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 Nov 20, 2018
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1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.

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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
Rhetoric And Reaction: 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
Has America Lost Touch With The Truth?
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Michael Hayden thinks America is in danger of losing something precious — our reliance on truth. That's what his new book, "The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies," is all about. The four-star general and former leader of both the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. says if we abandon facts, we abandon freedom. | 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 10, 2018
The Story Of The Last Slave ... In First Person
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One of the country's greatest writers has a new book out, and it took almost a century to get published. Zora Neale Hurston's "Barracoon" is based on her conversations with Oluale Kossola, the man believed to be one of the last people stolen, shipped and sold into slavery in the U.S. Written in dialect, the publishing world refused to touch the text — until now. | 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 09, 2018
Attitude Of Exactitude: How Precision Made The Modern World
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The device you're using to listen to this podcast contains many, many tiny parts, each engineered to a level of precision that is astounding, given that precision engineering is only a couple centuries old. Simon Winchester tracks the advancement of precision engineering, from cannons to computers, in his new book "The Perfectionists." Plus, learn why Rolls-Royce supplied Simon Winchester with cars for more than a decade. | 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 08, 2018
VR: Game Changer
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Virtual reality is having a moment, but today's VR is much more than fun and games — it's in the private and public sectors, in healthcare and in education. Jeremy Bailenson has been studying the technology for 20 years. He believes VR has the power to create empathy and change how we see the world. | 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 07, 2018
The News Roundup for May 4, 2018
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This week, the president's legal team changed — as did parts of his story about Stormy Daniels. Also, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faced several ethics investigations while his agency was sued by 17 states. Abroad, America's top team headed to China to discuss trade, and questions loomed about the deadline on the Iran nuclear deal. | 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 04, 2018
Meet The Teen Every Journalist Follows
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Gabe Fleisher is helping readers wake up on the right side of the news. The 16-year-old from St. Louis is the creator of "Wake Up To Politics," a daily political newsletter that reaches nearly 50,000 people each morning. His first subscriber? His mom. | 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 03, 2018
Jake Tapper Writes About Capitol Hill Corruption In His First Novel
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As host of "The Lead" on CNN, Jake Tapper spends his days bringing attention to some of the biggest political headlines. But Tapper has Washington intrigue on the brain, even when he's not on-air. Tapper talks to us about the inspiration for his foray into fiction — and what he thought about this year's White House Correspondents Dinner. | 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 02, 2018
Big Guns: Fighting Firearms With Funny
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What if Congress required all Americans to own a gun? Former Congressman Steve Israel explores the idea in his new dystopian novel, "Big Guns." | 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 01, 2018
Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Kids' TV, Then And Now
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In the U.S., more than 70 percent of kids between two- and eight-years-old watch PBS — specifically PBS Kids. What's it like to run an organization trusted to nurture millions of young minds? We asked the woman in charge. | 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.
Apr 30, 2018
The News Roundup for April 27, 2018
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It's been another week of big stories. Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of sexual assault, and allegations against Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson cost him his bid to lead the VA. President Trump hosted Emmanuel Macron in Washington and prepared for the arrival of Angela Merkel. And journalism proved to be an increasingly dangerous business abroad. | 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.
Apr 27, 2018
Archer And Bob: Two Animated Characters, One Voice
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H. Jon Benjamin is a successful voice actor — you may know him better as Bob Belcher or Sterling Archer. But his new memoir doesn't celebrate his career wins; it champions his losses. | 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.
Apr 26, 2018
Before You Dial 9-1-1...
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When you see something, you should say something ... Right? The National Emergency Number Association estimates that 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year, for all kinds of reasons, but calling the police isn't a guarantee of a quick or effective response. And when police are dispatched, a situation can unexpectedly escalate. | 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.
Apr 25, 2018
A New National Memorial To Victims Of Lynching
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In the century after the Civil War, more than 4,000 black Americans were lynched. Men, women and children were publicly tortured and killed in acts of mob violence meant to incite fear. This week America's first national lynching museum and memorial opens in Montgomery, Alabama. The Equal Justice Initiative mapped out known accounts of lynching here: lynchinginamerica.eji.org/explore. | 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.
Apr 24, 2018
Ronan Farrow On #MeToo, Diplomacy, And The 'War On Peace'
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Ronan Farrow has been busy lately. His reporting on the Harvey Weinstein scandal last fall earned him a Pulitzer prize. While reporting those stories, he was also writing a book on the State Department. It's a political history, and a personal one. Farrow worked there before turning to journalism. | 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.
Apr 23, 2018
1A Movie Club Sees 'Come Sunday'
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Based on a real story featured in This American Life, 'Come Sunday' is a new movie about an evangelical pastor whose struggle with his own faith costs him his ministry. Ira Glass joins the 1A Movie Club to review 'Come Sunday,' spoilers and all. | 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.
Apr 22, 2018
The News Roundup For April 20, 2018
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This was a week that called for more than one News Roundup. Today we discuss a Southwest pilot's courageous emergency landing, and how Starbucks is now in the hot seat over racial profiling. Overseas, Cuba is now Castro-less and the British Prime Minister faces a storm of protest over the "Windrush" generation. | 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.
Apr 20, 2018
Where To Start With End-Of-Life Decisions
Modern medicine can be good at keeping us alive longer, but what about improving the days we have left? Barbara Bush's decision to seek "comfort care" resonated with many who are dealing with end-of-life choices. We consider the limits of modern medicine with one passionate advocate — Diane Rehm. | 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.
