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1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.

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Beyond Adam And Eve: Religion And The Gender Binary

December 12th, 2019

35:42

"It's been my faith in God that guided me to come out of the closet as someone who likes girls, then someone as non-binary," guest Alex Griffin told …

The Current Playing Field For Sports Journalism

December 11th, 2019

35:27

"I don't think anyone should ever be told to stick to sports. It's a false statement," Only A Game's Karen Given told us. "However, as a journalist, …

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

December 10th, 2019

35:24

"What we want to do is understand why songs edge up to the top of the charts and get in our ears. What are the qualities that make them so sticky?" …

Chanel Miller Wants You To Know Her Name

December 9th, 2019

35:19

"To me, it was a very clear case. How could that have been a consensual encounter if that was how I was abandoned?" Chanel Miller told us. "Instead, …

The News Roundup for December 6, 2019

December 6th, 2019

1:31:09

House Democrats will begin drafting articles of impeachment. Attorney General William Barr weighs in on protests against police. And Sen. Kamala …

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

December 5th, 2019

35:02

"It's important not to think of basketball as the only way out, but it's absolutely a cohesive and coherent force," author Michael Powell told us.

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

December 4th, 2019

35:10

Robyn Crawford said that she and Whitney Houston "just were," and their love was bigger than anything imaginable.

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

December 3rd, 2019

18:20

"There is absolutely a grain of truth to all this," but they're not functionally extinct, National Geographic wildlife reporter Natasha Daly told us.

Politics Of Pain: Ireland, Britain And Brexit

December 2nd, 2019

30:04

"The fundamental problem is that the U.K. thinks about Brexit as a nationalist revolution," journalist Fintan O'Toole told us. "But the EU is not an …

Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction

November 29th, 2019

35:14

"Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices …

What We Write About When We Write About Food

November 28th, 2019

34:56

A lot of time people say "stick with the food," food writer Osayi Endolyn told us. "But it's never just about the food."

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

November 27th, 2019

31:20

Experiencing an active shooter situation last fall, "made me more aware of the gun control policies...but it has not changed my core beliefs that we …

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

November 26th, 2019

35:37

"I think that a lot of adults, myself included, really don't know what to do with our feelings," writer Beandrea July told us.

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Guns & America: The Good Guy With A Gun

November 25th, 2019

48:31

Research shows people will successfully defend themselves with a gun in less than 1% of violent crimes.

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Breaking The Rules With Charli XCX

November 23rd, 2019

19:02

"I don't like to limit myself and make one type of thing ... I really like flexing my muscles in all types of ways," Charli XCX told us.

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The News Roundup for November 22, 2019

November 22nd, 2019

1:29:51

E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland sounds off in impeachment hearings. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Atlanta.

Around the world, Israel's …

Two Former Ambassadors Weigh In On A Week Of Impeachment Proceedings

November 21st, 2019

30:39

"[Ambassador Gordon] Sondland was in over his head. He didn't act in a way that a normal ambassador would have acted," Ambassador Nicholas Burns told …

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

November 20th, 2019

34:31

"The Pentagon has made it very clear to me that they pretty much uniformly were against these decisions," reporter Dan Lamothe told us about …

Presenting The Debutante Ball

November 19th, 2019

35:53

"You need to allow teenage girls their agency, but you also have to ask, who is this for, and who is it helping, and who is it hurting," author Kristen Richardson says.

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How We Talk When We Talk About Abortion

November 18th, 2019

35:15

"[Safe, legal and rare] is extremely antiquated in that it's focusing on shifting politics but not actually thinking about who are the people who are …

The News Roundup for November 15, 2019

November 15th, 2019

1:29:50

The House held the first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Another candidate joined the 2020 presidential race. And the Supreme Court weighed the fate of about 700,000 immigrants.

Around …

1A Across America: Mass Incarceration in the Deep South

November 14th, 2019

35:47

"Some of the prisons, you wouldn't put your dog in there," an Alabama state senator told us.

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Color Me Crimson: Can Football Unite Alabama?

November 13th, 2019

35:28

"Alabama football serves as an escape for a lot of people, like going to the movies," entertainment and sports producer Ben Flanagan told us.

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1A Across America: The Legacy Of Jeff Sessions

November 12th, 2019

20:54

"Sessions was a Republican in the state of Alabama before it was popular to be a Republican in the state," political science professor Lori Owens …

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

November 11th, 2019

35:39

"The heart of this project is to convey the humanity of these troops. It is to ensure these stories are preserved," said Andrew Carroll, the founding …

The News Roundup for November 8, 2019

November 8th, 2019

1:30:22

A top diplomat revises his testimony to impeachment investigators. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces a run for Senate. And Virginia may …

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

November 7th, 2019

34:50

"I think it's important to note that while the comment itself is being described as dismissive, it's actually a response to the dismissive point of …

Blown Away: Why Police Rely On Faulty Breathalyzers

November 6th, 2019

35:07

"The machines are often unreliable and they generate skewed results — whether too high or too low — with alarming frequency," New York Times reporter …

Visiting The Smithsonian With Lonnie Bunch

November 5th, 2019

35:18

"I think it's important for us to realize that in this story, slavery is at the center — but it's not the only story. We wanted people to understand the diversity of the black experience," Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie …

Getting Thirsty With 'Thirst Aid Kit'

November 4th, 2019

33:18

Thirst is an expression of desire. "The idea of noting what you like, having that written down," said Bim Adewunmi, co-host of the podcast "Thirst Aid Kit."

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

November 2nd, 2019

35:02

"The NCAA maintains as a legal fiction that the reason people care about college sports is that they are true college students," says economist Andy …

The News Roundup for November 1, 2019

November 1st, 2019

1:29:56

All but two House Democrats voted for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Twitter plans to stop all political advertising on the platform. …

What Gave Life To The Idea Of The Zombie?

October 31st, 2019

34:45

"The Haitian zombie and the modern zombie are two different things tied by a misnomer," author Max Brooks told us.

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When 'Public Safety' Blackouts Are Meant To Prevent Wildfires

October 30th, 2019

35:36

"The less power you shut-off, the more narrowly targeted the shut-offs are, the higher the fire risk is... It's going to take a lot of time and money to fix that problem," said Tod Nordhaus, the founder of the …

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Jojo Rabbit'

October 29th, 2019

35:01

"My grandmother survived the Holocaust and I don't think there was anything offensive [about the film]," one caller told us. They said it's a good …

Distilling The Success Of Craft Distilleries

October 28th, 2019

34:35

"People want to know where their products are coming from. You can point to a farm where the grain is coming from," Brian Christensen of Artisan …

The News Roundup for October 25, 2019

October 25th, 2019

1:29:48

The Justice Department is reportedly investigating itself. Major fires burn in California. And the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros.

Around the world, Justin Trudeau survives re-election. This week was the …

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

October 24th, 2019

48:04

"As I go out and talk to women, there's this thought that we must hate President Trump because we're women and look at all of the horrible and awful …

Introducing The 'Accidental Guardians' Of First Amendment Rights

October 23rd, 2019

35:02

"There used to be a line between political speech and personal speech... that line is now very much blurred," NPR's Nina Totenberg told us.

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

October 22nd, 2019

34:51

"Missy's not an artist. She's a movement," music journalist and author Kathy Iandoli told us.

