FEED - Morning Edition

Subscribe to FEED - Morning Edition feed FEED - Morning Edition
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, David Greene and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
Updated: 1 hour 38 min ago

Smoke Blankets Santa Barbara County, Not Everyone Can Evacuate

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:41am

Wildfires have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres of Southern California. Residents who resisted calls to evacuate talk about living through the fires, and what "the new normal" looks like.

Categories: Syndicated

President Trump Draws Closer To His First Legislative Victory

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:40am

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate say they have hammered out details of a final tax overhaul bill that they plan to pass next week.

Categories: Syndicated

Money Is Flowing Into State Supreme Court Races, Study Says

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:40am

Analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice, a public policy group, finds spending on state court races with elected judges is spiking, and that sources for many of the donations aren't transparent.

Categories: Syndicated

This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Most Of Murdoch Empire

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:12am

Rupert Murdoch keeps Fox News and Fox TV but sells off other entertainment assets in the face of digital competitors and dynastic tensions.

(Image credit: Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

A Father's Pregnancy Photo Shoot

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:25am

Nick Roberts surprised his girlfriend Brianna with a pregnancy photo shoot — of him. He says he ate some fast food beforehand so he'd look "a little pregnant."

Categories: Syndicated

A Hippo For Christmas, At Last

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:18am

Gayla Peevey of Oklahoma was 10 when she recorded "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" in 1953. She was on hand in 2017 when a hippo was welcomed to the Oklahoma City zoo.

Categories: Syndicated

U.N. Peacekeepers Honored In Tanzania

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

On Thursday in Tanzania, the bodies of 14 United Nations peacekeepers killed last week in Democratic Republic of the Congo have been honored in a ceremony.

Categories: Syndicated

What's Next For Republicans After Alabama Loss

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

What does a Republican loss in the Alabama Senate race mean for Republicans going forward? NPR's David Greene speaks with Republican strategist Alex Conant.

Categories: Syndicated

News Brief: Senate And House Republicans Agree On Tax Bill, FCC To Repeal Net Neutrality

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

House and Senate Republicans have hammered out details of a final tax overhaul bill. Also, the FCC is set to repeal net neutrality rules, and an update on Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers who were killed.

Categories: Syndicated

Tiffany Haddish: 'I Know What I'm Supposed To Do Here On This Earth'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

The Girl's Trip actress has had what seems like a meteoric rise over the last year: a blockbuster movie, a gig hosting Saturday Night Live, and now a new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

(Image credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators)

Categories: Syndicated

Concern Grows In Pakistan Over Cases Of Disappearance

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan counted more than 700 alleged disappearances last year. Since 2001, the group estimates that as many as 10,000 people have gone missing.

(Image credit: Diaa Hadid/NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

Democrat Pushes For New Party Leaders

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

As the Democratic Party celebrates its win in red Alabama, some Democrats are calling for a shift in the party leadership. Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Linda Sanchez of California.

Categories: Syndicated

CVS Health CEO On Aetna Deal

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

Steve Inskeep talks with Larry Merlo, CEO of CVS Health, about his company's acquisition of the giant insurer Aetna.

Categories: Syndicated

What Could Change After Net Neutrality Repeal

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

The FCC is expected to repeal net neutrality regulations Thursday. Mitchell Baker of the Mozilla Foundation tells Steve Inskeep that the rules provide vital protections against Internet censorship.

Categories: Syndicated

The Seeds Of This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

The 2008 recession, wildfires and a logging boom have added up to a shortage of Christmas tree seedlings in the Pacific Northwest.

Categories: Syndicated

Jones Victory Credited To African-American Voters

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

David Greene talks with Birmingham City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson about a well-organized get-out-the-vote effort that's credited with motivating black voters in Alabama.

Categories: Syndicated

Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

Shop around. That's the advice of health insurance navigators for people seeking health policies on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal exchanges. Premiums have climbed but so have subsidies.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

New Year To Bring New Test For Trump Administration On Key Russia Sanctions

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:07am

On the fifth anniversary of an important Russian sanctions law, Bill Browder, who pushed for the law, says the Trump administration faces an opportunity to show strength — or leniency — to Putin.

(Image credit: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:00am

And half the world's population doesn't even have access to essential health services, according to a report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

(Image credit: Andrew Aitchison/Corbis via Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

GOP Strategist: Many White Conservative Women In Alabama Got 'Fed Up' With Moore

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:24am

Republican political strategist Jeff Vreeland says according to exit poll data, middle-class, white GOP women defected in Tuesday's special election, citing sexual abuse allegations as a factor.

Categories: Syndicated