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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.

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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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Imagine for a minute: A company makes a vaccine that protects kids from a life-threatening disease but, with little warning, decides to stop selling it in the U.S.

That's exactly what happened last year in West Africa, for a vaccine against rotavirus — a disease that kills about 200,000 young children and babies each year.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's announcement that he will impose tariffs on Mexico if the country doesn't do more to limit illegal immigration into the U.S. 

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

May 31, 2019
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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 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent interviews with WAMC, where the Democrat announced he will seek a fourth term, and spoke out against the "gay panic defense" in the state.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 31, 2019
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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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The Golden State Warriors had won the last four openers in the NBA Finals before running into the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S. by downing the Warriors, 118-109. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Robert Mueller's first public statement on the Russia inquiry Wednesday, which came with an increase in calls by House Democrats for President Trump's impeachment. He also considers whether House Democrats will push Mueller to testify before Congress. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about how Dreams Park and All-Star Village families are contributing to the real estate market in Otsego County, New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 30, 2019
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WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with a scattered shower and possibly a thunderstorm late today. Highs in the lower-to-mid 70s.

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Carl Gunnarsson has allowed the St. Louis Blues to even the Stanley Cup final at a game apiece. Gunnarsson scored on a blast from the point 3:51 into overtime to push the Blues past the Bruins, 3-2 in Boston.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his latest Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, where the Democratic governor said he will seek a fourth term. He also comments on the issue of ethics reform in New York state, and the escalating clash between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about a five-year contract extension for Niskayuna Central School District Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, which has sparked objections from some school staff and town residents.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 29, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm today. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. 

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Michael Conforto's first career grand slam snapped a seventh-inning tie and the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3. Conforto struck out twice but his five RBIs helped the Mets end a six-game road skid.

Police in upstate New York are investigating a shooting that left two people dead at an Oneida County house in Deerfield. It happened at about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. 

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

Editor's note: This story includes includes brief mentions of suicide.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a warning from German Chancellor Angela Merkel that there are "dark forces" on the rise in Europe. He also considers what New York lawmakers have yet to tackle, as they near the end of the 2019 legislative session. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 28, 2019
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Cloudy and cool with showers and possibly thunderstorms. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. 

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The Boston Bruins have taken the opener of the Stanley Cup final with a comeback over the St. Louis Blues. Sean Kuraly scored the tiebreaking goal 5:21 into the third period before Brad Marchand added an empty-netter in the Bruins’ 4-2 victory over the Blues in Boston. 

For the picturesque college town of Durham in southeastern New Hampshire, a reckoning came in 2017.

That was the year a complaint about the cultural appropriation of Cinco de Mayo spiraled into weeks of racial unrest, a boiling over of tensions that had simmered for years at the University of New Hampshire. Students who called out racist incidents faced a backlash of online bullying, swastikas and slurs, and the vandalism of sculptures that symbolized their cause.

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When the Camp Fire raced into the Northern California town of Paradise on Nov. 8, destroying nearly 19,000 structures and claiming 85 lives, Chris Beaudis narrowly escaped. He drove out of the Sierra foothills in his Ford Bronco with only his pit bull. He lost everything and has no insurance.

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

May 27, 2019
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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 Republican New York State Senator James Tedisco, who is asking the federal government to create a student loan forgiveness program for gold star families. 

Greg Pollak's Morning Forecast

May 27, 2019
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Greg Pollak's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s.

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Zack Wheeler worked a season-high 7 1/3 innings and Adeiny Hechavarria slammed a go-ahead, three-run homer as the Mets topped the Tigers, 4-3 in the rubber match of the series.

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The Trump administration wants to redefine the word sex, at least in terms of the Affordable Care Act and who gets protected from discrimination. With us now to explain, NPR's Selena Simmons-Duffin, who is following this. Thanks for being here, Selena.

SELENA SIMMONS-DUFFIN, BYLINE: Hi.

MARTIN: So explain this. We're talking specifically about transgender people - right? - and what kind of health care they can receive.

Four years after implementing a policy to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, Connecticut has seen a reduction in hit-and-run crashes and a steep decline in the number of people found guilty of unlicensed driving.

More than 50,000 undocumented immigrants in the state have taken written exams, vision tests and road tests to obtain driver's licenses, funneling several million dollars into the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing feud between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump has called Pelosi "a mess" and Pelosi has demanded his family stage an "intervention." Chartock also considers what the Department of Justice's indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act might mean for journalists. 

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