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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.
||CleanWednesday, March 21st, 2018||Multiple reports out of Austin, Texas indicate that the serial bombing suspect in that city is dead. Also, what's at stake for Facebook as the Cambridge Analytica data fallout has lawmakers calling for more regulation? Plus, another partial government shutdown looms if Congress doesn't approve a spending bill within days.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday, March 20th, 2018||U.S. lawmakers want answers on whether the London-based firm Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to influence the 2016 election. Could another bombshell report intensify the fallout overseas? Also, what's on the agenda for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman?||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonday, March 19th, 2018||President Trump wants the special counsel's Russia investigation to end. He made that clear on Twitter, and one of his lawyers echoed that call. So why are some other Republicans pushing back on that? Also, a tech firm with ties to the Trump campaign is denying accusations that it misused private information from millions of Facebook users.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday, March 16th, 2018||National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster may be the next top official to leave the White House. Is this the beginning of another staff shakeup? Also, the view from Moscow as Russians prepare to vote Sunday.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThursday, March 15th, 2018||Democrat Conor Lamb appears to have won the special election in Pennsylvania. How vulnerable are Republicans right now? Also, President Trump has picked Larry Kudlow as his new top economic advisor. What kind of vision will the former CNBC host bring to the White House?||3/15/2018||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.