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

  • Tillerson Travels To U.N. To Discuss Issues Involving North Korea
    <p>The secretary of state goes to the U.N. on Friday, just days after he offered to talk to North Korea with no preconditions. That would represent a change in approach for the Trump administration.</p><img src='' />
  • Rubio Will Vote No On Senate Tax Plan Unless Change Is Made
    <p>Florida Senator Marco Rubio says he can't support a tax bill that doesn't contain the child tax credit. That could complicate Republican efforts to pass a tax overhaul plan before Christmas.</p><img src='' />
  • Rep. Ross Says Florida Needs More Funds For Disaster Relief
    <p>David Greene talks to GOP Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida who says he won't support a bill to keep the government open through the holidays unless Congress approves more disaster relief for his state.</p><img src='' />
  • Cow In Live Nativity Scene Makes A Break For It
    <p>Maybe Stormy the cow had stage fright — just couldn't take the pressure — who knows — but she took off not once but twice. The second time she was found on the 4th floor of a parking garage.</p><img src='' />
  • Latest 'Star Wars' Movie Is Out Of This World
    <p>NASA plans to screen<em> Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em> to the International Space Station astronauts. The movie marks the return of actors Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and the late Carrie Fisher.</p><img src='' />
  • Trade Talks Are A Pivotal Moment In Brexit Process
    <p>The tortuous process of Britain leaving the European Union reaches a crucial stage on Friday when EU leaders decide if they are ready to talk about the future relationship of the two sides.</p><img src='' />
  • Court Decision Could Force Changes To ATF's Undercover Operations
    <p>In U.S. District Court in Chicago, nine federal judges continue a first-of-its kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash house stings run by federal agents are racially biased.</p><img src='' />
  • 'The Atlantic': What Putin Really Wants
    <p>Rachel Martin talks to journalist Julia Ioffe, who has written a piece for "The Atlantic" title: "What Putin Really Wants." Iofffe says Putin has many Americans convinced of his manipulative genius, but he's really just a gambler who won big.</p><img src='' />
  • More Women Accuse Russell Simmons Of Rape, Sexual Assault
    <p>Music mogul Russell Simmons has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape by several women. His case may have unique cultural impact because of his role as one of the founding fathers of hip hop.</p><img src='' />
  • Facebook's Partnership With Fact-Checkers Gets Off To A Rocky Start
    <p>A year ago, Facebook said it was bringing in fact-checkers from leading news organizations to combat fake news. It appears the fact-checkers have been left in the dark about the impact of their work.</p><img src='' />


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