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  • NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
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Episodes
  • Jun 26 2022
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion. Today, we're thinking about abortion on a personal level. And we'll listen to two women whose views on the matter have changed because of their own experiences.
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    29 mins
  • Jun 25 2022
    The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday officially overturned Roe v. Wade, voting along ideological lines. What does it say about the court as an institution and where it's headed? In some states with so-called "trigger laws," abortion was banned immediately — we bring you the view from one of them. And — the latest on the January 6th hearings.
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    14 mins
  • Jun 24 2022
    The Senate passes a gun control bill and sends it to the House. The Supreme Court strikes down New York's law restricting concealed carrying of guns. And a recap of Thursday's House Jan. 6 hearing which focused on former President Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to help him stay in office.
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    13 mins

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Best Daily News

This is perfect to start your day with a cup of coffee
short and informative!

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Actual news not talking heads

So much of what people think of as news is just talking heads who try to appease their followers with whatever will make them angry or excited so that they continue to watch. This then feeds the talking head more money and power. There are not many true news channels left. This is one of them. It actually gathers the information and does its research And lets the listener decide.

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Too biased

I tried to believe this could be non-partisan, but alas it is not true. Any conservative points of view are completely avoided or called disinformation. Why is this "public" media against all opposition to it's propaganda?

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Don't show as finished and keep playing over and over instead of going to next. Content repetitive and not very informative.

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needed to hear this

I loved this episode. it really speaks to those of us that have anxiety or have loved ones that suffer from it. it also speaks to loving our family members on the spectrum. thank you.

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Content great but no showing up on time.

Daily episodes consistently not available during my morning commute despite being well past the stated service.

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Listen Every Morning

I listen to this when I get ready for work in the morning. It's a great way for me to know what's going on in the world without the unnecessary, biased commentary! It's to the point and informative.

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Yay! Ayesha’s here!

I am so glad to hear Ayesha Roscoe hosting this show. I have been a fan of her reporting for some time. Up First is my favorite morning news podcast and it is great to hear her as a host.

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Since New York Times ended

This is keeping me afloat and very well indeed! Thank you NPR! This is more international (rather than NYT’s typical American focus) but excellent nonetheless.

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Morning ride choice!

Definitely one of my favorites! Not too much not too little the perfect snapshots of the news; also professional journalism.