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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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5:22 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Secret Service Wants Another White House (For Practice)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:23 am

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Food
4:38 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

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Politics
4:18 am
Wed March 18, 2015

The Sudden Fall Of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:23 am

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Middle East
4:14 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Report Cites Abuses By Iraqi Militias

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StoryCorps
4:14 am
Wed March 18, 2015

A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

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Next, were going to listen to the man behind this music.

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Strange News
4:56 am
Tue March 17, 2015

It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:25 am

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World
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Four Tropical Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:25 am

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Middle East
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

A History Of West Bank Settlements

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:25 am

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Latin America
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

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And a controversy is swelling in Mexico over press freedoms. That's after one of the country's most famous investigative journalists was fired from her radio show. She's known for targeting some of Mexico's top public figures. NPR's Carrie Kahn has more.

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Games & Humor
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

She's Behind The Billy: Hide And Seek At Ikea

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:25 am

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Sports
5:08 am
Mon March 16, 2015

A Word Of Advice To Baseball Players: Sneeze Carefully

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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Television
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Documentary Filmmakers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

The popularity of Carson and company on the hit show Downton Abbey is tough for PBS documentary films to compete with. Some major markets — including New York — are considering moving those docs out of prime time.
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Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:09 am

As PBS enjoys the success of shows like Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow, documentary filmmakers feel they're being marginalized.

Two signature documentary shows on PBS — POV and Independent Lens — air rigorous, in-depth reports about difficult issues often set in minority communities. They also enjoy a prime time slot on many stations, including New York City's WNET, one of the largest PBS member stations in the country.

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U.S.
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Once Lost, Internment Camp In Hawaii Now A National Monument

Hawaii's Honouliuli Internment Camp held thousands of prisoners of war and hundreds of Japanese-American citizens during World War II
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Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 1:39 pm

The Honouliuli internment camp, not far from Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, held as many as 4,000 prisoners during World War II, including hundreds of Japanese-Americans.

In February, President Obama named the location a national monument.

The camp became known by prisoners as "jigokudani," or "Hell's Valley," says Carole Hayashino, the president of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

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Europe
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

After Attacks, Is Europe Still Safe For Jews?

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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Around the Nation
6:31 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Atlantic Coast Conference Mascots Face Off Without Otto The Orange

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Europe
6:17 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Rowdy Soccer Fans Get An Offer To Be Civilized

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4:12 am
Fri March 13, 2015

More Indians Who Moved To The U.S. Decide To Return Home

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 6:56 am

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4:12 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Utah's Governor Signs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 8:49 am

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4:12 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Ferguson Needs To Be Model For Systemic Change, Professor Says

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 5:27 pm

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Europe
6:24 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Moscow City Hall Offers Handyman Services

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 6:37 am

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Around the Nation
5:52 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Lesson To Learn: Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 6:37 am

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NPR Story
4:10 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Lower Oil Prices Hurt Iraq's Fight Against ISIS

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 6:37 am

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4:10 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Like The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, Area C Is Complicated

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 12:38 pm

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4:10 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Twitter Updates Policy To Combat Revenge Porn

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:14 am

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Around the Nation
6:24 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Lost Love Letter Resurfaces After 70 Years

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 6:41 am

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Around the Nation
5:32 am
Wed March 11, 2015

D.C. Court Orders Row House Resident Not To Smoke

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 6:41 am

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Law
4:26 am
Wed March 11, 2015

9 Iraqi Interpreters Sue U.S. Government Over Visa Delays

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 5:38 pm

During a decade of war, U.S. troops relied on interpreters — thousands of Iraqis and Afghans — who worked and often fought alongside Americans.

Many of them were promised visas to the U.S. but they have been waiting for years with no answer. Now, nine Iraqis are suing the U.S. government to get their status resolved.

All the Iraqis in the lawsuit go by code names because of ongoing threats to their lives.

Plaintiff Alpha was in an ambush with U.S. troops and got shot in the back, but he continued to work with the U.S. military after he recovered.

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NPR Story
4:02 am
Wed March 11, 2015

African Nations Join Coalition To Fight Boko Haram

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 8:58 am

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Animals
4:02 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Correction To Monday's Story On Banned Snakes

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 6:41 am

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4:02 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Critics Take Aim At Port Of Seattle's Lease With Shell Oil

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 6:41 am

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