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When Fertility Doctors Betray Trust

October 21st, 2019

34:49

"The Cline case demonstrates just how unprepared the legal system is for this," reporter and co-host Lauren Bavis told us. She said in several states …

The News Roundup for October 18, 2019

October 18th, 2019

1:29:00

The impeachment inquiry continues, Senator Elizabeth Warren came under fire. And auto workers reached a tentative deal with General Motors.

Around the world, there are questions of a ceasefire in northern Syria. The …

Heading Out On The Ice With Adam Rippon

October 17th, 2019

34:44

"I wanted to be in front of people and I wanted to make them feel good," Rippon told us.

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

October 16th, 2019

35:09

"Last night, Bernie looked great, and whatever was going on with his heart ... he seemed reinvigorated," NPR correspondent Ron Elving told us.

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The New Rhythm Of Rhythm And Blues

October 15th, 2019

35:00

"Classic, funk, neo-soul ... It's all R&B music," professor Gabrielle Goodman told us.

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Hijacking The American Conversation

October 14th, 2019

35:18

"The First Amendment is a cherished American value ... but it doesn't dilute the First Amendment to say that lies have consequences, that violent …

1A Across America: Renewable Energy And Resistance

October 12th, 2019

47:02

"These are called wind farms strategically. They are not farms. They're power plants," said Nick Egli, who opposes a wind farm proposed near his home in Kansas.

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The News Roundup for October 11, 2019

October 11th, 2019

1:30:01

House Democrats vow to continue their impeachment inquiry, the Trump Administration vows not to cooperate and Trump says he's not backing down.

Around the world, U.S. troops withdrew from northern Syria, Turkey moved in …

Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction

October 10th, 2019

35:21

"Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices …

Reversing The 'Brain Drain' In Rural America

October 9th, 2019

34:49

"When you're in a small town, out in the middle of nowhere, you either work together or fail alone," journalist and author Sarah Smarsh told us.

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'Horror Stories' With Liz Phair

October 8th, 2019

23:48

"I just kind of wanted to tell the truth about the person I am, instead of the music person everyone knows," Phair said in regards to why she decided to write a memoir.

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The Past, Present And Future Of American Beer

October 7th, 2019

22:49

"Prohibition outlawed the production, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages — but not consumption," Smithsonian curator Theresa McCulla told …

Writing Feeling Into Song With Sharon Van Etten

October 5th, 2019

19:40

"I feel like over the course of ten years, I've found writing music my form of therapy," Van Etten told us.

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The News Roundup for October 4, 2019

October 4th, 2019

1:29:59

Congress released text messages between President Trump and the president of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Trump openly urged China to investigate Joe Biden.

Around the world, protests in Hong Kong continue for the 17th week and …

Wanting Wellness: The Booming Business Of Self-Care

October 3rd, 2019

35:01

The wellness industry can be "incredibly predatory," Dr. Jen Gunter told us.

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

October 2nd, 2019

31:07

"Mulan is such an iconic character in Chinese culture. I believe it also offers the opportunity to bridge some gaps between the two nations," Ma told …

Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Debut Novel

October 1st, 2019

35:02

"When the hero is always white, there are subtle messages sent out to the culture. I wanted a hero who was black ... I just felt like it was our …

The Complicated Business of Plantation Tourism

September 30th, 2019

34:52

"You are denying yourself the more interesting parts of history if you only want to see the pretty things," historic interpreter Lacy Wilson told us.

Dis-Integration: Part 3

September 30th, 2019

13:35

From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the …

The News Roundup for September 27, 2019

September 27th, 2019

1:30:00

There's a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, a redacted version of a whistle-blower complaint was made public and the UN Climate Action Summit wrapped up.

Around the world, a crackdown on protests in Egypt, …

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

September 25th, 2019

34:18

"I think that the world will be worth living in 2050 and 2100," Vox reporter Kelsey Piper told us. "If you're longing to have children, then do that …

No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate

September 24th, 2019

35:33

"Why would I study for a future that's not going to exist," environmental activist and student Madeline Graham told us.

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Graphic Novelists Chris Ware And Melanie Gillman On Their Latest Projects

September 23rd, 2019

34:31

"[Comics are] as close as you can get to looking through another person's eyes," cartoonist Melanie Gillman told us.

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Dis-Integration: Part 2

September 23rd, 2019

13:24

From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the …

The News Roundup for September 20, 2019

September 20th, 2019

1:31:16

There are new whistleblower allegations, autoworkers go on strike and NPR loses one of its Founding Mothers.

Around the world, millions are rallying today for climate change, Saudi Arabia is under attack and Iran is on …

The Perks And Perils Of Plant Parenthood

September 19th, 2019

35:07

"Sometimes you are going to lose a few plants. Sometimes leaves will turn yellow," plant blogger and author Darryl Cheng told us.

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

September 18th, 2019

35:30

The head of content at PBS Kids told us because their programming is free, much of their viewership is comprised of low-income households. This …

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

September 17th, 2019

35:24

"Freedom has to involve equality," Bragg told us. "That doesn't just mean equal rights. That means equal respect."

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The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Hustlers'

September 16th, 2019

35:11

Siobhan Brooks, an African-American studies professor and former dancer, says the best part of the film was the dressing room scenes. They showed the …

Dis-Integration: Part 1

September 16th, 2019

18:59

From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the …

The News Roundup for September 13, 2019

September 13th, 2019

1:32:26

John Bolton is out as the president's national security adviser, California passed a bill requiring companies to treat independent contractors as …

Forget What You Think You Know About The Manson Murders

September 12th, 2019

36:32

"After six hours with Manson's prosecutor, Vince Bugliosi, I realized he told me only what was in his book," journalist Tom O'Neill told us. "Until …

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

September 11th, 2019

27:29

"I would dive into any Sam Cooke record and get lost inside the music," Saadiq told us. He saw a lot of tragedy early on after losing multiple …

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

September 10th, 2019

35:10

"These kind of regimes don't last," Atwood told us. "One of the things that interested me about Gilead is we know it falls apart ... but we're not …

The Staggering Weight Of Student Loan Debt

September 9th, 2019

34:36

"College prepares us to live in a complex society," professor Tressie McMillan Cottom told us. "There is a social and moral imperative to college …

40 Years of ESPN's SportsCenter

September 7th, 2019

35:10

"ESPN is huge," NPR TV critic Eric Deggans told us. "As it grew, it became the fulcrum that grew the cable TV industry."

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The News Roundup for September 6, 2019

September 6th, 2019

1:31:22

The Bahamas are recovering from Hurricane Dorian and at least 30 people are dead. Now, it's hitting the U.S. southeastern coast. And two major retail …

1A Across America: Being Somali American

September 5th, 2019

47:14

"First when you come here, you're like, 'Why are all these people complaining about racism...' and then the reality hits you in the face... that you're just another black person who's come to the U.S.," podcast host …

Hurricanes And U.S. Territories In The Caribbean

September 4th, 2019

22:28

"I have to sit in this seat, and wonder as a U.S. Virgin Islander, and wonder if we'll exist in twenty years," reporter Peter Bailey told us. He says …

Undocumented But In Demand: Immigration And Labor In America

September 3rd, 2019

35:43

"It's fair to say that a lot of Americans don't want to do this kind of backbreaking work," reporter Alexia Campbell told us. "They have better …

Reporting On The Real Rural America

September 2nd, 2019

34:59

"There are a lot of challenges [in rural America]", reporter April Simpson told us. "But I think it's also important to show what's working and ... …

