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The News Roundup for September 25, 2020

President Donald Trump raises questions about the 2020 election, while a grand jury ruling on the police officers that killed Breonna Taylor reignites protests. China commits to carbon-neutrality. The situation around Belarus remains contentious and Prince Harry ruffles feathers over statements about voting.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/09/201h 30m

Block The Vote: Texas Voter ID Laws + Gerrymandering In Michigan

We travel to Texas and Michigan to talk about two things that influence the way people vote and the power your ballot has: voter ID laws and gerrymandering. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/09/2034m 47s

How Generation Z And Millennials Are Fighting A Poll Worker Shortage

"I compare being a poll worker to being a fast food worker, except that there's not as much room for mistakes," says poll worker Evan Malbrough. "If you make a mistake with somebody's ballot you've suppressed their right to vote."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/09/2024m 18s

ICE, A Whistleblower And Forced Sterilization

"Women [in detention] are faced with this problem where they don't have [medical] choices and they don't have the liberty to go find those choices," says migrant rights advocate Michelle Brané.She also remarks about how for-profit prisons fit into the picture. "I once went to a [immigration detention] facility where the stock prices were displayed in the lobby," Michelle says. "It's a hugely profitable practice."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/09/2034m 12s

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life, Her 'Most Fervent Wish' And The Future Of SCOTUS

How are Republican senators handling accusations of hypocrisy? "There's nothing more shapeshifting than a senator considering judicial nominations. Consistency is not something we see very often," says reporter Robert Barnes."There are lots of Republicans who think, 'This is our chance to get a solid six-member conservative majority on the Supreme Court and we're gonna do it.'"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/09/2034m 48s

1A Presents...'Driving The Green Book'

We're sharing the first episode of a new show called "Driving The Green Book," produced by Macmillan Podcasts and hosted by journalist and educator Alvin Hall.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/09/2028m 59s

The News Roundup for September 18, 2020

Wildfires and hurricanes continue to affect large swaths of the US. COVID infections top 30 million globally, as the work on a vaccine continues. President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu celebrate a peace deal for Israel, and scientists search for life on Venus.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/09/201h 31m

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Crime

Some will tell you crime in America has gone up. Others say it's down. But it depends on the type of crime. And as many politicians know, for some people, it's not about the numbers, it's about how they feel. We explore the rhetoric and the reality behind crime and the pandemic.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/09/2029m 33s

Why Millions Of Eligible Americans Don't Vote

1A listener George told us, "My vote doesn't really matter[...]Six states are getting virtually all of the attention and all of the campaign dollars are going to those states.""There's this idea that people don't vote out of lethargy," says George. He thinks a majority of people don't vote because they feel left out of the process. Their voice and their presence doesn't matter.What do you think?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/09/2036m 9s

Museums Are Filled With Stolen African Art. Is It Time To Return It?

"Part of the reason the Benin royal art is so much at the forefront of this conversation is because it's one of the best documented examples of colonial appropriation," says Chika Okeke-Agulu, professor of African art at Princeton.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/09/2035m 47s

The 1A Movie Club Watches 'Quarantine Horror'

"The thing that you're always looking to do in horror is to make the audience feel like they're participating," says "Host" director Rob Savage."The great thing about screen horror is that if the audience forgets they're watching the movie, they can have an involvement in the scares."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/09/2035m 37s

The News Roundup For September 11, 2020

Wildfires continue to rage in the Western U.S. The race for a COVID-19 vaccine faces some setbacks. Disney is criticized for filming parts of Mulan in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. The Taliban and the Afghan government open negotiations. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/09/201h 29m

Can Colleges And Universities Survive The Pandemic?

Many schools that were financially stressed going into the pandemic might not come out of it, says Fred Lawrence, CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society."Once you put the nose of the plane down, you can't always pull out of that dive," he says, about a school's financial management.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/09/2033m 31s

How Everything Will End, According To A Cosmologist

"I think there is a morbid fascination in thinking of how everything will fall apart," says cosmologist Katie Mack. "But you can contemplate how we fit into this bigger picture, and that can be a really comforting thought."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/09/2036m 23s

Dirty Money, 'Kleptopia' And World Leaders

"I have a few sleepless nights but the people who are far braver are my sources," says journalist Tom Burgis.He says his sources, including those in places like Washington D.C. and Kazakhstan, put themselves in danger by speaking out against corruption.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/09/2029m 49s

In Limbo With Aminé

"The title of the album (Limbo) was to tell fans 'I'm literally figuring it out, I'm just a guy still in limbo,'" says rapper Aminé. "I always wanted to challenge myself and try to push the envelope sonically."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/09/2027m 54s

The News Roundup For September 4, 2020

Protests continue to rock the U.S. as presidential candidates hit the campaign trail. Historic protests continue in Belarus as leader Alexander Lukashenko refuses to step down.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/09/201h 40m

White Christians Grapple With Their Faith's Racist Past And Present

"I feel personally convicted as a white pastor in a predominately white congregation to speak passionately about race in the church," says pastor Angela Denker.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/09/2036m 44s

Who Are The Armed Civilians Showing Up At Protests?

How are militias recruiting new members?"They point to protests and to violence and say, 'Hey look, this is the time, you need to protect yourself,' playing on fears people have," says reporter Heath Druzin.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/09/2036m 27s

What We Know About The California Wildfires

Incarcerated firefighters make up a significant portion of the crews fighting the wildfires in California. But formerly incarcerated firefighter Rasheed Lockheart wonders: "Why can't our service and our time at these fire camps be our academy? We want equality in pay and the same opportunities as everybody else."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/09/2035m 24s

Michaela Coel Of 'I May Destroy You' On Trauma, Levity And The Space Between

"I find writing very immersive and as I write in my mind I have some notion of how I'll say the lines when we do our first take. All the characters I write, I somehow embody," says writer and showrunner Michaela Coel.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
31/08/2034m 55s

The News Roundup For August 28, 2020

Hurricane Laura surges through the southern U.S., while sports teams strike over a police shooting in Kenosha, WI. TikTok continues to be a sore spot for China and U.S. relations. And Japanese Prime Minister resigns, citing poor health. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/08/201h 31m

The Legacy Of Hurricane Katrina, 15 Years Later

"Katrina seems much less like an isolated incident than a harbinger for what 21st century America is," historian Andy Horowitz says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/08/2035m 23s

'Say Her Name': The Latest On Breonna Taylor's Case

"It's always interesting who in America we frame as having the ability to fully enact this Second Amendment right [to defend their home]," sociologist Rashawn Ray says.Plus, we start the show with an update on the latest from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protests broke out after police in Kenosha shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, several times while his back was turned.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/08/2034m 54s

The Search For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

"We are constantly dismissed at every level of the justice system." Grace Bulltail told us about her family's search to find answers around the death of her niece, Kaysera Stops Pretty Places. If you or someone you know needs help, StrongHearts Native Helpline is a domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. The helpline is anonymous and confidential. Call 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483).You can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/08/2035m 5s

What Does It Mean To Be Conservative?

"The animating force between Republicans and Democrats isn't partisanship but negative partisanship," journalist McKay Coppins says.We talked with two young conservatives and McKay Coppins about the state of the GOP.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/08/2035m 13s

The News Roundup For August 21, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination. The U.S. Postal Service weighs some big changes. A Russian opposition leader is possibly poisoned, Iran faces new sanctions and a coup changes Mali.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/08/201h 32m

The Hit List (Or, The 1A Pop Culture Roundup)

"Rockstar" by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch has been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for seven weeks. Meanwhile art from Beyonce, Michaela Cole, Cardi B, Taylor Swift, and more have all been swirling all around us during this pandemic summer.We talk about it all on today's pop culture roundup!Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/08/2035m 1s

The Latest Updates On The Changes At The U.S. Postal Service

"[Postmaster General Louis] DeJoy does have quite a few stockholdings in places like Amazon and other shipping companies and worked in shipping for a number of years himself," says ProPublica's Jessica Huseman.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/08/2035m 54s

The Movement To Abolish Prisons And The Police

"We need things like transformative and restorative justice processes to address some of these issues, rather than the knee-jerk reaction of punishment or [..] separating people who are incarcerated into the 'good people' and the 'bad people,'" author James Kilgore says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/08/2035m 18s

Black Women, The Right To Vote And The 19th Amendment

Civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer fought for voting rights. She questioned why we have to fight for basic rights and freedoms because of the color of our skin. "Is this America, the land of the free and home of the brave?" Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/08/2033m 15s

The News Roundup For August 14, 2020

The Biden ticket is announced with celebration—and criticism. The USPS is under fire as election day approaches. Russia claims to have a COVID-19 vaccine, and Israel reaches an "historic" peace deal with the UAE.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/08/201h 30m

The Rights And Resources For Students With Special Needs

"Some children are medically fragile so it's impossible for them to go back to school...schools are going to have to be really nimble and flexible [to support them]," education professor Melody Musgrove says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/08/2035m 47s

The Rise Of Pandemic Pods

"Many of our students will thrive because the public school system is fundamentally inequitable, and now they're outside of oppressive systems and able to learn more freely," says Nikolai Pizarro, founder of the BIPOC-led pandemic pods and micro-schools Facebook group. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/08/2035m 20s

Making The Grade: How Should We Assess Students During A Pandemic?

"If a student is not learning, that could be the fault of the system, not of the student," says education reporter Moriah Balingit. "[Grades] seem to measure what students have, not what they know."Should we keep assessing students in a way that assumes they're all on the same level? Or is it time to do away with grades completely?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/08/2034m 34s

Homeworked: To Reopen Or Not To Reopen

"Are we as schools using science to drive our reopening plans? As superintendents, we're not health experts," says Superintendent PJ Caposey. "When we're told to reopen safely and then not given guidelines about what safety means, it's really hard."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/08/2036m 19s

What Is Cottagecore?

