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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

Mon August 22, 2011
U.S.

New National Mall Stop: King Memorial

The memorial to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. opens to the public Monday. The scaffolding came off the 30 foot granite statue last week.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Middle East

Egyptians Fear Military Stymies Democracy Push

The Egyptian military is cracking down on pro-democracy activists, particularly those using the Internet to convey their message. The military rulers are also putting out statements to try to turn public sentiment against the activists, who were pivotal in starting the uprising that ousted former leader Hosni Mubarak.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
World

20 Years Ago: Coup Backfires, Destroys Soviet Union

The Soviet Union was at a tipping point two decades ago. Communist party hardliners, determined to stop President Mikhail Gorbachev's moves towards democracy, attempted a coup. The action backfired, and rallied many Russians behind Boris Yelstin.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Set On Ousting Gadhafi

Most of the Libyan capital Tripoli is controlled by rebels. The rebels, however, are not in control of Moammar Gadhafi's compound. The whereabouts of Gadhafi are unknown. Two of his sons have been arrested.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Sweep Into Tripoli

It appears to be just a matter of time before the rebels take complete control of the capital. There are reports of heavy fighting near Moammar Gadhafi's compound but there is no sign of Gadhafi.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Business

Business News

David Greene has business news.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Theater

Record Could Revive 'Sweet Bye And Bye'

The 1946 musical "Sweet Bye and Bye" was an unmitigated disaster and never made it to Broadway. The show closed in Philadelphia and seemed to be lost forever — until the score was rediscovered in a New Jersey warehouse in 1986.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Business

Mich. Manufacture Expects To Hire 1,000 Workers

Manufacturers are still cautious when it comes to hiring. But one Michigan company is going on a hiring spree. Gentex Corporation mostly makes car mirrors. Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith reports that business is booming.

4:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Africa

White House Says It's Time For Gadhafi To Go

President Obama says it is time for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime to officially end. The U.S. has played a key role in supporting the NATO campaign that began in March — aimed at protecting civilians and the rebels.

7:16am

Fri August 19, 2011
Around the Nation

Rodent Of Unusual Size Stalks Calif. Water Plant

Workers at a waste water plant in central California were taken aback when they saw a huge rodent swimming through the facility's ponds. The capybara is the world's largest rodent. It has a famously docile nature so fish and game officials say they'll let the animal roam.

7:08am

Fri August 19, 2011
Around the Nation

Car Thief Drops Victim's Kids Off Safely

A New York man left his two sons and his poodle in the van and ran into a store. That, according to the New York Post, is when a thief drove off with the vehicle. The man asked for the kids' address and took them home.

4:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

David Greene and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Economy

Weak Data, Economic Fears Provoke Stock Sell-Off

U.S. and European stocks plunged Thursday as investors worried the global economy might be slipping back into recession. The major U.S. market indexes were down sharply. Gold surged and oil fell. And safe haven money kept flowing into U.S. Treasuries.

4:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Europe

Some In France Want To Say Au Revoir To The Euro

France is the latest country to get swept up in the European debt crisis, with market rumors that the country might lose its Triple-A credit rating. NPR's Jackie Northam reports on how the French are reacting to concerns about the financial crisis and the future of the Euro.

4:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Analysis

Palin, Bachmann Comparisons Are Unavoidable

Rep. Michele Bachmann is getting plenty of attention in her run for the GOP presidential nomination. Conservative columnist Reihan Salam tells Renee Montagne the comparisons between Bachmann and Republican star Sarah Palin are inevitable.

4:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Keep Momentum Up In Zawiyah Battle

In Libya, rebel forces have made advances in their battle to unseat Moamar Gadhafi from power. After several days of fierce clashes, opposition fighters have taken the last refinery under Gadhafi's control. The coastal city of Zawiyah, 30 miles from the capital tripoli, is still being contested though.

4:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Europe

Germans Worry What's Behind Wave Of Arsons

In the German capital Berlin, police say scores of vehicles have been burned. But the crimes don't fit the old pattern of attacks on BMWs and Mercedes. Officers dismiss any suggestion this is the start of urban unrest as seen recently in London.

4:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Asia

Brawl Breaks Out During U.S., China Basketball Game

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, host:

It was billed as a China-U.S. Basketball Friendship Match. Friendship? Well, that seemed to disappear. With over nine minutes left in last night's game, things devolved into quite a brawl.

(Soundbite of yelling)

Unidentified Man: It's a friendship game. What are you guys doing?

(Soundbite of scream)

Unidentified Man: It's a friendship game.

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4:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
NPR Story

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

12:01am

Fri August 19, 2011
Food

Seasonal Dessert Recipes To Sweeten Your Summer

Public television host Chris Kimball says Summer Berry Pudding is one of his favorite summertime desserts. You can try a recipe for the pudding here.
Courtesy of Cook's Illustrated

It's that time of year again; when the peaches are sweet and the blackberries are ripe on the bush. So how about skipping straight to dessert?

Chris Kimball hosts public television's America's Test Kitchen, where he and a team of full-time cooks test recipes to perfection. He says that when it comes to summertime desserts, it's important to highlight the best aspects of what's in season.

"You take the principle ingredient, usually fruit," he says, "and you let it shine."

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7:01am

Thu August 18, 2011
Strange News

Engine-Powdered Cooler Loaded With Rum And Coke

In Australia, police caught a man riding what can best be described as a scooter. The engine-powered cooler on wheels was "fully loaded" with rum and coke. Chris Petrie may have gotten away with his creative approach to bar hopping, had he not guzzled beers when he built the scooter.

6:57am

Thu August 18, 2011
World

Lost Emperor Penguin To Head Home This Month

The penguin became a worldwide sensation after it lost its way and ended up 2,000 miles from home in New Zealand.

6:49am

Thu August 18, 2011
Asia

India's Anti-Graft Crusader Agrees To Public Fast

A renowned Indian anti-corruption crusader has struck a deal with police to hold a 15-day public hunger strike against graft. The deal ends a bizarre standoff at a New Delhi prison where the activist's brief detention had turned into a sit-in protest. Renee Montagne talks to Amol Sharma, who's been covering the story for The Wall Street Journal.

6:44am

Thu August 18, 2011
Sports

Good Guys, Bad Boys Loved By Fans When They Win

Let's examine our mixed feelings about athletes and their public personas. Fans tend to like it when nice guys do well but they don't really mind when bad guys succeed. When it comes down to it, we just like winners.

6:05am

Thu August 18, 2011
Around the Nation

First Responders Must Sit Out Sept. 11 Ceremony

The firefighters, police, medics and volunteers who rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks will not be invited to the tenth anniversary memorial ceremony in New York. This announcement has led to anger and frustration among many first responders. But the mayor's office says the new site at Memorial Plaza is simply too small.

4:00am

Thu August 18, 2011
NPR Story

Retailer Doesn't Like What It Sees On 'Jersey Shore '

Retailer Abercrombie and Fitch is offering to pay one of the stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore" program to not wear its clothing in public. The company says Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino's image is contrary to the image it wants to cultivate.

4:00am

Thu August 18, 2011
NPR Story

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Thu August 18, 2011
NPR Story

Obama To Propose Jobs Measure After Vacation

President Obama is off to New England later today for a family vacation. He returned to the White House last night after a three-day bus tour through the upper Midwest. The campaign-style trip produced little in the way of new ideas for boosting job growth. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

4:00am

Thu August 18, 2011
Africa

Rebels Try To Wrest Control Of Zawiya From Gadhafi Troops

David Greene talks to NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro on the latest on the fighting in western Libya. Rebels are trying to seize the oil refinery in Zawiya from Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

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