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Listening to the news can feel like a journey. But 1A guides you beyond the headlines – and cuts through the noise. Let's get to the heart of the story, together – on 1A.

Listening to the news can feel like a journey. But 1A guides you beyond the headlines – and cuts through the noise. Let's get to the heart of the story, together – on 1A.

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Listening to the news can feel like a journey. But 1A guides you beyond the headlines – and cuts through the noise. Let's get to the heart of the story, together – on 1A.

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English


Episodes

Newtown, 10 years After the Sandy Hook Tragedy

12/7/2022
It's been 10 years since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20 students and six educators were killed. Davis Dunavin, who covered the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012 as a young reporter, is behind a new podcast looking at the community a decade since the shooting. "Still Newtown" leads with a question: How does a community come out the other side of tragedy? We visit Newtown and those close to the story for answers. Want to support 1A? Give to...

Duration:00:29:38

What Do Tech Layoffs Tell Us About The Economy?

12/6/2022
Sweeping layoffs and hiring freezes have hit the tech industry hard this year. According to Layoffs.fyi, over 50,000 jobs were lost in November alone. The pandemic was good for the tech industry. But as life offline comes back, companies are struggling to retain the employees they hired during the pandemic. Outside of tech, layoffs are at a historic low. We discuss what the tech industry's economic wobbles mean for the economy as a whole. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public...

Duration:00:39:04

Will America's Investment in Semiconductor Chips Pay Off?

12/5/2022
Semiconductor chips are expected to make a huge economic impact – one with geopolitical implications. They're found in popular electronics like smartphones and gaming consoles and also in cars and military weapons. During the pandemic, disruption to global supply chains created an alarming shortage of them in the U.S. To reduce reliance on China's manufacturing, the Biden Administration passed the CHIPS Act. It allocates $52 billion dollars to build up America's semiconductor industry. We...

Duration:00:37:32

The News Roundup For December 2, 2022

12/2/2022
the House approved legislation on Wednesday that would institute a labor agreement between rail workers and their employers. Now that control of the House has flipped to the Republicans, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is asking the House January 6 committee to preserve all its records. Chinese officials are cracking down on protests against the country's zero-COVID policy. And a senior aide to King Charles resigned this week following "unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments"...

Duration:01:27:25

Most Doctors Are Anxious And Burnt Out; What Can We Do?

12/1/2022
The pandemic has spread healthcare workers thin over the last few years. With staffing shortages and wave after wave of COVID cases, that wear has become increasingly apparent. But burnout is not new to the healthcare field. "For the most part, we don't talk about this stuff, because we were told we're not supposed to," says Dr. Jessica Gold who joins us for the conversation. We talk to doctors about their experiences dealing with mental illness while practicing medicine, and we hear your...

Duration:00:36:46

The Indian Child Welfare Act Is Before The Supreme Court. What Is It?

11/30/2022
The Indian Child Welfare Act is before the Supreme Court once again, almost a decade after Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. Earlier this month, the Court heard oral arguments in the case Haaland v. Brackeen, the legal action about who gets precedence when it comes to adopting Native children. We discuss what the Indian Child Welfare Act does and if struck down, what it could mean for tribal law and Native Americans. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to...

Duration:00:33:24

The 1A Record Club: 'Spiceworld' And The Evolution Of The Girl Group

11/29/2022
It's been 25 years since the release of The Spice Girls' second album, "Spiceworld." The record, released on November 1, 1997, went five times platinum. The group that popularized the phrase "Girl Power," the Spice Girls are the best-selling girl group of all time. But before the Spice Girls, there were many others. From The Andrew Sisters to The Supremes, we can trace the evolution of the girl group throughout music's history. In this episode the 1A Record Club takes a look at the...

Duration:00:30:34

1A Remaking America: Being A Trans Kid In Texas

11/28/2022
A record number of bills targeting trans people in the U.S. have passed this year. In February, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive, classifying gender-affirming care as child abuse. 1A recently traveled to Austin to speak with trans kids and their families as part of the Remaking America Series. This conversation is part of our Remaking America collaboration with six public radio stations around the country. Remaking America is funded in part by the Corporation for...

Duration:00:35:07

The Concerning Case Of The 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar

11/25/2022
The world's eyes are on the 32 national soccer teams hoping to win big at this year's FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar. It's the first time the competition is being hosted in the Middle East. And while fans from across the globe descend on the tiny host country to cheer on their favorite teams, controversy has taken center stage. We'll hear more from experts about the mess and get the latest on the tournament. We'll also chat about Lionel Messi's legacy and more as we preview NPR's new...

