1A Listening to the news can feel like a journey. But 1A guides you beyond the headlines – and cuts through the noise. Let's get to the heart of the story, together – on 1A.
1A
NPR

1A

From NPR

Listening to the news can feel like a journey. But 1A guides you beyond the headlines – and cuts through the noise. Let's get to the heart of the story, together – on 1A.

Most Recent Episodes

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stands with fellow Democrats holding photographs of the victims of the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, before passing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in front of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Closing The 'Boyfriend Loophole' With Gun Legislation

President Biden signed the most significant bipartisan gun legislation in decades into law over the weekend. It comes after last month's mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.

Closing The 'Boyfriend Loophole' With Gun Legislation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1108377094/1108378111" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Pro-life activists counter-demonstrate as pro-choice activists participate in a "flash-mob" demonstration outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images

Understanding Reproductive Care And Civil Rights In Post-Roe America

Protests erupted Friday in the nation's capital and continued across the country over the weekend due to the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe vs. Wade.

Understanding Reproductive Care And Civil Rights In Post-Roe America

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1107986490/1108003845" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Female lions are one of many species we've gotten all wrong, according to Cooke. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Best Of: Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Female Animals

Submissive. Chaste. Monogamous.

Best Of: Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Female Animals

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1107702875/1107703404" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

An overcast sky hangs above the U.S. Supreme Court. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Samuel Corum/Getty Images

The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Just shy of its 50th anniversary, Roe v. Wade has been overturned.

The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1107587307/1107604130" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Nurses in the accident and emergency department of Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, England. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Medical Bias Against Obesity Is Preventing Patients From Receiving Proper Care

According to a study in the National Library of Medicine, only 1 percent of doctors are trained in treating one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the U.S. — obesity.

Medical Bias Against Obesity Is Preventing Patients From Receiving Proper Care

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1107166691/1107171405" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

An aerial view of the cleared lot where the 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building once stood in Surfside, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What's Changed One Year After The Deadly Condo Collapse In Surfside?

It's been almost a year since 98 people were killed in an early morning condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida.

What's Changed One Year After The Deadly Condo Collapse In Surfside?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1106890309/1106891692" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

General view during March for Our Lives 2022 on in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for March For Our L hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Morigi/Getty Images for March For Our L

Mental Health, Gun Violence, And Why America Connects Them

Congress is looking to pass a bipartisan gun safety proposal. And if it succeeds, the bill could come with a hefty investment in mental health treatment.

Mental Health, Gun Violence, And Why America Connects Them

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1106424446/1106442578" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Frederick Douglass's image is projected on the Robert E. Lee Monument as people gather around in Richmond, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Best Of: What Reconstruction Teaches Us About Today's Politics

A new report from the nonprofit Zinn Education Project found that 45 states have insufficient or non-existent lesson coverage of Reconstruction in schools.

Best Of: What Reconstruction Teaches Us About Today's Politics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1106137119/1106138855" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Rainbow flags, a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer pride and LGBT social movements, are seen outside the Stonewall Monument in New York City. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images

Best Of: The Writers' Room: Celebrating LGBTQ+ literature

The late writer bell hooks defined queer as "not about who you're having sex with ... but as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it."

Best Of: The Writers' Room: Celebrating LGBTQ+ literature

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1106137196/1106138485" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A noose is displayed as U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Chair of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, delivers opening remarks during the third hearing on the January 6th investigation in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The News Roundup For June 17, 2022

The House committee investigating the events of the Jan. 6 insurrection met twice this week. We learned new details surrounding payments made to Trump surrogates, Ginni Thomas' correspondence on the day, and former President Donald Trump's pressure on his vice president, Mike Pence.

The News Roundup For June 17, 2022

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1105983415/1105987283" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
or search npr.org