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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.

    The News Roundup For June 5, 2020

    The News Roundup For 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.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    How To Identify Misinformation (And Disinformation) About The Protests

    How To Identify Misinformation (And Disinformation) About The Protests

    "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."

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    • 34 min
    The Past And Present Of Protests In America

    The Past And Present Of Protests In America

    "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.

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    • 30 min
    The Trauma Of Being Black In America

    The Trauma Of Being Black In America

    "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."

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    • 48 min
    "To Be In A Rage, Almost All The Time"

    "To Be In A Rage, Almost All The Time"

    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.

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    • 34 min
    The 1A (Mini) Spelling Bee + SpellPundit Online Bee Winner Navneeth Murali

    The 1A (Mini) Spelling Bee + SpellPundit Online Bee Winner Navneeth Murali

    "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.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

D8CH ,

A quality, engaging staple

Wonderfully paced, thoughtful, engaging and amazingly moderated. Joshua Johnson is an extraordinary host — never hesitating to clarify and seek to raise the quality of the conversation. The balance between US and global content in the Friday News Roundup is so appreciated. The topics throughout the week are diverse and smart. There’s no better podcast. This is the bar by which others should be measured. Highly recommended.

Dr Pony ,

Selling out hard

Used to adore this podcast and now Joshua is selling out to go to MSNBC...trash.

KSinCobourg ,

Compulsory listening

The 1A/host Joshua Johnson consistently cover a diverse range of topics with deft skill, probing questions; never afraid to challenge the orthodoxy. I got hooked on the Diane Rehm Show when I used to visit family in Florida. I now tune in to the 1A podcast from Toronto - this show is a great roadmap for understanding the USA.

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