Morning Edition

Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with four hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

Monday - Friday 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

David Greene

David Greene is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

For two years prior to taking on his current role in 2012, Greene was an NPR foreign correspondent based in Moscow covering the region from Ukraine and the Baltics, east to Siberia. During that time he brought listeners stories as wide ranging as Chernobyl 25 years later and Beatles-singing Russian Babushkas. He spent a month in Libya reporting riveting stories in the most difficult of circumstances as NATO bombs fell on Tripoli. He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.

Greene's voice became...

Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep is host of Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. He co-hosts the program with Renée Montagne and David Greene.

Traveling from Baghdad to the wreckage of New Orleans, Inskeep has interviewed the survivors of disasters both natural and man-made. He has questioned Presidential candidates, warlords, authors, and musicians. He also interviews people who otherwise would be overlooked: a steelworker, a school board member, the mother of a soldier killed in war.

Inskeep's first full-time assignment for NPR was the 1996 presidential primary in New Hampshire. He went on to cover the Pentagon, the U.S. Senate, and the 2000... Read More...

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with David Greene and Steve Inskeep.

Previously, she was the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into the host position in the fall of 2012, Martin started as National Security Correspondent for NPR in May 2010. In that position she covered both defense and intelligence issues. She traveled regularly to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Secretary of Defense, reporting on the U.S. wars and the effectiveness of the Pentagon's counterinsurgency strategy. Martin also reported extensively on the changing demographic of the U.S. military – from the debate over whether to allow women to fight in combat units... Read More...

From Morning Edition

  • School Shooting Reported Near Houston
    <p>NPR's David Greene talks to Houston Public Media's Davis Land about reports of a gunman at a high school in Texas. The school was put on lockdown. A suspect is in custody, local media say. </p><img src='' />
  • Anti-Abortion-Rights Group Reacts To Restrictions On Clinics
    <p>Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, responds to news that the White House will revive a rule to bar groups that provide abortions from receiving federal funds.</p><img src='' />
  • Pro-Life Group Reacts To Restrictions For Clinics That Refer Patients For Abortions
    <p>Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, responds to news that the White House will revive a rule to bar groups that provide abortions from receiving federal funds.</p><img src='' />
  • Pakistan Still Struggles To Eradicate Polio
    <p>Health workers have made some large strides against polio but getting to zero is elusive. There's violence against workers and anti-vaccination advocates use social media to frighten parents.</p><img src='' />
  • After Trump's NATO Criticism, Countries Spend More On Defense
    <p>David Greene talks to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who met with President Trump this week. Top on the agenda was defense spending, Iran and the war on terrorism.</p><img src='' />
  • World War I Artillery Shell Put Out With The Trash
    <p>It's believed a landlord in London, Ontario, tossed the shell while he was cleaning up after recently evicted tenants. A neighbor who found the shell said, "Those idiots had that in their house."</p><img src='' />
  • Parrot In Florida Learns How To Command Alexa
    <p>The parrot, named Petra, has learned to use a smart speaker, and she's terrorizing her owner by turning the lights on and off all day.</p><img src='' />
  • California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.-China Trade Talks
    <img src='' alt='A sign welcoming visitors to the Napa Valley along Highway 29 in Oakville, Calif.'/><p>China is one of the top exports for U.S. wine, but last month in retaliation to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, China imposed a tariff on U.S. wine, and other food and agricultural exports.</p><p>(Image credit: Eric Risberg/AP)</p><img src='' />
  • Morning News Brief: North Korea, Royal Wedding
    <p>President Trump assured North Korea it would benefit from any deal it reaches with the U.S. regarding its nuclear program. Royal watchers have 1 day to go before Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle.</p><img src='' />
  • President Maduro Asks Venezuelan Voters To Give Him Another Term
    <p>Venezuelans head to the polls this weekend for a presidential election some call a sham. The opposition is boycotting the vote, and President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win.</p><img src='' />


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