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1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.

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1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.

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The only place I go to for news.

Fantastic show!

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Joshua rocks! Smart, engaging, great flow and interaction with guests, and one of my faves!

iTunes Ratings

2701 Ratings
Average Ratings
1917
336
156
105
187

News, without the drama

By acu_amy_g - Sep 19 2019
Read more
The only place I go to for news.

Fantastic show!

By nickanderhoey - Aug 29 2019
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Joshua rocks! Smart, engaging, great flow and interaction with guests, and one of my faves!
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1A

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1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.

Rank #1: Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays

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This week, the U.S. Postal Service will deliver nearly 200 million packages. It's an essential service — with some major challenges.

Is today's post office sustainable? Would you miss it if it shrank or went away? And if it is worth saving, how should we save it?

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Dec 11 2018
45 mins
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Rank #2: The 1619 Project

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"We really tried to select stories that would go across the spectrum of American life," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones told us.

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Aug 22 2019
34 mins
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Rank #3: The News Roundup for September 27, 2019

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There's a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, a redacted version of a whistle-blower complaint was made public and the UN Climate Action Summit wrapped up.

Around the world, a crackdown on protests in Egypt, a historical court ruling in Britain and some big moves at the UN General Assembly.

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Sep 27 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #4: The Complicated Business of Plantation Tourism

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"You are denying yourself the more interesting parts of history if you only want to see the pretty things," historic interpreter Lacy Wilson told us.

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Sep 30 2019
34 mins
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Rank #5: The Friday News Roundup for March 15, 2019

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A bad week for Boeing. Beto joins the race for the White House. And a bribery scandal hits some of the nation's elite colleges.

Around the world, America withdraws its diplomatic staff from Venezuela. Wonder Woman calls out Israel's Prime Minister. And the Brits prepare to check out of the EU anytime they like — but can they ever leave?

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Mar 15 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #6: The Friday News Roundup for September 28, 2018

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It was a hearing watched around the country. Christine Blasey Ford told senators she is "100 percent" sure it was Brett Kavanaugh who assaulted her, and he said he's a "100 percent certain" the allegations are untrue.

And President Trump spent much of his week in New York for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Sep 28 2018
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #7: The Friday News Roundup for April 12, 2019

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Arrests in the U.K. and Sudan, administrative shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security and elections in Israel and India.

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Apr 12 2019
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #8: The Friday News Roundup for February 1, 2019

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A once-in-a-generation cold snap, the federal government goes back to work and the tale of two presidents in Venezuela continues.

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Feb 01 2019
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #9: The Friday News Roundup for July 5, 2019

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Justin Amash says "adios" to his party. The printers start rolling on the new census forms. And the car world loses a legend.

Around the world, protesters smash up the parliament in Hong Kong. President Trump crosses a line in Korea. And there's change at the top of the European Union and Central Bank.

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Jul 05 2019
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #10: The Friday News Roundup for November 9, 2018

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A Democratic House will soon be in session, but Sessions won't be in the White House. We talk midterms, Mueller and Missy Elliott today on the Friday News Roundup.

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Nov 09 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #11: The Friday News Roundup for June 21, 2019

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President Trump will run for a second term. Meanwhile, the first Democratic debates are around the corner.

Around the world, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue. Hong Kong fights with Beijing. And thousands are fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Jun 21 2019
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #12: Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Debut Novel

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"When the hero is always white, there are subtle messages sent out to the culture. I wanted a hero who was black ... I just felt like it was our time," author Ta-Nehisi Coates told us.

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Oct 01 2019
35 mins
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Rank #13: The Friday News Roundup for April 26, 2019

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A record high for stocks and for cases of measles. Democrats embrace a familiar face. And the Federal Reserve gets political.

Around the world, Sri Lanka recovers from a series of deadly bombings. An epic story dominates India's election. And Ukraine elects a comedian.

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Apr 26 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #14: The Friday News Roundup for February 22, 2019

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Rumor has it that Robert Mueller's big reveal on Russia might be just days away. One former acting FBI director says he can't rule out that the president is a Russian asset. President Trump says it's all lies. Meanwhile, Bernie's back. Putin warns the West. President Trump warns those who are still supporting Venezuela's old guard. And what's next for the wives and children caught up in the failed fight for an Islamic state?

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Feb 22 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #15: The News Roundup for July 12, 2019

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation. Billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. And America's soccer champions came home.

Around the world, there was confrontation between Britain and Iran. Hong Kong could see more protests. And Britain's ambassador to the U.S. resigned.

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Jul 12 2019
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #16: The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019

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The battles over abortion continue. McDonald's workers go on strike. And President Trump gave the Attorney General new powers.

Around the world, India and Australia re-elect their prime ministers. Also, U.S. lawmakers are working across the aisle in an effort to keep Syria in the headlines, but it's Iran that continues to be the prime target for the White House.

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May 24 2019
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #17: The News Roundup for July 19, 2019

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The Trump administration moved forward with plans to end asylum protections. Protesters in Puerto Rico are calling for their governor to resign. And racist tweets from the president generated backlash.

Around the world, the Ebola outbreak is deemed a global health emergency. Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman elected president of the European Commission. And the United States is planning to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia.

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Jul 19 2019
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #18: Inside The Minds Of The Mega-Rich

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Wealth is a touchy subject. On one hand, your ability to build wealth as you see fit has been part of our democracy. On the other, the power of the "one percent" infuriates many people.

What impact does wealth have on one's mind and morals? And what's the role of the wealthy in easing inequality?

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Mar 28 2019
33 mins
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Rank #19: The Friday News Roundup for February 15, 2019

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From a national emergency to issues of press freedom around the world, we recap the week's top stories.

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Feb 15 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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