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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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The Friday News Roundup for December 14, 2018

12/14/2018
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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 Minister Theresa May survived an attempted ouster by her own party. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:01:27:35

A Double Standard For Discipline? Why Students Weren't Punished After A Nazi Salute

12/13/2018
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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 punish hate speech? And when should students be old enough to know better? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:34:59

Rhetoric And Reaction: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota

12/12/2018
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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 Northern Minnesota about what it feels like to live in a single-industry town, and how trade decisions in Washington are affecting them. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find...

Duration:00:29:48

Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays

12/11/2018
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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 should we save 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:00:45:57

Do Get Your Hopes Up...Rocking Out With Hope Punk

12/10/2018
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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 possible. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:44:58

The Friday News Roundup for December 7, 2018

12/7/2018
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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? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:01:30:02

Speaking Freely: The Future Of The First Amendment

12/6/2018
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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? How should we respond as a society? Who gets to decide what speech is amplified or buried on social platforms? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:46:35

Why Did Police Departments Throw Out Rape Kits?

12/5/2018
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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 without this key piece of evidence? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:44:42

The Art Of The Political Obituary And The State Funeral

12/4/2018
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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. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:33:38

Victoria's Secret Laid Bare

12/3/2018
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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 large — tell us about femininity and gender? And how does the #MeToo movement play into all this? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:33:57

The Friday News Roundup for November 30, 2018

11/30/2018
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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 Senate ramped up pressure on President Trump and his support for the Saudis. And it's been a deadly week for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have...

Duration:01:29:16

With New Leadership, Planned Parenthood Plots The Path Forward

11/29/2018
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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 strategy of the organization. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:32:54

'True Lies' And Videotape: Why Many Movies Are No Longer Online

11/28/2018
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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 impossible to find. How do we save the movies we love? And once we save them, how do we see them? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:44:49

The Things That Matter Most

11/27/2018
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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 the things we keep. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:46:05

Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt

11/26/2018
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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 to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:29:36

Don't Forget About Me: Lena Waithe On Reflection And Representation In Hollywood

11/23/2018
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"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 to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:46:37

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Green Book'

11/21/2018
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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 black man's story being sacrificed to make a white man a hero? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:34:41

Millions Of Americans Run. Why?

11/20/2018
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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... Don't Tell Me!, about why they love the sport. And from some of our listeners about why they don't. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:46:17

Fighting The Bureau's Investigations: How The FBI Polices The President

11/19/2018
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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, whose work inspired the new Showtime documentary series "Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:00:34:28

The Friday News Roundup for November 16, 2018

11/16/2018
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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 negotiations spark high drama in Europe. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

Duration:01:26:14