said of his decision to take his testosterone injections on-screen during MTV's "Are You the One?" "It's something that people don't see, so I purposely chose to show that. I wanted it to be normalized."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for July 19, 2019

    Jul 19 2019

    The Trump administration moved forward with plans to end asylum protections. Protesters in Puerto Rico are calling for their governor to resign. And racist tweets from the president generated backlash.Around the world, the Ebola outbreak is deemed a global health emergency. Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman elected president of the European Commission. And the United States is planning to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station a...more

  • Game Mode: The Next Level

    Jul 18 2019

    "The difference with Stadia is there are so many more options," journalist Gabe Gurwin said of Google's new steaming gaming service. "They're also going to let you buy games piecemeal and you can purchase games without a subscription."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Game Mode: Work Hard, Play Hard

    Jul 17 2019

    "One of the problems with the games industry is that at the end of a project, a lot more people are needed to finish," journalist Colin Campbell told us. "Workers tend to be brought on en masse." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Game Mode: Loot Boxes, The Law And The Music Behind The Game

    Jul 16 2019

    "What I want are tools and information about how I can limit time and money spent on game play," Stanley Pierre-Louis, the president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, told us. "The FTC has applauded our industry many times on our self-regulatory methods."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Game Mode: Consoles And Community

    Jul 15 2019

    "When I first played 'World of Warcraft,' there was something really wild about hearing all these people from around the world. Now, it's something that the industry has taken and run with," said Ion Hazzikostas, game director for 'World of Warcraft.'Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations

    Jul 13 2019

    "We have to be humanitarian to each other first before we can do humanitarian work at the border," Minister Alyssa Stebbing said of her approach to keeping the peace in her congregation. "It's hard work, but it's necessary."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The News Roundup for July 12, 2019

    Jul 12 2019

    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation. Billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. And America's soccer champions came home.Around the world, there was confrontation between Britain and Iran. Hong Kong could see more protests. And Britain's ambassador to the U.S. resigned.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Digital Disruption Of The Banking Industry

    Jul 11 2019

    "Not everybody has access to the digital economy. Think about it. If you want to do a transaction online or a mobile app, you typically need a debit or credit card to do that," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

    Jul 10 2019

    "The inability to prevent new nuclear states in North Korea and Iran" is the number-two international threat to the U.S. after climate change, according to Gov. Inslee.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Chronicling Sexual Harassment And Assault In The #MeToo Era

    Jul 09 2019

    "Most of the #MeToo movement has centered around sexual assault and naming big men, but the men in my life are not prominent famous men. They're everyday, working class men," author Chavisa Woods told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Fly Me To The Moon: Apollo 11 And The Unsung Hero Who Made It Happen

    Jul 08 2019

    John Houbolt is often a footnote in Apollo 11 history, author Todd Zwillich told us. Astronauts often get the most recognition.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for July 5, 2019

    Jul 05 2019

    Justin Amash says "adios" to his party. The printers start rolling on the new census forms. And the car world loses a legend.Around the world, protesters smash up the parliament in Hong Kong. President Trump crosses a line in Korea. And there's change at the top of the European Union and Central Bank.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • A Conversation With Senator Doug Jones

    Jul 04 2019

    Sen. Jones is the first Democrat that Alabamians have elected to the Senate in 25 years. But with elections around the corner, can he win again in a largely red state?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 50 Years Later: Apollo 11 And The Landing That Almost Wasn't

    Jul 03 2019

    This month marks the 50-year anniversary of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon. That may be old news to us, but it was a moment that gripped the nation and the world, in tense and excited silence. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Archaeology From (Way, Way) Far Out

    Jul 02 2019

    Archaeologist Sarah Parcak says she's seen satellites that can see up to 100 meters in depth into water. Parcak says space imaging helps to gain data on water movement around ships.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Jason Rezaian and George Takei On Two Forms Of Imprisonment

    Jul 01 2019

    "As Iranians in this country, we've suffered a lot of backlash since the 1970s," Rezaian told us. "That continues to this day. As I've watched the crisis at the border, I worry that we're descending into similar situations that my father and George dealt with."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Dinosaurs Come Back To Life At The Smithsonian

    Jun 29 2019

    "It was either beginner's luck or divine intervention ... the bones maybe found me," said Kathy Wankel, about discovering T. rex bones in Montana that are now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for June 28, 2019

