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1A

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 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. A 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.

  • The Mind Behind America's Most Empathetic Cartoon

    Jul 14 2018

    "Steven Universe" is a ratings juggernaut on Cartoon Network. It's also the network's first show created solely by a woman. The Emmy-nominated series closed its fifth season with a wedding between two female-identifying characters. We talk to showrunner Rebecca Sugar about love, hate and the courage to be "strong in the real way." There may even be a song (or two).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 July 13, 2018

    Jul 13 2018

    President Trump has had a big week of travel. He left the NATO summit for the U.K, and a meeting with PM Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II. In an interview with The Sun, Trump criticized May's Brexit strategy and questioned the possibility of a U.S.-U.K. trade deal before seemingly walking back those comments Friday morning. 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.

  • America, Allies And A Changing World Order

    Jul 12 2018

    President Trump's approach to foreign policy has been described as "repeal without replace" — scrapping an American-led world order in favor of an international free-for-all, preferring one-on-one deals to multinational agreements. What does all of this mean for Europe, China, Russia — and for America's place as a leader on the world stage?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 Twitte...more

  • A Debate Over Impeaching The President

    Jul 11 2018

    Since President Trump took office, there's been a wave of people calling for his impeachment.Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz has been a staunch defender against the Russia investigation and impeaching Trump. American University professor Allan Lichtman, who in 2017 wrote a detailing the case for impeachment, says his argument has only gotten stronger.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Where's That Sample From? Contemporary Music And Cultural Appropriation

    Jul 10 2018

    Musicians and music from South Asia have influenced contemporary music for generations — think of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" or Kanye West's "I Am A God." But do the people from a specific culture own that music? Where is the line between appreciation and appropriation in art? 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.

  • Justice Stephen Breyer On A Changing Court

    Jul 09 2018

    Justice Breyer is the 108th person to sit on the Supreme Court and, soon, he'll be welcoming the 114th — Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement. With so much commentary and debate expected to surround the Supreme Court in the weeks and months ahead, we present a view from the inside, courtesy of Justice Breyer. 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 6, 2018

    Jul 06 2018

    July Fourth took one day out of the workweek for most of us, but the news didn't stop. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is out, but another Supreme Court Justice is soon to be in.We also hear from a cave diver with updates on the cave rescue in Thailand where 12 boys and their coach have been trapped, and we talk trade wars. 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.

  • A Retired Navy SEAL Shares 'The Way Of The Warrior Kid'

    Jul 05 2018

    John Willink, better known as "Jocko," served 20 years as a Navy SEAL, rising in the ranks to lead training for all SEALs on the West Coast. Willink has now written a series of children's novels called Way of the Warrior Kid. What can he tell us about manhood? How should we raise boys?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.

  • Jimmy Carter: A Former President, A Person Of Faith

    Jul 04 2018

    For this July 4 holiday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with former President Jimmy Carter from March of 2018.Religion has been part of his life since he was a child, but his faith was tested most recently in 2015, when he announced he'd been diagnosed with cancer. Today he's 93 and on a mission to get people to examine their own relationships with faith.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • W. Kamau Bell On Comedy And Politics

    Jul 03 2018

    W. Kamau Bell's comedy has always been political. He had a short-lived show called "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," and he has called what he does "use[ing] jokes to fight for the people who don't get a fair shake in 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.

  • What Is American Food? A Chef Traveled The Country To Find Out

    Jul 02 2018

    Chef Edward Lee says his new book is "the story of American food." It is not a glossy book of food photography (there aren't any food photos in the book). Instead, it's a memoir, a history book and a travel guide."Food is nothing without people and people are nothing without stories," he says. 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 June 29, 2018

    Jun 29 2018

    Supreme Court decisions (and a retirement), another deadly shooting, fights over civility and elections around the world. All this and more on the News Roundup. 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.

  • Meet The Two Friends Who Dropped Out Of College To Take On Bots And Fake News

    Jun 28 2018

    Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte are the co-founders of RoBhat Labs, a tech startup that's helping Twitter users wade through fake news. It's something they're seemingly able to do better than Twitter itself."The fact that we can build something like this and empower users, it really baffles us that Twitter isn't doing the same," Phadte says.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

  • Captivating America: Civility War

    Jun 27 2018

    We tried to have a conversation about civility in politics and ... well, it got lit. As one listener put it: "That was the most enthralling, informative, suspenseful, engaging, action-packed and exciting thing I have ever heard in NPR history." Join the conversation (and don't worry, it's still going...) on Twitter, we're @1A. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast.

