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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 at 6:30 a.m. ET, with hosts Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Michel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays at 9 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with A... more

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  • 7/12/24

    Asma’s story on Up First this morning re the Biden presser seemed off. Yes, he mixed up some names but you never mentioned he caught the error and corrected himself. She didn’t note, or want to(?), his mastery of foreign policy during the presser nor mention the European leaders who gave interviews praising Joe’s ability. Was this Asma’s reporting or the direction from those above her? It lacked a lot of context and only highlighted gaffes from a man who has been making gaffes for decades. Next ... more

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    JRF Texas
    United States11 days ago
  • Good idea but needs to cover more than…

    Good idea but needs to cover more than Democrats’ hand-wringing over what to do about Biden. They couldn’t come up with a compelling ticket of dynamic leaders over the last 4 years. They sure as heck can’t do it now in 4 months. Let it go.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States11 days ago
  • Republican Biased

    I’ve been listening this show for about a year, and, to me, this may be a Republican platform to boost Donald Trump and the GOP. Every episode focuses TOO MUCH on what the GOP and/or Donald Trump said, did, or will do. It’s very sad because I used to admire NPR, but now I’m out.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States14 days ago
  • Leila Fadel ruins it

    I listen to NPR because I don’t like sensationalized opinionated news. Leila Fadel’s comments like “it’s racist” or “there’s a theme there” are unnecessary and annoying. I can deduce those things on my own. Her comments detract from the news. I won’t be listening anymore.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States14 days ago
  • Great show

    The Sunday episode on 7/7/24 regarding the Tennessee shooting survivors and their fight in state congress was excellent, but the lifelong GOP-voting mother in the story has no one to blame but herself and people like her. She voted that way her entire life and caused the situation she was in. It’s pretty sad it took the threat of it happening to her family, after it had already happened to so many others, for her to care. Will we all have to lose a family member in a mass shooting before the rig... more

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    United States16 days ago

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