The News Roundup for August 30, 2019

August 30th, 2019

1:32:37

Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian. President Trump reignited a feud with Puerto Rico's political leaders. And U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops …

Tapping Into Minnesota's Craft Beer Boom

August 29th, 2019

35:26

"The problem of quality in craft beer is a big one," said John Garland, the deputy editor of The Growler Magazine. "There's a lot more that goes into commercial brewing than home brewing. You can't just scale up your …

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

August 28th, 2019

47:57

"In the U.S. and every American city, the issue of housing is tied to race," Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender told us. "We had an …

Putting The Real New Orleans On The Map

August 27th, 2019

35:12

"This house is really a historical monument for my family," author Sarah Broom told us. Broom's family home was demolished by the city in the wake of …

Share The Road: How Cities Can Keep Cyclists Safe

August 26th, 2019

34:53

"We have to talk about who is empowered on the streets and who is not ... I think this sense of anger from motorists really comes from a place of …

The News Roundup for August 23, 2019

August 23rd, 2019

1:31:11

President Trump walked back a promise for background checks. He called Jews who vote for Democrats "very disloyal." And he introduced a rule that'll …

The 1619 Project

August 22nd, 2019

34:50

"We really tried to select stories that would go across the spectrum of American life," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones told us.

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YouTuber Marques Brownlee Talks Ten Years of Tech

August 21st, 2019

34:57

"It's going to come down to what gives you the best user experience," Brownlee told us. "What people don't consider is that tech is a really personal …

Primaries On The Way To The Presidency

August 20th, 2019

35:03

"The invisible primary has already begun... and it's sort of democratizing the process," political correspondent Reid Wilson told us. He says the …

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

August 19th, 2019

34:47

"We are going to constantly make mistakes," author Ibram X. Kendi told us about the path to being antiracist. He says the right path is to be honest, …

The News Roundup for August 16, 2019

August 16th, 2019

1:28:45

New Trump administration rules pose new threats to endangered species. The acting director of ICE talks immigration. And two Democratic congresswomen …

Foresight 2020: Bill de Blasio

August 15th, 2019

32:04

"I run the nation's largest city. I have the largest school system, the largest police force — it's the most diverse place on Earth," Mayor de Blasio …

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

August 14th, 2019

34:56

"We think of a guy like Charley Pride and one of the reasons he got so popular was because you couldn't see him," musician Dom Flemons told us. He …

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

August 13th, 2019

35:00

"I am from Mexico City. Lila Downs is the only singer that I have followed for so many years. Thank you for giving your audience the chance to listen …

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

August 12th, 2019

35:21

"My friends changed fairly dramatically when I quit drinking," journalist Jayne O'Donnell told us. "Go out and have a club soda and see if you still …

The News Roundup for August 9, 2019

August 9th, 2019

1:29:39

The week began with mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On Wednesday, federal immigration officials arrested nearly 700 suspected undocumented workers at food plants in Mississippi. And Puerto Rico saw three different …

Visionary: Toni Morrison

August 8th, 2019

37:32

"It is not an understatement to suggest Black studies as a standalone field has a lot to do with the work that Toni Morrison did at Random House," …

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

August 7th, 2019

35:50

"You can't make some of these things up that we've seen," biologist Ian Bartoszek told us. "It almost reads out of a sci-fi novel."

We spoke with …

Covering The Threat Of White Supremacy

August 6th, 2019

35:33

"The FBI agents would tell us that when we give them voice, we bring them believers also," Poynter's Kelly McBride said of her time covering white …

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

August 5th, 2019

45:44

"We have no idea what the role of mental illness is," Vanderbilt professor Jonathan Metzl said about mass shootings. "And so it seems to me like a …

The News Roundup for August 2, 2019

August 2nd, 2019

1:27:59

In the U.S. this week, Democratic presidential hopefuls squared off in the second round of debates, a new California law requires President Trump to …

A Black Lady Radio Interview

August 1st, 2019

24:33

"'In Living Color' was a massive influence for me, as was SNL," comedian Robin Thede told us. She was named after Robin Williams and was raised with …

Colson Whitehead Exhumes The Past In 'The Nickel Boys'

July 31st, 2019

35:25

"I didn't talk about it for 50-some years," said Charlie Fudge, a former inmate at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. "We were threatened to never …

Smarten Up About The Economy

July 30th, 2019

26:02

"The Federal Reserve is like a bank's bank," New York Times reporter Jeanna Smialek explained. "It has all these relationships with banks around the …

Who Is Boris Johnson?

July 29th, 2019

24:24

Boris Johnson has long had his sights set on 10 Downing Street. "It was pretty clear from the get-go that he wanted to be prime minister," The …

The News Roundup for July 26, 2019

July 26th, 2019

1:31:25

Massive protests drove Puerto Rico's governor to resign, Robert Mueller testified before Congress, and the government fined Facebook $5 billion for …

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

July 25th, 2019

36:05

"It's a really heartbreaking scene in a lot of American cities and towns," Washington Post reporter Scott Higham said on the impact of opioid addiction.

We talked with Higham about the opioid crisis, his team's …

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'The Lion King'

July 24th, 2019

36:38

"It is such an honor to be able to be in a movie that I've looked up to for so long. It just feels fantastic," actor Shahadi Wright Joseph told us. …

Save The Salmon, Save The World

July 23rd, 2019

30:40

"Climate change is gonna make it harder and harder to sustain wild salmon populations," Wild Salmon Center founder and CEO Guido Rahr told us.

We …

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

July 22nd, 2019

35:49

"It was nerve-wracking, to say the least," contestant Kai Wes said of his decision to take his testosterone injections on-screen during MTV's "Are You the One?" "It's something that people don't see, so I purposely …

The News Roundup for July 19, 2019

July 19th, 2019

1:31:15

The Trump administration moved forward with plans to end asylum protections. Protesters in Puerto Rico are calling for their governor to resign. And racist tweets from the president generated backlash.

Around the world, …

Game Mode: The Next Level

July 18th, 2019

35:10

"The difference with Stadia is there are so many more options," journalist Gabe Gurwin said of Google's new steaming gaming service. "They're also going to let you buy games piecemeal and you can purchase games without …

Game Mode: Work Hard, Play Hard

July 17th, 2019

33:54

"One of the problems with the games industry is that at the end of a project, a lot more people are needed to finish," journalist Colin Campbell told …

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

July 16th, 2019

35:00

"What I want are tools and information about how I can limit time and money spent on game play," Stanley Pierre-Louis, the president and CEO of the …

Game Mode: Consoles And Community

July 15th, 2019

34:59

"When I first played 'World of Warcraft,' there was something really wild about hearing all these people from around the world. Now, it's something that the industry has taken and run with," said Ion Hazzikostas, game …

1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations

July 13th, 2019

47:23

"We have to be humanitarian to each other first before we can do humanitarian work at the border," Minister Alyssa Stebbing said of her approach to keeping the peace in her congregation. "It's hard work, but it's …

The News Roundup for July 12, 2019

July 12th, 2019

1:29:33

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation. Billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. And America's soccer champions came home.

Around the world, there was confrontation between Britain and Iran. …

The Digital Disruption Of The Banking Industry

July 11th, 2019

23:44

"Not everybody has access to the digital economy. Think about it. If you want to do a transaction online or a mobile app, you typically need a debit …

Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

July 10th, 2019

29:28

"The inability to prevent new nuclear states in North Korea and Iran" is the number-two international threat to the U.S. after climate change, according to Gov. Inslee.

