The Zero-Proof Movement Goes Beyond Dry January 01 February 2024 00:35:31
The popularity of Dry January is part of a larger zero-proof movement here in the U.S. Non-alcoholic sales totaled half a billion dollars in sales as of July 2023. One poll found that 21 percent of adults said they would be cutting back on drinking to begin 2024. Restaurants and bars are offering mo...
The Zero-Proof Movement Goes Beyond Dry January
The popularity of Dry January is part of a larger zero-proof movement here in the U.S. Non-alcoholic sales totaled half a billion dollars in sales as of July 2023. One poll found that 21 percent of adults said they would be cutting back on drinking to begin 2024. Restaurants and bars are offering mo...
Florida's Unregulated Kratom Market 31 January 2024 00:35:40
In the United States, Kratom is sold in its concentrated form, oftentimes in potent capsules or liquid shots. Kratom is a tropical plant with leaves that contain a chemical compound with similar effects to opioids. The Kratom industry is worth roughly $1.5 billion, but unregulated.For this installm...
Florida's Unregulated Kratom Market
In the United States, Kratom is sold in its concentrated form, oftentimes in potent capsules or liquid shots. Kratom is a tropical plant with leaves that contain a chemical compound with similar effects to opioids. The Kratom industry is worth roughly $1.5 billion, but unregulated.For this installm...
Mass Shootings And Accountability 30 January 2024 00:32:29
Are parents criminally responsible if their child commits a mass shooting? That's the question being debated in Oxford, Michigan, where a trial on parental responsibility after a tragic shooting is underway. On Nov. 30, 2021, a 15-year-old student opened fire at Oxford High School in Michigan, killi...
Mass Shootings And Accountability
Are parents criminally responsible if their child commits a mass shooting? That's the question being debated in Oxford, Michigan, where a trial on parental responsibility after a tragic shooting is underway. On Nov. 30, 2021, a 15-year-old student opened fire at Oxford High School in Michigan, killi...
What Trump's Legal Battles Mean For The GOP Race 29 January 2024 00:43:09
As the curtain falls on the New Hampshire primary, Democrats and Republicans are looking ahead to South Carolina and Super Tuesday. And even though Nevada is next on the calendar, the nomination process there is looking unconventional for Republicans. GOP frontrunner and former President Donald Trum...
What Trump's Legal Battles Mean For The GOP Race
As the curtain falls on the New Hampshire primary, Democrats and Republicans are looking ahead to South Carolina and Super Tuesday. And even though Nevada is next on the calendar, the nomination process there is looking unconventional for Republicans. GOP frontrunner and former President Donald Trum...
The News Roundup For January 26, 2024 26 January 2024 01:26:28
The path to victory for GOP hopefuls not named Donald Trump is growing slimmer. The 45th president walked away winner of both the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire GOP primary. The United Auto Workers union endorsed the campaign of President Joe Biden this week and the president and Vice President K...
The News Roundup For January 26, 2024
The path to victory for GOP hopefuls not named Donald Trump is growing slimmer. The 45th president walked away winner of both the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire GOP primary. The United Auto Workers union endorsed the campaign of President Joe Biden this week and the president and Vice President K...
Preparing For The Age Of AI Scams 25 January 2024 00:33:18
If a loved one called you in a panic asking for help—maybe they just got arrested or kidnapped and needed money immediately. What would you do? Here's the thing, the voice on the other end of the line might not be them. It could be AI.Artificial Intelligence is now making it possible to clone someon...
Preparing For The Age Of AI Scams
If a loved one called you in a panic asking for help—maybe they just got arrested or kidnapped and needed money immediately. What would you do? Here's the thing, the voice on the other end of the line might not be them. It could be AI.Artificial Intelligence is now making it possible to clone someon...
Game Mode: Saving Classic Video Games 24 January 2024 00:30:11
Think back to your earliest video game memories. As technology changes and video games become increasingly released only on digital, many of the titles you grew up on may be unplayable today.87% of classic video games — those released before 2010 — are in danger of being lost to time. That's accordi...
Game Mode: Saving Classic Video Games
Think back to your earliest video game memories. As technology changes and video games become increasingly released only on digital, many of the titles you grew up on may be unplayable today.87% of classic video games — those released before 2010 — are in danger of being lost to time. That's accordi...
Ask An Intimacy Coordinator 23 January 2024 00:34:37
When you look up the word "intimate" in the dictionary, there are a few definitions. They include things like warmth, private, sex, personal, and familiarity.Our "Ask A" series returns, this time to talk to intimacy coordinators about their work.Parts of Hollywood production teams have practiced par...
Ask An Intimacy Coordinator
When you look up the word "intimate" in the dictionary, there are a few definitions. They include things like warmth, private, sex, personal, and familiarity.Our "Ask A" series returns, this time to talk to intimacy coordinators about their work.Parts of Hollywood production teams have practiced par...
Republican Hopefuls Eye New Hampshire 22 January 2024 00:31:50
The Iowa caucuses are in the rearview mirror. Now, the GOP candidates have their sights set on the Granite State.Former President Donald Trump, who has had a busy month in court facing 91 criminal felony charges, traded jabs with his opponents on the campaign trail in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday'...
Republican Hopefuls Eye New Hampshire
The Iowa caucuses are in the rearview mirror. Now, the GOP candidates have their sights set on the Granite State.Former President Donald Trump, who has had a busy month in court facing 91 criminal felony charges, traded jabs with his opponents on the campaign trail in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday'...
The News Roundup for January 19, 2024 19 January 2024 01:23:00
The Biden Administration asks the Supreme Court to intervene in Texas where National Guardsmen are preventing federal agents from accessing a swathe of land that's a popular crossing spot for migrants.A stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded passed. Meanwhile, Pakistan carried out deadl...
The News Roundup for January 19, 2024
The Biden Administration asks the Supreme Court to intervene in Texas where National Guardsmen are preventing federal agents from accessing a swathe of land that's a popular crossing spot for migrants.A stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded passed. Meanwhile, Pakistan carried out deadl...
Chronic Absenteeism Is Changing K-12 Education 18 January 2024 00:35:11
In the years since COVID-19 forced schools to move instruction online, we've seen a renewed effort to get kids back into the classroom.Chronic absenteeism has doubled since before the pandemic. Now, more than 14 million kids are chronically absent, according to education advocacy nonprofit Attendanc...
Chronic Absenteeism Is Changing K-12 Education
In the years since COVID-19 forced schools to move instruction online, we've seen a renewed effort to get kids back into the classroom.Chronic absenteeism has doubled since before the pandemic. Now, more than 14 million kids are chronically absent, according to education advocacy nonprofit Attendanc...
What's New With COVID-19? 17 January 2024 00:35:30
If it seems like everyone is sick – it might be the trifecta of viruses circulating the country.Health officials say RSV, flu, and a new strain of COVID are leading to an uptick in respiratory illnesses in most states. And the Centers for Disease Control say JN.1, the latest COVID variant, is spread...
What's New With COVID-19?
If it seems like everyone is sick – it might be the trifecta of viruses circulating the country.Health officials say RSV, flu, and a new strain of COVID are leading to an uptick in respiratory illnesses in most states. And the Centers for Disease Control say JN.1, the latest COVID variant, is spread...
The Iowa Caucuses Recap 16 January 2024 00:34:01
The stakes are high in Iowa, as voters head to the polls in record-breaking cold and snow.It's the first contest in the Republican presidential primary. Donald Trump maintains a lead among GOP voters. And according to a new poll, Republican county chairs in Iowa feel the same.We discuss what the res...
The Iowa Caucuses Recap
The stakes are high in Iowa, as voters head to the polls in record-breaking cold and snow.It's the first contest in the Republican presidential primary. Donald Trump maintains a lead among GOP voters. And according to a new poll, Republican county chairs in Iowa feel the same.We discuss what the res...
In Good Health: How Caffeine Affects Our Body 15 January 2024 00:30:44
Caffeine is the most used psychoactive stimulant across the world. According to the National Coffee Association, 60 percent of Americans drink coffee every day. That's more than any other beverage, including tap water. And 85 percent of people in the U.S. have one caffeinated beverage per day, accor...
In Good Health: How Caffeine Affects Our Body
Caffeine is the most used psychoactive stimulant across the world. According to the National Coffee Association, 60 percent of Americans drink coffee every day. That's more than any other beverage, including tap water. And 85 percent of people in the U.S. have one caffeinated beverage per day, accor...
The News Roundup For January 12, 2024 12 January 2024 01:27:01
Former President Donald Trump warned of unrest and "bedlam" this week following a hearing in an appeals court over his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The former real estate mogul warned that if he were to be found guilty and lose the 2024 election, the potential for violence ...
The News Roundup For January 12, 2024
Former President Donald Trump warned of unrest and "bedlam" this week following a hearing in an appeals court over his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The former real estate mogul warned that if he were to be found guilty and lose the 2024 election, the potential for violence ...
Listener Picks: How To Make The Most Of Your Neighborhood 11 January 2024 00:35:24
Last May, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory addressing the epidemic of "loneliness and isolation."The Surgeon General's advisory underscores the negative impacts that loneliness and isolation have on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.One way to offset t...
Listener Picks: How To Make The Most Of Your Neighborhood
Last May, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory addressing the epidemic of "loneliness and isolation."The Surgeon General's advisory underscores the negative impacts that loneliness and isolation have on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.One way to offset t...
Listener Picks: America's Love Of Professional Wrestling 10 January 2024 00:33:07
Last year, Endeavor, the parent company of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) purchased World Wrestling Entertainment, the largest professional wrestling company in the world, for $9.3 billion. The sale is one indication of many of the continued prominence and popularity of professional wrestl...
Listener Picks: America's Love Of Professional Wrestling
Last year, Endeavor, the parent company of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) purchased World Wrestling Entertainment, the largest professional wrestling company in the world, for $9.3 billion. The sale is one indication of many of the continued prominence and popularity of professional wrestl...
Listener Picks: What Dangers Do Social Media Bots Pose To Democracy? 09 January 2024 00:34:11
2024 is the biggest global election year in history. More than 60 countries, representing half the world's population, will head to the polls.And the people vying to be elected will use all manner of tactics to get a leg up on their competitors – including social media bots.Across social media sites...
Listener Picks: What Dangers Do Social Media Bots Pose To Democracy?
2024 is the biggest global election year in history. More than 60 countries, representing half the world's population, will head to the polls.And the people vying to be elected will use all manner of tactics to get a leg up on their competitors – including social media bots.Across social media sites...
What The Trump Lawsuits Mean For The 2024 Election 08 January 2024 00:34:57
The Supreme Court said it will hear a case to determine whether former President Donald Trump will appear on Colorado's primary ballot due to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.The original decision is based on language from the Fourteenth Amendment. Maine's secretary of state ...
What The Trump Lawsuits Mean For The 2024 Election
The Supreme Court said it will hear a case to determine whether former President Donald Trump will appear on Colorado's primary ballot due to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.The original decision is based on language from the Fourteenth Amendment. Maine's secretary of state ...
The News Roundup For January 5, 2024 05 January 2024 01:24:29
Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court this week to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to keep him off the ballot for the 2024 election. He's also appealed a decision by Maine's top election official to do the same.Meanwhile, South Africa has accused Israel of perpetrating...
The News Roundup For January 5, 2024
Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court this week to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to keep him off the ballot for the 2024 election. He's also appealed a decision by Maine's top election official to do the same.Meanwhile, South Africa has accused Israel of perpetrating...
The Third Anniversary Of January 6 04 January 2024 00:33:35
It's been three years since a group of insurrectionists, emboldened by former President Donald Trump, attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.More than 1,069 people were arrested for their involvement in the attack and over 500 have been sentenced. But ha...
The Third Anniversary Of January 6
It's been three years since a group of insurrectionists, emboldened by former President Donald Trump, attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.More than 1,069 people were arrested for their involvement in the attack and over 500 have been sentenced. But ha...
2024 is the year of the ballot box 03 January 2024 00:35:31
2024 will be a historic year for elections all around the world.According to The Economist, 76 countries will be heading to the polls, that's more than half of the world's population. That of course includes the United States, as well as places like Brazil, Mexico, and the members of the E.U. But...
2024 is the year of the ballot box
2024 will be a historic year for elections all around the world.According to The Economist, 76 countries will be heading to the polls, that's more than half of the world's population. That of course includes the United States, as well as places like Brazil, Mexico, and the members of the E.U. But...
Best Of: Ask A Playwright 02 January 2024 00:33:23
While Shakespeare is long gone, but theater – and thus playwriting – is very much alive.Theater, in contrast to television or film, offers a unique chance for audiences to come together and experience a one-of-a-kind production. Playwrights, in collaboration with actors, directors, and stage crew wo...
Best Of: Ask A Playwright
While Shakespeare is long gone, but theater – and thus playwriting – is very much alive.Theater, in contrast to television or film, offers a unique chance for audiences to come together and experience a one-of-a-kind production. Playwrights, in collaboration with actors, directors, and stage crew wo...
The 1A Movie Club's Favorite Movies Of 2023 01 January 2024 00:34:23
Before we leave 2023 behind, we're looking back on the movies it gave us.We got blockbuster moments like Barbenheimer, a showdown between two very different but highly anticipated movies releasing in theaters on the same day.There were also moments of original content that might make you laugh like ...
The 1A Movie Club's Favorite Movies Of 2023
Before we leave 2023 behind, we're looking back on the movies it gave us.We got blockbuster moments like Barbenheimer, a showdown between two very different but highly anticipated movies releasing in theaters on the same day.There were also moments of original content that might make you laugh like ...
1A Record Club: The Best Songs Of 2023 29 December 2023 01:22:14
We're wrapping up the year in music.It was a big year for boygenius, an indie supergroup made up of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. Their album "The Record" was nominated for album of the year. And they received five Grammy nods altogether.Another first this year – the song "Ella Bail...
1A Record Club: The Best Songs Of 2023
We're wrapping up the year in music.It was a big year for boygenius, an indie supergroup made up of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. Their album "The Record" was nominated for album of the year. And they received five Grammy nods altogether.Another first this year – the song "Ella Bail...
Best Of: Confronting The Nation's Crisis Of Care 27 December 2023 00:31:58
By 2030, the Census Bureau estimates that the nation's population will consist of more adults over 65 than children.As the youngest of the baby boomers enter their sixties, and younger adults are having children later in life, many Americans – from Gen Z to Gen X – are finding themselves sandwiched ...
Best Of: Confronting The Nation's Crisis Of Care
By 2030, the Census Bureau estimates that the nation's population will consist of more adults over 65 than children.As the youngest of the baby boomers enter their sixties, and younger adults are having children later in life, many Americans – from Gen Z to Gen X – are finding themselves sandwiched ...
How Trust Works 27 December 2023 00:36:30
Everyday, we're being asked to trust in something. We trust that our jobs will pay us on time. We trust that our partners will come home in the evening. We trust that our apartment won't suddenly collapse on us, that our neighbors won't steal our mail, and that our kids will be safe at school. But w...
How Trust Works
Everyday, we're being asked to trust in something. We trust that our jobs will pay us on time. We trust that our partners will come home in the evening. We trust that our apartment won't suddenly collapse on us, that our neighbors won't steal our mail, and that our kids will be safe at school. But w...
Best Of: Linking Math And Games Across The World 26 December 2023 00:34:13
Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician who loves games, travel, and, unsurprisingly, math. His new book is titled "Around the World in 80 Games: A Mathematician Unlocks the Secrets of the Greatest Games." In it, du Sautoy tours the world's games, exploring how they are built around (and can be won usin...
Best Of: Linking Math And Games Across The World
Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician who loves games, travel, and, unsurprisingly, math. His new book is titled "Around the World in 80 Games: A Mathematician Unlocks the Secrets of the Greatest Games." In it, du Sautoy tours the world's games, exploring how they are built around (and can be won usin...
The Search For The Perfect Christmas Classic 25 December 2023 00:43:22
Christmas comes but once a year. But Christmas music? Well, that seems to come earlier and earlier each year. Brenda Lee made headlines this month when her 1958 tune, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," made the Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the first time. That's 65 years after the original was ...
The Search For The Perfect Christmas Classic
Christmas comes but once a year. But Christmas music? Well, that seems to come earlier and earlier each year. Brenda Lee made headlines this month when her 1958 tune, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," made the Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the first time. That's 65 years after the original was ...
Game Mode: The Best Video Games Of 2023 24 December 2023 01:24:19
2023 was a big year in games."The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom" brought a new installment to a beloved series, six years after the last game. It broke sales records and became the best-selling Zelda game to date. And it wasn't the only blockbuster game this year. Marvel's "Spider-man 2," "F...
Game Mode: The Best Video Games Of 2023
2023 was a big year in games."The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom" brought a new installment to a beloved series, six years after the last game. It broke sales records and became the best-selling Zelda game to date. And it wasn't the only blockbuster game this year. Marvel's "Spider-man 2," "F...
The News Roundup For December 22, 2023 23 December 2023 01:24:21
The Colorado Supreme Court disqualified former President Donald Trump from their primary ballot for the 2024 election this week. Congress is in gridlock again over funding for the war in Ukraine. House Republicans held a bill passed by the Senate that would send money to Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky...
The News Roundup For December 22, 2023
The Colorado Supreme Court disqualified former President Donald Trump from their primary ballot for the 2024 election this week. Congress is in gridlock again over funding for the war in Ukraine. House Republicans held a bill passed by the Senate that would send money to Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky...
Best Of: Why Does Flying Have To Suck? 21 December 2023 00:28:09
Complaints against U.S. airlines hit a record high in 2022. And it's not getting any better. Consumer complaints nearly doubled in the first three months of this year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.With only four major airlines in the U.S., there's little choice for consumers in...
Best Of: Why Does Flying Have To Suck?
Complaints against U.S. airlines hit a record high in 2022. And it's not getting any better. Consumer complaints nearly doubled in the first three months of this year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.With only four major airlines in the U.S., there's little choice for consumers in...
The Joys Of Chinese Cuisine 20 December 2023 00:30:25
Years ago, if you opened your kitchen drawer, you'd probably find a stack of takeout menus. There's a good chance one of those menus would've been for a Chinese restaurant. Despite the decline of these doorstep stuffers, Chinese food remains a popular dinnertime choice in the U.S. and around the wo...
The Joys Of Chinese Cuisine
Years ago, if you opened your kitchen drawer, you'd probably find a stack of takeout menus. There's a good chance one of those menus would've been for a Chinese restaurant. Despite the decline of these doorstep stuffers, Chinese food remains a popular dinnertime choice in the U.S. and around the wo...
How To Deal With The Holiday Spending Rush 19 December 2023 00:40:41
It's the holiday season which means bright lights and parties. It can also mean an unusually high credit card bill.From gift giving, to travel, to that item you just had to buy for yourself, end-of-year spending is up. Black Friday shoppers spent a record $9.8 billion dollars online this year. Shopp...
How To Deal With The Holiday Spending Rush
It's the holiday season which means bright lights and parties. It can also mean an unusually high credit card bill.From gift giving, to travel, to that item you just had to buy for yourself, end-of-year spending is up. Black Friday shoppers spent a record $9.8 billion dollars online this year. Shopp...
Heading Back To The American Mall 18 December 2023 00:34:23
Retail experts have long said that U.S. malls are dying out. But a recent market analysis paints a different picture.According to a report from Coresight Research published in June, foot-traffic in top-tier malls was up 12 percent in 2022 compared to before the pandemic. Last year, these same malls ...
Heading Back To The American Mall
Retail experts have long said that U.S. malls are dying out. But a recent market analysis paints a different picture.According to a report from Coresight Research published in June, foot-traffic in top-tier malls was up 12 percent in 2022 compared to before the pandemic. Last year, these same malls ...
Comedian Dara Ó Briain On The Irish Experience 17 December 2023 00:32:25
For Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain life right now is just grand.He's been involved in the comedy world since the late 90's.His long list of TV shows and stand-up tours includes the BBC's "Mock the Week," which was on air for 17 years. But Ó Briain has been known to talk about a range of topics from sc...
Comedian Dara Ó Briain On The Irish Experience
For Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain life right now is just grand.He's been involved in the comedy world since the late 90's.His long list of TV shows and stand-up tours includes the BBC's "Mock the Week," which was on air for 17 years. But Ó Briain has been known to talk about a range of topics from sc...
The News Roundup For December 15, 2023 15 December 2023 01:26:34
Special counsel Jack Smith went to the Supreme Court on Monday asking the justices to quickly rule on whether or not former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted for his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The Biden administration has signaled it may be willing to cave t...