"I'm a Black Muslim woman, so people don't really see a lot of us in the cottagecore community," influencer Sumaiyuh Jones says. "And it's different to see someone's religion and someone's culture fit into an aesthetic that's usually dominated by a different demographic."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/08/2025m 25s

The News Roundup For August 7, 2020

Schools discuss reopening, and Congress discusses coronavirus aid. The world continues to search for answers in Beirut. And President Trump bans TikTok and WeChat.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/08/201h 32m

The Situation in Beirut + Why America Can't Ignore Its Past And Its Failings

"What matters to me is to be honest and to be fair. I think it is absolutely clear that the president has numerous failings which has cost the country as a whole, dearly," Atlantic writer Ed Yong says. "Trump is central to this problem but not the only thing that matters."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/08/2036m 11s

Ilia Calderón's Time To Speak + Primaries (Still) With Reid Wilson

"The number of people who are dying is more than 1,000 a day," says Reid Wilson about the White House's claims of success on increased COVID tests. "Public opinion is not on the President's side no matter how much he talks about testing."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/08/2035m 17s

Poet Natasha Trethewey + The Latest On TikTok

"So much of our day-to-day lives are about defusing or deescalating situations with men that could turn violent or frightening," says Natasha Trethewey. "If I couldn't tell a story about my life and what it's led to, I could have been overtaken by despair."We also talk about TikTok and what a Microsoft purchase of the app (or a nationwide ban of it) means for American users.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.If you're in a dangerous situation at home, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. They operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if you feel unsafe to speak, you can reach out to them by texting LOVE IS to 22522.
04/08/2035m 49s

What President Trump Means By 'Suburban Lifestyle Dream'

"Housing and neighborhoods are really the fundamental way that we've segregated people," former HUD secretary Shaun Donovan says. "At the very time that we need to be moving the country forward [...] President Trump wants to take us back to a racist past."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/08/2033m 38s

LeVar Burton Is Still Reading To Us During The Pandemic

It's a tough time for Black Americans. How is Levar Burton protecting his heart? "I try to remind myself and others to keep our heads up. Unless our head is up. We cannot see the horizon. And it's the horizon that beckons us."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/08/2034m 26s

The News Roundup For July 31, 2020

Congress grills Big Tech and continues to quarrel over coronavirus aid. Thousands — not millions — participate in Hajj. And Hong Kong postpones elections.We bring you all the national and global news you need on this edition of the News Roundup. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
31/07/201h 32m

A Conversation With Zadie Smith + Big Tech 'Comes' To Washington

"If you always come to activism with the same set of ideas, it's ahistorical. Things have changed since 1850. The use of the word 'hate' lets way too many people off the hook," says writer Zadie Smith.We also talk about this week's Congressional hearing with four Big Tech CEOs.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/07/2035m 41s

The U.S. Postal Service And A Vote-By-Mail Election

"The Postal Service has been doing vote by mail for generations," says Mark Dimondstein of the American Postal Workers Union. "We can continue to deliver for the people as long as we have the support."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/07/2035m 8s

The Debate Over Federal COVID-19 Funding And Private Schools

"We have many families in Arizona that don't even have access to electricity and it's our duty to provide access," says Beth Lewis of Save Our Schools. "But it's harder when we're being asked to spread that money to kids in private schools who come from affluent backgrounds"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/07/2023m 38s

What Is Fascism?

"It's an upheaval of society through violence to turn the clock back," says historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat. "When there are periods of great progress, charismatic men organize movements around themselves as a red flag against progress."We talked about the definition of fascism and whether President Trump is a fascist. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/07/2034m 25s

The News Roundup For July 24, 2020

Two civil rights leaders were laid to rest. The clashes between federal agents and and protesters continues in Portland. COVID-19 continues to devastate around the world. And two countries set out on missions to Mars.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/07/201h 32m

Honoring The Legacy Of Civil Rights Icons C.T. Vivian And John Lewis

With plans for memorials around the country underway, we shared your ideas on how to honor the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis and the late Rev. C.T. Vivian.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/07/2035m 32s

1A Across America: Are We Prepared For The November Election?

Elections are complicated, but they shouldn't be chaotic. We talked about why many election officials have a sense of dread over what's to come in November. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/07/2035m 8s

The Trump Administration Is Making It More Difficult To Seek Asylum. Is That Legal?

"These asylum officers have been put in a position where they're forced to implement these policies that they not only believe are wrong or immoral, but that they believe are actually illegal," says reporter Molly O'Toole.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/07/2035m 56s

What We Talk About When We Talk About 'Cancel Culture'

Some say "cancel culture" is an attack on free speech by the so-called "woke." Others believe it's an overdue move to call out powerful people and companies for views and policies that oppress the powerless. Is it a force for good? Or a threat to free thought and expression?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/07/2035m 58s

The News Roundup For July 17, 2020

Countries worldwide continue to battle the coronavirus. A hack compromises some high-profile Twitter accounts. China and the U.S. continue to fight over Hong Kong. Turkey's Hagia Sophia has been converted back to a mosque.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/07/201h 31m

How To Stay Safe And Healthy As Coronavirus Cases Rise

In the 16 weeks that remain between now and Election Day — can the country recover from the current surge in COVID-19 cases? New models suggest that by then, America's death toll will stand north of 200,000 people. But scientists are finding out more about the virus daily. How might this new information help us prepare for what's next? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/07/2034m 52s

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

How did activist Amanda Blackhorse feel when the announcement to change the name of Washington D.C.'s football team was made? "I am very cynical when it comes to the team and their intentions, just because of their history and how they've interacted or not interacted with native people."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/07/2033m 2s

A Conversation With Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

"For me, the quiet moments [in "The Old Guard"] were as important as the big action set pieces," director Gina Prince-Bythewood says. "It was about elevating and bringing my Black female lens to the genre."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/07/2036m 27s

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

"Okra. Black-eyed peas. Melons. Certain types of Chilis...that is so much a part of who we are. It's not just the food, it's the aesthetic. It's the discourse," says food author Michael Twitty.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/07/2035m 11s

The News Roundup For July 10, 2020

President Donald Trump pushes for schools to reopen as COVID-19 cases surge. The Supreme Court issues several important rulings. Brazil's president tests positive for coronavirus. And U.K. royalty grapples with its connection to Jeffrey Epstein.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/07/201h 29m

'American Rehab' And The Dark History of Rehabilitative Treatment

"A lot of people believe instilling a work ethic in people with substance abuse disorders will cure them, but what we found is that these programs don't work for most people," says reporter Shoshana Walter.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/07/2037m 37s

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

"International students, once they're here, they make lives here, some of them have family here," says reporter Michelle Hackman. "Harvard and MIT have already sued the Trump administration over this policy."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/07/2028m 59s

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

"Congress has cut the budget of the IRS even as the population has grown, says ProPublica reporter Justin Elliott. "You've seen audits of the wealthy fall off."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/07/2035m 40s

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

"No one is owed a Facebook account or Twitter handle," one listener writes. "When you use these platforms, you agree to play by their rules. They are not the 'town square.'" Do you agree?It is also Jenn White's first day as our host. Find her on Twitter: @Jwhitepubradio.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/07/2035m 33s

On The Wing: The Power Of Birdwatching

"My binoculars have become heavier now," says Clemson professor J. Drew Lanham. "It's become harder for me to pick up my binoculars and singularly focus on those birds. But I still watch."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/07/2033m 33s

Going To Therapy With Esther Perel

"We're asking one person to give us what normally an entire village would provide," therapist Esther Perel says about relationships during the coronavirus quarantine.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.If you need help and you want to talk to someone, you can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. They're available 24/7, and they will connect you with local mental health resources. You do not need to be actively suicidal to reach out—it's for anyone who needs help.
03/07/2035m 52s

The Disability Rights Movement, 30 Years After The ADA

"The ADA doesn't fix the problem of ableism...rights and laws are meant to be a floor, not a ceiling," disability advocate Britney Wilson says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/07/2035m 27s

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

"We do politics based on where our communities are," says researcher Ashley Hinck. "Increasingly, that same community is found in fandoms. We're going to see more and more of this fan activism."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/07/2035m 17s

1A Across America: Unpolicing Mental Illness

"Any investment in a community is a mental health initiative," says Vice's Shayla Love.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.A note to listeners: We played some audio at 0:35 of a police officer tasing a man with a mental disability in distress. This is a non-lethal encounter that took place in Glendale, Arizona last summer. The audio is disturbing. If you'd like to skip it, it lasts for about 30 seconds.
30/06/2036m 25s

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

"I can chair a subcommittee. I vote in committee. I do everything that every representative does. But when it comes time to cast that final vote, including votes that affect only the District, every member of the House can vote except [me]," says D.C. Congressional Representative Eleanor Norton.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/06/2036m 5s

The News Roundup For June 26, 2020

Texas sets single-day coronavirus case records. Only 1,000 pilgrims will be allowed to make hajj this year. And the Trump administration freezes some work visas and green cards for immigrants.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/06/201h 28m

Eyes And Ears Everywhere: The Russian Spies Among Us

"We're seeing [Russian espionage] now, more than in 2016, amplify real people's views and real people's activities and then try to spread those," says BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/06/2034m 57s

Reckoning With Racist Brands

"The CEOs and the leaders at these companies recognize that this is a revolution... young people are taking to the streets and brands matter," says marketing expert Mike Jackson. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/06/2035m 4s

Canceling 'Cops:' Why Hollywood Loves Portraying The Police

"There is this huge emphasis on police as the guardians of society," says culture critic Soraya McDonald. The problem with that is "we can't tell the difference between sheepdogs and wolves."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/06/2035m 27s

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

"Joe Biden will almost certainly win the majority of African Americans," political reporter Astead Herndon says. "The question is, will that be the number the campaign needs for the kind of broad coalition they talk about?"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/06/2033m 44s

The 1A Movie Club: Why 'The Help' Doesn'tReally Help

White savior films set racism in a time that's far gone and allow people to be redeemed, says film critic Brooke Obie. "It's comforting to have a white person come in and save the day."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/06/2035m 35s

The News Roundup For June 19, 2020

SCOTUS drops consequential decisions that will affect millions. COVID-19 continues to rock the nation and the world. And Tensions flare in China and India over their border. And North Korea threatens South Korea again.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/06/201h 30m

How To Talk About Race With Kids

Teaching your kids to be colorblind isn't the right approach. "We do have color. We do see color," Professor Bettina Love tells us. "We have to help folks understand that to become antiracist is to recognize these things."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/06/2034m 34s

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

Cincinnati's police budget is increasing. But Mayor John Cranley responds, "We are investing in accountability, body-worn cameras make up a nearly $900,000 increase to the police budget." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/06/2034m 33s

Dr. Anthony Fauci Doesn't Get Much Sleep

If you're protesting, Dr. Anthony Fauci says to please wear a mask and keep it on all the time.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/06/2025m 44s

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

"This is a reflection of America's ongoing refusal to confront what it is and who we are," says author Eddie Glaude Jr. on what he thinks James Baldwin would say about this moment. Plus, an update on the shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/06/2035m 49s

Can Companies Fight For Social Justice?

"It's not what you do on your social media page or Twitter, it's what you do in your background lobby. A lot of these companies are lobbying behind the scenes against the interests of Black and brown people," says Professor Mehrsa Baradaran.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/06/2034m 36s

The News Roundup For June 13, 2020

Policing and police funding is re-evaluated in the wake of George Floyd's murder. COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S. and continue to plague countries like Brazil. And Sweden closes a decades-old murder mystery.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/06/201h 29m

Across America And Abroad: Symbols Of White Supremacy Come Down

"The important thing is that people are starting to understand how insidious those monuments are..." says former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu. "The last thing we should be doing is honoring those whose mission was to preserve slavery," he added.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/06/2035m 14s

The Power Of Police Unions

"I do think representation matters" in police unions, says The Marshall Project's Eli Hager. But he adds, "A number of Black officers I spoke with don't want to be part of the 'old boys culture."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/06/2033m 52s

The Debate Over Objectivity In Journalism

"If you are a non-marginalized person who belongs to a non-marginalized group...you actually believe that you see the world in an objective way. What we're saying is that's never been the case," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/06/2048m 14s

What We Talk About When We Talk About Police Reform + A Conversation With Kojo Nnamdi

"It's our intention to not have the Minneapolis Police Department continue to operate," City Council member Steve Fletcher says. "You can't force a culture that doesn't want to learn to learn."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/06/2047m 20s

The News Roundup For June 5, 2020

Hundreds of thousands around the world mourned George Floyd and protested racism and police brutality. President Trump threatened to send the military to states. And nations around the world reopen, while some are still reporting record cases of COVID-19.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/06/201h 28m

How To Identify Misinformation (And Disinformation) About The Protests

"Misinformation is often optimized to appeal to our emotions," The News Literacy Project's Peter Adams says. "It deeply resonates with our values and most sacred beliefs, and that causes us to act too quickly."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/06/2034m 54s

