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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 Rachel Martin, Noel King and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

    More protests and and outpouring of grief over police shootings of Black and Latino Americans. As the country opens up vaccine eligibility to everyone over the age of 16, authorities keep the administration of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus on pause as they review cases of rare blood clots associated with the shot. President Biden talks global security and threats with Japan's prime minister, with much of the discussion focusing on China.

    • 15 min
    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Friday, April 16, 2021

    The release bodycam footage of the fatal police shooting of a 13 year old in Chicago sparks protests. The prosecution and the defense will present their closing arguments to the jury in the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin. And, the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan could leave the country vulnerable to becoming a safe haven for terrorist groups.

    • 14 min
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    While protest continue for the fourth night in Minneapolis, the white police officer who shot and killed 20-year old Daunte Wright is out on bond after being charged with second degree manslaughter. There are reports President Biden will announce new sanctions on Russia and the expulsion of diplomats in response to hacking and election interference. And, Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton will testify before Congress about the failures leading up to the January 6th insurrection.

    • 13 min
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Derek Chauvin's lawyers continue to make their case today after a third night of unrest in Minneapolis following the killing of Daunte Wright. President Biden is expected to announce US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the America's longest war. And, Top health officials from the CDC and FDA are recommending states temporarily halt the use of the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

    • 13 min
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    More protests in Minneapolis as details emerge about the killing of yet another black man by a police officer. Iran is promising revenge for an explosion at one of it's largest nuclear facilities, threatening the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as talks resume. And, Russia is building up its military presence along the Ukrainian border stoking fears of another invasion.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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45.2K Ratings

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An essential podcast

Knowledgeable, summarizing latest news
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SulaMinerva ,

I’m a liberal, and I don’t like how left-biased the show has gotten.

This show is supposed to just present the facts and news. It’s not a program that is supposed to have “analysis.” But it is completely colored by the political bias of the hosts. The local reporters that contribute don’t have this issue. But the hosts do. I don’t like Trump at all, I didn’t vote for him last time and I won’t vote for him this time, but I don’t need to hear the hosts constantly taking shots at him and making snide remarks about him. Please just report on events and stop being so biased. I’m smart enough to draw my own conclusions.

Editing to add that for the month of April 2021, this program has been nonstop omission and twisting of facts. They’ve reached new levels of awful “reporting.”

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Love the show but-

I want to know and believe it’s important to know about the difficult things going on in the world but can we PLEASE have more consistent coverage about something besides death/shootings/other violence? An effort to include a story about something neutral or even optimistic would really be appreciated. Not asking you to edit away real life, just to cover all of it without what seems to be an increasing focus on the most upsetting parts of it.

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