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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
||CleanMonday, February 19th, 2018||President Trump's weekend tweets about the Russia probe and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle. And in Parkland, Florida — the heartbreak over last week's school shooting is accompanied by new calls to action: a push for changes to gun legislation. Also, why tensions are high between Israel and Iran.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday, February 16th, 2018||Who were the 17 people who died in a mass shooting at a high school in Florida? Also, the Senate failed to come together on immigration. What does that mean for young immigrants protected by DACA?||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThursday, February 15th, 2018||At least 17 people are dead after a school shooting in South Florida. What do we know about what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School? Also, South Africa's president resigns amid a corruption scandal. With Jacob Zuma out, what's next for the African National Congress?||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWednesday, February 14th, 2018||It's been a week since Rob Porter resigned as President Trump's staff secretary. When exactly did the White House learn about allegations of domestic abuse? Also, could cigars and champagne take down Benjamin Netanyahu? Israel's Prime Minister faces potential corruption charges related to deals with wealthy friends.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday, February 13th, 2018||What are the biggest threats to American national security? Intelligence officials testify today, amid attacks on their integrity. Also, how much does the U.S. owe Iraq after helping drive out ISIS? The country is asking for tens of billions of dollars to rebuild.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great, but thread macro issues together too
The day's news is great to hear in tight soundbites like this (assuming that's the mission of the podcast), but it can still touch on/address issues at a macro level, versus being solely a blow-by-blow account of the day's news.
For example, Trump's ratings are lower than ever and he launches a military action in Syria and flexes some military muscle in the Korean peninsula...surely there is a strategic move there worth discussing?
Great morning news/talk
This location is a great morning newscast. They have great guests to talk about the news of the day. I actually listen to it after the CBS News World Round Up. Although, these are on competing networks, the hard news on CBS followed by the analysis and talk from NPR make for a great news package.
Obvious lack of international awareness.
I realize that NPR is a national radio station, but to put an "expert" on the show who doesn't even know that Canada has a Prime Minister and not a President is terrible, but the even worse thing is that the hosts didn't correct him. Any credible news program would not have let this slide, especially when it would have been so easy to correct.