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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 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.

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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 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.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Ukrainian fighters are evacuated from a steel plant to Russian-controlled areas, where they may be subjected to a prisoner exchange with Russia. Families of the Buffalo shooting victims mourn the dead as President Biden and the first lady visit the city. And major U.S. infant formula manufacturer Abbott has clinched a deal with the FDA to get a Michigan factory up and running again in order to stem a nationwide shortage.

    • 12 min
    Monday, May 16, 2022

    Monday, May 16, 2022

    The city of Buffalo is reeling from a racist attack that left 10 people dead at a grocery store. The shooter posted writing online that puts a spotlight on racist talking points embraced by many people on the mainstream right. And nearly one million people have died from COVID in the U.S.

    • 13 min
    School Colors: There Is No Plan

    School Colors: There Is No Plan

    The acclaimed podcast School Colors is back with a new season. In their quest to understand how race, class and power shape American cities and schools, hosts Max Freedman and Mark Winston Griffith head to Queens, N.Y. and dive into a fierce debate over a "diversity plan." The fight that ensues exposes hidden inequities and invisible dividing lines in one of the most diverse places in the world. Listen to the rest of the series on School Colors, in the Code Switch feed.

    • 58 min
    Saturday, May 14, 2022

    Saturday, May 14, 2022

    The U.S. is facing a death toll of one million so far in the pandemic while infections again surge. Ukraine is prosecuting a Russian soldier for killing an unarmed civilian. Supporters of abortion rights are gathering across the country.

    • 13 min
    Friday, May 13, 2022

    Friday, May 13, 2022

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells NPR that Democrats and Republicans are united in helping Ukraine fight Russia. The Congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol has subpoenaed five House Republicans, including top GOP leader Kevin McCarthy. And worries over inflation and fears of a recession have triggered a sell-off on Wall Street.

    • 13 min
    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Finland wants to join NATO; the country has a long border with Russia and has remained neutral in wartime since WWII. The White House faces pressure to protect abortion rights nationwide after legislation failed in the US Senate. And Las Vegas faces a series of violent school incidents involving both students and parents.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48.5K Ratings

48.5K Ratings

toolchic4 ,

The day after the Buffalo tops shootings

Love the show. Crazy how the episode school colors came out today the day after the Buffalo tops market shootings. I’ve lived in Rochester ny my w tire life and I see the issues still. Worse in some areas since the trump days. NY needs reform in our school systems, prisons systems and buries/countries and all schools. Every human deserves to be treated equally and NY isn’t headed in a good direction. Humans learn behavior when it’s not a mental illness and even then peoples environments make who we are at the core. Thank you for helping being the stories and making listeners more aware and awake to the human condition. We need more love and kindness everywhere. #prochoice #blacklivesmatter #spreadkindness. #peacenotwar

scared senior ,

Up First

Short, information is well researched. A great way to start my day off. Thankful for the podcast. GC Really look forward to getting the Podcasts. Would prefer a more mature greeting: “Hey there .....” is more tuned to greeting horses. Have my High School students to listen and write a review for extra credit. There is HOPE for future from these insightful young people. Thanks for giving my students something to learn from besides me. Dr. GC “Hey”. I don’t appreciate the silly response opening today. Normally hosts sound professional. 7/21 reminds me of 2 immature teens. Long “Heeeey “ and attempts to answer phone was unprofessional. Almost turned off but rest of podcasts was good. Dr, GC Please stop long litany of those contributing to producing show. Boring and it is their job. Takes too long to hear list. Deleted another podcast for this issue. Hopefully you can see my message and STOP repeating whom to thank. Dr. GC Still hearing long litany of helpers. Not sure if it is necessary to daily report on people doing their job. Imagine they are paid for their work? Thanks, Dr.GC

Once again like podcasts but dislike long litany of people that need thanks. Waste of time to hear all people earning money with fragile egos. Do they really have to hear their names listed?
Dr. GC

Moist Nugget Jr. ,

Love the show despite some blatant biases

Often the first show I listen too because oh how early it is published. Can’t say I agree with all the analysis or even the topic they choose to highlight, but great source of news with a clear leftist bias

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