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, Jun 23 2017America's relationship with North Korea worsens after 22-year-old Otto Warmbier's return home in a coma. He died shortly after. The President has called Warmbier's death "a disgrace." What now? Also, the latest attack on London and Saudi Arabia's King rewrites the rules on succession.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, Jun 23 2017We'll discuss why gun owners in particular have concerns surrounding the death of Philando Castile and why some want the NRA to speak out. Plus, back room dealing on healthcare, and is the President's front man moving on?