Apr 19, 2018
The Midweek News Roundup
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Keeping up with the headlines can feel like a decathlon. So far this week: James Comey called out the man who fired him, the President contradicted his U.N. Ambassador over new sanctions on Russia and a courtroom drama gave up new secrets and turned into a media circus. There's too much to leave until Friday, so today we bring you the first-ever midweek news roundup. | 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.
Apr 18, 2018
The Letter Of The Day Is 'S': Sesame Street, An Avenue For Social Good
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It's been a year since Sesame Street introduced Julia, its first character with autism. She is just one way that Sesame Street is helping little kids identify with grown-up issues. Today, we ask what it takes to create children's programming that's socially conscious while still being entertaining. | 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.
Apr 17, 2018
A Manifesto For A More Humane World
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Activists Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have noticed that as the world changes, the idea of power is shifting, especially with the proliferation of social media. Who is seizing this power, and what kind of leader is best to take on this new world? Their book "New Power" explains. | 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.
Apr 16, 2018
Spring Special: The Birds
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One hundred years ago, Congress passed a law to protect migratory birds — but our feathered friends could be in danger after a Trump administration decision limited the law's effectiveness. We discuss why one of America's oldest environmental laws now faces a new legal battle, and what this could mean for the birds — and the environment. | 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.
Apr 14, 2018
Spring Special: The Bees
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A taste of honey. A mouthful of fraud. Pure honey is getting harder to come by and nearly a third of the nation's bee colonies have disappeared since 2006. So how is the honey business as sweet as ever? | 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.
Apr 14, 2018
The News Roundup For April 13, 2018
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What a week for news. President Trump's personal attorney is under investigation, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Washington, and Tammy Duckworth and her newborn daughter make history in the Senate. Abroad, the President has put Syria and Russia on notice after last week's chemical attack. The question now being asked around the world is — what happens next?
Apr 13, 2018
1A Spaces Out With The Crew Of The International Space Station
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The International Space Station is turning 20. It's a living monument to rocket science and global collaboration, so we wanted to ask what it's like to live in space. Who better than two astronauts on board the ISS right now? | 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.
Apr 12, 2018
On Syria: Madeleine Albright Responds
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After this weekend's suspected chemical attack near Damascus, much of the world expects a U.S. led military response in Syria. The President and his advisers are still figuring out their next move, but former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has some ideas. | 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.
Apr 11, 2018
Is A Middle Finger A Matter Of Free Speech?
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You've probably seen the photo of Juli Briskman flipping off the president's motorcade from a bicycle. That stunt — and the viral photo it produced — got Juli fired last year. Now she's suing her former employer, arguing that whatever hand signals she makes when she's out cycling are her business. | 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.
Apr 10, 2018
Beyond The Blue Fur With Frank Oz
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If you've heard Grover, Bert, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Animal or Yoda, then you know Frank Oz's voice. He was the creative force behind many of The Muppets and he's in a new documentary about working with Jim Henson, the mastermind behind them and many more beloved characters. | 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.
Apr 09, 2018
The News Roundup For April 6, 2018
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It was a turbulent week for tech companies. President Trump made Amazon his new target on Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress. In Syria, should we stay? Or should we go? Also this week, China retaliates with threats of more tariffs and, in Brazil, a former — but popular —president loses his long battle to avoid jail. | 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.
Apr 06, 2018
The Confidence Code For Girls
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Feeling confident is key to being happy and achieving success, but all too often as girls grow up, their self-esteem goes down. How do we empower young women to worry less about pleasing others? We'll put that question to two authors and two confident young women — a 17-year-old boxer and a fifth-grade Girl Scout. | 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.
Apr 05, 2018
Who Is Continuing Dr. King's Fight Against Poverty?
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said equality was not just about race — it was also about poverty. Dr. King was in Memphis advocating for the poor when he was killed 50 years ago. Today we talk to four people who have taken up Dr. King's fight for equality. | 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 or find us on Twitter @1a.
Apr 04, 2018
Make America 'Normal' Again
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"Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember." That's at the top of every list activist Amy Siskind has published since the 2016 election. Her lists of cultural and political changes went viral, and we talked to her about tracking "normalcy" and her new book. | 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.
Apr 03, 2018
Excellence, Explained
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For decades Tom Peters has been telling anyone who'll listen to put people first — and millions have. He's written one of America's best-selling books on business called "In Search of Excellence." His newest book, "The Excellence Dividend," updates those recommendations for the 21st century. Spoiler alert: things aren't as different in 2018 as you might imagine. | 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.
Apr 02, 2018
The News Roundup For March 30, 2018
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President Trump is looking to fill vacancies — while creating more. He's in search of a lawyer and now a doctor after promoting Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to lead the VA. Across the Pacific, a mystery train heads from Pyongyang to Beijing, Malala returns home to Pakistan and Brits count down the days to Brexit. | 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
Mar 30, 2018
We Need To Talk About YouTube
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YouTube has come a long way from Charlie biting his brother's finger. Now, billions of people watch its content and the platform has the power to influence, amuse, astound and, at times, horrify. For more on this topic, you definitely want to click this link: wamu.fm/2E2uaL6. | 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.
Mar 29, 2018
Freestyling With August Greene
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August Greene is the new collaboration from Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins. Many great bands get their start in a garage — very few get theirs at the White House. The trio blends jazz and hip-hop — a mix of styles from rap star Common, jazz pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins. Their first song won an Emmy. Now they're freestyling with Joshua Johnson. | 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.
Mar 28, 2018
A Former President, A Person Of Faith
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Jimmy Carter is 93 and still going strong. Three years ago, he faced a deadly diagnosis and started saying his goodbyes. After treatment, he announced he was cancer free — opening a new chapter for America's 39th president. | 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.
