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Historian Robert Caro On Power And Why He Still Writes Longhand

33:49 | Apr 10th

The venerated author of "The Power Broker" joins us to talk about his new book, "Working."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Inside The Minds Of The Mega-Rich

33:31 | Mar 28th

Wealth is a touchy subject. On one hand, your ability to build wealth as you see fit has been part of our democracy. On the other, the power of the "one percent" infuriates many people.What impact does wealth have on one's mind and morals? And what's...Show More
The 1619 Project

34:50 | Aug 22nd

"We really tried to select stories that would go across the spectrum of American life," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitt...Show More
YouTuber Marques Brownlee Talks Ten Years of Tech

34:57 | Aug 21st

"It's going to come down to what gives you the best user experience," Brownlee told us. "What people don't consider is that tech is a really personal purchase. You spend so much time using it."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio stati...Show More
Primaries On The Way To The Presidency

35:03 | Aug 20th

"The invisible primary has already begun... and it's sort of democratizing the process," political correspondent Reid Wilson told us. He says the winnowing process is now a national process.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station ...Show More
Acknowledging Racism Is A Good Start. But It's Only The First Step.

34:47 | Aug 19th

"We are going to constantly make mistakes," author Ibram X. Kendi told us about the path to being antiracist. He says the right path is to be honest, share your mistake and strive to be better.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio stati...Show More
The News Roundup for August 16, 2019

1:28:45 | Aug 16th

New Trump administration rules pose new threats to endangered species. The acting director of ICE talks immigration. And two Democratic congresswomen are barred from visiting Israel. Around the world, protestors in Hong Kong shut down a major interna...Show More
Foresight 2020: Bill de Blasio

32:04 | Aug 15th

"I run the nation's largest city. I have the largest school system, the largest police force — it's the most diverse place on Earth," Mayor de Blasio told us, when asked why he should be president.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio s...Show More
The Black Country Artists Who Paved The Way For 'Old Town Road'

34:56 | Aug 14th

"We think of a guy like Charley Pride and one of the reasons he got so popular was because you couldn't see him," musician Dom Flemons told us. He said people would come to Pride's shows and then be upset when they saw he was black.Want to support 1A...Show More
Mexican Folk-Fusion Artist Lila Downs On The Soundscape Of Home

35:00 | Aug 13th

"I am from Mexico City. Lila Downs is the only singer that I have followed for so many years. Thank you for giving your audience the chance to listen to this amazing artist. Viva Oaxaca," one listener tweeted.Want to support 1A? Give to your local pu...Show More
A Public Radio Listener Walks Into A Bar: Your Stories About Drinking Alcohol

35:21 | Aug 12th

"My friends changed fairly dramatically when I quit drinking," journalist Jayne O'Donnell told us. "Go out and have a club soda and see if you still like the people you're with."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscrib...Show More
The News Roundup for August 9, 2019

1:29:39 | Aug 9th

The week began with mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On Wednesday, federal immigration officials arrested nearly 700 suspected undocumented workers at food plants in Mississippi. And Puerto Rico saw three different governors in a single week.Aro...Show More
Visionary: Toni Morrison

37:32 | Aug 8th

"It is not an understatement to suggest Black studies as a standalone field has a lot to do with the work that Toni Morrison did at Random House," Howard University Prof. Dana Williams told us.We spoke with Williams and Paula Giddings, professor emer...Show More
Snakes On A Plain: Invasive Species And How We Handle Them

35:50 | Aug 7th

"You can't make some of these things up that we've seen," biologist Ian Bartoszek told us. "It almost reads out of a sci-fi novel."We spoke with Bartoszek, Prof. Joel Trexler of Florida International University and Carrie Brown-Lima, director of the ...Show More
Covering The Threat Of White Supremacy

35:33 | Aug 6th

"The FBI agents would tell us that when we give them voice, we bring them believers also," Poynter's Kelly McBride said of her time covering white supremacists. "Balancing that was very difficult as a journalist."We discussed the media's coverage of ...Show More
'Do Something!' Americans Grieve, Get Angry After More Mass Shootings

45:44 | Aug 5th

"We have no idea what the role of mental illness is," Vanderbilt professor Jonathan Metzl said about mass shootings. "And so it seems to me like a code word and a distraction and a deflection."We spoke with Metzl, former FBI agent Michael German and ...Show More
The News Roundup for August 2, 2019

1:27:59 | Aug 2nd

In the U.S. this week, Democratic presidential hopefuls squared off in the second round of debates, a new California law requires President Trump to release his tax returns, and the ACLU said more than 900 children were separated from their immigrant...Show More
A Black Lady Radio Interview

24:33 | Aug 1st

"'In Living Color' was a massive influence for me, as was SNL," comedian Robin Thede told us. She was named after Robin Williams and was raised with an appreciation for comedy.She's now an executive producer and star of HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Sho...Show More
Colson Whitehead Exhumes The Past In 'The Nickel Boys'

35:25 | Jul 31st

"I didn't talk about it for 50-some years," said Charlie Fudge, a former inmate at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. "We were threatened to never tell anyone about what happened there."We talked with Fudge, reporter Ben Montgomery and author Cols...Show More
Smarten Up About The Economy

26:02 | Jul 30th

"The Federal Reserve is like a bank's bank," New York Times reporter Jeanna Smialek explained. "It has all these relationships with banks around the country, and they set interest rates."Smialek and Mark Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Fe...Show More
Who Is Boris Johnson?

24:24 | Jul 29th

Boris Johnson has long had his sights set on 10 Downing Street. "It was pretty clear from the get-go that he wanted to be prime minister," The Economist's Anne McElvoy told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe ...Show More
The News Roundup for July 26, 2019

1:31:25 | Jul 26th

Massive protests drove Puerto Rico's governor to resign, Robert Mueller testified before Congress, and the government fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and a major data breach.Meanwhile, Britain got a new prime minister, President Trum...Show More
76 Billion Pills, 6 Companies And An Opioid Trial For The Ages

36:05 | Jul 25th

"It's a really heartbreaking scene in a lot of American cities and towns," Washington Post reporter Scott Higham said on the impact of opioid addiction.We talked with Higham about the opioid crisis, his team's three-year investigation and a recently ...Show More
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'The Lion King'

36:38 | Jul 24th

"It is such an honor to be able to be in a movie that I've looked up to for so long. It just feels fantastic," actor Shahadi Wright Joseph told us. "I think that 'The Lion King' inspired me to start acting. I saw Young Nala on the screen, and I wante...Show More
Save The Salmon, Save The World

