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Hosted by Joshua Johnson, inspired by the First Amendment, 1A champions America's right to speak freely. News with those who make the news, great guests and topical debate. Weekday conversation framed in ways to make you think, share and engage. From NPR and WAMU.

Hosted by Joshua Johnson, inspired by the First Amendment, 1A champions America's right to speak freely. News with those who make the news, great guests and topical debate. Weekday conversation framed in ways to make you think, share and engage. From NPR and WAMU.
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Hosted by Joshua Johnson, inspired by the First Amendment, 1A champions America's right to speak freely. News with those who make the news, great guests and topical debate. Weekday conversation framed in ways to make you think, share and engage. From NPR and WAMU.

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Episodes

Ask A Drag Queen

6/23/2018
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In the last few decades, drag performance has gone from underground entertainment to mainstream television. But drag is not a monolith; performers vary in approach and intent — just watch "RuPaul's Drag Race." We have a panel of drag queens and kings — Bianca Del Rio, Brigitte Bidet, Lena Lett and Pretty Rik E — to answer your questions. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:42:26

The News Roundup For June 22, 2018

6/22/2018
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reverse his administration's highly-criticized practice of separating immigrant families at the border. Trump's moves on immigration drew criticism from world leaders, ranging from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Pope. But one of our panelists suggested that international blowback might have made President Trump more strident in his views, rather than convince him to retool the policy. All this and more on the Friday News...

Duration:01:28:37

Finding The Lost World: Can Scientists Bring Back Dinosaurs?

6/21/2018
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We were so busy thinking about whether we could do a show about dinosaurs, we didn't stop to think about whether we should. Wait ... We did think about it. And we decided we should. Take a break from the news and spend a few minutes with fascinating scientists who are changing our understanding of these prehistoric animals. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:37:28

Your Feelings On Family Separations At The Border

6/20/2018
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One of our goals on 1A is to act as a kind of national mirror — to reflect what's happening and ask what it says about us. That's a question many Americans have been asking themselves about the Trump Administration's decision to separate families who try to cross the border. A children's pediatrician who assists with migrant children talked about the long-term effects of toxic stress. An 80-year-old caller from Maine said she was headed to a protest in front of a lawmaker's office.

Duration:00:42:58

The ACLU's Path Of Most Resistance

6/19/2018
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Membership in the American Civil Liberties Union has quadrupled since the election of President Donald Trump. The organization has filed about 150 lawsuits against the president and his administration and a third of those have been about immigration policy, according to Susan Herman, the ACLU's president. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:30:53

Is This America's Border Policy?

6/18/2018
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Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents along the southern border in the past few weeks. This controversial immigration policy continues to cause outrage among parents, psychologists and concerned citizens. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:36:34

The News Roundup For June 15, 2018: Live From Salt Lake City

6/15/2018
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We have a special edition of the Friday News Roundup, live from KUER in Salt Lake City, Utah. We're joined by experts from the Mountain West to go through big questions from this week's news. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:01:28:41

Rodeo And The Future Of The American West

6/14/2018
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There are around 650 professional rodeos held each year. It's a symbol of life in the West, but that life is changing with climate change and urbanization. According to the Wright family, a cross-generational rodeo powerhouse from Utah, rodeo is not an anachronism — it's the future of the West. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:33:55

The World Cup: Intrigue, Statecraft And Sports

6/13/2018
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The World Cup begins in Moscow this week and we found out the U.S. will co-host it in 2026 with Mexico and Canada. More people watch this tournament than any other sporting event. But FIFA was the subject of a corruption scandal that became public in 2015. How could such a beloved sport involve so much wrongdoing? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:35:00

"Wait Wait" Host Peter Sagal Is Very Interesting

6/12/2018
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Peter Sagal has an interesting life. He ran in the Boston Marathon in 2013 and finished minutes before the bombing. He has a writing credit on "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" and the Sasquatch horror movie "Savage." And he had dinner with Stormy Daniels in 2005. But we know him as the host of "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" We talked with Peter about his life, how Bob Garfield from "On the Media" came up with the name of his show and why "Wait Wait" hasn't made the leap to television, even...

Duration:00:29:42

Bruce Lee: The Life Of An Icon

6/11/2018
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Bruce Lee's body of work was relatively small, and he died before he experienced widespread fame or recognition. But films like "Enter The Dragon" left a legacy that changed American culture. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:33:02

The News Roundup For June 8, 2018

6/8/2018
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Trade news dominated the headlines this week, as world leaders prepared for what could be an "awkward" G-7 summit, as President Trump meets with the leaders of nations stung by U.S. tariffs. The president had a busy few days of meetings. He talked with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of next week's summit in Singapore with North Korean leaders. The week began, though, with primaries in several states as Democrats try to set themselves up to retake the House of Representatives in...

Duration:01:28:01

The Legacy Of Kate Spade

6/7/2018
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Fashion designer Kate Spade set trends for generations of women. Her work was timeless, colorful and fun. Her designs were appropriate for work but never sacrificed a sense of personality. Spade was also one of only a few prominent women to lead her own line in the male-dominated fashion industry. Spade was found dead on Tuesday, prompting many fans to talk about their first time buying a Kate Spade design. We talked about her life and legacy. What made her designs so successful? How...

Duration:00:34:53

Eric Holder On Political Boundaries

6/6/2018
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Former Attorney General Eric Holder is thinking about boundaries. He's leading an effort to change the way legislative boundaries are drawn. And he's also thinking about the boundaries of his former department, as President Trump's frustrations with current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:30:17

Seymour Hersh Reports On A Life In Journalism

6/5/2018
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In his new book "Reporter: A Memoir," journalist Seymour Hersh covers his life story, with analysis of his profession thrown in. On the latter, he's not very sunny. "Yes, it's a mess," he writes about today's media landscape. "And there is no magic bullet, no savior in sight for the serious media." | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:34:00

The President's Pardon Power And The Law

6/4/2018
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Can the president obstruct justice? Can he pardon himself? A memo and tweet have put new interest on old questions of presidential power. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:13:47

The News Roundup For June 1, 2018

6/1/2018
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This week, we learned President Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his recusal from the Russian investigation. The president also issued a pardon for conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza this week. And In trade news, President Trump put tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union Thursday. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:01:28:26

His Return To Prison Prompts Calls For Sentencing Reform

5/31/2018
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Matthew Charles was released early from prison in 2016, after serving 21 years of a 35-year sentence. But on May 14, he was sent back to prison. Federal officials said that Charles shouldn't have qualified for early release, even though he's been incarcerated for almost half his life. Now his case has gone viral — will it make a difference? | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:18:51

What You Need To Know About #Wherearethechildren In 13 Minutes

5/29/2018
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Have you seen the statistic about 1500 missing children? There's a lot of confusion across social media about the status of unaccompanied child migrants, children being separated from their parents, and President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border. We get clarity from Maria Sacchetti, who covers immigration for The Washington Post. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1a and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:13:27

What Did Big Pharma Executives Know About The Opioid Crisis?

5/29/2018
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More than 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses in a drug crisis that's been going on for years. Journalist Barry Meier says it could have been thwarted early on. He alleges that top DOJ officials in the George W. Bush administration refused to support prosecutors who had built a case against the maker of OxyContin. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:13:32