    Jun 28 2019

    Twenty Democratic presidential candidates debated this week. The Supreme Court ruled on partisan gerrymandering. And Robert Mueller will testify before Congress in July.Around the world, President Trump will meet with world leaders at the G20 summit this weekend. Protests in Honduras turn violent. And Jared Kushner tries to make a peace deal with the Middle East.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Ten Democrats Debate

    Jun 27 2019

    "I think it's kind of a cheap shot at this point, just saying that we need to stop Trump," said Kate Nachazel, a senior at the University of Michigan. She said she appreciated that the candidates didn't talk so much about President Trump.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Big Little Lies: The Art Of Being Duped

    Jun 26 2019

    Professor Chris Hart says con artists tend to display a personality structure known as the "dark triad:" narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Health Care

    Jun 25 2019

    "We have as many people insured in this country as ever before," said Dan Diamond, health reporter for POLITICO. But Diamond noted that some people are under-insured, in hard-to-reach locations and unable to opt in to insurance plans.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Conservative Columnist George Will On The Republican Party Today

    Jun 24 2019

    Will told us that "America should be alarmed" by any president that can impose taxes willy-nilly in the form of tariffs.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for June 21, 2019

    Jun 21 2019

    President Trump will run for a second term. Meanwhile, the first Democratic debates are around the corner.Around the world, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue. Hong Kong fights with Beijing. And thousands are fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • A Primer For The Growing Crisis With Iran

    Jun 20 2019

    Vali Nasr, a former senior adviser to President Obama, told us he believes that war with Iran could be possible if an unintended target is hit or there's a miscalculation. He speculated that it could occur as soon as a month from now.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Desperate Measures: The Skyrocketing Price Of Insulin In America

    Jun 19 2019

    "We've spent $700 a month just for our daughter's insulin — and beyond that we've had to pay for other supplies including a pump, testing strips," Lija Greenseid told us about her daughter who has Type 1 Diabetes.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Elaine Welteroth On Transforming Teen Vogue And Knowing Your Worth

    Jun 18 2019

    "Our job was to reflect this next generation of young people," Welteroth told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Try Guys Try Public Radio

    Jun 17 2019

    "We got more in touch with the narrative of speaking directly to things. The tone caught up to something that was always there," Eugene Lee Yang told us about the group's earlier work. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Forgiveness After A Massacre In Charleston

    Jun 15 2019

    "I am not willing to forgive what has happened in America unless America is willing to repent and atone, and America has not done that," pastor William H. Lamar IV told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for June 14, 2019

    Jun 14 2019

    A comedian calls on Congress to act. Congress calls for a raise. Christians call out serious issues during two major conventions. Around the world, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. More protests are planned in Hong Kong. And Boris Johnson may become the next prime minister of the U.K.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Indigenous And In Office

    Jun 13 2019

    "There are too many people in Minnesota who don't even know that Native American people exist as contemporary people," Lt. Governor Flanagan told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Paintbrushes And Deep Pockets: The State Of The Art World

    Jun 12 2019

    "The art business is the most unregulated legal business in the world," author Michael Shnayerson told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter On 'The Five-Sided Box'

    Jun 11 2019

    "War is the heart of what we do, but you're also the manager and leader of the world's largest enterprise," Carter told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope

    Jun 10 2019

    David Kessler, a grief expert, told us the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — are not linear milestones, but rather organic feelings that will come up during the grieving process.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for June 7, 2019

    Jun 07 2019

    The NYPD publicly apologized for raiding the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago. Meanwhile, many are calling for President Trump to apologize for insults he made about Robert Mueller on D-Day.Around the world, it's been thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is out as head of the conservative party. And Ethiopia's prime minister mediates talks in Sudan.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find ...more

  • Adapting 'To Kill A Mockingbird' For The Stage, And For Contemporary Views On Race

    Jun 06 2019

    "I got off to a rocky start ... I felt like it was my job to swaddle the novel in bubble wrap and gently transfer it to a Broadway stage. That's a terrible way to write a play, and my first draft reflected that," playwright Aaron Sorkin told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What Does It Mean To Lose A Pregnancy?

    Jun 05 2019

    "Shame, guilt, and blame" are all common feelings after losing a pregnancy, says therapist Joyce McFadden.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • How Can We Prevent Workplace Shootings?