30:40 | Jul 23rd

"Climate change is gonna make it harder and harder to sustain wild salmon populations," Wild Salmon Center founder and CEO Guido Rahr told us.We talked about the importance of the fish with Rahr and journalist Tucker Malarkey.Want to support 1A? Give...Show More
MTV's 'Are You The One?' And The Future Of Queer Representation In Reality TV

35:49 | Jul 22nd

"It was nerve-wracking, to say the least," contestant Kai Wes said of his decision to take his testosterone injections on-screen during MTV's "Are You the One?" "It's something that people don't see, so I purposely chose to show that. I wanted it to ...Show More
The News Roundup for July 19, 2019

1:31:15 | Jul 19th

The Trump administration moved forward with plans to end asylum protections. Protesters in Puerto Rico are calling for their governor to resign. And racist tweets from the president generated backlash.Around the world, the Ebola outbreak is deemed a ...Show More
Game Mode: The Next Level

35:10 | Jul 18th

"The difference with Stadia is there are so many more options," journalist Gabe Gurwin said of Google's new steaming gaming service. "They're also going to let you buy games piecemeal and you can purchase games without a subscription."Want to support...Show More
Game Mode: Work Hard, Play Hard

33:54 | Jul 17th

"One of the problems with the games industry is that at the end of a project, a lot more people are needed to finish," journalist Colin Campbell told us. "Workers tend to be brought on en masse." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio st...Show More
Game Mode: Loot Boxes, The Law And The Music Behind The Game

35:00 | Jul 16th

"What I want are tools and information about how I can limit time and money spent on game play," Stanley Pierre-Louis, the president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, told us. "The FTC has applauded our industry many times on our sel...Show More
Game Mode: Consoles And Community

34:59 | Jul 15th

"When I first played 'World of Warcraft,' there was something really wild about hearing all these people from around the world. Now, it's something that the industry has taken and run with," said Ion Hazzikostas, game director for 'World of Warcraft....Show More
1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations

47:23 | Jul 13th

"We have to be humanitarian to each other first before we can do humanitarian work at the border," Minister Alyssa Stebbing said of her approach to keeping the peace in her congregation. "It's hard work, but it's necessary."Want to support 1A? Give t...Show More
The News Roundup for July 12, 2019

1:29:33 | Jul 12th

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation. Billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. And America's soccer champions came home.Around the world, there was confrontation between Britain and Iran. Hong Kong could see more protest...Show More
The Digital Disruption Of The Banking Industry

23:44 | Jul 11th

"Not everybody has access to the digital economy. Think about it. If you want to do a transaction online or a mobile app, you typically need a debit or credit card to do that," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local pu...Show More
Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

29:28 | Jul 10th

"The inability to prevent new nuclear states in North Korea and Iran" is the number-two international threat to the U.S. after climate change, according to Gov. Inslee.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this ...Show More
Chronicling Sexual Harassment And Assault In The #MeToo Era

35:05 | Jul 9th

"Most of the #MeToo movement has centered around sexual assault and naming big men, but the men in my life are not prominent famous men. They're everyday, working class men," author Chavisa Woods told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public ...Show More
Fly Me To The Moon: Apollo 11 And The Unsung Hero Who Made It Happen

30:38 | Jul 8th

John Houbolt is often a footnote in Apollo 11 history, author Todd Zwillich told us. Astronauts often get the most recognition.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitt...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for July 5, 2019

1:32:07 | Jul 5th

Justin Amash says "adios" to his party. The printers start rolling on the new census forms. And the car world loses a legend.Around the world, protesters smash up the parliament in Hong Kong. President Trump crosses a line in Korea. And there's chang...Show More
A Conversation With Senator Doug Jones

28:13 | Jul 4th

Sen. Jones is the first Democrat that Alabamians have elected to the Senate in 25 years. But with elections around the corner, can he win again in a largely red state?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this p...Show More
50 Years Later: Apollo 11 And The Landing That Almost Wasn't

18:44 | Jul 3rd

This month marks the 50-year anniversary of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon. That may be old news to us, but it was a moment that gripped the nation and the world, in tense and excited silence. Want to support 1A? Give to your local...Show More
Archaeology From (Way, Way) Far Out

30:58 | Jul 2nd

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak says she's seen satellites that can see up to 100 meters in depth into water. Parcak says space imaging helps to gain data on water movement around ships.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subsc...Show More
Jason Rezaian and George Takei On Two Forms Of Imprisonment

35:29 | Jul 1st

"As Iranians in this country, we've suffered a lot of backlash since the 1970s," Rezaian told us. "That continues to this day. As I've watched the crisis at the border, I worry that we're descending into similar situations that my father and George d...Show More
Dinosaurs Come Back To Life At The Smithsonian

36:10 | Jun 29th

"It was either beginner's luck or divine intervention ... the bones maybe found me," said Kathy Wankel, about discovering T. rex bones in Montana that are now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.Want to support 1A? Give t...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for June 28, 2019

1:32:57 | Jun 28th

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates debated this week. The Supreme Court ruled on partisan gerrymandering. And Robert Mueller will testify before Congress in July.Around the world, President Trump will meet with world leaders at the G20 summit ...Show More
1A Across America: Ten Democrats Debate

34:55 | Jun 27th

"I think it's kind of a cheap shot at this point, just saying that we need to stop Trump," said Kate Nachazel, a senior at the University of Michigan. She said she appreciated that the candidates didn't talk so much about President Trump.Want to supp...Show More
Big Little Lies: The Art Of Being Duped

34:59 | Jun 26th

Professor Chris Hart says con artists tend to display a personality structure known as the "dark triad:" narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have ques...Show More
Foresight 2020: Health Care

35:07 | Jun 25th

"We have as many people insured in this country as ever before," said Dan Diamond, health reporter for POLITICO. But Diamond noted that some people are under-insured, in hard-to-reach locations and unable to opt in to insurance plans.Want to support ...Show More
Conservative Columnist George Will On The Republican Party Today

26:09 | Jun 24th

Will told us that "America should be alarmed" by any president that can impose taxes willy-nilly in the form of tariffs.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
The Friday News Roundup for June 21, 2019

1:33:16 | Jun 21st

President Trump will run for a second term. Meanwhile, the first Democratic debates are around the corner.Around the world, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue. Hong Kong fights with Beijing. And thousands are fleeing the Democratic Republic ...Show More
A Primer For The Growing Crisis With Iran