The News Roundup For December 15, 2023
Special counsel Jack Smith went to the Supreme Court on Monday asking the justices to quickly rule on whether or not former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted for his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The Biden administration has signaled it may be willing to cave t...
More People Are Putting Their Hopes Of Parenthood On Ice 14 December 2023 00:33:27
Egg freezing, or oocyte preservation, was once considered an experimental procedure. But since the American Society for Reproductive Medicine dropped that designation in 2012, more people than ever are putting their hopes of parenthood on ice. There was a 400 percent increase in the number of peopl...
More People Are Putting Their Hopes Of Parenthood On Ice
Egg freezing, or oocyte preservation, was once considered an experimental procedure. But since the American Society for Reproductive Medicine dropped that designation in 2012, more people than ever are putting their hopes of parenthood on ice. There was a 400 percent increase in the number of peopl...
Mercury Stardust Helps Renters Feel At Home 13 December 2023 00:34:25
More than a third of Americans rent instead of own their home, according to the 2022 Census. That number is likely to increase. More than half of Gen Z say renting is a better option than buying a house, and a report from the Wall Street Journal found that more high-income earners are choosing to re...
Mercury Stardust Helps Renters Feel At Home
More than a third of Americans rent instead of own their home, according to the 2022 Census. That number is likely to increase. More than half of Gen Z say renting is a better option than buying a house, and a report from the Wall Street Journal found that more high-income earners are choosing to re...
The Evolving Nature Of Cyber Warfare 12 December 2023 00:28:21
Hacking and cyber attacks aren't just about flashing pop-ups and phishing emails anymore.Groups of online criminals have become bolder and more sophisticated these last few years. Attacks happen on a much larger scale these days, targeting small towns, hospitals, and even K-12 schools. The hacking g...
The Evolving Nature Of Cyber Warfare
Hacking and cyber attacks aren't just about flashing pop-ups and phishing emails anymore.Groups of online criminals have become bolder and more sophisticated these last few years. Attacks happen on a much larger scale these days, targeting small towns, hospitals, and even K-12 schools. The hacking g...
America's Love Of Drive-thrus 11 December 2023 00:32:54
Drive-thrus are a quintessentially American phenomenon. The first was in the U.S. and they spread quickly nationwide in the mid-20th century due to the rise of car culture and the highway system.Now, estimates suggest there are around 200,000 drive-thrus across the country. They grew in popularity d...
America's Love Of Drive-thrus
Drive-thrus are a quintessentially American phenomenon. The first was in the U.S. and they spread quickly nationwide in the mid-20th century due to the rise of car culture and the highway system.Now, estimates suggest there are around 200,000 drive-thrus across the country. They grew in popularity d...
The News Roundup For December 8, 2023 08 December 2023 01:26:11
House Speaker Mike Johnson is playing hardball with the Senate. He told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer this week that he can't pass any funding for Ukraine's fight against the Russian invasions through the House unless it was paired with immigration reforms.Meanwhile, leaked audio of Israeli h...
The News Roundup For December 8, 2023
House Speaker Mike Johnson is playing hardball with the Senate. He told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer this week that he can't pass any funding for Ukraine's fight against the Russian invasions through the House unless it was paired with immigration reforms.Meanwhile, leaked audio of Israeli h...
SOS: Preserving Biodiversity Around The World 07 December 2023 00:33:54
Plants and animals across the world are struggling for many reasons. Most of those reasons are caused by human activities. But within the last 50 years, we've taken some steps to try and ease that. Some places like Gorongosa National Park have the world's most hopeful stories of wildlife recovery. A...
SOS: Preserving Biodiversity Around The World
Plants and animals across the world are struggling for many reasons. Most of those reasons are caused by human activities. But within the last 50 years, we've taken some steps to try and ease that. Some places like Gorongosa National Park have the world's most hopeful stories of wildlife recovery. A...
SOS: Reintroducing Endangered Species 06 December 2023 00:33:38
A million species are under the threat of extinction, scientists say.Since the passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, 11 species on that list have been declared extinct in the United States. One tool being used to combat the extinction crisis is species reintroduction — the process of re-es...
SOS: Reintroducing Endangered Species
A million species are under the threat of extinction, scientists say.Since the passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, 11 species on that list have been declared extinct in the United States. One tool being used to combat the extinction crisis is species reintroduction — the process of re-es...
SOS: Saving Keystone Species 05 December 2023 00:38:14
What do bison, beaver, wolves and sea otters all have in common?They're keystone species. That means they have an outsized impact on their ecosystem. It took humans driving some of these to near extinction to realize just how important they are.Now animals like the American Bison and North American ...
SOS: Saving Keystone Species
What do bison, beaver, wolves and sea otters all have in common?They're keystone species. That means they have an outsized impact on their ecosystem. It took humans driving some of these to near extinction to realize just how important they are.Now animals like the American Bison and North American ...
SOS: 50 Years After The Endangered Species Act 04 December 2023 00:35:47
Scientists predict that more than 1 million species could go extinct in the coming decades. It's been 50 years since Congress passed the Endangered Species Act in 1973 to protect plants and animals in the U.S. from extinction. Over 99 percent of the more than 1,600 species listed as endangered or th...
SOS: 50 Years After The Endangered Species Act
Scientists predict that more than 1 million species could go extinct in the coming decades. It's been 50 years since Congress passed the Endangered Species Act in 1973 to protect plants and animals in the U.S. from extinction. Over 99 percent of the more than 1,600 species listed as endangered or th...
The News Roundup For December 1, 2023 01 December 2023 01:24:26
New York Rep. George Santos' time in Congress could come to an end this week. A vote to expel him is expected on Friday. He had already previously refused to resign.Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died this week at the age of 100. He played a part in some of the darkest moments of the Cold...
The News Roundup For December 1, 2023
New York Rep. George Santos' time in Congress could come to an end this week. A vote to expel him is expected on Friday. He had already previously refused to resign.Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died this week at the age of 100. He played a part in some of the darkest moments of the Cold...
Best Of: 'The Golden Bachelor' And Finding Love After 60 30 November 2023 00:30:10
For the first time in the franchise's 21-year history, ABC's "The Bachelor" is surprising viewers with "The Golden Bachelor", where all the contestants are over 60. And the bachelor himself is 72. Whether you're a fan of the show or not, the series is airing at a time when many older Americans are f...
Best Of: 'The Golden Bachelor' And Finding Love After 60
For the first time in the franchise's 21-year history, ABC's "The Bachelor" is surprising viewers with "The Golden Bachelor", where all the contestants are over 60. And the bachelor himself is 72. Whether you're a fan of the show or not, the series is airing at a time when many older Americans are f...
WeWork's Bankruptcy And The Future Of Coworking Spaces 29 November 2023 00:36:38
WeWork – the shared office space company – was once hailed as a revolutionary way to work, with a $47 billion valuation to match.But earlier this month, the company filed for bankruptcy. WeWork reported more than $18 billion in debt and around $100 million in unpaid rent.And while the bankruptcy may...
WeWork's Bankruptcy And The Future Of Coworking Spaces
WeWork – the shared office space company – was once hailed as a revolutionary way to work, with a $47 billion valuation to match.But earlier this month, the company filed for bankruptcy. WeWork reported more than $18 billion in debt and around $100 million in unpaid rent.And while the bankruptcy may...
Best Of: What We Get Wrong About Forgiveness 28 November 2023 00:31:03
In June 2015, nine people died at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church, victims of a racist shooter's rampage.Some of the victims' relatives publicly forgave the murderer, including Chris Singleton, whose mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was killed. Philosopher Myisha Cherry was struck by the story...
Best Of: What We Get Wrong About Forgiveness
In June 2015, nine people died at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church, victims of a racist shooter's rampage.Some of the victims' relatives publicly forgave the murderer, including Chris Singleton, whose mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was killed. Philosopher Myisha Cherry was struck by the story...
Linking Math And Games Across The World 27 November 2023 00:34:13
Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician who loves games, travel, and, unsurprisingly, math. His new book is titled "Around the World in 80 Games: A Mathematician Unlocks the Secrets of the Greatest Games." In it, du Sautoy tours the world's games, exploring how they are built around (and can be won usin...
Linking Math And Games Across The World
Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician who loves games, travel, and, unsurprisingly, math. His new book is titled "Around the World in 80 Games: A Mathematician Unlocks the Secrets of the Greatest Games." In it, du Sautoy tours the world's games, exploring how they are built around (and can be won usin...
'The Big Dig': The Legacy Of The Costliest Highway Project 26 November 2023 01:08:22
Whether it's high-speed rail or highway reconstruction, infrastructure projects in the U.S. are often associated with high price tags and lengthy timelines. Perhaps no project captures this better than Boston's Central Artery Tunnel project, more commonly known as the Big Dig. It's the nation's mos...
'The Big Dig': The Legacy Of The Costliest Highway Project
Whether it's high-speed rail or highway reconstruction, infrastructure projects in the U.S. are often associated with high price tags and lengthy timelines. Perhaps no project captures this better than Boston's Central Artery Tunnel project, more commonly known as the Big Dig. It's the nation's mos...
The 1A Record Club Listens To Dolly Parton's 'Rockstar' 24 November 2023 00:43:49
Dolly Parton's resume is as big as her hair. And at age 77 she's adding another title to it: "Rockstar."Her new album was released on Nov. 17. It's a mix of covers of classic rock songs, featuring collaborations with a whopping list of who's who in Rock-n-Roll. And there are almost 30 tracks – give ...
The 1A Record Club Listens To Dolly Parton's 'Rockstar'
Dolly Parton's resume is as big as her hair. And at age 77 she's adding another title to it: "Rockstar."Her new album was released on Nov. 17. It's a mix of covers of classic rock songs, featuring collaborations with a whopping list of who's who in Rock-n-Roll. And there are almost 30 tracks – give ...
Best Of: 'Strange Planet' Satirizes The Absurdities Of Everyday Life 23 November 2023 00:30:14
The wildly popular webcomic "Strange Planet" has attracted millions of followers by pointing out absurdities in everyday life.Beings on Strange Planet live in a place very similar to Earth and behave very similarly to humans. They just talk about it differently. On Strange Planet, coffee is "jitter ...
Best Of: 'Strange Planet' Satirizes The Absurdities Of Everyday Life
The wildly popular webcomic "Strange Planet" has attracted millions of followers by pointing out absurdities in everyday life.Beings on Strange Planet live in a place very similar to Earth and behave very similarly to humans. They just talk about it differently. On Strange Planet, coffee is "jitter ...
Best Of: The 1A Record Club Celebrates 50 Years Of Hip-Hop 22 November 2023 00:34:57
Hip-hop is many things – unapologetic, lyrical, rhythmic, and above all, ubiquitous.Since its nebulous "creation" at a party in the Bronx in 1973, hip-hop has become one of the world's most popular genres and cultural expressions.It's also evolved drastically. It's given way to various subgenres – l...
Best Of: The 1A Record Club Celebrates 50 Years Of Hip-Hop
Hip-hop is many things – unapologetic, lyrical, rhythmic, and above all, ubiquitous.Since its nebulous "creation" at a party in the Bronx in 1973, hip-hop has become one of the world's most popular genres and cultural expressions.It's also evolved drastically. It's given way to various subgenres – l...
Best Of: How To Add Some More Spice To Your Life And Diet 21 November 2023 00:32:36
Chances are you uses spices everyday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, spice consumption per capita among Americans has more than tripled since 1966. But spices aren't just about taste. They can also be beneficial to our health. One 2019 study from the Journal of A.O.A.C. Internation...
Best Of: How To Add Some More Spice To Your Life And Diet
Chances are you uses spices everyday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, spice consumption per capita among Americans has more than tripled since 1966. But spices aren't just about taste. They can also be beneficial to our health. One 2019 study from the Journal of A.O.A.C. Internation...
Why Does Flying Have To Suck? 20 November 2023 00:28:09
Complaints against U.S. airlines hit a record high in 2022. And it's not getting any better. Consumer complaints nearly doubled in the first three months of this year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.With only four major airlines in the U.S., there's little choice for consumers in...
Why Does Flying Have To Suck?
Complaints against U.S. airlines hit a record high in 2022. And it's not getting any better. Consumer complaints nearly doubled in the first three months of this year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.With only four major airlines in the U.S., there's little choice for consumers in...
The News Roundup For November 17, 2023 18 November 2023 01:24:09
It's been a busy week for the GOP in Congress. Lawmakers managed to avoid another government shutdown. House Speaker Mike Johnson's grace period in his new role seems to be over. US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for the first time in a year at a summit in San Francisco. Th...
The News Roundup For November 17, 2023
It's been a busy week for the GOP in Congress. Lawmakers managed to avoid another government shutdown. House Speaker Mike Johnson's grace period in his new role seems to be over. US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for the first time in a year at a summit in San Francisco. Th...
A Brief History Of Eyeliner 17 November 2023 00:29:25
William Shakespeare once said that the eyes are the window to the soul. We make eye contact with others to show that we're listening, to connect, or simply as a way of saying, "I see you."Cultures around the world have understood the power of eyes for centuries. If you travel to India, Chad, Japan, ...
A Brief History Of Eyeliner
William Shakespeare once said that the eyes are the window to the soul. We make eye contact with others to show that we're listening, to connect, or simply as a way of saying, "I see you."Cultures around the world have understood the power of eyes for centuries. If you travel to India, Chad, Japan, ...
Best Of: Game Mode Gets Cozy 15 November 2023 00:31:25
It's been over three years since "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was released. It became one of the best-selling video games of the year — moving over 42 million copies, almost four times as much as the previous edition of the game.It also renewed interest in a video game trend known for finding mag...
Best Of: Game Mode Gets Cozy
It's been over three years since "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was released. It became one of the best-selling video games of the year — moving over 42 million copies, almost four times as much as the previous edition of the game.It also renewed interest in a video game trend known for finding mag...
What United States Vs. Rahimi Could Mean For Gun Rights Of Domestic Abusers 14 November 2023 00:30:54
Guns, and who gets to have access to them, is one of the most hotly debated issues in our country. The Supreme Court will weigh in on gun rights once more in the coming months in the case of a 23-year-old Texas man named Zackey Rahimi.His case challenges a federal law that's been around for nearly t...
What United States Vs. Rahimi Could Mean For Gun Rights Of Domestic Abusers
Guns, and who gets to have access to them, is one of the most hotly debated issues in our country. The Supreme Court will weigh in on gun rights once more in the coming months in the case of a 23-year-old Texas man named Zackey Rahimi.His case challenges a federal law that's been around for nearly t...
Ask A War Photojournalist 13 November 2023 00:31:13
The first photographs of a major military conflict were taken during the Crimean War of the 1850s. Nearly 175 years later, photojournalists are on the ground, on the frontlines of conflicts around the world, documenting history.They do so at great risk to themselves. So far, at least five photojourn...
Ask A War Photojournalist
The first photographs of a major military conflict were taken during the Crimean War of the 1850s. Nearly 175 years later, photojournalists are on the ground, on the frontlines of conflicts around the world, documenting history.They do so at great risk to themselves. So far, at least five photojourn...
The News Roundup For November 10, 2023 10 November 2023 01:24:59
This was an off-year election week to remember. In Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear retained control of his office after making abortion a central issue of his campaign.Five GOP candidates took the debate stage in Miami this week, all doing their best to grab the attention of Republican primar...
The News Roundup For November 10, 2023
This was an off-year election week to remember. In Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear retained control of his office after making abortion a central issue of his campaign.Five GOP candidates took the debate stage in Miami this week, all doing their best to grab the attention of Republican primar...
The GOP Hopefuls Take The Debate Stage For The Third Time 09 November 2023 00:43:09
Five Republican presidential hopefuls faced off in Miami on Wednesday night for the third GOP debate, the last one of 2023.Former President Donald Trump will, once again, not be on the stage. Instead, he'll be at a rally in a suburb of Miami nearby.The debate comes as many states went to the polls –...
The GOP Hopefuls Take The Debate Stage For The Third Time
Five Republican presidential hopefuls faced off in Miami on Wednesday night for the third GOP debate, the last one of 2023.Former President Donald Trump will, once again, not be on the stage. Instead, he'll be at a rally in a suburb of Miami nearby.The debate comes as many states went to the polls –...
Confronting The Nation's Crisis Of Care 08 November 2023 00:31:58
By 2030, the Census Bureau estimates that the nation's population will consist of more adults over 65 than children.As the youngest of the baby boomers enter their sixties, and younger adults are having children later in life, many Americans – from Gen Z to Gen X – are finding themselves sandwiched ...
Confronting The Nation's Crisis Of Care
By 2030, the Census Bureau estimates that the nation's population will consist of more adults over 65 than children.As the youngest of the baby boomers enter their sixties, and younger adults are having children later in life, many Americans – from Gen Z to Gen X – are finding themselves sandwiched ...
What Happens When Private Security Patrols Public Streets? 07 November 2023 00:33:00
If you live near a bustling downtown or shopping center, you may have noticed an increase in private security during the last couple of years. Even places like hospitals, jails, or the occasional Walgreens and gas station have turned to hiring their own security. According to The New York Times, mo...
What Happens When Private Security Patrols Public Streets?
If you live near a bustling downtown or shopping center, you may have noticed an increase in private security during the last couple of years. Even places like hospitals, jails, or the occasional Walgreens and gas station have turned to hiring their own security. According to The New York Times, mo...
The Challenges Of Reporting The War In Gaza 06 November 2023 00:31:07
War is inherently difficult to cover in real-time. The war between Israel and Hamas is no different. The Committee to Protect Journalists has called the death toll among journalists in the conflict unprecedented with at least 36 journalists killed since the war began last month. What kind of challe...
The Challenges Of Reporting The War In Gaza
War is inherently difficult to cover in real-time. The war between Israel and Hamas is no different. The Committee to Protect Journalists has called the death toll among journalists in the conflict unprecedented with at least 36 journalists killed since the war began last month. What kind of challe...
The News Roundup For November 3, 2023 03 November 2023 01:26:34
House Republicans are set to put forward a bill to send aid to Israel to the tune of $14.3 billion. Idaho made its first "abortion trafficking" arrest this week. A mother and son were arrested and charged with kidnapping for taking an underage girl across state lines for an abortion without her par...
The News Roundup For November 3, 2023
House Republicans are set to put forward a bill to send aid to Israel to the tune of $14.3 billion. Idaho made its first "abortion trafficking" arrest this week. A mother and son were arrested and charged with kidnapping for taking an underage girl across state lines for an abortion without her par...
'Pharmageddon' And The Future Of Retail Pharmacies 02 November 2023 00:32:58
Pharmacists say they're overworked and understaffed and have been for years. So they planned a "Pharmageddon" – three days of nationwide walkouts at CVS and Walgreens. The walkouts come after protests from pharmacy workers at Walgreens last month, and multiple walkouts at CVS stores in Kansas City. ...
'Pharmageddon' And The Future Of Retail Pharmacies
Pharmacists say they're overworked and understaffed and have been for years. So they planned a "Pharmageddon" – three days of nationwide walkouts at CVS and Walgreens. The walkouts come after protests from pharmacy workers at Walgreens last month, and multiple walkouts at CVS stores in Kansas City. ...
The Evolution Of Día De Los Muertos 01 November 2023 00:29:01
It's easy to mistake Día de los Muertos for Halloween. Skeletons and marigolds, like the vivid orange macabre of jack-o-lanterns, are synonymous with the tradition. So are the food and treats prepared for loved ones who have passed away. While both traditions evolved from a complicated intertwining ...
The Evolution Of Día De Los Muertos
It's easy to mistake Día de los Muertos for Halloween. Skeletons and marigolds, like the vivid orange macabre of jack-o-lanterns, are synonymous with the tradition. So are the food and treats prepared for loved ones who have passed away. While both traditions evolved from a complicated intertwining ...
How Horror Creates Meaning 31 October 2023 00:33:36
Different kinds of horror stories can be scary, dreadful, terrifying, and even gross. But they can also be rich with meaning. There's no lack of horror subjects and subgenres to venture into, whether it's slashers, zombies, monsters, ghosts, or vampires. And more niches like highway horror or found ...
How Horror Creates Meaning
Different kinds of horror stories can be scary, dreadful, terrifying, and even gross. But they can also be rich with meaning. There's no lack of horror subjects and subgenres to venture into, whether it's slashers, zombies, monsters, ghosts, or vampires. And more niches like highway horror or found ...
What's Next For Mike Johnson And Donald Trump? 30 October 2023 00:32:24
All 220 House Republicans present voted for Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson as the body's next speaker. He was the fourth candidate put forward by the GOP in the three weeks since they ousted former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump's legal issues continue to mo...
