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

  • Scrunchies Are Back, 'Wall Street Journal' Headline Exclaims
    <p>The scrunchie is a puffy fabric hair tie that was big in the 80s and 90s. As evidence of its longevity, the<em> Journal</em> points to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who uses one almost daily.</p><img src='' />
  • Facing Allegations Of Corruption, Peru's President Resigns
    <p>Peru's president has resigned after 19 months in office. Facing allegations of corruption and vote buying, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (koo-ZIN-ski) stepped down a day before the Peruvian congress planned to fire him.</p><img src='' />
  • Why A GOP Strategist Turned Down Working With Cambridge Analytica
    <p>David Greene talks to Republican data strategist Luke Thompson about how political campaigns use voter data, and how Cambridge Analytica could have influenced the 2016 election.</p><img src='' />
  • Polls Indicate Irish Voters Want To Legalize Abortion
    <p>Nearly three years after Ireland voted to legalize same-sex marriage, the country is due to hold another referendum this spring on whether to legalize abortion.</p><img src='' />
  • Austin Bomber Left A Confession Video Before He Died
    <p>The suspect in the series of deadly Texas bombings has been identified as 23-year-old Mark Conditt. The investigation now turns to Conditt's background and his motive.</p><img src='' />
  • Trump Administration Expected To Announce Tariffs Against China
    <p>David Greene talks to Rufus Yerxa president of the National Foreign Trade Council, about the expected announcement of trade action and trade tariffs against China.</p><img src='' />
  • In Apology, Zuckerberg Promises To Protect Facebook Community
    <p>Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will notify the estimated 50 million people whose data was extracted from the social network and handed off to a tech firm working for the Trump campaign.</p><img src='' />
  • Yemeni Refugees Cross Gulf Of Aden To Seek Safety In East Africa
    <p>Displaced Yemenis talk about the long and difficult escape from Yemn's civil war, which has led some to the nearby country of Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.</p><img src='' />
  • Why The Graphing Calculator Hasn't Changed Much Since 1994
    <p>Many tech companies keep customers buying by constantly updating their products with new features. So then, why hasn't the graphing calculator changed much over the last few decades?</p><img src='' />
  • If Necessary, China Has A Strategic Plan For A Trade War With The U.S.
    <p>China says it wants no trade war. But it could retaliate, imposing tariffs on exports from the constituencies of U.S. politicians who support punishing China, ahead of midterm elections.</p><img src='' />


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