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Rick Brown
 Mar 4, 2019
Don't care for the style of Joshua Johnson. Still looking for a 'Diane Rehm" style of unbiased host.


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 Jan 14, 2019
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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.

Episode Date
Forgiveness After A Massacre In Charleston
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"I am not willing to forgive what has happened in America unless America is willing to repent and atone, and America has not done that," pastor William H. Lamar IV told us.

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Jun 15, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for June 14, 2019
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A comedian calls on Congress to act. Congress calls for a raise. Christians call out serious issues during two major conventions.

Around the world, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. More protests are planned in Hong Kong. And Boris Johnson may become the next prime minister of the U.K.

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Jun 14, 2019
1A Across America: Indigenous And In Office
2090
"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.

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Jun 13, 2019
Paintbrushes And Deep Pockets: The State Of The Art World
2096
"The art business is the most unregulated legal business in the world," author Michael Shnayerson told us.

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Jun 12, 2019
Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter On 'The Five-Sided Box'
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"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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Jun 11, 2019
When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope
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David Kessler, a grief expert, told us the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — are not linear milestones, but rather organic feelings that will come up during the grieving process.

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Jun 10, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for June 7, 2019
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The NYPD publicly apologized for raiding the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago. Meanwhile, many are calling for President Trump to apologize for insults he made about Robert Mueller on D-Day.

Around the world, it's been thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is out as head of the conservative party. And Ethiopia's prime minister mediates talks in Sudan.

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Jun 07, 2019
Adapting 'To Kill A Mockingbird' For The Stage, And For Contemporary Views On Race
2086
"I got off to a rocky start ... I felt like it was my job to swaddle the novel in bubble wrap and gently transfer it to a Broadway stage. That's a terrible way to write a play, and my first draft reflected that," playwright Aaron Sorkin told us.

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Jun 06, 2019
What Does It Mean To Lose A Pregnancy?
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"Shame, guilt, and blame" are all common feelings after losing a pregnancy, says therapist Joyce McFadden.

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Jun 05, 2019
How Can We Prevent Workplace Shootings?
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Jillian Peterson says 90 percent of workplace mass shootings are carried out by an employee. She says security is really difficult when the perpetrator already knows the building and the safety measures typically taken during a crisis.

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Jun 04, 2019
Romance and Representation: 'Always Be My Maybe' And The Future Of The Raunch-Com
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"This story came from a real place for us. There were a lot of things about it that were authentic for us and we were the experts on getting that authenticity right," Randall Park told us.

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Jun 03, 2019
1A Across America: Who Benefits When States Legalize Recreational Marijuana?
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"I was very hesitant to come out of the cannabis closet ... because of the stigma ... However I'm proud that people can see that 'she's a functioning adult, she doesn't seem like a weed-head,'" dispensary co-founder Anqunette Sarfoh told us.

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Jun 01, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 31, 2019
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Robert Mueller broke his silence. Disney and other major movie studios say they're prepared to pull out operations in Georgia over its controversial new abortion law. And the National Weather Service was busy this week.

Around the world, President Trump announces a new tariff against Mexico. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a new election in September. And Japan says sayonara to President Trump after a state visit.

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May 31, 2019
Foresight 2020: Tim Ryan
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"I'm a lot closer to impeachment today than I was yesterday," Ryan told us. "We might be left with no choice at this point but to impeach President Trump."

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May 30, 2019
Robert Mueller Speaks
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"I think what Bob Mueller is trying to say here is, you know, it's important that we talk about what the president did with regards to this investigation, but understand that there is this separate Russian effort ... [that] this could happen again," says Shane Harris.

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May 29, 2019
Foresight 2020: Andrew Yang
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"... most entrepreneurs like me regard [Donald Trump] as more of a fraud and as a marketing charlatan than a genuine builder," Yang told us.

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May 28, 2019
How Can We Protect Women In The Military From Sexual Misconduct?
2083
"If I had the option of enlisting today either as an enlisted service member or as an officer ... I don't think I'd feel safe enough to do it," Anuradha Bhagwati told us.

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May 27, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019
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The battles over abortion continue. McDonald's workers go on strike. And President Trump gave the Attorney General new powers.

Around the world, India and Australia re-elect their prime ministers. Also, U.S. lawmakers are working across the aisle in an effort to keep Syria in the headlines, but it's Iran that continues to be the prime target for the White House.

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May 24, 2019
The Nationwide Fight Over Fines And Fees
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"Chicago is not an anomaly... all over the country, states and cities are raising money through fines and fees in the criminal justice system. And not all communities are suffering equally," said Lisa Foster, co-director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center.

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May 23, 2019
Actress Kate Mulgrew On "How To Forget"
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"If you are passionate, go forward, you have nothing to lose. [Captain] Janeway says it, and I say it. Go forward with everything you've got," Mulgrew told us.

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May 22, 2019
Wildlife Tourism Behind The Camera
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"In order for an elephant to be docile enough to interact with a human up close, they have to be trained from a young age," Natasha Daly told us. This training often involves painful prodding sticks.

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May 21, 2019
A Conversation With Senator Tom Cotton
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Senator Tom Cotton is known for his hardline stances on Iran and immigration. We spoke with the Arkansas Republican about politics and his new book, Sacred Duty.

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May 20, 2019
1A Across America: The Manufacturing Comeback And The 2020 Election
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"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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May 18, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 17, 2019
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The list of states tightening women's access to abortions got longer this week. So did the list of people running for president in 2020. Also, President Trump wants to transform America's immigration system.

Around the world, the Trump administration is sending mixed messages about starting a war against Iran. Boris Johnson says he'll vie for Theresa May's position when she steps down. And Hungary's strongman prime minister comes to Washington.

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May 17, 2019
Foresight 2020: Senator Bernie Sanders
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"The idea of legalizing prostitution is something that should be considered," Sanders told us.

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May 16, 2019
Foresight 2020: Marianne Williamson
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"I see the climate crisis as the greatest moral challenge of our generation. I'd immediately appoint a world-class environmentalist to the EPA... The day of fossil fuel companies [influencing how we address global warming] would be over when I'm president," Williamson told us.

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May 15, 2019
Calling Out Callout Culture
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"Labels always come with baggage, baggage that society chooses ... let's not use those labels as finish lines. Don't decide I have nothing to learn from that person," author Irshad Manji told us.

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May 14, 2019
Leadership In South Africa After Nelson Mandela
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"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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May 13, 2019
1A Across America: The Growing Trend Of The Four-Day School Week
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Lower-income and migrant families who can't afford enrichment classes can struggle with this switch to a four-day school week, one of our guests told us.

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May 11, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 10, 2019
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Does our system of checks and balances need a check-up? The impact of a standoff between the White House and Congress. And Colorado asserts itself as a leader on recreational drug use.

Around the world, Iran sparks concerns about its supply of uranium. South Africa goes to the polls. And the Royal Family says, it's a boy!

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May 10, 2019
Puerto Rican Singer-Songwriter iLe On The Music Of Protest
2090
"[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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May 09, 2019
Facebook Is Done With Alex Jones. Where Will The Infowars Host Go Next?
2073
"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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May 08, 2019
What Happens After You First Get Sober?
2091
"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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May 07, 2019
Inside The Animated Mind Of Lisa Hanawalt
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"I love showing that women are funny, and gross, and sexual," Hanawalt told us. "Women have just had limited opportunities to show this side of themselves in the media."

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May 06, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 3, 2019
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President Trump gets into a fire fight. The attorney general chooses his words carefully. And there's some talk about infrastructure.

Around the world, Venezuela's President Maduro hangs on. May Day turns ugly in Paris. And Baghdadi reminds the world that ISIS might be landless, but it is still dangerous.

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May 03, 2019
Decoding Da Vinci
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"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 ability to wed art and science.

We celebrated the Italian polymath's legacy in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death.

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May 02, 2019
The Curious Ways We Find (And Lose) Our Way
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"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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May 01, 2019
Uncovering Buried Truths
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"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 whodunit, but whydunit."

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Apr 30, 2019
Turmoil At The National Rifle Association
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"The wounds the NRA now faces are entirely self-inflicted," Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff told us.

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Apr 29, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for April 26, 2019
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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 Lanka recovers from a series of deadly bombings. An epic story dominates India's election. And Ukraine elects a comedian.

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Apr 26, 2019
1A Across America: The Power Of The Latino Vote
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"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 with Hispanics, we're going to be a minority party."

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Apr 25, 2019
Grooving With Maxwell
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"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 voices are just echoes of an era and a history and a tradition."

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Apr 24, 2019
A Conversation With Chef Kwame Onwuachi
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"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 evolves."

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Apr 23, 2019
Special K: Ketamine, From Party Drug To Depression Medication
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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 from my treatment-resistant depression," he told us.

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Apr 22, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for April 19, 2019
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Parts of the Mueller report are finally made public. New rules for asylum seekers could keep thousands in jail. And prosecutors accuse doctors of prescribing opioids in exchange for cash or sex.

Around the world, Libya worries the West. France fights back after a fire. And in London, a climate change protest gets very sticky.

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Apr 19, 2019
Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now
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Twenty years ago, two teenagers murdered a dozen students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado.

For this special broadcast, we looked at Columbine's legacy. Leigh Paterson of KUNC Public Media and Guns & America shared her reporting, which includes conversations with Columbine survivors, school administrators and activists.