What's Next For Mike Johnson And Donald Trump?
All 220 House Republicans present voted for Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson as the body's next speaker. He was the fourth candidate put forward by the GOP in the three weeks since they ousted former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump's legal issues continue to mo...
The News Roundup For October 27 27 October 2023 01:23:52
After three weeks of a vacancy, and multiple failed candidates, House Republicans finally named their speaker: Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson.Also this week, Ford and the United Auto Workers Union have reached a tentative deal that would see an end to the strike end and a pay raise for the union member...
The News Roundup For October 27
After three weeks of a vacancy, and multiple failed candidates, House Republicans finally named their speaker: Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson.Also this week, Ford and the United Auto Workers Union have reached a tentative deal that would see an end to the strike end and a pay raise for the union member...
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Killers Of The Flower Moon' 26 October 2023 00:34:27
For this month's Movie Club, we're discussing "Killers of the Flower Moon," a new film by director Martin Scorsese that some say could be his last. The film is based on a book by the same name by journalist David Grann. Set in the 1920s, it tells the story of the mysterious murders of more than 60 w...
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Killers Of The Flower Moon'
For this month's Movie Club, we're discussing "Killers of the Flower Moon," a new film by director Martin Scorsese that some say could be his last. The film is based on a book by the same name by journalist David Grann. Set in the 1920s, it tells the story of the mysterious murders of more than 60 w...
The State Of Israeli Politics 25 October 2023 00:42:50
Benjamin Netanyahu campaigned to be Israel's prime minister on the promise that he'd keep Israel safe.Now, as the leader of one of the most right-wing governments in the country's history, he's tasked with shepherding Israel through a crisis after the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas — the militant and politi...
The State Of Israeli Politics
Benjamin Netanyahu campaigned to be Israel's prime minister on the promise that he'd keep Israel safe.Now, as the leader of one of the most right-wing governments in the country's history, he's tasked with shepherding Israel through a crisis after the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas — the militant and politi...
Who Represents The Palestinian People? 24 October 2023 00:44:20
Since Hamas's deadly attack on Israel on Oct. 7, a lot has been said about the militant and political group and whether or not they represent the Palestinian people.Hamas has been declared a terrorist group by dozens of countries, including the United States. And many Palestinians in Gaza think the ...
Who Represents The Palestinian People?
Since Hamas's deadly attack on Israel on Oct. 7, a lot has been said about the militant and political group and whether or not they represent the Palestinian people.Hamas has been declared a terrorist group by dozens of countries, including the United States. And many Palestinians in Gaza think the ...
Best Of: What Is Cultivated Meat? 23 October 2023 00:34:01
Cultivated meat is green-lit in the U.S. That's meat grown in a lab.Two food technology companies — UPSIDE Foods and GOOD Meat — are letting people try their cultivated meat. But you can't grab any off grocery shelves quite yet. For now, it's available to the public at Bar Crenn in San Francisco an...
Best Of: What Is Cultivated Meat?
Cultivated meat is green-lit in the U.S. That's meat grown in a lab.Two food technology companies — UPSIDE Foods and GOOD Meat — are letting people try their cultivated meat. But you can't grab any off grocery shelves quite yet. For now, it's available to the public at Bar Crenn in San Francisco an...
The News Roundup For October 20, 2023 20 October 2023 01:22:24
President Joe Biden flew to Israel this week for a brief visit amid the country's preparation for a ground invasion of Gaza. During his brief, 7-hour stay, he managed to help push through a deal for humanitarian aid trucks to travel through Egypt to Gaza.Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense has...
The News Roundup For October 20, 2023
President Joe Biden flew to Israel this week for a brief visit amid the country's preparation for a ground invasion of Gaza. During his brief, 7-hour stay, he managed to help push through a deal for humanitarian aid trucks to travel through Egypt to Gaza.Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense has...
Diversity, Craft Beer, And The Future Of The Brewing Industry 19 October 2023 00:31:46
Whether it's an ale, lager, stout, or sour, people all over the U.S. are trying their own craft beer recipes at home. Some turn them into businesses.The number of craft breweries in the U.S. is at an all-time high according to the Brewers Association, with more than 9,500 across the country. But the...
Diversity, Craft Beer, And The Future Of The Brewing Industry
Whether it's an ale, lager, stout, or sour, people all over the U.S. are trying their own craft beer recipes at home. Some turn them into businesses.The number of craft breweries in the U.S. is at an all-time high according to the Brewers Association, with more than 9,500 across the country. But the...
An Airstrike At Gaza Hospital Kills Hundreds 18 October 2023 00:29:30
An air strike has hit the al-Ahli hospital in Gaza City where thousands were seeking safety and treatment.Hamas has blamed an Israeli airstrike, while the Israeli military said the hospital was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants. The health ministry said at least 500 people had been kill...
An Airstrike At Gaza Hospital Kills Hundreds
An air strike has hit the al-Ahli hospital in Gaza City where thousands were seeking safety and treatment.Hamas has blamed an Israeli airstrike, while the Israeli military said the hospital was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants. The health ministry said at least 500 people had been kill...
Why How We Talk About Gender Matters 17 October 2023 00:33:56
Back in 2015, Schuyler Bailar made headlines for being the first openly transgender athlete to compete on a Division 1 NCAA sports team.Now, he's an advocate for transgender inclusion. His new book is called "He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters."In the years since Schuyler raced...
Why How We Talk About Gender Matters
Back in 2015, Schuyler Bailar made headlines for being the first openly transgender athlete to compete on a Division 1 NCAA sports team.Now, he's an advocate for transgender inclusion. His new book is called "He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters."In the years since Schuyler raced...
The Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza 16 October 2023 00:34:43
As Israel's military prepares for a ground war, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has become increasingly dire with water, food, and fuel in dangerously low supply.Hundreds of thousands of Gazans are fleeing south after the Israeli Government told residents to evacuate.Israel cut off fuel, electricity...
The Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza
As Israel's military prepares for a ground war, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has become increasingly dire with water, food, and fuel in dangerously low supply.Hundreds of thousands of Gazans are fleeing south after the Israeli Government told residents to evacuate.Israel cut off fuel, electricity...
The News Roundup For October 13, 2023 13 October 2023 01:25:53
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Israel this week to reaffirm U.S. support for the country's war against Hamas. He told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that America would 'always be there' for Israel at a joint press conference.House Republicans are beginning to coalesce ...
The News Roundup For October 13, 2023
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Israel this week to reaffirm U.S. support for the country's war against Hamas. He told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that America would 'always be there' for Israel at a joint press conference.House Republicans are beginning to coalesce ...
How Our Relationships With Our Phones Affect Us 12 October 2023 00:34:00
A report from Common Sense Media found that teens get over 230 of these distracting notifications each day. Some get over four thousand. But teens aren't the only ones inundated.According to market research company Insider Intelligence, American adults spend four and a half hours a day on their phon...
How Our Relationships With Our Phones Affect Us
A report from Common Sense Media found that teens get over 230 of these distracting notifications each day. Some get over four thousand. But teens aren't the only ones inundated.According to market research company Insider Intelligence, American adults spend four and a half hours a day on their phon...
Ask A Playwright 11 October 2023 00:33:23
While Shakespeare is long gone, but theater – and thus playwriting – is very much alive.Theater, in contrast to television or film, offers a unique chance for audiences to come together and experience a one-of-a-kind production. Playwrights, in collaboration with actors, directors, and stage crew wo...
Ask A Playwright
While Shakespeare is long gone, but theater – and thus playwriting – is very much alive.Theater, in contrast to television or film, offers a unique chance for audiences to come together and experience a one-of-a-kind production. Playwrights, in collaboration with actors, directors, and stage crew wo...
Game Mode Gets Cozy 10 October 2023 00:31:25
It's been over three years since "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was released. It became one of the best-selling video games of the year — moving over 42 million copies, almost four times as much as the previous edition of the game.It also renewed interest in a video game trend known for finding mag...
Game Mode Gets Cozy
It's been over three years since "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was released. It became one of the best-selling video games of the year — moving over 42 million copies, almost four times as much as the previous edition of the game.It also renewed interest in a video game trend known for finding mag...
Israel Declared War On Hamas After Hundreds Were Killed In Surprise Attacks 09 October 2023 00:31:36
Israel has not suffered a blow like this in 50 years. Death tolls are hard to verify. But Israeli officials say more than 600 Israelis have been killed in attacks from Gaza since Saturday. As many as 100 Israeli soldiers and civilians were kidnapped when Palestinian militants crossed the border and ...
Israel Declared War On Hamas After Hundreds Were Killed In Surprise Attacks
Israel has not suffered a blow like this in 50 years. Death tolls are hard to verify. But Israeli officials say more than 600 Israelis have been killed in attacks from Gaza since Saturday. As many as 100 Israeli soldiers and civilians were kidnapped when Palestinian militants crossed the border and ...
The News Roundup For October 6, 2023 07 October 2023 01:25:01
Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy lost his position this week as eight Republicans joined House Democrats in stripping him of his title. The House will now have to vote for a new Speaker. Migrant deaths have more than doubled at the border in El Paso, Texas, this year as scorching heat has made co...
The News Roundup For October 6, 2023
Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy lost his position this week as eight Republicans joined House Democrats in stripping him of his title. The House will now have to vote for a new Speaker. Migrant deaths have more than doubled at the border in El Paso, Texas, this year as scorching heat has made co...
From Solar Panels To National Policies, What Climate Solutions Actually Help? 05 October 2023 00:34:28
Climate records have been broken non-stop this year.2023 saw the earth's hottest summer on record. The record-breaking heat continued into September. The year also saw extreme weather including the Canadian wildfires that scorched 37 million acres of land, roughly the size of the state of New York.N...
From Solar Panels To National Policies, What Climate Solutions Actually Help?
Climate records have been broken non-stop this year.2023 saw the earth's hottest summer on record. The record-breaking heat continued into September. The year also saw extreme weather including the Canadian wildfires that scorched 37 million acres of land, roughly the size of the state of New York.N...
'The Golden Bachelor' And Finding Love After 60 04 October 2023 00:29:25
For the first time in the franchise's 21-year history, ABC's "The Bachelor" is surprising viewers with "The Golden Bachelor", where all the contestants are over 60. And the bachelor himself is 72. Whether you're a fan of the show or not, the series is airing at a time when many older Americans are f...
'The Golden Bachelor' And Finding Love After 60
For the first time in the franchise's 21-year history, ABC's "The Bachelor" is surprising viewers with "The Golden Bachelor", where all the contestants are over 60. And the bachelor himself is 72. Whether you're a fan of the show or not, the series is airing at a time when many older Americans are f...
Carl Hiaasen, Banned Books, And Censorship In Schools 03 October 2023 00:31:42
The American Library Association found that the number of books facing challenges for censorship is up 20 percent for the first eight months of this year compared to 2022. That includes more than 800 books in school districts across 37 states. More than 300 books were removed from Florida schools la...
Carl Hiaasen, Banned Books, And Censorship In Schools
The American Library Association found that the number of books facing challenges for censorship is up 20 percent for the first eight months of this year compared to 2022. That includes more than 800 books in school districts across 37 states. More than 300 books were removed from Florida schools la...
The Science Of Synesthesia And Super Sensors 02 October 2023 00:30:21
Joy Milne met her husband Les in high school. Nearly 15 years after they met, Joy smelled something different about Les. The scent wouldn't go away, and a decade later, Les was diagnosed with Parkinson's. It turned out, Joy's nose was detecting the disease, long before doctors could.Joy's hyperosmia...
The Science Of Synesthesia And Super Sensors
Joy Milne met her husband Les in high school. Nearly 15 years after they met, Joy smelled something different about Les. The scent wouldn't go away, and a decade later, Les was diagnosed with Parkinson's. It turned out, Joy's nose was detecting the disease, long before doctors could.Joy's hyperosmia...
The News Roundup For September 29, 2023 29 September 2023 01:24:07
A New York Judge has determined that former President Donald Trump and his adult sons committed fraud and canceled the Trump Organization's business certification.Congress is running out of time to pass a funding bill that would avoid a partial government shutdown before Oct. 1. And tributes are bei...
The News Roundup For September 29, 2023
A New York Judge has determined that former President Donald Trump and his adult sons committed fraud and canceled the Trump Organization's business certification.Congress is running out of time to pass a funding bill that would avoid a partial government shutdown before Oct. 1. And tributes are bei...
A Closer Look At The Second 2024 GOP Primary Debate 28 September 2023 00:31:36
Seven Republicans qualified for last night's presidential primary debate: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Sen. Ti...
A Closer Look At The Second 2024 GOP Primary Debate
Seven Republicans qualified for last night's presidential primary debate: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Sen. Ti...
Dessa On 'Bury the Lede' And Making Pop Music Through Pain 27 September 2023 00:32:17
What music have you turned to during hard times? That's the question Dessa's latest album hopes to answer.The award-winning rapper, singer, writer, and podcast (and sometimes 1A) host has been in the game for a while. She came up as part of the Minneapolis rap collective, Doomtree. She was featured ...
Dessa On 'Bury the Lede' And Making Pop Music Through Pain
What music have you turned to during hard times? That's the question Dessa's latest album hopes to answer.The award-winning rapper, singer, writer, and podcast (and sometimes 1A) host has been in the game for a while. She came up as part of the Minneapolis rap collective, Doomtree. She was featured ...
How To Add Some More Spice To Your Life And Diet 26 September 2023 00:32:36
Chances are you uses spices everyday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, spice consumption per capita among Americans has more than tripled since 1966. But spices aren't just about taste. They can also be beneficial to our health. One 2019 study from the Journal of A.O.A.C. Internation...
How To Add Some More Spice To Your Life And Diet
Chances are you uses spices everyday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, spice consumption per capita among Americans has more than tripled since 1966. But spices aren't just about taste. They can also be beneficial to our health. One 2019 study from the Journal of A.O.A.C. Internation...
Who Do We Think Gets To Think About The Roman Empire? 25 September 2023 00:29:13
How much do you think about the Roman Empire?It's a question that men the world over were asked by friends and loved ones who use the video-sharing app TikTok in recent days.A recent viral trend asserts that dudes spend a surprising amount of time ruminating on barbarian invasions, Hadrian's Wall, f...
Who Do We Think Gets To Think About The Roman Empire?
How much do you think about the Roman Empire?It's a question that men the world over were asked by friends and loved ones who use the video-sharing app TikTok in recent days.A recent viral trend asserts that dudes spend a surprising amount of time ruminating on barbarian invasions, Hadrian's Wall, f...
The News Roundup For September 22, 2023 22 September 2023 01:23:45
House Republicans are struggling to agree on a temporary spending bill which would prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month. Democrats have made no offers to help House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.The Biden administration announced the creation of the American Climate Corps this week. The ...
The News Roundup For September 22, 2023
House Republicans are struggling to agree on a temporary spending bill which would prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month. Democrats have made no offers to help House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.The Biden administration announced the creation of the American Climate Corps this week. The ...
Rory Stewart On 'How Not To Be A Politician' 21 September 2023 00:32:26
The United Kingdom has had five prime ministers since it voted to leave the European Union in 2016. Rory Stewart once came close to being one of them. But he decided to quit party politics in 2019.He now enjoys a degree of popularity in the U.K. His high profile has raised talk that 10 Downing Stree...
Rory Stewart On 'How Not To Be A Politician'
The United Kingdom has had five prime ministers since it voted to leave the European Union in 2016. Rory Stewart once came close to being one of them. But he decided to quit party politics in 2019.He now enjoys a degree of popularity in the U.K. His high profile has raised talk that 10 Downing Stree...
What We Get Wrong About Forgiveness 20 September 2023 00:31:03
In June 2015, nine people died at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church, victims of a racist shooter's rampage.Some of the victims' relatives publicly forgave the murderer, including Chris Singleton, whose mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was killed. Philosopher Myisha Cherry was struck by the story...
What We Get Wrong About Forgiveness
In June 2015, nine people died at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church, victims of a racist shooter's rampage.Some of the victims' relatives publicly forgave the murderer, including Chris Singleton, whose mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was killed. Philosopher Myisha Cherry was struck by the story...
In Good Health: When A Popular Decongestant Doesn't Work 19 September 2023 00:33:05
Last week, an FDA advisory panel unanimously agreed that Phenylephrine, a common ingredient in many over-the-counter decongestant medications, is ineffective. The decision could affect hundreds of products including Sudafed PE, NyQuil Severe Cold and Flu, and Benadryl Allergy Plus Congestion. This ...
In Good Health: When A Popular Decongestant Doesn't Work
Last week, an FDA advisory panel unanimously agreed that Phenylephrine, a common ingredient in many over-the-counter decongestant medications, is ineffective. The decision could affect hundreds of products including Sudafed PE, NyQuil Severe Cold and Flu, and Benadryl Allergy Plus Congestion. This ...
Google's Power And The Biggest Tech Monopoly Trial In 25 Years 18 September 2023 00:29:32
It's hard to deny Google's power when it comes to the internet. In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, "google" is even a verb. The U.S. Department of Justice wants to do something about that. It's taking on Google in the biggest tech monopoly trial in 25 years. The DOJ is accusing the company of abusin...
Google's Power And The Biggest Tech Monopoly Trial In 25 Years
It's hard to deny Google's power when it comes to the internet. In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, "google" is even a verb. The U.S. Department of Justice wants to do something about that. It's taking on Google in the biggest tech monopoly trial in 25 years. The DOJ is accusing the company of abusin...
The News Roundup For September 15, 2023 16 September 2023 01:23:50
Speaker Kevin McCarthy directed the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry over the business dealings of President Joe Biden's family this week. And on Thursday Biden's son Hunter was indicted on three gun charges.American auto workers are on strike. Thousands of UAW members followe...
The News Roundup For September 15, 2023
Speaker Kevin McCarthy directed the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry over the business dealings of President Joe Biden's family this week. And on Thursday Biden's son Hunter was indicted on three gun charges.American auto workers are on strike. Thousands of UAW members followe...
1A Movie Club: The Best Of The Bad 14 September 2023 00:29:48
The 1995 film "Showgirls" starring Elizabeth Berkley was one of the largest commercial failures of its time. With a budget of $45 million, (nearly $90 million in 2023 dollars), the film ended up losing more than $8 million and was widely panned by critics. Berkeley said the movie was so bad she beca...
1A Movie Club: The Best Of The Bad
The 1995 film "Showgirls" starring Elizabeth Berkley was one of the largest commercial failures of its time. With a budget of $45 million, (nearly $90 million in 2023 dollars), the film ended up losing more than $8 million and was widely panned by critics. Berkeley said the movie was so bad she beca...
Why Panic Attacks Happen And How To Prevent Them 13 September 2023 00:36:51
Matt Gutman has spent decades in front of cameras and microphones as a newscaster, reporting on current events across the globe. His calm, cool demeanor belied his internal struggle with a lifetime of panic.Matt is one of many Americans who suffer from panic attacks. He tried pharmaceuticals, psyche...
Why Panic Attacks Happen And How To Prevent Them
Matt Gutman has spent decades in front of cameras and microphones as a newscaster, reporting on current events across the globe. His calm, cool demeanor belied his internal struggle with a lifetime of panic.Matt is one of many Americans who suffer from panic attacks. He tried pharmaceuticals, psyche...
The Diversity Problem With Corporate America 12 September 2023 00:30:19
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in higher education. That means colleges and universities can no longer consider a student applicant's race when building their student bodies.The decision was a victory for Edward Blum, the legal activist who founded Students for Fa...
The Diversity Problem With Corporate America
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in higher education. That means colleges and universities can no longer consider a student applicant's race when building their student bodies.The decision was a victory for Edward Blum, the legal activist who founded Students for Fa...
How Hawaii Is Keeping History And Culture In Mind As It Rebuilds 11 September 2023 00:35:39
Recovery and rebuilding efforts are underway in Hawaii a month after the deadly fires that swept through Maui. Some 115 people were killed and thousands were displaced by the fires which began in the town of Lahaina.Along with the homes and businesses lost to the fires in Maui, cultural institutions...
How Hawaii Is Keeping History And Culture In Mind As It Rebuilds
Recovery and rebuilding efforts are underway in Hawaii a month after the deadly fires that swept through Maui. Some 115 people were killed and thousands were displaced by the fires which began in the town of Lahaina.Along with the homes and businesses lost to the fires in Maui, cultural institutions...
The News Roundup For September 9, 2023 08 September 2023 01:28:04
Another government shutdown is looming as the calendar shifts to the month of September. Congress has until the 30th to settle up on a short-term funding bill that would keep the lights on in Washington. Special Counsel Jack Smith is not making Donald Trump's life any easier. Smith has charged the ...