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Chronicling Sexual Harassment And Assault In The #MeToo Era

July 9th, 2019

35:05

"Most of the #MeToo movement has centered around sexual assault and naming big men, but the men in my life are not prominent famous men. They're …

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

July 8th, 2019

30:38

John Houbolt is often a footnote in Apollo 11 history, author Todd Zwillich told us. Astronauts often get the most recognition.

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The Friday News Roundup for July 5, 2019

July 5th, 2019

1:32:07

Justin Amash says "adios" to his party. The printers start rolling on the new census forms. And the car world loses a legend.

Around the world, …

A Conversation With Senator Doug Jones

July 4th, 2019

28:13

Sen. Jones is the first Democrat that Alabamians have elected to the Senate in 25 years. But with elections around the corner, can he win again in a largely red state?

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

July 3rd, 2019

18:44

This month marks the 50-year anniversary of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon. That may be old news to us, but it was a moment that …

Archaeology From (Way, Way) Far Out

July 2nd, 2019

30:58

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak says she's seen satellites that can see up to 100 meters in depth into water. Parcak says space imaging helps to gain data …

Jason Rezaian and George Takei On Two Forms Of Imprisonment

July 1st, 2019

35:29

"As Iranians in this country, we've suffered a lot of backlash since the 1970s," Rezaian told us. "That continues to this day. As I've watched the …

Dinosaurs Come Back To Life At The Smithsonian

June 29th, 2019

36:10

"It was either beginner's luck or divine intervention ... the bones maybe found me," said Kathy Wankel, about discovering T. rex bones in Montana that are now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural …

The Friday News Roundup for June 28, 2019

June 28th, 2019

1:32:57

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates debated this week. The Supreme Court ruled on partisan gerrymandering. And Robert Mueller will testify …

1A Across America: Ten Democrats Debate

June 27th, 2019

34:55

"I think it's kind of a cheap shot at this point, just saying that we need to stop Trump," said Kate Nachazel, a senior at the University of Michigan. She said she appreciated that the candidates didn't talk so much …

Big Little Lies: The Art Of Being Duped

June 26th, 2019

34:59

Professor Chris Hart says con artists tend to display a personality structure known as the "dark triad:" narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism.

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Foresight 2020: Health Care

June 25th, 2019

35:07

"We have as many people insured in this country as ever before," said Dan Diamond, health reporter for POLITICO. But Diamond noted that some people are under-insured, in hard-to-reach locations and unable to opt in to …

Conservative Columnist George Will On The Republican Party Today

June 24th, 2019

26:09

Will told us that "America should be alarmed" by any president that can impose taxes willy-nilly in the form of tariffs.

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The Friday News Roundup for June 21, 2019

June 21st, 2019

1:33:16

President Trump will run for a second term. Meanwhile, the first Democratic debates are around the corner.

Around the world, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue. Hong Kong fights with Beijing. And thousands are …

A Primer For The Growing Crisis With Iran

June 20th, 2019

19:06

Vali Nasr, a former senior adviser to President Obama, told us he believes that war with Iran could be possible if an unintended target is hit or …

Desperate Measures: The Skyrocketing Price Of Insulin In America

June 19th, 2019

35:03

"We've spent $700 a month just for our daughter's insulin — and beyond that we've had to pay for other supplies including a pump, testing strips," …

Elaine Welteroth On Transforming Teen Vogue And Knowing Your Worth

June 18th, 2019

34:55

"Our job was to reflect this next generation of young people," Welteroth told us.

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The Try Guys Try Public Radio

June 17th, 2019

34:41

"We got more in touch with the narrative of speaking directly to things. The tone caught up to something that was always there," Eugene Lee Yang told …

Forgiveness After A Massacre In Charleston

June 15th, 2019

35:55

"I am not willing to forgive what has happened in America unless America is willing to repent and atone, and America has not done that," pastor …

The Friday News Roundup for June 14, 2019

June 14th, 2019

1:31:21

A comedian calls on Congress to act. Congress calls for a raise. Christians call out serious issues during two major conventions.

Around the world, …

1A Across America: Indigenous And In Office

June 13th, 2019

34:50

"There are too many people in Minnesota who don't even know that Native American people exist as contemporary people," Lt. Governor Flanagan told us.

Paintbrushes And Deep Pockets: The State Of The Art World

June 12th, 2019

34:56

"The art business is the most unregulated legal business in the world," author Michael Shnayerson told us.

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

June 11th, 2019

30:37

"War is the heart of what we do, but you're also the manager and leader of the world's largest enterprise," Carter told us.

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When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope

June 10th, 2019

34:50

David Kessler, a grief expert, told us the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — are not linear milestones, …

The Friday News Roundup for June 7, 2019

June 7th, 2019

1:30:33

The NYPD publicly apologized for raiding the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago. Meanwhile, many are calling for President Trump to apologize for insults he …

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

June 6th, 2019

34:46

"I got off to a rocky start ... I felt like it was my job to swaddle the novel in bubble wrap and gently transfer it to a Broadway stage. That's a terrible way to write a play, and my first draft reflected that," …

What Does It Mean To Lose A Pregnancy?

June 5th, 2019

34:59

"Shame, guilt, and blame" are all common feelings after losing a pregnancy, says therapist Joyce McFadden.

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How Can We Prevent Workplace Shootings?

June 4th, 2019

14:12

Jillian Peterson says 90 percent of workplace mass shootings are carried out by an employee. She says security is really difficult when the …

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

June 3rd, 2019

32:49

"This story came from a real place for us. There were a lot of things about it that were authentic for us and we were the experts on getting that …

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

June 1st, 2019

47:30

"I was very hesitant to come out of the cannabis closet ... because of the stigma ... However I'm proud that people can see that 'she's a functioning …

The Friday News Roundup for May 31, 2019

May 31st, 2019

1:30:25

Robert Mueller broke his silence. Disney and other major movie studios say they're prepared to pull out operations in Georgia over its controversial …

Foresight 2020: Tim Ryan

May 30th, 2019

34:37

"I'm a lot closer to impeachment today than I was yesterday," Ryan told us. "We might be left with no choice at this point but to impeach President …

Robert Mueller Speaks

May 29th, 2019

18:25

"I think what Bob Mueller is trying to say here is, you know, it's important that we talk about what the president did with regards to this investigation, but understand that there is this separate Russian effort ... …

Foresight 2020: Andrew Yang

May 28th, 2019

25:43

"... most entrepreneurs like me regard [Donald Trump] as more of a fraud and as a marketing charlatan than a genuine builder," the long shot candidate says he's been speaking with supporters of President Trump, and he …

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

May 27th, 2019

34:43

"If I had the option of enlisting today either as an enlisted service member or as an officer ... I don't think I'd feel safe enough to do it," …

The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019

May 24th, 2019

1:31:51

The battles over abortion continue. McDonald's workers go on strike. And President Trump gave the Attorney General new powers.

