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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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The 1619 Project

8/22/2019
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"We really tried to select stories that would go across the spectrum of American life," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:45

YouTuber Marques Brownlee Talks Ten Years of Tech

8/21/2019
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"It's going to come down to what gives you the best user experience," Brownlee told us. "What people don't consider is that tech is a really personal purchase. You spend so much time using it." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:09

Primaries On The Way To The Presidency

8/20/2019
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"The invisible primary has already begun... and it's sort of democratizing the process," political correspondent Reid Wilson told us. He says the winnowing process is now a national process. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:58

Acknowledging Racism Is A Good Start. But It's Only The First Step.

8/19/2019
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"We are going to constantly make mistakes," author Ibram X. Kendi told us about the path to being antiracist. He says the right path is to be honest, share your mistake and strive to be better. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:01

The News Roundup for August 16, 2019

8/16/2019
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New Trump administration rules pose new threats to endangered species. The acting director of ICE talks immigration. And two Democratic congresswomen are barred from visiting Israel. Around the world, protestors in Hong Kong shut down a major international airport. An Ebola cure seems to be on the horizon. And shots are fired across the border of Kashmir. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:28:50

Foresight 2020: Bill de Blasio

8/15/2019
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"I run the nation's largest city. I have the largest school system, the largest police force — it's the most diverse place on Earth," Mayor de Blasio told us, when asked why he should be president. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:31:59

The Black Country Artists Who Paved The Way For 'Old Town Road'

8/14/2019
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"We think of a guy like Charley Pride and one of the reasons he got so popular was because you couldn't see him," musician Dom Flemons told us. He said people would come to Pride's shows and then be upset when they saw he was black. 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

Mexican Folk-Fusion Artist Lila Downs On The Soundscape Of Home

8/13/2019
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"I am from Mexico City. Lila Downs is the only singer that I have followed for so many years. Thank you for giving your audience the chance to listen to this amazing artist. Viva Oaxaca," one listener tweeted. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:13

A Public Radio Listener Walks Into A Bar: Your Stories About Drinking Alcohol

8/12/2019
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"My friends changed fairly dramatically when I quit drinking," journalist Jayne O'Donnell told us. "Go out and have a club soda and see if you still like the people you're with." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:51

The News Roundup for August 9, 2019

8/9/2019
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The week began with mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On Wednesday, federal immigration officials arrested nearly 700 suspected undocumented workers at food plants in Mississippi. And Puerto Rico saw three different governors in a single week. Around the world, India's government made a controversial move to revoke Kashmir's semi-autonomous status. The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Venezuela. And the United Arab Emirates announced it will pull its forces out of Yemen. Want to support...

Duration:01:29:46

Visionary: Toni Morrison

8/8/2019
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"It is not an understatement to suggest Black studies as a standalone field has a lot to do with the work that Toni Morrison did at Random House," Howard University Prof. Dana Williams told us. We spoke with Williams and Paula Giddings, professor emerita at Smith College, about Morrison's legacy as an author, editor and mentor. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:37:45

Snakes On A Plain: Invasive Species And How We Handle Them

8/7/2019
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"You can't make some of these things up that we've seen," biologist Ian Bartoszek told us. "It almost reads out of a sci-fi novel." We spoke with Bartoszek, Prof. Joel Trexler of Florida International University and Carrie Brown-Lima, director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute about the threat invasive species present. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:36:04

Covering The Threat Of White Supremacy

8/6/2019
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"The FBI agents would tell us that when we give them voice, we bring them believers also," Poynter's Kelly McBride said of her time covering white supremacists. "Balancing that was very difficult as a journalist." We discussed the media's coverage of white supremacy with McBride, Univision's Fernando Pizarro, Jane Coaston of Vox and NBC's Ben Collins. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:47

'Do Something!' Americans Grieve, Get Angry After More Mass Shootings

8/5/2019
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"We have no idea what the role of mental illness is," Vanderbilt professor Jonathan Metzl said about mass shootings. "And so it seems to me like a code word and a distraction and a deflection." We spoke with Metzl, former FBI agent Michael German and The New York Times' Charlie Warzel about the response to a deadly weekend in El Paso and Dayton. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:45:57

The News Roundup for August 2, 2019

8/2/2019
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In the U.S. this week, Democratic presidential hopefuls squared off in the second round of debates, a new California law requires President Trump to release his tax returns, and the ACLU said more than 900 children were separated from their immigrant parents in the year after a court restricted the practice. Around the world, the U.S. sanctioned Iran's foreign minister, the Afghan peace process faced more challenges, and Ethiopians planted 350 million — yes, million — trees in a single...

Duration:01:28:11

A Black Lady Radio Interview

8/1/2019
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"'In Living Color' was a massive influence for me, as was SNL," comedian Robin Thede told us. She was named after Robin Williams and was raised with an appreciation for comedy. She's now an executive producer and star of HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Show." She joined us to talk about what makes good sketch comedy. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:24:48

Colson Whitehead Exhumes The Past In 'The Nickel Boys'

7/31/2019
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"I didn't talk about it for 50-some years," said Charlie Fudge, a former inmate at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. "We were threatened to never tell anyone about what happened there." We talked with Fudge, reporter Ben Montgomery and author Colson Whitehead about the Dozier School, the real-life basis for Whitehead's latest novel, The Nickel Boys. 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

Smarten Up About The Economy

7/30/2019
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"The Federal Reserve is like a bank's bank," New York Times reporter Jeanna Smialek explained. "It has all these relationships with banks around the country, and they set interest rates." Smialek and Mark Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget helped demystify what an interest rate cut would mean for you. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:25:59

Who Is Boris Johnson?

7/29/2019
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Boris Johnson has long had his sights set on 10 Downing Street. "It was pretty clear from the get-go that he wanted to be prime minister," The Economist's Anne McElvoy told us. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:24:38

The News Roundup for July 26, 2019

7/26/2019
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Massive protests drove Puerto Rico's governor to resign, Robert Mueller testified before Congress, and the government fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and a major data breach. Meanwhile, Britain got a new prime minister, President Trump inserted himself in someone else's border crisis, and a UN report warned about the urgency of climate change. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:31:30