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Renee Montagne

Renee Montagne appears in the following:

Renee Montagne on Her Afghanistan Trip

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Renee Montagne, host of NPR's Morning Edition, has made 10 reporting trips to Afghanistan in the past 12 years. She discusses her most recent trip back and her personal experiences reporting on the ground.

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Istalif Potter Hopes Next Afghan President Will Serve The Country

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The small village of Istalif is known for its cobalt blue pottery. Years ago, Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne befriended one family in particular, that of master potter Abdul Wahkeel.

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An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 To 60

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Afghanistan is not just a world leader in producing drugs. It's also a leading consumer. Drug users addicted to heroin, and more recently crystal meth, are everywhere in the western city of Herat.

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Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One community has lost so many men that it's now called the Island of Widows. Researchers are struggling to figure out the cause of the disease. Some suspect a popular herbicide.

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Supreme Court Rules On Race-Based College Admissions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled that a Michigan ballot initiative to ban racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.

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Afghanistan Is Another Dangerous Place For Journalists

Monday, April 21, 2014

It was particularly difficult to report from Afghanistan during the recent presidential election because members of the Taliban were trying to disrupt the voting. They were also targeting Westerners.

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Afghanistan Is One Step Closer To Karzai's Successor

Monday, April 07, 2014

On Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers despite threats of Taliban violence. It will take weeks to learn who will become Afghanistan's next president. Hamid Karzai can't run for a third term

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Backroom Intrigue Persists In Afghan Presidential Election

Friday, April 04, 2014

Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne is in Afghanistan following the leading candidates in Saturday's presidential election. The top-two contenders are: Zalmai Rassoul and Abdullah Abdullah.

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To Broaden Appeal, Afghan Candidates Make Surprising Choices

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The three leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election are all urbane, Westernized men who usually wear suits. Yet their running mates range from notorious warlords to a woman.

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Breakfast Waffle Wars Heat Up

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Taco Bell last week announced its Waffle Taco. Not to be outdone, White Castle is adding Waffle Sandwiches to its breakfast line. Fast food breakfast is a $50 billion market.

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With No Karzai On Ballot, Afghans Study Presidential Candidates

Monday, March 31, 2014

Voters in Afghanistan will elect a new president this weekend. For the first time since America went to war there, President Hamid Karzai will not be on the ballot.

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Man Finds More Than A Nest Egg At Flea Market

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A scrap metal dealer bought a golden egg at a flea market for $14,000 and planned to melt it for a profit. But he discovered it was a Faberge egg — given by Alexander III to his empress in 1887.

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Will Sanctions Against Russia Work?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In Brussels on Thursday, EU leaders will discuss stronger sanctions against Russia. Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, talks about their options.

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Wait. How Much Is That Doggy?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Chinese property developer has reportedly paid close to $2 million for a golden-haired Tibetan mastiff puppy. The lion-looking dogs have become a status symbol for China's very rich.

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Objects Spotted In Indian Ocean Possibly Linked To Missing Jet

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Australian officials say they are searching the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth after satellite images found objects that are possibly connected to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Fed Signals It Won't Tap Brakes Until Job Market Improves

Thursday, March 20, 2014

David Wessel of the Brookings Institution talks about Janet Yellen's first policy meeting and press conference since taking over as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.

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Beyond Beans: Starbucks Seeks To Branch Out From Coffee

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Starbucks is testing an evening menu that includes wine at more than 25 locations. Now, the company's chief operating officer says it plans to offer its nighttime fare at thousands of U.S. stores.

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As Russia Annexes Crimea, Ukraine Seeks Peaceful End To Crisis

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hosts Renee Montagne and David Greene report on Russia's annexation of Crimea and a shooting between Russian and Ukrainian forces on the contested peninsula.

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BrusselKale: A Match Made In Heaven

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A U.K. seed company has taken the leafy look and peppery taste of kale and added the flavor of Brussels sprouts. You can buy BrusselKale now in Ohio and Pennsylvania; it debuts nationally this fall.

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South Africans Engrossed By Pistorius Trial

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Host Renee Montagne talks to Erin Conway-Smith, southern Africa editor for GlobalPost, about the murder trial of Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius.

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