Up First

Up First


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 by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

6 Episodes

  • Up First

    Thursday, June 24, 2021


    President Biden will be in Raleigh, North Carolina to push more people to get vaccinated. Life expectancy in the U.S. dropped significantly, and the pandemic is largely to blame. The Supreme Court sided with a student after a school district disciplined her for free speech.
  • Up First

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021


    Several of President Biden's key agenda items hinge on bipartisan support. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin supports changes to the military justice system that surround sexual assault cases. Britney Spears is scheduled to address a Los Angeles court during a hearing over her long-running conservatorship.
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    Tuesday, June 22, 2021


    Senate Democrats plan to hold a procedural vote on sweeping election reform legislation. The Supreme Court ruled the NCAA cannot limit "enhanced education-related benefits" for student-athletes. A new analysis warns the Delta variant could hit unvaccinated areas of the country.
  • Up First

    Monday, June 21, 2021


    In order to reach President Biden's July 4th vaccination goal, about a million shots a day need to be administered. Iran's new president is a hardline judge with close ties to the supreme leader. On Tuesday, New York City voters will use ranked choice ballots in the mayoral primary.
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    BONUS: ACT UP: A History Of AIDS/HIV Activism


    Forty years ago this month, the CDC reported on patients with HIV/AIDS in the United States for the very first time. In the years since, LGBTQIA+ Americans have been fighting for treatment and recognition of a disease that was was understudied, under-reported, and deeply stigmatized. On this bonus episode of Up First, Sam Sanders, host of It's Been a Minute, talks to Sarah Schulman. Schulman is the codirector of the ACT UP Oral History Project, and the author of Let The Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993.Schulman draws from nearly 200 interviews with ACT UP members to document the movement's history and explore how the group's activism transformed the way the media, the government, corporations and medical professionals talked about AIDS and provided treatment. She and Sam discuss this transformation and its relevance to social movements today.
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    Saturday, June 19, 2021


    Could bipartisan cooperation to make Juneteenth the latest federal holiday spill over into infrastructure? An Alabama lawsuit over 2020 census data may complicate coming elections. In Iran, voters have chosen a new president.

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