  • Women In Tech: Is There A Wave Coming?

    Jun 26 2018

    Today we talk to three women who are trying to do something about the gender gap in Silicon Valley. Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code; Natalia Oberti Noguera is the founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels; and 16-year-old Amanda Southworth is the founder, director and programmer at Astra Labs.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.

  • Patton Oswalt On Being Funny In Tough Times

    Jun 25 2018

    Comedy is tough, but Patton Oswalt makes it look easy. He joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about grief, loss, politics, fan culture and the dangers of nostalgia. 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.

  • Ask A Drag Queen

    Jun 23 2018

    In the last few decades, drag performance has gone from underground entertainment to mainstream television. But drag is not a monolith; performers vary in approach and intent — just watch "RuPaul's Drag Race."We have a panel of drag queens and kings — Bianca Del Rio, Brigitte Bidet, Lena Lett and Pretty Rik E — to answer your questions. 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 June 22, 2018

    Jun 22 2018

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reverse his administration's highly-criticized practice of separating immigrant families at the border.Trump's moves on immigration drew criticism from world leaders, ranging from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Pope. But one of our panelists suggested that international blowback might have made President Trump more strident in his views, rather than convince him to retool the policy. All this and more on the Friday News Roundup.

  • Finding The Lost World: Can Scientists Bring Back Dinosaurs?

    Jun 21 2018

    We were so busy thinking about whether we could do a show about dinosaurs, we didn't stop to think about whether we should. Wait ... We did think about it. And we decided we should. Take a break from the news and spend a few minutes with fascinating scientists who are changing our understanding of these prehistoric animals.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.

  • Your Feelings On Family Separations At The Border

    Jun 20 2018

    One of our goals on 1A is to act as a kind of national mirror — to reflect what's happening and ask what it says about us. That's a question many Americans have been asking themselves about the Trump Administration's decision to separate families who try to cross the border. A children's pediatrician who assists with migrant children talked about the long-term effects of toxic stress. An 80-year-old caller from Maine said she was headed to a protest in front of a lawmaker's office.

  • The ACLU's Path Of Most Resistance

    Jun 19 2018

    Membership in the American Civil Liberties Union has quadrupled since the election of President Donald Trump. The organization has filed about 150 lawsuits against the president and his administration and a third of those have been about immigration policy, according to Susan Herman, the ACLU's president. 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.

  • Is This America's Border Policy?

    Jun 18 2018

    Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents along the southern border in the past few weeks. This controversial immigration policy continues to cause outrage among parents, psychologists and concerned citizens. 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 June 15, 2018: Live From Salt Lake City

    Jun 15 2018

    We have a special edition of the Friday News Roundup, live from KUER in Salt Lake City, Utah. We're joined by experts from the Mountain West to go through big questions from this week's news. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Rodeo And The Future Of The American West

    Jun 14 2018

    There are around 650 professional rodeos held each year. It's a symbol of life in the West, but that life is changing with climate change and urbanization. According to the Wright family, a cross-generational rodeo powerhouse from Utah, rodeo is not an anachronism — it's the future of the West. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The World Cup: Intrigue, Statecraft And Sports

    Jun 13 2018

    The World Cup begins in Moscow this week and we found out the U.S. will co-host it in 2026 with Mexico and Canada. More people watch this tournament than any other sporting event. But FIFA was the subject of a corruption scandal that became public in 2015. How could such a beloved sport involve so much wrongdoing? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • 'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Has The Most Interesting Life

    Jun 12 2018

    Peter Sagal has an interesting life. He ran in the Boston Marathon in 2013 and finished minutes before the bombing. He has a writing credit on "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" and the Sasquatch horror movie "Savage." And he had dinner with Stormy Daniels in 2005. But we know him as the host of "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" We talked with Peter about his life, how Bob Garfield from "On the Media" came up with the name of his show and why "Wait Wait" hasn't made the leap to television, even though ...more

