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.
Don't Call it the Badlands, the story of Savannah Zayas
In season one of "Schooled" we hear the story of Savannah Zayas, a teen mother in a struggling high school who’s determined to escape poverty by earning her diploma. Based on more than a year of interviews, Savannah gives us a glimpse of what it's like to overcome horrific abuse and avoid the problems of the world around her — a drug-infused area of Philadelphia known as “the badlands.” Her goal: to graduate high school and set a better example for her daughter.