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Morning Edition

Are there too many people in Colorado for gray wolves to thrive?

Corrected on 2023-11-29 00:00:00

An earlier audio version of this story indicated that gray wolves once were wiped out by hunting in Colorado. The corrected version reports only that they were wiped out before they were reintroduced in 2020.

A Court Ruling Poses A New Threat To The Voting Rights Act's Protections

Corrected on 2023-11-29 00:00:00

A previous version of this podcast episode incorrectly stated that a local election official in Mississippi's Hinds County had admitted to local media that they did not follow state law and preprint enough ballots for Election Day. This reference was dated and did not refer to the 2022 general election.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Netflix restores Hollywood's iconic Egyptian Theatre

Corrected on 2023-11-17 00:00:00

In this report, we incorrectly say Netflix bought The Paris Theater in August. Netflix signed a lease agreement to keep The Paris Theater open in 2019.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Many generic drugs are in short supply

Corrected on 2023-11-12 00:00:00

In this broadcast report, we incorrectly refer to oncologist Yoram Unguru as Thomas Unguru.

Morning Edition

Youths say boredom and basic needs landed them at Maryland detention centers

Corrected on 2023-11-08 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the number of youth arrests for violent crime nationwide was 424,300 in 2020. That figure actually represents youth arrests for all crimes that year.

Editor's note: The audio and text story have been updated to use the initials of a young person interviewed and to remove some images.

Morning Edition

Malcolm X arrives — finally — at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Corrected on 2023-11-03 00:00:00

A previous version of this feature stated that the Metropolitan Opera has only presented one other opera by a Black composer previous to X. In fact, the Met has presented two operas by Terence Blanchard since 2021: Fire Shut Up in My Bones and Champion. Anthony Davis is still the second Black composer to have his work presented by the Met.

All Things Considered

'The Unmarked Graveyard' digs into the mysteries surrounding author Dawn Powell

Corrected on 2023-10-30 00:00:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that today, Dawn Powell's son would be diagnosed as having cerebral palsy and schizophrenia. Per Powell's biographer, Tim Page, today Dawn Powell's son would actually be diagnosed with autism.

The Three Faces of Ataturk

Corrected on 2023-10-30 00:00:00

An earlier version of this episode incorrectly said that the word "genocide" was first used to describe actions taken by Ottomans against Armenians. Most historians view the series of massacres and displacements of Armenians started by Ottoman forces in 1915 as a "genocide,"but the word "genocide" was not coined until 1944. Turkey denies the label, "genocide," and says the deaths came amid widespread regional conflict.

Freed Israeli hostage: Hamas kidnapping was 'hell'

Corrected on 2023-10-24 00:00:00

NPR has updated this story to reflect a more accurate translation of Yocheved Lifshitz's statement describing her time in captivity as "hell," rather than a "nightmare" as previously published.

How IBM's gamble ushered in the computer age

Corrected on 2023-10-24 00:00:00

In a previous version of this episode, we stated that Thomas Watson Jr. fought on the side of the United States in World War II while IBM, under his father's leadership, was doing business with the Nazi regime. As a World War II pilot, Watson didn't fight in combat missions, but some of his missions did take him through combat zones where he faced enemy fire. And while IBM did sell technology to the Nazi government in the years leading up to the U.S.'s involvement in World War II, by the time the U.S. entered the war and Watson was serving in the war, the German government had seized the assets of American companies, curtailing IBM's control over its German operations.

Morning Edition

Hundreds killed in explosion at a crowded Gaza hospital

Corrected on 2023-10-18 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story misstated the name of the hospital as the Ali Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza. The correct name is the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.

All Things Considered

Retirement benefits are one of the hang-ups in UAW negotiations

Corrected on 2023-10-17 00:00:00

This story incorrectly stated that at one point, GM had 10 retired workers for every active one. In its 2005 annual report, GM reported 3.2 retirees and surviving spouses for every active employee in the U.S.

'Irth' hospital review app aims to take the bias out of giving birth

Corrected on 2023-10-13 00:00:00

In a previous version of this story, we included an incorrectly transcribed quote from Kimberly Seals Allers stating that Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles had a high rate of Black maternal mortality. In fact, the quote did not mention Cedar-Sinai's rate; it refers to a single high-profile Black maternal death. A previous version also incorrectly stated that Seals Allers was from Harlem, N.Y. She is from Queens.

Villano Antillano: Tiny Desk Concert

Corrected on 2023-10-06 00:00:00

This page originally credited Emilio Mendez as the keyboardist in this Tiny Desk performance. It was Barba Blanca.

Morning Edition

New technology uses good old-fashioned wind to power giant cargo vessels

Corrected on 2023-10-05 00:00:00

Previous audio and digital versions of this story said the IMO's goal was to cut the shipping industry's greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2050. In fact, a revised goal put out earlier this year calls for the industry to reach net zero by mid-century.

Biden's dog Commander has left the White House

Corrected on 2023-10-05 00:00:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said the most recent biting incident was on Monday evening. In fact, it was the previous Monday, Sept. 25.

These 5 big purchases can save energy — and money — at home

Corrected on 2023-10-10 00:00:00

A version of this story incorrectly labeled an image of an electric glass cooktop as an induction stove. The image has been removed and updated.

A previous version of this story and its headline incorrectly stated there were six recommendations listed in the story. There are actually five suggestions in the story.

Morning Edition

Hollywood writers return to work, after a nearly five month strike

Corrected on 2023-09-29 00:00:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous web version, we incorrectly identify David Goodman as the current president of the WGA West. Goodman is a past president of the WGA West and current co-chair of the WGA's negotiating committee.

What's Making Us Happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and reading

Corrected on 2023-09-26 00:00:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that in Dreaming Whilst Black, Adjani Salmon plays Kwabena, an aspiring filmmaker living with his brother and sister-in-law. In fact, Kwabena lives with his cousin and cousin's wife.

'Sex Education' teaches valuable lessons in empathy

Corrected on 2023-09-26 00:00:00

A previous version of this episode incorrectly said that in Dreaming Whilst Black, Adjani Salmon plays Kwabena, an aspiring filmmaker living with his brother and sister-in-law. In fact, Kwabena lives with his cousin and cousin's wife.

As Ukraine's war drags on and a D.C. shutdown looms, Zelenskyy makes his case for aid

Corrected on 2023-09-21 00:00:00

The original version of this story correctly said that 29 Republican lawmakers signed a letter to the White House's budget director announcing they would oppose President Biden's $24 billion funding request. At one point, the story was mistakenly changed to say the letter had 28 signatories. The original figure of 29 signatories has been restored.