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Before You Dial 9-1-1...

When you see something, you should say something ... Right? The National Emergency Number Association estimates that 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year, for all kinds of reasons, but calling the police isn't a guarantee of a quick or effective response. And when police are dispatched, a situation can unexpectedly escalate. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Before You Dial 9-1-1...

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A New National Memorial To Victims Of Lynching

In the century after the Civil War, more than 4,000 black Americans were lynched. Men, women and children were publicly tortured and killed in acts of mob violence meant to incite fear. This week America's first national lynching museum and memorial opens in Montgomery, Alabama. The Equal Justice Initiative mapped out known accounts of lynching here: lynchinginamerica.eji.org/explore. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

A New National Memorial To Victims Of Lynching

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Ronan Farrow On #MeToo, Diplomacy, And The 'War On Peace'

Ronan Farrow has been busy lately. His reporting on the Harvey Weinstein scandal last fall earned him a Pulitzer prize. While reporting those stories, he was also writing a book on the State Department. It's a political history, and a personal one. Farrow worked there before turning to journalism. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Ronan Farrow On #MeToo, Diplomacy, And The 'War On Peace'

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1A Movie Club Sees 'Come Sunday'

Based on a real story featured in This American Life, 'Come Sunday' is a new movie about an evangelical pastor whose struggle with his own faith costs him his ministry. Ira Glass joins the 1A Movie Club to review 'Come Sunday,' spoilers and all. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

1A Movie Club Sees 'Come Sunday'

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The News Roundup For April 20, 2018

This was a week that called for more than one News Roundup. Today we discuss a Southwest pilot's courageous emergency landing, and how Starbucks is now in the hot seat over racial profiling. Overseas, Cuba is now Castro-less and the British Prime Minister faces a storm of protest over the "Windrush" generation. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

The News Roundup For April 20, 2018

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Where To Start With End-Of-Life Decisions

Modern medicine can be good at keeping us alive longer, but what about improving the days we have left? Barbara Bush's decision to seek "comfort care" resonated with many who are dealing with end-of-life choices. We consider the limits of modern medicine with one passionate advocate — Diane Rehm. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Where To Start With End-Of-Life Decisions

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The Midweek News Roundup

Keeping up with the headlines can feel like a decathlon. So far this week: James Comey called out the man who fired him, the President contradicted his U.N. Ambassador over new sanctions on Russia and a courtroom drama gave up new secrets and turned into a media circus. There's too much to leave until Friday, so today we bring you the first-ever midweek news roundup. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

The Midweek News Roundup

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The Letter Of The Day Is 'S': Sesame Street, An Avenue For Social Good

It's been a year since Sesame Street introduced Julia, its first character with autism. She is just one way that Sesame Street is helping little kids identify with grown-up issues. Today, we ask what it takes to create children's programming that's socially conscious while still being entertaining. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

The Letter Of The Day Is 'S': Sesame Street, An Avenue For Social Good

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A Manifesto For A More Humane World

Activists Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have noticed that as the world changes, the idea of power is shifting, especially with the proliferation of social media. Who is seizing this power, and what kind of leader is best to take on this new world? Their book "New Power" explains. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

A Manifesto For A More Humane World

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Spring Special: The Birds

One hundred years ago, Congress passed a law to protect migratory birds — but our feathered friends could be in danger after a Trump administration decision limited the law's effectiveness. We discuss why one of America's oldest environmental laws now faces a new legal battle, and what this could mean for the birds — and the environment. | Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at 1a@wamu.org and find us on Twitter @1a.

Spring Special: The Birds

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