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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

What President Trump Means By 'Suburban Lifestyle Dream'

8/3/2020
"Housing and neighborhoods are really the fundamental way that we've segregated people," former HUD secretary Shaun Donovan says. "At the very time that we need to be moving the country forward [...] President Trump wants to take us back to a racist past." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:33:38

LeVar Burton Is Still Reading To Us During The Pandemic

8/1/2020
It's a tough time for Black Americans. How is Levar Burton protecting his heart? "I try to remind myself and others to keep our heads up. Unless our head is up. We cannot see the horizon. And it's the horizon that beckons 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:00:33:52

The News Roundup For July 31, 2020

7/31/2020
Congress grills Big Tech and continues to quarrel over coronavirus aid. Thousands — not millions — participate in Hajj. And Hong Kong postpones elections. We bring you all the national and global news you need on this edition of 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.

Duration:01:32:01

A Conversation With Zadie Smith + Big Tech 'Comes' To Washington

7/30/2020
"If you always come to activism with the same set of ideas, it's ahistorical. Things have changed since 1850. The use of the word 'hate' lets way too many people off the hook," says writer Zadie Smith. We also talk about this week's Congressional hearing with four Big Tech CEOs. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:49

The U.S. Postal Service And A Vote-By-Mail Election

7/29/2020
"The Postal Service has been doing vote by mail for generations," says Mark Dimondstein of the American Postal Workers Union. "We can continue to deliver for the people as long as we have the support." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:49

The Debate Over Federal COVID-19 Funding And Private Schools

7/28/2020
"We have many families in Arizona that don't even have access to electricity and it's our duty to provide access," says Beth Lewis of Save Our Schools. "But it's harder when we're being asked to spread that money to kids in private schools who come from affluent backgrounds" Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:23:37

What Is Fascism?

7/27/2020
"It's an upheaval of society through violence to turn the clock back," says historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat. "When there are periods of great progress, charismatic men organize movements around themselves as a red flag against progress." We talked about the definition of fascism and whether President Trump is a fascist. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:24

The News Roundup For July 24, 2020

7/24/2020
Two civil rights leaders were laid to rest. The clashes between federal agents and and protesters continues in Portland. COVID-19 continues to devastate around the world. And two countries set out on missions to Mars. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:31:58

Honoring The Legacy Of Civil Rights Icons C.T. Vivian And John Lewis

7/23/2020
With plans for memorials around the country underway, we shared your ideas on how to honor the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis and the late Rev. C.T. Vivian. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:48

1A Across America: Are We Prepared For The November Election?

7/22/2020
Elections are complicated, but they shouldn't be chaotic. We talked about why many election officials have a sense of dread over what's to come in November. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:19

The Trump Administration Is Making It More Difficult To Seek Asylum. Is That Legal?

7/21/2020
"These asylum officers have been put in a position where they're forced to implement these policies that they not only believe are wrong or immoral, but that they believe are actually illegal," says reporter Molly O'Toole. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:35:04

What We Talk About When We Talk About 'Cancel Culture'

7/20/2020
Some say "cancel culture" is an attack on free speech by the so-called "woke." Others believe it's an overdue move to call out powerful people and companies for views and policies that oppress the powerless. Is it a force for good? Or a threat to free thought and expression? 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 News Roundup For July 17, 2020

7/17/2020
Countries worldwide continue to battle the coronavirus. A hack compromises some high-profile Twitter accounts. China and the U.S. continue to fight over Hong Kong. Turkey's Hagia Sophia has been converted back to a mosque. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:31:09

How To Stay Safe And Healthy As Coronavirus Cases Rise

7/16/2020
In the 16 weeks that remain between now and Election Day — can the country recover from the current surge in COVID-19 cases? New models suggest that by then, America's death toll will stand north of 200,000 people. But scientists are finding out more about the virus daily. How might this new information help us prepare for what's next? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:52

After Long-Sought Wins For Native Americans, What's Next?

7/15/2020
How did activist Amanda Blackhorse feel when the announcement to change the name of Washington D.C.'s football team was made? "I am very cynical when it comes to the team and their intentions, just because of their history and how they've interacted or not interacted with native people." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:33:02

A Conversation With Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

7/14/2020
"For me, the quiet moments [in "The Old Guard"] were as important as the big action set pieces," director Gina Prince-Bythewood says. "It was about elevating and bringing my Black female lens to the genre." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:36:09

Finding 'American' Food: Tasting The Nation With Padma Lakshmi

7/13/2020
"Okra. Black-eyed peas. Melons. Certain types of Chilis...that is so much a part of who we are. It's not just the food, it's the aesthetic. It's the discourse," says food author Michael Twitty. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:34:54

The News Roundup For July 10, 2020

7/10/2020
President Donald Trump pushes for schools to reopen as COVID-19 cases surge. The Supreme Court issues several important rulings. Brazil's president tests positive for coronavirus. And U.K. royalty grapples with its connection to Jeffrey Epstein. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:01:29:28

'American Rehab' And The Dark History of Rehabilitative Treatment

7/9/2020
"A lot of people believe instilling a work ethic in people with substance abuse disorders will cure them, but what we found is that these programs don't work for most people," says reporter Shoshana Walter. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:36:06

In-Person Education Or Risk Deportation: Foreign Students And The Fall Semester

7/8/2020
"International students, once they're here, they make lives here, some of them have family here," says reporter Michelle Hackman. "Harvard and MIT have already sued the Trump administration over this policy." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Duration:00:27:37