Lauren Migaki Lauren Migaki is a senior producer with NPR's education desk.
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Lauren Migaki

Senior Producer, Education

Lauren Migaki is a senior producer with NPR's education desk. She helps tell stories about teacher strikes, college access and a new high school for young men in Washington D.C. She also produces and hosts NPR's podcast about the Student Podcast Challenge.

In 2019, she worked with NPR's Life Kit to lead the team's parenting coverage. In 2017, Migaki was the producer to develop and pilot Up First, NPR's first-ever daily news podcast.

Before that, she spent seven years as a producer, director and line producer for Morning Edition – mostly on the overnight shift. She traveled alongside NPR hosts and reporters to tell stories in Crimea, Israel and the Brazilian Amazon. In 2014, the team earned an Edward R. Murrow award for their coverage of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest. Other highlights from her time at Morning Edition include working on interviews with Dolly Parton, Oprah and Joni Mitchell.

In addition to her work at Morning Edition, Migaki spent a year producing Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR's pop culture podcast.

Migaki graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Graphic Design.

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Friday

The U.S. military finished installing the floating pier in Gaza on Thursday, with officials poised to begin ferrying badly needed humanitarian aid into the enclave besieged over seven months of intense fighting in the Israel-Hamas war. U.S. Central Command/AP hide caption

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Monday

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Books We Love: Love And Romance

NPR's Books We Love is a roundup of favorite books of the year, sorted and tagged to help you find exactly what you're looking for. From the meet cutes to the happy endings and through all the ups and downs in between, we're recommending great books for people who love love and romance.

Books We Love: Love And Romance

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Monday

This kids book chronicles a packet of ramen's longing to be Italian spaghetti instead

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Sunday

In the picture book 'I Want To Be Spaghetti', a packet of ramen learns to love itself

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Saturday

NPR staffers share their romance picks from the 2023 Books We Love list

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Monday

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People search through buildings that were destroyed during Israeli air raids in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday in Khan Younis, Gaza. Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

Georgianna McKenny, 17, the high school grand-prize winner in NPR's fifth-annual Student Podcast Challenge, with her English teacher, Thomas Easterling. Imani Khayyam for NPR hide caption

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The Sunday Story: The kids have something to say

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Wednesday

Georgianna McKenny, 17, is the high school grand-prize winner in NPR's fifth-annual Student Podcast Challenge. Imani Khayyam for NPR hide caption

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A teen shares what it's like to be in school with no clean water

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Tuesday

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Books We Love: Love Stories

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Wednesday

How the war in Ukraine has forever changed the children in one kindergarten class

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Tuesday

Following one Kharkiv kindergarten class since the Russian invasion

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Wednesday

A helicopter carrying Ukrainian officials crashed outside Kyiv, killing 14

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A helicopter crash near Kyiv kills at least 12, including Ukraine's interior minister

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A boy lays a flower at the scene of a helicopter crash crash in Brovary, Ukraine, where at least 14 people died, including Ukraine's interior affairs minister Denys Monastyrsky. Ed Ram/Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

Books We Love: Fiction recommendations from 2022

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Sunday

NPR staff recommend the fiction books we love

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Monday

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$#@*! we're talking profanity in pop culture

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Tuesday

Daniel Duron and Kenny Butler, who started college in prison, participate in a mountain hike with their Pitzer College classmates and professors after resuming their classes on campus. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Getting a bachelor's degree in prison is rare. That's about to change

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Wednesday

Encore: 'Life Kit' on putting your money where your morals are with ethical investing

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Tuesday

U.S. Army and Navy combat veteran Bryan Stern sorts out logistics on the phone for evacuations in Kyiv, Ukraine, last month. Stern runs a nonprofit organization called Project Dynamo that extracts people from hostile places. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Meet the rescue team extracting people trapped in Kyiv suburbs under siege

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Wednesday

Ethical investing: Put your money where your morals are

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Monday

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Books We Love: Recommendations for love stories

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