Today we catch up on the Russia investigation as new allegations swirl around Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. A whistleblower claims Flynn was exchanging text messages about a deal with Russia minutes after President Trump's inauguration. And for more Russia news — and why the Winter Olympics might be a little less competitive next year — go to the1a.org and check back for the Friday News Roundup, in your podcast feed tomorrow.
In the U.S., one out of every five kids has trouble reading. This is often because of dyslexia. Federal law says public schools have to provide help, but too many schools deny students proper treatment. One solution seems simple: improve the way all children learn to read.
Here's what we did. We sat down with a current Federal Communications Commission commissioner as well as a critic of the FCC's move to repeal net neutrality. Then we opened our phone lines and let listeners ask the questions. The FCC has been reversing and revising many regulations, and the national conversation about net neutrality is heating up. While some argue repealing net neutrality gives internet service providers too much power over consumer content, others say it's not only good for consumers, but good for business.
While U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, downplays rumors that the White House plans to replace him, the idea of a potential shake-up at the U.S. Department of State has raised concerns. With many positions remaining unfilled, and those with experience leaving, we get a read on the strength of the State Department under Trump's administration and consider if the department is equipped to handle today's global conflicts – most importantly, the escalating crisis with North Korea.
Some call Pixar's latest animated feature Coco "a love letter to Mexico." The movie is a commercial and cultural hit. Get the 1A Movie Club's take on this story about Mexico's Day of the Dead and hear from the film's co-director Adrian Molina.
This week, some of President Trump's tweets made headlines, time is running out for Congress to pass legislation before the end of the year, and America's Ambassador to the United Nations says North Korea's latest missile launch brings the world closer to war. And it's been a mixed week for relations between the United States and the United Kingdom.