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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

  • After Long-Sought Wins For Native Americans, What's Next?

    Jul 15 2020

    How did activist Amanda Blackhorse feel when the announcement to change the name of Washington D.C.'s football team was made? "I am very cynical when it comes to the team and their intentions, just because of their history and how they've interacted or not interacted with native people."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 Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

    Jul 14 2020

    "For me, the quiet moments [in "The Old Guard"] were as important as the big action set pieces," director Gina Prince-Bythewood says. "It was about elevating and bringing my Black female lens to the genre."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Finding 'American' Food: Tasting The Nation With Padma Lakshmi

    Jul 13 2020

    "Okra. Black-eyed peas. Melons. Certain types of Chilis...that is so much a part of who we are. It's not just the food, it's the aesthetic. It's the discourse," says food author Michael Twitty.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 10, 2020

    Jul 10 2020

    President Donald Trump pushes for schools to reopen as COVID-19 cases surge. The Supreme Court issues several important rulings. Brazil's president tests positive for coronavirus. And U.K. royalty grapples with its connection to 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.

  • 'American Rehab' And The Dark History of Rehabilitative Treatment

    Jul 09 2020

    "A lot of people believe instilling a work ethic in people with substance abuse disorders will cure them, but what we found is that these programs don't work for most people," says reporter Shoshana Walter.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • In-Person Education Or Risk Deportation: Foreign Students And The Fall Semester

    Jul 08 2020

    "International students, once they're here, they make lives here, some of them have family here," says reporter Michelle Hackman. "Harvard and MIT have already sued the Trump administration over this policy."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Why It's Still Hard To File Your Taxes For Free

    Jul 07 2020

    "Congress has cut the budget of the IRS even as the population has grown, says ProPublica reporter Justin Elliott. "You've seen audits of the wealthy fall off."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Free Speech And Hate Speech: Another Reckoning For Social Media Companies

    Jul 06 2020

    "No one is owed a Facebook account or Twitter handle," one listener writes. "When you use these platforms, you agree to play by their rules. They are not the 'town square.'" Do you agree?It is also Jenn White's first day as our host. Find her on Twitter: @Jwhitepubradio.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 Wing: The Power Of Birdwatching

    Jul 04 2020

    "My binoculars have become heavier now," says Clemson professor J. Drew Lanham. "It's become harder for me to pick up my binoculars and singularly focus on those birds. But I still watch."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Going To Therapy With Esther Perel

    Jul 03 2020

    "We're asking one person to give us what normally an entire village would provide," therapist Esther Perel says about relationships during the coronavirus quarantine.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.If you need help and you want to talk to someone, you can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. They're available 24/7, and they will connect you with local mental health resou...more

  • The Disability Rights Movement, 30 Years After The ADA

    Jul 02 2020

    "The ADA doesn't fix the problem of ableism...rights and laws are meant to be a floor, not a ceiling," disability advocate Britney Wilson says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • When The Stans Assemble: K-Pop, Protests And Fan Activism

    Jul 01 2020

    "We do politics based on where our communities are," says researcher Ashley Hinck. "Increasingly, that same community is found in fandoms. We're going to see more and more of this fan activism."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: Unpolicing Mental Illness

    Jun 30 2020

    "Any investment in a community is a mental health initiative," says Vice's Shayla Love.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.A note to listeners: We played some audio at 0:35 of a police officer tasing a man with a mental disability in distress. This is a non-lethal encounter that took place in Glendale, Arizona last summer. The audio is disturbing. If you'd like to skip it, it lasts for about 30 seconds....more

  • The Latest Push Toward Statehood For Washington, D.C.

