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Morning Edition

'A Most Violent Year' Captures You And Doesn't Let Go

Corrected on 2014-12-31T00:00:00-05:00

A previous audio introduction to this review mistakenly said A Most Violent Year was directed by Sidney Lumet. In fact, the movie was directed by J.C. Chandor. Lumet died in 2011. A Most Violent Year has been compared to some of Lumet's movies.

The 'NPR Grammar Hall Of Shame' Opens With 'I' And 'Me'

Corrected on 2014-12-30T00:00:00-05:00

Yes, we initially messed up on Question 3. We tested and tested and somehow still reversed the response. Just minutes after this page was posted, we fixed the quiz. We don't want to repeat the error here because that would give everyone the answer. Just between you and us, we're red-faced.

The Man Behind Common Core Math

Corrected on 2015-01-05T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Phil Daro was involved in the writing of California's current math standards. Daro was involved in an earlier standards effort in that state.

Morning Edition

In Memoriam 2014

Corrected on 2014-12-30T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this report mistakenly included a photo of DJ Rashad Hayes. The correct photo, of Chicago DJ Rashad Harden, is now posted. For the record, Hayes is alive.

All Things Considered

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

Corrected on 2015-01-15T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous headline and Web version of the text, we say Mae Keane was the last of the "radium girls." We were relying on the work of scholars who have studied what happened to the young women who worked in wristwatch factories. After the story aired, we received word that 104-year-old Mabel Williams, who lives in Olympia, Wash., worked in one of the factories when she was a young woman. A commenter below also says that other "radium girls" may still be alive.

Illegal Sex And Drugs Pay Off For Britain

Corrected on 2014-12-27T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said Britain's GDP rose to $2.82 billion from $2.53. It rose to $2.82 trillion from $2.53 trillion.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Into The Woods' And How To Make A Franchise

Corrected on 2014-12-30T00:00:00-05:00

One of our panel members said during the franchise discussion that the Master And Commander film came from the Horatio Hornblower books. As has been pointed out to us, it actually came from the Aubrey/Maturin stories of Patrick O'Brian.

All Things Considered

A Backlash Brews Against Low Pay On The Factory Floor

Corrected on 2014-12-24T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, we incorrectly say that Nissan received $1.3 billion, plus a 25-year tax break, from the state of Mississippi to build a factory. In fact, the $1.3 billion figure includes the value of the tax break.

Morning Edition

As Head Of Armed Services Committee, McCain Gets A Bigger Bullhorn

Corrected on 2016-08-17T00:00:00-04:00

This story should have stated that in addition to being a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Roger Zakheim has worked as a lobbyist for some defense contractors. The connections between Zakheim and other experts at think tanks and the corporations or interest groups that also pay them is detailed in this New York Times report.

All Things Considered

What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

Corrected on 2014-12-29T00:00:00-05:00

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that Better Finance lends money to people to enable them to buy smartphones. In fact, the company offers a lease-to-own program.

Morning Edition

Should Special Prosecutors Investigate Killings By Police?

Corrected on 2014-12-15T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Missouri is among states that give attorneys general or governors broad authority to intervene in local cases. In fact, Missouri is not among those states.

All Things Considered

Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

Corrected on 2014-12-15T00:00:00-05:00

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly defined PPTs as Pediatric Physical Therapy services. In fact, PPTs stands for Planning and Placement Teams.

Gaza Tech Hub Finds Success In International Crowdfunding

Corrected on 2014-12-15T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this post said that Gaza Sky Geeks extended its campaign to try to raise $25,000; the correct figure is $250,000. Gaza Sky Geeks is a startup accelerator, not an incubator. And we identified Andie Long as Mercy Corps' communications director; she is a senior communications officer.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Two Views Of The CIA's 'Enhanced' Interrogations

Corrected on 2014-12-16T00:00:00-05:00

We incorrectly say that John Kiriakou was imprisoned for telling a reporter that the CIA waterboarded an al-Qaida detainee named Abu Zubaydah. In fact, Kiriakou was convicted of revealing the name of a CIA operative, which was classified information.

