1A is a show for a changing America. Every day, host Joshua Johnson convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time. The show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world.
With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. The program also delves into pop culture, sports and humor. 1A’s goal is to act as a national mirror — taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be. 1A is produced by WAMU 88.5, and distributed by NPR.
At the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), we believe in the power of the internet. Whether it's facilitating entrepreneurial endeavors, providing access to new markets and opportunities, or creating a platform for free speech, the internet empowers, emboldens and equalizes people around the world.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we work to preserve the user-controlled nature of the internet and champion freedom of expression. We support laws, corporate policies, and technology tools that protect the privacy of internet users, and advocate for stronger legal controls on government surveillance.
Through research, education, and discussion, the Charles Koch Institute aims to advance an understanding of how to help people improve their lives. We offer educational programs to students and professionals, including full-time and internship opportunities. The Charles Koch Institute also works to foster a national conversation on critical issues that have a strong impact on the advancement of societal well-being.
The Freedom Forum Institute, headquartered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.
The Institute explores the challenges confronting freedom around the world with a variety of initiatives, including its First Amendment Center, which serves as a forum for the study and debate of free expression issues, and the Religious Freedom Center, which focuses on educating the American public about religious liberty and the First Amendment.