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.
Ernest Owens is an award-winning multimedia journalist and reporter/columnist for Metro Philly. A Penn graduate, he produced and starred in his own television talk show titled "Ernestly Speaking!" at Philadelphia Community Access Media. His work has been featured on USA Today, The Huffington Post and The Advocate. Toss him a tweet @MrErnestOwens and check out more of his multimedia at ernestowens.com.