Renee Montagne

Renee Montagne appears in the following:

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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.