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1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.

Episodes

  • The 1619 Project

    Aug 22 2019

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

  • YouTuber Marques Brownlee Talks Ten Years of Tech

    Aug 21 2019

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

  • Primaries On The Way To The Presidency

    Aug 20 2019

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

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

    Aug 19 2019

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

  • The News Roundup for August 16, 2019

    Aug 16 2019

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

  • Foresight 2020: Bill de Blasio

    Aug 15 2019

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

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

    Aug 14 2019

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

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

    Aug 13 2019

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

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

    Aug 12 2019

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

  • The News Roundup for August 9, 2019

    Aug 09 2019

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

  • Visionary: Toni Morrison

    Aug 08 2019

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

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

    Aug 07 2019

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

  • Covering The Threat Of White Supremacy

    Aug 06 2019

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

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

    Aug 05 2019

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

  • The News Roundup for August 2, 2019

    Aug 02 2019

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

  • A Black Lady Radio Interview

    Aug 01 2019

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

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

    Jul 31 2019

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

  • Smarten Up About The Economy

    Jul 30 2019

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

  • Who Is Boris Johnson?

    Jul 29 2019

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

  • The News Roundup for July 26, 2019

    Jul 26 2019

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

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

    Jul 25 2019

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

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

    Jul 24 2019

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

  • Save The Salmon, Save The World

    Jul 23 2019

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

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

    Jul 22 2019

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

  • The News Roundup for July 19, 2019

    Jul 19 2019

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

  • Game Mode: The Next Level

    Jul 18 2019

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

  • Game Mode: Work Hard, Play Hard

    Jul 17 2019

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

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

    Jul 16 2019

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

  • Game Mode: Consoles And Community

    Jul 15 2019

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

  • 1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations

    Jul 13 2019

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

  • The News Roundup for July 12, 2019

    Jul 12 2019

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

  • The Digital Disruption Of The Banking Industry

    Jul 11 2019

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

  • Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

    Jul 10 2019

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

  • Chronicling Sexual Harassment And Assault In The #MeToo Era

    Jul 09 2019

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

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

    Jul 08 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for July 5, 2019

    Jul 05 2019

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

  • A Conversation With Senator Doug Jones

    Jul 04 2019

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

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

    Jul 03 2019

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

  • Archaeology From (Way, Way) Far Out

    Jul 02 2019

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

  • Jason Rezaian and George Takei On Two Forms Of Imprisonment

    Jul 01 2019

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

  • Dinosaurs Come Back To Life At The Smithsonian

    Jun 29 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for June 28, 2019

    Jun 28 2019

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

  • 1A Across America: Ten Democrats Debate

    Jun 27 2019

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

  • Big Little Lies: The Art Of Being Duped

    Jun 26 2019

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

  • Foresight 2020: Health Care

    Jun 25 2019

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

  • Conservative Columnist George Will On The Republican Party Today

    Jun 24 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for June 21, 2019

    Jun 21 2019

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

  • A Primer For The Growing Crisis With Iran

    Jun 20 2019

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

  • Desperate Measures: The Skyrocketing Price Of Insulin In America

    Jun 19 2019

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

  • Elaine Welteroth On Transforming Teen Vogue And Knowing Your Worth

    Jun 18 2019

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

  • The Try Guys Try Public Radio

    Jun 17 2019

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

  • Forgiveness After A Massacre In Charleston

    Jun 15 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for June 14, 2019

    Jun 14 2019

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

  • 1A Across America: Indigenous And In Office

    Jun 13 2019

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

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

    Jun 12 2019

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

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

    Jun 11 2019

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

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

    Jun 10 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for June 7, 2019

    Jun 07 2019

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

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

    Jun 06 2019

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

  • What Does It Mean To Lose A Pregnancy?

    Jun 05 2019

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

  • How Can We Prevent Workplace Shootings?

    Jun 04 2019

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

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

    Jun 03 2019

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

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

    Jun 01 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 31, 2019

    May 31 2019

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

  • Foresight 2020: Tim Ryan

    May 30 2019

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

  • Robert Mueller Speaks

    May 29 2019

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

  • Foresight 2020: Andrew Yang

    May 28 2019

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

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

    May 27 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019

    May 24 2019

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

  • The Nationwide Fight Over Fines And Fees

    May 23 2019

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

  • Actress Kate Mulgrew On "How To Forget"

    May 22 2019

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

  • Wildlife Tourism Behind The Camera

    May 21 2019

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

  • A Conversation With Senator Tom Cotton

    May 20 2019

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

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

    May 18 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 17, 2019

    May 17 2019

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

  • Foresight 2020: Senator Bernie Sanders

    May 16 2019

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

  • Foresight 2020: Marianne Williamson

    May 15 2019

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

  • Calling Out Callout Culture

    May 14 2019

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

  • Leadership In South Africa After Nelson Mandela

    May 13 2019

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

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

    May 11 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 10, 2019

    May 10 2019

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

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

    May 09 2019

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

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

    May 08 2019

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

  • What Happens After You First Get Sober?

    May 07 2019

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

  • Inside The Animated Mind Of Lisa Hanawalt

    May 06 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for May 3, 2019

    May 03 2019

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

  • Decoding Da Vinci

    May 02 2019

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

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

    May 01 2019

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

  • Uncovering Buried Truths

    Apr 30 2019

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

  • Turmoil At The National Rifle Association

    Apr 29 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for April 26, 2019

    Apr 26 2019

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

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

    Apr 25 2019

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

  • Grooving With Maxwell

    Apr 24 2019

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

  • A Conversation With Chef Kwame Onwuachi

    Apr 23 2019

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

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

    Apr 22 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for April 19, 2019

    Apr 19 2019

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

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

    Apr 18 2019

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

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

    Apr 17 2019

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

  • Rosanne Cash On Art And Activism

    Apr 16 2019

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

  • Watch The Throne(s)

    Apr 15 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for April 12, 2019

    Apr 12 2019

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

  • What's The Breaking Point At The Border?

    Apr 11 2019

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

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

    Apr 10 2019

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

  • Is It Miller Time? Nielsen Gets Nudged Out

    Apr 09 2019

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

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

    Apr 08 2019

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

  • 1A Across America: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly

    Apr 06 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for April 5, 2019

    Apr 05 2019

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

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

    Apr 04 2019

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

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

    Apr 03 2019

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

  • Foresight 2020: Julián Castro

    Apr 02 2019

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

  • The First Day Back

    Apr 01 2019

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

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

    Mar 30 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for March 29, 2019

    Mar 29 2019

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

  • Inside The Minds Of The Mega-Rich

    Mar 28 2019

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

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

    Mar 27 2019

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

  • 1A Movie Club Sees 'Us'

    Mar 26 2019

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

  • Left, Right And Center Takes On The Mueller Report

    Mar 25 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for March 22, 2019

    Mar 22 2019

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

  • Raining Love With Lee Fields And The Expressions

    Mar 21 2019

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

  • How To Raise Boys

    Mar 20 2019

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

  • Self-Care And Skin Care

    Mar 19 2019

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

  • What Will Stop The Spread Of Online Extremism?