Mar 27, 2018
Missing From #MeToo — Sex Workers
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The #MeToo movement has upended a status quo that tolerated sexual assault and harassment at work. So how is #MeToo changing the sex worker industry? Sexual harassment is hard to fight in many workplaces ... especially where sex is part of the business. | 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.
Mar 26, 2018
Taking Down Confederate Statues Was The First Step
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In preparation for New Orleans' 300th anniversary, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is confronting the racism that has shaped our nation. In his new memoir, he chronicles his path toward removing Confederate monuments in his city — and implores the rest of America to reckon with its past, too. | 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.
Mar 24, 2018
The News Roundup
Take a deep breath ... and get caught up. At the White House, H. R. McMaster is out and John Bolton is in. Mark Zuckerberg has apologized and Marlon Bundo has topped the charts. Facebook's privacy scandal reaches across the Atlantic and despite an all-caps warning, President Trump congratulated Putin on his electoral win — while Britain's foreign minister compares the Russian president to Hitler at the Berlin Olympics. | 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.
Mar 23, 2018
Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: Remaking Recycling
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Two-thirds of Americans have recycling bins in their homes and according to the EPA, just over a third of Americans' trash is recycled. But is recycling the best option? | 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.
Mar 22, 2018
How Do You Run The DNC?
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It's been a year since Tom Perez took charge of a party at its lowest point in decades. What's the mood like now? We ask him, and get the latest on superdelegates, Nancy Pelosi's future and why Dems are done with the "off year."
Mar 22, 2018
What's On Your Mind, Facebook User?
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Facebook data has been used in elections before, but never like this. Cambridge Analytica consulted for the Trump campaign, but now lawmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. want to know how it grabbed more than 50 million Facebook profiles — monitoring and manipulating millions of voters before the 2016 election. | 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.
Mar 20, 2018
President Trump Vs. The FBI
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The president spent the weekend attacking special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI director James Comey and his former — now fired — deputy. Donald Trump and many of his supporters are convinced he's the victim of a witch hunt, but some are concerned he's seriously considering firing former FBI director Robert Mueller. Could the president be setting the stage for an end to the special counsel's probe? | 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.
Mar 19, 2018
The News Roundup
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If you were sum up this week in a word? Try breathless. President Trump ousted another cabinet member — his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson — and another Democrat claimed a special election victory in a heavily Republican district. Abroad, Russia is being blamed for releasing a deadly toxin that left two people in critical condition and for meddling in America's last presidential election. Angela Merkel was elected to a fourth term as Germany's chancellor and tributes poured in for theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at 76. | 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.
Mar 16, 2018
How Prepared Is The World For A Major Epidemic?
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The Ebola epidemic didn't cause the end of the world, but are we ready to stop whatever comes next? Journalist Reid Wilson says world health officials learned a lot from that crisis, though he doubts we're prepared for the next one. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Mar 15, 2018
The Liberal Case For Nationalism
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Around the world, democracies seem to be under threat from nationalist strongmen. Writer and political scientist Yascha Mounk has a theory about what's going on, and explains why he thinks liberal nationalism is the answer. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Mar 14, 2018
The Mogul President
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Donald Trump promised to run government like a business, but a year into his presidency, we're still not clear how his own business really works. Is the promise to separate the work of the Trump Organization and the Trump White House being kept? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Mar 13, 2018
In Conversation: Ambassador Susan Rice
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Ambassador Susan Rice believes America is a global force for good, but she questions whether the Trump Administration agrees. Ambassador Rice's tenure has been historic, and it earned her no small amount of criticism from conservatives, including the president. She gives us her take on America First, the future of diplomacy, and what it takes to be a good ambassador. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Mar 12, 2018
'Leaving Liberal Bubble': Sarah Silverman On 1A
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Sarah Silverman's never been afraid of "going there." She's been a lightning rod for joking about taboos, but Silverman's changing course. Her new show seeks common ground with people of different backgrounds and viewpoints — at a time when it's easier than ever to stay in our bubbles.
Mar 10, 2018
The News Roundup
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It was a stormy week at the White House — Gary Cohn resigned, Stormy Daniels sued, and Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act. In other domestic news, Florida lawmakers passed new gun restrictions and the West Virginia teachers strike ended after nearly two weeks of no school. Abroad, North Korea announced a plan to meet with the U.S. to achieve permanent denuclearization, an ex-Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent in the UK, and a Belgian criminal court convicted a man of "sexism in the public space."
Mar 09, 2018
Why Softball Isn't Baseball: Getting Girls In The Game
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For thousands of female athletes whose sport of choice is baseball, there are few professional options. A female player in Major League Baseball still remains the stuff of Hollywood fantasy. But women and girls are pushing back, saying softball just isn't good enough. We talk to the first girl to pitch a shut-out in a Little League World Series — she's also one of the youngest athletes ever on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Mar 08, 2018
1A Movie Club Rewind: "Get Out"
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Producer and director Jordan Peele has a lot to say — but he admits it took him a while to say it. His movie "Get Out" is more than just an Oscar winner, it's a conversation-changer. The movie came out last year, but we really wanted to talk about it. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Mar 07, 2018
Where Does Hollywood Go From Here?
