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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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One of my very favorite podcasts!

By Lilly903 - Aug 12 2019
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I totally love listening to Joshua Johnson! He is extremely bright, knowledgeable, and fair. He asks great questions, explains things clearly, and offers thoughtful analyses. Plus, he has one of the best radio voices ever! And I absolutely love his tag line “stay close”!

Joshua is fantastic.

By Only Sane Floridian - Jun 08 2019
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I prefer his hosting to Diane’s. This is an excellent show.

iTunes Ratings

2494 Ratings
Average Ratings
1776
311
137
101
169

One of my very favorite podcasts!

By Lilly903 - Aug 12 2019
Read more
I totally love listening to Joshua Johnson! He is extremely bright, knowledgeable, and fair. He asks great questions, explains things clearly, and offers thoughtful analyses. Plus, he has one of the best radio voices ever! And I absolutely love his tag line “stay close”!

Joshua is fantastic.

By Only Sane Floridian - Jun 08 2019
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I prefer his hosting to Diane’s. This is an excellent show.
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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: The News Roundup for August 9, 2019

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The week began with mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On Wednesday, federal immigration officials arrested nearly 700 suspected undocumented workers at food plants in Mississippi. And Puerto Rico saw three different governors in a single week.

Around the world, India's government made a controversial move to revoke Kashmir's semi-autonomous status. The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Venezuela. And the United Arab Emirates announced it will pull its forces out of Yemen.

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Aug 09 2019
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #2: 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 #3: The News Roundup For August 31, 2018

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As the nation takes time to say goodbye to two American greats — the drumbeat of politics never stops. There were primary races and Nafta negotiations. A UN report blasted Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for high civilian casualties in Yemen, and the Chinese government hinted that it will end the nation's two-child policy.

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Aug 31 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #4: 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 #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: Are The Koch Brothers Newly Woke Or A 'Total Joke'?

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A political war is being waged between President Trump and billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

The Kochs' disagree with Trump on several policy matters, including immigration and trade. And they've been funding the fight against the president (including supporting some Democrats), which could have big implications for the 2018 midterms — and for the GOP's other mega donors.

What might that mean for the midterms & the GOP's other mega donors? Are the Koch Brothers waning in influence?
Aug 01 2018
35 mins
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Rank #7: The News Roundup For September 21, 2018

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This week, a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has rattled the confirmation process, and Hurricane Florence brought devastating rain to the Carolinas. Abroad, Brexit talks continued, and Save the Children issued another dire warning for Yemen: a million more children are now at risk of famine.

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Sep 21 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #8: The News Roundup For August 24, 2018

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You've probably heard the news about Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. But did you hear about Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)? Or what the Trump administration has planned for President Obama's Clean Power Plan? Do you know the story behind Trump's tweet about South African farmers? Dive into the week's major headlines with us.

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Aug 24 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #9: 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 #10: The Friday News Roundup for January 18, 2019

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We've had another week of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. L.A. is facing a shutdown of another kind, with thousands of teachers on strike. And Cardi B gets political.

Around the world, terrorism rocked Kenya and Syria. There were moves in the U.K. to try and reach a deal before the clock runs out on Brexit. And the latest in the wild ride that is El Chapo's trial.

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Jan 18 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #11: The News Roundup for August 3, 2018

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It's Friday, and we've got another roundup for you. America's intelligence chiefs warned of foreign interference in the midterm elections. We learned the price of ostrich and snakeskin jackets as the trial of Paul Manafort got underway. And the Labor Department reported the unemployment rate is just 3.9 percent. In global news, Ethiopia is pushing several reforms, the U.S. military says it is preparing to withdraw hundreds of its troops from Africa, and Iranians have flexed their defensive power with a new military strategy in the Strait of Hormuz.

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Aug 03 2018
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #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 Friday News Roundup for March 1, 2019

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The Cohen testimony made for a lively few hours in Washington, but we have a week of news from around the world to discuss. Join us.

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Mar 01 2019
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #16: Covering The Threat Of White Supremacy

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"The FBI agents would tell us that when we give them voice, we bring them believers also," Poynter's Kelly McBride said of her time covering white supremacists. "Balancing that was very difficult as a journalist."

We discussed the media's coverage of white supremacy with McBride, Univision's Fernando Pizarro, Jane Coaston of Vox and NBC's Ben Collins.

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Aug 06 2019
35 mins
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Rank #17: Going Deep On "The Deep State"

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People can't stop talking about the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed written by a "senior administration official," particularly one line about the "deep state." What is that? NPR's Mara Liasson described it as "supposedly shadowy cabal of opposition bureaucrats buried deep within the government." But does the deep state even exist? Or is this just another conspiracy theory?

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Sep 10 2018
47 mins
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Rank #18: The News Roundup For July 20, 2018

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Would you like to revisit this week's news... or wouldn't you?

President Trump held a meeting with Vladimir Putin — and maybe sided with him on whether Russia meddled in U.S. elections? Now Putin might be coming to Washington.

And MGM is suing victims of the Las Vegas shooting and the trade war is heating up — again.

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Jul 20 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #19: Why Families Break Up

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"I don't feel like I need my family to change for me to love them. But I do need them to change for me to have them in my life."

More and more Americans are estranged from family members. We explore why, and when reconciliation is — and isn't — possible.

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Jan 09 2019
44 mins
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Rank #20: The Friday News Roundup for March 8, 2019

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New numbers on trade call "America First" in question. Demands for Democrats to rebuke one of their own go unanswered. And, an investigation into the government tracking journalists.

Around the world, is North Korea up to its old tricks after failed peace talks? Anti-government protests in Algeria raise concerns about military intervention. And who will Canada's corruption crisis claim next?

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Mar 08 2019
1 hour 29 mins
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