Laura Roman

Ahead of the midterm elections, NPR's Morning Edition wants to connect with young, unmarried voters who are approaching a pivotal moment in their life. What issues matter to you this election? Share your story with us.

A producer may reach out to you to follow up on your response. Share your thoughts with us below or here.

What issues are most important to you this election?

Ahead of the midterm elections, NPR's Morning Edition wants to connect with parents expecting their first child. What issues matter to you this election? Share your story with us.

A producer may reach out to you to follow up on your response. Share your thoughts with us below or here.

Are you expecting your first child?

In June, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel ban that bars nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries, as well as North Korea and Venezuela.

Are you or anyone you know separated from your spouse, partner or children as a result of the ban? NPR's Morning Edition is looking to speak with families that have been affected.

Election Day 2018 is quickly approaching, and NPR wants to hear from you.

In the coming weeks, NPR's Morning Edition is traveling across the country to speak with voters like you. We want to learn more about what issues are driving you to the polls.

Share your thoughts with us below or here. An NPR producer may reach out to you to learn more.

What issues are affecting you this election cycle?

Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, NPR's Morning Edition wants to connect with women who voted for President Trump in 2016. Share your story with us.

A producer may reach out to you to follow up on your response. Share your thoughts with us below or here.

Are you a woman who voted for President Trump?

NPR's Morning Edition is interested in talking with people who may have been affected by the conversation around kneeling during the national anthem that's been happening around the National Football League.

A producer may contact you to follow up on your response. Share your thoughts with us below or here.

Have you been affected by the conversation around protests during the national anthem? Share your story with us.

Summer is not over yet, but many parents are getting ready to send their kids off to college.

It's one of those major turning points in life, not just for kids but also for parents, especially those are who are saying goodbye to their last or only child: They are about to become empty nesters.

Is your last child moving out of the house to go to college? If so, NPR's Morning Edition wants to hear from you. Please share your story with us below, or here. An NPR producer may follow up with you.

Ah, summer. What a wonderful time to head to the backyard or up to the rooftop deck and grill up a few burgers for you and your pals.

Growing up, every time my dad made his famous ribs — well, famous in our house — I'd always rush to the dinner table, fashion a bib out of paper towels, and dig in.

But I can't yet say I have mastered my grilling technique as an adult. My main problem is, I have no idea how to grill. So once I figure that out I'll be fine, right?

NPR is working on a series of stories that will feature the voices of those on the frontlines of the nation's opioid crisis.

If you are open to sharing your current or recent experiences with a specific stage of addiction, please fill out the questions below — or here — and we may be in touch. We'll use first names only.

Writing a couplet can be tough,
But when you work with friends, it's not so rough.

On Monday, NPR's Morning Edition asked listeners and readers to share poems about the teams in their lives — both on and off the court.

The sun is out. Flowers are blooming. Spring is here — finally.

Each year, spring is coupled with a celebration of beauty, expression and the rhythmic qualities of language: We are talking about poetry.

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, NPR's Morning Edition wants you to share a couplet, and author Kwame Alexander will pick a few and transform them into one, grand poem. But there's a catch: Your poem must be about teamwork.

Share a couplet about the presence of teamwork in your life, on or off the court, be that literally or metaphorically.

Facebook is notifying the 87 million users whose information may have been compromised and given to Cambridge Analytica.

NPR's Morning Edition wants to hear from Facebook users who have received such a notification. We would also like to know if you have ever thought about leaving Facebook or if you have deactivated your account for a period of time.

April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. NPR's Noel King is traveling to Memphis, Tenn., to report on how the city has changed since MLK was killed.

To do this, we need your help. Are you from Memphis? Is your family from Memphis? If so, please share your story with us.

An NPR producer may be in touch, and we may use your responses to help guide Noel's reporting.

The 2018 election season is upon us.

The first primary of the midterms takes place March 6 in Texas. NPR's Rachel Martin will be in Dallas for the election, and we want to know what is driving Texans to the polls.

Are you a first-time voter? Will this be the first primary that you've cast a ballot in? What do you want to hear from the candidates seeking your vote?

You might think that long-distance partners are less happy in their relationship than couples who live near each other. But it turns out many studies have found that long-distance partners report equal or higher levels of trust and satisfaction than couples who live close to one another.

So, how do couples keep the magic alive when they're miles – and an ocean — apart?

When it comes to meeting that special someone, we've gone from IRL to swiping right. Online dating has changed the way people meet and communicate — and as that old saying goes, when you're trying to find bae, communication is key.

With new ways to flirt, date and find love come new lingo to describe the adventures — or misadventures — of online dating.

As part of Morning Edition's series, What Makes Us Click, here are some words and terms in the online dating lexicon.

Bae

It's peak online dating season.

According to Match.com, late December through Valentine's Day is the busiest time of the year for dating apps and sites. It's sometimes called "cuffing season" — a nod to the idea that people want to find a serious relationship during the cold months.

Here's something that may surprise you: Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

I know what you're thinking: Where did 2017 go? Wasn't it just Labor Day?

I know. I know!

But there's no turning back. Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and there's nothing we can do about it. The question is, are you prepared? Do you have your plans nailed down? Do you know if you are hosting family or friends? Have you figured out what you're cooking, if anything?

We praise athletes, at every level, for their ability to compete, to dazzle, to perform under pressure, to inspire and — maybe most importantly — to win.

And when they fall down, when they tear, break or injure themselves, they promise to pick themselves back up, come back stronger than ever and carry their team to victory — thus solidifying their seemingly superhuman performance.

But what goes into recovery? How do athletes get better? And then how do they stay healthy?

Often, recovery — and general pain management in sports — involves medication.

More than a year ago, Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, sat, then knelt, during the national anthem before NFL games. Kaepernick took a knee to protest the treatment of African-Americans and minorities in the U.S., and his actions have generated a lot of conversation.

What opportunities are there for a coal-mining community after its main industry has waned?

In Somerset County in southwestern Pennsylvania, that's not an easy question to answer. For this county of roughly 76,000 residents, renewable energy and health care offer hopes for its future. But first it has to attract qualified workers.

No one likes to take tests. Sitting down to take a standardized test on a beautiful Saturday morning would not, almost certainly, be categorized as a fun weekend activity. Yet, it's a requirement many of us face at one point in life. So we sharpen our No. 2 pencils and get to work.

When Yomi Wrong was born in 1972, doctors told her mother, Sarah Churchill, the newborn may die during the night.

Yomi was born with a rare genetic disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, which causes bones to break under the slightest pressure.

"Your skull was fractured; your arms, your ribs," Sarah explained to her daughter at StoryCorps in San Francisco, Calif. Doctors told Sarah the best thing to do was to leave Yomi in the hospital because she probably wouldn't survive.

Well, he did it — sort of.

In April, Carter Wilkerson set out on a mission to get free chicken nuggets for a year. What he may not have known was that his inquiry would become the most retweeted tweet of all time.

It was his fondness for nuggets that inspired Wilkerson to ask Wendy's how many retweets he needed to get free chicken nuggets for a year. Wendy's, playing along, set the bar high: 18 million.

Challenge accepted.