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    'Joy Luck Club' To 'Pachinko': The Asian Diaspora On-Screen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 35:23

    From "Turning Red" to "Pachinko" to "After Yang," it's been a big year for stories about the Asian diaspora.Even so, the entertainment industry — and the projects it greenlights — remains overwhelmingly white.A new book chronicles Asian-American contributions to pop culture — from the problematic to the groundbreaking. It's called "Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now."We talk with Yang, sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen, and "Pachinko" director Soo Hugh about telling stories of the Asian diaspora.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For May 20, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 88:15

    The United States passed one million COVID-related deaths this week. It's now the third-leading cause of death in the country.President Joe Biden traveled to Buffalo to visit a community devastated by a racist attack that claimed the lives of ten Black people at a supermarket. Meanwhile, the United Nations is warning that Russia's invasion of Ukraine could cause a global food crisis. Global prices are rising, causing poorer nations to struggle to feed their citizens. Ukraine's ports, once major exporters of cooking oil and cereals, are closed — sparking concerns about the global food supply.The former Somali president, a man relieved of his power in 2017, has been voted back into office by lawmakers in the country amid a lockdown in the capital of Mogadishu.We cover all this and more during the News Roundup. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Buffalo's Black Community Is Reeling After Being Targeted By A Mass Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 35:34

    On Saturday, a shooter targeted shoppers at the only Black-run grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Ten people were killed and three were injured. Eleven of the victims were African American.The racist attack left residents of Buffalo and America reeling but has especially shaken the city's Black population.As we continue the conversation about the weekend's tragedy, we look at the history of race in Buffalo and America.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Finding the Formula: Why Parents Are Scrambling To Feed Their Children

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 32:07

    As the nationwide infant formula shortage continues, parents are scrambling to feed their children.43 percent of formula is sold out nationwide as retailers struggle to keep it on the shelves. That's according to Datasembley, which collects real-time data on retail and grocery services. There isn't a substitute for formula and that is especially true for children who require specialty formulas. So where can parents go for help? And what solutions exist to ensure this crisis doesn't happen again?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Data Privacy And Clinic Safety After Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 32:56

    With the Supreme Court set to roll back federal protections for abortions, protesters have mobilized across the country. A new report by Reveal looks into the growing number of calls to police from abortion clinics in Florida. It found that reports of harassment, violence, and intimidation doubled between 2016 and 2021, with one clinic reporting a 400 percent jump in calls within that time. Now that Florida's new restrictive abortion measures take effect in July, providers are preparing for an escalation in that violence. Later on, privacy advocates and supporters of the pro-choice movement have raised the alarm about how personal data could be used by law enforcement and anti-abortion activists if Roe vs. Wade is overturned by a Supreme Court decision this summer. There have been several bills sponsored by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden to limit the information tech companies can collect from individuals and provide to law enforcement.He joins a panel conversation about the role digital privacy plays in reproductive rights.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The Science Behind Preventing The Next Mass Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 33:57

    There have been nearly 200 mass shootings in the first 5 months of 2022, including a shooting at a Buffalo grocery store that left 10 dead. And incidents near a public school in Washington D.C. and on the New York City subway in April have the public concerned about safety in shared spaces.We discuss the emerging field of research called behavioral threat assessment, which is used to prevent mass shootings before they occur. As well as take a look at the history of mass shootings in America. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Best Of: Yasmin Khan On Food, The Mediterranean, And The Meaning Of Home

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 28:20

    On the Greek island of Lesvos, refugees from the nearby Moria camp gathered in a fish restaurant for lunch. The owners had converted the restaurant to a nonprofit dedicated to feeding refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere. Families sat around tables, laughing, chatting, and playing music. In 2020, Moria burned down leaving 13,000 people unsheltered. Before the fire, the camp was often called a living hell by those stuck in it. But for a few hours a week, refugees could forget their political status. They could get lost in the taste of delicious food and be reminded of home. This is one of many stories Yasmin Khan tells about the power of food in her third cookbook, "Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus." Khan's food writing is more than just recipes. We speak to her about the stakes of a good meal in the moments you feel you have little else.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For May 13, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 88:16