    Jun 04 2019

    Jillian Peterson says 90 percent of workplace mass shootings are carried out by an employee. She says security is really difficult when the perpetrator already knows the building and the safety measures typically taken during a crisis.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Romance and Representation: 'Always Be My Maybe' And The Future Of The Raunch-Com

    Jun 03 2019

    "This story came from a real place for us. There were a lot of things about it that were authentic for us and we were the experts on getting that authenticity right," Randall Park told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Who Benefits When States Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

    Jun 01 2019

    "I was very hesitant to come out of the cannabis closet ... because of the stigma ... However I'm proud that people can see that 'she's a functioning adult, she doesn't seem like a weed-head,'" dispensary co-founder Anqunette Sarfoh told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 31, 2019

    May 31 2019

    Robert Mueller broke his silence. Disney and other major movie studios say they're prepared to pull out operations in Georgia over its controversial new abortion law. And the National Weather Service was busy this week.Around the world, President Trump announces a new tariff against Mexico. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a new election in September. And Japan says sayonara to President Trump after a state visit.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subs...more

  • Foresight 2020: Tim Ryan

    May 30 2019

    "I'm a lot closer to impeachment today than I was yesterday," Ryan told us. "We might be left with no choice at this point but to impeach President Trump."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Robert Mueller Speaks

    May 29 2019

    "I think what Bob Mueller is trying to say here is, you know, it's important that we talk about what the president did with regards to this investigation, but understand that there is this separate Russian effort ... [that] this could happen again," says Shane Harris.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Andrew Yang

    May 28 2019

    "... most entrepreneurs like me regard [Donald Trump] as more of a fraud and as a marketing charlatan than a genuine builder," the long shot candidate says he's been speaking with supporters of President Trump, and he believes their campaign can build a broad and deep coalition.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • How Can We Protect Women In The Military From Sexual Misconduct?

    May 27 2019

    "If I had the option of enlisting today either as an enlisted service member or as an officer ... I don't think I'd feel safe enough to do it," Anuradha Bhagwati told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019

    May 24 2019

    The battles over abortion continue. McDonald's workers go on strike. And President Trump gave the Attorney General new powers.Around the world, India and Australia re-elect their prime ministers. Also, U.S. lawmakers are working across the aisle in an effort to keep Syria in the headlines, but it's Iran that continues to be the prime target for the White House.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Nationwide Fight Over Fines And Fees

    May 23 2019

    "Chicago is not an anomaly... all over the country, states and cities are raising money through fines and fees in the criminal justice system. And not all communities are suffering equally," said Lisa Foster, co-director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Actress Kate Mulgrew On "How To Forget"

    May 22 2019

    "If you are passionate, go forward, you have nothing to lose. [Captain] Janeway says it, and I say it. Go forward with everything you've got," Mulgrew told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Wildlife Tourism Behind The Camera

    May 21 2019

    "In order for an elephant to be docile enough to interact with a human up close, they have to be trained from a young age," Natasha Daly told us. This training often involves painful prodding sticks.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • A Conversation With Senator Tom Cotton

    May 20 2019

    Senator Tom Cotton is known for his hardline stances on Iran and immigration. We spoke with the Arkansas Republican about politics and his new book, Sacred Duty.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: The Manufacturing Comeback And The 2020 Election

    May 18 2019

    "I am willing to pay more if all of my neighbors are working with good jobs," a listener wrote us about tariffs. We visited Michigan and found strong support for tariffs among working-class voters.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 17, 2019

    May 17 2019

    The list of states tightening women's access to abortions got longer this week. So did the list of people running for president in 2020. Also, President Trump wants to transform America's immigration system. Around the world, the Trump administration is sending mixed messages about starting a war against Iran. Boris Johnson says he'll vie for Theresa May's position when she steps down. And Hungary's strongman prime minister comes to Washington.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio ...more

  • Foresight 2020: Senator Bernie Sanders

    May 16 2019

    "The idea of legalizing prostitution is something that should be considered," Sanders told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Marianne Williamson

    May 15 2019

    "I see the climate crisis as the greatest moral challenge of our generation. I'd immediately appoint a world-class environmentalist to the EPA... The day of fossil fuel companies [influencing how we address global warming] would be over when I'm president," Williamson told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Calling Out Callout Culture

    May 14 2019

    "Labels always come with baggage, baggage that society chooses ... let's not use those labels as finish lines. Don't decide I have nothing to learn from that person," author Irshad Manji told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Leadership In South Africa After Nelson Mandela