  • Bruce Lee: The Life Of An Icon

    Jun 11 2018

    Bruce Lee's body of work was relatively small, and he died before he experienced widespread fame or recognition. But films like "Enter The Dragon" left a legacy that changed American culture. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For June 8, 2018

    Jun 08 2018

    Trade news dominated the headlines this week, as world leaders prepared for what could be an "awkward" G-7 summit, as President Trump meets with the leaders of nations stung by U.S. tariffs. The president had a busy few days of meetings. He talked with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of next week's summit in Singapore with North Korean leaders. The week began, though, with primaries in several states as Democrats try to set themselves up to retake the House of Representatives in Novembe...more

  • The Legacy Of Kate Spade

    Jun 07 2018

    Fashion designer Kate Spade set trends for generations of women. Her work was timeless, colorful and fun. Her designs were appropriate for work but never sacrificed a sense of personality. Spade was also one of only a few prominent women to lead her own line in the male-dominated fashion industry. Spade was found dead on Tuesday, prompting many fans to talk about their first time buying a Kate Spade design. We talked about her life and legacy. What made her designs so successful? How will fans...more

  • Eric Holder On Political Boundaries

    Jun 06 2018

    Former Attorney General Eric Holder is thinking about boundaries. He's leading an effort to change the way legislative boundaries are drawn. And he's also thinking about the boundaries of his former department, as President Trump's frustrations with current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Seymour Hersh Reports On A Life In Journalism

    Jun 05 2018

    In his new book "Reporter: A Memoir," journalist Seymour Hersh covers his life story, with analysis of his profession thrown in. On the latter, he's not very sunny. "Yes, it's a mess," he writes about today's media landscape. "And there is no magic bullet, no savior in sight for the serious media." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The President's Pardon Power And The Law

    Jun 04 2018

    Can the president obstruct justice? Can he pardon himself? A memo and tweet have put new interest on old questions of presidential power. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For June 1, 2018

    Jun 01 2018

    This week, we learned President Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his recusal from the Russian investigation. The president also issued a pardon for conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza this week. And In trade news, President Trump put tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union Thursday. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • His Return To Prison Prompts Calls For Sentencing Reform

    May 31 2018

    Matthew Charles was released early from prison in 2016, after serving 21 years of a 35-year sentence. But on May 14, he was sent back to prison. Federal officials said that Charles shouldn't have qualified for early release, even though he's been incarcerated for almost half his life. Now his case has gone viral — will it make a difference? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • What You Need To Know About #Wherearethechildren In 13 Minutes

    May 30 2018

    Have you seen the statistic about 1500 missing children? There's a lot of confusion across social media about the status of unaccompanied child migrants, children being separated from their parents, and President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border. We get clarity from Maria Sacchetti, who covers immigration for The Washington Post. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1a and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • What Did Big Pharma Executives Know About The Opioid Crisis?

    May 29 2018

    More than 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses in a drug crisis that's been going on for years. Journalist Barry Meier says it could have been thwarted early on. He alleges that top DOJ officials in the George W. Bush administration refused to support prosecutors who had built a case against the maker of OxyContin. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Take Me On: The Art Of The Cover Song

    May 28 2018

    While taking on another artist's hit can seem like an easy way to please fans, it can also be a risk. When done right, it's a beautiful tribute that can become a hit all its own. When done wrong, it can be the pop equivalent of dancing on a grave. Enjoy this remix of one of our favorite shows. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For May 25, 2018

    May 24 2018

    This week, President Trump canceled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the NFL said all athletes and staff must stand for the national anthem if they are on the field and Ireland voted on the repeal of their Eighth Amendment, which bans almost all types of abortion. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Billion-Dollar Discount Chain: Dollar General And Rural America

    May 23 2018

    There are more than 13,000 Dollar General stores in the United States, which is roughly equal to Starbucks and almost double the number of Walmarts. The chain has found a profitable market outside of cities and in many of these places, Dollar General is the easiest and most affordable store for essential goods. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • James Clapper On Russia, North Korea And Life In Intelligence Operations

    May 23 2018

    "I would argue that [Russian meddling in 2016] had profound impact and probably turned the election," former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said. We talked to him about current events and his new book, which reflects on five decades of his career in intelligence operations. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • What Are Those? How Sneakers Conquered America's Feet

