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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

The News Roundup For October 19, 2018

10/19/2018
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We're about three weeks away and the midterms are starting to dominate news headlines here in the US. Here and abroad, everyone is still talking about Jamal Khashoggi. The Post published his likely-final column on Thursday. The topic? Press freedom. And if you need to...relax, just head north of the border. Canada officially legalized marijuana this week. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:01:28:57

Midterms 2018: Take It To The House

10/18/2018
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No, this year's elections aren't presidential. But they've taken on a new resonance due to the strong backlash among Democrats to the policies of President Trump and his majority-Republican Congress. In this show, we're talking about the House of Representatives. (But we know that you really want to talk about the Senate contest between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz ...) Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on...

Duration:00:46:35

What One Writer Gained With A Memoir About Weight Loss

10/17/2018
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"Heavy" isn't exactly the book Kiese Laymon set out to write. Originally, it was a book about weight. "I wanted to write a lie," he writes on the very first page. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:34:36

Why It's Hard To Change Minds About Climate Change

10/16/2018
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A new U.N. report says there's a strong chance of crisis by 2040 due to climate change. But despite overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change exists, the subject can be tough to discuss. How do we navigate conversations about climate change with those who don't believe in it? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:37:47

Julián Castro's "Unlikely Journey"

10/15/2018
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Julián Castro has had a robust political career, from serving as San Antonio's mayor to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Obama. His latest endeavors could be setting the stage for another big development. Will he run for president in 2020? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:30:40

The Friday News Roundup For October 12, 2018

10/12/2018
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UN ambassador Nikki Haley resigned this week in a move that surprised White House officials and the public alike. She'll stay on until the end of the year, but who is on deck to replace her? And journalist Jamal Khashoggi remains missing this week. Khashoggi was critical of the Saudi government, and after he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to get some routine papers, he never emerged. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our...

Duration:01:27:19

Both Donald Trump And Seth Meyers Have Taken Cues From This Guy

10/11/2018
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Even if you've never heard of Wally Feresten, you've likely seen his work. He has held up the cue cards — you know, those big, handwritten cards that remind performers what they're supposed to say next — for some of the biggest names in comedy. That includes Seth Meyers and pretty much everyone on Saturday Night Live over the last 25 years. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:18:34

Sizing Up The Universe With Neil deGrasse Tyson

10/10/2018
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is an expert on just about everything. He's debunked myths in sci-fi movies. He's weighed in on the effects of climate change. And last week, he used science to predict when LeBron James will retire from the NBA. (It's age 38, apparently.) We talk about the new book, but we also ask him some of your burning 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:00:33:37

Sixteen Shots. One Conviction.

10/9/2018
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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been convicted for murder in the second degree for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was also convicted of 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count for each time he shot at McDonald. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:47:48

What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

10/8/2018
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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi went into the Saudi consulate in Turkey to fill out some routine paperwork. He didn't come out. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:13:25

The Friday News Roundup For October 5, 2018

10/5/2018
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This week the White House announced that the FBI had completed its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Senate voted to advance his nomination. People are still recovering from the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. First Lady Melania Trump is on a tour of four African nations, and we get the latest on who won the Nobel Prize this week. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter...

Duration:01:16:38

How The 1990s Paved The Way For Today's Political Divide

10/4/2018
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Red states. Blue waves. These are phrases we hear all the time these days. Political correspondent Steve Kornacki says this is nothing new. He says it was the '90s that have brought us today's polarized politics. In his new book, The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism, Kornacki traces the origin story back several decades. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:44:10

What Amazon Adds To The Fight For $15

10/3/2018
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Amazon has announced it plans to raise its minimum wage to $15. It's the latest move in the Fight for $15. Will other large corporations follow suit? And in today's economy, is $15 an hour enough? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:47:33

A Sisterhood Of Sexual Assault Survivors Are Sharing Stories, Shouting Back

10/2/2018
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Christine Blasey Ford's testimony brought to the surface difficult memories. And sexual assault survivors who had never shared publicly what happened to them starting doing so — at home, on social media and at workplaces. How should we cope with this moment of collective trauma? You'll also hear the voices of several of our producers as they share their stories. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:43:51

The State We're In: Gun Legislation

10/1/2018
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It's been one year since the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. How have state governments responded to mass shootings, activism and the Second Amendment? This is the first installment of our series called "The State We're In," where we'll explore the bills and ballot initiatives dominating debate in state capitals. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:45:34

Laughs, Tears and Talking Horses: The Power of Bojack Horseman

9/29/2018
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Netflix's BoJack Horseman has spent five seasons exploring depression, addiction, redemption and more — through a talking horse. We talk to creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg about #MeToo, Hollywoo(d) and who BoJack really is. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:30:22

The Friday News Roundup for September 28, 2018

9/28/2018
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It was a hearing watched around the country. Christine Blasey Ford told senators she is "100 percent" sure it was Brett Kavanaugh who assaulted her, and he said he's a "100 percent certain" the allegations are untrue. And President Trump spent much of his week in New York for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:01:27:16

Testimony Rocks Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process

9/27/2018
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After considerable negotiations, and without an FBI investigation, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. We recap some highlights from the hearings for you today, and we'll go in depth on the Friday News Roundup tomorrow. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:13:21

Food Regulation: "Only The Brave Dare Eat The Fare"

9/26/2018
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A little over a century ago, buying a cup of coffee might mean sipping on additives like charcoal and charred bone. Adding milk? It might have one of that era's main preservatives ... formaldehyde. Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley and his fight for pure food is the subject of Deborah Blum's new book, "The Poison Squad". His crusade means our food today is safe ... right? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter...

Duration:00:30:08

America's Love Affair With Roadside Attractions

9/25/2018
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The UFO Welcome Center in Bowman, South Carolina. The World's Largest Teapot in Chester, West Virginia. The International Banana Museum in Mecca, California. Americans have been pulling over to roadside attractions like these for generations. What do they tell us about the American ethos? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:43:53