    May 13 2019

    "The [African National Congress] of 1994 and the [African National Congress] of 2019 are vastly different," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: The Growing Trend Of The Four-Day School Week

    May 11 2019

    Lower-income and migrant families who can't afford enrichment classes can struggle with this switch to a four-day school week, one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 10, 2019

    May 10 2019

    Does our system of checks and balances need a check-up? The impact of a standoff between the White House and Congress. And Colorado asserts itself as a leader on recreational drug use. Around the world, Iran sparks concerns about its supply of uranium. South Africa goes to the polls. And the Royal Family says, it's a boy!Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Puerto Rican Singer-Songwriter iLe On The Music Of Protest

    May 09 2019

    "[Puerto Ricans] are still being oppressed but it's silent. And to me, that's even worse, because we don't notice it," iLe told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Facebook Is Done With Alex Jones. Where Will The Infowars Host Go Next?

    May 08 2019

    "The Trump-Alex Jones relationship is really really uncomplicated: Trump loves people who love him," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What Happens After You First Get Sober?

    May 07 2019

    "Our goal is to bring the individual back to themselves and let them know they are worth something," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Inside The Animated Mind Of Lisa Hanawalt

    May 06 2019

    "I love showing that women are funny, and gross, and sexual," Hanawalt told us. "Women have just had limited opportunities to show this side of themselves in the media." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 3, 2019

    May 03 2019

    President Trump gets into a fire fight. The attorney general chooses his words carefully. And there's some talk about infrastructure. Around the world, Venezuela's President Maduro hangs on. May Day turns ugly in Paris. And Baghdadi reminds the world that ISIS might be landless, but it is still dangerous. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Decoding Da Vinci

    May 02 2019

    "The ability to see patterns across nature is actually what makes the Mona Lisa smile," historian Walter Isaacson told us, reflecting on da Vinci's ability to wed art and science. We celebrated the Italian polymath's legacy in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Curious Ways We Find (And Lose) Our Way

    May 01 2019

    "A paper map requires you to locate yourself in real space, but with GPS on your phone, you're in your screen," Maura O'Connor told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Uncovering Buried Truths

    Apr 30 2019

    "No matter how many [sources] you have, you never feel like it's enough," Buried Truths host Hank Klibanoff told us. "The point of the podcast is not whodunit, but whydunit." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Turmoil At The National Rifle Association

    Apr 29 2019

    "The wounds the NRA now faces are entirely self-inflicted," Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for April 26, 2019

    Apr 26 2019

    A record high for stocks and for cases of measles. Democrats embrace a familiar face. And the Federal Reserve gets political.Around the world, Sri Lanka recovers from a series of deadly bombings. An epic story dominates India's election. And Ukraine elects a comedian. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: The Power Of The Latino Vote

    Apr 25 2019

    "The Republican party is grappling with how to do better with Hispanics," Houston immigration attorney Jacob Monty told us. "If we don't do better with Hispanics, we're going to be a minority party." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Grooving With Maxwell

    Apr 24 2019

    "We are only borrowing what's already been done by so many people before us," Maxwell told us. "Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green. All these beautiful voices are just echoes of an era and a history and a tradition." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • A Conversation With Chef Kwame Onwuachi

    Apr 23 2019

    "All food is fusion," Onwuachi told us. "If you look at food from the American South, it's inspired by food from West Africa. As we evolve, our food evolves."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Special K: Ketamine, From Party Drug To Depression Medication

    Apr 22 2019

    One of our listeners left a message sharing his experience with ketamine. He says it saved his life. "Ketamine is the only thing that gave me release from my treatment-resistant depression," he told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for April 19, 2019

    Apr 19 2019

    Parts of the Mueller report are finally made public. New rules for asylum seekers could keep thousands in jail. And prosecutors accuse doctors of prescribing opioids in exchange for cash or sex.Around the world, Libya worries the West. France fights back after a fire. And in London, a climate change protest gets very sticky.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now

    Apr 18 2019

    Twenty years ago, two teenagers murdered a dozen students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado.For this special broadcast, we looked at Columbine's legacy. Leigh Paterson of KUNC Public Media and Guns & America shared her reporting, which includes conversations with Columbine survivors, school administrators and activists. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • French Ambassador To The U.S. On The Future Of Notre Dame

    Apr 17 2019

    "There has been an outpouring of support from around the globe," French ambassador Gérard Araud told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Rosanne Cash On Art And Activism

    Apr 16 2019

    Rosanne Cash talks to us about her music, how she broke into the industry and her advocacy. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Watch The Throne(s)

    Apr 15 2019

    Why does it seem like everyone is watching "Game of Thrones" these days? What's so compelling about the series?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for April 12, 2019

    Apr 12 2019

    Arrests in the U.K. and Sudan, administrative shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security and elections in Israel and India. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What's The Breaking Point At The Border?

