Renee Montagne

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Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.


Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.


Novelist E.L Doctorow, Master Of Historical Fiction, Dies At 84

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Novelist E.L. Doctorow, best known for his works of historical fiction set in the early 20th century, has died at the age of 84. His widely admired books include "Ragtime" and "Billy Bathgate."


After Iran Nuclear Deal, U.S. Defense Secretary Reassures Mideast Allies

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Saudi Arabia, part of a Middle East swing where he's trying to reassure American allies that their security will not be compromised by the nuclear deal with Iran.


The Secret Talks That Led To The Negotiations With Iran

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Host Renee Montagne speaks with former diplomat Bill Burns about the secret talks he initiated with the Iran. That paved the way for the negotiations that produced the breakthrough nuclear deal.


What Iran's Regional Rivals Are Saying About The Deal

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

American and Iranian officials are praising the nuclear agreement reached in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday. But Iran is a regional rival to many Arab states — many would say a regional threat.


Breaking Down The Supreme Court Ruling On Obamacare Subsidies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. For details on the ruling, Renee Montagne speaks with Nina Totenberg and Mara Liasson.


In Win For White House, Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies Nationwide

Thursday, June 25, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.


Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

Monday, June 08, 2015

Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has been playing his cello at the sites of deadly attacks across the capital.

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On The California Shore, Sizing Up Female Marines' Combat Readiness

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Marines are conducting a yearlong experiment aimed at settling whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat. The goal is to create gender-neutral physical standards.


Who Was John Wilkes Booth Before He Became Lincoln's Assassin?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne and historian Terry Alford explore John Wilkes Booth's life, and how the assassination affected his family.


Al-Shabab Militants Cross Border To Storm University In Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Gunmen have attacked a university in eastern Kenya, killing at least 14 people. The militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. NPR's Gregory Warner offers the latest from Nairobi.


A Photoshopped Response Sticks Up For China's Plunging Necklines

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

After a TV drama was yanked from Chinese airwaves so censors could cover up some low-cut outfits, snarky social media users have responded by Photoshopping coverings for cleavage everywhere.


Percussionist Bobbye Hall Is A Liner-Note Legend

Friday, January 09, 2015

Hall has played with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson to Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan. She grew up in Detroit in the '60s, and was sitting in on Motown sessions before she could drive.


Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

John Rizzo, who spent six years as acting general counsel for the CIA, says that while he believes intelligence gains justified the agency's interrogations, he understands those who feel otherwise.


The Music Midnight Makes: In Conversation With Joni Mitchell

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The legendary composer and singer showed up at NPR's Culver City studios just before the dead of night to talk about her "helium voice," overcoming polio and painting songs with Bob Dylan.


After Decades Of Success, Joni Mitchell Is Still Just 'A Painter Who Writes Songs'

Monday, December 08, 2014

Mitchell talks about her new four-disc boxed set, Love Has Many Faces, and the different colors such a collection can reveal in a lifetime of work.

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Retailers First Used The Term Door-Buster Sales Decades Ago

Friday, November 28, 2014

It may be surprising to learn that door-buster sales are not a recent phenomenon. Crowds turned out for deeply discounted items more than 100 years ago.


Nigella Lawson Loves Leftovers And Knows How To Use Them

Friday, November 28, 2014

If you don't want to eat endless turkey sandwiches, there's plenty else you can make. David Greene talks to cookbook author Nigella Lawson about what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers.


Longtime NPR Reporter Margot Adler Made Listening A Delight

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Adler joined NPR in 1979. She was known for a personality as dynamic as the city she covered: New York. She died Monday at age 68 of cancer.