The News Roundup For September 9, 2023
Another government shutdown is looming as the calendar shifts to the month of September. Congress has until the 30th to settle up on a short-term funding bill that would keep the lights on in Washington. Special Counsel Jack Smith is not making Donald Trump's life any easier. Smith has charged the ...
The Benefits Of Birdnesting After Divorce 07 September 2023 00:30:21
Some parents who are no longer married are trying a strategy called birdnesting. It's an arrangement where children remain in their family home while the parents cycle in and out of the house. The hope for this approach is that it offers stability to young people during a time of major change. Accor...
The Benefits Of Birdnesting After Divorce
Some parents who are no longer married are trying a strategy called birdnesting. It's an arrangement where children remain in their family home while the parents cycle in and out of the house. The hope for this approach is that it offers stability to young people during a time of major change. Accor...
The Passion And Politics Of Pickleball 06 September 2023 00:32:28
Over the past three years, the number of Americans who reported playing pickleball went from 5 million to 36.5 million according to the Association of Pickleball Professionals.As the sport builds in popularity among amateur players, professional pickleball is also getting an influx of cash from spor...
The Passion And Politics Of Pickleball
Over the past three years, the number of Americans who reported playing pickleball went from 5 million to 36.5 million according to the Association of Pickleball Professionals.As the sport builds in popularity among amateur players, professional pickleball is also getting an influx of cash from spor...
What Is Cultivated Meat? 05 September 2023 00:34:07
Cultivated meat is green-lit in the U.S. That's meat grown in a lab.Two food technology companies — UPSIDE Foods and GOOD Meat — are letting people try their cultivated meat. But you can't grab any off grocery shelves quite yet. For now, it's available to the public at Bar Crenn in San Francisco an...
What Is Cultivated Meat?
Cultivated meat is green-lit in the U.S. That's meat grown in a lab.Two food technology companies — UPSIDE Foods and GOOD Meat — are letting people try their cultivated meat. But you can't grab any off grocery shelves quite yet. For now, it's available to the public at Bar Crenn in San Francisco an...
Best Of: Spending Time In 'Your Mama's Kitchen' 04 September 2023 00:31:19
Whether your mom was a natural cook or a reluctant one. Or if your other parent was the one throwing down in the kitchen, food and the place where it's made live inside of us long after we've eaten. What we inherit from our parents' kitchen and pass along as adults is at the center of a new podcast ...
Best Of: Spending Time In 'Your Mama's Kitchen'
Whether your mom was a natural cook or a reluctant one. Or if your other parent was the one throwing down in the kitchen, food and the place where it's made live inside of us long after we've eaten. What we inherit from our parents' kitchen and pass along as adults is at the center of a new podcast ...
The News Roundup For September 1, 2023 01 September 2023 01:28:56
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze when answering questions asked by reporters about whether he would run for re-election. It's the second such incident involving the Kentucky senator. It has sparked discussions about the age at which politicians should step aside.A white shooter in Jackso...
The News Roundup For September 1, 2023
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze when answering questions asked by reporters about whether he would run for re-election. It's the second such incident involving the Kentucky senator. It has sparked discussions about the age at which politicians should step aside.A white shooter in Jackso...
The 'New' Homeschoolers 31 August 2023 00:34:34
The pandemic forced many families into homeschooling — and a surprising number of them are sticking with it.In the 2021 and 2022 school year, homeschool enrollment rose by 30 percent. That's according to research from Stanford University and the Urban Institute.The most dramatic shift in homeschool ...
The 'New' Homeschoolers
The pandemic forced many families into homeschooling — and a surprising number of them are sticking with it.In the 2021 and 2022 school year, homeschool enrollment rose by 30 percent. That's according to research from Stanford University and the Urban Institute.The most dramatic shift in homeschool ...
What's Happening In Afghanistan Two Years After The U.S. Left? 30 August 2023 00:31:01
On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed its full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, bringing the 20-year-long war to an end.Two weeks earlier, on Aug. 15, with fewer troops to block their path, the Taliban took over Kabul.Since then, the Taliban has controlled Afghanistan. Girls are now banned from...
What's Happening In Afghanistan Two Years After The U.S. Left?
On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed its full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, bringing the 20-year-long war to an end.Two weeks earlier, on Aug. 15, with fewer troops to block their path, the Taliban took over Kabul.Since then, the Taliban has controlled Afghanistan. Girls are now banned from...
Is Rent Control The Answer To Rising Evictions? 29 August 2023 00:30:51
The pandemic made monthly rent payments soar, rising 15 percent between 2020 and 2022.Evictions are also on the rise since the pandemic, with some cities seeing filings increases by as much as 50 percent, according to Princeton University's Eviction Lab. This has led some cities and states to consid...
Is Rent Control The Answer To Rising Evictions?
The pandemic made monthly rent payments soar, rising 15 percent between 2020 and 2022.Evictions are also on the rise since the pandemic, with some cities seeing filings increases by as much as 50 percent, according to Princeton University's Eviction Lab. This has led some cities and states to consid...
Best Of: Seeking Thrills And Staying Safe On Roller Coasters 28 August 2023 00:32:20
While you may not be a fan of the heart pumping, adrenaline boosting feeling of a roller coaster's twists and turns, for others, it's the best part of the warmer months or even a core memory of their childhood. But recently, two roller coasters hit the headlines for less than awesome reasons. Riders...
Best Of: Seeking Thrills And Staying Safe On Roller Coasters
While you may not be a fan of the heart pumping, adrenaline boosting feeling of a roller coaster's twists and turns, for others, it's the best part of the warmer months or even a core memory of their childhood. But recently, two roller coasters hit the headlines for less than awesome reasons. Riders...
The News Roundup For August 25, 2023 25 August 2023 01:22:40
The racketeering case against Donald Trump and his co-conspirators in Fulton County, Georgia, progressed this week. Former New York City Mayor and Trump ally Rudy Giuliani surrendered to authorities this week at the Atlanta jail where the defendants in the case are being booked.Overseas, the head of...
The News Roundup For August 25, 2023
The racketeering case against Donald Trump and his co-conspirators in Fulton County, Georgia, progressed this week. Former New York City Mayor and Trump ally Rudy Giuliani surrendered to authorities this week at the Atlanta jail where the defendants in the case are being booked.Overseas, the head of...
How Cable News Changes American Politics And Culture 24 August 2023 00:32:06
For more than 80 years, cable television has been at the center of American politics and culture. While streaming platforms have driven many families to cut the cord, there are still more than 72 million active cable subscribers according to the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.News...
How Cable News Changes American Politics And Culture
For more than 80 years, cable television has been at the center of American politics and culture. While streaming platforms have driven many families to cut the cord, there are still more than 72 million active cable subscribers according to the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.News...
Best Of: The Human Labor Powering AI Engines 23 August 2023 00:28:09
As anxieties over automation mount, AI is already responsible for the employment of millions of workers globally.From chatbots to text-to-image generators, AI relies on human workers labeling and annotating the millions of images and words it references. But the work of feeding information to AI can...
Best Of: The Human Labor Powering AI Engines
As anxieties over automation mount, AI is already responsible for the employment of millions of workers globally.From chatbots to text-to-image generators, AI relies on human workers labeling and annotating the millions of images and words it references. But the work of feeding information to AI can...
'Strange Planet' Satirizes The Absurdities Of Everyday Life 22 August 2023 00:30:16
The wildly popular webcomic "Strange Planet" has attracted millions of followers by pointing out absurdities in everyday life.Beings on Strange Planet live in a place very similar to Earth and behave very similarly to humans. They just talk about it differently. On Strange Planet, coffee is "jitter ...
'Strange Planet' Satirizes The Absurdities Of Everyday Life
The wildly popular webcomic "Strange Planet" has attracted millions of followers by pointing out absurdities in everyday life.Beings on Strange Planet live in a place very similar to Earth and behave very similarly to humans. They just talk about it differently. On Strange Planet, coffee is "jitter ...
What We Know About Trump's Latest Criminal Indictment 21 August 2023 00:34:27
Former President Donald Trump is facing his fourth criminal indictment — this time for attempting to overturn election results in Georgia.Trump has denied the charges, but the alleged crimes facing the presidential candidate are piling up. We talk about where the latest indictment fits in with the o...
What We Know About Trump's Latest Criminal Indictment
Former President Donald Trump is facing his fourth criminal indictment — this time for attempting to overturn election results in Georgia.Trump has denied the charges, but the alleged crimes facing the presidential candidate are piling up. We talk about where the latest indictment fits in with the o...
The News Roundup For August 18, 2023 18 August 2023 01:21:37
Former President Donald Trump was indicted again this week. He's been charged alongside 18 other co-defendants by a grand jury in Georgia for conspiring to unlawfully keep himself in office in the wake of the 2020 election under the state's racketeering law.Wildfires continue to ravage Maui. The dea...
The News Roundup For August 18, 2023
Former President Donald Trump was indicted again this week. He's been charged alongside 18 other co-defendants by a grand jury in Georgia for conspiring to unlawfully keep himself in office in the wake of the 2020 election under the state's racketeering law.Wildfires continue to ravage Maui. The dea...
Plugged In: Local Governments And The IRA 17 August 2023 00:33:11
The Inflation Reduction Act is one year old this week, but what has it actually accomplished? That depends on where you are. While the law provides billions of dollars for the U.S. to transition away from fossil fuels, it's up to local governments to allow the big renewable energy development needed...
Plugged In: Local Governments And The IRA
The Inflation Reduction Act is one year old this week, but what has it actually accomplished? That depends on where you are. While the law provides billions of dollars for the U.S. to transition away from fossil fuels, it's up to local governments to allow the big renewable energy development needed...
Spending Time In 'Your Mama's Kitchen' 16 August 2023 00:31:24
Whether your mom was a natural cook or a reluctant one. Or if your other parent was the one throwing down in the kitchen, food and the place where it's made live inside of us long after we've eaten. What we inherit from our parents' kitchen and pass along as adults is at the center of a new podcast ...
Spending Time In 'Your Mama's Kitchen'
Whether your mom was a natural cook or a reluctant one. Or if your other parent was the one throwing down in the kitchen, food and the place where it's made live inside of us long after we've eaten. What we inherit from our parents' kitchen and pass along as adults is at the center of a new podcast ...
Plugged In: How The IRA Is Changing Housing In America 15 August 2023 00:35:43
The average American home generates roughly 10 thousand kilowatt hours of electricity every year according to the Energy Information Administration. Millions of Americans are transitioning to solar energy. A Pew Research poll last year found 8 percent of households have solar installed already and 3...
Plugged In: How The IRA Is Changing Housing In America
The average American home generates roughly 10 thousand kilowatt hours of electricity every year according to the Energy Information Administration. Millions of Americans are transitioning to solar energy. A Pew Research poll last year found 8 percent of households have solar installed already and 3...
Plugged In: How The IRA Is Changing America 14 August 2023 00:40:43
It's been nearly a year since the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 narrowly passed.President Joe Biden's sweeping climate bill has high hopes for fighting climate change, including a pledge to cut U.S. emissions in half by 2030. Some initiatives are working.We discuss the IRA and what other laws need...
Plugged In: How The IRA Is Changing America
It's been nearly a year since the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 narrowly passed.President Joe Biden's sweeping climate bill has high hopes for fighting climate change, including a pledge to cut U.S. emissions in half by 2030. Some initiatives are working.We discuss the IRA and what other laws need...
The News Roundup For August 11, 2023 11 August 2023 01:26:12
President Joe Biden is keeping his monument streak going, this time selecting more than 404,000 hectares of land near the Grand Canyon for protection. The move is welcome news for activists and members of Indigenous nations in the area.It was a busy week for the U.S. overseas, as well. U.S. official...
The News Roundup For August 11, 2023
President Joe Biden is keeping his monument streak going, this time selecting more than 404,000 hectares of land near the Grand Canyon for protection. The move is welcome news for activists and members of Indigenous nations in the area.It was a busy week for the U.S. overseas, as well. U.S. official...
The 1A Record Club Celebrates 50 Years Of Hip-Hop 10 August 2023 00:34:57
Hip-hop is many things – unapologetic, lyrical, rhythmic, and above all, ubiquitous.Since its nebulous "creation" at a party in the Bronx in 1973, hip-hop has become one of the world's most popular genres and cultural expressions.It's also evolved drastically. It's given way to various subgenres – l...
The 1A Record Club Celebrates 50 Years Of Hip-Hop
Hip-hop is many things – unapologetic, lyrical, rhythmic, and above all, ubiquitous.Since its nebulous "creation" at a party in the Bronx in 1973, hip-hop has become one of the world's most popular genres and cultural expressions.It's also evolved drastically. It's given way to various subgenres – l...
In Good Health: COVID's Summer Surge 09 August 2023 00:30:21
COVID is surging across the globe for the fourth consecutive summer. In the United States, the latest tracking data from the CDC shows a 12 percent rise in hospitalizations due to the virus.Dr. Paul Offit is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He'...
In Good Health: COVID's Summer Surge
COVID is surging across the globe for the fourth consecutive summer. In the United States, the latest tracking data from the CDC shows a 12 percent rise in hospitalizations due to the virus.Dr. Paul Offit is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He'...
The Debate Over Deep-Sea Mining 08 August 2023 00:33:30
If you sank deep into the ocean, where the light no longer reaches, you would see, sitting on the seabed floor, nodules that look just like unassuming rocks.Those grayish clusters are actually filled with vital metals like cobalt, nickel, and copper, which are materials used in the construction of e...
The Debate Over Deep-Sea Mining
If you sank deep into the ocean, where the light no longer reaches, you would see, sitting on the seabed floor, nodules that look just like unassuming rocks.Those grayish clusters are actually filled with vital metals like cobalt, nickel, and copper, which are materials used in the construction of e...
The Issue Of Religious Public Charter Schools 07 August 2023 00:35:22
In June, a state board voted 3-to-2 to approve plans for St. Isidore of Seville Virtual Catholic School. It's named after the seventh-century patron saint of the internet. And it would be the first publicly-funded religious charter school in the country. The school is slated to go online in the fal...
The Issue Of Religious Public Charter Schools
In June, a state board voted 3-to-2 to approve plans for St. Isidore of Seville Virtual Catholic School. It's named after the seventh-century patron saint of the internet. And it would be the first publicly-funded religious charter school in the country. The school is slated to go online in the fal...
The News Roundup For August 4, 2023 04 August 2023 01:25:41
Former President Donald Trump was indicted again this week, this time on four charges related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 220 election.Moscow's business district was hit by a drone strike this week, the second attack of its kind on the city since May. And in Ukraine, Russian shelli...
The News Roundup For August 4, 2023
Former President Donald Trump was indicted again this week, this time on four charges related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 220 election.Moscow's business district was hit by a drone strike this week, the second attack of its kind on the city since May. And in Ukraine, Russian shelli...
1A Remaking America: Guiding Growth In Up-And-Coming Cities 03 August 2023 00:33:42
The U.S. population has grown by more than 20 million people since 2010. But where those new Americans end up is not even across the board.The populations of half of all counties in the U.S. shrank from 2010 to 2020, while those of most metropolitan areas continued to grow.People flock to booming ci...
1A Remaking America: Guiding Growth In Up-And-Coming Cities
The U.S. population has grown by more than 20 million people since 2010. But where those new Americans end up is not even across the board.The populations of half of all counties in the U.S. shrank from 2010 to 2020, while those of most metropolitan areas continued to grow.People flock to booming ci...
How US Abortion Politics Jeopardize A Global AIDS Relief Program 02 August 2023 00:32:43
About 20 years ago, Congress pretty much agreed on one thing: PEPFAR.President George W. Bush introduced the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in his 2003 State of the Union address. Since then, it's been renewed with little fuss every five years. But abortion politics are changing that, Po...
How US Abortion Politics Jeopardize A Global AIDS Relief Program
About 20 years ago, Congress pretty much agreed on one thing: PEPFAR.President George W. Bush introduced the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in his 2003 State of the Union address. Since then, it's been renewed with little fuss every five years. But abortion politics are changing that, Po...
Best Of: In Search Of The Elusive Lesbian Bar 01 August 2023 00:39:24
In the 1980s there were roughly 200 lesbian bars across the country. Today, there are less than 30, according to The Lesbian Bar Project.While many gay bars cater to men, spaces for queer women have dwindled.Two years ago, Krista Burton began her journey to find out why. In her book, "Moby Dyke: An ...
Best Of: In Search Of The Elusive Lesbian Bar
In the 1980s there were roughly 200 lesbian bars across the country. Today, there are less than 30, according to The Lesbian Bar Project.While many gay bars cater to men, spaces for queer women have dwindled.Two years ago, Krista Burton began her journey to find out why. In her book, "Moby Dyke: An ...
How Extreme Heat Affects Our Mental Health 31 July 2023 00:35:28
Extreme temperatures remind us just how much heat can affect our physical health in dangerous and sometimes deadly ways. More than 600 people die each year in the U.S. from heat-related illnesses. But emerging research shows that hot days can affect our mental health, too. Emergency room visits for...
How Extreme Heat Affects Our Mental Health
Extreme temperatures remind us just how much heat can affect our physical health in dangerous and sometimes deadly ways. More than 600 people die each year in the U.S. from heat-related illnesses. But emerging research shows that hot days can affect our mental health, too. Emergency room visits for...
The News Roundup For July 28, 2023 29 July 2023 01:28:04
A Congressional hearing on UAPs yielded some surprising information this week. Three military veterans appeared before lawmakers on Wednesday, one of whom alleged that the U.S. had recovered "non-human biologics" from supposed UAP crash sights.Overseas, the situation surrounding the military takeove...
The News Roundup For July 28, 2023
A Congressional hearing on UAPs yielded some surprising information this week. Three military veterans appeared before lawmakers on Wednesday, one of whom alleged that the U.S. had recovered "non-human biologics" from supposed UAP crash sights.Overseas, the situation surrounding the military takeove...
Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, And The Future Of Gaming 27 July 2023 00:33:06
Microsoft's intention to purchase video game developer Activision Blizzard was first announced in January 2022.The Federal Trade Commission issued a complaint against the deal, saying it would harm competition in the gaming market. That case went to trial — and Microsoft came out on top,And the deal...
Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, And The Future Of Gaming
Microsoft's intention to purchase video game developer Activision Blizzard was first announced in January 2022.The Federal Trade Commission issued a complaint against the deal, saying it would harm competition in the gaming market. That case went to trial — and Microsoft came out on top,And the deal...
The Fraught Future Of Volunteer Firefighting 26 July 2023 00:35:03
Firefighters and fire departments perform a critical service in our communities, including responding to medical emergencies and helping mitigate the effects of natural disasters.But more than 70 percent of fire departments are staffed by volunteers, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.Volun...
The Fraught Future Of Volunteer Firefighting
Firefighters and fire departments perform a critical service in our communities, including responding to medical emergencies and helping mitigate the effects of natural disasters.But more than 70 percent of fire departments are staffed by volunteers, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.Volun...
What Nutrition Labels Really Tell Us About Our Food 25 July 2023 00:33:58
Many of us have likely felt confused by food labels before. But nutrition facts can offer important information about what we're consuming. There are several efforts underway to make the labels on our food more clear for consumers. Earlier this year, a bill was introduced in California that would ch...
What Nutrition Labels Really Tell Us About Our Food
Many of us have likely felt confused by food labels before. But nutrition facts can offer important information about what we're consuming. There are several efforts underway to make the labels on our food more clear for consumers. Earlier this year, a bill was introduced in California that would ch...
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Barbie' 24 July 2023 00:32:53
For this month's edition of the 1A Movie Club, we're seeing "Barbie." The film's star-studded cast includes Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, and Will Ferrell — just to name a few. There's even a Barbie album with original songs from Lizzo, Charli XCX, Billie Eilish, and Gosling....
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Barbie'
For this month's edition of the 1A Movie Club, we're seeing "Barbie." The film's star-studded cast includes Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, and Will Ferrell — just to name a few. There's even a Barbie album with original songs from Lizzo, Charli XCX, Billie Eilish, and Gosling....
The News Roundup For July 21, 2023 21 July 2023 01:27:00
New temperature records were set in the southwest U.S. as climate change continues to push global temperatures to their extremes.Meanwhile, U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry spent time in China this week discussing climate change and carbon with officials in President Xi Jinping's government. Li...
The News Roundup For July 21, 2023
New temperature records were set in the southwest U.S. as climate change continues to push global temperatures to their extremes.Meanwhile, U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry spent time in China this week discussing climate change and carbon with officials in President Xi Jinping's government. Li...
