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July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 7, 2020
"Congress has cut the budget of the IRS even as the population has grown, says ProPublica reporter Justin Elliott. "You've seen audits of the wealthy fall off."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
July 6, 2020
"No one is owed a Facebook account or Twitter handle," one listener writes. "When you use these platforms, you agree to play by their rules. They are not the 'town square.'" Do you agree?It is also Jenn White's first day as our host. Find her on Twitter: @Jwhitepubradio.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
July 4, 2020
"My binoculars have become heavier now," says Clemson professor J. Drew Lanham. "It's become harder for me to pick up my binoculars and singularly focus on those birds. But I still watch."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
July 3, 2020
"We're asking one person to give us what normally an entire village would provide," therapist Esther Perel says about relationships during the coronavirus quarantine.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.If you need help and you want to talk to someone, you can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. They're available 24/7, and they will connect you with local mental health resources. You do not need to be actively suicidal to reach out—it's for anyone who needs help.
July 2, 2020
"The ADA doesn't fix the problem of ableism...rights and laws are meant to be a floor, not a ceiling," disability advocate Britney Wilson says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
July 1, 2020
"We do politics based on where our communities are," says researcher Ashley Hinck. "Increasingly, that same community is found in fandoms. We're going to see more and more of this fan activism."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 30, 2020
"Any investment in a community is a mental health initiative," says Vice's Shayla Love.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 29, 2020
"I can chair a subcommittee. I vote in committee. I do everything that every representative does. But when it comes time to cast that final vote, including votes that affect only the District, every member of the House can vote except [me]," says D.C. Congressional Representative Eleanor Norton.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 26, 2020
Texas sets single-day coronavirus case records. Only 1,000 pilgrims will be allowed to make hajj this year. And the Trump administration freezes some work visas and green cards for immigrants.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 25, 2020
"We're seeing [Russian espionage] now, more than in 2016, amplify real people's views and real people's activities and then try to spread those," says BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 24, 2020
"The CEOs and the leaders at these companies recognize that this is a revolution... young people are taking to the streets and brands matter," says marketing expert Mike Jackson. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 23, 2020
"There is this huge emphasis on police as the guardians of society," says culture critic Soraya McDonald. The problem with that is "we can't tell the difference between sheepdogs and wolves."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 22, 2020
"Joe Biden will almost certainly win the majority of African Americans," political reporter Astead Herndon says. "The question is, will that be the number the campaign needs for the kind of broad coalition they talk about?"Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 20, 2020
White savior films set racism in a time that's far gone and allow people to be redeemed, says film critic Brooke Obie. "It's comforting to have a white person come in and save the day."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 19, 2020
SCOTUS drops consequential decisions that will affect millions. COVID-19 continues to rock the nation and the world. And Tensions flare in China and India over their border. And North Korea threatens South Korea again.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 18, 2020
Teaching your kids to be colorblind isn't the right approach. "We do have color. We do see color," Professor Bettina Love tells us. "We have to help folks understand that to become antiracist is to recognize these things."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 17, 2020
Cincinnati's police budget is increasing. But Mayor John Cranley responds, "We are investing in accountability, body-worn cameras make up a nearly $900,000 increase to the police budget." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 16, 2020
If you're protesting, Dr. Anthony Fauci says to please wear a mask and keep it on all the time.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 15, 2020
"This is a reflection of America's ongoing refusal to confront what it is and who we are," says author Eddie Glaude Jr. on what he thinks James Baldwin would say about this moment. Plus, an update on the shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 13, 2020
"It's not what you do on your social media page or Twitter, it's what you do in your background lobby. A lot of these companies are lobbying behind the scenes against the interests of Black and brown people," says Professor Mehrsa Baradaran.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 12, 2020
Policing and police funding is re-evaluated in the wake of George Floyd's murder. COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S. and continue to plague countries like Brazil. And Sweden closes a decades-old murder mystery.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 11, 2020
"The important thing is that people are starting to understand how insidious those monuments are..." says former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu. "The last thing we should be doing is honoring those whose mission was to preserve slavery," he added.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 10, 2020
"I do think representation matters" in police unions, says The Marshall Project's Eli Hager. But he adds, "A number of Black officers I spoke with don't want to be part of the 'old boys culture."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 9, 2020
"If you are a non-marginalized person who belongs to a non-marginalized group...you actually believe that you see the world in an objective way. What we're saying is that's never been the case," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 8, 2020
"It's our intention to not have the Minneapolis Police Department continue to operate," City Council member Steve Fletcher says. "You can't force a culture that doesn't want to learn to learn."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 5, 2020
Hundreds of thousands around the world mourned George Floyd and protested racism and police brutality. President Trump threatened to send the military to states. And nations around the world reopen, while some are still reporting record cases of 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.