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Apr 18, 2019
French Ambassador To The U.S. On The Future Of Notre Dame
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"There has been an outpouring of support from around the globe," French ambassador Gérard Araud told us.

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Apr 17, 2019
Rosanne Cash On Art And Activism
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Rosanne Cash talks to us about her music, how she broke into the industry and her advocacy.

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Apr 16, 2019
Watch The Throne(s)
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Why does it seem like everyone is watching "Game of Thrones" these days? What's so compelling about the series?

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Apr 15, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for April 12, 2019
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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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Apr 12, 2019
What's The Breaking Point At The Border?
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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 the founder of "Define American," Jose Antonio Vargas.

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Apr 11, 2019
Historian Robert Caro On Power And Why He Still Writes Longhand
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The venerated author of "The Power Broker" joins us to talk about his new book, "Working."

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Apr 10, 2019
Is It Miller Time? Nielsen Gets Nudged Out
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What's ahead for the Department of Homeland Security and for President Trump's immigration agenda?

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Apr 09, 2019
1A Across America: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tests Faith In Government
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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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Apr 08, 2019
1A Across America: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
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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 zoomed out to discuss the role Kansas will play in the 2020 presidential race.

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Apr 06, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for April 5, 2019
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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 club." And mayoral history is made in Chicago.

Around the world, Ethiopian crash investigators call for an inquiry into Boeing. The New Zealand shooting prompts Australia to pass new laws. And why did a Chinese woman at Mar-a-Lago have four cell phones, an external hard drive and a thumb drive?

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Apr 05, 2019
Writer Damon Young On Being Black And The Absurdity Of It All
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Damon Young, co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com, says the most inspiring thing about his hometown of Pittsburgh is that it's predominantly white. "Pittsburgh is a jar of mayonnaise," he told us.

We talked with him about adolescence, politics, parenthood and why he still calls Pittsburgh home.

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Apr 04, 2019
'Bullets Ain't Got No Name': Keeping Kids Out Of Gangs
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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 then took a look at the fight against gangs nationwide.

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Apr 03, 2019
Foresight 2020: Julián Castro
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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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Apr 02, 2019
The First Day Back
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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 an asthma attack stopped his heart for five minutes while he was performing a set.

We spoke with Weems about his comeback story, and heard from listeners about how they bounced back from life-changing events.

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Apr 01, 2019
1A Across America: The Fight Over Oil and Gas
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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 several people in the Greeley, Colorado area about how the industry has affected their lives. Plus, we heard from an energy reporter who discussed how Colorado's approach to this dilemma could guide the nation.

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Mar 30, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for March 29, 2019
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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 world, Facebook says it will ban white nationalists, weeks after the New Zealand attack. Southern Africa fights cholera after a historic cyclone. And could Prime Minister Theresa May be the first high-profile casualty of Britain's messy European divorce?

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Mar 29, 2019
Inside The Minds Of The Mega-Rich
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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 one's mind and morals? And what's the role of the wealthy in easing inequality?

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Mar 28, 2019
Peter Lord And David Sproxton On 40 Years Of Animating Life
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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, intelligent, adventurous sheep.

We talked to the co-founders about four decades of animating life.

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Mar 27, 2019
1A Movie Club Sees 'Us'
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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 it should follow you, find you and — worse yet — try to replace you, by any means necessary.

Jordan Peele explores that side we hide in his latest thriller, "Us."

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Mar 26, 2019
Left, Right And Center Takes On The Mueller Report
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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 does it mean that the investigation is wrapped up? And what other investigations still loom over President Trump? We bring you the latest on the report, plus reaction from across the political spectrum.

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Mar 25, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for March 22, 2019
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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 against racist ideology. Hundreds are missing and more than a million people need help after catastrophic floods in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Plus, Brexit delayed?

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Mar 22, 2019
Raining Love With Lee Fields And The Expressions
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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 and sampled by popular artists like ASAP Rocky, J. Cole and Travis Scott.

We spoke with Fields about five decades in the industry.

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Mar 21, 2019
How To Raise Boys
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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 and impulsive. How do we rethink masculinity, and raise today's boys to be 21st-century men?

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Mar 20, 2019
Self-Care And Skin Care
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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 that so many of us pay top-dollar to put our best face forward? And what should you be using to take care of your skin?

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Mar 19, 2019
What Will Stop The Spread Of Online Extremism?
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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 each of us plays in creating the online ecosystem where hate can thrive.

How do we reckon with online hate? What consequences should there be for the bigots who promote acts of violence?

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Mar 18, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for March 15, 2019
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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, America withdraws its diplomatic staff from Venezuela. Wonder Woman calls out Israel's Prime Minister. And the Brits prepare to check out of the EU anytime they like — but can they ever leave?

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Mar 15, 2019
Tracee Ellis Ross Teams Up For Time's Up With Her Aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee
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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 women.

Now, that focus is broadening to the healthcare industry. We discussed Time's Up Healthcare with two of its most vocal advocates: Ellis Ross and her aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee.

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Mar 14, 2019
Only Human: Understanding Our Place In The Animal Kingdom
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Dogs express love. Chimpanzees are handy with tools. Even octopuses display intelligence. But so do humans. So what exactly makes us human? What truly separates us from other animals?

We put these questions to geneticist Adam Rutherford.

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Mar 13, 2019
Taking Care: The Cost Of Child Care In 2019
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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 and families around the country?

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Mar 12, 2019
What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel
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Is it possible to speak out against Israel's policies without disparaging Jewish people? And what happens when people conflate anti-Semitism and criticizing Israel?

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Mar 12, 2019
1A Across America: Colorado's Approach To Gun Rights And Gun Control
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The House recently passed the most far-reaching gun control legislation in years. But the push for universal background checks is expected to fail.

Colorado has been living with such regulations for years. As part of our Across America partnership, we traveled to KUNC in Greeley, CO and looked at the state's existing gun laws, new proposals and how the battle for the Second Amendment is playing out at the state level around the country.

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Mar 09, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for March 8, 2019
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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 to its old tricks after failed peace talks? Anti-government protests in Algeria raise concerns about military intervention. And who will Canada's corruption crisis claim next?

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Mar 08, 2019
The Latest On R. Kelly
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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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Mar 07, 2019
No Bones About It: The Human Skeleton, Revealed
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What makes our skeletons so unique? And what do they teach us about our species, and ourselves?

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Mar 06, 2019
Close Encounters Of The A.I. Kind
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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 be expected to talk to machines for the rest of your life."

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Mar 05, 2019
American Democracy (Keep It If You Can)
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Two takes on how to keep the republic strong.

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Mar 04, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for March 1, 2019
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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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Mar 01, 2019
1A Visits CPAC
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We bring you our interviews from a day at the Conservative Political Action Conference. We talked to everyone from former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka to a group of young Republicans who came to Washington for the event.

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Feb 28, 2019
Hollywood's Heartbeat: A Conversation With Robert Townsend
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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 black stories to audiences around the world.

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Feb 27, 2019
Tariffs, Turmoil And Denuclearization: The Trump Administration Abroad
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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 country's nuclear weapons.

After refusing U.S. aid at the Venezuelan border, President Nicolas Maduro faces new pressure from his opponents to step down, with the U.S. threatening to impose new sanctions.

President Trump also faces challenges in his ongoing attempt to reach a trade agreement with China. Though he has delayed a March 1 deadline to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, the two sides have yet to sign an official agreement.

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Feb 26, 2019
What Happens To Low-Income Students In High-Priced Universities?
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Once a privilege for the wealthy, elite universities across the U.S. became a reality for students from low-income backgrounds beginning in the 1990s. Institutions like Princeton University and Amherst College implemented no-loan policies with the hope that low-income students would enroll and later graduate debt-free; others bolstered their scholarship offerings.

As a result, racial and socioeconomic diversity have increased on many college campuses. But what actually happens once disadvantaged students get to college?

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Feb 25, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for February 22, 2019
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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 president is a Russian asset. President Trump says it's all lies. Meanwhile, Bernie's back. Putin warns the West. President Trump warns those who are still supporting Venezuela's old guard. And what's next for the wives and children caught up in the failed fight for an Islamic state?

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Feb 22, 2019
Can The Catholic Church Heal Itself?
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Too many Catholic priests have abused children without consequences. Now, over 100 Catholic bishops are meeting in Rome to discuss protecting children. But what will it take for change to come?

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Feb 21, 2019
Why It Matters That New York City Will Ban Discrimination Based On Hair
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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 with white authority figures policing the hair of people of color.

When corporate culture conflicts with cultural or religious expression, where do we draw the line? And what should we do?

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Feb 20, 2019
Ready (To Make Money) Player One: The Business Of Esports
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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 explored the new world of competitive gaming and how it changes the meaning of 'get your head in the game.'

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Feb 20, 2019
The New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory On The Rise
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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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Feb 18, 2019
Look Out! Here Comes The Spider-Verse
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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 already-crowded multiplex.

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Feb 16, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for February 15, 2019
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From a national emergency to issues of press freedom around the world, we recap the week's top stories.

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Feb 15, 2019
Love In The Time Of Retirement
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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 Valentine's Day, we'll talk about what it means to be single and dating in your fifties and older.

