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Episodes

Biden Exits The Race, New Nominee Process, GOP Reaction

President Biden is dropping out of the Presidential race. He has endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris as the party's new nominee, but it is unclear how Democrats will proceed. Republicans are attempting to tie her to Biden's biggest troubles, including immigration and inflation.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Megan Pratz, Janaya Williams, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Destinee Adams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/07/2412m 23s

The Sunday Story: The Invisible Hand of Fear

Fear can be a powerful weapon. Gao Zhi, a 44-year-old Chinese man, knows this well. In 2020, after criticizing the Communist Party on social media, he left China and gained asylum in the Netherlands. But after Wang Jingyu, a Chinese celebrity dissident, moves into Gao's home, things start to go terribly wrong. Gao fears he and his family are now in the crosshairs of the Chinese Communist Party. On this episode of The Sunday Story, NPR's Global Democracy Correspondent Frank Langfitt and a reporting partner bring us the story of Gao and Wang. It's a tale of how the fear authoritarian regimes sow can be used to create a world of lies, betrayal, and manipulation.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/07/2446m 7s

RNC Revisited, Global Tech Meltdown, Latest From Israel

Former President Trump secured the nomination from the Republican Party, but the identity of his opponent grew more uncertain. A software flub caused havoc. A drone evaded Israeli air defenses and killed one in Tel Aviv.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/07/2414m 5s

Trump RNC Speech, Biden Campaign Uncertainty

Donald Trump formally accepts the Republican presidential nomination, in a more subdued speech than his usual fare, as he aims to widen his support. And pressure mounts on President Joe Biden to end his reelection bid.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Padma Rama, Krishnadev Calamur, Olivia Hampton and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Lilly Quiroz, Ben Abrams and Mansee Khurana. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/07/2412m 21s

Vance and Trump Speak, Congress Probes Secret Service, Biden COVID

Republican vice presidential pick J.D. Vance welcomed by party faithful. Lawmakers plan a series of hearings next week over Trump's assassination attempt. And President Joe Biden has COVID, amid mounting questions over his reelection bid.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Padma Rama, Krishnadev Calamur, Roberta Rampton, Olivia Hampton and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Lilly Quiroz, Ben Abrams and Mansee Khurana. We get engineering support from Andi Heuther. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/07/2413m 17s

Republican Crime and Safety Platform, Democrats' Plans To Keep Biden Off Ballot

Republicans vow to "make America safe again," but the statistics contradict their claims of growing crime. And Democrats who want to keep President Joe Biden off the ballot are opposing an obscure party rule.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Ravenna Koenig, Alfredo Carbajal, Roberta Rampton, Olivia Hampton and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Mansee Khurana. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/07/2412m 50s

JD Vance, Secret Service, Biden Campaign

Donald Trump has picked Senator J.D. Vance as his vice presidential nominee. The U.S. Secret Service is in crisis following the attempted assassination of Trump. And President Joe Biden is shifting his campaign.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Roberta Rampton, Kelsey Snell, Olivia Hampton and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Mansee Khurana. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/07/2412m 30s

Trump Shooting Investigation, Disinformation and Extremism, RNC

Details emerge about the person who allegedly tried to assassinate Donald Trump. Conspiracy theories abound over the event that left Trump hurt. And the attempted assassination will impact the tenor of the Republican National Convention and speeches there.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Padma Rama, Brett Neely, Andrew Sussman, Olivia Hampton and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Mansee Khurana. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/07/2414m 56s

The Sunday Story: The love that shaped Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is an icon of entertainment. She's played many roles in Hollywood, and she has perhaps been most inspirational for the way she has shown up as herself. But before the acclaim, Whoopi Goldberg was known as Caryn Johnson and in her own words, "A little bit different.. and out there."In her new memoir, "Bits and Pieces," she dives into her upbringing with her mother, Emma, and brother, Clyde, and how her relationships with them shaped her sense of herself. In this episode of The Sunday Story, Goldberg sits down with host Ayesha Rascoe to talk about the previously untold stories that made her who she is today. They discuss family, love, and coping with loss.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/07/2422m 12s

Democratic Divisions, Hezbollah On Gaza Ceasefire Talks, Big Weekend for Soccer

President Biden continues to work to overcome calls from within his own party to step aside. A Hezbollah spokesman says the Lebanese militant group will follow Hamas' acceptance or rejection of any potential ceasefire agreement with Israel. Two major international soccer tournaments electrify fans this Sunday.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/07/2415m 34s

Biden Press Conference, Presidential Poll, Gaza City Evacuation Orders

President Biden held a press conference on the sidelines of the NATO summit and his performance was closely watched by Democratic lawmakers, European allies and the American public. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll measured public opinion about President Biden post-debate, and Israel ordered hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza City to evacuate.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Roberta Rampton, Mark Katkov, Janaya Williams and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/07/2412m 44s

Kamala Harris, Project 2025, Houston After Beryl

President Biden is facing more calls to step down, putting Vice President Kamala Harris under fresh scrutiny from Republicans and others. Donald Trump is attempting to distance himself from Project 2025, a controversial plan for the conservative overhaul of government. And Houston residents are recovering after Hurricane Beryl knocked out power to more than two million homes and businesses. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Megan Pratz, Eric Westervelt, Janaya Williams and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/07/2413m 0s

Biden's NATO Speech, Ukraine Hospital Strike, Texas Execution Drugs

President Biden spoke to world leaders at the NATO summit in Washington and sought to reassure them about the strength of the alliance and of his Presidency. Ukrainians are condemning a deadly missile strike on a children's hospital in Kyiv, and an NPR investigation tracked down one source of execution drugs in Texas.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, John Helton, Robert Little, Janaya Williams, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Neisha Heinis. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/07/2412m 51s

GOP Platform Released, NATO Summit Begins, Advancements In Organ Donation

The Republican Party has released its Trump-inspired platform for 2024. European leaders are meeting in Washington, D.C. for the 75th NATO summit, and a new method for organ harvesting is raising legal and ethical concerns.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Nick Spicer, Will Stone, John Helton, Janaya Williams and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/07/2412m 49s

Biden's Next Steps, French Election Results, Boeing To Plead Guilty, Beryl Hits Texas

More Congressional Democrats have called for President Joe Biden to step down, but he is receiving unwavering support from others in his administration. France's far right party fell short in legislative elections yesterday, Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges stemming from the crashes of two 737 Max jets, and Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Texas.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Roberta Rampton, Mark Katkov, Janaya Williams, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott. An earlier version of this episode mistakenly identified the four members who called for President Joe Biden to step aside as House committee chairs. They are House committee ranking members. The earlier version also mistakenly identified Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) as House speaker. He is House minority leader.In addition, the earlier version indicated that the French far-right was routed by a coalition of parties from the center and the left. It was a coalition of leftist parties on the one hand and the French president's centrist allies on the other.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/07/2416m 48s

The Sunday Story: Is this what democracy looks like?

This week on The Sunday Story, a new series from NPR's Embedded podcast that explores what happens when one political party has near-complete control. Supermajority, hosted by WPLN reporter Meribah Knight, follows three conservative moms in Tennessee over the course of a year as they learn to navigate their Republican-controlled state legislature. Reeling from a mass shooting at their kids' school, the three moms become advocates for gun control. But this isn't a story about gun control. It's about what they find when they step inside their state capitol for the first time in their adult lives. These political newcomers confront powerful lawmakers, a dizzying legislative process and most importantly – their own long-held beliefs. What can the women accomplish? How will the work change them? And what might it all reveal about democracy?Listen to the full series on the Embedded podcast from NPR.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/07/2448m 6s

Biden Campaign Damage Control, Kansas Abortion Ruling, Iran Election

At a rally in Wisconsin and in an interview with ABC News, President Biden pushed back against calls for him to step down; Kansas' top court affirms the right to abortion in that state; Iranians elect a reformist presidential candidate.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/07/2414m 30s

UK Election Results, Colorado River Crisis, Florida Climate Change

Britain's Labour Party won the UK general election by a landslide, ending 14 years of Conservative Party rule. The US government is using new tactics to address the problem of critically low water levels in the Colorado River, and Republican voters in Florida reject the idea of man-made climate change despite Florida being among the states most vulnerable to climate disasters.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Eric Whitney, Matthew Schuerman, Janaya Williams and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/07/2412m 28s

Biden Meets With Democrats, Israel Expands in the West Bank, Phoenix Heat Update

President Joe Biden met with Democratic governors at the White House as they tried to manage the fallout from his bungled debate. Israel is working to expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank, and Phoenix is headed for another record-breaking year of heat-related deaths.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Sadie Babits, Andrew Sussman, HJ Mai, Janaya Williams and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/07/2413m 36s

Expanding Presidential Power, OSHA Heat Proposal, Cyberattacks On Car Dealerships

The Supreme Court's presidential immunity ruling will have a profound effect on the power wielded by future American presidents. The White House has proposed new rules to protect workers from extreme heat, and a devastating ransomware attack on U.S. and Canadian car dealerships is the latest in an ongoing global crisis. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Sadie Babits, Andrew Sussman, HJ Mai, Janaya Williams and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/07/2413m 14s

Trump Wins Broad Immunity, Beryl Makes Landfall, First Millennial Saint

The Supreme Court has granted Donald Trump broad immunity for his official actions as President. Hurricane Beryl is causing extensive damage in the Caribbean, and the first ever millennial saint has been approved for canonization.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Rachel Waldholz, HJ Mai, Janaya Williams and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Chris Thomas, Lindsay Totty and Mansee Khurana. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/07/2412m 10s

Biden's Reelection Woes, French Election Results, Biles Punches Olympic Ticket

President Biden's debate performance has led to concerns about his reelection campaign. French voters have given the country's far right a victory in the first round of parliamentary elections, and American gymnast Simone Biles is heading to her third Olympics in Paris next month.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Nick Spicer, Russell Lewis, Janaya Williams and HJ Mai. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Chris Thompson and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/07/2413m 13s

The Sunday Story: On the Ground in Haiti

NPR's Eyder Peralta reports from a country caught between criminal gangs, a broken government and a multinational police mission with a history of brutality. In this episode of The Sunday Story, Eyder asks what that current situation means for Haitians facing spiraling gang violence and the arrival of an international security force in a nation with a legacy of disastrous foreign interventions.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/06/2433m 47s

Debate Fallout, Biden Tries to Rebound, Public Housing in the Summer.

Supreme Court decisions and the first presidential debate of the general election season make for a busy week in politics. President Biden shows a re-energized self at a North Carolina rally. And, the federal government now says local public housing authorities may cover tenants' cost of powering their air conditioners.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/06/2416m 22s

Biden Falters In First Debate, Trump Spews Falsehoods, New Oklahoma School Mandate

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump attacked each other's presidencies during their first presidential debate last night. While Trump spewed falsehoods, Biden, at times, just didn't make sense. And in Oklahoma, the top education official has ordered public schools to begin teaching the Bible in classrooms. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Lisa Thomson, Tara Neill and HJ Mai. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Chris Thompson and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/06/2412m 36s

First Presidential Debate, Biden Pardons LBGTQ+ Veterans, Failed Coup In Bolivia

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will face off tonight at the first presidential debate in Atlanta. The candidates are expected to discuss a range of issues that have already surfaced on the campaign trail including inflation, the border, abortion and the wars in Ukraine and Gaza. President Biden is also pardoning nearly 2,000 LGBTQ+ veterans. And a dramatic failed coup in Bolivia ended with a top military commander in prison. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Lisa Thomson, Tara Neill and HJ Mai. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Chris Thompson and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/06/2413m 30s

Kenya Protests, Evan Gershkovich Trial, Veepstakes

Deadly protests over Kenya tax hikes. U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich stands trial for espionage in Russia. And Republican vice presidential candidates make their final pitch to Donald Trump.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Tara Neill, Kevin Drew, John Helton, Megan Pratz, Olivia Hampton and Lisa Thomson. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Christopher Thomas and Nina Kravinsky.Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Hannah Gluvna.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/06/2414m 42s

Julian Assange Plea Deal, Jack Smith Case, Upper Midwest Flooding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange strikes a plea deal. A Florida court weighs whether special counsel Jack Smith can prosecute former President Donald Trump. And the Upper Midwest grapples with devastating river flooding linked to climate change.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Ally Schweitzer, Neela Banerjee, Olivia Hampton and Lisa Thomson. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Christopher Thomas and Nina Kravinsky.Our technical director is Stacey Abbott, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/06/2413m 14s

Israel Defense Chief in U.S., Attacks in Russia, Two Years Since Abortion Ruling

Israel's defense chief meets with senior U.S. officials over the conflicts in Gaza and Lebanon, gunmen kill more than 19 police officers and civilians in southern Russia, abortions up two years since the Supreme Court revoked federal abortion protections.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kevin Drew, Catherine Laidlaw, John Helton, Olivia Hampton and Lisa Thomson. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Christopher Thomas and Nina Kravinsky.Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/06/2413m 23s

The Sunday Story: Lost Mental Hospitals, Lost Patients

A few hours north of Seattle, Washington, there's a kind of ghost town dotted with decaying barns and milking sheds, an old cemetery, and once-stately buildings that housed thousands. It was never an actual town, it was a psychiatric facility, Northern State Hospital—a place that contained deep contradictions. The gardens and farm fields were designed to provide residents work and fulfillment in a bucolic setting. But the medical treatments were often harsh.Northern State closed in 1973. It was a time when states across the nation were shutting down their own mental institutions in favor of a new model of community care.Today on The Sunday Story, a look at the move towards deinstitutionalization—what it's meant for people with mental illness and for the entire society.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/06/2434m 11s

SCOTUS Gun Ruling, Early Heat Wave Hurts, French Right Wing Rises

What the Supreme Court decision on guns means for domestic violence victims. How extreme heat affects bodies when they are not used to it. Why the French National Rally party is gaining Jewish supporters.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/06/2414m 40s

TikTok Fights Looming Ban, School Cellphone Bans, Are Carbon Offsets Working?

Tiktok submitted its first court filings, offering a glimpse into how the popular social media company plans to argue against a looming ban on the app in the US. The Los Angeles school board, the country's second largest school district, voted to ban cellphones and social media during school hours. And, travelers purchasing carbon offset promises on their tickets may not be getting their money's worth.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Gabriel Spitzer, Ally Schweitzer, Neela Banerjee, Mohamad ElBardicy and Lisa Thomson.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Christopher Thomas and Taylor Haney.Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Our Executive Producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/06/2412m 46s

Fentanyl Crackdown, Threats Of Hezbollah-Israel War, Cyber Sextortion

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is expected to announce new financial sanctions against individuals and organizations involved in fentanyl trafficking. Amid heightened cross border attacks, the leader of Hezbollah threatens all out war if Israel conducts military operations in Lebanon. And a growing number of teens in America, especially young boys, are falling victim to sexual extortion online.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Catherine Laidlaw, Tara Neill, Hannah Block, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Christopher Thomas, Claire Murashima and Taylor Haney.Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/06/2413m 53s

Boeing CEO Testifies, New Mexico Wildfires, Hospital Hacks

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun apologized to families of 737 Max victims during a Senate hearing and admitted that the company retaliated against whistleblowers in the company. Tribal, state and federal officials in New Mexico are scrambling to save homes and lives as two rapidly growing fires threaten the village of Ruidoso. And Ascension hospitals, one of the country's largest health systems, is still recovering from a massive ransomware attack that caused dangerous mix ups and serious complications with patient care.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Eric Whitney, Diane Webber, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Christopher Thomas and Taylor Haney.Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/06/2414m 16s

Protections For Undocumented Spouses, Extreme Heat Designation, Putin in North Korea

President Biden is set to announce a plan to protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens from deportation. A coalition of environmental, labor and health professionals are petitioning the Federal Emergency Management Agency to treat extreme heat as a "major disaster." And Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a rare trip to North Korea for a two-day state visit. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Alfredo Carbajal, Nick Spicer, Sadie Babits, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Chris Thomas and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/06/2412m 44s

Israel-Lebanon Border Escalation, Ukraine Peace Summit, Military Healthcare Deserts

Cross border fighting intensifies between Israel and Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon as the Israeli military pauses daytime military operations in Southern Gaza's Rafah city. 80 of the 90 countries at a peace summit in Switzerland called on Russia to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity. And, An NPR Ivestigation finds that 50% of US military bases are located in areas where healthcare is hard to find.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Hannah Block, Nick Spicer, Andrew Sussman, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Christopher Thomas and Taylor Haney.Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/06/2412m 45s

The Sunday Story: Roy Wood Jr. on the Road to Rickwood

What does a comedian know about baseball? And what can America's oldest baseball field tell us about the civil rights movement?Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama is America's oldest ballpark. It's older than Wrigley Field and Fenway park. But its history is full of contradictions. In its heyday, Rickwood was home to both the Birmingham Barons and the Birmingham Black Barons, one of the most talented teams in the Negro Leagues. The field hosted a women's suffrage event, but the stadium's owner also allowed a KKK rally to take place there.Comedian Roy Wood Jr. hosts a new podcast called Road to Rickwood from WWNO & WRKF, which takes a closer look at the field's history as a microcosm of the civil rights movement itself. Wood Jr. grew up in Birmingham playing baseball at Rickwood. In the podcast, he speaks to historians, civic leaders, major league baseball executives, former Negro Leaguers, and members of Alabama's first integrated sports team. For himself and those he interviewed, baseball was an oasis. It was also a space where racism shaped the lives of some of the nation's best baseball players.In today's episode of The Sunday Story, Wood Jr. sits down with host Ayesha Rascoe to talk baseball, Birmingham, and race in America.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/06/2428m 22s

Supreme Court Scuttles Bump Stock Ban, Ukraine Peace Summit, Latest on Bird Flu

The U.S. Supreme Court of Friday tossed out a ban on bump stocks - modifications that make semi-automatic rifles work more like machine guns. Also Ukraine is hosting a peace summit in Switzerland, but some key players, including Russia, will not be there. Plus, a series of new reports released this week tell us more about the bird flu is speading through cattle in the U.S..Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/06/2413m 38s

SCOTUS Tosses Mifepristone Case, Telsa Shareholders Vote, Healthcare Cyberattacks

The commonly used abortion pill Mifepristone will stay on the market after the Supreme Court disqualified a case aimed at limiting access to the pill. Despite an ongoing court challenge, Telsa shareholders overwhelmingly vote to reinstate a massive pay package for CEO Elon Musk. And the White House announced a partnership with Microsoft and Google to help secure vulnerable healthcare systems in America.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Catherine Laidlaw, Emily Kopp, Russell Lewis, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, Christopher Thomas and Julie Depenbrock.Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/06/2412m 50s

Biden At G7 Summit, Israel Hamas Negotiations, Microsoft Cybersecurity

President Biden meets with leaders of the largest economies at the G7 Summit in Italy where they'll discuss the world's most pressing issues including the wars in Ukraine and Gaza. Mediators are working to close a ceasefire deal in Gaza after Hamas proposed amendments to the US backed proposal. And, Microsoft's president is testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee as ProPublica publishes an investigation into the company's security practices around 2020's SolarWinds cyber hack.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Hannah Bloch, Alice Woelfle, and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/06/2415m 52s

Hunter Biden Conviction Aftermath, Garland Contempt Vote, Inflation Report

President Biden says he will respect the judicial process after his son Hunter was convicted on three felony charges. Meanwhile, Republicans are going after the head of the justice department, the House will vote today on a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over recording of President Biden's interview with prosecutors on the mishandling of classified documents. And, inflation numbers are out today and it looks like people will have to wait a little longer for interest rates to cool.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Rafael Nam, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/06/2413m 3s

