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Senior Editor, Morning Edition

Reena Advani is a senior editor with Morning Edition. She is responsible for newsmaker interviews and some of the program's most insightful coverage of current affairs. Most recently, Advani has traveled to China, Israel and Ukraine reporting on the impact of global competition and war. Not everything she works on is so serious. Some of her favorite assignments have included conversations with Bono, Dolly Parton, the Dalai Lama, Andre Agassi, Alicia Keys and Matt Damon. Advani joined NPR in 1997 and has worked across the network.

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Wednesday

A Visit to a "Marriage Market" in China

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Friday. Stefen Chow for NPR hide caption

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Blinken tells China it's in their interest to stop helping Russia

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Monday

Doris Kearns Goodwin and Dick Goodwin were married in 1975. Marc Peloquin, courtesy of the author. hide caption

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A historian's view of 'an extraordinary time capsule of the '60s'

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Monday

Christine Blasey Ford speaks during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sept. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Michael Reynolds/AP hide caption

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Christine Blasey Ford aims to own her story with 'One Way Back'

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Sunday

Reverend Kenneth James Flowers, 62, Senior Pastor of Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, poses for a portrait after service on Sun., Feb. 25, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. Elaine Cromie for NPR hide caption

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A Biden victory in Michigan could depend on Black Voters

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Sunday

Abbas Alawieh, a spokesperson for the group Listen to Michigan, pictured at a coffee shop in Detroit, Mich., on Thursday. Sylvia Jarrus for NPR hide caption

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What could Biden's Israel-Gaza stand mean for his campaign? Michigan is an early test

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Friday

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) speaks on Medicare expansion and the reconciliation package during a news conference with fellow lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 23, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Jim Clyburn on the future of the Democratic Party and his legacy

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Thursday

Rostislav Lavrov (left) and Ksenia Koldin were abducted from Ukraine during the war with Russia. Estefania Mitre/NPR hide caption

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Taken by Russia, then rescued, young Ukrainians speak out

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Monday

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In the book 'Build the Life You Want,' Oprah has some advice for being happier

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Friday

The family of Bilal Muhammed Saleh outside their home in As-Sawiya, occupied West Bank on Oct. 31, 2023. Tanya Habjouqa / NOOR for NPR hide caption

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The death of a Palestinian olive farmer emphasizes conflict over land

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Friday

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has one main guiding principle: 'Be Useful'

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Friday

The members of Talking Heads — Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and David Byrne — today and as they appeared in 1983 with their live band, for the concerts that would become the film Stop Making Sense. Sire Records/Michael Ochs Archives/Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images/Illustration by Jackie Lay hide caption

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Talking Heads on making sense, together

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Thursday

Libyan poet Mustafa al-Trabelsi, who warned of flood risks, died in Derna flood

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Tuesday

Matthew McConaughey hopes his new book, Just Because, will spark thoughtful conversations among families and connect people of all generations. Penguin Random House hide caption

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Matthew McConaughey's book 'Just Because' is judgment-free

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Tuesday

Author Pidgeon Pagonis was raised a girl but was born with both female and male sexual organs. They tell their story of discovering who they really in a memoir released August 15, 2023. Sarah Joyce/Courtesy of TOPPLE/Little A hide caption

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Pidgeon Pagonis reveals a long held secret in 'Nobody Needs to Know'

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Thursday

Madhur Jaffrey, Indian-American actress, chef and author, poses for a portrait leading up to the release of "An Invitation to Indian Cooking: 50th Anniversary Edition" at her home in Hillsdale, New York, US, on Friday, June 23, 2023. Gabriela Bhaskar for NPR hide caption

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Madhur Jaffrey's no fuss introduction to Indian cooking

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Thursday

Wildflower is the new memoir from Aurora James, founder of the luxury accessories brand Brother Vellies as well as the Fifteen Percent Pledge. Penguin Random House hide caption

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The creator of luxury brand Brother Vellies is fighting for justice in fashion

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Wednesday

English singer-songwriters George Michael (1963 - 2016) and Andrew Ridgeley of pop duo Wham! at the Ivor Novello Awards, UK, 14th March 1985. D. Morrison/Getty Images hide caption

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A new documentary on the band Wham! shows the 'temporal nature of youth'

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Monday

Vice President Harris told NPR's Michel Martin, "I think about my role as vice president of the United States and what that means both in terms of the bully pulpit that I have and the responsibility that comes with that to hopefully inform folks of things I might be aware of, but also to elevate public discourse and hopefully cut through the misinformation." Abdul Aziz for NPR hide caption

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VP Kamala Harris says the Supreme Court took rights from the people of America

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Wednesday

Virginia Johnson, 73, the outgoing artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem poses in one of the company's ballet studios at 466 West 152nd street in New York City, N.Y. on Thursday, June 22, 2023. She joined the company in 1969 as a founding member and prima ballerina, returning to it as the Artistic Director from 2009-2023. Nicky Qumaina-Woo for NPR hide caption

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Virginia Johnson on her time at Dance Theatre of Harlem: 'It was love'

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Saturday

The Goodwin family, including Regina Goodwin, in a 1970s photo. Broadside PR hide caption

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The Tulsa Race Massacre is recounted through family memories in 'Built from the Fire'

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Thursday

Netflix's Never Have I Ever wraps up its fourth and final season. The show stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who plays Devi Vishwakumar. Lara Solanki/Netflix hide caption

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'Never Have I Ever' star Ramakrishnan says anyone can relate to Devi's growth

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Monday

'Goodbye Julia' is a 2023 Sudanese film directed by Mohamed Kordofani. Kordofani shared his personal journey and reflections with Morning Edition. Courtesy of Station Films and Ambient Light hide caption

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Ethnic and religious divisions fuel Sudanese film 'Goodbye Julia'

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