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Feb 14, 2019
A Year After Parkland
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Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. Some of the survivors — Emma Gonzales, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and others — have turned their mourning into action, marking a changing wind for gun laws around the nation.

We spoke with David Cullen, author of Parkland: Birth of a Movement and Columbine, who spent time getting to know the students and families affected by the Parkland shooting.

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Feb 13, 2019
The Value Of Truth: How To Keep News In Business
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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 news? And how might these companies get you to sustain them in different ways, including paying for their content?

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Feb 12, 2019
1A, The Daily And A News Cycle That Never Sleeps
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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 Washington, The Daily's Michael Barbaro sat down with Joshua Johnson. They were joined by the BBC's Katty Kay and the Times' Adam Liptak and Mikayla Bouchard for a conversation about editorial judgment.

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Feb 11, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for February 8, 2019
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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 the political upheaval in Venezuela.

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Feb 08, 2019
Why We Keep Forgiving Facebook
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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 sixteen.

We spoke with Roger McNamee, former adviser and early investor, about how the company changed the world in unexpected ways and — in his view — refused to do right by its users in times of trouble.

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Feb 07, 2019
1A Across America: What Do Young Voters Want?
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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 country about why they're getting involved. 1A Across America is funded through a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Feb 06, 2019
Comedian Nicole Byer On Laughing At Yourself And Nailing It
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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 "Nailed It."

We talked with her about her wonderfully bawdy brand of comedy, and she left us with some quotable gems.

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Feb 05, 2019
The Climate For Climate Politics In 2019
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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 "Green New Deal" bill as early as this week.

But not all Democrats are on board, and many on the right are actively working against these efforts. What future does environmental legislation have in today's political climate?

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Feb 04, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for February 1, 2019
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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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Feb 01, 2019
The Year After "The Year Of The Woman"
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First-term Congresswomen have been dominating national politics. A wave of female candidates are leading the Democratic pack for 2020. And Republicans say they need more women elected at every level.

What are female politicians on both sides of the aisle facing at the national level? And how does the public conversation change when women run?

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Jan 31, 2019
Listen To The Music Play: How The Grateful Dead Remain Relevant In 2019
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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 Dead's words glow with the gold of sunshine? And how does a band formed over 50 years ago remain not only relevant today, but influential?

We discussed with a panel of Deadheads.

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Jan 30, 2019
Former Aide Cliff Sims On Life Inside President Trump's White House
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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 orbiting him at varying distances. He says he was pretty close: more of a Mercury than a Jupiter.

We spoke with Sims about his time in the White House and his new book reflecting on "500 extraordinary days."

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Jan 29, 2019
'No Place Like Home:' 'The Wizard Of Oz' At 80
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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 Rainbow," for being made in Technicolor, for jumpstarting Judy Garland's career and for launching a cottage industry of people who believe it's much more than a modern fairy tale.

We discussed what makes this movie so beloved with Wizard of Oz expert John Fricke.

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Jan 28, 2019
1A Across America: Who Is Caring For Rural Americans?
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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 question as part of our Across America partnership.

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Jan 26, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for January 25, 2018
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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 comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Around the world, the uber rich and powerful gathered again in Davos. A government crackdown in Zimbabwe has many concerned that the country is slipping backwards. And who is in charge of Venezuela, really?

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Jan 25, 2019
What Is ALEC?
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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 impact on our democracy as part of our week of audience-selected shows.

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Jan 24, 2019
Money Moves: The Push For Financial Literacy In Schools
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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 course to graduate high school.

How are we preparing young people to be smart consumers? And why isn't financial literacy a standard in our schools?
We discussed as part of our week of listener-selected show topics.

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Jan 23, 2019
Ask An Atheist
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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 to believers and non-believers?

We kicked off our week of audience-selected shows with a chance to ask an atheist.

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Jan 22, 2019
Who Is Continuing Martin Luther King's Fight Against Poverty?
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With inequality still growing, who is carrying on Martin Luther King's economic fight today?

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Jan 21, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for January 18, 2019
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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 teachers on strike. And Cardi B gets political.

Around the world, terrorism rocked Kenya and Syria. There were moves in the U.K. to try and reach a deal before the clock runs out on Brexit. And the latest in the wild ride that is El Chapo's trial.

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Jan 18, 2019
Catching Up With The Russia Investigation
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Over the last few days, The Washington Post and The New York Times published explosive stories about President Trump's involvement with Russia.

What would it mean if the president of the United States — knowingly or unknowingly — were an asset of the Kremlin?

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Jan 17, 2019
Kristen Roupenian, 'Cat Person' & Viral Fiction
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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 resonated in the early stages of the #MeToo movement, and articulated a common experience that's uncommonly discussed.

We spoke with the author, Kristen Roupenian, about her work and the stories we tell ourselves about sex, dating and consent.

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Jan 16, 2019
Black Women, #MeToo & 'Surviving R. Kelly'
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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 black women, abuse and when and if they're believed. How will the #MeToo movement intersect with #MuteRKelly? How was R. Kelly's alleged abuse allowed to continue for so long, and why did it take this documentary for his victims to be heard?

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Jan 15, 2019
How The Government Shutdown Affects The Country
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We are just over three weeks into a partial government shutdown. We're hearing stories from affected federal workers.

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Jan 14, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for January 11, 2019
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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, mending fences and clearing up mixed signals. And Kim Jong-un's trip to China shows North Korea wants to play on a much bigger diplomatic field.

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Jan 11, 2019
Surveying The Public Domain
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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 can we do with it? And how do our copyright laws protect — or limit — creators?

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Jan 10, 2019
Why Families Break Up
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"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 reconciliation is — and isn't — possible.

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Jan 09, 2019
Hell And How We Think Of It
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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 it's like, and whether it exists at all. How has this fearful concept shaped our history and our morals?

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Jan 08, 2019
Planting A Seed: The Vegan Diet in 2019
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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 veganism really for everyone?

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Jan 07, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for January 4, 2019
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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 just for president in 2020, but an unresolved election in North Carolina. China takes a bite out of Apple, hurting iPhone sales and raising concerns about the Chinese economy. And Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, wastes no time shaking things up after taking office.

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Jan 04, 2019
How Far Into President Trump's Finances Will Democrats Dig?
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The president might be averse to having his finances scrutinized, but change is afoot in Washington — and that could mean change for the parameters of the Mueller probe, too.

Will new Democratic leadership give the green light to cross the president's "red line?" We put that question to Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, and Jeffrey Toobin.

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Jan 03, 2019
Does The 'Good Guy With A Gun' Tagline Work If That Guy Is Black?
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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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Jan 02, 2019
New Year, New Frontier: Mars
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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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Dec 31, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for December 28, 2018
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As we headed into the holidays, the government headed into a partial shutdown. A second detained minor died in the custody of Border Patrol. Elections are delayed in Congo, and brought forward in Israel. And President Trump's surprise trip to Iraq played well in the U.S. – but in Iraq, it's a different story.

It's the final Friday News Roundup of 2018.

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Dec 28, 2018
Year Of The Woman?
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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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Dec 27, 2018
Deconstructing The Myths Of Reconstruction
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Is there more to the story of Reconstruction than we've been popularly told? Very likely, according to a September article in Smithsonian Magazine. The report shares that the number of black Americans killed at this time has been largely ignored.

Why is this era not given much attention in common renderings of the Civil War?

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Dec 26, 2018
What's It All About, Michael Caine?
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"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 the pinnacle of his profession.

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Dec 24, 2018
Bringing Down The Curtain On Yellowface
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It wouldn't be Christmas without "The Nutcracker." But would it be "The Nutcracker" without yellowface?

Some ballet companies have made changes to the ballet in recent years, updating the choreography, costuming and makeup to eliminate Asian stereotypes or caricatures. How should we present classic ballets and musicals with offensive or racist caricatures to today's diverse audiences?

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Dec 22, 2018
The Friday News Roundup For December 21, 2018
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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 reach an impasse?
And let the government's engine just run out of gas?
The Defense Secretary is on his way out.
Jim Mattis says, don't push our allies about.
Plus, a judge rules Obamacare is no longer lawful.
Michael Flynn's sentence could get even more awful.
And new rules for migrants who are claiming asylum:
They'll have to stay put in Mexico to file 'em.
Those are our topics, but if you have something to say,
Then find us on Facebook, or Twitter, as @1A.

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Dec 21, 2018
Not Tonight: Why Americans Are Having Less Sex
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We can add something else to a long list of 'things that millennials are killing.' Along with napkins, American cheese and golf, heterosexual people in their 20s are having less sex.

Could our connectivity be behind the decline? Is pornography replacing IRL relations? Has hookup culture put intimacy on the outs? Or are we just too busy to get busy?

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Dec 20, 2018
Dating While Gray
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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 age 50 and older who are seeking that special someone." What has she learned?

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Dec 19, 2018
Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?
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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 many artists want to sing about Christmas? Why not other holidays, in other times of year? And after decades of holiday hits, is there anything new to do with the genre?

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Dec 18, 2018
Cuffin' Season And 'The Lost Art' Of Cruising: Dating In 2018
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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 partner to take to holiday parties, take to meet your parents or maybe just take home to watch some Netflix. There are scientific reasons to explain cuffin' season. We'll hear about them, plus how dating trends and technology have affected our relationships.