19:06 | Jun 20th

Vali Nasr, a former senior adviser to President Obama, told us he believes that war with Iran could be possible if an unintended target is hit or there's a miscalculation. He speculated that it could occur as soon as a month from now.Want to support ...Show More
Desperate Measures: The Skyrocketing Price Of Insulin In America

35:03 | Jun 19th

"We've spent $700 a month just for our daughter's insulin — and beyond that we've had to pay for other supplies including a pump, testing strips," Lija Greenseid told us about her daughter who has Type 1 Diabetes.
Elaine Welteroth On Transforming Teen Vogue And Knowing Your Worth

34:55 | Jun 18th

"Our job was to reflect this next generation of young people," Welteroth told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
The Try Guys Try Public Radio

34:41 | Jun 17th

"We got more in touch with the narrative of speaking directly to things. The tone caught up to something that was always there," Eugene Lee Yang told us about the group's earlier work. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and s...Show More
Forgiveness After A Massacre In Charleston

35:55 | Jun 15th

"I am not willing to forgive what has happened in America unless America is willing to repent and atone, and America has not done that," pastor William H. Lamar IV told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to t...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for June 14, 2019

1:31:21 | Jun 14th

A comedian calls on Congress to act. Congress calls for a raise. Christians call out serious issues during two major conventions. Around the world, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. More protests are planned in Hong Kong. And Boris J...Show More
1A Across America: Indigenous And In Office

34:50 | Jun 13th

"There are too many people in Minnesota who don't even know that Native American people exist as contemporary people," Lt. Governor Flanagan told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have quest...Show More
Paintbrushes And Deep Pockets: The State Of The Art World

34:56 | Jun 12th

"The art business is the most unregulated legal business in the world," author Michael Shnayerson told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter On 'The Five-Sided Box'

30:37 | Jun 11th

"War is the heart of what we do, but you're also the manager and leader of the world's largest enterprise," Carter told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @...Show More
When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope

34:50 | Jun 10th

David Kessler, a grief expert, told us the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — are not linear milestones, but rather organic feelings that will come up during the grieving process.Want to support 1A? Give to ...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for June 7, 2019

1:30:33 | Jun 7th

The NYPD publicly apologized for raiding the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago. Meanwhile, many are calling for President Trump to apologize for insults he made about Robert Mueller on D-Day.Around the world, it's been thirty years since the Tiananmen Squar...Show More
Adapting 'To Kill A Mockingbird' For The Stage, And For Contemporary Views On Race

34:46 | Jun 6th

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

34:46 | Jun 6th

"I got off to a rocky start ... I felt like it was my job to swaddle the novel in bubble wrap and gently transfer it to a Broadway stage. That's a terrible way to write a play, and my first draft reflected that," playwright Aaron Sorkin told us.Want ...Show More
What Does It Mean To Lose A Pregnancy?

34:59 | Jun 5th

"Shame, guilt, and blame" are all common feelings after losing a pregnancy, says therapist Joyce McFadden.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
How Can We Prevent Workplace Shootings?

14:12 | Jun 4th

Jillian Peterson says 90 percent of workplace mass shootings are carried out by an employee. She says security is really difficult when the perpetrator already knows the building and the safety measures typically taken during a crisis.Want to support...Show More
Romance and Representation: 'Always Be My Maybe' And The Future Of The Raunch-Com

32:49 | Jun 3rd

"This story came from a real place for us. There were a lot of things about it that were authentic for us and we were the experts on getting that authenticity right," Randall Park told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station an...Show More
1A Across America: Who Benefits When States Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

47:30 | Jun 1st

"I was very hesitant to come out of the cannabis closet ... because of the stigma ... However I'm proud that people can see that 'she's a functioning adult, she doesn't seem like a weed-head,'" dispensary co-founder Anqunette Sarfoh told us.Want to s...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for May 31, 2019

1:30:25 | May 31st

Robert Mueller broke his silence. Disney and other major movie studios say they're prepared to pull out operations in Georgia over its controversial new abortion law. And the National Weather Service was busy this week.Around the world, President Tru...Show More
Foresight 2020: Tim Ryan

34:37 | May 30th

"I'm a lot closer to impeachment today than I was yesterday," Ryan told us. "We might be left with no choice at this point but to impeach President Trump."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have...Show More
Robert Mueller Speaks

18:25 | May 29th

"I think what Bob Mueller is trying to say here is, you know, it's important that we talk about what the president did with regards to this investigation, but understand that there is this separate Russian effort ... [that] this could happen again," ...Show More
Foresight 2020: Andrew Yang

25:43 | May 28th

"... most entrepreneurs like me regard [Donald Trump] as more of a fraud and as a marketing charlatan than a genuine builder," Yang told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Fin...Show More
How Can We Protect Women In The Military From Sexual Misconduct?

34:43 | May 27th

"If I had the option of enlisting today either as an enlisted service member or as an officer ... I don't think I'd feel safe enough to do it," Anuradha Bhagwati told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to thi...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019

1:31:51 | May 24th

The battles over abortion continue. McDonald's workers go on strike. And President Trump gave the Attorney General new powers.Around the world, India and Australia re-elect their prime ministers. Also, U.S. lawmakers are working across the aisle in a...Show More
The Nationwide Fight Over Fines And Fees

35:00 | May 23rd

"Chicago is not an anomaly... all over the country, states and cities are raising money through fines and fees in the criminal justice system. And not all communities are suffering equally," said Lisa Foster, co-director of the Fines and Fees Justice...Show More
Actress Kate Mulgrew On "How To Forget"

23:27 | May 22nd

"If you are passionate, go forward, you have nothing to lose. [Captain] Janeway says it, and I say it. Go forward with everything you've got," Mulgrew told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. ...Show More
Wildlife Tourism Behind The Camera

30:13 | May 21st

"In order for an elephant to be docile enough to interact with a human up close, they have to be trained from a young age," Natasha Daly told us. This training often involves painful prodding sticks.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio...Show More
A Conversation With Senator Tom Cotton

34:57 | May 20th

Senator Tom Cotton is known for his hardline stances on Iran and immigration. We spoke with the Arkansas Republican about politics and his new book, Sacred Duty.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast...Show More
1A Across America: The Manufacturing Comeback And The 2020 Election

48:02 | May 18th

"I am willing to pay more if all of my neighbors are working with good jobs," a listener wrote us about tariffs. We visited Michigan and found strong support for tariffs among working-class voters.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio s...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for May 17, 2019

