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Listening to the news can feel like a journey. But 1A guides you beyond the headlines – and cuts through the noise. Let's get to the heart of the story, together – on 1A.

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Ever since a 2018 Supreme Court decision legalized sports betting, the industry has exploded.Now, 38 states plus the District of Columbia allow sports gambling – and Americans are taking advantage. Over $20 billion worth of bets were placed during the Super Bowl this year.In 2023, Americans ponied up a record $113 billion. Apps like DraftKings and FanDuel make placing your bets in seconds easier than ever.But as these apps grow in popularity, so do concerns. The National Council on Problem Gambling, which operates a gambling helpline, says calls are on the rise and callers are skewing younger.We discuss the industry of online gambling and sports betting. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Everything's bigger in America. The portions, the cars, and now, our water bottles.Does it seem like everyone is carrying around a 30-ounce tumbler? The reusable water bottle industry is a multi-billion dollar business. But don't forget about plastics. The sales of single-use bottled water also continue to rise.We discuss how much of the hype around water is marketing versus science for the latest installment of In Good Health. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station an d subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A migraine is the third most common illness in the world, affecting over 1 billion people.Women are especially susceptible to migraine attacks. Three times as many women experience migraine compared to men.Why do migraines affect women more? And what has this meant for how the condition is understood and treated by the medical community and beyond?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Wisconsin follows Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Nevada in bringing charges against so-called fake electors.What do we know about the case in Wisconsin and how it compares to these other states?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
This week, President Biden issued an executive order on Tuesday that significantly restricts asylum at the U.S.- Mexico border.On Tuesday, Trump's lawyers asked the judge who oversaw the criminal trial in New York to lift the gag order placed on him. The order prevents Trump from attacking witnesses, the jury, and others involved in the case.Meanwhile in Gaza, an Israeli strike killed at least forty people when it hit a school-turned-shelter run by the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees. Israel claimed that the school was being used as a Hamas compound, but did not provide evidence.This week, world leaders gathered in Normandy to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Supreme Court is busy this summer.Before the term ends in July, the Court will decide whether former President Donald Trump is immune from criminal charges for actions taken while in office. It could upend over three hundred Jan. 6 prosecutions, including Trump's, in a case about obstruction.But the Supreme Court's public approval rating remains historically low. Justice Samuel Alito's refusal to recuse himself from the Jan. 6 proceeding despite the hanging of controversial flags outside his homes has only deepened the Court's crisis of confidence.We talk about all the Supreme Court cases to watch this summer and the Court's integrity. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
It's a right guaranteed not once, but twice in our constitution – a trial by jury. And many of us are asked to serve on them, whether we want to or not.Whether jury duty is a responsibility you dread or relish, the trial of former President Trump in Manhattan put the spotlight on the jury selection process – one that happens every day in courthouses across the country.We speak with legal experts about the role juries play in our justice system – and the psychology of jury selection. We also hear from someone who's served on a jury for another high-profile case.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The results for the biggest election in the world are now in. Incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist, won a landslide victory, but with a smaller margin than expected.Since April, India conducted a multi-phased a general election with 970 million eligible voters.What does his victory mean for this country of 1.4 billion people? We discuss what another five years of Modi leadership means for the groups that he and his party have targeted, like; Indian Muslims, journalists, and the main political opposition. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
It's a big Monday. The first after the historic criminal conviction of Donald Trump.He's the first former or sitting president to be found guilty in a criminal trial. In his case – guilty not once, but on all 34 counts charged against him.We focus this hour on what the guilty verdict means for the GOP as well as talking about what's next for the case in the legal system. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Former President Donald Trump has been found guilty on all counts in his criminal hush money trial.Israeli Defense Force missiles hit a camp of displaced Palestinians in Rafah on Sunday, igniting an inferno.And a look at election results in India and South Africa.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
For children of immigrants who are straddling two worlds, mental health can be a unique struggle. According to a 2020 study, children of immigrants had nearly double the rate of psychological distress than their immigrant parents. And this population is only growing, with one in four children in the U.S. currently being a child of immigrants.Therapy is bound by many Western ideas and rooted in whiteness. How to deal with the expectations, guilt, and dialogues of the bicultural experience can be a difficult road. That's where Sahaj Kaur Kohli comes in. She's the creator of Brown Girl Therapy, an online mental health space for children of immigrants and those in BIPOC communities. We discuss her experiences and what guidance and tools she gives to those navigating their bicultural identity.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
In 2004 Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's Supreme Court found that their Constitution could no longer exclude same-sex couples from civil marriage rights.That watershed decision from Goodridge vs. Department of Health paved the way for LGBTQ+ rights across the country, which eventually saw same-sex marriage federally legalized in 2015. Since then, more than 700,000 same-sex couples have married across the country.But what prompted the fight for same-sex marriage in the first place? And where does the fight for equal rights under the law stand today?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Between 1935 and 1939, thirty million Americans had the chance to see a play thanks to Federal Theater Project. Nearly a century later, the theater's place in American life is shrinking.Today, we look back on this one-of-kind federal project that believed in the power of theater, and we look forward to the role theater might play in upholding democracy even as the arts in America are being undermined.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Ask A Stunt Actor

