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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.
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Is That Gas I Smell, Or Cinnamon?
A gas pipeline was being fixed in Harlem and officials didn't want a flood of 911 calls from people smelling gas. So they masked the smell by adding cinnamon to the gas.
Bakery Apparently Mishears Cake Order
To celebrate Laura Grambel's college graduation, her mom ordered a cake: Indiana red and white, with a photo of Laura's face. One more request: a graduation cap, made of icing. Instead, the baker drew a cat on Laura's head
Remembering Astronaut Sally Ride's Historic Journey
Thirty years ago Tuesday, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. She was aboard the shuttle Challenger. Less than three years later, it would explode on takeoff, killing seven crew members.
An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet. So far, over 100 children have been outfitted.
Obama Hints Fed Chairman May Be Leaving
President Obama has made the clearest hint yet that Ben Bernanke's time as chairman of the Federal Reserve may soon be up. In an interview that aired on PBS, Obama told Charlie Rose: "Ben Bernanke's a little bit like Bob Mueller, the head of the FBI, where he's already stayed a lot longer than he wanted or he was supposed to."
Feds Raid 7-Eleven Stores In Immigration Scam
Authorities in New York have announced the arrest of eight men and one woman in what they say was a wide-ranging conspiracy to staff convenience stores with illegal immigrant workers and steal those workers' wages.
European Aviation Firms Spotlighted At Paris Air Show
The world's premier commercial and military aviation and space trade fair is underway. The Paris Air Show is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The competition between European and U.S. plane makers Airbus and Boeing is a staple of the show.
Teen Prefers Jail To Home Detention
Authorities in New Zealand have been locking up some criminals in their homes rather than jail. A local newspaper reports one young man, after serving 10 months of his 11 month sentence, called the police to say he's "sick of playing Xbox games." And if they didn't pick him up, he would violate his detention.
G-8 Leaders Wrap Up Summit In Nothern Ireland
The G-8 leaders reached some agreement on steps to shore up the still-weak global economy. But Russia remains an outlier in the group when it comes to addressing the bloody civil war in Syria.
High Court Strikes Down Voting Law In Arizona
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona has no right to demand documents proving citizenship when people register to vote. In a 7-2 decision, the court said the National Voter Registration Act trumps state law. At the same time, the court told Arizona officials how to get what they want, anyway.
Steve Inskeep co-hosts Morning Edition. In 2004, he joined a team to reshape the program to aggressively cover breaking news. ME is the most widely heard radio news program in the United States.
From NPR West Renée Montagne co-hosts NPR's Morning Edition, a position she moved into in December 2004. She has worked for NPR's Science, National, and Foreign desks. For two years, she co-hosted All Things Considered with Robert Siegel .
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