Lebanon-Israel Border Escalation, Southern Baptist Convention, Siri's AI Upgrade

Cross border attacks between Israel and Lebanon are intensifying as Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Israeli leaders to push for a ceasefire deal in Gaza. The country's largest Protestant group gathers for its annual meeting. The Southern Baptist convention will vote on a number of key issues including banning women pastors and IVF fertility among other issues churches are facing. And, Siri is getting an AI upgrade after Apple announced a deal with ChatGPT.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Hannah Bloch, Cheryl Corely, Gabriel Spitzer, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/06/2413m 20s

Israel-Gaza Latest, EU Elections Results, Hunter Biden Trial

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East to push president Biden's ceasefire deal amid international outrage over Israel's mission that rescued four hostages and killed more than 270 Palestinians in Gaza. European election results are in, and some of the biggest countries in the EU are swinging to the right. Also, Hunter Biden's defense will present their case as the felony gun trial of the president's son continues. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Hannah Bloch, Nick Spicer, Dana Farrington, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/06/2413m 2s

The Sunday Story: Video Game Economics (It's Not Play Money)

Can you get a college scholarship for playing video games? Are they becoming more accessible? Will forever games really last... forever? Wailin Wong, co-host of The Indicator from Planet Money, joins us to discuss the economics of gaming and efforts to make the industry sustainable in the wake of mass layoffs.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/06/2427m 35s

Tough New Immigration Policy, Heavy SCOTUS Caseload, State of U.S. Economy Now

A series of new executive actions are aimed at improving security at the southern border, we'll tell you how the changes are being received at the border. Also, it's June, usually around the time the U.S. Supreme Court goes into recess - but justices still have 16 fairly major cases to consider - that's a lot. And, we'll check in on the health of the U.S. economy, looking at barometers like inflation, mortgage rates, and employment numbers.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/06/2415m 49s

Alex Jones, The Washington Post, A New CO2 Record

Alex Jones, the right-wing media personality who trades in conspiracy theories, requests Chapter 7 liquidation to pay Sandy Hook families who sued him for defamation. NPR media reporter David Folkenflik shares his own experiences with Washington Post publisher Will Lewis, who reportedly pushed to squash a story involving him. Atmospheric CO2 hits a new record.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Catherine Laidlaw, Emily Kopp, Neela Banerjee, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, Chris Thomas, and Milton Guevara. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/06/2414m 1s

New Attacks in Gaza, Justice Alito's Neighbor, EU Elections

New Israeli bombardments are killing civilians, just days after Israel proposed terms for a ceasefire. A Northern Virginia resident speaks with NPR about her spat with the wife of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Far-right parties are expected to gain seats in elections for EU parliament.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Hannah Bloch, Barrie Hardymon, Nick Spicer, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, Chris Thomas, and Milton Guevara. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/06/2412m 44s

Biden in Normandy, Political Messaging in Congress, Final Primaries of 2024

President Biden speaks to Americans from Normandy, France, marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Lawmakers introduce bills whose only aim is to send a political message. Voters in four states and the District of Columbia cast ballots in the last primary elections of 2024.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Padmananda Rama, Kelsey Snell, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/06/2413m 16s

Biden's Border Action, Elections in India, Ecstasy and PTSD

The Biden administration is expected to issue an executive order that could restrict crossings at the U.S. southern border. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to win a third term. A panel of FDA experts examines whether MDMA, found in the party drug ecstasy, could treat post-traumatic stress disorder.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Alfredo Carbajal, John Helton, Jane Greenhalgh, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/06/2412m 29s

Gaza Ceasefire Proposal, Hunter Biden Trial, Mexico Elections

The latest negotiations for a ceasefire in Gaza are underway. The trial of President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden begins in Delaware. Mexico is poised to elect its first female president.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Hannah Bloch, Krishnadev Calamur, Tara Neill, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/06/2413m 10s

The Sunday Story: An Indian Political Scandal

Starting in 2018, sixteen people were arrested in India for allegedly plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They included professors, a poet, trade unionists and members of an improv acting troupe. Even an elderly Jesuit priest.The evidence against them, discovered on their electronic devices, appears damning: minutes of terror cell meetings, emails to banned Maoist rebels and a letter suggesting a suicide attack on Modi.Today, fifteen defendants continue to await trial. They all say they were falsely accused and that the evidence against them was fabricated and planted by hackers in order to silence them. Digital forensic investigators not only agree but say Modi's own government may be involved.In this episode of The Sunday Story, NPR's Lauren Frayer follows the twists and turns of what Indian police say was a complex plot to sabotage Modi's government, and that defendants say was a setup. One of the defendants, the Rev. Stan Swamy, died while fighting to clear his name.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/06/2429m 1s

Trump Reacts to Conviction, Another Peace Plan for Gaza, Mexico's Elections

Donald Trump claims his trial was "rigged," but does not give any evidence. President Biden says it's time to end the war in Gaza now. The top two candidates in Mexico's presidential elections Sunday are both women, meaning the country's likely to make history.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/06/2413m 54s

Trump Found Guilty In New York Criminal Trial

Former President Donald Trump is now a convicted felon following the verdict in his New York hush money trial. The guilty verdict on all 34 counts marks the end of the criminal trial, and ushers in the beginning of what could be a long and winding set of legal challenges. And sentencing is scheduled for July, just days before the Republican National Convention where the former president has long been expected to become the GOP's official presidential nominee and continue with his campaign.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Alice Woelfle, Olivia Hampton and Lisa Thomson. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. Our technical director is Zac Coleman. And our Executive Producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
31/05/2412m 36s

Voter Views on Trump Trial, Blinken At NATO Meeting, Justice Alito Rejects Recusal

A NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll offers insights into how the outcome of former President Donald Trump's New York criminal trial might affect how people vote. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is paying attention as some NATO allies allow Ukraine to strike military targets inside Russia using their weapons. And Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito says he will not recuse himself from cases related to former President Trump and his 2020 election defeat. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Nick Spicer, Elana Hadler Perl, Lisa Thomson and Ally Schweitzer. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. Our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/05/2416m 46s

Biden Courts Black Voters, Pope Francis Issues Apology, South Africa's Election

The Biden campaign has launched a summer drive to shore up support from Black voters. Pope Francis has issued an apology for using a slur to refer to gay men during a private meeting with Italian bishops. And South Africans head to the polls in what could be a major political turning point since apartheid ended 30 years ago. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Cheryl Corley, John Helton, Lisa Thomson and Claudia Peschiutta. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. Our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/05/2412m 42s

Rafah Airstrike Fallout, Trump Trial Closing Arguments, Summer Wildfire Jobs

International condemnation continues in response to an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that killed at least 45 people, according to the Gaza health ministry. Attorneys will deliver their closing arguments in former President Donald Trump's New York criminal trial. And as the summer fire season kicks off more than a quarter of the U.S. Forest Service's wildland firefighting jobs are vacant ahead of what's forecasted to be a warmer, drier summer. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Lauren Migaki, Krishnadev Calamur, Eric Whitney, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. Our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/05/2413m 19s

Israeli Airstrike In Rafah, Papua New Guinea Landslide, U.S. Military Repatriation

The Gaza health ministry says that an airstrike in Rafah killed 35 Palestinians and injured dozens more in what was supposed to be a safe zone for people displaced by the war. Rescue and recovery efforts are underway in Papua New Guinea where hundreds of people are feared dead following a massive landslide. And the U.S. is increasingly focused on repatriating the remains of military service members who were killed in WWII and the Korean War. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by John Helton, Andrew Sussman, Lisa Thomson and HJ Mai. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty.. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors Our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/05/2414m 27s

The Sunday Story: Planet Money Investigates Zombie 2nd Mortgages

Imagine being a homeowner and paying your mortgage on time every month and then, suddenly, losing your house to foreclosure. It sounds like a nightmare. But an NPR Planet Money investigation reveals that this is happening to a striking number of people because of something called 'zombie 2nd mortgages.' On today's episode: What are zombie mortgages? Is all this legal? And is there any way for homeowners to fight the zombies?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/05/2431m 28s

UN Court Rules on Gaza, Four Years After George Floyd's Death, ADHD Cases Rise

The International Court of Justice orders Israel to suspend its offensive in Rafah. How policing has changed in Minneapolis since George Floyd was killed. Federal researchers find that more kids are being diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/05/2413m 59s

NCAA Settlement, Louisiana Abortion Pills, Live Nation Antitrust Lawsuit

The National Collegiate Athletics Association along with the nation's five biggest athletic conferences have agreed to settle antitrust lawsuits worth $2.8 billion. Louisiana lawmakers have voted to classify two drugs commonly used to induce abortions as dangerous and controlled substances. And the Justice Department sues Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster calling it an illegal monopoly. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Elana Perl, Carrie Feibel, Emily Kopp, Lisa Thomson and Claudia Peschiutta. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. Our technical director is Carleigh Strange. And our Executive Producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/05/2412m 32s

British PM Sunak Calls Election, Russia Nuclear Weapons Drills, Spring Housing Market

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calls a general election as he trails the opposition in the polls. Russia's military has started tactical nuclear weapons drills in response to what the Kremlin says are growing threats from the West amid the war in Ukraine. And there aren't a lot of homes on the market, but those that are for sale are selling fast as competition among would-be buyers is keeping prices high. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Nick Spicer, Julia Redpath, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/05/2412m 48s

European Leaders Palestinian Statehood, Trump's Florida Case, Hospital Cyberattack

The leaders of Ireland, Spain and Norway announce their countries will recognize Palestinian statehood and the Israeli foreign minister says he's recalling the country's ambassadors for consultations in response. Lawyers for former President Donald Trump and two co-defendants are in court in Florida today asking a federal judge to dismiss the charges against their clients. And a ransomware attack on a major health care system continues to affect hospitals and patients two weeks after it happened. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by John Helton, Russell Lewis, Diane Webber, Alice Woelfle and Lisa Thomson. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/05/2412m 56s

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants, Senate Border Bill, Scarlett Johansson ChatGPT

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for top leaders of Hamas and Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Democratic-led Senate will hold a second vote on bipartisan border legislation that failed to pass earlier this year. And Scarlett Johansson says the maker of ChatGPT copied her voice for its new AI personal assistant. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Lauren Migaki, Kelsey Snell, Kevin Drew, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/05/2412m 54s

Iran's President Dies, Israel's Political Turmoil, Michael Cohen Resumes Testimony

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has named an acting president following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, the country's foreign minister and other officials in a helicopter crash. Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanyahu is facing accusations from his own war cabinet that he doesn't have a strategy for replacing Hamas in Gaza. Michael Cohen will return to the stand in what will likely be the final day of testimony in the New York criminal trial of former President Donald Trump. And a London court is expected to deliver a final decision on whether or not Julian Assange can appeal extradition to the U.S. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by John Helton, Lauren Migaki, Dana Farrington, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfe. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/05/2412m 59s

The Sunday Story: Life in the Shadow of the Philippines' Drug War

"They can just kill anyone."Since 2016, thousands have been killed in the Philippines' war on drugs. The bloody campaign began under the Philippines' last president, Rodrigo Duterte, who said he would be "happy to slaughter" three million drug addicts in the country. When current president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took office in 2022, he promised to end this spree of state-sanctioned killings of alleged drug users and sellers, and focus on rehabilitation instead.In today's episode of The Sunday Story, NPR's Emily Feng travels to the Philippines to see what has come of Marcos' attempt to burnish the country's international reputation and to put an end to what most people in the Philippines now refer to as EJKs, or "extrajudicial killings." She found that the killings have continued. And she spoke to researchers, doctors, advocates, and victims' families to try to understand why.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/05/2430m 25s

Gaza Pier Delivers, Boeing Shareholders Meet, 'Regenerative Farming'

The first aid trucks crossed into Gaza on a floating pier built by the U.S. government. Boeing's annual meeting was tightly controlled as the aircraft company has come under intense scrutiny. Why even vegan restaurant chains are beginning to serve meat.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/05/2414m 38s

Biden's Morehouse College Speech, Alabama Autoworkers Union Vote, Daniel Perry Pardon

President Biden meets leaders of Black sororities and fraternities ahead of delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College as campus protests continue. Autoworkers in Alabama will vote on whether or not to unionize a Mercedes-Benz plant. And Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, has pardoned Daniel Perry, who was convicted of murdering Garrett Foster at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Julia Redpath, Eric Westervelt, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from James Willetts. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/05/2413m 8s

U.S. Presidential Debates, Arms Transfer to Israel, Assassination Attempt in Slovakia

President Biden and former President Donald Trump have agreed to a pair of unusually early debates. The Biden administration is moving ahead with a $1 billion arms transfer to Israel a week after pausing a separate shipment of bombs to the country. And officials in Slovakia say that after hours of surgery following an assassination attempt, the country's Prime Minister Robert Fico is in stable but serious condition. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Roberta Rampton, Miguel Macias, Lisa Thomson and Claudia Peschiutta. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/05/2412m 48s

Putin Visits China, Credit Card Users Max Out, Canadian Wildfires Spread

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to China for a two-day summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says people under 30 and lower-income families are the most likely to be maxed out and fall behind on their credit card bills. And the Canadian wildfire season gets underway as fires prompt evacuations and threaten towns in Western provinces. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Nick Spicer, Julia Redpath, Miguel Macias, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/05/2412m 11s

Russia's New Ukraine Offensive, New Tariffs On China, Fentanyl Smuggling Increases

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Kyiv as Ukrainian troops struggle to push back a new Russian offensive. President Biden is set to announce new tariffs on Chinese imports targeting electric vehicles, semiconductors and solar cells. And criminal gangs from China and Mexico continue to flood the U.S. with fentanyl at an unprecedented rate despite billions of dollars in spending to keep the deadly drug out. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Nick Spicer, Roberta Rampton, Gigi Douban and Lisa Thomson. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/05/2412m 30s

Haitian Gang Leader, Michael Cohen Testifies, Israeli Artillery Strikes Gaza

More than two months after toppling the prime minister of Haiti, gang leaders control most of the country's capital city Port-au-Prince. Michael Cohen will take the stand today to testify in the New York election interference trial of former President Donald Trump. And as Israel expands its attacks in the Gaza Strip, it also marks Memorial Day. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Tara Neill, Krishnadev Calamur, Peter Granitz, Lisa Thomson, Ben Adler and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Destinee Adams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/05/2413m 7s

The Sunday Story: Wild Card with Rachel Martin

Former Up First host Rachel Martin joins us to discuss her new podcast. Wild Card from NPR is part-interview, part-existential game show in which Rachel rips up the typical interview script and invites guests to play a game about life's biggest questions. We ask her what prompted this new direction and then, Rachel turns the tables and puts Ayesha in the guest seat to play the game. Get more Wild Card here.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/05/2417m 33s

Red Lines in Gaza, a Senator on Trial, Geomagnetic Storm

The State Department releases a highly critical report on Israel's conduct in Gaza. The trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey begins next week. And a solar storm is creating beautiful auroras in the sky but may also disrupt the power grid.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/05/2415m 16s

U.S. Asylum Rule Change, Gaza Aid Pier, Haiti Update

The Biden administration has proposed a change to immigration laws meant to discourage people from crossing the border illegally. An American-built floating pier off the coast of Gaza is nearly ready — and U.S. officials say it will help increase the flow of aid into the war zone. And two months after armed gangs took control of the capital of Haiti the country may finally be starting to stabilize. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelley Dickens, Vincent Ni, Tara Neill, Ben Adler, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Destinee Adams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent and our technical director is Stacey Abbott. Our executive producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/05/2413m 49s

Biden Warns Israel, Democrats Save Speaker Johnson, House Anti-Semitism Hearing

President Biden says he'll stop the shipment of U.S. military aid to Israel if it launches a major offensive in Rafah. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has survived a leadership threat, thanks in part to Democrats. And when House Republicans questioned public school leaders about antisemitism, the superintendents pushed back.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Vincent Ni, Kelsey Snell, Nicole Cohen, Ben Adler, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, Destinee Adams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors, and our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/05/2412m 54s

Israel-Rafah Latest, Stormy Daniels Testifies, TikTok Sues U.S.

The Biden administration is weighing how hard to push back on Israel's conduct of its war against Hamas. Stormy Daniels testifies in Donald Trump's New York trial about an affair that the then-presidential candidate is accused of covering up in 2016. And TikTok wants a federal court to throw out Congress's new "sell-or-be-banned" law.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Vincent Ni, Dana Farrington, Kevin Drew, Lisa Thomson, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/05/2413m 58s

The Gaza Ceasefire That Wasn't, Putin's Fifth Inauguration, House Speaker Vote?

After seven months of war and nearly 35,000 deaths, a pause in the fighting in Gaza seemed in sight — and then it wasn't.Russian President Vladimir Putin takes his fifth oath of office, which if he serves the full term would give him a longer tenure than Joseph Stalin. And the House could vote on another motion to oust a Republican speaker — but this time, Democrats might save Mike Johnson.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Vincent Ni, Nick Spicer, Kelsey Snell, Lisa Thomson, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/05/2414m 10s

Gaza Ceasefire Talks Stall, Xi In Europe, Boeing Starliner Launch

The Gaza ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas appear to have hit a roadblock. China's president heads to France for a state dinner — hoping to drive a wedge between Europe and America. Boeing is hoping it has better success in space than it's lately had inside the atmosphere.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Vincent Ni, Nick Spicer, Russell Lewis, Lisa Thomson, Elana Perl and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/05/2412m 50s

The Sunday Story: Breaking a Prison's Code of Silence

In recent years, high profile cases of police brutality across the U.S. have brought increased attention and scrutiny to police misconduct and use of force incidents. When something happens, the police often say "we're investigating." But what's really being done to ensure police are held accountable for their actions?Sukey Lewis is a criminal justice reporter at KQED. As part of the multi-newsroom California Reporting Project, she has spent years obtaining previously-sealed police internal affairs records, to find out what happens when law enforcement agencies investigate themselves.In this episode of The Sunday Story, host Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Lewis about the new season of her podcast, On Our Watch, which focuses on correctional officers. Lewis talks about her reporting on New Folsom, one of the most dangerous prisons in California. And she shares the stories of two whistleblowers who worked as correctional officers within the prison and ultimately died while fighting to expose its secrets.You can listen to all eight episodes of season 2 of On Our Watch at kqed.org/onourwatch.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/05/2429m 29s

Trump Hush Money Trial, Google Monopoly Case, Mammogram Recommendations

Second week of testimony in Donald Trump's hush money criminal case has ended. It dug up a world of information brokers, tabloids and a secret exchange of money. Closing arguments in the U.S. government's case against Google wrapped up this week. It accuses the tech company of being an illegal monopoly. Experts in disease prevention have new recommendations for when women should start getting mammograms.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/05/2414m 5s

Biden Speaks On Protests, Google's Antitrust Trial, Russian Neighbor's Protests

After more than a week of silence, President Biden addressed the pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses Thursday seeking a balanced approach to a divisive issue. "Google" has been its own verb for years now, which the federal government argues is illegal. (The search engine, that is — not the verb itself.) And protests are engulfing the former Soviet republic of Georgia over a proposed "foreign agents law" that could move the country away from the west and toward Russia.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Gabriel Spitzer, Nick Spicer, Elana Perl and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange, and our technical director is Zac Coleman. Our executive producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/05/2413m 4s