    Senate Democrats put forward a bill to codify Roe v. Wade after a leaked draft of a majority opinion suggested the Supreme Court was poised to overturn the landmark abortion access case. The effort failed. Elon Musk said that he would reverse President Donald Trump's ban from Twitter. Musk added he thought the ban was morally wrong.Inflation in the U.S. is beginning to come down, although it's still at a 40-year high.Ukrainian troops pushed Russian invaders back from the city of Kharkiv. Russian authorities are calling for the military to cut its losses and annex the Ukrainian territory of Kherson.The Kremlin is also worried about the expansion of NATO. Finland is signaling its intent to submit a bid for membership.Shireen Abu Akleh, journalist for Al Jazeera was shot and killed while reporting on an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank.We cover all this and more during the News Roundup.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    What Cremation's Surge In Popularity Says About Our Evolving Views On Death

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 34:10

    According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 56 percent of Americans who died in 2020 were cremated.That's more than twice the rate two decades ago.What's behind this surge? And what does it suggest about the way our cultural values have shifted?For families scattered across multiple states, there often seems little point in investing the effort and expense to bury a loved one in a cemetery no one will visit. Like pet food and leisure footwear, cremation is now available through direct-to-consumer websites such as Solace and Tulip.We talk with deathcare experts about the rise of cremation.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    What Happens When Private Equity Takes Over Mobile Home Parks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 29:44

    Thanks in large part to the pandemic, home prices are soaring. In March, the median hit a record high of over $370,000. One affordable housing option is the mobile home. Around 22 million Americans live in a mobile or manufactured house. It's the largest sector of non-subsidized affordable housing in the country. Unfortunately, they aren't turning out to be the haven many were hoping for. Now, investors are scooping up these parks during the pandemic.New ownership from out of state has meant restrictive rules, price hikes, and sometimes even eviction. Mobile home residents are particularly vulnerable to these buyouts with few rights and protections.We talk about what this means for affordable housing in the U.S. and mobile home parks across the country.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    What Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Mean For Global Abortion Access

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 31:12

    As abortion gets harder and harder to access in the U.S., Latin America is moving in the opposite direction. In December 2020, Argentina legalized abortion up to 14 weeks and became the largest nation south of the U.S. to do so. Mexico and Colombia's courts did the same shortly after. The feminist movement responsible in part for this change is known as "the green wave" and has gained traction in a region where the Catholic Church has significant influence over politics and social beliefs. Now, activists have their sights set on Chile and Brazil.However, the latest news of the leaked draft opinion on Roe v. Wade is concerning for Colombians. The U.S. Supreme Court's potential decision could sway the South American country's own courts which legalized abortion up to 24 weeks in February.We speak with experts on Latin America about the lessons the U.S. can take away from these movements and what overturning Roe v. Wade could mean for global abortion rights.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Where Did Vladimir Putin Get His Wealth?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 33:16

    There's one person with the power to end the war in Ukraine in an instant: Russian President Vladimir Putin. He's a powerful figure, and new reporting on the source of his wealth reveals just how powerful he really is.We discuss Putin's personal fortune and why he doesn't want anyone to know where he got it.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Best Of: What Does It Take To Really Treat Ourselves With Care?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 33:05

    While the term self-care was reimagined in the 1980s by Black civil rights activist and feminist Audre Lorde, the concept has been co-opted and commercialized. Has the pandemic changed how we view self-care? What do we get wrong about it? And what does it take to really take care of ourselves?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For May 06, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 86:55

