Morning Edition for April 1, 2010 Hear the Morning Edition program for April 1, 2010

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New England Struggles After Record Flooding

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New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., also known as NUMMI, was a unique joint venture between Toyota and General Motors in Fremont, Calif. Jennifer Baires/KQED hide caption

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NUMMI Plant Closure Ends Toyota-GM Venture

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Get Right Church Paul Geremia
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Monk's Mood Jones, Hank
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Fired by an Inner Spark Lew Anderson Big Band
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Red Blazer Lew Anderson Big Band
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Songbird DNA May Offer Clues To Human Speech

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Reunion Bill Cunliffe & Holly Hofmann
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Three's Company
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Dalto Bill Cunliffe & Holly Hofmann
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Road Dogs (Guitar-Tabla Improv) Benjy Wertheimer & Michael Mandrell
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Notes from Celtistan
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Naima Deepak Ram, Jamey Haddad et. al.
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Over the Rainbow Claude "Fiddler" Williams
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(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul The Wild Magnolias
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I Just Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes Edward Gerhard
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Poor Wayfaring Stranger Edward Gerhard
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Child Heroes John Platania
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Re: Person I Knew Greg Reitan
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String Quartet No.5: II The Kronos Quartet
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String Quartet No. 2 "Company": III The Kronos Quartet
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Arab Idol: Veiled Woman Rises In TV Poetry Contest

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Form 10 Greg Ellis
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Hookah Cafe
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Saraab Simon Shaheen & Qantara
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Classical Cutups For April Fools' Day

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Pal Yat Chee Spike Jones & His City Slickers
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In the 6th Trombone Shorty