The Past And Present Of Protests In America

"You cannot be violent to property. You can be violent to human beings. The destruction of property cannot be deemed equivalent to the destruction of human life," says Dr. Imani Perry.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/06/2030m 59s

The Trauma Of Being Black In America

"An entire community is grieving," Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia says. "What we really have to focus on is the subtext, and the subtext is racism."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/06/2048m 20s

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

Nikole Hannah-Jones and Paul Butler join us to talk about the history and realities of police brutality and white supremacy in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and the subsequent protests in cities across the U.S.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/06/2034m 39s

The 1A (Mini) Spelling Bee + SpellPundit Online Bee Winner Navneeth Murali

"Think about your very favorite childhood memory and the biggest dream you've ever had and the first time you really felt celebrated for who you are and how you met your best friend. For me, the Bee was all of those things," says Sylvie Lamontagne, a former Scripps competitor.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/05/2035m 25s

The News Roundup For May 29, 2020

Two viral videos spark protest and unrest in America. The U.S. surpasses 100,000 coronavirus deaths. China crushes dissent in Hong Kong. A top U.K. official breaks quarantine, and an arms deal with Saudi Arabia raises questions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/05/201h 29m

The People Hit Hardest By Pandemic Job Loss

"Inequality has been rising in the United States for decades upon decades," economist Erik Hurst says. We're seeing these disparities in this recession as well. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/05/2031m 18s

The 1A Movie Club: A Conversation With Ava DuVernay + 'The Vast Of Night'

The COVID-19 pandemic means "the bigger movies mostly are postponing their releases," says The Frame's John Horn.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/05/2033m 48s

The Relationship Between President Trump And Former President Obama

"I think [President Donald Trump] really cannot shake President Obama from his head," MSNBC's Trymaine Lee says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/05/2024m 51s

The Navy Says UFOs Are Real. Are They Little Green People? Unlikely.

Polls suggest half of all Americans believe in Unidentified Flying Objects. And for the first time, the Defense Department has released videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/05/2036m 38s

The News Roundup For May 22, 2020

States reopen, and brace for small business closures. Two dams fail in Michigan and displace 10,000 people. Brazil struggles with their COVID-19 outbreak, and Syrian war criminals go to trial in Germany.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/05/201h 28m

Joe Biden, Tara Reade And Democratic Voters

This is not the first time the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has been accused of unwanted touching by women, but Tara Reade's latest accusation goes the furthest. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/05/2035m 45s

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

"People in grief are so isolated and so it's hard to have a collective voice together," says grief expert David Kessler. "When people say that the six-feet distancing is annoying, you know what's more annoying? When you're standing in a cemetery and your loved one is six feet below."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/05/2036m 5s

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

"History already has cases of science denial," says astrophysicist Mario Livio. "This is not new. It never ends well."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/05/2035m 30s

The Food Delivery App Dilemma

Miguel Ramirez, a food delivery worker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, says he would appreciate a raise. "We're the ones risking ourselves."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/05/2048m 5s

The News Roundup For May 15, 2020

Experts warn of a resurgence of deaths in reopened states. Former Trump associate Paul Manafort is released from jail due to coronavirus. And Wuhan prepares to test 11 million citizens for COVID-19. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/05/201h 30m

Should We Stay Polite, Even In A Pandemic?

Etiquette expert Lizzie Post says COVID-era dilemmas come back to a central question of etiquette. "How much agency do we have to tell people we don't like their behavior?"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/05/2035m 22s

What To Expect When Expecting In A Pandemic

Maria is eight months pregnant with her first child. Her husband is a medical resident in St. Louis. "He's my sole partner through this whole process, and I'm relying on him to help me...but at the same time I know he's at a higher risk."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/05/2035m 13s

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

"These live streams are speaking to the people at home first," YouTube's Tuma Basa says. "They're the primary audience — they're not an afterthought. [D-Nice is] talking to Michelle Obama, and then we feel like we're there."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/05/2035m 8s

The Future Of Air Travel

There are a lot of complaints that airlines aren't providing refunds when they should, says Niraj Chokshi, who covers the business of transportation for The New York Times. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/05/2036m 9s

Inside A Secret Library In Syria

"What most amazed me was that this library was 5 or 6 feet below streets where people were being sniped and bombs were going off," says the BBC's Mike Thomson about a secret library in Durayya, Syria.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/05/2025m 38s

The News Roundup For May 8, 2020

A black man is murdered while jogging in Georgia. The Dept. of Justice drops its case against Michael Flynn. The investigation into the origins of COVID-19 continues. Soccer will return to Germany, and a plot to overthrow the Venezuelan government fails.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/05/201h 28m

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

"This work is not about me, it's about the listener...it's about you helping us hold public officials accountable, it's about elevating your voice. I hope the show remains entirely listener-focused," says 1A's new host, Jenn White.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/05/2024m 8s

The 'Murder Hornets' And The Honey Bees

One hornet scouts out a honey bee hive. Then, the hornets attack. But how worried should we actually be?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/05/2014m 50s

Coronavirus: 'To Sleep, Perchance To Dream'

You might be worried about contracting COVID-19 or passing it to someone else. That anxiety shows up in our dreams in different forms. Dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg says that being aware of the particular type of stress you're seeing in your dreams will help you understand your emotions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/05/2035m 30s

Priced Out: Where Is Our Safety Net?

Unemployment claims are up to 20 times the normal level, and state agencies don't have the technology to process the rate of applications. Unemployment expert Rebecca Dixon says this represents a lack of investment from the federal government.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/05/2035m 27s

The News Roundup For May 1, 2020

The U.S. reaches one million coronavirus cases. 30 million Americans are unemployed as states are opening back up for business. And the U.K. says they are past the peak of COVID-19. Plus, tensions with China over the origins of the virus continue.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/05/201h 28m

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

"I think the worry is...that states just don't get the word out effectively and voters get left behind," says Ryan McCarthy of ProPublica.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/04/2035m 2s

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

"The link that keeps the food production system going is the workforce. These workers are humans. We have had workers die in this plant. They didn't want to die. This wasn't a choice," said Kim Cordova of the Colorado United Food and Commercial Workers Union.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/04/2034m 9s

What Medical Experts Say About When To Reopen America

"We should have had massive testing early on," says Dr. Jeremy Faust, who says he had trouble testing his own patients. "I'm certain I discharged patients who had this disease and may have spread it."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/04/2035m 12s

The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 On Young People

"The millennials as a generation were much more economically vulnerable going into this than Generation X...they have very little money in savings accounts, very little cushion, and that's not because of decisions millennials are making but the economy," says journalist Annie Lowrey.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/04/2035m 32s

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

To promote her song "Over Yet," Hayley Williams made a workout video. "I created this fantasy in my head of myself as an aerobics instructor in this apocalyptic society," she told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/04/2035m 23s

The News Roundup For April 24, 2020

President Trump signs a new $484 billion relief package. U.S. unemployment surges as the price of oil plummets. Countries around the world continue to weigh coronavirus relief strategy...and economic impact.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/04/201h 27m

1A Across America: Abortion Bans During The Pandemic

"What's happening is women in Texas are being forced to remain pregnant during a pandemic against their will," Cristina Parker of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity tells us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/04/2032m 18s

Writing Fiction About A Changing Climate

"We can end ourselves with words. But we can also save ourselves," says cli-fi author Lydia Millet.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/04/2037m 22s

When Will Crowds Roar Again? Coronavirus And Music Concerts

"The people who are really going to feel the brunt of this are the blue collar workers like the stage hands," says reporter August Brown. "The mom and pop clubs, the mom and pop promoters, they're on the front lines of this and this is a real existential risk for them."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/04/2034m 52s

Help Is On The Way? Coronavirus Aid To Rural America

Mary Ellen Pratt is the CEO of St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher, Louisiana. The county was one of the first rural areas that got hit hard by the coronavirus, and the hospital is the only one in its county.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/04/2035m 30s

The News Roundup For April 17, 2020

The President debates re-opening the country. U.S. unemployment reaches Great Depression levels. The EU apologizes to Italy for its response to COVID-19. And France joins others in questioning China's actions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/04/201h 27m

The Battle Within: Coronavirus And The Immune System

According to reporter Matt Richtel, COVID-19 is dangerous because it targets our lungs. And we need our lungs constantly. "It's not like food and it's not like water, you can't wait. You gotta have it now."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/04/2035m 15s

1A Across America: From Denver To Detroit, Small Businesses Try To Make It Work

"People could die. I don't want any part of that," says Ken Brown, owner of Famous Philly Cheese Steak.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/04/2029m 2s

Not So Fast: What We Know About Hydroxychloroquine

"If this were to be the answer, millions of pills are already ready, and it's very easy to scale up...this would be an appealing answer because it would be a relatively easy one," says reporter Sarah Owermohle.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/04/2035m 35s

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

"Games are a medium that, for a variety of reasons, have long been associated with a sense of shame," psychologist Alex Kriss says. He says games are a virtual playground where you can try things without emotional consequences.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/04/2034m 48s

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

"I'm afraid it's going to be the last moon mission for a while." No one was supposed to hear Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell saying that. But the mics were on. The entire nation heard it.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/04/2018m 23s

The News Roundup For April 10, 2020

Health care workers experience praise and abuse. Sen. Bernie Sanders leaves the Democratic presidential race, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves intensive care. And the U.S. unemployment enrollment jumps by another 6.6 million.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/04/201h 28m

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

Chef Kwame Onwuachi says this time is the most he's cooked at home since he was a child, and it's helped him connect with why he loves cooking so much.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/04/2035m 34s

On The Trail: Global Pandemic Edition

Author and Hill correspondent Reid Wilson said public health experts saw a global pandemic coming. "Everybody in public health knew it wasn't an 'if' question, but a 'when' question."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/04/2032m 8s

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

"We're constantly getting to know each other, constantly learning about each other throughout the day and that's definitely sped up the relationship," says Nick Young, who is isolating separately from his girlfriend.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/04/2035m 7s

Coronavirus: When Staying Home Isn't Safe

"The second a hand is raised? That's abuse. The second you're not allowed to do what you want to do? That's abuse. And a lot of people don't understand that," says retired detective Bob Wile.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/04/2034m 30s

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

"A lot of the time, it feels foolhardy that you'll get the thing you want," writer R. Eric Thomas says. "[But] on its best day, America can be a space of immense potential and possibility."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/04/2024m 0s

The News Roundup For April 3, 2020

The U.S. braces itself for thousands of deaths, as 6.6 million Americans claimed unemployment. Old rifts in Europe reemerge in the wake of the coronavirus. And, Brazil's president defies health leaders and urges people to get back to work.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/04/201h 28m

On Fire: The Science Behind Streaks

"Even in my business, making games, it's all about ideas. When you get on a roll, you can definitely sense it," says Mark Turmell, the creator of NBA Jam. "I've felt the opposite too, I've felt lulls, where you can't piece things together."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/04/2036m 21s

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

"Sometimes we just give ourselves permission to do whatever we feel like doing," Terry McMillan says. "Because we do not get a do-over, last time I checked."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/04/2029m 14s

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

We talk to Colorado Governor Jared Polis about his state's response to coronavirus. Then, we hear from two patients with the virus: one who got a positive test and one who wasn't able to get a test at all.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
31/03/2028m 54s

