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A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep and David Greene in Washington, D.C.; Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA; and Bill Wheelhouse in Springfield, IL. These hosts often get out from behind the anchor desk and travel to report on the news firsthand.

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.  The WUIS/SJ-R Business Report with Tim Landis brings it home.

Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based around the world, WUIS and Illinois Public Radio journalists, 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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4:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

New York Teen Gets Accepted To All Ivy League Schools

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 6:49 am

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4:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Clinton Returns To New Hampshire, Site Of 2008 Comeback

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4:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Ringo Starr Makes Second Appearance Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 6:49 am

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It's a milestone in the music world that was long coming. This story is also an excuse to play some music by the Beatles.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS")

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4:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

South African Authorities Try To Quell Xenophobic Violence

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 6:49 am

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Around the Nation
6:11 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Minn. Town Outraged After Double Dots Over Its Letter 'O' Are Dropped

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 6:35 am

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Politics
6:11 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

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4:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Golden State's Stephen Curry Perfects 3-Pointers

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4:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Awkward At Times But 'Child 44' Can Hold Audiences' Attention

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4:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Demand Increases For Vinyl Records

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I'm David Greene, wishing you a happy Record Store Day.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL")

BOB SEGER: (Singing) Just take those old records off the shelf.

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Around the Nation
6:27 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Company Offers $70,000 A Year Minimum Wage

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 6:47 am

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Europe
6:27 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Ex-ABBA Member Capitalizes On 'Mamma Mia!' Franchise

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4:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Desalination Plants: Drought Cure Or Growth Enabler?

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 6:47 am

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4:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Students' Work Ethic Affected By Peer Groups, Desire To Be Popular

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 11:17 am

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4:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Art From Japanese-American Internment Camps Saved From Auction Block

This watercolor scene at a mess hall in Wyoming's Heart Mountain internment camp was painted by Estelle Peck Ishigo, a white woman who voluntarily followed her Japanese-American husband into internment camps.
Courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 11:23 am

A collection of art and others artifacts related to the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II will not be sold to the highest bidder.

A New Jersey auction house was set to sell more than 400 items on Friday. But Rago Arts and Auction Center decided to withdraw the items on Wednesday after protests from descendants of internees who were wrongfully imprisoned by the U.S. government during the war.

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Europe
7:10 am
Wed April 15, 2015

European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 11:34 am

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Around the Nation
6:22 am
Wed April 15, 2015

S.C. Teen's Promprosal Required An Airplane

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 7:11 am

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Around the Nation
6:20 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Minn. Senators Still May Not Make Eye Contact During Floor Debates

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 7:11 am

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NPR Story
4:10 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Updated Driving Advice: A Better Way To Grip The Steering

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 7:11 am

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4:10 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Clinton Tours Iowa; Begins Outlining 4 Pillars Of Her Campaign

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 11:33 am

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4:10 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Educators Sentenced To Jail In Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 1:36 pm

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World
6:47 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Ukulele Orchestra Tries To Break Record

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:01 am

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5:55 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Driver Safety Tip: Don't Smoke Around Gunpowder

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:01 am

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4:01 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Iran To Try 'Washington Post' Journalist With Economic Spying

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 1:40 pm

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4:01 am
Tue April 14, 2015

IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 5:02 pm

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4:01 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Blackwater Case Raised Many New Legal Issues

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 12:42 pm

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Around the Nation
6:18 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Waiting Reporters Receive Pizzas From Hillary Clinton Team

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:00 am

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Around the Nation
6:18 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Police In Rural Washington State Find Stolen Cabin

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:00 am

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3:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Right-Wing Comics, Young Libertarian Keep Protests Going In Brazil

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:00 am

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3:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Wins Masters Golf Tournament

Last year's champion, Bubba Watson, helps Jordan Spieth put on the iconic green jacket Sunday at the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
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Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 11:02 am

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NPR Story
3:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

SuperPACS Are Back And They Are More Powerful Than Ever

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:00 pm

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