The popular national radio show 1A will be at the Capitol Center on Thursday, October 18, for a special public appearance – its only appearance in the state.

1A is a daily, weekday show produced by WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., and distributed nationally by NPR. The program airs locally on New Hampshire Public Radio from 10 a.m. to noon each weekday.

Host Joshua Johnson and the 1A crew will hold a forum at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, touching on an issue of national significance with a local twist. Echoing the live program’s practice of integrating listener voices in innovative ways, audience member questions will be incorporated into the event. The October visit marks 1A and Johnson’s first visit to New Hampshire since the program launched on public radio in January 2017.

The show’s title, 1A, is a reference to the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. With the philosophy “Speak Freely,” 1A strives to connect people from around the country to the most interesting ideas and issues of the moment. The show delves into a host of topics including politics, technology, arts and culture, lifestyle – and whatever issues rise to the top of the national conversation happening in America each day.

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