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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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An advocate for victims of violent crime is asking a provocative question. Danielle Sered wonders, what if the young black men who died in police confrontations in Ferguson and Staten Island had actually survived, alive but injured?

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In 1962, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a speech in Rocky Mount, N.C.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: I have a dream tonight. It is a dream rooted deeply in the American dream.

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An intern at apartmentlist.com wanted to increase the size of his burrito at Chipotle, and he discovered some secrets. First, order a burrito bowl, not a burrito, and get tortillas on the side. Also when you ask for two meats, they split them up but give a bigger overall portion. Same goes for when you get two different kinds of rice and beans. The intern weighed the ingredients back at the office and - voila - he got a burrito 86 percent bigger.

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When bioengineer Christina Smolke started her own research lab, she was only 29-years-old. But that didn't stop her from setting colossal goals.

Smolke immediately began to work on what many considered to be a holy grail in bioengineering: yeast that can literally brew narcotic drugs. Achieving that, she knew, could open the door to the quick development of better medications of all sorts.

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Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Ted Cruz can fry bacon on a hot gun, but that's nothing compared to this Canadian candidate.

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WYATT SCOTT: Hey, I'm Wyatt Scott, and I'm running for Parliament...

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Football fans - and even those who don't watch any football - hear this.

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JOHN FACENDA: Professional football in America is a special game - a unique game played nowhere else on earth.

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