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Up First

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Episodes

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Sep 23 2021

    Who is eligible to get Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots? And why are certain Haitian migrants detained along the US-Mexico border being released while others are deported? Plus, new documents reveal the extent of Ethiopia's hunger crisis.

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Sep 22 2021

    Will the winter season prompt another COVID surge? And how are U.S. border agents managing the thousands of migrants camping under a border bridge? Plus, an investigation into Hurricane Ida's power collapse.

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    Sep 21 2021

    President Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly today. How will he explain America's role in the world? And why are anti-abortion rights activists upset about a lawsuit against an abortion provider? Plus, the showdown between Democrats and Republicans over the debt ceiling.

  • Monday, September 20, 2021

    Sep 20 2021

    What are the most urgent issues world leaders will tackle at the U.N. General Assembly this year? And why did a Senate parliamentarian, the referee of Senate rules, knock immigration out of a budget bill? Plus, revelations from a new book about former President Donald Trump.

  • BONUS: Throughline: What Happened After Civilization Collapsed

    Sep 19 2021

    What happens after everything falls apart? The end of the Bronze Age was a moment when an entire network of ancient civilizations collapsed, leaving behind only clues to what happened. Today, scholars have pieced together a story where everything from climate change to mass migration to natural disasters played a role. What the end of the Bronze Age can teach us about avoiding catastrophe and what comes after collapse.

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Sep 18 2021

    An expert panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommend against a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine for most U.S. adults. France has recalled its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia, after being excluded from a deal to build nuclear-powered submarines for Australia. And Washington D.C. prepares for a rally today, as right-wing demonstrators protest the ongoing criminal cases linked to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.