    A leaked draft of a Supreme Court majority opinion suggesting the justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade leaked this week, sparking nationwide protests in support of federally-protected abortion rights.The Federal Reserve implemented its first half-point interest rate rise since 2000.Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked the U.N. to help evacuate the wounded from his country. Some 300 people were taken out of the contested city of Mariupol. Ukrainian fighters have pushed the Russian forces back from the city of Kharkiv.The U.S. now says WNBA star Britney Griner is wrongfully detained in Russia after the player was held up by authorities as she tried to leave the country following its invasion of Ukraine.We cover the most important news this week on the international portion of the News Roundup.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Remaking America: The McCarthy Tapes, The GOP, And The 2022 Midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 31:38

    The Midterm elections are six months away and the most recent polling suggests Republicans have an early edge. If they take the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is likely to become the majority leader. He garnered attention in the past two weeks when The New York Times released audio of private phone calls and meetings he had with other GOP leaders. They were recorded in the aftermath of the Capitol riot and they tell a very different story than what he said publicly.In the leaked tapes, McCarthy is critical of Donald Trump's role in the insurrection and other members of his caucus. But do Republican voters care?We listen to the sound with one of the reporters who broke the story before heading to McCarthy's district to get a response from his community.This conversation is part of our Remaking America collaboration with six public radio stations around the country, including KVPR, NPR for Central California. Remaking America is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    What The Supreme Court's Potential Decision About Roe v. Wade Means For States

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 32:25

    A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion suggests that the justices have voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, eliminating 50 years of federal abortion protections.Whatever the court decides, abortion laws are already changing across the United States. We discuss how the Supreme Court's potential decision could impact what happens at the state level, and the ways abortion providers are preparing for those changes. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    How Republican Primaries Are Testing Trump's Influence

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 32:25

    The Ohio primary kicks off a month of similar contests in vital swing states from Pennsylvania to Georgia. And there's one unofficial candidate on the ballot: former President Donald Trump.According to a New York Times count, the former president has endorsed candidates in at least 40 Republican primaries. We discuss what's at stake for the Republican Party — and for Trump — in these midterms. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    How Can Elon Musk Borrow Billions?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 34:34

    For almost all of us, $44 billion is an amount of money we can't even fathom—let alone access in order to buy one of the largest social media companies in the world. But Elon Musk is poised to do just that. If the deal between Musk and Twitter pans out, it could be the second-largest deal of its kind in American history.Here's the catch. Much of money isn't lying around in his bank accounts. So how does someone—even a billionaire—borrow that much money?We talk about Elon Musk's plans to purchase Twitter—and where he's getting the money to do it.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Time Travel, Autofiction, And Pandemics. Emily St. John Mandel's New Novel Has It All

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 24:51

    Her claim to fame came in 2014 with her fourth novel, "Station Eleven" — a post-apocalyptic pandemic survival tale that's garnered new meaning over the last two years. Now, Emily St. John Mandel is back with her latest work of speculative fiction, "Sea of Tranquility." It's a pandemic novel written during a pandemic... about an author who wrote a pandemic novel right before a pandemic — so it also hits close to home.We talk with Emily St. John Mandel about making meaning with speculative fiction.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For April 29, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 88:21

    Moderna has asked U.S. regulators to authorize low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children under six. When can we expect a decision from the F.D.A.?The top infectious disease expert in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci, was forced to clarify remarks he made earlier in the week about the pandemic. On Tuesday, Fauci told the PBS NewsHour "we are out of the pandemic phase". On Wednesday, he told 1A he misspoke and that "the pandemic is not over."United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called war in Ukraine both "evil" and "unacceptable" after seeing for himself the damage done by Russia on the outskirts of Kviv.Also this week, Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the West not to underestimate the possibility of a nuclear confrontation.And President Biden requested another $33 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine during a speech on Thursday.We cover all this and more during the News Roundup. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Elon Musk Bought Twitter. What's Next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 33:21

    This week, Twitter accepted a $44 billion buyout offer from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. As part of the purchase, Musk, who calls himself a "free speech absolutist," will gain total control of the company. And it's raising questions about how his leadership will affect open speech on the platform. We discuss the impact Elon Musk will have on Twitter, and what social media moderation will look like in the future. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Why Are Masks Such A Big Deal For So Many? Psychologists Have Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 33:34