Composer Ludwig Göransson On 'Oppenheimer' 20 July 2023 00:32:11
Ludwig Göransson isn't a stranger to the power music can play in film.He's the composer behind the blockbuster "Black Panther" series, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2019. Now, he's back with "Oppenheimer." It's a historical epic that tells the life story of the father ...
Composer Ludwig Göransson On 'Oppenheimer'
Ludwig Göransson isn't a stranger to the power music can play in film.He's the composer behind the blockbuster "Black Panther" series, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2019. Now, he's back with "Oppenheimer." It's a historical epic that tells the life story of the father ...
Strikes Are On The Rise; Are Labor Unions Missing Their Moment? 19 July 2023 00:35:18
Strikes. Picketing. Protests. One thing has become clear across dozens of industries in recent years. Workers are dissatisfied.To resolve some of their workplace qualms, many workers have taken to organizing. But unions, and the collective bargaining agreements they try to secure, are often stalled ...
Strikes Are On The Rise; Are Labor Unions Missing Their Moment?
Strikes. Picketing. Protests. One thing has become clear across dozens of industries in recent years. Workers are dissatisfied.To resolve some of their workplace qualms, many workers have taken to organizing. But unions, and the collective bargaining agreements they try to secure, are often stalled ...
In Good Health: The Complexities Of Autoimmune Disease 18 July 2023 00:33:36
About one in ten people have an autoimmune disease, according to a population study of more than 2.2 million people. Autoimmune disease varies widely, and falls into subspecialties across the medical world: dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology , and more — and getting a diagnosis for an autoimmu...
In Good Health: The Complexities Of Autoimmune Disease
About one in ten people have an autoimmune disease, according to a population study of more than 2.2 million people. Autoimmune disease varies widely, and falls into subspecialties across the medical world: dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology , and more — and getting a diagnosis for an autoimmu...
How To Get The Backyard Garden Of Your Dreams 17 July 2023 00:33:51
It's about that time of year when your garden may be looking lush or... a little sad. And with this weekend's heatwave hitting a large swath of the U.S., it's getting harder to keep plants alive. Research from the University of Colorado Boulder found that people who started gardening not only exper...
How To Get The Backyard Garden Of Your Dreams
It's about that time of year when your garden may be looking lush or... a little sad. And with this weekend's heatwave hitting a large swath of the U.S., it's getting harder to keep plants alive. Research from the University of Colorado Boulder found that people who started gardening not only exper...
The News Roundup For July 14, 2023 14 July 2023 01:25:43
Vermont and New York are bracing for more rain and flooding. The capital of the Green Mountain state, Montpelier, was swamped this week after storms dumped two months' worth of water on the city in two days. President Joe Biden declared an emergency in the state and authorized the Federal Emergency ...
The News Roundup For July 14, 2023
Vermont and New York are bracing for more rain and flooding. The capital of the Green Mountain state, Montpelier, was swamped this week after storms dumped two months' worth of water on the city in two days. President Joe Biden declared an emergency in the state and authorized the Federal Emergency ...
1A Remaking America: The First Amendment And LGBTQ Rights 13 July 2023 00:37:20
More than 20 states across the country have public accommodation laws to prevent businesses from discriminating against customers based on things like race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.But a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could put these protections at risk. Last month, in a 6-to-3 ...
1A Remaking America: The First Amendment And LGBTQ Rights
More than 20 states across the country have public accommodation laws to prevent businesses from discriminating against customers based on things like race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.But a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could put these protections at risk. Last month, in a 6-to-3 ...
Local Spotlight: The Black Opry Residency's Impact On Americana Music 12 July 2023 00:31:30
Americana music encompasses country, bluegrass, folk, and blues and has deep roots in Black musical traditions.Long before Lil Nas X pushed the boundaries of what constitutes country music, Black musicians across Americana were reclaiming space in the genre.Many of those musicians found celebration ...
Local Spotlight: The Black Opry Residency's Impact On Americana Music
Americana music encompasses country, bluegrass, folk, and blues and has deep roots in Black musical traditions.Long before Lil Nas X pushed the boundaries of what constitutes country music, Black musicians across Americana were reclaiming space in the genre.Many of those musicians found celebration ...
Seeking Thrills And Staying Safe On Roller Coasters 11 July 2023 00:32:20
While you may not be a fan of the heart pumping, adrenaline boosting feeling of a roller coaster's twists and turns, for others, it's the best part of the warmer months or even a core memory of their childhood. But recently, two roller coasters hit the headlines for less than awesome reasons. Riders...
Seeking Thrills And Staying Safe On Roller Coasters
While you may not be a fan of the heart pumping, adrenaline boosting feeling of a roller coaster's twists and turns, for others, it's the best part of the warmer months or even a core memory of their childhood. But recently, two roller coasters hit the headlines for less than awesome reasons. Riders...
In Good Health: How Chronic Noise Exposure Affects The Human Body 10 July 2023 00:32:26
Noise is unavoidable. Whether it's the rumbling of a freight train as it moves along the tracks in your backyard or the constant drip of your leaky faucet – we're surrounded by it.Qualities of sound, like frequency and loudness, impact how your body responds to a particular source of noise.A growing...
In Good Health: How Chronic Noise Exposure Affects The Human Body
Noise is unavoidable. Whether it's the rumbling of a freight train as it moves along the tracks in your backyard or the constant drip of your leaky faucet – we're surrounded by it.Qualities of sound, like frequency and loudness, impact how your body responds to a particular source of noise.A growing...
The News Roundup For July 7, 2023 07 July 2023 01:25:09
A federal judge told the Biden administration officials and several federal agencies this week to stop communicating with social media platforms. The decision is in response to a lawsuit brought by several states against the administration concerning efforts to combat misinformation.More than 20 mas...
The News Roundup For July 7, 2023
A federal judge told the Biden administration officials and several federal agencies this week to stop communicating with social media platforms. The decision is in response to a lawsuit brought by several states against the administration concerning efforts to combat misinformation.More than 20 mas...
The Human Labor Powering AI Engines 06 July 2023 00:28:09
As anxieties over automation mount, AI is already responsible for the employment of millions of workers globally.From chatbots to text-to-image generators, AI relies on human workers labeling and annotating the millions of images and words it references. But the work of feeding information to AI can...
The Human Labor Powering AI Engines
As anxieties over automation mount, AI is already responsible for the employment of millions of workers globally.From chatbots to text-to-image generators, AI relies on human workers labeling and annotating the millions of images and words it references. But the work of feeding information to AI can...
How Youth Sports Affect America's Kids 05 July 2023 00:30:24
Kids these days are busy.Even when school is out and it's time to close the books (or maybe, a laptop) time in the summer can fill up quickly. Often, with sports. Whether they're kicking a ball with the neighbors, going to the park for a game of pick-up basketball, traveling in Little League, headin...
How Youth Sports Affect America's Kids
Kids these days are busy.Even when school is out and it's time to close the books (or maybe, a laptop) time in the summer can fill up quickly. Often, with sports. Whether they're kicking a ball with the neighbors, going to the park for a game of pick-up basketball, traveling in Little League, headin...
The Savory Story Of Hot Dogs And America 04 July 2023 00:40:20
First introduced by immigrants in the 1800s, hot dogs have become synonymous with sports, summer, and the Fourth of July. And no other food starts debates quite like hot dogs – what's the best way to cook them? What's the best brand? What toppings are and aren't allowed? Are they sandwiches? Should ...
The Savory Story Of Hot Dogs And America
First introduced by immigrants in the 1800s, hot dogs have become synonymous with sports, summer, and the Fourth of July. And no other food starts debates quite like hot dogs – what's the best way to cook them? What's the best brand? What toppings are and aren't allowed? Are they sandwiches? Should ...
Best Of: I Love You, Man: The Male Friendship Recession 03 July 2023 00:33:17
Friendships are one of the few relationships that we choose. They can last longer than our romantic relationships and be just as intimate. They can take on the role of family if our own falls short. Having friends is an important part of the human experience. But over the past few years, adult frien...
Best Of: I Love You, Man: The Male Friendship Recession
Friendships are one of the few relationships that we choose. They can last longer than our romantic relationships and be just as intimate. They can take on the role of family if our own falls short. Having friends is an important part of the human experience. But over the past few years, adult frien...
The News Roundup For June 30, 2023 30 June 2023 01:21:09
In a 6-3 ruling, the court struck down race-conscious admissions at two universities, setting the stage for other college and university admissions policies.Meanwhile, Canadian wildfires are wreaking new havoc in the Upper Midwest of the US, creating dense smog and unsafe air qualities in major Amer...
The News Roundup For June 30, 2023
In a 6-3 ruling, the court struck down race-conscious admissions at two universities, setting the stage for other college and university admissions policies.Meanwhile, Canadian wildfires are wreaking new havoc in the Upper Midwest of the US, creating dense smog and unsafe air qualities in major Amer...
The History And Potential Of MDMA 29 June 2023 00:30:21
MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, is illegal. It is listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the U.S. federal government (the same group as marijuana and psilocybin, or magic mushrooms).In recent years, a growing body of academic research has suggested potential benefits of MDMA. One study found that MDMA...
The History And Potential Of MDMA
MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, is illegal. It is listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the U.S. federal government (the same group as marijuana and psilocybin, or magic mushrooms).In recent years, a growing body of academic research has suggested potential benefits of MDMA. One study found that MDMA...
The Opioid Crisis Is Causing Grandparents To Become Caregivers Again 28 June 2023 00:35:05
The U.S. is battling a years-long, devastating opioid epidemic. Last year saw 79,770 reported opioid-involved drug overdose deaths, a 1.5 percent decrease from the previous year, according to data from the CDC.Nevertheless, the opioid crisis has upended traditional family structures. Many parents ha...
The Opioid Crisis Is Causing Grandparents To Become Caregivers Again
The U.S. is battling a years-long, devastating opioid epidemic. Last year saw 79,770 reported opioid-involved drug overdose deaths, a 1.5 percent decrease from the previous year, according to data from the CDC.Nevertheless, the opioid crisis has upended traditional family structures. Many parents ha...
The Problem With Solitary Confinement In The U.S. 27 June 2023 00:35:59
More than 122,000 people in the U.S. are estimated to be in solitary confinement, according to a report by Solitary Watch and Unlock the Box. That number is far greater than previous estimates.The United Nations says that prolonged solitary confinement can be psychological torture. We talk with our ...
The Problem With Solitary Confinement In The U.S.
More than 122,000 people in the U.S. are estimated to be in solitary confinement, according to a report by Solitary Watch and Unlock the Box. That number is far greater than previous estimates.The United Nations says that prolonged solitary confinement can be psychological torture. We talk with our ...
370 Years Later, Connecticut Is Exonerating Accused Witches 26 June 2023 00:35:52
In May, legislators in Connecticut passed a resolution to exonerate people accused of being witches in the seventeenth century.Dozens of people were killed, mostly women, over accused witchcraft in the U.S. in the 1600s and early 1700s. It's estimated that nearly 50,000 people were killed in Europe ...
370 Years Later, Connecticut Is Exonerating Accused Witches
In May, legislators in Connecticut passed a resolution to exonerate people accused of being witches in the seventeenth century.Dozens of people were killed, mostly women, over accused witchcraft in the U.S. in the 1600s and early 1700s. It's estimated that nearly 50,000 people were killed in Europe ...
The News Roundup For June 23, 2023 23 June 2023 01:26:51
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal trying to get ahead of a report released by ProPublica detailing unreported trips he took with a billionaire who had business before the court.Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Congress this week. Th...
The News Roundup For June 23, 2023
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal trying to get ahead of a report released by ProPublica detailing unreported trips he took with a billionaire who had business before the court.Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Congress this week. Th...
A Year After Roe v. Wade Was Overturned 22 June 2023 00:31:23
A year ago, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, upending abortion law across the country. With Roe v. Wade overturned, what could replace it? WNYC's Supreme Court podcast "More Perfect" takes up that question in a two-part series. The two episodes focus on the origins of the viability line—tha...
A Year After Roe v. Wade Was Overturned
A year ago, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, upending abortion law across the country. With Roe v. Wade overturned, what could replace it? WNYC's Supreme Court podcast "More Perfect" takes up that question in a two-part series. The two episodes focus on the origins of the viability line—tha...
A Conversation With Celebrated Carpenter Mark Ellison 21 June 2023 00:32:25
For carpenter Mark Ellison, a house, a staircase, a doorway are opportunities for beauty. Ellison has been called many things, including the best carpenter in New York City and the man who builds impossible things. His specialty is lavish and challenging projects, and his clients have included the ...
A Conversation With Celebrated Carpenter Mark Ellison
For carpenter Mark Ellison, a house, a staircase, a doorway are opportunities for beauty. Ellison has been called many things, including the best carpenter in New York City and the man who builds impossible things. His specialty is lavish and challenging projects, and his clients have included the ...
How Genealogy Is Used To Track Black Family Histories 20 June 2023 00:30:42
Our names are important to us. They tell us who we are and often, who we come from.So imagine suddenly discovering the last name you've always carried... might not actually be the name you should have. For Black Americans, genealogy can fill in the blanks left by the legacy of slavery and racism in...
How Genealogy Is Used To Track Black Family Histories
Our names are important to us. They tell us who we are and often, who we come from.So imagine suddenly discovering the last name you've always carried... might not actually be the name you should have. For Black Americans, genealogy can fill in the blanks left by the legacy of slavery and racism in...
Best Of: 1A Remaking America: The Birmingham Movement, 60 Years Later 19 June 2023 00:47:26
On May 2, 1963, hundreds of school-age kids in Birmingham, Alabama, woke up with a plan. Through coded messages broadcast by local radio DJs, they were given the signal to leave the classroom and meet at the park for a peaceful protest against segregation in the city. These actions by students bro...
Best Of: 1A Remaking America: The Birmingham Movement, 60 Years Later
On May 2, 1963, hundreds of school-age kids in Birmingham, Alabama, woke up with a plan. Through coded messages broadcast by local radio DJs, they were given the signal to leave the classroom and meet at the park for a peaceful protest against segregation in the city. These actions by students bro...
The News Roundup For June 16, 2023 17 June 2023 01:26:00
Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 37 counts of mishandling classified documents this week. GOP politicians are split on the matter. The Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act on Thursday. The law gives priority to Native tribes when children from the community are up for...
The News Roundup For June 16, 2023
Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 37 counts of mishandling classified documents this week. GOP politicians are split on the matter. The Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act on Thursday. The law gives priority to Native tribes when children from the community are up for...
Strike A Pose: Ballroom Culture Since The '70s 15 June 2023 00:33:42
Forget the waltz and the tango. For this show, we're headed to a different kind of ball. In these spaces, Houses compete in different walking and dancing competitions.It's long influenced important parts of American pop culture. Beyoncé's "Renaissance," Madonna's "Vogue", the award-winning show "Pos...
Strike A Pose: Ballroom Culture Since The '70s
Forget the waltz and the tango. For this show, we're headed to a different kind of ball. In these spaces, Houses compete in different walking and dancing competitions.It's long influenced important parts of American pop culture. Beyoncé's "Renaissance," Madonna's "Vogue", the award-winning show "Pos...
Best Of: Where Does Nuclear Energy Fit In A Carbon-Free Future? 14 June 2023 00:32:19
Experts have repeatedly said that the world has to stop burning fossil fuels if we want to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.The latest United Nations climate report reminded us just how soon that needs to happen. The U.S. should cut two-thirds of fossil fuels in the next decade.Whe...
Best Of: Where Does Nuclear Energy Fit In A Carbon-Free Future?
Experts have repeatedly said that the world has to stop burning fossil fuels if we want to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.The latest United Nations climate report reminded us just how soon that needs to happen. The U.S. should cut two-thirds of fossil fuels in the next decade.Whe...
1A Remaking America: The Anti-Dollar Store Movement 13 June 2023 00:29:17
The most common store in the U.S.? It's not Target, not Walmart, or Walgreens.It's Dollar General.The chain boasts more than 19,000 locations across the country. According to the American Public Health Association, dollar stores are the fastest-growing food retailers in the country, but they don't u...
1A Remaking America: The Anti-Dollar Store Movement
The most common store in the U.S.? It's not Target, not Walmart, or Walgreens.It's Dollar General.The chain boasts more than 19,000 locations across the country. According to the American Public Health Association, dollar stores are the fastest-growing food retailers in the country, but they don't u...
Best Of: How Climate Change Factors Into Home Insurance Pricing 12 June 2023 00:35:37
In 2021, the structural damage from wildfires, floods, and other climate-related disasters totaled $145 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Homeowners are feeling the effects. Between 2021 and 2022, 90 percent of them saw an increase in their home insurance pre...
Best Of: How Climate Change Factors Into Home Insurance Pricing
In 2021, the structural damage from wildfires, floods, and other climate-related disasters totaled $145 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Homeowners are feeling the effects. Between 2021 and 2022, 90 percent of them saw an increase in their home insurance pre...
The News Roundup For June 9, 2023 09 June 2023 01:24:30
The East Coast deals with the impact of smoke from wildfires in Canada that's blown south. Images out of New York City this week show haze and orange skies. Justice Department prosecutors have informed Former President Donald Trump's legal team that he is being investigated for the mishandling of cl...
The News Roundup For June 9, 2023
The East Coast deals with the impact of smoke from wildfires in Canada that's blown south. Images out of New York City this week show haze and orange skies. Justice Department prosecutors have informed Former President Donald Trump's legal team that he is being investigated for the mishandling of cl...
I Love You, Man: The Male Friendship Recession 08 June 2023 00:33:17
Friendships are one of the few relationships that we choose. They can last longer than our romantic relationships and be just as intimate. They can take on the role of family if our own falls short. Having friends is an important part of the human experience. But over the past few years, adult frien...
I Love You, Man: The Male Friendship Recession
Friendships are one of the few relationships that we choose. They can last longer than our romantic relationships and be just as intimate. They can take on the role of family if our own falls short. Having friends is an important part of the human experience. But over the past few years, adult frien...
In Search Of The Elusive Lesbian Bar 07 June 2023 00:39:29
In the 1980s there were roughly 200 lesbian bars across the country. Today, there are less than 30, according to The Lesbian Bar Project.While many gay bars cater to men, spaces for queer women have dwindled.Two years ago, Krista Burton began her journey to find out why. In her book, "Moby Dyke: An ...
In Search Of The Elusive Lesbian Bar
In the 1980s there were roughly 200 lesbian bars across the country. Today, there are less than 30, according to The Lesbian Bar Project.While many gay bars cater to men, spaces for queer women have dwindled.Two years ago, Krista Burton began her journey to find out why. In her book, "Moby Dyke: An ...
The State Of American Baseball 06 June 2023 00:36:57
Major League Baseball made some changes to the way the game is played in recent years. Some of the new rules include bigger bases, limits on shifting, and a new pitch timer.The minor leagues were the testing grounds for these new rules. But many teams are finding their own ways to make the game enga...
The State Of American Baseball
Major League Baseball made some changes to the way the game is played in recent years. Some of the new rules include bigger bases, limits on shifting, and a new pitch timer.The minor leagues were the testing grounds for these new rules. But many teams are finding their own ways to make the game enga...
Isabel Allende And "The Wind Knows My Name" 05 June 2023 00:36:03
Isabel Allende is no stranger to the experience of being an immigrant and refugee. When a military coup overthrew the Chilean presidency in 1973—led by her cousin, Salvador Allende—her family fled to Venezuela, where she penned her first novel "The House of Spirits."Her latest book, "The Wind Knows ...
Isabel Allende And "The Wind Knows My Name"
Isabel Allende is no stranger to the experience of being an immigrant and refugee. When a military coup overthrew the Chilean presidency in 1973—led by her cousin, Salvador Allende—her family fled to Venezuela, where she penned her first novel "The House of Spirits."Her latest book, "The Wind Knows ...
The 1A Record Club Remembers Tina Turner 04 June 2023 00:42:35
More than 60 years — that's how long Tina Turner's music career blessed crowds. With her powerful vocals, she brought house after house down with her thrilling performances. She died last week at her home in Switzerland. She was 83 years old. The numbers are impressive. But the impact she had on tho...
The 1A Record Club Remembers Tina Turner
More than 60 years — that's how long Tina Turner's music career blessed crowds. With her powerful vocals, she brought house after house down with her thrilling performances. She died last week at her home in Switzerland. She was 83 years old. The numbers are impressive. But the impact she had on tho...
The News Roundup For June 2, 2023 03 June 2023 01:28:37
The House passed a deal to raise the debt ceiling this week in an attempt to avoid an economic disaster. Now, it moves to the Senate where amendments are expected.Meanwhile, overseas a top Russian official said U.K. lawmakers are legitimate military targets after the British foreign secretary argued...