    Apr 11 2019

    How much immigration should we allow into the United States? And who should be allowed in? We talk about it with conservative writer David Frum and the founder of "Define American," Jose Antonio Vargas.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Historian Robert Caro On Power And Why He Still Writes Longhand

    Apr 10 2019

    The venerated author of "The Power Broker" joins us to talk about his new book, "Working."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Is It Miller Time? Nielsen Gets Nudged Out

    Apr 09 2019

    What's ahead for the Department of Homeland Security and for President Trump's immigration agenda?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tests Faith In Government

    Apr 08 2019

    It's been more than a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston. Our Across America team travelled to Texas to see how the city has recovered... and how it hasn't. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly

    Apr 06 2019

    Our Across America team is digging into the issues that resonate with voters, and Kansas is a good place to look.We spoke with Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, about passing laws in a predominantly red state. Then, we zoomed out to discuss the role Kansas will play in the 2020 presidential race.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for April 5, 2019

    Apr 05 2019

    House Democrats have asked the IRS to release the last six years of President Trump's tax returns. Joe Biden has been told to join the "straight-arm club." And mayoral history is made in Chicago.Around the world, Ethiopian crash investigators call for an inquiry into Boeing. The New Zealand shooting prompts Australia to pass new laws. And why did a Chinese woman at Mar-a-Lago have four cell phones, an external hard drive and a thumb drive? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio stat...more

  • Writer Damon Young On Being Black And The Absurdity Of It All

    Apr 04 2019

    Damon Young, co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com, says the most inspiring thing about his hometown of Pittsburgh is that it's predominantly white. "Pittsburgh is a jar of mayonnaise," he told us.We talked with him about adolescence, politics, parenthood and why he still calls Pittsburgh home.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Bullets Ain't Got No Name': Keeping Kids Out Of Gangs

    Apr 03 2019

    The fight against gang violence has lost one of its top advocates: Nipsey Hussle. We discussed the rap star's life and legacy with his former DJ, and then took a look at the fight against gangs nationwide.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Foresight 2020: Julián Castro

    Apr 02 2019

    Julián Castro wants your vote — and your attention. We spoke with him about the road to 2020 in a crowded Democratic presidential field.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The First Day Back

    Apr 01 2019

    How do you rebuild your life after it suddenly ends? Comedian Jason Weems faced that dilemma far more literally than he would have ever wanted, when an asthma attack stopped his heart for five minutes while he was performing a set.We spoke with Weems about his comeback story, and heard from listeners about how they bounced back from life-changing events.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: The Fight Over Oil and Gas

    Mar 30 2019

    Oil and gas. It's a $31 billion industry in the Centennial State. But it's also a big concern to some residents.Our Across America team spoke to several people in the Greeley, Colorado area about how the industry has affected their lives. Plus, we heard from an energy reporter who discussed how Colorado's approach to this dilemma could guide the nation.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for March 29, 2019

    Mar 29 2019

    Mueller, measles and Mike Lee makes Ronald Reagan ride a raptor. Also, Oklahoma forces the makers of OxyContin to pay a heavy price and Senators Rubio and Romney move forward with plans for paid family leave.Around the world, Facebook says it will ban white nationalists, weeks after the New Zealand attack. Southern Africa fights cholera after a historic cyclone. And could Prime Minister Theresa May be the first high-profile casualty of Britain's messy European divorce?Want to support 1A? Give to...more

  • Inside The Minds Of The Mega-Rich

    Mar 28 2019

    Wealth is a touchy subject. On one hand, your ability to build wealth as you see fit has been part of our democracy. On the other, the power of the "one percent" infuriates many people.What impact does wealth have on one's mind and morals? And what's the role of the wealthy in easing inequality?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Peter Lord And David Sproxton On 40 Years Of Animating Life

