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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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The Washington NFL team is shedding the "Redskins" name effective immediately. The change comes less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched an organizational review amid pressure from sponsors to make a change. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against the name, which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.

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Washington's NFL team is changing its name. In a statement today, the Redskins confirmed they are retiring that name and their logo. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman is following this story. Tom, good morning.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Morning, Steve.

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jul 13, 2020
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Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about an upcoming meeting where the New York State Board of Regents is expected to outline how schools should reopen in the fall. 

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Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to grant clemency to his friend and former campaign adviser, Roger Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress in its 2019 Russia investigation. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 13, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Partly sunny today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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Washington's NFL team will get rid of the name 'Redskins' on Monday, according to multiple reports.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic amid reports that the U.S. reached its sixth daily case record in ten days Thursday. 

Colonie Police are searching for two people involved in a drug deal that turned into a car chase and shooting on Morris Road Thursday evening. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jul 10, 2020
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Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, for an update on some Capital Region businesses that received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 10, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Increasing clouds and humid today, with showers and thunderstorms developing from south to north during the day. Highs in the 80s, lower 90s near the Canadian Border.

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Gustavo Bou scored in the 56th minute to give the New England Revolution a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact in the MLS is Back tournament Thursday night. Bou maneuvered atop the penalty area before a blast that goalkeeper Clement Diop couldn't stop in the match played without fans at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. 

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And I want to bring another voice in here. It's Jessica Levinson. She's a law professor at Loyola University, as well as host of the podcast "Passing Judgment." Professor, thanks for coming on.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's threat to withhold federal funding should schools fail to reopen in the fall. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to help investigate a slew of racist graffiti spray-painted on a railroad bridge in Saranac Lake. The move comes after the head of the state’s Adirondack Diversity Initiative announced she is moving out of the village, saying she feels unsafe living in the area as a black person. 

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The U.S. Justice Department has identified what it calls a “pattern” of excessive force in the Springfield Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau. 

Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jul 9, 2020

Here is Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Heat advisories are in place for many valley locations from noon until 8 p.m. today. It will be mostly sunny, hot and humid with temperatures in the upper 80s to low and mid 90s, and heat index values in the upper 90s. There is a slight chance of an isolated afternoon shower or storm, mainly over the higher terrain.

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Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice before Major League Soccer's return to action Wednesday night. Players wore black T-shirts, black gloves and black facemasks emblazoned with "Black Lives Matter" in a poignant moment that put two of the nation's most prominent changes over the last four months — masks and movements — at the forefront of the return.

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From airlines to paper mills, the job news is grim, and there are growing signs it won't be getting better anytime soon. On Thursday, the Labor Department reported nearly 2.4 million new applications for state and federal unemployment benefits last week.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that a coalition of reform groups is calling on the New York Legislature to limit Governor Andrew Cuomo's emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Erica Miller

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about new footage from a Monday arrest in Schenectady, New York that shows a city police officer repeatedly punching a man in addition to placing his knee on the man's neck.  

Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jul 8, 2020

Here is Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Partly sunny, hot and humid today, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely, especially in the afternoon. Some may be on the strong to severe side, with gusty winds and torrential rain.

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. In a video posted on Instagram, he said his post "was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community," He added that he "just probably never should have posted anything Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person." 

The pandemic, a bad economy, police killings and a fight for racial equality: It's a lot of take in. For some, music has been a way to cope and try to make sense of it all and that is the premise behind the Morning Edition Song Project, in which we asked musicians to write and perform an original song about this moment.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's sinking polling numbers with white, college-educated voters, and considers how they may impact November's election. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about an online video that appears to show a Schenectady police officer pinning a man to the ground by placing his knee on the man's neck. 

Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jul 7, 2020

Here is Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Partly sunny to mostly cloudy today, with the chance of scattered showers or storms in the afternoon. Humid but not as hot, with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.

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