Arizona Abortion Law Repeal, Police Tactics On Campus, Trump On The Trail

Arizona lawmakers have repealed a Civil War-era law that bans nearly all abortions. The police clearing pro-Palestinian encampments on college campuses are doing their jobs under intense scrutiny. And Donald Trump's New York criminal trial takes Wednesdays off, so he spent the day campaigning in two swing states.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Gigi Douban, Larry Kaplow, Megan Pratz, Elana Perl Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/05/2413m 0s

Mass Arrests at Columbia, Blinken's Mideast Visit, Florida's New Abortion Law

New York City police used force overnight to zip-tie the hands of dozens of Columbia University student protesters and haul them away in buses, clearing the encampment two weeks after tents first popped up. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is back in Israel to pressing for more aid to Palestinians in Gaza — and a hostage deal. And Florida's six-week abortion ban takes effect today — with exceptions only in rare circumstances.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kevin Drew, Vincent Ni, Acacia Squires, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/05/2413m 1s

Columbia Standoff, Charlotte Shooting, Ukraine Awaits Aid

A standoff at Columbia, as students defy the university's order to disband the protest against the Gaza war. In Charlotte, an effort to serve a warrant on a fugitive suspect turned deadly, with four officers killed and four more wounded. And Ukraine prepares to receive U.S. military aid that can't come soon enough.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Miguel Macias, Denice Rios, Nick Spicer, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/04/2412m 36s

Mideast Latest, Campus Protests, Spain's Prime Minister

The International Criminal Court is reportedly weighing arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Student protests over Israel's war in Gaza are spreading to new campuses, but at Columbia, the university and protesters both appear to be working to de-escalate. And Spain's prime minister says he's staying in office — despite allegations of corruption against his wife.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Vincent Ni, Russell Lewis, Nick Spicer, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/04/2412m 33s

The Sunday Story: Startups want to cool Earth by reflecting sunlight

From brightening ocean clouds to launching sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, some entrepreneurs and scientists are testing technology that could reflect sunlight back into space to combat global warming. There's evidence some types of solar geoengineering could lower global temperatures a lot. But along with potential benefits come huge potential risks. Experts say the science isn't settled and regulations aren't keeping up. Today on The Sunday Story, a journey into the world of solar geoengineering.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/04/2427m 43s

Student Protests Continue, The Week In Trump Trials, UNRWA Report

Campus demonstrations in support of Gaza have spread to schools unaccustomed to such activism. In New York City and Washington, D.C., Donald Trump's attorneys defended him and made some extreme claims. An independent investigation finds Israel has not supported claims that a significant number of workers at the The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East are members of Hamas.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/04/2415m 6s

Campus Tensions Rise, SCOTUS Trump Immunity, Weinstein's Conviction Tossed

As protests and arrests continue at college campuses across the U.S.. are the students calling for divestment in Israel getting closer to their demands? The U.S. Supreme Court took nearly three hours to debate whether a president should have absolute immunity from criminal prosecution. And New York State's highest court has overturned the criminal conviction of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Andrea de Leon, Meghan Sullivan, H-J Mai, Elana Perl, Jan Johnson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, our technical director is Zac Coleman, and our Executive Producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/04/2412m 49s

Arizona Fake Electors, Trump Immunity Arguments, Steve's In China

Arizona is now the fourth state to bring "fake elector" charges against allies of Donald Trump. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today about whether Trump is immune from criminal prosecution for his official acts as president. And Up First's Steve Inskeep is on a reporting trip in China, where economic pessimism is rising amid frayed U.S. ties.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Ben Swasey, Krishnadev Calamur, Reena Advani, Elana Perl, Jan Johnson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, Taylor Haney and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/04/2413m 17s

First Trump Trial Witness, Tesla's Tough Spot, Nassar Victims' Settlement

The New York jury weighing criminal charges against Donald Trump has now heard from the trial's first witness. Elon Musk's Tesla is running into a whole lot of red lights: slumping sales, mass layoffs, and now a 55 percent drop in profits. And more than 100 people who reported being abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will share a nearly $140 million settlement. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Emily Kopp, Cheryl Corley, Jan Johnson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/04/2413m 53s

Campus Protests Spread, UK Asylum Law, Starbucks at SCOTUS

Protests against the war in Gaza on college campuses now stretch from coast to coast. The United Kingdom is ready to pay a country thousands of miles away to take its unwanted refugees. And a years-long labor battle at Starbucks reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, which could set a precedent for future union building efforts.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Alfredo Carbajal, Emily Kopp, Nick Spicer, Ally Schweitzer and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Neisha Heinis, and our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/04/2413m 12s

Trump Opening Arguments, TikTok Bill, SCOTUS Homelessness

Opening arguments begin today in Manhattan: the People of the State of New York vs Donald J. Trump. As the House passed foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan over the weekend, it tucked in a bill that threatens the future of Tiktok in the U.S. And the U.S. Supreme Court takes up homelessness – specifically, the question of whether people can be punished for sleeping outside.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Julia Buckley, Catherine Laidlaw and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/04/2412m 50s

The Sunday Story: Off The Mark, an NPR investigation into America's historical markers

Historical markers dot the American landscape. They are on the sides of roads, in parks, rest areas, in the middle of nowhere. They purport to offer a glimpse into the past, marking a moment or place of significance worth remembering. But a year-long investigation by NPR's Laura Sullivan found some of these markers present a fractured and confused telling of the American story. Some share humor and joy but many present a version of history that's been distorted or outright fictionalized with offensive lies.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/04/2439m 54s

Congress Votes On Aid, Auto Workers Vote On Unionizing, New Melatonin Guidelines

Congress is expected to vote Saturday on aid for U.S. allies over the objections of some Republicans. Volkswagen workers at a Tennessee plant have voted overwhelmingly to join the United Auto Workers. There are new guidelines to safeguard melatonin overuse by children.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/04/2413m 12s

Israel Strikes Back, Columbia Student Protests, Trump Jury Picked

Less than a week after Iran launched air strikes into Israel, Israel appears to have responded. New York City police raided a college campus and arrested more than 100 students protesting the war in Gaza. And 12 New York City residents now hold Donald Trump's fate in their hands.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Larry Kaplow, Dana Farrington and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/04/2413m 19s

Israel's Three Fronts, Maui Fire Probe, Inflation and Rents

Israel is now engaged in conflicts on three separate fronts: Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. A new timeline shows Maui's deadly wildfire last year moved incredibly fast. And inflation is proving more stubborn than expected so far this year.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Andrew Sussman, Eric Westervelt, Julia Redpath and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/04/2413m 50s

Iran and China, Mayorkas and Johnson, Coral Reefs Bleaching

The U.S. wants China to help calm tensions in the Middle East by leveraging its influence with Iran. Democrats want to dismiss the impeachment trial against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, while some conservatives want to dismiss House Speaker Mike Johnson for backing aid to Israel and Ukraine. And hot ocean temperatures are turning coral reefs a ghostly white.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by James Hider, Dana Farrington, Neela Banerjee and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/04/2412m 45s

The View From Iran, House Foreign Aid Bills, Supreme Court's Jan. 6 Case

Iran is calling its air strikes on Israel a huge success, even though nearly all their missiles and drones were shot down. It looks like House Speaker Mike Johnson could finally bring foreign aid for Ukraine and Israel up for a vote — well...make that four votes. And the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in a January 6th case that asks the question: How does one specific federal law define the obstruction of a congressional proceeding?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Dana Farrington, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/04/2413m 5s

Iran Strikes Israel, U.S. Responds, Trump's New York Trial Begins

Iran and its allies launched more than 300 drones and missiles at Israel over the weekend. Israel, the U.S. and several other countries shot nearly all of them down. And Donald Trump goes on trial today — the first criminal trial ever for a former president.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Andrew Sussman, Dana Farrington, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/04/2414m 39s

The Sunday Story: What Do We Need?

How can Black women face workplace challenges without losing faith—or losing themselves—in the process? Today on The Sunday Story, host Ayesha Rascoe sits down with Lauren Wesley Wilson, author of the new book, What Do You Need?Lauren has dedicated her career to helping women of color thrive in the workplace as the founder and CEO of ColorComm, a networking community for women of color in communications and media. In this episode, she reflects on big moments in her career, and shares advice for women who may still be searching for a workplace where they can belong.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/04/2422m 12s

Arizona Abortion Politics, Trump-Johnson Meeting, Argentine Economic Woes

Vice President Kamala Harris was in Arizona, where the state's high court reinstated an 1864 law all but banning abortion. House Speaker Mike Johnson met with former Pres. Donald Trump in Florida. Argentine police are breaking up protests with water cannons as the economy falters.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/04/2414m 56s

OJ's Cultural Legacy, Ukraine's Mobilization Law, Ohtani's Ex-Translator Charged

We look back at the complicated life and legacy O.J. Simpson leaves behind after he died yesterday from cancer. More than two years into its full scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia's war of attrition in Ukraine appears to be succeeding in ways its military superiority has not. And the Justice Department charges baseball star Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter with $16 million of bank fraud.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by James Hider, Nick Spicer, Rose Friedman, Ravenna Koenig, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/04/2414m 6s

Biden's Trilateral Asia Summit, EU's Asylum Overhaul, FAFSA Form Fiasco

President Biden is hosting a meeting with the leaders of two key U.S. allies — Japan and the Philippines — to counter China's power in Asia. The European Union is moving forward with major changes to its migration policies that would make it harder to seek asylum in Europe. And high school seniors are struggling to figure out a new college financial aid form that's been plagued by delays and errors.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Miguel Macias, Nick Spicer, Steve Drummond, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/04/2413m 37s

Arizona Abortion Ban, PFAS In Drinking Water, Japan's Awkward State Dinner

Arizona's Supreme Court says an abortion ban passed during the Civil War should be the law of the land today. The EPA is, for the first time, putting limits on "forever chemicals" in our drinking water. And Japan's prime minister comes to Washington, just as President Biden questions a global business deal.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Scott Hensley, Roberta Rampton, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Josephine Nyounai.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/04/2413m 12s

Abortion Politics, Vatican's "Human Dignity," Missouri Execution...and the Eclipse!

Donald Trump wants to leave abortion policy up to the states. The Vatican calls surrogacy and gender theory "grave threats" to "human dignity." And Missouri plans to execute a man who shot and killed two of his family members nearly 20 years ago — despite an unusual coalition advocating against his execution.And a bonus: What was it like to experience a total solar eclipse?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Cheryl Corley, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/04/2416m 2s

Eclipse Day, Student Loan Debt, Gaza War At Six Months

We've got everything you need to be ready for today's total solar eclipse. (Except for those glasses...you're on your own there!) The Biden administration is taking another crack at an issue it's struggled to get through the courts. And this weekend marked six months of the war in Gaza — with still no clarity on how it might end.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Steve Drummond, Mark Katkov, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/04/2413m 26s

The Sunday Story: Notes from an Eclipse Chaser

David Baron says seeing a total solar eclipse is "like you've left the solar system and are looking back from some other world."Today on The Sunday Story, we're sharing an episode from NPR's Life Kit. Baron talks to NPR's scientist-in-residence and astrophysicist Dr. Regina Barber about what to expect when viewing the total solar eclipse on April 8, including the sensations you may feel and the strange lighting effects in the sky.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/04/2421m 50s

Israel And Hamas After Six Months

October 7, 2023, was a Saturday. This Saturday, we look back at the last six months of violence, beginning with the surprise attack by Hamas on communities in southern Israel and continuing as Israel keeps up its retaliation and Hamas continues to hold hostages.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/04/2413m 19s

Biden Warns Netanyahu, No More No Labels, Migrant Children Ruling

Israel is allowing aid to flow into Northern Gaza after President Joe Biden warned that U.S. support would depend on steps taken to address civilian harm and humanitarian suffering. No Labels is deciding not to put a third-party unity ticket together to run in the 2024 presidential election. And, a federal judge decided border officials are responsible for migrant children in encampments on California's southern border. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Krishnadev Calamur, Alfredo Carbajal, Lisa Thomson and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. Our technical director is Zac Coleman and our Executive Producer is Erika Agular.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/04/2412m 44s

Tensions Within Israel, NATO and Ukraine, Bridge Collapse Prevention

A key member of Benjamin Netanyahu's war cabinet says Israel should set a date for elections. NATO is marking 75 years since its founding — and it remains an alliance that worries about Russia. And an NPR investigation asks why Baltimore's Key Bridge didn't have more protection from passing ships.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Nick Spicer, Barrie Hardymon, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/04/2413m 3s

Taiwan Earthquake, Wisconsin Primary, Texas Border Law

A massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Taiwan, the biggest quake to rock the Asian island in 25 years. rotest votes in Wisconsin's primary — against President Biden and Donald Trump. And a controversial Texas immigration law is back in court for a crucial test.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Miguel Macias, Padma Rama, Alfredo Carbajal, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Josephine Nyounai, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/04/2412m 42s

Middle East Airstrikes, Florida's Abortion Rulings, Google's Incognito Mode

Two airstrikes in the last 24 hours are drawing new scrutiny to Israel's military actions in the Middle East. Florida's Supreme Court has pretty much ensured that abortion will be the issue on the state's November ballot. And it turns out Google's "incognito" web browsing mode hasn't been incognito after all.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Ryland Barton, Mark Katkov, Uri Berliner, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/04/2414m 14s

Gaza Aid, CA Fast Food Minimum Wage, NCAA Elite Eights

The United Nations' main judicial body says Israel must allow more aid into Gaza, but can the court's order be enforced? Many California fast food workers get a big raise Monday, but restaurant owners say the increase to $20 an hour puts them in a bind. And March Madness does it again: a Cinderella Final Four men's team, and an epic women's showdown Monday night.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Pallavi Gogoi, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/04/2413m 0s

The Sunday Story: A Song for Grief in China

In China, a man has been playing the piano outdoors, often in places of great sadness—the epicenter of an earthquake, a dam that submerged villages, a street emptied during a COVID lockdown.He plays just one song: "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence," by the late composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.In the fall of 2022, one of his performance videos goes viral, tapping into years of unexpressed collective grief. In this episode of The Sunday Story, NPR correspondent John Ruwitch asks: who is the piano man, and why has he chosen this path?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
31/03/2439m 16s

Baltimore Automaker Solutions, EU Farmer Protests, Cocoa Prices Go Up

Some car companies are looking for workarounds to get their vehicles from ships to dealers after the Baltimore bridge collapse. Demonstrations turn violent in Europe as farmers protest European Union environmental policies and cheap Ukrainian imports. Chocolate lovers will have to pay more for treats as cocoa prices skyrocket.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/03/2413m 46s

Presidential Money Race, Clearing The Key Bridge, Moscow Investigation's Torture

If you paid enough money Thursday night, you could get your picture taken with three presidents — all at once. Reopening the Port of Baltimore will be a Herculean effort, as crews must clear six million pounds of steel out of the Patapsco River. And Russia's government isn't trying to hide that the four suspects on trial for last week's Moscow terrorist attack have been tortured.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Russell Lewis, Nick Spicer, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/03/2412m 54s

Bridge Collapse Probe, Bankman-Fried Sentencing, Disney-DeSantis Truce

We now have an initial timeline — minute by minute — of how a massive cargo ship came to crash into Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge. Sam Bankman-Fried, the Crypto Wunderkind convicted of fraud, will be sentenced Thursday to a prison term that could last decades. And the Walt Disney Company and Gov. Ron DeSantis appear to have both realized that Florida is a small world after all.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Julia Redpath, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/03/2414m 6s

Baltimore Bridge Investigation, Gaza Aid Issues, NBC Drops McDaniel

At the site of Baltimore's Key Bridge, rescue efforts have turned to recovery. In Gaza, families are so desperate for food that 12 people drowned trying to retrieve airdropped aid boxes from the sea. And after a newsroom revolt at NBC, the network has ousted its newest contributor, former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Eric Westervelt, Mark Katkov, Pallavi Gogoi, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/03/2413m 46s

Baltimore Bridge Collapse, U.S.-Israel Rift, SCOTUS Abortion Pill Case

A one-and-a-half mile bridge in Baltimore has collapsed a large container ship crashed into it and caught fire, with several vehicles falling into the waters below. Israel has canceled a high-level delegation to Washington, after the U.S. declined to block a United Nations resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza. And a challenge to FDA regulations that make abortion pills more accessible reaches the Supreme Court.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Miguel Macias, Mark Katkov, Krishnadev Calamur, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/03/2413m 1s

Middle East Latest, Moscow After Attack, Trump's Legal Battles

Israel's Defense Minister is in the U.S. today at a moment of tension between the two allies. An offshoot of the Islamic State claims responsibility for Friday's mass shooting in Moscow, while Russian authorities point instead to Ukraine. And two of Donald Trump's legal battles collide today — one criminal, one civil, both in New York City.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Nick Spicer, Krishnadev Calamur, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/03/2413m 4s

The Sunday Story: Answering Your Questions About Electric Vehicles

This week the EPA released new rules for vehicle emissions, which will push the auto industry to speed up the transition to electric vehicles. It's expected that electric vehicles will make up over 50% of new cars by 2032. For now EVs account for less than 10% of vehicle sales and drivers still have lots of questions about them and how they really affect the environment. We asked The Sunday Story listeners to share their questions about EVs and the response was overwhelming. So to answer those many questions, host Ayesha Rascoe turns to NPR's business desk correspondent, Camila Domonoske, who covers cars and energy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/03/2431m 26s

Moscow Attack, Trouble for Speaker Johnson, Princess of Wales' Cancer

Russian authorities say they've arrested several people responsible for the attack at a large concert venue on the Moscow outskirts, where more than 100 people were killed. House Speaker Mike Johnson passes spending bills with the help of Democrats, and now some Republicans are threatening his job. Catherine, Princess of Wales, announces after weeks out of the public eye that she is receiving treatment for cancer.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/03/2414m 34s

Blinken In Israel, Truth Social Listing, Apple Antitrust Suit

Secretary of State Tony Blinken visits Israel as Gaza braces for famine. Donald Trump is ready to take Truth Social public — and it's not just his diehard supporters who want to buy stock. And the Justice Department hits Apple with an antitrust lawsuit for monopolizing the smartphone market.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Julia Redpath, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/03/2412m 23s

Auto Emissions Rules, Alabama DEI Law, Reddit Goes Public

The Biden administration gives electric vehicles a jolt — with new EPA rules that aim to make two-thirds of new cars, trucks and SUVs electric or hybrid by 2032. Alabama follows other conservative states by banning public schools and universities from spending money on diversity, equity, and inclusion. And some of Reddit's most loyal users are so upset the company is going public, they might try to bet against its stock.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Denice Rios, Susanna Capelouto, Pallavi Gogoi, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/03/2413m 7s

Texas Border Law, Mississippi Cops Sentenced, Ohio Senate Primary

Migrants in Texas are waking up to a new day of anxiety after a whirlwind of court orders about a controversial immigration enforcement law. Six former Mississippi police officers who pleaded guilty to torturing two Black men are being sentenced this week in federal court. And Ohio Republicans nominate the candidate endorsed by Donald Trump for a race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Alfredo Carbajal, Susanna Capelouto, Padma Rama, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/03/2412m 39s

Gaza Famine, Louisiana Abortion Ban, Another Primary Day

The United Nations says famine is imminent in Northern Gaza. In one state that has banned abortion, maternal health care now looks very different. And it's Primary Day in five more states — including Arizona, one of a handful of states likely to decide the election this fall.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Carrie Feibel, Megan Pratz, Dana Farrington, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors and David Greenburg, and our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/03/2413m 12s

