Up First


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 Rachel Martin, Noel King and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts LuluRead more
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Best Episodes

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Oct 8, 2020

"Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking 😂"



The Vice Presidential candidates debated last night in Salt Lake City. The 9th Circuit has ruled in favor of extending the 2020 census deadline, but the White House will appeal it to the Supreme Court. And the Louisville Police Department has released its internal report on the death of BreonnaRead more

BONUS: Black And Up In Arms

Jan 3, 2021

"Guns & Black Freedom"

A bonus episode from NPR's Code Switch on a topic that makes headlines in the U.S. more than almost anywhere else in the world: gun ownership. The debate over the right to bear arms stretches back all the way to the beginning of this country. And it's a fierce one. But how that conversation soundsRead more

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Oct 7, 2020

"Is that meant to be a good comparison😂😂😂"

President Trump abruptly ended talks on a new economic relief package, saying they'd resume in a month, post-election. Vice President Mike Pence and VP candidate Kamala Harris prepare for tonight's debate in Utah. And legal actions over vote-by-mail are causing uncertainty in some states.

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Oct 9, 2020

"end taxation without representation Stop messing up our city without letting us have a voice"

The alleged plot by militia members to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer shines a light on domestic extremists in the state. Presidential debate organizers offered up a revised plan for upcoming debates, setting off a harsh exchange between the campaigns. And Washington DC authorities areRead more

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Oct 12, 2020

"Everyone deserves affordable healthcare Periodt! "

Confirmation hearings begin in the Senate today on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. President Trump returns to the campaign trail this week for the first time since announcing he'd tested positive for coronavirus. Gen. Mike Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs ofRead more

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Oct 10, 2020

"When was the last negative test???"

President Trump says he's feeling good and ready to get back on the campaign trail after testing positive for the coronavirus. But is it medically wise? A week after entering the hospital, he'll greet supporters at the White House, and later attend a rally. Hurricane Delta hits Louisiana with 100Read more
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