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1A is home to the national conversation. The show frames the best debates with great guests in ways to make you think, share and engage.

1A is home to the national conversation. The show frames the best debates with great guests in ways to make you think, share and engage.

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1A is home to the national conversation. The show frames the best debates with great guests in ways to make you think, share and engage.

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English


Episodes

The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Contagion'

3/30/2020
Film critic Sam Adams says he wasn't interested in seeing Contagion again. But once he did, he felt a little comforted. "One of the great things about horror movies is that they end." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:52

Coronavirus Across America: Worship In A Time Of Pestilence

3/29/2020
"The church will never close in this country because the church is not a building ... It is a gathering of people," says Rev. Angela Denker. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:14

The News Roundup For March 27, 2020

3/27/2020
The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus cases, but Spain is already surpassing China's reported deaths. Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for COVID-19. And millions of truck drivers are stranded in India. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:29:25

Sen. Bernie Sanders On Congress And The Coronavirus Pandemic

3/26/2020
"This is not a time for thinking about things in the way we did yesterday," Senator Bernie Sanders says. "While this bill didn't go near as far as I thought it should go, it did expand unemployment benefits more than ever has been done before." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:15:12

The Sounds Of America: The 1951 National League Tiebreaker

3/25/2020
"Are there other stories that need to be told? Are they being told? And are we listening?" says Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about reexamining history through recorded sound. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:51

Coronavirus: Feeding A Sick Nation

3/24/2020
"It's something that I can't avoid, I have to go to work," Scott, who delivers tortillas to grocery stores in Maryland, told us. "A lot of my well-being right now relies on the well-being of others." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:11

Coronavirus: Aiding The Unemployed

3/23/2020
Amy Putens, a hair stylist based in Washington, D.C., says her biggest fear is whether she'll have a business to go back to, once the coronavirus pandemic is over. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:27

Live from Everywhere? The American Radio DJ In An On-Demand World

3/21/2020
Radio consultant Scott Fybush says while the number of commercial radio DJs has waned, college radio has been a significant growth point. "It's far from dead," he says. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:03

The News Roundup For March 20, 2020

3/20/2020
Cases of coronavirus surpass 10,000 in the U.S. The Senate contemplates sending checks to taxpayers. And China responds to blame regarding the virus' spread. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:32:38

Coronavirus: What to Play When Your Life Is on Pause

3/19/2020
"You're going to want different things on different days," NPR's Linda Holmes says. She recommends two documentaries, "Brooklyn Castle" and "May At Last." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:22:42

Do Self-Help Books Actually...Help?

3/18/2020
"A lot of these books are setting the authors up to be who we aspire to be. Maybe some of us don't want that," podcaster and author Kristen Meinzer says. "Unfortunately, a lot of the self help books we've lived by say there is one way we should be." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:36:26

Blocked From The Ballot: Meet Jack Vaile, Who Has Cerebral Palsy

3/17/2020
In at least 10 states around the country, thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have legal guardians lose their right to vote. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:18:04

Coronavirus: The Prison Population

3/16/2020
"Too many people in our prisons and jails don't need to be there in the first place," Amy Fettig of the ACLU says. "We should be looking at who is in our prisons and jails and who can go home right now." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:36:23

The News Roundup For March 13, 2020

3/13/2020
COVID-19 continues to shut down the world and influence global markets. Congress works to improve aid during the crisis. Russia and Saudi Arabia's oil agreement collapses. And the U.S. begins to pull out of Afghanistan. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:31:16

Coronavirus: School's Out

3/12/2020
"There are also very real public health concerns for sending kids home," NPR's Cory Turner points out. He says food and housing insecurity are huge issues facing students and families. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:37

Coronavirus: All Work And No Play

3/11/2020
Prior to 2006, there was no mandated sick leave in the United States. "I believe it makes sense for all Americans to get sick pay and sick leave, not just those who are lucky to live in 13 states," says Aquent CEO John Chuang. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:24

Blocked From The Ballot: Individuals With Felony Convictions

3/10/2020
Desmond Meade worked his way up from drug addiction and homelessness to law school, but when his wife ran for office in Florida he had a rude awakening. "It hit me like a ton of bricks...I cant even vote for my wife" he said. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:12

Author Jacqueline Woodson Returns To Ghana

3/9/2020
"When this opportunity came along, it felt like the right time to come home," says author Jacqueline Woodson. "But I questioned, do they want my African diasporic self, or do they want my American dollars?" Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:02

'Hood Feminism' Focuses on the Needs of the Many, Not the Few

3/7/2020
"We aren't seeing major marches for black women," author Mikki Kendall says. "We saw a lot of pink hats at the Women's March. Those numbers would've been great at a Black Lives Matter march or at Standing Rock." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:32:59

The News Roundup For March 6, 2020

3/6/2020
Coronavirus continues to impact the nation, and the world. Joe Biden comes roaring back in the 2020 race for president. And the peace deal between the U.S. and the Taliban remains in limbo. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:30:45