The News Roundup For June 2, 2023
The House passed a deal to raise the debt ceiling this week in an attempt to avoid an economic disaster. Now, it moves to the Senate where amendments are expected.Meanwhile, overseas a top Russian official said U.K. lawmakers are legitimate military targets after the British foreign secretary argued...
Local Spotlight: The Straw Purchase Of Firearms In Philadelphia And Nationwide 01 June 2023 00:37:48
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) defines the straw purchase of firearms as "purchasing a gun for someone who is prohibited by law from possessing one, or for someone who does not want his or her name associated with the transaction."City officials have tried to enact tougher policie...
Local Spotlight: The Straw Purchase Of Firearms In Philadelphia And Nationwide
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) defines the straw purchase of firearms as "purchasing a gun for someone who is prohibited by law from possessing one, or for someone who does not want his or her name associated with the transaction."City officials have tried to enact tougher policie...
1A Remaking America: The Outlook For Trans Youth In Texas 31 May 2023 01:11:16
This has been a record year for legislation aimed at trans youth. More than a dozen states have passed laws limiting gender-affirming care for minors.This month Texas became the largest state to do so. The new state law bans hormone therapies, puberty blockers, and gender-affirming surgeries for peo...
1A Remaking America: The Outlook For Trans Youth In Texas
This has been a record year for legislation aimed at trans youth. More than a dozen states have passed laws limiting gender-affirming care for minors.This month Texas became the largest state to do so. The new state law bans hormone therapies, puberty blockers, and gender-affirming surgeries for peo...
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'The Little Mermaid' 30 May 2023 00:35:50
"The Little Mermaid" is back. This time, the Disney classic is reimagined in live action.Many elements from the 1989 cartoon musical have stayed the same — there's a singing crab, a mermaid king, and a tentacled sea-witch. But a new, diverse cast brings the characters to life, or at least to CGI. An...
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'The Little Mermaid'
"The Little Mermaid" is back. This time, the Disney classic is reimagined in live action.Many elements from the 1989 cartoon musical have stayed the same — there's a singing crab, a mermaid king, and a tentacled sea-witch. But a new, diverse cast brings the characters to life, or at least to CGI. An...
In Good Health: Living With Sleep Disorders 29 May 2023 00:43:46
It's estimated that sleep disorders affect between 50 and 70 million people in America. That includes conditions like sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy. But depictions of living with a sleep disorder — like those in The Simpsons — don't always get it right.Even without a disorder, how we sleep h...
In Good Health: Living With Sleep Disorders
It's estimated that sleep disorders affect between 50 and 70 million people in America. That includes conditions like sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy. But depictions of living with a sleep disorder — like those in The Simpsons — don't always get it right.Even without a disorder, how we sleep h...
The News Roundup For May 26, 2023 27 May 2023 01:24:35
Talks in Washington on the debt ceiling are reportedly not going well. President Joe Biden has remained upbeat in his public comments on the situation. But Congressional Republicans say there's still a ways to go before they'll agree to any sort of deal.Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis attem...
The News Roundup For May 26, 2023
Talks in Washington on the debt ceiling are reportedly not going well. President Joe Biden has remained upbeat in his public comments on the situation. But Congressional Republicans say there's still a ways to go before they'll agree to any sort of deal.Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis attem...
ICYMI: In The 'Garden of Evil' With Clarence Thomas' Friend Harlan Crow 26 May 2023 00:11:42
This week, The Atlantic magazine published an exclusive interview with Harlan Crow, the ultra-rich real estate developer whose friendship and financial relationship with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the subject of much scrutiny. The interview was done by Atlantic staff writer Graeme Woo...
ICYMI: In The 'Garden of Evil' With Clarence Thomas' Friend Harlan Crow
This week, The Atlantic magazine published an exclusive interview with Harlan Crow, the ultra-rich real estate developer whose friendship and financial relationship with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the subject of much scrutiny. The interview was done by Atlantic staff writer Graeme Woo...
'Animal Liberation Now' And The Case For More Humane Treatment Of Animals 25 May 2023 00:32:50
Fifty years ago, Princeton University ethicist Peter Singer made the case that humans assume they're morally superior to other animals and that their actions against them are justified.At the time, speciesism was a radical concept that was adopted by some animal rights groups but was largely ignored...
'Animal Liberation Now' And The Case For More Humane Treatment Of Animals
Fifty years ago, Princeton University ethicist Peter Singer made the case that humans assume they're morally superior to other animals and that their actions against them are justified.At the time, speciesism was a radical concept that was adopted by some animal rights groups but was largely ignored...
One Year After The Uvalde School Shooting, Questions Still Go Unanswered 24 May 2023 00:45:01
Today marks one year since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, left 19 children and two teachers dead.Even though nearly 400 officers were at the scene, it took over an hour for police to get to the gunman. The police response was widely viewed as a failure, but investigation...
One Year After The Uvalde School Shooting, Questions Still Go Unanswered
Today marks one year since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, left 19 children and two teachers dead.Even though nearly 400 officers were at the scene, it took over an hour for police to get to the gunman. The police response was widely viewed as a failure, but investigation...
What To Expect From The 2023 Cannes Film Festival 23 May 2023 00:30:03
Every year, thousands flock to the south of France to watch the most anticipated movie premieres from directors around the world.The titles on show at this year's Cannes Film Festival are stirring up excitement in cinephiles everywhere and for good reason. It's also happening amid a backdrop of soci...
What To Expect From The 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Every year, thousands flock to the south of France to watch the most anticipated movie premieres from directors around the world.The titles on show at this year's Cannes Film Festival are stirring up excitement in cinephiles everywhere and for good reason. It's also happening amid a backdrop of soci...
Why Maternal Mortality Increased During The Pandemic 22 May 2023 00:33:18
The U.S. has the highest number of pregnancy-related death of any developed nation. During the pandemic, those numbers increased. According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, maternal mortality rose for the third consecutive year in 2021. And while the CDC's report co...
Why Maternal Mortality Increased During The Pandemic
The U.S. has the highest number of pregnancy-related death of any developed nation. During the pandemic, those numbers increased. According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, maternal mortality rose for the third consecutive year in 2021. And while the CDC's report co...
The Big Take: Women's Pro Tackle Football Takes The Field 21 May 2023 00:33:09
We collaborated with our friends at Bloomberg News to bring you the 'Life and Debt' series. We covered everything from the federal debt ceiling, medical debt, credit cards, and the impact of student loans. Today we're bringing you an episode of Bloomberg News' daily podcast, The Big Take.Bloomberg B...
The Big Take: Women's Pro Tackle Football Takes The Field
We collaborated with our friends at Bloomberg News to bring you the 'Life and Debt' series. We covered everything from the federal debt ceiling, medical debt, credit cards, and the impact of student loans. Today we're bringing you an episode of Bloomberg News' daily podcast, The Big Take.Bloomberg B...
The News Roundup For May 19, 2023 20 May 2023 01:27:24
Joe Biden is coming home. The President is cutting his trip to Japan for the G7 meeting short to help negotiate a deal ahead of the debt ceiling deadline on June 1.Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been busy. In recent days, he's met with the Pope, French President Emmanuel Mac...
The News Roundup For May 19, 2023
Joe Biden is coming home. The President is cutting his trip to Japan for the G7 meeting short to help negotiate a deal ahead of the debt ceiling deadline on June 1.Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been busy. In recent days, he's met with the Pope, French President Emmanuel Mac...
Life And Debt: What's Next For Student Loan Borrowers 18 May 2023 00:37:51
According to the Education Data Initiative, the average student loan debt balance is upwards of $40,000. And the cost of college keeps rising. Over the past 20 years, college tuition at in-state public universities has risen 175 percent. The numbers can be dizzying, especially for recent high school...
Life And Debt: What's Next For Student Loan Borrowers
According to the Education Data Initiative, the average student loan debt balance is upwards of $40,000. And the cost of college keeps rising. Over the past 20 years, college tuition at in-state public universities has risen 175 percent. The numbers can be dizzying, especially for recent high school...
Life And Debt: Getting The Hospital Bill 17 May 2023 00:42:38
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported last year that there's around $88 billion of medical debt in collections, and about 43 million Americans have medical debt on their credit report. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – three major credit reporting companies in the U.S. – have eased how...
Life And Debt: Getting The Hospital Bill
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported last year that there's around $88 billion of medical debt in collections, and about 43 million Americans have medical debt on their credit report. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – three major credit reporting companies in the U.S. – have eased how...
Life and Debt: Why Credit Card Debt Is At A Historic High 16 May 2023 00:41:10
Credit cards seem like a great deal. But interest rates, late fees, and the cycle of debt can come back to bite cardholders. Nearly half of U.S. credit card owners had an average of more than $5,200 in outstanding debt in 2022. Credit card debt overall is at a historic high. In the last three months...
Life and Debt: Why Credit Card Debt Is At A Historic High
Credit cards seem like a great deal. But interest rates, late fees, and the cycle of debt can come back to bite cardholders. Nearly half of U.S. credit card owners had an average of more than $5,200 in outstanding debt in 2022. Credit card debt overall is at a historic high. In the last three months...
Life And Debt: Unpacking The Federal Debt Ceiling 15 May 2023 00:44:08
Congressional leaders will meet with President Joe Biden next week to discuss the federal debt ceiling as they face a looming deadline to avoid a default on U.S. debt obligations. The Treasury Department has warned that if an agreement isn't reached prior to June 1, there could be severe implication...
Life And Debt: Unpacking The Federal Debt Ceiling
Congressional leaders will meet with President Joe Biden next week to discuss the federal debt ceiling as they face a looming deadline to avoid a default on U.S. debt obligations. The Treasury Department has warned that if an agreement isn't reached prior to June 1, there could be severe implication...
The Sounds Of America: 'Wang Dang Doodle' 14 May 2023 00:19:38
It made for an unlikely hit in 1966.The authentic Chicago blues sound of "Wang Dang Doodle" packed a punch and put a hole through the popular and poppier tunes at the time.Koko Taylor was born Cora Walton in Tennessee in 1935. For this song, she teamed up with blues composer, bassist, and producer W...
The Sounds Of America: 'Wang Dang Doodle'
It made for an unlikely hit in 1966.The authentic Chicago blues sound of "Wang Dang Doodle" packed a punch and put a hole through the popular and poppier tunes at the time.Koko Taylor was born Cora Walton in Tennessee in 1935. For this song, she teamed up with blues composer, bassist, and producer W...
The News Roundup For May 12, 2023 13 May 2023 01:27:46
Border restrictions put into place during the pandemic ended this week. The controversial policy known as Title 42 expired on May 11, and states on the Southern border are preparing for a surge of migrants.Republican Congressman from New York George Santos turned himself in this week to authorities ...
The News Roundup For May 12, 2023
Border restrictions put into place during the pandemic ended this week. The controversial policy known as Title 42 expired on May 11, and states on the Southern border are preparing for a surge of migrants.Republican Congressman from New York George Santos turned himself in this week to authorities ...
Best Of: Arguing For The Good In Bad English 12 May 2023 00:43:46
"Um, like, literally, you know?"If those words sound to you like nails on a chalkboard, you're not alone. At NPR, we get lots of messages from listeners critiquing the way our hosts, reporters, and guests speak. Why does what we say and how we say it irk so many so much?Language norms are standardi...
Best Of: Arguing For The Good In Bad English
"Um, like, literally, you know?"If those words sound to you like nails on a chalkboard, you're not alone. At NPR, we get lots of messages from listeners critiquing the way our hosts, reporters, and guests speak. Why does what we say and how we say it irk so many so much?Language norms are standardi...
Remaking America: Crossing State Lines For Abortion Care 11 May 2023 00:42:00
Abortions are now illegal in 12 states, according to the Guttmacher Institute. That means many pregnant people now have to travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion.When Roe v. Wade was still the law of the land, it took on average 30 minutes for an abortion patient to get to a clinic. Now it take...
Remaking America: Crossing State Lines For Abortion Care
Abortions are now illegal in 12 states, according to the Guttmacher Institute. That means many pregnant people now have to travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion.When Roe v. Wade was still the law of the land, it took on average 30 minutes for an abortion patient to get to a clinic. Now it take...
The Rise Of The AR-15 10 May 2023 00:43:35
The AR-15 is the best-selling rifle in America.According to polling by The Washington Post and Ipsos, about 1 in 20 adults, or roughly 16 million people in the U.S., own an AR-15.It's been used in 10 of the 17 most deadly mass shootings in the United States since 2012. And while they weren't initial...
The Rise Of The AR-15
The AR-15 is the best-selling rifle in America.According to polling by The Washington Post and Ipsos, about 1 in 20 adults, or roughly 16 million people in the U.S., own an AR-15.It's been used in 10 of the 17 most deadly mass shootings in the United States since 2012. And while they weren't initial...
Hollywood Writers Continue Striking 09 May 2023 00:42:57
It's been more than a week since the 11,500 television and film writers that make up the Writers Guild of America have gone on strike. Thousands of writers have joined picket lines to demand higher compensation, increase the number of writers hired per show, and regulation on how networks and stream...
Hollywood Writers Continue Striking
It's been more than a week since the 11,500 television and film writers that make up the Writers Guild of America have gone on strike. Thousands of writers have joined picket lines to demand higher compensation, increase the number of writers hired per show, and regulation on how networks and stream...
The Coronation, The Kohinoor Diamond, And Its Colonial Past 08 May 2023 00:31:45
Diamonds are more than just pretty objects. Passed down over centuries, they can tell the story of their pasts. But that story isn't always a happy one. For many South Asians, the diamond that invokes this painful colonial history is the Kohinoor diamond. It's one of the largest diamonds in the wo...
The Coronation, The Kohinoor Diamond, And Its Colonial Past
Diamonds are more than just pretty objects. Passed down over centuries, they can tell the story of their pasts. But that story isn't always a happy one. For many South Asians, the diamond that invokes this painful colonial history is the Kohinoor diamond. It's one of the largest diamonds in the wo...
The Sounds of America: The Super Mario Bros. Theme Song 07 May 2023 00:17:26
Winifred Phillips is a video game music composer. She describes this history-making entry into the National Recording Registry as, "one of the, if not the most memorable game music melodies ever created."The audio that's selected for the Registry is based on their historical, cultural or aesthetic i...
The Sounds of America: The Super Mario Bros. Theme Song
Winifred Phillips is a video game music composer. She describes this history-making entry into the National Recording Registry as, "one of the, if not the most memorable game music melodies ever created."The audio that's selected for the Registry is based on their historical, cultural or aesthetic i...
The News Roundup For May 5, 2023 06 May 2023 01:28:14
On Monday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers that the federal government could run out of money to pay its debts as soon as June 1 if the debt ceiling isn't raised. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing surrounding Supreme Court ethics. Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly accepte...
The News Roundup For May 5, 2023
On Monday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers that the federal government could run out of money to pay its debts as soon as June 1 if the debt ceiling isn't raised. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing surrounding Supreme Court ethics. Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly accepte...
1A Movie Club: 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' 05 May 2023 00:40:06
Judy Blume's 1970's classic book, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." The novel wasn't initially well-received when it was published, being banned in libraries and schools, including the one Blume's children went to. It follows an 11-year-old Margaret stepping into the world of adolescence (bre...
1A Movie Club: 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret'
Judy Blume's 1970's classic book, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." The novel wasn't initially well-received when it was published, being banned in libraries and schools, including the one Blume's children went to. It follows an 11-year-old Margaret stepping into the world of adolescence (bre...
1A Remaking America: State-Sanctioned Homeless Encampments 04 May 2023 00:38:24
Close to 600, 000 people in the U.S. don't have a home of their own, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Of those in America experiencing homelessness, 40 percent of them are living outdoors or in buildings not meant for human habitation.Often, this takes the form of homele...
1A Remaking America: State-Sanctioned Homeless Encampments
Close to 600, 000 people in the U.S. don't have a home of their own, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Of those in America experiencing homelessness, 40 percent of them are living outdoors or in buildings not meant for human habitation.Often, this takes the form of homele...
Best Of: The Problem With Politeness And The Matter With Manners 03 May 2023 00:34:14
We are all – to some degree – stressed. And that can affect just how much we feel like saying hello to that person on the street or holding the elevator for the person we see around the corner.We discuss whether small gestures of manners and etiquette matter anymore.Want to support 1A? Give to your ...
Best Of: The Problem With Politeness And The Matter With Manners
We are all – to some degree – stressed. And that can affect just how much we feel like saying hello to that person on the street or holding the elevator for the person we see around the corner.We discuss whether small gestures of manners and etiquette matter anymore.Want to support 1A? Give to your ...
1A Remaking America: The Birmingham Movement, 60 Years Later 03 May 2023 00:47:20
On May 2, 1963, hundreds of school-age kids in Birmingham, Alabama, woke up with a plan. Through coded messages broadcast by local radio DJs, they were given the signal to leave the classroom and meet at the park for a peaceful protest against segregation in the city. These actions by students bro...
1A Remaking America: The Birmingham Movement, 60 Years Later
On May 2, 1963, hundreds of school-age kids in Birmingham, Alabama, woke up with a plan. Through coded messages broadcast by local radio DJs, they were given the signal to leave the classroom and meet at the park for a peaceful protest against segregation in the city. These actions by students bro...
How Are States Spending Opioid Settlement Funds? 01 May 2023 00:43:49
The settlement of opioid lawsuits means that states are seeing an influx of money. Purdue, Walgreens, and Johnson & Johnson are just a few of the companies pumping over $50 billion into state and municipal budgets for addiction treatment and prevention.But what that treatment and prevention look...
How Are States Spending Opioid Settlement Funds?
The settlement of opioid lawsuits means that states are seeing an influx of money. Purdue, Walgreens, and Johnson & Johnson are just a few of the companies pumping over $50 billion into state and municipal budgets for addiction treatment and prevention.But what that treatment and prevention look...
The Sounds Of America: 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)' 30 April 2023 00:17:21
Every year, 25 audio recordings are added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. The registry contains recordings of all types, from music and radio broadcasts to dramatic performances and speeches. This does not mean they necessarily originated in America or that they were c...
The Sounds Of America: 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)'
Every year, 25 audio recordings are added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. The registry contains recordings of all types, from music and radio broadcasts to dramatic performances and speeches. This does not mean they necessarily originated in America or that they were c...
The News Roundup For April 28, 2023 29 April 2023 01:29:17
It was a big week at the White House. President Joe Biden announced his plans to run for reelection in 2024. Washington became the 10th state to ban the sale of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15.Meanwhile, supply shortages are impacting the citizens of Sudan as the fighting in its capital Khartou...
The News Roundup For April 28, 2023
It was a big week at the White House. President Joe Biden announced his plans to run for reelection in 2024. Washington became the 10th state to ban the sale of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15.Meanwhile, supply shortages are impacting the citizens of Sudan as the fighting in its capital Khartou...
What's Changed A Decade After The Rana Plaza Collapse? 28 April 2023 00:38:44
On April 23, 2013, a group of garment factories collapsed in Rana Plaza near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The accident killed more than 1,100 people and injured at least 2,500. It's considered the deadliest accident in the history of the modern garment industry.It's been a decade, but the garment industry is ...
What's Changed A Decade After The Rana Plaza Collapse?
On April 23, 2013, a group of garment factories collapsed in Rana Plaza near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The accident killed more than 1,100 people and injured at least 2,500. It's considered the deadliest accident in the history of the modern garment industry.It's been a decade, but the garment industry is ...
New State Laws Are Rolling Back Regulations On Child Labor 27 April 2023 00:27:39
Lawmakers in Republican-led states are proposing and passing legislation to roll back child labor regulations.In states like Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Arkansas, newly passed or pending laws allow companies to hire children without work permits and allow children to work longer hours under more dange...
New State Laws Are Rolling Back Regulations On Child Labor
Lawmakers in Republican-led states are proposing and passing legislation to roll back child labor regulations.In states like Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Arkansas, newly passed or pending laws allow companies to hire children without work permits and allow children to work longer hours under more dange...
Tucker Carlson Is Out At Fox. What Happened? 26 April 2023 00:37:49
In a statement on Monday, the Fox News said it's parting ways with its biggest star, Tucker Carlson. Before his firing, Carlson had the most-watched show on cable news, with more than 3 million viewers each night. His influence didn't just reach voters, but lawmakers too.We discuss what Tucker Carls...
Tucker Carlson Is Out At Fox. What Happened?
