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Navigating the news nowadays is a journey. 1A is your guide.

With your help, we look beyond the headlines.

Through your stories we can better explain complicated issues.

On 1A, we celebrate your freedom to listen by getting to the heart of the story, together.

Your insights and experiences help us cut through the noise. Our daily conversations bring together thoughtful guests and listeners from around the country. Fridays are home to our News Roundups, where we answer your questions about the biggest stories of the week.

What does 1A mean?  

Our name is inspired by the First Amendment. The five freedoms, as set out in the Constitution, are the rules of the road. The First Amendment protects free speech and a free press. It allows 1A to explore the most important issues facing the country.

Ever since the program launched in 2017, 1A’s goal has been to act as a national mirror, taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be. 1A looks at both what divides and connects us, and we cover more than just the news. Our guests and conversations embrace pop culture, art, sports, and humor.

Our conversations are better when you share what you know.

How can I get a question or comment on the air?

Call (855) 236-1212 and leave a message. You can also comment on Facebook or Twitter. Or you can use our app, 1A VoxPop. It is free and works on all smartphones.