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Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA. Even as hosts, Inskeep and Montagne often get out from behind the anchor desk and travel across the world to report on the news first hand. While they are out traveling, David Greene can be heard as regular substitute host.

Heard regularly on Morning Edition are some of the most familiar voices including news analyst Cokie Roberts and sport commentator Frank Deford as well as the special series StoryCorps, which travels the country recording America's oral history.

Produced and distributed by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based around the world, and producers and reporters in locations in the United States. This reporting is supplemented by NPR Member station reporters across the country as well as independent producers and reporters throughout the public radio system.

Since its debut on November 5, 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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5:15am

Thu December 11, 2014
Strange News

For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 8:13 am

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5:15am

Thu December 11, 2014
Book News & Features

Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 11:21 am

Kainaz Amaria NPR

Welcome to the first meeting of the Morning Edition Reads book club! Here's how it's going to work: A well-known writer will pick a book he or she loved. We'll all read it. Then, you'll send us your questions about the book. And about a month later, we'll reconvene to talk about the book with the author and the writer who picked it.

Ready? Here we go:

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6:23am

Wed December 10, 2014
Europe

Britain's House Of Lords Still Seems As Elitist As The Name Suggests

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5:21am

Wed December 10, 2014
Europe

Lebron Somehow Forgets British Royals' Well-Known 'No Touching' Rule

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:23 am

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4:54am

Wed December 10, 2014
Economy

Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:18 pm

Like many beginning farmers, Grant Curtis wants to invest in his operation, but expectations of low prices are tying his hands.
Abby Wendle Harvest Public Media

Farmers who just got into the business in recent years found it was a good time to both plant and harvest.

"We were all spoiled little brats the past two years, with $5, $6, $7 corn, yep," says farmer Grant Curtis.

He's sitting in the captain's chair of his combine on a brisk, overcast day in western Illinois. He's driving back and forth over rows of corn on his family's farm. Then he arcs the 80,000-pound machine off course towards a single stalk he missed.

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4:54am

Wed December 10, 2014
Business

Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:23 am

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4:54am

Wed December 10, 2014
Movies

'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:23 am

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1:28pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Goats and Soda

'Ebola Must Go' — And So Must Prejudice Against Survivors

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 2:55 pm

Members of the community in New Georgia Signboard greet President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Monday for the launch of the Ebola Must Go! campaign.
John W. Poole NPR

A visitor brought Ebola to the community of New Georgia Signboard this summer, and by the middle of August, people were sick with the virus.

Six people died. But it's what the community did for the six survivors in the family that brought Liberia's president to New Georgia Signboard, where she launched her Ebola Must Go! campaign on Monday

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12:44pm

Tue December 9, 2014
National Security

Senate Panel's Report On CIA Calls Harsh Tactics Ineffective

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:16 pm

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6:49am

Tue December 9, 2014
Strange News

Lucky Accident With A State Trooper Helps A Mom Get To Her Sick Son

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

After a state trooper pulled her over for tailgating and let her off with a warning, an 87-year-old woman on a road trip to see her ailing son accidentally backed into the cop's car.

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5:25am

Tue December 9, 2014
Sports

Jets Coach Promises No Tanking In Game Against Equally Awful Titans

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

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5:11am

Tue December 9, 2014
Media

New Republic Staffers Saw A Clash Between Its Mission And New Methods

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

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5:11am

Tue December 9, 2014
Movie Reviews

Stalked By A Fiend Worse Than Any Elm Street Nightmare

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 1:42 pm

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5:11am

Tue December 9, 2014
Environment

Scientists Track Down Serious Methane Leaks In Natural Gas Wells

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

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6:14am

Mon December 8, 2014
Strange News

Laughter Is The Best Medicine For Gulag Blues, Russia Tells Guards

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 7:44 am

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5:08am

Mon December 8, 2014
Shots - Health News

Medicine's Subtle Art Gives A Man The Chance To Breathe Again

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 4:57 pm

Bob Smithson, 79, can now hold his head upright and breathe on his own, thanks to a medication for myasthenia gravis.
M. Scott Brauer for NPR

Bob Smithson had been in the critical care unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for more than a week. He had a rare neuromuscular disease, and his 78-year-old body was being kept alive by tubes that delivered air to his lungs and food to his stomach.

Then Bob's wife, Pat, got some really disturbing news. The hospital's medical staff wanted Bob to have a tracheostomy, a surgical procedure that would carve a hole in his neck and allow doctors to keep him on a breathing machine indefinitely.

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5:07am

Mon December 8, 2014
Sports

Buffalo Bills Flag Officials For Excessive Celebration On Losing Play

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 7:44 am

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4:57am

Mon December 8, 2014
Media

New 'New Republic': A 'Vertically Integrated Digital Media Company'

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 7:44 am

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7:11am

Fri December 5, 2014
Sports

Wilt Chamberlain Gets Extra-Long Stamp

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:07 pm

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7:05am

Fri December 5, 2014
Media

Russian Newspaper Tries Reporting Only Good News

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:07 pm

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5:02am

Fri December 5, 2014
NPR Story

In Oakland, The Disconnect Between Young People And Police

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:07 pm

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Some people are also seeking a way forward, as we hear from Joi Smith of Youth Radio.

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5:02am

Fri December 5, 2014
NPR Story

Prep Work Contributes To Successful Protest Turnout

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 6:16 pm

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5:02am

Fri December 5, 2014
NPR Story

Obama Points To Ashton Carter For Defense Secretary

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:07 pm

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5:02am

Fri December 5, 2014
Theater

Suzan-Lori Parks' New Play, 'Father Comes Home From The Wars'

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:07 pm

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7:12am

Thu December 4, 2014
Politics

16 Things Michele Bachmann Will Miss About Congress

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 7:57 am

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7:04am

Thu December 4, 2014
Technology

YouTube Retools To Accommodate 'Gangnam Style'

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 7:57 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. You might've thought you'd heard the song for the last time.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "GANGNAM STYLE")

PSY: (Singing) Oppa Gangnam style.

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5:06am

Thu December 4, 2014
NPR Story

NASA's Orion Capsule Built To Take Humans Into Deep Space

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 7:57 am

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5:06am

Thu December 4, 2014
NPR Story

Iran Extends Detention Of 'Washington Post' Journalist

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 7:57 am

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5:06am

Thu December 4, 2014
NPR Story

'Black Lives Matter' Slogan Becomes A Bigger Movement

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 12:10 pm

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5:06am

Thu December 4, 2014
NPR Story

For Ebola Orphans In Liberia, It's A Bittersweet New Beginning

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 3:57 pm

Makutu Jabateh hugs her daughter, Mabana Konneh, 5, as the little girl returns home to her neighborhood in Jacobstown, Monrovia.
John W. Poole NPR

Ebola has "orphaned" about 2,000 children in Liberia, health authorities say. Some children are being looked after in two shelters in the country's capital, Monrovia. Reuniting the kids with their relatives, or finding them foster homes, can take time.

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