    If you've been on a flight or taken public transit recently, you might've seen fewer masks on fewer faces. This is because a Florida judge struck down the federal travel mask mandate last Monday.While companies aren't being forced to drop their mandates many have. All of this while the Omicron subvariant BA.2 accounts for 75 percent of new COVID cases in the U.S.To mask or not to mask continues to be a divisive question. We get into the psychology of why.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The History Of America's Fight For Fair Labor

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 32:08

    The pandemic has prompted a lot of change.One considerable shift? Workers telling bosses they're not gonna take it anymore. The so-called Great Resignation hasn't slowed so far in 2022. In February, over 4 million people quit their jobs. About 74,000 of those who left worked in retail.In addition to quitting, workers are also taking back control via unions. In two recent high-profile moves, employees at Starbucks and Amazon voted to organize despite their respective employers' best efforts.We discuss the movement and what's next. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Remaking America: The Supreme Court, The Shadow Docket, And America's Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 32:57

    The shadow docket sounds like a bad movie from the 1940s. In real life, the phrase denotes the Supreme Court's emergency decisions that are usually procedural and come with little explanation. But there's growing concern that the docket is being used more often to make major rulings in private with wide-reaching consequences. We discuss how Justices justify the shadow docket and what a lack of transparency and Americans' waning trust in the court mean for our democracy. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Best Of: Getting Gorgeous With Jonathan Van Ness

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 36:18

    If you've ever watched Netflix's wildly popular show "Queer Eye," you definitely know Jonathan Van Ness.The show's reboot was a smash hit, catapulting its stars into the spotlight. Recognizable for his hair and effervescent skincare advice, Van Ness became known for his infectiously positive outlook, heartwarming vulnerability, and humor. Since the "Queer Eye" release in 2018, Van Ness hasn't stopped moving. We sit down with Van Ness to talk about his latest book, "Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life" and more.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For April 22, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 86:27

    The federal government's mandate concerning masks on transportation was dropped this week after a judge in Florida overturned it. Airlines announced the change abruptly on social media, in terminals, and in some cases mid-flight. The Justice Department has announced it will appeal the decision.Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced this week a new phase of his country's war in Russia is beginning as fighting continues to rage in Ukraine's Donbas region.Bloomberg is reporting Kremlin insiders are quietly labeling Russia's invasion of Ukraine as a colossal mistake given the toll the conflict and resulting sanctions are taking on the country. They also say that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in no danger of losing power.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Vaccination Nation: Masks Off, BA.2 On

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 36:18

    Airports and planes went maskless for the first time in two years the same day that Philadelphia reinstated its indoor mask mandate. A federal judge in Florida struck down a request to extend the deadline for the mandate by two weeks, calling it "unlawful." All of this is happening as more than 30 states report a rise in cases. The Centers for Disease and Control estimates that the omicron subvariant, BA.2, makes up 86 percent of all U.S. COVID cases. So how prepared is the U.S. for another potential wave? And how should we navigate a new maskless world of transportation?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Here's Where And Why The Gender Wage Gap Is Closing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 33:29

    When it comes to women succeeding in the workforce, there's a lot to talk about.The "She-cession," burnout, and, of course, wages.Despite all of that, there is some progress in the way of gender pay parity. New analysis from Pew Research Center found that the wage gap is closing in 22 metropolitan areas. In fact, in some cities, women are out-earning their male counterparts. What's the state of the gender wage gap? And who is it closing for?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The Biden Administration Just Regulated 'Ghost Guns.' What Does That Mean?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 32:30

    The Biden administration has unveiled a new rule that regulates "ghost guns" — untraceable firearms that are built privately (sometimes through 3-D printing) and don't have serial numbers.According to White House data, the number of "ghost gun" seizures has increased ten-fold since 2016.Efforts among Senate Republicans to block the measure are already underway.We answer your questions about "ghost guns" with a panel of experts.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For April 15, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 87:46

