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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.
"I think the best president that would serve as an example for Biden might be Abraham Lincoln, who was facing a war... and used his second inaugural address to bring healing to the country. I think that in some ways Biden will have to do the same thing," says historian Kellie Carter Jackson. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Humans can hear 20 to 100 times faster than we can see. Companies have capitalized on our tendency to link emotions and decision-making to what we hear. We explored the power of a connection between a sound and a brand. This week, we're sharing "Designing Our World," a deep dive into how our world is made. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
It might have seemed like a good idea to the framers of the Constitution in the 1780s, but we've been arguing about the Electoral College ever since. Who is at the forefront of the fight for a fairer system? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Experts have been warning us for months that the presidential election may not be decided on November 3. And we might not know the winner for a while after that. So what could happen in the interim?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"Women [in detention] are faced with this problem where they don't have [medical] choices and they don't have the liberty to go find those choices," says migrant rights advocate Michelle Brané.She also remarks about how for-profit prisons fit into the picture. "I once went to a [immigration detention] facility where the stock prices were displayed in the lobby," Michelle says. "It's a hugely profitable practice."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
One hornet scouts out a honey bee hive. Then, the hornets attack. But how worried should we actually be?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Film critic Sam Adams says he wasn't interested in seeing Contagion again. But once he did, he felt a little comforted. "One of the great things about horror movies is that they end."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Research shows people will successfully defend themselves with a gun in less than 1% of violent crimes. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"The Cline case demonstrates just how unprepared the legal system is for this," reporter and co-host Lauren Bavis told us. She said in several states there is no law against doctors inseminating their patients.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"After six hours with Manson's prosecutor, Vince Bugliosi, I realized he told me only what was in his book," journalist Tom O'Neill told us. "Until we went off the record and he told me something explosive ... and it sent me down the rabbit hole."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"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.
The term 'identity politics' gets thrown around a lot, and studies show that our identities – like race, religion, and gender – heavily influence how we vote. Writer and political scientist Francis Fukuyama says identity politics could be a threat to the nation – and he has some ideas on how to fix it.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
Romance novels are having a moment. The industry is worth more than $1 billion.Surprised? You really shouldn't be. In 2015, 75 million Americans said they had read a romance novel in the past year. What's so compelling about these novels? And if so many people love them, why is it so hard for the literary world to take them seriously? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.
"For me, queer nightlife spaces have always been these places of possibility, of world-making, of learning to style yourself," says Madison Moore, professor of queer studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. What are queer bars and clubs doing to survive, and what happens to communities if they don't?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Companies like MasterCard and Tesla are embracing cryptocurrency. But what does cryptocurrency's popularity mean for the U.S. dollar's global influence? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"Many, many, many people have student loan debt, but might not have finished their degrees and therefore aren't reaping the benefits of a degree," says The Atlantic's Annie Lowrey. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Texas continues to deal with the aftermath of a winter storm that left millions without power and disrupted water service to the state. The Biden administration projects any American who wants the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get one by the end of July. Meanwhile, protests in Myanmar continue, as well as the World Health Organization's vaccination efforts. We got to those stories and more on the News Roundup. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"The weather is playing a huge role in this situation. Our infrastructure isn't built to handle this much demand for heating under these conditions," says Joshua Rhodes, energy researcher at the University of Texas at Austin.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"I decided to focus on mothers because of this further erasure that happens to mothers. Motherhood is so overlooked," says Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped A Nation." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"[FOIAs] are vital to my work...we've written dozens of stories in the past months alone, based on emails between public officials or reports from universities," says Andrea Gallo about the hundreds of public records requests she's filed during her years as a journalist. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
We talked with Delroy Lindo about his journey to becoming an actor, and about the character he portrays in his latest film, Da 5 Bloods. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
We're bringing you an episode of a podcast we love: "Through The Cracks," from WAMU and PRX. When 8-year-old Relisha Rudd disappeared from a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C. in 2014, nobody noticed. By the time police appeared at the homeless shelter where Relisha lived with her family, 18 days had passed since she'd been seen at school or in the shelter. On this episode: What happened in March 2014. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
House impeachment managers have been making their case in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate. Can the former president's defense team now pull themselves back from a faltering start? Also, new guidance on masks. President Biden makes his first call to his Chinese President Xi Jinping. Saudi Arabia releases a leading activist who campaigned for a woman's right to drive. And Tanzania declares victory over COVID-19, as its president casts doubt on the need for vaccines. We got to those stories and more on the News Roundup.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
"There's a way in which when we're telling stories about marginalized groups, theres an expectation to lean into the traumas of that particular community, but I've found that I'm not interested in reading or writing those stories," says author Bryan Washington.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
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Podcast Details

Created by
NPR
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Dec 20th, 2016
Latest Episode
Feb 24th, 2021
Release Period
Daily
Episodes
1092
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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