1:31:08 | May 17th

The list of states tightening women's access to abortions got longer this week. So did the list of people running for president in 2020. Also, President Trump wants to transform America's immigration system. Around the world, the Trump administration...Show More
Foresight 2020: Senator Bernie Sanders

26:59 | May 16th

"The idea of legalizing prostitution is something that should be considered," Sanders told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Foresight 2020: Marianne Williamson

34:54 | May 15th

"I see the climate crisis as the greatest moral challenge of our generation. I'd immediately appoint a world-class environmentalist to the EPA... The day of fossil fuel companies [influencing how we address global warming] would be over when I'm pres...Show More
Calling Out Callout Culture

34:44 | May 14th

"Labels always come with baggage, baggage that society chooses ... let's not use those labels as finish lines. Don't decide I have nothing to learn from that person," author Irshad Manji told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio sta...Show More
Leadership In South Africa After Nelson Mandela

34:49 | May 13th

"The [African National Congress] of 1994 and the [African National Congress] of 2019 are vastly different," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us o...Show More
1A Across America: The Growing Trend Of The Four-Day School Week

46:11 | May 11th

Lower-income and migrant families who can't afford enrichment classes can struggle with this switch to a four-day school week, one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have q...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for May 10, 2019

1:28:16 | May 10th

Does our system of checks and balances need a check-up? The impact of a standoff between the White House and Congress. And Colorado asserts itself as a leader on recreational drug use. Around the world, Iran sparks concerns about its supply of uraniu...Show More
Puerto Rican Singer-Songwriter iLe On The Music Of Protest

34:50 | May 9th

"[Puerto Ricans] are still being oppressed but it's silent. And to me, that's even worse, because we don't notice it," iLe told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on T...Show More
Facebook Is Done With Alex Jones. Where Will The Infowars Host Go Next?

34:33 | May 8th

"The Trump-Alex Jones relationship is really really uncomplicated: Trump loves people who love him," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitt...Show More
What Happens After You First Get Sober?

34:51 | May 7th

"Our goal is to bring the individual back to themselves and let them know they are worth something," one of our guests told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitt...Show More
Inside The Animated Mind Of Lisa Hanawalt

24:57 | May 6th

"I love showing that women are funny, and gross, and sexual," Hanawalt told us. "Women have just had limited opportunities to show this side of themselves in the media." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to thi...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for May 3, 2019

1:32:29 | May 3rd

President Trump gets into a fire fight. The attorney general chooses his words carefully. And there's some talk about infrastructure. Around the world, Venezuela's President Maduro hangs on. May Day turns ugly in Paris. And Baghdadi reminds the world...Show More
Decoding Da Vinci

29:11 | May 2nd

"The ability to see patterns across nature is actually what makes the Mona Lisa smile," historian Walter Isaacson told us, reflecting on da Vinci's ability to wed art and science. We celebrated the Italian polymath's legacy in honor of the 500th anni...Show More
The Curious Ways We Find (And Lose) Our Way

34:58 | May 1st

"A paper map requires you to locate yourself in real space, but with GPS on your phone, you're in your screen," Maura O'Connor told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us ...Show More
Uncovering Buried Truths

35:00 | Apr 30th

"No matter how many [sources] you have, you never feel like it's enough," Buried Truths host Hank Klibanoff told us. "The point of the podcast is not whodunit, but whydunit." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe t...Show More
Turmoil At The National Rifle Association

21:33 | Apr 29th

"The wounds the NRA now faces are entirely self-inflicted," Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
The Friday News Roundup for April 26, 2019

1:30:50 | Apr 26th

A record high for stocks and for cases of measles. Democrats embrace a familiar face. And the Federal Reserve gets political.Around the world, Sri Lanka recovers from a series of deadly bombings. An epic story dominates India's election. And Ukraine ...Show More
1A Across America: The Power Of The Latino Vote

37:08 | Apr 25th

"The Republican party is grappling with how to do better with Hispanics," Houston immigration attorney Jacob Monty told us. "If we don't do better with Hispanics, we're going to be a minority party." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radi...Show More
Grooving With Maxwell

35:27 | Apr 24th

"We are only borrowing what's already been done by so many people before us," Maxwell told us. "Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green. All these beautiful voices are just echoes of an era and a history and a tradition." Want to support 1A? Give to your lo...Show More
A Conversation With Chef Kwame Onwuachi

34:41 | Apr 23rd

"All food is fusion," Onwuachi told us. "If you look at food from the American South, it's inspired by food from West Africa. As we evolve, our food evolves."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. H...Show More
Special K: Ketamine, From Party Drug To Depression Medication

35:02 | Apr 22nd

One of our listeners left a message sharing his experience with ketamine. He says it saved his life. "Ketamine is the only thing that gave me release from my treatment-resistant depression," he told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public ra...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for April 19, 2019

1:30:31 | Apr 19th

Parts of the Mueller report are finally made public. New rules for asylum seekers could keep thousands in jail. And prosecutors accuse doctors of prescribing opioids in exchange for cash or sex.Around the world, Libya worries the West. France fights ...Show More
Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now

48:51 | Apr 18th

Twenty years ago, two teenagers murdered a dozen students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado.For this special broadcast, we looked at Columbine's legacy. Leigh Paterson of KUNC Public Media and Guns & America shared her reporting, w...Show More
French Ambassador To The U.S. On The Future Of Notre Dame

14:47 | Apr 17th

"There has been an outpouring of support from around the globe," French ambassador Gérard Araud told us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Rosanne Cash On Art And Activism

34:43 | Apr 16th

Rosanne Cash talks to us about her music, how she broke into the industry and her advocacy. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Watch The Throne(s)

35:00 | Apr 15th

Why does it seem like everyone is watching "Game of Thrones" these days? What's so compelling about the series?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
The Friday News Roundup for April 12, 2019

1:29:21 | Apr 12th

Arrests in the U.K. and Sudan, administrative shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security and elections in Israel and India. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twi...Show More
What's The Breaking Point At The Border?