    Mar 18 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for March 15, 2019

    Mar 15 2019

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

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

    Mar 14 2019

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

  • Only Human: Understanding Our Place In The Animal Kingdom

    Mar 13 2019

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

  • Taking Care: The Cost Of Child Care In 2019

    Mar 12 2019

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

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel

    Mar 12 2019

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

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

    Mar 09 2019

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

  • The Friday News Roundup for March 8, 2019

    Mar 08 2019

    New numbers on trade call "America First" in question. Demands for Democrats to rebuke one of their own go unanswered. And, an investigation into the government tracking journalists. Around the world, is North Korea up to its old tricks after failed peace talks? Anti-government protests in Algeria raise concerns about military intervention. And who will Canada's corruption crisis claim next?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions?...more

  • The Latest On R. Kelly

    Mar 07 2019

    What will become of R. Kelly? We spoke with journalist Jim DeRogatis, who's been investigating allegations against the controversial R&B superstar for almost two decades.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • No Bones About It: The Human Skeleton, Revealed

    Mar 06 2019

    What makes our skeletons so unique? And what do they teach us about our species, and ourselves? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Close Encounters Of The A.I. Kind

    Mar 05 2019

    Professor Amy Webb says just nine tech companies control the future of artificial intelligence, but that "we are entering a period in which you can be expected to talk to machines for the rest of your life."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • American Democracy (Keep It If You Can)

    Mar 04 2019

    Two takes on how to keep the republic strong.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • The Friday News Roundup for March 1, 2019

    Mar 01 2019

    The Cohen testimony made for a lively few hours in Washington, but we have a week of news from around the world to discuss. Join 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 Visits CPAC

    Feb 28 2019

    We bring you our interviews from a day at the Conservative Political Action Conference. We talked to everyone from former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka to a group of young Republicans who came to Washington for the event.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Hollywood's Heartbeat: A Conversation With Robert Townsend

    Feb 27 2019

    Robert Townsend is a pioneer in Hollywood. As a writer, director and actor, he's built an extensive resume of television and film work, bringing black stories to audiences around 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.

  • Tariffs, Turmoil And Denuclearization: The Trump Administration Abroad

    Feb 26 2019

    President Trump is set to embark on what he claims will be a "tremendous summit" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but critics are skeptical that he'll be able to convince the millennial dictator to relinquish the country's nuclear weapons.After refusing U.S. aid at the Venezuelan border, President Nicolas Maduro faces new pressure from his opponents to step down, with the U.S. threatening to impose new sanctions.President Trump also faces challenges in his ongoing attempt to reach a trade a...more

  • What Happens To Low-Income Students In High-Priced Universities?

    Feb 25 2019

    Once a privilege for the wealthy, elite universities across the U.S. became a reality for students from low-income backgrounds beginning in the 1990s. Institutions like Princeton University and Amherst College implemented no-loan policies with the hope that low-income students would enroll and later graduate debt-free; others bolstered their scholarship offerings.As a result, racial and socioeconomic diversity have increased on many college campuses. But what actually happens once disadvantaged ...more

  • The Friday News Roundup for February 22, 2019

    Feb 22 2019

    Rumor has it that Robert Mueller's big reveal on Russia might be just days away. One former acting FBI director says he can't rule out that the president is a Russian asset. President Trump says it's all lies. Meanwhile, Bernie's back. Putin warns the West. President Trump warns those who are still supporting Venezuela's old guard. And what's next for the wives and children caught up in the failed fight for an Islamic state?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscrib...more

  • Can The Catholic Church Heal Itself?

    Feb 21 2019

    Too many Catholic priests have abused children without consequences. Now, over 100 Catholic bishops are meeting in Rome to discuss protecting children. But what will it take for change to come?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 Matters That New York City Will Ban Discrimination Based On Hair

    Feb 20 2019

    New York is the latest city to speak out against what it considers a discriminatory practice: chastising or punishing employees for the style of their hair. Hair and hairstyle are frequently a topic of tension, often with white authority figures policing the hair of people of color. When corporate culture conflicts with cultural or religious expression, where do we draw the line? And what should we do?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have...more

  • Ready (To Make Money) Player One: The Business Of Esports

    Feb 20 2019

    When you think of a sporting event, what do you generally imagine? A roaring crowd, two teams lined up face to face, the electric energy of competition and... gigantic screens to watch video games?Welcome to esports. We explored the new world of competitive gaming and how it changes the meaning of 'get your head in the game.'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 Sexual Revolution: Polyamory On The Rise

    Feb 18 2019

    What does it take to make a polyamorous relationship work? Is maintaining such a complex network of connections really worth it? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Look Out! Here Comes The Spider-Verse

    Feb 16 2019

    We talk to the creators behind Spider-Verse (they also worked on The Lego Movie and its sequel) about how they successfully brought new heroes to an already-crowded multiplex.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 February 15, 2019

    Feb 15 2019

    From a national emergency to issues of press freedom around the world, we recap the week's top stories. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Love In The Time Of Retirement

    Feb 14 2019

    Many Americans are finding themselves single later in life. Some choose to live alone, and many like it that way. Others who wish to date are facing a rapidly changing scene for dating and romance.In honor of Valentine's Day, we'll talk about what it means to be single and dating in your fifties and older.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • A Year After Parkland

    Feb 13 2019

    Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. Some of the survivors — Emma Gonzales, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and others — have turned their mourning into action, marking a changing wind for gun laws around the nation.We spoke with David Cullen, author of Parkland: Birth of a Movement and Columbine, who spent time getting to know the students and families affected by the Parkland shooting.Want to support 1A? Give to your local p...more

  • The Value Of Truth: How To Keep News In Business

    Feb 12 2019

    Last month, sites like Vice, HuffPost and BuzzFeed laid off more than 2,000 people. Frontrunners in the digital news arena, they were supposed to thrive where newspapers had declined. What's going on in the business of news? And how might these companies get you to sustain them in different ways, including paying for their content? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • 1A, The Daily And A News Cycle That Never Sleeps

    Feb 11 2019

    Imagine the hosts of two of your favorite podcasts — 1A and The Daily from The New York Times — sharing a stage.It happened. On a visit to Washington, The Daily's Michael Barbaro sat down with Joshua Johnson. They were joined by the BBC's Katty Kay and the Times' Adam Liptak and Mikayla Bouchard for a conversation about editorial judgment.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 February 8, 2019

    Feb 08 2019

    A crisis in the commonwealth (of Virginia), a new study on climate change reveals that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record and the latest on the political upheaval in Venezuela. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Why We Keep Forgiving Facebook

    Feb 07 2019

    It's been 15 years since Mark Zuckerberg co-created the social network in his dorm room. But like many teenagers, it's prone to misbehave and worry the grown-ups. Some expect Facebook to implode before it turns sweet sixteen.We spoke with Roger McNamee, former adviser and early investor, about how the company changed the world in unexpected ways and — in his view — refused to do right by its users in times of trouble.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to o...more

  • 1A Across America: What Do Young Voters Want?

