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.
On this week’s Regional Roundup: with the announcement that Pennsylvania schools will remain closed through the rest of the school year, we’ll hear from CEO of the Pennsylvania School Board Association NATHAN MAINS to hear more about what this decision could mean for the commonwealth’s students and for graduation. Then, it was announced that the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will mean that there will be some drastic cuts to Philadelphia’s budget. ROB DUBOW, Philadelphia’s Finance Director joins us to tell us how these decisions are being made. Lastly, New Jersey is making some changes to the state’s primary election, including delaying the vote by a month. Joining us with her thoughts and some tips on voting by mail is JESSE BURNS, executive director for the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.