NPR: Korva Coleman

In her work as an NPR newscaster, Korva Coleman is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts for NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. She is also a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday with Liane Hansen.

Before joining NPR in March 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She also produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM/Washington, DC.

Originally from Arizona, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson. Her awards include Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. She was also nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1983.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1989 and studied law at Georgetown University Law Center from 1989 to 1990.

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6:50am

Tue April 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Deadly Storms In Arkansas; Chernobyl Anniversary

'The town's gone,' according to AP's headline. Vilonia, Arkansas has been hit by a suspected tornado, killing two people and destroying at least 50 homes. Three more people died in flooding accidents. In Missouri, a waterlogged levee is restraining the Black River; if it's breached, 7,000 people are at risk.

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12:02pm

Fri April 15, 2011
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Deadly Tornadoes Captured On Video

At least seven people died when powerful storms blew through the Midwest overnight, according to Reuters. At least five people died in Arkansas, including a child who was crushed by a falling tree. The power is out in much of Little Rock, schools are closed and several highways are blocked.

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8:48am

Fri April 15, 2011
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Consumer Prices Jump In March

The government says inflation at the consumer level rose 0.5% last month because Americans spent more on food and gasoline. The Labor Department's March Consumer Price Index is out; it finds the vast majority of price increases were in these two categories, although there were smaller increases in rent and medical care costs.

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7:50am

Fri April 15, 2011
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IRS Chief Lays Out Vision For Agency's Future

Originally published on Fri April 15, 2011 8:00 am

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman
J. Scott Applewhite AP

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman wants to modernize how our tax returns are prepared. Shulman told NPR's Morning Edition that Americans file their income taxes much like they did half a century ago. First, they file returns and the IRS checks the paperwork about six months later. People who get audited don't find out for another 18 months. Shulman would like the IRS to get financial information from banks first and then compare that to tax return information filed by Americans:

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7:08am

Fri April 15, 2011
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House To Vote On Next Budget, Deadly Midwest Tornado

Now that the federal budget for the current fiscal year is headed for President Obama's desk, the House is preparing to vote on next year's budget. The blueprint, prepared by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), has already been criticized by the President and Congressional Democrats for its re-working of Medicare and severe cuts to domestic programs. Ryan told AP the biggest threat to Medicare is the people who defend its status quo.

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10:44am

Thu April 14, 2011
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Ford Expands F-150 Truck Recall Over Air Bag Defects

Ford is widening an earlier recall of its F-150 pickup trucks to about 1.2 million vehicles. The Transportation Department says it has 269 reports of airbags suddenly deploying in the vehicles produced in the 2004-2006 model years. The Detroit News reports the automaker resisted, but faced growing pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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9:59am

Thu April 14, 2011
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Blasts Heard In Libya; Clinton Talks Unity At NATO Summit

There's been several loud explosions in central Tripoli, according to NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro. The Guardian says NATO aircraft flew overhead, accompanied by the sound of gunfire and anti-aircraft weapons.

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8:42am

Thu April 14, 2011
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Bahrain's Government Moves To Silence Opposition

The Bahrain News Agency says Bahrain's Ministry of Justice is taking the main opposition group to court over its 'grave breaches' of the Persian Gulf kingdom's constitution. With that, the Sunni-led Bahraini government is widening the religious divide between it and the main opposition Shiite political group in the country.

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7:13am

Thu April 14, 2011
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Congress Votes On Budget, Home Foreclosures Dip

Congress votes today on the vexing budget bill it settled upon last week and many lawmakers are surprised to find out just what's in it. NPR's David Welna tells Morning Edition about some examples, including pulling wolves off the endangered species list.

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10:49am

Wed April 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Violence Continues In Ivory Coast

The former leader of Ivory Coast has been moved to a 'secure location' somewhere in his country, according to the BBC. Laurent Gbagbo was arrested Monday by forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of presidential elections. Gbagbo refused to step down last fall and the country plunged into violent chaos. Ouattara won't say where Gbagbo is now.

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9:45am

Wed April 13, 2011
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Actor Hugh Grant Secretly Tapes Former Eavesdropping Reporter

British tabloid News of the World made headlines this week by apologizing for hacking people's phone mail and secretly listening to their conversations for stories. NPR's David Folkenflik has more on the case, whose victims included politicians, the royal family, and celebrities. One of the victims, actor Hugh Grant, recently got a chance to return the favor.

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7:02am

Wed April 13, 2011
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Obama To Give Major Fiscal Speech, Former Egyptian Leader Detained

John Demjanjuk
Lukas Barth AP

President Obama presents his budgetary blueprint today during a speech at George Washington University. NPR's Mara Liasson tells Morning Edition Obama will embrace several points made by his bipartisan deficit reduction commission, including cuts to domestic and military spending, and overhauling the national tax code.

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11:00am

Tue April 12, 2011
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Vatican Sanctions Belgian Priest

The Vatican says former Roman Catholic Belgian bishop Roger Vangheluwe can no longer perform the duties of a priest in public. Last year, the Brugge bishop admitted sexually abusing his nephew and resigned from his job. The AP says

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8:02am

Tue April 12, 2011
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Dramatic Video: Airbus Jet Clips Tail Of Second Plane

NBC New York has the video of the taxiing Air France superjumbo jet striking the tail section of a Comair regional jet. Bloomberg says nobody was hurt in the collision at John F. Kennedy airport in New York although passengers in the smaller jet were jerked sideways. Both planes will have to be serviced, and the jumbo jet may need to have its wing replaced.

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11:59am

Mon April 11, 2011
The Two-Way

The Most Criticized Books! A Handy List From Your Library

The American Library Association has issued its top 10 'List of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2010', the works most frequently challenged over a socially controversial message. The number one book succeeds:"And Tango Makes Three", is the story of two male Emperor Penguins hatching and parenting a baby chick at New York's Central Park Zoo.

