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Morning Edition Turns 40

How Identity Has Changed — And Hasn't — Over Morning Edition's 40 Years

Since our show debuted in 1979, some notions of race and identity have changed dramatically, while in other ways the same painful battles continue.

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"We make sure that everybody can afford [public health insurance], but we don't require you to take it. And partly I think that's just the right policy, because I think people should be able to choose," Pete Buttigieg said. Lucy Hewett for NPR hide caption

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'Just The Right Policy': Pete Buttigieg On His 'Medicare For All Who Want It' Plan

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The Geese of Beverly Road The National
All the Wine The National
Truth Lies Low Andrew Bird
While We Are Young City of the Sun
Ventura City of the Sun
Language Soular Order
Doublespeak Soular Order

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How Identity Has Changed — And Hasn't — Over 40 Years Of 'Morning Edition'

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Phases Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah feat. Sarah Elizabeth Charles
The Reckoning Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Michael Bloomberg is reconsidering entering the Democratic presidential primary. If he entered, he would be the second billionaire to join the race who walked back an earlier decision not to run. Evan Agostini/Associated Press hide caption

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Former New York Mayor Bloomberg Reopens Door To 2020 Presidential Run

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To Be Made As New Man Mountain
Peripheral Drift Man Mountain

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The Lightest Live Moments: Celebrating The Best 'Morning Edition' Bloopers

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Janie Bush (left) and daughter Tracey Bush at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas on Dec. 8, 2014. Callie Thuma/StoryCorps hide caption

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Mother-Daughter Duo Reunited Against The Odds: 'I Believed That You Were Dead'

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Elegiac Mix Bryan Copeland
Guilty Cubicles Broken Social Scene
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David Hasselhoff Is Still Big In Germany 30 Years After His Berlin Wall Show

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Looking for Freedom David Hasselhoff
Feeling Like a Stranger Midnight Faces
Fair Alex Somers
A Violent Act Alex Somers
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