Around the world, India and Australia re-elect their prime ministers. Also, U.S. lawmakers …

The Nationwide Fight Over Fines And Fees

May 23rd, 2019

35:00

"Chicago is not an anomaly... all over the country, states and cities are raising money through fines and fees in the criminal justice system. And not all communities are suffering equally," said Lisa Foster, …

Actress Kate Mulgrew On "How To Forget"

May 22nd, 2019

23:27

"If you are passionate, go forward, you have nothing to lose. [Captain] Janeway says it, and I say it. Go forward with everything you've got," …

Wildlife Tourism Behind The Camera

May 21st, 2019

30:13

"In order for an elephant to be docile enough to interact with a human up close, they have to be trained from a young age," Natasha Daly told us. …

A Conversation With Senator Tom Cotton

May 20th, 2019

34:57

Senator Tom Cotton is known for his hardline stances on Iran and immigration. We spoke with the Arkansas Republican about politics and his new book,

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

May 18th, 2019

48:02

"I am willing to pay more if all of my neighbors are working with good jobs," a listener wrote us about tariffs. We visited Michigan and found strong support for tariffs among working-class voters.

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The Friday News Roundup for May 17, 2019

May 17th, 2019

1:31:08

The list of states tightening women's access to abortions got longer this week. So did the list of people running for president in 2020. Also, President Trump wants to transform America's immigration system.

Around the …

Foresight 2020: Senator Bernie Sanders

May 16th, 2019

26:59

"The idea of legalizing prostitution is something that should be considered," Sanders told us.

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Foresight 2020: Marianne Williamson

May 15th, 2019

34:54

"I see the climate crisis as the greatest moral challenge of our generation. I'd immediately appoint a world-class environmentalist to the EPA... The day of fossil fuel companies [influencing how we address global …

Calling Out Callout Culture

May 14th, 2019

34:44

"Labels always come with baggage, baggage that society chooses ... let's not use those labels as finish lines. Don't decide I have nothing to learn …

Leadership In South Africa After Nelson Mandela

May 13th, 2019

34:49

"The [African National Congress] of 1994 and the [African National Congress] of 2019 are vastly different," one of our guests told us.

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

May 11th, 2019

46:11

Lower-income and migrant families who can't afford enrichment classes can struggle with this switch to a four-day school week, one of our guests told …

The Friday News Roundup for May 10, 2019

May 10th, 2019

1:28:16

Does our system of checks and balances need a check-up? The impact of a standoff between the White House and Congress. And Colorado asserts itself as …

Puerto Rican Singer-Songwriter iLe On The Music Of Protest

May 9th, 2019

34:50

"[Puerto Ricans] are still being oppressed but it's silent. And to me, that's even worse, because we don't notice it," iLe told us.

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

May 8th, 2019

34:33

"The Trump-Alex Jones relationship is really really uncomplicated: Trump loves people who love him," one of our guests told us.

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What Happens After You First Get Sober?

May 7th, 2019

34:51

"Our goal is to bring the individual back to themselves and let them know they are worth something," one of our guests told us.

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Inside The Animated Mind Of Lisa Hanawalt

May 6th, 2019

24:57

"I love showing that women are funny, and gross, and sexual," Hanawalt told us. "Women have just had limited opportunities to show this side of …

The Friday News Roundup for May 3, 2019

May 3rd, 2019

1:32:29

President Trump gets into a fire fight. The attorney general chooses his words carefully. And there's some talk about infrastructure.

Around the …

Decoding Da Vinci

May 2nd, 2019

29:11

"The ability to see patterns across nature is actually what makes the Mona Lisa smile," historian Walter Isaacson told us, reflecting on da Vinci's …

The Curious Ways We Find (And Lose) Our Way

May 1st, 2019

34:58

"A paper map requires you to locate yourself in real space, but with GPS on your phone, you're in your screen," Maura O'Connor told us.

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Uncovering Buried Truths

April 30th, 2019

35:00

"No matter how many [sources] you have, you never feel like it's enough," Buried Truths host Hank Klibanoff told us. "The point of the podcast is not …

Turmoil At The National Rifle Association

April 29th, 2019

21:33

"The wounds the NRA now faces are entirely self-inflicted," Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff told us.

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The Friday News Roundup for April 26, 2019

April 26th, 2019

1:30:50

A record high for stocks and for cases of measles. Democrats embrace a familiar face. And the Federal Reserve gets political.

Around the world, Sri …

1A Across America: The Power Of The Latino Vote

April 25th, 2019

37:08

"The Republican party is grappling with how to do better with Hispanics," Houston immigration attorney Jacob Monty told us. "If we don't do better …

Grooving With Maxwell

April 24th, 2019

35:27

"We are only borrowing what's already been done by so many people before us," Maxwell told us. "Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green. All these beautiful …

A Conversation With Chef Kwame Onwuachi

April 23rd, 2019

34:41

"All food is fusion," Onwuachi told us. "If you look at food from the American South, it's inspired by food from West Africa. As we evolve, our food …

Special K: Ketamine, From Party Drug To Depression Medication

April 22nd, 2019

35:02

One of our listeners left a message sharing his experience with ketamine. He says it saved his life. "Ketamine is the only thing that gave me release …

The Friday News Roundup for April 19, 2019

April 19th, 2019

1:30:31

Parts of the Mueller report are finally made public. New rules for asylum seekers could keep thousands in jail. And prosecutors accuse doctors of …

Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now

April 18th, 2019

48:51

Twenty years ago, two teenagers murdered a dozen students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado.

For this special broadcast, we looked …

French Ambassador To The U.S. On The Future Of Notre Dame

April 17th, 2019

14:47

"There has been an outpouring of support from around the globe," French ambassador Gérard Araud told us.

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Rosanne Cash On Art And Activism

April 16th, 2019

34:43

Rosanne Cash talks to us about her music, how she broke into the industry and her advocacy.

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Watch The Throne(s)

April 15th, 2019

35:00

Why does it seem like everyone is watching "Game of Thrones" these days? What's so compelling about the series?

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The Friday News Roundup for April 12, 2019

April 12th, 2019

1:29:21

Arrests in the U.K. and Sudan, administrative shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security and elections in Israel and India.

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What's The Breaking Point At The Border?

April 11th, 2019

35:00

How much immigration should we allow into the United States? And who should be allowed in? We talk about it with conservative writer David Frum and …

Historian Robert Caro On Power And Why He Still Writes Longhand

April 10th, 2019

33:49

The venerated author of "The Power Broker" joins us to talk about his new book, "Working."

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Is It Miller Time? Nielsen Gets Nudged Out

April 9th, 2019

26:44

What's ahead for the Department of Homeland Security and for President Trump's immigration agenda?

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1A Across America: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tests Faith In Government

April 8th, 2019

46:11

It's been more than a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston. Our Across America team travelled to Texas to see how the city has recovered... and how it hasn't.

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1A Across America: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly

April 6th, 2019

47:47

Our Across America team is digging into the issues that resonate with voters, and Kansas is a good place to look.

We spoke with Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, about passing laws in a predominantly red state. Then, we …

The Friday News Roundup for April 5, 2019

April 5th, 2019

1:27:07

House Democrats have asked the IRS to release the last six years of President Trump's tax returns. Joe Biden has been told to join the "straight-arm …

Writer Damon Young On Being Black And The Absurdity Of It All

April 4th, 2019

34:32

Damon Young, co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com, says the most inspiring thing about his hometown of Pittsburgh is that it's predominantly white. …

'Bullets Ain't Got No Name': Keeping Kids Out Of Gangs

April 3rd, 2019

35:06

The fight against gang violence has lost one of its top advocates: Nipsey Hussle. We discussed the rap star's life and legacy with his former DJ, and …

Foresight 2020: Julián Castro

April 2nd, 2019

31:08

Julián Castro wants your vote — and your attention. We spoke with him about the road to 2020 in a crowded Democratic presidential field.