35:00 | Apr 11th

How much immigration should we allow into the United States? And who should be allowed in? We talk about it with conservative writer David Frum and the founder of "Define American," Jose Antonio Vargas.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public ra...Show More
Is It Miller Time? Nielsen Gets Nudged Out

26:44 | Apr 9th

What's ahead for the Department of Homeland Security and for President Trump's immigration agenda?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
1A Across America: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tests Faith In Government

46:11 | Apr 8th

It's been more than a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston. Our Across America team travelled to Texas to see how the city has recovered... and how it hasn't. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subsc...Show More
1A Across America: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly

47:47 | Apr 6th

Our Across America team is digging into the issues that resonate with voters, and Kansas is a good place to look.We spoke with Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, about passing laws in a predominantly red state. Then, we zoomed out to discuss the role Kans...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for April 5, 2019

1:27:07 | Apr 5th

House Democrats have asked the IRS to release the last six years of President Trump's tax returns. Joe Biden has been told to join the "straight-arm club." And mayoral history is made in Chicago.Around the world, Ethiopian crash investigators call fo...Show More
Writer Damon Young On Being Black And The Absurdity Of It All

34:32 | Apr 4th

Damon Young, co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com, says the most inspiring thing about his hometown of Pittsburgh is that it's predominantly white. "Pittsburgh is a jar of mayonnaise," he told us.We talked with him about adolescence, politics, parentho...Show More
'Bullets Ain't Got No Name': Keeping Kids Out Of Gangs

35:06 | Apr 3rd

The fight against gang violence has lost one of its top advocates: Nipsey Hussle. We discussed the rap star's life and legacy with his former DJ, and then took a look at the fight against gangs nationwide.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public...Show More
Foresight 2020: Julián Castro

31:08 | Apr 2nd

Julián Castro wants your vote — and your attention. We spoke with him about the road to 2020 in a crowded Democratic presidential field.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us...Show More
The First Day Back

34:32 | Apr 1st

How do you rebuild your life after it suddenly ends? Comedian Jason Weems faced that dilemma far more literally than he would have ever wanted, when an asthma attack stopped his heart for five minutes while he was performing a set.We spoke with Weems...Show More
1A Across America: The Fight Over Oil and Gas

47:14 | Mar 30th

Oil and gas. It's a $31 billion industry in the Centennial State. But it's also a big concern to some residents.Our Across America team spoke to several people in the Greeley, Colorado area about how the industry has affected their lives. Plus, we he...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for March 29, 2019

1:25:37 | Mar 29th

Mueller, measles and Mike Lee makes Ronald Reagan ride a raptor. Also, Oklahoma forces the makers of OxyContin to pay a heavy price and Senators Rubio and Romney move forward with plans for paid family leave.Around the world, Facebook says it will ba...Show More
Peter Lord And David Sproxton On 40 Years Of Animating Life

24:07 | Mar 27th

You might not recognize the name "Aardman Animations." But chances are, you know their work. From a cheese-loving inventor and his genius dog... to a group of chickens, yearning to be free... to a farm-dwelling, intelligent, adventurous sheep.We talk...Show More
1A Movie Club Sees 'Us'

35:08 | Mar 26th

Ever had one of those moments when you just couldn't bear to see your own reflection? Hopefully, that reflection stayed in the mirror. Heaven forbid it should follow you, find you and — worse yet — try to replace you, by any means necessary. Jordan P...Show More
Left, Right And Center Takes On The Mueller Report

34:42 | Mar 25th

Twenty-two months later, Robert Mueller's special counsel probe into Russia's election interference has run its course. Attorney General William Barr spent the weekend reviewing the principal findings of the report.What does it mean that the investig...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for March 22, 2019

1:26:20 | Mar 22nd

Floods devastate parts of the Midwest. Boeing faces mounting questions. And President Trump upsets many Republicans by speaking ill of the dead. Around the world, New Zealand's Prime Minister calls for a global fight against racist ideology. Hundreds...Show More
Raining Love With Lee Fields And The Expressions

28:37 | Mar 21st

Lee Fields is a veteran soul singer who's been walking his path for more than 50 years. Now, he's bringing old soul to a new generation — celebrated and sampled by popular artists like ASAP Rocky, J. Cole and Travis Scott.We spoke with Fields about f...Show More
How To Raise Boys

35:03 | Mar 20th

America's boys have it tough. They're less likely to finish high school, more likely to drop out of college and many are socialized to be aggressive and impulsive. How do we rethink masculinity, and raise today's boys to be 21st-century men? Want to ...Show More
Self-Care And Skin Care

34:55 | Mar 19th

Cleansers. Creams. Serums. Sheet masks.It can be hard to know what works, what's legitimate and whether all the effort is worth it. What does it mean that so many of us pay top-dollar to put our best face forward? And what should you be using to take...Show More
What Will Stop The Spread Of Online Extremism?

35:01 | Mar 18th

The massacre in New Zealand tells us a lot about online extremism — the role tech companies play in regulating or banning fringe users, and the role each of us plays in creating the online ecosystem where hate can thrive. How do we reckon with online...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for March 15, 2019

1:30:18 | Mar 15th

A bad week for Boeing. Beto joins the race for the White House. And a bribery scandal hits some of the nation's elite colleges. Around the world, America withdraws its diplomatic staff from Venezuela. Wonder Woman calls out Israel's Prime Minister. A...Show More
Tracee Ellis Ross Teams Up For Time's Up With Her Aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee

31:57 | Mar 14th

Tracee Ellis Ross is on a mission to change Hollywood. She's a co-founder of Time's Up — fighting discrimination, sexual harassment and assault of women. Now, that focus is broadening to the healthcare industry. We discussed Time's Up Healthcare with...Show More
Only Human: Understanding Our Place In The Animal Kingdom

34:54 | Mar 13th

Dogs express love. Chimpanzees are handy with tools. Even octopuses display intelligence. But so do humans. So what exactly makes us human? What truly separates us from other animals?We put these questions to geneticist Adam Rutherford.Want to suppor...Show More
Taking Care: The Cost Of Child Care In 2019

33:36 | Mar 12th

Ivanka Trump is leading the push for more spending on child care — a campaign that's reflected in the president's new budget released this week.If the federal government foots the bill, how will it affect the economy and families around the country?W...Show More
What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel

34:59 | Mar 12th

Is it possible to speak out against Israel's policies without disparaging Jewish people? And what happens when people conflate anti-Semitism and criticizing Israel?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podc...Show More
1A Across America: Colorado's Approach To Gun Rights And Gun Control

46:33 | Mar 9th

The House recently passed the most far-reaching gun control legislation in years. But the push for universal background checks is expected to fail. Colorado has been living with such regulations for years. As part of our Across America partnership, w...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for March 8, 2019

