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

  • Dozens Killed In Attack On Egyptian Mosque
    <p>Dozens of people have been killed after an attack on a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai.</p><img src='' />
  • Zimbabwe Swears In A New President
    <p>Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the president of Zimbabwe, days after the country's longtime leader Robert Mugabe resigned.</p><img src='' />
  • The #OptOutside Sales Pitch: Go Outdoors On Black Friday
    <img src='' alt='The view from Mt. Eklutna in Chugach State Park. For Black Friday, the $5 parking fee is waived at Chugach and several other parks — from Mount Ascutney State Park in Vermont to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.'/><p>Parks systems are waiving fees to encourage people to skip the shopping and instead venture into nature. Here, 10 tips for safely enjoying wintry fun.</p><p>(Image credit: Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)</p><img src='' />
  • Navy Calls Off Search For Missing Sailors
    <p>The U.S. Navy has ended its search for three missing sailors whose cargo plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean.</p><img src='' />
  • Uproar Over Elephant Trophies Overshadows Changes To Lion Imports
    <p>The Trump administration lifted a ban on importing elephant and lion trophies from two African countries. <em>National Geographic</em>'s Rachael Bale explains how this could affect conservation efforts.</p><img src='' />
  • Beard Vs. Beard
    <p>In Aberdeen, Scotland, two men had a "beard and mustache festival" earlier this year. But they've since parted ways and are now throwing competing festivals, but both about facial hair. </p><img src='' />
  • Let This Be A Trend: Montreal Tries Out Ugly Christmas Trees
    <p>Last year, Montreal set out to pick a grand Christmas tree, but people called it "skinny" and "lopsided." This year, Montreal is setting up an entire village installation with an even uglier tree.</p><img src='' />
  • Law Enforcement's Limits To Stopping Shooters
    <p>Recent mass shootings have shown how law enforcement can fail to prevent attacks by people who are known threats. The system is limited in what it can do, but there's also room for improvement.</p><img src='' />
  • Who Is Mike Cernovich?
    <p>Steve Inskeep talks with Andrew Marantz of <em>The New Yorker</em> about Mike Cernovich, the alt-right figure who obtained documents about sexual misconduct allegations against Democratic Rep. John Conyers.</p><img src='' />
  • Ohio Politicians Face Sexual Misconduct Scandals
    <p>NPR's Noel King talks with Ohio Public Radio and Television's Karen Kasler about charges of sexual misconduct, assault and cover-ups in Ohio state politics that have led to resignations.</p><img src='' />


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