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.
Every ZIP Philadelphia is a community storytelling project with the goal of taking WHYY to all 48 ZIP codes in Philadelphia. Through radio stories, photo essays, public events, and more, Every ZIP Philadelphia will work with community residents to create a documentary portrait of Philadelphia across space, medium, and time. The goal is to give Philadelphia residents a chance to see and hear each other in new ways; to get residents to rep ZIP code pride, meet new neighbors, and learn about issues they didn’t even know existed – in other parts of the city and in their own backyards. Every ZIP Philadelphia is produced by Alex Lewis and brought to you by WHYY and Finding America, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated, and with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.