1:29:56 | Mar 8th

New numbers on trade call "America First" in question. Demands for Democrats to rebuke one of their own go unanswered. And, an investigation into the government tracking journalists. Around the world, is North Korea up to its old tricks after failed ...Show More
The Latest On R. Kelly

18:39 | Mar 7th

What will become of R. Kelly? We spoke with journalist Jim DeRogatis, who's been investigating allegations against the controversial R&B superstar for almost two decades.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to thi...Show More
No Bones About It: The Human Skeleton, Revealed

33:57 | Mar 6th

What makes our skeletons so unique? And what do they teach us about our species, and ourselves? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Close Encounters Of The A.I. Kind

35:40 | Mar 5th

Professor Amy Webb says just nine tech companies control the future of artificial intelligence, but that "we are entering a period in which you can be expected to talk to machines for the rest of your life."Want to support 1A? Give to your local publ...Show More
American Democracy (Keep It If You Can)

45:20 | Mar 4th

Two takes on how to keep the republic strong.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
The Friday News Roundup for March 1, 2019

1:27:50 | Mar 1st

The Cohen testimony made for a lively few hours in Washington, but we have a week of news from around the world to discuss. Join us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on...Show More
1A Visits CPAC

49:50 | Feb 28th

We bring you our interviews from a day at the Conservative Political Action Conference. We talked to everyone from former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka to a group of young Republicans who came to Washington for the event.Want to support 1A? Giv...Show More
Hollywood's Heartbeat: A Conversation With Robert Townsend

35:00 | Feb 27th

Robert Townsend is a pioneer in Hollywood. As a writer, director and actor, he's built an extensive resume of television and film work, bringing black stories to audiences around the world.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station a...Show More
Tariffs, Turmoil And Denuclearization: The Trump Administration Abroad

35:00 | Feb 26th

President Trump is set to embark on what he claims will be a "tremendous summit" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but critics are skeptical that he'll be able to convince the millennial dictator to relinquish the country's nuclear weapons.After ...Show More
What Happens To Low-Income Students In High-Priced Universities?

34:48 | Feb 25th

Once a privilege for the wealthy, elite universities across the U.S. became a reality for students from low-income backgrounds beginning in the 1990s. Institutions like Princeton University and Amherst College implemented no-loan policies with the ho...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for February 22, 2019

1:28:29 | Feb 22nd

Rumor has it that Robert Mueller's big reveal on Russia might be just days away. One former acting FBI director says he can't rule out that the president is a Russian asset. President Trump says it's all lies. Meanwhile, Bernie's back. Putin warns th...Show More
Can The Catholic Church Heal Itself?

34:57 | Feb 21st

Too many Catholic priests have abused children without consequences. Now, over 100 Catholic bishops are meeting in Rome to discuss protecting children. But what will it take for change to come?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio stati...Show More
Why It Matters That New York City Will Ban Discrimination Based On Hair

35:00 | Feb 20th

New York is the latest city to speak out against what it considers a discriminatory practice: chastising or punishing employees for the style of their hair. Hair and hairstyle are frequently a topic of tension, often with white authority figures poli...Show More
Ready (To Make Money) Player One: The Business Of Esports

35:00 | Feb 20th

When you think of a sporting event, what do you generally imagine? A roaring crowd, two teams lined up face to face, the electric energy of competition and... gigantic screens to watch video games?Welcome to esports. We explored the new world of comp...Show More
The New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory On The Rise

35:01 | Feb 18th

What does it take to make a polyamorous relationship work? Is maintaining such a complex network of connections really worth it? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Tw...Show More
Look Out! Here Comes The Spider-Verse

35:02 | Feb 16th

We talk to the creators behind Spider-Verse (they also worked on The Lego Movie and its sequel) about how they successfully brought new heroes to an already-crowded multiplex.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe t...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for February 15, 2019

1:28:54 | Feb 15th

From a national emergency to issues of press freedom around the world, we recap the week's top stories. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Love In The Time Of Retirement

34:28 | Feb 14th

Many Americans are finding themselves single later in life. Some choose to live alone, and many like it that way. Others who wish to date are facing a rapidly changing scene for dating and romance.In honor of Valentine's Day, we'll talk about what it...Show More
A Year After Parkland

34:56 | Feb 13th

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. Some of the survivors — Emma Gonzales, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and others — have turned their mourning into action, marking a changing ...Show More
The Value Of Truth: How To Keep News In Business

34:29 | Feb 12th

Last month, sites like Vice, HuffPost and BuzzFeed laid off more than 2,000 people. Frontrunners in the digital news arena, they were supposed to thrive where newspapers had declined. What's going on in the business of news? And how might these compa...Show More
1A, The Daily And A News Cycle That Never Sleeps

48:28 | Feb 11th

Imagine the hosts of two of your favorite podcasts — 1A and The Daily from The New York Times — sharing a stage.It happened. On a visit to Washington, The Daily's Michael Barbaro sat down with Joshua Johnson. They were joined by the BBC's Katty Kay a...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for February 8, 2019

1:26:47 | Feb 8th

A crisis in the commonwealth (of Virginia), a new study on climate change reveals that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record and the latest on the political upheaval in Venezuela. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and ...Show More
Why We Keep Forgiving Facebook

34:53 | Feb 7th

It's been 15 years since Mark Zuckerberg co-created the social network in his dorm room. But like many teenagers, it's prone to misbehave and worry the grown-ups. Some expect Facebook to implode before it turns sweet sixteen.We spoke with Roger McNam...Show More
1A Across America: What Do Young Voters Want?

