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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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What makes a boy band? Researcher Maria Sherman says generally, "they're young, they're cute, they don't have facial hair but their hair is a big deal."But there's a lot more to boy bands than that. Like what you hear? Find more of our programs (including our ongoing coverage of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett) on our website. And want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Find us on Twitter @1A.
President Donald Trump raises questions about the 2020 election, while a grand jury ruling on the police officers that killed Breonna Taylor reignites protests. China commits to carbon-neutrality. The situation around Belarus remains contentious and Prince Harry ruffles feathers over statements about voting.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
We travel to Texas and Michigan to talk about two things that influence the way people vote and the power your ballot has: voter ID laws and gerrymandering. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"I compare being a poll worker to being a fast food worker, except that there's not as much room for mistakes," says poll worker Evan Malbrough. "If you make a mistake with somebody's ballot you've suppressed their right to vote."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"Women [in detention] are faced with this problem where they don't have [medical] choices and they don't have the liberty to go find those choices," says migrant rights advocate Michelle Brané.She also remarks about how for-profit prisons fit into the picture. "I once went to a [immigration detention] facility where the stock prices were displayed in the lobby," Michelle says. "It's a hugely profitable practice."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
How are Republican senators handling accusations of hypocrisy? "There's nothing more shapeshifting than a senator considering judicial nominations. Consistency is not something we see very often," says reporter Robert Barnes."There are lots of Republicans who think, 'This is our chance to get a solid six-member conservative majority on the Supreme Court and we're gonna do it.'"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
We're sharing the first episode of a new show called "Driving The Green Book," produced by Macmillan Podcasts and hosted by journalist and educator Alvin Hall.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Wildfires and hurricanes continue to affect large swaths of the US. COVID infections top 30 million globally, as the work on a vaccine continues. President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu celebrate a peace deal for Israel, and scientists search for life on Venus.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Some will tell you crime in America has gone up. Others say it's down. But it depends on the type of crime. And as many politicians know, for some people, it's not about the numbers, it's about how they feel. We explore the rhetoric and the reality behind crime and the pandemic.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
1A listener George told us, "My vote doesn't really matter[...]Six states are getting virtually all of the attention and all of the campaign dollars are going to those states.""There's this idea that people don't vote out of lethargy," says George. He thinks a majority of people don't vote because they feel left out of the process. Their voice and their presence doesn't matter.What do you think?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"Part of the reason the Benin royal art is so much at the forefront of this conversation is because it's one of the best documented examples of colonial appropriation," says Chika Okeke-Agulu, professor of African art at Princeton.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"The thing that you're always looking to do in horror is to make the audience feel like they're participating," says "Host" director Rob Savage."The great thing about screen horror is that if the audience forgets they're watching the movie, they can have an involvement in the scares."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Wildfires continue to rage in the Western U.S. The race for a COVID-19 vaccine faces some setbacks. Disney is criticized for filming parts of Mulan in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. The Taliban and the Afghan government open negotiations. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Many schools that were financially stressed going into the pandemic might not come out of it, says Fred Lawrence, CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society."Once you put the nose of the plane down, you can't always pull out of that dive," he says, about a school's financial management.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"I think there is a morbid fascination in thinking of how everything will fall apart," says cosmologist Katie Mack. "But you can contemplate how we fit into this bigger picture, and that can be a really comforting thought."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"I have a few sleepless nights but the people who are far braver are my sources," says journalist Tom Burgis.He says his sources, including those in places like Washington D.C. and Kazakhstan, put themselves in danger by speaking out against corruption.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
In Limbo With Aminé

In Limbo With Aminé

2020-09-0727:45

"The title of the album (Limbo) was to tell fans 'I'm literally figuring it out, I'm just a guy still in limbo,'" says rapper Aminé. "I always wanted to challenge myself and try to push the envelope sonically."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Protests continue to rock the U.S. as presidential candidates hit the campaign trail. Historic protests continue in Belarus as leader Alexander Lukashenko refuses to step down.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"I feel personally convicted as a white pastor in a predominately white congregation to speak passionately about race in the church," says pastor Angela Denker.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
How are militias recruiting new members?"They point to protests and to violence and say, 'Hey look, this is the time, you need to protect yourself,' playing on fears people have," says reporter Heath Druzin.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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Comments (64)

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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Steve Zapata

it's the debutante episode again

Nov 24th
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John Reed

Democrats didn't make the argument for bribery? Am done with 1A. Just one step removed from fox.

Nov 23rd
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Munaver Jameel

Do want to know who's Sir, Boris John's are you Bailed on your Head start the process of moving on the Owen personally or is Playboy or take you Pocket money

Nov 19th
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Terri Hunt

Appreciate the chance to hear multiple perspectives when they are more than talking points...Mon either side.

Nov 4th
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