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1A is home to the national conversation. The show frames the best debates with great guests in ways to make you think, share and engage.
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In the last ten years, it seems like newsletters have replaced blogs as the platform du jour. And Substack helps writers profit off their own work. But the platform's success isn't without controversy. The main criticism being who they allow on the platform.We dig into newsletters and what they mean for our media landscape. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Mahjong came to America from China in the early 1920s. It was marketed as an ancient Chinese game, but it was actually created in the mid to late 1800s.After World War II, the game became popular among Jewish American women.We dive into the history and future of mahjong.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has cast a long and influential shadow over Washington and Democratic politics for decades.As the first female Speaker of the House, Pelosi initially took on the establishment; now she is the establishment. Until Donald Trump became president, she'd been privately planning her retirement. USA Today's Susan Page joins us to talk about her new biography on Pelosi, chronicling the years before that prepared her for what would prove to be the political battle of her life.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
We talk with Pose star Angelica Ross about the end of the series, her own work around trans representation in the tech industry, and what's next for queer people of color onscreen. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Now that the supply has outstripped the demand, President Joe Biden is shifting the country's vaccine priorities. He wants to move vaccinations from designated sites to local stores or communal centers with a goal of getting at least 70 percent of Americans their first shot by July 4.Biden also backed a push this week to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, in a bid to speed the vaccination rates of nations in need. Meanwhile, on the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death, France is grappling with his legacy. Past leaders have kept their distance from the emperor's tomb; French President Emmanuel Macron laid a wreath on it.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
When most Americans think about Medieval times, our brains either go to a chain restaurant or an all-white version of Medieval Europe that never really existed.The myth is so pernicious, white supremacists have used it to draw people to their cause for more than a hundred years. So, while we still hear a lot about the Vikings, the Celts, and the supposed "Anglo-Saxons," what were those groups really like? And what does our misunderstanding of the Middle Ages mean for how we view our world today? We discuss all this and more. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
The Autism Society of America decided to change the branding of the month of April from, "Autism Awareness Month" to "Autism Acceptance Month."The change represents a long-held belief by autistic advocates that in order to create a more inclusive future, society must help autistic people lead more fulfilling lives rather than treat the condition like an illness. How should we be thinking about autism? What is most often misunderstood?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
It's 2021, the Fat Acceptance Movement has moved far beyond its original fight for more inclusive policies.The average weight of Ameircans has increased in the last two decades. And anti-fat bias has increased too: by nearly 40 percent according to a Harvard study. So where does the movement go from here? We discuss all that and more. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
NPR: The Next 50 Years

NPR: The Next 50 Years

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NPR is celebrating its 50th anniversary, so we're spending some time thinking about what the next 50 years have in store. Journalists at NPR headquarters and at member stations are grappling with a lot of questions: why public radio sounds the way it does, questions about objectivity and who it serves, and questions about the best ways to deliver information to audiences, wherever they are. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress this week, during which he outlined his plan for an aggressive expansion of social spending. Three men in Georgia were indicted on federal hate crime charges related to the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was shot while he was on a jog in February 2020. Meanwhile, the daily death toll in India from COVID-19 continues to set records. The country also surpassed another daily record caseload this week as international aid began pouring into the country. We get to these headlines and more during the weekly News Roundup. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Video games are good. Movies are good. But can video game movies be good? We talked about it for the latest edition of 1A Movie Club.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Millions of Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And as summer approaches, the behavior of many will change drastically. The CDC has released new guidelines for fully vaccinated adults, but what do they mean?We break down the latest recommendations and answer your COVID-19 questions. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Many of us are afraid we might miss something important, but what do you do when it feels like something important is happening all the time? How do we slow the doomscroll? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
How do food and plants help us make sense of the world?Musician Michelle Zauner talks about her latest project, — a memoir, Crying In H Mart — that tells the story of her mother's death. In it, Zauner writes about using the food they made to remember her mom. And Beronda L. Montgomery, a biochemistry professor at Michigan State University, has a lot to say about how plants experience the world in her new book Lessons from Plants.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck, was found guilty on three counts, including murder and manslaughter, this week.President Biden announced that in its first 100 days of his term, the Biden administration and health officials have provided 200 million shots of COVID-19 vaccines to Americans.Meanwhile, India has become the world's new pandemic epicenter. Daily cases of COVID-19 in India have exploded since early March. India now accounts for one in three new cases of COVID-19 across the world.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Allegations against EDM star Bassnectar, or Lorin Ashton, have left fans to grapple with those accusations. Debates like these have surfaced more and more since the #MeToo movement since it took off in 2017.We talk about Bassnectar's alleged victims and the community he built with 1A producer, Avery J.C. Kleinman.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck, was found guilty of murder on two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter on Tuesday afternoon.It's a historic verdict, but what does it mean for the future of policing and police accountability in the U.S? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
UPDATE, 5:30 p.m: Former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all counts of manslaughter and murder.Millions of Americans have lost faith in a system that too often appears to allow police to commit acts of violence with impunity rather than hold them accountable.We talked about the trial.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Against the backdrop of the trial of Derek Chauvin, criticism of the criminal justice system in America is once again under scrutiny. How are police and local officials responding to changing demographics in the suburbs? Have police been able to answer calls for justice from local residents?Plus, we started today's episode by talking about Adam Toledo. by talking about the protests in Chicago. Thousands took to the streets to demand justice for 13-year-old Toledo. Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
The U.S. paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.Protests broke out in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, after a white police officer, Kim Potter, shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man.Meanwhile, President Joe Biden voiced concerns to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the sudden Russian military buildup in the occupied Crimean peninsula and on Ukraine's borders. And Denmark becomes the first European country to stop using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. We cover all these headlines and more during the News Roundup. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
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Old man