29:15 | Feb 6th

Teens and 20-somethings turned out for the 2018 midterms in a big way. What's behind that? And what might it mean for races in 2020? As a part of our Across America project, we spoke with young people from around the country about why they're getting...Show More
Comedian Nicole Byer On Laughing At Yourself And Nailing It

21:09 | Feb 5th

Comedian Nicole Byer is in the business of telling it like it is. That's pretty much her M.O., whether she's doing standup or hosting Netflix's "Nailed It."We talked with her about her wonderfully bawdy brand of comedy, and she left us with some quot...Show More
The Climate For Climate Politics In 2019

34:38 | Feb 4th

Democrats now in charge of the House of Representatives have put the dangers of global warming back on the front burner. The select committee on climate change has been revived, and progressives plan to introduce a "Green New Deal" bill as early as t...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for February 1, 2019

1:27:25 | Feb 1st

A once-in-a-generation cold snap, the federal government goes back to work and the tale of two presidents in Venezuela continues. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Tw...Show More
The Year After "The Year Of The Woman"

34:59 | Jan 31st

First-term Congresswomen have been dominating national politics. A wave of female candidates are leading the Democratic pack for 2020. And Republicans say they need more women elected at every level.What are female politicians on both sides of the ai...Show More
Listen To The Music Play: How The Grateful Dead Remain Relevant In 2019

34:47 | Jan 30th

Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia died in 1995. But the band continues to inspire more than just new ice cream flavors.What makes the Grateful Dead's words glow with the gold of sunshine? And how does a band formed over 50 years ago remain not onl...Show More
Former Aide Cliff Sims On Life Inside President Trump's White House

34:17 | Jan 29th

Cliff Sims describes the White House power structure not as a flow chart, but a solar system — with President Trump as the sun, and everyone else orbiting him at varying distances. He says he was pretty close: more of a Mercury than a Jupiter.We spok...Show More
'No Place Like Home:' 'The Wizard Of Oz' At 80

35:00 | Jan 28th

This year, the film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz turns 80. It's considered one of the most influential films ever made — for the song "Over the Rainbow," for being made in Technicolor, for jumpstarting Judy Garland's career and for launching a cott...Show More
1A Across America: Who Is Caring For Rural Americans?

34:45 | Jan 26th

At least 85 rural hospitals have closed since 2010. That's about five percent of the country's total.What are lawmakers and citizens doing to address the dearth of healthcare for rural residents? We explored this question as part of our Across Americ...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for January 25, 2018

1:26:46 | Jan 25th

President Trump has announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations over border security proceeded. Roger Stone, a close associate of President Trump, was arrested. And Michael Cohen will comply with a subpoena from the S...Show More
What Is ALEC?

35:01 | Jan 24th

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been around since 1973. Even if you're not sure what it does, chances are you've been impacted by laws it's helped pass at the state level.We looked into ALEC's impact on our democracy as part o...Show More
Money Moves: The Push For Financial Literacy In Schools

34:50 | Jan 23rd

Student loan borrowers in the U.S. collectively owe $1.5 trillion. And less than 16 percent of U.S. students are required to take a personal finance course to graduate high school.How are we preparing young people to be smart consumers? And why isn't...Show More
Ask An Atheist

35:43 | Jan 22nd

The Pledge of Allegiance says that America is "one nation under God." But not everyone feels that way.Surveys show the number of Americans who identify as atheists is growing. So what does the term "atheist" mean, both to believers and non-believers?...Show More
Who Is Continuing Martin Luther King's Fight Against Poverty?

33:59 | Jan 21st

With inequality still growing, who is carrying on Martin Luther King's economic fight today?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
The Friday News Roundup for January 18, 2019

1:28:04 | Jan 18th

We've had another week of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. L.A. is facing a shutdown of another kind, with thousands of teachers on strike. And Cardi B gets political.Around the world, terrorism rocked Kenya and Syria. There w...Show More
Catching Up With The Russia Investigation

34:56 | Jan 17th

Over the last few days, The Washington Post and The New York Times published explosive stories about President Trump's involvement with Russia.What would it mean if the president of the United States — knowingly or unknowingly — were an asset of the ...Show More
Kristen Roupenian, 'Cat Person' & Viral Fiction

24:20 | Jan 16th

In late 2017, The New Yorker published a short story called "Cat Person" that went viral — perhaps the only work of short fiction to ever do so. It resonated in the early stages of the #MeToo movement, and articulated a common experience that's uncom...Show More
Black Women, #MeToo & 'Surviving R. Kelly'

34:59 | Jan 15th

Earlier this month, Lifetime released a six-part docuseries called "Surviving R. Kelly." It chronicles the singer's alleged abuse of girls and women since the early '90s.Since then, there's been a larger conversation on black women, abuse and when an...Show More
How The Government Shutdown Affects The Country

35:01 | Jan 14th

We are just over three weeks into a partial government shutdown. We're hearing stories from affected federal workers.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
The Friday News Roundup for January 11, 2019

1:27:26 | Jan 11th

Still no deal and no paychecks in sight for hundreds of thousands of federal workers. A new documentary on R. Kelly sparks protests and investigations around the country. Mike Pompeo spends the week in the Middle East, mending fences and clearing up ...Show More
Surveying The Public Domain

33:40 | Jan 10th

At midnight on New Year's Day, an array of songs, films and books from 1923 entered the public domain. That means no more copyright penalties or fees for anyone who wants to use them.What's in this treasure trove? What can we do with it? And how do o...Show More
Why Families Break Up

44:57 | Jan 9th

"I don't feel like I need my family to change for me to love them. But I do need them to change for me to have them in my life." More and more Americans are estranged from family members. We explore why, and when reconciliation is — and isn't — possi...Show More
Hell And How We Think Of It

33:44 | Jan 8th

Three out of 5 Americans say they believe in Hell. But what is it? Maybe fire and brimstone? Nothingness? The essence of NBC's "The Good Place?"People of many faiths are reconsidering whether Hell is inescapable, what it's like, and whether it exists...Show More
Planting A Seed: The Vegan Diet in 2019

33:22 | Jan 7th

Some are calling 2019 "the year of the vegan." Beyoncé and Jay-Z certainly think so.But what if you don't live in a city with vegan options at restaurants, or you can't afford soy hot dogs and tempeh burgers? Is veganism really for everyone? Want to ...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for January 4, 2019

1:26:46 | Jan 4th

The holidays are over, and Washington is back at work. Well, Congress is. We're barely out of the midterms, and we're still talking campaigns — not just for president in 2020, but an unresolved election in North Carolina. China takes a bite out of Ap...Show More
How Far Into President Trump's Finances Will Democrats Dig?

25:28 | Jan 3rd

The president might be averse to having his finances scrutinized, but change is afoot in Washington — and that could mean change for the parameters of the Mueller probe, too.Will new Democratic leadership give the green light to cross the president's...Show More
Does The 'Good Guy With A Gun' Tagline Work If That Guy Is Black?

30:24 | Jan 2nd

The NRA made waves with the statement "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."But 1 out of 4 gun owners is African-American. What happens when they are the good guys?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radi...Show More
New Year, New Frontier: Mars

27:36 | Dec 31st, 2018

What can the core of Mars tells us about our own planet? And how do we go about interplanetary exploration in an ethical way? We asked two members of NASA's InSight Lander team.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscrib...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for December 28, 2018

1:29:06 | Dec 28th, 2018

As we headed into the holidays, the government headed into a partial shutdown. A second detained minor died in the custody of Border Patrol. Elections are delayed in Congo, and brought forward in Israel. And President Trump's surprise trip to Iraq pl...Show More
Year Of The Woman?