Russia's Election Results, Trump's Campaign Rhetoric, Harris On The Trail

An outcome never in doubt: Russia's electoral commission says Vladimir Putin has won yet another term as president. Donald Trump once again defends the January 6th protesters who stormed the Capitol. And two voter concerns about Vice President Kamala Harris as she campaigns for President Biden: his age and her readiness.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Nick Spicer, Dana Farrington, Roberta Rampton, Alice Woelfle and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/03/2412m 50s

The Sunday Story: Losing the Gaza They Knew

The Israeli government currently prohibits foreign journalists from entering Gaza. NPR's Leila Fadel found another way of reporting from inside the territory.This week on The Sunday Story, we bring you an episode from NPR's Embedded podcast. Fadel speaks with host Kelly McEvers about voice memos she's been receiving from a Palestinian college student trying to survive as bombs fall around her in Gaza. And we hear from a Palestinian American family that escaped the war–only to find that it has followed them home.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/03/2431m 57s

Haiti Instability, Fani Willis Stays on the Case, Israel Plans For Rafah Invasion

Haitians wait for the arrival of a peacekeeping force from Kenya, as violence continues there. After a judge's ruling in Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis remains on the election interference case against former President Donald Trump. The judge said either she or the special prosecutor with whom she had a romantic relationship needed to step aside. Israel gears up for a planned offensive in Gaza's southern city of Rafah.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/03/2414m 40s

Russian Elections, View From Haiti, Chicago Migrant Evictions

In Russia, nothing happens without some intrigue — even a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is a near-lock to win a fifth term. We get a first-hand glimpse of the chaos in Haiti, as our correspondent finally makes it across the border. And Chicago pulls an about-face — from welcoming migrants seeking asylum to evicting them.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Nick Spicer, Tara Neill, Alfredo Carbajal, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/03/2412m 50s

Haiti Governance, EU AI Bill, Third Party Bids

Many Haitians are troubled by an international plan to impose a transitional government. European Union lawmakers have approved the world's first comprehensive regulations on artificial intelligence. And as we barrel toward a presidential election with two unpopular candidates, third-party bids are scrambling to get on the ballot.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Tara Neill, Dana Farrington, Nick Spicer, Jan Johnson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/03/2412m 44s

House Weighs TikTok Bill, Non-Citizen Voting Myths, Gaza Aid By Sea

A House vote today takes aim at TikTok — and its Chinese parent company. Conspiracy theories about noncitizens voting are back this election year, and they're taking even deeper hold with many Republicans. And with Israel blocking most aid shipments to Gaza by land, aid groups are turning to the sea to feed starving people.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Ben Swasey, Mark Katkov, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/03/2413m 6s

Haiti's Prime Minister To Resign, Georgia Primary Day, February Inflation

Haiti's armed gangs have gotten their wish: The prime Minister says he plans to resign. On this primary day in Georgia, we hear from a Democrat skeptical about Joe Biden and a Republican fed up with Donald Trump. And a temperature check on inflation, as gas prices begin their usual spring surge.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Kelsey Snell, Rafael Nam, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Neisha Heinis, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/03/2412m 35s

Ceasefire Negotiations, Options for Haiti, Oppenheimer Sweeps Oscars

Muslims are making the start of Ramadan today — and there is, as yet, no ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to stop the war during this holy month. In Haiti, police say they are "on their knees" as the coordinated attacks from armed gangs enter their second week. And in a moment of global conflict, a movie about the creation of the atomic bomb sweeps the Academy Awards.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Tara Neill , Rose Friedman, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/03/2413m 39s

The Sunday Story: And the Winner Is ...

Barbenheimer was the summer blockbuster phenomenon of 2023 around the movies Barbie and Oppenheimer. Both movies made a box office splash and now Oppenheimer is leading in the Oscar nominations race with 13 nods. But there are plenty of lesser known films in the running, including three primarily in a foreign language, vying for best picture. To help understand which films and stars are the favorites to win we are joined this week by Pop Culture Happy Hour hosts Aisha Harris and Linda Holmes.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/03/2422m 15s

Biden & Trump Go Down To Georgia, Aid to Gaza, Nigerian Students Kidnapped

President Biden and former President Trump both hold campaign events in Georgia today. For Biden, it's part of his post-State of the Union tour of swing states. The humanitarian crisis continues in Gaza, with no ceasefire before Ramadan. Nigerian officials say more than 250 students were abducted from school.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/03/2415m 32s

Biden's State Of The Union, Trump's New RNC Chairs, Haiti's Standoff Continues

President Biden takes on his age — and, without saying his name, his opponent. Donald Trump is poised to install loyalists atop the Republican National Committee. And a surreal standoff in Haiti continues, between the government and armed gangs.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Up First was edited Roberta Rampton, Megan Pratz, Tara Neill, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. Our technical director is Zac Coleman. And our executive producer is Erika Aguilar.Correction: An earlier version of this episode referred to Morton Blackwell as a member of the Republican National Committee from Louisiana. He represents Virginia.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/03/2414m 42s

State Of The Union Preview, Alabama IVF Protections, Israel's Wartime Society

President Biden gives his election-year State of the Union address tonight as polls show him trailing former President Donald Trump. Alabama passes a law protecting in vitro fertilization clinics from civil and criminal liability. And how Israel's fractious society has been united by the war in Gaza, five months in.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Up First was edited Roberta Rampton, Susanna Capelouto, Mark Katkov, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/03/2412m 45s

Haley Suspends Campaign, CA Senate Race, Health Care Cyberattack

NPR has confirmed Nikki Haley is due to suspend her presidential campaign after a big win on Super Tuesday for Donald Trump. Why a prominent California Democratic Senate candidate spent millions of dollars to boost a Republican opponent. And, how a cyberattack on an obscure but critical U.S. health care company has disrupted our entire system.Correction: In the broadcast version of this story, the reporter incorrectly refers to a United Health Care subsidiary as "Optus." The correct name is "Optum."Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Up First was edited Dana Farrington, Kevin Drew, Andrew Sussman and Ben Adler. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Josephine Nyounai, and our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/03/2419m 23s

Super Tuesday Preview, Trump SCOTUS Win, U.N. Report On Oct. 7 Sexual Violence

Super Tuesday is here — with more voters casting ballots than any other day. The Supreme Court says states like Colorado can't kick Donald Trump off the primary ballot for his actions on January 6. And a United Nations report has found "reasonable grounds to believe" Israelis were victims of sexual violence during the October 7 Hamas attack.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Krishnadev Calamur, James Hider, Lisa Thomson and Ben Adler. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/03/2413m 23s

Mideast Latest, Haiti State of Emergency, France Right to Abortion

Vice President Kamala Harris calls for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, as the U.S. begins airdropping food into Gaza. In an apparent effort to depose Haiti's prime minister, armed gangs stormed two prisons and let thousands of inmates escape. And France moves to not just bolster the right to an abortion, in contrast to the U.S., but to enshrine that right into the country's constitution. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode was edited by Hannah Bloch, Mark Katkov, Miguel Macias and Ben Adler. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/03/2413m 9s

The Sunday Story: How to Save the Everglades

Why is it so complicated to save the Everglades?The Everglades is home to the largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere and a sanctuary for over three dozen endangered and threatened species. It also provides fresh water, flood control, and a buffer against hurricanes and rising seas for about 9 million Floridians.But climate change, pollution, agriculture and rapid development are causing potentially irreversible damage.In 2000, the state of Florida and the federal government struck an extraordinary deal to save the Everglades. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan was the largest ecosystem restoration project in the world.But from the moment it was signed into law, things got complicated.Now almost 25 years later, the Everglades is as endangered as ever, and the problems have become even more difficult—and expensive—to solve.Today on The Sunday Story, Ayesha Rascoe talks with WLRN's Jenny Staletovich. Jenny has a new podcast series out called Bright Lit Place that tells the dramatic story of the Everglades, what's been done to the ecosystem, and what needs to happen to save it.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/03/2428m 2s

U.S. Politics, Oregon Drug Law, Iran Elections

The latest in U.S. politics, from presidential border visits to an averted government shutdown. Oregon's state legislature votes to recriminalize drug possession, overhauling what may be the U.S.'s most progressive drug policy yet. Thousands vied for a seat in Iran's parliament on Friday, but voter turnout was low.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/03/2413m 55s

Navalny Funeral, Gaza Aid Tragedy, Pig Organs for Transplants

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is being laid to rest after dying in prison for charges widely seen as politically motivated. Gaza health authorities say more than 100 civilians were killed trying to get food from aid trucks, though Israel says that number is much lower. And scientists have started cloning genetically modified pigs with organs designed to be transplanted into people.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode was edited by Mark Katkov, Hannah Bloch, Scott Hensley, HJ Mai and Ben Adler. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, our technical director is Zac Coleman and our executive producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/03/2413m 12s

SCOTUS Takes Trump Case, McConnell To Leave Leadership Post, Grim Gaza Milestone

The Supreme Court will decide if Donald Trump is immune from prosecution for his official actions as president. Mitch McConnell plans to step down as Senate Republican leader at the end of the year. And the death toll in Gaza has surpassed 30,000.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Kelsey Snell, Hannah Bloch, HJ Mai and Ben Adler. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/02/2413m 6s

Michigan Results, Hunter Biden Testifies, Personhood Bills

President Joe Biden celebrated an easy win in Tuesday's Michigan primary. But it came with a warning on Gaza. Hunter Biden testifies today in the House GOP impeachment probe into his father. And could the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that gave fertilized eggs the same rights as children spur other states to do the same?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode was edited by Megan Pratz, Kelsey Snell, Barbara Sprunt, HJ Mai and Ben Adler. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Neisha Heinis, and our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/02/2412m 50s

Michigan Primary Preview, Biden Administration Sues To Block Grocery Merger

Michigan is holding its presidential primaries today, and some Democrats say they're voting uncommitted instead of President Biden. Some Michigan voters warn Biden to change course on the Israel-Hamas war. What's the president hearing from voters who delivered the state in 2020? Also, the United States goes to court to stop a grocery megamerger. Kroger and Albertsons propose to combine. What does it mean for your neighborhood supermarket?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode was edited by Reena Advani, Emily Kopp, HJ Mai and Ben Adler. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/02/2412m 58s

Israel May Delay Rafah Operation, Social Media SCOTUS Case, Another Shutdown Looms

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to move ahead with a ground offensive in the border city of Rafah, even though a ceasefire deal may delay the operation. The battle over free speech on social media reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, and Congress faces yet another government shutdown deadline this week.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Mark Katkov, Ben Adler and HJ Mai. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/02/2413m 8s

The Sunday Story: The Diaspora's Troubled African Dream

In the sleepy town of Asebu, a few miles inland from the Atlantic along Ghana's Cape Coast, a serene 5,000 acre rural settlement is rising out of the palm forests and farmland. Pan-African Village is envisioned as an idyllic haven for settlers from the African diaspora. It was established in 2019, after a local chief announced that anyone from the diaspora could have plots for free. Hundreds of people, largely from North America and the Caribbean, have accepted the offer and are in the midst of building large homes. They regard themselves as the first wave of settlers, carving a new life in their ancestral homeland, devoid of racism and repression. But while locals have tentatively welcomed returning diaspora, Ghana is also experiencing some of the worst economic conditions in decades. In Pan-African Village, brewing tensions over ownership and privileged access to the land are threatening to spill over into violence and unravel the promise of this diaspora haven. This week on The Sunday Story, producer Andrew Mambo speaks with Emmanuel Akinwotu, NPR's West Africa Correspondent, about the complicated relationship between the diaspora settlers and the place they see as their ancestral home.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/02/2430m 18s

Two Years of Russia's War On Ukraine; South Carolina GOP Primary

As the Russia-Ukraine War heads into its third year, we look at the state of the conflict. Also, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has spent millions in her home state and sharpened her attacks on former President Donald Trump, hoping to chip away at his support.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/02/2413m 8s

Alabama Supreme Court Fallout, Ukraine War Anniversary, Chinese Data Leaks

Lawmakers in Alabama are working on a legislative solution to a recent state Supreme Court decision which ruled that a frozen embryo has the same rights as a child. How do lawmakers want to fix the issue? Tomorrow will mark the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We'll check with NPR's Joanna Kakissis to hear how people in Ukraine feel about the future. And a data leak from a Chinese technology company is giving the world a glimpse into the Chinese cyber spying ecosystem. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Susanna Capelouto, Mark Katkov, Andrew Sussman and HJ Mai. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez and Phil Edfors, and our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/02/2412m 45s

Nikki Haley Sharpens Attacks On Trump, Biden Impeachment Inquiry, Opioid Crisis

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is ramping up her attacks on former President Donald Trump, but her path to winning the GOP nomination remains very narrow at best. Why is she staying in the race? A key witness in the Republican-led impeachment inquiry against President Biden has been charged with lying about an alleged bribery scheme. And a new study shows that nearly half of all American adults know someone who died from an overdose. How is this affecting the people who are closest to the crisis?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Lisa Thompson, Krishnadev Calamur, Andrea De Leon and HJ Mai. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez and our technical director is Hannah Gluvna.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/02/2413m 17s

Supreme Court Hears EPA Challenge, Nikki Haley Remains Defiant, Frozen Embryo Ruling

The Supreme Court today hears a challenge to the EPA's authority to regulate air quality. Three GOP-led states want the court to freeze a plan that limits air pollution that crosses state borders. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has vowed to stay in the presidential race through Super Tuesday. But Saturday's primary in her home state is shaping up to be another decisive victory for former President Donald Trump. What's her case for staying in the race? And Alabama's Supreme Court rules that fertilized eggs have the same rights as children.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Padma Rama, Susanna Capelouto and HJ Mai. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez, and our technical director is Neisha Heinis.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/02/2412m 58s

Julian Assange Extradition Hearing, Egypt Buffer Zone, Louisiana Special Session

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange will be in a London courtroom today. He's trying to stop his extradition to the United States. A planned Israeli invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza may force Palestinians into Egypt despite its objections. What will it mean for the more than 1 million Palestinians in Rafah displaced by Israel's war against Hamas? And Louisiana's legislature is in a special session that threatens to undo some of the state's recent criminal justice reforms. Lawmakers will consider over two dozen bills, including a bill that would make state executions easier. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Miguel Macias, Mark Katkov, Liz Baker and HJ Mai. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/02/2412m 43s

Ukrainian City Falls, Israel's Rafah Plans, Texas Steps Up Border Operation

Russia has taken control of a frontline city in Ukraine only days before the war's second anniversary. With supplies running low, will Ukraine's defense forces be able to withstand a Russian assault? Despite international pressure, Israel seems set on a ground invasion of Rafah. Its stated goal is to destroy Hamas, but the city is filled with over a million displaced civilians searching for safety. And Texas plans to build a new military base in the border city of Eagle Pass. It's the latest escalation in the immigration fight between Texas and the federal government. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Andrew Sussman, Mark Katkov, Denice Rios and HJ Mai. It was produced by Claire Murashima, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Stacy Abbott and our technical director is Carleigh Strange. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/02/2412m 44s

The Sunday Story: The Gun Machine

Mass shootings in America are now regular news. The latest happened days ago, at a Super Bowl parade for the Kansas City Chiefs. After the chaos and shock, the same question gets asked, "How did we get here?" In looking for an answer you can go all the way back to the founding of the nation and the birth of the relationship between the gun industry and the American government.Today on The Sunday Story producer Andrew Mambo talks to reporter Alain Stevens of The Trace and host of WBUR's podcast The Gun Machine. They talk about the roots of that relationship and how despite being deeply intertwined and often mutually beneficial, it has also led to scenes like the one in Kansas City.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/02/2423m 52s

Navalny's Death, Trump's Penalty, Biden's Influence on Israel

Family and allies of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say he was murdered. A New York judge ordered Trump Organization leaders to pay $364 million for fraud. President Joe Biden's tough words on Israel raise questions over the extent of his influence.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/02/2413m 46s

Navalny Dies In Prison, Georgia DA Hearing, Middle East Latest, KC Shooting Aftermath

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison. An Atlanta judge will decide if the prosecutor on Trump's Georgia election interference case, should be removed for a conflict of interest stemming from a romantic relationship. Israel plans to push Palestinians out of Southern Gaza as Israeli forces raid the region's largest hospital. And, two juveniles are in custody related to the Kansas City shooting as public looks for answers.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Andrew Sussman, Ben Swasey, Catherine Laidlaw, Mohamad ElBardicy and HJ Mai.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. Our technical director is Zac Coleman. And our Executive Producer is Erika AguilarLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/02/2417m 28s

KC Parade Shooting, Russian Space Nukes, Migrant Crossings Drop

22 people were shot including children during the Kansas City Super Bowl parade, at least one person has died. Sources believe National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will brief top lawmakers on the threat of Russian antisatellite nukes. And, migrant crossings at the southern border have dropped by 50% after reaching record numbers in December. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Cheryl Corley, Dana Farrington Alfredo Carbajal, and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/02/2412m 52s

Mayorkas Impeached, Harris Goes To Germany, Indonesian Elections

House Republicans voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Aljandro Mayorkas accusing him with refusal to comply with immigration laws and breach of public trust. Vice President Kamala Harris heads to Germany to reassure NATO allies that they can rely on U.S. support. And exit polls show Indonesia's defense minister will be the new president of a country that plays a role in the South China Sea security. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Roberta Rampton, Miguel Macias, and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Neisha Heinis.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/02/2413m 21s

Gaza Ceasefire Talks, Lloyd Austin Health Issues, Jon Stewart Returns

As Israel plans an offensive in Rafah, negotiators are meeting in Cairo to discuss a path towards a ceasefire in Gaza. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Ukraine meeting with NATO allies with be virtual after cancelling his trip Brussels due to health complications. And after nearly nine years away, Jon Stewart returns to The Daily Show just in time for the presidential campaign.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Andrew Sussman, Lisa Thomson, Miguel Macias and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz.We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/02/2414m 41s

Israel Attacks Rafah, Trump & NATO, Biden's Border Options

Israel is telling 1.4 million Palestinians sheltering in Southern Gaza to evacuate, as attacks continue in Rafah. Former President Donald Trump threatened to abandon NATO allies if they don't spend more on defense. And, after sinking a bipartisan bill to handle the border crisis, Republicans are calling on President Joe Biden to use executive action to solve the problem.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Andrew Sussman and Mohamed ElBardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lilly Quiroz.We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/02/2417m 35s

The Sunday Story: More Than Friends

What happens when you put friendship at the center of your life?NPR's Rhaina Cohen has been thinking about this question for years. It started when she met someone. This someone was not a lover, but a friend. As their relationship deepened, Cohen began to wonder why there wasn't a special term for a platonic relationship that felt romantic, or an understanding of partnerships that went beyond the status of "best friend."In today's episode of The Sunday Story, host Ayesha Rascoe sits down with Rhaina Cohen to talk about her forthcoming book, The Other Significant Others: Reimagining Life with Friendship at the Center.You can listen to the song, "Dear Friend," by Rings of Maple here.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/02/2426m 14s

Israel-Gaza Latest, McConnell's Fading Influence, Super Bowl Preview

Israel prepares for a possible ground invasion of the southern end of Gaza. The failure of a border control measures shows the waning power of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kansas City Chiefs are poised to win their second consecutive NFL championship.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/02/2415m 9s

Biden Documents, Ukraine Military Shakeup, Bolsonaro Coup Probe

A special counsel report says President Joe Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his tenure as vice president, but stopped short of recommending charges. Ukraine is replacing it's top general amidst stalled progress in the war with Russia. And, federal authorities seize former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's passport as he faces allegations of plotting a coup.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Ally Schweitzer, Tara Neill and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock.We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.And our executive producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/02/2412m 40s