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The First Day Back

April 1st, 2019

34:32

How do you rebuild your life after it suddenly ends? Comedian Jason Weems faced that dilemma far more literally than he would have ever wanted, when …

1A Across America: The Fight Over Oil and Gas

March 30th, 2019

47:14

Oil and gas. It's a $31 billion industry in the Centennial State. But it's also a big concern to some residents.

Our Across America team spoke to …

The Friday News Roundup for March 29, 2019

March 29th, 2019

1:25:37

Mueller, measles and Mike Lee makes Ronald Reagan ride a raptor. Also, Oklahoma forces the makers of OxyContin to pay a heavy price and Senators Rubio and Romney move forward with plans for paid family leave.

Around the …

Inside The Minds Of The Mega-Rich

March 28th, 2019

33:31

Wealth is a touchy subject. On one hand, your ability to build wealth as you see fit has been part of our democracy. On the other, the power of the "one percent" infuriates many people.

What impact does wealth have on …

Peter Lord And David Sproxton On 40 Years Of Animating Life

March 27th, 2019

24:07

You might not recognize the name "Aardman Animations." But chances are, you know their work. From a cheese-loving inventor and his genius dog... to a group of chickens, yearning to be free... to a farm-dwelling, …

1A Movie Club Sees 'Us'

March 26th, 2019

35:08

Ever had one of those moments when you just couldn't bear to see your own reflection? Hopefully, that reflection stayed in the mirror. Heaven forbid …

Left, Right And Center Takes On The Mueller Report

March 25th, 2019

34:42

Twenty-two months later, Robert Mueller's special counsel probe into Russia's election interference has run its course. Attorney General William Barr spent the weekend reviewing the principal findings of the report.

What …

The Friday News Roundup for March 22, 2019

March 22nd, 2019

1:26:20

Floods devastate parts of the Midwest. Boeing faces mounting questions. And President Trump upsets many Republicans by speaking ill of the dead.

Around the world, New Zealand's Prime Minister calls for a global fight …

Raining Love With Lee Fields And The Expressions

March 21st, 2019

28:37

Lee Fields is a veteran soul singer who's been walking his path for more than 50 years. Now, he's bringing old soul to a new generation — celebrated …

How To Raise Boys

March 20th, 2019

35:03

America's boys have it tough. They're less likely to finish high school, more likely to drop out of college and many are socialized to be aggressive …

Self-Care And Skin Care

March 19th, 2019

34:55

Cleansers. Creams. Serums. Sheet masks.

It can be hard to know what works, what's legitimate and whether all the effort is worth it. What does it mean …

What Will Stop The Spread Of Online Extremism?

March 18th, 2019

35:01

The massacre in New Zealand tells us a lot about online extremism — the role tech companies play in regulating or banning fringe users, and the role …

The Friday News Roundup for March 15, 2019

March 15th, 2019

1:30:18

A bad week for Boeing. Beto joins the race for the White House. And a bribery scandal hits some of the nation's elite colleges.

Around the world, …

Tracee Ellis Ross Teams Up For Time's Up With Her Aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee

March 14th, 2019

31:57

Tracee Ellis Ross is on a mission to change Hollywood. She's a co-founder of Time's Up — fighting discrimination, sexual harassment and assault of …

Only Human: Understanding Our Place In The Animal Kingdom

March 13th, 2019

34:54

Dogs express love. Chimpanzees are handy with tools. Even octopuses display intelligence. But so do humans. So what exactly makes us human? What …

Taking Care: The Cost Of Child Care In 2019

March 12th, 2019

33:36

Ivanka Trump is leading the push for more spending on child care — a campaign that's reflected in the president's new budget released this week.

If the federal government foots the bill, how will it affect the economy …

What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel

March 12th, 2019

34:59

Is it possible to speak out against Israel's policies without disparaging Jewish people? And what happens when people conflate anti-Semitism and …

1A Across America: Colorado's Approach To Gun Rights And Gun Control

March 9th, 2019

46:33

The House recently passed the most far-reaching gun control legislation in years. But the push for universal background checks is expected to fail.

The Friday News Roundup for March 8, 2019

March 8th, 2019

1:29:56

New numbers on trade call "America First" in question. Demands for Democrats to rebuke one of their own go unanswered. And, an investigation into the government tracking journalists.

Around the world, is North Korea up …

The Latest On R. Kelly

March 7th, 2019

18:39

What will become of R. Kelly?

We spoke with journalist Jim DeRogatis, who's been investigating allegations against the controversial R&B superstar for almost two decades.

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No Bones About It: The Human Skeleton, Revealed

March 6th, 2019

33:57

What makes our skeletons so unique? And what do they teach us about our species, and ourselves?

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Close Encounters Of The A.I. Kind

March 5th, 2019

35:40

Professor Amy Webb says just nine tech companies control the future of artificial intelligence, but that "we are entering a period in which you can …

American Democracy (Keep It If You Can)

March 4th, 2019

45:20

Two takes on how to keep the republic strong.

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The Friday News Roundup for March 1, 2019

March 1st, 2019

1:27:50

The Cohen testimony made for a lively few hours in Washington, but we have a week of news from around the world to discuss. Join us.

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1A Visits CPAC

February 28th, 2019

49:50

We bring you our interviews from a day at the Conservative Political Action Conference. We talked to everyone from former White House staffer …

Hollywood's Heartbeat: A Conversation With Robert Townsend

February 27th, 2019

35:00

Robert Townsend is a pioneer in Hollywood. As a writer, director and actor, he's built an extensive resume of television and film work, bringing …

Tariffs, Turmoil And Denuclearization: The Trump Administration Abroad

February 26th, 2019

35:00

President Trump is set to embark on what he claims will be a "tremendous summit" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but critics are skeptical that he'll be able to convince the millennial dictator to relinquish the …

What Happens To Low-Income Students In High-Priced Universities?

February 25th, 2019

34:48

Once a privilege for the wealthy, elite universities across the U.S. became a reality for students from low-income backgrounds beginning in the …

The Friday News Roundup for February 22, 2019

February 22nd, 2019

1:28:29

Rumor has it that Robert Mueller's big reveal on Russia might be just days away. One former acting FBI director says he can't rule out that the …

Can The Catholic Church Heal Itself?

February 21st, 2019

34:57

Too many Catholic priests have abused children without consequences. Now, over 100 Catholic bishops are meeting in Rome to discuss protecting …

Why It Matters That New York City Will Ban Discrimination Based On Hair

February 20th, 2019

35:00

New York is the latest city to speak out against what it considers a discriminatory practice: chastising or punishing employees for the style of their hair. Hair and hairstyle are frequently a topic of tension, often …

Ready (To Make Money) Player One: The Business Of Esports

February 20th, 2019

35:00

When you think of a sporting event, what do you generally imagine? A roaring crowd, two teams lined up face to face, the electric energy of competition and... gigantic screens to watch video games?

Welcome to esports.

We …

The New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory On The Rise

February 18th, 2019

35:01

What does it take to make a polyamorous relationship work? Is maintaining such a complex network of connections really worth it?

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Look Out! Here Comes The Spider-Verse

February 16th, 2019

35:02

We talk to the creators behind Spider-Verse (they also worked on The Lego Movie and its sequel) about how they successfully brought new heroes to an …

The Friday News Roundup for February 15, 2019

February 15th, 2019

1:28:54

From a national emergency to issues of press freedom around the world, we recap the week's top stories.