Duration:00:34:38

Tembi And Attica Locke On Food, Family, And 'From Scratch'

11/24/2022
In 2019, Tembi Locke published her memoir titled "From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home." In it, she tells the story of how she pieced her life back together after losing her husband, Saro, to cancer. The book is also a celebration of their love story. And that love story is now the center of a Netflix series also titled "From Scratch." Tembi and her sister Attica act as writers, showrunners, and producers on the show. They join us to talk about bringing their story to...

Duration:00:33:32

ICYMI: Checking In On Haiti

11/23/2022
In February, Haiti declared that after more than a decade of battling cholera, it had fully eliminated the disease. Less than a year later – cholera is back, and it's devastating the already-beleaguered country. Armed gangs, a fuel blockade, and widespread hunger all have contributed to the outbreak. We discuss how Haitians are dealing with the situation and what countries like the U.S. are doing to help. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this...

Duration:00:11:52

The Joys And Pains Of Multigenerational Households

11/23/2022
Multigenerational living is by no means a new arrangement. But it has become more common in recent years. The number of Americans living in multigenerational households has quadrupled since 1971, according to Pew Research Center. Financial issues were cited as the top reason people chose to live in multigenerational households. It can also benefit older adults who need assistance, parents in need of childcare, and young adults not yet ready to strike out on their own. We talk about the...

Duration:00:30:18

Best Of: Does Ticketmaster Have A Monopoly On Live Events?

11/22/2022
Many popular artists take advantage of a pricing system used by live events company Ticketmaster that sets prices based on demand. The more people waiting in line for tickets, the higher the prices go. But many fans aren't happy with the ballooning costs. Live Nation, Ticketmaster's parent company, owns concert venues, promotes tours, and sells tickets. Some say that leaves little room for competition, hurting fans, artists, and the industry at large. We discuss Live Nation as a monopoly,...

Duration:00:42:38

1A Remaking America: Is Our Democracy Truly Representative?

11/21/2022
Almost half of eligible voters cast a ballot in the most recent election, according to the U.S. Elections Project. Still, voters can feel like our centuries-old voting system isn't working for us today. 1A spent election week in Wichita, Kansas, after voters decided to change how they elect their city school board. This conversation is part of our Remaking America collaboration with six public radio stations around the country. Remaking America is funded in part by the Corporation for...

Duration:00:39:08

The News Roundup For November 18, 2022

11/18/2022
Results from the 2022 midterm elections continued to trickle in this week. The GOP took control of the House of Representatives and the Democrats managed to hold onto the Senate. Meanwhile, in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his military's reclamation of the city of Kherson is "the beginning of the end" of the conflict. U.S. President Joe Biden has asked Congress to approve $37 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine. In sports news, the World Cup has not yet officially started...

Duration:01:28:37

1A Remaking America: Redistricting And The Midterm Elections

11/17/2022
Every ten years, election maps are re-evaluated and redrawn to reflect states' populations. But how the maps are drawn differs from state to state. So was the outcome of the midterms determined before voters even cast their ballots? We gather a panel of experts to discuss how redistricting can advantage one party over another. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:19

Here's How Latinos Voted In The 2022 Midterms

11/16/2022
As the largest minority group in the United States, Latino voters have a huge say in how elections shake out. While most Latino voters have traditionally leaned into the Democratic Party, both political parties have been largely unsuccessful in solidifying the voting bloc's support in the past four decades. We convene a panel of experts to discuss what's driving the shift in Latino voting patterns, and what it might mean for future elections. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public...

Duration:00:31:59

Mushrooms, Slavery, and the Ballot Measures You May Have Missed

11/15/2022
We've heard a lot about candidates and parties, 132 measures were also on ballots across the U.S. last week. From decriminalizing psychedelic mushrooms to prohibiting slavery, to implementing new rules around how and where we vote, Americans made a ton of local decisions with national implications this November. We discuss some of the midterm results you might have missed and what they mean for American attitudes on important issues. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio...

Duration:00:35:54

Election Denial and the Future of the GOP

11/14/2022
The majority of GOP candidates on the ballot this midterm have denied or challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election. So far, election-denying candidates have performed slightly worse than expected. But this doesn't mean the threat of election denialism is gone. We discuss what this midterm reveals about the future—or lack thereof—of election denialism. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on...

Duration:00:37:34

The News Roundup For November 11, 2022

11/11/2022
The midterms are largely over, but the nation is still waiting for some key results. The "red wave" Republicans predicted failed to materialize and Democrats managed to hang on to contested seats and even flip a few districts. Elon Musk's Twitter is trying to clear new self-imposed hurdles. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Silicon Valley, Facebook's parent company Meta announced it's laying off 11,000 of its employees. Overseas, Russia has announced the withdrawal of its troops from the key...

Duration:01:27:43