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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 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.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    President Biden will hold a rare formal news conference today. When it comes to his agenda, where can Biden point to progress? And the government is now offering free at-home COVID tests to all Americans. When can you expect to get them? Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine to try and diffuse tensions with Russia. How much support will the U.S. offer if Russia invades?

    • 14 min
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer doesn't have the votes to change the filibuster or pass voting rights reforms. So why are Senate Democrats barreling ahead with a public showdown? And at what point did congregants of a Texas synagogue realize a visitor was actually an assailant? Plus, what will it take for the U.S. and Iran to revive the nuclear deal former President Trump abandoned?

    • 12 min
    Monday, January 17, 2022

    Monday, January 17, 2022

    A gunman held several people hostage at a Texas synagogue over the weekend. Why did he choose Congregation Beth Israel and what did he want? And new coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates are flattening in some places in the U.S., so why are deaths still rising? Plus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his political life. How did he fall so far so fast?

    • 13 min
    Rough Translation: May We Have This Dance?

    Rough Translation: May We Have This Dance?

    Lindy Hop is a Black dance born in Harlem in the 1920s. In the past decades it has been adopted by several dance communities around the world. In this episode of Rough Translation we travel to a dance camp in Sweden and we follow the efforts of Black dancers trying to reclaim Lindy Hop as a living tradition.

    • 44 min
    Saturday, January 15, 2022

    Saturday, January 15, 2022

    President Biden's agenda continues to be stymied — has his administration set expectations too high for what the political reality can deliver? Yesterday, the U.S. accused Russia of planning a 'false flag' operation in Ukraine to create a pretext to invade that country — what happens next? And as COVID cases surge in Europe, how are individual countries responding?

    • 13 min
    Friday, January 14, 2022

    Friday, January 14, 2022

    The Supreme Court has blocked President Biden's vaccine mandate for large employers, but a vaccination requirement still stands for millions of health care workers. Will the rule push employees out of an already-strapped health care system? And members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia are now facing sedition charges for participating in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Why is the Justice Department coming down hard on them and not other rioters? Plus, Australia has revoked tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa again over his vaccination status. Can he appeal in time to compete in the Australian Open?

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47.9K Ratings

47.9K Ratings

Skyfields ,

May We Have this Dance

Excellent - The authenticity and Joy of the Lindy culture, as passed down by Frankie Manning. He was a treasure: kind, modest and thoughtful. Cheers to those who celebrate the feel of the music.

clairejelly ,

No mention of MLK day??

I was really confused to hear not a word about MLK day on the podcast for Monday- this is a dialogue that needs to continue and seemed like a missed opportunity. Also, was disappointed to hear the interview with Trump. Otherwise, I appreciate this podcast for bite sized morning news since The Daily lost me.

lauren__rene ,

Great

Fantastic informative podcast

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