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Actress Frances McDormand delivered a stirring speech at the 90th Academy Awards that ended in one surprising zinger: "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen — inclusion rider." But what is an inclusion rider? And can it help address gender inequity? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Mar 06, 2018
U-God Pod
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The Wu-Tang Clan was more than a rap group, and it forever changed the life of Lamont Hawkins — aka U-God — one of its founding members. He reflects on what it's like to make it big when you haven't quite left your former life behind. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Mar 05, 2018
The News Roundup
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It's been another full week of news. As debates over gun legislation pressed on, Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart made rules of their own. Another high-level White House staffer resigned, and another wanted to splurge on expensive office furniture. President Putin says Russia now has an invincible nuclear missile while the U.N's ceasefire in Syria proves nearly useless. | Have thoughts on the show? Give us feedback at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1A@wamu.org.
Mar 02, 2018
On Clearance: Must Kushner Go?
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Chief of Staff John Kelly has rolled back Jared Kushner's security clearance. What impact might that have on keeping America's secrets – secret? | Have thoughts on our show? Give us feedback at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1A@wamu.org.
Mar 01, 2018
All There Is, Is This ... Bill Murray
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Few actors are as funny or as versatile as Bill Murray, but what happens when you pair him with a world-renowned cellist? His latest project blends his comedy with something a little more ... classical. | Have thoughts on our show? Give us feedback at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1A@wamu.org.
Feb 28, 2018
The Republican Party's "Racism Problem"
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Michael Steele made history when he became the first African-American chair of the Republican National Convention in 2009. Now he's pushing back after one conservative spokesman said Steele got that job simply because he was black. Does the GOP have a racism problem? | Hear something you don't like? Something you love? Give us feedback at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1A@wamu.org.
Feb 27, 2018
The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X
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Malcolm X had a lot to say, but there's so much we never heard. New archives from the Smithsonian are teaching us more about the man who demanded freedom and equality by any means necessary. | Have thoughts on our show? Give us feedback at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1A@wamu.org.
Feb 26, 2018
The News Roundup
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In the U.S., we're still talking about the shooting at a Florida high school last week and the students fighting for policy change. The president took the stage at CPAC today, so what did he say? Around the world, humanitarian groups say they've simply run out of words to describe the horror being inflicted by the Syrian government on one rebel-held suburb and the White House announces new sanctions on North Korea. | Hear something you don't like? Something you love? Give us feedback at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1A@wamu.org
Feb 23, 2018
1A Live From CPAC
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Donald Trump flirted with the idea of running for office for decades, but he first made his intentions clear seven years ago at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference. Now he's back as President, alongside the nation's top conservative leaders and speakers. This episode of 1A comes to you from the floor of the convention. | Hear something you don't like? Something you love? Give us feedback at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1A@wamu.org.
Feb 22, 2018
Remembering Reverend Billy Graham
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From humble beginnings in North Carolina, Billy Graham became an ordained minister whose name is synonymous with American evangelical Christianity. Graham passed away Wednesday at 99 years old. We discussed his powerful and divisive legacy in religion and popular culture. | Want to help us improve? Give us feedback at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 21, 2018
"The Future of Humanity" with Michio Kaku
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One of the world's most famous physicists, Michio Kaku, says the next 20 years are going to get really weird — from talking wallpaper to toilets that read our proteins. Is he right? | Want to help us improve? Share your thoughts at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 20, 2018
How Do You Teach Slavery?
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Slavery played a major role in America's development, but a new study shows students don't know much about it. One recent textbook referred to enslaved people as 'workers' ... which suggests some schools still struggle to teach this topic. It's hard history, but is there an easy fix? And what's at stake if it's not figured out? | Want to help us improve? Share your thoughts at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 19, 2018
Policing The Police
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Baltimore has a problem with cops and robbers — some of the cops are robbers, too. The latest scandal exposed officers acting like a gang, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from citizens and keeping the cash. Former Baltimore police officer Michael Wood joins the conversation to talk crime and corruption in Charm City. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 17, 2018
The News Roundup
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It's infrastructure week ... remember? 1A wraps up this week's news with the latest from Florida. The discussion over DACA continues and Americans are winning — sometimes — at the Olympics. Across the Atlantic, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigned, Zimbabwe lost a man of conscience and courage and the future for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under more scrutiny. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 16, 2018
Приве́т, 2018: Protecting America's Next Elections
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U.S. intelligence leaders have warned that the Russians are already meddling in the upcoming midterms. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a congressional committee that Russia and other foreign entities were likely to attack U.S. and European elections this year; adding Moscow believes similar efforts successfully undermined U.S. democracy two years ago. Securing elections will take work from the government, Silicon Valley and citizens. What does that work look like? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 15, 2018
Steven Pinker Looks At The Bright Side
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There are plenty of reasons to despair: increased partisanship, a warming planet, the Doomsday Clock's recent tick closer to midnight. But Steven Pinker is one person making the argument that not only are times not as bad as they appear, but we've in fact, never had it quite so good. He even says he has the data that prove it. His new book "Enlightenment Now" makes the case that the world is improving, and that it can improve further if we embrace the right principles. What principles does he mean? Is he on to something or will he be left hugging those principles on his own this Valentine's Day? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 14, 2018
#MeToo's Next Step
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Where is the #metoo movement headed? In just the last few months, untold numbers of women have spoken up about sexual harassment at work. This profound cultural shift is raising some concerns about keeping abusers accountable and maintaining due process. Does #metoo have further to go — or does it sometimes go too far? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 13, 2018
The Courts Draw The Line For Gerrymandering
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It's easy to see when a legislative map is gerrymandered. But what should an improved map look like? Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are under a court order to figure that out and two U.S. Supreme Court cases could answer this question nationwide. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 12, 2018
The News Roundup
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It has been a week of ups and downs. Starting Monday, the Dow fell a lot, then rose a little, then fell a lot and generally could not make up its mind. Democrats agreed to a budget bill with no DACA deal — despite Nancy Pelosi's hours long speech in support of DACA ... and President Trump wants a military parade. Internationally, the Winter Olympics have begun, while things in Syria deteriorated even further, with allegations of Russian and Syrian forces using chlorine gas against Syrian civilians. And Poland's government makes it illegal to blame the Polish for any part of the Holocaust. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 09, 2018
How Astrology Hangs On
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Astrology has been around for thousands of years, but it seems to be having a moment right now. Perhaps technology has a new generation looking to the sky charts. Whether it's a source of comfort, entertainment or enlightenment, astrology is still bringing meaning to millions. Join us as we meet two professional astrologers and a reporter who covers it. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 08, 2018
Black Women's Political Power And The Savior Syndrome
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America loves its superheroes. But in real life, some say black women bear great power — and an unfair amount of responsibility. Black women have been showing up for generations to confront everything from systemic racism to the gender pay gap. So how is the nation showing up for them? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 07, 2018
Can We Trust Polls?