    President Joe Biden declared that Russia's actions in Ukraine are a "genocide" this week. The president made this remark just one day before the U.S. promised more aid to Ukraine in the form of military hardware.Biden's pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is facing an uphill battle to be confirmed as the administration expects staunch opposition to his confirmation from gun rights groups. Steve Dettelbach previously served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio under President Barack Obama.Meanwhile, satellite imaging shows more Russian military deployments in eastern Ukraine. Two bases, likely for resupplying forces near Mariupol, have been established to aid Russian troops in their invasion.According to a New York Times report, former Trump administration officials Jared Kushner and Steve Mnuchin secured billions of dollars in payments from Saudi Arabia in the form of investments in their private equity funds.We cover the most important stories from the week duing the News Roundup.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Doctors Who Provide Gender-Affirming Care Prepare For Growing Restrictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 32:45

    More than a dozen states have drafted or voted on restrictions to critical healthcare for trans youth.But it's not just the 150,000 American kids who identify as transgender trans youth that are being targeted. The livelihoods of doctors and pediatricians who provide this care are at stake too.Across the country doctors in this field are being harassed and threatened, and can even be legally charged. We speak to three doctors about what gender-affirming care is and the toll this legislation is taking on their patients and professions. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Russia Has Been Accused Of War Crimes. But Will Anyone Be Tried For Them?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 21:51

    This week, the European Union announced it will provide funding and support to prosecutors from the International Criminal Court who are investigating alleged war crimes.The United States has a complicated relationship with the ICC. Neither the U.S. nor Russia are signatories to the Rome Statute, which established the court back in 2002. And the U.S. has long been opposed to allowing the court jurisdiction over citizens of countries that aren't part of the ICC.We discuss the path forward on war crimes in Ukraine with a panel of experts. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Why Is Authoritarianism Surging Worldwide?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 32:45

    As Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine rages on, authoritarianism is surging.A report from the pro-democracy nonprofit Freedom House found that global democracy has declined for the 16th year in a row.So why is authoritarianism on the rise? And what do we really mean when we say "authoritarianism"?We talk with historians and analysts about Putin and beyond.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Our Climate Is Heating Up And We Know How To Stop It. But Will We?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 32:28

    The latest report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on how communities can prevent the worst of the climate crisis. It goes well beyond meatless Mondays and driving an electric car. The scientists also make clear what will happen if we don't.According to the report, if we have any hope of a livable world in the future, we need to stop using fossil fuels now. Getting there might be easier than you think. The only question is whether we have the will.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Best Of: Diagnosing Mental Health and 'A Molecule Away from Madness'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 29:50

    More than 50 million Americans each year suffer from neurodegenerative disorders, from Alzheimer's Disease to Huntington's Disease.We speak with University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist Sara Manning Peskin about her new book, A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of a Hijacked Brain. In it, she unpacks the molecular changes in our brain's chemistry that cause these diseases in Peskin weaves personal stories from her patients and their families into the history of researchers uncovering these illnesses.We also speak with author Sarah Fay about her new book, Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses, which chronicles her uphill battle to find a reliable diagnosis.In the book, Fay explores the limited tools available for pinpointing depression or anxiety. We talk with Fay and a panel of experts about how we diagnose mental health.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For April 8, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 84:23

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed as President Joe Biden's first nomination to the Supreme Court.Lawmakers are headed to Europe. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is leading a bipartisan trip to the region, specifically to Poland and its border with Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the town of Bucha to witness the aftermath of gruesome acts perpetuated by Russian troops in the area. Ukrainian officials have concluded that enemy soldiers tortured captured Ukrainians in the area.Pakistan is facing a constitutional crisis. Its courts are set to decide if the country's prime minister, Imran Khan, had the power to dissolve parliament as he was facing a vote of no confidence.We cover all this and more during the News Roundup.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For April 8, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 84:23