Ask A Stunt Actor

2024-05-2734:27

Action and adventure films are big business. Last year, they accounted for more than half of box office earnings. And what's a great action flick without some bad-ass stunts stunts. The car chases, the fight scenes, and epic super-hero showdowns are all thanks to Hollywood's most daring: stunt performers.For the latest in our "Ask A" Series, we're talking to the professionals behind the danger and excitement on set.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The final chapter of former president Donald Trump's hush money case is imminent.The International Criminal Court is seeking to issue arrest warrants for several top Hamas leaders and Israeli officials including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.And Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is criticizing his country's western allies.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
With CRISPR technology, scientists can edit pig genes to be more compatible with a human body, or at least that's the hope.But a future of endless kidneys bred from pigs is still far away. The experimental surgeries that allowed for a pig kidney transplant were covered under the FDA's compassionate use care and clinical studies have yet to be conducted.What is the state of kidney transplantation? And what might the future look like?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Has someone ever asked you what "your story" is? For some, that question is a nightmare. Where do you begin? What parts are important? And are the parts you think are important, actually that crucial?Are you telling it the right way? One Hollywood art form bravely tries to do that, but about other well-known figures. That's the biopic. For this edition of the 1A Movie Club, we talk about the latest, "Back to Black." The movie tries its best to illustrate the story of Amy Winehouse. We discuss how well the biopic succeeds at telling the Winehouse's story. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
We recently did a show about the cicada double brood emergence. Billions of them are above ground this year. And the conversation... took a bit of a turn... towards whether they can be eaten. (They can.)Some of you are certainly thinking you'd never eat a bug. But more than 2 billion people around the world eat insects as part of their standard diet.When we had that conversation, our host, Jenn White, would have described her enthusiasm to taste insects as... mild. But a lot changed since our conversation with our guests for the cicada show. Including her willingness to try eating ants and crickets. We discuss why so many of us are opposed to eating insects when it's been a staple for cultures for centuries. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
At 1A, when it comes to election coverage, we focus on the stakes, not the chatter.And nothing could be more high-stakes than the country's ability to conduct elections safely and with integrity.Harassment and the threat of violence are causing a high attrition rate among the nation's election workforces. But there are still folks out there preparing to meet these threats, both physical and virtual.We discuss how election workers are being protected. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump agreed on terms this week to face off in two televised debates before the general election this November. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was left "speechless" this week after a coalition of airlines banded together to sue his department over new rules concerning junk fees and making it easier for customers to receive refunds.As Russia continues to make gains in its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has canceled all his trips abroad. As paramilitary forces surrounded the Sudanese town of El Fasher, civil groups are warning that millions of people trapped in the city could be in danger. Dozens have been killed in fighting last weekend.Qatar's prime minister expressed concern over the state of peace talks between Israel and Hamas, saying that they were almost at a standstill.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Connect with us. Listen to 1A sponsor-free by signing up for 1A+ at plus.npr.org/the1a.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
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Jeff B

meditation is not doing nothing

Feb 24th
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Feb 20th
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squogg

I appreciate Jen pushing back on Dr. Le when she went on about how consumers need to be more proactive in learning about the products we're taking. Yes, we're all responsible, but there's only so much skepticism consumers can have when looking at an OTC label. Give us a break.

Sep 21st
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Donna Faith K-Brooks

Just use herbs or other natural remedies!!

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Susan keenan

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Mo U.

If our legislators don't care about the reality of their constituents then what hope do we have of living freely? For a country that prides itself for the "Freedom" of its citizens, we really do like limiting the freedom we supposedly have in abundance.

Jun 1st
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Casey man

What kind of music was made on the NES chip is quite incredible. I recently got a hold of A recreation of dark side of the moon that plays on the NES.

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John Long

my husband David and I would love to contribute to the conversation as formally incarcerated alabamaians. non violent drug addicted and mentally ill. Mine and my husbands story especially are heartbreaking and shocking

Feb 24th
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Farhad Rad

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mia blu

Can we say security theater and welfare program to pay unskilled agents above market rate?

Oct 7th
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mia blu

Fantastic episode!

Jul 24th
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Brian Linder

"Despite EU vow to end incitement, Palestinian textbooks remain unaltered -- report | The Times of Israel" https://www.timesofisrael.com/despite-eu-vow-to-end-incitement-palestinian-textbooks-remain-unaltered-report/amp/

Jun 20th
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Christopher Forlines

wtf is that guy talking about. How is a bicycle related to enslaving people. gtfo.

Jun 13th
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mia blu

I grew up in the area and my heart goes out to these poor poor people! 😭

May 30th
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Mo U.

I struggle with navigation, but I think it's more because I have poor working memory and not because I necessarily have poor spacial abilities? Or maybe it's a mix of both

Apr 29th
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Jeff B

rerun

Dec 30th
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Lyn Ristuccia

I did not hear the doctor answer a single question.

Aug 13th
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Lauren

why encourage people to have children if their heart is not in it? why not encourage fairly secure and stable people to adopt the (how many?) children in foster care because their biological parents' heart wasnt in it/didnt have the ability to be in it?

Jul 28th
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Caitlin Smith

🙌

Jul 22nd
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