I gave up banking 20 years ago. I got tired of being ripped off.

Apr 21st
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Dec 6th
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Jeff B

it doesn't only affect drivers... it also affects people being contracted to teach English online. the company I work for doesn't hire people living in states with these laws

Nov 12th
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Steve Davis

I struggled with a lot that was said during the interview. Just because someone votes conservative does not mean a person is against black people. That makes no sense to me. I did enjoy hearing the stories of his Grandmother and how much his Grandmother influenced Kiese Laymons life.

Nov 11th
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Submarine Jack

They might have valid points but both of these guys sound like self-righteous twats.

Aug 7th
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Steve Davis

It would of been great to hear both sides of the story. All of the people in the panel basically said the same things. If it makes sense it would of been great to hear a discussion of experts that did not think he was a Facist.

Jul 27th
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jackieblue361

I love this show, and the history lessons are awesome!

Jul 16th
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muffen jr

bit of an editing issue at the outer, just a heads up

Jul 1st
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Randy Gene Myer

How about stop F***ing

May 2nd
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David Morales

Throughout the Civil Rights movement many including myself have noticed that sometimes White women will use Brown women to attack Brown men.

Mar 7th
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Terri Hunt

There's a lot of hostility and aggression expressed by the Repulican rep on this podcast and then a forceful push back by the Democrat rep. I think that's part of the problem these days: we cant even remember to be polite to each other. So over that.

Feb 28th
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Kelly Reay

This was fantastic, please do another!!

Feb 14th
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larry shiver

Man! Republicans lie and self dilute like I breathe.

Jan 29th
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Robin Stone-Alston

I'm so sorry to hear about Kobe and his daughter and the others. Praying for you and family.

Jan 29th
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Daniel what

The answer given by your guest about injury on scooters was totally a non answer. "Oh people get hurt in cars too." Right, and what protections do drivers have in that regard? Insurance, registration, and licenses. I wish you would have pressed him on that answer total garbage.

Jan 20th
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Casey man

hey 1a that was not depeche mode lolz you just played closer.

Jan 18th
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Jennifer Villalva

This one didn't load properly. Fix please?

Jan 14th
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Andrew Xu

Did Joshua Johnson step down as host?

Jan 4th
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Jldubz

boooooooo

Dec 23rd
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Dre

I think it’s funny when “experts” try to make a case for or talk about Trump as if he were a normal, intelligent politician and/or a normal human being. Like, reading his tweets with a normal voice and trying to decipher what he “meant” or whatever. Any intelligent person - despite political preference knows this man is a dangerous imbecile. Nothing he does is professional or even smart. He’s a bumbling man baby that has surrounded himself with cronies. No intelligent republican can deny that! Stop trying to make sense of this person! Please!

Dec 11th
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