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Hosted by Joshua Johnson, 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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Going Deep On "The Deep State"

Sep 10, 2018

By now, you surely know about the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed.

But there was a curious line that attracted a lot of attention.

Friday News Roundup - International

Sep 7, 2018

In Myanmar this week, two reporters were sentenced to seven years in jail after they reported on the brutal murder of 10 Rohynga Muslims in the village of Inn Din. The reporting drew “for the first time on interviews with Buddhist villagers who confessed to torching Rohingya homes, burying bodies and killing Muslims.”

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Sep 7, 2018

Two hearings and a slew of media controversies dominated the headlines this week.

Making Choices That Could Change Our Lives

Sep 6, 2018

Think about the last hard decision you made. How long did you spend on it? What did you consider when you were making it?

Steven Johnson thinks there’s a better way. It just doesn’t have to be so hard to make those agonizing choices.

One reason why it’s so hard is that it’s hard to know exactly what you don’t know, he writes.

Big Tech Goes To Washington...Again

Sep 6, 2018

On Wednesday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified at back-to-back House and Senate hearings. The two execs faced questioning over disinformation, privacy, censorship, and election interference on their platforms.

'A Senior Administration Official'

Sep 6, 2018

Yesterday, The New York Times published a stunning op-ed, which said that there were “early whispers” by the president’s cabinet about invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start the process of removing the president.

William Shatner: "Live Long And..."

Sep 5, 2018

You probably know him as Captain Kirk in “Star Trek.” Or Denny Crane in “Boston Legal.” Or the Shakespearean actor. Or the travel guru for Priceline. Or maybe even the spoken word musician.

Now, William Shatner wants you to know him as William Shatner.

He’s getting personal in a new memoir called Live Long and… What I Learned Along the Way, discussing his life, career, and coping with tragedy.

Space Force: Out Of This World?

Sep 5, 2018

We’re hugely dependent on the satellites that orbit space. Wired reports:

The confirmation hearing for President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, started with a bang as Democrats asked Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, for a delay. Reportedly, 22 people were arrested in the Capitol for disrupting the hearing.

Tuesday was mainly for opening statements, and the crux of the questioning will start on Wednesday.

What’s it like to be young and black in America today?

If you use the new HBO series “Random Acts of Flyness” as your guide, it’s…bizarre.

Creator Terence Nance takes viewers on an abstract comedic journey in every episode of the show. But his narratives are about very relatable issues.

In a profile of Nance in The New York Times, reporter Reggie Ugwu writes:

Can Anyone Fix A Rigged Economy?

Sep 4, 2018

A key component of political stump speeches is summed up in this longstanding idea: “The economy is rigged.”

Two new books have indicted the super-wealthy as a source of major societal ills — even when they mean well.

Anand Giridharadas is a former columnist for The New York Times, and Steve Hilton is the host of Fox News’ “The Next Revolution.”

Click Here To Kill Everybody

Sep 4, 2018

Bruce Schneier says that everything, basically, is a computer with some extra stuff attached.

When he wrote for New York Magazine, he described it this way:

Friday News Roundup - International

Aug 31, 2018

With guest host John Donvan.

The United Nations leveled major criticism at several governments around the world this week. A report was released that said that top military officials in Myanmar must be investigated for war crimes against Rohingya Muslims.

Listen to our program from earlier this week, which asks who can help the Rohingya

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Aug 31, 2018

With guest host John Donvan.

This week, we say farewell to two American greats.

Statutes of limitations made it hard for comedian Bill Cosby's accusers to take him to court over alleged sexual assault allegations.

The limitations are imposed by laws which create timed boundaries, after which criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits can no longer be pursued.

Vox explains:

Puerto Rico, Presently

Aug 30, 2018

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico spoke to CNN Wednesday. It wasn't an anodyne media hit.

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz squarely blamed the Trump administration for thousands of deaths related to Hurricane María.

Come Together: North and South Korea

Aug 29, 2018

Although the Korean War technically never ended, North and South Korea are acting more peacefully toward each other than they have in a long time.

On Tuesday, voters in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma headed to the polls to select nominees for Senate and gubernatorial races.

Standout victories include Andrew Gillum, D-FL, who secured the nomination for governor in an upset victory over Gwen Graham, and Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ, who won to replace Senator Jeff Flake.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved closer to deregulating coal-fired power plants, after the acting administrator signed a plan that weakened the laws that govern them.

From reporters Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport of The New York Times:

Beyoncé, Inc.

Aug 28, 2018

You know Beyoncé Knowles Carter. And you likely love her. She was one of the top 10 most admired women, according to a 2017 Gallup poll. Her net worth was $355 million in 2018.

She has famous friends, too.

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