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.
March 20, 2018
New training requirements for U.S. Air Force public affairs officials and their commanders could have a chilling effect not just on investigative journalism, but on more benign coverage as well. In this edition of Update-1, NPC Broadcast/Podcast Team member Adam Konowe interviews Jill Aitoro, executive editor of Defense News about this development, one in a series undertaken by the Defense Department in the last year and a half.
February 22, 2018
After serving as war correspondent for NBC News during the Vietnam conflict and later as the network's Washington D.C. correspondent in the 1970s, Ron Nessen moved on to become press secretary for President Gerald Ford from 1974-1977.
January 30, 2018
In October, 2013 the first Update-1 podcast was published. Since then it has been an integral part of the National Press Club, giving a voice to issues pertaining to press freedom, journalism and communication. Now, a little more than four years later, we're celebrating our 100th episode.
South Korea: A conversation with Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies At The Council On Foreign Relations
January 16, 2018
In his most recent book, South Korea at the Crossroads, Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers, Scott Snyder charts a course for America and South Korea in the years ahead. In this episode of Update-1, NPC Broadcast/Podcast Team member Lincoln Smith interviews Snyder about the essentials of his new work, which spotlights South Korea’s complex relationships with both the United States and China.
December 3, 2017
Iraq's ambassador to the U.S. says Iraqi forces could not have defeated the Islamic State group without help from the U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops. In this edition of Update-1, Fareed Yasseen tells Press Club President Jeff Ballou that the battle with ISIS militants has been a transformative experience that has given the country a new spirit. He also describes the press as the "great equalizer" in the struggle to bring democracy to areas where it doesn't exist much, if at all.
November 15, 2017
Tom Young is a former Associated Press broadcast editor and reporter who has leveraged an accomplished military and commercial aviation career to write fiction and non-fiction. In this episode of Update-1, NPC broadcast/podcast team member Adam Konowe asks Tom about making the jump from journalism to fiction, as well as his perspective on media coverage of global conflicts and commercial airline incidents. Tom also shares his approach to writing fiction and what would-be authors should know before they try their hand at it.
October 31, 2017
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States came as a surprise to many, particularly in the mainstream media and political establishment. But should it have been a surprise? Did the mainstream media miss a beat? And could they still be? Leonard Steinhorn, a professor of communication and affiliate professor of history at American University, believes that might be the case. NPC Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Leone Lakhani speaks to Professor Steinhorn to find out why.
October 17, 2017
If you’ve ever wondered how the president of the United States makes national security decisions, part of it comes from guidance in the President’s Daily Briefing or PDB. The PDB is a top secret report that’s prepared by the intelligence community on security issues around the world and presented to the president every day. It has long been shrouded in secrecy, but to help decipher it, NPC Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Leone Lakhani speaks to David Priess, a former CIA analyst and author of "The President’s Book of Secrets."
October 2, 2017
Four-time international whistling champion Chris Ullman’s message is as clear as his music: everyone has a special talent, an individual version of his award-winning whistle. In a new book titled Find Your Whistle, Chris chronicles the development and sharing of his gift, along with a distinguished career in government and private-sector public relations. Broadcast/Podcast team member Adam Konowe’s interview with Chris about his love of communication ranges from whistling for President George W. Bush in the White House to communicating on behalf of the global Carlyle Group.
September 21, 2017
In his new book "Divided We Fall" David Sonius argues that it takes an informed and empowered public to keep America great. In this edition of Update-1, Sonius tells Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman that the president isn't as powerful as many Americans think and that many members of Congress withhold their opinions on issues that are politically risky to discuss. He also believes it’s a myth that Americans are overtaxed, saying most people think they’re overtaxed because the tax system in inequitable. Sonius also says the political divides in the U.S.