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Contagion'

Film critic Sam Adams says he wasn't interested in seeing Contagion again. But once he did, he felt a little comforted. "One of the great things about horror movies is that they end."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/03/2035m 35s

Coronavirus Across America: Worship In A Time Of Pestilence

"The church will never close in this country because the church is not a building ... It is a gathering of people," says Rev. Angela Denker.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/03/2034m 31s

The News Roundup For March 27, 2020

The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus cases, but Spain is already surpassing China's reported deaths. Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for COVID-19. And millions of truck drivers are stranded in India.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/03/2034m 31s

Sen. Bernie Sanders On Congress And The Coronavirus Pandemic

"This is not a time for thinking about things in the way we did yesterday," Senator Bernie Sanders says. "While this bill didn't go near as far as I thought it should go, it did expand unemployment benefits more than ever has been done before."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/03/2015m 33s

The Sounds Of America: The 1951 National League Tiebreaker

"Are there other stories that need to be told? Are they being told? And are we listening?" says Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about reexamining history through recorded sound.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/03/2035m 12s

Coronavirus: Feeding A Sick Nation

"It's something that I can't avoid, I have to go to work," Scott, who delivers tortillas to grocery stores in Maryland, told us. "A lot of my well-being right now relies on the well-being of others."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/03/2035m 17s

Coronavirus: Aiding The Unemployed

Amy Putens, a hair stylist based in Washington, D.C., says her biggest fear is whether she'll have a business to go back to, once the coronavirus pandemic is over. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/03/2035m 22s

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

Radio consultant Scott Fybush says while the number of commercial radio DJs has waned, college radio has been a significant growth point. "It's far from dead," he says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/03/2034m 3s

The News Roundup For March 20, 2020

Cases of coronavirus surpass 10,000 in the U.S. The Senate contemplates sending checks to taxpayers. And China responds to blame regarding the virus' spread.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/03/201h 32m

Coronavirus: What to Play When Your Life Is on Pause

"You're going to want different things on different days," NPR's Linda Holmes says. She recommends two documentaries, "Brooklyn Castle" and "May At Last."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/03/2023m 0s

Do Self-Help Books Actually...Help?

"A lot of these books are setting the authors up to be who we aspire to be. Maybe some of us don't want that," podcaster and author Kristen Meinzer says. "Unfortunately, a lot of the self help books we've lived by say there is one way we should be."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/03/2036m 29s

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

In at least 10 states around the country, thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have legal guardians lose their right to vote.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/03/2018m 45s

Coronavirus: The Prison Population

"Too many people in our prisons and jails don't need to be there in the first place," Amy Fettig of the ACLU says. "We should be looking at who is in our prisons and jails and who can go home right now."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/03/2036m 58s

The News Roundup For March 13, 2020

COVID-19 continues to shut down the world and influence global markets. Congress works to improve aid during the crisis. Russia and Saudi Arabia's oil agreement collapses. And the U.S. begins to pull out of Afghanistan. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/03/201h 31m

Coronavirus: School's Out

"There are also very real public health concerns for sending kids home," NPR's Cory Turner points out. He says food and housing insecurity are huge issues facing students and families.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/03/2034m 31s

Coronavirus: All Work And No Play

Prior to 2006, there was no mandated sick leave in the United States. "I believe it makes sense for all Americans to get sick pay and sick leave, not just those who are lucky to live in 13 states," says Aquent CEO John Chuang.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/03/2034m 29s

Blocked From The Ballot: Individuals With Felony Convictions

Desmond Meade worked his way up from drug addiction and homelessness to law school, but when his wife ran for office in Florida he had a rude awakening. "It hit me like a ton of bricks...I cant even vote for my wife" he said.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/03/2035m 28s

Author Jacqueline Woodson Returns To Ghana

"When this opportunity came along, it felt like the right time to come home," says author Jacqueline Woodson. "But I questioned, do they want my African diasporic self, or do they want my American dollars?"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/03/2035m 20s

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

"We aren't seeing major marches for black women," author Mikki Kendall says. "We saw a lot of pink hats at the Women's March. Those numbers would've been great at a Black Lives Matter march or at Standing Rock."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/03/2033m 45s

The News Roundup For March 6, 2020

Coronavirus continues to impact the nation, and the world. Joe Biden comes roaring back in the 2020 race for president. And the peace deal between the U.S. and the Taliban remains in limbo.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/03/201h 30m

Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

"Eighty percent of people who get COVID-19 recover in the same way you recover from a cold," says Dr. Leana Wen. "They don't go to the hospital. You feel bad for a few days and then you're back to normal."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/03/2034m 22s

The 1A Super Tuesday Bonanza

"The last couple of weeks are going to be a real study in the power of media, the power of prominent institutions, and the power of endorsements," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/03/201h 27m

The Legacy of George Wallace

"The activism of students is vitally important, that's where things will change," says Horace Huntley, founding director of the Oral History Project at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/03/2033m 42s

Winding Down America's Longest War

"At this time, it looks like the Taliban is actually getting the better end of the deal," says Jason Essazay, former local interpreter in Afghanistan and enlisted member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/03/2035m 24s

The News Roundup For February 28, 2020

Americans prepare for a spreading coronavirus, and the South Carolina primary. Harvey Weinstein faces more charges. Trump visits India, and the U.S. inches toward a peace deal in Afghanistan. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/02/201h 30m

The GOP And President Trump: 1A From CPAC 2020

"Authoritarianism is the thing I'm most concerned about, and that's why I could never, never vote for President Trump," says Lucy Caldwell, former presidential campaign manager for GOP candidate Joe Walsh.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/02/2030m 4s

Foresight 2020: Immigration

Both Democrats and Republicans want to see something happen around immigration. "It motivates their base" says one of our guests.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/02/2035m 2s

Foresight 2020: Medicare for All

"The 150 million Americans who do have insurance increasingly can't afford to go to the doctor because they have $2,000 deductibles," says health care reporter Noam Levey.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/02/2034m 46s

Foresight 2020: Guns

Listener Jessica, from Denver, said she's voting based on gun policy. "I have a 6-year-old little boy, and gun violence is the second leading cause of death among children in this country. We need to tackle it as a public health issue." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/02/2035m 27s

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

"I was followed by private investigators. I'd get calls from reporters about rumors about me. They were trying to discredit me. It was a terrifying experience," says whistleblower Susan Fowler.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/02/2034m 31s

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

"I was followed by private investigators. I'd get calls from reporters about rumors about me. They were trying to discredit me. It was a terrifying experience," says whistleblower Susan Fowler.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/02/2033m 23s

The News Roundup For February 21, 2020

Roger Stone has been sentenced, and the Boy Scouts filed for bankruptcy. COVID-19 continues to spread, and the U.S. reached a possible truce in Afghanistan.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/02/201h 30m

The First Major Test Of Latino Voters

Former Trump advisor Jacob Monty says President Trump hasn't done enough to gain more of the Latino vote, and it's going to show when they show up to vote. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/02/2024m 39s

Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Wants You To Stop Telling Women To Smile

"We've been socialized to be certain ways. I think a lot of men are performing a certain type of masculinity that they've been taught," Tatyana Fazlalizadeh says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/02/2035m 29s

Rehabilitation And Education In America's Prisons

"I think there is an openness to prison as rehabilitation," former inmate and alum of the Bard Prison Initiative Jule Hall says. "However, there's a long way to go." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/02/2035m 33s

This Is Not A Drill: Active Shooter Training In Schools

"School psychologists need to be brought in at the front end...what is the trauma history of some of the staff and the students? We need to know this," says school psychologist Melissa Reeves.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/02/2033m 28s

The News Roundup For February 14, 2020

We cover a primary, political unrest in Europe and a budget proposal by President Trump. Plus, why an enormous swarm of locusts is threatening vulnerable countries in East Africa. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/02/201h 31m

Funded And Affordable: Should Public Transit Be Free?

Trying to make transportation free for users? "Don't listen to the bureaucracy," Lawrence, Mass., Mayor Daniel Rivera says. "Pick the route and do it."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/02/2047m 34s

The Lost Secrets Of The Harlem Renaissance

"She wrote about Black southern people with regard to their dialect and vibrancy," author Morgan Jerkins says about Zora Neale Hurston. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/02/2036m 12s

What 'High Fidelity' Teaches Us About Breaking Up

"In our show, there are lots of Mr. Rights. The point was not to do a love story between two people...our mission was to make sure there were a lot of viable options for our Rob," says "High Fidelity" writer Veronica West.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/02/2035m 25s

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

"It's getting a little bit ugly" on the ground in New Hampshire, says Vice News' Daniel Newhauser. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/02/2035m 15s

The News Roundup For February 7, 2020

President Trump is acquitted, while the DNC calls for recanvassing in Iowa. The coronavirus epidemic continues. And Kenya's longest serving president dies. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/02/201h 32m

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

"One really has to ask whether we should be listening to what's considered the gold standard," says #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign. "They're only the gold standard because they said so."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/02/2035m 0s

Why Is Michael Bloomberg Running For President?

"Is the safe candidate someone who finished fourth in the Iowa caucus (former Vice President Joe Biden)? Or someone who has a limitless checkbook (former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg)," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/02/2035m 36s

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

"Sign stealing is code breaking. It's a skill, and it has a long tradition in baseball," says baseball writer Marc Carig. "But what's new is the use of technology in sign-stealing."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/02/2035m 39s

First In The Nation: The Iowa Caucuses And The Calendar

"They carved out that position in 1972 but have also fought like mad to keep it in that position," says political scientist Josh Putnam about the Iowa Caucuses. "This isn't the first time we're talking about this."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/02/2035m 46s

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

"When we found out she had stage 4 cancer, I wasn't exactly thinking about shopping for the lowest price." says Summit County resident Glenn Brady.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/02/2046m 21s

The News Roundup For January 31, 2020

Democratic candidates compete with only days to go before the Iowa caucuses. The Supreme Court approves Trump's "wealth test" for immigrants. The coronavirus spreads. And Brexit finally arrives. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
31/01/201h 31m

When You've Got 99 Problems And Money Is One

"I was raised in deep, deep poverty in America," says financial educator Alvin Hall. "I always watched my parents put something aside. Set aside the savings first...don't wait until the end to see what's left, do it off the top."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/01/2034m 36s

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

"John Bolton should know everything, as the National Security Advisor," John Gans says. "But he was in some of those meetings but on the outs with Donald Trump," so he says it's hard to know what Bolton might testify.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/01/2035m 28s

Remembering Kobe and Gianna Bryant

"Especially here in Los Angeles, you see the connection [Kobe] built up with these people," writer Paolo Uggetti says. "He played with a hard-nosed dedication...and inspired people to do better, regardless of their walk of life."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/01/2024m 45s

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

"We're not telling people you can't write about another community, we're saying you can, but here's how you do it well," says writer and educator K. Tempest Bradford. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/01/2047m 30s

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

"Over the past few years, [USCIS] has gotten far more difficult to navigate, it is much more difficult to speak to a human being, to make an appointment...so if there is a snafu, it's very difficult to get that resolved," says immigration lawyer Eleanor Pelta.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/01/2035m 35s

The News Roundup For January 24, 2020

The impeachment trial hit the Senate floor. A new strain of coronavirus claims more lives in China. And Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos' cell phone.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/01/201h 31m

Campus Culpability: Who Should Keep Colleges Safe?

