NPR Announces Diane Rehm Replacement Show


WAMU’s (American University Radio) new show 1A is all about changing America. The live two-hour daily national program will be hosted by Joshua Johnson (pictured), “leading a daily conversation about the most important issues of our time.”

Distributed by NPR, 1A launches live on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST. NPR says the show will take a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world.

“There has never been a time in our history where non-ideological and civil conversation is as important as it is right now,” said Jarl Mohn, president and CEO of NPR. “I am so very hopeful that Joshua Johnson and his new show 1A will continue this tradition and help create the next generation of public radio for America.”

Johnson said, “My professional passions have always centered on creativity, exploration, and service. 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.”


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