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1A aspires to be the most important daily conversation about the issues of our time. The show will take a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world. 1A will explore important issues such as policy, politics, and technology, while also delving into lighter subjects such as pop culture, sports and humor.

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As the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic gets underway, powerful international entities like the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union boast most of the world’s vaccine supply. 

The Sounds Of America: ‘Late For The Sky’

Mar 24, 2021

cover to eight flawless songs inside.

Late for the Sky is being inducted into the National Recording Registry. Every year, the U.S. Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to preserve for all time in the National Recording Registry. These recordings include music, speeches, public events, native languages, historical moments, sporting events… audio that’s important to our American culture and heritage.

Hidden Helpers: Unpaid Caregivers And The Pandemic

Mar 23, 2021

Over 50 million Americans currently serve as unpaid caregivers for adult family members or friends, according to a 2020 estimate from AARP.

And as baby boomers continue to age, that number is only going to increase.

When Is Racial Harassment Considered A Hate Crime?

Mar 23, 2021

The deadly shooting in Atlanta isn’t being prosecuted as a hate crime, at least for now. This is despite a wave of attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the last year, in part due to racist messaging about China, Asia and the source of COVID-19.

Ten people are dead after a shooting at a Boulder, Colorado grocery store. Eric Talley, 51, is one of the dead. He was a police officer who came to the scene. The police have said they will release more names of those who were killed as families are contacted.

Local Spotlight: Hypnosis And Law Enforcement in Texas

Mar 22, 2021

For many, the process or practice of hypnosis is something we think about or witness only at shows in county fairs or while watching cartoons.

What do Pizza Hut, a Real Housewives star, and the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback all have in common? 

Does The United States Need The AstraZeneca Vaccine?

Mar 22, 2021

A new study shows the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is 79 percent effective against symptomatic disease, according to a statement by the company. The same trial also showed a 100 percent efficacy in preventing hospitalization. The new study was based in the United States and it could provide the framework for emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration.

Ask A Public Defender

Mar 16, 2021

There are only a few jobs defined in the United States Constitution. We think or hear about most of them often. But it often seems like we don’t think about public defenders until it’s absolutely necessary.

Public defenders are attorneys who are appointed to work on behalf of defendants who can’t afford to hire their own representation. But they aren’t always supported in the ways that maybe they should be.

In December, a funeral home in Washington became the first to legally compost human remains.

record number of bills targeting transgender people have been introduced in state legislatures across the country.

A significant number of these bills target trans youth. These include bills limiting access to gender-affirming health care and bills prohibiting trans kids from participating in school sports.

It’s not a debate. If we don’t take drastic action, climate change will have dire consequences for all life on earth.

Environmentalists agree that we need to completely do away with fossil fuels, a primary driver of climate change. But there’s less agreement on what sources of energy should replace them.

The News Roundup — International

Mar 12, 2021

Protests have continued in the streets of Dakar, Senegal, after the arrest and release of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.

The News Roundup — Domestic

Mar 12, 2021

Congress officially passed President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief stimulus package which includes $1,400 direct payments to eligible Americans, a child tax credit and extended unemployment benefits. Democrats pushed to finish the bill this week as the deadline for previous unemployment benefits to expire approached.

Much has been made recently of the literary estate of Dr. Seuss choosing to discontinue printing several of his books due to racist imagery and stereotyping in several titles.

Biden At the Border: Asylum In America

Mar 11, 2021

During his time in office, former President Donald Trump made his stances on immigration at the southern border central to his four years in office. Now that he’s gone, eyes are on President Joe Biden to see how he’ll handle the same issues.

There’s a lot in the COVID-19 relief package on its way to President Joe Biden’s desk. Many eligible Americans are anxiously awaiting their $1,400 stimulus checks. 

Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) is President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior. If confirmed, she’d be making history as the first-ever Native American to lead the federal agency responsible for maintaining and conserving federal lands.

Lawyers from around the world are working together to draft a legal definition for a crime that so far hasn’t had a name under international law: “ecocide.

The term is broadly defined as the systematic destruction of the environment.

The Trial Of Derek Chauvin

Mar 9, 2021

Pretrial procedures for former police officer Derek Chauvin are underway this week.

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