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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

1/19/2018
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Congress is dealing with a host of issues — sometimes at odds with the president, sometimes at odds with itself. And what about that plan to avoid a government shutdown? Overseas, two rivals are uniting under one flag. The Pope gets a warm reception in Chile and it looks like American troops will stay in Syria for a while longer. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 01:27:10


A Bizarre Truth Triangle: The President, The Public And The Press

1/18/2018
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The Founding Fathers considered a free press so important they protected it in the Constitution, but some in President Trump's own party think his attacks have gone too far. As he continues to denounce news outlets as "Fake News," the American people's faith in the media keeps dropping. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:34:02


A Sign Of Change Coming To The Korean Peninsula?

1/17/2018
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When athletes march out at the opening ceremony at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, North and South Koreans will do so under a single flag. Many hope this signals a thaw in tensions between the two nations — and with the U.S. But others are not so optimistic. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:12:59


Elegies And Effigies

1/16/2018
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Who speaks for Appalachia? It's been called Trump Country, coal country and backcountry. But it's our country. We look at what it means to be Appalachian and why a region of 25 million people, 10 states and hundreds of counties can't have one spokesperson — like, for instance, J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy."

Duration: 00:34:05


The Personal Toll Of Civil Rights Activism

1/15/2018
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The fight for civil rights has always been hard work, taking a toll on the mind and the body. The struggle continues today, 50 years on from the death of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Hear from some of these new activists — and the losses they endured in the course of their fight. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:35:19


The News Roundup

1/12/2018
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This is the week many news organizations — us included — said s***hole. But other things happened, too. There may be a deal on DACA and mudslides became California's latest natural disaster. North Korea met with South Korea and the French President has a plan for #fakenews. Catch up on all of it with the Friday News Roundup. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 01:24:43


The Flu Goes Viral

1/11/2018
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America's emergency rooms are filling up. The CDC says flu hospitalizations have doubled in just one week and this season's strain has already killed dozens. It's bad, but are we prepared for it to get worse? | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:35:00


Who's Looking Out For America's Poorest Children?

1/10/2018
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For kids born into poverty, getting out of it isn't easy. So what can be done? We talk to an economist behind a new proposal for so-called baby bonds — giving money to all kids when they're born that's held in escrow until they turn 18. It's a radical proposal for the United States, but it's been tried in other countries. Would it work here? And what is happening with a program already in place to help low-income kids? Funding for CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program, is rapidly...

Duration: 00:28:42


Octopod: Inside The Amazing World Of The Octopus

1/9/2018
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Some facts about octopuses: they're venomous, they taste with their skin, they use tools, they can solve puzzles, Aristotle thought they were dumb, Jacques Costeau thought they were smart, they can leave water for minutes at a time and they're good hunters, in or out of water. We dive into the mind of an octopus with writers and researchers. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:33:34


How The Super-Rich Stay Rich

1/8/2018
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As journalists dug through the Panama Papers, they uncovered a major secret for how the super-rich hide their money ... art. More than half of all art sales are private. Many of them are secret. We hear how tax-free warehouses around the world are used to hide billions.| Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:30:44


The News Roundup

1/5/2018
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We're one week into 2018 and already had too much to discuss in the Friday News Roundup. In the capital, there were presidential tweets on Pakistan, Iran and North Korea and a new tell-all book on the White House. In Utah, a longtime senator is retiring and in Virginia, they picked a new representative from ... a bowl. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 01:25:40


Listener Request: So ... About Socialism

1/4/2018
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The democratic socialist movement is growing fast, fueled by people in their 20s and 30s and due in part to Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid. But what exactly is socialism? This is the last in a series of listener-requested topics. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:34:53


Listener Request: More People, More Problems?

1/3/2018
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Fifty years ago, the bestselling book "The Population Bomb" inspired governments to consider population controls. The book's dire predictions thankfully have not yet happened, but are we still on the brink of disaster? Or maybe the Earth can handle more than we think. This is the second in a series of listener-requested topics. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:34:11


Listener Request: The Profoundly Gifted

1/2/2018
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Are profoundly gifted people a rarity? Or do many of them just fly under the radar? Stories about geniuses seem to fascinate us, but what is life really like if you are exceptionally smart? This is the first in a series of listener-requested topics. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:35:54


What's On Tap For 2018?

1/1/2018
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It's 2018 and we know there are some stories sure to shape the year. From the midterm elections to the next chapter of the Russia probe to what's next for big tech companies, we discuss what stories we'll be watching in the new year. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 01:29:25


The 2017 News Roundup

12/29/2017
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We like to call it the year of the news alert. From the start of the Trump presidency to the "Me Too" movement and new tax reform, our phones never stopped buzzing ... even internationally. There was a war of words between the U.S. and North Korea, America's exit from the Paris climate accord, and pretty much everything Russia did, big and small. We recapped all of it. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the...

Duration: 01:32:25


The Psychological Effects Of Signing Off Social Media

12/28/2017
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The internet is an open space to express your opinions, but things can get ugly, fast. Some people dislike the bickering and the trolling on social media so much that they just... quit. What happens when you ditch social media? Some say better mental health. Others say you'll miss out on too much. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:30:13


The New Tax Law And Your Financial Future

12/27/2017
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Forget the politics behind the new tax law, we looked at what will it mean for your personal finances. A panel of experts tackled listener questions about how the new law affects families and small businesses, college students and property owners — and everyone in between. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:45:40


Months After María

12/26/2017
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When the skies cleared in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María, the island was left devastated and in near-complete darkness. As the news cycle has largely moved on from the plight of Puerto Rico, Americans on the island find themselves in increasingly dire straits as they struggle to survive and rebuild their communities. How bad are things in Puerto Rico and what is the federal government doing to help?

Duration: 00:35:16


Josh Ritter's Journey From Small Town To Folk Hero

12/25/2017
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You can still hear Josh Ritter's rural roots in the stories his lyrics weave. His newest album, "Gathering," continues a tradition of creating Americana for a rapidly changing America. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at 1a@wamu.org.

Duration: 00:20:37

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