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Adam Bearne

Adam Bearne

Editor, Morning Edition

Adam Bearne is an editor for Morning Edition who joined the team in August 2022.

He pitches topics, books guests and scripts segments to cover the news of the day and ongoing stories.

Originally from Scotland, Bearne has always been fascinated with U.S. politics and relishes the chance to follow it on a daily basis.

Prior to joining NPR, he was a Senior News Producer with Eurovision Americas, an arm of the European Broadcasting Union, covering news from across the Americas and working in the field to get journalists from Europe's public service broadcasters on the air.

Before moving to America, Bearne was a journalist in local radio in Scotland and worked at STV News, the country's most-watched TV news program.

He holds a degree in politics from the University of Strathclyde and a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism from the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University.

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Wednesday

Fat Joe arrives at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. The Bronx-born rapper sat with NPR's A Martínez to discuss how he advocates for price transparency and what he wants politicians in D.C. to do about it. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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FAT JOE ON HEALTHCARE COSTS

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Tuesday

Scenes from the Medical center of Elberton, in Elberton, Georgia, a clinic that serves a rural population. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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HEALTH CARE ACCESS

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Monday

Amy Wilson, a conductor and artistic director of the Atlanta Philharmonic, suffered from brain cancer but isn't able to get Medicaid which makes it difficult to pay her hospital bills. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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GA MEDICAID EXPANSION

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Monday

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Thursday

How a woman in science is using her background to inspire girls to get into STEM

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Thursday

Howard University's ice skating team is set to make history this weekend

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Wednesday

Cheyenne Walker and Maya James of Howard University's figure skating team practice their skills at Canal Park Ice Rink in Washington, D.C. Dee Dwyer for NPR hide caption

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Howard University students form America's first HBCU figure skating team

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Thursday

Cities, towns debate ways to reduce parking for cars, to leave more room for people.

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Tuesday

Pope Francis leads a mass in memory of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI and the Cardinals and Bishops who died over the course of the year at St Peter's basilica in The Vatican, on November 3, 2023. Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'A solid step forward' — LGBTQ+ Catholics react to same-sex blessing declaration

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Sunday

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) celebrates his touchdown by using American Sign Language during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. Kyusung Gong/AP hide caption

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DK Metcalf's ASL teacher says Seahawks receiver brings his own flair to the language

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Monday

Monday

Skinny roads save lives, according to a study on the width of traffic lanes

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Wednesday

Americans are sending supplies to Israel. Some with dual citizenship are doing more

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Tuesday

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He watched his family get taken by Hamas fighters. Now he wants Israel to fight back

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Monday

The Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville, Pa. Heather Ainsworth for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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More small airports are being cut off from the air travel network. This is why

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Tuesday

Robert Worthington, Buddy Tester and Jerry Scarborough, three volunteer firefighters in Maryland, are all over the age of 65. Adam Bearne/NPR hide caption

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Volunteer firefighters are getting older. It could be a life-or-death issue

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Thursday

Sloane Stephens of the U.S. plays a shot against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 4, 2023. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Tennis stars get lots of hate online. The French Open gave them AI 'bodyguards'

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Thursday

Retired U.S. Air Force pilot Steve Ankerstar (L) and former Baghdad resident Shaymaa Khalil (R) joined NPR's Morning Edition to discuss their memories of the 'shock and awe' bombing campaign that began the Iraq war. Courtesy of Shayma Khalil and Steve Ankerstar. hide caption

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Reflecting on the Pentagon's 'shock and awe' campaign that began the invasion of Iraq

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Friday

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) speaks at a news conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" (DACA) at the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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How Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, from swing state Nevada, views immigration

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Saturday

Lelac Almagor and two of her children take NPR's Adam Bearne for a ride in their e-cargo bike. Eric Bourland hide caption

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EVs are expensive. These city commuters ditched cars altogether — for e-bikes

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Monday

E-bikes could be a more affordable way to reduce emissions

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Monday

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the age-old debate alights: When should you hang up your Christmas decorations? A new survey reveals where Americans stand. Kinga Krzeminska/Getty Images hide caption

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When should you put up Christmas lights? A new survey illuminates an evergreen debate

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Friday

A vehicle drives by an almond orchard in Firebaugh, Calif., last year. City manager Ben Gallegos told NPR he doesn't want small cities like his to be overlooked as California prepares for a potential megastorm, a weather event made more likely by climate change. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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This city manager wants California to prepare for a megastorm before it's too late

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