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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

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.

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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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing tension in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and examines reports that the Sunday police killing of Daunte Wright was the result of an "accidental discharge." 

Mike Goodwin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about New York's decision to allow in-person proms and graduation ceremonies under strict COVID-19 guidelines this spring. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower 60s.

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Minnesota's Twins, Wild and Timberwolves all postponed their games scheduled for Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in a nearby suburb. Daunte Wright was killed Sunday by a police officer in Brooklyn Center after a traffic stop. The Red Sox and Twins were scheduled for a four-game series beginning Monday afternoon at Target Field.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy of Newsday for an update on the coronavirus pandemic in New York. They also discuss reports that the state is seeking to suspend or revoke the licenses of about 20 real estate agents in Long Island, following a Newsday investigation of discrimination in the industry. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 12, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Cloudy with showers today. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

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Hideki Matsuyama has become the first Japanese male to win a major championship. Matsuyama has captured the Masters by closing with a 1-over 73, good enough for a one-stroke win over Will Zalatoris.

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President Biden wants Congress to raise spending on schools, climate and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is all part of his initial $1.5 trillion budget request, which was released this morning. Defense spending stays relatively flat.

Updated April 9, 2021 at 1:28 PM ET

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will not be forming a union.

The vast majority of votes cast by Amazon's workers in Bessemer, Ala., were against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in a stinging defeat of the union drive. The final tally showed 1,798 votes against unionizing and 738 votes in favor of the union.

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Prince Philip, the royal consort of Queen Elizabeth II, died this morning at Windsor Castle in England. The Duke of Edinburgh was 99 years old.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. In testimony Thursday, pulmonary specialist Martin Tobin said Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned to the pavement with Chauvin's knee on his neck. 

Updated April 9, 2021 at 11:48 AM ET

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and the Duke of Edinburgh, died Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. He was the first male royal consort since Queen Victoria's time in the 1800s — and the longest-serving consort in British history.

Marina Villeneuve
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about the $212 billion budget passed by New York state lawmakers earlier this week. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 9, 2021
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Mostly sunny early today, then increasing clouds. Highs in the upper 60s to around 70.

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The New York Mets received a gift in their home opener. Michael Conforto was credited with a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded by plate umpire Ron Kulpa, bringing home the winning run in the Mets' 3-2 decision over the Marlins.

The number of migrants encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border in March was the most in at least 15 years, as agents for U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended nearly 172,000 people, according to Biden administration officials.

This included nearly 19,000 children and teenagers traveling without a parent — double the levels from February and the most ever in a single month.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III, who says he won't vote with his fellow Democrats to weaken or eliminate the legislative filibuster. 

Melissa Mangini
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about why one attorney says those hoping to enter New York's upcoming marijuana industry shouldn't wait. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 8, 2021
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. 

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Christian Vázquez homered, Xander Bogaerts had three hits and J.D. Martinez went for extra bases for the seventh game in a row to help the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2. Nathan Eovaldi scattered three hits over seven innings, striking out seven. They've beaten the defending AL champion Rays in three straight by a combined score of 26-9.

Updated April 7, 2021 at 11:52 AM ET

The European Union's drug regulator said Wednesday that the benefits of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its risks, but that rare blood clotting events should be listed as a possible side effect.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that New York lawmakers have reached a deal on a $212 billion state budget, nearly a week after it was due. 

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The New York state budget includes a $3 billion increase in school funding, as part of a plan to fulfill a 15-year-old court order that required the state to spend significantly more on its schools to guarantee every child’s constitutional right to an education.  

Miles Reed
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about an agreement by New York state lawmakers to fully fund the state's core education aid formula over the next three years. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 7, 2021
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.

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Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have regained a share of first place in the NBA's Eastern Conference, pulling even with the Brooklyn Nets by downing Boston. Embiid scored 35 points as the Sixers finished a three-game season sweep of the Celtics, 106-96.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd last year. 

Mike Goodwin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about why New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is urging state transportation officials to adopt protocols recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board. 

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