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1A aspires to be the most important daily conversation about the issues of our time. The show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world. 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, and technology, while also delving into lighter subjects such as pop culture, sports and humor.

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The News Roundup — International

Apr 16, 2021

President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin and voiced concerns over the sudden Russian military build-up in the occupied Crimean peninsula and on Ukraine’s borders. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN that the U.S. plans to sanction Russia over the recent SolarWinds hack and election interference.

The News Roundup — Domestic

Apr 16, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration paused the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after six patients, all women, reported blood clotting. Though over seven million people have gotten that vaccine, federal employees said they called the pause out of an abundance of caution to determine if there is a link and better prepare the medical community to manage any potential side effects.

A Conversation With Nnedi Okorafor

Apr 15, 2021

“It is me,” she called. “Death has come to visit.” Those are the first words we hear from our protagonist in author Nnedi Okorafor’s latest work, Remote Control.

Before You Hit Send: The Internet And The Environment

Apr 15, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve all relied on the internet and digital technology a lot. Internet usage surged by as high as 70 percent as we went to work, we watched movies, we dated, and much, much more. But all that streaming and internet use does add to our digital carbon footprint.

This week marks 100 days since the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.