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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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Illinois State Rep. Kam Buckner On Banning Cash Bail

Feb 25, 2021

Illinois has become the first state to end cash bail.  Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill this week that will end the practice, among other measures that Pritzker says will improve police accountability. Opponents of cash bail say it targets poor Americans and keeps them in jail for long periods of time before a trial.

The documentary “Framing Britney Spears” has sparked conversations about the pop star’s legacy and the control that women in entertainment have over their image and their privacy. Reactions haven’t just been limited to fans and viewers, celebrities are speaking out on the subject.

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol shocked the nation. In the weeks that followed, efforts to identify those that participated in the rally and subsequent sedition were undertaken by federal and state authorities, in addition to journalists around the country.

What’s Next For Rep. Adam Schiff?

Feb 24, 2021

The country got to know Rep. Adam Schiff as he led the charge to impeach President Donald Trump in 2019 and 2020. He’s busy as Congress tries to pass more COVID-19 relief, and has called on President Joe Biden to forgive $50,000 of student loan debt per borrower.

Many bars, clubs and restaurants have had a difficult time staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. And this can be a problem for LGBTQ people that rally around these spaces as ways to bring people together.