    May 22 2018

    Whether you call them sneakers, joggers, or something else (sand shoes?), there's no denying the popularity of athletic footwear. With more than $30 billion in sales a year, it's clear not everyone who buys a fresh pair is playing sports. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Comedy For Social Change

    May 21 2018

    Comedians Hari Kondabolu and Franchesca Ramsey want to make you laugh, but they also want to make you think and take action toward changing the world. Both have new projects: Kondabolu co-hosts a podcast called "Kondabolu Brothers" and Ramsey has a book out now called, "Well, That Escalated Quickly." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For May 18, 2018

    May 17 2018

    This week we learned how the crossfire hurricane was born. That's the codename given to the Russia investigation. At the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley blamed Hamas for violence surrounding the relocation of a U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, before walking out of the meeting as a Palestinian envoy spoke. And Kim Jong Un may walk away from a planned meeting with President Trump. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Paying Attention In The Postpartum Period

    May 16 2018

    When a new baby comes home, there's a lot to pay attention to. So much so that the mother's needs are often overlooked. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Why More Women Are Going For The Big Freeze

    May 16 2018

    There are a lot of reasons a woman may want to delay having children. There are health risks, professional penalties, and many personal considerations. Many women who want to have children but who also want to wait are turning to oocyte cryopreservation, often called egg freezing. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Why Working Motherhood (Still) Affects Wages

    May 15 2018

    America's workforce has more than seventy million women: most of whom have kids at home. And two-out-of-every-five households have working moms as the main or sole breadwinner. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Jada Pinkett Smith Shares The Secrets Of Motherhood

    May 15 2018

    What does it mean to be a mother in the public eye? It means you have a platform and a lot of responsibility, should you choose to use it. Jada Pinkett Smith is using her platform to have a unique, intergenerational conversation with her daughter, Willow, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

  • The Push To Reverse America's Rising Maternal Mortality Rates

    May 14 2018

    A mother giving birth in the U.S. is three times as likely to die as a mother in Britain or Canada. That's largely because of the disproportionate toll on African-American moms. How can we reverse this devastating trend? This episode is part of our weeklong series "Beyond Mother's Day." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Tyra Banks Takes Her Mama's Advice

    May 13 2018

    Nobody's perfect. It's a lesson supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks learned early on from her mother, Carolyn London. The pair co-authored a book called "Perfect Is Boring," based on London's advice. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Beyond Mother's Day

    May 13 2018

    Today's the day we celebrate mothers and reflect on how they touch our lives every other day of the year. Moms are on our mind a lot at 1A, and we're paying homage all week long. Our series "Beyond Mother's Day" starts now, with you. We wanted to hear more about your moms. Here's what you told us.| Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For May 11, 2018

    May 11 2018

    Michael Cohen is under scrutiny for his business endeavors, and three American hostages were released from North Korea. Around the world, America's allies stick with the Iran nuclear deal, and social media takes on Turkey's president with one word: "enough." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Has America Lost Touch With The Truth?

    May 10 2018

    Michael Hayden thinks America is in danger of losing something precious — our reliance on truth. That's what his new book, "The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies," is all about. The four-star general and former leader of both the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. says if we abandon facts, we abandon freedom. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and fin...more

  • The Story Of The Last Slave ... In First Person

    May 09 2018

    One of the country's greatest writers has a new book out, and it took almost a century to get published. Zora Neale Hurston's "Barracoon" is based on her conversations with Oluale Kossola, the man believed to be one of the last people stolen, shipped and sold into slavery in the U.S. Written in dialect, the publishing world refused to touch the text — until now. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email ...more

  • Attitude Of Exactitude: How Precision Made The Modern World

    May 08 2018

    The device you're using to listen to this podcast contains many, many tiny parts, each engineered to a level of precision that is astounding, given that precision engineering is only a couple centuries old. Simon Winchester tracks the advancement of precision engineering, from cannons to computers, in his new book "The Perfectionists." Plus, learn why Rolls-Royce supplied Simon Winchester with cars for more than a decade. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.np...more