"We don't want to blame students for being the victims of a crime," says John Vinson, campus security expert. "We have to look at: Are there failures in the process?"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/01/2034m 53s

A Language With Chutzpah: Yiddish And American Culture

Yiddish has been featured in pop culture from Mel Brooks in the '70s to more recently in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. "Yiddish is a part of American life, and people don't want to lose that," says Yiddish expert Josh Lambert.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/01/2030m 20s

Splitting Up, But In It Together: Divorce In 2020

"No marriage is the same, and nobody understands a relationship from the outside...every break is different and complicated," writer Lyz Lenz says. "You don't have to play chicken with your life! You can make a choice to be happy."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/01/2035m 23s

Rep. Zoe Lofgren On Impeachment, Then And Now

"Witnesses can be clever in their answers," says impeachment manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California. "But the documents don't lie." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/01/2022m 1s

The News Roundup For January 17, 2020

President Trump's impeachment trial begins while candidates debate in Iowa. A Russian cabinet resigns. And protests continue in Iran over a downed flight. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/01/201h 31m

Decrypting The Decryption Dilemma

Recode's Kara Swisher on the clash between Apple and the Department of Justice: "If you want a surveillance state, that's where this is headed."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/01/2034m 31s

1A Across America: 2020, The View From Michigan

"Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot," says Kathleen VanPopplen, a former Republican who left the party because of President Trump. "If you don't want Trump getting reelected, you have to give us somebody that we can vote for."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/01/2035m 20s

Calling The Shots In The Year Of The Nurse And Midwife

"When we have less acute conditions, most of the public can get care quickly and economically," one of our guests says. "Clinics are an important part of addressing that, but nurses can provide a variety of primary care."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/01/2035m 14s

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

"Any time that a physical environment in a city is not set up to allow for a new type of vehicle, you're in trouble," journalist Clive Thompson. "If you want that vehicle there, you've got to change the shape of the city."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/01/2035m 29s

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Little Women'

One listener said he went to see 'Little Women' without his wife. "I was happy to be a single male alone in the movie, and it was great."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/01/2035m 25s

The News Roundup For January 10, 2020

The Senate Majority Leader takes impeachment into his own hands. Fires continue to rage in Australia. And fallout continues over the assassination of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/01/201h 31m

Unplugged: When Governments Cut Internet Access

"Internet blackouts are more like a hammer, they don't take that much sophistication, but there are other censorship techniques that are more like a scalpel," says cyber security policy expert Justin Sherman.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/01/2035m 22s

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

"It is clear in polling that Democrats believe [former Vice President Joe] Biden is the candidate can beat Trump. It is not clear in fundraising standards," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/01/2035m 24s

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

"Were these U.S. citizens, sleeping on the floor of the detention center in Washington state, free to leave? It doesn't sound like it. This was a detention," says immigration attorney David Leopold.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/01/2047m 15s

When Prices Increase, But The Minimum Wage Has Not

The federal minimum wage is $7.25, and that hasn't changed in over 10 years. Is it enough to make ends meet? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/01/2035m 14s

The News Roundup for January 3, 2020

The Pentagon confirmed the death of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. What happens now?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/01/201h 30m

How Should We Regulate Homeschooling?

As many as 1.5 million families homeschool their kids. Who gets to decide how homeschooling should happen? And how are the rules enforced?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/01/2035m 35s

From Texas To Minnesota: 1A Across America In 2019

"If we are not able to have conversations across the aisle as Gen Z or Millennials, it's going to make it harder and harder as we get more entrenched in our beliefs," student Republican MyChale Cooper told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/01/2047m 2s

'Taking Chances' With Sharon Van Etten

"I feel like over the course of ten years, I've found writing music my form of therapy," Van Etten told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
31/12/1919m 51s

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

"The NCAA maintains as a legal fiction that the reason people care about college sports is that they are true college students," says economist Andy Schwarz.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/12/1934m 42s

The News Roundup for December 27, 2019

Questions remain about where the articles of a presidential impeachment go from here. Protests continue to rock France, India and Iran. And Cuba has a prime minister for the first time in 43 years. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/12/191h 27m

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

Robyn Crawford said that she and Whitney Houston "just were," and their love was bigger than anything imaginable. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/12/1935m 27s

Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?

What is it that makes so many artists want to sing about Christmas? And after decades of holiday hits, is there anything new to do with the genre? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
25/12/1934m 28s

The Perks And Perils Of Plant Parenthood

"Sometimes you are going to lose a few plants. Sometimes leaves will turn yellow," plant blogger and author Darryl Cheng told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/12/1935m 45s

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

"The last time I was able to directly speak with anyone in the country was July 2017," said Salih Hudayar, founder of the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/12/1934m 40s

The News Roundup for December 20, 2019

Donald Trump was impeached by the House. Democratic presidential candidates debated in Los Angeles. U.S. and China agree on new trade terms. Climate talks wrap up in Spain. And Australia declares a state of emergency as fires rage on.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/12/191h 28m

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

Professor Nicholas Cull told us that Star Wars was an instant hit. He said George Lucas brought a blend of movie genres to the big screen in a way that reassured Americans.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter: @1A.
19/12/1935m 50s

The Confirmation Of Brett Kavanaugh

"The moment of [Christine] Blasey Ford's testimony was so searing because it was so real," author and reporter Ruth Marcus told us. "She didn't even understand fully that this would be televised nationally."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter: @1A.
18/12/1935m 25s

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

"It might not sound hard driving a truck to get something to a front door," reporter Ken Bensinger told us. "But try doing it 250 times in a day."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter: @1A.
17/12/1935m 20s

Meet America's Most Powerful Flight Attendant

Flight attendant Sara Nelson told us that yes, you do need to listen to the pre-flight safety briefing. "Every part of that briefing is there because someone lost blood." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter: @1A.
16/12/1935m 40s

The News Roundup for December 13, 2019

House Democrats submitted two articles of impeachment, federal workers scored a win and the military has a new Space Force branch.Around the world, Saudi's Ambassador to the U.S. traveled to Pensacola. A new climate change report about the Arctic was released. And Boris Johnson won the election.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/12/191h 31m

Beyond Adam And Eve: Religion And The Gender Binary

"It's been my faith in God that guided me to come out of the closet as someone who likes girls, then someone as non-binary," guest Alex Griffin told us. "It was always a feeling of God loving me exactly as I was."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/12/1935m 42s

The Current Playing Field For Sports Journalism

"I don't think anyone should ever be told to stick to sports. It's a false statement," Only A Game's Karen Given told us. "However, as a journalist, I avoid putting my political opinions out there."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/12/1935m 27s

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

"What we want to do is understand why songs edge up to the top of the charts and get in our ears. What are the qualities that make them so sticky?" music journalist and podcast host Nate Sloan told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/12/1935m 24s

Chanel Miller Wants You To Know Her Name

"To me, it was a very clear case. How could that have been a consensual encounter if that was how I was abandoned?" Chanel Miller told us. "Instead, I found that my assailant was pushing back as hard as he could and would use every resource to try to discredit and silence me."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/12/1935m 19s

The News Roundup for December 6, 2019

House Democrats will begin drafting articles of impeachment. Attorney General William Barr weighs in on protests against police. And Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race.Around the world, world leaders convened in London for a NATO summit. The House steps up pressure on China for its treatment of the Uighurs. And Crimea shows up as being part of Russia on some of Apple's apps.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/12/191h 31m

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

"It's important not to think of basketball as the only way out, but it's absolutely a cohesive and coherent force," author Michael Powell told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/12/1935m 2s

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

Robyn Crawford said that she and Whitney Houston "just were," and their love was bigger than anything imaginable. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/12/1935m 10s

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

"There is absolutely a grain of truth to all this," but they're not functionally extinct, National Geographic wildlife reporter Natasha Daly told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/12/1918m 20s

Politics Of Pain: Ireland, Britain And Brexit

"The fundamental problem is that the U.K. thinks about Brexit as a nationalist revolution," journalist Fintan O'Toole told us. "But the EU is not an empire like how Britain was ... it's not oppressed."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/12/1930m 4s

Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction

"Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices with sound design or music," podcast critic Elena Fernández Collins told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/11/1935m 14s

What We Write About When We Write About Food

A lot of time people say "stick with the food," food writer Osayi Endolyn told us. "But it's never just about the food."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/11/1934m 56s

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

Experiencing an active shooter situation last fall, "made me more aware of the gun control policies...but it has not changed my core beliefs that we should have our second amendment rights," says MyChale Cooper, a young conservative at the University of Alabama. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/11/1931m 20s

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

"I think that a lot of adults, myself included, really don't know what to do with our feelings," writer Beandrea July told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/11/1935m 37s

Guns & America: The Good Guy With A Gun

Research shows people will successfully defend themselves with a gun in less than 1% of violent crimes. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/11/1948m 31s

Breaking The Rules With Charli XCX

"I don't like to limit myself and make one type of thing ... I really like flexing my muscles in all types of ways," Charli XCX told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/11/1919m 2s

The News Roundup for November 22, 2019

E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland sounds off in impeachment hearings. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Atlanta. Around the world, Israel's Prime was indicted on multiple charges. Iran shutdowns internet access. And the fallout continues over Prince Andrew's ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/11/191h 29m

Two Former Ambassadors Weigh In On A Week Of Impeachment Proceedings

"[Ambassador Gordon] Sondland was in over his head. He didn't act in a way that a normal ambassador would have acted," Ambassador Nicholas Burns told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/11/1930m 39s

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

"The Pentagon has made it very clear to me that they pretty much uniformly were against these decisions," reporter Dan Lamothe told us about President Trump's recent pardons.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/11/1959m 13s

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

"The Pentagon has made it very clear to me that they pretty much uniformly were against these decisions," reporter Dan Lamothe told us about President Trump's recent pardons.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/11/1934m 31s

Presenting The Debutante Ball

"You need to allow teenage girls their agency, but you also have to ask, who is this for, and who is it helping, and who is it hurting," author Kristen Richardson says. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/11/1935m 53s

How We Talk When We Talk About Abortion

"[Safe, legal and rare] is extremely antiquated in that it's focusing on shifting politics but not actually thinking about who are the people who are at the center of this issue: people like me who have abortions," reproductive justice activist Renee Bracey Sherman told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/11/1935m 15s

The News Roundup for November 15, 2019

The House held the first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Another candidate joined the 2020 presidential race. And the Supreme Court weighed the fate of about 700,000 immigrants. Around the world, protests rage on in Iraq, Hong Kong and Chile. And President Evo Morales of Bolivia is out.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/11/191h 29m

1A Across America: Mass Incarceration in the Deep South

"Some of the prisons, you wouldn't put your dog in there," an Alabama state senator told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/11/1935m 47s

Color Me Crimson: Can Football Unite Alabama?

