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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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4:00am

Thu September 8, 2011
Around the Nation

Public Hearing Brings Out Both Sides To Kansas Abortion Debate

Kansas is one of several states trying to increase licensing requirements and regulations for clinics that perform abortions. The state has enacted a new set of rules but a lawsuit has prevented them from taking effect. On Wednesday, Kansas officials held a public hearing to consider changes to the rules.

4:00am

Thu September 8, 2011
Africa

Tripoli Residents Start Life Over Without Gadhafi

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, host:

And let's turn now to Libya, where the capital Tripoli is rapidly rebounding from the fighting that ousted Moammar Gadhafi from power. Less than three weeks after the rebels launched their assault on the city, shops are re-opening, the water and electricity are back on, and garbage is being picked up. Tripoli's new city officials are also working to re-establish security. NPR's Jason Beaubien is in the city and sent us this report.

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4:00am

Thu September 8, 2011
Business

Business News

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have business news.

4:00am

Thu September 8, 2011
Economy

What New Jobs Fix Will Obama Propose Tonight?

President Obama, in a joint session of Congress Thursday night, will announce his plan to get more Americans working. David Greene speaks to David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal about the challenges Obama faces promoting a jobs program and reviving the economy.

4:00am

Thu September 8, 2011
Business

e-Book Founder Michael S. Hart Dies At 64

In 1971, computer scientist Michael S. Hart typed the text of the Declaration of Independence and made it available on a computer network so others could read it as well. It was an electronic document, and he created what you might think of as the prototypical e-book. Before his death this week at the age of 64, Hart founded Project Gutenberg, which provides free digital literature, to spread literacy.

4:00am

Thu September 8, 2011
Politics

Perry, Romney Capture Spotlight At GOP Debate

Transcript

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, Im David Greene.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And Im Steve Inskeep.

Just a few months ago, many Republicans seemed to assume that their candidate for president would be a long shot in 2012.

GREENE: But now President Obama is looking more vulnerable, so Republican candidates attended a debate last night, knowing that one of them could have a real chance to win.

INSKEEP: First, of course, they battle each other. Former front-runner Mitt Romney faced with the current front runner, Rick Perry.

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12:01am

Thu September 8, 2011
Author Interviews

A Libyan Son Mourns His Father's 'Disappearance'

Anatomy of a Disappearance

It's been 20 years since Hisham Matar's father disappeared. He was a vocal opponent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and was kidnapped while living in exile in Egypt in 1990. Just as Gadhafi's regime was collapsing this summer, Matar published Anatomy of a Disappearance, a novel about an exile who is kidnapped, as told from the perspective of his teenage son.

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7:31am

Wed September 7, 2011
Around the Nation

Tech Company Builds A Ghost Town In New Mexico

New Mexico wants to make itself a home for new technology. And so it's welcoming a tech company that's building an entire new city — with no residents. The model metropolis would be designed to test everything from renewable energy to intelligent traffic systems.

7:24am

Wed September 7, 2011
Around the Nation

World's Largest Stir Fry Requires A Really Big Pan

Take 800 pounds of chicken, 500 pounds of onions and add carrots, bok choy and peanuts. And you've got the world's largest stir fry. Yes, the people at Guinness World Records keep track of this. The frying pan at the University of Massachusetts was 14 feet across.

4:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
NPR Story

Business News

Steve Inskeep has business news.

4:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
NPR Story

How Mortgage Refinancing Could Spark Economic Recovery

Steve Inskeep talks to Columbia University Business School's Christopher Mayer about his number one fix for the economy. He thinks homeowners with mortgages through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac should be able to refinance their homes at lower interest rates, regardless of their credit score.

4:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
Politics

Romney Plan Vows To Add 11 Million Jobs In 4 Years

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday laid out a wide-ranging economic proposal. Romney announced his plan inside a giant truck warehouse in Nevada.

4:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
NPR Story

British Parliament Resumes Phone-Hacking Hearings

A parliamentary committee in London yesterday summoned four former top officials for Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper empire to face questions about the tabloid phone-hacking scandal there. Those former executives contradicted previous testimony from their old boss: James Murdoch.

4:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
Economy

Money Shortage Could Hinder Mail Delivery

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe was on Capitol Hill Tuesday. He told a Senate panel if Congress doesn't act fast, the Postal Service won't be able to pay its bills.

4:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
Business

Amazon May Use 7-Eleven As Package Pick-Up Station

Amazon.com is testing out a new delivery system in Seattle. It involves a customer picking up their Amazon order at a nearby 7-Eleven.

12:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
NPR Story

For Hollywood's Dream Factory, A Sober 'New Normal'

Denis Leary's troubled Tommy Gavin is a firefighter haunted by Sept. 11 memories (and more) on the FX drama Rescue Me.
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In September 2001, Hollywood found itself in a place where it doesn't much like to dwell: reality.

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8:08am

Tue September 6, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Block Gadhafi Stronghold Bani Walid

The town of Bani Walid is the latest location of a front line in the war to capture the final strongholds of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. Over the weekend, efforts to negotiate the town's surrender broke down. The talks have resumed, even as rebels threaten to attack.

7:54am

Tue September 6, 2011
Around the Nation

The White Zone is For Loading ... Explosives?

At the airport in Phoenix, Ariz., police had a container full of explosives they used for training. On Friday, it vanished from an airport terminal. On Monday, a motorist spotted the container by the side of the road. A bomb squad determined that nobody tampered with the explosives, other than stealing them in the first place.

7:48am

Tue September 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Terrapin Fans Want Maryland's New Uniforms Sacked

In college football Monday night, the Maryland Terrapins beat Miami. But Terps' fans were left wondering: What was our team wearing? Maryland debuted new uniforms, and the Twitter reviews were decidedly negative.

4:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Business

Airbnb Connects Homeowners With Travelers Looking To Save

NPR's Asma Khalid reports on one of several new websites that connect travelers with homeowners who have a spare room. Airbnb is one of the fastest growing of these rental-by-owner sites. But as with other fast-growing businesses, it faces several challenges.

4:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Economy

Obama Previews Jobs Plan In Detroit

President Obama is trying to rally public support for the jobs program he'll spell out to Congress later this week. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit Monday, Obama offered a sneak preview of parts of the plan. Labor leaders said they're encouraged by the president's new-found aggressiveness on the jobs front.

4:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Economy

Economy Needs More than A Quick Fix

David Greene has been revisiting some of the stories from a trip he took across America back in 2009 to mark President Obama's first 100 days in office. In his second report in the series "100 Days Revisited," he talks to Dorothy Jerse and Carolyn Toops, two of the ladies he spoke to in 2009. The women — both in their 80s — have been meeting every Wednesday for the last 25 years at Boo's Crossroads Café in Terre Haute, Indiana, for breakfast.

4:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Threaten To Invade Bani Walid

Rebels in Libya have encircled the pro-Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid and are threatening to attack the town. Bani Walid is one of only a handful of towns still controlled by Gadhafi forces.

4:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
NPR Story

Tripoli Has Changed Tremendously Since February

After nine weeks reporting on the progress of Libyan rebels, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reflects on the state of the country. Having just left the capital, she tells Steve Inskeep that Tripoli is a different city today from the one she encountered in February when the revolution began.

4:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
NPR Story

Convoy Of Gadhafi Troops Cross Into Niger

David Greene reports on news that a troop convoy from Libya has crossed into the country of Niger. It's not clear if any family members of Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi are part of the convoy.

4:00am

Tue September 6, 2011
Business

Business News

David Greene has business news.

12:01am

Tue September 6, 2011
Hidden World Of Girls

Ex-L.A. Gang Member Trades Streets For Family Life

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 3:20 pm

BooBoo (right) flashes a Playboys gang hand sign, 1993.
Robert Yager

Los Angeles is arguably the epicenter of street gangs stretching back for generations. NPR's Mandalit del Barco has been documenting the lives of gang members in the city for nearly two decades. For the series "The Hidden World of Girls," produced with the Kitchen Sisters, del Barco revisits one gang girl she profiled for an NPR documentary in 1995.

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7:47am

Mon September 5, 2011
Business

Cooking School Owners May Soon Eat Losses

Many people dream of becoming chefs. Some have gone to the California Culinary Academy or other Le Cordon Bleu cooking schools. And now former students are suing. They claim school recruiters misled them about their job prospects after graduation. The school's parent company has now agreed to offer millions of dollars in rebates to students: $20,000 each.

7:47am

Mon September 5, 2011
Around the Nation

'Rookie' Takes The Field

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 4:18 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

If this story is not already being made into a movie, it could be. In 1968, Alan Moore left behind his college football career when he headed off to serve in Vietnam. Now, at age 61, he's decided to pick up where he left off. He's a junior at Faulkner University in Alabama, where he nabbed a spot on the team as place kicker. His first game is September 10th. The head coach says it took a while to stop calling his new player sir.

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