    Jun 29 2020

    "I can chair a subcommittee. I vote in committee. I do everything that every representative does. But when it comes time to cast that final vote, including votes that affect only the District, every member of the House can vote except [me]," says D.C. Congressional Representative Eleanor Norton.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 June 26, 2020

    Jun 26 2020

    Texas sets single-day coronavirus case records. Only 1,000 pilgrims will be allowed to make hajj this year. And the Trump administration freezes some work visas and green cards for immigrants.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Eyes And Ears Everywhere: The Russian Spies Among Us

    Jun 25 2020

    "We're seeing [Russian espionage] now, more than in 2016, amplify real people's views and real people's activities and then try to spread those," says BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Reckoning With Racist Brands

    Jun 24 2020

    "The CEOs and the leaders at these companies recognize that this is a revolution... young people are taking to the streets and brands matter," says marketing expert Mike Jackson. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Canceling 'Cops:' Why Hollywood Loves Portraying The Police

    Jun 23 2020

    "There is this huge emphasis on police as the guardians of society," says culture critic Soraya McDonald. The problem with that is "we can't tell the difference between sheepdogs and wolves."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Joe Biden Needs Black Voters. What Do They Need From Him?

    Jun 22 2020

    "Joe Biden will almost certainly win the majority of African Americans," political reporter Astead Herndon says. "The question is, will that be the number the campaign needs for the kind of broad coalition they talk about?"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: Why 'The Help' Doesn'tReally Help

    Jun 20 2020

    White savior films set racism in a time that's far gone and allow people to be redeemed, says film critic Brooke Obie. "It's comforting to have a white person come in and save the day."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 June 19, 2020

    Jun 19 2020

    SCOTUS drops consequential decisions that will affect millions. COVID-19 continues to rock the nation and the world. And Tensions flare in China and India over their border. And North Korea threatens South Korea again.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 Talk About Race With Kids

    Jun 18 2020

    Teaching your kids to be colorblind isn't the right approach. "We do have color. We do see color," Professor Bettina Love tells us. "We have to help folks understand that to become antiracist is to recognize these things."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • From Cincinnati, Fort Worth And Montgomery: Three Mayors On Meeting This Moment

    Jun 17 2020

    Cincinnati's police budget is increasing. But Mayor John Cranley responds, "We are investing in accountability, body-worn cameras make up a nearly $900,000 increase to the police budget." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci Doesn't Get Much Sleep

    Jun 16 2020

    If you're protesting, Dr. Anthony Fauci says to please wear a mask and keep it on all the time.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What James Baldwin's Work Tells Us About Today's Fight For Racial Justice

    Jun 15 2020

    "This is a reflection of America's ongoing refusal to confront what it is and who we are," says author Eddie Glaude Jr. on what he thinks James Baldwin would say about this moment. Plus, an update on the shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Can Companies Fight For Social Justice?

    Jun 13 2020

    "It's not what you do on your social media page or Twitter, it's what you do in your background lobby. A lot of these companies are lobbying behind the scenes against the interests of Black and brown people," says Professor Mehrsa Baradaran.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 June 13, 2020

    Jun 12 2020

    Policing and police funding is re-evaluated in the wake of George Floyd's murder. COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S. and continue to plague countries like Brazil. And Sweden closes a decades-old murder mystery.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Across America And Abroad: Symbols Of White Supremacy Come Down

    Jun 11 2020

    "The important thing is that people are starting to understand how insidious those monuments are..." says former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu. "The last thing we should be doing is honoring those whose mission was to preserve slavery," he added.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Power Of Police Unions

    Jun 10 2020

    "I do think representation matters" in police unions, says The Marshall Project's Eli Hager. But he adds, "A number of Black officers I spoke with don't want to be part of the 'old boys culture."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Debate Over Objectivity In Journalism

    Jun 09 2020

    "If you are a non-marginalized person who belongs to a non-marginalized group...you actually believe that you see the world in an objective way. What we're saying is that's never been the case," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says.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 Police Reform + A Conversation With Kojo Nnamdi

    Jun 08 2020

    "It's our intention to not have the Minneapolis Police Department continue to operate," City Council member Steve Fletcher says. "You can't force a culture that doesn't want to learn to learn."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 June 5, 2020

    Jun 05 2020

    Hundreds of thousands around the world mourned George Floyd and protested racism and police brutality. President Trump threatened to send the military to states. And nations around the world reopen, while some are still reporting record cases of COVID-19.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 Identify Misinformation (And Disinformation) About The Protests