    Feb 06 2019

    Teens and 20-somethings turned out for the 2018 midterms in a big way. What's behind that? And what might it mean for races in 2020? As a part of our Across America project, we spoke with young people from around the country about why they're getting involved. 1A Across America is funded through a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Comedian Nicole Byer On Laughing At Yourself And Nailing It

    Feb 05 2019

    Comedian Nicole Byer is in the business of telling it like it is. That's pretty much her M.O., whether she's doing standup or hosting Netflix's "Nailed It."We talked with her about her wonderfully bawdy brand of comedy, and she left us with some quotable gems.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Climate For Climate Politics In 2019

    Feb 04 2019

    Democrats now in charge of the House of Representatives have put the dangers of global warming back on the front burner. The select committee on climate change has been revived, and progressives plan to introduce a "Green New Deal" bill as early as this week.But not all Democrats are on board, and many on the right are actively working against these efforts. What future does environmental legislation have in today's political climate?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station ...more

  • The Friday News Roundup for February 1, 2019

    Feb 01 2019

    A once-in-a-generation cold snap, the federal government goes back to work and the tale of two presidents in Venezuela continues. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Year After "The Year Of The Woman"

    Jan 31 2019

    First-term Congresswomen have been dominating national politics. A wave of female candidates are leading the Democratic pack for 2020. And Republicans say they need more women elected at every level.What are female politicians on both sides of the aisle facing at the national level? And how does the public conversation change when women run?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Listen To The Music Play: How The Grateful Dead Remain Relevant In 2019

    Jan 30 2019

    Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia died in 1995. But the band continues to inspire more than just new ice cream flavors.What makes the Grateful Dead's words glow with the gold of sunshine? And how does a band formed over 50 years ago remain not only relevant today, but influential?We discussed with a panel of Deadheads.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Former Aide Cliff Sims On Life Inside President Trump's White House

    Jan 29 2019

    Cliff Sims describes the White House power structure not as a flow chart, but a solar system — with President Trump as the sun, and everyone else orbiting him at varying distances. He says he was pretty close: more of a Mercury than a Jupiter.We spoke with Sims about his time in the White House and his new book reflecting on "500 extraordinary days."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • 'No Place Like Home:' 'The Wizard Of Oz' At 80

    Jan 28 2019

    This year, the film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz turns 80. It's considered one of the most influential films ever made — for the song "Over the Rainbow," for being made in Technicolor, for jumpstarting Judy Garland's career and for launching a cottage industry of people who believe it's much more than a modern fairy tale.We discussed what makes this movie so beloved with Wizard of Oz expert John Fricke.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. H...more

  • 1A Across America: Who Is Caring For Rural Americans?

    Jan 26 2019

    At least 85 rural hospitals have closed since 2010. That's about five percent of the country's total.What are lawmakers and citizens doing to address the dearth of healthcare for rural residents? We explored this question as part of our Across America partnership.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for January 25, 2018

    Jan 25 2019

    President Trump has announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations over border security proceeded. Roger Stone, a close associate of President Trump, was arrested. And Michael Cohen will comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Around the world, the uber rich and powerful gathered again in Davos. A government crackdown in Zimbabwe has many concerned that the country is slipping backwards. And who is in charge of Venezuela, really?Want to suppor...more

  • What Is ALEC?

    Jan 24 2019

    The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been around since 1973. Even if you're not sure what it does, chances are you've been impacted by laws it's helped pass at the state level.We looked into ALEC's impact on our democracy as part of our week of audience-selected shows.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Money Moves: The Push For Financial Literacy In Schools

    Jan 23 2019

    Student loan borrowers in the U.S. collectively owe $1.5 trillion. And less than 16 percent of U.S. students are required to take a personal finance course to graduate high school.How are we preparing young people to be smart consumers? And why isn't financial literacy a standard in our schools?We discussed as part of our week of listener-selected show topics.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Ask An Atheist

    Jan 22 2019

    The Pledge of Allegiance says that America is "one nation under God." But not everyone feels that way.Surveys show the number of Americans who identify as atheists is growing. So what does the term "atheist" mean, both to believers and non-believers?We kicked off our week of audience-selected shows with a chance to ask an atheist.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Who Is Continuing Martin Luther King's Fight Against Poverty?

    Jan 21 2019

    With inequality still growing, who is carrying on Martin Luther King's economic fight today?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for January 18, 2019

    Jan 18 2019

    We've had another week of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. L.A. is facing a shutdown of another kind, with thousands of teachers on strike. And Cardi B gets political.Around the world, terrorism rocked Kenya and Syria. There were moves in the U.K. to try and reach a deal before the clock runs out on Brexit. And the latest in the wild ride that is El Chapo's trial. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Fi...more

  • Catching Up With The Russia Investigation

    Jan 17 2019

    Over the last few days, The Washington Post and The New York Times published explosive stories about President Trump's involvement with Russia.What would it mean if the president of the United States — knowingly or unknowingly — were an asset of the Kremlin?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Kristen Roupenian, 'Cat Person' & Viral Fiction

    Jan 16 2019

    In late 2017, The New Yorker published a short story called "Cat Person" that went viral — perhaps the only work of short fiction to ever do so. It resonated in the early stages of the #MeToo movement, and articulated a common experience that's uncommonly discussed.We spoke with the author, Kristen Roupenian, about her work and the stories we tell ourselves about sex, dating and consent.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Fin...more

  • Black Women, #MeToo & 'Surviving R. Kelly'

    Jan 15 2019

    Earlier this month, Lifetime released a six-part docuseries called "Surviving R. Kelly." It chronicles the singer's alleged abuse of girls and women since the early '90s.Since then, there's been a larger conversation on black women, abuse and when and if they're believed. How will the #MeToo movement intersect with #MuteRKelly? How was R. Kelly's alleged abuse allowed to continue for so long, and why did it take this documentary for his victims to be heard?Want to support 1A? Give to your local ...more

  • How The Government Shutdown Affects The Country

    Jan 14 2019

    We are just over three weeks into a partial government shutdown. We're hearing stories from affected federal workers.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for January 11, 2019

    Jan 11 2019

    Still no deal and no paychecks in sight for hundreds of thousands of federal workers. A new documentary on R. Kelly sparks protests and investigations around the country. Mike Pompeo spends the week in the Middle East, mending fences and clearing up mixed signals. And Kim Jong-un's trip to China shows North Korea wants to play on a much bigger diplomatic field.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Surveying The Public Domain

    Jan 10 2019

    At midnight on New Year's Day, an array of songs, films and books from 1923 entered the public domain. That means no more copyright penalties or fees for anyone who wants to use them.What's in this treasure trove? What can we do with it? And how do our copyright laws protect — or limit — creators?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Why Families Break Up

    Jan 09 2019

    "I don't feel like I need my family to change for me to love them. But I do need them to change for me to have them in my life." More and more Americans are estranged from family members. We explore why, and when reconciliation is — and isn't — possible. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Hell And How We Think Of It

    Jan 08 2019

    Three out of 5 Americans say they believe in Hell. But what is it? Maybe fire and brimstone? Nothingness? The essence of NBC's "The Good Place?"People of many faiths are reconsidering whether Hell is inescapable, what it's like, and whether it exists at all. How has this fearful concept shaped our history and our morals?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Planting A Seed: The Vegan Diet in 2019

    Jan 07 2019

    Some are calling 2019 "the year of the vegan." Beyoncé and Jay-Z certainly think so.But what if you don't live in a city with vegan options at restaurants, or you can't afford soy hot dogs and tempeh burgers? Is veganism really for everyone? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for January 4, 2019

    Jan 04 2019

    The holidays are over, and Washington is back at work. Well, Congress is. We're barely out of the midterms, and we're still talking campaigns — not just for president in 2020, but an unresolved election in North Carolina. China takes a bite out of Apple, hurting iPhone sales and raising concerns about the Chinese economy. And Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, wastes no time shaking things up after taking office.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to o...more

  • How Far Into President Trump's Finances Will Democrats Dig?

    Jan 03 2019

    The president might be averse to having his finances scrutinized, but change is afoot in Washington — and that could mean change for the parameters of the Mueller probe, too.Will new Democratic leadership give the green light to cross the president's "red line?" We put that question to Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, and Jeffrey Toobin.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Does The 'Good Guy With A Gun' Tagline Work If That Guy Is Black?

