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Listening to the news can feel like a journey. But 1A guides you beyond the headlines – and cuts through the noise. Let's get to the heart of the story, together – on 1A.

    The Concerning Case Of The 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar

    The Concerning Case Of The 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar

    The world's eyes are on the 32 national soccer teams hoping to win big at this year's FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

    It's the first time the competition is being hosted in the Middle East. And while fans from across the globe descend on the tiny host country to cheer on their favorite teams, controversy has taken center stage.

    We'll hear more from experts about the mess and get the latest on the tournament.

    We'll also chat about Lionel Messi's legacy and more as we preview NPR's new bilingual sports podcast, "The Last Cup."

    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
    Tembi And Attica Locke On Food, Family, And 'From Scratch'

    Tembi And Attica Locke On Food, Family, And 'From Scratch'

    In 2019, Tembi Locke published her memoir titled "From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home." In it, she tells the story of how she pieced her life back together after losing her husband, Saro, to cancer.

    The book is also a celebration of their love story. And that love story is now the center of a Netflix series also titled "From Scratch." Tembi and her sister Attica act as writers, showrunners, and producers on the show.

    They join us to talk about bringing their story to the screen.

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

    • 32 min
    ICYMI: Checking In On Haiti

    ICYMI: Checking In On Haiti

    In February, Haiti declared that after more than a decade of battling cholera, it had fully eliminated the disease.

    Less than a year later – cholera is back, and it's devastating the already-beleaguered country.

    Armed gangs, a fuel blockade, and widespread hunger all have contributed to the outbreak.

    We discuss how Haitians are dealing with the situation and what countries like the U.S. are doing to help.

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

    • 11 min
    The Joys And Pains Of Multigenerational Households

    The Joys And Pains Of Multigenerational Households

    Multigenerational living is by no means a new arrangement. But it has become more common in recent years. The number of Americans living in multigenerational households has quadrupled since 1971, according to Pew Research Center.

    Financial issues were cited as the top reason people chose to live in multigenerational households. It can also benefit older adults who need assistance, parents in need of childcare, and young adults not yet ready to strike out on their own.

    We talk about the joys, pains, and economic gains of multigenerational households.

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

    • 29 min
    Best Of: Does Ticketmaster Have A Monopoly On Live Events?

    Best Of: Does Ticketmaster Have A Monopoly On Live Events?

    Many popular artists take advantage of a pricing system used by live events company Ticketmaster that sets prices based on demand. The more people waiting in line for tickets, the higher the prices go. But many fans aren't happy with the ballooning costs.

    Live Nation, Ticketmaster's parent company, owns concert venues, promotes tours, and sells tickets. Some say that leaves little room for competition, hurting fans, artists, and the industry at large.

    We discuss Live Nation as a monopoly, who it hurts, and what's being done to address the lack of competition.

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

    • 41 min
    1A Remaking America: Is Our Democracy Truly Representative?

    1A Remaking America: Is Our Democracy Truly Representative?

    Almost half of eligible voters cast a ballot in the most recent election, according to the U.S. Elections Project.

    Still, voters can feel like our centuries-old voting system isn't working for us today.

    1A spent election week in Wichita, Kansas, after voters decided to change how they elect their city school board.

    This conversation is part of our Remaking America collaboration with six public radio stations around the country. Remaking America is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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

    • 36 min

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Episode about Supreme Court

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I stay subscribed because they occasionally have informative episodes but the coverage of politics could not be more inflammatory. Just like all of the other NPR shows, for every 1 conservative voice there are 99 leftists represented.

The simple fact that “Election Denial” has been a major part of 2022 coverage when it was nowhere in sight in 2016/18 says it all.

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