All Things Considered

In Wisconsin, A Decade-Old Police Shooting Leads To New Law

Corrected on 2014-12-14T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say Bell was pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving and running a stop sign.

Florida Tomato Pickers' Wins Could Extend To Dairy, Berry Workers

Corrected on 2014-12-13T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of the story stated that the 50-to-70 percent raise for workers covered by the Fair Food Standards Council comes from a premium of a penny-per-pound for tomatoes picked. In fact, the increase comes from a combination of measures, including the penny-per-pound premium.

Morning Edition

Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Corrected on 2014-12-23T00:00:00-05:00

This story originally said that the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge remains "the longest suspension bridge in the country." We have updated the text to make clear that is a reference to the length of the bridge's main span, which stretches 4,260 feet. The bridge's total length is 13,700 feet. Michigan's Mackinac Bridge has a total length of 26,372 feet. But its main span, at 3,800 feet, is shorter than that of the Verrazano-Narrows. It should also be noted that New York authorities chose at the time of the bridge's construction to spell Verrazano with one "z." That differs from a common form of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano's name.

Morning Edition

When Americans Head To Syria, How Much Of A Threat Do They Pose?

Corrected on 2014-12-17T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we say that after pleading guilty to terrorism charges, Shannon Maureen Conley faced 15 years in prison. Initially, right after her arrest, she did face a possible 15-year sentence on charges of material support to a terrorist organization. She subsequently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and now faces up to five years in prison; sentencing is scheduled for January.

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Corrected on 2014-12-12T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this post stated that purple, red and yellow carrots were originally developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. In fact, carrots of those colors have been around for more than 1,000 years, but scientists only began intensively breeding them 60 years ago.

Greenpeace Apologizes For Stunt At Peru's Sacred Nazca Lines

Corrected on 2014-12-11T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly attributed some material to The Guardian. The information was actually from an Associated Press story featured on the Guardian's website. In addition, the story incorrectly stated that an attorney was seeking lesser charges for the activists in Peru. That comment was actually in regard to Greenpeace members involved in a different protest.

FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

Corrected on 2014-12-09T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story said that in the movie Goldfinger, James Bond thwarts the title character from stealing gold from Fort Knox. In fact, 007 prevents Auric Goldfinger from irradiating the gold inside Fort Knox. Having to write this correction renders us both shaken and stirred.

All Things Considered

Getting Your 'Shine On Is Becoming Increasingly Legal

Corrected on 2014-12-08T00:00:00-05:00

The audio version of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly refers to Ridge Spirits as Alabama's only legal distillery. The distillery was the first to be licensed, but others have since been licensed.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Less Wrestling, More Sport In Roller Derby World Cup

Corrected on 2014-12-06T00:00:00-05:00

In this story, we incorrectly say that roller derby started during the Nixon administration. In fact, the sport was originally created in the 1930s.

Allergists Urge Use Of Epinephrine For Allergy Emergencies

Corrected on 2015-01-12T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story failed to note that one study on epinephrine use was done in Germany. Our story also did not cite research finding that epinephrine is used appropriately in emergency departments in the United States.

All Things Considered

Did You Hear? Going Viral No Longer Just For Videos, Memes

Corrected on 2014-12-02T00:00:00-05:00

In an early audio version of this story, we said the sounds of a comet were collected by the Philae space probe. The sound was actually gathered by the Rosetta spacecraft.

Morning Edition

Broken Hips: Preventing A Fall Can Save Your Life

Corrected on 2014-12-02T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we refer to proprioception as what you feel in your hands and toes. It's actually the body's sense of where it is in space.