    Jan 02 2019

    The NRA made waves with the statement "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."But 1 out of 4 gun owners is African-American. What happens when they are the good guys?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • New Year, New Frontier: Mars

    Dec 31 2018

    What can the core of Mars tells us about our own planet? And how do we go about interplanetary exploration in an ethical way? We asked two members of NASA's InSight Lander team.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for December 28, 2018

    Dec 28 2018

    As we headed into the holidays, the government headed into a partial shutdown. A second detained minor died in the custody of Border Patrol. Elections are delayed in Congo, and brought forward in Israel. And President Trump's surprise trip to Iraq played well in the U.S. – but in Iraq, it's a different story. It's the final Friday News Roundup of 2018.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Year Of The Woman?

    Dec 27 2018

    The #MeToo movement. A bitter battle over a new Supreme Court justice. The midterms.Was 2018 really a year of the woman? Or was it just a year that we talked more about what's affecting women?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Deconstructing The Myths Of Reconstruction

    Dec 26 2018

    Is there more to the story of Reconstruction than we've been popularly told? Very likely, according to a September article in Smithsonian Magazine. The report shares that the number of black Americans killed at this time has been largely ignored. Why is this era not given much attention in common renderings of the Civil War? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • What's It All About, Michael Caine?

    Dec 24 2018

    "Give up." That's the advice Michael Caine received over and over for decades after he began his acting career.Well, we're sure glad he didn't.We spoke with him about his humble beginnings, and what it took to get to the pinnacle of his profession.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Bringing Down The Curtain On Yellowface

    Dec 22 2018

    It wouldn't be Christmas without "The Nutcracker." But would it be "The Nutcracker" without yellowface?Some ballet companies have made changes to the ballet in recent years, updating the choreography, costuming and makeup to eliminate Asian stereotypes or caricatures. How should we present classic ballets and musicals with offensive or racist caricatures to today's diverse audiences? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find u...more

  • The Friday News Roundup For December 21, 2018

    Dec 21 2018

    It's the weekly News Roundup on 1A. And these are the stories we're covering today.The clock ticks to midnight, when funding runs out."We must build the wall!" President Trump did shout.Will Congress find funding, or reach an impasse?And let the government's engine just run out of gas?The Defense Secretary is on his way out.Jim Mattis says, don't push our allies about.Plus, a judge rules Obamacare is no longer lawful.Michael Flynn's sentence could get even more awful.And new rules for migrants w...more

  • Not Tonight: Why Americans Are Having Less Sex

    Dec 20 2018

    We can add something else to a long list of 'things that millennials are killing.' Along with napkins, American cheese and golf, heterosexual people in their 20s are having less sex.Could our connectivity be behind the decline? Is pornography replacing IRL relations? Has hookup culture put intimacy on the outs? Or are we just too busy to get busy?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Dating While Gray

    Dec 19 2018

    What's it like to get out there as an older person? Laura Stassi is finding out. She's been creating a podcast that tells "the true stories of people age 50 and older who are seeking that special someone." What has she learned?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?

    Dec 18 2018

    Do you hear what I hear? Around this time of year, it could be sleigh bells or it could be the sound of a cash register. What is it that makes so many artists want to sing about Christmas? Why not other holidays, in other times of year? 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.

  • Cuffin' Season And 'The Lost Art' Of Cruising: Dating In 2018

    Dec 17 2018

    It's beginning to look a lot like cuffin' season —a time when even some people who are content to be single, may feel an extra calling to find a partner to take to holiday parties, take to meet your parents or maybe just take home to watch some Netflix. There are scientific reasons to explain cuffin' season. We'll hear about them, plus how dating trends and technology have affected our relationships. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have...more

  • The Friday News Roundup for December 14, 2018

    Dec 14 2018

    This week, Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison. President Trump threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding. Senate members voted to end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. And British Prime Minister Theresa May survived an attempted ouster by her own party.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • A Double Standard For Discipline? Why Students Weren't Punished After A Nazi Salute

    Dec 13 2018

    The city of Baraboo, Wisconsin made headlines after a photo went viral of high schoolers in front of the local courthouse giving a Nazi salute. A few weeks later, an anti-Semitic video and fliers surfaced.What responsibilities do high schools have to punish hate speech? And when should students be old enough to know better? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • 1A Across America: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota

    Dec 12 2018

    A NAFTA replacement. Brexit. Tariffs. A trade war. China. Many of us are insulated from the direct impact of trade disruptions, so it's easy to lose sight of what's at stake. Today, we look at global trade through local eyes. Hear from miners in Northern Minnesota about what it feels like to live in a single-industry town, and how trade decisions in Washington are affecting them. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on...more

  • Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays

    Dec 11 2018

    This week, the U.S. Postal Service will deliver nearly 200 million packages. It's an essential service — with some major challenges. Is today's post office sustainable? Would you miss it if it shrank or went away? And if it is worth saving, how should we save it?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Do Get Your Hopes Up...Rocking Out With Hope Punk

    Dec 10 2018

    The world can seem like a dark, scary place these days. But a new genre called Hope Punk reminds us to dream of a better tomorrow and fight for it.How can we have hope in times of trouble? We discuss with makers of the art form that might make it possible. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for December 7, 2018

    Dec 07 2018

    The nation mourns former President George H.W. Bush. Big announcements come from the Trump White House. Authorities in France brace for more riots. And world leaders meet in Poland to agree on how best to combat climate change. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Speaking Freely: The Future Of The First Amendment

    Dec 06 2018

    The Supreme Court was founded with our Constitution back in 1789. But it only started making major rulings on the First Amendment about a century ago, after World War I.With the free speech challenges of today, what should violate the First Amendment? How should we respond as a society? Who gets to decide what speech is amplified or buried on social platforms?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Why Did Police Departments Throw Out Rape Kits?

    Dec 05 2018

    A new CNN report has discovered hundreds of rape kits destroyed. They were trashed before the statute of limitations expired, and most were never tested for DNA evidence.How widespread is the destruction of rape kits? And can cases be prosecuted without this key piece of evidence? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Art Of The Political Obituary And The State Funeral

    Dec 04 2018

    Preparations continue for tomorrow's state funeral for President George H.W. Bush. As the nation mourns, we reflect on the way we memorialize former leaders.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Victoria's Secret Laid Bare

    Dec 03 2018

    Last night, ABC aired the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Some 50 models strutted down a New York runway in colorful bras, sky-high stilettos and many versions of the well-known angel wings. What does Victoria's Secret — and the lingerie industry at large — tell us about femininity and gender? And how does the #MeToo movement play into all this? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for November 30, 2018

    Nov 30 2018

    President Trump is in Argentina for the G20 Summit. But here at home, his associates are facing increased legal troubles related to Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Ukraine has imposed martial law after a worrying skirmish with the Russians. The Senate ramped up pressure on President Trump and his support for the Saudis. And it's been a deadly week for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions?...more

  • With New Leadership, Planned Parenthood Plots The Path Forward

    Nov 29 2018

    The midterm elections brought changes to reproductive health care across the nation. And facing those changes is high on the agenda of the new president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen.We spoke with Dr. Wen about her new role and the changing strategy of the organization.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • 'True Lies' And Videotape: Why Many Movies Are No Longer Online