    Jun 04 2020

    "Misinformation is often optimized to appeal to our emotions," The News Literacy Project's Peter Adams says. "It deeply resonates with our values and most sacred beliefs, and that causes us to act too quickly."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 And Present Of Protests In America

    Jun 03 2020

    "You cannot be violent to property. You can be violent to human beings. The destruction of property cannot be deemed equivalent to the destruction of human life," says Dr. Imani Perry.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Trauma Of Being Black In America

    Jun 02 2020

    "An entire community is grieving," Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia says. "What we really have to focus on is the subtext, and the subtext is racism."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • "To Be In A Rage, Almost All The Time"

    Jun 01 2020

    Nikole Hannah-Jones and Paul Butler join us to talk about the history and realities of police brutality and white supremacy in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and the subsequent protests in cities across the U.S.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 (Mini) Spelling Bee + SpellPundit Online Bee Winner Navneeth Murali

    May 30 2020

    "Think about your very favorite childhood memory and the biggest dream you've ever had and the first time you really felt celebrated for who you are and how you met your best friend. For me, the Bee was all of those things," says Sylvie Lamontagne, a former Scripps competitor.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 May 29, 2020

    May 29 2020

    Two viral videos spark protest and unrest in America. The U.S. surpasses 100,000 coronavirus deaths. China crushes dissent in Hong Kong. A top U.K. official breaks quarantine, and an arms deal with Saudi Arabia raises questions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The People Hit Hardest By Pandemic Job Loss

    May 28 2020

    "Inequality has been rising in the United States for decades upon decades," economist Erik Hurst says. We're seeing these disparities in this recession as well. 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: A Conversation With Ava DuVernay + 'The Vast Of Night'

    May 27 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic means "the bigger movies mostly are postponing their releases," says The Frame's John Horn.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Relationship Between President Trump And Former President Obama

    May 26 2020

    "I think [President Donald Trump] really cannot shake President Obama from his head," MSNBC's Trymaine Lee 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 Navy Says UFOs Are Real. Are They Little Green People? Unlikely.

    May 25 2020

    Polls suggest half of all Americans believe in Unidentified Flying Objects. And for the first time, the Defense Department has released videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena."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 May 22, 2020

    May 22 2020

    States reopen, and brace for small business closures. Two dams fail in Michigan and displace 10,000 people. Brazil struggles with their COVID-19 outbreak, and Syrian war criminals go to trial in Germany.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Joe Biden, Tara Reade And Democratic Voters

    May 21 2020

    This is not the first time the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has been accused of unwanted touching by women, but Tara Reade's latest accusation goes the furthest. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'There's No Closure': How A Nation Grieves At Home

    May 20 2020

    "People in grief are so isolated and so it's hard to have a collective voice together," says grief expert David Kessler. "When people say that the six-feet distancing is annoying, you know what's more annoying? When you're standing in a cemetery and your loved one is six feet below."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • From Galileo To Dr. Fauci: The History Of Science Denial And Conspiracies

    May 19 2020

    "History already has cases of science denial," says astrophysicist Mario Livio. "This is not new. It never ends well."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Food Delivery App Dilemma

    May 18 2020

    Miguel Ramirez, a food delivery worker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, says he would appreciate a raise. "We're the ones risking ourselves."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 May 15, 2020

    May 15 2020

    Experts warn of a resurgence of deaths in reopened states. Former Trump associate Paul Manafort is released from jail due to coronavirus. And Wuhan prepares to test 11 million citizens for COVID-19. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Should We Stay Polite, Even In A Pandemic?

