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.
The latest institution to face financial ruin in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is one of America’s oldest and most popular agencies: The United States Postal Service. Yet despite enjoying a 90% approval rating among Americans, the USPS has become a personal target of President Trump, who has threatened to deny the agency financial support unless they increase their package rates. The history of the USPS is long and, at times, radical. The New Yorker‘s CASEY CEPjoins us to delve into this history and the agency’s future as well as reflect on her experience growing up in a USPS union household. But first,JACOB BOGAGEgives us the latest updates on the state of the USPS, including the new postmaster general appointed last week by President Trump.