Morning Edition

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Renée Montagne, Steve Inskeep

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.

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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5:55am

Tue November 25, 2014
Around the Nation

Piano In 'Casablanca' Sells For $3.4 Million

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with news from "Casablanca."

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INGRID BERGMAN: (As Isla) Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake.

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5:55am

Tue November 25, 2014
Europe

Hotel Looking For Guests With Social Media Clout

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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4:20am

Tue November 25, 2014
NPR Story

New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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4:20am

Tue November 25, 2014
NPR Story

Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, crowded terminals, little personal space. It is the busiest travel week of the year. Here's NPR's David Schaper.

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4:20am

Tue November 25, 2014
NPR Story

Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony Made Public

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 9:57 am

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12:02pm

Mon November 24, 2014
U.S.

Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down. President Obama made the announcement in an East Room appearance minutes ago.

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9:29am

Mon November 24, 2014
U.S.

Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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7:06am

Mon November 24, 2014
Asia

Hospital 'Shocks' Fathers-To-Be

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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6:25am

Mon November 24, 2014
Europe

Polish Town Thinks Winnie The Pooh Needs A Pair Of Pants

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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4:16am

Mon November 24, 2014
NPR Story

Ferguson Clergy Appeal For Calm Ahead Of Grand Jury's Decision

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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4:16am

Mon November 24, 2014
NPR Story

After 50 Years, Obama To Honor 3 Civil Rights Activists

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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4:16am

Mon November 24, 2014
NPR Story

D.C.'s 'Mayor For Life' Ends His Reign: Marion Barry Dies At 78

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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4:16am

Mon November 24, 2014
NPR Story

How Real Estate Markets May Affect The Birth Rate

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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All right. Our colleague Steve Inskeep recently sat down with NPR's Shankar Vedantam. Shankar joins us regularly to talk about social science research. This time the conversation was about having babies.

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4:16am

Mon November 24, 2014
NPR Story

Experts Suggest OPEC's Power Over Oil Prices Is Waning

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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9:54am

Fri November 21, 2014
Politics

Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 11:46 am

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And this morning, House Speaker John Boehner has weighed in. He delivered a statement reacting to President Obama's plans to overhaul the country's immigration system. Here's some of what he had to say.

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