    Mar 27 2019

    You might not recognize the name "Aardman Animations." But chances are, you know their work. From a cheese-loving inventor and his genius dog... to a group of chickens, yearning to be free... to a farm-dwelling, intelligent, adventurous sheep.We talked to the co-founders about four decades of animating life.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Movie Club Sees 'Us'

    Mar 26 2019

    Ever had one of those moments when you just couldn't bear to see your own reflection? Hopefully, that reflection stayed in the mirror. Heaven forbid it should follow you, find you and — worse yet — try to replace you, by any means necessary. Jordan Peele explores that side we hide in his latest thriller, "Us."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Left, Right And Center Takes On The Mueller Report

    Mar 25 2019

    Twenty-two months later, Robert Mueller's special counsel probe into Russia's election interference has run its course. Attorney General William Barr spent the weekend reviewing the principal findings of the report.What does it mean that the investigation is wrapped up? And what other investigations still loom over President Trump? We bring you the latest on the report, plus reaction from across the political spectrum.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to t...more

  • The Friday News Roundup for March 22, 2019

    Mar 22 2019

    Floods devastate parts of the Midwest. Boeing faces mounting questions. And President Trump upsets many Republicans by speaking ill of the dead. Around the world, New Zealand's Prime Minister calls for a global fight against racist ideology. Hundreds are missing and more than a million people need help after catastrophic floods in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Plus, Brexit delayed?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find u...more

  • Raining Love With Lee Fields And The Expressions

    Mar 21 2019

    Lee Fields is a veteran soul singer who's been walking his path for more than 50 years. Now, he's bringing old soul to a new generation — celebrated and sampled by popular artists like ASAP Rocky, J. Cole and Travis Scott.We spoke with Fields about five decades in the industry.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • How To Raise Boys

    Mar 20 2019

    America's boys have it tough. They're less likely to finish high school, more likely to drop out of college and many are socialized to be aggressive and impulsive. How do we rethink masculinity, and raise today's boys to be 21st-century men? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Self-Care And Skin Care

    Mar 19 2019

    Cleansers. Creams. Serums. Sheet masks.It can be hard to know what works, what's legitimate and whether all the effort is worth it. What does it mean that so many of us pay top-dollar to put our best face forward? And what should you be using to take care of your skin?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What Will Stop The Spread Of Online Extremism?

    Mar 18 2019

    The massacre in New Zealand tells us a lot about online extremism — the role tech companies play in regulating or banning fringe users, and the role each of us plays in creating the online ecosystem where hate can thrive. How do we reckon with online hate? What consequences should there be for the bigots who promote acts of violence? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for March 15, 2019

    Mar 15 2019

    A bad week for Boeing. Beto joins the race for the White House. And a bribery scandal hits some of the nation's elite colleges. Around the world, America withdraws its diplomatic staff from Venezuela. Wonder Woman calls out Israel's Prime Minister. And the Brits prepare to check out of the EU anytime they like — but can they ever leave? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Tracee Ellis Ross Teams Up For Time's Up With Her Aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee

    Mar 14 2019

    Tracee Ellis Ross is on a mission to change Hollywood. She's a co-founder of Time's Up — fighting discrimination, sexual harassment and assault of women. Now, that focus is broadening to the healthcare industry. We discussed Time's Up Healthcare with two of its most vocal advocates: Ellis Ross and her aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Only Human: Understanding Our Place In The Animal Kingdom

    Mar 13 2019

    Dogs express love. Chimpanzees are handy with tools. Even octopuses display intelligence. But so do humans. So what exactly makes us human? What truly separates us from other animals?We put these questions to geneticist Adam Rutherford.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Taking Care: The Cost Of Child Care In 2019

    Mar 12 2019

    Ivanka Trump is leading the push for more spending on child care — a campaign that's reflected in the president's new budget released this week.If the federal government foots the bill, how will it affect the economy and families around the country?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel

    Mar 12 2019

    Is it possible to speak out against Israel's policies without disparaging Jewish people? And what happens when people conflate anti-Semitism and criticizing Israel?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A Across America: Colorado's Approach To Gun Rights And Gun Control

    Mar 09 2019

    The House recently passed the most far-reaching gun control legislation in years. But the push for universal background checks is expected to fail. Colorado has been living with such regulations for years. As part of our Across America partnership, we traveled to KUNC in Greeley, CO and looked at the state's existing gun laws, new proposals and how the battle for the Second Amendment is playing out at the state level around the country.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station ...more