    May 14 2020

    Etiquette expert Lizzie Post says COVID-era dilemmas come back to a central question of etiquette. "How much agency do we have to tell people we don't like their behavior?"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What To Expect When Expecting In A Pandemic

    May 13 2020

    Maria is eight months pregnant with her first child. Her husband is a medical resident in St. Louis. "He's my sole partner through this whole process, and I'm relying on him to help me...but at the same time I know he's at a higher risk."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The DOJ Drops Charges For Michael Flynn + How Hip-Hop Battles Bring Us Together

    May 12 2020

    "These live streams are speaking to the people at home first," YouTube's Tuma Basa says. "They're the primary audience — they're not an afterthought. [D-Nice is] talking to Michelle Obama, and then we feel like we're there."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Future Of Air Travel

    May 11 2020

    There are a lot of complaints that airlines aren't providing refunds when they should, says Niraj Chokshi, who covers the business of transportation for The New York Times. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Inside A Secret Library In Syria

    May 09 2020

    "What most amazed me was that this library was 5 or 6 feet below streets where people were being sniped and bombs were going off," says the BBC's Mike Thomson about a secret library in Durayya, Syria.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 May 8, 2020

    May 08 2020

    A black man is murdered while jogging in Georgia. The Dept. of Justice drops its case against Michael Flynn. The investigation into the origins of COVID-19 continues. Soccer will return to Germany, and a plot to overthrow the Venezuelan government fails.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Helping Latinos Combat Coronavirus + A Conversation With 1A's New Host

    May 07 2020

    "This work is not about me, it's about the listener...it's about you helping us hold public officials accountable, it's about elevating your voice. I hope the show remains entirely listener-focused," says 1A's new host, Jenn White.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The 'Murder Hornets' And The Honey Bees

    May 06 2020

    One hornet scouts out a honey bee hive. Then, the hornets attack. But how worried should we actually be?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: 'To Sleep, Perchance To Dream'

    May 05 2020

    You might be worried about contracting COVID-19 or passing it to someone else. That anxiety shows up in our dreams in different forms. Dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg says that being aware of the particular type of stress you're seeing in your dreams will help you understand your emotions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Priced Out: Where Is Our Safety Net?

    May 04 2020

    Unemployment claims are up to 20 times the normal level, and state agencies don't have the technology to process the rate of applications. Unemployment expert Rebecca Dixon says this represents a lack of investment from the federal government.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 May 1, 2020

    May 01 2020

    The U.S. reaches one million coronavirus cases. 30 million Americans are unemployed as states are opening back up for business. And the U.K. says they are past the peak of COVID-19. Plus, tensions with China over the origins of the virus continue.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What A National Vote-By-Mail Election Might Look Like

    Apr 30 2020

    "I think the worry is...that states just don't get the word out effectively and voters get left behind," says Ryan McCarthy of ProPublica.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • As Meat Workers Get Sick, An Executive Order Keeps Plants Open

    Apr 29 2020

    "The link that keeps the food production system going is the workforce. These workers are humans. We have had workers die in this plant. They didn't want to die. This wasn't a choice," said Kim Cordova of the Colorado United Food and Commercial Workers Union.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • What Medical Experts Say About When To Reopen America

    Apr 28 2020

    "We should have had massive testing early on," says Dr. Jeremy Faust, who says he had trouble testing his own patients. "I'm certain I discharged patients who had this disease and may have spread 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 Economic Impact Of COVID-19 On Young People

    Apr 27 2020

    "The millennials as a generation were much more economically vulnerable going into this than Generation X...they have very little money in savings accounts, very little cushion, and that's not because of decisions millennials are making but the economy," says journalist Annie Lowrey.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Hayley Williams On 'Petals For Armor,' Paramore And Pandemic Music

    Apr 25 2020

    To promote her song "Over Yet," Hayley Williams made a workout video. "I created this fantasy in my head of myself as an aerobics instructor in this apocalyptic society," she 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 April 24, 2020

    Apr 24 2020

    President Trump signs a new $484 billion relief package. U.S. unemployment surges as the price of oil plummets. Countries around the world continue to weigh coronavirus relief strategy...and economic impact.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: Abortion Bans During The Pandemic

    Apr 23 2020

    "What's happening is women in Texas are being forced to remain pregnant during a pandemic against their will," Cristina Parker of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity tells us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Writing Fiction About A Changing Climate

    Apr 22 2020

    "We can end ourselves with words. But we can also save ourselves," says cli-fi author Lydia Millet.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • When Will Crowds Roar Again? Coronavirus And Music Concerts