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Pollsters have gotten a lot wrong lately and, after the 2016 election, our trust in polling plummeted. So how does political polling work? And can you really trust any of it? We asked three professional poll-watchers and creators what they think. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 06, 2018
Why You Don't Hear Much About Sickle Cell Anymore
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Sickle cell disease affects about 100,000 Americans — most of whom are black. Patients and their families say the search for treatments is slow, underfunded and ineffective. For the first time in decades, the FDA approved a new sickle cell drug, so why aren't things getting better? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 05, 2018
The News Roundup
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The state of the union is ... busy. Why would President Trump release classified information over the objections of the Justice Department and the FBI? (Of course the memo was released just AFTER we taped this episode...) Kenyans watch their TVs go blank as confusion grows over who is president. And who will inherit the flatpack fortune? IKEA's founder leaves behind a huge legacy — and a few confusing instructions. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 02, 2018
Melania Trump, Trailblazer
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Being First Lady is a job with no pay, no clear description and massive expectations. First Lady Melania Trump's silence, compared with her predecessors, speaks volumes. But is anyone getting the right message? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Feb 01, 2018
Are Supplements Nutritional Nonsense?
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Vitamins and dietary supplements are a $37 billion business. Joshua Johnson takes them ... maybe you do, too. How do you know what's actually in that bottle? Does it even work? We hear from a skeptic, a lobbyist and a cancer researcher. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 31, 2018
The Way We Work
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One in every five jobs in America is held by a contract or freelance worker. Within a decade, those positions could easily make up more than half of the U.S. workforce. We look at how the gig economy has grown and what the decline of full-time work means for Americans. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 30, 2018
A Crisis In Community Health
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Roughly 27 million low-income Americans rely on Community Health Centers. The deal that ended the government shutdown did not include more funding for these centers — and many are already running out of money. Where else can people go for care? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 29, 2018
Black Lightning Brings The Thunder
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Jefferson Pierce had left his life as Black Lightning behind, but when his family finds themselves targeted by the 100 Gang he's forced back into his crime-fighting superhero role. So begins this new iteration of Black Lightning, and we speak with the show's co-creator Salim Akil to learn what it's like to create a culturally specific character with crossover appeal while doing "black on purpose."
Jan 27, 2018
The News Roundup
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This week has certainly given us news cycle whiplash. Domestically, we learned of President Trump's desire to fire Robert Mueller, witnessed a government shutdown and near immediate reopening, and heard the powerful testimony of many U.S. Olympic gymnasts as they detailed the sexual abuses they suffered at the hands of Dr. Larry Nassar. On the international front, Syria found itself on the defensive after Turkish troops invaded the north as Damascus called America's plan for an open-ended military presence in Syria "a devastating mistake." Catch up on all of this and more on The News Roundup. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 26, 2018
'I Am Not A Tractor!' Inside Farmworkers' Fight For Fair Treatment
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Think of the fast food you've eaten in your life. How many tomatoes have you had? If the answer is "more than one" it's likely your meal was influenced by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Over the last 25 years, they've fought against unfair wages and dangerous and abusive working conditions. And while they've had some surprising successes — convincing a handful of fast food chains and grocers to rethink their tomato buying — they're still protesting today. And they're bringing the fight to the Wendy's restaurant chain, and to a plate near you.
Jan 25, 2018
Grammys Preview: How 'God's Calling' Led Jimmy Carter To Grammy Greatness
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When Blind Boys of Alabama member Jimmy Carter was a kid, he would pray to God for one thing. Sight. Instead, Mr. Carter found himself at an Alabama school for blind children in the Jim Crow south. But light would find a way into his life through the power of his voice — he's a founding member of the multiple Grammy Award-winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama. Mr. Carter, now in his 80s, is up for yet another Grammy on Sunday, for the song "Let My Mother Live," off the album "Almost Home."
