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.

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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

  • Hungary's Leader Pushes For 'Stop Soros' Laws Against NGOs That Help Migrants
    <img src='' alt='Advertisement in a metro station in Budapest in July. The Hungarian government said it would end its disputed ad campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros.'/><p>Hungary's government has proposed a series of bills it says will curb illegal immigration. Critics say the motivation is to cripple NGOs linked to U.S. financier George Soros.</p><p>(Image credit: Pablo Gorondi/AP)</p><img src='' />
  • The Hungarian Prime Minister's Feud With George Soros Escalates
    <p>Hungary's government has proposed a series of draft laws it says will curb illegal immigration. Critics say the motivation is to cripple NGOs linked to U.S. financier George Soros.</p><img src='' />
  • Florida Legislators Pressured To Address Gun Violence
    <p>Rachel Martin talks to Florida state Rep. Jason Brodeur, a Republican, who along with Katie Edwards-Walpole, a Democrat, is working to come up with a bipartisan bill on gun control.</p><img src='' />
  • Skunk Problem Solved After House Burns Down
    <p>A Detroit man was trying to get rid of some skunks that were living in a crawlspace in his house. He used a smoke bomb which in turn burned the house down.</p><img src='' />
  • Clear Plastic Bag With Designer Stamp Sells For $590
    <p>The clear plastic bag looks pretty much like a grocery bag expect that it has a designer label. Celine Paris is stamped on it. Prepare to shell out nearly $600 to have that bag.</p><img src='' />
  • Nunes, Schiff Constituents Remind Representatives About Local Issues
    <p>Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff and GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, key figures in the Russia probe, represent very different parts of California. Constituents in both places are much more focused on issues at home.</p><img src='' />
  • School District In Texas Armed Staff After Sandy Hook Massacre
    <p>The Holliday Independent School District permits licensed staff to carry guns at schools. David Greene talks to superintendent Kevin Dyes about the training staff receive to combat an active shooter.</p><img src='' />
  • Mo. Governor Is Under Pressure To Resign After He's Indicted
    <p>He's been indicted on a charge of felony invasion of privacy. He is accused of taking a semi-nude photo of a woman, and then threatened to publish it if she revealed their relationship.</p><img src='' />
  • NEA Offical Reacts To Trump's Idea Of Arming Teachers
    <p>President Trump says he supports arming teachers with military or special training experience. David Greene talks to Becky Pringle, vice president of the National Education Association, about her concerns.</p><img src='' />
  • Morning News Brief
    <p>The investigation into the law enforcement response to the mass shooting in Florida continues, and so does the debate in Washington over exactly how laws could change to keep it from happening again.</p><img src='' />


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