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed as President Joe Biden's first nomination to the Supreme Court.Lawmakers are headed to Europe. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is leading a bipartisan trip to the region, specifically to Poland and its border with Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the town of Bucha to witness the aftermath of gruesome acts perpetuated by Russian troops in the area. Ukrainian officials have concluded that enemy soldiers tortured captured Ukrainians in the area.Pakistan is facing a constitutional crisis. Its courts are set to decide if the country's prime minister, Imran Khan, had the power to dissolve parliament as he was facing a vote of no confidence.We cover all this and more during the News Roundup.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    1A Remaking America: The Fight For Abortion Access

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 33:42

    Texas' new law restricting abortion is felt beyond its borders. In neighboring Oklahoma, the governor says he's ready to approve a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony — punishable by up to 10 years in prison. And Idaho's governor signed a ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.At the same time, states like Colorado are bracing themselves to become abortion safe havens. This week, the state legislature there signed the Reproductive Health Equity Act, which solidifies the state's abortion laws.We take a look at how two states are handling the question of abortion access and what the state of abortion laws nationally could mean for you.This conversation is part of our Remaking America collaboration with six public radio stations around the country. Remaking America is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The Promises Of 'Gentle Parenting'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 33:01

    The pantheon of classic American parenting techniques is vast. But parenting changes over time, even if its difficulty stays the same. And many families choose to tackle that difficulty differently.A popular trend in child rearing now is "gentle" or "respectful" parenting. Instead of punishing or correcting a behavior, gentle parenting focuses on acknowledging a child's feelings and understanding how those feelings affect their behavior.How much does parenting style affect the outcome of a child's life? And where does "gentle" parenting land on the wide spectrum of approaches?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    What We Lose When We Rebuild War-Torn Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 33:50

    The war in Ukraine is continuing to affect people living in the country's cities. Bombing in Kiev and Mariupol has left homes, schools, and hospitals destroyed. Comparisons are being drawn between these cities and places like Aleppo and Baghdad. But someday the conflict in Ukraine will cease. How will its cities be rebuilt? We discuss what gets lost when warfare enters urban areas.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    What's Really Behind America's 'Free Speech Problem'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 31:28

    "America has a free speech problem."That New York Times headline recently reignited an ongoing debate over free speech and how it's applied. Critics were swift to debunk that Times' argument online and across national editorial boards, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and Portland Press Herald. So, does America have a free speech problem? And how has "cancel culture" affected people's engagement with free speech? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Best Of: Actors Marlee Matlin And Troy Kotsur Make Movie History In 'CODA'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 31:46

    This year, CODA won three Oscars, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. "CODA" takes us into the world of the close-knit Rossi family. Jackie and Frank are happily married with one adult son and a daughter about to graduate high school. But money is tight where they live, a fishing town on Massachusetts' coast. Finding a way to make ends meet is even harder as a deaf family.So they rely on the only hearing person in their family, their daughter Ruby, to help them for practically everything. Marlee Matlin stars as Jackie Rossi. She received an Academy Award for her role in "Children of a Lesser God" in 1987 and is the only deaf actor to have won an Oscar. Troy Kotsur stars as Frank Rossi. He recently became the first male deaf actor to be nominated for a SAG Award. We revisit our conversation with Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur about authentic representation of deaf culture in Hollywood and why this film breaks barriers. Their interpreters were Jack Jason and Justin Maurer. A transcript is available here. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    The News Roundup For April 1, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 86:51

    As the war in Ukraine rages on, and oil prices remain in flux. President Joe Biden has promised to send more aid to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his forces while also releasing barrels from the U.S. oil reserve to soften gas prices.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the so-called "don't say gay" bill into law.Meanwhile, European countries are strategizing to cut dependence on Russian gas. Germany has thrown the switch on a plan to ration gas as the war in Ukraine continues. And security was bolstered across Israel and the occupied territories this week after a Palestinian gunman killed five in what is their fifth attack in less than two weeks. We cover all this and more during the News Roundup. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    In Case You Missed It: Nutrition 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 29:35