Jan 24, 2018
Have We Ever Had It So Good? Kai Ryssdal Weighs In
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These are good times for the American economy. Unemployment is down, the stock market is up and more new homes are being built. But how does this affect you? Well, that depends on who you are. Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal breaks down what makes a healthy economy. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 23, 2018
What You Need To Know To Run For Office
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They say decisions are made by those who show up, and this year, more Americans are deciding to do just that by running for office. This episode brings you a nonpartisan primer on how to run, and maybe even win. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 22, 2018
Take Me On: The Art Of The Cover Song
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What makes a great cover song? We talked to Ray Padgett and Amanda Petrusich about the greatest covers, what makes them work, and why some should have just never been made. Get ready to hear many of your favorite covers in this episode and if you want more, check out our Spotify playlist at the1a.org. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 20, 2018
The News Roundup
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Congress is dealing with a host of issues — sometimes at odds with the president, sometimes at odds with itself. And what about that plan to avoid a government shutdown? Overseas, two rivals are uniting under one flag. The Pope gets a warm reception in Chile and it looks like American troops will stay in Syria for a while longer. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 19, 2018
A Bizarre Truth Triangle: The President, The Public And The Press
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The Founding Fathers considered a free press so important they protected it in the Constitution, but some in President Trump's own party think his attacks have gone too far. As he continues to denounce news outlets as "Fake News," the American people's faith in the media keeps dropping. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 18, 2018
A Sign Of Change Coming To The Korean Peninsula?
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When athletes march out at the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, North and South Koreans will do so under a single flag. Many hope this signals a thaw in tensions between the two nations — and with the U.S. But others are not so optimistic. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 17, 2018
Elegies And Effigies
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Who speaks for Appalachia? It's been called Trump Country, coal country and backcountry. But it's our country. We look at what it means to be Appalachian and why a region of more than 25 million people across 13 states and hundreds of counties can't have one spokesperson — like, for instance, J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy." | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 16, 2018
The Personal Toll Of Civil Rights Activism
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The fight for civil rights has always been hard work, taking a toll on the mind and the body. The struggle continues today, 50 years on from the death of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Hear from some of these new activists — and the losses they endured in the course of their fight. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 16, 2018
The News Roundup
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This is the week many news organizations — us included — said s***hole. But other things happened, too. There may be a deal on DACA and mudslides became California's latest natural disaster. North Korea met with South Korea and the French President has a plan for #fakenews. Catch up on all of it with the Friday News Roundup. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 13, 2018
The Flu Goes Viral
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America's emergency rooms are filling up. The CDC says flu hospitalizations have doubled in just one week and this season's strain has already killed dozens. It's bad, but are we prepared for it to get worse? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 11, 2018
Who's Looking Out For America's Poorest Children?
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For kids born into poverty, getting out of it isn't easy. So what can be done? We talk to an economist behind a new proposal for so-called baby bonds — giving money to all kids when they're born that's held in escrow until they turn 18. It's a radical proposal for the United States, but it's been tried in other countries. Would it work here? And what is happening with a program already in place to help low-income kids? Funding for CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program, is rapidly running dry. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 10, 2018
Octopod: Inside The Amazing World Of The Octopus
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Some facts about octopuses: they're venomous, they taste with their skin, they use tools, they can solve puzzles, Aristotle thought they were dumb, Jacques Costeau thought they were smart, they can leave water for minutes at a time and they're good hunters, in or out of water. We dive into the mind of an octopus with writers and researchers. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 10, 2018
How The Super-Rich Stay Rich
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As journalists dug through the Panama Papers, they uncovered a major secret for how the super-rich hide their money ... art. More than half of all art sales are private. Many of them are secret. We hear how tax-free warehouses around the world are used to hide billions.| Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 08, 2018
The News Roundup
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We're one week into 2018 and already had too much to discuss in the Friday News Roundup. In the capital, there were presidential tweets on Pakistan, Iran and North Korea and a new tell-all book on the White House. In Utah, a longtime senator is retiring and in Virginia, they picked a new representative from ... a bowl. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 05, 2018
So ... About Socialism
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The democratic socialist movement is growing fast, fueled by people in their 20s and 30s and due in part to Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid. But what exactly is socialism? This is the last in a series of listener-requested topics. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 05, 2018
More People, More Problems?
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Fifty years ago, the bestselling book "The Population Bomb" inspired governments to consider population controls. The book's dire predictions thankfully have not yet happened, but are we still on the brink of disaster? Or maybe the Earth can handle more than we think. This is the second in a series of listener-requested topics. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 03, 2018
Rated PG: The Profoundly Gifted
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Are profoundly gifted people a rarity? Or do many of them just fly under the radar? Stories about geniuses seem to fascinate us, but what is life really like if you are exceptionally smart? This is the first in a series of listener-requested topics. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 02, 2018
What's On Tap For 2018?