SCOTUS Trump Case, U.S. Strikes In Iraq, Pakistani Elections

The Supreme Court is set to rule on Colorado's controversial decision to disqualify Donald Trump from the primary ballot, a case with significant implications for the 2024 presidential election. A U.S. drone strike in Baghdad targets a senior commander of an Iran-backed militia, raising questions of escalation in the Middle East. Pakistan is on edge as a contentious election is underway amidst an economic and political crisis.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Miguel Macias, and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/02/2413m 40s

Blinken Hamas-Israel, Senate Border Deal in Trouble, Parental Gun Responsibility

Secretary of State Antony Blinken lands in Israel with Hamas' first public response to a ceasefire deal, which Qatari negotiators describe as "generally positive." Democrats blame former President Donald Trump for sinking a bipartisan Senate bill meant to address the crisis at the border. And, there's more attention on the legal responsibilities of parents with guns after a Michigan jury found the mother of the 2021 Oxford Highschool shooter guilty of manslaughter. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Gerry Holmes, Kelsey Snell, Catherine Laidlaw, and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/02/2413m 40s

Confusion In Nevada, California Storm, ACT & SAT's in Admissions

Widespread flooding in southern California is turning hillsides into rivers of mud, as a slow-moving storm brings life threatening conditions to the Los Angles area. Both Democrats and Republicans will head to the polls in Nevada on Tuesday to vote for their party's presidential nominee, but many Republicans won't have all the choices on the ballot. And Dartmouth college is reinstating standardized testing requirements in admissions, citing research that shows it might help disadvantaged students.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Sadie Babits, Nichole Cohen and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock.We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/02/2412m 44s

Middle East Escalation, Senate Immigration Bill, Grammy Awards

The U.S. carried out more strikes on Iranian-backed groups as Secretary Antony Blinken heads to the Middle East to try and avoid further escalation. The Senate unveiled a $118 billion bipartisan Immigration bill meant to address national security at home and abroad, but House Republicans say it's dead on arrival. And, torrential rainfall in Los Angles, California didn't stop Taylor Swift from making history winning her 4th Album of the Year Grammy Award.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Gerry Holmes, Sadie Babits, Bilal Qureshi and Mohamad El Bardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Ana Perez.We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/02/2413m 38s

The Sunday Story: Tiny Desk, Big Stage

Since its debut in 2008, NPR's Tiny Desk has become a must-stop destination for music superstars like Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys but also for lesser-known musicians, including those who compete in the annual Tiny Desk contest. Today on The Sunday Story host Ayesha Rascoe talks to senior producer Bobby Carter about the Tiny Desk series, how it has evolved over time and how the Tiny Desk contest has opened the door to the music industry for many artists.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/02/2431m 19s

U.S. Air Strikes in Middle East, Tech Testimony, Texas Border Dispute

The U.S. attacked 85 targets in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the deaths of three American servicemembers last weekend. Tech executives were grilled at a Capitol Hearing. And the scene at a park in Eagle Pass, Texas, where federal and state authorities are each seeking control over the border.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/02/2414m 49s

Middle East Tensions, South Carolina Primary, Ohio Toxic Train Derailment

President Biden sanctions Israelis for violence in the West Bank. What can turnout in today's South Carolina Democratic primary tell us about the general election in November? One year after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine Ohio, some residents are still putting their lives back together.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/02/2412m 56s

Child Tax Credit Expansion, Ukraine Update, UMG Pulls Artists From TikTok

The House approves a three-year expansion for the Child Tax Credit. E.U. leaders back a $50 billion Ukraine aid package as the country struggles with tensions between the president and his military chief. And Universal Music Group pulls some of the world's most popular artists from TikTok.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Mark Katkov, Rose Friedman and Olivia Hampton.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Ana Perez.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/02/2413m 18s

Qatari Prime Minister, Fed Interest Preview, EV Sales

Qatar's prime minister sounds a cautious note on the Gaza ceasefire and hostage deal. The Federal Reserve weighs when to cut interest rates. And electric vehicle sales slow.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Jan Johnson, Rafael Nam, Christine Arrasmith and Olivia Hampton.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Ana Perez.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
31/01/2413m 14s

Mideast Update, Texas Border Feud, Farmers Blockade Paris

The U.S. weighs a response to a drone strike that killed American soldiers, Texas bars federal agents from entering a park used by migrants illegally entering the U.S. and a farmers' blockade reaches Paris.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Gerry Holmes, Eric Westervelt, Mark Katkov and Olivia Hampton.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Ana Perez.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/01/2412m 59s

U.S. Base Attack, Gaza Latest, Homeland Security Chief Impeachment

President Biden vows to respond to a drone attack that killed three U.S. soldiers at a remote base in Jordan. Israel accuses the main U.N. agency in Gaza of aiding Hamas in its October 7 attack. And House Republicans seek to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Gerry Holmes, Kelsey Snell and Olivia Hampton.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Ana Perez.We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/01/2414m 30s

The Sunday Story: Let The Veepstakes Begin

Primary season has just begun but for most Republicans, it's a wrap. The question now is not who the party will pick as its presidential candidate but who former President Donald Trump will choose as his running mate. Today on The Sunday Story, we turn to our colleagues at NPR's Politics Podcast as they consider the vice presidency and who might be on Trump's short list.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/01/2417m 24s

Trump's Defamation Penalty, Biden to S.C., Court Decision on Israel.

A jury ordered former president Donald Trump to pay writer E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million for defaming her. President Biden is heading to South Carolina to shore up support from Black voters. What the international court decision on the Gaza conflict means.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/01/2414m 0s

ICJ Ruling, Border Deal Falling Apart, Biden Administration LNG Pause

The UN's top court will deliver its interim ruling on the genocide charges brought against Israel by South Africa. Campaign politics is putting a bipartisan Senate border deal in limbo as former President Donald Trump urges Republican lawmakers to reject it. And, The Biden Administration is pausing approval of new natural gas export facilities as it weighs their impact on climate change.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Sadie Babits, Ally Schweitzer and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/01/2413m 13s

Haley in South Carolina, Boeing's Woes, Alabama Execution

Nikki Haley makes a major push in her home state of South Carolina. New revelations suggest Boeing could be at fault for a door plug blowout on a 737 MAX plane. And a man on Alabama's death row is set to be executed using nitrogen gas.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Rusell Lewis, Barrie Hardymon and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/01/2412m 38s

New Hampshire Primary Results, Next Contest Preview, Argentina General Strike

Donald Trump wins New Hampshire's GOP primary. Nikki Haley banks on the upcoming contest in her home state of South Carolina. And mass protests are expected in Argentina against the new president's economic reform plans.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Taylor Haney and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/01/2412m 33s

New Hampshire Primary, Israel-Gaza War Update, Oxford Shooter Parents' Trial

The New Hampshire primary takes place today, with the Republican field essentially reduced to two presidential candidates: Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. Twenty-one soldiers are killed near the border with Gaza in the Israeli military's deadliest incident since the start of the war. And the parents of a teen who opened fire at his suburban Detroit high school in 2021 face trial over their criminal responsibility for having purchased the semi-automatic handgun he used to kill four.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Gerry Holmes, Cheryl Corley and Olivia Hampton.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/01/2412m 36s

DeSantis Drops Out, Hindu Temple Consecration, Abortion Rights Campaign

Ron DeSantis endorses Donald Trump ahead of New Hampshire primary. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates a Hindu temple on the site of a historic mosque. And Democrats launch an abortion rights campaign tour.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Roberta Rampton, Miguel Macias and Olivia Hampton.It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Clarification: In this episode, we say that abortion used to be a constitutional right. To be precise, abortion used to be a fundamental right protected under the Constitution's 14th Amendment. The Supreme Court ruled in 2022 in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health case that abortion was as not a constitutional right nor a fundamental right protected by the Constitution.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/01/2414m 3s

The Sunday Story: When Hospitals Don't Say Sorry

Medical errors happen all the time. They can be overlooked or they can lead to big lawsuits and settlements. But what they rarely lead to is an apology. Doctors and hospitals have long responded to medical mistakes with silence. There are many reasons for this approach: fear of legal liability, loss of status, even shame. But increasingly, patients, families, and yes, doctors, are calling for a new approach, one that acknowledges the lasting damage that comes from a failure to address medical mistakes. This week on The Sunday Story, we talk to Tradeoffs health reporters about a family with a nightmarish story of a what they say was a medical error, and a look at what's being done to keep others from suffering in the same way.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/01/2424m 15s

NH Republican Primary Showdown; The State of Global Democracy in 2024

Former President Donald Trump gets an endorsement from Senator Tim Scott just ahead of the NH primary. Also, several dozen countries hold elections this year - we take a step-back to consider what's at stake for global democracy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/01/2418m 5s

Uvalde Report, Temporary Funding Bill and why Iran launched strikes on Pakistan

A report from the Justice Department finds multiple failures in how law enforcement responded to the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Congress has passed yet another short term funding bill against the wishes of the far-right Freedom Caucus. And Iran's role in a number of conflicts in neighboring countries.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/01/2413m 3s

Gaza Blackout, Pakistan strikes back at Iran, and the status of U.S. aid to Ukraine

A communications blackout has hindered humanitarian efforts in Gaza as intense fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas militants claims more lives. Pakistan has carried out airstrikes in Iran, following Iran's incursion on its territory. And republican lawmakers continue to delay more U-S aid for Ukraine until democrats agree to changes in immigration policy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/01/2412m 38s

Middle East turmoil, New Hampshire primaries and Justices hear case on deregulation

What's behind the uptick in attacks between the U-S military and the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. How the presidential race for the republican nomination looks in New Hampshire. And today, the Supreme Court hears a case that could upend federal regulations.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/01/2412m 58s

Trump wins Iowa, Iowa's significance and what to expect in New Hampshire's primaries

Former President Donald Trump wins the Iowa caucuses by a big margin. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis comes in second. How critical is the next contest in New Hampshire for former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/01/2412m 30s

Iowa caucuses, 100 days of Israel-Hamas war and Guatemala inaugurates a new president

The republican primaries begin today with the Iowa caucuses. What Israel's war against Hamas looks like in Gaza after a 100-days of retaliation. And after his inauguration was in doubt, Guatemala's new president is sworn in. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Ben Swasey, Mark Katkov, Kevin Drew, Reena Advani and Mohamad ElBardicy It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/01/2413m 0s

The Sunday Story: Mental Health Care Goes to Court

California's governor has made the rounds on local and national news pitching a new court as a solution to homelessness. But there's a gap between how these courts are being sold and the reality. Today on The Sunday Story, Ayesha Rascoe and Anna Scott explore what this policy experiment in California can help us understand about the causes of and solutions to homelessness.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/01/2422m 38s

Winter Storm Blasts Chicago, Cold Campaigning In Iowa, Another Strike on Houthis

Another powerful winter storm brings much of the Midwest to a halt; Subzero temperatures are predicted for the Iowa Caucus on Monday; The US strikes Yemen again, trying to get the Houthis to stop their attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/01/2414m 3s

Airstrikes in Yemen, Elections in Taiwan, Israel Responds To Genocide Charge

The U.S. and Britain launch airstrikes on Houthi-controlled sites in Yemen. Taiwan prepares for closely watched elections. Israel presents its response to South Africa's charge of genocide in the International Court of Justice.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Michael Sullivan, Andrew Sussman, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, and Ana Perez. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/01/2412m 48s

Trump Civil Trial, Genocide Case Against Israel, A New Way to Invest in Bitcoin

New York State and former president Donald Trump present closing arguments in the trial involving Trump's business practices. South Africa's case against Israel for genocide in the International Court of Justice. The U.S. government approves a new way to invest in Bitcoin. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Mark Katkov, Pallavi Gogoi, and Miguel Macias. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbot. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/01/2413m 13s

Trump Immunity Trial, Lloyd Austin Diagnosis, Mayorkas Impeachment

Former President Donald Trump made his case for immunity to appeals court judges. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been hospitalized for the past week, following surgery for prostate cancer. Some House Republicans want to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Andrew Sussman, Kelsey Snell, and Miguel Macias. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/01/2412m 57s

Trump Immunity Arguments, Blinken in Israel, FAFSA Mistake

A federal appeals court will hear arguments about whether Donald Trump is immune from federal prosecution over alleged attempts to overthrow the 2020 election. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making his fourth trip to Israel to try to prevent a wider conflict. The new federal financial aid application for college students arrived three months late and contains an error that means some students miss out on funds. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Nicole Cohen, Miguel Macias and Mark Katkov. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/01/2413m 2s

Congressional Funding Deal, Israel and Lebanon, Lloyd Austin Fallout

Congress reaches a deal on government funding, with little time to get it passed. Secretary of State Antony Blinken returns to Israel seeking to prevent a wider war in the Middle East. Controversy erupts following Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's undisclosed hospitalization.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Jim Kane, Ally Schweitzer, Kelsey Snell, Michael Sullivan, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ben Abrams and Ziad Buchh. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/01/2413m 15s

The Sunday Story: Time To Leave

Extreme weather driven by climate change is affecting housing across the country. Millions of homes are at risk of flooding, fire or drought. Increasingly, local municipalities are facing hard decisions about whether to tear homes down or ban new construction altogether. Today on The Sunday Story, a visit to three communities in America trying to balance the need for housing with the threat of climate-driven disaster.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/01/2429m 13s

Jan. 6 Insurrection Revisited, Blinken to Israel, COVID Resurgence.

The FBI has arrested 1,200 people in connection with the Capitol riots and is still looking for more suspects. Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes another trip to the Middle East. Wastewater shows that COVID cases are on the rise, but fewer people are ending up in the hospital.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/01/2414m 45s

Trump's Pardon Promise, The Islamic State's Iran Attack, Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracies

Former President Donald Trump says if he's elected he'll pardon many rioters convicted of crimes in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection. Can he really do that? And the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Iran this week. Why does the violent Sunni group have its sights set on Iran? Plus, a growing trove of unsealed court documents related to convicted sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has revived conspiracy theories. What are people saying in the darkest corners of the web?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Barrie Hardymon, Michael Sullivan and Brett Neely. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/01/2412m 23s

A Widening Mideast War, Unsealed Jeffrey Epstein Documents, Migrant Caravan in Mexico

Explosions in Iran, a drone strike in Lebanon and a threat from Hezbollah's leader to punish those responsible. Is the risk of a wider regional conflict growing? And new court documents related to disgraced financier and convicted sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein are now public. Plus, a glimpse into the journey of migrants desperately trying to make it to the U.S.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Andrea DeLeon, and Tara Neill. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbot. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/01/2413m 16s

Hamas Leader Killed, Harvard's President Resigns, NRA Trial in New York

A top Hamas leader was killed in Lebanon's capital of Beirut. How big a blow is this for the militant group? And Harvard's president has resigned after just 6 months on the job. Does her departure point to an even bigger political battle brewing? Plus, New York's attorney general is hoping to oust the National Rifle Association's long-time leader from his position on corruption charges.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Catherine Laidlaw, Mark Katkov, Michael Sullivan and Andrea DeLeon. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Neisha Heinis . And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/01/2412m 54s

Israel's Supreme Court, State Legislatures Lookahead, Ridding Water of PFAS

A landmark court ruling in Israel has delivered a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing government while it wages war in Gaza. And state legislatures are planning to tackle issues this year that federal lawmakers have been slow to take on. Plus, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may soon set limits on several so-called forever chemicals in drinking water. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kevin Drew, Ally Schweitzer, and Susanna Capelouto . It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. Engineering support comes from Stacey Abbott and our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/01/2414m 4s

Politics in 2024, An Economic Preview, Using AI for Climate Solutions

2024 will be a big year in American politics. How will the economy, immigration, abortion rights, ongoing wars, and looming criminal trials for the leading Republican candidate shape this year's presidential election? Also, why economic forecasters predict slower growth and lower inflation in the year to come. Plus, how many climate-focused companies are embracing artificial intelligence.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Uri Berliner, Neela Banerjee. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Adam Bearne, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/01/2412m 56s

The Sunday Story: Year of the Union

Today on The Sunday Story host Ayesha Rascoe talks to NPR labor correspondent Andrea Hsu and NPR culture correspondent Mandalit del Barco about the forces driving this year's massive strikes. More than half a million workers went on strike in 2023, largely from the private sector.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
31/12/2327m 11s

Russian offensive, Israel-Lebanon Tensions, DOJ Special Counsels

More than 150 missiles and drones fell on Ukrainian cities on Friday, hitting a shopping mall and a maternity hospital. President Zelensky says there will be payback. The Israeli army says it will ramp up its offensive in Gaza, all while artillery exhanges between Hezbollah militants in Lebanon and Israel also increase. Three special counsels will be investigating former President Trump, President Biden, and Biden's son, Hunter. But some at the Department of Justice think they may be overused.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/12/2314m 6s

Israel-Gaza Latest, Poland Border Blockade, Georgia Map Ruling

The Israeli offensive in Gaza continues as new evacuation orders are issued. Around 1,000 trucks wait at the Ukraine-Poland border as a Polish truckers blockade protests the lack of shipping regulations. A Georgia judge rules in favor of newly drawn congressional maps that give republicans an advantage. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Susanna Capeluto, Michael Sullivan, Alice Woelfle and Miguel Macias. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Mansee Khurana and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/12/2313m 49s

Disease In Gaza, New York Times vs. ChatGPT, Hottest Year On Record

The World Health Organization warns that disease could kill more people in Gaza than the bombings, if living conditions and health care systems do not improve. The New York Times sues the makers of ChatGPT, saying the chatbot threatens the digital news industry. Plus, 2023 is likely to be the hottest year on record and some scientists say we're not prepared for what's coming.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Neela Banerjee, Gabriel Spitzer, Denice Rios and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Mansee Khurana and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/12/2313m 29s

Blinken Travels To Mexico, U.S. Targeted By Iran-Backed Militias, Bidenomics

Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Mexico to discuss immigration policy as a caravan of thousands of migrants travels towards the southern border. Militias backed by Iran are targeting American and Israeli forces in several Middle Eastern countries. And the U.S. economy is showing signs of recovery, but President Biden isn't always getting credit for it.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Dana Farrington, Alice Woelfle, Russell Lewis and Miguel Macias. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Mansee Khurana and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Neisha Heinis. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/12/2313m 31s

Israel Vows To Intensify War, India Deepens Ties With Russia, 2024 Union Lookahead

Despite U.S. calls to protect Palestinian civilians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to intensify attacks on Gaza until Hamas is defeated. India's external affairs minister is meeting with his counterpart in Moscow to strengthen relations between the longtime allies. And, after some big wins in 2023, the United Auto Workers union is setting its sights on foreign automakers with plants in the south.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Michael Sullivan, Pallavi Gogoi and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Mansee Khurana and Lisa Weiner. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/12/2313m 35s

Christmas In Bethlehem, Biden's 2024 Campaign, Congress Year Ender

Christmas in Bethlehem is somber this year. In the wake of the war in Gaza, church leaders are canceling traditional celebrations. The 2024 presidential election year is upon us and it's promising to be unlike any we've seen before. And, although little legislation was passed this year, Congress has seen plenty of action.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Roberta Rampton, Kelsey Snell and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock and Mansee Khurana. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/12/2313m 2s

The Sunday Story: A Generation Of Chinese Workers Struggle To Retire

As China's economy slows and optimism fades, aging workers who've spent decades of their lives building up Chinese cities find themselves in a difficult position. They're facing mandated retirement, but have little to show for years of backbreaking work.In this episode of The Sunday Story, NPR correspondent Emily Feng tells the story of migrant workers in China, and brings us the voices of two construction workers who labored in hopes of achieving the Chinese dream, but found it out of reach. Now they wonder: how will they survive in old age?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/12/2327m 10s

