Joshua Johnson hosts 1A one of the most important daily conversations in America. The program is a production of WAMU in Washington, DC and distributed by NPR.

Launched at a tumultuous time for news and inspired by the 1st Amendment, Joshua Johnson and 1A brings new insight and inquiry to the most pressing issues of our time.

“My professional passions have always centered on creativity, exploration and service,” Joshua notes. “This moment in history demands these attributes of us. It’s a chance to tell stories more creatively, to explore ideas beyond our own, and to refocus on serving others.”

Joshua was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL. He began his public radio career helping launch a unique regional news partnership between Miami’s NPR station, WLRN, and The Miami Herald. Then he served for over five years as morning news host for KQED in San Francisco.

Before joining WAMU, he co-created and hosted the provocative nationwide public radio series, Truth Be Told, which explored race in America. Joshua also taught podcasting at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Most Recent Shows

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, May 19 2017Turkey's president comes to Washington, but it's his bodyguards who leave a mark. Vladimir Putin says he can prove President Trump did not give secrets to Russia. And it's a pilgrimage of sorts as Donald Trump prepares to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, May 19 2017It's been another leaky week as concerns mount over secrets shared and confidences broken. On this week's Roundup of top national news stories, find out who's been saying what and who's been saying too much.