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Episodes

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
22/02/24·13m 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
21/02/24·12m 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
20/02/24·12m 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
19/02/24·12m 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
18/02/24·23m 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
17/02/24·13m 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
16/02/24·17m 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
15/02/24·12m 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
14/02/24·13m 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
13/02/24·14m 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
12/02/24·17m 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
11/02/24·26m 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
10/02/24·15m 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
09/02/24·12m 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
08/02/24·13m 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
07/02/24·13m 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
06/02/24·12m 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
05/02/24·13m 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
04/02/24·31m 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
03/02/24·14m 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
02/02/24·12m 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
01/02/24·13m 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
31/01/24·13m 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
30/01/24·12m 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
29/01/24·14m 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
28/01/24·17m 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
27/01/24·14m 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
26/01/24·13m 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
25/01/24·12m 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
24/01/24·12m 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
23/01/24·12m 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
22/01/24·14m 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
21/01/24·24m 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
20/01/24·18m 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
19/01/24·13m 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
18/01/24·12m 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
17/01/24·12m 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
16/01/24·12m 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
15/01/24·13m 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
14/01/24·22m 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
13/01/24·14m 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
12/01/24·12m 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
11/01/24·13m 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
10/01/24·12m 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
09/01/24·13m 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
08/01/24·13m 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
07/01/24·29m 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
06/01/24·14m 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
05/01/24·12m 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
04/01/24·13m 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
03/01/24·12m 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
02/01/24·14m 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
01/01/24·12m 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
31/12/23·27m 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
30/12/23·14m 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
29/12/23·13m 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
28/12/23·13m 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
27/12/23·13m 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
26/12/23·13m 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
25/12/23·13m 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
24/12/23·27m 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
23/12/23·13m 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
22/12/23·12m 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
21/12/23·13m 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
20/12/23·12m 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
19/12/23·12m 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
18/12/23·12m 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
17/12/23·23m 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
16/12/23·13m 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
15/12/23·12m 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
14/12/23·13m 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
13/12/23·13m 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
12/12/23·12m 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
11/12/23·13m 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
10/12/23·23m 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
09/12/23·14m 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
08/12/23·12m 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
07/12/23·12m 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
06/12/23·13m 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
05/12/23·12m 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
04/12/23·13m 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
03/12/23·43m 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
02/12/23·14m 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
01/12/23·13m 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
30/11/23·14m 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
29/11/23·12m 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
28/11/23·13m 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
27/11/23·12m 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
26/11/23·23m 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
25/11/23·14m 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
24/11/23·13m 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
23/11/23·14m 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
22/11/23·12m 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
21/11/23·12m 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
20/11/23·12m 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
19/11/23·37m 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
18/11/23·14m 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
17/11/23·12m 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
16/11/23·14m 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
15/11/23·12m 34s
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