UN Resolution on Gaza, Death Toll Passes 20,000, Verdict in Colorado death

The UN Security Council agreed on a resolution pressing for more humanitarian aid to enter Gaza. In the territory itself, people are suffering from lack of food and water and intermittent communications blackouts. A jury found two paramedics guilty in the death of Elijah McClain while he was in police custody.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/12/2313m 12s

Gaza Cease-Fire Talks, Violent Online Rhetoric, Chicago Migrant Crisis

In the U.N. Security Council, negotiators try to win U.S. support for a resolution in Gaza. Violet rhetoric swirls online after Trump ballot decision in Colorado. Leaders in Michigan say Chicago is experiencing a migrant crisis.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Cheryl Corley, Ally Schweitzer, Michael Sullivan, Andrew Sussman, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Claire Murashima, David West and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez and Phil Edfors, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/12/2312m 9s

Israel-Hamas Negotiations, European Migration Deal, Extreme Rain

Negotiations between Israel and Hamas are underway with Egypt helping to broker a deal. European Union leaders hail a breakthrough agreement on migration. Intense rain events are getting more common, say climate scientists.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Neela Banerjee, Ally Schweitzer, Michael Sullivan, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Claire Murashima, David West and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/12/2313m 13s

Trump Barred From Colorado Ballot, Israel-Gaza, Congolese Election

The Colorado Supreme Court blocks Donald Trump from that state's 2024 presidential primary, citing the 14th Amendment. The latest from the war between Israel and Hamas. Nearly 40 million Congolese vote for a new president.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Ally Schweitzer, Michael Sullivan, Ben Swayse, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Claire Murashima, David West and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/12/2312m 19s

Red Sea Task Force, Texas Border Law, Blessings For Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. announces Operation Prosperity Guardian in response to attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea. Texas criminalizes border crossings at the state level. Catholics react to the Vatican allowing priests to bless same-sex couples.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Ryland Barton, Cheryl Corley, Michael Sullivan, Ally Schweitzer, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Claire Murashima, David West and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Robert Rodriguez, and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/12/2312m 50s

Israel-Hamas, U.S. Border Negotiations, Jimmy Lai On Trial

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin urges a wind-down in Israel's major combat operations. Republicans in Congress seek tighter border controls in exchange for Ukraine and Israel aid. Newspaper founder Jimmy Lai goes on trial in Hong Kong.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Ally Schweitzer, and Michael Sullivan. It was produced by Claire Murashima, David West and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/12/2312m 48s

The Sunday Story: Media "Failings" In Covering Trump

Today on The Sunday Story host Ayesha Rascoe explores the media's challenge in covering Donald Trump. As he campaigns for a second term as President, Trump is increasingly threatening retribution and violent acts if he's reelected. Rascoe speaks with a journalist and a scholar who both believe the media is failing to convey the danger Trump poses to American democracy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/12/2323m 8s

Israel Kills Gaza Hostages, Deflation, San Antonio Police Indictment

The Israeli military said it accidentally killed three hostages held in Gaza. In a statement, the army said it mistook them as a threat and fired. Just because inflation is cooling down doesn't mean prices are also going down - and they won't be any time soon. Two former police officers face murder charges after the fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman last June in San Antonio, Texas. Advocates there hope for mental health and police reform.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/12/2313m 9s

Gaza Post-War Plans, Ohio Prosecutor Misconduct, Comer Shell Company

Disagreements emerge between U.S., Israeli, Palestinian and Gulf leaders and activists over who should be in charge of the Gaza Strip after the war. Criminal prosecutors across Ohio broke rules in the courtroom that are supposed to protect the rights of defendants on trial, all in an effort to get convictions. Hunter Biden is being investigated for using his ties to influential people to make business deals and allegedly using shell companies to hide millions of dollars in earnings; GOP congressman James Comer, who is leading the probe, is now accused of doing the same. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Robert Little, Alice Woelfle and Olivia Hampton.It was produced by Kaity Kline, David West and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/12/2312m 25s

Putin Year-End Address, SCOTUS Abortion Access, Trump Fraud Trial

Russian President Vladimir Putin traditionally ends most years with an extended press conference. What does Putin say as another year ends with his country still at war in Ukraine? The Supreme Court will hear its first abortion case since overturning of Roe v. Wade. Lower courts delivered mixed rulings on mifepristone. What does this mean for women who receive abortion pill in the mail? Also, the civil fraud trial against former President Trump is done.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Will Stone, Dana Farrington and HJ Mai. It was produced by Kaity Kline, David West and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/12/2313m 12s

Impeachment Process Vote, Biden and Israel, AL Nitrogen Gas Execution

The Republican-controlled House is set to vote on formalizing its impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden. Biden makes some of his most critical comments to date about Israel's response to the October 7 Hamas attack. And Alabama plans to execute a prisoner in January using nitrogen hypoxia, a process so novel and untested that state officials required the man's spiritual adviser to sign a waiver that said he could be exposed to the deadly gas.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Roberta Rampton, Noah Caldwell and Olivia Hampton.It was produced by Kaity Kline, David West and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Gilly Moon. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/12/2313m 53s

Texas Abortion Case, Biden and Zelenskyy, Trump and SCOTUS

A Texas woman has left the state, whose highest court ruled she does not meet the exception to the abortion ban, to have the procedure. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets President Biden in Washington as the pair makes a last-ditch plea to Congress for funding. And the Supreme Court has been asked to fast track a case that centers on whether former President Donald Trump should be shielded from criminal prosecution.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Diana Webber, Roberta Rampton, Krishnadev Calamur and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Kaity Kline, David West and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from James Willetts. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/12/2312m 24s

Arab Leaders on Israel-Hamas, Trump Won't Testify, Argentina Inauguration

World policy leaders meeting in Qatar discuss the Gaza war and its impact on regional security. Donald Trump plans to skip testifying for a second time in the New York civil fraud trial against him and his company. And Argentine President Javier Milei is inaugurated after promises of big changes to his country struggling with an economic crisis.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Krishnadev Calamur, Mohamad ElBardicy and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Kaity Kline, David West and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/12/2313m 42s

The Sunday Story: The Unbearable Weight of Medical Debt

Today on The Sunday Story host Ayesha Rascoe explores the growing crisis of medical debt in America. Nationwide, 100 million people have health care debt, according to a KHN-NPR investigation, which has documented a crisis that is driving Americans from their homes, draining their savings, and preventing millions from accessing care they need.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/12/2323m 21s

Gaza Detainees, Sickle Cell Breakthrough, Student Debt Reform

Images of Palestinian men stripped to their underwear prompt outrage. Genetic editing leads to new treatments for blood ailment. Income-based plan zeroes out payments for millions of borrowers.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/12/2314m 34s

Hunter Biden Charged, Israel-Hamas War, Antisemitism And Universities

The Justice Department has charged President Biden's son on nine counts related to his failure to pay federal taxes. Israeli military soldiers and Hamas militants fight in urban combat. And the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and The University of Pennsylvania face backlash over comments made during a House hearing on campus antisemitism. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Mark Katkov, Steve Drummond and Erika Aguilar. It was produced by Lilly Quiroz, Ziad Buchh and Taylor Haney. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors . And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/12/2312m 44s

4th GOP Debate, Alleged Sexual Violence By Hamas, McCarthy To Leave Congress

Republican presidential candidates take to the stage for the fourth primary debate. Israeli officials blast the international community for its response to allegations of sexual violence perpetrated by Hamas. And former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy decides to leave Congress. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz and Padma Rama. It was produced by Lilly Quiroz, Ziad Buchh and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/12/2312m 24s

Aid To Ukraine, Sen. Tuberville and Military Promotions, Fourth Republican Debate

Some U.S. lawmakers question whether aid to Ukraine should continue amid a battlefield stalemate. Sen. Tommy Tuberville drops his hold on more than 400 military promotions. And four Republican presidential candidates prepare for a fourth debate in Tuscaloosa, Ala.Clarification: A previous version of this episode did not make clear that Congressional Republicans have additional border policy requests including proposed requirements for asylum cases and ways to curtail illegal crossings.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Kelsey Snell and Megan Pratz. It was produced by Lilly Quiroz, Mansee Khurana and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/12/2313m 7s

Ex-Ambassador Charged As Agent, Houthi Attack, Nelson Mandela's Death Anniversary

The Justice Department accuses former U.S. ambassador Victor Manuel Rocha of working as a "clandestine agent" on behalf of Cuba. The Pentagon says that Houthi rebels from Yemen attacked an American naval destroyer and three commercial ships in the Red Sea. And South Africa marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kirshnadev Calamur, Andrew Sussman and Miguel Macias. It was produced by Lilly Quiroz, Mansee Khurana and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/12/2312m 59s

Israel Expands Military Operation, SCOTUS Hears Purdue Pharma Case, Liz Cheney

Israel says it expanded its ground offensive against Hamas to all parts of Gaza. This includes the occupied territory's southern areas, where people fled to in the early days of the war. What does this mean for the civilians in Gaza? The Supreme Court on Monday hears arguments for and against a bankruptcy settlement. It involves Purdue Pharma, maker of the pain medication OxyContin. And former Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney warns about the threat of a second Trump presidency.Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Krishnadev Calamur, Reena Advani and HJ Mai. It was produced by Lilly Quiroz, Mansee Khurana and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/12/2313m 6s

The Sunday Story: All The Only Ones

In this week's episode, Ayesha shares the latest series out of NPR's Embedded. In "All The Only Ones," Laine Kaplan-Levenson unearths the little-known and often neglected history of trans youth in America. The series follows the lives of young transgender people today and travels back in time to the turn of the 20th century to meet some of the earliest trans youth documented in American history.You can listen to the 3-part series on the Embedded feed here.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/12/2343m 14s

Fighting Resumes, Harris At Climate Summit, Remembering Sandra Day O'Connor

Fighting between Israel and Hamas has resumed after a seven-day pause. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai. Sandra Day O'Connor is remembered as a champion of women in the law.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/12/2314m 37s

Israel-Hamas Fighting Resumes, Ukraine Aid Holdup, DeSantis vs. Newsom Debate

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza resumed on Friday after a weeklong ceasefire. What does the return to war mean for civilians? The White House wants lawmakers to provide additional funds to Israel and Ukraine. House Republicans won't go along, unless they get a concession on their border policy. And Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis debated California Democrat Gavin Newsom. Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Kelsey Snell, Dana Farrington and HJ Mai. It was produced by Ana Perez, Ben Abrams and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott. Our Executive Producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/12/2313m 20s

Antony Blinken in Israel, George Santos Expulsion Vote, US-India Tensions

Israel and Hamas agree to extend a temporary truce by another day. The House weighs whether to expel first-term Republican Congressman George Santos. And the Department of Justice indicts an Indian intelligence officer for allegedly ordering the assassination of a Sikh separatist in New York. Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Ben Abrams, and Julie Depenbrock. Our editors are Michael Sullivan and Kelsey Snell. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/11/2314m 25s

Blinken in Brussels, Biden in Colorado, COP28 in Dubai

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with NATO foreign ministers in Brussels before heading to the Middle East. President Biden visits Colorado where he's expected to tout his administration's investment in clean energy jobs. And world leaders prepare to begin climate change negotiations in Dubai.Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Ben Abrams, and Julie Depenbrock. Our editors are Mark Katkov, Dana Farrington, and Sadie Babits. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/11/2312m 50s

Israel-Hamas Extended Truce, Vermont Shooting, Iowa Caucus

President Biden says Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend a temporary truce for two more days. Authorities investigate the shooting of three men of Palestinian descent as a hate crime. And the 2024 race for the Republican presidential nominee shapes up.Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Ben Abrams, and Julie Depenbrock. Our editors are Michael Sullivan, Andrea DeLeon, and Megan Pratz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/11/2313m 35s

The Latest on Israel-Gaza, COP28 in Dubai, Memorials for Rosalynn Carter

Israel and Hamas consider extending a four-day pause in fighting. Global climate talks begin later this week in Dubai. And three days of memorial events start in Georgia for former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who died on Nov. 19 at the age of 96. Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Julie Depenbrock, and Ben Abrams. Our editors are Michael Sullivan, Neela Bannerjee, and Russell Lewis. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/11/2312m 15s

The Sunday Story: Meeting the Puzzlemaster

Today on The Sunday Story host Ayesha Rascoe heads to Westchester County, in upstate New York to meet with The New York Times Crossword editor Will Shortz. The two sit down at the table tennis center Will owns to talk about how he became the Puzzlemaster on Weekend Edition Sunday, his love for all things puzzles and how recently, in his seventies, he has finally found love in his personal life as well.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/11/2323m 50s

Israel-Hamas Hostage Deal Holds, Riot in Dublin, Paying for Holiday Shopping

Hamas released 24 hostages Friday as Israel freed 39 Palestinian prisoners. Another exchange is expected today. Anti-immigrant sentiment fuels looting and vandalism in central Dublin. Why "buy now pay later" plans are expected to grow even more common this holiday season.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/11/2314m 55s

Israel-Gaza Deal, Progressive Prosecutors, Rosalynn Carter Legacy

A four day cease-fire takes effect between Israel and Gaza ahead of the possible release of 50 hostages for 150 Palestinian prisoners. Progressive prosecutors across the country face resistance from police departments that see them as soft on crime. And a journalist remembers the impact Rosalynn Carter had on journalism related to the often neglected subject of mental health. Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Claire Murashima, and Chad Campbell. Our editors are Michael Sullivan, Barrie Hardimon, and Diane Webber. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and Josephine Nyounai. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/11/2313m 35s

Israel-Hamas Deal, Black Friday Shopping, Atlanta Police Facility Controversy

Israel says the release of 50 hostages in Gaza in return for 150 Palestinians will not start before Friday. Retailers forecast a record numbers of shoppers over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Protesters rally against a new, police training facility in Atlanta.Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Claire Murashima, and Chad Campbell. Our editors are Michael Sullivan, Emily Kopp, Susanna Capeluto. We get engineering support from Gilly Moon, Phil Edfors, and Kwesi Lee. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/11/2314m 47s

Israel-Hamas Deal, Sam Altman Returns to OpenAI, Wisconsin Redistricting Case

Israel and Hamas agree to a deal involving the release of some hostages in exchange for a multi-day cease-fire. Sam Altman returns to OpenAI as CEO after days of turmoil at the artificial intelligence company. And Wisconsin's Supreme Court hears a case related to gerrymandering in the state. Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Claire Murashima and Chad Campbell. Our editors are Didi Schanche, Uri Berliner and Ben Swayse. We get engineering support from Phil Edfors and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/11/2312m 38s

Ukraine Winter, Jacumba Migrants, Thanksgiving Travel

Ukraine enters winter with stalled front lines and uncertainty over the West's continued support for its war with Russia. Migrants set up camps in the tiny border town of Jacumba, California without basic necessities or support from aid organizations. And tens of millions of travelers prepare to take to the skies as Thanksgiving nears. Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Chad Campbell and Claire Murashima. Our editors are Michael Sullivan, Andrea DeLeon, and Russell Lewis. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/11/2312m 54s

Israel-Gaza War, Rosalynn Carter, Argentina Election

Officials discuss a possible deal related to the release of some hostages in Gaza in exchange for a pause in fighting. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter dies at 96 in Plains, Georgia. And Javier Milei wins Argentina's presidential run-off. Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Chad Campbell and Claire Murashima. Our editors are Susanna Capelouto, Michael Sullivan and Tara Neill. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/11/2312m 32s

The Sunday Story: Coal's deadly dust

In 2011, NPR correspondent Howard Berkes noticed an anomaly in the sidebar of a government report on the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in West Virginia. It suggested that there was an extraordinarily high rate of black lung disease among the coal miners who'd been killed in the explosion. And it set him on a decade-long investigation to understand the cause of a hidden epidemic, the toll it took on miners and their families, and why government agencies had failed to prevent it.You can find more of Howard's landmark reporting on black lung disease on the episode page.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/11/2337m 30s

Gaza Hospital Evacuated, Argentina Elections, Road Runner's Revenge

Israeli troops are evacuating Al-Shifa Hospital now that it's under their control. A maverick politician could become Argentina's next president. Why would a movie studio decide against releasing a movie it's already finished?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/11/2314m 2s

Gaza Tunnels, GM Contract With UAW Members, Guatemala and Democracy

Israel says it is uncovering an intricate network of tunnels used by Hamas in Gaza. Members of United Auto Workers approve a contract negotiated by the union. And prosecutors in Guatemala say they intend to bring charges against President-elect Bernardo Arevalo. Up First is produced by Ana Perez and Shelby Hawkins. Our editors are Michael Sullivan, Emily Kopp and Tara Neill. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and Arthur Laurent. Our technical director is Carleigh Strange. Our show director is Ziad Buchh. And our executive producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/11/2312m 56s

Biden and Xi Finally Talk, Israel Raids Gaza Hospital, Veterans Face Foreclosures

President Joe Biden speaks about global affairs with China's leader Xi Jinping. Israel raids Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital. And an NPR investigation finds that thousands of U.S. military servicemembers and veterans are at risk of losing their homes. Up First is produced by Ana Perez, Julie Depenbrock, Shelby Hawkins and Ziad Buchh. Our editors are Roberta Rampton, Bob Little and Michael Sullivan. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/11/2314m 21s

Biden-Xi Meeting, GOP Tensions, State Department Dissent

President Biden aims to restore communications with China's Xi Jinping. Tensions reach a breaking point as the House seeks to avert a government shutdown. And some State Department employees raise objections over U.S. support for Israel. Up First is produced by Julie Depenbrock, Ana Perez, Shelby Hawkins and Ziad Buchh. Our editors are Roberta Rampton, Kelsey Snell, and Larry Kaplow. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/11/2312m 34s

Supreme Court Ethics Code, Hamas Military Compound, New Climate Report

The Supreme Court adopts its first code of ethics. Israel says it has evidence of a Hamas military compound beneath a hospital in Gaza City. And the latest National Climate Assessment explains how climate change is affecting our lives. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan and Rachel Waldholz. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Ana Perez, Shelby Hawkins and Ziad Buchh. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/11/2313m 9s

Gaza Hospitals, Biden-Xi Meeting, Looming Government Shutdown

Israeli troops advance on Gaza City's Al-Shifa Hospital, where Hamas militants allegedly maintain a command center. President Joe Biden prepares to speak to his Chinese counterpart for the first time in more than a year. Short-term funding for the federal government faces opposition from Democrats and Republicans.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/11/2313m 40s

The Sunday Story: A Life Worthy of Whalefall

What does it mean to live a life worthy of those we leave behind? On this episode of The Sunday Story, Ayesha Rascoe explores the idea with author Daniel Kraus. Kraus' latest novel is Whalefall. It tells the story of Jay Gardiner, a troubled young man burdened by guilt after the death of his estranged father. Jay hopes to redeem himself by diving to recover his father's remains in the ocean off the California coast; instead he is swallowed whole by a whale. It is in the whale's dark belly that Jay finally begins to reconcile with his father and understand the lessons he'd been trying to pass on. The book is not just a page-turning thriller but a deep meditation on fathers, sons and loss.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/11/2322m 55s

Gaza Hospital Crisis, Biden-Xi Meeting, Union Wins And The Car Market

Israel says it is "closing in" on Hamas militants it claims are using hospitals and other civilian infrastructure in Gaza as cover. The American and Chinese presidents are due to talk for the first time in more than a year. It will be difficult for automakers to pass the cost of recent union wins to consumers.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/11/2313m 43s