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Dec 17, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for December 14, 2018
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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 in Yemen. And British Prime Minister Theresa May survived an attempted ouster by her own party.

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Dec 14, 2018
A Double Standard For Discipline? Why Students Weren't Punished After A Nazi Salute
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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 weeks later, an anti-Semitic video and fliers surfaced.

What responsibilities do high schools have to punish hate speech? And when should students be old enough to know better?

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Dec 13, 2018
1A Across America: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota
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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 sight of what's at stake.

Today, we look at global trade through local eyes. Hear from miners in Northern Minnesota about what it feels like to live in a single-industry town, and how trade decisions in Washington are affecting them.

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Dec 12, 2018
Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays
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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 office sustainable? Would you miss it if it shrank or went away? And if it is worth saving, how should we save it?

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Dec 11, 2018
Do Get Your Hopes Up...Rocking Out With Hope Punk
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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 art form that might make it possible.

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Dec 10, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for December 7, 2018
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The nation mourns former President George H.W. Bush. Big announcements come from the Trump White House. Authorities in France brace for more riots. And world leaders meet in Poland to agree on how best to combat climate change.

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Dec 07, 2018
Speaking Freely: The Future Of The First Amendment
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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 ago, after World War I.

With the free speech challenges of today, what should violate the First Amendment? How should we respond as a society? Who gets to decide what speech is amplified or buried on social platforms?

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Dec 06, 2018
Why Did Police Departments Throw Out Rape Kits?
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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? And can cases be prosecuted without this key piece of evidence?

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Dec 05, 2018
The Art Of The Political Obituary And The State Funeral
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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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Dec 04, 2018
Victoria's Secret Laid Bare
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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 many versions of the well-known angel wings.

What does Victoria's Secret — and the lingerie industry at large — tell us about femininity and gender? And how does the #MeToo movement play into all this?

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Dec 03, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for November 30, 2018
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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 skirmish with the Russians. The Senate ramped up pressure on President Trump and his support for the Saudis. And it's been a deadly week for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

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Nov 30, 2018
With New Leadership, Planned Parenthood Plots The Path Forward
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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 her new role and the changing strategy of the organization.

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Nov 29, 2018
'True Lies' And Videotape: Why Many Movies Are No Longer Online
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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 last few decades are proving impossible to find. How do we save the movies we love? And once we save them, how do we see them?

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Nov 28, 2018
The Things That Matter Most
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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 physical and emotional value of the things we keep.

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Nov 27, 2018
Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt
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Millennials are not alone in their struggles with student debt.
Americans over 60 years old are now the fastest-growing category of borrowers.

How sustainable is this life cycle of debt? And what should seniors do to break it?

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Nov 26, 2018
Don't Forget About Me: Lena Waithe On Reflection And Representation In Hollywood
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"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 spoke to the actress, producer and screenwriter on stage in San Francisco as part of ComNet '18.

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Nov 23, 2018
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Green Book'
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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 movie? Or yet another example of a black man's story being sacrificed to make a white man a hero?

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Nov 21, 2018
Millions Of Americans Run. Why?
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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, including Peter Sagel of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, about why they love the sport. And from some of our listeners about why they don't.

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Nov 20, 2018
Fighting The Bureau's Investigations: How The FBI Polices The President
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How does law enforcement handle the most powerful person in the country? And should Special Counsel Robert Mueller have wide-ranging power to investigate wrongdoing by the president?

We put those questions to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner, whose work inspired the new Showtime documentary series "Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI."

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Nov 19, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for November 16, 2018
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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 continues. And Brexit negotiations spark high drama in Europe.

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Nov 17, 2018
Reddit: Downvoting Conspiracy, Upvoting Community?
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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 been under growing pressure to govern their platforms more aggressively. How is Reddit handling the fight against disinformation on its platform? And is it doing enough?

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Nov 15, 2018
Hasan Minhaj Didn't Become A Lawyer
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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.

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Nov 14, 2018
California's Deadliest Fire: "The New Abnormal"
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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 abnormal."

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Nov 13, 2018
The Power Of Comedy And Storytelling For Veterans
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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 Twitter @1a.
Nov 12, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for November 9, 2018
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A Democratic House will soon be in session, but Sessions won't be in the White House. We talk midterms, Mueller and Missy Elliott today on the Friday News Roundup.

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Nov 09, 2018
Preserving Stories Of Holocaust Survivors
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The youngest survivors of the Holocaust are now in their 70s. How can we preserve their memories to prevent future atrocities?

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Nov 08, 2018
The Morning After: Unpacking the Midterm Elections
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From the upsets to the sure bets, we dig into the 2018 midterms with a panel of experts — including a former governor.

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Nov 07, 2018
Bishop Michael Curry Wants Us To Love Radically
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The same weekend Bishop Michael Curry delivered his sermon at the Royal Wedding, a group of Christian leaders — Curry included — launched a creed called "Reclaiming Jesus." It warned of a crisis facing our highest moral and political leaders.

In today's political climate, how do religious leaders lead flocks that are more partisan and less inclined to love across the aisle? And when it comes to earthly matters, can faith and love bring us together?

We put those questions to Bishop Curry.

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Nov 06, 2018
Doris Kearns Goodwin On Disagreement In American Politics
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Often when the country has been at odds with itself, a leader has come along to remind us of our common cause and our shared humanity.

But now, with the country feeling more deeply divided than ever, is that just something for the history books?

We talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about whether the leaders of the past have something to teach us about facing the challenges of today.

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Nov 05, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for November 2, 2018
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The nation is reeling after Saturday's mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. President Trump says he'll use the executive order to end birthright citizenship. And top U.S. officials call for a ceasefire in Yemen in 30 days.

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Nov 02, 2018
Stopped At The Box: Voter Access Ahead Of The Midterms
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It's been said many times: "If you don't vote, don't complain."

But a growing number of voters say they have plenty to complain about: namely, that they struggle to cast their ballots.

With less than a week before the midterm elections, what issues are people experiencing at the ballot box? And what can be done about it?

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Nov 01, 2018
Hex In Effect: Why Witches Are Back
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"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." "Charmed." "Suspiria."

Halloween is a time for many of us to indulge in fantasy. But do these fictional witches point to the real ways our views of women are changing?

We put that question to our panel. Plus, hear from two guests about what it means to be a witch today.

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Oct 31, 2018
Mega Church And Mega Issues: Pastor Adam Hamilton
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What role does faith play in bringing people together?

It's a worthwhile question, especially after last weekend's mass shooting in Pittsburgh.

We talk with the Reverend Adam Hamilton, founding pastor of the nation's largest Methodist church, about the deep political divides within his congregation — and his plan to get people of faith thinking differently.

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Oct 30, 2018
Rhetoric, Racism And Rage: A Violent Week In America
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It has been a violent week in America.

Eleven people killed in their synagogue. Two African Americans shot by a white man at the supermarket. And 14 prominent figures sent homemade pipe bombs.

Today, we take time to absorb what has happened, and consider what this says about us, our politics and our country.

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Oct 29, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for October 26, 2018
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A Florida man has been arrested after roughly a dozen pipe bombs were mailed to top Democratic figures. The first woman on the Supreme Court is retiring from public life. And Saudi Arabia has changed its explanation for Jamal Khashoggi's death — again.

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Oct 26, 2018
"I Started With A Million Dollar Loan." Taking Apart Trump's Taxes
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Earlier this month, The New York Times published a blockbuster investigation that showed President Donald Trump received more than $400 million from his father, New York City builder Fred Trump. The investigation also uncovered "instances of outright fraud" and other "dubious" tax schemes.

We talk with Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner about how they got the scoop.

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Oct 25, 2018
Anthony Scaramucci Is Still Talking
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His tenure was fleeting but oh, was it memorable.

Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump's one-time communications director was fired after making lewd comments about former chief strategist Steve Bannon and former chief of staff Reince Priebus.

He's not in the Trump administration anymore, but he's still rolling out the hot takes.

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Oct 24, 2018
Get That Paper: What Lottery Winnings Do To Your Life
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The combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have topped $2 billion, and tickets are selling by the hundreds each minute.

But what's at stake if you win? Does money actually bring more happiness?

Today, we talk to someone who knows what it's like to win the lottery — the good and the bad.

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Oct 23, 2018
Andrew Gillum: Governor?
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Andrew Gillum is currently the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida. But he's running for governor against Republican Ron DeSantis.

The Orlando Sentinel describes their race this way: "In Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum, Florida voters will choose between the most politically polar opposite candidates for governor in decades."

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Oct 22, 2018
The Friday News Roundup For October 19, 2018
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We're about three weeks away and the midterms are starting to dominate news headlines here in the US. Here and abroad, everyone is still talking about Jamal Khashoggi. The Post published his likely-final column on Thursday. The topic? Press freedom.

And if you need to...relax, just head north of the border. Canada officially legalized marijuana this week.

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Oct 19, 2018
Midterms 2018: Take It To The House
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No, this year's elections aren't presidential. But they've taken on a new resonance due to the strong backlash among Democrats to the policies of President Trump and his majority-Republican Congress.

In this show, we're talking about the House of Representatives. (But we know that you really want to talk about the Senate contest between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz ...)

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Oct 18, 2018
What One Writer Gained With A Memoir About Weight Loss
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"Heavy" isn't exactly the book Kiese Laymon set out to write. Originally, it was a book about weight. "I wanted to write a lie," he writes on the very first page.

