1A

Weekdays at 9 a.m.
  • Hosted by Joshua Johnson

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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Lead Like A Girl

Jul 11, 2018

When champion swimmer Yusra Mardini was 17 years old, she fled Damascus, Syria, with her sister, eventually making it on an overcrowded migrant boat on the way to Greece. As the boat started to sink, the young Syrian girl channeled her athletic talents to help keep the vessel afloat for hours until it reached shore.

Mardini’s story is one of many unsung tales of heroism and leadership starring a girl. But she and others like her take center stage in a new book by Kate Schatz called “Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women.”

Animator, director, screenwriter, producer, songwriter — Rebecca Sugar is a true Renaissance woman.

The 30-year-old Maryland native is the force behind “Steven Universe,” the first Cartoon Network show created independently by a woman. The show is now in its fifth season and has become something of an empire.

Justice Stephen Breyer On A Changing Court

Jul 9, 2018

Justice Stephen Breyer is the 108th person to sit on the Supreme Court. Soon he will welcome the 114th, as President Donald Trump nominates a successor to Justice Anthony Kennedy.

President Trump is expected to make the most of this opportunity to cement a conservative legacy, one that will be felt long after his presidency. With so much commentary and debate expected to surround the Supreme Court in the weeks and months ahead, we present a view from inside, courtesy of Justice Breyer.

What does it mean to be a mother in the public eye?

It means you have a platform and a lot of responsibility, should you choose to use it.

Jada Pinkett Smith is using her platform to have a unique, intergenerational conversation with her daughter, Willow, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. That conversation includes frank talk about her family: their challenges, hopes, fears and even some secrets.

John Willink, better known as “Jocko,” served 20 years as a Navy SEAL, rising in the ranks to lead training for all SEALs on the West Coast.

Now he’s an author and podcaster. His latest podcast episode is called “How to win with people you don’t like. How to not get interrupted. The exception to–no bad teams, only bad leaders.”

Willink clearly knows how to face an adversary. But to his audience, he says the main opponent is within.

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