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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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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.

    How Young Activists Are Fighting For Change

    How Young Activists Are Fighting For Change

    "Grassroots activism is so important for an issue like climate," says Kiera O'Brien, of Young Conservatives for Carbon Dividends. "What we've seen for the last 20, 30 years is a complete punt by our government."

    Plus, we start the show with a trip to to the exurbs. They're a type of suburb that traditionally leans Republican. Are residents standing with President Trump? 1A's Sasha-Ann Simons and James Morrison talked with voters in Virginia and Michigan to find out.

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    • 35 min
    The News Roundup For October 16, 2020

    The News Roundup For October 16, 2020

    Trump and Biden answered questions at two separate town halls, while Amy Coney Barrett answered questions at her SCOTUS hearings. COVID cases rise in the US--and Europe--as the holidays near, causing France in particular to declare a state of emergency. Protests in Thailand grow unruly, and the UN welcomes some new countries.

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Challenge Of School Discipline During The Pandemic

    The Challenge Of School Discipline During The Pandemic

    Danielle Elliott says it's a lot more difficult for teachers to engage with special needs students remotely. "My son does struggle with ADHD," she says. "I would think it'd almost be easier when my child gets distracted to just hit the mute button [...] and disable the camera."

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    • 36 min
    How Conspiracy Theorists Are Disrupting Efforts To Fight Human Trafficking

    How Conspiracy Theorists Are Disrupting Efforts To Fight Human Trafficking

    How can you reach someone who's starting to believe conspiracies?

    "Part of QAnon is to completely reject reality ... you have to get to people before they get there," says NBC's Ben Collins.

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    • 35 min
    Unpacking The Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Hearing (So Far)

    Unpacking The Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Hearing (So Far)

    We broke down what Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court could mean for the future of the court and the country.

    Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    • 34 min
    What Is Anarchism?

    What Is Anarchism?

    "Anarchism is actually a highly organized idea that requires a lot of cooperation and planning because it doesn't rely on forms of authoritarian and state violence," anarchist William C. Anderson says.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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