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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 Past And Present Of Protests In America

6/3/2020
"You cannot be violent to property. You can be violent to human beings. The destruction of property cannot be deemed equivalent to the destruction of human life," says Dr. Imani Perry. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:30:23

The Trauma Of Being Black In America

6/2/2020
"An entire community is grieving," Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia says. "What we really have to focus on is the subtext, and the subtext is racism." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:48:01

"To Be In A Rage, Almost All The Time"

6/1/2020
Nikole Hannah-Jones and Paul Butler join us to talk about the history and realities of police brutality and white supremacy in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and the subsequent protests in cities across the U.S. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:06

The 1A (Mini) Spelling Bee + SpellPundit Online Bee Winner Navneeth Murali

5/30/2020
"Think about your very favorite childhood memory and the biggest dream you've ever had and the first time you really felt celebrated for who you are and how you met your best friend. For me, the Bee was all of those things," says Sylvie Lamontagne, a former Scripps competitor. 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

The News Roundup For May 29, 2020

5/29/2020
Two viral videos spark protest and unrest in America. The U.S. surpasses 100,000 coronavirus deaths. China crushes dissent in Hong Kong. A top U.K. official breaks quarantine, and an arms deal with Saudi Arabia raises questions. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:29:31

The People Hit Hardest By Pandemic Job Loss

5/28/2020
"Inequality has been rising in the United States for decades upon decades," economist Erik Hurst says. We're seeing these disparities in this recession as well. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:31:01

The 1A Movie Club: A Conversation With Ava DuVernay + 'The Vast Of Night'

5/27/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic means "the bigger movies mostly are postponing their releases," says The Frame's John Horn. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:33:15

The Relationship Between President Trump And Former President Obama

5/26/2020
"I think [President Donald Trump] really cannot shake President Obama from his head," MSNBC's Trymaine Lee 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:00:24:35

The Navy Says UFOs Are Real. Are They Little Green People? Unlikely.

5/25/2020
Polls suggest half of all Americans believe in Unidentified Flying Objects. And for the first time, the Defense Department has released videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:36:25

The News Roundup For May 22, 2020

5/22/2020
States reopen, and brace for small business closures. Two dams fail in Michigan and displace 10,000 people. Brazil struggles with their COVID-19 outbreak, and Syrian war criminals go to trial in Germany. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:29:07

Joe Biden, Tara Reade And Democratic Voters

5/21/2020
This is not the first time the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has been accused of unwanted touching by women, but Tara Reade's latest accusation goes the furthest. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:10

'There's No Closure': How A Nation Grieves At Home

5/20/2020
"People in grief are so isolated and so it's hard to have a collective voice together," says grief expert David Kessler. "When people say that the six-feet distancing is annoying, you know what's more annoying? When you're standing in a cemetery and your loved one is six feet below." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:17

From Galileo To Dr. Fauci: The History Of Science Denial And Conspiracies

5/19/2020
"History already has cases of science denial," says astrophysicist Mario Livio. "This is not new. It never ends well." 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

The Food Delivery App Dilemma

5/18/2020
Miguel Ramirez, a food delivery worker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, says he would appreciate a raise. "We're the ones risking ourselves." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:47:06

The News Roundup For May 15, 2020

5/15/2020
Experts warn of a resurgence of deaths in reopened states. Former Trump associate Paul Manafort is released from jail due to coronavirus. And Wuhan prepares to test 11 million citizens for COVID-19. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:29:52

Should We Stay Polite, Even In A Pandemic?

5/14/2020
Etiquette expert Lizzie Post says COVID-era dilemmas come back to a central question of etiquette. "How much agency do we have to tell people we don't like their behavior?" Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:38

What To Expect When Expecting In A Pandemic

5/13/2020
Maria is eight months pregnant with her first child. Her husband is a medical resident in St. Louis. "He's my sole partner through this whole process, and I'm relying on him to help me...but at the same time I know he's at a higher risk." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:26

The DOJ Drops Charges For Michael Flynn + How Hip-Hop Battles Bring Us Together

5/12/2020
"These live streams are speaking to the people at home first," YouTube's Tuma Basa says. "They're the primary audience — they're not an afterthought. [D-Nice is] talking to Michelle Obama, and then we feel like we're there." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:25

The Future Of Air Travel

5/11/2020
There are a lot of complaints that airlines aren't providing refunds when they should, says Niraj Chokshi, who covers the business of transportation for The New York Times. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:20

Inside A Secret Library In Syria

5/9/2020
"What most amazed me was that this library was 5 or 6 feet below streets where people were being sniped and bombs were going off," says the BBC's Mike Thomson about a secret library in Durayya, Syria. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:24:33