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Morning Edition

In Memoriam 2021: The Musicians We Lost

Corrected on 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story included an incorrect image for Don Everly. It has since been updated.

The Fellowship of the Rockers

Corrected on 2021-12-21T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this piece located the Cavern Club, where The Beatles played shows early in the band's career, in Hamburg, Germany. The Cavern Club is in Liverpool, England.

All Things Considered

Finally, scientists have found a true millipede

Corrected on 2022-01-24T00:00:00-05:00

In this story, one of the study authors mistakenly says that the length of the millipede is "a little less than 1 centimeter." In fact, the specimen the researchers describe in the study is a little less than 10 centimeters in length.

'SNL' ditches audience, Charli XCX pulls out as omicron spreads

Corrected on 2021-12-19T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story said that Ed Sheeran had to perform from home on Saturday Night Live after contracting the coronavirus. In fact, he performed live in person after he completed a period of quarantine.

The best games of 2021 chosen by NPR

Corrected on 2021-12-20T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly called the first Psychonauts a PS1 game. It was a PS2 game.

The Monster of We

Corrected on 2021-12-16T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this piece mistakenly identified Paul Ryan as a former senator.

How much did fried chicken cost in 1915?

Corrected on 2021-12-17T00:00:00-05:00

In an earlier version of this episode, we incorrectly calculated the percent increase of the price of a pasta dish from 1915, compared with today's price (adjusted for inflation). It is an increase of 200%, not 300%.

All Things Considered

'We will fight for our independence,' says Ukraine's ambassador to the U.S.

Corrected on 2021-12-13T00:00:00-05:00

In this interview, Ambassador Oksana Markarova incorrectly says that Ukraine has 4,000 veterans willing to come to the country's defense. After the interview, the embassy said the ambassador misspoke and meant to say 400,000 veterans.

Morning Edition

Asian lady beetles are swarming parts of the Northeast and Western U.S.

Corrected on 2021-12-09T00:00:00-05:00

In this piece, we talk about the differences between Asian lady beetles and the better-known black and red ladybugs. But despite the differences, both are classified as beetles and are commonly referred to as ladybugs.

Morning Edition

Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame

Corrected on 2021-12-06T00:00:00-05:00

This story has been updated to clarify the relationship of political partisanship to vaccination status.

Additionally, Florida's counties were removed from the analysis after publication because we learned that Florida has not updated county-level death numbers since June 3. With the removal of these 67 counties, heavily Trump counties go from a 2.73 times higher death rate than heavily Biden counties to 2.78 times more.

Dec. 8, 2021

Up-to-date county-level death data for Florida has been missing from the Johns Hopkins database since June 3, when the Florida Department of Health stopped publishing this data on its website. However, the Community Profile Report, produced by the White House COVID-19 Team, publishes this information on a weekly basis, based on data reported to the CDC. Using this data, we have added Florida back into our analysis. Likewise, the Community Profile Report includes county-level death data from smaller counties in Utah that are not reflected in the Johns Hopkins data; we have updated those in our analysis. These changes mean that heavily Trump counties have a 2.73 times higher death rate than heavily Biden counties (a shift from 2.78 times higher with Florida excluded).

When making music breaks your body

Corrected on 2021-12-06T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this article misstated the age of Meric Long's daughter: Tegra is 5, not 3.

Morning Edition

Biden's new winter COVID plan will reimburse you for at-home tests

Corrected on 2021-12-02T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story said travelers will need to test within 24 hours of leaving for a trip into the United States. However, the requirement is better described as a day before departure.

Hanukkah Lights 2021

Corrected on 2023-01-23T00:00:00-05:00

In a previous version of this story, we inaccurately identified a photograph of Clement Clarke Moore. The photograph has been removed.

Morning Edition

Josephine Baker to become first Black woman inducted into France's Pantheon

Corrected on 2021-11-30T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous web introduction, we mistakenly say Josephine Baker's remains were to be moved to the Paris Pantheon. France has inducted Baker into the Pantheon and honored her with a memorial, and a coffin carrying soils from the U.S., France and Monaco was deposited inside the domed monument. However, her body remains buried in Monaco.

All Things Considered

Remembering the compassionate Lynne Balla, who died of COVID

Corrected on 2021-11-23T00:00:00-05:00

This report incorrectly states that Lynne Balla died of COVID-19 hours after she was diagnosed. She actually died of COVID-19 hours after her care facility told her family that she was OK. Balla had in fact been diagnosed with COVID-19 a few days prior.

The limitations of the 'sapphic anthem'

Corrected on 2021-12-01T00:00:00-05:00

This piece has been updated to clarify that some strands of the women's music movement in the 1970s were criticized for trans-exclusionary politics, not the entire movement.

Morning Edition

In Washington, the last employees at the Afghan Embassy work until the lights go off

Corrected on 2021-11-19T00:00:00-05:00

We have updated language that said the deputy ambassador is the highest-ranking official at the embassy. Adela Raz was appointed ambassador and became chief of mission about three weeks before Kabul fell to the Taliban. She was unable to become full ambassador because the government of the republic collapsed.

On '30,' Adele walks among us

Corrected on 2021-11-17T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story mistakenly said Adele's album 25 came out in 2016. It was released in 2015.

Morning Edition

A prominent Broadway costume designer is accused of sexual abuse

Corrected on 2021-11-17T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story suggested that both Michael Martin and Court Watson were at The Lost Colony from 1996 to 2002. Martin was there in the 1990s and Watson in the 2000s. In addition, the story said William Ivey Long was elected chairman of the American Theatre Wing in 2013. He was elected in 2012.

Progressives want a wealth tax for the super rich. Here's why it's hard to pull off

Corrected on 2021-11-17T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story indicated that getting compensated in company stock meant recipients were not liable for taxes. In fact, in many instances, employees or executives who are compensated in stocks do have to pay taxes. It's mainly founders who own shares in their own companies who can avoid taxes on those stocks unless they sell their holdings.

Previously posted Nov. 13, 2021: A previous version of this story incorrectly said the $1.2 trillion increase in U.S. billionaires' worth was roughly the size of Japan's entire economy and almost two times the size of India's. That comparison actually applies to the total wealth held by the billionaires, or around $5 trillion.

Why quitting got so cool

Corrected on 2021-12-10T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this episode mischaracterized Nick Bunker's view about why people are quitting their jobs. In his view, the surge in quitting primarily stems from a rise in job openings — that is, a greater demand for workers.

iBuyers, Zillow, and 'the lemons problem'

Corrected on 2021-11-10T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this episode incorrectly said that iBuyers reportedly own 10% of homes in the Phoenix area. The story has been updated to clarify that this number refers to 10% of homes for sale.

Wiki and Navy Blue find divine timing on 'Half God'

Corrected on 2021-11-03T00:00:00-04:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said Half God is Wiki's first independently released studio album. He has previously independently released one solo album and one collaborative project.

The largest municipal force in the U.S. has thousands on unpaid leave over vaccines

Corrected on 2021-11-04T00:00:00-04:00

An earlier version of this story cited Mayor Bill De Blasio as saying that some 9,000 city employees, or about 6% of the 378,000-strong workforce, have been put on unpaid leave. However, the percentage reference has been removed because 9,000 is significantly less than 6% of the workforce.

Morning Edition

Jury seated for trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot and killed 2 protesters

Corrected on 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00

An earlier version of this web story incorrectly stated that the Proud Boys are a white nationalist group and that Kyle Rittenhouse has ties to the group. The Proud Boys is a far-right extremist group, and there is no confirmation that Rittenhouse is affiliated with the group.