A patient is pictured at a camp for diarrhea patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Among the nominations for untold story last year: the need for vaccines to prevent "severe, deadly diarrhea" in this part of the world. Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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"This is Stevie the Wonder Dog taking pledges at his favorite NPR station, KCPW in Salt Lake City. Since Stevie is blind, he depends on NPR more than most for all of his news and information." Courtesy of Jen McDonald hide caption

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Punkin, who belongs to NPR Senior Publicist Emerson Brown, decides whether to get moving or not based on news from local station WAMU. Good or not, she usually sleeps in. Emerson Brown hide caption

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