    Apr 21 2020

    "The people who are really going to feel the brunt of this are the blue collar workers like the stage hands," says reporter August Brown. "The mom and pop clubs, the mom and pop promoters, they're on the front lines of this and this is a real existential risk for them."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Help Is On The Way? Coronavirus Aid To Rural America

    Apr 20 2020

    Mary Ellen Pratt is the CEO of St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher, Louisiana. The county was one of the first rural areas that got hit hard by the coronavirus, and the hospital is the only one in its county.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 April 17, 2020

    Apr 17 2020

    The President debates re-opening the country. U.S. unemployment reaches Great Depression levels. The EU apologizes to Italy for its response to COVID-19. And France joins others in questioning China's actions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Battle Within: Coronavirus And The Immune System

    Apr 16 2020

    According to reporter Matt Richtel, COVID-19 is dangerous because it targets our lungs. And we need our lungs constantly. "It's not like food and it's not like water, you can't wait. You gotta have it now."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: From Denver To Detroit, Small Businesses Try To Make It Work

    Apr 15 2020

    "People could die. I don't want any part of that," says Ken Brown, owner of Famous Philly Cheese Steak.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Not So Fast: What We Know About Hydroxychloroquine

    Apr 14 2020

    "If this were to be the answer, millions of pills are already ready, and it's very easy to scale up...this would be an appealing answer because it would be a relatively easy one," says reporter Sarah Owermohle.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Crafting Mines And Crossing Animals: Playing Video Games During The Pandemic

    Apr 13 2020

    "Games are a medium that, for a variety of reasons, have long been associated with a sense of shame," psychologist Alex Kriss says. He says games are a virtual playground where you can try things without emotional consequences.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Shoot For The Moon: A Conversation With Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell

    Apr 13 2020

    "I'm afraid it's going to be the last moon mission for a while." No one was supposed to hear Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell saying that. But the mics were on. The entire nation heard 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 News Roundup For April 10, 2020

    Apr 10 2020

    Health care workers experience praise and abuse. Sen. Bernie Sanders leaves the Democratic presidential race, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves intensive care. And the U.S. unemployment enrollment jumps by another 6.6 million.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 'Stay-At-Home'-Cooked Meals: The Kitchen During Coronavirus

    Apr 09 2020

    Chef Kwame Onwuachi says this time is the most he's cooked at home since he was a child, and it's helped him connect with why he loves cooking so much.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: Global Pandemic Edition

    Apr 08 2020

    Author and Hill correspondent Reid Wilson said public health experts saw a global pandemic coming. "Everybody in public health knew it wasn't an 'if' question, but a 'when' question."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • We Couldn't Help But Wonder...Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

    Apr 07 2020

    "We're constantly getting to know each other, constantly learning about each other throughout the day and that's definitely sped up the relationship," says Nick Young, who is isolating separately from his girlfriend.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Coronavirus: When Staying Home Isn't Safe

    Apr 06 2020

    "The second a hand is raised? That's abuse. The second you're not allowed to do what you want to do? That's abuse. And a lot of people don't understand that," says retired detective Bob Wile.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • R. Eric Thomas, From 'Deeply Shewk' To A Viral Column

    Apr 04 2020

    "A lot of the time, it feels foolhardy that you'll get the thing you want," writer R. Eric Thomas says. "[But] on its best day, America can be a space of immense potential and possibility."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 April 3, 2020

    Apr 03 2020

    The U.S. braces itself for thousands of deaths, as 6.6 million Americans claimed unemployment. Old rifts in Europe reemerge in the wake of the coronavirus. And, Brazil's president defies health leaders and urges people to get back to work.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • On Fire: The Science Behind Streaks

    Apr 02 2020

    "Even in my business, making games, it's all about ideas. When you get on a roll, you can definitely sense it," says Mark Turmell, the creator of NBA Jam. "I've felt the opposite too, I've felt lulls, where you can't piece things together."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Why It's Not All Downhill From Here, With Author Terry McMillan

    Apr 01 2020

    "Sometimes we just give ourselves permission to do whatever we feel like doing," Terry McMillan says. "Because we do not get a do-over, last time I checked."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 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.