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Love In The Time Of Retirement

February 14th, 2019

34:28

Many Americans are finding themselves single later in life. Some choose to live alone, and many like it that way. Others who wish to date are facing a rapidly changing scene for dating and romance.

In honor of …

A Year After Parkland

February 13th, 2019

34:56

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. Some of the survivors — Emma …

The Value Of Truth: How To Keep News In Business

February 12th, 2019

34:29

Last month, sites like Vice, HuffPost and BuzzFeed laid off more than 2,000 people. Frontrunners in the digital news arena, they were supposed to thrive where newspapers had declined.

What's going on in the business of …

1A, The Daily And A News Cycle That Never Sleeps

February 11th, 2019

48:28

Imagine the hosts of two of your favorite podcasts — 1A and The Daily from The New York Times — sharing a stage.

It happened. On a visit to …

The Friday News Roundup for February 8, 2019

February 8th, 2019

1:26:47

A crisis in the commonwealth (of Virginia), a new study on climate change reveals that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record and the latest on …

Why We Keep Forgiving Facebook

February 7th, 2019

34:53

It's been 15 years since Mark Zuckerberg co-created the social network in his dorm room. But like many teenagers, it's prone to misbehave and worry the grown-ups. Some expect Facebook to implode before it turns sweet …

1A Across America: What Do Young Voters Want?

February 6th, 2019

29:15

Teens and 20-somethings turned out for the 2018 midterms in a big way. What's behind that? And what might it mean for races in 2020?

As a part of our Across America project, we spoke with young people from around the …

Comedian Nicole Byer On Laughing At Yourself And Nailing It

February 5th, 2019

21:09

Comedian Nicole Byer is in the business of telling it like it is. That's pretty much her M.O., whether she's doing standup or hosting Netflix's …

The Climate For Climate Politics In 2019

February 4th, 2019

34:38

Democrats now in charge of the House of Representatives have put the dangers of global warming back on the front burner. The select committee on climate change has been revived, and progressives plan to introduce a …

The Friday News Roundup for February 1, 2019

February 1st, 2019

1:27:25

A once-in-a-generation cold snap, the federal government goes back to work and the tale of two presidents in Venezuela continues.

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The Year After "The Year Of The Woman"

January 31st, 2019

34:59

First-term Congresswomen have been dominating national politics. A wave of female candidates are leading the Democratic pack for 2020. And …

Listen To The Music Play: How The Grateful Dead Remain Relevant In 2019

January 30th, 2019

34:47

Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia died in 1995. But the band continues to inspire more than just new ice cream flavors.

What makes the Grateful …

Former Aide Cliff Sims On Life Inside President Trump's White House

January 29th, 2019

34:17

Cliff Sims describes the White House power structure not as a flow chart, but a solar system — with President Trump as the sun, and everyone else …

'No Place Like Home:' 'The Wizard Of Oz' At 80

January 28th, 2019

35:00

This year, the film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz turns 80. It's considered one of the most influential films ever made — for the song "Over the …

1A Across America: Who Is Caring For Rural Americans?

January 26th, 2019

34:45

At least 85 rural hospitals have closed since 2010. That's about five percent of the country's total.

What are lawmakers and citizens doing to address the dearth of healthcare for rural residents? We explored this …

The Friday News Roundup for January 25, 2018

January 25th, 2019

1:26:46

President Trump has announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations over border security proceeded. Roger Stone, a close associate of President Trump, was arrested. And Michael Cohen will …

What Is ALEC?

January 24th, 2019

35:01

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been around since 1973. Even if you're not sure what it does, chances are you've been impacted by laws it's helped pass at the state level.

We looked into ALEC's …

Money Moves: The Push For Financial Literacy In Schools

January 23rd, 2019

34:50

Student loan borrowers in the U.S. collectively owe $1.5 trillion. And less than 16 percent of U.S. students are required to take a personal finance …

Ask An Atheist

January 22nd, 2019

35:43

The Pledge of Allegiance says that America is "one nation under God." But not everyone feels that way.

Surveys show the number of Americans who identify as atheists is growing. So what does the term "atheist" mean, both …

Who Is Continuing Martin Luther King's Fight Against Poverty?

January 21st, 2019

33:59

With inequality still growing, who is carrying on Martin Luther King's economic fight today?

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The Friday News Roundup for January 18, 2019

January 18th, 2019

1:28:04

We've had another week of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. L.A. is facing a shutdown of another kind, with thousands of …

Catching Up With The Russia Investigation

January 17th, 2019

34:56

Over the last few days, The Washington Post and The New York Times published explosive stories about President Trump's involvement with Russia.

What …

Kristen Roupenian, 'Cat Person' & Viral Fiction

January 16th, 2019

24:20

In late 2017, The New Yorker published a short story called "Cat Person" that went viral — perhaps the only work of short fiction to ever do so. It …

Black Women, #MeToo & 'Surviving R. Kelly'

January 15th, 2019

34:59

Earlier this month, Lifetime released a six-part docuseries called "Surviving R. Kelly." It chronicles the singer's alleged abuse of girls and women since the early '90s.

Since then, there's been a larger conversation on …

How The Government Shutdown Affects The Country

January 14th, 2019

35:01

We are just over three weeks into a partial government shutdown. We're hearing stories from affected federal workers.

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The Friday News Roundup for January 11, 2019

January 11th, 2019

1:27:26

Still no deal and no paychecks in sight for hundreds of thousands of federal workers. A new documentary on R. Kelly sparks protests and investigations around the country. Mike Pompeo spends the week in the Middle East, …

Surveying The Public Domain

January 10th, 2019

33:40

At midnight on New Year's Day, an array of songs, films and books from 1923 entered the public domain. That means no more copyright penalties or fees for anyone who wants to use them.

What's in this treasure trove? What …

Why Families Break Up

January 9th, 2019

44:57

"I don't feel like I need my family to change for me to love them. But I do need them to change for me to have them in my life."

More and more Americans are estranged from family members. We explore why, and when …

Hell And How We Think Of It

January 8th, 2019

33:44

Three out of 5 Americans say they believe in Hell. But what is it? Maybe fire and brimstone? Nothingness? The essence of NBC's "The Good Place?"

People of many faiths are reconsidering whether Hell is inescapable, what …

Planting A Seed: The Vegan Diet in 2019

January 7th, 2019

33:22

Some are calling 2019 "the year of the vegan." Beyoncé and Jay-Z certainly think so.

But what if you don't live in a city with vegan options at restaurants, or you can't afford soy hot dogs and tempeh burgers? Is …

The Friday News Roundup for January 4, 2019

January 4th, 2019

1:26:46

The holidays are over, and Washington is back at work. Well, Congress is. We're barely out of the midterms, and we're still talking campaigns — not …

How Far Into President Trump's Finances Will Democrats Dig?

January 3rd, 2019

25:28

The president might be averse to having his finances scrutinized, but change is afoot in Washington — and that could mean change for the parameters …

Does The 'Good Guy With A Gun' Tagline Work If That Guy Is Black?

January 2nd, 2019

30:24

The NRA made waves with the statement "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

But 1 out of 4 gun owners is African-American. What happens when they are the good guys?

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New Year, New Frontier: Mars

December 31st, 2018

27:36

What can the core of Mars tells us about our own planet? And how do we go about interplanetary exploration in an ethical way?

We asked two members of NASA's InSight Lander team.