    Nov 28 2018

    Movies are ephemeral experiences, but so are the objects they're stored on. Nitrate film melts and catches fire. VHS tape loses its magnetism. DVDs deteriorate over time.They can be digitized, but even movies from the last few decades are proving impossible to find. How do we save the movies we love? And once we save them, how do we see them? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Things That Matter Most

    Nov 27 2018

    Keepsakes. Mementos. Prized possessions. They bring joy, magic and meaning to our chaotic lives. And they're among the few things we rescue when disaster strikes. Hear stories from our panelists and listeners about the physical and emotional value of the things we keep.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt

    Nov 26 2018

    Millennials are not alone in their struggles with student debt. Americans over 60 years old are now the fastest-growing category of borrowers.How sustainable is this life cycle of debt? And what should seniors do to break it? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Don't Forget About Me: Lena Waithe On Reflection And Representation In Hollywood

    Nov 23 2018

    "I'm a person that documents the lives of people of color," Lena Waithe says. "So that way, when we're gone, no one will forget we were here."Joshua spoke to the actress, producer and screenwriter on stage in San Francisco as part of ComNet '18. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Green Book'

    Nov 21 2018

    There have been a lot of fish-out-of-water buddy comedies at the movies over the years. But never quite like this. Director Peter Farrelly takes on a true story with his latest film, "Green Book."Is it a feel-good movie? Or yet another example of a black man's story being sacrificed to make a white man a hero?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Millions Of Americans Run. Why?

    Nov 20 2018

    Nearly 60 million Americans run or jog. And every one of them probably has a story to tell about how they got hooked.Why do people run? And what precautions do runners take to feel safe?Hear from a few avid runners, including Peter Sagel of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, about why they love the sport. And from some of our listeners about why they don't.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Fighting The Bureau's Investigations: How The FBI Polices The President

    Nov 19 2018

    How does law enforcement handle the most powerful person in the country? And should Special Counsel Robert Mueller have wide-ranging power to investigate wrongdoing by the president?We put those questions to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner, whose work inspired the new Showtime documentary series "Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for November 16, 2018

    Nov 17 2018

    More than 60 people are dead and over 600 missing after a series of deadly wildfires in California. Unfinished business remains after last week's midterm elections. The investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi continues. And Brexit negotiations spark high drama in Europe.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Reddit: Downvoting Conspiracy, Upvoting Community?

    Nov 15 2018

    Reddit is consistently one of the most visited sites in the U.S.And like other social media platforms, it mirrors the real world: the good, the bad and the ugly.As disinformation campaigns have surged, tech execs have been under growing pressure to govern their platforms more aggressively. How is Reddit handling the fight against disinformation on its platform? And is it doing enough?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find u...more

  • Hasan Minhaj Didn't Become A Lawyer

    Nov 14 2018

    Hasan is the latest "The Daily Show" alum to host his own political comedy show. He says his dad is still waiting for him to go to grad school. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • California's Deadliest Fire: "The New Abnormal"

    Nov 13 2018

    These latest wildfires are already the deadliest yet and they continue to burn. These emergency events have been called "the new normal," but California Governor Jerry Brown isn't having that. He says it's "the new abnormal."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Power Of Comedy And Storytelling For Veterans

    Nov 12 2018

    When flashbacks of the front lines won't fade, how can jokes and poetry help veterans readjust? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for November 9, 2018

    Nov 09 2018

    A Democratic House will soon be in session, but Sessions won't be in the White House. We talk midterms, Mueller and Missy Elliott today on the Friday News Roundup. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Preserving Stories Of Holocaust Survivors

    Nov 08 2018

    The youngest survivors of the Holocaust are now in their 70s. How can we preserve their memories to prevent future atrocities?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Morning After: Unpacking the Midterm Elections

    Nov 07 2018

    From the upsets to the sure bets, we dig into the 2018 midterms with a panel of experts — including a former governor. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Bishop Michael Curry Wants Us To Love Radically

    Nov 06 2018

    The same weekend Bishop Michael Curry delivered his sermon at the Royal Wedding, a group of Christian leaders — Curry included — launched a creed called "Reclaiming Jesus." It warned of a crisis facing our highest moral and political leaders.In today's political climate, how do religious leaders lead flocks that are more partisan and less inclined to love across the aisle? And when it comes to earthly matters, can faith and love bring us together?We put those questions to Bishop Curry.Want to su...more

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin On Disagreement In American Politics

    Nov 05 2018

    Often when the country has been at odds with itself, a leader has come along to remind us of our common cause and our shared humanity.But now, with the country feeling more deeply divided than ever, is that just something for the history books?We talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about whether the leaders of the past have something to teach us about facing the challenges of today.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podca...more

  • The Friday News Roundup for November 2, 2018

    Nov 02 2018

    The nation is reeling after Saturday's mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. President Trump says he'll use the executive order to end birthright citizenship. And top U.S. officials call for a ceasefire in Yemen in 30 days.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Stopped At The Box: Voter Access Ahead Of The Midterms

    Nov 01 2018

    It's been said many times: "If you don't vote, don't complain."But a growing number of voters say they have plenty to complain about: namely, that they struggle to cast their ballots. With less than a week before the midterm elections, what issues are people experiencing at the ballot box? And what can be done about it?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Hex In Effect: Why Witches Are Back

    Oct 31 2018

    "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." "Charmed." "Suspiria." Halloween is a time for many of us to indulge in fantasy. But do these fictional witches point to the real ways our views of women are changing?We put that question to our panel. Plus, hear from two guests about what it means to be a witch today.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Mega Church And Mega Issues: Pastor Adam Hamilton

    Oct 30 2018

    What role does faith play in bringing people together? It's a worthwhile question, especially after last weekend's mass shooting in Pittsburgh.We talk with the Reverend Adam Hamilton, founding pastor of the nation's largest Methodist church, about the deep political divides within his congregation — and his plan to get people of faith thinking differently.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Rhetoric, Racism And Rage: A Violent Week In America

    Oct 29 2018

    It has been a violent week in America.Eleven people killed in their synagogue. Two African Americans shot by a white man at the supermarket. And 14 prominent figures sent homemade pipe bombs.Today, we take time to absorb what has happened, and consider what this says about us, our politics and our country. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for October 26, 2018

    Oct 26 2018

    A Florida man has been arrested after roughly a dozen pipe bombs were mailed to top Democratic figures. The first woman on the Supreme Court is retiring from public life. And Saudi Arabia has changed its explanation for Jamal Khashoggi's death — again. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • "I Started With A Million Dollar Loan." Taking Apart Trump's Taxes

    Oct 25 2018

    Earlier this month, The New York Times published a blockbuster investigation that showed President Donald Trump received more than $400 million from his father, New York City builder Fred Trump. The investigation also uncovered "instances of outright fraud" and other "dubious" tax schemes.We talk with Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner about how they got the scoop. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Anthony Scaramucci Is Still Talking

    Oct 24 2018

    His tenure was fleeting but oh, was it memorable.Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump's one-time communications director was fired after making lewd comments about former chief strategist Steve Bannon and former chief of staff Reince Priebus. He's not in the Trump administration anymore, but he's still rolling out the hot takes. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Get That Paper: What Lottery Winnings Do To Your Life

    Oct 23 2018

    The combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have topped $2 billion, and tickets are selling by the hundreds each minute.But what's at stake if you win? Does money actually bring more happiness?Today, we talk to someone who knows what it's like to win the lottery — the good and the bad.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Andrew Gillum: Governor?