Weekend Edition Sunday

After Wrongful Conviction, Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check

Corrected on 2014-11-30T00:00:00-05:00

A previous Web version of this story said Ricky Jackson and Ronnie Bridgeman were 17 and Wiley Bridgeman was 20 when they went to prison in 1975. In fact, Wiley Bridgeman was 21 when he went to prison, Ronnie Bridgeman was 18, and Ricky Jackson was 18 when he was incarcerated in 1976.

What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

Corrected on 2014-12-01T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this post said Carol Dweck is a professor at Harvard University. In fact, she is a professor at Stanford University.

All Things Considered

Good Luck Keeping Your Paws Off 'Mittens The Cat Cake'

Corrected on 2014-11-28T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this recipe, in the mousse portion of the instructions, described combining mascarpone and whipped cream. Actually, the recipe does not include mascarpone.

Morning Edition

Critics Say More Oil Industry Royalties Should Go Into U.S. Coffers

Corrected on 2014-11-26T00:00:00-05:00

There was an incorrect figure in the original version of this report. The $380 million worth of methane released or used by natural gas operators over an eight-year period was equal to about 1.9 percent of the oil and gas royalties collected by the federal government. It was not .019 percent.

Ferguson Documents: How The Grand Jury Reached A Decision

Corrected on 2014-12-01T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this post said at least nine members of the grand jury found Wilson acted within the law. That's not necessarily the case. All we know for certain is that the jury needed nine members to believe there was probable cause to hand down an indictment. The jury did not meet that threshold.

'Ferguson Forward': Churchgoers Seek A New Normal

Corrected on 2014-11-24T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story said the Rev. Daryl Meese recently moved to north St. Louis. In fact, he arrived there in 1997 and became pastor at North Hills United Methodist Church in 2013.

Morning Edition

Viewers React Differently To Obama's Immigration Address

Corrected on 2014-11-21T00:00:00-05:00

In the original version of this report, we said President Obama's executive action would give two-year work permits to some immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. In fact, the work permits would be for three years.

Morning Edition

Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

Corrected on 2014-11-20T00:00:00-05:00

In the original version of this report we said that Mike Nichols cast Elizabeth Taylor in The Taming of the Shrew. In fact, the movie was Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. We also said Nichols directed Annie on Broadway. In fact, he was one of the show's producers.

All Things Considered

For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Corrected on 2014-11-21T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say that Noelle Johnson makes about $10,000 more than the national average for people with some college education and that young college graduates make an average $58,000 a year. The story should have said that the median income for households led by young adults with some college education is about $34,000. And it should have said households led by young college graduates have a median income of about $58,000.

Morning Edition

Rabbi From Kansas City Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Corrected on 2014-11-19T00:00:00-05:00

In a previous audio version of this report, it was said that the attackers had more than one gun. In fact, authorities say a single gun was among the weapons used.

All Things Considered

Hong Kong Protesters Make Solemn Retreat As Authorities Move In

Corrected on 2014-11-19T00:00:00-05:00

In a previous audio version of this story, we incorrectly stated that the protest was happening in Aberdeen, a Hong Kong village. In fact, the protest was in Hong Kong's Admiralty district.

Morning Edition

Rendering: The World's Oldest Recycling System

Corrected on 2014-11-18T00:00:00-05:00

In this story, it is incorrectly said that insulin is made from a hog's pituitary gland. In fact, insulin is generated from the pancreas gland.

Morning Edition

France Shocked That Frenchman Is A Knife-Wielding ISIS Militant

Corrected on 2014-11-18T00:00:00-05:00

We incorrecty say that the number of French "jihad suspects" has increased more than 200 percent in the past two years. In fact, according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins the increase is closer to 5,400 percent.

Weekend Edition Sunday

After G-20 Summit In Brisbane, Obama Focuses On Domestic Issues

Corrected on 2014-11-17T00:00:00-05:00

We say that President Obama may issue executive orders to change federal immigration policy. In fact, he is expected to use a less formal process — executive actions. We also say that any step Obama takes would expire once the president leaves office. That is incorrect. Neither executive orders nor executive actions expire when a president's term ends.

