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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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Gloria Vanderbilt was an artist, heiress, designer and philanthropist who, for many Americans, may be best remembered for her blue jeans. She died at the age of 95.

Vanderbilt's son, Anderson Cooper, announced her death Monday, airing an obituary for her on CNN. Vanderbilt had cancer, he said.

"Earlier this month, we had to take her to the hospital. That's where she learned she had very advanced cancer in her stomach, and that it had spread," Cooper said.

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

7 hours ago
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Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about what New York lawmakers are likely to cover in the last week of the 2019 legislative session.

If civilizations are remembered for what they leave behind, our time might be labeled the Plastic Age. Plastic can endure for centuries. It's everywhere, even in our clothes, from polyester leisure suits to fleece jackets.

A Silicon Valley startup is trying to get the plastic out of clothing and put something else in: biopolymers.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. 

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Gary Woodland has captured his first major golf championship by holding off the two-time defending U.S. Open champion. Woodland closed with a 30-foot putt for birdie to finish three strokes ahead of Brooks Koepka in the Open at Pebble Beach. The Kansas native shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday for a 13 under total.

Spinal surgery made it possible for Liv Cannon to plant her first vegetable garden.

"It's a lot of bending over and lifting the wheelbarrow and putting stakes in the ground," the 26-year-old says as she surveys the tomatillos, cherry tomatoes and eggplants growing in raised beds behind her house in Austin, Texas. "And none of that I could ever do before."

For the first 24 years of her life, Cannon's activities were limited by chronic pain and muscle weakness.

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Attorneys for local governments across the country unveiled a plan Friday that they say would move the nation closer to a global settlement of lawsuits stemming from the deadly opioid crisis.

Final payouts could rival the massive tobacco settlements of the 1990s. Such a deal, if reached, could funnel tens of billions of dollars to communities struggling with the opioid addiction crisis, while restoring stability to one of the country's biggest industries.

Former CENTCOM Chief On Tanker Attacks

Jun 14, 2019

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The U.S. says Iran is responsible for an attack on two commercial oil tankers in the Middle East.

Here's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking yesterday.

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Possible Voice Of Frida Kahlo In Recording

Jun 14, 2019

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. Her appearance is known the world over, but what did the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo sound like? That was lost to history until now.

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FRIDA KAHLO: (Speaking Spanish).

WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York banning religious exemptions for measles vaccinations, President Trump saying Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House at the end of the month, and much more.

WAMC's David Guistina Speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies about this week in New York state government and politics.

Here's Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC regional forecast.

This is turning out to be quite a year for first-time champions.

The Toronto Raptors are celebrating the first NBA championship in their 24-season history after taking Game 6 of the finals, 114-110. It comes one day after the St. Louis Blues captured their first Stanley Cup and two months after Virginia claimed its first NCAA men’s basketball title.

Burt Reynolds' Belongings Up For Auction

Jun 14, 2019

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New Orleans Sues Big Oil

Jun 14, 2019

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New York State lawmakers have ended a religious exemption for vaccinations. The Assembly narrowly approved a bill by 77 to 53  in light of a measles outbreak. It’s already been passed by the Senate and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's comment Wednesday that he might accept damaging information on a 2020 rival from a foreign government, if offered. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Libby Cudmore, managing editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about a bullying incident at the Cooperstown Central School District that's pressuring district officials to take a closer look at how they handle harassment and discrimination. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 13, 2019
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WNYT

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

Cloudy and quite cool with rain today, possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

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St. Louis has reason to celebrate for the next few days after the Blues won the Stanley Cup for the first time since becoming an NHL franchise in 1967. Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots and the Blues took Game 7 of the final by defeating the Bruins, 4-1 in Boston. 

New York state and local leaders joined recreation enthusiasts at the capitol Thursday to recognize the area’s biking, hiking and walking trails and call for more options.
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Following a spirited debate, the New York state Assembly approved a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. It’s not a done deal though, and it faces resistance in the state Senate.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a deal reached on rent protections for tenants in New York, and comedian Jon Stewart's scolding speech before Congress Tuesday. He also comments on a new Quinnipiac poll showing former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of President Trump in a hypothetical 2020 matchup. 

New York state and local leaders joined recreation enthusiasts at the capitol Thursday to recognize the area’s biking, hiking and walking trails and call for more options.
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Legislative leaders in Albany agreed Tuesday to tighten tenant protections for millions of New York City apartment dwellers and authorized cities around the state to craft their own restrictions on rents.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 12, 2019
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WNYT

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

Sunny today. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. 

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Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer in the first inning off an ineffective James Paxton, J.D. Davis and Carlos Gómez also went deep, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 10-4 for a split of their day-night doubleheader.

It can be hard to quantify the problem of elder abuse. Experts believe that many cases go unreported. And Wednesday morning, their belief was confirmed by two new government studies.

The research, conducted and published by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, finds that in many cases of abuse or neglect severe enough to require medical attention, the incidents have not been reported to enforcement agencies, though that's required by law.

Lonnie Bunch III's interest in the past began with an incomplete story. His grandfather, a sharecropper-turned-dentist, would read history books to him, and Bunch would wonder why the pictures of black children contained little detail — why the captions simply read "unknown children" or "anonymous."

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the Justice Department will deliver Mueller evidence to the House, and analyzes President Trump's deal to avoid tariffs with Mexico. 

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