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Oct 17, 2018
Why It's Hard To Change Minds About Climate Change
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A new U.N. report says there's a strong chance of crisis by 2040 due to climate change. But despite overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change exists, the subject can be tough to discuss.

How do we navigate conversations about climate change with those who don't believe in it?

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Oct 16, 2018
Julián Castro's "Unlikely Journey"
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Julián Castro has had a robust political career, from serving as San Antonio's mayor to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Obama.

His latest endeavors could be setting the stage for another big development. Will he run for president in 2020?

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Oct 15, 2018
The Friday News Roundup For October 12, 2018
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UN ambassador Nikki Haley resigned this week in a move that surprised White House officials and the public alike. She'll stay on until the end of the year, but who is on deck to replace her? And journalist Jamal Khashoggi remains missing this week. Khashoggi was critical of the Saudi government, and after he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to get some routine papers, he never emerged.

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Oct 12, 2018
Both Donald Trump And Seth Meyers Have Taken Cues From This Guy
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Even if you've never heard of Wally Feresten, you've likely seen his work.

He has held up the cue cards — you know, those big, handwritten cards that remind performers what they're supposed to say next — for some of the biggest names in comedy. That includes Seth Meyers and pretty much everyone on Saturday Night Live over the last 25 years.

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Oct 11, 2018
Sizing Up The Universe With Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is an expert on just about everything.

He's debunked myths in sci-fi movies. He's weighed in on the effects of climate change. And last week, he used science to predict when LeBron James will retire from the NBA. (It's age 38, apparently.)

We talk about the new book, but we also ask him some of your burning questions.

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Oct 10, 2018
Sixteen Shots. One Conviction.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been convicted for murder in the second degree for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was also convicted of 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count for each time he shot at McDonald.

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Oct 09, 2018
What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi?
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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi went into the Saudi consulate in Turkey to fill out some routine paperwork. He didn't come out.

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Oct 08, 2018
The Friday News Roundup For October 5, 2018
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This week the White House announced that the FBI had completed its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Senate voted to advance his nomination.

People are still recovering from the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. First Lady Melania Trump is on a tour of four African nations, and we get the latest on who won the Nobel Prize this week.

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Oct 05, 2018
How The 1990s Paved The Way For Today's Political Divide
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Red states. Blue waves. These are phrases we hear all the time these days. Political correspondent Steve Kornacki says this is nothing new.

He says it was the '90s that have brought us today's polarized politics. In his new book, The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism, Kornacki traces the origin story back several decades.

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Oct 04, 2018
What Amazon Adds To The Fight For $15
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Amazon has announced it plans to raise its minimum wage to $15.

It's the latest move in the Fight for $15. Will other large corporations follow suit? And in today's economy, is $15 an hour enough?

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Oct 03, 2018
A Sisterhood Of Sexual Assault Survivors Are Sharing Stories, Shouting Back
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Christine Blasey Ford's testimony brought to the surface difficult memories. And sexual assault survivors who had never shared publicly what happened to them starting doing so — at home, on social media and at workplaces. How should we cope with this moment of collective trauma?

You'll also hear the voices of several of our producers as they share their stories.

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Oct 02, 2018
The State We're In: Gun Legislation
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It's been one year since the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. How have state governments responded to mass shootings, activism and the Second Amendment?

This is the first installment of our series called "The State We're In," where we'll explore the bills and ballot initiatives dominating debate in state capitals.

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Oct 01, 2018
Laughs, Tears and Talking Horses: The Power of Bojack Horseman
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Netflix's BoJack Horseman has spent five seasons exploring depression, addiction, redemption and more — through a talking horse. We talk to creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg about #MeToo, Hollywoo(d) and who BoJack really is.

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Sep 29, 2018
The Friday News Roundup for September 28, 2018
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It was a hearing watched around the country. Christine Blasey Ford told senators she is "100 percent" sure it was Brett Kavanaugh who assaulted her, and he said he's a "100 percent certain" the allegations are untrue.

And President Trump spent much of his week in New York for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Sep 28, 2018
Testimony Rocks Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process
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After considerable negotiations, and without an FBI investigation, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. We recap some highlights from the hearings for you today, and we'll go in depth on the Friday News Roundup tomorrow.

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Sep 27, 2018
Food Regulation: "Only The Brave Dare Eat The Fare"
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A little over a century ago, buying a cup of coffee might mean sipping on additives like charcoal and charred bone. Adding milk? It might have one of that era's main preservatives ... formaldehyde.

Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley and his fight for pure food is the subject of Deborah Blum's new book, "The Poison Squad".

His crusade means our food today is safe ... right?

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Sep 26, 2018
America's Love Affair With Roadside Attractions
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The UFO Welcome Center in Bowman, South Carolina. The World's Largest Teapot in Chester, West Virginia. The International Banana Museum in Mecca, California.

Americans have been pulling over to roadside attractions like these for generations. What do they tell us about the American ethos?

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Sep 25, 2018
The Comeback: Men Embroiled In #MeToo Attempt Exits From Exile
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It's been less than a year since assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light and fired up the #MeToo movement.

Since then, people have come forward with their experiences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and bullying in several industries. These allegations have brought shame to the accused, but now some of them are trying to get back into public life. Is all of this too much, too soon?

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Sep 24, 2018
The News Roundup For September 21, 2018
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This week, a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has rattled the confirmation process, and Hurricane Florence brought devastating rain to the Carolinas. Abroad, Brexit talks continued, and Save the Children issued another dire warning for Yemen: a million more children are now at risk of famine.

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Sep 21, 2018
Are LGBTQ Students Any Safer In Schools Today?
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A new survey found alarming levels of stress, anxiety and rejection in LGBTQ teens. What are schools — and families — doing about bullying based on sexual orientation or gender identity? And are they doing enough?

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Sep 20, 2018
Vulnerable Voters
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Nearly 90 million people did not vote in the 2016 election—that's nearly half of all voting-age adults. Part of those non-voters is a group of mostly people of color, who met hurdles at every turn. Targeted voter ID laws, voter roll purges, gerrymandered districts and overwhelmed polling stations are silencing thousands of votes.

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Sep 19, 2018
Identity Politics Unmasked
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The term 'identity politics' gets thrown around a lot, and studies show that our identities – like race, religion, and gender – heavily influence how we vote.

Writer and political scientist Francis Fukuyama says identity politics could be a threat to the nation – and he has some ideas on how to fix it.

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Sep 18, 2018
Another Book On The Trump Administration? Bob Woodward Says We Need It
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The reports coming from within the Trump White House have been never-ending. The leaks to reporters create a picture of a White House in chaos. In comes veteran reporter Bob Woodward's new book "Fear: Trump In The White House."

But it's just one of many books that have come out this year about this administration. So why should we trust this one?

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Sep 17, 2018
Emmy Empress Regina King on Three Decades in the Industry
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Few actresses command attention like Regina King. From "Boyz n the Hood" to "The Boondocks" to "Seven Seconds," she's built a repertoire of compelling performances.

With several awards under her belt, it's clear the Television Academy has noticed. The actress and director received an Emmy nomination for the fourth year in a row.

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Sep 16, 2018
The News Roundup For September 14, 2018
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Two hurricanes made headlines this week, but for very different reasons. A new report shows that this year five times more migrant children were detained at the southern border compared to last year. Ethiopia and Eritrea made progress toward peace this week by reopening their border, and protests in Iraq are threatening the political career of the prime minister.

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Sep 14, 2018
Just Can't Help Falling In Love...With Romance Novels
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Romance novels are having a moment. The industry is worth more than $1 billion.

Surprised? You really shouldn't be. In 2015, 75 million Americans said they had read a romance novel in the past year.

What's so compelling about these novels? And if so many people love them, why is it so hard for the literary world to take them seriously?

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Sep 13, 2018
Pickup Artist: How The Ford F-Series Took Over America
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The Ford F-series has taken over America. The company sells a truck about every 30 seconds in America, for an average of $46,000. But if you imagine that everyone driving a pickup truck is working construction or running a farm, guess again.

Who's buying, who's driving, and where is the industry headed?

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Sep 12, 2018
Family With OxyContin Patent Has Another...To Wean Patients Off OxyContin
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The Sackler family has made billions of dollars off of OxyContin, a prescription pain-management drug. Recently it's been cited when talking about America's opioid crisis.

Now there's a patent out for an opioid-addiction treatment drug. The inventor? Richard Sackler...

What responsibilities do private companies have in fixing problems they effectively helped cause?

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Sep 11, 2018
Going Deep On "The Deep State"
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People can't stop talking about the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed written by a "senior administration official," particularly one line about the "deep state." What is that? NPR's Mara Liasson described it as "supposedly shadowy cabal of opposition bureaucrats buried deep within the government." But does the deep state even exist? Or is this just another conspiracy theory?

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Sep 10, 2018
The News Roundup For September 7, 2018
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This week, in addition to discussions about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and tech company testimonies on Capitol Hill, Washington and beyond is abuzz trying to guess the identity of a certain anonymous "senior administration official." There were talks in Pakistan and Iran, and a devastating fire destroyed countless historical artifacts in Brazil.