Morning Edition

China Agrees To Pollution Limits, But Will It Make A Difference?

Corrected on 2014-11-18T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly identify a source as Georgetown Univeristy professor Joanna Lewis. It was in fact Barbara Finamore, Asia director of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

All Things Considered

As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Corrected on 2014-11-14T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we cite a figure from the American Gaming Association that there are 1,400 casinos in the U.S., including 100 on the East Coast. Those figures included card rooms, which are not considered casino operations. The number of U.S. casinos is 984, including both commercial and tribal casinos, the association says, 60 of which are on the East Coast.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Why The KKK Is Reaching Out Beyond White Folks

Corrected on 2014-11-13T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story identified the author of Klansville, USA as Daniel Cunningham. He is David Cunningham.

Morning Edition

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams To Be Sworn Into Office

Corrected on 2014-11-12T00:00:00-05:00

We say that a Republican Legislature was responsible for the gerrymandering that created North Carolina's 12th Congressional District. It was actually a Democratic-controlled Legislature that did so.

Rand Paul's Kentucky Problem

Corrected on 2014-11-11T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story stated that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is not up for re-election until 2016. In fact, he is not up for re-election until 2018.

Morning Edition

These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into

Corrected on 2014-11-11T00:00:00-05:00

The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly states that in "N- - - - - In Paris," Jay Z lists names of basketball players. In fact, he is listing celebrities with the first name Michael.

All Things Considered

For People Fired For Being Gay, Old Court Case Becomes A New Tool

Corrected on 2014-11-11T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we refer to the plaintiff in the 1989 Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins case as a lawyer. She was actually a manager in an accounting firm.

All Things Considered

With Keys To Capitol Hill, Boehner Plans To Move Quickly

Corrected on 2014-11-07T00:00:00-05:00

There is a reference in this report to the possibility that President Obama might grant work permits to "millions of Americans." That was an inadvertent mistake. We should have said "millions of people."

Morning Edition

Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax

Corrected on 2014-11-06T00:00:00-05:00

In some broadcasts of this report, the instrument heard when a piece of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" was played was an English Horn. We have corrected that mistake. The instrument heard in the final broadcast and in the audio player put on this on this page just after noon ET is an alto saxophone.

Incumbents Who Lost Seats Tonight

Corrected on 2014-11-04T00:00:00-05:00

Louisiana Senate incumbent Mary Landrieu did not lose her seat, but was forced into a run-off.

All Things Considered

Massachusetts Food Waste Ban Gains Broad Acceptance

Corrected on 2014-11-05T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story stated that Americans, on average, throw out 20 pounds of food a week. In fact, Americans toss an average 20 pounds per month.

Dante Ross: 'We Wanted Our Own Universe'

Corrected on 2016-10-31T00:00:00-04:00

A reference to Raoul Roach's departure from Elektra Records has been removed from this conversation because it was inaccurate.

All Things Considered

In A Remote Corner Of Sudan, An American Takes His Stand

Corrected on 2014-11-04T00:00:00-05:00

The on air and original on-line version incorrectly stated that actor George Clooney has helped fund the Enough Project. His work has been with the Satellite Sentinel Project.

All Things Considered

No Ebola, S'il Vous Plait, We're French: The Ivory Coast Mindset

Corrected on 2014-11-07T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this post mistakenly referred to the Ivory Coast as "this Catholic country." The Ivory Coast has large populations of Christians, including Catholics and other denominations, and of Muslims.

Who Studies What? Men, Women And College Majors

Corrected on 2014-10-29T00:00:00-04:00

After we posted these charts, several of you asked us if they were adjusted to account for the change in the number of women enrolled in college. They were not, so we have added a line to each graph reflecting the share of female undergraduates across all majors.