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NPR's Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted nationally by NPR's Steve Inskeep, David GreenRachel Martin and Noel King. The show is hosted locally for the Capital Region by WKAR's Mary Ellen Pitney.

Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

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"I'm not anti-hospice at at all," says Joy Johnston, a writer from Atlanta. "But I think people aren't prepared for all the effort that it takes to give someone a good death at home."

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Civil rights advocates gathered in Lansing today for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday luncheon.


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When Heather Woock was in her late 20s, she started researching her family history. As part of the project she spit into a tube and sent it to Ancestry, a consumer DNA testing service. Then in 2017, she started getting messages about the results from people who said they could be half-siblings.

"I immediately called my mom and said, 'Mom, is it possible that I have random siblings out there somewhere?'" Woock says. She remembers her mom responded, "No, why? That's ridiculous."

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