June 4, 2020
"Misinformation is often optimized to appeal to our emotions," The News Literacy Project's Peter Adams says. "It deeply resonates with our values and most sacred beliefs, and that causes us to act too quickly."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 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 author 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.
May 8, 2020
A black man is murdered while jogging in Georgia. The Dept. of Justice drops its case against Michael Flynn. The investigation into the origins of COVID-19 continues. Soccer returns to Germany, and a plot to overthrow the Venezuelan government fails.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
May 7, 2020
"This work is not about me, it's about the listener...it's about you helping us hold public officials accountable, it's about elevating your voice. I hope the show remains entirely listener-focused," says 1A's new host, Jenn White.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
May 6, 2020
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.
May 5, 2020
You might be worried about contracting COVID-19 or passing it to someone else. That anxiety shows up in our dreams in different forms. Dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg says that being aware of the particular type of stress you're seeing in your dreams will help you understand your emotions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
May 4, 2020
Unemployment claims are up to 20 times the normal level, and state agencies don't have the technology to process the rate of applications. Unemployment expert Rebecca Dixon says this represents a lack of investment from the federal government.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
May 1, 2020
The U.S. reaches one million coronavirus cases. 30 million Americans are unemployed as states are opening back up for business. And the U.K. says they are past the peak of COVID-19. Plus, tensions with China over the origins of the virus continue.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 30, 2020
"I think the worry is...that states just don't get the word out effectively and voters get left behind," says Ryan McCarthy of ProPublica.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 29, 2020
"The link that keeps the food production system going is the workforce. These workers are humans. We have had workers die in this plant. They didn't want to die. This wasn't a choice," said Kim Cordova of the Colorado United Food and Commercial Workers Union.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 28, 2020
"We should have had massive testing early on," says Dr. Jeremy Faust, who says he had trouble testing his own patients. "I'm certain I discharged patients who had this disease and may have spread it."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 27, 2020
"The millennials as a generation were much more economically vulnerable going into this than Generation X...they have very little money in savings accounts, very little cushion, and that's not because of decisions millennials are making but the economy," says journalist 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.
April 25, 2020
To promote her song "Over Yet," Hayley Williams made a workout video. "I created this fantasy in my head of myself as an aerobics instructor in this apocalyptic society," she 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.
April 24, 2020
President Trump signs a new $484 billion relief package. U.S. unemployment surges as the price of oil plummets. Countries around the world continue to weigh coronavirus relief strategy...and economic impact.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 23, 2020
"What's happening is women in Texas are being forced to remain pregnant during a pandemic against their will," Cristina Parker of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity tells us.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 22, 2020
"We can end ourselves with words. But we can also save ourselves," says cli-fi author Lydia Millet.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 21, 2020
"The people who are really going to feel the brunt of this are the blue collar workers like the stage hands," says reporter August Brown. "The mom and pop clubs, the mom and pop promoters, they're on the front lines of this and this is a real existential risk for them."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 20, 2020
Mary Ellen Pratt is the CEO of St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher, Louisiana. The county was one of the first rural areas that got hit hard by the coronavirus, and the hospital is the only one in its county.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 17, 2020
The President debates re-opening the country. U.S. unemployment reaches Great Depression levels. The EU apologizes to Italy for its response to COVID-19. And France joins others in questioning China's actions.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 16, 2020
According to reporter Matt Richtel, COVID-19 is dangerous because it targets our lungs. And we need our lungs constantly. "It's not like food and it's not like water, you can't wait. You gotta have it now."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 15, 2020
"People could die. I don't want any part of that," says Ken Brown, owner of Famous Philly Cheese Steak.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 14, 2020
"If this were to be the answer, millions of pills are already ready, and it's very easy to scale up...this would be an appealing answer because it would be a relatively easy one," says reporter Sarah Owermohle.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 13, 2020
"Games are a medium that, for a variety of reasons, have long been associated with a sense of shame," psychologist Alex Kriss says. He says games are a virtual playground where you can try things without emotional consequences.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 13, 2020
"Games are a medium that, for a variety of reasons, have long been associated with a sense of shame," psychologist Alex Kriss says. He says games are a virtual playground where you can try things without emotional consequences.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 13, 2020
