Tune in to the Update-1 audio podcast for insight into news, politics, entertainment and sports. A production of the National Press Club, Update-1 provides a forum for listeners to learn more about newsworthy stories originating from the Club's facilities, as well as broader topics related to journalism, communications, freedom and transparency. For straightforward insight beyond the headlines, turn to Update-1.
August 27, 2014
The issues of immigration and border security have been getting a lot of attention in recent months as the United States considers how to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed the Mexican border into the U.S. In this edition of Update-1, Broadcast Committee member Sofia Mannos discusses these topics with Michelle Mittelstadt, the director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Migration Policy Institute, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank that analyzes the movement of people worldwide.
August 11, 2014
The White House has responded to a July 8 letter from journalism organizations and open government groups urging President Barack Obama to honor his pledge for openness by relaxing the control federal agencies have over reporter access to federal government newsmakers.
Society of Professional Journalists President David Cuiller called the response from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest a "typical spin and response through no response."
July 23, 2014
From the development of new aircraft to the recent tragedies of Malaysian Airlines flights MH370 and MH17, commercial air travel continues to play a prominent role in today’s news. In this edition of Update-1, National Press Club broadcast committee member Adam Konowe interviews Edward Russell, an air transport reporter for FlightGlobal, which provides news and statistics to the aviation industry. They discuss the financial health of the airline industry, ticket and fee pricing, news from the recent biennial Farnborough International Air Show, as well as MH370 and MH17.
July 7, 2014
The Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, is dedicated to stimulating high standards of ethical behavior by journalists. Its Code of Ethics has stood for years as a benchmark for newsrooms. Now, that Code is under revision to recognize the changes in news gathering brought on by the digital age. The revision process is under the leadership of Kevin Smith, chairman of the SPJ Ethics Committee. In this edition of Update-1 Smith is interviewed by Broadcast Committee member Bill McCloskey, who is also on the national board of SPJ.
June 20, 2014
Which party has the advantage heading into the midterm elections? And what will Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat mean for the tea party and the GOP? SiriusXM Satellite Radio White House correspondent Jared Rizzi discusses these topics and others with American Enterprise Institute political scientist Norm Ornstein on the latest edition of Update-1.
A best-selling author and NPC member encourages companies to allow their workers to use social media on the job
April 28, 2014
What are the benefits of social media engagement for employers and corporations? The author of a best-selling social media book is the featured guest on this edition of Update-1. National Press Club member Aliah Wright discusses "A Necessary Evil: Managing Employee Activity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Hundreds of Other Social Media Sites" with NPC Broadcast Committee member Jason Anthony. She explains the advantages to companies of allowing their employees to use social media while on the job.
April 2, 2014
National Press Club member and Washington, D.C.-based journalist Victoria Gaither and Stu Frith, the founder of SeaBreeze FM in Himatangi Beach, New Zealand, discuss their new radio show with press club member Adam Konowe on this edition of Update-1. "International Connection" shares news and entertainment between the U.S. and New Zealand. Victoria and Stu talk about how the show came about and how New Zealanders have reacted to the topics they cover.
February 27, 2014
As we approach the end of the open enrollment period for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, Update-1 takes a look at where the law goes from here. Is there any real chance ACA will be repealed? And what changes, if any, might eventually be made to the law? National Press Club member and Sirius Radio White House Correspondent Jared Rizzi speaks to Dr. Aaron Carroll, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at Indiana University, who uses the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid as a reference for what we can expect.
February 1, 2014
Former National Press Club President Doug Harbrecht remembers the Pete Seeger luncheon he hosted on February 10, 1998 on this edition of Update-1. Harbrecht, who was club president at the time, introduced the music legend. Seeger spoke about why he felt America needed small organizations of committed people to meet the challenges of the 21st century. He also performed several songs. Seeger died at age 94 on January 27, 2014.
January 7, 2014
Update-1 sets its sights on the stars (or at least interplanetary travel) with a rundown of activities by the U.S. and other space-faring nations. Frank Morring, Jr., senior space editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology, reviews recent civil and military developments from China’s first unmanned moon landing to successful International Space Station supply missions by U.S.-based commercial launch providers.