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With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. The program also delves into pop culture, sports, and humor. 1A's goal is to act as a national mirror -- taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be.

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Eerie Theories: The Psychology Behind Conspiracy

22 hours ago

Conspiracy theorists have enjoyed the Trump presidency. Wild false notions about the deaths of high-profile American figures and what was really going on behind closed doors in Washington and Hollywood took over certain sections of the internet.

Nearly 100 people have been charged in connection with the insurrection at the U.S.

Following incitement from the president of the United States, a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress began the election certification process on Jan. 6. Five people died as a numerous arrests have been made.

The News Roundup – International

Jan 15, 2021

World leaders reacted to President Trump’s second impeachment after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained vague, noting that he had spoken recently with President-elect Joe Biden. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she thought Trump’s social media accounts should not have been suspended.

The News Roundup — Domestic

Jan 15, 2021

President Donald Trump became the first president in the history of the United States to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives voted to approve an Article of Impeachment drawn up following the rhetoric the president used at a rally to incite a violent mob of pro-Trump insurrectionists to storm the U.S. Capitol.

Homelessness in America had already reached crisis levels before the pandemic began.

The Second Impeachment Of Donald Trump

Jan 14, 2021

At a rally, President Donald Trump charged a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol Building where Congress was certifying electoral votes from the 2020 election in which he was defeated. Hundreds of them did.

The House of Representatives could vote to impeach President Trump this weekBut what happens to other Republican lawmakers who helped incite the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead?

How Far Should Big Tech Go In Policing Speech?

Jan 13, 2021

Following calls for insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump’s Twitter and Facebook accounts were suspended or muted. Since then, Twitter has purged thousands of accounts that have spread false information or conspiracy theories concerning the 2020 presidential election.

Why Wealth Inequality Is Growing In The Pandemic

Jan 13, 2021

Inequality has been a growing issue in America for decades, but the pandemic has pushed the wage gap to new extremes.