Daily Pauses in Gaza, Manchin Re-Election Decision, Southern Border Surge

Israel agrees to daily pauses in fighting to allow for a "humanitarian corridor" in areas of northern Gaza, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin will not seek re-election in West Virginia. And immigration on the US-Mexico border reaches an all-time high. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katkov, Megan Pratz and Andrea DeLeon. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins and Ben Abrams. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. Our technical director is Zac Coleman. Our show director is Milton Guevara, and our executive producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/11/2312m 52s

Domestic Pressure on Netanyahu, GOP Debate in Miami, Union Deal with Hollywood

Israelis blame Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for security failures that led to 1,400 deaths by Hamas. GOP presidential candidates take heated shots at the third debate in Miami. And the Screen Actors Guild reaches a tentative agreement with major studios.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Megan Pratz and Rose Friedman. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott and our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/11/2314m 39s

Abortion Rights On The Ballot, GOP Presidential Debate, Syphilis Surge in Babies

Abortion access is a winning issue in off-year elections. Candidates vie for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination at a third debate in Miami. And the number of babies born in the U.S. with syphilis is ten times what it was a decade ago. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz and Scott Hensley. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/11/2313m 37s

One Month Of War in Gaza, SCOTUS Domestic Violence & Guns, Ohio Abortion Vote

Israel and Hamas have been at war for a month and with no sign of relief, it's already the deadliest conflict since Israel's creation 75 years ago. The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that could give gun rights to people convicted of domestic violence. And, voters in Ohio are deciding whether to establish a constitutional right to abortion in the state.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Mark Katov, Barbara Sprunt, Krishnadev Calamur and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/11/2313m 54s

Israel's Plan To Replace Hamas, Trump Testifies In Fraud Case, Epic Vs Google

Israel continues intense bombardment on Gaza and vows to eliminate Hamas with no clear alternative to who might take over. Former President Donald Trump is set to testify in a New York courtroom today on charges of conspiring to falsify his property values. And, Epic Games sues Google in an anti-trust case accusing the tech giant of unfair business practices.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Dana Farrington, Adam Bearne, and Mohamad El-Bardicy. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara.We get engineering support from Stacy Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/11/2312m 47s

The Sunday Story: Running with testosterone

Today is the New York City Marathon. Around 50,000 runners are racing in the men's and women's divisions. And this year, for only the third time in the race's history, a number of runners will be competing in the nonbinary category.The nonbinary division emerged due to advocacy from trans and nonbinary athletes like Cal Calamia—a rising star in this emerging category. Calamia, who uses both he and they pronouns, is trans and nonbinary, and he started his transition back in 2019. In the last two years, Calamia has been advocating for nonbinary runners and sharing his journey with thousands of social media followers.But this summer, Calamia caught the attention of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, or USADA, for using a prohibited substance. And that substance? Testosterone—which Calamia has been taking for years as part of his gender affirming hormone therapy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/11/2327m 57s

Israel Snubs Pauses, Question Of Aid Goes To Senate, Eyedrop Recall

The Israeli government says Hamas must release hostages before any consideration of a pause in its retaliation for the Oct. 7 attacks. The U.S. House passed an aid package unlikely to be agreed to by the Senate. The FDA is recalling more eye drops.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/11/2314m 33s

Blinken In Israel, Hezbollah Leader Breaks Silence, FTX Founder Guilty

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is back in Tel Aviv today to ask Israel again to prioritize protection of innocent civilians in Gaza following a third day of deadly airstrikes on the densely populated Jabalia refugee camp. The head of the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, breaks his silence with a speech addressing the Israel-Hamas war. And, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, faces up 110 years in prison for one of the biggest financial frauds on record.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Mark Katkov, Rafael Nam, and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Shelby Hawkins and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/11/2313m 33s

Rafah Crossing, Biden Islamophobia Plan, Portland Teachers Strike

Negotiations are ongoing to allow hundreds more foreign nationals to flee war-torn Gaza through Egypt's Rafah border crossing. The White House plans to combat Islamophobia as frustration mounts among Muslims in America. And, schools in Portland, Oregon, are closed for a second day as the teachers' strike continues.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Roberta Rampton, Alice Woelfle, and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Shelby Hawkins and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/11/2312m 56s

Gaza War Escalates, Pakistan Deportation Deadline, Trump Organization Trial

Another phone and internet blackout is hampering rescue efforts after massive airstrikes hit Gaza's largest and most densely populated refugee camp. Donald Trump Jr. takes the stand in New York in a trial charging his family with fraud. And, today is the deadline set by the Pakistani government, for all undocumented immigrants to leave or face deportation. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Krishnadev Calamur, Alice Woelfle and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Shelby Hawkins and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacy Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/11/2313m 18s

Gaza Ground Offensive, House Israel Aid Bill, Google Monopoly Trial

Israeli tanks and troops have advanced deeper into Gaza as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects international calls for a ceasefire. House Republicans are proposing a stand-alone bill that would send roughly $14 billion to Israel but doesn't include funding for Ukraine. And, Google will lay out its case in a massive monopoly trail brought by the Justice Department.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Kelsey Snell, Uri Berliner and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Shelby Hawkins and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
31/10/2313m 43s

Gaza Crisis, Israel-Lebanon Border Crossfire, Biden AI Executive Order

People in Gaza face a dire humanitarian crisis as the Israeli military increases airstrikes on the besieged enclave while the ground offensive presses forward. Israel trades fire with Hizbollah forces in southern Lebanon as the war risks opening a new front. And, President Joe Biden issues an executive order for government oversight on AI companies standards on data privacy.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Reena Advani, Roberta Rampton and Mohamad ElBardicy.It was produced by Julie Depenbrock, Shelby Hawkins and Chad Campbell.We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/10/2313m 4s

The Sunday Story: This is what it feels like to be catcalled

Catcalling can be often thought of as playful and harmless, a classic case of boys will be boys. But the reality is anything but harmless. The interactions often leave predominantly women and girls feeling vulnerable and fearful that if they don't respond correctly they can be in danger. Today on The Sunday Story, artist, musician and podcast host Terra Lopez discusses her new podcast series This Is What It Feels Like from CapRadio. The series puts its audience in the shoes of people dealing with overlooked issues.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/10/2322m 22s

Lewiston Shooting Suspect Dead, Israel-Gaza War, Acapulco Devastation

A suspect wanted for fatally shooting 18 people in Lewiston, Maine was found dead on Friday. Israel is ramping up its military operations in anticipation of a ground invasion in Gaza as communications are cut off there. Mexican officials say 27 people have died after Hurricane Otis hit Acapulco.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/10/2313m 31s

EU Calls For 'Humanitarian Pause', Manhunt for Maine Shooter, Acapulco Hurricane

A manhunt continues for the gunman behind a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine. European leaders call on Israel to stop its relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip to allow humanitarian aid to reach people who desperately need it. And, Hurricane Otis left a trail of destruction when it struck the Mexican resort town of Acapulco as a Category 5 storm.Up First is produced by Mansee Khurana, David WestOur editors are Don Clyde, Denise Rios, and Mohamad ElBardicy Our technical director is Zac Coleman And our director is Lilly Quiroz.Our executive producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/10/2313m 8s

Mass Shootings in Maine, Gaza Fuel Shortage, New Speaker of the House

A person of interest in two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine is still at large as authorities ask locals to shelter in place. Gaza is running dangerously low on fuel to run hospitals and deliver aid, the United Nations says relief operations may halt as early as today. And Republican have finally done it, they unanimously elected Mike Johnson of Louisiana as Speaker of the House. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Tara Neill, Kelsey Snell and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/10/2313m 52s

Israel's War Strategy, House Votes on Fourth Nominee, Meta's Mega Lawsuit

World leaders urge Israel to restrain its attacks on Gaza after 19 days of airstrikes meant to pave the way for a ground invasion. Today, Republicans will vote on their fourth nominee for speaker of the House, Congressman Mike Johnson from Louisiana. And, 41 states are suing Meta for allegedly designing addictive features on Instagram and Facebook that target kids.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Andrew Sussman, Kelsey Snell, Uri Berliner and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/10/2312m 55s

Hamas Releases Hostages, Eight Candidates Vie for Speaker, Bond Sell-Off Sparks Fear

As Israeli bombardment continues across Gaza, diplomatic efforts to facilitate the release of more hostages continue after two Israeli women were freed by Hamas. Today, House Republicans will vote between eight candidates hoping to unite a bitterly divided party. And, a sell-off of US Treasury bonds is sparking fears of higher inflation.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Tara Neill, Kelsey Snell, Rafael Nam and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/10/2314m 7s

Israel-Gaza War, House Speaker Search, Argentina Elections

Desperately needed humanitarian aid has begun to trickle into Gaza as Israeli airstrikes intensify on the besieged enclave. Nine Republicans are vying for the gavel of Speaker of the House after Congressman Jim Jordan failed to secure enough votes last week. And, Argentina is heading into a runoff election between far-right populist leader Javier Milei and the ruling party's candidate, Sergio Massa.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Peter Granitz, Dana Farrington and Mohamad ElBardicy. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/10/2313m 20s

The Sunday Story: Body Electric

For years, medical experts have raised the alarm about the effects of sedentary behavior on the human body. Sitting too much has been linked with numerous health concerns including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and early death. Days filled with sitting and screen time leave us feeling depleted. So what can we do about it? In a new series called Body Electric, TED Radio Hour host Manoush Zomorodi investigates: how we can change the relationship between our technology and our bodies?Let us know what you think of The Sunday Story by filling out a short, anonymous survey at npr.org/fallsurvey.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/10/2333m 42s

Aid Enters Gaza, American Hostages Freed, Resilient American Economy

Trucks carrying aid entered the Egypt-Gaza border at Rafah on Saturday. The relative of two American hostages freed by Hamas says now is the time for their recovery. The U.S. economy remains very resilient, despite a sharp rise in interest rates, but what does that mean for consumers?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/10/2315m 15s

Biden Pushes For Foreign Aid, Russia Detains U.S. Journalist, Voter Fraud Prevention

President Biden says supporting Israel and Ukraine is vital for America's national security. But will Congress agree? Russia has detained a second American journalist. Alsu Kermasheva has been charged with failing to register as a foreign agent. And why are Republican-led states leaving a bipartisan group that aims to prevent voter fraud?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Up First is produced by Mansee Khurana and Kaity Kline. Our editors are Roberta Rampton, Peter Granitz, Ben Swasey and HJ Mai. Our technical director is Carleigh Strange. And our director is Lindsay Totty. Our executive producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/10/2313m 31s

Israel To Allow Limited Humanitarian Aid, Gaza Hospital Explosion, Jordan Loses Votes

The war between Israel and Hamas has killed more than 4,000 people - making it the deadliest of all Gaza wars. And things could get even worse once Israel's expected ground invasion begins. Some Western countries are calling for an investigation into the explosion at a Gaza hospital that killed hundreds of people. And Congress remains paralyzed because for the second time Ohio congressman Jim Jordan failed to secure enough votes to become House speaker. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Peter Granitz, Andrew Sussman, Kelsey Snell and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Kaity Kline and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/10/2312m 59s

Hundreds Die In Gaza Hospital Attack, Biden Visits Israel, Arab Protests

Hundreds of people are dead after an explosion at a hospital in Gaza. Israeli and Palestinian officials are trading blame over who's responsible for the deadly attack. President Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning. There he wants to show solidarity for Israel and prevent any further escalations. And pro-Palestinian protests have erupted across the Middle East following the hospital bombing in Gaza. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Peter Granitz, Tara Neill and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Kaity Kline and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/10/2312m 46s

Biden Travels To Middle East, Gaza Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, House Speaker Vote

President Biden on Tuesday will leave for a wartime trip to the Middle East. He will visit Israel, which continues to prepare for a ground offensive against Hamas in Gaza. The humanitarian crisis in Gaza grows worse as supplies are running low. Why is humanitarian aid not getting to the people in need? And the House of Representatives is expected to vote on its next speaker.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Peter Granitz, Kelsey Snell and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Kaity Kline and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/10/2312m 47s

Gaza Residents Struggle To Get Out, Biden Pushes For More Aid, Polish Elections

Israel's deadline for civilians to leave northern Gaza has passed. What happens to people who remain behind? President Biden wants more aid for both Israel and Ukraine. But as long as the House is paralyzed, this might not be possible. Also, exit polls suggest Poland's opposition parties won enough votes to form a governing coalition. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Peter Granitz, Roberta Rampton, Mark Katkov and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Kaity Kline and Lindsay Totty. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/10/2313m 56s

The Sunday Story: A 15-minute climate solution attracts conspiracies

15-minute cities are an urban planning idea growing in popularity. The idea is that you can get to the key places in your life - think work, education, food, recreation - in a 15-minute walk, bike or transit ride. Now mayors from Paris to Cleveland are looking to use them to reduce planet-heating car pollution and improve quality of life.But they face obstacles - from NIMBYs, to public schools, to death threats for urban planners and politicians. Reporter Julia Simon talks about her months-long reporting on a climate solution that has become a lightning rod for conspiracy theories. This reporting is a part of NPR's climate week.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/10/2325m 43s

Gaza Evacuation Begins, Israel's Endgame, GOP Nominates Another Speaker

Palestinians are beginning to leave northern Gaza as Israel threatens a ground invasion. Past experiences raise questions about whether Israel can control Hamas in the long term. House Republicans tap Rep. Jim Jordan as the next speaker, but he still must be confirmed by whole chamber.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/10/2313m 52s

Israel Issues Evacuation Order For Gaza, Scalise Drops Out, Elijah McClain Verdict

Israel's military has issued an evacuation order for northern Gaza. It gives the roughly 1.1 million people in that area just 24 hours to get out. Is this the sign that Israel's ground offensive is about to start? House Republicans are once again on the hunt for a new House speaker. Who can unite the party? And a jury in Colorado finds one of two police officers guilty in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Up First is produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and directed by Milton Guevara. Our editors are Michael Sullivan, Kelsey Snell, Eric Whitney and HJ Mai. Our team in Israel includes Nina Kravinsky, Taylor Haney and Arezou Rezvani. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. Our technical director is Carleigh Strange. And our executive producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/10/2313m 10s

Gaza Humanitarian Crisis, Steve Scalise Wins GOP Vote For Speaker, AI In Science

Israel's bombing campaign in Gaza following the weekend attack by Hamas fighters has plunged the area into darkness. How are civilians trying to survive? House Republicans in an internal vote picked Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise to serve as the next House speaker. But he doesn't have the required votes in the full House. Scientists from various disciplines will meet in Washington today to discuss the use of artificial intelligence. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Arezou Rezvani, Amina Khan and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/10/2313m 20s

Israel Prepares Ground Invasion, Biden Confirms Support For Israel, Maui Reopens

Israel's military is preparing a ground invasion into Gaza. Authorities believe that about 150 hostages are being held there by Hamas militants. In remarks to the nation, President Biden called Hamas' attack on Israel an act of terrorism. And the Hawaiian island of Maui is welcoming back tourists after wildfires this summer leveled the historic town of Lahaina and killed almost 100 people. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Arezou Rezvani, Roberta Rampton, Mohamad ElBardicy and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/10/2313m 23s

Israel Increases Airstrikes On Gaza, Pro-Palestinian Protests, House Speaker Race

Israel is increasing its airstrikes on Gaza in retaliation for Saturday's surprise attack. Hamas in return threatens to kill hostages if Israel continues its bombardment. How much is this war targeting civilians? All of this has ignited pro-Palestinian marches in a number of U.S. cities. How do marchers justify Hamas attack? And this latest crisis in the Middle East has also increased the pressure on House Republicans to select a new speaker. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Larry Kaplow, Steve Drummond, Krishnadev Calamur and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/10/2313m 25s

Israel At War With Hamas, Intelligence Failure, Earthquake In Afghanistan

Israel is at war with Hamas. The militant group launched a surprise attack over the weekend. More than 1,100 on both sides have died so far as Israel retaliates. Hamas' unprecedented attack on Israel has also raised questions about Israeli intelligence. Why did Israel and its allies fail to detect any warning signs? And more than 2,000 people have died after a powerful earthquake hit western Afghanistan over the weekend. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Larry Kaplow, Andrew Sussman, Mark Katkov and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Lilly Quiroz. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/10/2313m 28s

A Stunned Israel Declares War After Hamas Surprise Attack. What's Next?

In this bonus episode of Up First, NPR takes stock of the first day of war between Israel and the Hamas militant group, as the death toll rises into the hundreds on both sides. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Mansee Khurana. And our executive producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/10/2312m 0s

Attacks in Israel, Regional Reaction, Ukraine Aid

Israel's prime minister says the country "at war" after attacks by air and land by Gaza militants. Regional governments are reacting cautiously. And the House Speaker vacancy is complicating additional aid for Ukraine.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/10/2314m 3s

Matt Gaetz's District, Ukraine Farmland, Guatemala Political Crisis

Florida Republican Matt Gaetz is the man who led the rebellion that pushed out House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. What do his constituents think about what he did? Ukraine is often referred to as Europe's breadbasket. But the ongoing war with Russia has devastated some of its most productive farmland. And Guatemala is dealing with the fallout of August's presidential election. Even though election results are certified, the country's attorney general and others want to challenge the results. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Amina Khan, Tara Neill and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana and David West. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman. Our director is Chad Campbell. And our executive producer is Erika Aguilar. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/10/2313m 29s

House Speaker Candidates, Mediterranean Migrant Deaths, Pakistani Crackdown

A House without a speaker is paralyzed to pass spending legislation, including aid to Ukraine. So who can unite Republicans behind them? More than 2,500 people have died this year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The reasons why they flee vary, but they all know the journey could be fatal. And starting next month, Pakistan will expel anyone without proper documentation. That includes an estimated 1.7 million Afghan migrants.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Michael Sullivan, Alice Woelfle and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/10/2314m 22s

House Speaker McCarthy Ousted, Catholic Church's Future, China's 'Golden Week'

For the first time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives removed its speaker. Who will fill the vacant seat? Roman Catholic leaders are meeting in the Vatican to chart a way forward for the church. And how do Chinese people spend their "golden week" holiday?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Cheryl Corley, Michael Sullivan and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/10/2312m 34s

Ukraine Faces Waning Support From Allies, FTX Trial, Laphonza Butler

Ukraine's war is far from over. It's biggest challenge, however, may not be on the battlefield, but in the form of waning support from allies. How are leaders in Kyiv reacting? The man accused of orchestrating one of the largest financial frauds in American history, Sam Bankman-Fried, goes on trial today. What's his defense? And Laphonza Butler is set to be sworn in today as California's newest U.S. Senator. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Rafael Nam, Padmananda Rama and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/10/2313m 12s

Congress Averts Shutdown, Trump To Appear In Court, Climate Solutions Week

Lawmakers narrowly avoided a government shutdown by passing a short-term spending measure over the weekend. But to do that the Republican speaker of the house Kevin McCarthy had to work with Democrats. Did he put his job on the line? Former President Donald Trump will appear in court in New York on Monday. This trial, one of many, is a civil trial. He and his company are accused of of fraud. Plus the affects of this planet's warming climate can feel impossible to reverse. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Krishnadev Calamur, Neela Banerjee and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/10/2313m 56s