In a statement on Monday, the Fox News said it's parting ways with its biggest star, Tucker Carlson. Before his firing, Carlson had the most-watched show on cable news, with more than 3 million viewers each night. His influence didn't just reach voters, but lawmakers too.We discuss what Tucker Carls...
In Good Health: Experiencing And Treating Infertility 25 April 2023 00:37:19
One in six people across the globe experiences infertility, according to a report the World Health Organization published this month.Going through fertility treatment can be a long, hard process and very costly.For the first discussion in our new series "In Good Health," we talk about what it's like...
In Good Health: Experiencing And Treating Infertility
One in six people across the globe experiences infertility, according to a report the World Health Organization published this month.Going through fertility treatment can be a long, hard process and very costly.For the first discussion in our new series "In Good Health," we talk about what it's like...
Efforts To Rescue Ukrainian Children Kidnapped By Russia Are Underway 24 April 2023 00:30:02
An estimated 16,000 Ukrainian children have been taken to Russia or Russian-controlled territory since the start of the war. That's according to Ukraine's National Information Bureau. But some human rights experts place the number in the hundreds of thousands. The International Criminal Court has is...
Efforts To Rescue Ukrainian Children Kidnapped By Russia Are Underway
An estimated 16,000 Ukrainian children have been taken to Russia or Russian-controlled territory since the start of the war. That's according to Ukraine's National Information Bureau. But some human rights experts place the number in the hundreds of thousands. The International Criminal Court has is...
The Sounds Of America: 'Pale Blue Dot' 23 April 2023 00:17:26
Every year, 25 audio recordings are added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. Each has been chosen because of its historical, cultural, or aesthetic importance to our nation's audio heritage.In this edition of "The Sounds of America," we speak about a recording from astrop...
The Sounds Of America: 'Pale Blue Dot'
Every year, 25 audio recordings are added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. Each has been chosen because of its historical, cultural, or aesthetic importance to our nation's audio heritage.In this edition of "The Sounds of America," we speak about a recording from astrop...
The News Roundup For April 21, 2023 22 April 2023 01:26:26
Dominion Voting Systems settled its lawsuit with Fox Corp. this week for $787.5 million, making it one of the most expensive defamation payouts in American history. An 84-year-old white man was charged this week for the shooting of a Black teenager who mistakenly went to the wrong address in Kansas ...
The News Roundup For April 21, 2023
Dominion Voting Systems settled its lawsuit with Fox Corp. this week for $787.5 million, making it one of the most expensive defamation payouts in American history. An 84-year-old white man was charged this week for the shooting of a Black teenager who mistakenly went to the wrong address in Kansas ...
Arguing For The Good In Bad English 21 April 2023 00:43:46
"Um, like, literally, you know?"If those words sound to you like nails on a chalkboard, you're not alone. At NPR, we get lots of messages from listeners critiquing the way our hosts, reporters, and guests speak. Why does what we say and how we say it irk so many so much?Language norms are standardi...
Arguing For The Good In Bad English
"Um, like, literally, you know?"If those words sound to you like nails on a chalkboard, you're not alone. At NPR, we get lots of messages from listeners critiquing the way our hosts, reporters, and guests speak. Why does what we say and how we say it irk so many so much?Language norms are standardi...
How Climate Change Factors Into Home Insurance Pricing 20 April 2023 00:39:21
In 2021, the structural damage from wildfires, floods, and other climate-related disasters totaled $145 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Homeowners are feeling the effects. Between 2021 and 2022, 90 percent of them saw an increase in their home insurance pre...
How Climate Change Factors Into Home Insurance Pricing
In 2021, the structural damage from wildfires, floods, and other climate-related disasters totaled $145 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Homeowners are feeling the effects. Between 2021 and 2022, 90 percent of them saw an increase in their home insurance pre...
The Pragmatism Of Community Violence Prevention Programs 19 April 2023 00:42:20
There have been 164 mass shootings in the U.S. just this year, according to the National Gun Violence Archive.As gun legislation stalls in Congress, gun violence in the U.S. continues to rise, leaving states and cities to grapple with safety measures on their own. One solution is gaining traction: c...
The Pragmatism Of Community Violence Prevention Programs
There have been 164 mass shootings in the U.S. just this year, according to the National Gun Violence Archive.As gun legislation stalls in Congress, gun violence in the U.S. continues to rise, leaving states and cities to grapple with safety measures on their own. One solution is gaining traction: c...
Eating And Dancing At The 'Lakeside Supper Club' 18 April 2023 00:33:18
Supper clubs burst onto the scene in America in the 1930s. Back then, they were places where you could get a meal and dance.One fictional venue, set in northern Minnesota, is the stage for a new book by J. Ryan Stradal.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this...
Eating And Dancing At The 'Lakeside Supper Club'
Supper clubs burst onto the scene in America in the 1930s. Back then, they were places where you could get a meal and dance.One fictional venue, set in northern Minnesota, is the stage for a new book by J. Ryan Stradal.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this...
Clarence Thomas, Undisclosed Luxury Trips, And Supreme Court Ethics 17 April 2023 00:36:08
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been on the bench for almost 32 years. For more than 25 of those years, he's been close with a billionaire Republican donor. A ProPublica investigation found that Justice Thomas went on luxury trips with Dallas billionaire Harlan Crow for 20 years and did no...
Clarence Thomas, Undisclosed Luxury Trips, And Supreme Court Ethics
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been on the bench for almost 32 years. For more than 25 of those years, he's been close with a billionaire Republican donor. A ProPublica investigation found that Justice Thomas went on luxury trips with Dallas billionaire Harlan Crow for 20 years and did no...
The 2023 Sounds Of America 16 April 2023 00:44:47
The Library of Congress is famous for its collection of American cultural treasures.     And each year, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress chooses just 25 pieces of audio to showcase the rich heritage of America's recorded sound — an audio hall of fame.Those being inducted th...
The 2023 Sounds Of America
The Library of Congress is famous for its collection of American cultural treasures.     And each year, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress chooses just 25 pieces of audio to showcase the rich heritage of America's recorded sound — an audio hall of fame.Those being inducted th...
The News Roundup For April 14, 2023 15 April 2023 01:25:02
Amid an uncertain future surrounding the abortion medication mifepristone, Democratic governors across the nation are stockpiling the drug in order to protect abortion access in their states.A young, racist gun enthusiast is reportedly responsible for one of the worst intelligence leaks in Pentagon ...
The News Roundup For April 14, 2023
Amid an uncertain future surrounding the abortion medication mifepristone, Democratic governors across the nation are stockpiling the drug in order to protect abortion access in their states.A young, racist gun enthusiast is reportedly responsible for one of the worst intelligence leaks in Pentagon ...
Ask An Astronaut 14 April 2023 00:32:56
NASA recently announced the crew members for the upcoming Artemis II Mission – among them, the first woman and person of color to go to the moon. The initial mission objective is to land on the lunar surface in 2025.According to NASA, this trip will serve as the foundation for its next ambitious mis...
Ask An Astronaut
NASA recently announced the crew members for the upcoming Artemis II Mission – among them, the first woman and person of color to go to the moon. The initial mission objective is to land on the lunar surface in 2025.According to NASA, this trip will serve as the foundation for its next ambitious mis...
Where Abortion Pill Access Stands 13 April 2023 00:36:21
The Trump-appointed Texas judge has ruled to revoke the FDA's approval of mifepristone – a drug used in miscarriage care and medication abortions.Soon after, in Washington, a different federal judge ruled to keep mifepristone available. Many legal experts are saying Supreme Court intervention might ...
Where Abortion Pill Access Stands
The Trump-appointed Texas judge has ruled to revoke the FDA's approval of mifepristone – a drug used in miscarriage care and medication abortions.Soon after, in Washington, a different federal judge ruled to keep mifepristone available. Many legal experts are saying Supreme Court intervention might ...
The Problem With Politeness And The Matter With Manners 12 April 2023 00:36:09
We are all – to some degree – stressed. And that can affect just how much we feel like saying hello to that person on the street or holding the elevator for the person we see around the corner.We discuss whether small gestures of manners and etiquette matter anymore.Want to support 1A? Give to your ...
The Problem With Politeness And The Matter With Manners
We are all – to some degree – stressed. And that can affect just how much we feel like saying hello to that person on the street or holding the elevator for the person we see around the corner.We discuss whether small gestures of manners and etiquette matter anymore.Want to support 1A? Give to your ...
1A Remaking America: Behavior And Discipline In Public Schools 11 April 2023 00:38:04
Several states have adopted or introduced legislation this year about student behavior and school discipline. Many of these bills would make it easier to kick students out of the classroom anywhere between a day and a year.Proponents say getting tougher on students will empower teachers, keeping the...
1A Remaking America: Behavior And Discipline In Public Schools
Several states have adopted or introduced legislation this year about student behavior and school discipline. Many of these bills would make it easier to kick students out of the classroom anywhere between a day and a year.Proponents say getting tougher on students will empower teachers, keeping the...
Why Colleges Are Leaving The U.S. News Rankings 10 April 2023 00:37:52
For 40 years, U.S. News and World Report has released rankings of the nation's top colleges, universities, and graduate schools. They've been used in advertising materials for schools and showcased in the national media. But in recent months, dozens of the nation's top-ranked institutions have stopp...
Why Colleges Are Leaving The U.S. News Rankings
For 40 years, U.S. News and World Report has released rankings of the nation's top colleges, universities, and graduate schools. They've been used in advertising materials for schools and showcased in the national media. But in recent months, dozens of the nation's top-ranked institutions have stopp...
The News Roundup For April 7, 2023 08 April 2023 01:24:53
Former President Donald Trump was indicted this week. He was arraigned in a New York City courthouse on Tuesday and plead not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records.Extreme weather continues to ravage many parts of the South. At least 32 people have been killed in the region by multiple...
The News Roundup For April 7, 2023
Former President Donald Trump was indicted this week. He was arraigned in a New York City courthouse on Tuesday and plead not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records.Extreme weather continues to ravage many parts of the South. At least 32 people have been killed in the region by multiple...
The State Of The Cleanup Efforts In East Palestine 07 April 2023 00:32:15
It's been two months since a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, and spilled toxic materials into the surrounding environment.Since then, officials have deemed the town safe, but residents are saying otherwise. To complicate matters, CNN reported that a group of CDC researchers fell ill while in...
The State Of The Cleanup Efforts In East Palestine
It's been two months since a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, and spilled toxic materials into the surrounding environment.Since then, officials have deemed the town safe, but residents are saying otherwise. To complicate matters, CNN reported that a group of CDC researchers fell ill while in...
1A Remaking America: Safeguarding Free And Fair Elections Ahead Of 2024 06 April 2023 00:37:36
It's clear that baseless allegations about the mechanics of elections are still circulating, and they're powerful enough to shape events — and keep affecting our elections.A bevy of other partisan-led efforts, including court cases and state-level legislation, are shifting election policy ahead of 2...
1A Remaking America: Safeguarding Free And Fair Elections Ahead Of 2024
It's clear that baseless allegations about the mechanics of elections are still circulating, and they're powerful enough to shape events — and keep affecting our elections.A bevy of other partisan-led efforts, including court cases and state-level legislation, are shifting election policy ahead of 2...
Donald Trump Becomes The First President Charged With Criminal Activity 06 April 2023 00:40:58
Donald Trump has become the first president – former or current – charged with criminal activity. In a 34-count felony indictment, prosecutors allege that Trump conspired to illegally influence the 2016 presidential election through hush money payments to two women who said they had sexual encounter...
Donald Trump Becomes The First President Charged With Criminal Activity
Donald Trump has become the first president – former or current – charged with criminal activity. In a 34-count felony indictment, prosecutors allege that Trump conspired to illegally influence the 2016 presidential election through hush money payments to two women who said they had sexual encounter...
Some States Want To Say Where You Can And Can't Be In Drag 04 April 2023 00:36:45
Republicans in state legislatures across the U.S. have found their focus for the 2023 legislative session: drag.But drag has been around for a long, long time.Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed one of these drag-restricting bills into law on March 3. But a federal judge blocked the law from taking effec...
Some States Want To Say Where You Can And Can't Be In Drag
Republicans in state legislatures across the U.S. have found their focus for the 2023 legislative session: drag.But drag has been around for a long, long time.Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed one of these drag-restricting bills into law on March 3. But a federal judge blocked the law from taking effec...
The Future Of Democracy In Israel 03 April 2023 00:37:37
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has delayed the planned overhaul of the country's judicial system, but his people are still taking to the streets in protest.The government's plans to weaken Israel's supreme court have been subject to months-long demonstrations and general strikes. Most rec...
The Future Of Democracy In Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has delayed the planned overhaul of the country's judicial system, but his people are still taking to the streets in protest.The government's plans to weaken Israel's supreme court have been subject to months-long demonstrations and general strikes. Most rec...
The News Roundup For March 31, 2023 01 April 2023 01:30:00
A shooter entered and attacked an elementary school in Nashville this week, killing three children and three adults. President Joe Biden said he could do no more on his own to address gun violence and asked Congress to act. Republicans signaled there was little more they were willing to do to addre...
The News Roundup For March 31, 2023
A shooter entered and attacked an elementary school in Nashville this week, killing three children and three adults. President Joe Biden said he could do no more on his own to address gun violence and asked Congress to act. Republicans signaled there was little more they were willing to do to addre...
Where Does Nuclear Energy Fit In A Carbon-Free Future? 31 March 2023 00:32:20
Experts have repeatedly said that the world has to stop burning fossil fuels if we want to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.The latest United Nations climate report reminded us just how soon that needs to happen. The U.S. should cut two-thirds of fossil fuels in the next decade.Whe...
Where Does Nuclear Energy Fit In A Carbon-Free Future?
Experts have repeatedly said that the world has to stop burning fossil fuels if we want to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.The latest United Nations climate report reminded us just how soon that needs to happen. The U.S. should cut two-thirds of fossil fuels in the next decade.Whe...
Vaccination Nation: How Do You End A Pandemic? 30 March 2023 00:35:35
On May 11, the United States will end the public health emergency declaration over COVID-19. As the emergency phase of the pandemic winds down, so too have infection rates. But the CDC still links about 2,000 deaths a week to COVID. And the end of COVID's emergency status will mean big changes in ho...
Vaccination Nation: How Do You End A Pandemic?
On May 11, the United States will end the public health emergency declaration over COVID-19. As the emergency phase of the pandemic winds down, so too have infection rates. But the CDC still links about 2,000 deaths a week to COVID. And the end of COVID's emergency status will mean big changes in ho...
As Interest Rates Soar, Who's Able To Buy A Home? 29 March 2023 00:38:23
For some Americans, the dream of ownership is becoming less of a reality.A new report from the National Association of Realtors shows the rate of first-time homebuyers is at its lowest point since the organization began tracking the data in 1981. Also, the race and gender gap in homeownership is wid...
As Interest Rates Soar, Who's Able To Buy A Home?
For some Americans, the dream of ownership is becoming less of a reality.A new report from the National Association of Realtors shows the rate of first-time homebuyers is at its lowest point since the organization began tracking the data in 1981. Also, the race and gender gap in homeownership is wid...
The Government's Plan To Fix A Broken Organ Transplant System 28 March 2023 00:41:03
Last week, the government announced plans to completely overhaul the organ transplant system in America. This includes breaking up The United Network for Sharing Organs (UNOS)'s multi-decade monopoly.For those who need an organ transplant, the process is far from easy. On average, 17 people die each...
The Government's Plan To Fix A Broken Organ Transplant System
Last week, the government announced plans to completely overhaul the organ transplant system in America. This includes breaking up The United Network for Sharing Organs (UNOS)'s multi-decade monopoly.For those who need an organ transplant, the process is far from easy. On average, 17 people die each...
1A Remaking America: The End Of Pandemic SNAP Benefit Boosts 27 March 2023 00:33:03
More than 40 million Americans receive federal SNAP benefits. Congress boosted these benefits during the pandemic. But the public health emergency is ending on May 11, along with the SNAP boosts. Just as these cuts end, Congress is debating the future of SNAP. Republican lawmakers are calling for st...
1A Remaking America: The End Of Pandemic SNAP Benefit Boosts
More than 40 million Americans receive federal SNAP benefits. Congress boosted these benefits during the pandemic. But the public health emergency is ending on May 11, along with the SNAP boosts. Just as these cuts end, Congress is debating the future of SNAP. Republican lawmakers are calling for st...
The News Roundup For March 24, 2023 25 March 2023 01:28:00
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced Wednesday that the Fed would be increasing interest rates for a ninth time in a row. And he was blunt about the reason why he was raising the rate by a quarter of one percentDespite reports that Donald Trump would be indicted this week – well he hasn't b...
The News Roundup For March 24, 2023
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced Wednesday that the Fed would be increasing interest rates for a ninth time in a row. And he was blunt about the reason why he was raising the rate by a quarter of one percentDespite reports that Donald Trump would be indicted this week – well he hasn't b...
The 1A Record Club Sits Down With Hozier 24 March 2023 00:35:12
Andrew Hozier-Byrne has a lot to celebrate.Later this year, he'll celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his debut single and biggest hit "Take Me To Church."It's been four years since he release his last album, "Wasteland, Baby!"His newest project is called "Eat Your Young." It's a three-song EP insp...
The 1A Record Club Sits Down With Hozier
Andrew Hozier-Byrne has a lot to celebrate.Later this year, he'll celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his debut single and biggest hit "Take Me To Church."It's been four years since he release his last album, "Wasteland, Baby!"His newest project is called "Eat Your Young." It's a three-song EP insp...
Investigating the 1958 Death of James Brazier 23 March 2023 00:33:02
The fourth season of "Buried Truths" investigates the death of a Black man in a town known for its violent, racist treatment of people of color. In 1958, James Brazier died of brain damage days after police beat him on his front lawn.A local police officer, Weyman B. Cherry, was notoriously violent ...
Investigating the 1958 Death of James Brazier
The fourth season of "Buried Truths" investigates the death of a Black man in a town known for its violent, racist treatment of people of color. In 1958, James Brazier died of brain damage days after police beat him on his front lawn.A local police officer, Weyman B. Cherry, was notoriously violent ...
Alaska, The Willow Project, and The Future of Fossil Fuels 22 March 2023 00:35:38
On March 13 the Biden administration approved a new oil venture in Alaska called the Willow Project. More than 4.6 million people petitioned against its approval.It will allow the energy company ConocoPhillips to drill for oil in the National Petroleum Reserve on Alaska's Northern slope. The company...
Alaska, The Willow Project, and The Future of Fossil Fuels
On March 13 the Biden administration approved a new oil venture in Alaska called the Willow Project. More than 4.6 million people petitioned against its approval.It will allow the energy company ConocoPhillips to drill for oil in the National Petroleum Reserve on Alaska's Northern slope. The company...
The Future Of Sperm-Related Birth Control 20 March 2023 00:35:16
The burden of finding the right birth control method typically falls to the person who can get pregnant. Some 90 percent of females have taken a contraceptive at some point in their lives, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.Currently, there are just two birth control options for people who pr...
The Future Of Sperm-Related Birth Control
The burden of finding the right birth control method typically falls to the person who can get pregnant. Some 90 percent of females have taken a contraceptive at some point in their lives, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.Currently, there are just two birth control options for people who pr...
The 1A Movie Club Recaps The 2023 Oscars 19 March 2023 00:50:38
Hollywood's biggest night has come and gone. And it was a memorable one, even in the run-up.Excluding Michelle Yeoh of "Everything Everywhere All At Once", this year's slate of best actor nominees were entirely white. That's three years after the academy announced new diversity guidelines in respons...
The 1A Movie Club Recaps The 2023 Oscars
Hollywood's biggest night has come and gone. And it was a memorable one, even in the run-up.Excluding Michelle Yeoh of "Everything Everywhere All At Once", this year's slate of best actor nominees were entirely white. That's three years after the academy announced new diversity guidelines in respons...
The News Roundup For March 17, 2023 18 March 2023 01:28:38
Silicon Valley Bank collapsed this week, sending shockwaves through the financial world. A judge in Texas heard arguments in a lawsuit against a widely-used abortion medication. The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine filed the suit to overturn the FDA's approval of pills that account for more than ha...
The News Roundup For March 17, 2023
Silicon Valley Bank collapsed this week, sending shockwaves through the financial world. A judge in Texas heard arguments in a lawsuit against a widely-used abortion medication. The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine filed the suit to overturn the FDA's approval of pills that account for more than ha...
Colleges And Universities Are Betting Big On Sports Gambling 17 March 2023 00:35:55
The NCAA College Basketball tournament kicks off Tuesday. Millions of Americans are expected to watch and bet on the NCAA College Basketball tournament that kicked off this week. According to a new survey from the American Gaming Association, 68 million Americans are expected to place over $15 billi...