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The Friday News Roundup for December 28, 2018

December 28th, 2018

1:29:06

As we headed into the holidays, the government headed into a partial shutdown. A second detained minor died in the custody of Border Patrol. …

Year Of The Woman?

December 27th, 2018

34:56

The #MeToo movement. A bitter battle over a new Supreme Court justice. The midterms.

Was 2018 really a year of the woman? Or was it just a year that we talked more about what's affecting women?

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Deconstructing The Myths Of Reconstruction

December 26th, 2018

33:28

Is there more to the story of Reconstruction than we've been popularly told? Very likely, according to a September article in Smithsonian Magazine. …

What's It All About, Michael Caine?

December 24th, 2018

35:23

"Give up." That's the advice Michael Caine received over and over for decades after he began his acting career.

Well, we're sure glad he didn't.

We spoke with him about his humble beginnings, and what it took to get to …

Bringing Down The Curtain On Yellowface

December 22nd, 2018

36:00

It wouldn't be Christmas without "The Nutcracker." But would it be "The Nutcracker" without yellowface?

Some ballet companies have made changes to the …

The Friday News Roundup For December 21, 2018

December 21st, 2018

1:28:23

It's the weekly News Roundup on 1A.
And these are the stories we're covering today.
The clock ticks to midnight, when funding runs out.
"We must build the wall!" President Trump did shout.
Will Congress find funding, or …

Not Tonight: Why Americans Are Having Less Sex

December 20th, 2018

35:17

We can add something else to a long list of 'things that millennials are killing.' Along with napkins, American cheese and golf, heterosexual people …

Dating While Gray

December 19th, 2018

17:55

What's it like to get out there as an older person? Laura Stassi is finding out. She's been creating a podcast that tells "the true stories of people …

Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?

December 18th, 2018

34:58

Do you hear what I hear? Around this time of year, it could be sleigh bells or it could be the sound of a cash register. What is it that makes so …

Cuffin' Season And 'The Lost Art' Of Cruising: Dating In 2018

December 17th, 2018

34:47

It's beginning to look a lot like cuffin' season —a time when even some people who are content to be single, may feel an extra calling to find a …

The Friday News Roundup for December 14, 2018

December 14th, 2018

1:27:29

This week, Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison. President Trump threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding. Senate members voted to end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's war …

A Double Standard For Discipline? Why Students Weren't Punished After A Nazi Salute

December 13th, 2018

34:46

The city of Baraboo, Wisconsin made headlines after a photo went viral of high schoolers in front of the local courthouse giving a Nazi salute. A few …

1A Across America: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota

December 12th, 2018

29:37

A NAFTA replacement. Brexit. Tariffs. A trade war. China. Many of us are insulated from the direct impact of trade disruptions, so it's easy to lose …

Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays

December 11th, 2018

45:45

This week, the U.S. Postal Service will deliver nearly 200 million packages. It's an essential service — with some major challenges.

Is today's post …

Do Get Your Hopes Up...Rocking Out With Hope Punk

December 10th, 2018

44:47

The world can seem like a dark, scary place these days. But a new genre called Hope Punk reminds us to dream of a better tomorrow and fight for it.

How can we have hope in times of trouble? We discuss with makers of the …

The Friday News Roundup for December 7, 2018

December 7th, 2018

1:29:57

The nation mourns former President George H.W. Bush. Big announcements come from the Trump White House. Authorities in France brace for more riots. …

Speaking Freely: The Future Of The First Amendment

December 6th, 2018

46:23

The Supreme Court was founded with our Constitution back in 1789. But it only started making major rulings on the First Amendment about a century …

Why Did Police Departments Throw Out Rape Kits?

December 5th, 2018

44:14

A new CNN report has discovered hundreds of rape kits destroyed. They were trashed before the statute of limitations expired, and most were never tested for DNA evidence.

How widespread is the destruction of rape kits? …

The Art Of The Political Obituary And The State Funeral

December 4th, 2018

33:28

Preparations continue for tomorrow's state funeral for President George H.W. Bush. As the nation mourns, we reflect on the way we memorialize former leaders.

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Victoria's Secret Laid Bare

December 3rd, 2018

33:46

Last night, ABC aired the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Some 50 models strutted down a New York runway in colorful bras, sky-high stilettos and …

The Friday News Roundup for November 30, 2018

November 30th, 2018

1:29:11

President Trump is in Argentina for the G20 Summit. But here at home, his associates are facing increased legal troubles related to Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

Ukraine has imposed martial law after a worrying …

With New Leadership, Planned Parenthood Plots The Path Forward

November 29th, 2018

32:26

The midterm elections brought changes to reproductive health care across the nation. And facing those changes is high on the agenda of the new president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen.

We spoke with Dr. Wen about …

'True Lies' And Videotape: Why Many Movies Are No Longer Online

November 28th, 2018

44:38

Movies are ephemeral experiences, but so are the objects they're stored on. Nitrate film melts and catches fire. VHS tape loses its magnetism. DVDs deteriorate over time.

They can be digitized, but even movies from the …

The Things That Matter Most

November 27th, 2018

45:53

Keepsakes. Mementos. Prized possessions. They bring joy, magic and meaning to our chaotic lives. And they're among the few things we rescue when disaster strikes.

Hear stories from our panelists and listeners about the …

Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt

November 26th, 2018

29:22

Millennials are not alone in their struggles with student debt.
Americans over 60 years old are now the fastest-growing category of borrowers.

How …

Don't Forget About Me: Lena Waithe On Reflection And Representation In Hollywood

November 23rd, 2018

46:23

"I'm a person that documents the lives of people of color," Lena Waithe says. "So that way, when we're gone, no one will forget we were here."

Joshua …

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Green Book'

November 21st, 2018

34:27

There have been a lot of fish-out-of-water buddy comedies at the movies over the years. But never quite like this.

Director Peter Farrelly takes on a true story with his latest film, "Green Book."

Is it a feel-good …

Millions Of Americans Run. Why?

November 20th, 2018

46:06

Nearly 60 million Americans run or jog. And every one of them probably has a story to tell about how they got hooked.

Why do people run? And what precautions do runners take to feel safe?

Hear from a few avid runners, …

Fighting The Bureau's Investigations: How The FBI Polices The President

November 19th, 2018

33:58

How does law enforcement handle the most powerful person in the country? And should Special Counsel Robert Mueller have wide-ranging power to …

The Friday News Roundup for November 16, 2018

November 17th, 2018

1:26:09

More than 60 people are dead and over 600 missing after a series of deadly wildfires in California. Unfinished business remains after last week's midterm elections. The investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi …

Reddit: Downvoting Conspiracy, Upvoting Community?

November 15th, 2018

44:09

Reddit is consistently one of the most visited sites in the U.S.
And like other social media platforms, it mirrors the real world: the good, the bad and the ugly.

As disinformation campaigns have surged, tech execs have …

Hasan Minhaj Didn't Become A Lawyer

November 14th, 2018

35:44

Hasan is the latest "The Daily Show" alum to host his own political comedy show. He says his dad is still waiting for him to go to grad school.

Want …

California's Deadliest Fire: "The New Abnormal"

November 13th, 2018

30:32

These latest wildfires are already the deadliest yet and they continue to burn. These emergency events have been called "the new normal," but California Governor Jerry Brown isn't having that. He says it's "the new …

The Power Of Comedy And Storytelling For Veterans

November 12th, 2018

36:08

When flashbacks of the front lines won't fade, how can jokes and poetry help veterans readjust? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on …

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