Morning Edition for January 5, 2023 Hear the Morning Edition program for January 5, 2023

Morning EditionMorning Edition

A photo of Lionel Mapleson, pasted in one of his journals. Alex Teplitzky/NYPL hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Teplitzky/NYPL

Culture

This man's recordings spent years under a recliner — they've now found a new home

More than a century ago, a Met librarian made some of the first live music recordings. Now, (with an assist from NPR) 16 of the Mapleson Cylinders are joining the New York Public Library collection.

Politics

Morning news brief

10 min

Morning news brief

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1147052783/1147052784" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A photo of Lionel Mapleson, pasted in one of his journals. Alex Teplitzky/NYPL hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Teplitzky/NYPL

This man's recordings spent years under a recliner — they've now found a new home

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1146708350/1147052916" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sun Records founder Sam Phillips speaks at an event in New York City in August 2002, a year before his death. Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Getty Images

Sam Phillips, who introduced the world to Elvis and Johnny Cash, would be 100 today

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1147052846/1147052847" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

Morning EditionMorning Edition