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Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition. Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories. The range of coverage includes reports on the Supreme Court from Nina Totenberg; education from Claudio Sanchez; health coverage from Joanne Silberner; and the latest on national security from Tom Gjelten. Steve and Renee interview newsmakers: from politicians, to academics, to filmmakers. In-depth stories explore topics like “digital generations” about the effect of technology on the way we live; special series delve into the intersection of science and art, and find untold stories of the country’s Hidden Kitchens. Morning Edition, it’s a world of ideas tailored to fit into your busy life.

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Food Banks Appreciate Edible Donations

Oct 9, 2017

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In Stockholm this morning, the Nobel Prize in economics was announced.

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President Trump is sharpening the terms of a deal. He says he wants a lot in return for protecting young people who are known as DREAMers.

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Grupo Ayé is a Cuban salsa band from Grand Rapids. They perform in Traverse City on Satruday night.
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Grupo Ayé is a Cuban salsa band from Grand Rapids. And even if you don’t know how to dance, there’s at least one guy who thinks you won’t be able to help yourself when you hear their music.

“You have to dance to this music,” says Robert Mulligan, the band’s founder. “When you hear it, your body just naturally wants to move.”


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Review: 'Blade Runner 2049'

Oct 6, 2017

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"Blade Runner" is back. Sure, Harrison Ford will always be Han Solo and Indiana Jones. But diehard fans also know him as Rick Deckard, hero of Ridley Scott's iconic sci-fi film.

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Proof Of The Dangers Of Pumpkin Spice

Oct 6, 2017

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Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is vowing to speed the cleanup of toxic Superfund sites, part of a shift away from climate change and toward what he calls the "basics" of clean air and water. He says EPA will soon name a Top 10 list of sites to focus on. One place hoping to get on that list is Tar Creek Superfund site, in far northeast Oklahoma, where a team of agency officials recently visited.

The Economics Of A Monthly Movie Pass

Oct 6, 2017

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This next story asks, who really benefits when you get a bargain movie ticket? - which you can for a monthly subscription. The price recently went down so low it's worth asking what the company is really getting. Here's Elizabeth Kulas of our PLANET MONEY podcast.

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The Nobel Peace Prize was announced this morning in Oslo.

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How Bump Stocks Make Guns Fire Faster

Oct 5, 2017

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Where Recovery Stands In Puerto Rico

Oct 5, 2017

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The clock is winding down for thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

The Trump administration has stopped accepting new applications for the program known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that protects nearly 700,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation. Thursday is the deadline for thousands of current DACA recipients to renew their status for what could be the last time.

I'm Not Drunk, I'm A Time Traveler

Oct 5, 2017

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Thief Targets Martial Arts Gym

Oct 5, 2017

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We now do know that a special device was used to maximize the carnage in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

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