The Sunday Story: The Life And Death Of Elijah McClain

In Colorado, the first of two trials is underway in the death of Elijah McClain.On a late summer night in 2019, McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, was stopped by police in Aurora, Colorado as he was walking home. McClain was put in a chokehold and injected with a high dose of ketamine. He died several days later in the hospital.Authorities declined to press charges against police and paramedics involved in the incident, insisting "they had acted consistently with their training." But nearly a year after McCain's death, the case was reopened. Now three police officers and two paramedics face criminal charges including assault, manslaughter and homicide.Colorado Public Radio justice reporter Allison Sherry has followed McClain's case and the way his legacy has made an impact on policing in Colorado. Today on The Sunday Story, we bring you an excerpt of the audio documentary, "The Life and Death of Elijah Mclain."This story includes graphic descriptions of violence and sounds from body cameras worn by police officers.The full version of this audio documentary is in the podcast Colorado in Depth. To stay updated on the trials, go to cpr.org.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/10/2339m 50s

Government Shutdown Prep, Student Loan Repayments Start, NYC Floods

The US government is set to shutdown Sunday after a group of GOP hardliners opposed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's stop gap proposal. Tens of millions of borrowers will start paying back federal loans on Sunday after a three-and-a-half year suspension, amid a possible government shutdown. New York City tries to get its head above water after a state of emergency is declared because of severe rainfall.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/09/2315m 8s

White House Prepares For Shutdown, Healthcare Worker Strike, FTX Trial

With less than 48 hours left to avoid a government shutdown, the White House is already preparing to manage the fallout. NPR's Asma Khalid spoke with White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients about what those plans are. Another labor dispute looms as tens of thousands of health care workers are on the verge of a nationwide walkout. And Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of bankrupt crypto exchange F-T-X, is set to go on trial next week. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Up First is produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Kaity Kline. Our editors are Roberta Rampton, Pallavi Gogoi , Rafael Nam and HJ Mai. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. Our technical director is Zac Coleman. And our executive producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/09/2313m 26s

GOP Debate Recap, Biden Impeachment Hearing, Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Republican candidates for the presidential nomination finally got around to criticize the frontrunner Donald Trump. House Republicans will hold the first public hearing in their impeachment inquiry against President Biden on Thursday. Democrats have criticized the timing of the hearing, as the government faces a shutdown. And tens of thousands of people have fled their self-proclaimed republic inside Azerbaijan.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Megan Pratz, Michael Sullivan and HJ Mai. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Neisha Heinis. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/09/2312m 45s

GOP Debate, FTC Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon, Slow Vaccine Rollout

Seven Republican candidates will be on stage for the second presidential debate in California on Wednesday. Former President Donald Trump will skip the event. U.S. regulators and 17 states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the online retail giant of harming competition. And the rollout of the latest COVID-19 vaccines has been plagued with issues.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Emily Kopp, Scott Hensley and HJ Mai. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/09/2313m 19s

Biden Joins UAW Strike, Shutdown Negotiations, Election Worker Turnover

President Biden will join striking auto workers in Detroit on Tuesday. He has a chance to be the first sitting president to stand on a picket line. Lawmakers in Congress have only days to avoid another government shutdown. But with some right-leaning Republicans continuing to play hardball, can they? And a new report shows that in some states, more than half of election workers have left their jobs since 2020. What does this mean for 2024?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/09/2312m 40s

Hollywood Writers Reach Deal To End Strike, Shutdown Implications, Prison Deaths

TV and movie writers have reached a tentative deal with Hollywood studios that could soon end a nearly five-month strike. Union members still have to ratify the deal. Other negotiations, however, aren't go so well. In Washington, a deal to keep the government open beyond the end of this month appears less and less likely. How would a government shutdown affect the U.S. economy? And what's happening inside a North Carolina federal prison?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/09/2313m 5s

The Sunday Story: NPR challenges U.S. denial of civilian harm in raid on ISIS leader

Today on The Sunday Story, NPR's Daniel Estrin talks about his four-year long investigation into the night that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, founder of ISIS, died. The Pentagon maintains troops did not harm noncombatants. But Estrin's investigation challenges that account. Now the Pentagon says it will review new information brought to light about the incident.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/09/2331m 47s

UAW Strike Expanded, Government Shutdown, LGBTQ+ In Census Survey

President Biden is going to Michigan to support the United Auto Workers' union strikes. A government shutdown looms large after members of the House GOP couldn't agree on a temporary spending plan. The Census Bureau plans to test asking people about their sexual orientation and gender identity next year; it says the information will help to fight discrimination.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/09/2314m 0s

BONUS: Zelenskyy Makes Case For More Aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that more foreign aid is necessary to beat back Vladimir Putin's ambitions to expand Russia's influence across Europe.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/09/2312m 42s

UAW Strike Latest, Migrants in Italy, Azerbaijan Cease-Fire

The UAW is set to expand its strike if automakers fail to meet a deadline, the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa is overwhelmed by more than 11,000 migrants in the past week and Azerbaijan ends an offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Rafel Nam, Mark Katkov, Michael Sullivan and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/09/2312m 56s

GOP Spending Rift, Zelenskyy Interview, Louisiana Police Probe

House Republicans can't agree on a stopgap government spending bill, NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and lawsuits say Baton Rouge police beat detainees.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Susanna Capelouto, Ally Schweitzer and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/09/2313m 25s

Garland Testifies, Federal Reserve Preview, UAW Strike Consumer Impact

Attorney General Merrick Garland faces grilling by House Republicans, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to hold interest rates steady at its meeting today and the long-term consequences of the UAW strike depend on its breadth and length.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Rafael Nam and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/09/2312m 30s

Biden At UNGA, US-Iran Prisoner Swap, Canada Assassination

President Biden speaks at the United Nations General Assembly, five prisoners are on their way back to the US after a prisoner swap with Iran and Canada blames the Indian government for the assassination of a Sikh leader in British Columbia in June.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Michael Sullivan, Tara Neill and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/09/2312m 43s

UAW Strike, NY Climate Week, Drew Barrymore Show Pause

Auto plants shut down amid a walkout against all Big Three automakers, Tens of thousands of people kick off a week of climate protests in New York and The Drew Barrymore Show pauses over the Hollywood writers and actors strike.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Pallavi Gogoi, Andrea Kissack, Ciera Crawford and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/09/2313m 1s

The Sunday Story: The Coal Life

South Africa has long been one of the world's largest consumers of coal. But the country is now in the midst of transitioning its energy supply from coal to renewable sources. But when a country moves away from a source of energy like coal what happens to the towns and communities that were built to support the coal industry. Today on the Sunday Story we bring you a story from Radio Workshop, a podcast in South Africa that works with youth reporters around the continent. Host Lesedi Mogoathe sent youth reporter Siya Mokoena and senior producer Dhashen Moodley to a coal mining town at the center of this transition to find out what happens to people who've built their lives around coal.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/09/2330m 39s

Lee Storm Preparations, UAW Strike Continues, Ukraine Latest

People in New England prepare as post-tropical cyclone Lee bears down on the region. The United Auto Workers union is still on strike, demanding higher wages and better benefits for new employees. Ukraine hasn't taken back as much land as it wanted since the start of its offensive in June.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/09/2314m 43s

UAW Strikes, Florida Vaccine Guidance, Libya Flooding Recovery

Members of the United Auto Workers walked off work at three select plants and are threatening to expand the strike. Florida's COVID vaccine guidance contradicts the CDC's. And officials in Libya say as many 11,000 people have died in flooding there. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/09/2313m 25s

Romney to Retire, Hurricane Lee Prep, Ethics Entaglement

Sen. Mitt Romney will not run for a second term. States unaccustomed to hurricanes, such as Maine, prepare for Hurricane Lee. And a close advisor to President Joe Biden counseled both a man accused of sexual harassment and the woman who accused him. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Eric Westervelt, Barrie Hardymon and Peter Granitz. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
14/09/2312m 30s

Biden Impeachment, Putin and Kim Meet, Libyan Floods

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Wednesday. Is Putin looking for a source of weapons for his war in Ukraine? And floods inundate Libya, where rival factions rule the country.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kelsey Snell, Mark Katkov, Michael Sullivan and Peter Granitz. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Juile Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
13/09/2313m 17s

International Help in Morocco, Google Antitrust Case, Kevin McCarthy's Bind

Moroccan and international teams are working to rescue survivors from the earthquake. The government opens its antitrust case against Google. And the House returns to Washington with Speaker Kevin McCarthy in a bind.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
12/09/2312m 40s

Morocco Earthquake, Covid Boosters, Biden at G20

The death toll from the earthquake in Morocco surpasses 2,100 people. The FDA is poised to green light a new set of COVID boosters. President Biden is wrapping up his Asia trip with a stop in Vietnam.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Scott Hensley, Roberta Rampton and Peter Granitz. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Ziad Buchh and Julie Depenbrock. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our technical director is Jay Czys.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
11/09/2313m 42s

The Sunday Story: A rare look inside locked-down Nicaragua

Today on The Sunday Story NPR correspondent Eyder Peralta travels to Nicaragua. He's the first foreign journalist to make it into the country in more than a year. He traveled to his home country to get an inside look at what life is like for people living under what some call the newest dictatorship in The Americas. He found a country suffocating in fear and he found his own family history repeating.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
10/09/2337m 14s

Morocco Earthquake, Trump rally, Antibiotic Resistant Infections

A strong earthquake hit Morocco killing hundreds of people and injuring scores more. Donald Trump fundraised in South Dakota last night, accompanied by the state's governor Kristi Noem. Antibiotic resistant infections are causing more and more deaths across the world, and air pollution may be to blame.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
09/09/2313m 52s

Extreme Weather, Ukrainian Nuclear Power, Maui Unemployment

Can a summer of extreme weather be linked to climate change? Ukraine is the only country that relies on nuclear power while it withstands an invasion. Unemployment lingers in Maui a month after deadly fires.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Andrea Kissack, Michael Sullivan, Katia Riddle and Peter Granitz. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Chad Campbell and Ziad Buchh. We get engineering support from Gilly Moon. And our technical director is Josephine Nyounai.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
08/09/2313m 20s

Sudanese Refugees, Texas's Floating Border Barrier, Georgia Election Case

The United Nations says as many as a million people have fled war in Sudan. NPR's Michel Martin visits refugees in Chad. A judge reeled in Texas's floating border barrier. And prosecutors in the Georgia election case want a four month trial.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by HJ Mai, Eric Westervelt, Ben Swasey and Peter Granitz. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Chad Campbell and Ziad Buchh. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Josephine Nyounai.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
07/09/2313m 7s

Blinken Visits Kyiv, Biden Heads to Asia, Proud Boys Leader Sentenced

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected in Kyiv to show American support for Ukraine's war effort. President Joe Biden will travel to India and Vietnam as he tries to China's influence in the developing world. And Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in jail.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Michael Sullivan, Andrew Sussman and Peter Granitz. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Chad Campbell and Ziad Buchh. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Josephine Nyounai.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
06/09/2312m 54s

Senate Returns, Impeachment of Texas AG, Antiterrorism Case in Canada

The Senate reconvenes in Washington with a long to-do list. The suspended attorney general of Texas faces an impeachment trial in Austin. And a murder case in Canada is expected to test the country's antiterrorism laws.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Liz Baker, Ally Schweitzer and Peter Granitz. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Chad Campbell and Ziad Buchh. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our technical director is Josephine Nyounai.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
05/09/2313m 24s

Zelenskyy Sacks Defense Minister, Putin Meets Erdogan, Americans Celebrate Labor Day

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is replacing his defense minister. Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart to revive the suspended grain deal. And Americans have the day off to celebrate Labor Day. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Rafael Nam, Mark Katkov and Peter Granitz. It was produced by Shelby Hawkins, Chad Campbell, Taylor Haney and Ziad Buchh. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange . And our technical director is Neisha Heinis.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
04/09/2315m 21s

The Sunday Story: The Good Enough Job

Today on The Sunday Story, author Simone Stolzoff discusses his book The Good Enough Job: Reclaiming Life from Work, about our complicated relationship with work. Stolzoff explains how as jobs have changed over generations, so has the meaning we derive from working. Stolzoff shares his findings on our modern relationship with work and ways we can find more balance in our lives.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
03/09/2331m 32s

Florida Cleanup, Economic Outlook, Congress Returns

President Biden is visiting communities in Florida embarking on cleanup efforts after Hurricane Idalia. Unemployment ticked up, counterintuitively due to the continuing strength of the jobs market. Congress heads back to Capitol Hill next week.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
02/09/2314m 11s

Labor Day Weekend Travel, 9/11 Detainee Deal, Job Numbers

Idalia could cause delays over the busy Labor Day weekend, settlement talks falter in the 9/11 terrorism case, and the government releases job numbers for August.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Alice Woelfle, Bob Little, Rafael Nam and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
01/09/2312m 25s

McConnell Health, Idalia Aftermath, Gabon Coup Fallout

Concerns rise over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's health, Florida picks up the pieces after Idalia swept through the Gulf Coast and Gabon coup triggers fears of destabilization.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Padma Rama, Russell Lewis, Tara Neill, Michael Sullivan and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
31/08/2312m 25s

Idalia Nears Gulf Coast, Proud Boys Leader to be Sentenced, Sexism in Spanish Soccer

Hurricane Idalia strengthens ahead of its expected landfall. Enrique Tarrio will learn how long he'll serve in prison. And what's to come for women's soccer in Spain amid a standoff over sexism between players and officials?Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Krishnadev Calamur, Jason Breslow, Peter Granitz and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Jay Czys.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
30/08/2312m 53s

Florida Braces For Idalia, COVID Cases Rise, Ugandan 'Aggravated Homosexuality' Case

Florida braces for Hurricane Idalia. Schools and hospitals recommend masking over rising COVID cases. And a Uganda man faces the death penalty in the country's first "aggravated homosexuality" case.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Jane Greenhalgh, Michael Sullivan and Olivia Hampton. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
29/08/2313m 2s

Trump Vote Conspiracy Trial, Jacksonville Shooting, Schools and Heat, Simone Biles

Trump's election obstruction trial gets a start date, hundreds of people gather to honor three Black people shot and killed at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Fla. and millions of students face record temperatures — and no A.C. — in their classrooms. Plus, Simone Biles wins a record 8th all-around national gymnastics title.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Russell Lewis, Denice Rios, Olivia Hampton and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Jay Cyzs. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
28/08/2313m 45s

The Sunday Story: An Afghan climber in limbo

Mina Bakhshi learned to climb mountains when she was 17 years old, in her home country of Afghanistan. But when the Taliban captured Kabul, she couldn't see a future for herself anymore. When Mina landed in the U.S., she learned she only had two years of guaranteed stay. She is one of more than 77,000 Afghans who are currently in the U.S. on a status called humanitarian parole. In this episode of The Sunday Story, journalist Lauren DeLaunay Miller digs into the history of humanitarian parole. And we follow Mina's journey over the last two years, as she's built a new life on unstable ground.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
27/08/2338m 54s

Ukraine on Prigozhin's Fate, US Official to China, More Songs of Summer

Ukrainians greet the apparent death of mercenary leader with gallows humor. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo seeks to reassure U.S. investors. Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus release new singles.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
26/08/2313m 46s

Trump's Busy Week, Hit Song's Extreme Themes, Wagner Group's Africa Aims

From counterprogramming a GOP debate to posing for a mug shot in Georgia, Donald Trump had a busy week. A chart-topping song holds extreme themes. And Russia's Wagner mercenaries recruit for Africa.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Tara Neill, Michael Sullivan, Andrew Sussman, Jan Johnson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana and Claire Murashima. Our director is Lilly Quiroz. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our executive producer is Erika Aguilar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
25/08/2312m 7s

GOP Rivals Tangle, Trump To Be Booked, Prigozhin's Plane Crashes

GOP presidential contenders tangle on a debate stage. Trump is expected in Georgia to answer election meddling charges. The head of Russia's Wagner mercenary force is reported dead in a plane crash.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Megan Pratz, Mark Katkov, Jan Johnson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana and Claire Murashima. Our director is Lilly Quiroz. And our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
24/08/2312m 56s

GOP Presidential Debate, New Student Debt Relief, Runway Safety Action

Eight GOP presidential hopefuls, minus the frontrunner, debate tonight. The Biden administration lays out a school debt repayment plan. Regulators plan safety meetings to deal with runway close calls.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
23/08/2312m 58s

Promise To Maui, Climate Change Backdrop, Emerging Economies Summit

President Biden visited Maui, where wildfire survivors worry about finding permanent housing. Climate change forms a backdrop for a summer of extreme weather-related events. And leaders of five emerging economies will talk cooperation and competition at the BRICS summit in South Africa.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Ravenna Koenig, Neela Banerjee, Michael Sullivan, Tara Neill, Jan Johnson, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana and Claire Murashima. Our director is Lilly Quiroz. And our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
22/08/2312m 37s

Life-Threatening Hilary, Guatemalan Reformist's Win, Tennessee Safety Session

Forecasters predicted catastrophic flooding in California from the remnants of Hurricane Hilary. Voters fed up with corruption chose a reformist as the next president of Guatemala. And a special legislative session that was called in response to a school shooting opens today in Tennessee.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
21/08/2312m 44s

The Sunday Story: The Quickening

Today on The Sunday Story, author Elizabeth Rush discusses the book that emerged from her journey to Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. She explains why Thwaites is under threat and why collaborative problem solving plays a critical role in an era of climate change. The voyage also helped her make an important personal decision: whether or not to become a mother.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
20/08/2336m 1s

Hurricane Hilary, Mortgage Rates, Summit Reaction

Hurricane Hilary is expected to reach Southern California as a tropical storm with damaging winds and rain. A spike in mortgage rates means home shoppers may need to adjust their searches. In Seoul, reaction to the Camp David meeting of leaders from the U.S., South Korean, and Japan.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
19/08/2315m 42s

Camp David Summit, Yellowknife Evacuation, Ecuador Election

President Biden hosts his counterparts from Japan and South Korea at Camp David. The Canadian city of Yellowknife is evacuated as wildfires approach. Ecuadorians prepare for elections.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Larry Kaplow, Roberta Rampton, Ally Schweitzer, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima and Lilly Quiroz. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
18/08/2313m 2s

Ruling on Abortion Medication, Recovery in Maui, Elections in Guatemala

Mifepristone remains accessible, for now, after an appeals court ruling Wednesday. Recovery from Maui's wildfires continues. Elections in Guatemala have broad implications for corruption and crime.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kevin Drew, Larry Kaplow, Ally Schweitzer, Diane Webber, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima, and Lilly Quiroz. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Gluvna. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
17/08/2313m 47s

GOP Polling on Trump, Niger Coup, Conditions at ICE Detention Centers

Why Republicans seem unbothered by Trump's indictments. Coup leaders in Niger tighten their grip. NPR obtains confidential reports describing "barbaric" treatment within ICE detention centers.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Kevin Drew, Barrie Hardymon, Ally Schweitzer, Michael Sullivan, Ben Swayse, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima, and Lilly Quiroz. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Hannah Gluvna.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
16/08/2312m 59s

Trump Indicted in Georgia, Recovery Continues in Maui, Angola Prison Conditions

A Georgia grand jury indicts Donald Trump. Recovery continues in Lahaina after deadly Maui wildfires. A federal court hears allegations of "harmful conditions" for juveniles jailed in Louisiana.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Susanna Capelouto, Kevin Drew, Ally Schweitzer, Benjamin Swasey, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima, and Lilly Quiroz. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
15/08/2313m 51s

Maui Recovery, Georgia Election Interference, Alabama Redistricting

Recovery continues in Maui after America's deadliest fire in more than 100 years. Georgia prosecutors to present evidence in election interference case. A federal court reviews Alabama's new congressional map.Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Kevin Drew, Ally Schweitzer, Ben Swayse, and Allison Woelfle. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, Claire Murashima,