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Sep 07, 2018
Making Choices That Could Change Our Lives
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How long did you spend thinking about the last big decision you made? There's a better way, according to Steven Johnson. His newest book is called "Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most." We ask him for his advice, and get his takes on some big decisions made around the world.

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Sep 06, 2018
William Shatner: "Live Long And..."
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Maybe you know him as Captain Kirk in "Star Trek." Perhaps as Denny Crane in "Boston Legal." Or as the Shakespearean actor. Or the travel guru for Priceline. Or maybe even the spoken word musician.

Now, William Shatner wants you to know him as just William Shatner.

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Sep 05, 2018
Terence Nance's Weird World Of Fantastical Blackness
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What's it like to be young and black in America? If you use the new HBO series "Random Acts of Flyness" as your guide, it's...pretty weird. We talk to series creator Terence Nance about his latest show – and what comes next.

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Sep 04, 2018
Life With Lyme Disease
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Ever been bitten by a tick? Maybe you've pulled one off of your pet? The bacteria in that tick could lead to Lyme disease, which has spread to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. What kind of research is available on Lyme disease? How do you treat it? Or better, how do you prevent it in the first place?

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Sep 03, 2018
The News Roundup For August 31, 2018
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As the nation takes time to say goodbye to two American greats — the drumbeat of politics never stops. There were primary races and Nafta negotiations. A UN report blasted Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for high civilian casualties in Yemen, and the Chinese government hinted that it will end the nation's two-child policy.

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Aug 31, 2018
Puerto Rico, Presently
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An estimate from The George Washington University puts the official death toll for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria at 2,975 people. How will this new number affect aid and recovery on the island? How much did the response from the federal government in the wake of the storm affect the toll? And how are Puerto Ricans preparing as another hurricane season threatens the island?

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Aug 30, 2018
Deregulation Nation: Coal-Fired Power Plants
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The EPA has proposed the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which many see as an effort to erase former president Obama's Clean Power Plan. The new proposal signals a win for supporters of the coal industry, but will this proposed rule make coal more competitive on the market?

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Aug 29, 2018
Beyoncé, Inc.
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You know her — and odds are, you love her. Beyoncé Knowles Carter was one of the top 10 most admired women, according to a 2017 Gallup poll. After a long career in the entertainment industry, what is it about Beyoncé that allows her to continually dominate media as a musician and a mogul?

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Aug 28, 2018
Restoring America's Regular Order: Remembering Senator John McCain
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Senator John McCain died over the weekend, and many will remember him for being a maverick. His votes did not always align with the Republican Party platform and during his last years in the Senate, he often repeated calls for a truly bipartisan government — a return to "regular order." What should we make of his calls for bipartisanship? Is it even possible?

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Aug 27, 2018
The News Roundup For August 24, 2018
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You've probably heard the news about Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. But did you hear about Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)? Or what the Trump administration has planned for President Obama's Clean Power Plan? Do you know the story behind Trump's tweet about South African farmers? Dive into the week's major headlines with us.

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Aug 24, 2018
Executive Power: Laws And Limits
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Experts say Paul Manafort's guilty verdict and Michael Cohen's guilty plea are turning up the heat on President Trump. But he has survived scandal after scandal so far ... is this any different? Is impeachment on the table? Or, is all of this distracting from the fact that Trump is exactly the president his voter base hoped for?

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Aug 23, 2018
Russian Hackers Are At It Again
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This week the DNC reported an attempted hack of its voter database. Facebook and Twitter removed hundreds of accounts, and Microsoft says it thwarted a cyberattack on U.S political targets. With just three months left until the midterms, we have to ask, how safe are our upcoming elections?

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Aug 22, 2018
Catholics Face Their Faith After Another Sex Abuse Scandal
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Pope Francis has apologized for "grave errors" in the Catholic church, after a sweeping grand jury report implicated hundreds of priests in the abuse of more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania.

We talk about how the report has rocked the church with a practicing priest, and with a former priest who left the faith after he was abused himself.

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Aug 21, 2018
Americans In Combat
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When it comes to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Pulitzer-prize winner C.J. Chivers doesn't sugarcoat things: "It is beyond honest dispute that the wars did not achieve what their organizers promised, no matter the party in power or the generals in command." His new book is called The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. We talk to him about the book... and about the wars.

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Aug 20, 2018
The News Roundup For August 17, 2018
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This week, we learned disturbing news about the state of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and President Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance. And in global news, a lawmaker in Australia referred to the "final solution" when arguing for a Muslim immigration ban and President Trump levied more sanctions against Turkey.

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Aug 17, 2018
Bo Burnham Knows Eighth Grade Was Awkward For You, Too
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High school is hard ... but in some ways, eighth grade is harder. Pimples. Mean girls. Parents. It's the stuff of tragedy — and comedy — the likes of which we don't usually talk about. Comedian Bo Burnham sets out to do just that. He's the writer and director of a new film called "Eighth Grade."

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Aug 16, 2018
How Tech Companies Are Transforming Classrooms
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Ever heard of "The Googlification of the classroom?"

Well, here's a hint: more than half of America's grade-school students use Google education apps like Gmail and Docs. But do these digital resources actually help students learn? And how do schools decide between spending on software and devices ... and spending on teachers?

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Aug 15, 2018
Discord Over Non-Disclosure Agreements
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While promoting her new book, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has made some astonishing claims, including that staffers often sign non-disclosure agreements — which we now know is true. NDAs have long been used by private companies, but what role do they play in the public sector, if any? And are they enforceable?

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Aug 14, 2018
Dishonesty And Disadvantages In America's Education System
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Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a lot to say about the state of America's education system. In our conversation, he reflects on his own successes and failures while leading the department under President Obama, and he shares some thoughts on his successor, Betsy DeVos.

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Aug 13, 2018
The News Roundup For August 10, 2018
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This week, primaries and special elections in five states set the tone as midterms inch closer. Is a "blue wave" coming for Democrats? There's more news from Paul Manafort's trial — and more sanctions abroad, including on Iran and Russia. We also check in on the diplomatic flare-up between Saudi Arabia and Canada.

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Aug 10, 2018
According To Anonymous Sources...
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Chances are when looking at an article recently, you've read information that was attributed to "a source familiar with the matter." No names, no details about how these sources became familiar with the matter.

So why should you trust that reporting? We asked a current White House reporter, a deputy editor and a media ethics expert to break it down for us.

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Aug 09, 2018
Is Video Game Addiction A Thing?
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There's been a lot of concern lately about the amount of video games kids play. Are they ... addicted to them? The WHO and APA say maybe. Could obsessive playing be symptomatic of something else? Or is it similar to binging a television show, or staying up to finish a gripping novel?

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Aug 08, 2018
Sea Levels Rise On A Community Not Convinced Of Climate Change
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A shrinking island in the Chesapeake Bay has become a national battleground in the debate over climate change. At just four feet above sea level, Tangier Island may soon be gone — upending its lucrative crabbing industry and forcing its inhabitants to relocate. How, if at all, will it fight the rising tides?

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Aug 07, 2018
The Battle For The Beach
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The world is running out of sand, and it's a huge problem. Beaches are eroding at an alarming rate, and in the absence of easy-to-reach sand, the dangerous business of sand mining is booming. How did we get here, and what can we do to fix it? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
Aug 06, 2018
The News Roundup for August 3, 2018
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It's Friday, and we've got another roundup for you. America's intelligence chiefs warned of foreign interference in the midterm elections. We learned the price of ostrich and snakeskin jackets as the trial of Paul Manafort got underway. And the Labor Department reported the unemployment rate is just 3.9 percent. In global news, Ethiopia is pushing several reforms, the U.S. military says it is preparing to withdraw hundreds of its troops from Africa, and Iranians have flexed their defensive power with a new military strategy in the Strait of Hormuz. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
Aug 03, 2018
Mental Illness: [Enter Stage Right]
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Broadway is turning its spotlight onto mental health with shows like 'Dear Evan Hansen.'

This has earned praise for more considerate portrayals — and concern for those who have to portray them.

Dim the lights, and take your seats, because we're taking our show to the theater.
Aug 02, 2018
Are The Koch Brothers Newly Woke Or A 'Total Joke'?
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A political war is being waged between President Trump and billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

The Kochs' disagree with Trump on several policy matters, including immigration and trade. And they've been funding the fight against the president (including supporting some Democrats), which could have big implications for the 2018 midterms — and for the GOP's other mega donors.

What might that mean for the midterms & the GOP's other mega donors? Are the Koch Brothers waning in influence?
Aug 01, 2018
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Blindspotting'
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Bay Area filmmakers are having a hella good year. There's "Black Panther" and "Sorry To Bother You," and now, "Blindspotting."

Daveed Diggs of "Hamilton" and Rafael Casal have created a buddy comedy that explores gentrification, police brutality, and identity. Critics and the public alike have raved about the film. It has an enviable 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jul 31, 2018
Courtney Barnett Tells Us How She Really Feels
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Courtney Barnett just turned 30, and she'll be the first person to tell you she doesn't have it all figured out yet. The singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia describes herself as shy. But her music is brave. She joins us to talk about her growing success as an artist and entrepreneur — and to play a couple of tunes.
Jul 30, 2018
The News Roundup For July 27, 2018
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The Russia investigation was the story of this week. Things got testy as Secretary Pompeo sidestepped questions about President Trump's meeting with President Putin last week. Migrant families were supposed to be reunited by yesterday's deadline. Were they?