"I'm afraid it's going to be the last moon mission for a while." No one was supposed to hear Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell saying that. But the mics were on. The entire nation heard it.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 10, 2020
Health care workers experience praise and abuse. Sen. Bernie Sanders leaves the Democratic presidential race, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves intensive care. And the U.S. unemployment enrollment jumps by another 6.6 million.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 9, 2020
Chef Kwame Onwuachi says this time is the most he's cooked at home since he was a child, and it's helped him connect with why he loves cooking so much.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 8, 2020
Author and Hill correspondent Reid Wilson said public health experts saw a global pandemic coming. "Everybody in public health knew it wasn't an 'if' question, but a 'when' question."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 7, 2020
"We're constantly getting to know each other, constantly learning about each other throughout the day and that's definitely sped up the relationship," says Nick Young, who is isolating separately from his girlfriend.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 6, 2020
"The second a hand is raised? That's abuse. The second you're not allowed to do what you want to do? That's abuse. And a lot of people don't understand that," says retired detective Bob Wile.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 4, 2020
"A lot of the time, it feels foolhardy that you'll get the thing you want," writer R. Eric Thomas says. "[But] on its best day, America can be a space of immense potential and possibility."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 3, 2020
The U.S. braces itself for thousands of deaths, as 6.6 million Americans claimed unemployment. Old rifts in Europe reemerge in the wake of the coronavirus. And, Brazil's president defies health leaders and urges people to get back to work.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 2, 2020
"Even in my business, making games, it's all about ideas. When you get on a roll, you can definitely sense it," says Mark Turmell, the creator of NBA Jam. "I've felt the opposite too, I've felt lulls, where you can't piece things together."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
April 1, 2020
"Sometimes we just give ourselves permission to do whatever we feel like doing," Terry McMillan says. "Because we do not get a do-over, last time I checked."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 31, 2020
We talk to Colorado Governor Jared Polis about his state's response to coronavirus. Then, we hear from two patients with the virus: one who got a positive test and one who wasn't able to get a test at all.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 30, 2020
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.
March 29, 2020
"The church will never close in this country because the church is not a building ... It is a gathering of people," says Rev. Angela Denker.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 27, 2020
The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus cases, but Spain is already surpassing China's reported deaths. Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for COVID-19. And millions of truck drivers are stranded in India.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 26, 2020
"This is not a time for thinking about things in the way we did yesterday," Senator Bernie Sanders says. "While this bill didn't go near as far as I thought it should go, it did expand unemployment benefits more than ever has been done before."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 25, 2020
"Are there other stories that need to be told? Are they being told? And are we listening?" says Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about reexamining history through recorded sound.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 24, 2020
"It's something that I can't avoid, I have to go to work," Scott, who delivers tortillas to grocery stores in Maryland, told us. "A lot of my well-being right now relies on the well-being of others."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 23, 2020
Amy Putens, a hair stylist based in Washington, D.C., says her biggest fear is whether she'll have a business to go back to, once the coronavirus pandemic is over. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 21, 2020
Radio consultant Scott Fybush says while the number of commercial radio DJs has waned, college radio has been a significant growth point. "It's far from dead," he says.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 20, 2020
Cases of coronavirus surpass 10,000 in the U.S. The Senate contemplates sending checks to taxpayers. And China responds to blame regarding the virus' spread.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 19, 2020
"You're going to want different things on different days," NPR's Linda Holmes says. She recommends two documentaries, "Brooklyn Castle" and "May At Last."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 19, 2020
"You're going to want different things on different days," NPR's Linda Holmes says. She recommends two documentaries, "Brooklyn Castle" and "May At Last."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 18, 2020
"A lot of these books are setting the authors up to be who we aspire to be. Maybe some of us don't want that," podcaster and author Kristen Meinzer says. "Unfortunately, a lot of the self help books we've lived by say there is one way we should be."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 17, 2020
In at least 10 states around the country, thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have legal guardians lose their right to vote.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 16, 2020
"Too many people in our prisons and jails don't need to be there in the first place," Amy Fettig of the ACLU says. "We should be looking at who is in our prisons and jails and who can go home right now."Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
March 13, 2020
COVID-19 continues to shut down the world and influence global markets. Congress works to improve aid during the crisis. Russia and Saudi Arabia's oil agreement collapses. And the U.S. begins to pull out of Afghanistan. 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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