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Meg Jay Helps Us Navigate, Understand, And Review Our Twenties

31m · Published 11 Apr 18:30
What do you remember about being in your twenties? Maybe it was the best time of your life. Maybe it brought challenges that you had to learn to overcome as you entered adulthood.
And if you're in your twenties now, life probably looks a lot different for you than it did for your parents.
Meg Jay is a psychologist and author. In her new book, "The Twentysomething Treatment: A Revolutionary Remedy for an Uncertain Age," she explores the way our twenties set up the rest of our lives, and how the uncertainties that come with entering adulthood affect our brain.
We sit down with her to talk about growing up, becoming an adult, and how our twenties stay with us all our lives.
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Driverless 18-Wheelers Are Hitting The Roads In Texas. How Are They Being Regulated?

34m · Published 10 Apr 17:55
We're hitting the open road.
There are an estimated 3.5 million freight drivers in the U.S., according to the American Trucking Association.
But some of those big rigs could soon be going driverless. Automated 18-wheelers are already hauling freight in Dallas.
What's being done to keep those of us sharing the road with these road-bots safe?
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What's Next For Women's Basketball After This Year's March Madness

32m · Published 09 Apr 18:39
Millions of people watched the NCAA women's basketball tournament over the past few weeks. The last three rounds of the tournament sold out and set viewership records, especially games involving the Iowa Hawkeyes and their star point guard, Caitlin Clark.
On Sunday, Iowa faced off against the undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks in the most-watched basketball game on ESPN since 2019. South Carolina pulled ahead in the second half to win it all, 87-75.
We talk about how the women's March Madness tournament got so big this year and the role Clark and other star players, like Angel Reese of LSU, played in turning out an unprecedented audience.
What's next for women's basketball at the collegiate and professional levels after this year's burst of enthusiasm and viewership?
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'If You Can Keep It': Donald Trump, White Evangelicals, And The 2024 Election

33m · Published 08 Apr 18:34
With his several divorces, violent rhetoric, and long list of criminal charges, former President Donald Trump may not be your idea of a God-fearing Christian. But that hasn't stopped him from appealing to his Christian base.
Roughly 8 out of 10 white Evangelicals supported Trump in the 2016 general presidential election. And a recent Pew Research survey found that among religious groups, white Evangelical Protestants had a more positive opinion of Trump than any other group, whereas the majority of Jewish Americans, Black protestants, and atheists all had an unfavorable opinion of Trump.
Despite their outsized political power, the white Evangelical church is shrinking. According to the Public Religion Research Institute, about 14 percent of the population identifies as white and evangelical. That's compared 25 percent in the 1990s.
Today, we focus on white Evangelical Christians and the effect they will have on the 2024 election.
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The News Roundup For April 5, 2024

1h 22m · Published 05 Apr 19:37
Former President Donald Trump posted the $175 million bond in his New York civil fraud judgement thanks to some help from a supporter.
Democrat Tina Smith is pushing to repeal the 1873 Comstock Act because she says it could be "misused" by Supreme Court justices to try to ban abortion nationwide.
And the women's March Madness tournament is doing numbers. Monday night's game between Iowa and LSU boasted an audience of 12.3 million people, a record for women's college basketball game.
In global news, outrage is echoing through America and the world following an Israeli Defense Force attack on a convoy of World Central Kitchen workers providing aid to the people of Gaza. At least 7 workers died.
NATO is putting together a $108 billion fund to help Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's forces repel a Russian invasion at the country's eastern border.
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Unpacking The Aftermath Of The Baltimore Bridge Disaster

32m · Published 04 Apr 19:13
The port of Baltimore, one of the nation's busiest, remains partially shut down, more than a week after a giant cargo ship collided with the Key Bridge.
Last Tuesday, when the ship hit, eight construction workers were there that night making road repairs. Six workers were killed as a result of the collision.
What concerns remain about safety in the port? What impact will this have on the economy, locally, nationally, and abroad?
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The 1A Record Club Listens To Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter'

32m · Published 03 Apr 19:03
This ain't Texas. It's 1A .
And today, our record club is listening to some Beyoncé. Her new album, "Cowboy Carter," clocks in at 27 tracks and a little over an hour.
The musical powerhouse plays a string of sounds rooted in country music. She even throws in her takes on some of the genre's classics. But Black artists have long pioneered the country genre.
We break down the sounds Beyoncé explores in her latest project and how Black artists have long been excluded from the genre.
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The April Solar Eclipse Means Business

28m · Published 02 Apr 19:53
If you're just now planning travel for next week's total solar eclipse, you may be a little behind.
Hotels are booked up and campgrounds are sold out in and around towns in the eclipse's path of totality.
Nearly 4 million people are expected to make the trip to the viewing zone which stretches from Maine to Texas.
Local businesses are taking advantage of the extra foot traffic, from hosting watch parties to rolling out solar eclipse-themed menus.
How are cities and local businesses preparing for the spending boom? And what should you do to prepare if you plan on traveling to see the solar event?
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If You Can Keep It: NBC, Social Media, And Preserving Democracy

36m · Published 01 Apr 20:32
It's been about a week since NBC fired former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel just days after hiring her as a contributor.
The network drew a ton of backlash for the decision after it aired an interview with McDaniel done by Meet the Press host Kristen Welker, in which McDaniel openly criticized the Republican party and reversed course on some claims she made in the years after the 2020 election.
So why was she hired? And what does this politics-to-pundit pipeline say about the state of our democracy?
We examine the role of television networks that the media plays in our elections and governance.
We also take a look at the role social media plays in moderating what kind of political information makes its way to our screens.
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The News Roundup For March 29, 2024

1h 21m · Published 29 Mar 22:43
A container ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore this week causing it to collapse into the Patapsco River. Now, officials have suspended the search for four missing construction workers who are presumed dead. The remains of two others were recovered.
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that could affect Americans' access to the abortion pill mifepristone.
In global news, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that "radical Islamists" were responsible for an attack on a concert venue in Moscow last Friday that killed at least 137 people and injured over 100 more.
Hamas is calling for the cessation of aid delivery by air, saying that people in Gaza and other areas to which Palestinians have fled are putting themselves in danger trying to get to packages that have fallen in hazardous places.
We cover the week's biggest headlines.
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1A has 657 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 475:03:50. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on February 22nd 2023. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 11th, 2024 21:10.

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