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Up First: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump starts on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released his trial rules late on Monday, and Democrats are incensed. How is McConnell limiting the trial? A new virus is causing international concern. Health authorities say the disease can spread from person to person. How dangerous is this virus? Also, more than a week after a volcano erupted in the Philippines, we get a view from right above it. How long before the next eruption?

Story of the Day : NPR: Impeachment Trial Begins With Procedural Debate Divided By Party Lines

When the Senate impeachment trial began Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans sparred over the rules that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced for how the process would work.

Business Story of the Day : NPR: Iran Conflict Could Shift To Cyberspace, Experts Warn

After the U.S. killed Iran's top military leader, government officials and security experts say Iran could retaliate with cyberattacks ranging from destroying data to defacing websites.

The NPR Politics Podcast: Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight

The first full day of the Trump impeachment trial has been dominated by partisan fighting over the rules of the proceedings.<br/><br/>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released his resolution outlining the next steps, including a week of hours-long opening arguments, on Monday. By Tuesday, ahead of the debate, Senate leaders made additional changes to the trial timeline.<br/><br/>Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell called the resolution "a fair road map," that closely tracks precedents. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the rules "completely partisan." He said McConnell's resolution seems "designed by President Trump for President Trump." <br/><br/>This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political reporter Tim Mak.<br/><br/><strong>Connect:<br/></strong>Subscribe to the <a href="">NPR Politics Podcast here</a>.<br/>Email the show at <a href=""></a>.<br/>Join the NPR Politics Podcast <a href="">Facebook Group</a>.<br/>Subscribe to the <a href="">NPR Politics Newsletter</a>.<br/>Find and support <a href="">your local public radio station</a>.

Talk and Interview

Fresh Air: Actor Tim Roth

The British actor can be seen in the Tarantino films 'Reservoir Dogs,' 'The Hateful Eight' and 'Pulp Fiction,' and the new movie 'The Song of Names.' His first onscreen role was a white supremacist skinhead in the 1982 TV movie 'Made in Britain.' "There were questions asked about it in Parliament," Roth says. "It took me by surprise. I got chased by skinheads down the road in London."<br/><br/>Also, Ken Tucker reviews Marcus King's solo album, 'El Dorado.'

1A: Splitting Up, But In It Together: Divorce In 2020

"No marriage is the same, and nobody understands a relationship from the outside...every break is different and complicated," writer Lyz Lenz says. "You don't have to play chicken with your life! You can make a choice to be happy."<br/><br/>Want to support 1A? <a href="">Give to your local public radio station</a> and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter <a href="">@1A</a>.

Diane Rehm: On My Mind: Trump Declares Victory On Trade. Should He?

<p>Trump claims victory on two trade deals. Diane talks to New York Times reporter Ana Swanson about what they will mean for U.S. business, the economy, and American families.</p>

On Point: Presidential Historians On What They're Watching For During The Senate Impeachment Trial

<p>On the first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial, we reflect on the moment with two historians. They’ll share with us what they’ll be watching for and how past events might shed light on the present. Rachel Shelden and Mark Updegrove join Meghna Chakrabarti. </p>

On Point: Domain Wars: .Org Addresses Could Soon Belong To A For-Profit Company

<p>The commercialization of the internet continues – those .org addresses nonprofits use may soon be owned by a for-profit company. We’ll talk about how it all works and what it means for the future of the internet. Esther Dyson, Andrew Sullivan and Nora Abussita-Ouri join Meghna Chakrabarti. </p>


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