    Oct 22 2018

    Andrew Gillum is currently the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida. But he's running for governor against Republican Ron DeSantis.The Orlando Sentinel describes their race this way: "In Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum, Florida voters will choose between the most politically polar opposite candidates for governor in decades."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup For October 19, 2018

    Oct 19 2018

    We're about three weeks away and the midterms are starting to dominate news headlines here in the US. Here and abroad, everyone is still talking about Jamal Khashoggi. The Post published his likely-final column on Thursday. The topic? Press freedom.And if you need to...relax, just head north of the border. Canada officially legalized marijuana this week.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Midterms 2018: Take It To The House

    Oct 18 2018

    No, this year's elections aren't presidential. But they've taken on a new resonance due to the strong backlash among Democrats to the policies of President Trump and his majority-Republican Congress.In this show, we're talking about the House of Representatives. (But we know that you really want to talk about the Senate contest between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz ...)Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • What One Writer Gained With A Memoir About Weight Loss

    Oct 17 2018

    "Heavy" isn't exactly the book Kiese Laymon set out to write. Originally, it was a book about weight. "I wanted to write a lie," he writes on the very first page.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Why It's Hard To Change Minds About Climate Change

    Oct 16 2018

    A new U.N. report says there's a strong chance of crisis by 2040 due to climate change. But despite overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change exists, the subject can be tough to discuss.How do we navigate conversations about climate change with those who don't believe in it?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Julián Castro's "Unlikely Journey"

    Oct 15 2018

    Julián Castro has had a robust political career, from serving as San Antonio's mayor to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Obama. His latest endeavors could be setting the stage for another big development. Will he run for president in 2020?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup For October 12, 2018

    Oct 12 2018

    UN ambassador Nikki Haley resigned this week in a move that surprised White House officials and the public alike. She'll stay on until the end of the year, but who is on deck to replace her? And journalist Jamal Khashoggi remains missing this week. Khashoggi was critical of the Saudi government, and after he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to get some routine papers, he never emerged.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Hav...more

  • Both Donald Trump And Seth Meyers Have Taken Cues From This Guy

    Oct 11 2018

    Even if you've never heard of Wally Feresten, you've likely seen his work. He has held up the cue cards — you know, those big, handwritten cards that remind performers what they're supposed to say next — for some of the biggest names in comedy. That includes Seth Meyers and pretty much everyone on Saturday Night Live over the last 25 years. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Sizing Up The Universe With Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Oct 10 2018

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is an expert on just about everything.He's debunked myths in sci-fi movies. He's weighed in on the effects of climate change. And last week, he used science to predict when LeBron James will retire from the NBA. (It's age 38, apparently.)We talk about the new book, but we also ask him some of your burning questions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Sixteen Shots. One Conviction.

    Oct 09 2018

    Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been convicted for murder in the second degree for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was also convicted of 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count for each time he shot at McDonald.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

    Oct 08 2018

    Journalist Jamal Khashoggi went into the Saudi consulate in Turkey to fill out some routine paperwork. He didn't come out. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup For October 5, 2018

    Oct 05 2018

    This week the White House announced that the FBI had completed its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Senate voted to advance his nomination.People are still recovering from the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. First Lady Melania Trump is on a tour of four African nations, and we get the latest on who won the Nobel Prize this week.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • How The 1990s Paved The Way For Today's Political Divide

    Oct 04 2018

    Red states. Blue waves. These are phrases we hear all the time these days. Political correspondent Steve Kornacki says this is nothing new.He says it was the '90s that have brought us today's polarized politics. In his new book, The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism, Kornacki traces the origin story back several decades.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • What Amazon Adds To The Fight For $15

    Oct 03 2018

    Amazon has announced it plans to raise its minimum wage to $15. It's the latest move in the Fight for $15. Will other large corporations follow suit? And in today's economy, is $15 an hour enough?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • A Sisterhood Of Sexual Assault Survivors Are Sharing Stories, Shouting Back

    Oct 02 2018

    Christine Blasey Ford's testimony brought to the surface difficult memories. And sexual assault survivors who had never shared publicly what happened to them starting doing so — at home, on social media and at workplaces. How should we cope with this moment of collective trauma?You'll also hear the voices of several of our producers as they share their stories.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The State We're In: Gun Legislation

    Oct 01 2018

    It's been one year since the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. How have state governments responded to mass shootings, activism and the Second Amendment?This is the first installment of our series called "The State We're In," where we'll explore the bills and ballot initiatives dominating debate in state capitals. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Laughs, Tears and Talking Horses: The Power of Bojack Horseman

    Sep 29 2018

    Netflix's BoJack Horseman has spent five seasons exploring depression, addiction, redemption and more — through a talking horse. We talk to creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg about #MeToo, Hollywoo(d) and who BoJack really is. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Friday News Roundup for September 28, 2018

    Sep 28 2018

    It was a hearing watched around the country. Christine Blasey Ford told senators she is "100 percent" sure it was Brett Kavanaugh who assaulted her, and he said he's a "100 percent certain" the allegations are untrue. And President Trump spent much of his week in New York for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Testimony Rocks Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process

    Sep 27 2018

    After considerable negotiations, and without an FBI investigation, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. We recap some highlights from the hearings for you today, and we'll go in depth on the Friday News Roundup tomorrow. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Food Regulation: "Only The Brave Dare Eat The Fare"

    Sep 26 2018

    A little over a century ago, buying a cup of coffee might mean sipping on additives like charcoal and charred bone. Adding milk? It might have one of that era's main preservatives ... formaldehyde. Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley and his fight for pure food is the subject of Deborah Blum's new book, "The Poison Squad".His crusade means our food today is safe ... right? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • America's Love Affair With Roadside Attractions

    Sep 25 2018

    The UFO Welcome Center in Bowman, South Carolina. The World's Largest Teapot in Chester, West Virginia. The International Banana Museum in Mecca, California.Americans have been pulling over to roadside attractions like these for generations. What do they tell us about the American ethos?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Comeback: Men Embroiled In #MeToo Attempt Exits From Exile

    Sep 24 2018

    It's been less than a year since assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light and fired up the #MeToo movement. Since then, people have come forward with their experiences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and bullying in several industries. These allegations have brought shame to the accused, but now some of them are trying to get back into public life. Is all of this too much, too soon? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast....more

  • The News Roundup For September 21, 2018

    Sep 21 2018

    This week, a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has rattled the confirmation process, and Hurricane Florence brought devastating rain to the Carolinas. Abroad, Brexit talks continued, and Save the Children issued another dire warning for Yemen: a million more children are now at risk of famine. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Are LGBTQ Students Any Safer In Schools Today?