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7:06am

Mon April 11, 2011
The Two-Way

New Japan Aftershock, Gadhafi Likes Latest Proposed Truce

A powerful aftershock off eastern Japan briefly triggered a tsunami warning today. The USGS says the quake's magnitude was 6.6; the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center later canceled a tsunami warning. Kyodo reports there's no new damage. It's been one month since the Tohuku Quake and tsunami struck the country, killing thousands and wrecking several nuclear reactors in Fukushima prefecture. A strong aftershock last week killed two people.

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7:10am

Fri April 8, 2011
The Two-Way

No Budget Deal Yet, NATO Hits Libyan Rebels

Time is running out for agreement between Democrats and Republicans on a federal budget: the federal government will shut down tonight if a deal can't be reached. NPR's Audie Cornish tells Morning Edition House Republicans passed a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running for another week. But it cuts a further 12 billion dollars in spending and it would ban money for family planning services in Washington, D.C. Democrats aren't pleased.

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9:50am

Thu April 7, 2011
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Gadhafi Cancels Meeting With Former U.S. Congressman

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Curt Weldon is in Tripoli to urge Col. Moammar Gadhafi to immediately call a ceasefire and stop attacks on other Libyans. Weldon, a Republican, says he's visiting Libya at Gadhafi's invitation, according to AP.

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8:36am

Thu April 7, 2011
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French Troops Rescue Japanese Ambassador In Ivory Coast

French troops extricated Japan's ambassador to Ivory Coast from his home in Abidjan last night. The Guardian reports Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura and seven staff members were sheltering in a safe room at his home when supporters of intransigent Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo broke in.

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7:02am

Thu April 7, 2011
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UN Chief Visits Washington, Wildfires In Oklahoma

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is visiting Capitol Hill, telling U.S. lawmakers despite economic hard times, the world body depends on American financial support. Today on Morning Edition, NPR's Michele Kelemen talks with Ban about the UN's more aggressive role in conflicts in Ivory Coast and Libya.

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7:57am

Tue March 29, 2011
The Two-Way

More News: Pakistan Welcomes Indian Investigators

The Times of India says Pakistan would welcome an Indian commission that's examining the Mumbai terror attacks. In November, 2008, a handful of Pakistani-based gunmen terrorized the city over three days, killing 160 people. The countries are old enemies and the BBC describes the agreement as a diplomatic breakthough.

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6:57am

Tue March 29, 2011
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Live Blog: Libya Developments On Tuesday

Originally published on Tue March 29, 2011 7:11 pm

Libyan rebels flee from Gadhafi forces outside of Bin Jawaad on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.
Anja Niedringhaus ASSOCIATED PRESS

Leaders and foreign ministers of some 40 countries are meeting in London to discuss the next military steps in Libya. Rebels continue to battle fighters loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi for control of coastal cities. (This post will refresh every 30 minutes unless we jump in with breaking news.)

Update at 7:05 p.m. ET. Retreat:

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6:45am

Mon March 28, 2011
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Live Blog: Monday Developments In Libya

NATO has assumed control of the no-fly zone in Libya. Rebels in Libya are advancing west, clashing with fighters loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi. (This post will refresh every 30 minutes unless we jump in with breaking news.)

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10:50am

Fri March 25, 2011
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Nobody Knows How Bad It Is In Libya

The Allies have two reasons for entering Libya: first, to encourage Col. Moammar Gadhafi to leave power and second, to meet the humanitarian needs of Libyan civilians.

Nobody has any clear idea what those needs are, other than the situation is dire.

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9:24am

Fri March 25, 2011
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Japan's Prime Minister: Nuclear Situation Grave

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan says the nuclear disaster at Fukushima is "grave and serious". Earlier, the government called for more people to leave a wider area circling the stricken nuclear complex.

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7:49am

Fri March 25, 2011
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NATO Takes Over Libya No-Fly Zone

The U.S. is transferring control of the no-fly zone over Libya to NATO. That means no Libyan aircraft will be able to take to the skies in any part of Libyan airspace.

But NPR's Tom Bowman tells Morning Edition it's still unclear who will lead the second part of the mission in Libya - protecting civilians from attack by fighters loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Tom says that's the harder task still being worked out, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned:

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7:04am

Fri March 25, 2011
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Yemen's President Offers Conditions To Leave Sooner

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told a crowd of protesters in Sanaa today he's prepaerd to leave power but he'll only give it to someone with 'safe hands'. The New York Times and the Telegraph report Saleh and top Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar are negotiating the president's exit; Ahmar defected from the government earlier this week.

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6:23am

Fri March 25, 2011
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More Radiation Detected Near Japan Nuke Plant, Wider Evacuation Called

The report in Kyodo puts it so mildly: "The Japanese government has encouraged people living within 20 to 30 kilometers of the troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture to leave voluntarily, with concerns over access to daily necessities rather than resident safety prompting the advice."

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7:33am

Thu March 24, 2011
The Two-Way

Other Headlines: Obama Returns, Israel Strikes Gaza

Here's a quick look at stories making headlines today:

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6:39am

Thu March 24, 2011
The Two-Way

Live Blog: Libyan Air Strikes, Thursday's Developments

For another night and day, Allied fighter planes attacked targets held by forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi, while Gadhafi's forces continue to attack rebels. (This post will refresh every 30 minutes unless we jump in with breaking news.)

Update at 6:55 a.m. ET: Rebels Besieged In The East: the BBC cites reports of fighting in Ajdabiya and burning houses; the city lies to the south of the main rebel city, Benghazi.

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