  • VR: Game Changer

    May 07 2018

    Virtual reality is having a moment, but today's VR is much more than fun and games — it's in the private and public sectors, in healthcare and in education. Jeremy Bailenson has been studying the technology for 20 years. He believes VR has the power to create empathy and change how we see the world. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup for May 4, 2018

    May 04 2018

    This week, the president's legal team changed — as did parts of his story about Stormy Daniels. Also, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faced several ethics investigations while his agency was sued by 17 states. Abroad, America's top team headed to China to discuss trade, and questions loomed about the deadline on the Iran nuclear deal. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and f...more

  • Meet The Teen Every Journalist Follows

    May 03 2018

    Gabe Fleisher is helping readers wake up on the right side of the news. The 16-year-old from St. Louis is the creator of "Wake Up To Politics," a daily political newsletter that reaches nearly 50,000 people each morning. His first subscriber? His mom. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Jake Tapper Writes About Capitol Hill Corruption In His First Novel

    May 02 2018

    As host of "The Lead" on CNN, Jake Tapper spends his days bringing attention to some of the biggest political headlines. But Tapper has Washington intrigue on the brain, even when he's not on-air. Tapper talks to us about the inspiration for his foray into fiction — and what he thought about this year's White House Correspondents Dinner. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org a...more

  • Big Guns: Fighting Firearms With Funny

    May 01 2018

    What if Congress required all Americans to own a gun? Former Congressman Steve Israel explores the idea in his new dystopian novel, "Big Guns." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Kids' TV, Then And Now

    Apr 30 2018

    In the U.S., more than 70 percent of kids between two- and eight-years-old watch PBS — specifically PBS Kids. What's it like to run an organization trusted to nurture millions of young minds? We asked the woman in charge. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup for April 27, 2018

    Apr 27 2018

    It's been another week of big stories. Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of sexual assault, and allegations against Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson cost him his bid to lead the VA. President Trump hosted Emmanuel Macron in Washington and prepared for the arrival of Angela Merkel. And journalism proved to be an increasingly dangerous business abroad. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show...more

  • Archer And Bob: Two Animated Characters, One Voice

    Apr 26 2018

    H. Jon Benjamin is a successful voice actor — you may know him better as Bob Belcher or Sterling Archer. But his new memoir doesn't celebrate his career wins; it champions his losses. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Before You Dial 9-1-1...

    Apr 25 2018

    When you see something, you should say something ... Right? The National Emergency Number Association estimates that 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year, for all kinds of reasons, but calling the police isn't a guarantee of a quick or effective response. And when police are dispatched, a situation can unexpectedly escalate. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wa...more

  • A New National Memorial To Victims Of Lynching

    Apr 24 2018

    In the century after the Civil War, more than 4,000 black Americans were lynched. Men, women and children were publicly tortured and killed in acts of mob violence meant to incite fear. This week America's first national lynching museum and memorial opens in Montgomery, Alabama. The Equal Justice Initiative mapped out known accounts of lynching here: lynchinginamerica.eji.org/explore. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast....more

  • Ronan Farrow On #MeToo, Diplomacy, And The 'War On Peace'

    Apr 23 2018

    Ronan Farrow has been busy lately. His reporting on the Harvey Weinstein scandal last fall earned him a Pulitzer prize. While reporting those stories, he was also writing a book on the State Department. It's a political history, and a personal one. Farrow worked there before turning to journalism. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • 1A Movie Club Sees 'Come Sunday'

    Apr 22 2018

    Based on a real story featured in This American Life, 'Come Sunday' is a new movie about an evangelical pastor whose struggle with his own faith costs him his ministry. Ira Glass joins the 1A Movie Club to review 'Come Sunday,' spoilers and all. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For April 20, 2018

    Apr 20 2018

    This was a week that called for more than one News Roundup. Today we discuss a Southwest pilot's courageous emergency landing, and how Starbucks is now in the hot seat over racial profiling. Overseas, Cuba is now Castro-less and the British Prime Minister faces a storm of protest over the "Windrush" generation. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Where To Start With End-Of-Life Decisions

    Apr 19 2018

    Modern medicine can be good at keeping us alive longer, but what about improving the days we have left? Barbara Bush's decision to seek "comfort care" resonated with many who are dealing with end-of-life choices. We consider the limits of modern medicine with one passionate advocate — Diane Rehm. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Midweek News Roundup

