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

  • Justice Department Calls Russian Woman, Maria Butina, A Flight Risk
    <p>The Russian woman living in the U.S. has been charged with working as an unregistered foreign agent. The Justice Department wants her detained until trial.</p><img src='' />
  • Thai Boys Speak Out On Cave Rescue
    <p>The group of Thai boys who were trapped in a cave have spoken to the media for the first time in a news conference.</p><img src='' />
  • EU Fines Google $5 Billion
    <p>Officials in Europe say Google is violating antitrust laws. NPR's Noel King talks with Politico's Mark Scott.</p><img src='' />
  • Republican Rep. Warren Davidson Advises Trump To 'Continue To Play Offense'
    <p>Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio talks with NPR's David Greene about his reaction to President Trump's statements about Russian interference in the U.S. election.</p><img src='' />
  • French Butchers Ask For Protection After Vegans Blamed For Vandalism
    <img src='' alt='Didier Tass, behind the counter of his butcher shop, says he purchases meat from small farmers who raise cows and butcher them humanely and in small quantities.'/><p>Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme vegans who use vandalism to draw attention to their cause.</p><p>(Image credit: Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)</p><img src='' />
  • Chicago Is Proud To Be Anti-Ketchup
    <p>A writer took a picture of a sign on Chicago-area expressway that said, "No texting, no speeding, no ketchup." </p><img src='' />
  • Archaeologists Find 14,500-Year-Old Bread
    <p>Archaeologists in Jordan's Black Desert found the burnt remains of bread, baked more than 14,000 years ago. It proves people were making bread far earlier than originally known. </p><img src='' />
  • Migrants Describe Unsanitary And Overcrowded Detention Conditions
    <p>As young children are reunited with their parents after being separated at the border, there are fresh concerns about the way they are treated inside the detention centers.</p><img src='' />
  • Marking Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday
    <p>The late statesman Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old Wednesday. Writers, politicians, and activists are marking the date with readings from a collection of his letters.</p><img src='' />
  • Trump Responds To Fallout From Helsinki
    <p>At the White House yesterday President Trump walked away — sort of — from his controversial statement in Helsinki that drew widespread condemnation.</p><img src='' />