    From the food wheel, to the food pyramid, to MyPlate, schools in the U.S. have incorporated food education into their curricula. But does the way we learn about nutrition really set us up for a healthy relationship with food and our bodies? With the pandemic moving classrooms to dining room tables, parents have levied criticism against current nutrition lessons, worried that the way educators discuss food and health is missing the mark.For this episode of our In Case You Missed It series, where we've tackled the topics you told us you wished you'd learned about in school, we're tackling nutrition. We're busting the myths you might've heard in your seventh grade health class and breaking down what "healthy" actually means. What do you remember learning, or not learning, about food in school? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    In Case You Missed It: Personal Finance 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 30:57

    If you could put a grade on your financial wellness, what would it be? When we asked you earlier this year about what you wished you learned in school, many of you said personal finance. And you're not alone: in states across the country, dozens of personal finance education bills are pending. But what makes for an effective financial education course? And how prepared are Americans to take on their own finances? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    In Case You Missed It: Civic Education 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 33:33

    Each year, the federal government spends roughly $50 per student on STEM education. It spends 5 cents per student per year on civic education.It's no wonder that nearly a quarter of Americans can't name a single branch of the government.What is civic education? And what's at stake when schools don't require it?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    In Case You Missed It: Media Literacy 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 30:15

    Our series, "In Case You Missed It," dives into topics you maybe wish you'd learned in school. We speak with leading experts and educators so we can help catch you up. In this episode, we're getting into all that you didn't learn in school about media literacy and critical thinking. Critical thinking skills are at the heart of media literacy – and there's a movement to make media literacy a requirement in schools across the country. Last year, Illinois became the first state to pass a law requiring it in all high schools.But what exactly is media literacy? How do you teach it? And if you didn't learn it in school, what do you need to know now? Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    News Roundup for March 25, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 88:51

    Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson concluded a week of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, facing aggressive questioning by GOP lawmakers regarding her past as a public defender and her sentencing in child porn cases. A confirmation vote could come as early as Monday.President Joe Biden traveled to Brussels for emergency talks with NATO leaders. The White House announced plans for additional sanctions, and will open the U.S. to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees.Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces have kept Russian troops out of Kyiv this week. Hundreds of miles away in Mariupol, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that more than 100,000 Ukrainians are trapped, facing a devastating attack by Russian forces.The Taliban suddenly reversed its decision to open high schools for girls, just days after announcing plans to reopen all schools — including girls' high schools.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 30:27

    For the first time since the Supreme Court's founding in 1790, a Black woman may sit on the bench. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden's Supreme Court pick, is expected to be confirmed after four days of testimony before Congress. The hearings have been a marathon during which Jackson has answered a barrage of questions, many of which have had little to do with her or the position she's hoping to fill.We speak to a law professor, a former judge, and a current law student who all know the struggle of trying to break glass ceilings.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 30:27

    For the first time since the Supreme Court's founding in 1790, a Black woman may sit on the bench. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden's Supreme Court pick, is expected to be confirmed after four days of testimony before Congress. The hearings have been a marathon during which Jackson has answered a barrage of questions, many of which have had little to do with her or the position she's hoping to fill.We speak to a law professor, a former judge, and a current law student who all know the struggle of trying to break glass ceilings.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    Who Are Russia's Oligarchs And What Power Do They Hold?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 27:04

    More than 1,000 Russians and their families have been hit with economic sanctions since Russia invaded Ukraine. The list includes Roman Abramovich, the owner of the English Premier League team Chelsea, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.Attorney General Merrick Garland and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced a multi-lateral task force called Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) with representatives from Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. It's part of the Justice Department's Kleptocature task force dedicated to enforcing the sweeping economic sanctions against Russian oligarchs. Authorities have already seized hundreds of million dollars in assets including private yachts, jets, and luxury villas.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

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