34:56 | Dec 27th, 2018

The #MeToo movement. A bitter battle over a new Supreme Court justice. The midterms.Was 2018 really a year of the woman? Or was it just a year that we talked more about what's affecting women?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio statio...Show More
Deconstructing The Myths Of Reconstruction

33:28 | Dec 26th, 2018

Is there more to the story of Reconstruction than we've been popularly told? Very likely, according to a September article in Smithsonian Magazine. The report shares that the number of black Americans killed at this time has been largely ignored. Why...Show More
What's It All About, Michael Caine?

35:23 | Dec 24th, 2018

"Give up." That's the advice Michael Caine received over and over for decades after he began his acting career.Well, we're sure glad he didn't.We spoke with him about his humble beginnings, and what it took to get to the pinnacle of his profession.Wa...Show More
Bringing Down The Curtain On Yellowface

36:00 | Dec 22nd, 2018

It wouldn't be Christmas without "The Nutcracker." But would it be "The Nutcracker" without yellowface?Some ballet companies have made changes to the ballet in recent years, updating the choreography, costuming and makeup to eliminate Asian stereotyp...Show More
The Friday News Roundup For December 21, 2018

1:28:23 | Dec 21st, 2018

It's the weekly News Roundup on 1A. And these are the stories we're covering today.The clock ticks to midnight, when funding runs out."We must build the wall!" President Trump did shout.Will Congress find funding, or reach an impasse?And let the gove...Show More
Not Tonight: Why Americans Are Having Less Sex

35:17 | Dec 20th, 2018

We can add something else to a long list of 'things that millennials are killing.' Along with napkins, American cheese and golf, heterosexual people in their 20s are having less sex.Could our connectivity be behind the decline? Is pornography replaci...Show More
Dating While Gray

17:55 | Dec 19th, 2018

What's it like to get out there as an older person? Laura Stassi is finding out. She's been creating a podcast that tells "the true stories of people age 50 and older who are seeking that special someone." What has she learned?Want to support 1A? Giv...Show More
Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?

34:58 | Dec 18th, 2018

Do you hear what I hear? Around this time of year, it could be sleigh bells or it could be the sound of a cash register. What is it that makes so many artists want to sing about Christmas? Why not other holidays, in other times of year? And after dec...Show More
Cuffin' Season And 'The Lost Art' Of Cruising: Dating In 2018

34:47 | Dec 17th, 2018

There are scientific reasons behind cuffin' season. Plus, we'll talk about how dating trends and technology have affected our relationships, especially in the LGBTQ community.
The Friday News Roundup for December 14, 2018

1:27:29 | Dec 14th, 2018

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 Min...Show More
A Double Standard For Discipline? Why Students Weren't Punished After A Nazi Salute

34:46 | Dec 13th, 2018

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...Show More
1A Across America: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota

29:37 | Dec 12th, 2018

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 Nort...Show More
Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays

45:45 | Dec 11th, 2018

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 shoul...Show More
Do Get Your Hopes Up...Rocking Out With Hope Punk

44:47 | Dec 10th, 2018

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 pos...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for December 7, 2018

1:29:57 | Dec 7th, 2018

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. Want to support 1A? Gi...Show More
Speaking Freely: The Future Of The First Amendment

46:23 | Dec 6th, 2018

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...Show More
Why Did Police Departments Throw Out Rape Kits?

44:14 | Dec 5th, 2018

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 with...Show More
The Art Of The Political Obituary And The State Funeral

33:28 | Dec 4th, 2018

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.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Ha...Show More
Victoria's Secret Laid Bare

33:46 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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 ...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for November 30, 2018

1:29:11 | Nov 30th, 2018

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 Sen...Show More
With New Leadership, Planned Parenthood Plots The Path Forward

32:26 | Nov 29th, 2018

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 st...Show More
'True Lies' And Videotape: Why Many Movies Are No Longer Online

44:38 | Nov 28th, 2018

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 imp...Show More
The Things That Matter Most

45:53 | Nov 27th, 2018

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...Show More
Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt

29:22 | Nov 26th, 2018

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? Want to support 1A? Give...Show More
Don't Forget About Me: Lena Waithe On Reflection And Representation In Hollywood

46:23 | Nov 23rd, 2018

"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. Want...Show More
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Green Book'

34:27 | Nov 21st, 2018

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 b...Show More
Millions Of Americans Run. Why?

46:06 | Nov 20th, 2018

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...Show More
Fighting The Bureau's Investigations: How The FBI Polices The President

33:58 | Nov 19th, 2018

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, ...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for November 16, 2018

1:26:09 | Nov 17th, 2018

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 negotiation...Show More
Reddit: Downvoting Conspiracy, Upvoting Community?

44:09 | Nov 15th, 2018

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 g...Show More
Hasan Minhaj Didn't Become A Lawyer

35:44 | Nov 14th, 2018

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. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions?...Show More
California's Deadliest Fire: "The New Abnormal"

30:32 | Nov 13th, 2018

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."Want to support 1A? Give ...Show More
The Power Of Comedy And Storytelling For Veterans

36:08 | Nov 12th, 2018

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.
The Friday News Roundup for November 9, 2018

1:23:03 | Nov 9th, 2018

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. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podc...Show More
Preserving Stories Of Holocaust Survivors

36:37 | Nov 8th, 2018

The youngest survivors of the Holocaust are now in their 70s. How can we preserve their memories to prevent future atrocities?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitte...Show More
The Morning After: Unpacking the Midterm Elections

47:03 | Nov 7th, 2018

From the upsets to the sure bets, we dig into the 2018 midterms with a panel of experts — including a former governor. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a...Show More
Bishop Michael Curry Wants Us To Love Radically

46:35 | Nov 6th, 2018

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...Show More
Doris Kearns Goodwin On Disagreement In American Politics

34:19 | Nov 5th, 2018

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 tal...Show More
The Friday News Roundup for November 2, 2018

1:27:10 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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.Want t...Show More
Stopped At The Box: Voter Access Ahead Of The Midterms

45:30 | Nov 1st, 2018

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 ar...Show More
Hex In Effect: Why Witches Are Back

47:37 | Oct 31st, 2018

"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 fro...Show More