Colleges And Universities Are Betting Big On Sports Gambling
The NCAA College Basketball tournament kicks off Tuesday. Millions of Americans are expected to watch and bet on the NCAA College Basketball tournament that kicked off this week. According to a new survey from the American Gaming Association, 68 million Americans are expected to place over $15 billi...
1A Remaking America: What Happens To A Community When A Hospital Closes? 16 March 2023 00:28:39
Madera Community Hospital closed in December and has now filed for bankruptcy. The emergency room now sits empty, and labor and delivery services have stopped. The hospital's three rural clinics are also closed. Some 136 rural hospitals closed between 2010 and 2021, according to the American Hospit...
1A Remaking America: What Happens To A Community When A Hospital Closes?
Madera Community Hospital closed in December and has now filed for bankruptcy. The emergency room now sits empty, and labor and delivery services have stopped. The hospital's three rural clinics are also closed. Some 136 rural hospitals closed between 2010 and 2021, according to the American Hospit...
The USDA Is Making Sure Your Organic Food Is Organic: Does It Matter? 15 March 2023 00:32:54
This month, the USDA is implementing stronger oversight of organic products in order to reduce fraud. For a growing number of Americans buying organic, that's good news. The industry reached $63 billion in sales between 2020 and 2021.We discuss what the organic label actually means and the kind of b...
The USDA Is Making Sure Your Organic Food Is Organic: Does It Matter?
This month, the USDA is implementing stronger oversight of organic products in order to reduce fraud. For a growing number of Americans buying organic, that's good news. The industry reached $63 billion in sales between 2020 and 2021.We discuss what the organic label actually means and the kind of b...
Using Diabetes Medication To Treat Conditions Other Than Diabetes 14 March 2023 00:37:15
Some Americans are turning to a group of diabetes medications for something other than relief from the disease. Drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are making headlines for their ability to stimulate weight loss. This is a problem for diabetes patients who need the medication and can't get it. A rise in d...
Using Diabetes Medication To Treat Conditions Other Than Diabetes
Some Americans are turning to a group of diabetes medications for something other than relief from the disease. Drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are making headlines for their ability to stimulate weight loss. This is a problem for diabetes patients who need the medication and can't get it. A rise in d...
1A Remaking America: Crime, The Senate, And Washington D.C. 14 March 2023 00:33:31
Dozens of Democratic senators voted alongside their Republican counterparts last week on the issue of crime and safety in our nation's capital. The Senate voted 81-14 to block a criminal code rewrite that was unanimously approved by the D.C. City Council.The criminal code overhaul included major cha...
1A Remaking America: Crime, The Senate, And Washington D.C.
Dozens of Democratic senators voted alongside their Republican counterparts last week on the issue of crime and safety in our nation's capital. The Senate voted 81-14 to block a criminal code rewrite that was unanimously approved by the D.C. City Council.The criminal code overhaul included major cha...
Gadget Lab: We Really Recommend This Episode 12 March 2023 00:35:09
We partnered with our friends at WIRED to bring you a special episode of their podcast Gadget Lab. For this episode of Gadget Lab, the team takes a look at recommendation algorithms. The modern internet is powered by recommendation algorithms. But some of these algorithms can lead to some weird plac...
Gadget Lab: We Really Recommend This Episode
We partnered with our friends at WIRED to bring you a special episode of their podcast Gadget Lab. For this episode of Gadget Lab, the team takes a look at recommendation algorithms. The modern internet is powered by recommendation algorithms. But some of these algorithms can lead to some weird plac...
The News Roundup For March 10, 2023 11 March 2023 01:27:24
In domestic headlines, the Biden administration is considering reviving a policy that would detain families of migrants who enter the country outside conventional channels.In Texas, five women are filing a lawsuit against the state claiming the abortion ban put their lives, and well-being, at risk b...
The News Roundup For March 10, 2023
In domestic headlines, the Biden administration is considering reviving a policy that would detain families of migrants who enter the country outside conventional channels.In Texas, five women are filing a lawsuit against the state claiming the abortion ban put their lives, and well-being, at risk b...
The Lessons Learned So Far From Russia's Cyber War On Ukraine 09 March 2023 00:32:57
It's been over a year since Russia's launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Cyber weapons have continued to play a major role in the war.Both countries have leveraged 21st-century technologies like smartphones, artificial intelligence, and drones to aid their war efforts.Now, experts are sayin...
The Lessons Learned So Far From Russia's Cyber War On Ukraine
It's been over a year since Russia's launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Cyber weapons have continued to play a major role in the war.Both countries have leveraged 21st-century technologies like smartphones, artificial intelligence, and drones to aid their war efforts.Now, experts are sayin...
The Issues Americans Face Getting Insulin 08 March 2023 00:36:13
Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced on March 1 that it would cut the cost of its insulin at retail pharmacies by 70 percent. That's for patients with or without insurance. Eli Lilly is one of three pharmaceutical companies that supply insulin in the U.S. For years, people in the U.S. who are ...
The Issues Americans Face Getting Insulin
Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced on March 1 that it would cut the cost of its insulin at retail pharmacies by 70 percent. That's for patients with or without insurance. Eli Lilly is one of three pharmaceutical companies that supply insulin in the U.S. For years, people in the U.S. who are ...
Bernie Sanders Thinks It's Okay For You To Be Angry About Capitalism, Too 07 March 2023 00:37:59
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has become a leading voice in the American left during his 30 years in Congress. He's been staunchly opposed to increases in military defense spending, has been a strong advocate for gay marriage, and has called on Congress to invest trillions more to combat climate chang...
Bernie Sanders Thinks It's Okay For You To Be Angry About Capitalism, Too
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has become a leading voice in the American left during his 30 years in Congress. He's been staunchly opposed to increases in military defense spending, has been a strong advocate for gay marriage, and has called on Congress to invest trillions more to combat climate chang...
How Child Labor Violations Have Quadrupled Since 2015 06 March 2023 00:40:50
Children are working some of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. according to a new investigation by The New York Times.Child labor violations have nearly quadrupled since 2015, according to data from the Labor Department. This includes some migrant children who are working throughout the manufactur...
How Child Labor Violations Have Quadrupled Since 2015
Children are working some of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. according to a new investigation by The New York Times.Child labor violations have nearly quadrupled since 2015, according to data from the Labor Department. This includes some migrant children who are working throughout the manufactur...
The News Roundup For March 3, 2023 04 March 2023 01:24:51
On Wednesday, Eli Lilly, one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, announced it was slashing the price of its most widely prescribed insulin by 70 percent.The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments this week related to President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan. Meanwhile, t...
The News Roundup For March 3, 2023
On Wednesday, Eli Lilly, one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, announced it was slashing the price of its most widely prescribed insulin by 70 percent.The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments this week related to President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan. Meanwhile, t...
1A Remaking America: Can Solar Power Help Fix Drought-Ravaged Farmlands? 02 March 2023 00:33:58
The American West is experiencing its worst drought in over 1,000 years. That's making a lot of farmers rethink their sustainability practices and reimagine land that has become infertile.One way to innovate is via solar energy. Solar panels can make use of depleted land and help offset a farm's ene...
1A Remaking America: Can Solar Power Help Fix Drought-Ravaged Farmlands?
The American West is experiencing its worst drought in over 1,000 years. That's making a lot of farmers rethink their sustainability practices and reimagine land that has become infertile.One way to innovate is via solar energy. Solar panels can make use of depleted land and help offset a farm's ene...
The Kids Aren't Alright: The Post-Pandemic Teen Mental Health Crisis 01 March 2023 00:32:39
In the wake of the pandemic, many people are struggling with their mental health regardless of their age.But recently published data from the CDC is shedding light on how teens are faring.The numbers show that 4 in 10 U.S. high schoolers experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in ...
The Kids Aren't Alright: The Post-Pandemic Teen Mental Health Crisis
In the wake of the pandemic, many people are struggling with their mental health regardless of their age.But recently published data from the CDC is shedding light on how teens are faring.The numbers show that 4 in 10 U.S. high schoolers experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in ...
The State Of Hospice Care 28 February 2023 00:32:16
Hospice care in the United States began as a social movement in the 1960s and '70s. What was once provided mainly by nonprofits, is now a $22.4 billion industry. Now, more than 70 percent of hospice clinics are for-profit businesses.And the rate of Americans choosing hospice is only going up. More t...
The State Of Hospice Care
Hospice care in the United States began as a social movement in the 1960s and '70s. What was once provided mainly by nonprofits, is now a $22.4 billion industry. Now, more than 70 percent of hospice clinics are for-profit businesses.And the rate of Americans choosing hospice is only going up. More t...
Can Cities Go Green Without Driving Gentrification? 27 February 2023 00:32:50
Cities across the country are using green space to combat the effects of climate change. Many are going beyond tree planting by rezoning abandoned infrastructure — like railroads and suspended highways — to create expansive, vibrant urban parks.But new data shows that this environmental revitalizati...
Can Cities Go Green Without Driving Gentrification?
Cities across the country are using green space to combat the effects of climate change. Many are going beyond tree planting by rezoning abandoned infrastructure — like railroads and suspended highways — to create expansive, vibrant urban parks.But new data shows that this environmental revitalizati...
The News Roundup For February 24, 2023 24 February 2023 01:26:47
President Joe Biden was in Europe this week, prompting commentary from his critics. Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs says he wants future funding to Ukraine pulled and disagrees that it's America's job to defend the country's sovereign borders.While in Europe, President Biden crossed into Kyiv by train on Mo...
The News Roundup For February 24, 2023
President Joe Biden was in Europe this week, prompting commentary from his critics. Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs says he wants future funding to Ukraine pulled and disagrees that it's America's job to defend the country's sovereign borders.While in Europe, President Biden crossed into Kyiv by train on Mo...
Officials Are Playing The Blame Game After The East Palestine Train Derailment 24 February 2023 00:36:53
What do you do when a train carrying toxic chemicals crashes in your town?East Palestine, Ohio, is finding out the hard way. A train derailed earlier this month, but the mess still hasn't been cleaned up. Now officials are playing the blame game, with East Palestine residents stuck in the middle. T...
Officials Are Playing The Blame Game After The East Palestine Train Derailment
What do you do when a train carrying toxic chemicals crashes in your town?East Palestine, Ohio, is finding out the hard way. A train derailed earlier this month, but the mess still hasn't been cleaned up. Now officials are playing the blame game, with East Palestine residents stuck in the middle. T...
Know It All: AI And Police Surveillance 23 February 2023 00:32:47
Today, artificial intelligence is being used by law enforcement for facial recognition and even predictive policing. It can help solve and prevent crimes, but it's not foolproof. That's resulted in wrongful arrests and continued racial profiling in policing. Outside the U.S., so-called "safe cities"...
Know It All: AI And Police Surveillance
Today, artificial intelligence is being used by law enforcement for facial recognition and even predictive policing. It can help solve and prevent crimes, but it's not foolproof. That's resulted in wrongful arrests and continued racial profiling in policing. Outside the U.S., so-called "safe cities"...
Know It All: Where AI Helps And Hurts In Health Care 22 February 2023 00:34:48
AI is being used for all kinds of tasks in health care — whether it's administrative ones like taking notes, parsing through patient data, or providing some extra help with reading images. Some AI platforms like Bayesian Health are helping filter through loads of data that get put into a health syst...
Know It All: Where AI Helps And Hurts In Health Care
AI is being used for all kinds of tasks in health care — whether it's administrative ones like taking notes, parsing through patient data, or providing some extra help with reading images. Some AI platforms like Bayesian Health are helping filter through loads of data that get put into a health syst...
Know It All: ChatGPT In The Classroom 21 February 2023 00:29:25
ChatGPT is incredibly popular online, boasting more than 100 million monthly active users within just two months of its launch last November.The program is powered by a language model that is programmed to produce human dialogue. Users can feed it a prompt, and ChatGPT will predict how it should res...
Know It All: ChatGPT In The Classroom
ChatGPT is incredibly popular online, boasting more than 100 million monthly active users within just two months of its launch last November.The program is powered by a language model that is programmed to produce human dialogue. Users can feed it a prompt, and ChatGPT will predict how it should res...
Know It All: What Is AI And How Will It Shape The Future? 20 February 2023 00:32:01
We've partnered with our friends at WIRED for a series all about AI; "Know It All: 1A and WIRED's Guide to A.I." We'll be exploring how AI is transforming education, healthcare, and national security.In this conversation, we unpack how AI works and how we can get ready for the future it's shaping.Wa...
Know It All: What Is AI And How Will It Shape The Future?
We've partnered with our friends at WIRED for a series all about AI; "Know It All: 1A and WIRED's Guide to A.I." We'll be exploring how AI is transforming education, healthcare, and national security.In this conversation, we unpack how AI works and how we can get ready for the future it's shaping.Wa...
The News Roundup For February 17, 2023 17 February 2023 01:25:06
On Thursday, President Joe Biden broke his silence on the recent downings of UFOs in U.S. airspace. He said U.S. intelligence has no indication that three objects shot down in recent days were surveillance craft from China.Earlier this month, a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in East Pal...
The News Roundup For February 17, 2023
On Thursday, President Joe Biden broke his silence on the recent downings of UFOs in U.S. airspace. He said U.S. intelligence has no indication that three objects shot down in recent days were surveillance craft from China.Earlier this month, a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in East Pal...
Police Unions And Effective Change In Law Enforcement 16 February 2023 00:31:46
Over two years ago, the death of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests and prompted renewed calls for police reform. Some even came from police unions themselves. But just last month, another Black man died at the hands of American law enforcement. Tyre Nichols was beaten by Memphis police office...
Police Unions And Effective Change In Law Enforcement
Over two years ago, the death of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests and prompted renewed calls for police reform. Some even came from police unions themselves. But just last month, another Black man died at the hands of American law enforcement. Tyre Nichols was beaten by Memphis police office...
A Closer Look At Pedestrian Safety 15 February 2023 00:29:35
Since the beginning of the pandemic, traffic deaths have surged in cities across America. 2021 shaped up to be the deadliest for pedestrians in four decades.Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that drivers hit and killed more than 7,000 pedestrians in 2021, an average of 20 ...
A Closer Look At Pedestrian Safety
Since the beginning of the pandemic, traffic deaths have surged in cities across America. 2021 shaped up to be the deadliest for pedestrians in four decades.Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that drivers hit and killed more than 7,000 pedestrians in 2021, an average of 20 ...
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Magic Mike's Last Dance' 14 February 2023 00:27:47
He wears a tie without a suit. His chiseled abs make women melt in their seats. And his hips, well, they don't lie. We're talking, of course, about Magic Mike.It's been just over a decade since the first installment in the series was released. The franchise has grown to include live shows all around...
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Magic Mike's Last Dance'
He wears a tie without a suit. His chiseled abs make women melt in their seats. And his hips, well, they don't lie. We're talking, of course, about Magic Mike.It's been just over a decade since the first installment in the series was released. The franchise has grown to include live shows all around...
1A Remaking America: Who Gets To Choose When It Comes To School Choice? 13 February 2023 00:33:33
The perennial debate over school choice is ramping up once again in state legislatures across the country. At least 11 states are considering or have passed legislation this year that would allow public funds to go toward private school tuition or homeschooling, according to EdWeek. But critics of s...
1A Remaking America: Who Gets To Choose When It Comes To School Choice?
The perennial debate over school choice is ramping up once again in state legislatures across the country. At least 11 states are considering or have passed legislation this year that would allow public funds to go toward private school tuition or homeschooling, according to EdWeek. But critics of s...
The News Roundup For February 10, 2023 10 February 2023 01:26:34
President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union. Intrusions by Republicans and ad-libs by the former Delaware senator made for a feisty address.A Neo-Nazi has been charged by the FBI for attacking power stations in Maryland as part of a plot to wipe out the state's power grid.Meanwhile, ...
The News Roundup For February 10, 2023
President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union. Intrusions by Republicans and ad-libs by the former Delaware senator made for a feisty address.A Neo-Nazi has been charged by the FBI for attacking power stations in Maryland as part of a plot to wipe out the state's power grid.Meanwhile, ...
Rescue Teams And Civilians Scramble To Save Lives In Turkey 09 February 2023 00:33:36
A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake in southern Turkey has left rescue teams and civilians scrambling to save lives. Since Monday morning, the Turkish, Kurdish, and Syrian people have walked among collapsed buildings looking for loved ones in the rubble. "The needs are very high in northwestern Syria...
Rescue Teams And Civilians Scramble To Save Lives In Turkey
A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake in southern Turkey has left rescue teams and civilians scrambling to save lives. Since Monday morning, the Turkish, Kurdish, and Syrian people have walked among collapsed buildings looking for loved ones in the rubble. "The needs are very high in northwestern Syria...
What We Learned From Biden's 2023 State Of The Union Speech 09 February 2023 01:24:07
President Joe Biden gave his second State of the Union speech Tuesday night. It was his first since Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives.The State of the Union is a chance for the U.S. president to address a large and wide television audience. Last year, Biden's speech amas...
What We Learned From Biden's 2023 State Of The Union Speech
President Joe Biden gave his second State of the Union speech Tuesday night. It was his first since Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives.The State of the Union is a chance for the U.S. president to address a large and wide television audience. Last year, Biden's speech amas...
Racial Inequality In The U.S. Tax System 07 February 2023 00:30:59
Tax season is here and a new study is shedding light on inequalities in our tax system. Black taxpayers are at least three times more likely to be audited by the I.R.S than other taxpayers.The study, which was a collaboration between the University of Michigan, Stanford, the University of Chicago, a...
Racial Inequality In The U.S. Tax System
Tax season is here and a new study is shedding light on inequalities in our tax system. Black taxpayers are at least three times more likely to be audited by the I.R.S than other taxpayers.The study, which was a collaboration between the University of Michigan, Stanford, the University of Chicago, a...
Remaking America: Recovery High Schools And Teens Facing Addiction 06 February 2023 00:35:12
Schools have spent decades trying to prevent teens from using drugs and alcohol. The Office of National Drug Control Policy spent $2.9 billion on drug prevention last year alone, but the success rates of prevention programs remains in question. As part of our "Remaking America" collaboration, we hi...
Remaking America: Recovery High Schools And Teens Facing Addiction
Schools have spent decades trying to prevent teens from using drugs and alcohol. The Office of National Drug Control Policy spent $2.9 billion on drug prevention last year alone, but the success rates of prevention programs remains in question. As part of our "Remaking America" collaboration, we hi...
The News Roundup For February 3, 2023 03 February 2023 01:26:20
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Memphis on Wednesday to remember Tyre Nichols. The 29-year-old died days after he was beaten by five Memphis police officers, who were later arrested and charged with his murder.At least 9 people are dead and more than 300,000 homes lost power in Texas after a powerf...
The News Roundup For February 3, 2023
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Memphis on Wednesday to remember Tyre Nichols. The 29-year-old died days after he was beaten by five Memphis police officers, who were later arrested and charged with his murder.At least 9 people are dead and more than 300,000 homes lost power in Texas after a powerf...
Fighting Back Against Health Insurance Denials 02 February 2023 00:31:48
Navigating the American healthcare system can be a challenge.Every year, insurance companies reject millions of claims by patients seeking many types of treatment — everything from MRIs and surgeries to medications. And appealing those denials can be challenging. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundat...
Fighting Back Against Health Insurance Denials
Navigating the American healthcare system can be a challenge.Every year, insurance companies reject millions of claims by patients seeking many types of treatment — everything from MRIs and surgeries to medications. And appealing those denials can be challenging. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundat...
Ron DeSantis And The Battle Over Black History 01 February 2023 00:35:53
This week, the College Board released the updated framework for its advanced African American Studies course amid backlash from conservative lawmakers over the curriculum.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education banned the course from being taught in the state's public schoo...
Ron DeSantis And The Battle Over Black History
This week, the College Board released the updated framework for its advanced African American Studies course amid backlash from conservative lawmakers over the curriculum.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education banned the course from being taught in the state's public schoo...
Is 'Dry January' Getting Drier? 31 January 2023 00:32:59
There's been a lot of buzz about alcohol lately. Last year, more than a third of U.S. adults of legal drinking age decided to go sober for an entire month as part of a challenge known as "dry January."That's an increase from the 21 percent of people who took part in 2019, according to food and drink...
Is 'Dry January' Getting Drier?
There's been a lot of buzz about alcohol lately. Last year, more than a third of U.S. adults of legal drinking age decided to go sober for an entire month as part of a challenge known as "dry January."That's an increase from the 21 percent of people who took part in 2019, according to food and drink...