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It's 2018 and we know there are some stories sure to shape the year. From the midterm elections to the next chapter of the Russia probe to what's next for big tech companies, we discuss what stories we'll be watching in the new year. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Jan 02, 2018
The 2017 News Roundup
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We like to call it the year of the news alert. From the start of the Trump presidency to the "Me Too" movement and new tax reform, our phones never stopped buzzing ... even internationally. There was a war of words between the U.S. and North Korea, America's exit from the Paris climate accord, and pretty much everything Russia did, big and small. We recapped all of it. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 29, 2017
The Psychological Effects Of Signing Off Social Media
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The internet is an open space to express your opinions, but things can get ugly, fast. Some people dislike the bickering and the trolling on social media so much that they just... quit. What happens when you ditch social media? Some say better mental health. Others say you'll miss out on too much. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 28, 2017
The New Tax Law And Your Financial Future
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Forget the politics behind the new tax law, we looked at what will it mean for your personal finances. A panel of experts tackled listener questions about how the new law affects families and small businesses, college students and property owners — and everyone in between. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 27, 2017
Months After María
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When the skies cleared in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María, the island was left devastated and in near-complete darkness. As the news cycle has largely moved on from the plight of Puerto Rico, Americans on the island find themselves in increasingly dire straits as they struggle to survive and rebuild their communities. How bad are things in Puerto Rico and what is the federal government doing to help? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 26, 2017
Josh Ritter's Journey From Small Town To Folk Hero
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You can still hear Josh Ritter's rural roots in the stories his lyrics weave. His newest album, "Gathering," continues a tradition of creating Americana for a rapidly changing America. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 25, 2017
The News Roundup
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This was a week of sharp words and legislative celebrations. In the U.S., President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, and after a recount, a Virginia election could come down to a coin toss. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the US is taking note of countries criticizing America's policies on Israel, and North Korea is accused of one of the biggest cyber attacks in history. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 23, 2017
The 1A Movie Club Sees Star Wars
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The saga continues. Star Wars: Episode Eight did well opening weekend, but some critics say it left a bit to be desired. The 1A Movie Club reviews Star Wars, Episode Eight: The Last Jedi — SPOILERS INCLUDED. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 23, 2017
The Best Podcasts For Holiday Travel
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Listening to podcasts doesn't have to be a solo activity, and these days, with more podcasts than we know what to do with, choosing what to listen to can be a chore. Lauren Ober, the host of NPR's "The Big Listen," shares some of the shows she thinks are perfect for the whole family. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 21, 2017
Blocks, Bans And Blame: Social Media Reckons With Itself
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Is 2017 the year of reckoning for social media? With rising concerns over the effect these platforms have on our culture, social media companies are removing more content and banning more users. We talked about what the social networks — and governments around the world — plan to do about it. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 20, 2017
Inside America's Chemical Arms Race
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At the height of World War I, the U.S. scrambled to build a chemical weapons program to match Germany's. The Army developed (and tested) these weapons in the nation's capital, and some drums remain buried beneath the city's neighborhoods. Check out candid photos from the chemical weapons facilities in Washington and a video of our guest Erik Olson discussing some of his favorites on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/the1ashow. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 19, 2017
Get Out: Nurturing A Bond Between Black People And Nature
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Is nature a white people thing? It can certainly seem so. A 2011 National Park Service survey found that just 7 percent of all park system visitors were black. But there is a growing effort to change that. For more on this topic go to the1a.org. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.
Dec 18, 2017
70 Years And Counting
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"Meet The Press" has hosted 12 presidents, 82 heads of state, and nearly every major journalist of the last seven decades. Host Chuck Todd and Executive Producer John Reiss talk about what has changed over the last 70 years, and where "Meet The Press" is going next. For more on this topic, visit the1a.org.
Dec 17, 2017
The News Roundup
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It's been another week of big stories —now, it's time to catch up. Roy Moore was set to ride all the way to Washington this week, but his horse only got him so far, pressure grows on special counsel Robert Mueller and more women speak out about President Trump's past behavior. Plus, the fallout over President Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and a look at the next chapter of leadership in South Africa.
Dec 16, 2017
The Fox And The Mouse
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A big media merger is coming: Disney announced a deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. The deal will give Disney command over Fox's regional sports channels as well as its cable entertainment brands FX and National Geographic. So what does this mean for you (and your streaming habits)? For more on this topic, visit the1a.org.
Dec 14, 2017
Don't Invite These Guys To Your Holiday Party
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Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam want you to know that dinner parties are NOT a thing of the past. And they have a lot of thoughts on brunch. Newnam and Gagliano co-hosted "The Dinner Party Download" radio show and wrote a new book called "Brunch Is Hell: How To Save The World By Throwing A Dinner Party." They share a few dinner party guidelines for hosts and guests and reminisce about some favorite moments from their long-running show.
Dec 13, 2017
Yes, And... How Improv Remade Comedy
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Author Sam Wasson says improv is one of the most important creations of American culture, and it has overtaken jazz as America's most popular original art form. How did improv make the leap from comedy clubs to a cultural milestone, and where is it headed next? We get the story — and plenty of laughs.
Dec 12, 2017
WWJD? Evangelicals In Alabama
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What happens when personal faith becomes public policy? The politics of evangelical Christians are front and center in Alabama as voters prepare to go to the polls this week. The Roy Moore campaign is just one of many issues that have evangelical Christians split — sometimes along lines of age and race. We asked a few evangelicals what happens when you mix religion and politics. One guest's answer? Politics.
Dec 12, 2017
The News Roundup
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There's a lot to catch up on this week. Republicans have turned up the heat on special counsel Robert Mueller and the #MeToo movement continues to blaze on. But there's a real fire threatening thousands living near Los Angeles. Also, hear the latest from the Middle East as the fallout continues over President Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Elsewhere in the world Russia is preparing for an election and Brexit negotiations are making headlines.
Dec 08, 2017
Where Are We In The Russia Investigation?
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Today we catch up on the Russia investigation as new allegations swirl around Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. A whistleblower claims Flynn was exchanging text messages about a deal with Russia minutes after President Trump's inauguration. And for more Russia news — and why the Winter Olympics might be a little less competitive next year — go to the1a.org and check back for the Friday News Roundup, in your podcast feed tomorrow.
Dec 07, 2017
How Addressing Dyslexia Helps All Students
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In the U.S., one out of every five kids has trouble reading. This is often because of dyslexia. Federal law says public schools have to provide help, but too many schools deny students proper treatment. One solution seems simple: improve the way all children learn to read.
Dec 06, 2017
An FCC Commissioner Makes The Case For Net Neutrality
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Here's what we did. We sat down with a current Federal Communications Commission commissioner as well as a critic of the FCC's move to repeal net neutrality. Then we opened our phone lines and let listeners ask the questions. The FCC has been reversing and revising many regulations, and the national conversation about net neutrality is heating up. While some argue repealing net neutrality gives internet service providers too much power over consumer content, others say it's not only good for consumers, but good for business.
