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Weekend Listens: Award Winning Stories from NPR

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Looking for some recommendations for weekend listening? Check out these award winning stories from NPR. The 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards were announced this week and NPR won several for feature reporting, excellence in innovation and continuing coverage.

Howard Berkes, Robert Little and Nicole Beemsterboer of the NPR Investigations Unit received a "Feature Reporting" award for the story on the Challenger Shuttle engineer.

Steve Drummond, Cory Turner, LA Johnson, Anya Kamenetz, Elissa Nadworny, Claudio Sanchez, Acacia Squires, Eric Westervelt, Sami Yenigun, Gabrielle Emanuel of the NPR Ed team won the "Excellence in Innovation" award. Check out one of their special series "50 Great Teachers."

Chris Arnold, Robert Smith, Elizabeth Kulas, Neal Carruth, Uri Berliner, Bryant Urstadt, and Alex Goldmark of the Business Desk and Planet Money team won a "Continuing Coverage" award for the special series investigating the Wells Fargo Scandal.

Many more awards were won by local public radio stations. In fact, of the 316 categories in the Murrow radio awards, 235 of those awards were won by public radio. Check out just a few of these amazing, award winning stories from local stations across the country:

Winner: Hard News
WNYC Radio, New York, NY
Gentrification: Feeling Like an Outsider in Your Own Neighborhood

Winner: Sports Reporting
WBUR, Boston, MA
How A Phone Call Helped Turn An Olympic Letdown Into A World Record

Winner: Continuing Coverage
WVTF/RADIOIQ, Charlottesville, VA
New Evidence of Innocence: The Jens Soering Story

Winner: Excellence in Innovation
KBIA, Columbia, MO
An Uncertain Road: Life after Premature Birth

Winner: Excellence in Writing
KNAU, Arizona Public Radio
Apache Chef Revives The Cuisine Of His Ancestors

See all 2017 award recipients, and congratulations to these talented journalists.

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Ben Fishel