NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
Monday, August 15, 2022
Women march through the streets of Kabul protesting repression one year after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. Threats against the FBI have risen sharply since the search of former President Trump's Florida estate. Ukrainians in the city of Nikopol are living under a double threat: Russian missiles, and risk of accident at the nearby occupied nuclear plant.
Embedded: Changing The Police
Yonkers, N.Y. is a city with a long and ugly history of bad policing. The Justice Department has demanded an overhaul of the department and has been monitoring it for more than a decade. The commissioner in Yonkers has promised to do what the feds want and more. He has promised to "reform" policing in Yonkers and turn his officers into guardians of the community, accountable to its citizens. Can it be done and what does this kind of reform even look like?
This is episode 1 of the new Embedded series, "Changing The Police." You can listen to the rest of the series here.
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Newly released documents offer insight into what prompted the search of Donald Trump's Florida residence. The Inflation Reduction Act will invest more than $300 billion in energy and climate reform. Many Afghans are struggling a year after the Taliban took over their country's governance.
Friday, August 12, 2022
Attorney General Merrick Garland has requested that the Mar-a-Lago search warrant be made public. Violent rhetoric from the GOP fueled an attack on the Cincinnati FBI office. The CDC relaxes COVID-19 guidance signaling a new phase of the pandemic.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
The average price for a gallon of gas has fallen below $4 after hitting a historic high last month. Five years ago white nationalists held a violent rally in Charlottesville VA that inspired the far right. EU Negotiators say there's hope for a renewed nuclear deal between Iran and the US.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
GOP Politicians are calling the FBI raid on former president Trump's estate a lawless partisan raid. Police have arrested and charged a suspect in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque. Kenyans go to the polls to elect a new president.
Ten hours later morning commute
I live in Japan and have to drive an hour to work. This is the perfect way to start off the morning commute, even though I listen to it ten hours after it was posted and I've heard what has happened since then.