"Alabama football serves as an escape for a lot of people, like going to the movies," entertainment and sports producer Ben Flanagan told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/11/1935m 28s

1A Across America: The Legacy Of Jeff Sessions

"Sessions was a Republican in the state of Alabama before it was popular to be a Republican in the state," political science professor Lori Owens told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/11/1920m 54s

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

"The heart of this project is to convey the humanity of these troops. It is to ensure these stories are preserved," said Andrew Carroll, the founding director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/11/1935m 39s

The News Roundup for November 8, 2019

A top diplomat revises his testimony to impeachment investigators. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces a run for Senate. And Virginia may no longer be a swing state.Around the world, Delhi closes schools because of toxic smog. Haiti nears a boiling point. And there's a peace deal in Yemen. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/11/191h 30m

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

"I think it's important to note that while the comment itself is being described as dismissive, it's actually a response to the dismissive point of view that older generations have," wrote one of our listeners.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/11/1934m 50s

Blown Away: Why Police Rely On Faulty Breathalyzers

"The machines are often unreliable and they generate skewed results — whether too high or too low — with alarming frequency," New York Times reporter Jessica Silver-Greenberg told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/11/1935m 7s

Visiting The Smithsonian With Lonnie Bunch

"I think it's important for us to realize that in this story, slavery is at the center — but it's not the only story. We wanted people to understand the diversity of the black experience," Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/11/1935m 18s

Getting Thirsty With 'Thirst Aid Kit'

Thirst is an expression of desire. "The idea of noting what you like, having that written down," said Bim Adewunmi, co-host of the podcast "Thirst Aid Kit."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/11/1933m 18s

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

"The NCAA maintains as a legal fiction that the reason people care about college sports is that they are true college students," says economist Andy Schwarz.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/11/1935m 2s

The News Roundup for November 1, 2019

All but two House Democrats voted for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Twitter plans to stop all political advertising on the platform. And the Washington Nationals won the World Series.Around the world, ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Political turmoil rocked South America. And there are widespread protests in the Middle East.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/11/191h 29m

What Gave Life To The Idea Of The Zombie?

"The Haitian zombie and the modern zombie are two different things tied by a misnomer," author Max Brooks told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
31/10/1934m 45s

When 'Public Safety' Blackouts Are Meant To Prevent Wildfires

"The less power you shut-off, the more narrowly targeted the shut-offs are, the higher the fire risk is... It's going to take a lot of time and money to fix that problem," said Tod Nordhaus, the founder of the Breakthrough Institute.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/10/1935m 36s

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Jojo Rabbit'

"My grandmother survived the Holocaust and I don't think there was anything offensive [about the film]," one caller told us. They said it's a good opportunity to educate viewers.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/10/1935m 1s

Distilling The Success Of Craft Distilleries

"People want to know where their products are coming from. You can point to a farm where the grain is coming from," Brian Christensen of Artisan Spirit Magazine told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/10/1934m 35s

The News Roundup for October 25, 2019

The Justice Department is reportedly investigating itself. Major fires burn in California. And the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros.Around the world, Justin Trudeau survives re-election. This week was the first ever Russia-Africa Summit. And Carrie Lam and Benjamin Netanyahu are on their way out.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/10/191h 29m

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

"As I go out and talk to women, there's this thought that we must hate President Trump because we're women and look at all of the horrible and awful things that he said of fill-in-the-blank. But Republican women don't appreciate being forced into a box," said Jennifer Baysinger, vice president of political affairs at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/10/1948m 4s

Introducing The 'Accidental Guardians' Of First Amendment Rights

"There used to be a line between political speech and personal speech... that line is now very much blurred," NPR's Nina Totenberg told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/10/1935m 2s

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

"Missy's not an artist. She's a movement," music journalist and author Kathy Iandoli told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/10/1934m 51s

When Fertility Doctors Betray Trust

"The Cline case demonstrates just how unprepared the legal system is for this," reporter and co-host Lauren Bavis told us. She said in several states there is no law against doctors inseminating their patients.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/10/1934m 49s

The News Roundup for October 18, 2019

The impeachment inquiry continues, Senator Elizabeth Warren came under fire. And auto workers reached a tentative deal with General Motors.Around the world, there are questions of a ceasefire in northern Syria. The International Space Station saw its first all-female spacewalk. And LeBron James joins the China controversy.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/10/191h 29m

Heading Out On The Ice With Adam Rippon

"I wanted to be in front of people and I wanted to make them feel good," Rippon told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/10/1934m 44s

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

"Last night, Bernie looked great, and whatever was going on with his heart ... he seemed reinvigorated," NPR correspondent Ron Elving told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/10/1935m 9s

The New Rhythm Of Rhythm And Blues

"Classic, funk, neo-soul ... It's all R&B music," professor Gabrielle Goodman told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/10/1935m 0s

Hijacking The American Conversation

"The First Amendment is a cherished American value ... but it doesn't dilute the First Amendment to say that lies have consequences, that violent language has consequences," author Andrew Marantz told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/10/1935m 18s

1A Across America: Renewable Energy And Resistance

"These are called wind farms strategically. They are not farms. They're power plants," said Nick Egli, who opposes a wind farm proposed near his home in Kansas.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/10/1947m 2s

The News Roundup for October 11, 2019

House Democrats vow to continue their impeachment inquiry, the Trump Administration vows not to cooperate and Trump says he's not backing down.Around the world, U.S. troops withdrew from northern Syria, Turkey moved in to bombard Kurdish fighters and the NBA is in hot water with China.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/10/191h 30m

Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction

"Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices with sound design or music," podcast critic Elena Fernández Collins told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/10/1935m 21s

Reversing The 'Brain Drain' In Rural America

"When you're in a small town, out in the middle of nowhere, you either work together or fail alone," journalist and author Sarah Smarsh told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/10/1934m 49s

'Horror Stories' With Liz Phair

"I just kind of wanted to tell the truth about the person I am, instead of the music person everyone knows," Phair said in regards to why she decided to write a memoir.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/10/1923m 48s

The Past, Present And Future Of American Beer

"Prohibition outlawed the production, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages — but not consumption," Smithsonian curator Theresa McCulla told us. "If you were a wealthy American, you could stock your cellar and still have a pretty good time."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/10/1922m 49s

Writing Feeling Into Song With Sharon Van Etten

"I feel like over the course of ten years, I've found writing music my form of therapy," Van Etten told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/10/1919m 40s

The News Roundup for October 4, 2019

Congress released text messages between President Trump and the president of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Trump openly urged China to investigate Joe Biden.Around the world, protests in Hong Kong continue for the 17th week and the plight of Iraqis goes from bad to worse.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/10/191h 29m

Wanting Wellness: The Booming Business Of Self-Care

The wellness industry can be "incredibly predatory," Dr. Jen Gunter told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/10/1935m 1s

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

"Mulan is such an iconic character in Chinese culture. I believe it also offers the opportunity to bridge some gaps between the two nations," Ma told us about the live-action edition of "Mulan" that's coming out soon, and other recent projects.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/10/1931m 7s

Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Debut Novel

"When the hero is always white, there are subtle messages sent out to the culture. I wanted a hero who was black ... I just felt like it was our time," author Ta-Nehisi Coates told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/10/1935m 2s

The Complicated Business of Plantation Tourism

"You are denying yourself the more interesting parts of history if you only want to see the pretty things," historic interpreter Lacy Wilson told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/09/1934m 52s

Dis-Integration: Part 3

From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/09/1913m 35s

The News Roundup for September 27, 2019

There's a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, a redacted version of a whistle-blower complaint was made public and the UN Climate Action Summit wrapped up.Around the world, a crackdown on protests in Egypt, a historical court ruling in Britain and some big moves at the UN General Assembly.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/09/191h 30m

Impeachment: Your Questions Answered

"We need more facts and we need the big picture," former U.S. attorney Barbara McQuade told us. "We can't go off of one phone call — but there's enough smoke here to suggest fire."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/09/1935m 21s

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

"I think that the world will be worth living in 2050 and 2100," Vox reporter Kelsey Piper told us. "If you're longing to have children, then do that and fight for the world."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/09/1934m 18s

No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate

"Why would I study for a future that's not going to exist," environmental activist and student Madeline Graham told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/09/1935m 33s

Graphic Novelists Chris Ware And Melanie Gillman On Their Latest Projects

"[Comics are] as close as you can get to looking through another person's eyes," cartoonist Melanie Gillman told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/09/1934m 31s

Dis-Integration: Part 2

From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/09/1913m 24s

The News Roundup for September 20, 2019

There are new whistleblower allegations, autoworkers go on strike and NPR loses one of its Founding Mothers.Around the world, millions are rallying today for climate change, Saudi Arabia is under attack and Iran is on the defensive.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/09/191h 31m

The Perks And Perils Of Plant Parenthood

"Sometimes you are going to lose a few plants. Sometimes leaves will turn yellow," plant blogger and author Darryl Cheng told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/09/1935m 7s

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

The head of content at PBS Kids told us because their programming is free, much of their viewership is comprised of low-income households. This includes children who don't have access to Netflix and other streaming services that offer kids' programming.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/09/1935m 30s

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

"Freedom has to involve equality," Bragg told us. "That doesn't just mean equal rights. That means equal respect." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/09/1935m 24s

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Hustlers'

Siobhan Brooks, an African-American studies professor and former dancer, says the best part of the film was the dressing room scenes. They showed the amount of labor involved, how the women are transforming themselves and what their relationships with one another are like.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/09/1935m 11s

Dis-Integration: Part 1

From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/09/1918m 59s

The News Roundup for September 13, 2019

John Bolton is out as the president's national security adviser, California passed a bill requiring companies to treat independent contractors as employees, and the Supreme Court ruled to let a sharp restriction to the U.S. asylum system stand — for now.Around the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex parts of the West Bank if he's reelected, Canada also has elections coming up with an uncertain future for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Trump called off a peace deal with the Taliban.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/09/191h 32m

Forget What You Think You Know About The Manson Murders

"After six hours with Manson's prosecutor, Vince Bugliosi, I realized he told me only what was in his book," journalist Tom O'Neill told us. "Until we went off the record and he told me something explosive ... and it sent me down the rabbit hole."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/09/1936m 32s

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

"I would dive into any Sam Cooke record and get lost inside the music," Saadiq told us. He saw a lot of tragedy early on after losing multiple siblings. Saadiq says music was a way of coping.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/09/1927m 29s

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

"These kind of regimes don't last," Atwood told us. "One of the things that interested me about Gilead is we know it falls apart ... but we're not told how. So I was interested in exploring how."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/09/1935m 10s

The Staggering Weight Of Student Loan Debt

"College prepares us to live in a complex society," professor Tressie McMillan Cottom told us. "There is a social and moral imperative to college education."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/09/1934m 36s

40 Years of ESPN's SportsCenter

"ESPN is huge," NPR TV critic Eric Deggans told us. "As it grew, it became the fulcrum that grew the cable TV industry."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/09/1935m 10s

The News Roundup for September 6, 2019

The Bahamas are recovering from Hurricane Dorian and at least 30 people are dead. Now, it's hitting the U.S. southeastern coast. And two major retail chains changes their firearm policies.Around the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a terrible political week. Another week of protests are planned in Hong Kong. And Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is dead.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/09/191h 31m

1A Across America: Being Somali American

"First when you come here, you're like, 'Why are all these people complaining about racism...' and then the reality hits you in the face... that you're just another black person who's come to the U.S.," podcast host Haji Yussuf told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/09/1947m 14s

Hurricanes And U.S. Territories In The Caribbean

"I have to sit in this seat, and wonder as a U.S. Virgin Islander, and wonder if we'll exist in twenty years," reporter Peter Bailey told us. He says he isn't hopeful that Congress will act on climate change, in light of the fact that the island is majority black.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/09/1922m 28s