Dec 05, 2017
A State Department In Disarray?
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While U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, downplays rumors that the White House plans to replace him, the idea of a potential shake-up at the U.S. Department of State has raised concerns. With many positions remaining unfilled, and those with experience leaving, we get a read on the strength of the State Department under Trump's administration and consider if the department is equipped to handle today's global conflicts – most importantly, the escalating crisis with North Korea.
Dec 04, 2017
The 1A Movie Club Sees Coco
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Some call Pixar's latest animated feature Coco "a love letter to Mexico." The movie is a commercial and cultural hit. Get the 1A Movie Club's take on this story about Mexico's Day of the Dead and hear from the film's co-director Adrian Molina.
Dec 02, 2017
The News Roundup
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This week, some of President Trump's tweets made headlines, time is running out for Congress to pass legislation before the end of the year, and America's Ambassador to the United Nations says North Korea's latest missile launch brings the world closer to war. And it's been a mixed week for relations between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Dec 01, 2017
College And Bust: Why So Many Students Don't Stay The Course
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College completion rates vary widely, but one thing sticks out: they're nowhere near as high as they should be. In 2009, President Obama set a goal of having the United States be the nation with the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. Today, the U.S. hasn't even cracked the top ten of countries with 25-34 year-olds that hold an associate degree or higher. We discuss why this is the case and what can be done to fix it.
Nov 30, 2017
Statehouses And Sexual Harassment
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The nation is focusing on sexual harassment as it never has before, and how we respond to these allegations is undergoing a change in almost every profession. But what about in your state capital? Every state has different requirements for sexual harassment training, and each legislature handles accusations differently. Some have used tax payer dollars to pay settlements to victims of sexual harassment experienced in the halls of the legislature. We'll look at what it will take to make statehouses safer work environments and get more women into politics.
Nov 29, 2017
#distracted: Phones In Class
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Prying a smartphone out of a teenager's hands can be nearly impossible, even in school. For many teachers, this tech addiction is a constant fight. And often, it's the parents who make it harder to keep order. Should classrooms be cellphone-free? Is that even possible?
Nov 28, 2017
The Congressional Countdown
Lawmakers' end-of-year wish lists are packed with a new tax plan, repeal and replace, the DREAM Act and more. But with just a few weeks of 2017 left, what will Congress focus on, and what might actually pass?
Nov 28, 2017
Can You Guess? 50 Things That Made The Modern Economy
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Whether it's the barcode or IKEA's Billy bookcase, new ideas have shaped our modern economy for better and worse. An ordinary idea can have extraordinary consequences. Economist Tim Harford explains a few of the inventions that shaped today's economy.
Nov 24, 2017
Capitalism: From The Mayflower To Tesla (Rebroadcast)
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To know where our economy might be going, it pays to know where it's been. From the days of telegraphs and railroads to the 21st-century tech revolution, U.S. businesses have often been at the forefront of innovation. Entrepreneur Bhu Srinivasan documents some of these stories in his book "Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism."
Nov 23, 2017
Postcard From Puerto Rico
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As most Americans sit down to Thanksgiving dinner this year, millions of their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico will still be in the dark. Power has yet to reach more than half the population after Hurricane Maria wiped out the electric grid months ago. And a CNN investigation casts doubt on the storm's official death toll — could it be nine times what the government has reported? And how is recovery progressing three months after the devastating storm?
Nov 22, 2017
Protecting Elephants: Trophy Kills, Sport Hunting And The Trump Administration
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The African elephant is a threatened species, a status that motivated President Obama to ban sport-hunted elephant trophies from entering the U.S. Under the Trump administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service has moved to rescind the ban, citing the benefits of hunting to conservation. Some 80,000 elephants live in Zimbabwe, and the country's elephant management program has been a success. But the ensuing public outcry at the announcement led President Trump to halt the move and ask for further review. While there are still many restrictions on legal game hunting, the conversation among sport hunters, conservationists, and those who fall in the middle continues.
Nov 21, 2017
It's So Hard To Be Grateful
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This has been a tumultuous, chaotic and emotional year. Between politics and natural disasters, many Americans are struggling to remember reasons to be grateful. But hopefully the year hasn't been all bad. As many of us prepare to sit around dinner tables with our families and express thankfulness, we discuss gratitude — what it means, how it benefits us and how complaining can actually make you more thankful.
Nov 20, 2017
A Museum Of The Bible
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Where can you learn about the Bible — without going to church? A new museum opened Friday near Washington's National Mall. Its founders say they want the world to see the Bible in a new light but others question the authenticity and origin of some of the artifacts on display. The 1A team got a preview of the exhibits.
Nov 17, 2017
The News Roundup
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More women came forward this week with allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore. The reputation of Republicans rides on their ability to pass a new tax reform bill that looks more like a takedown of the Affordable Care Act. Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. A huge far-right nationalist march disrupted an annual independence celebration in Poland. And Australia voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Joining us to discuss the week's domestic news is Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent for NPR; Eliana Johnson, White House reporter for Politico; and Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion writer at The Washington Post. Our guests for the international hour are Demetri Sevastopulo, Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Washington columnist for The Boston Globe; and Scott Tong, a correspondent for Marketplace.
Nov 17, 2017
Beyond the Lens: An Intimate Portrait of President Obama
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Pete Souza spent eight years photographing President Barack Obama during his most public and intimately private moments. He captured many of the most iconic moments of President Obama's White House, and Souza joins us to offer a glimpse of the man he came to know beyond the camera's lens.
Nov 16, 2017