    Sep 20 2018

    A new survey found alarming levels of stress, anxiety and rejection in LGBTQ teens. What are schools — and families — doing about bullying based on sexual orientation or gender identity? And are they doing enough?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Vulnerable Voters

    Sep 19 2018

    Nearly 90 million people did not vote in the 2016 election—that's nearly half of all voting-age adults. Part of those non-voters is a group of mostly people of color, who met hurdles at every turn. Targeted voter ID laws, voter roll purges, gerrymandered districts and overwhelmed polling stations are silencing thousands of votes. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Identity Politics Unmasked

    Sep 18 2018

    The term 'identity politics' gets thrown around a lot, and studies show that our identities – like race, religion, and gender – heavily influence how we vote. Writer and political scientist Francis Fukuyama says identity politics could be a threat to the nation – and he has some ideas on how to fix it.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Another Book On The Trump Administration? Bob Woodward Says We Need It

    Sep 17 2018

    The reports coming from within the Trump White House have been never-ending. The leaks to reporters create a picture of a White House in chaos. In comes veteran reporter Bob Woodward's new book "Fear: Trump In The White House."But it's just one of many books that have come out this year about this administration. So why should we trust this one?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Emmy Empress Regina King on Three Decades in the Industry

    Sep 16 2018

    Few actresses command attention like Regina King. From "Boyz n the Hood" to "The Boondocks" to "Seven Seconds," she's built a repertoire of compelling performances. With several awards under her belt, it's clear the Television Academy has noticed. The actress and director received an Emmy nomination for the fourth year in a row.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For September 14, 2018

    Sep 14 2018

    Two hurricanes made headlines this week, but for very different reasons. new report shows that this year five times more migrant children were detained at the southern border compared to last year. Ethiopia and Eritrea made progress toward peace this week by reopening their border, and protests in Iraq are threatening the political career of the prime minister. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Just Can't Help Falling In Love...With Romance Novels

    Sep 13 2018

    Romance novels are having a moment. The industry is worth more than $1 billion.Surprised? You really shouldn't be. In 2015, 75 million Americans said they had read a romance novel in the past year. What's so compelling about these novels? And if so many people love them, why is it so hard for the literary world to take them seriously? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Pickup Artist: How The Ford F-Series Took Over America

    Sep 12 2018

    The Ford F-series has taken over America. The company sells a truck about every 30 seconds in America, for an average of $46,000. But if you imagine that everyone driving a pickup truck is working construction or running a farm, guess again.Who's buying, who's driving, and where is the industry headed? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Family With OxyContin Patent Has Another...To Wean Patients Off OxyContin

    Sep 11 2018

    The Sackler family has made billions of dollars off of OxyContin, a prescription pain-management drug. Recently it's been cited when talking about America's opioid crisis. Now there's a patent out for an opioid-addiction treatment drug. The inventor? Richard Sackler...What responsibilities do private companies have in fixing problems they effectively helped cause?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Going Deep On "The Deep State"

    Sep 10 2018

    People can't stop talking about the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed written by a "senior administration official," particularly one line about the "deep state." What is that? NPR's Mara Liasson described it as "supposedly shadowy cabal of opposition bureaucrats buried deep within the government." But does the deep state even exist? Or is this just another conspiracy theory?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter...more

  • The News Roundup For September 7, 2018

    Sep 07 2018

    This week, in addition to discussions about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and tech company testimonies on Capitol Hill, Washington and beyond is abuzz trying to guess the identity of a certain anonymous "senior administration official." There were talks in Pakistan and Iran, and a devastating fire destroyed countless historical artifacts in Brazil.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Making Choices That Could Change Our Lives

    Sep 06 2018

    How long did you spend thinking about the last big decision you made? There's a better way, according to Steven Johnson. His newest book is called "Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most." We ask him for his advice, and get his takes on some big decisions made around the world. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • William Shatner: "Live Long And..."

    Sep 05 2018

    Maybe you know him as Captain Kirk in "Star Trek." Perhaps as Denny Crane in "Boston Legal." Or as the Shakespearean actor. Or the travel guru for Priceline. Or maybe even the spoken word musician. Now, William Shatner wants you to know him as just William Shatner. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Terence Nance's Weird World Of Fantastical Blackness

    Sep 04 2018

    What's it like to be young and black in America? If you use the new HBO series "Random Acts of Flyness" as your guide, it's...pretty weird. We talk to series creator Terence Nance about his latest show – and what comes next. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Life With Lyme Disease

    Sep 03 2018

    Ever been bitten by a tick? Maybe you've pulled one off of your pet? The bacteria in that tick could lead to Lyme disease, which has spread to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. What kind of research is available on Lyme disease? How do you treat it? Or better, how do you prevent it in the first place? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For August 31, 2018

    Aug 31 2018

    As the nation takes time to say goodbye to two American greats — the drumbeat of politics never stops. There were primary races and Nafta negotiations. A UN report blasted Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for high civilian casualties in Yemen, and the Chinese government hinted that it will end the nation's two-child policy.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Puerto Rico, Presently

    Aug 30 2018

    An estimate from The George Washington University puts the official death toll for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria at 2,975 people. How will this new number affect aid and recovery on the island? How much did the response from the federal government in the wake of the storm affect the toll? And how are Puerto Ricans preparing as another hurricane season threatens the island?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show...more

  • Deregulation Nation: Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Aug 29 2018

    The EPA has proposed the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which many see as an effort to erase former president Obama's Clean Power Plan. The new proposal signals a win for supporters of the coal industry, but will this proposed rule make coal more competitive on the market?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Beyoncé, Inc.

    Aug 28 2018

    You know her — and odds are, you love her. Beyoncé Knowles Carter was one of the top 10 most admired women, according to a 2017 Gallup poll. After a long career in the entertainment industry, what is it about Beyoncé that allows her to continually dominate media as a musician and a mogul?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Restoring America's Regular Order: Remembering Senator John McCain

    Aug 27 2018

    Senator John McCain died over the weekend, and many will remember him for being a maverick. His votes did not always align with the Republican Party platform and during his last years in the Senate, he often repeated calls for a truly bipartisan government — a return to "regular order." What should we make of his calls for bipartisanship? Is it even possible?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For August 24, 2018

    Aug 24 2018

    You've probably heard the news about Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. But did you hear about Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)? Or what the Trump administration has planned for President Obama's Clean Power Plan? Do you know the story behind Trump's tweet about South African farmers? Dive into the week's major headlines with us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Executive Power: Laws And Limits

    Aug 23 2018

    Experts say Paul Manafort's guilty verdict and Michael Cohen's guilty plea are turning up the heat on President Trump. But he has survived scandal after scandal so far ... is this any different? Is impeachment on the table? Or, is all of this distracting from the fact that Trump is exactly the president his voter base hoped for?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Russian Hackers Are At It Again

    Aug 22 2018

    This week the DNC reported an attempted hack of its voter database. Facebook and Twitter removed hundreds of accounts, and Microsoft says it thwarted a cyberattack on U.S political targets. With just three months left until the midterms, we have to ask, how safe are our upcoming elections?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Catholics Face Their Faith After Another Sex Abuse Scandal

    Aug 21 2018

    Pope Francis has apologized for "grave errors" in the Catholic church, after a sweeping grand jury report implicated hundreds of priests in the abuse of more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania. We talk about how the report has rocked the church with a practicing priest, and with a former priest who left the faith after he was abused himself. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twi...more

  • Americans In Combat

    Aug 20 2018

    When it comes to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Pulitzer-prize winner C.J. Chivers doesn't sugarcoat things: "It is beyond honest dispute that the wars did not achieve what their organizers promised, no matter the party in power or the generals in command." His new book is called The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. We talk to him about the book... and about the wars. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have question...more

  • The News Roundup For August 17, 2018

    Aug 17 2018

    This week, we learned disturbing news about the state of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and President Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance. And in global news, a lawmaker in Australia referred to the "final solution" when arguing for a Muslim immigration ban and President Trump levied more sanctions against Turkey.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us...more

  • Bo Burnham Knows Eighth Grade Was Awkward For You, Too

    Aug 16 2018

    High school is hard ... but in some ways, eighth grade is harder. Pimples. Mean girls. Parents. It's the stuff of tragedy — and comedy — the likes of which we don't usually talk about. Comedian Bo Burnham sets out to do just that. He's the writer and director of a new film called "Eighth Grade."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • How Tech Companies Are Transforming Classrooms

