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One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

Its cast of regulars includes some of the most familiar voices on radio: correspondent Susan Stamberg; commentator Frank Deford; news analysts Cokie Roberts and Juan Williams; and newscasters Jean Cochran and Carl Kasell.

Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

Since its debut in 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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StoryCorps
10:03 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Preserving The Motherhood Advice And Memories Of A Mom

Carol Kirsch and her daughter, Rebecca Posamentier, visited StoryCorps in 2008. Posamentier visited again recently.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 8:10 am

In 2008, Rebecca Posamentier visited StoryCorps with her mother, Carol Kirsch.

"My mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, and I was hoping to get her voice and her thoughts on tape before she couldn't express them anymore," Posamentier said recently during a second visit to StoryCorps.

Kirsch died in March 2011, but during that first visit, Posamentier chatted with her mother about well, motherhood.

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Heavy Rotation
5:51 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Savages.
Richard Dumas Matador Records

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 5:16 pm

In this installment of Heavy Rotation — where we bring to you public radio's new favorite songs — we collaborated with KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif., to bring you an exclusive track from British singer Laura Mvula's session on Morning Becomes Eclectic, plus enjoy a download from rising post-punk band Savages, courtesy of WXPN in Philadelphia.

This week's panel includes:

  • Anne Litt, a DJ at KCRW in Los Angeles.
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Sports
9:01 am
Thu May 9, 2013

NASCAR Panel Reduces JGR Penalties

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A three-member NASCAR appeals panel has dramatically reduced most of the penalties levied against Joe Gibbs Racing for an illegal part found in Matt Kenseth's race-winning engine at Kansas.

The panel reduced the points deducted from Kenseth from 50 to 12, and reinstated his bonus points earned for the April 21 victory. The race will count toward the Chase and he moves from 11th in the Sprint Cup standings to fourth.

NASCAR found one of eight connecting rods in Kenseth's engine was 3 grams too light. JGR appealed, saying Toyota was responsible for the engine part.

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Sports
8:33 am
Thu May 9, 2013

David Moyes Man. U. Manager Front Runner

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Sir Alex Ferguson is on the very short list of most successful coaches and managers in sports history, and he's about to step down.

The Manchester United manager says he will retire at the end of the Premier League season. Ferguson made the announcement a few weeks after capturing his 13th Premier League title and 38th major trophy since taking over United in 1986.

Everton manager David Moyes is the front-runner to take over for the 71-year-old Ferguson.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights Reserved.

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WAMC News
8:22 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Ex-lawmaker To Be Sentenced In NYC In Fraud Case

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A 74-year-old former New York State senator who secretly recorded other lawmakers is facing up to two years in prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.

Shirley Huntley is scheduled to be sentenced today in Brooklyn federal court after pleading guilty to mail fraud conspiracy last winter. The Queens Democrat admitted embezzling nearly $88,000 from a state-funded nonprofit she controlled.

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WAMC News
8:12 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Maloney’s Ag Advisory Committee Issues Report

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NEWBURGH – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s Agricultural Advisory Committee has completed its report listing priorities for the Hudson Valley, one week before the House Agriculture Committee will consider the 2013 farm bill.

Maloney’s committee, comprised of farmers in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Westchester, called for supporting specialty crops, increasing access to credit, expanding distribution of locally-grown food, reducing government regulations, and protecting conservation programs.

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Hudson Valley News
7:58 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Schumer Wants To Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

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WASHINGTON – US Senator Charles Schumer announced his effort to have passed an early detection and rapid response grant program to combat aquatic invasive species once they reach new waterways.

In the Hudson Valley alone, invasive species include Eurasian milfoil, Asian clam, Zebra mussel, Didymo, Water chestnut, Chinese mitten crab, Brittle Naiad, White perch, and Alewife.

Schumer’s bill would allow states and local authorities to petition the Department of the Interior for grants as soon as they identify a threat from invasive species.

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Sports
7:40 am
Thu May 9, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are tied at two games apiece in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals after the Blueshirts posted their second straight 4-3 win at Madison Square Garden. Elsewhere, it was Boston over Toronto 4-3. Los Angeles beat St. Louis 3-2 and Anaheim defeated Detroit 3-2.

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Around the Nation
7:22 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Former Heavyweight Champ Wants To Try Shakespeare

Mike Tyson tells the New York Daily News he would like to play Othello. Reviews of his acting have been mixed, but Tyson says he could do it, given time to prepare. "They say my skills are horrible," he says, "but I have the natural timing."

Around the Nation
7:16 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Gas Scare Attributed To Firm's Educational Cards

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

A natural gas company in Great Falls, Mont., wanted to educate consumers. So it printed up 25,000 scratch-and-sniff cards to show how a gas leak would smell. Then yesterday, the company tossed some of the cards. And as they were crushed in a garbage truck, the gas smell filled the town.

Several buildings were evacuated after people reported gas leaks. The company apologized, but said that their campaign, in a sense, worked.

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