Undocumented But In Demand: Immigration And Labor In America

"It's fair to say that a lot of Americans don't want to do this kind of backbreaking work," reporter Alexia Campbell told us. "They have better options, especially at a time like this."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/09/1935m 43s

Reporting On The Real Rural America

"There are a lot of challenges [in rural America]", reporter April Simpson told us. "But I think it's also important to show what's working and ... the people that are really invested in their communities to create places people will want to come back to."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/09/1934m 59s

The News Roundup for August 30, 2019

Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian. President Trump reignited a feud with Puerto Rico's political leaders. And U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of the Democratic presidential race.Around the world, Britain's new prime minister quashed opposition to a no-deal Brexit. The Amazon forest fires caused a geopolitical feud. And upcoming German elections are expected to fuel the rise of right-wing parties.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/08/191h 32m

Tapping Into Minnesota's Craft Beer Boom

"The problem of quality in craft beer is a big one," said John Garland, the deputy editor of The Growler Magazine. "There's a lot more that goes into commercial brewing than home brewing. You can't just scale up your ingredients and get the same results."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/08/1935m 26s

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

"In the U.S. and every American city, the issue of housing is tied to race," Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender told us. "We had an opportunity to look at the problems of displacement [and] evictions." Bender says in our history, racism has been codified in zoning laws.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/08/1947m 57s

Putting The Real New Orleans On The Map

"This house is really a historical monument for my family," author Sarah Broom told us. Broom's family home was demolished by the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/08/1935m 12s

Share The Road: How Cities Can Keep Cyclists Safe

"We have to talk about who is empowered on the streets and who is not ... I think this sense of anger from motorists really comes from a place of entitlement," Streetsblog national correspondent Angie Schmitt told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/08/1934m 53s

The News Roundup for August 23, 2019

President Trump walked back a promise for background checks. He called Jews who vote for Democrats "very disloyal." And he introduced a rule that'll let the U.S. detain immigrant families on the boarder indefinitely. Meanwhile, Trump was told he can't buy Greenland. The G7 summit is this weekend. And China introduced new tariffs on American goods. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/08/191h 31m

The 1619 Project

"We really tried to select stories that would go across the spectrum of American life," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/08/1934m 50s

YouTuber Marques Brownlee Talks Ten Years of Tech

"It's going to come down to what gives you the best user experience," Brownlee told us. "What people don't consider is that tech is a really personal purchase. You spend so much time using it."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/08/1934m 57s

Primaries On The Way To The Presidency

"The invisible primary has already begun... and it's sort of democratizing the process," political correspondent Reid Wilson told us. He says the winnowing process is now a national process.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/08/1935m 3s

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

"We are going to constantly make mistakes," author Ibram X. Kendi told us about the path to being antiracist. He says the right path is to be honest, share your mistake and strive to be better.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/08/1934m 47s

The News Roundup for August 16, 2019

New Trump administration rules pose new threats to endangered species. The acting director of ICE talks immigration. And two Democratic congresswomen are barred from visiting Israel. Around the world, protestors in Hong Kong shut down a major international airport. An Ebola cure seems to be on the horizon. And shots are fired across the border of Kashmir.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/08/191h 28m

Foresight 2020: Bill de Blasio

"I run the nation's largest city. I have the largest school system, the largest police force — it's the most diverse place on Earth," Mayor de Blasio told us, when asked why he should be president.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/08/1932m 4s

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

"We think of a guy like Charley Pride and one of the reasons he got so popular was because you couldn't see him," musician Dom Flemons told us. He said people would come to Pride's shows and then be upset when they saw he was black.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/08/1934m 56s

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

"I am from Mexico City. Lila Downs is the only singer that I have followed for so many years. Thank you for giving your audience the chance to listen to this amazing artist. Viva Oaxaca," one listener tweeted.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/08/1935m 0s

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

"My friends changed fairly dramatically when I quit drinking," journalist Jayne O'Donnell told us. "Go out and have a club soda and see if you still like the people you're with."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/08/1935m 21s

The News Roundup for August 9, 2019

The week began with mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On Wednesday, federal immigration officials arrested nearly 700 suspected undocumented workers at food plants in Mississippi. And Puerto Rico saw three different governors in a single week.Around the world, India's government made a controversial move to revoke Kashmir's semi-autonomous status. The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Venezuela. And the United Arab Emirates announced it will pull its forces out of Yemen.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/08/191h 29m

Visionary: Toni Morrison

"It is not an understatement to suggest Black studies as a standalone field has a lot to do with the work that Toni Morrison did at Random House," Howard University Prof. Dana Williams told us.We spoke with Williams and Paula Giddings, professor emerita at Smith College, about Morrison's legacy as an author, editor and mentor.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/08/1937m 32s

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

"You can't make some of these things up that we've seen," biologist Ian Bartoszek told us. "It almost reads out of a sci-fi novel."We spoke with Bartoszek, Prof. Joel Trexler of Florida International University and Carrie Brown-Lima, director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute about the threat invasive species present.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/08/1935m 50s

Covering The Threat Of White Supremacy

"The FBI agents would tell us that when we give them voice, we bring them believers also," Poynter's Kelly McBride said of her time covering white supremacists. "Balancing that was very difficult as a journalist."We discussed the media's coverage of white supremacy with McBride, Univision's Fernando Pizarro, Jane Coaston of Vox and NBC's Ben Collins.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/08/1935m 33s

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

"We have no idea what the role of mental illness is," Vanderbilt professor Jonathan Metzl said about mass shootings. "And so it seems to me like a code word and a distraction and a deflection."We spoke with Metzl, former FBI agent Michael German and The New York Times' Charlie Warzel about the response to a deadly weekend in El Paso and Dayton.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/08/1945m 44s

The News Roundup for August 2, 2019

In the U.S. this week, Democratic presidential hopefuls squared off in the second round of debates, a new California law requires President Trump to release his tax returns, and the ACLU said more than 900 children were separated from their immigrant parents in the year after a court restricted the practice.Around the world, the U.S. sanctioned Iran's foreign minister, the Afghan peace process faced more challenges, and Ethiopians planted 350 million — yes, million — trees in a single day.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/08/191h 27m

A Black Lady Radio Interview

"'In Living Color' was a massive influence for me, as was SNL," comedian Robin Thede told us. She was named after Robin Williams and was raised with an appreciation for comedy.She's now an executive producer and star of HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Show." She joined us to talk about what makes good sketch comedy.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/08/1924m 33s

Colson Whitehead Exhumes The Past In 'The Nickel Boys'

"I didn't talk about it for 50-some years," said Charlie Fudge, a former inmate at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. "We were threatened to never tell anyone about what happened there."We talked with Fudge, reporter Ben Montgomery and author Colson Whitehead about the Dozier School, the real-life basis for Whitehead's latest novel, The Nickel Boys.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
31/07/1935m 25s

Smarten Up About The Economy

"The Federal Reserve is like a bank's bank," New York Times reporter Jeanna Smialek explained. "It has all these relationships with banks around the country, and they set interest rates."Smialek and Mark Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget helped demystify what an interest rate cut would mean for you.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/07/1926m 2s

Who Is Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson has long had his sights set on 10 Downing Street. "It was pretty clear from the get-go that he wanted to be prime minister," The Economist's Anne McElvoy told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/07/1924m 24s

The News Roundup for July 26, 2019

Massive protests drove Puerto Rico's governor to resign, Robert Mueller testified before Congress, and the government fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and a major data breach.Meanwhile, Britain got a new prime minister, President Trump inserted himself in someone else's border crisis, and a UN report warned about the urgency of climate change.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/07/191h 31m

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

"It's a really heartbreaking scene in a lot of American cities and towns," Washington Post reporter Scott Higham said on the impact of opioid addiction.We talked with Higham about the opioid crisis, his team's three-year investigation and a recently released trove of data.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/07/1936m 5s

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'The Lion King'

"It is such an honor to be able to be in a movie that I've looked up to for so long. It just feels fantastic," actor Shahadi Wright Joseph told us. "I think that 'The Lion King' inspired me to start acting. I saw Young Nala on the screen, and I wanted to be her." We spoke with Joseph, co-star JD McCrary and journalist Brooke Obie about the blockbuster remake.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/07/1936m 38s

Save The Salmon, Save The World

"Climate change is gonna make it harder and harder to sustain wild salmon populations," Wild Salmon Center founder and CEO Guido Rahr told us.We talked about the importance of the fish with Rahr and journalist Tucker Malarkey.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/07/1930m 40s

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

"It was nerve-wracking, to say the least," contestant Kai Wes said of his decision to take his testosterone injections on-screen during MTV's "Are You the One?" "It's something that people don't see, so I purposely chose to show that. I wanted it to be normalized."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/07/1935m 49s

The News Roundup for July 19, 2019

The Trump administration moved forward with plans to end asylum protections. Protesters in Puerto Rico are calling for their governor to resign. And racist tweets from the president generated backlash.Around the world, the Ebola outbreak is deemed a global health emergency. Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman elected president of the European Commission. And the United States is planning to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/07/191h 31m

Game Mode: The Next Level

"The difference with Stadia is there are so many more options," journalist Gabe Gurwin said of Google's new steaming gaming service. "They're also going to let you buy games piecemeal and you can purchase games without a subscription."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/07/1935m 10s

Game Mode: Work Hard, Play Hard

"One of the problems with the games industry is that at the end of a project, a lot more people are needed to finish," journalist Colin Campbell told us. "Workers tend to be brought on en masse." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/07/1933m 54s

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

"What I want are tools and information about how I can limit time and money spent on game play," Stanley Pierre-Louis, the president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, told us. "The FTC has applauded our industry many times on our self-regulatory methods."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/07/1935m 0s

Game Mode: Consoles And Community

"When I first played 'World of Warcraft,' there was something really wild about hearing all these people from around the world. Now, it's something that the industry has taken and run with," said Ion Hazzikostas, game director for 'World of Warcraft.'Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/07/1934m 59s

1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations

"We have to be humanitarian to each other first before we can do humanitarian work at the border," Minister Alyssa Stebbing said of her approach to keeping the peace in her congregation. "It's hard work, but it's necessary."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/07/1947m 23s

The News Roundup for July 12, 2019

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation. Billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. And America's soccer champions came home.Around the world, there was confrontation between Britain and Iran. Hong Kong could see more protests. And Britain's ambassador to the U.S. resigned.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/07/191h 29m

The Digital Disruption Of The Banking Industry

"Not everybody has access to the digital economy. Think about it. If you want to do a transaction online or a mobile app, you typically need a debit or credit card to do that," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/07/1923m 44s

Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

"The inability to prevent new nuclear states in North Korea and Iran" is the number-two international threat to the U.S. after climate change, according to Gov. Inslee.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/07/1929m 28s

Chronicling Sexual Harassment And Assault In The #MeToo Era

"Most of the #MeToo movement has centered around sexual assault and naming big men, but the men in my life are not prominent famous men. They're everyday, working class men," author Chavisa Woods told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/07/1935m 5s

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

John Houbolt is often a footnote in Apollo 11 history, author Todd Zwillich told us. Astronauts often get the most recognition.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/07/1930m 38s

The Friday News Roundup for July 5, 2019

Justin Amash says "adios" to his party. The printers start rolling on the new census forms. And the car world loses a legend.Around the world, protesters smash up the parliament in Hong Kong. President Trump crosses a line in Korea. And there's change at the top of the European Union and Central Bank.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/07/191h 32m

