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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.

Ways to Connect

Nothing brings people together like a common enemy, right? Also, matching jerseys and a rallying cry. University of Alabama football fans have been united by the Crimson Tide for generations, but is chanting “roll tide” really powerful enough to bridge Alabama’s political and social divides?

As Ben Flanagan writes for AL.com:

Grassroots organizers in Alabama say backlash from Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016 has created a renaissance within Alabama’s Democratic Party.

Jeff Sessions was a senator from Alabama, until he became President Donald Trump’s pick to become attorney general. Then, Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe. Twenty months later, he was forced out of the Department of Justice.

Now, he’s running for his old Senate seat.

DACA Goes To The Supreme Court

Nov 12, 2019

Here is a list of the cases the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday: Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, Trump v. NAACP and McAleenan v. Vidal.

Taken together, this schedule means that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, this week.

The 1A Public Impeachment Primer

Nov 12, 2019

The first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine will take place Wednesday and Friday. The House committee investigating the matter is continuing to release transcripts from its many closed-door depositions.