    Apr 18 2018

    Keeping up with the headlines can feel like a decathlon. So far this week: James Comey called out the man who fired him, the President contradicted his U.N. Ambassador over new sanctions on Russia and a courtroom drama gave up new secrets and turned into a media circus. There's too much to leave until Friday, so today we bring you the first-ever midweek news roundup. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? E...more

  • The Letter Of The Day Is 'S': Sesame Street, An Avenue For Social Good

    Apr 17 2018

    It's been a year since Sesame Street introduced Julia, its first character with autism. She is just one way that Sesame Street is helping little kids identify with grown-up issues. Today, we ask what it takes to create children's programming that's socially conscious while still being entertaining. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • A Manifesto For A More Humane World

    Apr 16 2018

    Activists Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have noticed that as the world changes, the idea of power is shifting, especially with the proliferation of social media. Who is seizing this power, and what kind of leader is best to take on this new world? Their book "New Power" explains. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Spring Special: The Birds

    Apr 14 2018

    One hundred years ago, Congress passed a law to protect migratory birds — but our feathered friends could be in danger after a Trump administration decision limited the law's effectiveness. We discuss why one of America's oldest environmental laws now faces a new legal battle, and what this could mean for the birds — and the environment. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org a...more

  • Spring Special: The Bees

    Apr 14 2018

    A taste of honey. A mouthful of fraud. Pure honey is getting harder to come by and nearly a third of the nation's bee colonies have disappeared since 2006. So how is the honey business as sweet as ever? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For April 13, 2018

    Apr 13 2018

    What a week for news. President Trump's personal attorney is under investigation, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Washington, and Tammy Duckworth and her newborn daughter make history in the Senate. Abroad, the President has put Syria and Russia on notice after last week's chemical attack. The question now being asked around the world is — what happens next?

  • 1A Spaces Out With The Crew Of The International Space Station

    Apr 12 2018

    The International Space Station is turning 20. It's a living monument to rocket science and global collaboration, so we wanted to ask what it's like to live in space. Who better than two astronauts on board the ISS right now? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • On Syria: Madeleine Albright Responds

    Apr 11 2018

    After this weekend's suspected chemical attack near Damascus, much of the world expects a U.S. led military response in Syria. The President and his advisers are still figuring out their next move, but former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has some ideas. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Is A Middle Finger A Matter Of Free Speech?

    Apr 10 2018

    You've probably seen the photo of Juli Briskman flipping off the president's motorcade from a bicycle. That stunt — and the viral photo it produced — got Juli fired last year. Now she's suing her former employer, arguing that whatever hand signals she makes when she's out cycling are her business. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Beyond The Blue Fur With Frank Oz

    Apr 09 2018

    If you've heard Grover, Bert, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Animal or Yoda, then you know Frank Oz's voice. He was the creative force behind many of The Muppets and he's in a new documentary about working with Jim Henson, the mastermind behind them and many more beloved characters. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The News Roundup For April 6, 2018

    Apr 06 2018

    It was a turbulent week for tech companies. President Trump made Amazon his new target on Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress. In Syria, should we stay? Or should we go? Also this week, China retaliates with threats of more tariffs and, in Brazil, a former — but popular —president loses his long battle to avoid jail. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.o...more

  • The Confidence Code For Girls

    Apr 05 2018

    Feeling confident is key to being happy and achieving success, but all too often as girls grow up, their self-esteem goes down. How do we empower young women to worry less about pleasing others? We'll put that question to two authors and two confident young women — a 17-year-old boxer and a fifth-grade Girl Scout. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1...more

  • Who Is Continuing Dr. King's Fight Against Poverty?

    Apr 04 2018

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said equality was not just about race — it was also about poverty. Dr. King was in Memphis advocating for the poor when he was killed 50 years ago. Today we talk to four people who have taken up Dr. King's fight for equality. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org or find us on Twitter @1a.