A Conversation With Senator Doug Jones

Sen. Jones is the first Democrat that Alabamians have elected to the Senate in 25 years. But with elections around the corner, can he win again in a largely red state?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/07/1928m 13s

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

This month marks the 50-year anniversary of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon. That may be old news to us, but it was a moment that gripped the nation and the world, in tense and excited silence. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/07/1918m 44s

Archaeology From (Way, Way) Far Out

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak says she's seen satellites that can see up to 100 meters in depth into water. Parcak says space imaging helps to gain data on water movement around ships.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
02/07/1930m 58s

Jason Rezaian and George Takei On Two Forms Of Imprisonment

"As Iranians in this country, we've suffered a lot of backlash since the 1970s," Rezaian told us. "That continues to this day. As I've watched the crisis at the border, I worry that we're descending into similar situations that my father and George dealt with."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/07/1935m 29s

Dinosaurs Come Back To Life At The Smithsonian

"It was either beginner's luck or divine intervention ... the bones maybe found me," said Kathy Wankel, about discovering T. rex bones in Montana that are now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/06/1936m 10s

The Friday News Roundup for June 28, 2019

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates debated this week. The Supreme Court ruled on partisan gerrymandering. And Robert Mueller will testify before Congress in July.Around the world, President Trump will meet with world leaders at the G20 summit this weekend. Protests in Honduras turn violent. And Jared Kushner tries to make a peace deal with the Middle East.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/06/191h 32m

1A Across America: Ten Democrats Debate

"I think it's kind of a cheap shot at this point, just saying that we need to stop Trump," said Kate Nachazel, a senior at the University of Michigan. She said she appreciated that the candidates didn't talk so much about President Trump.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/06/1934m 55s

Big Little Lies: The Art Of Being Duped

Professor Chris Hart says con artists tend to display a personality structure known as the "dark triad:" narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
26/06/1934m 59s

Foresight 2020: Health Care

"We have as many people insured in this country as ever before," said Dan Diamond, health reporter for POLITICO. But Diamond noted that some people are under-insured, in hard-to-reach locations and unable to opt in to insurance plans.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
25/06/1935m 7s

Conservative Columnist George Will On The Republican Party Today

Will told us that "America should be alarmed" by any president that can impose taxes willy-nilly in the form of tariffs.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/06/1926m 9s

The Friday News Roundup for June 21, 2019

President Trump will run for a second term. Meanwhile, the first Democratic debates are around the corner.Around the world, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue. Hong Kong fights with Beijing. And thousands are fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/06/191h 33m

A Primer For The Growing Crisis With Iran

Vali Nasr, a former senior adviser to President Obama, told us he believes that war with Iran could be possible if an unintended target is hit or there's a miscalculation. He speculated that it could occur as soon as a month from now.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/06/1919m 6s

Desperate Measures: The Skyrocketing Price Of Insulin In America

"We've spent $700 a month just for our daughter's insulin — and beyond that we've had to pay for other supplies including a pump, testing strips," Lija Greenseid told us about her daughter who has Type 1 Diabetes.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
19/06/1935m 3s

Elaine Welteroth On Transforming Teen Vogue And Knowing Your Worth

"Our job was to reflect this next generation of young people," Welteroth told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/06/1934m 55s

The Try Guys Try Public Radio

"We got more in touch with the narrative of speaking directly to things. The tone caught up to something that was always there," Eugene Lee Yang told us about the group's earlier work. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/06/1934m 41s

Forgiveness After A Massacre In Charleston

"I am not willing to forgive what has happened in America unless America is willing to repent and atone, and America has not done that," pastor William H. Lamar IV told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/06/1935m 55s

The Friday News Roundup for June 14, 2019

A comedian calls on Congress to act. Congress calls for a raise. Christians call out serious issues during two major conventions. Around the world, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. More protests are planned in Hong Kong. And Boris Johnson may become the next prime minister of the U.K.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/06/191h 31m

1A Across America: Indigenous And In Office

"There are too many people in Minnesota who don't even know that Native American people exist as contemporary people," Lt. Governor Flanagan told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/06/1934m 50s

Paintbrushes And Deep Pockets: The State Of The Art World

"The art business is the most unregulated legal business in the world," author Michael Shnayerson told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
12/06/1934m 56s

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

"War is the heart of what we do, but you're also the manager and leader of the world's largest enterprise," Carter told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/06/1930m 37s

When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope

David Kessler, a grief expert, told us the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — are not linear milestones, but rather organic feelings that will come up during the grieving process.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/06/1934m 50s

The Friday News Roundup for June 7, 2019

The NYPD publicly apologized for raiding the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago. Meanwhile, many are calling for President Trump to apologize for insults he made about Robert Mueller on D-Day.Around the world, it's been thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is out as head of the conservative party. And Ethiopia's prime minister mediates talks in Sudan.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/06/191h 30m

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

"I got off to a rocky start ... I felt like it was my job to swaddle the novel in bubble wrap and gently transfer it to a Broadway stage. That's a terrible way to write a play, and my first draft reflected that," playwright Aaron Sorkin told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/06/1934m 46s

What Does It Mean To Lose A Pregnancy?

"Shame, guilt, and blame" are all common feelings after losing a pregnancy, says therapist Joyce McFadden.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
05/06/1934m 59s

How Can We Prevent Workplace Shootings?

Jillian Peterson says 90 percent of workplace mass shootings are carried out by an employee. She says security is really difficult when the perpetrator already knows the building and the safety measures typically taken during a crisis.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
04/06/1914m 12s

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

"This story came from a real place for us. There were a lot of things about it that were authentic for us and we were the experts on getting that authenticity right," Randall Park told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/06/1932m 49s

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

"I was very hesitant to come out of the cannabis closet ... because of the stigma ... However I'm proud that people can see that 'she's a functioning adult, she doesn't seem like a weed-head,'" dispensary co-founder Anqunette Sarfoh told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
01/06/1947m 30s

The Friday News Roundup for May 31, 2019

Robert Mueller broke his silence. Disney and other major movie studios say they're prepared to pull out operations in Georgia over its controversial new abortion law. And the National Weather Service was busy this week.Around the world, President Trump announces a new tariff against Mexico. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a new election in September. And Japan says sayonara to President Trump after a state visit.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
31/05/191h 30m

Foresight 2020: Tim Ryan

"I'm a lot closer to impeachment today than I was yesterday," Ryan told us. "We might be left with no choice at this point but to impeach President Trump."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
30/05/1934m 37s

Robert Mueller Speaks

"I think what Bob Mueller is trying to say here is, you know, it's important that we talk about what the president did with regards to this investigation, but understand that there is this separate Russian effort ... [that] this could happen again," says Shane Harris.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
29/05/1918m 25s

Foresight 2020: Andrew Yang

"... most entrepreneurs like me regard [Donald Trump] as more of a fraud and as a marketing charlatan than a genuine builder," the long shot candidate says he's been speaking with supporters of President Trump, and he believes their campaign can build a broad and deep coalition.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
28/05/1925m 43s

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

"If I had the option of enlisting today either as an enlisted service member or as an officer ... I don't think I'd feel safe enough to do it," Anuradha Bhagwati told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
27/05/1934m 43s

The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019

The battles over abortion continue. McDonald's workers go on strike. And President Trump gave the Attorney General new powers.Around the world, India and Australia re-elect their prime ministers. Also, U.S. lawmakers are working across the aisle in an effort to keep Syria in the headlines, but it's Iran that continues to be the prime target for the White House.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
24/05/191h 31m

The Nationwide Fight Over Fines And Fees

"Chicago is not an anomaly... all over the country, states and cities are raising money through fines and fees in the criminal justice system. And not all communities are suffering equally," said Lisa Foster, co-director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
23/05/1935m 0s

Actress Kate Mulgrew On "How To Forget"

"If you are passionate, go forward, you have nothing to lose. [Captain] Janeway says it, and I say it. Go forward with everything you've got," Mulgrew told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
22/05/1923m 27s

Wildlife Tourism Behind The Camera

"In order for an elephant to be docile enough to interact with a human up close, they have to be trained from a young age," Natasha Daly told us. This training often involves painful prodding sticks.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
21/05/1930m 13s

A Conversation With Senator Tom Cotton

Senator Tom Cotton is known for his hardline stances on Iran and immigration. We spoke with the Arkansas Republican about politics and his new book, Sacred Duty.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
20/05/1934m 57s

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

"I am willing to pay more if all of my neighbors are working with good jobs," a listener wrote us about tariffs. We visited Michigan and found strong support for tariffs among working-class voters.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
18/05/1948m 2s

The Friday News Roundup for May 17, 2019

The list of states tightening women's access to abortions got longer this week. So did the list of people running for president in 2020. Also, President Trump wants to transform America's immigration system. Around the world, the Trump administration is sending mixed messages about starting a war against Iran. Boris Johnson says he'll vie for Theresa May's position when she steps down. And Hungary's strongman prime minister comes to Washington.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
17/05/191h 31m

Foresight 2020: Senator Bernie Sanders

"The idea of legalizing prostitution is something that should be considered," Sanders told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
16/05/1926m 59s

Foresight 2020: Marianne Williamson

"I see the climate crisis as the greatest moral challenge of our generation. I'd immediately appoint a world-class environmentalist to the EPA... The day of fossil fuel companies [influencing how we address global warming] would be over when I'm president," Williamson told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
15/05/1934m 54s

Calling Out Callout Culture

"Labels always come with baggage, baggage that society chooses ... let's not use those labels as finish lines. Don't decide I have nothing to learn from that person," author Irshad Manji told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
14/05/1934m 44s

Leadership In South Africa After Nelson Mandela

"The [African National Congress] of 1994 and the [African National Congress] of 2019 are vastly different," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
13/05/1934m 49s

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

Lower-income and migrant families who can't afford enrichment classes can struggle with this switch to a four-day school week, one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
11/05/1946m 11s

The Friday News Roundup for May 10, 2019

Does our system of checks and balances need a check-up? The impact of a standoff between the White House and Congress. And Colorado asserts itself as a leader on recreational drug use. Around the world, Iran sparks concerns about its supply of uranium. South Africa goes to the polls. And the Royal Family says, it's a boy!Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
10/05/191h 28m

Puerto Rican Singer-Songwriter iLe On The Music Of Protest

"[Puerto Ricans] are still being oppressed but it's silent. And to me, that's even worse, because we don't notice it," iLe told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
09/05/1934m 50s

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

"The Trump-Alex Jones relationship is really really uncomplicated: Trump loves people who love him," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
08/05/1934m 33s

What Happens After You First Get Sober?

"Our goal is to bring the individual back to themselves and let them know they are worth something," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
07/05/1934m 51s

Inside The Animated Mind Of Lisa Hanawalt

"I love showing that women are funny, and gross, and sexual," Hanawalt told us. "Women have just had limited opportunities to show this side of themselves in the media." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
06/05/1924m 57s

The Friday News Roundup for May 3, 2019

President Trump gets into a fire fight. The attorney general chooses his words carefully. And there's some talk about infrastructure. Around the world, Venezuela's President Maduro hangs on. May Day turns ugly in Paris. And Baghdadi reminds the world that ISIS might be landless, but it is still dangerous. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
03/05/191h 32m
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