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100 Years Ago, The First Woman Was Elected To The U.S. House

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first female lawmaker elected to Congress. By the time she arrived in Washington to begin serving her term, her accomplishment was well publicized.

Post Election: Can Divided Religious Leaders Heal A Divided Nation?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

After a campaign unprecedented in its divisiveness and partisanship, faith leaders face great challenges in any effort to promote reconciliation and healing.

Veterans Hope President-Elect Trump Will Continue To Focus On Their Issues

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks with Paul Reickhoff, founder and CEO of the nonprofit group, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, about what a Donald Trump presidency means for veterans.

'Daily Show' Host Writes About Growing Up Biracial In South Africa

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Trevor Noah's black mother was jailed for having a relationship with his white father. She always turned to humor before anger, and Noah says that's a trait he inherited. His book is Born a Crime.

How Contestants' Social Security Numbers Could Affect 'Jeopardy' Wagers

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Researchers have found an unconscious bias in the way contestants play the game show Jeopardy.

After Trump Victory, Silicon Valley Investor Dave McClure Melts Down

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

CEOs of the largest Internet companies have congratulated President-elect Trump — or at least expressed openness to the new administration. But one member of the Silicon Valley elite broke rank.

Cyberwarefare Exploits Vulnerabilities To Progress At The Latest Battlefront

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to the FBI's Silicon Valley liaison, Agent Jack Bennett, about cybersecurity issues facing President-elect Trump, and how the FBI handled Clinton's emails during the election.

Why Do People Pay Good Money For Bad Smelling Truffles?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Truffles are expensive, and they can't be cultivated like other crops — so supply can't increase to meet demand. That means truffle dealing — and truffle smuggling — are a high stakes hustle.

Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies At 82

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Cohen's songs are beloved by fellow musicians and by fans for whom the songs resonate with big themes: love, loss, isolation and sexuality. His best-known song may be "Hallelujah."

'Morning Edition' Says Goodbye To Renee Montagne

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene pay tribute to Renee Montagne, who ends her tenure as a Morning Edition host. Her new role will be that of a special correspondent.

German Gardner Finds Carrot Wearing His Wedding Ring

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 6:05am

An 82-year-old man pulled up a gnarly carrot while gardening — in the same plot where he lost his wedding ring three years ago. The carrot had grown around the ring.

Toy Hall Of Fame To Reveal Class Of 2016

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 6:00am

Nominees include: Fisher-Price Little People, Care Bears, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Transformers, Nerf foam balls, Clue, Uno, pinball, the swing, Dungeons & Dragons, coloring books and bubble wrap.

Encore: Education 'Shines' On The Schoolgirls Of Kandahar

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

To celebrate Renee Montagne's last week hosting Morning Edition, we listen back to some of her favorite stories, including a piece about schoolgirls in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For China?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Trump has threatened trade retaliation. And his presidency could herald new instability in the region if he pulls back on the U.S. security umbrella that's been in place since the end of World War II.

Author Who Chronicled 1970's Feminist Movement Reacts To Clinton's Loss

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne talks to journalist and author Lynn Povich about what Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump means for women's rights. Povich is the author of: The Good Girls Revolt.

Parsing Anti-Establishment Sentiments In The U.S. And UK

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

President-elect Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed Washington outsider, and that helped him with voters. Months ago, the UK had its own shake up when British voters decided to leave the European Union.

How U.S. Trade Policy Could Change Under The Trump Administration

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump appealed to voters who have been hurt by globalization, promising he would rip up or renegotiate trade deals. Many Republicans, however, back the trade pacts.

Latino Votes For Clinton Didn't Offset Trump's Support

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Alfonso Aguilar of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles about the Latino voting bloc in the presidential election, and what a Trump presidency may mean for Latinos.

What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For China?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Trump has threatened trade retaliation. And his presidency could herald new instability in the region if he pulls back on the American security umbrella that has been in place since the end of WW II.

Across The Country, Thousands Protest Donald Trump's Victory

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Since Trump claimed victory, protests sprung up — including a march in New York to Trump Tower. There were similar marches in several cities, including Seattle, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Chicago.

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