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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.

  • Higher Fares and More Fees Mean a Stronger Bottom Line for U.S. Airlines
    Higher Fares and More Fees Mean a Stronger Bottom Line for U.S. Airlines

    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.

    Listen Now | 10 Minutes

  • SPJ's Code of Ethics Adapts to the Digital Age
    SPJ's Code of Ethics Adapts to the Digital Age

    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.

    Listen Now | 12 Minutes

  • Republicans Hope for a Big November
    Republicans Hope for a Big November

    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.

    Listen Now | 14 Minutes

  • A best-selling author and NPC member encourages companies to allow their workers to use social media on the job
    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.

    Listen Now | 11 Minutes

  • An NPC member joins an international radio show that connects the U.S. and New Zealand
    An NPC member joins an international radio show that connects the U.S. and New Zealand

    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.

    Listen Now | 10 Minutes

  • What is the future of the Affordable Care Act?
    What is the future of the Affordable Care Act?

    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.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • Remembering the NPC luncheon featuring music legend Pete Seeger
    Remembering the NPC luncheon featuring music legend Pete Seeger

    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.

    Watch video of Pete Seeger's luncheon appearance here.

    Listen Now | 11 Minutes

  • China's Unmanned Moon Landing Among Recent Space Industry Developments
    China's Unmanned Moon Landing Among Recent Space Industry Developments

    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.

    Listen Now | 13 Minutes

  • Is Press Freedom On the Decline?
    Is Press Freedom On the Decline?

    December 9, 2013

    Are news organizations in the U.S. free to report on federal, state and local government officials? Are federal public affairs offices hindering more than helping the cause of open government? Update-1 discusses press freedom with National Press Club President and Bloomberg News reporter Angela Greiling Keane and National Press Club Freedom of the Press Committee Chairman and Congressional Quarterly reporter John Donnelly.

    Listen Now | 12 Minutes

  • What Have We Learned from the Federal Government Shutdown?
    What Have We Learned from the Federal Government Shutdown?

    November 4, 2013

    Do we know more now about about President Obama and Congress following the shutdown of the federal government? And since the deal to reopen the government only provides funding until mid-January, can we expect another shutdown at that time?
    Update-1 tackles these questions and others about the shutdown and its impact with Thomas Burr, the senior Washington correspondent for The Salt Lake Tribune.

    Listen Now | 13 Minutes