The threat of a trade war with the EU has lessened, but what about a real war with Iran?

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Jul 27, 2018
Netflix: Disruption On-Demand
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Netflix's streaming service has only been around for 11 years. With talent like Shonda Rhimes, the Obamas and Ryan Murphy, and shows like "Orange Is The New Black," "The Crown" and "Narcos," Netflix seems to be taking over the world.

How did the streaming company go from mailing red envelopes to 120 million global subscribers?

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Jul 26, 2018
After 65 Years Of Conflict In The Koreas, Is Peace Possible?
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This week marks 65 years since the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea was established. Today both sides are talking peacefully and the tensions with the U.S. may be improving, too.

What about the remains of American troops missing from the Korean War? Will they ever be returned?

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Jul 25, 2018
The Political Fuss Over Federal Courts
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When we think about presidential judicial appointments, it might seem like all the space is taken up by the Supreme Court.

But presidents get to choose other judges, too ... ones who decide thousands of more cases.

President Trump is leaving his mark on those lower courts at what some are calling a historic rate.

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Jul 24, 2018
Reclaim Your Data
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Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff says the most dangerous threat we face today is the frequent exposure of our personal data. As an author of the the USA Patriot Act, legislation which privacy advocates say is serious government overreach, some consider this an odd stance for Chertoff to take.

But how do we protect ourselves?

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Jul 23, 2018
The News Roundup For July 20, 2018
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Would you like to revisit this week's news... or wouldn't you?

President Trump held a meeting with Vladimir Putin — and maybe sided with him on whether Russia meddled in U.S. elections? Now Putin might be coming to Washington.

And MGM is suing victims of the Las Vegas shooting and the trade war is heating up — again.

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Jul 20, 2018
Three Dimensions, Endless Possibilities
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3-D printers can create many things: furniture ... human limbs ... firearms ... The first 3-D printed gun was fired five years ago. Now designs for these firearms are readily available online after a quiet court settlement May. How does 3-D printing even work? And what happens if anyone can print a gun right from their living room?

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Jul 19, 2018
Republican Reaction After Helsinki
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President Trump walked back his comments from a Monday press conference with Vladimir Putin. But the reaction from both sides of the piled up long before then. How do Republican voters feel about the president's comments? And what can current members of Congress do?

We asked, and you answered.

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Jul 18, 2018
Lance Armstrong Returns To Cycling — As A Superfan
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Lance Armstrong still loves cycling, even though fewer fans still love him back. He was at the peak of his career when he confessed to doping in 2013 — something many friends and fans saw as a betrayal.

But he's spent the last few years making amends and making a new name for himself as a podcaster. We ask: where does he go from here?

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Jul 17, 2018
Contoured, Highlighted And Bronzed: The Business Of Makeup
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Okay haters, the makeup industry isn't frivolous.

It's worthy of our time. For one thing, Forbes values the makeup industry at $445 billion. It's also becoming more inclusive. Rihanna's Fenty beauty brand was praised upon its launch last year for including 40 foundation shades. Is there ever going to be a shade for everyone?

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Jul 16, 2018
The Mind Behind America's Most Empathetic Cartoon
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"Steven Universe" is a ratings juggernaut on Cartoon Network. It's also the network's first show created solely by a woman. The Emmy-nominated series closed its fifth season with a wedding between two female-identifying characters. We talk to showrunner Rebecca Sugar about love, hate and the courage to be "strong in the real way."

There may even be a song (or two).

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Jul 14, 2018
The News Roundup For July 13, 2018
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President Trump has had a big week of travel. He left the NATO summit for the U.K, and a meeting with PM Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II. In an interview with The Sun, Trump criticized May's Brexit strategy and questioned the possibility of a U.S.-U.K. trade deal before seemingly walking back those comments Friday morning.

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Jul 13, 2018
America, Allies And A Changing World Order
President Trump's approach to foreign policy has been described as "repeal without replace" — scrapping an American-led world order in favor of an international free-for-all, preferring one-on-one deals to multinational agreements.

What does all of this mean for Europe, China, Russia — and for America's place as a leader on the world stage?

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Jul 12, 2018
A Debate Over Impeaching The President
Since President Trump took office, there's been a wave of people calling for his impeachment.

Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz has been a staunch defender against the Russia investigation and impeaching Trump. American University professor Allan Lichtman, who in 2017 wrote a detailing the case for impeachment, says his argument has only gotten stronger.

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Jul 11, 2018
Where's That Sample From? Contemporary Music And Cultural Appropriation
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Musicians and music from South Asia have influenced contemporary music for generations — think of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" or Kanye West's "I Am A God." But do the people from a specific culture own that music? Where is the line between appreciation and appropriation in art?

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Jul 10, 2018
Justice Stephen Breyer On A Changing Court
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Justice Breyer is the 108th person to sit on the Supreme Court and, soon, he'll be welcoming the 114th — Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement.

With so much commentary and debate expected to surround the Supreme Court in the weeks and months ahead, we present a view from the inside, courtesy of Justice Breyer.

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Jul 09, 2018
The News Roundup For July 6, 2018
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July Fourth took one day out of the workweek for most of us, but the news didn't stop. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is out, but another Supreme Court Justice is soon to be in.

We also hear from a cave diver with updates on the cave rescue in Thailand where 12 boys and their coach have been trapped, and we talk trade wars.

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Jul 06, 2018
A Retired Navy SEAL Shares 'The Way Of The Warrior Kid'
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John Willink, better known as "Jocko," served 20 years as a Navy SEAL, rising in the ranks to lead training for all SEALs on the West Coast. Willink has now written a series of children's novels called Way of the Warrior Kid. What can he tell us about manhood? How should we raise boys?

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Jul 05, 2018
Jimmy Carter: A Former President, A Person Of Faith
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For this July 4 holiday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with former President Jimmy Carter from March of 2018.

Religion has been part of his life since he was a child, but his faith was tested most recently in 2015, when he announced he'd been diagnosed with cancer. Today he's 93 and on a mission to get people to examine their own relationships with faith.

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Jul 04, 2018
W. Kamau Bell On Comedy And Politics
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W. Kamau Bell's comedy has always been political. He had a short-lived show called "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," and he has called what he does "use[ing] jokes to fight for the people who don't get a fair shake in the world."

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Jul 03, 2018
What Is American Food? A Chef Traveled The Country To Find Out
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Chef Edward Lee says his new book is "the story of American food." It is not a glossy book of food photography (there aren't any food photos in the book). Instead, it's a memoir, a history book and a travel guide.

"Food is nothing without people and people are nothing without stories," he says.

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Jul 02, 2018
The News Roundup For June 29, 2018
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Supreme Court decisions (and a retirement), another deadly shooting, fights over civility and elections around the world. All this and more on the News Roundup.

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Jun 29, 2018
Meet The Two Friends Who Dropped Out Of College To Take On Bots And Fake News
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Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte are the co-founders of RoBhat Labs, a tech startup that's helping Twitter users wade through fake news. It's something they're seemingly able to do better than Twitter itself.

"The fact that we can build something like this and empower users, it really baffles us that Twitter isn't doing the same," Phadte says.

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Jun 28, 2018
Captivating America: Civility War
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We tried to have a conversation about civility in politics and ... well, it got lit.

As one listener put it: "That was the most enthralling, informative, suspenseful, engaging, action-packed and exciting thing I have ever heard in NPR history."

Join the conversation (and don't worry, it's still going...) on Twitter, we're @1A.

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Jun 27, 2018
Women In Tech: Is There A Wave Coming?
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Today we talk to three women who are trying to do something about the gender gap in Silicon Valley. Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code; Natalia Oberti Noguera is the founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels; and 16-year-old Amanda Southworth is the founder, director and programmer at Astra Labs.

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Jun 26, 2018
Patton Oswalt On Being Funny In Tough Times
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Comedy is tough, but Patton Oswalt makes it look easy. He joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about grief, loss, politics, fan culture and the dangers of nostalgia.

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Jun 25, 2018
Ask A Drag Queen
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In the last few decades, drag performance has gone from underground entertainment to mainstream television. But drag is not a monolith; performers vary in approach and intent — just watch "RuPaul's Drag Race."

We have a panel of drag queens and kings — Bianca Del Rio, Brigitte Bidet, Lena Lett and Pretty Rik E — to answer your questions.

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Jun 23, 2018
The News Roundup For June 22, 2018
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reverse his administration's highly-criticized practice of separating immigrant families at the border.

Trump's moves on immigration drew criticism from world leaders, ranging from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Pope. But one of our panelists suggested that international blowback might have made President Trump more strident in his views, rather than convince him to retool the policy.

All this and more on the Friday News Roundup.
Jun 22, 2018
Finding The Lost World: Can Scientists Bring Back Dinosaurs?
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We were so busy thinking about whether we could do a show about dinosaurs, we didn't stop to think about whether we should. Wait ... We did think about it. And we decided we should.

Take a break from the news and spend a few minutes with fascinating scientists who are changing our understanding of these prehistoric animals.

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Jun 21, 2018
Your Feelings On Family Separations At The Border
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One of our goals on 1A is to act as a kind of national mirror — to reflect what's happening and ask what it says about us.

That's a question many Americans have been asking themselves about the Trump Administration's decision to separate families who try to cross the border.

