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

  • Irish Abortion Referendum Proving Deeply Divisive
    <p>Voters in Ireland will decide on Friday if they want to repeal a constitution amendment that forbids abortion, a move opposed by the Church in what was once a strongly Catholic country.</p><img src='' />
  • DOJ Officials To Hold Bipartisan Briefing On Russia Probe Papers
    <p>David Greene talks to former Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, who's also an Ex-FBI special agent, about the briefing on classified information related to the Russia influence investigation.</p><img src='' />
  • Runner Lines Up In The Marathon Line By Mistake
    <p>A North Dakota man accidentally lined up for a marathon instead of the half. He could've stopped at mile 13 but he decided to finish. Because of his registration, he was given a half marathon medal.</p><img src='' />
  • North Korea Demolishes Its Nuclear Test Site In A 'Huge Explosion'
    <img src='' alt='A satellite photo of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea on May 23, 2018.'/><p>Journalists witnessed as North Korea blew up tunnels it uses for nuclear testing. But experts say it was mostly for show, and closing the site will have little impact on the nation's capabilities.</p><p>(Image credit: Digitalglobe)</p><img src='' />
  • It Took 11 Rounds Of Rochambeau To Decide Baseball Game's Winner
    <p>When rain canceled a quarterfinal matchup between North Haven and Amity high in Connecticut, players turned to an alternative way to settle the score: an epic 11-rounds of rock, paper scissors.</p><img src='' />
  • Sweeping Internet Privacy Protection Regulations To Take Effect
    <p>One of the biggest changes in data privacy ever takes effect in Europe Friday. The rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, will have implications for U.S. consumers of social media.</p><img src='' />
  • GOP And Democratic Lawmakers To Be Briefed On Russia Probe Documents
    <p>The DOJ will conduct a bipartisan briefing on secret Russia probe documents. Democrats had cried foul at being excluded from a Republicans-only meeting led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein.</p><img src='' />
  • Swedes Told How To Prepare For Security Issues Including War
    <p>The Swedish government is issuing a civil defense booklet to about 5 million households. The update of a Cold War-era pamphlet, advises Swedes how to prepare for various disasters and emergencies.</p><img src='' />
  • Morning News Brief
    <p>As part of the Russia probe, lawmakers will be briefed about an informant working with the FBI — leading up to the presidential election. Diplomats try to work out a June U.S.-North Korea summit.</p><img src='' />
  • Texas Community Prays Together After Friday's School Shooting
    <p>In Santa Fe, scores of people turned out for a gathering called "A night of hope and healing." Residents wanted to remember the victims of last week's school shooting. Ten people were killed.</p><img src='' />


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