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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

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

Election Roundup: The 'Blue Wall', Down Ballots, And The Latest

11/10/2022
Results are still being declared in the U.S. midterm elections. Control of Congress hangs in the balance. Republicans seem poised to take control of the House of Representatives. But the Senate fight is on a knife's edge. We discuss the latest in Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona. We also take a look at how the U.S. voted down the ballot. Millions weighed in on a range of measures from recreational drugs, to abortion rights, to sports betting, and the climate crisis. We discuss what was...

Duration:01:27:00

Election Roundup: The Fate Of Congress Is Still Up In The Air

11/9/2022
For weeks, Republicans have been predicting a "red wave" would wash over the U.S. this midterm cycle. But that wave did not materialize. Control of Congress is still up in the air, with both the Senate and the House still too close to call. We'll check in on Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, and others throughout the show today. And we'll hear live calls from voters across the United States. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have...

Duration:01:28:40

1A Remaking America: When State And Local Politics Don't Match

11/8/2022
For many, voting is a chance to make sure their voices are heard. But full and fair representation can feel out of reach depending on where you live and the party that dominates your district. We're camping out on so-called "political islands." These are cities or counties whose political demographics don't align with the states in which they're located. We discuss why living in these political islands can be frustrating but important for democracy. Want to support 1A? Give to your local...

Duration:00:36:48

What Is And Isn't Allowed At The Polling Place

11/7/2022
More than 35 million people have already voted in this year's midterm election, that's according to the United States Elections Project. But poll workers and voters alike are getting ready for Election Day and for some, that means dealing with threats of violence. U.S. security agencies like the Department of Homeland Security have issued threat advisories, warning against violence towards political figures and election officials. We discuss what all of that means for voters and answer...

Duration:00:34:27

The News Roundup For November 4, 2022

11/4/2022
The first days of Elon Musk's Twitter have been full of controversy. The Tesla co-founder fired the company's board of directors and is planning to lay off about half the existing workforce in an attempt to cut costs. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week, including those in a case involving the future of affirmative action at U.S. universities. Meanwhile in Africa, the Ethiopian government and Tigrayan forces have agreed to end a two-year conflict at peace talks in South Africa...

Duration:01:26:21

1A Remaking America: Targeting Voters With Data

11/3/2022
Political spending is at an all-time high. Campaigns will spend almost $10 billion this year on advertising, according to AdImpact. But what are the rules? And in a world where every digital step we take is tracked, how much should we care? We get into who's behind this spending and how far down the ballot it goes. This conversation is part of our Remaking America collaboration with six public radio stations around the country. The series explores Americans' trust in institutions and the...

Duration:00:35:32

The Future Of Affirmative Action

11/2/2022
Affirmative action is once again on the Supreme Court docket. Two separate cases have been filed that argue against Affirmative Action and court watchers believe the policy could be doomed under the current conservative supermajority. We discuss the history of Affirmative Action, its legal background, and the potential impact a Supreme Court ruling could have on hiring practices. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions?...

Duration:00:33:00