    Aug 15 2018

    Ever heard of "The Googlification of the classroom?" Well, here's a hint: more than half of America's grade-school students use Google education apps like Gmail and Docs. But do these digital resources actually help students learn? And how do schools decide between spending on software and devices ... and spending on teachers?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Discord Over Non-Disclosure Agreements

    Aug 14 2018

    While promoting her new book, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has made some astonishing claims, including that staffers often sign non-disclosure agreements — which we now know is true. NDAs have long been used by private companies, but what role do they play in the public sector, if any? And are they enforceable?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Dishonesty And Disadvantages In America's Education System

    Aug 13 2018

    Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a lot to say about the state of America's education system. In our conversation, he reflects on his own successes and failures while leading the department under President Obama, and he shares some thoughts on his successor, Betsy DeVos.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For August 10, 2018

    Aug 10 2018

    This week, primaries and special elections in five states set the tone as midterms inch closer. Is a "blue wave" coming for Democrats? There's more news from Paul Manafort's trial — and more sanctions abroad, including on Iran and Russia. We also check in on the diplomatic flare-up between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • According To Anonymous Sources...

    Aug 09 2018

    Chances are when looking at an article recently, you've read information that was attributed to "a source familiar with the matter." No names, no details about how these sources became familiar with the matter. So why should you trust that reporting? We asked a current White House reporter, a deputy editor and a media ethics expert to break it down for us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Is Video Game Addiction A Thing?

    Aug 08 2018

    There's been a lot of concern lately about the amount of video games kids play. Are they ... addicted to them? The WHO and APA say maybe. Could obsessive playing be symptomatic of something else? Or is it similar to binging a television show, or staying up to finish a gripping novel? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Sea Levels Rise On A Community Not Convinced Of Climate Change

    Aug 07 2018

    A shrinking island in the Chesapeake Bay has become a national battleground in the debate over climate change. At just four feet above sea level, Tangier Island may soon be gone — upending its lucrative crabbing industry and forcing its inhabitants to relocate. How, if at all, will it fight the rising tides?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Battle For The Beach

    Aug 06 2018

    The world is running out of sand, and it's a huge problem. Beaches are eroding at an alarming rate, and in the absence of easy-to-reach sand, the dangerous business of sand mining is booming. How did we get here, and what can we do to fix it? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup for August 3, 2018

    Aug 03 2018

    It's Friday, and we've got another roundup for you. America's intelligence chiefs warned of foreign interference in the midterm elections. We learned the price of ostrich and snakeskin jackets as the trial of Paul Manafort got underway. And the Labor Department reported the unemployment rate is just 3.9 percent. In global news, Ethiopia is pushing several reforms, the U.S. military says it is preparing to withdraw hundreds of its troops from Africa, and Iranians have flexed their defensive power...more

  • Mental Illness: [Enter Stage Right]

    Aug 02 2018

    Broadway is turning its spotlight onto mental health with shows like 'Dear Evan Hansen.'This has earned praise for more considerate portrayals — and concern for those who have to portray them.Dim the lights, and take your seats, because we're taking our show to the theater.

  • Are The Koch Brothers Newly Woke Or A 'Total Joke'?

    Aug 01 2018

    A political war is being waged between President Trump and billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.The Kochs' disagree with Trump on several policy matters, including immigration and trade. And they've been funding the fight against the president (including supporting some Democrats), which could have big implications for the 2018 midterms — and for the GOP's other mega donors.What might that mean for the midterms & the GOP's other mega donors? Are the Koch Brothers waning in influence?

  • The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Blindspotting'

    Jul 31 2018

    Bay Area filmmakers are having a hella good year. There's "Black Panther" and "Sorry To Bother You," and now, "Blindspotting." Daveed Diggs of "Hamilton" and Rafael Casal have created a buddy comedy that explores gentrification, police brutality, and identity. Critics and the public alike have raved about the film. It has an enviable 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

  • Courtney Barnett Tells Us How She Really Feels

    Jul 30 2018

    Courtney Barnett just turned 30, and she'll be the first person to tell you she doesn't have it all figured out yet. The singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia describes herself as shy. But her music is brave. She joins us to talk about her growing success as an artist and entrepreneur — and to play a couple of tunes.

  • The News Roundup For July 27, 2018

    Jul 27 2018

    The Russia investigation was the story of this week. Things got testy as Secretary Pompeo sidestepped questions about President Trump's meeting with President Putin last week. Migrant families were supposed to be reunited by yesterday's deadline. Were they? The threat of a trade war with the EU has lessened, but what about a real war with Iran? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Netflix: Disruption On-Demand

    Jul 26 2018

    Netflix's streaming service has only been around for 11 years. With talent like Shonda Rhimes, the Obamas and Ryan Murphy, and shows like "Orange Is The New Black," "The Crown" and "Narcos," Netflix seems to be taking over the world.How did the streaming company go from mailing red envelopes to 120 million global subscribers?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • After 65 Years Of Conflict In The Koreas, Is Peace Possible?

    Jul 25 2018

    This week marks 65 years since the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea was established. Today both sides are talking peacefully and the tensions with the U.S. may be improving, too. What about the remains of American troops missing from the Korean War? Will they ever be returned? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Political Fuss Over Federal Courts

    Jul 24 2018

    When we think about presidential judicial appointments, it might seem like all the space is taken up by the Supreme Court.But presidents get to choose other judges, too ... ones who decide thousands of more cases. President Trump is leaving his mark on those lower courts at what some are calling a historic rate.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Reclaim Your Data

    Jul 23 2018

    Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff says the most dangerous threat we face today is the frequent exposure of our personal data. As an author of the the USA Patriot Act, legislation which privacy advocates say is serious government overreach, some consider this an odd stance for Chertoff to take.But how do we protect ourselves?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For July 20, 2018

    Jul 20 2018

    Would you like to revisit this week's news... or wouldn't you?President Trump held a meeting with Vladimir Putin — and maybe sided with him on whether Russia meddled in U.S. elections? Now Putin might be coming to Washington.And MGM is suing victims of the Las Vegas shooting and the trade war is heating up — again.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Three Dimensions, Endless Possibilities

    Jul 19 2018

    3-D printers can create many things: furniture ... human limbs ... firearms ... The first 3-D printed gun was fired five years ago. Now designs for these firearms are readily available online after a quiet court settlement May. How does 3-D printing even work? And what happens if anyone can print a gun right from their living room? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Republican Reaction After Helsinki

    Jul 18 2018

    President Trump walked back his comments from a Monday press conference with Vladimir Putin. But the reaction from both sides of the piled up long before then. How do Republican voters feel about the president's comments? And what can current members of Congress do? We asked, and you answered. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Lance Armstrong Returns To Cycling — As A Superfan

    Jul 17 2018

    Lance Armstrong still loves cycling, even though fewer fans still love him back. He was at the peak of his career when he confessed to doping in 2013 — something many friends and fans saw as a betrayal. But he's spent the last few years making amends and making a new name for himself as a podcaster. We ask: where does he go from here?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a....more

  • Contoured, Highlighted And Bronzed: The Business Of Makeup

    Jul 16 2018

    Okay haters, the makeup industry isn't frivolous.It's worthy of our time. For one thing, Forbes values the makeup industry at $445 billion. It's also becoming more inclusive. Rihanna's Fenty beauty brand was praised upon its launch last year for including 40 foundation shades. Is there ever going to be a shade for everyone? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.