  • Make America 'Normal' Again

    Apr 03 2018

    "Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember." That's at the top of every list activist Amy Siskind has published since the 2016 election. Her lists of cultural and political changes went viral, and we talked to her about tracking "normalcy" and her new book. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

  • Excellence, Explained

    Apr 02 2018

    For decades Tom Peters has been telling anyone who'll listen to put people first — and millions have. He's written one of America's best-selling books on business called "In Search of Excellence." His newest book, "The Excellence Dividend," updates those recommendations for the 21st century. Spoiler alert: things aren't as different in 2018 as you might imagine. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email ...more

  • The News Roundup For March 30, 2018

    Mar 30 2018

    President Trump is looking to fill vacancies — while creating more. He's in search of a lawyer and now a doctor after promoting Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to lead the VA. Across the Pacific, a mystery train heads from Pyongyang to Beijing, Malala returns home to Pakistan and Brits count down the days to Brexit. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org

  • We Need To Talk About YouTube

    Mar 29 2018

    YouTube has come a long way from Charlie biting his brother's finger. Now, billions of people watch its content and the platform has the power to influence, amuse, astound and, at times, horrify. For more on this topic, you definitely want to click this link: wamu.fm/2E2uaL6. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

  • Freestyling With August Greene

    Mar 28 2018

    August Greene is the new collaboration from Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins. Many great bands get their start in a garage — very few get theirs at the White House. The trio blends jazz and hip-hop — a mix of styles from rap star Common, jazz pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins. Their first song won an Emmy. Now they're freestyling with Joshua Johnson. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have qu...more

  • A Former President, A Person Of Faith

    Mar 27 2018

    Jimmy Carter is 93 and still going strong. Three years ago, he faced a deadly diagnosis and started saying his goodbyes. After treatment, he announced he was cancer free — opening a new chapter for America's 39th president. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

  • Missing From #MeToo — Sex Workers

    Mar 26 2018

    The #MeToo movement has upended a status quo that tolerated sexual assault and harassment at work. So how is #MeToo changing the sex worker industry? Sexual harassment is hard to fight in many workplaces ... especially where sex is part of the business. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

  • Taking Down Confederate Statues Was The First Step

    Mar 24 2018

    In preparation for New Orleans' 300th anniversary, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is confronting the racism that has shaped our nation. In his new memoir, he chronicles his path toward removing Confederate monuments in his city — and implores the rest of America to reckon with its past, too. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

  • The News Roundup

    Mar 23 2018

    Take a deep breath ... and get caught up. At the White House, H. R. McMaster is out and John Bolton is in. Mark Zuckerberg has apologized and Marlon Bundo has topped the charts. Facebook's privacy scandal reaches across the Atlantic and despite an all-caps warning, President Trump congratulated Putin on his electoral win — while Britain's foreign minister compares the Russian president to Hitler at the Berlin Olympics. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.o...more

  • Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: Remaking Recycling

    Mar 22 2018

    Two-thirds of Americans have recycling bins in their homes and according to the EPA, just over a third of Americans' trash is recycled. But is recycling the best option? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

  • How Do You Run The DNC?

    Mar 22 2018

    It's been a year since Tom Perez took charge of a party at its lowest point in decades. What's the mood like now? We ask him, and get the latest on superdelegates, Nancy Pelosi's future and why Dems are done with the "off year."

  • What's On Your Mind, Facebook User?

    Mar 20 2018

    Facebook data has been used in elections before, but never like this. Cambridge Analytica consulted for the Trump campaign, but now lawmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. want to know how it grabbed more than 50 million Facebook profiles — monitoring and manipulating millions of voters before the 2016 election. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

  • President Trump Vs. The FBI

    Mar 19 2018

    The president spent the weekend attacking special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI director James Comey and his former — now fired — deputy. Donald Trump and many of his supporters are convinced he's the victim of a witch hunt, but some are concerned he's seriously considering firing former FBI director Robert Mueller. Could the president be setting the stage for an end to the special counsel's probe? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscr...more

  • The News Roundup

    Mar 16 2018

    If you were sum up this week in a word? Try breathless. President Trump ousted another cabinet member — his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson — and another Democrat claimed a special election victory in a heavily Republican district. Abroad, Russia is being blamed for releasing a deadly toxin that left two people in critical condition and for meddling in America's last presidential election. Angela Merkel was elected to a fourth term as Germany's chancellor and tributes poured in for theoretical...more