A children's pediatrician who assists with migrant children talked about the long-term effects of toxic stress. An 80-year-old caller from Maine said she was headed to a protest in front of a lawmaker's office.
Jun 20, 2018
The ACLU's Path Of Most Resistance
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Membership in the American Civil Liberties Union has quadrupled since the election of President Donald Trump. The organization has filed about 150 lawsuits against the president and his administration and a third of those have been about immigration policy, according to Susan Herman, the ACLU's president.

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Jun 19, 2018
Is This America's Border Policy?
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Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents along the southern border in the past few weeks.

This controversial immigration policy continues to cause outrage among parents, psychologists and concerned citizens.

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Jun 18, 2018
The News Roundup For June 15, 2018: Live From Salt Lake City
We have a special edition of the Friday News Roundup, live from KUER in Salt Lake City, Utah. We're joined by experts from the Mountain West to go through big questions from this week's news. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
Jun 15, 2018
Rodeo And The Future Of The American West
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There are around 650 professional rodeos held each year. It's a symbol of life in the West, but that life is changing with climate change and urbanization. According to the Wright family, a cross-generational rodeo powerhouse from Utah, rodeo is not an anachronism — it's the future of the West. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
Jun 14, 2018
The World Cup: Intrigue, Statecraft And Sports
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The World Cup begins in Moscow this week and we found out the U.S. will co-host it in 2026 with Mexico and Canada. More people watch this tournament than any other sporting event.

But FIFA was the subject of a corruption scandal that became public in 2015. How could such a beloved sport involve so much wrongdoing?

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Jun 13, 2018
'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Has The Most Interesting Life
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Peter Sagal has an interesting life. He ran in the Boston Marathon in 2013 and finished minutes before the bombing. He has a writing credit on "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" and the Sasquatch horror movie "Savage." And he had dinner with Stormy Daniels in 2005. But we know him as the host of "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!"

We talked with Peter about his life, how Bob Garfield from "On the Media" came up with the name of his show and why "Wait Wait" hasn't made the leap to television, even though they've tried ... three times.
Jun 12, 2018
Bruce Lee: The Life Of An Icon
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Bruce Lee's body of work was relatively small, and he died before he experienced widespread fame or recognition. But films like "Enter The Dragon" left a legacy that changed American culture.

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Jun 11, 2018
The News Roundup For June 8, 2018
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Trade news dominated the headlines this week, as world leaders prepared for what could be an "awkward" G-7 summit, as President Trump meets with the leaders of nations stung by U.S. tariffs.

The president had a busy few days of meetings. He talked with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of next week's summit in Singapore with North Korean leaders.

The week began, though, with primaries in several states as Democrats try to set themselves up to retake the House of Representatives in November.

These are only a few of the stories we got to in this week's News Roundup.

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Jun 08, 2018
The Legacy Of Kate Spade
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Fashion designer Kate Spade set trends for generations of women. Her work was timeless, colorful and fun. Her designs were appropriate for work but never sacrificed a sense of personality.

Spade was also one of only a few prominent women to lead her own line in the male-dominated fashion industry.

Spade was found dead on Tuesday, prompting many fans to talk about their first time buying a Kate Spade design.

We talked about her life and legacy. What made her designs so successful? How will fans remember her? And what are the hurdles for women in the fashion industry?
Jun 07, 2018
Eric Holder On Political Boundaries
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Former Attorney General Eric Holder is thinking about boundaries. He's leading an effort to change the way legislative boundaries are drawn. And he's also thinking about the boundaries of his former department, as President Trump's frustrations with current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
Jun 06, 2018
Seymour Hersh Reports On A Life In Journalism
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In his new book "Reporter: A Memoir," journalist Seymour Hersh covers his life story, with analysis of his profession thrown in. On the latter, he's not very sunny. "Yes, it's a mess," he writes about today's media landscape. "And there is no magic bullet, no savior in sight for the serious media." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
Jun 05, 2018
The President's Pardon Power And The Law
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Can the president obstruct justice? Can he pardon himself? A memo and tweet have put new interest on old questions of presidential power. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
Jun 04, 2018
The News Roundup For June 1, 2018
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This week, we learned President Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his recusal from the Russian investigation. The president also issued a pardon for conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza this week. And In trade news, President Trump put tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union Thursday. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
Jun 01, 2018
His Return To Prison Prompts Calls For Sentencing Reform
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Matthew Charles was released early from prison in 2016, after serving 21 years of a 35-year sentence. But on May 14, he was sent back to prison. Federal officials said that Charles shouldn't have qualified for early release, even though he's been incarcerated for almost half his life. Now his case has gone viral — will it make a difference? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
May 31, 2018
What You Need To Know About #Wherearethechildren In 13 Minutes
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Have you seen the statistic about 1500 missing children? There's a lot of confusion across social media about the status of unaccompanied child migrants, children being separated from their parents, and President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border. We get clarity from Maria Sacchetti, who covers immigration for The Washington Post. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1a and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
May 30, 2018
What Did Big Pharma Executives Know About The Opioid Crisis?
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More than 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses in a drug crisis that's been going on for years. Journalist Barry Meier says it could have been thwarted early on. He alleges that top DOJ officials in the George W. Bush administration refused to support prosecutors who had built a case against the maker of OxyContin. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
May 29, 2018
Take Me On: The Art Of The Cover Song
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While taking on another artist's hit can seem like an easy way to please fans, it can also be a risk. When done right, it's a beautiful tribute that can become a hit all its own. When done wrong, it can be the pop equivalent of dancing on a grave. Enjoy this remix of one of our favorite shows. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 28, 2018
The News Roundup For May 25, 2018
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This week, President Trump canceled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the NFL said all athletes and staff must stand for the national anthem if they are on the field and Ireland voted on the repeal of their Eighth Amendment, which bans almost all types of abortion. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 24, 2018
The Billion-Dollar Discount Chain: Dollar General And Rural America
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There are more than 13,000 Dollar General stores in the United States, which is roughly equal to Starbucks and almost double the number of Walmarts. The chain has found a profitable market outside of cities and in many of these places, Dollar General is the easiest and most affordable store for essential goods. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 23, 2018
James Clapper On Russia, North Korea And Life In Intelligence Operations
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"I would argue that [Russian meddling in 2016] had profound impact and probably turned the election," former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said. We talked to him about current events and his new book, which reflects on five decades of his career in intelligence operations. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 23, 2018
What Are Those? How Sneakers Conquered America's Feet
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Whether you call them sneakers, joggers, or something else (sand shoes?), there's no denying the popularity of athletic footwear. With more than $30 billion in sales a year, it's clear not everyone who buys a fresh pair is playing sports. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 22, 2018
Comedy For Social Change
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Comedians Hari Kondabolu and Franchesca Ramsey want to make you laugh, but they also want to make you think and take action toward changing the world. Both have new projects: Kondabolu co-hosts a podcast called "Kondabolu Brothers" and Ramsey has a book out now called, "Well, That Escalated Quickly." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 21, 2018
The News Roundup For May 18, 2018
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This week we learned how the crossfire hurricane was born. That's the codename given to the Russia investigation. At the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley blamed Hamas for violence surrounding the relocation of a U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, before walking out of the meeting as a Palestinian envoy spoke. And Kim Jong Un may walk away from a planned meeting with President Trump. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 17, 2018
Paying Attention In The Postpartum Period
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When a new baby comes home, there's a lot to pay attention to. So much so that the mother's needs are often overlooked. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 16, 2018
Why More Women Are Going For The Big Freeze
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There are a lot of reasons a woman may want to delay having children. There are health risks, professional penalties, and many personal considerations. Many women who want to have children but who also want to wait are turning to oocyte cryopreservation, often called egg freezing. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 16, 2018
Why Working Motherhood (Still) Affects Wages
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America's workforce has more than seventy million women: most of whom have kids at home. And two-out-of-every-five households have working moms as the main or sole breadwinner. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 15, 2018
Jada Pinkett Smith Shares The Secrets Of Motherhood
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What does it mean to be a mother in the public eye? It means you have a platform and a lot of responsibility, should you choose to use it. Jada Pinkett Smith is using her platform to have a unique, intergenerational conversation with her daughter, Willow, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.
May 15, 2018
The Push To Reverse America's Rising Maternal Mortality Rates
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A mother giving birth in the U.S. is three times as likely to die as a mother in Britain or Canada. That's largely because of the disproportionate toll on African-American moms. How can we reverse this devastating trend? This episode is part of our weeklong series "Beyond Mother's Day." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 14, 2018
Tyra Banks Takes Her Mama's Advice
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Nobody's perfect. It's a lesson supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks learned early on from her mother, Carolyn London. The pair co-authored a book called "Perfect Is Boring," based on London's advice. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 13, 2018
Beyond Mother's Day
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Today's the day we celebrate mothers and reflect on how they touch our lives every other day of the year. Moms are on our mind a lot at 1A, and we're paying homage all week long. Our series "Beyond Mother's Day" starts now, with you. We wanted to hear more about your moms. Here's what you told us.| Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 13, 2018
The News Roundup For May 11, 2018
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Michael Cohen is under scrutiny for his business endeavors, and three American hostages were released from North Korea. Around the world, America's allies stick with the Iran nuclear deal, and social media takes on Turkey's president with one word: "enough." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.
May 11, 2018